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Published: Thursday, Feb. 17 2011 3:33 p.m. MST

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Duckhunter
American Fork, UT

Another big money, big exposure game on the schedule. This is excellent.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Awesome!!

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Jerry Jones likes to have the BYU fans filling up his stadium.

BYU has a significant schedule next year...
@ Ole Miss
@ Texas
vs TCU
@ Oregon ST
@ Hawaii
Utah

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Announced on ESPN.com about 1.5 hours ago...about time it hit DN!

Go Cougs!!!

Naked Truth
Salt Lake City, Utah

So Gary Patterson is on record saying he has no interest in playing BYU again, I wonder if Rocky Long would change his moral stance too if invited to play on ESPN game in Jerry's World...

williary
Kearns, UT

Good idea for the Cougs. I'd love to get a shot at TCU this year with them losing what they are losing, especially starting over at the QB spot with zero experience. Next year is the time to get the Frogs. Good timing by BYU on that one.

Independent
Henderson, NV

I seem to remember folks telling BYU something along the lines of "good luck scheduling anybody."

13 games, including Texas, TCU, Oregon State, Utah, UCF, and Ole Miss, in the first year doesn't look too bad. In fact, it looks better than any BYU schedule I can remember.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Everyone wants to play the Cougars because we are so good.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

If BYU wins....glory hallelujah.

If BYU loses....glory hallelujah.

Bring it on!

yankees27
Heber, Utah

From a Utah guy, congrats Cougs! Maybe independence is the best road after all! At least for scheduling games. It may be a 6-6 season, but at least your strength of schedule won't be lacking! Also, I like that the poster above actually mentioned Utah as a "significant" part of the Y's schedule. See, we can all play nice if we try!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Good luck BYU. You'll need it against TCU. Keep in mind, this is basically a home game for TCU. I'm sure that had something to do with their decision to play the game.

The Cougs will get plenty of EXPOSURE all right. Gary Patterson knows how to EXPOSE every weakness in an opponent.

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

Re: Independent

Patterson was right. Had BYU stayed in the MWC, they'd be hosting Utah, TCU, and Boise this year.
Instead they just get Utah.

Patterson now gets to play BYU, without having to make a return trip to Provo.

Independence has shown that BYU can play some good teams on the road, but they also have 6 WAC teams. To get a good team to play in Provo, they have to play 2 road games to get 1 game in Provo. Also have a poor bowl tie-in.

After the first loss, what is BYU playing for? Not a conf championship, not for a bowl, they already have signed with that fight hunger bowl (if they go 12-1 or 7-6 they still go to that fight hunger bowl).

Should have stayed 1 more year in MWC, hosted Utah, TCU, and Boise, and prepped for independence when TCU leaves the MWC. Then the first year they might not be playing 6 WAC teams.

Independent
Henderson, NV

I stand corrected. 12 games, as this one replaces Louisiana Tech. So in other words, BYU had more teams willing to play them in their first year of independence than they could handle. Doesn't sound like scheduling will be a problem in independence. Next complaint?

Dutchman
Murray, UT

October 28th, one of those ESPN schedule fillers for a Friday night. Won't be many people watching. Friday night is for high school football especially in Texas. And I thought BYU did all this for exposure. I guess TCU can get a few recruits to the game. I don't believe BYU recruits Texas anymore since the Crowton debacle.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Mormon Ute

A home game for TCU in proximity, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see more BYU fans than TCU fans, similar to BYU's game at TCU this Saturday, only in a neutral arena.

Weak home schedule for BYU, with the exception Utah and an interesting Utah State matchup, but a dynamite road schedule.

In a couple of years, that will even out as Holmoe has more time to negotiate future schedules.

warnason
Provo, UT

ESPN reported that this game will replace the Louisiana Tech game that they had scheduled for Nov. 5th, that should go a long way for SOS.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

Mt. Olympus

"Patterson was right. Had BYU stayed in the MWC, they'd be hosting Utah, TCU, and Boise this year..."

on The Mtn! ugh

Instead, BYU's games with Utah and TCU will be televised nationally on ESPN.

As will all of BYU's home games and most of BYU's road games for the next 8 years.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

BYU will replace the Lousiana....
(Tech..A&M..State, NorthWest-Quadrant ??, or whoever) with the TCU game.

Still just 12 games.

Nice upgrade.

Now, Holmoe needs to swap the San Jose St. game for the first Bye later in the season.

Not too bad for the first year. The power of ESPN is evident here.

That's Three games already scheduled for National TV on ESPN's family of Networks.

And we have not even talked about the Ole Miss, Texas, Oregon St. Hawaii or Utah games.

BYU could be looking at up to 6-8 Nationally televised games on just ESPN's Family of Networks, with all others on National BYU-TV.

Also, all ESPN games can be Re-broadcast, same day, and beyond, on National and Inter-National BYU-TV.

Again, ESPN3.com, ESPN-U and ESPN Game Ticket, games, can be simulcast live on BYU-TV.

Oh yea this Independence thing really stinksNot!

Notre Dame games were once repeated on Sunday Mornings by NBC. The power of Access and Exposure cannot be lost on Recruits and Fans.

Utah? How is your TV schedule looking for next year?
Seen Washington State lately?

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

Independent

After the first loss, at USC, what is Utah playing for?

The Utes will be hopelessly out of the division race with no chance of playing in the PAC 12 championship.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Sounds like a one and done against a soon to be BCS team in their backyard. Get used to this Cougs.

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