He has. He did a segment with Sanoe. Smoaky called PB who was here in his office, I believe. My understanding is that Smoak still does the Baylor radio and they are old friends. Denton could sure use another radio station. KNTU is now the only radio station in the county to my knowledge.
Toddling off to bed and at this moment my outcome rankings from most to least likely.
1. B1G adds two more, some mix of Stanford, Oregon, Washington, the Arizona schools or Colorado. I think most likely is Oregon and either Stanford or Washington. PAC-8 makes a hard play to get 8 of the Big XII to defect. If unsuccessful congratulations SDSU, Boise, UNLV and if BYU says no, probably Hawaii.
2. B1G holds at 16, PAC-10 probably isn’t looking to join Big XII and vice versa unless someone gets panicky. If no panic, SDSU and Boise probably get the nod.
3. B1G adds four more. PAC-6 is reeling and Big XII probably just absorbs them unless there’s a big measure of regret in Big XII over expansion.
A thing to keep in mind when we are comparing conference strengths/hierarchy.
I was surprised at how low the ACC was, maybe it's an anomaly, since they had two low ranked teams in WF and Pitt. I was also surprised that the Big12 doubled the Pac12's viewers.
On a serious note:
No, he doesn't need to be a cheerleader. This isn't the Hayden Fry era where coaches double as AD, and walk door to door to promote their athletes. We have entire an entire staff, including paid positions, that are there to market and connect to fans.
GM is dynamic and IMO that's bonus. It's not needed. Not a job requisite. What I need HCs to do is 1) figure out how to win games. That's it. As far as personality requirements? Just don't burn bridges. And, honestly, a small house fire won't get you the pink slip if you're winning a ton.