Washington State AD pins Pac-12 mismanagement on 'poor leadership'
Washington State AD Pat Chun did spare Pac-12 leadership as he reflected on the latest moves that left the league hanging on by a thread.
According to Chun, the Pac-12 has been “mismanaged” on a variety of levels. He pinned that mismanagement on Pac-12 leaders with failure as “one of the outcomes” of poor leadership.
“There’s a century of history that has gone by the wayside because this conference has mismanaged itself on a bunch of different levels,” said Chun per Greg Woods with The Spokesman-Review. “And when you have poor leadership, one of the outcomes is failure. That’s what has happened to the Pac-12.”
While Chun did put most of the blame on Pac-12 leadership, he did admit the ultimate failure of the league was a collective effort. However, he did maintain it all starts with leadership.
“At the end of the day, we’re all responsible for something as important like the Pac-12 was, but at the end of the day, we collectively failed, because an entity that meant so much to so many, that impacted so many young people through college sports, and so many fans through all the memories they created now fades into the sunset is something into the past is really unfortunate,” said Chun. “But at the end of the day, nothing lasts forever, unless it’s led and stored correctly. And unfortunately for us, and for a bunch of people, it’s just where we’re at today. But it starts with leadership. Everything starts with leadership with any organization.”
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— Greg Woods (@GregWWoods) August 9, 2023
Washington State suddenly finds itself as one of four remaining Pac-12 programs alongside Cal, Oregon State and Stanford. However, it is being reported Cal and Stanford are at least in the vetting process to potentially join the ACC.