Pac-12 harmony, clarity of vision are evident under George Kliavkoff
George Kliavkoff has done a great job leading the Pac-12 in Year 1 as conference commissioner.
Is that mere cheerleading from a USC blog that loves the Pac-12 Championship reform plan that gives the Trojans a better chance of playing in the event and, by extension, winning the Pac-12 title?
No. It’s the reality on the ground, shaped by the people who work with Kliavkoff and have a vested interest in the conference and its future.
It’s very clear that Pac-12 schools are happy with Kliavkoff.
(Wilner): Do you sense alignment between the conference office and the campuses?
(Kliavkoff): It’s better than I thought. I credit the athletic directors and the board (presidents and chancellors) — they have all been actively engaged and have come to the table willing to make decisions based on what’s best for the conference. We have collaboratively organized in a way that allows us to best help each other. It has been very strong, which isn’t necessarily what the reputation had been.
It’s a new day in the Pac-12 Conference. This is not what we saw under the previous commissioner.