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Tentative UCLA football schedule has Week 2 matchup vs USC

That’s a little early, no?

UCLA v. USC Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

According to reports, you may be playing your ‘original’ 2020 UCLA Bruins football schedule backwards a bit this year.

This is headlined by the fact that usual Thanksgiving weekend opponent, and bitter rival USC, is now apparently slated to take place in Week 2, September 26. That would be the first time these two have met in September since 1945.

There’s another added game and that is against Washington while the original season finale, is now scheduled to take place in Berkeley, against Cal, to open the year.

First reported by Bruin Report Online and then confirmed multiple times, UCLA now has home games against Stanford, Arizona, Utah, Washington State and USC.

Their road games would be against Washington, Arizona State , Colorado and Oregon State.

Dates are still subject to change but we’re learning that at least some of those aforementioned changes including USC in Week 2 and Cal to open the year are very likely to happen.

Having Cal and USC to open the year would lessen travel for all parties, to start the year, as the new scheduled start date seems to be hovering around September 19, meaning camps would have to start on or around August 21.

The Pac-12 is said to have word on the schedule after meeting with university presidents and chancellors on Friday.

Remember when we thought Chip Kelly was going to finally start a season 3-0 at UCLA? Yeah, that seems less and less likely now.