As an independent, ybU would be forced to accept the same "BCS entry" standards
as Army and Navy. And that is that they must finish in the Top-2 of the BCS
standings to qualify.One loss and the tdS is out of contention.And with that "Murderer's Row" of NM State, Utah State, and San Jose
State....well, I think it's safe to say......NO BCS FOR YOU!For the record, I REALLY do hope ybU gets the approval to declare their
independence from the MWC. Watching them circling the drain has been fantastic.
Watching them go DOWN the drain will be priceless.
It's pretty easy to "mock" that schedule....
Maybe the zoo can come up with a mock BCS bowl game!Go Utes! Utah
smelling like roses!
BleedAggieBlue | 7:31 p.m. Aug. 20, 2010 There is a song by little texas
called what might have been. I see BYU staying in the MWC for the time being
while marketing itself to other more prestigious conferences. BYU does not have
the talent to compete with the big name schools. They are an above average team
that has a cream puff schedule for most of their conference play! This coming from an Aggies fan, hey maybe the aggies can break even
this year. That would be like a national championship to Aggie land.
BYU has taken great steps towards increasing visibility. The first step has to
be leaving the MWC with its podunk tv network. BYU doesn't need an Oct-Nov
schedule with powerful teams if they can do like last year and beat a top team
early in the year. Then they need to follow it with an unbeaten season. It's
really worse to have to play TCU late in the season.
BYU likes to think it's "different" from all other schools--their morals, their
work ethic, the way they run their athletic program. In reality, they're just
like everyone else--self-interested inchworms who don't have a shred of
integrity--welcome to the rest of the world, BYU!
AggieBLue anaylsis coming from a school that couldn't compete in a 6 team
league of girl scouts.
There is a song by little texas called what might have been. I see BYU staying
in the MWC for the time being while marketing itself to other more prestigious
conferences. BYU does not have the talent to compete with the big name schools.
They are an above average team that has a cream puff schedule for most of their
"The Cougars were set to play at Fresno State and Hawaii; and host Utah State,
Nevada, San Jose State and New Mexico State." + Texas & Oregon State...still a
pancake schedule. U are scared of TCU. Re: Y's guy. Do you
understand context? When someone posts that they don't care it doesn't mean they
do care just because they are posting. Obviously, Menace to Society cares about
telling everyone else that no one cares...that doesn't mean that he in fact
cares about what he was saying others don't care about...did you comprehend
that? By the way, are there any good cell phone deals going on right now at the
Byu was willing to sign a 5 year deal iwith the WAC...no Big12 invite coming I'm
afraid. Bold move on BYU's part. In part to react to being left behind and in
part relative to the arrogance of your organization. Now it seems after having
been outsmarted by Commissioner Hair your left picking up the pieces and
thinking about what might have been. Holmoe probably goes because of this.
Your squad is not prepared to break through this year and frankly the demand of
scheduling 12 non-conferece games, maintaining a significant strength of
schedule and being selected over top 14 BCS schools would prove too difficult.
Maybe a higher power is truly looking out for you. Stay in the MWC. Win it
every 3 years or so and have a chance to play in Vegas. Before you know it you
will have missed the BCS invite for 15+ years. Recruiting...other than the
young men who want to come to Provo goes out the window. No speed to contend.
When BYU can get BCS programs to play in PRovo in Oct. and Nov....let me know, I
might be mildly interested.
Texas coming to Provo IS a big deal. Look for a Big12 invite.
It seems the independence route is not about BCS positioning or trying to gain
national respect (UteMan). Looks like it is for national exposure and money; a
couple of things beyond just football.
Menacetosociety, you are such a contradiction. Apparently you care enough to
post a worthless statement on something that supposedly doesn't mean anything to
you.As for uteman's comments, BYU has been able to schedule games as
a member of two mediocre conferences over the past 35 years. They will continue
to schedule big games in the future, especially with ESPN as a partner.
Re: Menace to Society--LOL! You crack me up, Dennis the Menace! Clearly, you DO care. Because, in point of fact, if you really DIDN"T
care, you wouldn't waste your time posting here.
Utah Mann BYU has the National respect. Haven't you been reading the news?
Show me the money!
BYU Newer Mock Schedule 2011Nobody cares.
This in no way proves BYU can schedule big time programs as an independent. It is a great add for them to get Texas on the schedule for 3 games, but
unless you can tell me Texas is playing BYU in October or late November during
the middle of thier BIG 12 confrence schedule it has little impact on the
overall challenges of filling an 11-12 game schedule with "multiple" quality
opponents as an independent. If you have to rely on WAC teams to
fill in half of your schedule, you are no better than what Boise State was in
the WAC without a BCS spot. Playing Boise, TCU, Utah, Fresno and
Nevada along with the occasional big name or two year in and year out seems like
to more logical choice if you are looking for some national respect.
Does BYU need to make a choice right now?What's the downside to
staying where they are this year and waiting to see what developes in the
future? They know what they have now, I think they can live with it, so what is
the rush now that the WAC is not attractive anymore?
BYU New Mock Schedule 2011Utah - ESPNBoise State - ESPNTexas - ESPNUtah State - ESPNHawaii - ESPNNew Mexico
StateIdahoSan Jose StateNevada - for one season until they
leaveFresno - for one season until they leave Need to fill
Schedule Norte Dame - NBCPAC 10 Team - Washington State - ESPNThere is nothing wrong with that schedule.
Concession defined...show your own games on the comcast networks and let us work
out our own tv deal. It you think BYU ain't that cool then let them live or die
with such a deal. You keep your package and your revenues and we keep ours. I guarantee BSU will want the same deal with ESPN and local tv.
The West Coast Conference, for the moment, seems the best fit for BYU.It does seem like a really big shake up to get the west's powerhouse teams
together for BCS eligible conference or two.
To bad, loved the idea. Guess BYU will have to figure something else out that
doesn't involve the MWC.
The mock 2011 schedule makes the schedules of the last few years look downright