Here’s some Tweets I posted Sunday morning about the prospect of the Pac-16:
If you asked the man who runs the Big 12, Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds, if he’d take back Colorado at this point - without Nebraska - wonder what he’d say?
For the uninformed, that’s a rhetorical question.
Now, what’s my basis for Utah joining the Pac-10?
With the Big 12’s demise now seemingly imminent, what caused such a powerful college sports player to collapse almost overnight?
(Kevin Weiberg and Chris Bevilacqua)
It wasn’t just the defection of the Nebraska. In fact, it probably has more to do with two guys you never heard of than anything that’s been reported in the past week.
The prospect of an increased annual television payout from Fox is what first led Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds to meet with Pac-10 officials three weeks ago in Austin to discuss a possible exodus of Big 12 schools to the Pac-10.
So where did that new television plan come from? Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott certainly had something to do with it, but the magnet that is the Pac-10 for Texas is more about two Scott hires than the commissioner himself. Read more…