Here are the key quotes from a recent interview with BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe that give insight to the thinking going on in Provo:
"Things may settle for a little bit," Holmoe said, "but there's opportunities — great opportunities for BYU that did not exist last week."
Holmoe wouldn't get specific, except to say doors are opening.
"It's a huge challenge to redefine our identity," said Holmoe. In the same breath, he added, "But our identity's not going to change. It doesn't matter if we're in the Pac-10, the Big Ten, the Mountain West Conference or independent; it doesn't matter. We are BYU. We will always be BYU. We will never change. We're NOT in (certain) conferences because of who we are."
Holmoe hastened to add that BYU doesn't intend to stand down. On the contrary, last week's events ramped up his resolve.
"It's a good check for us right now," Holmoe continued. "There's a lot of work for us to do. ... In this time frame, we have our allegiances. BYU has certain allegiances, and BYU has lived up to them, and now we have opportunities that didn't exist in the past."
The full article can be found here, from Brad Rock at Deseret News: