DALLAS - West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and his players were nowhere to be found Monday morning at the Big 12 media gathering here.
That's because the event is so large that five schools appear on Monday and the other five will face the media today.
Holgorsen will be here today along with quarterback Geno Smith, wide receiver Tavon Austin, center Joe Madsen and defensive end Will Clarke.
But the Mountaineers weren't completely off the radar Monday. In addition to the inevitable questions asked of coaches and players regarding newcomers WVU and TCU to the league, the conference's mascots and a few cheerleaders were there roaming the floors of the Westin Galleria, including WVU's.
While nearly all the other mascots are fuzzy-headed figures apparently forbidden to speak, new Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble held court for reaching reporters much of the day.
"If we were to press for raised hands in a meeting room around the issue of expansion, I don't know that we'd get two votes for moving to a larger number,'' Bowlsby said, citing specifically the convenience of being able to play round-robin schedules in football and basketball and select a true champion. "Now, having said that, expansion is on every conference's list of discussion items. I don't think we can ever afford not to think about it.''