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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012 4:25 p.m. MST

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No Conference Will Take Us

I would rather go back to the MWC before joining the mess known as the Big East.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Having home and homes every year with Tulane and ECU?

In all honestly, this might be the best option even given to byu. The big 12 isn't calling. Neither is the Pac 12.

Springville, UT

When will all of this ever end? I hope soon. The Big East offers nothing for BYU. End of story.

I'm sure Boise and San Diego are having Big East buyer's remorse.

I wonder if the original PAC10 are talking behind closed doors now?

Down under
Pullman, WA

I say stay where you are as an independant and wait until the right opportunity comes along. There is no hurry. BYU will land on its feet. They are having a bit of a down year but are still a hot commodity. They have one of the best fans bases in the country and it will continue to grow.

Springville, UT

If BYU would be such a benefit to any of the major conferences, then why aren't there offers?

The fact is BYU is the ugly girl at the dance, but isn't wise enough to recognize it, let alone admit it.

The WCC fits BYU perfectly for other sports. For football, after blowing their opportunity with the Big12 (difficult administration), they'll need to remain content as an independent until a mid-major league comes calling.

No major conference is going to invite them. Period.

Orem, Utah

Someone want to explain how the Big Least (with now losing 2-3 more teams) is fast becoming CUSA-lite, that BYU would have ANY interest in joining that conference, especially with the MWC getting the same deal for a big bowl as the Big East is getting? That'd be pretty dumb. Independence is much better than that. Tougher to schedule, but better, even in a down scheduling year.

I think we'll see the Big Four conferences (Big Ten, SEC, Big XII, and Pac-12) end up with 14-16 teams each and the Big East and ACC leftovers combining and the MWC retaining Boise St & SDSU. Basically leaving only two mid-major conferences with much of a chance for that one big-time bowl birth. (Thought the BCS was gone, didn't you? Just renamed with a 4-team playoff.)

Whether BYU ends up in one of the Big Four conferences is up in the air. Doubt they'll stoop to the mid-major level again.

Orem, Utah

@ MapleDon,

And if the Pac-12 gets enticed by its bigger brother conferences to expand, who do they pick? Are teams like SDSU, Fresno St, Hawaii, Boise St, San Jose St, New Mexico, etc., better looking than ugly-duckling BYU? Be real!

Anaheim, CA

Gotta laugh at how every mention of BYU being invited to another conference immediately generates jealous, whiney comments from the hill trolls.

The Big East offers NOTHING - eight former C-USA teams, two former MWC teams (one really just a WAC team passing through), and an Independent.

Why would BYU even consider joining the Big East, when the Cougars already have a 10+ year scheduling agreement with Boise State, and BYU could schedule any of the rest of the teams in the conference anytime the Cougars wanted to?

The Big East's sweetheart "bcs" deal ends next season; then the big boys will send the Big East packing from their little club, tossed aside like last week's garbage.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

BYU needs to be camped out at B-12 headquarters in Ft Worth, rather than looking at the Big East which needs BYU more than BYU needs them. At some point the B-12 will expand by two, I was very disheartened when I heard the commish of the conference state: he had never spoken with anyone from BYU and had no clues as to what their plans may be. There are 5 conferences that matter, the Big East and MWC are not among them

Farmington, UT

Talking about what? What does the Big East bring to the table?

Virginia Beach, Va

If BYU were to join the BE it would show there is a major leadership problem at BYU. The BE is falling apart as we speak. The BE is a joke for football on the east coast.

Salt Lake City, UT

Big East has nothing to offer. If BYU wants better access to the BCS, it should go back to the MWC and negotiate a better revenue deal similar to the deal that Texas got where Texas was allowed to keep it's Longhorn Network.

Alternatively, BYU will have to win its way in and they have proven that they are incapable of doing that.

RU Serious
Washington, UT

Sundays will always be a problem. Many major conferences won't look at let alone ask BYU because of this. Stand strong.

Springville, UT


I'm still laughing at your comment. You just go ahead and keep hoping for that PAC12 invitation to BYU. They would take SUU before BYU. The administrators (not the coaches and ADs) will never allow BYU in. If you'd done just a little research, you would have known that. But you go ahead and keep hoping and waiting. And that beard of yours will be long and grey before it ever happens.

U 90
Corona, CA

If pressure mounts on the PAC 12 to move to 16 teams I believe byu will get invited if the pac can't entice some of the big 12 schools to join.. Outside of byu, a few B12 schools and maybe Boise state their aren't too many expansion options for the PAC. Personally I hope byu joins Utah in the south division


Love Independence!!!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

byu should join the PAC

Orem, Utah

@ MapleDon,

I don't want BYU in the Pac-12. Just saying there's little else for them to choose from as Texas will never go West.

I expect BYU to either remain independent or get invited to the Big XII or Big Ten. But, I won't hold my breath for either of those.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

why keep talking with big least? stay put

South Jordan, UT

With all the misnamed conferences (Big "10", Big "12", etc.) it's time to start the correction process with this conference in the New England area that is desperate to stay relevant.

New name: "Big Least".

BYU: stay away from this soon to be gone group.

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