Here’s a Seattle Times story worth reading that says Washington State’s president chairs a CEO group of Pac-12 presidents and finds this year’s increase in night games “increasingly becoming a hardship for virtually every institution in the Pac-12.”
Larry Scott pushes back by blaming Fox Sports and saying it was his job to gain more exposure. “People are talking about the Pac-12 and SEC in the same breath. I know when I arrived here four years ago, I wouldn’t have heard that out of anyone’s mouth,” Scott said.
That statement is wrong on both counts. Even if it were true what would he have to do with it? He didn’t hire Jim Harbaugh or David Shaw at Stanford. Is he responsible for USC’s decline since he was hired too?
UPDATED: The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that it has extended Scott’s contract through the academic year of 2017-2018 and also named him executive chairman of Pac-12 Enterprises.