Report: Hawaii "Fleshing Out The Possibility" Of Leaving WAC, Going Independent

If this were a Hot or Not column, jumping from one conference to another would be “Not” and going independent would be “Hot.” Fresh on the heels of BYU’s move to independence and with the WAC crumbling, Hawaii is looking into the possibility of leaving the conference and going it alone as well, according to the Sporting News.

Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that “we need to be prepared for anything.” A source told Sporting News on Friday morning that Hawaii believes it is an attractive option for ESPN—and its television dollars—now that the WAC has been mortally wounded with the losses of Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada to the MWC.

The move would apparently be football-only, with other sports remaining in the WAC.

Considering Hawaii is basically guaranteed a spot in the Hawaii Bowl every year assuming they win six games, they don’t need to worry much about what conference they’re in when it comes to post-season concerns.

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