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August 18, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Scott speaks

As mentioned earlier, new Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott is in town today and met with a few members of the media a little while ago.
As expected, no real news, and if you want a good summary of his views on things, check out this column by Bud Withers from a few weeks ago.
He didn’t say anything today that really contradicted any of that.
In general, he said optimizing TV deals will be his key move going forwarad. But since those deals run through the 2011-12 season, nothing can be done on that for 12-18 months (the contracts preclude any discussion until a certain date).
He said the bowl lineup for 2010 will be announced soon, but the biggest change there has already been announced, the move to the Alamo Bowl with the second-place Pac-10 team playing there. What remains to be announced of that is the order of the rest of the bowls.
As for expansion, he said it is not a front-burner issue but will be discussed at some point. He said the same about a Pac-10 football championship game, saying it has worked in some conferences but not so well in others and that it’s “not a slam dunk” it would be successful.
Basically, don’t expect any major changes any time soon other than the bowl game lineup that has already pretty much been detailed.

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