I'm also hoping that by the silence from official sources in Provo, cooler heads
will prevail. BYU was in on the expansion talks that started last Monday.
There is a certain % of member schools who have to OK any expansion so it's not
like everything has been done in secret at the spur of the moment. Unless there
is a sweet TV deal coming from somewhere,in writing, a move outside the MWC
would be premature and very unwise.
I've said it before and I'll say it again--loudly. Be careful Mr. Holmoe and
others. If you are checking the way the wind blows (big if) know that many many
of us do not like this new plan. Other than the Aggies, our rivals are and
always have been since the 50's and 60's, Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico.
Sure would hate to slap those people around with a ill conceived move.
I don't think BYU will do this unless/until they have a TV deal with an
ESPN-caliber network. That would give them more exposure and more money. BYU
generates far more than 1/9 of the TV viewers in the MWC, but only receives 1/9
of the generated money (I would be very surprised if BYU isn't the #1 TV viewer
generator in the MWC).Any game that ESPN doesn't pick up then could
be aired on BYUTV, which has 3x the accessibility as The Mtn (not saying much I
know). It's a risky move with potential loss, but it has a high upside in money
and exposure increases as well.
Hey Runner; You been drinkin the Kool Aide again. BYU going independent is
meaningless outside of Happy Valley and maybe southern Idaho. Now that's a real
strong fan base, one bound to generate millions of dollars per year. Poor old
Notre Dame and Texas are probably shakin in their boots. LOL
Moving back to the old/new WAC - rekindling old rivailries? Com'on Utah State
and Hawaii? You don't seriously think that's a good idea do you?
BYU fans have a way of justifing everything that BYU does and critizing
everything UTAH does. Good luck with this news. You can't possibly think that
all your sports other than football are thrilled to be back in the wac. What a
slap in the face this is to them...and the slap is from your own people...not
UTAH. WOW! That's gotta hurt!!!!
Runner, Congrats to BYU. Rather than being shortsighted and jumping
on the coattails of a sinking conferenceIt sounds like they are
jumping on the coattails of the sinking conference call WAC.
BYU is joining the WAC? With BSU and TCU in the MWC I guess playing 5 or 6 WAC
teams a year is the only way BYU can buy their way into a BCS game. Finally,
BYU just might realize the dream they were unable to earn. Funny that the BYU
collective despises the BCS so much but pursues it so vigorously.Best of luck in the WAC (unless of course it is the MWC that you are really
trying to extort). Either way, it will be interesting to see this play out.
Ignore hedgehog. He's just a BYU hater.One of many....
hedgepiggy:Your comments make no sense and defy all comments from those in
the sports media (national included) have to say about this. It might be worth
your time to understand what is going on and why, rather than just spew whatever
comes to mind.
stanfunky,You make great points. Yes, Holmoe hit the envy button and
made a decision that will haunt BYU for decades.
Runner, tell me how it's not short-sighted what BYU is doing right now. They
are panicking over what - Utah leaving? I thought they didn't care what they
did? Apparently that isn't the case. They're circling the wagons and preparing
for an attack that isn't coming. The Mountain West, with Boise, TCU, Air Force,
and BYU, would be as formidable, if not more, than before Utah left. Boise State is being touted as not just a BCS-buster this year, but strong
enough to possibly crack the top TWO in the nation - enough to get them in the
BCS Title Game. If they pull this off, they will enter the MWC on a high note,
bringing a lot of press and news coverage as they join the Mountain West. How
is this a negative?BYU, if they maintain the consistency of the past
4 years, should be in contenion for BCS berths, especially if they manage to
defeat Boise or TCU in a given year. Why would they trade that for playing
Hawaii, USU, Nevada, and Fresno State? This weakens their schedule, and would
hurt their chances at BCS bids, which is the goal, right?
@ Runnerlol, I assume thats a stand up comedy routine?
Congrats to BYU. Rather than being shortsighted and jumping on the coattails of
a sinking conference, PAC-10/12, they man up, develop their own TV-HD capability
and put themselves in a position to team with Texas and generate their own
revenue. Way to go. Not only that, but they will join with the WAC to
re-kindle the old rivalries. Very nice.Looks like Utah with their
Pac-10 buddies just got punked once again.See ya boys...enjoy the
sun and surf in Cali...
Hopefully BYU will go independent. I would love a football schedule that could
go to places all over the country instead of perhaps one time per year. Also,
after being to many away games, the anti-LDS sentiment and resentment toward BYU
gets old with the MWC teams; too much talk about stuff other than football.
Fans from other universities have more respect. Also, although a conference
championship is nice, BYU has many of them, they have been watered down though
it has been more competitive with TCU and BSU will be in the mix. I have always
thought the away conference games to be the more important as it gives the Y
more exposure. It would also be good for the fans across the country to
experience BYU football.
Of course they’re mum. It’s always hard to deliver disappointing
news. Decades of trying to get into a BCS conference is officially a dead dream.
No.CSU is just jealous that Utah is in Pac-12, BYU in WAC and
CSU is still in MWC.lol
Is CSU lying about the Twitter hack?