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Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Posted on: September 2, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2011 4:59 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Big 12 has seemed to be on the brink of extinction for about a year now, even when it supposedly wasn't, and with Texas A&M being the latest school to leave, everybody is just sitting around waiting for the next shoe to drop. Is the Pac-12 going to swoop in to take Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech? Could adding BYU save the Big 12?

We don't know. In fact, while there's plenty of speculation on the future, nobody knows much of anything for sure. Unless you're Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel. According to Pinkel, while he may not know what the future holds, he knows exactly who to blame for the past.

"Obviously, we have some issues in our league," said Pinkel while on Tim Brando's radio show on Friday. "When you have Nebraska leave one year. Colorado leaves. Also now Texas A&M. Three really good football teams. You know, we’ve got some issues. Without question there’s some issues that other leagues don’t have. You don’t hear anything about any other league in the country having these kind of problems. We all know where it starts. [Missouri athletic director] Mike Alden’s not the point man here. Dan Beebe is. Dan Beebe’s our commissioner. He’s the guy to ask. I don’t know what they’re going to do. I’m just focusing now on winning the football game.

"There’s just no one in the country, no other league in the country, where this stuff goes on. And it’s really a shame because the potential of the league is just so tremendous. Anyway, I have no control over it. We’re just trying to beat Miami (Ohio)."

How do you really feel, Gary?

While Pinkel doesn't come right out and say it, it's pretty clear that he lays the blame for what has happened to the Big 12, and what could happen in the Big 12, at the feet of Dan Beebe. Pinkel is just sharing feelings that many other Big 12 schools have felt privately for a while, and that is that they don't appreciate the way Beebe has treated Texas compared to the way the rest of the schools are treated. And it's hard to blame any other Big 12 school not named Texas or Oklahoma for feeling that way.

You can hear the entire interview here.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 5:05 pm

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

To really understand how bad of a job Beebe is doing, Jayhawk fans are behind the comments of someone form Missouri....

Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:55 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

How is that a dumb comment???

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:31 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Wonder where the Tigers will end up when the Big 12, Big 11,Big 10, wait the Large 9, back to the Big 8? well whatever you call the conference when the implosion is complete...I vote for the PAC16! That way when they visit Cal or Stanford I can go to the games!

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:08 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Although I am glad Pinkel had the cajones to speak out, I gotta ask "where was this last year???"   Where was this when Nebraska was called a traitor, a crybaby, or a nut case for inciting some idea about a conspiracy with Beebe and Texas?   Where was this instead of "see you later Nebraska, we'll be better off without you???  I don't care really becauze we're rid of it and not left hung-out to dry or settling for the table scraps but I am curious about last year's blindness or misplaced trust in someone who had proven to be untrustworthy.

I won't wast my time saying "We told you so."   Besides I would rather just smile about Pinkel's challenge to name one other league with the curious and blatant team departure problem that the Big 12 has.  Enlightening, isn't it???

It is true.  Money doesn't buy everything!!!!!!

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:24 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

I am still totally disgusted with my former school (Texas Tech) right now, but nonetheless, I was glad that they said no to playing a conference game on the Longhorn Network.  Tech Chancellor would rather not be on TV at all rather than put more money in Texas' pockets.  I wish Kansas would have had the guts to to the same.....but they will be playing Texas on the LHN, and it makes them look like desperate fools.

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:18 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

I think you may be right about the kickbacks.  I have suspected it for a while now.

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:17 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Pinkel is exactly right.  It is Beebe's fault for treating Texas like his baby and the rest of the schools like their stepchildren.  Nebraska was smart to get out when they did, and they are playing in a solid conference. The Big 12 is losing it's grip.  Personally, I'd like to see the PAC 16 take form., but then the Longhorns would have to give up their TV network, or turn it into a regional one with Texas Tech.

Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2011 12:14 am

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Mizzou is the school who started all this in June 2010...

Congratulations! You win the "Dumbest thing I've read this week" award...

Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:20 pm

Gary Pinkel isn't a huge Dan Beebe fan

Is that a death threat, Coach Pinkel? Are you threatening Commish BB and his family? Good luck getting any calls after that interview!

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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:08 pm
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