Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BYU To Declare Independence

[HT: Salt Lake Tribune]

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that BYU's move to leave the Mountain West Conference to become a football independent and join the Western Athletic Conference in all sports but football is all but a done deal.

The paper is citing sources from the WAC on its website saying BYU will seek final approval on the moves from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who owns the university, either today or Thursday. A press conference could take place next week is approval is granted.

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BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall told a group of reporters before practice Wednesday,
"I am not in the loop regarding anything," Mendenhall went on to say that he has so much more going on as far as who plays quarterback, tight end, etc. Mendenhall also added that he hasn't been on the Internet since he took the BYU head coaching job five years ago and doesn't value what it has to say.

There is word coming from WAC sources that Boise State may be rethinking their move to the Mountain West Conference now that Utah and perhaps BYU, two cornerstones MWC, are bolting.

There's been no comment from the Mountain West Conference over the fact the league is about to lose a second school.
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