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February 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Lorenzo Romar chimes in on Pac-10 possibly expanding

Caught up with coach Lorenzo Romar today and here’s what he had to say about the Pac-10 possibly expanding and creating a new league TV network.
“I don’t have enough information to comment on it yet. The expansion topic is really new and I knew our contract was going to be up in a year or so. I think we’ll do a good job in whatever is negotiated. But I don’t know a whole lot about the expansion.
(Are you for it?) “It depends on how many we’re expanding. What are we doing? I’m not against it.”
(What didn’t you like about your time in Conference USA, which had 12 teams?) [Romar coached three years at Saint Louis, which was was a member of C-USA] “I didn’t like the fact that, again I’m a traditionalist. I just like the home-and-home (element). I like that. … They’re going to rotate it (the schedule) evenly, but then that particularly year the teams you have to play on the road are the best teams. Then the next year, another team it’s another team’s turn to play on the road and they get to play the worst teams in the league. Sometimes that doesn’t work for me.
(Did they do divisions?) “Yeah. All the teams were in the tournament as well. You were seeded 1-12.”
(It sounds like you like the present format?) “Yeah. Am I opposed to expansion? No. But I do like it the way it is now. But you know at one time, it was the Pac-8. And maybe back then I would have said no, let’s keep it the way it is. But the Pac-10 has worked out fine and Arizona and Arizona State have been great additions to this league for obvious reasons. They’ve done well.”
(What do you think about the moving away from the Thursday-Saturday game format?) “Anything that’s going to get us exposure actually does not complicate your life because it makes it a little easier down the stretch with recruiting and all.”

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