CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reported Sunday three big names being “mentioned” with the Pac-12 commissioner search. Among the names was someone that we all remember fondly; former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck.
The two others are noteworthy as well, with Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich in the hunt for the Pac-12.
These names have been mentioned but we're quickly getting close to the end of P12 commish search:
–Gene Smith, tOSU AD
–Dan Radakovich, Clem AD
–Oliver Luck, former NCAA sr administrator, West Va AD, XFL commish.
P12 projected to have replacement for Larry Scott by late April
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) March 28, 2021
Dodd projects the Pac-12 will fill the role by late April, and Pac-12 columnist Jon Wilner said last month that football prowess is a priority in the search. Dodd added that the conference is also looking for a commissioner who is lower profile and will work behind the scenes.
We haven’t heard much from Oliver Luck since he was quietly let-go days before the league filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year. Since then, he has filed a suit against former XFL owner Vince McMahon for wrongful termination. McMahon’s lawyers claim that Luck failed in his duties as CEO and Commissioner leading up the season shutdown caused by COVID-19. The case is still going full-speed ahead, but in the meantime it looks like everyone’s favorite commish may be moving on to something new.
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