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Published: Wednesday, July 13 2011 12:02 a.m. MDT

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Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

10 games on ESPN...It just keeps getting better! I can now watch BYU and discuss the games with my local friends who will no doubt watch them too. BYU and ESPN grew up together and I am glad to see the two back together. The MTN was a black hole but now I feel like BYU has stepped back into the light.

lordandrew1
Provo, UT

Just as it was a great day to be a Ute fan on PAC-12 Day, today was a great day to be a Cougar fan! Despite the absence to specific scheduling announcements, today was by no means a letdown. I hope BYU's Media Day becomes such a spectacle for us Cougar fans!

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

USC who? Auburn who? Utah who? Colorado who? Ohio State who? Boise State who? Missouri who?

BYU!

Thlete
Draper, UT

Hopefully the Holy War stays as salty and full of amazing endings as it has the last several years so that the nation can fully enjoy the good thing we have going here in Utah now that we aren't hidden on the mtn any longer. Likely to be showcased on ESPN from here on out!

Congrats on the exposure, Cougs.

Go Utes!

MichiganCoog
Cottonwood Heights, UT

WOW, that is all that can be said: WOW! 10 games on ESPN's family of stations, w/ a yet to be announced game at OSU? Which will likely end up on FSN or Versus (heaven forbid), not to mention a 12th for the bowl game? Name one school in the history of College Football, has been on TV for all 13 games? Huh? I can't hear you...why? Because it has never happened. Did BYU's move to independence make sense? Especially to all you naysayers out there, especially the BYU haters in our midst...And you all got sick of Jimmer-mania...

Yes, we all know, you gotta win baby...and win they will. All of their games? Certainly not, but could they? Yes, anything is possible. Heck, I'd be tickled pink w/ a 10 win season this year, and with alot of this year's team returning for the 2012 season, brace yourselves Cougar fans out there, the next 2-3 years will be something you'll never forget!

TMung99
Bluffdale, Utah

How sweet it is to go onto byutv.org in Europe and watch the entire media day + classic BYU games!

Oh how great it is to be a Cougar!

VegasBart
N. Las Vegas, NV

Have to admit. This whole set up for BYU is pretty impressive. Still like the MWC (not TV deal) but best wishes to BYU and Utah. I hope our paths do cross every now and then in the future.

BlueSaint
South Jordan, UT

With what BYU is planning with exposure and getting their brand out there, ALIENS will be wearing BYU attire!!

RobSing
Minneapolis, MN

BYU is in a different universe? I wonder if it's the same Universe that that secret silly planet that can only be seen from Utah is in?

Doctor J
Manti, UT

This is GREAT!

10 Games on ESPN Networks!

BYU has arrived!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I thought Bronco was especially eloquent today. He didn't shy away from the tough topics. He was funny at times. He has the University's and athlete's best interest at heart. He blamed no one but himself for their record last year. What a class act!

I was also impressed with Jake Heaps and Matt Reynolds in their interviews. Their poise with the microphone was evident and their leadership was obvious. Heaps will be a magnet for the cameras, just like Jimmer was. Networks would rather interview an athlete who has his act together and responds humbly yet confident than the athletes who are selling their wears for tattoos, arrested for armed robbery, or . . .

I really thought when BYU announced their partnership with ESPN originally that we would have the minimum number of games per contract on ESPN / ESPN2. Who would have ever thought we would have 10 with most of them on ESPN and ESPN2.

And to hear ESPN talk about the schedule . . . their comment was that 2011 and 2012 would be the most difficult and it would get easier every year with plenty of teams from the ACC and Big East willing to play in Oct and November.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We should be in the national title hunt pretty much every year from now on most years.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

If only it was!!!

Laser
Iowa City, IA

It was an incredible day. If nothing else BYU showed it can get on tv anytime, anywhere. My favorite part of the day was the round table (which I couldn't watch live, so I went to BYU tv and watched it online!) discussion with Young, Detmer, Edwards, Matich... Man, this is going to be awesome.

The players are definitely excited to have this chance to play on national tv all the time. They are not taking this lightly. It is mind boggling the media footprint BYU made today and will in the future.

Best announcement of the day...Four channels of ESPN are back on campus!!

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

MichiganCoug.
Sorry to break the news to you. All Notre Dame games are on TV this year. Same for Alabama and others if you look. ESPN is not the only network that broadcasts nationally.

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

Great time to be a Cougar. Rise and Shout!!!

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

NightOwlAmerica

How many Utah games are on national TV this year? I mean, besides the one on ESPN that gets broadcast because you are playing BYU.

Bugoff
Houston, TX

ND and AL are good company. Yes ND does have a better arrangement. However, BYU is off to a great start.

There is some hand wringing over playing in the Armed Services Bowl unless BYU is undefeated. Give it some time and BYU will get some great bowl tie ins in the longer run.

BYU's biggest problem is going to be over scheduling and creating too hard of a schedule. BSU still has the right formula but they no longer have the TV coverage.

BYU should be able to get at least one game in the Jerry Dome each year and that is a big payoff. Even if BYU loses some games along the way ESPN can still cast them as spoilers against BCS conf leaders.

Cup cake games can be dropped and replaced with BYU if the payout is good enough. BCS conference leaders would schedule BYU if they were not in the running for the NC. A non conference loss to BYU would not affect their shot at a BCS bowl as long as they won their conference.

Expect BYU to get rescheduled during some years by ESPN match making.

morpunkt
Glendora, CA

As was said in the movie, Field of Dreams, "Build it, and they will come".

Brettski2024
Concord, CA

Smack talk from provo has grown very weak. Congrats to the cougs though, leaving the MWC was a much needed move.

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