The phone rang at 3:30 a.m. on a winter January day in 1987. On the other end of the line was Earle Bruce. “I’m staying” he uttered into the receiver. From the coaches’ convention in San Diego, ol’ Nine-and-Three was mulling… Read More ›
I’ll admit it; the possibility of conference expansion is a full blown obsession for me at this point. After maligning the Big 10 and the Pac 10 for thoughts of expansion and a conference championship game money grab, I’ve moved through my own twelve step recovery plan that included denial (the Big 10 will stick with tradition), to acceptance (this thing is going to happen) to a fanatical detachment from reality (Texas is joining the Big Ten as part of a 16 team super-conference) to anger (time to beat a dead horse in the form of a little green leprechaun), to a return full circle to plausible deniability (my spell checker says that this is not a word, but I don’t believe her).