As a BYU fan, I have to say this is pathetic. BYU fans are reduced to reading
articles about BYU games played decades ago agains the Big 12, now that we
apparently won't be invited to join the conference. I hope someday we get the
full story and understand whether in fact BYU was invited to join the Big 12 and
turned it down or whether this was all just a pipe dream. Although independence
has some advantages, the truth is BYU cannot schedule meaningful late-season
games as an independent. Hopefully the powers that be realize BYU would get far
more exposure playing in a BCS conference than they will by being able to
rebroadcast their games with Weber State or Nevada State. If the Big 12 really
extended an invite and BYU turned it down, hopefully it was for some reason more
meaningful than not wanting to play football on Conference Saturday or being
able to rebroadcast volleyball games. I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that
BYU may be on a path to long-term football mediocrity and irrelevance.
SLC BYU Fan,You said, "BYU from what I understand was given the
right of first refusal early last week."Who said it?
@ChristineI wonder what future recruits will think when Utah plays
in the rose bowl and fights for a national championship--------"My grandfather said this is even more exciting than when the Utes went
to the Sugar Bowl when he was little.""My grandfather said
Utah would have made it to the Rose Bowl sooner if the Utes hadn't gone 0-3 to
start their first year in the PAC.""The Utes must be
excited to be playing the National Championship game against
Brainwashing time. Take a stroll down memory lane to remember what it feels like
to win and forget about this year pathetic season. There is no way Im renewing
my season tickets.
Finally,BYU invited to the BIG 9, 10, 11!Oh wait, that
was TCU.Sorry Cougars!Maybe tomorrow.
Go look at BYU's record against winning opponents.
This article screams of desperation. I truly feel sorry for the decline of byu
from the FBS division.
Not all Ute fans say that BYU hasn't won any big games. Bradford was put out of
the game in'09 because the BYU defense looked stellar in that game. I've watched
BYU games when my Utes aren't playing. Sometimes I cheer for the Y and sometimes
their opponents. I, like most Ute fans, just think it's sad that cougar fans
live entirely in the oast and don't even look at their current faults or the
current landscape of college football. BYU has everything it needs to put a good
team on the field except the players, with a few exceptions. Unfortunately, they
seem to be more interested in conversions than recruitment. LaVell knew the
difference. It's too bad Bronco can't figure it out. As a Ute fan, 17-16 games
are much more exciting than beat-downs.
Wow Ute fans really hate BYU. Can't even make a posative comment about them.
O'well. Have fun in Las Vegas Bowl. Thought you had left for greener pastures.
Likely you'll be creamed by Boise St or TCU. And I was rooting for you to make
an impact, just not a crater!
Memories is all we fans will have soon. BYU football, if it is left out of the
BCS conference mix, will soon be done. Thanks, BYU Admin!
Why is this article relevant? TCU just got an invite, not BYU. Why not publish
an article on BYU's top WAC games........because that is where they are going to
be, if the WAC accepts them, after BYU loses the ESPN contract.
Was there an '84 game with Baylor and BYU winning big?
BYU from what I understand was given the right of first refusal early last week.
This one probably has Tom Holmoe contemplating a resignation and President
Samuelson reiterment (he was released as a GA over the weekend). Perhaps it's
time for BYU to drop football?
Go ahead Utes. Remind us again how the cougs have never beat anyone!!
I have the feeling that we will soon be talking about BYU vs Snow College. BYU
can once again be the big fish in the state of Utah ... amoung JC's that is.
It wouldn't be the first time Holmoe has runined a program, California was
ruined for ever, and it won't be the last timea AD almost ruins the program at
BYU, the last AD who hired Crowton.
It's understandable why Ponzi schemes work so well in Utah County.A pay
site says "Big 12 invitation in BYU's hand" and everyone believed
it.Hopes wouldn't be dashed if you quit putting faith in message
boards and rumor mills. Quit taking offense when national media speaks of your
program in honest terms. National Media didn't project BYU in the national
championship game? Maybe there was a reason. National Media didn't pick Jake
"Jimmer" Heaps for Heisman? Maybe there was a reason. National media
reported TCU moving up the Big 12's list? Maybe you should have believed them.
I'm guessing taht the invite was talked about but an agreement on BYUtv could
not be reached, or Holmoe really wants to stay indepentent for some reason. All
those freaking out about BYU not getting in to the Big 12 may look rather
foolish if the conference does end up folding after a short while. If it's the
best thing for the Cougars, it will happen, if not, why worry? I wish everything
would calm down and get back to football.
What... no 1990 Holiday Bowl vs Texas A&M???
Breaking news: big 12 will add loiusville even if mizzou leaves but mizzou is
likely staying. Translation: the football world has spoken. And Byu will not be
part of it in the future. Being on espn does not mean a thing if you can't ever
go to a prestigious bowl or ever compete for championships.
I give up. They seem to think if we stay quiet the phone will ring. The ball is
defibman | 3:58 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011 Why do byu people insist that byu
articles are for their eyes only? Why is that? Why do byu people
truly believe they make the rules to which others must comply? Why is that?Utah articles are riddled with comments from byu fans. So what? Join
the discussion. What is it with byu people and control??To the point of the article, I don't think the Big12 could care less what
byu's record is against Big12 opponents over the last 2+ decades. If you
believe they really care about that; then you must concede that they are not
impressed with the 54-10 pasting at the hands of the Utes.
Oklahoma was ranked No. 3 nationally entering the game and was considered to be
a frontrunner for the national championship. BYU dashed those hopes, however,
limiting the Sooner offense to just 265 yards in its improbable victory.Slightly mis-worded. Should be:"BYU dashed those hopes,
however, by injuring quarterback Sam Bradford. The Sooners went on to a 7-5
record, the worst under coach Bob Stoops."
afcoug,not true. auburn won 14 last year. alabama and boise state
both won 14 in 2009.
@AFCoug - What was the final record of the last two National Champions?
Yes Chris we know all about your thoughts. But answer me this....Why are you one
this article again? Are you so disappointed with your uties not even close to
going to the Rose Bowl and a very good chance of finishing this year at or near
the bottom of a chumpie conference. Yes, I know, bring up the utes win against
the Y this year, but wasn't it you who was predicting a Rose Bowl appearance
this year and a possible NC? It is very easy for you to
"predict" outcomes for the year and very difficult to face the reality
of your little brother outlook. Why do you comment so much on BYU articles? It
is because we have a NC, Heisman, Outland along with many other awards that the
u just hasn't got and never will. Just sit back and be in awe little brother.
You can always look forward to another night in which you can dream about
Why is the D-news publishing this? To get BYU fans geared up for an invite that
may or may not happen, and that may or may not be accepted? If you have some
insider info, out with it! Or better yet, publish these types of stories after
the Big 12 offer has been accepted. It makes people get upset! Talk about the
tail wagging the dog!
Will be another twenty years before you play ten more big 12 games. They said
no thanks. Just like the PAC 12. I wonder what future recruits will think when
Utah plays in the rose bowl and fights for a national championship and Byu is
left out of superconferences for good? Bye bye Byu football. If you don't get
an invite, which you wont, you will essentially have a division two program.
You might as well write an article detailing BYU's top 10 games against NFL
opponents, because based on today's developments, BYU has got as good of a shot
at joining the NFL as they do at joining the Big-12.
The 97 Cotton Bowl saw BYU go 14-1 that year. No tother NCAA football team has
ever won 14 games in a season.