On this edition of the podcast we've got Andrew Garda from The Thundering Blurb here to talk about expansion from the Big East's point of view. All of the heat during these expansion discussions has centered around the Big Ten's move and then the necessary reactions of the Pac 10, SEC and ACC to stay afloat. Thus we decided to talk to a Big East guy about how the "doomed league" seems to view the inevitable.
Garda first talks about the league's "acquisition" of new consultant Paul Taglibue and how the former NFL commissioner can help increase their profitability. We then move on to discuss what measures the league can and must take to insure not just their short term life but their long term success. Randy Edsall and the Big East coaches "ultimatum" for Notre Dame is praised all around.
We also get into discussing how different scenarios could play out if the Big Ten decides to move to 16 teams. Garda agrees that culturally and competitively the ACC is a far better fit for Big East stalwarts such as Syracuse, UConn and Pitt but with both the Big East and ACC's second class role they might not be able to protect themselves. Then Garda and I start talking about the ACC-Big East mega conference that could attempt to stave off the elimination of both.
The interview wraps up with a little NFL talk as I get Andrew's take on Tebow and after three hours of radio in Denver he lets us know the pick got mixed reviews but that Tebow is absolutely a project quarterback.
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