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Published: Monday, Dec. 13 2010 10:08 p.m. MST

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Y4LYFE
Lubbock, TX

Indy isn't perfect. But it sure is lucrative.

Go Y

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

Hey live hard we'll be making the money next year, while utah will be making $0 yes $0 dollars from tv revenue next year. Nice deal yes you get to play in the Pac 12, but they aren't even sharing money with you next year. Lucrative yes $$$$$$ lucritive!!!!!

lordandrew1
Provo, UT

not exactly a high-profile game, but at least we have SOMETHING worked out--by the way, the Cougs should be really, REALLY good that year.

oh and because the deal is usually PAC-12 #5/6 vs WAC, don't be surprised to see the Utes there on a regular basis!

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

As Cougar fans, are we seriously excited about this? This program continues to go in the opposite direction of what they touted as being more national exposure. This year it is the New Mexico Bowl and then by 2013 this? What direction is this program really going? Let's get back to the MWC and make a stand. Beat TCU and BSU along with Nevada and then we have a program.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

The Deuce

"Let's get back to the MWC..."

Going back to the MWC means going back to the MTN.

NO THANKS!

In case you haven't been paying attention, TCU will be long gone from the MWC by 2013, and BYU already has Boise State scheduled.

Besides, that'll be Heaps' senior year; BYU will be playing in a BCS bowl anyway or in the playoffs, if major college football has finally come to its senses.

OU812
Layton, UT

"If BYU plays in a BCS bowl...", haha, that is funny, that's a good one. LOL

bigutefan
Las Vegas, NV

Congrats on landing the Finger licking good bowl in two years, if your eligible. This is really an improvement and Yner fans must be thrilled. A dream come true, time in Prop. 8 land. Wow, was it really worth it to destroy all other sports so that football can have three games a year on Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. on EPSNU and a trip in two years to the Finge licking good bowl? I say yes!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

not going back to mwc and the mtn.

Utefan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Tickets to the Humanitarian Bowl $16 to $46.
A hotel room, gas, and food in beautiful Boise, $200.
Watching BYU never play in a BCS game. Priceless!

For everything else there is Master Card!

Utah'95
FPO, AE

This moves is inconsistent with the move to independence that BYU made earlier this year.

If BYU is confident enough in their program, prestige, and fanbase to go independent, then tie yourself to this low-rated bowl? Why not concentrate on finishing the season with 8 or more wins, and see what bowl opportunities present themselves?

Have faith, BYU. There are 30+ bowls each year. A bowl-deserving Cougar squad wouldn't have to stay home just because they haven't signed a contract with a bowl.

Good luck in Albuquerque.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

Ah yes, I can see it now...an 11-1 BYU team takes on the 6-6 Utes in the Fight Apathy Bowl in 2013.

Can't wait!

Cosmo
Springville, UT

I'm glad there's a clause in there should BYU go BCS busting! 2013 seems like a pretty good year for that! Assuming Jake doesn't go NFL, that's his senior year!

---Goooooooo Cougars!

dartstock1
Dayton, NV

There are teams with winning records who do not get invited to bowls. The Temple Owls were 8-4 this season, but will not participate in a one of the 35 bowls. BYU was wiser than the Owls in this situation.

SLCguy
Murray, UT

BYU isn't going to ANY BCS Bowl until their team speed and O-line play improves.

Sorry I see neither thing happening.

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

This bowl is a good start... nearly all of the Bowl games already have contracts through 2013 so getting a more "lucrative" bowl probably wasn't much of an option at this point. That is why they only signed a one year deal. If a better deal opens up the Cougars will be ready to sign. In the meantime there's a good chance that the Cougs will play the Utes in January, I'm pretty content with that.

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

Just as a point of clarification. I don't think this is Jake's senior year. The bowl is in January, so this will be a bowl for the 2012 season, but played in 2013.
Can Cougar fans please stop saying things like, the Utes will end up in this bowl too, haha. Then believing it is some slam against the Utes. It makes BYU sound so pathetic. Yes, Utah may go to LV or SF for a bowl game while in the PAC, but their ceiling is the Rose Bowl. While BYU is almost guaranteed to play in this game, no matter how good they are.

This kind of bowl is the reality of independence. Almost every bowl has tie ins with conferences, making it hard for BYU to find a home for now. It stinks for BYU fans, but you have to take what you can get until you get your feet under you. If the program goes where you want it to go, you may find a home with a decent bowl. Hang in there. It is a big gamble, but it will be a fun ride.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Fight Hunger Bowl?

Really?

The Cougars return to the WAC is now complete.

That ESPN affiliation sure is paying off big time isn't it?

Funny... just too funny.

IDC
Boise, ID

Dream bowl - no. But as some have said, teams with winning records can get left out of bowls so BYU is smart to get a tie-in. BYU doesn't share the money with anyone so they may actually get some cash after expenses.

Independence is going to be good for BYU. They are making good decisions and their schedule for next year in football isn't bad and will improve from there. I would anticipate their bowl tie-ins will improve as well.

The best part of independence is BYUTV. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of basketball and football games. BYU will have excellent exposure and I get to see even more of their games. Go Cougs!

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1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

I love that "unless BYU goes to a BCS Bowl." Been waiting for that for a long time. Let's wait until atleast this summer before we start making our "Quest for Perfection" statements because that is what it will take to go to a BCS bowl.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

dartstock1 and IDC,

If a Ute fan had drawn a comparison of BYU to Temple where football is concerned, all of Utah Valley would have gone high and to the right. Certainly that can't be how you see it!

Whether some Utah fans like to admit it, BYU is a well known name when it comes to football. That is why ESPN was willing to enter into their current business relationship with the Cougars.

Trust me, an 8-4 BYU team wouldn't spend the holidays at home. They would be playing in a bowl game somewhere.

At first glance, it seems to me that BYU suddenly got timid just months after making their bold move for independence. I look forward to hearing what Tom Holmoe has to say about this decision.

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