BYU may be coming to the WAC and leaving the Mountain West while going independent in football, according to multiple sources. The arrangement would allow BYU to go after its own television contract while still ensuring conference matchups for non-revenue sports, an arrangement very similar to the one Notre Dame has with the Big East.
According to ESPN's Andy Katz's sources, the move is all but a done deal.
"I'm not sure how it could stop now unless BYU gets nervous," said one source with knowledge of the situation.
News at this point is largely confined to anonymous sources, though Colorado State's official feed did go live last night with the news that BYU would not only be joining the WAC, but would also announce the move at a press conference on Thursday morning. This was later deleted from the feed. Colorado State officials later told Bruce Feldman that they believe the account was hacked, and that the story is not an official statement by the university.
More to follow, but for for those who thought conference expansion was completely done this is a reminder that the ground is continually shifting in college football. Place your tent stakes carefully, and be ready to move in a hurry.