Plenty of people are focused on the pitches schools have to make to the Big 12, while others were looking at how the candidates performed on the field. Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times looked at the crowd.
While talking critically of South Florida’s opening game attendance and what it might mean to Big 12 decision makers, he writes, “an actual attendance of only 22,626? For the season opener? If you’re a real football program, you should be getting twice that for your spring game.”