LOS ANGELES (CBS) — BYU’s decision to leave the Mountain West conference to go independent in football has USC Athletic Director Pat Haden exploring the option as well.

“I think you always have to look at every opportunity,” Haden told cbssports.com’s Chip Pattersonsaid from the football team’s hotel in Hawaii.

“We’re a happy member of the Pac-10. I don’t have any ulterior motives or plans to advance the ball on this. I think the Pac-10 with a new commissioner and new opportunities has some growth built-in already. But would we every consider it? I think you have to. As an athletic director in today’s environment, you have to consider every alternative.”

A Pac-10 without USC could change a lot of things. Would the Pac-10 still be able to go forward with plans for its own television network?

Would they try to raid the BIG-12 again? Maybe turn to football power Boise State?

Stay tuned!

Comments (3)
  1. Mr. O says:

    The way SC played against Hawaii, they really should leave (especially after needing to take a cheap shot to stop Hawaii’s QB from scoring #17). They should be able to come in 2nd or 3rd in the WAC or Mountain West.

  2. USC Craig says:

    Cheap shot? Hardly. Blaming USC because the Hawaii QB wasn’t looking where he was going is ridiculous. It’s tackle football, not touch football. And admittedly, the Trojans weren’t playing their best football, but beating Hawaii 42-23 at the start of the 4th, on their first game with a new coaching staff, isn’t too bad.

  3. Mr. O's estranged and unsatisfied wife says:

    Haters go back to Cal.

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