Rick George addresses conference realignment, would love to be in the Pac-12 'in a perfect world'
Rick George is trying to revamp the football program at Colorado and has brought on Deion Sanders as the head coach to do it. In a recent interview, the AD of the Buffs also touched on the latest batch of conference realignment rumors as they pertain to Colorado.
In an interview with Brian Howell of Buffzone, George reiterated Colorado’s stance as a Pac-12 institution and expressed a desire for the Buffs to remain in the Pac-12. However, the AD went on to say they must do “what’s right for Colorado” and will evaluate things moving forward.
“You’ve got to believe about a third of what you see out there,” George told BuffZone. “We’re members of the Pac-12, we’re proud members of the Pac-12 and we’ve got to see where our media rights deal lands and where our conference goes. In a perfect world, we’d love to be in the Pac-12, but we also have to do what’s right for Colorado at the end of the day. We’ll evaluate things as we move forward.”
While George did make it sound like Colorado would prefer to remain in the Pac-12, those comments are far from a firm commitment or ringing endorsement of the league as the Pac-12 works on a new media rights deal. We’ll see what that new media deal (eventually) looks like and whether or not it is enough for the Buffs to feel confident staying put down the road.