BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 01: Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches a play against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Bronco Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
Brett McMurphy, who has been all over the realignment news, reports that Boise State might be reconsidering its move to the Big East. The two things he notes is that MWC officials met with Boise State officials last week in an attempt to get them to stay. Also, Boise State hasn't formally withdrawn from the MWC yet. They have until June 30th to formally notify, but the delay could be telling of something. However, as former Big East commissioner John Marinatto notes, Boise State joined the Big East for the television money. As long as that money comes, then Boise State will stay. Unfortunately the July 1st deadline to join comes before the media rights negotiating starts on September 1st.
This was commonly known, but Louisville apparently told the Big East board of directors that they would like to be in the ACC or the Big 12. Well Boise State would love to be in the PAC 12 but unfortunately that's not how realignment works, Cardinal.
No word yet on the terms of the contract.
The term "BCS buster" seems so antiquated now, right? Hasn't Boise State just earned the right to be in that contention every year? I guess it's not the same as Houston, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech or Arkansas State that are also on the list.