Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is 'delighted with 12 schools'

BURBANK, Calif. -- Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is happy with the size of his conference. "I do not see us expanding for the foreseeable future," he said Thursday. "We are delighted with 12 schools."

At the lectern to kick off 2015 Pac-12 media days at Warner Bros. studios, Scott addressed a number of issues, including criticism of the conference's officials and AT&T's takeover of DirecTV, which he said he hopes will help the Pac-12 Networks eventually land a spot on that television provider. But while he indicated some change may be coming in each of those areas, it appears that the league's current format is set in stone.

"When you go beyond 12, you're going to dilute," Scott said.

The commissioner also espoused the difficulty of the Pac-12's nine-game conference schedule.

"The Pac-12 will have the toughest schedule in all of college football," he said.

The league last expanded prior to the 2011 season, when Colorado and Utah joined and a two-division split was established. The Pac-12 added a title game and preserved its nine-game conference regular-season schedule at the time.