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Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:07 am
Edited on: January 31, 2012 11:16 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

For an interim commissioner, Chuck Neinas has seen an awful lot happen in the Big 12 since replacing Dan Beebe. Texas A&M and Missouri announced they'd be leaving the conference, and TCU and West Virginia were both brought on to replace them. Through all of this, Neinas has made it clear that he does not want to become a permanent replacement for Beebe.

Now it looks like the conference is ready to find his replacement.

Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News reports that on Thursday the Big 12's board of directors will consider a search committee to begin looking for Neinas' replacement. Exactly who the conference may consider to become its next commissioner, there's no mention in the report.

The report goes on to say that the board will also get the latest update on the "legal wrangling" between West Virginia and the Big East as the school continues its pursuit of freedom from the conference. The Big 12 still plans on releasing its schedule for the 2012 season no later than Wednesday to meet its contractual obligations to its television partners.

So since Wednesday is signing day, maybe Chuck Neinas will unveil the schedule by pulling it out of one of two hats. One hat will just have the Big 12 logo on it, and the other will have a West Virginia logo.

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Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:10 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

They can't keep any teams, why should yhey be able to keep a commissioner. The little 9 has got BIG problems and they all start with Texas. Arkansas destroyed the Southwest conference when they were finally feed up with Texas running everyone end every thing. Now they lose teams every year for doing the same. In time there won't be anyone who will deal with them or play them and then they can see how their money flows then.



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Once WV gets in the Big 12,and they will.Let me give you a Name to watch for The Big 12 Commish.Oliver Luck The AD Of WV,and Father of The First Pick in The NFL Draft Andrew Luck.He is a Very Sharp Person.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:56 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

They need to get a guy that is willing to listen to the other schools. Until then, kiss the big 12 goodbye. WV was better off staying in the Big East. I believe the Big East will look more stable than the big 12 especially if they cannot even agree to getting back to 12 schools. By then who would want in? My Huskers left because of this garbage and it is still a problrm if Iowa State and KU do not get a say in wanting to have the championship game return. If a vote is not given, then the conference still has problems. They could make choosing the new commish as emotional as the preisident picking someone for the Supreme Court. For you Oklahoma  and Texas fans, The Supreme Court is the highest court in the nation that oversees the interpretation of the Constitution to social matters. And no Deloss Dodds and Mack Brown do not sit on its bench.
The Supreme Court you say?  You mean the one where Oklahoma took on the NCAA and won the right for schools to negotiate and sell their own TV rights?  National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, et al.








Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

I heard a funny joke that "Meatball Maranara" Marianatto from Big East is the leading Candidate fro the B12 Commissioner and would allow WVU to leave early as well as Cincy and loisville and would try to take Boise State and get BYU also for 14 in the B12




Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:19 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

They need to get a guy that is willing to listen to the other schools. Until then, kiss the big 12 goodbye. WV was better off staying in the Big East. I believe the Big East will look more stable than the big 12 especially if they cannot even agree to getting back to 12 schools. By then who would want in? My Huskers left because of this garbage and it is still a problrm if Iowa State and KU do not get a say in wanting to have the championship game return. If a vote is not given, then the conference still has problems. They could make choosing the new commish as emotional as the preisident picking someone for the Supreme Court. For you Oklahoma  and Texas fans, The Supreme Court is the highest court in the nation that oversees the interpretation of the Constitution to social matters. And no Deloss Dodds and Mack Brown do not sit on its bench.



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Someone asked why Neinas didn't want the job on a permanent basis---I think the likely answer is his age. I'm not sure how old he is but I can remember him as the Big 8 commish in the seventies.

I agree wiith the comments indicating that this is not a plum job.  Texas and their TV deal is still the destabilizing force (either the 800 lbs gorilla or the petulant rich child, depending on your perspective) which creates chaos for the rest of conference. And while I don't see Oklahoma and Texas going separate ways, I didn't see A&M going to the SEC either. The reality is that money is the driving force ----traditions be damned.

Currently the conference realignment is a mess, particularly with the Big East. So much for the concern of the San Diego State student athlete that has to travel cross country to play a 12:00 EST footbal game against say-- Rutgers. I would say the odds are about the same on which football conference will become extinct first----the Big East or the Big 12. At least the Big 12 did a decent job, football wise, replacing A&M and Missouri with TCU and West Virginia. The Big East is just trying to cobble together enough pieces to have a football schedule.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Take Marinatto off the Big East's hands! Then maybe the Big East can get a commissioner that can read a map. And take SMU, Houston, San Diego State, and Boise State with you.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:29 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

JlTexas...........you definitely will not see a conference commissioner from the SEC, ACC, B1G or PAC12 that would want the job as commissioner of the BIGXII ! They all have much better jobs, with less headache as in the BIGXII. The membership in these four BCS conferences are very happy where they are, and all 4 conferences have a end of year championship.  I think the new BIGXII conference commissioner should look at a minimum of a 12 member conference, and the sooner the better. WVU could use some schools closer to it's campus to better balance the conference. Therefore, Louisville would definitely be a good fit, as well as maybe Cincy if they could get a better and bigger stadium. 



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:00 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

about the same as a "alabama yes man"



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:59 pm
 

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

I shouldn't comment at all since Mizzou is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, but ex-commissioner Beebe did not seem to have the clout to calm the waters and resolve the Longhorn network issue. Commissioner Neinas seemed to be more of his own guy, and you have to wonder why he doesn't want the job on a permanent basis. I thought the Big 12 was a good deal upon its formation, it is a bit sad that long-time conference match-ups like KU and Mizzou or Nebraska will soon be a thing of the past. Adding West Virginia is a bit of a geographic stretch to keep 10 teams.


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