This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods wish Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff a very happy one year anniversary. If you recall Kliavkoff officially took over for the embattled Larry Scott on July 1, 2021, right at the time that college football went from a silly sport to certifiably insane one. Corresponding with his start date, the NCAA permitted all student athletes to profit off of their Name, Image and Likeness but provided very little in the form of rules and guidelines. The sport was also rocked when Texas and Oklahoma decided to leave the Big 12 and enter the SEC plus a new 12-team college football playoff format was announced and then quickly shot down and fought over for several months before ultimately being shelved.
They also take a look at what Kliavkoff had to say in one of his many “year in review interviews,” this time with friend of the podcast Jon Wilner where he talked about changing the entire collegiate model, how the conference had a bit of a COVID hangover that isn’t finished yet and the better communication between the conference office and the individual campuses.
The guys also discuss the change at the top of the Pac-12 power structure, the Big 12 reportedly finding their next commissioner, the ACC releasing a new division-less football schedule for 2023 and Pac-12 teams involved in some of the most anticipated games of the 2022 college football season.
As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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