Comments about ‘Pac-12, Big Ten call off scheduling alliance’

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Published: Friday, July 13 2012 10:50 a.m. MDT

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aljmac
Salt Lake City, UT

Bummer. Sincerely disappointing.

I hope they still move forward with a partnership that may not be as aggressive, but still pits the two conferences against each other in diverse sports. It would provide for some great matchups.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

I wonder if Dr Hill and Kwitt got this news before they called the cougs?

SpaceCowboy69
Syracuse, UT

Wasn't this one of the excuses that Dr. Chris Hill gave for not scheduling BYU?? Maybe this will allow them to keep the rivalry.

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

Hmmm... maybe Tom's going to get a call from Chris? :P

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Truely disappointing.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

It didn't work out because big time schools don't want to play teams with puny fan bases in puny stadiums.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I hope BYU doesn't give them the time of day when they come crawling back looking for games. This is really amusing and shows that the U is NOT part of things in the PAC

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

". . . big time schools don't want to play teams with puny fan bases in puny stadiums."

flynn:

So are you admitting that either the Y is not a big time school or the Utes don't have a puny fan base? Because with all the angst you Y fans have shown about the 2 year rivalry hiatus, it's pretty clear the Y is desperate to play the U regularly.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Johnny and SpaceCadet, the proposed collaboration wouldn't have started until 2017 anyway, and this doesn't affect the series with Michigan. Nice try, though!

Anne26
West Jordan, UT

This announcement actually strengthens Utah's argument that the PAC-12, schedule as it stands, leaves little room for guaranteed games. Truly, if the PAC-12 finds it difficult to find room for the Big 12, then it is no surprise that Utah will have a hard time finding room for BYU. Utah will have no problem filling their schedule moving forward, and this doesn't mean they won't be playing Big 12 teams in the future. They just won't be locked in year to year.

I'm excited for the future of Utah football!!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

As a Ute fan this doesn't bother me at all. I'm glad we'll now have the flexibility to play BYU. Utah can still schedule brand name teams to home and home arrangements where the game played at RES better coincides with the seasons we have 4 Pac 12 home games. To me, this is great news.
By the way, Flynn & Johnny, your comments are ridiculous and have zero merit.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Its ok BYU fans.
This in no way will affect the cougars scheduling alliance with WAC teams.
BYU needs to keep up its legacy of bottom feeding on cellar dwellers!

Alterego
Harrisville, UT

Tom, that'll be Lithuania calling later today.

Hope to see a lot more pac 12 games on the schedule for BYU in the coming years because of this coming down. Possibly very good news for BYU's future schedule.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

@ JohnInSLC

I didn't say anything about BYU -although I am not pretentious enough to consider them big time when compared to ND, USC or tOSU. How does tOSU benefit from playing at WazzU- ever? Look up stadium sizes and fan bases of each school involved and you figure who benefits from the deal- and thus why it didn't work out. And yes, I am saying Utah fans are pretentious if they think they're suddenly "big time."

BTW- BYU doesn't need Utah's help with it's September schedule. We can get big time opponents during that month without U.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Johny triumph
What are you talking about? Chris Hill just said this week that the Pac 12 Big 10 agreement was not looking good. He was obviously stating an informed opinion.
As far as your statement "I hope BYU doesn't give them the time of day when they come crawling back looking for games". BYU is not in a position to big time anybody these days, get use to it.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

On a few of the Pac 12 boards, some of the other schools were complaining about how hard it is to schedule old rivalries. This may allow BYU back on the schedule after the two years.

The one thing that won't change are the late October and November scheduling for BYU as the Pac 12 and their bag of gold won't allow us to change. At least not now. Maybe Larry Scott will allow a late season rivalry game like the Stanford, Notre Dame game.

Can't wait for football

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

flynn:

So that Michigan home-and-home series the Utes just announced is not in your alternate universe?

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Bummer.

I wish the Pac 12 had pushed to make an annual contest with the Big 10, and changed from a 9-game to an 8-game conference schedule.

Maybe this will make the Utah-BYU rivalry more likely to continue.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

@JohnInSLC

"So that Michigan home-and-home series the Utes just announced is not in your alternate universe?"

How does that make you Big time? Your "home and home" with Michigan is like our home and home with Texas- it's preceded by a 1 and done. I wouldn't be surprised if Michigan opts to buyout the trip to RES.

Mike W
Syracuse, UT

Love the BYU fans... as irrational as ever!

This is great news for BYU, and their fans are still complaining and bashing Utah... at least now BYU can get Utah back on the schedule as they need the scheduling help far more than Utah now being independent.

For Utah it's wash or a gain too... instead of seeing Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin, etc. you get BYU again most likely, which is fine.

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