While the Pac-12 CEO Group is still slated to vote on Thursday — one last hurdle has been cleared, or so it seems.
We noted earlier this week that in order for your California Golden Bears to actually be able to play this season, their practices would have to begin, and to do that required local clearance from health officials.
While Cal was apparently working on a plan to have put in place with those local health officials, it seems that California Health Officials have committed to expand their cohorts to a workable number to conduct football practices statewide.
Breaking: Ahead of #Pac12 vote, CA health officials have committed to expanding cohorts to a workable number for football practice, per source.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) September 24, 2020
This is a big, big deal. Last significant obstacle removed.
Previously, it was noted that no more than 12 players could gather at one time in California, something that the USC players then spoke out to Governor Gavin Newsom about, and something that Los Angeles County had something to say about as well, finding an adequate loophole for the Trojans and for UCLA to get back onto the field when the time came.
The same couldn’t be said, until now, for both Cal and Stanford, however.
Am told the #Pac12 CEO meeting is scheduled for 3 pm, media Zoom call to discuss the vote at 5.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) September 24, 2020
The Pac-12 CEO Group is still scheduled to vote today, and this continues to be a developing story.