Yes. He was the commissioner of the B-8 when it ended and went on his own as a (highly compensated) consultant for schools looking to improve their football pograms, which led to the side business of managing coaching searches.
I'm pretty sure he was heavily involved in the revenue projections for the ACC in their 2003 raid of the BE.
To me the fact that Texas A&M was cleared to join tells me Mizzou is staying put for now. The legal threads vanished abruptly overnight so I'd be shocked. Here's to hoping they poach VTech out of the ACC for #14.