REPORT: The decision is to do nothing.
Swapping Boise State and Utah was essentially a wash. The Mountain West loses a big chunk of the Salt Lake City market with the loss of the Utes — though there are still BYU fans and a few from Boise State mixed in — but gains a Broncos program that has won the Fiesta Bowl twice in the past four years.
There were chances to add more. Thompson said amid the conference-swapping chaos of the past few weeks, he received eight or 10 inquiries from schools hoping to join the Mountain West.
While they appreciated the interest, Mountain West officials were looking for bigger names to go across the marquee, namely Big 12 castoffs. (read the entire AP report below)