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BYU embracing independence, for now

Texas faces an independent opponent as realignment talks swirl

Updated: September 8, 2011, 1:24 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- Ty Detmer wants to beat them.

And then maybe even join them.

It is a twist on the adage, but in this day and age when up is down in college football, everything is twisted. Which brings us to the latest entanglement, BYU and Texas on Saturday night in Austin.

Detmer lives and coaches in the shadow of the University of Texas, which could be on the verge of going to another conference or even going independent. Detmer's alma mater, BYU, is an independent and could ...

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