Decent article from Mr. Rock. THe MWC and WAC WERE pretty close,
with the slight edge to MWC. But when BSU left that edge became a wide split.BYU bolting for the WAC only seems like their trying to avoid the
Broncos; trying to be the "Big Fish" once again.Let's face it:
unless BYU is top dog and master of the universe, it (and its fans) will not be
satisfied. It's a superiority complex. These theatrics and drama queen action is
exactly what Holmoe and his fans are hoping for: a lot of hype about nothing at
all. This massive controversy is barely a blip on the national
radar.I'm all for the church run school to look out for it's
interests as well as the interests of its student athletes. But the same goes
for Nevada, Utah and Boise State.
On ESPN's PTI show: "Happy Trails Western Athletic Conference also known as The
WAC."Yeah, this got a whole 10 seconds on PTI. I guess this is much
about nothing outside of Utah.
BYU comes across in all the press as slimey. Under the table deals, promises
not kept, all because they think their enitre university revolves around their
football team. The only in state winner right now is University of Utah. Utah
State looks like it gets the worst, and BYU takes a step down, no matter what
they do now. The only way to salvage an already bad situation for utah college
atheletics, is for BYU to stay in the MWC, and Utah State to break their deal
with the WAC and join the MWC. Sure, that leaves the remaining WAC teams
hanging, but they'll find a home in a new super 12 team plus league.
Everyone stay calm! BSU and BYU need to make the leap into a new conferance and
others will follow. Take BYU, BSU, TCU, Air Force, Nevada, UNLV, Fresno State,
SDSU, and then add Tulsa, Houston, Utep, and SMU. Have a contract with ESPN
while the local media also broadcast games. This will be a stronger conference
and have a better chance of being an AQ then what we have now. Anyone agree?
The BIG 12 would be a good fit for BYU. If ESPN can work this with the BIG 12 I
think it would be better for all parties. Add BYU & TCU and then you have your
Big 12 Championship Game. I love to see TCU (or even BSU) & BYU
leave just to spite Craig Thompson who always touts his loyalty to all the
schools of the MWC but has done everything he can over the years to hurt BYU.
Then the MWC would be nothing than the WAC 2.Of course it is no
one's fault the MTN network appeared. I have hated that network since day one!
All of this blowing of every ones bugles is overbearing. This whole travesty
will blow over and everyone will be happy with the results in the end. There is
one issue I believe will not be accepted very much for a big part of Utahns
though. What will the Ute supporters be saying in 5 years when they haven't ever
challenged for a conference title? I'm just saying it's one thing too go big,
it's another to compete!
P.S. Thompson pretty much created this whole situation due to his lack of vision
over the years. If he had created a better conference, BYU wouldn't be trying to
get out. Instead of stealing schools from the WAC to survive, he should be
improving the MWC so schools don't want to leave. No vision...
If BYU goes back to the WAC, then they should tear down the Richards PE building
and rebuild the football stadium there...because the fans will be watching the U
play at home or on TV in a REAL Division I conference!!!
Nobody is being slimy or greedy. It's called SURVIVAL. All schools are just
doing the best they can - nothing wrong with that. It's more like a big chess
match. It is unfortunate that when the dust settles, some schools will end up
with the short straw, and there could be many.I don't like Thompson
inviting FS and NV since it messed up BYU's plan, but it was just his
counter-move in the chess match. USU deciding to stay put was their
move.We'll just have to see what the next moves are. There are still
many possibilities. Stay tuned - this chess match is far from over.
Nehu:What do you mean "honor commitments"? Fresno and (presumably)
Nevada committed to pay a $5 million fee if they exited the WAC within a
prescribed period. And they will, I assume, honor that commitment.What about BYU? Is it "honorable" to go behind your partners' backs trying to
prearrange deals that could lead to severe difficulties for those partners?
(Note: BYU has a history of this sort of thing, conspiring as they did with Utah
and the rest to leave and form the MWC a decade ago.)Of all parties
involved, I would say BYU's actions are the most questionable.And
yet, as I said earlier, I don't blame BYU for looking out for its own interests.
Nor do I blame Fresno, Nevada, or the MWC/Thompson.
Seems like the U is going unscaved in all this scandal. Were they not the first
team to throw the first rock? Seems like the U ought to be scrutinized for greed
and breaking away from the MWC. Just a thought to consider for all those who are
taking shots at the Y. Believe me, as an Aggie I can't believe I'm writing
anything positive towards the Y. Maybe the moon is in some kind of funky
re: "Henry Drummond | 10:15 a.m. Aug. 20, 2010 I get it!If
BYU moves to the WAC that's business. If Fresno State & Nevada move to the MWC
that's stealing. If BYU wants to go independent to make more money that's
business. If Fresno State & Nevada move to the MWC to cut costs, that's
selfish.I see the difference now."Oh do you really
mr drummond- how wonderfully hypocritical of you- what was it for utah wanting
to leave the MWC & go to the pac-10 to make more money? Business, or
selfish?The majority of you utah fans are about as
hypocritical as they come- BYU has been considering options long before utah
bolted, but now they're the greedy and selfish institution while utah should be
held on a higher pedestal. Unfortunately for utah fans, if not for BYU dragging
your sorry teams along for a few decades, you wouldn't be anywhere near where
you are today- but BYU is the evil empire for trying to better themselves? The hypocrisy is thick here.
Greed, if that's what you want to call it, isn't bad if you use the money the
right way. They're trying to build up BYU-TV which would create a ton more jobs
and give the employees a bigger National Audience. Plus the local business
economy will boom when we're able to get bigger schools to come out here (like
Texas). Not using your talents and resources to better those in the community
seems like a bigger waste than go after more money. Let the smaller schools
figure it out for themselves.
Let's see what happens. Perhaps BYU will drop athletics all together.....
I am puzzled.There has been no invite from any BCS conference.
Where does this illusion that any BCS conference will invite BYU. BYU has to do what they can do, control what is within their power to
control.BCS has not happened. It is about the money honey. They
have not shared it, most likely will never share it. So let go of this
Dear BYU - Just DOITWas it a leak? Hard to say since it has been
since early this summer that things have been studied and evaluated.Is the holdup approval from the church? Seems like that should have been
requested long before now?If the hold up is due to uncertainty then
just DOIT! The cost of confusion, doubt, uncertainty are far greater than a few
bumps in the road of the future.
"Only a fool or person with no knowledge of the facts would say byu looks slimey
or was trying to harm the mwc. They made their demands clear and were told to
drop dead. So they looked elsewhere."Hilarious. BYU orchestrates
the $5 million dollar clause to stop people from leaving, once it leaves itself
to go to the WAC.. they just got outplayed at the poker table, that's all.. That
above statement is just ridiculous.
I may be missing something here but, for any school it's about revenue. Whether
it's the TDS going independent, Utah joining the PAC or Nevada and Fresno
joining the MWC. They're all doing what they believe what is best for their
respective Universities. Without said revenue, you can't compete against the
BCS. The only team that appears honorable to me is USU. I heard a report they
were offered admission to the MWC and turned it down partially because of their
ties to the TDS situation. I just don't understand how fans in provo believe
they'll have the leverage of a Notre Dame. Lavell was a great coach but, he's
retired. One nat'l championship 25 years ago that started all this mess doesn't
even come close to the history of the Irish. I have BYUTV on my satellite but,
the only time I ever watched it was for a Thurl Bailey fireside. This isn't
"Field of Dreams," If you build it, no one will care.
16 team mega conference called super-wacPerfectly describes this
situationSitting back watching it all unfold. Its great to be a
I don't know if a combined MWC/WAC would be good, but if it happened, hopefully
they'll put Benson in charge and dump Thompson.
Geez, how embarrassing is this to the lds church. The national media is ripping
yBu for assuming they are half-equal to Notre Dame and acting like they can have
bargaining power like Texas. Being in the MWC is obviously their best option.
They need to apologize to the MWC commissioner before they lose their
affiliation with MWC.
Well I think ..... wait a minute, I don't have to think on this subject. We have
a GREAT AD.Utah - smelling like roses!!
I get it!If BYU moves to the WAC that's business. If Fresno State &
Nevada move to the MWC that's stealing. If BYU wants to go independent to make
more money that's business. If Fresno State & Nevada move to the MWC to cut
costs, that's selfish.I see the difference now.
BYU is acting in its own best interests. Show me a school that is not doing the
same. Nothing illegal or unethical has happened. Get over it UNLV, etc.
Of the 50 or so comments on here shameongreed has contributed roughly half.
Come on pal, if you want everyone to know your stances so badly you should have
become a journalist. I think BYU should bolt, even though all of the talk on
here of "deserving" is ridiculous. I also agree that the BIG 12 is the ultimate
goal and BYU is begging them right now for an invite. I hope they get it, along
with TCU, that is a no-brainer.
The WAC is pretty much drained of relevancy now that BYU surely will stay in
Mountain West. I really love the Y and hope they will remain in the MWC until
such time a better opportunity for the school presents itself. Independency for
the football program and conference play (especially in the WAC) is not a better
Face it; this is the most exciting chess game you and I have ever watched.
Anonymous sources and conference commissioners are making moves that surprise
and frustrate each other and entertain the rest of us.I find it
interesting that Utah tipped the first domino, but BYU, which is still studying
the game board, is blamed for massive disruption. This seems to validate Utah's
irrelevance and BYU's immense significance.
Further evidence that big time football is incompatible with the purpose of a
Here is what is happening: BYU is looking into getting a invite from the Big 12
somtime before Sept 1 and ESPN is helping their cause. BYU and ESPN just need to
convince Texas and then it's a done deal. BYU will help Texas with their own TV
Network if they are invited. If this falls apart, BYU and some other Schools
with ESPN help will be forming a new Conference Starting in 2011. The Y is
waiting to hear back from the Big 12! Stay Tuned!!
History, relationships, fans, forget it. The"now generation" wants things
different and NOW! GREED thats what all of this conference jumping is all about,
and "nothing" else. Everyone thinks they are top dog today and want to be first
at everything they do. Look at todays drivers on the highways, the big
businesses, the politicans, just to mention a few who put GREED and themselves
before anything else in the world! It's sickening and a travesty, but oh well go
"now generation" go, after all you got all the answers and the "REAL" builders
of this great country who are aged now don't know anything and their ideas are
out of touch with society. WOW! Team sports have turned into nothing more than
Once Utah takes third or fourth in the MWC......
My advice to the MWC is to plan ahead without BYU and grow to thirteen members
including BYU (you know BYU won’t forget that this time you were able to
react in time to save your mere existence). Utah State and Tulsa look like
decent candidates (Houston would create traveling problems for the member
schools and you’ll have a WAC scenario all over again and if you
don’t learn your lesson then you deserve to perish).Kudos to
the MWC for reacting the way they did. Will they be ready for the next blow that
will surely come in the near future? I truly hope so.
Let them become independent and wish them good luck (I wish them good luck they
are a great school no question about that, none) myself. Remember the so called
solution to the small 12 conference? Rumor has it that some of the schools are
still upset with the conference and with Texas and to a small extent with
Oklahoma and you want to stay as far away as possible from a similar situation
going forward. Why do I care? The MWC is one of the few athletic
conferences in the NCAA world that comes across as the real deal. They like to
compete in good faith and they behave gentlemanlike and something must be said
for decency even in today’s world even in the heavily charged atmosphere
of college big business with the ever presence of ESPN and FOX hovering over
every important school (in the football business sense that is) 24/7.
First of all BYU is truly a religious institution (and this is a compliment not
a criticism) something Notre Dame is not (yes I did my due diligence).Notre Dame operates as a business model while providing excellent teaching to
those who are willing to part with a few precious bucks and being as old and
respected as they are and being one the of finest schools to play football in
the history of College sports; they have a niche that BYU does not approach
(sorry BYU fanbase but it’s the truth).Which bring us to the second
point: Notre Dame is a national brand like the Yankees or the Dallas Cowboys and
that’s why they were able to say no to the Big 10 and kept their
reputation as a solid product their fanbase is far too numerous and financially
able. Whether that will remain a valid point in the future remains to be seen. I
even feel that BYU is actually eyeing the Big Ten in the not so distant future
trying to make the Utah market look more promising than it actually might be but
hey more power to them for trying.
Craig Thompson is incompetent and needs to go!
The MWC on the other hand knowing that BYU has been manipulating them for years
and probably blamed them for not making the cut at the PAC 10 decided that
enough is enough and reacted quickly to what BYU was about to befall on them and
stroke at the eleventh hour and invited Fresno State and Nevada. MWC actions
were dictated by the need to survive as a mid prestigious conference who more
often than not has acted like a group of solid citizens and able group of
schools regardless of what BYU fanbase keeps saying to the contrary.Now you tell me who’s greedy and selfish here?BYU thinking was
flawed because they are not Notre Dame although they will now try to sell that
concept to the MWC and spin their faux-pas as a business plan per se.
"Slimy" and "greedy"? Silly utes. After years of crying "holier than thou!"
about BYU, you NOW accuse them of greed after you just jumped for the $18MM/yr.
And particularly the "active Mormon" ute crowd -- how many times have I heard,
"BYU had better not be using my tithing money to support their football team!"?
Well they don't, but a measly $1.5MM/yr from the MTN is making it tough. For
the athletic department to remain self-sustaining SOMETHING needs to happen -- I
would think that ute fans (particularly LDS) would be PLEASED with BYU's
WHAT IF? WHAT IF? WHAT IF?I got it said the brightest of them all!
The key words? Notre Dame. Listen we’ve been dictating the terms for all
sports at the MWC and what did that get us in the end? Zilch.What
if we become the Mountain West Notre Dame (in reality it was more like the MW
Texas) we are more Mormon than the Utes (those ingrates after all we have done
for them) WE are the darlings of the MW and we have to split every single penny
we earn with those hideous schools from everywhere.We’ll teach them
a lesson.Notre Dame is a religious school and they are above the
rest just like we are and for that they have been able to remain independent and
they are part of the BCS regardless of their record.
This realignment has nothing to do with being selfish it is all about Greed
(BYU) and self-preservation (Fresno State and Nevada and the MWC).It all
started with the PAC 10 going for expansion.BYU just started the
rumor that they were being considered by the Pac 10 as the next team to be
added in addition to the group obtained by Texas from the Big (small) 12
conference (what no finder’s fee? ). We know the truth now: the better
fit was Utah and also the lucky school that got asked to the dance thank you.
The rest was just spin plain and simple. But this is when things get murky.Ever since Utah was asked and accepted their transfer to the Pac 10 BYU
ceased to enjoy their mandatory 8 daily hours of sleep and their brass started
to plot and plot and plot . . . . well you get the idea and they started to
come up with and trash zillion different scenarios but one.
Why do I care?The MWC is one of the few athletic conferences in the
NCAA world that comes across as the real deal. They like to compete in good
faith and they behave gentlemanlike and something must be said for decency even
in today’s world even in the heavily charged atmosphere of college big
business with the ever presence of ESPN and FOX hovering over every important
school (in the football business sense that is) 24/7.My advice to the MWC
is to plan ahead without BYU and grow to thirteen members including BYU (you
know BYU won’t forget that this time you were able to react in time to
save your mere existence). Utah State and Tulsa look like decent candidates
(Houston would create traveling problems for the member schools and you’ll
have a WAC scenario all over again and if you don’t learn your lesson then
you deserve to perish).Kudos to the MWC for reacting the way they
did. Will they be ready for the next blow that will surely come in the near
future? I truly hope so.
Sorry guys, but a weak 16 team Super Conference is not a good idea for the
Mountain West.If the MWC does that ... look for TCU to bolt from the
conference at the first reasonable chance it gets.Now, may be the
time for the PAC 10/12 to strike yet again and pick up TCU and Texas Tech. As
old rivals from the dead Southwest Conference, it would be a good move for them
and the PAC would get its longed for footprint in Texas.Why would
Texas Tech join the PAC? They just hate being the poor step child to Texas and
despise the recent shenanigans it took to keep Texas from leaving the
It is still amazing to me that BYU hasn't said one word about any of their
plans. Not one word look what the media has done with nothing. It's even more
amazing that "some fans" believe BYU is the bad guy. They have been looking at
every possible thing that makes sense for BYU. In the normal work of the day
they talked to the WAC, MWC, and I'm sure many others, but they haven't said one
word about their plans.All of you, get a life.
To MOUte: "Switching conferences is one thing, playing a part in the demise of
conferences is quite another..." Before you make allegations of such, be
careful with comments like this...Craig Thompson is the cause of
most of these ills. He has two things that he cannot get away from: 1) the MTN
and 2) the Las Vegas bowl. No wonder BYU wants to do something different - they
deserve better after all these years of their patience...
Re: RegisYou've been hanging out with Kathie Lee too long you Craig
lover:)Yes universities are not supposed to practice any level of
honoring commitments, what are commitments anyways? What are agreements worth?
You are right Kathy Lee they are not worth much and after reading your post it
has become obvious why.Enjoy your life of non-commitment:)
I can't blame BYU for wanting to better itself. By the same token, who can blame
Fresno or Nevada? And who can blame Craig Thompson for stepping up to save what
could have been the demise of the MWC?I've heard some criticism of
Thompson (David Locke on 1320) for taking steps to thwart BYU's plan. So what?
Doesn't Thompson have a duty to other MWC members besides BYU? Isn't it his job
to look out for their interests? What would have happened to Wyoming and Air
Force and CSU, et al., if BYU had bolted, Boise State then backs out, and who
knows what other dominoes fall? Is Thompson supposed to sit back and do
"Anyway, what they are doing is no different than other schools switching
conferences to improve their situation. Slimy or greedy they are NOT."Switching conferences is one thing, playing a part in the demise of
conferences is quite another. Slimy? Greedy? I think that's up for debate.
I agree with the others who have said bring them back together. Shock the whole
world and instead of having two separate conferences, remake the Super
Conference you started back in the mid 90s with the SUPER WAC or Mountain
Western Athletic Conference. You have an East and West Division, old rivalries
and new ones can emerge. You get your automatic BCS bid you are begging for, you
get multiple entries into the NCAA Tournament, get a football conference
championship and show the TV networks and all of college athletics that a Super
Conference can work. I am all for it!
In order for BYU (or any university) to compete on the national stage with the
big boys, they need to generate income like the big boys. The bread crumbs from
the mtn are not enough for any team, and new TV contracts in the BCS conferences
make the divide even wider. BYU can obviously see that, so they seem
to be trying to improve their situation since Thompson for years has not done
much to improve the MWC. They haven't made any final decision yet, and could
very well stay in the MWC at this point, but they know the financial situation
has to improve or they'll never reach their potential. Anyway, what
they are doing is no different than other schools switching conferences to
improve their situation. Slimy or greedy they are NOT.
What about combining the WAC and MWC to form a mega-conference?
I like both conferences, and hope they'll be around for a long-long time.
Let's try 16 teams again. Once BYU takes their ball and leaves then pull the
remain 6 WAC teams together w/ the 10 MWC teams for a new 16 team super
conference. This is where the PAC 10-12 or 16 was headed. The teams line up
nicely in an East-West conference. Hawaii, SDSU, UNLV, UNR, SJSU, FSU, BSU, and
Idaho in the WESTERN Division and USU, WYO, CSU, AFA, NMSU, NM, TCU, and La Tech
in the EASTERN Division. Plenty of teams for a conference Championship in
football. Maybe this is just too logical?
Only a fool or person with no knowledge of the facts would say byu looks slimey
or was trying to harm the mwc. They made their demands clear and were told to
drop dead. So they looked elsewhere.Nevada and fsu were back
stabbers to their own conference but it will cost them 5 mil each for breach of
contract.Now the tiny mtn pie will be cut 10 ways. Hope that works
I think the WAC should look at picking up Utah Valley University in the next few
years, and UVU should add football to its budding athletics programs.UVU is now the 2nd largest school in Utah and could pass BYU in size within
the next decade. Admittedly, they would have to compete with BYU, Utah, and
Utah State for in-state talent, and would usually lose - but they could pick up
students who might not otherwise qualify for the other schools.I
think a UVU - BYU rivalry could become what the BYU - Utah rivalry probably
never will be: fun and collegial rather than existential and deadly serious.
Wiley Old School — BYU is one vote in the MWC. Of course they were at the
table, but this isn’t the UN and we don’t have a veto power. You
are questioning their integrity implying what ... that BYU wanted Nevada and
Fresno to join the MWC. bsufan8 — Let’s see ... BSU
jumps from the WAC to the MWC and they are wonderful for doing so but BYU tries
to join the WAC and they are greedy and selfish and it is their fault that the
WAC is collapsing. Really? (And proclaiming yourself as “active
LDS” doesn’t excuse your hypocrisy or make you believable.)Otis Spurlock — Could you be any more predictable. A church criticism
and mockery; how original.Footballjoe — Tell me where you saw
BYU call Nevada and Fresno State greedy. Is BYU greedy for trying to improve
their situation and for trying to get more exposure through ESPN? Hmmm ... UofU
and BSU and Nevada and FS all are OK but BYU is greedy. Oh ... now I
Interesting, but why would you throw out the Utah State games in comparing the
conferences? USU is a WAC member, pure and simple. If you are going to throw
games out, why not throw out the BSU games, or the Nevada-Reno games? Duh!
It's becoming UGLY and it' not even close to be over yet. Just wait ...More shoes are about to drop!
@footballjoe. BYU hasn't announce anything. I don't know what your reading.
BYU never announced it was looking into going independent ESPN did. Yes it is
true they were looking, but BYU doesn't say anything, until it actually happens,
they keep their mouths shut to a fault.
"I am active Mormon." Does it make your comment more true?BYU and
its fans had been patient about Thompson and his ability about negotiating TV
deal for years. BYU has its TV station on both satelite network and cable, and
ability to broadcast in HD. Why should they settle at mtn or Versus. Greedy?
What's wrong is that. What if your boss tell you he will give you 5 bucks less
To Wiley Old School"Hello, turn on the light and you won't be in the
dark" - Veracity
"The MWC has a 47-34 lead in games vs. the WAC. But if you toss out its 12-1
mark against Utah State (including seven wins by Utah and BYU), the series is
MWC 35, WAC 33."Rock, what are you trying to say about USU??
War? Seriously? It's just every team bettering his situation. They're just making college football in the off season exciting during such a
boring summer when all there is going on is lamo soccer and baseball.I'd love for nothing more than to see the WAC fall apart. Let's face it,
they're a terrible conference that is rarely on the national scene. I'm all for
one super conference! Just leave out weaklings like UNLV and USU.
The smallest minds with the most narrow views live in close proximity to the
mountain states. Why is it always somebody's fault because they want to do
something better? BYU has been the single most influential force to build and
maintain, not one, but two conferences. For years and years, they have been the
single most recognizable component in the conferences.Now, when just
about everyone realizes that significant changes are taking place all over the
college football landscape (well, except that Joe Paterno is still coaching at
Penn State...), Utah leaves the MWC, the Pac 10 tried to become the PAC 16, The
Big 12 practically imploded, etc., etc. So, BYU seems to be doing
what would be beneficial for the flagship university of the MWC, all this venom
issues forth. Those who are whining and complaining ought to be grateful to see
what the remaining teams can do on their own. If things get better, it's glad to
see BYU go. If things get worse, be thankful BYU hung around as long as it
did.In the meantime, try using your spare time to get Congress and
the White House from spending us to death.
At the end of the day, what appeared to be a saving move by the MWC will seal
their fate. They have actualized their own fear, their demise. The ultimate
result will be the collapse of the Colorado Springs based conference. Mark my
words.And whatever happens, the Utah/BYU rivalry game should be
scheduled like the USC/Notre Dame game; that is, late in the year.
"No good deed goes unpunished" - Anonymous"BYU, shame on you" - Paul
Does anyone feel like waiting for BYU to make an official announcement, because
at this point, BYU is just exploring the same options they were 2 weeks ago...
Thompson should be fired as the commish. He's had teams with huge national
success and the best he can do is get them broadcast on the internet. It turns
out even MWC television partners won't allow the Y to show their own games, what
gives?Utah is gone, BYU want to go who can blame them. The one who
should be under the gun is Thompson.
this is a very humble photo thanks for the smile
In hind sight, USU was trying to be the stand up example and was welcoming the
BYU Cougs back home. Too bad for them, the news did not come out before all
this came down. I would have liked to see the Aggies in the MWC. Better
competition and I think they could compete with most of the teams in there. But
we will see what happens to the WAC, hope it stays, but gut instinct tells me
the respirator will soon be pulled on the WACY WAC!
Months ago the MWC talked about becoming an AQ conference without adding Boise
State. Then all of a sudden Boise State was added to the MWC and then Utah left
to join the PAC 10.Boise State brought as good or better rankings
than Utah but suddenly BYU decided that the MWC couldn't become an AQ conference
and had to leave.At the same time BYU was encouraging BSU, BYU was
collaborating with the WAC and Utah State to leave.BYU then
announces that it is looking at going Independent and the MWC reacts by inviting
Nevada, Fresno State and Utah State.And now....somehow... it is
Nevada and Fresno State that are greedy. Sorry.....I just don't buy that. If
there is greed lying around it falls at the feet of BYU.
the espn article about this quoted Karl Benson as saying several FBS schools
have contacted them about openings to get into the 6-team WAC. Who could that
The Lord wants BYU in the WAC.
I dont know the entire story inside BYU. Looking at it from outside Provo, BYU
has looked slimey. I think that is what some of the media has said about it.
Is there any irony in the fact that BYU basically built the WAC for 40 years,
and now, without even being a member of the conference, they may have killed it
by their greedy intentions (I'm active Mormon, but it is what it is)? Benson
putting the blame on Fresno and Nevada being selfish is bogus. If Benson is
going to make that claim, doesn't he have to add BYU as the most selfish of all?
BYU started this mess to simply make more money in one sport. I'll be
interested to see how they get themselves out the firestorm they've created.Actually - the more I think of it, the more Provo does belong on the
same line as Moscow, Logan, Ruston, and Las Cruces....
Hmmmm... We've got WAC officials stating that BYU has been anxiously
engaged with USU and the WAC about a BYU exit from the MWC.We've got
the MWC commissioner stating that BYU was at the table when the MWC reached out
to Fresno St and Nevada.BYU is playing a game of poker. Integrity
seems to be the price paid to sit at the table.
Craig Thompson should never be trusted.