Other than some more wide receiver attrition yesterday, there's not a lot of quack. Instead, everyone is analyzing Utah's move to the Pac-10.
- With Utah now in the Pac-10, everyone is speculating on the how the conference will be divided. And Larry Scott isn't giving any answers, as it sounds like he doesn't have them. Scott is likely getting an earful from all schools Presidents at the moment as all schools basically fight over California. The California schools want to keep their traditional in-state rivalries, and all other schools want the recruiting advantages of playing LA schools every year. The simple fact is that Scott won't be able to make everyone happy. I'm in favor of this expansion due to how it should raise the conference's national profile, but each schools is going to have to give up something in order for the conference to move forward.
- Conference traditionalists pining for the days of Tom Hansen have been less than supportive of Scott's moves, but Ted Miller has a good piece on how both Utah and Colorado are good additions for the conference, though as this AP article points out, we won't know the true impact of these decisions for a few more years.
- One coach that isn't concerned about expansion or playing in LA is Chip Kelly, because, obviously, Oregon will be playing in Pasadena every year. While I like where Kelly's heads at, but I hope he realizes the national championship isn't always played in Pasadena.
- Meanwhile, Mike Riley is a bit apprehensive about the potential loss of trips to LA and the Bay Area every year. I think that of all teams, OSU has the most to lose. OSU (especially with WSU falling apart) doesn't have a lot of competition for the under-the-radar players that can be very successful, but Utah will come in and try to fill that same role.
- While Utah is now a member of the Pac-10, they aren't entering on the same footing as all other schools. Utah will not receive a full revenue share until 2014-2015.
- Block U has another good piece to help us get to know their school, this time focusing on their fanbase.
That's all for the quack. Now I'm off to cheer on our country! USA! USA!