When the NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary workouts and student-athletes started returning to campus in June, things looked promising for the college football season. Now with spikes in the coronavirus across the country, including top universities, hope for football seems to be dwindling.

Pac-12 commissioner Lary Scott has expressed optimism about delivering college football in the fall for months. The conference was preparing in May for a normal season and Scott offered a timetable for the game’s return a few weeks later.

As schools started discussing plans to bring football players back to campus in June, Scott expressed even more confidence that fans wouldn’t miss out on college football this fall. Unfortunately, things have taken a turn for the worse.

“UNLESS WE SEE A CHANGE IN THE TRAJECTORY OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND ITS IMPACT PRETTY QUICKLY, I THINK THE SITUATION’S A LOT MORE PERILOUS THAN IT WAS A FEW WEEKS AGO,”  SCOTT SAID, VIA THE NCAA.