PAC-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff told ESPN that the conference is considering "going back to the pre-COVID rules that had a team that was not able to field enough players to forfeit the game." He was more open and direct about the motivation. It's money. He also referenced the NFL's new ruling distributed to teams this week.
The Pac-12 will consider having its teams forfeit games if they can't play this fall because of COVID-19, new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff told ESPN on Thursday, but the conference won't make an official decision until August.