Dan Patrick has identified 4 potential new members of the Pac-12. The long-time radio and TV host tweeted Thursday evening, mentioning San Diego State, SMU, Boise State and UNLV as candidates for potential expansion.

Patrick says, per his sources, that San Diego State is “still planning” on joining the Pac-12. The university’s Mountain West status beyond the 2023-24 season is currently in limbo. The university notified the Mountain West in June that it intended to resign from the conference, a move to lessen the exit fee. SDSU then asked for an extension and currently contends it never formally left, though the Mountain West considers the university resigned. SDSU will be a Mountain West member for 2023-24, as the resignation applies to the 2024-25 year.

The Pac-12 is “hoping” to add SMU, per Patrick. The program, based in Dallas, Texas, is currently a member of the American Athletic Conference, after previous membership in Conference USA (2005-12), the WAC (1996-2004) and Southwest Conference (1918-1995).

Boise State and UNLV, meanwhile, are currently long shots to be part of the Pac-12. BSU has long been one of the more prominent Group of 5 football programs as a member of the Mountain West. UNLV has also been a Mountain West member since 1999.

The Pac-12 is expected to seek new members once the conference’s next media rights deal is finalized.