Governor of Utah backs BYU’s bid to enter Big 12

The Big 12 is one of college football’s Power 5 conferences.

On Tuesday, the mid-west dominated league gave its commissioner, Bob Bowlsby, the green light to look into which programs could be potential fits for expansion.

The expansion of the league, in coordination with the possible implementation of a conference championship game, would give one of college football’s lowly congregations a higher chance at sending a team to the college football playoffs.

Two of the hottest teams being mentioned as potential inductees are non-Power 5 programs in BYU and the University of Houston.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a splash on social media Thursday afternoon when he tweeted his support for the Cougars’ inclusion among the Big 12.

Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston. @UHouston https://t.co/AnHB4dIGnc

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 21, 2016

Utah Governor Gary Herbert took a friendly swipe back at Abbott Thursday night, though, linking an SB Nation story in which a plausible and compelling case for BYU was made.

I think you meant to say @BYU Governor. 😀 https://t.co/ZbjhirgN3B https://t.co/yyUVrkTdIO

— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) July 22, 2016

Either way, we’ll sit tight and see what comes of the conversation.

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