The author of Orangebloods.com stories that chronicled recent conference realignment disputed Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott's claim that Texas "leaked" information.
"Larry Scott is living in a fantasy world if he thinks DeLoss Dodds or Mack Brown leaked information to me," said Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com
Scott told reporters Thursday that Texas "leaked" the Pac-10 expansion plans in hope of keeping the Big 12 together. Six Big 12 schools were reportedly were invited in a move that would have collapsed the Big 12. Only Colorado accepted.
Asked what person or persons may have leaked the information Scott said, "I don't know ... It could only be a small [amount of people] who knew what was going on."
Scott did not mention Orangebloods.com by name. However, he intimated that his conference's plan to add the six Big 12 teams, first reported by the website, was influenced by the "leak." The bulk of Brown's information was attributed to unnamed sources.
"We weren't trying to publicize what we were doing," Scott told reporters on Thursday. "We were going about it for four months quietly behind the scenes. It's really Texas leaked the plan as they were going into those Big 12 meetings in Kansas City, I think, hoping to keep Nebraska, hoping to keep the Big 12 together."
Dodds is the athletic director at Texas. Brown is the head coach.
Brown is a veteran journalist who has covered Texas for Dallas and Austin newspapers before joining the website.