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CougarLinks: Making the case for BYU being included in the new SEC, ACC scheduling plans

Published: Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:55 a.m. MDT

Brigham Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall pauses on the field after the Cougar season opener with Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. BYU won 14-13.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Here's an impassioned case for BYU being included in the new SEC, ACC scheduling plans.

"The Cougars, who went independent in 2011, are still learning how to rely on patching together series against teams with conferences of their own in order to make decent schedules. And they've done a good job of it — 2014's path includes Texas, two other power-conference teams, and four or five potential mid-major conference champions," writes Jason Kirk of SBNation.

"But if the SEC and ACC decide not to grant BYU the scheduling status of Notre Dame, the Cougars become less desirable opponents and will have a harder time filling up their dance cards (not a terribly harder time, since BYU rarely plays east-of-the-Mississippi teams, but it's the principle of the thing) ...”

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