How come none of you BYU fans can remember when you backed out of a Football
game in Logan four years ago? OH ya, because you can only see one side of
everything... this is part of College Football. I'm just wondering why you all
complain about playing an easier schedule next year than you did this year.
Give me a break... if you played in a decent conference you would be a middle of
the road program at best.
What if all the conferences were put in order based on Sagarin or a similar
ranking system, then each year the top team from one conference would trade
places with the last place team from the next conference. The BCS conferences
would get all the best teams, as everyone would have a chance to filter their
way up into them, so it would actually make sense to tie the big-money bowls to
them.USU's last two games against NM and Idaho would have been very
meaningful, since we'd be playing for who would get knocked down to the MAC.
This year, Idaho would trade places with Bowling Green or CMU. Hawaii would
replace UNLV in the WAC. BYU would trade places with Wisconsin in the Big
Ten.There would be issues with losing local rivalries and extended
travel if most of the conference was far away, plus schedules couldn't be made
as far in advance, so there are some things to work out. But don't tell me the
current system is anywhere close to perfect.
I agree with SS that Bronco's statement about scheduling "weaker" teams was
obviously sarcastic.I'm not to sure about the effect of T.V., regarding
Nevada, and the lack of coverage we get in this conference but can't feel that
"any" team that comes to Provo is happy just being seen in a few neighborhoods.
The Mtn. T.V. coverage is the real joke here followed by the conference school
President's support of an obviously incompetent commissioner.
Nevada would probably play at home and be seen nationally on ESPN, instead of
playing in Provo and only seen in a few Wasatch front homes. MWC teams always
rated higher when they reguarly appeared on ESPN or ESPN2. The higher rankings
of Boise State and Hawaii can be attribted to being seen nationally on a regular
How far has the once proud program stumbled when youre being stiffed by Nevada?
This would have been a coveted game, oh say ten or twelve years ago.
BYU is at best only a regionally recognized name. Nevada had
Nebraska this year and will have Notre Dame, Missouri, Florida State and other
national notables in the next few years to help bring the program into the
national stage.This should be telling of the perception of the
Mountain West and the program in Provo when you are snubbed for Grambling.
Reading comprehension, people. The author was clearly presenting
the point of view that Nevada's breach of contract was made in favor of an
easier schedule (whether or not that is true, I can't say, but that was the
point of the article). And P.S., it seemed pretty obvious to me -
again by the author's context clues - that Bronco's statement about finding an
easier schedule was sarcastic.
Hey,I just moved to Florida and stopped in three other states on the
way. Found Versus in evey single city.Actually, Versus is really
big out here in the South. I watched the BYU-TCU game in Atlanta and watched
the BYU-UTAH game in Miami. They get it here on their regular channels. What
they don't get is cstv or the Mountain. CSTV is in the premium packages.So as a conference, we actually get far more exposure and games than
with ESPN, it's just not the quality of the Big Broadcast GIANT. However, mark my words, Versus will be on ESPN's level in 5-7years and you'll
see alot more PAC 10, BIG 12 games and even some SEC games coming into the mix
since CBS is involved. The poor MWC will theen be on the bottom of the totem
pole again.The`real problem is taking away the local FREE package
away from the local viewers or watching EVERY single game on the schedule.
You thing Bronco will break for UCLA, gimme a break. There were schools offering
Edwards big bucks and even one or two NFL teams. He knew the value of working
at the Y and stayed. I see that in Bronco also. This is a unique place to work.
I believe his salary with school payments and supporters is close
to $1 million dollars. I don't see Bronco as an Urban Meyers, here for a year
or two and outa here. I think he wants to finish what he has started.His firesides tell me a lot about the other side of Bronco and that would not
take place at other schools. As far as the PAC 10, forget it. It
ain't going to happen. Lived in Southern CA for e35 years and the PAC 10 said
they have never ever considered expanding to include BYU or Utah. Live in reality, not a dream world.
Weber State plays Hawaii and Utah next year.
BYU already has Washington in Seattle next year. It is a rough place to play
even if the Huskies aren't exactly the Washington Huskies.UCLA at
home is also on the schedule.Wyoming, New Mexico, UNLV and SDSU will
be the conference home games.And oh, yea. BYU already has a cupcake
on the schedule...Utah State in Logan.Someone like Florida will not
come to Provo for one game only. They don't have to.Florida State
is scheduled to come to Provo in 2010 and may be willing to move the date ahead
a couple of years, but Bowden will not want to come to Provo when he is
rebuilding and BYU is stacked--which will be the case next year.Realistically, this hole will be filled by a lower-level MAC school or a CFS
school looking for a big pay-day.
Why would BYU stoop to Utah's level and schedule a cupcake team? Weber State?
Give me a break !!...
It sounds like Grambling State might have flexible travel plans for August 30,
2008. If Nevada can schedule them for that date why can't BYU schedule them
for a few dollars more? After all, it's just a business deal.
Do you think people out here in Gods country care what goes on east of the
Mississippi? Seriously, we who live out here on the West absolutely LOVE it and
are very proud of the way football is played out here. We watch are fair share
of games and realize that the better teams out here can and would compete
favorably with those teams out there. The only reason we talk about you poor
soles east of the Mississippi is because of the media bias towards the east
coast and because the media pretty much shoves it down our throats.
Yeah Hawaii has any easy schedule. But they NEVER lost. Going undefeated has
as much to do with conquering yourself as it does with your competition. In my opinion LSU is the best and most tallented team in the nation, but they
lost twice to teams that they shouldn't have. You can't argue with NO losses.
Even if BYU schedules cupcakes, does this put them in the BCS
automatically? NO, they still have win all their games. So I say, go for
it Bronco. Schedule those awfull Aggies up north, Idaho state, and Snow
college. Does UVSC have a team? Heck, play Timpview high. But don't cry when
for some reason your players choke on a cupcake game and you lose. (Of course
this would only happen as punishment from the Lord because your players weren't
living right.)Going undefeated gives Hawaii a BCS berth. Reguardless
of the team played.
Whose holding their own against BCS teams, take a look at the facts.BYU
under Bronco 2 wins / 6 losses.UofU during the same time 4 wins and 3
losses.Go ahead schedule a cupcake it may be your only chance to start the
season with a W.Choose The Red-
Utah was faced with the same dilema as BYU earlier this year, and we scheduled
Michigan with the open date. As a fan I am excited!! It can only help the
conference if we show well. Respect has to earned.
-Mike in Austin-Maybe BYU should try an on-side kick.
I have been out. I grew up watching WAC/MWC football. I will always follow it,
but it took one game in the Horseshoe (OSU's stadium) for me to realize why no
one cares about the MWC. People in the East see no difference between the WAC
and MWC. They can name Utah and BSU because they broke into their BCS party.
Outside of that it means nothing to them. It doesn't matter who would be
mid-tier or first-tier in the MWC, because no one outside of the Intermountain
West cares. Last Saturday's game is a pefect example. Two teams playing poorly
on the worst tv station in the world. It seriously looked like high school kids
put together the broadcasting and camera work.
BYU just needs to win with the schedule they have.
Schedule a tough opponent and beat them. That's the MWC's BCS ticket. Once
Hawaii gets crushed in a BCS bowl game all the legitimacy Utah and Boise State
earned for the MWC and WAC will be gone.
UCLA! when you bash the bruins, you aren't doing the cougars any favors. Have
cougar fans forgotten that the cougars lost to UCLA?? Until the cougars beat
them badly and repeatedly the bruins are a quality opponent. UCLA is once again
playing this weekend to keep the trojans out of the Rose Bowl. Any opponent
from the top half of the PAC-10 is a benefit to the Cougars schedule. Just be
thankful they don't have a schedule like the Huskies of Washington... Ohio
State, Boise St., Syracuse and the PAC-10 schedule. Next year's schedule for
the Huskies includes BYU, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame.I have no
complaints about BYU's BCS opponents. However, I would love to see the non-bcs
teams be the likes of Boise St., Hawaii, or other strong teams from the WAC.
You can also throw in Notre Dame and Navy. We could maybe trade on of the
PAC-10 opponents each year for a BCS team in the East... the cougars have done
that before with teams like Boston College, Georgia Tech, Virginia.
well it is going to be hard to find someone who will play in Provo. no one wants
to play there. plus whoever ends up playing us will want us to go there first.
alot of teams don't realize how good the cougars are when they are clicking.
have you looked at who people think BYU will play in Vegas if the don't get a
BCS bid? UCLA! playing them twice in one year and again next year? if they were
at all any good then it would be worth it but they aren't playing well at all.
they haven't played well since losing to UTAH. i say if we try to get pac 10
school we get USC or one of the top teams there that would help us with getting
a BCS bid next year.
I cant beleive everyone just doesn't get it. You all say that Hawaii doesn't
play anyone good on the road. They we supposed to either open the season at USC
or Michigan, ESPN wanted them to play at Michigan for television purposes,
Michigan backed out and left Hawaii high and dry, by the time Hawaii knew this
USC had already scheduled Idaho. Michigan State also pulled out of a game
sheduled in Hawaii, therefore making Hawaii schedule 2 DII schools. All three
"Powerhouse teams" didn't want anything to do with Hawaii. It worked out well
for Michigan though, scheduling App State instead. So stop refering to Hawaii
as if they purposely made their schedule soft, it came down to other top 10
teams being to scared to play them. I agree with whoever said that all 3 (if
hawaii does) teams that cracked the BCS had something in common. They all ended
the previous season ranked and returned the majority of their good players.
This really makes it look good for BYU next year. If they win out they will be
ranked to start the 2008 season and if they win, they will crack the BCS.
News Flash should get out more. Maybe even talk to people on both sides of the
Mississippi before making silly comments. Of course most Easten college
football fans view both the WAC and MWC as beneath the ACC, Big East, Big Ten...
but even casual eastern college football fans are 1) aware of the difference
between the WAC and MWC (even though these games are never on TV in the East)
and 2) know the MWC conference was formed from old members of the WAC and is
generally thought of as a superior conference. Most seasons Hawaii and Fresno
St. would be mid-tier MWC teams, and Boise St. would be a first tier MWC team;
but the rest of the WAC is trash and would be at the bottom of the MWC. To say
an Eastern college football fan doesn't know the difference is silly. We may
not care, and both conferences are largely irrelevent, but why wouldn't we know
I love the idea of scheduling Utah an extra game next year....the record at the
end of 2008 would then be 4-0 over the last four games against the Yewts,
instead of just 3-0!The travesty in College football is that ANY
team has the right to bow out of a game and not keep a schedule. They just have
to pay for it. Obviously conference games are required to be made up. (i.e.
SDSU) It would be a great time to go to Notre Dame and try and move up the home
and home schedule to start again in 08. Also, for those who have shorter
memories, Bobby Bowden said he would....watch for the operative word..."Never
come to Provo". I can't imagine anything has changed in five years, unless FSU
gets a new head coach....Weber might be a good choice...the yewts have
them scheduled for next year...maybe they know something BYU doesn't?? Although,
I don't think BYU needs the additional 1500 fans WSU would bring like the Yewts
would need them. Let's see, 1500 added to 19000 fans at RES would take them over
20,000 fans! Now I know why they were scheduled!
Next Year BYU has a very good chance of winning against UCLA at Home, on the
road against an average Washington team, and then a cupcake game against Utah
State, and for sure cup cake game against whoever we play for the first game of
the season. The only thing I'm worried about for next year is Robert Anae, as
our offensive coordinator. He is the WORST! His play calling against Utah cost
us three touchdowns. I've never seen a coach so pass happy. I thought when a
team can't stop what you do you keep doing it until they prove they can stop
you. That was the case with our running game. Utah was gashed all day by our
running game, yet Anae just had to keep flinging that football around the field.
So as long as Anae is BYU's offensive coordinator, BYU will lose one to two
games each year because of shoddy play calling. Show some common sense ANAE!!!!
The football world that matters (East of the Mississippi) considers the WAC and
MWC to be interchangeable, that is assuming they have ever heard of either
conference. People know about the Utes due to basketball success and breaking
the BCS. Ninety nine percent know nothing about the Cougars or any of the other
teams in the MWC. Boise State is well respected due to winning a BCS game.
Outside of Boise State people know nothing about the WAC.
Hawaii will get the WAC's 2nd win against a BCS opponent against Washington this
Saturday. Then what? Utah and Boise State both made a statement for
non-BCS conferences by winning their break-through games. That was big for those
who hate the BCS monopoly and gave us fuel for our arguments that the BCS was
nonsense.Hawaii? One of the worst road teams ever. Gets overtime
wins on the road against San Jose State, Lousiana Tech, and squeaks out at
Nevada. They whine about why teams won't go to Hawaii but fail to schedule
anything outside of the WAC on the road. Is theirs really a forumla for BCS
success? Do they really belong? They have absolutely no hope against
LSU in the Sugar Bowl. An LSU drubbing will be the worst thing that can happen
for non-BCS schools and could tighten the "strength of schedule" formula in
coming years. I don't think dumbing down your schedule following the
Hawaii way will pay off over the long haul. It is not just a matter of getting
there, you want to look like you belong when you arrive....
How does a scheduling story turn into banter between Utah and BYU fans? As a
Utes fan my opnion is the Cougs should put a weak team in. If you look at the
three teams that have busted into the BCS they all had one thing in common. The
year before they ended with a high ranking. If BYU can win their bowl game they
will probably be a top 20 or 15 team. Then next year with the returning players
they should start in the top 20. The Utes did that and so did BSU and HI. I
would love for BYU to be in the running for a BCS game. Imagine if Utah and BYU
both broke into the BCS within 5 years. Maybe we could push our way into the PAC
Why would Nevada be afraid of BYU? They are playing @ Moussori, @ UNLV, vs.
Texas Tech and vs. Grambling State. The reason why they dropped BYU was
probably, because of the fact that they would have 3 away games and 1 home game.
That makes it difficult for any team and their fans. Their fans want to see
games at home. If you have no respect for the WAC or their teams, then what are
you complaining about? BYU is a bunch of whining mormons. How does it feel being
stiffed? The whole MWC stiffed the WAC back in the day just to from the MWC.
BYU is scheduled to play FSU in the next few years anyways. why don't we just
bump it up a year. I think we need to play teams from the east of we want BCS
attention. Even if it is a lower team from a BCS conference. I hope that BYU and
UTAH can make it into the BCS bust every year and have the rivalry game actually
mean something every year. Like a conference championship.
Interesting how BYU wasn't chicken when they refused to play USU in Logan but
now Nevada is chicken.I am always told that USU is so much below BYU
that BYU fans don't even think about USU. This situation has nothing to do with
USU but USU keeps being mentioned here.All of these types of
contract come with buy out clauses. Nevada will have to pay the buyout. This
kind of stuff happens all the time. Last year BYU bought out USU's contract
with Oregon so that USU would play in Provo. That put Oregon in the same
situation. BYU didn't have a problem with it then.Hawaii did have
Michigan and Michigan State on their schedule but they backed out just like
Nevada just did. So to assume that they went out of their way to have an easy
schedule is a completely false assumption. But I wouldn't expect anything
Hey, open against Utah.Make it a home and away freeway series.That way Utah would have two shots at a win, and two BYU bowls.Unga would be guaranteed two games next year with big numbers.
A couple of thoughts. First, no one east of the Mississippi ever talks about
BYU. Second, if you play more teams from the ACC, Big East, or SEC, they might
start. Third, higher quality opponents will not only help your BCS aspirations,
but will also help recruiting (good players want to play good teams).
Ultimately, the only way to build a major football program is by playing the
best teams. Every Mountain West program should schedule as many non-conference
games as possible with BCS schools with good programs.
It sounds like Nevada does not want any part of the "Provo Blue Magic"?
Nevada is irrelevant for the most part what bothers me is that BYU schedules all
of their BCS opponents against the Pac-10. UCLA and Washington in the same
season, UCLA and Arizona this year. I cant remember the last time they played a
Big 12 team in a non bowl game. I tired of always seeing Pac-10 on our schedule
According to a release by University of Nevada, they asked out of the game with
BYU over a year ago. How is it that BYU is just now realizing it?
Shoot yeah, Hawaii deserves to be in BCS, I mean look at all the high quality
wins from the WAC this year. Hmmm... well maybe not, does it count for anything
if the 2nd place WAC team Boise St. lost to the last place PAC 10 team
(Washington)?Who knows, Hawaii may be deserving, and I hope they win
their BCS game, assuming they beat Washington.The big eye sore on
BYU's loss column is Tulsa, to me that does not qualify them for a BCS game. I
think any at-large should go to either Florida or Kansas.
A note on BYU and so-called "class"...How many here are willing to
take the bet that, despite the score, BYU will keep Unga in the game until he
breaks the freshman rushing record?I'd say that odds are 2-1
The only way the Cougars and the MWC to gain national respect is to play and
beat BCS schools. Period. If Nevada's too scared, bring on Florida State or
whoever. Win or lose, at least BYU's played a quality opponent.Did
I read Bronco right that he might go along with playing cupcakes? I guess the
man isn't perfect after all. I DISAGREE COMPLETELY. The main appeal of BYU
sports is trying to become visible nationally and showing the Cougars can
*compete* with the best. Not always gonna win... but it's never been all about
that. Pollsters aren't impressed with cupcakes, and even IF the
Cougs SOMEHOW cupcaked their way into a BCS game, who wants to see them blown
out 84-7? I don't! Hawaii will choke in a BCS bowl. Horrible road team + few
quality opponents + ramped-up competition = DISASTER.If BYU's going
to *say* they'll play the game the right way, for heck's sakes, *really* play it
the right way. SCHEDULE QUALITY. But if Bronco *really* wants only 25,000 in
LES for a thrilling 2012 home opener, BYU vs. North Dakota State, that's his
choice. He has his free agency. I have mine.
Recall that a Crowton coached Cougar team already completed BYU's part of the
home and home agreement by playing, and getting upset in Reno. I hope Nevada has
to pay a fortune to find BYU another home game. They got their win and
recognition for beating BYU now they cover with the thought of becoming an
opening weekend meal for the Cougs.Fans don't mind seeing BYU losing a
competitive game to a highly regarded team, as long as it's respectable, but to
play any more body bag games with Div 1-AA competitors (including in reality,
Utah State) creates a big snore and apathy. We have the Eastern Wash and Eastern
Illinois games as evidence.Other MWC teams are at a different point, where
a win means more than seeing a good game between decent teams. BYU needs to keep
climbing, not sinking down to a less competitive level. Everyone knows what
Hawaii does, it's no secret.BYU Football isn't a charity to help USU stay
in Div 1-A, by increasing their home attendance, 10,732 for 2007, 107th in the
NCAA Div 1-A, far below the required 15,000.
They HAVE to schedule up! They owe us big time. If they play teams
from BCS conferences - and more importantly - with better TV deals, we have a
shot at seeing the games on Nat'l or even Regional TV!
Living right! That was one awesome crack in response to Collie's comments...
gotta admit, you had me ROFL! As far as nevada not honoring their contract no
big deal for BYU. I would just as soon see the cougars play a BCS opponent
anyway. In fact, if WAC teams have found the formula for high rankings and BCS
bowl games by playing weak opponents, then BYU should drop Utah State and force
Nevada to play USU twice next year! That should be weak enough to impress the
WAC brass! The only WAC schools that are worthy to be on the schedule with the
cougars are Boise St., Hawaii, and possibly Fresno St. In fact MWC... invite
Boise St. to join the MWC and let the other WAC schools play Grambling instead
of Boise St. That would make more sense based on their "formula."I
would just send a letter to Nevada thanking them for the favor even though it
was a classless act. Then I would send a letter to the other MWC schools
encouraging then not to ever schedule Nevada as a non-conference opponent. Let
them fill their schedule with Grambling, Eastern WA, UVSC, and Elko high school.
Next years Great Alaska Shootout had a dropout team. Teams post a $50,000 bond
to get in the tourny. The UAA AD says next year maybe he'll collect a $100,000.
bond. Maybe BYU needs to collect a no show bond something like $500,000 to
$1,000,000 when they schedule these non conference teams. This could put some
serious financial obligations to keep their word whether written or not.
Washington will beat Hawaii and pop that bubble they are living in.
You know, when you are living life right on and off the field the Lord will step
in and play a part. Don't worry he'll bless your program to find a quality
opponent to make your BCS hopes great and thus bring glory to the Church through
it. Just keep the faith. Go Cougs!
Actually, the WAC is 1-14 against BCS schools. Fresno State beat Kansas State
Bronco was asked if he would leave by channel 2, and he said basically he would
stay as long as he is wanted, and he looks at as something beyond football and
has to do with his faith and his family (i'll leave it at that). bronco isn't
Let's get a non conf schedule that helps our exposure and recruiting. Play
someone from a major conference, especially in the PAC 10 where we recruit
heavily and can get a big fan base out to the game. Our kids in CA and AZ rarely
get to see BYU play. East Coast appearances are also too rare. BYU is already on
the verge of disappearing with the poor TV deal. I went there in the days of
McMahon, Young and Bosco. I can't believe 25 years later we are still struggling
to improve the quality of this program. We should NEVER EVER consider a WAC team
on our schedule...You are only as good as your competition...
I'd have to agree with you... someone isn't living the way they should. I guess
that is why the U of U is so blessed. this has never happened to them before.
Did they really note the band in that announcement? GeezPretty
classless that they didn't even mention dropping BYU or their contractual
obligation they are ignoring.BYU should charge Nevada the cost of a
sell out at LES. 65k seats at an average of $50 per seat. A three million
dollar invoice might be just the wakeup call they need to honor their
contract.At the very least they should call it a forefit and take
the win.Don't expect BYU to play the Wolfpack ever again.
I heard the same thing.No question Bronco's stock is rising and schools
with $$ will be calling.Bronco's days at BYU are extremely numbered.BYU needs to have a plan for when this happens. The bidding war for Kryal
Wittingham was embarassing.I say good for Bronco.
Hawaii didn't ask for their schedule. Michigan and Michigan State bought out
their play contracts with them. No big school wants to go to Hawaii. They are
going with what they can get. They still were looking for a game to finalize
the schedule in March (5 months before kickoff).
If the people who schedule these games were living right, this wouldn't happen.
Love to see Bobby and the boys come to Provo.Torn between a softer
schedule that would allow us to go 3-0, but surely no one could criticize our
SOS playing UCLA, Washington, and FSU in one season.
I just got back from Southern California. A local sports channel mentioned UCLA
will fire their coach after their upcoming loss to USC this saturday. Bronco
Mendenhall was mentioned as a possible candidate to replace him. I don't know if
it is being mentioned in the local media here. I know Bronco likes it here but
UCLA could pay three times more than BYU plus the nice weather and recruiting
pool would be awesome. Any truth to the news?
Sounds to me like BYU just needs to get a better band.
The reason Hawaii is ranked high is because of their quarterback who is breaking
Ty Detmer's records. That is where the interest is not their schedule.
I like the idea of excluding BCS schools, lol. Your scenario reminded me of the
people that hang out at a popular night club, hopping the bouncers will let them
in. Of course its all based on attractiveness. The Big East is filled with
former mid-major teams that the BCS allowed into their dance. Those teams are
still the same caliber, but now they hang with the more popular crowd. The rest
of the teams (mid-majors) sit outside pathetically hopping to be included. Why
they just don't leave the dance line, and go hold your own dance. When you no
longer have people clamoring to get into the popular night club, it loses much
of its appeal.
The 5 non-bcs conferences should join ranks and exclude the bcs teams from
competition. Don't schedule them for any games, and at the end of the season,
the 5 non-bcs conferences should stage their own playoff system for a national
champion. Move forward without them.Trying to compete with the bcs,
is like tying to hangout and win the admiration of the popular crowd when your a
nerd. It's pathetic the way non-bcs schools kiss the butts of the bcs. I'd say,
go your own way and develop a better mouse-trap.
BYU chokes at least two OOC games every year. Nevada backing out just saved BYU
that one extra Tulsa like choke. Get a gimme game like Eastern Washington, can't
hurt, just look at Hawaii.
Wapiti, thanks for the stats. BCS teams are overrated. They have created a rift
in the minds of the nations football fans, that bcs teams are far superior to
the mid-majors. There is more parity in football than ever before. Here's a suggestion. shuffle conference teams each year. Let Michigan play in
the MWC and BYU or Utah play in the Big 10, and see if they can compete. We
might be shocked in the outcome.
Let's get Hawaii on the schedule so we can see what former BYU QB Jake Bower can
do unless he goes to Michigan with Coach Crowton if the LSU coach Les Miles
takes Crowton with him...
The Mountain West is 6-7 vs the BCS this year. The WAC is 0-14 . . . yes that's
zero wins and fourteen losses. The Mountain West schedules and wins its fair
share against the BCS schools. The WAC? The record speaks for itself.
The MWC has beaten half the BCS teams it has scheduled, with three losses coming
from SDSU alone. The MWC is certainly holding its own against BCS schools.
Let's just see if Hawaii can beat an opponent with some raw talent in Washington
before we declare Hawaii BCS worthy.As for Nevada - bock, bock,
bock, buh-kock!I'm pretty sure BYU can't play any FCS teams next
year, but I'm OK if Florida State wants to come to Provo. They'll get some
serious chapped lips in that dry, September Provo heat.
Hawaii has figured it out. Get the weakest schedule possible, and get in a BC$
bowl. Even if a non-BCS team went undefeated on a tough schedule, they still
wouldn't even be considered for the national championship. This year, it's more
clear than ever that a playoff system is needed.
Nevada is obviously afraid of starting the season 0-4, thus they have replaced
the BYU game. We should not stoop to Hawaii's level, by scheduling 2 DII
schools, however, we should actively try to schedule the perennial doormats of
the big conferences: Duke, Northwestern, Baylor, Minnesota, and Syracuse. Also
schedule any WAC team and 1 DII school. Schedule the doormats for the
first 3 non-conference games and then schedule the 4th non-conf game against a
decent to upper-level BCS team.
Here's some facts:1) Nevada is afraid to play the cougars. (maybe they
really do get help from above)2) BYU down graded its schedule when it
re-scheduled Utah State, since they are both in the WAC they could drop the
aggies as payback.3) If we can't replace these games with BCS teams the
BCS could be considered in collusion with the WAC and include them in the
lawsuit.4) The Utes were not able to use "That offensive Hakka" or "Those
stupid statements by Curtis Brown" as motivation to beat the "Y" but cougs
beware Austin Collie's "help from above" statement is the final straw they will
not forget and next year they'll be waiting for us. (are the rest of you as
scared as I am)
Hawaii has taught us that a weaker schedule is not necessarily a problem for
making a BCS bowl appearance (no disrespect to Hawaii, I'm a fan). This is the
climate that we find ourselves in with the BCS. A number of BCS schools use this
to their advantage. The BCS has shown us that a glossy win/loss record is more
impressive than strength of schedule. Why beat yourself up against mid to upper
BCS schools, when you can swim in friendlier waters, and gain national
recognition. I'm loving the current rankings mess. It screams for a playoff.
Perhaps the evil sith lords (BCS Presidents) will get the message that their
system is a flop in determining a national champion.
Give me a break - You may want you check your facts and compare this
years MWC record against BCS schools and to the WAC record against BCS schools.
You might be surprised.
I think it would be great if instead of brining in Eastern Illinois and Easter
Washington, BYU would play the local FCS teams such as Weber State and Southern
Utah. Sure it would be an easy win, but it would be much more exciting for the
Nevada would do BYU a favor if they could get a good ACC team to play in Provo.
I personally would rather see MWC teams play up instead of down.
hmmmmm.... sounds like BYU might want to consider how it fells to be stiffed!
BYU didn't want to compete against the Aggies in Logan (Basketball). Let's face
it - it's all about winning......
What BCS team has Hawaii beaten away from home?
This is exactly why the MWC and the WAC will never receive respect. You have
the likes of Bronco stating that he should find an easier schedule so he can get
into the BCS.... Come on....Try to keep up with the Big East or
maybe the ACC. Hopefully one day you can compete with the SEC... What a joke.
If we must schedule a lower tier school then make it a Utah lower tier school
like Weber State or Dixie. I don't want to see another Eastern Washington when
we have local small schools that could at least make the game have some
meaning.I'd like to see the Grambling band too. I hope that GU and
some of these 'patsies' blow out some of the bigger programs next year like App.
ST. did to Michigan this year.
BYU needs to enforce the contract by taking immediate legal action against
Nevada for serious dollars that they cannot afford without some pain. A deal is
a deal. Nevada cannot make as much money playing Grambling in their stadium as
they could coming to Provo to play BYU. Perhaps they don't want to play BYU
because they are afraid of losing the game more than losing money.
The last people who should be criticizing strength of schedule is the MWC teams.
When they consistently schedule and beat BCS teams then they might be able to