As the Big Ten and SEC have started eating into other conferences, one of the most affected has been the PAC-12. However, the conference's commissioner George Kliavkoff says it'll catch up.
He might be the only one in the world who thinks that.
And that's only if he even believes it himself.
Kliavkoff made his comments while teasing the conference's new TV deal that he said will help the Pac-12 close in on the burgeoning mega conferences.
“Eventually, we’ll catch those guys,” Kliavkoff told the Los Angeles Times. “It will take a couple of steps, but we’re going to take a step towards closing that gap. Then we’re going to be looking at expansion. We’re going to be looking at schools that make sense for us.”
Everyone is pretty much aware that the PAC-12 catching the Big Ten and SEC is a pipedream. At best, they conference is going to be in a fight for survival with the Big 12. That said, that conference already has plans to bring in several new schools as soon as next year.
Kliavkoff Said What He Had To Say
Yeah, to most of us, what Kliavkoff is saying sounds delusional.
It is, but in fairness, what was he supposed to say?
He wouldn't be doing his job if he panicked and started blurting out how the conference is on borrowed time.
Of course not. He did what anyone in that position should do which is start acting like that meme of the cartoon dog sitting in the fires saying everything is fine.
Earlier this week, Kliavkoff said that the conference's 10 remaining schools, after USC and UCLA head to the Big Ten, are committed to the conference.
However, that statement was understandably met with skepticism.
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