Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman took the podium at Big 10 media days today, and the beginning of his speech was amazing. It was like watching one of Bill Brasky’s friends try to explain a complicated math problem.
Something needs to be done about our expectations of the sideline interview. Not a single person with a functioning brain thinks they are worth a damn, yet they persist, making athletes worried, coaches angry and viewers uncomfortable.
So today was apparently not a good day for the Big 12 to die. Despite all reports to the contrary, Texas will apparently stay in the Big 12 South and the Pac-10 is now stuck with Colorado.
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