There has been much discussion about the Mountain West Conference adding Boise State and two other teams to make a 12-team conference with two divisions. But Mike Sorensen of the Deseret News has a better idea: Let the Mountain West get rid of some dead weight first.
Under Sorensen's plan, New Mexico, Colorado State and Wyoming would be dropped from the league.
Then he suggests adding Boise State and Houston, trimming league membership to eight.
Sorensen writes: "With eight teams, each school would receive a bigger share of BCS and NCAA Tournament money.
"The travel partners would line up pretty well with BYU-Utah, UNLV-San Diego State and TCU-Houston with only the Boise State-Air Force partnership not being geographically convenient. Having travel partners would save a bunch of money by eliminating all of the single-game trips in every sport but football."