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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 15 2011 7:50 p.m. MST

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Utesby3
Sandy, UT

Congrats to BYU for an invitation to the Big East. I'm not sure why BYU wouldn't accept the invite, as this may be their last chance to avoid being left out if things move toward the direction of superconferences.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

BubbleBoy

"We Utah fans are not obsessed with BYU!"

Which explains why BYU articles aren't constantly spammed with clueless drivel from the kids on the hill.

"We are not holier than thou!"

Which explains why U never claimed you'd left BYU in the dust the moment U were invited to the PAC 12.

"And we definately are not DELUSIONAL!"

Which explains why U are still making plans to play in the Rose Bowl this year.

What this all boils down to is the panic settling in on Ute nation as they realize that...

In years to come when BYU is playing for another Big East championship and another trip to the Orange or Fiesta Bowl, you'll have to console yourself with finishing in the middle of a stronger conference.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

BYU as in Independent makes every game a bowl game. It awesome. The Cougars shouldn't move until they have some strong commitments to access to the BCS.

Also I'm enojoying more and more the competition and attitude in the WCC. It was great to watch Gonzaga give a beat down to Washington St.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

A big factor why the Y didn't get the Big 12 invite was sunday play?? I don't recall EVER seeing Texas or OU play on Sunday. Is the BIG 12 going to start playing on Sunday and compete with the NFL? I don't think so. Does it make sense to play bowl games on Sunday? I don't see why Sunday over Saturday gives any advantage. Sunday is owned by the NFL (football wise) and college football should stay out of it. As far as the Big East - I would worry if I were BYU that there is no BCS contract after 2013. There is no way BYU can or will join the Big East unless there is a BCS contract for at least 10 years I would think.

UU702
Layton, UT

@Tom in CA

"BYU will stay independent, or go to whatever conference on their own terms, unlike utah, who was happy as a lap dog just to be chosen as an afterthought."

Utah= One invite and one acceptance. Thank you Larry Scott.
byu= One pending invite and one pending acceptance. Thank you boise state.

BTW...the lap dog lifted its leg on your stadium in September and marked its territory.

jimmyjones
Provo, UT

The Big East knows they are on the verge of losing AQ status. That is why they are picking up programs that made the MWC, the WAC, and the CUSA so great. Adding BYU, Boise St, and Houston would greatly strengthen their conference and likely allow them to keep their AQ status. That is why they want BYU so badly. Boise St. won't join without them.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

UU702:

Until you can play with the WAC powerhouse Broncos, you might want to consider using caps with Boise State.

Kouger
Lehi, UT

I hope the delay is because they're hiring a new coach and staff. Therefore, it will be even greater news if I see this as a headline soon "BYU - New Conference, New Coaching Staff." Yeeeeaahhh!

Civil
Salt Lake City, UT

Exposure -- is an overrated concept.

BRANDING is what BYU should want.

A single "exposure" here and there doesn't leave a lasting impression, it creates a vague memory: "Who were those guys?"

Branding requires multiple "exposures," which is why being in a conference like the new Big East would be a good thing. Repeat visits over a footprint that, with basketball, includes 154 million people (50% of the US population), in football alone 96 millon (31% of the US)

Some states would be visited twice, totaling 221 million exposures if basketball fans are also football fans, 139 million in football alone.

Granted, not every person in every state would tune in, but "exposure" from the Big East would be huge.

By contrast, the PAC footprint is 62 million homes, 190 million exposures, the Big 12, 37 million population, 119 million exposures. However, since the PAC consists of paired markets (UCLA-USC, Cal-Stanford) that PAC exposure number is high, since a fan cant watch the same game twice. (I suspect media markets parallel this analysis)

If the goal is exposure, the Big East is BYU's best option all along. The LDS Church already has brand recognition in the West.

CG
Orem, UT

UU702

The little lapdog was thrown a bone in September so he wouldn't feel so rejected in his new kennel.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah'95 | 11:09 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011
FPO, AE
Snack PAC,

You are right - "Pac 12 teams are fully capable of losing to cupcakes." But that's not the same thing as the Pac 12 being "filled with cupcakes.
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Maybe not, but it is. 4 PAC schools are Sagarin ranked below Montana State. And Utah plays them all this year.

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

Kouger

Why are jealous Utah trolls so anxious to see Bronco, Doman, and Jake leave Provo and for BYU to reject an invitation to the Big East?

Could it be that you're scared to death of the building momentum at BYU and that Utah won't be able to remain competitive with BYU if that momentum isn't stopped?

Mike W
Syracuse, UT

"BYU will stay independent, or go to whatever conference on their own terms, unlike utah, who was happy as a lap dog just to be chosen as an afterthought."

I love Utah County jealousy!!! That "afterthought" also put a 54-10 beating on you on your own field this year... you can't honestly tell me BYU wouldn't kill to be where Utah is right now? Don't get me wrong, I want to see BYU in an AQ conference as well as it's better for college football in Utah as a whole and they deserve it along w/Boise, but to make comments like that only shows your ignorance.

ida-coug
Pocatello, ID

UU702

"Utah= One invite and one acceptance. Thank you Larry Scott.
byu= One pending invite and one pending acceptance. Thank you boise state.

BTW...the lap dog lifted its leg on your stadium in September and marked its territory. "

As much as I dispise "some" of the u of u fans... and it really hurts to admit this. But that last line was pretty funny..... Did you get it off the bathroom wall you were just cleaning. I know, "at least its a job".

BYU will do whats best for BYU...

From another, "arrogant, self-righteous, BYU fan and proud of it....

GO COUGS

UU702
Layton, UT

@ CG
"The little lapdog was thrown a bone in September so he wouldn't feel so rejected in his new kennel."

Actually 54 bones...but who's counting?

UU702
Layton, UT

@Tom in CA
"Until you can play with the WAC powerhouse Broncos, you might want to consider using caps with Boise State."

You really are their little brother...how does that song go? "Lean on me when your not strong..."

Portland Beavers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@Sports fan

Give me a break-look at the Red Round up and you will see Y fans doing the exact same thing. Having fun with each others programs.

Utah's football program HAS left BYU in the dust, anyone that has any idea of the game of football knows that. Utah football is better.

Anyone using this SOS to rate teams is a computer geek-that's all fans BYU and Utah

Utah still does have a chance for the Rose Bowl, the UTES are in a conference and loving it. "WE are part of the PAC-12.

And the "panic"-whatever you talk about going to a BCS Bowl with a conference that hasn't even been made up. Big East (West) WOW.

Who is DELUSIONAL here, not even in a conference YET and talking about championships and BCS games, just a little more "clueless drivel", yea right!!

CG
Orem, UT

UU707

The bone was the win, gift-wrapped with 7 turnovers.

Otherwise, Utah's 2011 meaningful achievements cupboard would be bare.

SportzFan
Salt Lake City, UT

UU702 | 12:59 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011
Layton, UT
@ CG
"The little lapdog was thrown a bone in September so he wouldn't feel so rejected in his new kennel."

Actually 54 bones...but who's counting?
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Not Ute fans. They can't. That's why they point and say "Scoreboard."

Ute fan 1: "What the score?"

Ute fan 2: "I da no. Scoorree bored.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@portland beavers

You probably really believe that drivel.

LOL!

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