Frankly, I don't get it... This is at a minimum the 2nd best, if not THE BEST job in collegiate sports. I do understand the necessity for secrecy and diligence... Yet, for a search to take that long is aggravating...IMHO...
I've read that the conference is seriously considering splitting up the commissioner's duties. If that's so, hashing out the new roles takes time, especially when there are 16 "bosses" involved. FWLIW, I'd rather have them get it right.