If the MWC wants to keep BYU and they do. they must give BYU some freedom to
make money on out of league games. BYU is crying exposure but what they really
mean is give me more money.we are willing to not go to lower tier
bowl games to make more money during the season.Fire Holmoe for
putting BYU in this mess.
GO independent and do this. See you can play TEXAS. What a game. Forget the
little MWC and go big. Be in control of your future... not bowing to Craig
Thompson and no-name MWC teams.GO FOR IT COUGARS!(from a
@otonashii1Awesome Post! Playing the Sooners was fun last year and a
welcome change from some of the lamer games we usually get (Pac 10
opponents).We're looking forward to playing the Longhorns even
more.Go Cougars!! Hook'em Horns!!
@Big Rock Go back to the Nick Jr message boards. The WCC doesn't
exist for football.
@UteFan24That's a good point. I'm worried about our cream cheese
defense going up against a Heisman candidate like Dion Lewis. If our
4th string RB (a walk-on) is chunking out 120 yds in a scrimmage on our defense,
Lewis will run for 300 yds without breaking a sweat.AFter looking
through our tough schedule, we're going to be lucky to go 4-8. That's not how I
want to finish our last season in the MWC with another 6th place finish. That
certainly doesn't speak well about our prospects in a much tougher conference
like the Pac 10.
@WedgieWe'll tune up Texas just like we tuned up Oklahoma and their
Heisman trophy winning QB and all their first round NFL draft picks last year.
Texas will provide us a great start to another 10+ win season in 2011.Meanwhile in the basement of the Pac 10, Washington St, Arizona and ASU will
all make room for the conferences newest footstool. Be sure to schedule enough
FBS teams so you can go 6-6.
@Chris BI agree with you. Heaps will probably generate the majority
of those 134 pts with TD passes to Chambers, Apo, and Jacobsen. Oklahoma was just the appetizer last year. In 2011 Texas will be the main
@utah10(yawn) that's okay because BYU just got the #1 QB in the land
and will pass all over Texas next season. I can't wait for 2011!Meanwhile, hope you enjoy another typical 3rd place MWC finish.
justmeagain Just what do you remember about freedom of speech or freedom
of the press ? If you don't like the Utes, stop reading their comments. This is an open public forum and if you just want to read about BYU then
stick with "The Daily Universe".
yes texas did go to Laramie last year and was losing in the first half and then
2nd half was a blowout with T win.
What's the big deal here? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Texas played at
Wyoming last year didn't they?
hedgehog"BYU in the WCC.... only in my wildest dreams could I have dreamed
this..."Dream this:BYU playing every week on national
television while Utah only occassionally makes the cut to have one
of their games televised when the Utes are playing one of PAC bigshots.Utah/Washington State, Utah/Arizona, Utah/Colorado will all be shunted to late
Saturday night regional broadcasts, if they're televised at all.To
see how often you can expect to see Utah games nationally televised, check out
how many Washington State games are televised nationally in 2010.
BYU needs to go forward with its Independent objectives to open up more
opportunities to play more schools like Texas. This joke about Nevada and Fresno
State not being available to play is a blessing in disguise. Why would BYU fans
want to continue watching BYU play those schools? Really. Here is a sample
schedule for BYU ...Sept Utah (just play this game right out of the
gate every year)Sept Pac 12 opponentSept Pac 12 opponentSept
BCS opponent (SEC, Big Ten, Big Twelve, ACC, Big East)Oct Utah State
(General Conference)Oct BCS opponent (SEC, Big Ten, Big Twelve, ACC, Big
East)Oct BCS opponent (SEC, Big Ten, Big Twelve, ACC, Big East)Oct
MWC opponentNov MWC opponentNov Notre DameNov NavyNov
ArmyDec Hawaii (make it an annual game in Honolulu every year; very
popular game there; excellent for Church exposure in the Pacific)ESPN can generate many of the games above and BYUTV can take care of the rest.
Q: does anyone think BYU will someday be in the big 12?
Hey U fans. Let's give BYU a break. No second rate program gets a home game
vs. Texas. Hey Coug fans. This isn't the same Texas the Y played
in the 80's.
Look at all the Utes swarming on Cougar boards - kinda creepy.
Isn't it interesting to see a comment of class from a Texas fan, and a welcome
to their field, and the comparison with Ute fans (Hog and Rock, et.al.). Texas
has class. BYU has class. It would be great to establish some home and home
series with some of the great teams across the country.Maybe BYU
will lose a few, but BYU will also beat a few like OU, Miami, Washington, UCLA,
and the list goes on. What a great time to be a Cougar fan!!
Why does it seem the same pathetic Utah fans make comments about BYU? Go find
your own articles!
hedge, being a troll must make life interesting.Texas is COMING to
Provo to play BYU if this announcement is correct. That means something. Notre
Dame has played in Provo. Miami has too back when they were a top program. BYU
has been able to schedule big name schools to play in Provo in the past, and
will be able to in the future.While I was excited for the Utes to
schedule ND, the fact that they couldn't get a game in RES in return was
troubling. When Utah can bring in big non-conference games, then you may have
something to stand on. For the time being, be happy the Utes got into a
Texas supporters are promoting this as an opportunity to get international
exposure on BYU TV, something that they have been trying to copy for the past
several months. Only the Texas Longhorns are smart enough to see that BYU has
seized on the wave of the future with a proprietary tv channel. If their league
decides to go back to a conference title game, look for BYU to join them.
I like it, BYU need to continue to schedule games against the likes of Texas and
Oklahoma. If BYU can start drawing series with big 12 schools, this could propel
a move to the big 12 eventually. If not at worst we are independent and dont
have to worry about sharing revenue with a conference if we bust into the BCS.
One thing is for sure, BYU isnt afraid to schedule or play anyone and I like
that kind of mentality.
BYU in the WCC.... only in my wildest dreams could I have dreamed this...Oh, it's soooo goood to be a Ute!!!!
I'm suprised that Texas would want a series with a team that maybe dropping to
I am an Orangeblood, and very much look forward to the game next September. I
think the last time these two teams met was in late 80s, if I am wrong I am sure
someone will correct me. It would be a huge win for the BYU program, but I
doubt it will happen. But then, I never thought BYU would beat OU. And I was
at a UT game when the announcement came in, that OU lost. Longhorn fans very
much appreciate anyone who beats OU, and when your fans come to Austin next
year, you can have soem free sodas as a thank you for beating OU. We will be
enjoying cold long necks. Hooke em Horns, it will be some great games.
@Hedgehog-Hey I'm a Utah fan too, but you gotta admit that we're just a tune up
for Pitt. BYU is certainly just a tune up for Texas, but it won't be pretty
opening up with Pitt.
@warthog - That is what Oklahoma thought last year.
Texas is always looking for the tune up game befoe it starts its real season
against BCS programs. I've also heard Texas is close to signing up to a series
against SW Missouri St.
This is what BYU would want to do if they are going to try and leave the
conference. I think they should go independent and that Utah should walk a way
from the rivalry game. Woot to the PAC 12!
"Having an annual meeting with Texas"Hold up there, Sparky! It
isn't an "annual" meeting with Texas. It is three games. There aren't that
many "annual" series outside of conferences, except in-state rivalries, service
academies and Notre Dame with a few schools.
Combined score of these three games 122 to 34
Looking to make it 5-0 vs. Texas now!
Good. Texas will get a chance to beat them really bad three times and not just
once. Texas just got the number 1 running back in the nation and he will run all
over BYU next season. Cant wait for the game in 2011.
This would be a huge support in going Independent. Having an annual meeting with
Texas could be a pivotal move to get BYU to an Independent Status, or even into
the Big 12 eventually. Lets get this ball rolling.
This demonstrates being independent isn't dead and that football not only pays
the bills but will make more money and pay more in the future.