The Wall Street Journal reports Scott’s total compensation is more than $3 million, which tops the Big Ten’s Jim Delany (2.8 million) and SEC’s Mike Slive (1.6 million). Scott’s crowning achievement is the ESPN and Fox TV deal worth $3 billion over 12 years and formation of the conference-owned Pac-12 Network.
But there’s been some other issues: If you have DirecTV, you have no Pac-12 Network. If you are a USC fan, you will endure a home game on a Thursday night this season. And there is the whole embarrassing scandal involving former supervisor of basketball officials, Ed Rush.
As I’ve said before, Scott did well on the TV deals but also benefited from good timing.