It's time to tally the commissioner scorecards now that all five of the power-conference bosses have delivered their summer media-days speeches.
"We have challenges," Delany said.
The bake-off winner, in terms of headlines?
None of the other four commissioners ventured that far toward doomsday.
"Bob was a little more colorful in his language," Delany joked.
Atlantic Coast boss Jim Swofford said of the future: "That crystal ball sometimes is a little cloudy."
Delany, who started his career as an NCAA enforcement rep, offered only that the system is "overmatched" and needs to be fixed.
"We need regulations, we need a system that works," Delany said. "I think there's no doubt NCAA enforcement has struggled over the last couple of years."
Delany also anticipates major changes to the system. Beyond that, he's not sure where it will all lead. The next big date is Aug. 7, when the NCAA is expected to grant the Big Five football conferences more autonomy. The should clear the path toward awarding players additional stipends.