Utah will become the Pac-10's 12th member this week, according to an ESPN.com story.
Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson, interviewed Tuesday, would only say that he has been in contact with the Pac-10 regarding Utah.
"I did state yesterday morning that I had not spoken to [Pac-10 commissioner] Larry Scott," Thompson said during a break at the Collegiate Commissioners Association meetings. "Twenty-four hours is a long timeframe."
More after the jump.
Throughout the conference realignment/power-grab fiasco, Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott has moved swiftly and with a purpose. I would not expect any different this week. Scott knows that 11 teams is likely not enough to secure a shiny new television network, or a conference championship game.
So, it seems Colorado has a new "rival" in Utah. It may take Buffs and Utes fans a few years to get used to that, but I am sure Utah is more than ecstatic to join a BCS conference.
ESPN.com's Ted Miller reports that Utah will be holding a "public meeting" this Thursday to discuss its departure to the Pac-10.