FBS AD says Fox and ESPN are “quietly” driving realignment by relaying valuations: “We’re not picking random schools.”

"They really don’t like to be known as deciding who is in what league, but don’t think there aren’t conversations of, ‘If we take this property, how much value are they going to bring?’ We’re not picking random schools. … They just don’t want the optics of them deciding, but the money is coming from them. They have to tell the league or someone (the TV value of schools)."