Thursday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jonas Knox , Brady Quinn and LaVar Arrington react to Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff saying no one he's talked to in the USC and UCLA community is in favor of the move to the Big Ten.
Brady Quinn: "The bottom line is, he's clearly not going to speak favorably on what's taking place between USC and UCLA. He could say whatever he wants, but those schools now are going to be flushed with cash for their student athletes. They're gonna get in primetime windows where USC who now feels like they've turned the corner, UCLA, Chip Kelly's built it up now to be able to compete, not only for a conference, but maybe even at some point in the future for a national title, they've built those programs up. They will be able to continue to compete because of this deal and also getting more exposure nationally and not being an afterthought out there on the west coast. So he could say whatever he wants, but unfortunately he's in a position where it doesn't really matter now."
Jonas Knox: "He can spin it any way he wants. You waited too long to try and figure out a plan. You were last to the table during the COVID year and now you're last at the table to try and figure out a TV deal and it's been a disaster. [USC and UCLA] waited around and got a better offer to join a better conference and a more relevant conference and they took advantage of it."
LaVar Arrington: "I live in Southern California and I think that it is amazing that I won't have to travel all the way to the East Coast, to be able to see Penn State play or to see Big Ten football. And furthermore, our alumni chapters are just as strong as they are in places like California and Arizona, as they are in Pennsylvania. You could go anywhere on Saturday, and you will probably find more Michigan, more Ohio State, more Penn State bars, big places to go get food and watch the games, then you will USC or UCLA. So to me, I think it's sustainable and it's sellable for certain."