When Bill Walton does his next “Conference of Champions” soliloquy this week, perhaps he can include this:
- What is the only Power 5 Conference that had not released its football schedule as of Monday?
- What Power 5 Conference will announce its schedule Tuesday at the odd time of 8 a.m. PT on a network many fans do not have?
- What Power 5 Conference originally announced only eight coaches would appear on its own network to discuss the schedule, but did not include the coach who has won the Pac-12 the past two seasons (Mario Cristobal). The Pac-12 subsequently added Cristobal and the other three schools.
The answer, of course, is the Conference of Champions.
Isn’t it just like the Pac-12 to be last? It would never release its schedule before the SEC, or more importantly, its senior partner, the Big Ten.
At least if you actually watch the show, you probably won’t see Larry Scott. Merton Hanks, the Pac-12 senior associate commissioner for football operations, is scheduled to be interviewed at 8:30 a.m.
Here’s the schedule:
“Pac-12 This Morning” schedule (all times PT and subject to change):
8:30 a.m – Pac-12 Senior Associate Commissioner for Football Operations Merton Hanks
8:45 a.m. – Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards
9 a.m. – Stanford head coach David Shaw
9:15 a.m. – California head coach Justin Wilcox
9:30 a.m. – Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich
9:40 a.m. – Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell
9:50 a.m. – UCLA head coach Chip Kelly
10 a.m. – USC head coach Clay Helton
10:10 a.m. – Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith
10:20 a.m. – Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch
10:30 a.m. – Washington head coach Jimmy Lake
10:40 a.m. – Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal
10:50 a.m. – Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham