That would make sense. The PAC 12 probably needs to do something to enhance their appeal. They’re pushing a potential viewership of 70 million, yet they barely finished ahead of the ACC, which had the smallest payout per school of all the power five conferences. Of course we’re still talking 30 million, but the Big 10 is over 50 mil per university, and the SEC is just behind them. And of course the PAC has had only one team in the CFP the last four years, and this past basketball season the PAC sent just three teams to the NCAA Tournament. The other four P5s averaged 7 teams per league.
The problem I see with UH and the PAC is the same one that’s been there for years: what school goes with us? If Texas and Oklahoma end up in the Big 10 in a few years, I could see the PAC being interested in UH, Tech, Kansas, and another Big 12 school, maybe Iowa State or TCU. In the meantime, though, if they were to act before any other conference movement, unlikely IMO, I don’t know who there is to consider. It’s a shame that in the Dallas market SMU is more like Rice rather than UH in Houston.