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Petersen weighs in on conference conundrum


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Petersen weighs in on conference conundrum

By Paul Gerke. CREATED Dec 27, 2012

Boise State won the MAACO Bowl. The Broncos finished the year 11-2; 7-1 in conference play.

That much is crystal clear.

The future of the football program is considerably more cloudy.

Reports surfaced last weekend that Boise State officials were doing double duty in Las Vegas- not just visiting Sin City for the bowl game, but also to meet with Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson about rejoining the conference.

Now it appears Boise State is pitting the Mountain West against the Big East by asking to retain its home television rights in whichever league the Broncos end up in. No current FBS teams in the country currently have such a privilege.

"There [are] question marks," said coach Chris Petersen after Saturday's game. "But I don't lose one second of sleep over it, because I know our administration is going to do exactly the right thing for Boise State."

Petersen added, "If the Big East is the best place for us, we're going to be there. If the Mountain West is the best place, we'll be there. I think we have a program that a lot of people want us to be a part of, and we understand that, and whatever is best for the program and our university, they'll do."