The Big 12, with only 10 teams, is looking to expand and reportedly does not care whether it adds two teams or four teams, just as long as it gets bigger.
Chad Brown has some advice: Get two and stick with two.
“I think you should have the number of teams that your conference is named after,” the Pac-12 Network analyst said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “Let’s just start with that one. So maybe they can get that number right.”
Several schools are reportedly being considered for Big 12 expansion, including Houston, BYU, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Memphis and Colorado State.
“Some of the teams they’ve been talking about – Colorado State, I’m not sure that that adds much to the Big 12 conference, nor does it help Colorado State,” Brown said. “It’ll be very difficult for them to gain any ground in that conference after playing such a lower level of football for a while.”
Colorado State went 7-6 (5-3) in the Mountain West last season.
“So I’m not sure what the right answer is there,” Brown said. “I think to gain teams would be great, but then which teams do you bring in that can actually help your conference from a revenue and viewership standpoint?”