I know this must appear somewhere in the comments of all of our discussion of the possible expansion.
Colin Cowherd this morning discussed on the radio that these dealings may be more of a result of fear of intense loss of revenue due to a heavy penalty on USC, rather than pressure because of other conferences attempting to grow and absorb other teams. This move, if the motive is correct, would result because of the rooted beliefs that USC is the main market for the Pac-10, especially as of late, and that the Pac-10 would not be able to recover from the loss of their presence in the National Spotlight (no Bowls next 5 years, loss of scholarships...whatever it is).
I understand (and hate) money grubbing necessities to make these programs run to fullest potentials, but I am just extremely unhappy. I like the round robin aspect of the Pac-10. In fact I wish that all leagues Maxed at 10 so round-robins became a universal mark of conferences. Then the best(s) of each conference (equal'd to a degree) would move to BCS or Playoffs. Then you keep that Pac-10 tradition too.
Speaking of playoffs, if the leagues want more revenue, maybe thats what should be pushed for.
Just some ramblings, but who else is unhappy?