Boise St. Broncos president Bob Kustra is right to be excited about his school's standing in the world of athletics. From blue field weirdos to BCS outcasts to the conference realignment item du jour -- quite a trajectory. Here, Kustra denies already having an invite to the Big East, says he's not currently in talks with the Big 12 and notes the Mountain West's lackluster media deal.
Kustra here, from the Idaho Statesman:
"The one thing I can tell you about all these conversations I've had this week is that Boise State is the team of the hour, the team of the day, the team of the week. We are the ones that people are really interested in when it comes to how these conferences are going to align and that's really exciting," Kustra said on KBOI before the game, one of many interviews he did Saturday.
The first rule of conference realignment news: when denials reach the point at which school presidents start downplaying things, there's definitely something there.