There was only one problem - it wasn't true.
"We've never been approached or talked with the Big East about membership in their league," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe told CBSSports.com. "We never had an offer from the Big East.
"We haven't been invited to a BCS conference."
Two months ago, a BYU fan website - Deep Shades of Blue - reported that "the conference did indeed contact BYU about becoming a football-only member, but that the proposal was turned down by the BYU administration."
Holmoe and various Big East officials disputed that report.
BYU left the Mountain West to become an independent. I asked Holmoe would the school have been interested in a move to the Big East?
"At the time, you never know, but it’s probably too far," Holmoe said. "A lot of things come into play with that, including missed school time. It didn’t happen, so it’s all speculative."