Pac-12 hires ex-NFL star Merton Hanks to run football operations

ESPN: The Pac-12 has hired longtime NFL and college football executive Merton Hanks as its new senior associate commissioner for football operations, marking the first time the conference has had a leader devoted entirely to the sport.

Hanks will report directly to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Hanks will be responsible for all aspects of Pac-12 football administration, including scheduling, officiating, replay command center, operations, the conference title game and the league’s bowl relationships.

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