Let’s talk about the Conference of Champions otherwise known as the Pac-12.
- No team in the College Football Playoff.
- No team in college basketball’s Elite Eight.
- No team in the College World Series.
Every other Power 5 conference has a team in the College World Series. Thanks, UCLA!
The SEC has four of the eight teams. You can’t claim the SEC baseball teams only got there because they don’t play anyone like some Pac-12 diehards say about football.
And while the Pac-12 flails about, Larry Scott makes $4.8 million, flies on chartered jets and stays in a suite worth $7,500 a night at the Aria Resort and Casino during the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.
- Meanwhile, UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Andrew Checketts has reportedly withdrawn from consideration for the USC job. This essentially means Andy Stankiewicz of Grand Canyon is the only legitimate candidate at the moment. USC also interviewed Eric Valenzuela, but he accepted the Long Beach State job on Saturday.
It would be easy to say Checketts saw he needed to withdraw after meeting with Lynn Swann but he also could be more interested in the Oregon or Oregon State jobs.
Either way, an offer to Stankiewicz should come shortly.