As I wrote about earlier on Wednesday, the statement from Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione did not bode well for Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe. Well, if Dan Beebe read the Tulsa World on Wednesday, his day has gotten that much worse.
According to a Tulsa World report, the Big 12 presidents are to hold a teleconference on Thursday to work out a way to bring some long-term stability to the Big 12 conference. One of the ways the Big 12 plans on doing that is by asking commissioner Dan Beebe to resign.
Highly placed Big 12 sources told the Tulsa World that there is a consensus among Big 12 leaders to ask commissioner Dan Beebe for his resignation. Those sources confirmed that former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas has been targeted to serve as the interim commissioner until Beebe’s replacement is identified.The report also says that Oklahoma president David Boren first contacted Neinas several days ago.
It had been reported that Oklahoma would only remain in the Big 12 if Dan Beebe was replaced, and it seems that the Sooners are not the only school that shares this vision of change within the conference.
The presidents also plan on discussing a way to make one final pitch to Texas A&M to remain in the Big 12 and not join the SEC. Though if you listen to what Texas A&M has been saying the last couple of days, those odds are about as good as Dan Beebe's chances to still be the Big 12 commissioner next season.