Why not skip UCLA and Cal and go for Kansas instead? Add 5 teams from the PAC (Washington, Oregon, USC, Stanford and Colorado) and then Kansas as well.Cal, not Colorado. For a lot of reasons, not the least of which is no chance UCLA leaves the Pac 12 w/o them.
Switching gears, Gritty's proposal has appeal. Wonder what the revenue #s would look like?
You avoid the public schools in California which means there is less chance the state would get involved. Cal’s athletic department is deeply in debt and a bit of a mess. UCLA is somewhat like KU in that they have a historic basketball and mediocre football program but they would be the second team in the LA market. KU adds an additional media market. Adding KU along with CU adds some historical Big 8 rivals for Nebraska.