Had this been a typical college football weekend, Alabama would be gearing up to play Southern California in the 2020 Advocare Classic.

This is certainly not a normal year, and changes had to be made. The pandemic caught us all off guard, and because of that the whole college football season had to adjust accordingly.

Coming off a 52-6 loss in 2016, Clay Helton's squad was chomping at the bit to get the opportunity to avenge their blowout loss to the Crimson Tide.

This game would've been our first look at the Jacksonville Joker, quarterback Mac Jones as the official starter, since he threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s bowl game victory over the Michigan Wolverines.

There were also quite a few fans who were hoping that they'd get the chance to watch star Mater Dei product, Bryce Young get the chance to showcase his talent after enrolling to UA early last spring.

Could this game had been the Cali cannons coming out party, similar to when Jalen Hurts took over for Blake Barnett the last time these two teams met in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium?

I guess we'll never know.

What we do know is that the team is scheduled to take place in a scrimmage this Saturday, and they are currently doing a simulated gameday walkthrough in Bryant- Denny Stadium this evening.

Alabama is set to kickoff their first game against of the 2020 season in only 22 days, against the University of Missouri.

We wont get to see the Crimson Tide play this weekend, but the season is just around the corner.

In addition to the Bama game, there were also a couple of other exciting matchups that were supposed to take place scattered throughout the weekend, including:

Sept 4. UNC at UCF Indiana at Wisconsin

Sept 5. FSU at WVU, Michigan at Washington, Purdue at Nebraska, NDSU at Oregon

Sept 6. Ole Miss at Baylor

Even though these games won't take place, there’s still a solid slate scheduled, headlined by a matchup between Navy and BYU who play at 8 p.m. on Monday.

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