He blames the fall of the Pac-12 on Larry Scott. The blame lies with the conference athletic directors and presidents that allowed him to remain in power for far too long. In the same manner that the 2008 disaster was Mark Emmert's fault and not Willingham's.
fuck the 'let him stay too long,' they hired him. he should have said 'fuck it' and let texas bring their stupid ass longhorn network, nobody watched it (inb4 'nobody watches the p12 network either,' youve clearly never been to china) and figured it out later and set a crazy high exit clause.
i guess you cant expect too much from a guy who focused on tennis.
West coast presidents do t think football matters is what it comes down to.
Big 10 and SEC jumped out to a early and sizable lead and just kept leveraging their position to gain a bigger and bigger advantage. It probably helped that those conferences were the most relevant from the standpoint of the quality of their teams over the last 15 years as well. The Pac 12 was fucking abysmal during that period. ESPN and the like didn't really "need" the Pac 12 and they still don't.
Will you potentially be playing a 9am game in Minneapolis or Iowa City in November? SureGif, Take the good with the bad.
I’d take UWs chances of making a playoff from the Big10 over the P12. 12 playoff slots:
1-from the top ranked AAC, MW or Sun Belt
1 or 2- B12
1 or 2-ACC
1-ND if top 12
3 or 4-SEC
3 or 4-B10
Can UW place top three or four in the B10 on the yearly? If DeBoer is the guy then absolutely. That 70 million per year paired with his drive to win will make it so. If he’s not the guy then UW is Minnesota and they’ll be scratching for the Music City Bowl. I’ll take the $$$ and the chance at this point over playing in the reanimated corpse P12 and I’m sure DeBoer would too if Cauce and Cohen are smart enough to be asking him.
Agree except for the previous retardation. As the 12 teams is a given under either scenario. And the average of the lower 16 in the B12 is >>>>>>>>than the average of the worst of the Pac 8/10.
PAC presidents, outside of usc and maybe Oregon had no such urgency.
If they are official league competition for other B1G schools it brings in extra midwestern eyeballs.
Moving to the B1G adds value and viewers to any former PAC program and its games.
The networks would be creating value by helping pac teams to the B1G.
The pac would be much better. Also, uw would probably still suck. Stiff competition.
Anyway, at one point in the 2000s the PAC was shit hot.