I spoke to a Pac-12 coach this morning about the options facing the conference, but purely from a football standpoint.
“I think the Big 12 was better than the Pac-12 even with USC and UCLA,” the coach said. “So I wouldn’t want to go there if the conferences merged.”
“Those Big 12 offenses can wear teams out. I’d rather play in a Pac-10 or a Pac-12 with two new teams. Even a partnership with the ACC would be better.
“I don’t think people realize what it would be like playing in the Big 12. Ask (USC defensive coordinator) Alex Grinch. He’s happier to be in the Pac-12. At least until 2024.”