Paul Finebaum doesn’t see a long-term future for the Pac-12, and the ESPN commentator gave an ominous projection about the league by 2026 and beyond.

“I do not believe so, I don’t know how it can, Greg,” Finebaum said on his regular weekly appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama. “Because the situation is so fragile right now. The leadership is better than it was, but it’s still not very good. I could give the new commissioner (George) Kliavkoff a pass maybe a year, year and a half ago because his predecessor literally ran this thing into the ground. But he’s had enough time. And I think so far, you have to give him a failing grade. Ultimately, as much as big conferences don’t really want to expand at the moment, I think they’ll be forced to take the cream of the crop out there.”

Finebaum sees the B1G going after the schools in the Northwest, and the Big 12 possibly getting the 4 corner schools, such as Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State.

“I do not believe the Pac-12 can exist,” he said.