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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 10 2011 3:17 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

This isn't possible because BYU will be in the National Championship game.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Milldred,

Thanks for proving Max right. Day after day after day

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

Millie,

Just like it can't be because utah will win the Rose Bowl.

LOL!

mgr63
DALLAS, TX

Oh my goodness......I've started popping the popcorn........the BYU fans are gonna be hilarious on this thread.....buckle-up folks, for the madness is soon to pile up here for sure! Yee Haw!

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

mgr63,

I've noticed you joined the comments section recently.

Did you just barely figure out how to set up an account? You did go to the U after all, right?

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

That sounds like a pretty reasonable bowl projection. BYU's chances of a BCS bowl this season are slim to none so that means they will be playing in the Armed Forces Bowl provided they are bowl eligible, and Tulsa is a reasonable prediction for an opponent.

How was that mgr63? Was that hilarious enough for you?

NW Coug
Provo, UT

Don't we play Tulsa in the next couple years? Maybe i'm thinking of somebody else. We had some fun games against Tulsa a few years back. I'd be fine playing them.

hamaca
Baton Rouge, LA

Say BYU wins 11 games--playing Tulsa in that bowl would be a bit of a bummer. On the other hand, 8 wins or less and I'm thinking fans and players will look forward to it.

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

mgr,

The enjoyment will all come from utah trolls like you. We have known for months what bowl we would be playing in. Unless of course we go undefeated. I am not predicting that but I am sure you and your ilk will say that. However, you will try to make it seem like breaking bad news for us. However, the only bad news (or good news depending on how you look at it) is that utah will be relegated to the Sun Bowl. I though utah was going to win the pac12 chumpionship and win the Rose Bowl?

Go Cougars
Go Wildcats

Zoniezoobie
Mesa, AZ

Texas A&M talking to SEC according to ESPN and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Will Big 12 make a move to expand involving BYU?

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Zoniezoobie | 5:02 p.m. Aug. 10, 2011
Mesa, AZ

Why all the constant conjecture about BYU joining a BCS conference? Independance is the greatest, right?

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

It's kind of an easy to projection. If they beat all the WAC games at home, they will be in a bowl game and the only one they can go to is the finger-licking bowl game. Right?

Nice.

mgr63
DALLAS, TX

@ZonieZoobie,

Are you for real? The people here are Southern Baptists in the Big 12, Rick Perry included. Do you think they would give one thought to adding BYU..........NEVER!

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

@utahcountyute

Yes, Utah is in a better situation than BYU with respect to the post season. Does that make you feel better about your life? Utah now has guaranteed access to a BCS bowl, while BYU must do what Utah was once required to do - go undefeated. Even then BYU is not guaranteed a BCS bowl invitation unless it is ranked in the BCS top 2 (which is absurd because then they would be playing in the NC game which by definition matches the BCS #1 and #2).

But, believe it or not, not everyone has drunk the BCS kool-aid and thinks that is the totality of college football. It is nothing more than a corrupt system designed to monopolize the bowl revenues for the largest schools. It is also an impediment to having a true playoff system and a true national champion. No other sport in the world has a system as absurd as the BCS. Some day the BCS system is going to be torn down and college football will have what it deserves, a post-season playoff like every other major college and professional sport.

CG
Orem, UT

mgr63

This just in; with Wynn and half the already thin offensive line going down, Utah's bowl projection was just changed to the salsa and chips bowl. Enjoy the holidays.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

@mgr63

They have already given a thought to it. Most college football analysts agree that BYU is on a short list of potential additions should the Big 12 decide to expand to 12 teams again, and there are quotes from people in the Big 12 like the Oklahoma AD that confirm it. Does than mean BYU is a shoe-in? No. It just means they have been looked at, and will probably be looked again if the Big 12 ever decides to expand. I really don't think BYU is looking for an invitation to a BCS conference anymore though. I think they are committed to making independence work, and also to the WCC, at least for the foreseeable future. So in that sense we agree, BYU will probably not be joining the Big 12 anytime soon, if ever. And I am one Cougar fan who is just fine with that.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

mgr63

Unlike some BYU-haters who spam every BYU article with their hatred of all things BYU, most people in Big 12 country aren't religious bigots.

Winglish
Lehi, UT

"...who was arrested and suspended by coach Mack Brown."

Boy, college coaches are getting too much power if they can now arrest their own players. It's a difficult language, I know.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Although I think the bowl projections are reasonable, less than 25% of them will turn out to be accurate. This time of year, with only baseball to watch, it is fun to speculate what might happen with college football.

This year, it would take a 12-0 record to get BYU in a BCS game. I think there's a chance of that happening, but agree the chances are slim. Too many tough games on the road and too much inexperience on the team that will lead to some mistakes.

Houston, Tulsa or So Miss would be good opponents in the Armed Forces Bowl. All would draw well in Dallas.

In the future, I can see BYU having a shot at a BCS bowl with one loss. In 2013 and beyond, they'll have more quality opponents to increase their SOS. That doesn't mean that they'll play 12, Top 25 teams. But it does mean you'll see teams like So. Miss replace Idaho State. And some of the rumors about teams like Wisconsin, Penn State and Nebraska will pan out. BYU's future schedule will look a lot like most AQ schools (SEC excluded), whick could lead to an 11-1 BCS birth.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: RepresentBlue | 4:48 p.m. Aug. 10, 2011

And slim left the building years ago. That was comedic, but Zoniezoobie | 5:02 p.m. Aug. 10, 2011 tops you.

Taking a page of Roddy Piper's book; it's time for a reality check...

The B12 let CU & the Huskers partly due to geography. So, why would they invite the Y who is even further away?

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