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Pacific-10 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott spent the weekend borrowing Kilkenny’s jet, brokering the deal that will change the landscape of college football.
On Saturday he flew from Concord, Calif., to Oklahoma City, where he met with officials from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Then on Sunday it went from Oklahoma City into Texas, where it landed in College Station (Texas A&M) before continuing on to Lubbock (Texas Tech) and then on to Austin (Texas).
In that vein, Knight said, "the one that was the best" was a report by another newspaper which, apparently tracking Kilkenny’s private jet, reported that Kilkenny had flown from New York to Houston, where it was speculated he might be interviewing Baylor’s Scott Drew, Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman or recently resigned Houston coach Tom Penders.
Instead, Knight contended, Kilkenny was simply stopping to pick up a friend before continuing to Portland. "He never even got off his plane," Knight said.