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PAC 12 ripe for the picken...

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  1. bbwvfan

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    Cracks are forming in the Pac-12: Will they be patched before it's too late?

    Remember when my boy Slaton tired to argue with me about the stability of the PAC 12?

    Yeah... I predicted some of this shit...

    • How far behind? Pac-12 schools took in an estimated $2.5 million each from the much-maligned Pac-12 Networks. LSU has a defensive coordinator (Dave Aranda) who makes that much by himself.
    • Pac-12 schools average $30.9 million in annual revenue. The SEC is No. 1 at $41 million. That $10 million difference could be the difference in paying a top-notch coach. (Note: UCLA's Chip Kelly and Stanford's David Shaw are among the top 10 among highest-paid coaches.) "Is [that gap] going to become $20 million in the not-too-distant future?" Anderson asked.
    • Is it time to start calling it the Power Four? Now four years into the College Football Playoff era and 20 years since the Bowl Championship Series started, the Pac-12 has the Power Five's fewest total appearances (five).
     



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    Dang it RichRod, if you only could have kept it in ya pants a few more years we could have had a reunion rivalry in Morgantown the likes we haven’t seen since.... Not even sure when :gaah:
     
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    Arizona schools
    One or both LA schools
    Washington
    Oregon

    Colorado? :noidea:

    We’d have the time zones locked down at least.
     
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    Their problem is geography. They are fairly limited to the big 12.

    Which isn’t bad for say usc, UCLA, and the Arizona schools.

    But what would happen to everyone else?
     
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    What??...I was right there with you...I have been saying that Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State could be swayed...and if they pushed hard enough maybe Nebraska thinks about jumping the Big 10...
     
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    I would also add that UCLA just did their own media rights deal rather than use the Pac12 one.

    Perhaps because of some of the reasons mentioned here.
     
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    Oh... it must have been DAD. Lol...

    You two remind me of each other... it confuses me...
     
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    Georgraphy works against all of this. As much as I want to believe this could happen, my head tells me there’s no way on Gods green earth the Arizona schools would come to the B12.
     
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    Money talks my brother!
     
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    Scapegoat The iron never lies

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    I can't see the Pac going anywhere. I would like to have the Arizona schools but I just don't see any way it happens.
     
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    Do you see something coming along for the Pac 12 to improve their revenue generating power?

    I'm not linked into the Pac 12, but they produced a poor model for themselves and they're falling further behind the other P5 conferences each and every year.

    They be ripe for the pickens...
     
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    I would really like to be wrong. I think the Arizona schools would be better off in the Big 12 as long as there is a GOR to make sure that OU or Texas never bolt for greener pastures. They are in the MTZ but most of the other Pac schools are PTZ anyway. I don't think distance would be much more of an issue for them than it already is. The big thing would be security. They never have to worry about any of the original Pac schools ever leaving.