By Brian Murphy
Boise State football coach Chris Petersen said Tuesday that he does not have a feeling one way or the other if the Broncos will join the Big East in football.
"I really don't. It seems to flip each week a little bit. The thing I feel good about is we'll do what's best for this university," Petersen said on Tuesday's Mountain West conference call. "I think the situation we're in is a good one and if something's out there, that's better, so be it."
Petersen said the issue is complicated.
"I don't think it's easy. It's not an easy issue and there's a lot of little things that have to be worked out — and not just about football. It is a big issue to tackle," Petersen said. "The nice thing is our president, our athletic director have been working really, really diligently with everybody involved to figure out what the best thing is for Boise State."
On Nov. 3, the Idaho State Board of Education gave Boise State President Bob Kustra the authority to move the football program to the Big East. Kustra said at that time that he hoped to have a final decision in the next week or so. Kustra and Interim Athletic Director Curt Apsey have declined comment on expansion issues throughout the process.
• BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe discussed his school's negotiations with the Big East on Monday.
BYU reached an impasse with the Big East, which has turned its focus to San Diego State as it seeks another Western school to partner with Boise State in the reconfigured league.
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