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Published: Monday, March 11 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

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Palo Alto, CA

Another nice addition to BYU's future football schedules.

Nice job Tom!

Mcallen, TX

Independence is great.

Salt Lake City, UT

A good quality addition. I wonder if BYU will still be independent in 2019 though. Maybe.....who knows.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

I hope Virginia is out of the ACC gutter by then.

Provo, UT


"Independence is great"


Omaha, NE

I think it is a good match. Virginia goes to similar lower level bowls and has about the same winning percentage (40%) in them. The goal should be to schedule teams you will be competitive with so they are good games. Virginia is not top tier ACC and BYU wouldn't be either if they were in that conference. BYU fans back east get to see a good game. It beats playing Delaware.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

Love the game in Virginia. Phenomenal stadium and experience. Time to schedule a game in the midwest: Kansas State, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Missouri State. Anything.

Frisco, TX

flatlander - Mendenhall is 6 W and 2 L in bowl games. In Texas, that's 75%, not 40%. If you include the Lavell era, it is about 40%, but then you're including Fiesta, Cotton and numerous Holiday bowl appearances. Not sure those are lower level bowls.

Assuming BYU gets 4 or 5 marquee games, like next year, Virginia is a good addition to the schedule. They are not Notre Dame, but they're a much better game than Idaho or Idaho St.

Planning 8 years out, should result in a decent schedule.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

We should all be excited with the perceived improvement in the schedule for the Cougars. However, based uopn what we have seen the last couple of seasons, do you really think things are going to get better? The Cougars have not yet made the needed changes to move the program forward. Yes, there has been some window dressing. However, a large part of the problems from last year were based on poor decisions made by the head coach and others. While we all recognize that BYU is trying to improve their schedule, they still have not dealt with the real issues. Until the AD follows through on his comments to make major changes in the program, we will be right back here next year. It is time for a new head coach.

Provo, , UT

The Deuce

I'm sorry but I respectfully disagree. Way too much knee jerk reaction going on

Just Smiling

Anybody else having a hard time getting excited about a game against a team that went 4-8 last season?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


Back in the 70s, the Fiesta Bowl WAS a lower level bowl. And the Holiday Bowl didn't become an upper level bowl until after disassociating itself from the WAC. While tied to the WAC, it was no more prestigious than the Las Vegas Bowl is now.

Don't make your bowl history out to be bigger than it really was. You had the Cotton Bowl, and that's it.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Just Smiling

Getting REAL excited about a game against a team that went 5-7 last season.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Should be pretty neat.

Orem, UT

Naval Vet

"And the Holiday Bowl didn't become an upper level bowl until after disassociating itself from the WAC."

Yet, BYU almost always played a very good, Top 20 team from a power conference in the Holiday Bowl, a huge step up from the unranked, 5th and 6th place conference also rans that Utah has played in 90% of their bowls.

Except for two notable exceptions, Utah's bowl history is nothing but an endless parade of mediocre opponents including Utah's much ballyhooed Fiesta Bowl opponent.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Ah, navel, once again your irrational loathing of all things blue is painfully obvious to everyone but you. The Holiday Bowl became a relevant and prestigious bowl game on the back of BYU. How many bowls can boast that the national championship was won on their field?

In the 70s, playing in any bowl game was prestigious. Like today, some more so than others. Also like today, playing in ANY bowl game is more prestigious than playing in no bowl game at all.

Mcallen, TX

Continuing their state champion ways--BYU is the "University of Utah".

No amount of envy can change that.

Salt Lake City, UT


Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Great games on the schedule.

We're gonna beat these guys.



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