Is Dan Beebe a genius or just lucky?

He’s more than lucky. Genius might be too strong. Let’s credit him for resiliency and perseverance. The best thing Beebe did in the last week was not give up on his league. Most of the credit belongs to the television networks pledging the dollars to save the Big 12. And some goes to the conference’s other schools (Kansas, K-State, Iowa State, etc.) that made things even better money-wise for the big boys. Beebe connected everything, though, and deserves a slap on the back. But genius isn’t the right term either.