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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 31 2011 9:23 a.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We will get an invite to the Big 12 for sure. Whether we accept it or not is another question.

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

@NightOwlAmerica
...At least Utah is sitting at the table. They are entering their 1st year in a BCS conference. BYU, where are they again?...

It's like this...BYU standing outside the dining hall, looking in while Utah is at the table...hahaha

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

SoCalUtahFan

Enjoy the view from the MTN, er, Versus.

BYU fans will be enjoying theirs from the worldwide leader.

U may be at the table, but you're being fed table scraps.

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

@Riddles in the Dark

...Enjoy the view from the MTN, er, Versus...

I enjoy watching a BCS caliber football team from Versus/internet/etc more than watching a mid-major football in ESPN/BYU-HD

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ SoCalUtahFan | 6:17 p.m. Aug. 31, 2011
Utesville, CA

.....against WAC schools.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

SoCalUtahFan

"I enjoy watching a BCS caliber football team from Versus/internet/etc..."

Your "BCS calibre team got smoked by two non-AQ teams last season, and barely beat that 7-6 "mid-major" team you mock.

I'll thoroughly enjoy watching my major independent pummel your middle of the PAC team on September 17th on nationwide HD.

Thanks to BYU, you'll at least get to watch that Utah game.

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

@ anti BCS

"Your BCS calibre team got smoked by two non-AQ teams last season, and barely beat that 7-6 "mid-major" team you mock."

Your "Major Independent" team got smoked last season by a non-aq WAC team (Utah State) on ESPN prime time!

"Thanks to BYU, you'll at least get to watch that Utah game"

Thanks to Utah, you'll get to see your only marquee team come to Provo.

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

NightOwl:
Whatever. Its not just about football. The Pac 12 has more NCAA titles in all sports that any other conference.

Really? I think Utah has a very good argument in that they have earned their way to the table. But that is ONLY in football. I think Utah has a decent chance of competing in football. But if you really want to start talking about the other sports...I wouldn't recommend it.

And while it's true that Utah has a seat at the table and BYU is standing in the hall, ESPN is bringing the feast out into the hall for BYU while Fox/ESPN isn't letting Utah eat the food that's on the table...

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Blah blah blah BYU to Big 12.

How do Cougar fans think they'd do in the Big 12?

Toss out the fantasy. Be realistic.

Reality for the Utes is they have a tough road ahead in the Pac 12. They MIGHT get to represent the south because USC is on probation. The competition is going to be rough. They can expect a "worse" record than their years in the MWC.

But... the Utes want that challenge. They look to improve. The move to the Pac 12 will gain them more west coast recruits. Money is a big plus.

Reality for the Cougars is they'd have a tough road in the Big 12. This year Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, aTm (soon to be gone), Missouri, and Texas are all ranked ahead of BYU. A 5th or 6th place finish in the league every year is not unrealistic. Finishing 4th would be good. 3rd would be great.

But... the move to the Big 12 won't really improve Cougar recruiting. They maybe get one or two kids out of Texas, but they'll basically recruit the same guys they've always recruited. Money will be good, but no change in skill level.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Fact: There is more to life than football.
Fact: Utah is now in the PAC12. It has won more NCAA titles in all sports than any other conference. Are people having a tough time here understanding that?

Fact: BYU is independent, and is also a member of the WCC which has produced good basketball and baseball programs.

Fact: There is more to life than football.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

A stale bag of Rhodes rolls is all the ESPN contract will add up to be if BYU does not win.

Mt Rushmore
Arlington, VA

Moderate

"Thanks to Utah, you'll get to see your only marquee team come to Provo."

Thanks to BYU, you'll get to see Utah on ESPN once this year.

While Utah at USC is playing on Versus, BYU at Texas will be playing on ESPN2 AND ESPN-3D!

"Reality for the Utes is they have a tough road ahead in the Pac 12. They MIGHT get to represent the south because USC is on probation."

Reality is, besides scholarship crippled USC, the Utes don't play a single PAC 12 team that had a better than BYU did last season. In fact, only two of them had winning records.

Wash 7-6
ASU 6-6
Cal 5-7
OSU 5-7
Ariz 7-6
UCLA 4-8
WSU 2-10
Colo 5-7

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