Larry Scott brings change to Pac-12

Realignment, new TV deal put league in stronger competitive position

Originally Published: August 26, 2011
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

On March 24, 2009, the Pac-10 announced the hiring of Larry Scott, then the head of the Women's Tennis Association, as commissioner. Across the college football nation, folks shared the same thought: "Who the heck is Larry Scott?"

The deputy athletic director at Kentucky at that time admits he raised an eyebrow. "The only thing I can recall is there were some whispers of 'a nontraditional hire,'" Rob Mullens said.

Interpretation: Those geeks on the West Coast don't know ...

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