Hey, it’s everyone’s favorite bow-tied, in over his head, college president, asking people to respect his authoritah:
Stewart Mandel ($$) points out that Gee’s “probably” is doing a fair amount of heavy lifting there.
Since the day he was introduced as commissioner last spring, Kliavkoff has made it unequivocally clear his conference supports CFP expansion. He voiced support for the 12-team model proposed by a subcommittee of commissioners in June. “We believe allowing more teams and athletes to compete for a national championship is a win for the Pac-12 and for our football players,” he said at the conference media day.
Also, this rare moment of honesty:
That doesn’t exactly sound like a guy who’s ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Um… you don’t suppose Gee is clumsily trying to blackmail some P5 conference into providing his school with a safe harbor in the event the Big 12 implodes, do you? I mean, that would be wrong. Unless it was for the kids, of course.