PAC-12 President George Kliavkoff Believes Remaining Members Will Sign New Media Deal

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George Kliavkoff appears truly convinced the PAC-12 isn’t falling apart.

The PAC-12 commissioner has been attempting to put a band-aid on a Titanic-sized leak after USC and UCLA bolted for greener pastures in the Big Ten starting in 2024.

He’s said a lot of mind-boggling stuff, and his view on a new media deal is among the craziest!

Kliavkoff recently told Brett McMurphy he expects the remaining PAC-12 members to sign a new Grant of Rights and media deal that could last up to six years.

I truly respect Kliavkoff’s commitment to pretending like everything is fine and that the PAC-12 isn’t engulfed by absolute chaos.

UCLA and USC are by far the two most important brands in the conference. That’s a fact, and they’re both running as fast as they can for B1G paychecks.

USC leaves for the Big Ten starting in 2024. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Given the fact expansion is far from over, there’s no shot in hell anyone with a functioning brain signs a new media deal with the PAC-12.

In theory, Stanford, Washington and Oregon could all be in play for the Big Ten if Notre Dame also joins the B1G.

Will remaining PAC-12 teams sign a new media deal? (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Only the most foolish leaders on the planet would get locked into a media deal with a sinking conference. It’s pure delusion that Baghdad Bob couldn’t have done on his best day.

Will the PAC-12 survive? (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

There is a lot more chaos on the horizon, and Kliavkoff can continue to preach he’s in control, but nobody is buying it!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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