After one season serving as a head coach in the FCS ranks with Jackson State, former NFL Hall of Famer jumped to a Power Five conference, becoming the head coach of the Colorado Buffalos in the Pac-12. But it looks like there’s a chance that the Buffalos aren’t in the Pac-12 for that much longer.
According to a recent report from college football insiders Max Olson and Stewart Mandel of The Athletic, the Big 12 has been in contact with four Pac-12 schools about potentially joining the Big 12 in the future – and Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffalos are one of those four teams.
“Kliavkoff is facing pressure to deliver a new media rights deal to his members by the end of the month. If the dollar figures or the details are underwhelming, March may be the moment when the Big 12 finally strikes. Sources briefed on the discussions say the conference has been in recent contact with the so-called Four Corners schools — Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah — which has renewed optimism that convincing them to join is possible,” The Athletic reported on Friday morning.
Even if it does happen, this move wouldn’t happen anytime soon. But it’s still interesting to think about as college football realignment continues to take shape.