The Oklahoma Sooners appear ready to get their wish of having Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe forced out of the position. According to CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd, former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas will take over as interim commissioner soon. While there is no definitive timetable on this move, CBS Sports believes it could come as early as Thursday.
On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Oklahoma would commit to a future in the Big 12 if Beebe was replaced in the near future. With the Pac-12 deciding not to expand on Tuesday night, Oklahoma had real alternative to go except to stay in the Big 12. However, having a disgruntled Oklahoma in the conference wouldn't be any fun for the other schools, so replacing Beebe makes sense. Beebe, as Oklahoma and other have argued, wasn't proactive in dealing with Colorado and Utah, which left the Big 12 for the Pac-12.
The next item on the Big 12's agenda should be expansion to either a 10-team or 12-team league. Neinas, should he be named the interim commissioner, will likely play a key role in which teams to invite into the league.
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