The final football season for the Pac-12 with its current membership is coming to a thrilling conclusion.
Four teams still have hopes of advancing to the conference title game in Las Vegas on Dec. 1, while Washington and Oregon still have hopes of getting the Pac-12 its first College Football Playoff berth since 2016.
Even though there is plenty of excitement on the field, there remain some who are sad about the breakup of the conference, along with the end of traditional rivalries
The Associated Press is taking a look at the final weeks through the eyes of players, coaches, broadcasters and longtime fans.
Erickson: “It’s sad, and I think it’s ridiculous, to be very honest”
As the former coach at both Oregon State and Washington State, Dennis Erickson has strong feelings about the demise of the Pac-12 as we know it.
“To me it’s sad, and I think it’s ridiculous, to be very honest. This whole move is about money. We’ve got all these school presidents talking about being together, learning, and doing all the right things as far as academics,” Erickson said. “And now they’re all about money. It just blows my…
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