Utah's Sept. 10 game against USC in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be a
historical affair. It'll be the first conference game in Pac-12 history.
"We're going to emphasize it," acknowledged Pac-12 commissioner Larry
Scott. "There's going to be a lot of national interest and attention to see
how they stack up right away."The PAC 12 is soooo excited about
this "historic" game, that they scheduled it on... VERSUS!
This just in..."Utah's Sept. 10 game against USC in the Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be a historical affair. It'll be the first
conference game in Pac-12 history..."and it will be broadcast
on Versus... (trombone playing, wha, wha, whaaaaaa)
Well, maybe "historical" in the sense that it's never happened exactly
that way before. But with USC's violations and ineligibility issues,
the game will probably be more like hysterical.By winning them, do
games against ineligible teams count toward BCS standings?Just
The Pac-12's new TV contract doesn't kick in until next year. You may have seen
it. Record setting amount of money. And the beauty of it is that Utah gets
paid if they are on TV or not.BYU only gets paid if their game is on
ESPN or ESPN2. Yes, yes, they are scheduled for many appearances this year, but
if the season goes south... a TV schedule can be shuffled. And when they are
playing on BYU TV? BYU has to pay the opposing team for the TV rights.
Moderate: So you are saying u can "back into" the championship
of the south, maybe have the O team ineligible, possibly "back into"
it and the best thing is you get to have the crumbs that fall from the pac10.2
table. In addition u are part of the big bcs pac.It sounds like you
are counting this season lost except for the money and the bragging rites of the
bcs.Encourage your team and believe in them winning games, not just
Pay no attention to the BYU fans behind the curtain. The hot air will drain
from their balloon soon enough and bring them down to earth. All it will take
is losing one or two of those ESPN games.
I love how a team that plays the likes of NM State, Idaho St., Idaho, and a
couple of other WAC Slugs in the middle of the week, thinks that putting those
games on some form of ESPN makes them smell better than the UTAH vs USC, on
Verses. Really? Come on!?! Go UTES!!
USC! A conference game. The first conference game for the 2011 season. (No
excuses for either team.) Tommy Trojan entering the coliseum. National coverage
- press, Sports Illustrated, etc. National interest to see how Utah can do.
Utah, a team that the Tribune's Kragthorpe said, "No school in modern
college football history has done what the Utes are doing. As former outsiders
of the Bowl Championship Series conferences, theyre moving into a BCS league
that was not having to replace departing members. One hundred thousand fans.
And I'll be there! In the history of Utah football there can only be
a handfull of games of this significance and now it is a conference game. Next
will be the UCLA's, Cal's, etc. Bring it on!
Looks like they're setting up for a historical smackdown. Smells like the last
"historical" game Utah had, remember last year and TCU? Dubbed the
most important game in Utah history, and the Utes bent over and buried their
heads in the sand.USC is gonna make Utah wish they were back in
Laramie playing the Cowboys, and this year's just the beginning.
Who am I:Kragthorpe was correct but not right. The pac 10 had no
departing members but had to have some one to fill in and get a championship
game. After being turned down by others they turned to others begging for a
chance. Little outlay, time to see if they stay and get the bottom filled in and
letting the new ones not have to play the top teams in the conference. Remember
that a win over a last place bcs team means more than a win over a high ranked
non bcs team. Tell me it is not a set up and nothing but money.
Isn't TCU doing the same thing but not so the conference can get a championship
game.BYU could not Colorado or Wash to play them in the Holiday
bowl, afraid and money. A precurser of things to come with the bcs.As I said, the bcs will be history in three years and all this won't matter
anyway. Actually when that happens BYU will be in a better position. They
control their own destiny and schedule.
Let's put to bed the "Utes are a filler team" because Texas turned the
Pac 10 down. The Utes were always in the discussion for expansion. Scott swung
for the fences but it really was not ever going to happen. Why? Television and
broadcast rights.Texas and the the soon to be Pac-12's broadcast
interests were at odds from day one. The Pac-12 had no intention of allowing
any one school to have their own network (e.g. the Longhorn Network). Larry Scott recently told the Austin American-Statesman that the formation of
the Pac-12 Network all but eliminates the possibility of Texas ever joining the
Pac-12. Scott reiterated his recent comments that future expansion was coming,
but it's unlikely now that Texas would be a part of it.
And the media footprint just got bigger...real National exposure.
Isn't it interesting as well as pathetic that most of the posts are from jealous
fans of our ex-rival? Mid-major byu fans just can't resist crying their
jealousy on every Utah/PAC-12 article!Utah vs USC kicks off Utah's
exciting new direction in a major conference. I can't wait to be at the Coliseum
to experience this historic game!Week in and week out we have tough
competition with the exception of the two non-BCS games against Montana State
and our little brothers down south. The future is exciting.... the future is
Looking forward to a great game. I am very excited to see the Utes against my
Trojans. Good Luck to both teams. Fight on! V