When the Brigham Young football team takes the field this fall, it will mark the fourth straight season during which the Cougars haven’t been part of a conference. BYU became a football independent in 2011, leaving the Mountain West Conference, which it had been a member of since 1999.
The Cougars’ coach, Bronco Mendenhall, would like that to change.
Interesting comments from Bronco Mendenhall regarding joining the Big-12! http://t.co/7SIixRaQW1
— Ben Anderson (@BenKFAN) June 6, 2014
In an interview with the Austin-American Statesman, Mendenhall spoke about the idea of BYU joining the Big 12.
“We would love to be in the Big 12,” Mendenhall said. “I would love to be a member of that conference. I think that would make a lot of sense. In fact, if that was your headline, that would be great.”
The Big 12 currently has 10 members, so for BYU to join, another school would likely have to come, too. But it makes sense. The Cougars are an average-to-above-average football program, they’...