The fact the Big 12 has had an interim commissioner for so long tells me all I need to know about how the Big 12 is managed.
For the past few months, Big 12 officials have been trying to convince the world that they’d actually improved their league by replacing Texas A&M and Missouri (major combined media markets and AAU-member schools) with TCU and West Virginia respectively. Wonder how happy interim commish Chuck Neinas is today with the news that a major drug bust has resulted in the arrests of 17 students and our Horned Frog football players at Texas Christian?
The six-month sting operation caught students selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription drugs. Yikes.
Ultimately, we’re talking about four members of an 85-man football squad. It’s 17 students on a campus of 9,500-plus. And to be honest, this kind of thing could have happened at any institution… including Mizzou, A&M or any other SEC school.
But it didn’t. It happened at TCU. It happened on the campus of the Big 12′s shiny, new toy. It happened at the school that’s supposed to be the perfect replacement — the perfect upgrade! — to Texas A&M.
Nope. Neinas probably isn’t too pleased to see this story in the day’s news cycle. Not at all.