BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe didn't look like a man on the edge. Rather, he appeared to have a plan.
What that plan is, he wouldn't specify, only to note that BYU football isn't dead. Reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. For the past 10 days, Cougar Nation has been awash in skepticism — or at least dismay.
Why didn't BYU do something?
Could the athletic program that dominated both the Mountain West and the Western Athletic conferences be dwindling? Is the home of two Outland Trophy winners, a Doak Walker winner, a Heisman winner and one national football championship be down for the count?
"Things may settle for a little bit," Holmoe said, "but there's opportunities — great opportunities for BYU that did not exist last week."
Holmoe wouldn't get specific, except to say doors are opening.