Larry Scott is speaking at the Pac-12 meetings. Some highlights (lowlights):
- “We all believe our (league’s) fans think we’ve got the worst officiating in the country. Each of our fans tell us so.”
- “Our schools feel a great deal of financial pressure. They are falling behind (other Power 5 conferences).”
- “Our teams don’t break records (in paying coaches).”
- “I looked around the room in our football coaches’ meeting and I felt very good. “I don’t sense any lack of confidence our coaches have in how our football will be in the next few years.”
- “We’ve all been following (the college basketball trial) very closely, really interested to see what’s coming out. Certainly very concerned about the issues that have been brought to the forefront.”
- Strong consideration to increase men’s basketball to a 20-game conference schedule instead of 18, and have league more involved in non-conference scheduling.
- No update on selling a piece of the Pac-12 for $750 million.
- The league meetings in Scottsdale also mean Lynn Swann and Clay Helton are also in the same vicinity, so maybe they spoke to each other too.