Here’s another reason it’s time to get away from the Pac-12.
If the Pac-12 Network were not bad enough, the college football punditocracy keeps mentioning the Pac-12 could do a deal with Amazon or Apple.
If it is a secondary deal, OK. But what if the Pac-12 makes Amazon its primary partner?
Amazon Prime is available in only 42 percent of internet households in the country. That’s a blip compared to ESPN or Fox Sports.
Does the Pac-12 think its fans will become Amazon subscribers? A lot of them refused to get the Pac-12 Network and now they would ask fans to make a big leap without USC and UCLA.
I can see the reasons why a move to the Big Ten is a problem. But this TV situation just sours everything about the Pac-12.
- Lincoln Riley said today he recruited players like Mehki Blackmon, Travis Dye, Eric Gentry and Shane Lee to change the culture at USC.
- Riley said freshman cornerback Domani Jackson is practicing again and making progress. Jackson has been hampered since tearing his ACL last year at Mater Dei.