Speaking to reporters after their third spring football practice, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall told reporters there is a “good chance” that the Cougars could schedule Wisconsin.
Last year rumors were rampant that BYU was in talks with several big name schools for future home-and-home and two-for-one games. Only one of those rumors has panned out so far, resulting in a single game at Nebraska in 2015.
Wisconsin was another name that was tossed around. Apparently there is some meat behind this one as Mendenhall mentions them as a possibility to Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune. Here is the text of his discussion (video below; skip to 0:54):
Drew: The playing conditions out here, the ground’s kind of frozen, is that a worry at all?
Mendenhall: Well, let’s see, if we schedule…I’m not trying…who else would we schedule that would have ground like that? I’m not sure, so…
Mendenhall: Yeah, Wisconsin maybe. That would be good. And that, there’s a good chance that could happen. So yeah, let’s just plan on we came out here today cause we might play Wisconsin. We’ll use that as our theme.
Drew: What year is that happening?
Mendenhall: I’m not sure (laughter). Don’t try to get me like that. You tried to subtlety just get that outta me.