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BYU in discussions with Big East

BYU has had discussions with the Big East about joining the league, coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday during his weekly news conference.

"With the landscape changing, the main benefit I can see on a short-term scale would be inclusion to the BCS system," Mendenhall said. "That is up in two years, and whether the Big East can hold that spot with the new teams going in, my guess would be yes. I can’t speak as to what we are going to do other than just to verify we have been approached. I wasn’t involved in anything else."

BYU is in its first season as an independent after leaving the Mountain West. Boise State president Bob Kustra has spoken about the need for a West Division in order to join the league.