Live phone call between George Kliavkoff and Brett Yorkmark:
Yeah, yikes but NOBODY had a crystal ball. NOBODY. No use Monday morning quarterbacking this. This move was secretive, quick and on a need to know basis.Imagine if the Big 12 (8) without UT/OU were adding:
Washington, Oregon, Cal, Stanford
Arizona, ASU, Utah, and Colorado
BYU, Cinci, Houston, and UCF.
Pac12 for sure, because in the span of a few hours it went from a "Power 5" that was regionally protected from poaching, to not existing after 2023.Curious….Who’s more wounded as a confernce B12 with UT/OU leaving but a contingency plan with adders or the PAC with USC/UCLA leaving?
Agree, they might pick up OSU, ISU, KU for BB, Tech for BB.Why do we think the Big 12 picks up the Pac? Could be the other way. Could be a new conference emerges.
So let's just keep on the positive side and work with the assumption that the Big 12 is stable.
What's more likely to happen?
Pac 16 implodes and we pick up some combination of the Arizonas, Utah, Colorado, Oregon?
We stay where we are, and Pac 16 pulls our move and they pick up some combination of SDSU, UNLV, Boise State, or Fresno State?
fairly certain that stanford, cal, and boise state being in the same conference is mentioned near the end of revelations
I'm assuming that TCU will have the option of being part of a regional conference (remains of the Big 12), and that key relationships for that are in place. So I would think about what else might be worth pursuing.good questions, the big key to answer either of those is we don't know what he did or did not know before this break and how long he has know it.