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  • GK Willington SLC, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    re: WACPaddingOurSchedule 3:33 p.m. Oct. 11

    "And BYU fans wrote the book on delusional escape from reality!

    Once again, a BYU fan attempts to hijack a thread.
    What does past scheduling have to do with future contracts? Nothing."

    I agree but can't help but laugh @ how byu fans *interpret* the past.

    Question: What else happen w/ local college pigskin in 2008? Hint: the Utes had already done it & byu never will.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Oct. 13, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    WACpaddled

    "Utah's bowl game got higher TV ratings than BYU did."

    BYU's bowl was played Friday morning when most fans are working.

    Utah's bowl was played Saturday afternoon when most fans are home.

    That still doesn't change the fact that BYU played in a better location against a MUCH better team - #35 Tulsa > #56 Georgia Tech

    Utah DROPPED in Sagarin after beating Georgia Tech

    BYU JUMPED Utah in Sagarin after beating Tulsa.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 2:07 a.m.

    @ Rockwell

    Please explain the simple economics of playing a home-home series with Middle Tennessee St. instead of Utah St.

  • USNGary South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 11:27 p.m.

    Uteology, so what you are saying is you are not a bcs team because you can't handle playing a bcs schedule. Utes stink

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 12, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    @Snack PAC

    Sorry Uteology, but U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU and Michigan in the same year, which is EXACTLY what Hill admitted.

    ----------

    Maybe not good enough to play "BYU and Michigan in the same year" but we are good enough to play:

    @Michigan, Oregon, USC, Stanford, @ASU, @Oregon State, @ULCA

    in the same year, see Utah's 2014 schedule.

    So what he admitted is that playing 10 BCS teams in one year is tough enough without the a rivalry game that gains us nothing.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 12, 2012 8:32 p.m.

    Utah's bowl game got higher TV ratings than BYU did.
    Look it up.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 12, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    Must be nice.
    Wisconsin plays two games at home against a patsy cupcake. I thought they wanted to improve their SOS?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    @Riddles in the Dark

    You're funny! That was a great laugh.

    Location of the bowl game I can give you ... but that's it. Pay out, exposure, and opponent was clearly in Utah's favor. Wasn't even close. You can throw your Sagarin rating stuff at me all day and I won't blink ... any team in the country would've rather played GTech last year over Tulsa.

    Nice try on calling USU a patsy as well. That doesn't work in the context of the above discussion. You just can't compare teams in an entire different division of football (ie: N Colorado and Weber St.) to a team like USU - even when USU is bad. That said, if you want to make it part of the argument then remember that BYU scheduled USU as well.

    Still laughing at your attempt to spin that conversation your way though. Good stuff as always.

  • Broom Hockey Champ Scottsdale, AZ
    Oct. 12, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    Riddles,

    What does location have to with which bowl is more prestigious? Maybe it's more important for the fan experience, but it doesn't have anything to do with which game is more prestigious. I'd much rather go to Honolulu than New Orleans but that doesn't mean the Aloha Bowl is more prestigious than the Sugar Bowl.

    One way to measure which is a better bowl is the payout. Again, this doesn't matter to the fan, but it does matter to the program. The Sun Bowl paid much more than the Armed Forces Bowl. The players that played in the Sun Bowl walked away with more goodies, too.

    Another measure is which game is broadcast in a more desirable time slot. Again, the Sun Bowl is in a more desirable time slot.

    Sorry, but it is hard to argue with the facts. If you're arguing about the fan experience, that's another discussion. But I think we're talking about which is the more prestigious bowl.

    As much as I wish it weren't so, until BYU wins against big oppoenents the bowls we play in won't matter much.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Oct. 12, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    motorbike

    Utah scheduled one OOC patsy in 2011 (Montana State) and two OOC patsies in 2012 (Northern Colorado and Utah State). Unfortunately for U, the Aggies turned out not to be the automatic win you were expecting.

    Utah played its bowl in the armpit of the country against #56 Georgia Tech (Sagarin rating), while BYU played in Dallas/Fort Worth against #35 Tulsa. Instead of spouting off about better bowl, you should consider the reality that BYU played in a much better location against a much better bowl opponent.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 12, 2012 1:31 p.m.

    Please, please, please keep scheduling games with the top teams in the midwest. I'm all for a 10 for 1 with Wisconsin.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    @Rockwell

    You just accused me of spin? Please point out what fact I spun. Now you my friend, just threw out some spin if I've ever heard it;

    Utah has played one full season in their new conference and now part of another. Last year we played one patsy and this year we play(ed) one patsy. Therefor your comment is an exaggeration ..."Utah isn't good enough to qualify for a bowl without playing a couple of OOC patsies like Northern Colorado every year."

    Mind you, Utah played in a better bowl than BYU played in last year, and this year is far from over my friend.

    Spin ... that's funny.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    The Nun

    Utah State has never had a quality fan base and only since GA became the coach have they sold out their dinky stadium for a game other than BYU or Utah. Nothing personal here, just the truth. Will it last? Perhaps.....but history says no.

    Remember Larry Miller folding up the Utah WNBA team and his reason? He was tired of losing money on the deal. So even well-heeled programs can at times take money into consideration.

    With a resurgent USU football team, maybe things will change. The tricky part is making it last because pretty soon a bigger program will cherry-pick GA if he remains successful. If he doesn't, it's back to square one. Two good years a program doesn't make, unfortunately. And keeping a successful coach, other than Stu Morrill, isn't very easy, either. So good luck with the future.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    Rockwell,

    What does economics have to do with it? According to the cougar fan base BYU; money is not an issue when it comes to the football team. The income source for the football team is pretty much unending, so now all of a sudden, money is the reason home and home can't be scheduled with Utah State.

    Very nice spin.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Oct. 12, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    motorbike

    Spin it however helps you sleep at night, but the simple truth is Utah isn't good enough to qualify for a bowl without playing a couple of OOC patsies like Northern Colorado every year.

    Unfortunately for U, Utah State didn't play the patsy this year, which has put the Ute's bowl chances in serious jeopardy. If not for BYU's gift touchdown to U on the missed snap to Riley, Utah's bowl chances would already be all but dead.

    While other power conference teams are seeking to increase the difficulty of their OOC schedules to give them a better chance to qualify for the playoffs, the Utes are throwing in the towel and admitting that they simply aren't good enough to compete at that level.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Oct. 12, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    TheNun

    "why a home and home with Utah State is thought to be beneath the Cougars, but a 2:1 with the Badgers is cause for celebration..."

    It no disrepect to Utah State, it's simple economics.

    LES seats 65,000
    Romney seats 25,000

    Conservatively, BYU makes over $1 million more per game at LES (40,000 x $50, plus concessions), than Utah State makes at Romney.

    By agreement, BYU doesn't pay Utah State anything when the Aggies visit LES; and Utah State doesn't pay BYU anything when the Cougars visit Romney.

    The third game at LES is the payoff, where BYU pays Utah State a substantial guarantee to play at LES. Utah State can't even come close to matching what BYU can pay.

    BYU simply isn't willing to take a substantial loss in revenue every third year to play in Logan.

    With Wisconsin, that's not an issue, and playing at Wisconsin also gives BYU fans in other parts of the country an opportunity to attend a BYU game in person. For example, I'm already planning to attend the BYU - West Virginia game to be played in Washington DC.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    @Snack PAC,

    "Sorry Uteology, but U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU and Michigan in the same year, which is EXACTLY what Hill admitted."

    That's quite the partial truth comment and is therefore inaccurate and certainly NOT what Hill admitted. This is not a surprise coming from you though.

    I think we'd all be fine if you changed it to the truth which would be:

    "...U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU, Michigan AND 9 PAC-12 GAMES in the same year, which is EXACTLY what HILL admitted."

    I know we're in political mode at this time of year, but easy on your blue kool-aid spinning tricks that don't actually fool anyone. Comments of this nature took away your credibility long, long ago.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 9:00 a.m.

    Wow, getting all giddy over games 5,6 & 7 years out seems a bit overzelous. But, I guess when compared to the wac schedule currently in place, anything other than all of "state" colleges (idaho state, new mexico state, san jose state, delusional state) seems like an improvement.

    The big question though is why a home and home with Utah State is thought is thought to be beneath the cougars, but a 2:1 with the badgers is cause for celebration.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 8:14 a.m.

    With this scheduling, it appears to me that the Y's schedule is now so difficult it can like the U reasonably suggest a continued respite to the rivalry game because of difficult scheduling concerns after 2016. Hopefully, that will allow the U to stop thinking it has finished its season with a win in the 3rd week of the season and actually play to win in week four of the season.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 4:33 a.m.

    @ Chris B

    The facts are also that Utah has gotten smoked by most of the PAC 12 since joining, and here at Utah State if memory serves me correctly I think.... I'm pretty sure.... Oh yes, Utah State did beat Utah this year. I was having trouble remembering, but it came back to me. Yeah, John White had a tough game. Too bad that Utah fans have aspirations of beating PAC 12 teams, but could not take care of business against our Aggies. I love my Utah State Aggies, but Utah is supposed to be way out of the Aggies league. Apparently not. As for BYU, this is good Cougar fans. Playing programs like Wisconsin gives you a chance to beat some big teams and help move your program forward. I think it is funny as a Utah State fan to see Utah and BYU fans fight. Although BYU fans get rather dillusional at times, I think Utah fans are worse. They have a bad year like they are having now, and they sit up there on their pedastool and act like they are so above Utah State and BYU.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 12:55 a.m.

    Those Utes crowing about home-and-home against USC, Stanford and Oregon will indeed have the games, but they'll also have the losses from playing them. You really think Oregon or USC is a fertile place where Utah is going to get even close to .500? (Try FUTILE, not FERTILE.) Heck, you'll be lucky to reach .500 against Colorado this year. If the Buffs win in Boulder, you'll need to win the next two to even reach .500 against them in PAC12 play. Maybe you'll be .500 against Washington State this year----maybe not, but aren't you forgetting the ASU game and the supposed "miracle Utes after a bye week" who were crushed by USC? Again in SLC...? Enjoy the too-tough-for-us competition.....along with going nowhere. This year a bowl might elude you. Then what's your excuse going to be? (It was all Michigan's fault....)

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 12:43 a.m.

    I have been out of town but when I read the headline, before reading the article or the comments, I said "Chris B will be the first poster and he will hit the 2 - 1 argument, saying how great it is that Utah is playing Michigan, etc. Other Utes will say how great it is to play Michigan", even though they can't beat Colorado in SLC. That's FUNNY!!! I'm still smiling every time I think about it. Being the doormat in the PAC 12 isn't anything of which to be proud,unless you relish losing to big name teams. But take your two irrelevant BCS wins and be happy, Utes. That's all you got. This year ASU drilled you, USC drilled you (insert Colorado 2011 here) and you're bagging on BYU's schedule. Amazing!!

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2012 11:18 p.m.

    Uteology

    "...here's one you missed:

    BYU tries to schedule Utah but Utah says no thanks we'll see you in 2016."

    Sorry Uteology, but U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU and Michigan in the same year, which is EXACTLY what Hill admitted.

  • Cougars - Wise Older Brothers Anaheim, CA
    Oct. 11, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    Mount Olympus

    "Utah has home and homes with USC, Stanford, and Oregon on the schedule for many more years."

    BYU has been scheduling home and homes with every team in the PAC 10 for DECADES!!!

    We're thrilled that our little brothers were finally able to schedule their very first big name non-conference opponent to visit RES in their entire history.

    Call us when that number grows to two.

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    WACpaddled

    Utah is 0-7 versus Washington, including last season's 14-31 beat down.
    BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including a 23-17 BYU win in 2010.

    And, it's absolutely laughable that you bring up Colorado, when the lowly Utes couldn't even handle 10-loss Colorado at home last season. The Utes, btw, are 6-10-1 versus Colorado since 1946.

    BYU, on the other hand, is 3-1 versus Colorado since 1946, and BYU hasn't lost to the Buffaloes since a 7-9 setback in... 1947!!!

    All of that, however, pales in comparison to Utah's 1-6 record against the SLC YMCA, although Utah's losing 3-4-1 record against Salt Lake High might be a close 2nd.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    @Riverton Cougar

    Yes I see a trend, you need the 2-for-1's with "prestigious" teams Utah doesn't, we already play in a "prestigious" conference.

    BTW here's one you missed:

    BYU tries to schedule Utah but Utah says no thanks we'll see you in 2016.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    @backpacn

    Michigan simply agreed to return the favor of Utah playing a one-and-done at Michigan in 2008, by scheduling a home-and-home with the Utes in 2014-2015.

    ----------

    According to what sources?

    According to Nick Baumgardner (University of Michigan Sports Reporter) it was a home-and-home contract with Utah and one games each with Oregon State and Colorado:

    Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says the Wolverines will to play their previously-scheduled Pac-12 football opponents, despite the suspension of the Big Ten-Pac-12 deal.

    Michigan's home-and-home series with Utah, beginning in 2014, and it's one-game deals with Colorado (2016) and Oregon State (2015).

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 10:23 p.m.

    BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Notre Dame and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

    BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Texas and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

    BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Wisconsin and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

    BYU schedules a home and home series with Boise State and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

    Next, BYU will probably schedule a home and home or 2-1 with some prestigious team and Ute fans will still say "Michigan!".

    Do you see a trend here?

  • Mount Olympus Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    RE: Backpacn

    Big difference
    In 2012, BYU scheduled a 2-1 with Wisconsin for games in 2013,2017 and 2018

    In 2008 Utah played at Michigan
    In 2012, Utah scheduled a home and home with Michigan for 2014 and 2015.

    BYU also just scheduled a home and home with Middle Tennessee State.

    Utah has home and homes with USC, Stanford, and Oregon on the schedule for many more years.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    WacPaddledMyUtes

    Every time I see that "1-6 versus the YMCA" comment it cracks me up.

    Ute reading comprehension... epic fail... making stuff up again.

    Me said...

    "Sure beats playing Northern Colorado and pretending to be something you're not in the PAC 12, like uh... a winning team."

    Let me interpret this correctly for you since being in denial and reading comprehension is similar to chewing gum and walking... difficult things for delusional Ute fans.

    That last part is to be interpreted that the Utes are not 'stellar' in their conference at the current 0-2 + 4-5 last year. Utes are pretenders thinking they can be on the scale of the great teams of the PAC like Oregon and USC. The Utes are the Pac12 perennial mediocre team by their record.

    Any WAC team, excuse me, any team that BYU plays this year is light years beyond your tough Northern Colorado opponent... and BYU played Weber as a friendly instate.

    Own it

  • Rirruto Nampa, Id
    Oct. 11, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    You know,the funny thing is,I CALLED IT!!! My first thought when I clicked on this thread was that the first comment would be from a ute fan bashing BYU for the only thing they have to bash us for. We play in Wisconsin twice. Amazing. The fact that this is the only thing you have to attack us with is simply sad. Why don't you just take your ball and go home.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    I can't help but wonder if there are any cougar fans on comment threads like this one that are embarrassed by their fellow cougar fans' comments. Trying to spin the obvious is just too funny.
    Your REALLY drinking the blue kool-aid if you think the current Utah Michigan agreement isn't a 1 for 1. Same kool-aid if you think this BYU Wisconsin deal is anything other than a 1 for 2 series.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 11, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    When is Colorado going to payback and return the scheduling favor to BYU?

    They are 3-8-1 all time against CU. Have a lot catching up to do.

    OUCH!!!

  • Broom Hockey Champ Scottsdale, AZ
    Oct. 11, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    I don't care if this is a 2 for 1. There's a lot of time between now and 2017 and I wouldn't be that surprised if Wisconsin calls asks for another date at LES before this agreement begins.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    Cougar fans give great spin jobs:
    There's absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between

    2008 Utah at Michigan
    2014 Michigan at Utah
    2015 Utah at Michigan
    and
    2013 BYU at Wisconsin
    2017 Wisconsin at BYU
    2018 BYU at Wisconsin

    The difference is Utah HAD ALREADY PLAYED the 2008 game before scheduling the home and home.
    When Tom Holmoe announced the 2013 Wisconsin game, he made it sound like it would be home and home. Then someone tracked down the actual contract and found it was a one and done.

    By your silly logic you might as well says the deals are 3 for 1:
    2002 Utah at Michigan
    2008 Utah at Michigan
    2014 Michigan at Utah
    2015 Utah at Michigan

    and
    1980 BYU at Wisconsin
    2013 BYU at Wisconsin
    2017 Wisconsin at BYU
    2018 BYU at Wisconsin

  • Cougars - Wise Older Brothers Anaheim, CA
    Oct. 11, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    It's flattering that our little brothers on the hill are still interested in what's happening with their big brother after very their fortunate invite to a big boy conference.

    Playing at Camp Randall brings exactly the kind of exposure, both nationally and in terms of playing in a variety of geographic locations, that BYU and its fans were hoping for with BYU's move to Independence.

  • backpacn Sandy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    PaddyWACed

    The kids on the hill are obviously dizzy from their constant spin cycle.

    There's absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between

    2008 Utah at Michigan
    2014 Michigan at Utah
    2015 Utah at Michigan

    and

    2013 BYU at Wisconsin
    2017 Wisconsin at BYU
    2018 BYU at Wisconsin

    Michigan simply agreed to return the favor of Utah playing a one-and-done at Michigan in 2008, by scheduling a home-and-home with the Utes in 2014-2015.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    I'm with you WisCoug! Three hour drive to Madison for me and I will be there!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Nothing wrong with going 2 for 1 against the Badgers.

    @Sammy G

    Not much difference between Norther Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico State and Weber State; now is there?

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    WACPaddled

    Utah is 0-1 in the WAC and 1-6 versus the YMCA.

    The only way Utah has of qualifying for a bowl is beating the bottom feeders of the PAC - the Utes haven't had a road win over a PAC opponent with a winning record since last century.

  • WisCoug MOUNT HOREB, WI
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    Whether you consider it a 2:1 or 1:1 makes little difference to myself and the rest of the BYU fanbase living in the Midwest. To see BYU play last year I drove 12 hours to Mississippi and will make the 5 hour (or so) drive this year to see them play at ND. Getting a game practically in my backyard in 2013 and 2018 is a win for me and for all fans in teh region, even if a 2 for 1 isn't exactly what the program is looking for when scheduling.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    sammyg
    Springville, UT
    Sure beats playing Northern Colorado and pretending to be something you're not in the PAC 12, like uh... a winning team.

    Excuse me... maybe playing 'pretend' football is exciting. I not sure but Wisconsin coming to Provo will be great.

    ________________

    According to sammyg the BYU football season ends after the ND game.
    Let's just sweep the season ending schedule under the rug.

    BYU can't pretend. The only way to have a 9-10 win season is to play bottom feeders from the WAC. OUCH!

    And BYU is STILL 6-9 all time against San Jose St! OUCH!

    While you are at it, enjoy the Idaho & New Mexico St games. OUCH!

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    Swoop
    Salt Lake City, UT
    2008 Utah at Michigan
    2014 Michigan at Utah
    2015 Utah at Michigan

    once again, Utah fans displaying their delusional escape from reality

    _________________________

    And BYU fans wrote the book on delusional escape from reality!

    Once again, a BYU fan attempts to hijack a thread.
    What does past scheduling have to do with future contracts? Nothing.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    I am more excited for the home and homes with Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, Houston, Hawaii, and Boise State. Maybe BYU can schedule Vanderbilt and Duke for big conference wins

    On the plus side, USU still schedules two-for-one with you.

    BYU Independence--TASTES GREAT, LESS FILLING.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    After Utah's prestigious invite to a BCS conferece:

    Chris Hill scheduled a 1 for 1 with Michigan

    After byu's move from the mwc to the WAC:

    Holmoe scheduled a 2 for 1 with wisconsin

    Those are the facts

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    Sure beats playing Northern Colorado and pretending to be something you're not in the PAC 12, like uh... a winning team.

    Excuse me... maybe playing 'pretend' football is exciting. I not sure but Wisconsin coming to Provo will be great.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    2008 Utah at Michigan
    2014 Michigan at Utah
    2015 Utah at Michigan

    once again, Utah fans displaying their delusional escape from reality

  • RSLJAZZBYUUTAH Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    As a fan, I will take the 2 for 1 deal, just happy that Wisconsin is coming to BYU and not just a one and done.

    And too everyone that keeps say there home and home vs Michigan, um it is more like 3 for 1, 2002, 2008 you played Big Blue.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    @No Conference Will Take Us
    please do not pretend you are a fan

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    "We'll take our home and home with Michigan."

    Who's "we"? You and that mouse in your pocket?

  • WON84 PLANO, TX
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    We'll take our home and home with Michigan.

    Any day.

    I'm sure you would but, it's not happening.

    But, I do agree that BYU needs to see what they can do to address concerns of the Big XII or else decide to scale it back a bit on football.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    NoConferenceChampionshipsForU

    IF you were a BYU fan, that might actually mean something, but since you're just a Utah troll who's too embarrassed to be associated with the Utes, nobody is buying your act.

    Holmoe is doing a great job creating a schedule filled with exciting match ups against big name opponents throughout the country.

    As a true BYU fan, I'm looking forward to seeing the Cougars playing at storied programs like Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Yes we are playing twice on the road but they did us a favor setting up a game for next year. That allows us to play someone good instead of New Mexico State etc. Would you rather play NMSU or Idaho at home or Wisconsin anywhere?

    I love that we are playing a top ten team this week and next week. Independence might not be perfect but we are playing more games that are fun to watch than ever before.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Nice to see that BYU fans can see through the BYU/Deseret News/Dick Harmon PR spin machine and realize that you got a 2 for 1. "Home and home plus another game in Madison" equals 2 for 1.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    Chris B

    2 for 1 is better than your one-and-done versus Notre Dame and no different than your 2 for 1 versus Michigan (oh, you thought we'd forgotten about that game you played in the Big House a couple of years ago, didn't you)

    LOL!

  • No Conference Will Take Us SEATTLE, WA
    Oct. 11, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    I was wondering when we going to see them at LES. It came with a price tag though. BYU plays at Wisconsin twice.
    This is just getting unacceptable. We get something only to give away twice as much. Enough of this 1 for 2 scheduling.

    This BYU fan is fed up!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    So in other words you got a 2 for 1?

    LOL

    We'll take our home and home with Michigan.

    Any day.