While meeting with media members at the Big East Conference meetings in Florida, Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle denied that any meetings with the Mountain West about staying had happened.
On whether Boise State has had conversations with the Mountain West about staying?: "No. I attended MWC meetings a few weeks ago. We’re in that transitional year. Again, we want to continue to evaluate the landscape and make the best long-term decision for our program."
However, a statement from the MWC says otherwise:
"We had in-depth discussions with Boise State and made a very favorable proposal, but BSU has decided to continue with its plan to move to various other conferences. We are excited about the continued development of our membership configuration going forward and will proceed aggressively with our plans for future success."
Boise State is expected to join the Big East as a football-only member in 2013.