In case Big East expansion isn't all it's cracked up to be, Boise State has given itself an escape route. No, not back to the WAC. Boise State blog OBNUG breaks down the minimum you need to know about the Broncos' established Big East exit penalty, if you need to know anything at all, because the minimum you'd really need to know is what a football is, or maybe even less than that.
Here is a portion of that:
- If everything goes according to plan and the world is full of rainbows and puppy noses, the buyout is $5 million.
- If the Broncos get hosed in the TV deal, the buyout drops to $2.5 million.
- If the Big East loses its AQ status and becomes a glorified C-USA, the buyout drops to $1 million
- And if the Big East fails to maintain western partners for Boise State, there is no buyout. Free Get out of Jail/Purgatory card.