Big Ten Confernece Sep 1, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; A detailed view of the Big Ten logo on the field prior to the game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Since announcing the addition of USC and UCLA back in June, it seems like the Big Ten’s expansion efforts have slowed down a little bit in recent weeks. But apparently, the conference is still looking to add several new members, after all.

During a yet-to-be aired interview with HBO, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren reportedly revealed that he envisions the conference seeing “perpetual growth,” even reaching 20 teams.

“I think during that period there’s going to be a lot of disruption,” Warren said of the current period of conference realignment. “And that’s okay. We need to embrace it if we want to make sure that we continually build college athletics in a position where it’s here 100 or 200 years from now.”

When asked if he could see the Big Ten growing to 20 teams in the future, Warren had a simple response.

“I could. Yeah,” Warren said. “I could see perpetual and future growth.”

Naturally, Warren’s surprising comments caught the attention of the college football world, who offered their thoughts on Twitter.

If the Big Ten is going to reach 20 teams, that would mean that the conference is looking to add four more teams with USC and UCLA bringing the Big Ten’s total to 16 teams. The conference continues to pursue Notre Dame, but there are no shortage of other teams that the conference could look to poach.

[Ross Dellenger]