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Published: Thursday, Nov. 3 2011 11:54 p.m. MDT

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Footballjoe
South Jordan, UT

Good for Boise State. Football travel won't increase much more than in a regular season where they play 2-3 eastern teams. This year they flew to George, Toledo. In the old WAC travel included Hawaii and Louisana Tech, not short hops. They get out of the MWC TV contract and back on ESPN regularly, have a lot more eastern exposure (e.g., eastern sports bias), make more money and have a guaranteed pathway to a BSC game. With TCU leaving BSU staying in the MWC would be worse than the WAC.

'Would be nice if BYU were to be added to make the complete Western Division. They would still be able to schedule early season games with whoever and have a complete October/November schedule with better competition than might be available when BCS conferences begin to shut down out of conference scheduling in October-November.

LeonardL
Sandy, UT

That just sounds strange, the only thing Boise is East of is Oregon. Half the people living on the East Coast still need to Google Idaho to figure out were it is.

Mike W
Syracuse, UT

"BYU in a western division with Boise State, Air Force, Houston and SMU, may be better than Big 12"

I would agree... this would certainly be an easier path to the BCS than either the Big 12 (having to go thru Texas, Oklahoma) or PAC 12 that Utah has if the BCS stays intact.

My biggest question is what happens to the Big East if/when the Big 12 decides to go back to 12 teams and comes along and takes Louisville and/or BYU?

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

I'm pretty sure Louisville and UConn are working as hard as they can to get out of Big East. Only a question of whether and when Big XII and ACC invites them. If Mizzou leaves the Big XII (as expected), then the Big XII could also go after Cinncinnati. Boise may be conference hopping for a while here. While I believed, and still do, that BYU really needs to get into the Big XII and am disappointed that will not happen, I think BYU stays patient regarding the Big East.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Nonetheless, the MWC is now a joke of a conference. Craig Thompson and the remaining schools get what they earned with their decisions.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Please get rid of this Blue Turf Snurf.

UtahBronco
Lehi, UT

@ DEW Cougars

Boise State is not likely to ditch the Blue Turf. It has become an iconic nationally-recognized brand in college FB (e.g. the Hedges in GA, touchdown Jesus @ ND, etc). Unless they are paid a lot of $ to do so the Broncos would be foolish to abandon the Blue. Besides, it gets in the heads of visiting teams and their fans. We like that too.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

To: DEW Cougars | 11:16 a.m. Nov. 4, 2011 Sandy, UT - When you can come North and beat the Bronco's, they will change their turf color. I have not seen BYU do that yet in my life.

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