The major error was not to follow the P5 schools in going "conference only" which both postponed the hard decision and let the lesser conferences be the "grand COVID experiment" and take the publicity hit if there were problems with playing before Sept 26th.The MWC is usually slow on the uptake with issues, but they were out near the front on this one and I thought they were jumping the gun. I don't work in healthcare so I don't have a learned opinion like some, but it seems like when there is so much unknown you don't rush into a decision, and I felt they came out early on this one.
To be fair, its literally raining fire and brimstone in Eugene right now. That game might not have been played even without the virus.I think we will see the MWC and MAC in playing same as the PAC and BIG. Bowl games will be played among those conferences with the big one of course being the Rose Bowl, so maybe get to see Oregon vs OSU after all? I should be on a flight to Eugene on Friday dammit.
I heard maybe 50/50 chance at best it would have been played which I guess is better than 0%, UO would have had to practice in Portland. There was a game a couple of years ago that was in doubt for the same reason and did ended up getting played.To be fair, its literally raining fire and brimstone in Eugene right now. That game might not have been played even without the virus.