The Broncos are no longer enough. If there is even a little grain of truth to the Pac-10's crazy plans to devour half of the Big XII, Boise State is not even close to being enough.
I hope your school presidents can see this. Yes, many of them have been bitten by mega-conference awfulness in the past. Yes, the logistical hurdles of a massive conference are a nightmare. These issues no longer matter.
There were two major problems, as far as I can tell from reading about the fall of the mega-WAC. One was Hawaii. Hawaii was just too far away. Combined with the old WAC's crazy mathematical way of generating schedules, it was all too much to bear. But without Hawaii and with an improved scheduling system learned through experience, every single one of us on the outside looking in needs to hope that this thing works.
The MWC needs to go to twelve, maybe thirteen, teams at the meeting next week. Boise State will help, but Boise State will not be enough. An MWC with Utah, BYU, TCU and BSU looks like absolutely nothing compared to a Big VIII/Pac-8 with USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State. Houston, Nevada, Tulsa and Fresno State all need to be given long looks. And if the Big XII implodes, the MWC needs to be prepared to invite Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State or Baylor, expanding to the dreaded and much hated sixteen that failed so miserably last time.
I look forward to seeing if Boise State gets an invite, and I hope that we are not the only school being seriously considered. Adding the Broncos is a pretty easy choice for the MWC to make, but the time for only easy choices may pass, perhaps as soon as this weekend.