The circus that is Big 12 expansion had two more performances this week.

On Tuesday, reported that the Big 12 had cut down the list of candidates from between 18 and 20 schools to between 6 and 8.

On Wednesday, ESPN reported that the list was actually 12.

There was a consensus of opinion that the interviews with the candidates will begin within the next few weeks.

After spending most of the day checking the pulse of people around the Big 12, my opinion is that both totals are way too HIGH when it comes down to seriously talking with candidates. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.