PROVO — After fielding requests from reporters about speculation that BYU could be a possible replacement for Texas A&M in the Big 12, the school issued a statement this afternoon.60 comments on this story
"There is much speculation right now regarding conference affiliation that seems to change by the hour. Commenting on such conjecture is not productive and creates a distraction for our program. As we enter the 2011-12 athletic season, BYU is focused on the opportunities ahead. We are excited about our relationship with ESPN as a football independent and our affiliation with the West Coast Conference. The university will have no further comment."
Earlier in the day, Texas A&M announced that it has informed the Big 12 that it is leaving the conference.
BYU has been mentioned frequently as a candidate that could replace the Aggies in the Big 12.