The Big East has been talking about adding some new schools to replace the recently departed ones, and BYU has become the focus of their search, according to ESPN.
BYU is seriously considering joining the Big East, a conference source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday night. BYU is in its first season as football independent. If it did move to the Big East it would be for football only. The school's other teams play in the West Coast Conference. The Big East is close to adding as many as seven new members, including Boise State, Air Force and Navy for football only, and SMU, Houston and UCF in all sports.
We don't know when the timeline is for some if any of these schools to join the Conference, but it makes sense that the Big East would want to jump on this as quickly as possible to try and save a little bit of face.