WALNUT CREEK, CA – Pacific-10 commissioner Tom Hansen ended the league’s Spring Media Day by announcing the conference would begin preparations to officially phase out football defense by the 2012 season.
Hansen stressed that the change “would not happen overnight” and that players, coaches and fans needed to be patient.
“We’re working on this thing to get it right. It’s gonna happen, but not immediately. We’ve been taking steps in this direction for decades. The groundwork is there. We just need to see it through to its proper conclusion,” said Hansen.
Even USC, considered by many to be the “black sheep” of the Pac-10, has shown flashes of non-defense in the past.