During the recent realignment, Boise State has been one of the most sought after Group of Five college football programs. The Broncos, on the other hand, don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Boise State informed the Mountain West on Thursday that it intends to stay in the conference, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel . San Diego State, which is also expected to stay put, joined the Broncos.
The news follows recent reports that both schools were considering joining the AAC to replace UCF, Houston, and Cincinnati, all of whom are expected to join the Big 12 alongside current independent BYU. However, talk of Boise State and San Diego State joining the AAC had died down in recent days. Those who support a strong Mountain West or who hope to see the two programs thrive year after year were largely pleased with Thamel’s latest report. However, a few fans suspected Boise State of having an ulterior motive in declining the AAC’s invitation. Since Texas and Oklahoma announced their move to the SEC over the summer, there have been rumors linking the Broncos to the Big 12. The Power Five conference would undoubtedly provide the best opportunity for Boise State, so many believe the school is simply waiting for a better offer before leaving the Mountain West.
This would be in regards to interest from the AAC. Broncos aren’t turning down the Big 12 when/if they call. https://t.co/1kqh4tYzA3
— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) September 30, 2021
Assume this means more “we’re not going to the American” than it does “we’re staying in the Mountain West.” https://t.co/gFSDePvmmO
— Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) September 30, 2021
Today always the key word… https://t.co/VsqPJbZpNI
— 🔅Don Day (@DonLDay) September 30, 2021
[wpcc-script async src=” https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js ” With the Broncos and San Diego State still on board, the conference can remain confident in its position in the national standings.
In the near future, the Mountain West could lose two more teams. According to a report published earlier this week, Colorado State and Air Force were considering joining the AAC to fill the conference’s newest voids.
Only time will tell how this all plays out, but it appears that the recent realignment is far from over. Nokia News