After 26 years as commissioner of the Pac-10, Tom Hansen is stepping down. His successor will be Larry Scott, current chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association. The Oregonian's Bob Rickert thinks the choice is solid, but ponders what the incoming commissioner's first move will be:
"Scott's first focus is likely to be trying to get better television contracts or find innovative ways to create more exposure for the conference. The creation of a Pac 10 network, new media, partnerships with cable companies and networks of course are all possible with the right connections and new ideas. Scott looks like the right guy for a job like that."
What do you think? With poor bowl affiliations and awful TV contracts, as well as a complete lack of innovation and open-mindedness from the previous commissioner, what should Scott focus his efforts on first?
What should Larry Scott, the Pac-10's new commissioner, focus on when he takes the helm on July 1?
Re-work media contracts to increase national exposure (96 votes)
Improve bowl affiliations to better represent the conference (37 votes)
Set standards to fix the terrible officiating (17 votes)
Create an exclusive Pac-10 TV network, like those of the Big Ten and Big 12 (45 votes)
Ignore big media networks and focus on online innovation (3 votes)
Cut football and make women's tennis the conference's flagship sport (7 votes)
Something else (which I will now post in the comments) (3 votes)
208 total votes