BYU Football beings in 65 days, but things are already starting to get interesting with the AAC.
Yesterday, UConn announced that it will be departing the AAC for the Big East opening up a potential spot in the conference for a new team. The AAC currently is looking to upgrade its Conference meaning that they probably have no interest in anyone not names BYU, Army or Boise State.
After years of debating whether BYU should leave Independence to join a conference like the AAC, the debate seemed all but over just last week when during BYU Media Day it was announced that the Cougars are making just as much as a lower P5 school and much more than just about any G5 school.
Then this happened. Now it is real, and suddenly nobody knows what is going on anymore. It feels like this has never happened, and yet it has happened a few times in the past when BYU joined the WAC, moved to the Mountain West and finally when they became Independent.
The transition period has always taken some time as well, and often takes a particular player to take the team from struggling to winning in the new conference, as today’s player at No. 65 does.