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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: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:37 am

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Wanted: commissioner for major football conference.

Job description: must kiss Texas' bleep while convincing other schools that they are all being treated as "equals."  Must have otherwise clean record, but arrests for poaching are not only allowed, but encouraged.

Pay: negotiable.  There are plenty of lucrative opportinitues which provide supplemental income.  Kickbacks are available from Texas, and we recommend playing Texas against T Boone Pickens to open up new income streams.  Other income possibilities include under the table "entrance fees" from CUSA and MWC schools, and there are plenty of "perks" from bowl representatives.  

Fax resume to: 1-888-HOOKEM HORNS.  Any applicant named Craig James need not apply.    

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:27 am

Report: Big 12 to search for new commissioner

Funny. WIth all of the realignment going on, I forgot Neinas was hired on an interim basis. I just assumed he'd assume full responsibility once the dust settled.  Any one heard of eligible candidates?  I would think it would be a much more attractive position than a couple years ago when the turmoil was at its peak.

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