With the report coming out yesterday that the Mountain West is looking to expand with Gonzaga and potentially BYU in non-football sports, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe discussed this and other topics Thursday morning on BYU Sports Nation.
Holmoe kept things close to the vest, and was surprised that MWC commissioner Craig Thompson publicly delved into expansion.
“I’m not going to put my stuff out on the table about where we’re at,” Holmoe told BYU Sports Nation. “It’s just best to keep things internal. I’m surprised that Craig Thompson didn’t keep his stuff internal.”
Translation: Holmoe has been talking about moving BYU’s sports programs back to the MWC (likely centered on non-football sports, as the initial report indicated), but doesn’t want anything to be leaked to the public.
Holmoe described his relationship with Thompson as “very good”, which has been helped by the fact that both he and Thompson serve on the NCAA tournament selection committee.
Holmoe touched on other topics during the 17-minute interview, which included his experience on the selection committee, the FBI’s affect on the NCAA selection process, the importance of scheduling for BYU hoops, the margin of error in the WCC, and the football offseason.
You can watch the entire interview below; Holmoe delves into the MWC stuff right away.