It really does keep getting worse.
When Oregon’s Troy Dye intercepted Utah’s Tyler Huntley on Friday night, it didn’t just seal a victory, it buried a conference. Call it a pick six-feet-under.
Not only did that play ensure that the Pac-12 would miss out on the College Football Playoff for the third consecutive season — it fulfilled all the (non) expectations that the league has been shouldering year after year.
The perception is that these programs can’t hang with the top-tier schools — that they are basically the Bottom of the Pac-12. And, unfortunately, they haven’t done much to shake that image.