The Big 12 senses an opportunity. Like a shark that smells blood in the water, commissioner Brett Yormack is mulling a move that could send shockwaves through college football. While Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff struggles to get a media rights deal for his conference, the Big 12 has reportedly contacted Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State about a possible move in an effort to continue their expansion into 2023, sources told Max Olson and Stewart Mandel of The Athletic.

“Sources briefed on the discussions say the conference has been in recent contact with the so-called Four Corners schools — Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah — which has renewed optimism that convincing them to join is possible.”

Not only that, but the Big 12 reportedly has “renewed optimism” that the Pac-12 schools known as the “Four Corners”, can be persuaded to leave the conference, as noted by Mandel and Olson.