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VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:26 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2011 11:26 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

How is Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott revolutionizing his conference and college football? Will he eventually transform the league by adding Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech? CBS Sports' Tony Barnhart, Brian Jones and The Daily's John Walters discuss recent events and the future of college football.



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Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 12:45 am
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

The big boys will get bigger and the little guys will remain in the shadows.  Don't think so.  I would expect it to be more like the SEC where the conference champion generally does not repeat.  It will certainly be tougher for the schools added as well as the current members. I see big things for the PAC, expanded or not.  With OU and UT, it would definitely vie with the SEC as the best.



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 12:39 am
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

Hey ucla88mba98,

Have any tickets available for Texas vs. UCLA next week?  I'm coming to the game and don't have tickets yet.

mackdaddyno1 (Texas fan)



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 12:29 am
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

They need to take BSU and BYU first.  Both the PAC10 and the Big 12 had an opportunity to pick up BSU and/or BYU and both passed.  If there is to be a PAC16 it will be because the PAC12 presidents relent from their position NOT to expand.  It is obvious they will do that but only for OU, which includes Okie St, likely Texas and Tech, because those schools would increase the value ot the PAC12 and make it a financially worthwhile move.  In no case is the PAC12 likely to share the wealth with a school that cannot pay its way with added value for all and that includes just about every body except those mentioned.  T. Boone is trying to save the Big12 as he said tonight in so many words but then he's not to optimistic apparently.  If he can, BSU has a long, long shot for the Big 12 and none for any other conference, super or not. A glorious record on the field is not a requirement; what can you do to add value worthy of a conference share is. Houston would be a better bet.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:31 pm
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

Soesahed  wrote:   "...we might get Texas vs. Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. That would be a catatrophe of monumental proportions..."


You are so full of yourself, (and horsecrap)!     You sound like a young spoilt kid that is so afraid some other kid might get to play with his toy.    The only time there is a monumental catastrophe (not catatrophe) concerning the Rose Bowl is when the matchup is a mediore PAC team playing against a ho-hum Big-10 team.  

If Texas and Nebraska were ever matched up in the Rose Bowl Game it would mean both of them have very good football teams..... and most of the nation would far rather watch such a matchup than what we might see at present, (such as a low-ranked PAC Conference champion playing a Big-10 bi-champion.




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Pac-16? How about Pac-18 or 20?

They need to take BSU and BYU first.  OK and OK state would be good.  Then, they could take Kansas and KSU as tomato cans.  TX and ND could be going to the B1G.  Baylor and Tech would look good in the leftover conference consisting of what's left of the ACC and Big Least after they get picked over by the "big boys."  Or, Baylor and Tech could be Pac-20 tomato cans.  Either way, Tech missed the boat when they fired Mike Leach, and will never be a serious contender for any major conference championship again. Baylor will no longer have its place on the food chain as a remora attached to Texas, and needs to position itself immediately.

It's obvious that there will soon be four superconferences, another division, and a playoff to determine a bona fide champion.  There will be a few teams that are either left behind or "demoted," depending on POV.  If there are 64 teams, some feathers will definitely be ruffled and some feelings hurt.  Savvy AD's and presidents know this, and are scrambling for position.  The next few years are going to be a lot of fun for some, but will be real eye-openers for others.



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:01 pm
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

Sixteen-team conferences could be very, very bad, or very, very good, depending on how they are structured.  Four divisions of four teams apiece, followed by a semi-final and a conference championship game.  That's the key.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 3:02 pm
 

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The unique feature of the Pac-10 is the diversity of the teams that went to the Rose Bowl.  That will be lost as more teams are added and the Rose Bowl will no longer feature west vs. midwest.  Instead, we might get Texas vs. Nebraska in the Rose Bowl.  That would be a catatrophe of monumental proportions.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 2:58 pm
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

Stanford has more resources at their disposal than any of the others. The fact that they "may" be starting to wake up to the idea that they can field an elite football team could be a major turning point for them.

CAL and UW also have serious $$ available. On top of that EVERY PAC school will have a lot more money to spend. UT, OU, USC and UO can only hire 1 head football coach, and only recruit 25-30 players per class, so it's not like they can corner the market in any way shape or form.

As for OU and USC "dominating" the conference I doubt it. UT has been a very average team of late and OU has a tendency to choke against major competition. The PAC16 would rival the SEC as the best conference in football and the fans of OU, OSU, UT and Tech would have much nicer roadtrip destinations: Seattle, San Fran, LA, Phx, SLC.



Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 2:16 pm
 

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put aside who has the best conference and put aside who has the best teams. The Pac-12, 14, or 16 is a wonderful business case study and Larry Scott has been a wonderful Leadership and Management case study. For those students interested in business, this would be a fantastic report on the business of sports and leadership. Larry Scott has emerged out of nowhere and taken a so-so conference and made it a massive money maker. As a CFO and CPA, I am amazed at what Larry Scott and the Pac-12 have accomplished on the business side. Simply amazing.

On a side note, I would rather see Oklahoma and Texas come to the Rose Bowl and watch them crush my UCLA Bruins then be completely bored with UCLA vs San Jose State. I welcome the old Big 12 packing the Rose Bowl every Saturday afternoon in the fall. Maybe I won't throw my 40 yard line seats in the trash can like I did today (golfing rather than go see ucla vs san jose).



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:06 pm
 

VIDEO: Will there be a Pac-16 conference?

The PAC 12 should be careful what it asks for. The addition of Texas and Oklahoma shifts the balance of power and pretty much ensures the present members of never reaching a conference championship. If now you want to play with the big boys the only schools with enough recruiting power and resources are USC and Oregon. I personally like it the way it is. The big boys will get bigger and the little guys will remain in the shadows.


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