"There’s no other league in the nation that’s dealing with this kind of stuff," Pinkel said, a day after Texas A&M officials said A&M was steadfast in its intention to leave the Big 12, just as Nebraska and Colorado did last year. "Obviously we have problems in our league and we don’t fix them," Pinkel said. "It’s embarrassing. It’s sad because it has, it had, such great potential." The surprisingly lifelike Gary Pinkel grumbles about the Big 12's problems, and then cuts the interview short because he had to return some videotapes. Was that actually Gary Pinkel who said that? No, no it was not.