Replacing Dan Beebe: Chuck Neinas, Big 12 Have Mutual Interest

As Wednesday night reports broke that Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe would soon step down, one name emerged above all the rest as his potential interim replacement. Chuck Neinas is that name. Neinas has now confirmed he's been approached about the job, according to the KC Star's Mike DeArmond, and that he's applied, according to CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd.

Neinas does not have an untarnished reputation, having worked as a coaching hire consultant amid a couple of questionable scenarios. But he has many reputations, as he's had lots and lots of jobs.

Beebe's command of the Big 12 has been precarious for a while now, with the Oklahoma Sooners reportedly demanding his exit earlier in the week. He's led the conference since 2007, during which time it has lost three teams and almost four more. Sounds like a pretty fun job to walk into.

For more on conference realignment, head to our ... you'll never guess ... conference realignment StoryStream.

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