"I cannot remember a single event in intercollegiate athletics where the focus came on one individual so unfairly," said Duncan, the football coach at Iowa State and AD at Oklahoma before joining the league office. "This was not a two-week effort. It was not a plane-in-the-air, what-can-we-do-about-it? panic scenario. There was a LOT of groundwork that had been laid."
"We played out every scenario, every aspect of what might happen," Duncan said. "It wasn't just involving the Pac-10. It was the national picture. If A moves to B, and B moves to C, then what happens? Who would pay for it? How does TV benefit? How do they not benefit? Then from a legal standpoint, what are our parameters?"