Canzano: Pac-12 shouldn't feed trolls at Media Day
Commissioner needs a strong, transparent performance.
It was just a year ago that George Kliavkoff absorbed the heat of the spotlight at Pac-12 Conference Football Media Day. The commissioner made an opening statement, then fielded questions while trying to get his feet underneath him.
“With respect to the Big 12 being open for business, I appreciate that,” Kliavkoff quipped. “We haven’t decided if we're going shopping there yet or not.”
Kliavkoff later told me that his frustration stemmed from 29 days spent watching grenades get launched from “every corner of the Big 12.” He was weary with the disinformation campaign and annoyed at what many believed to be an orchestrated attempt to erode the Pac-12’s brand.
“I understand why they’re doing it,” Kliavkoff told me, “when you look at the relative media value between the two conferences. I get it, I get why they’re scared, why they’re trying to destabilize it. I was just tired of that.”