Jim Delaney's Kevin Warren's kingdom now stretches from Coast to Coast, with what was once a Corn Belt Conference now credibly occupying five of the top 10 media markets in the country.
If you had told me a week ago that USC and UCLA would join the Big Ten, I'd have asked you to pass a glass of whatever you were drinking. And it would seem likely that the Conference will add a few more teams for good measure... Oregon? Stanford? North Carolina? Heck, Notre Dame? These days, it seems anything is possible.
The Dubcast will dissect what this weekend's bombshell announcement means for the Conference, for the Buckeyes, and for the future of the sport. We'll discuss the good and the bad, and what we think the future holds as the NCAA FBS looks more and more like a younger version of the NFL.
Plus, Ask Us Anything wants to know what schools we'd add to the Big Ten, how soon we think a coach will be fired due to NIL expectations, and what fast food we'd like to feed the Founding Fathers. Oh, and an important reminder: you can ask us all kinds of fantastical things by sending us questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
RUN OF THE SHOW
0:00 The Big Ten adds two new schools... in Southern California. Wait, what?
06:45 USC and UCLA bring a lot to the table, in theory. What does this mean for the identify of the Big Ten Conference?
09:25 The dominoes aren't done falling yet. Are we moving to an era of two major conferences and everyone else?
19:30 What schools are the next logical candidates to join the expansionary B16? Also, Notre Dame is being super dumb about this if it doesn't jump at the opportunity to join.
35:00 Ask Us Anything! Let's talk about what schools we've like to add to the conference for realz or for lulz, how soon we think a coach gets fired for failing to meet NIL expectations, and what we'd take to a potluck dinner.
59:02 Buckshots: Ohio State lands a trio of four-star CB commitments, and the Basketball team rolls out its non-conference schedule for the season.