It’s quite evident that PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott is doing one heck of a job. Virtually every PAC-12 coach mentions how pleased they are with Scott during any national interview.
Not only did Scott secure a $3 billion deal with ESPN and Fox, but the new PAC-12 Networks will be available in 45 million homes nationally. The four cable partners for the PAC-12 Networks will be Time Warner, Cox, Comcast, and Bright House.
Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian was asked during PAC-12 media day if the conference had, “arrived.”
Sark told Petros Papadakis (great name / great voice), “We were there. I think now though that the exposure is there. People are hearing about the PAC-12 more, understanding who the coaches are in the PAC-12.”
“I don’t know if people knew if I was the coach at Washington for a while, they just thought it was the Huskies.”
“Now that the exposure is there, the talents can be shown. Whether it’s LaMichael James or Andrew Luck or Chris Polk or Matt Barkley, they can now get the notoriety that they truly deserve.”
The PAC-12 Networks will launch in the summer of 2012 and will carry 850 games a year including 350 nationally broadcasted games.