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Published: Tuesday, April 24 2012 11:58 a.m. MDT

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Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

I could see BYU receiving a similar arrangement to that of Notre Dame in this round of negotiations. After all, BYU finishes in the top 25 every year (something ND can't boast), has a fan base almost as big as Notre Dame, has its own, exclusive ESPN TV contract, has BYUtv. I could keep going but you catch the drift.

Once it happens, BYU will secure its foothold among the upper crust of college football while our lil' band o' transfers struggles to be anything more than the doormats of the pac 10.2.

MESOUTE
SLC, UT

Broom Hockey:
Do you seriously believe that BYU has the fan base of Notre Dame? Comments like these do so much to show how truly out of touch so many in Provo really are. Not to mention your subsequent assertions.

Personally, I am finding it extremely hard to believe that Tom Holmoe was not invited to these meetings. Did he at least receive a courtesy call?

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

RE: Broom Hockey Champ

"has a fan base almost as big as Notre Dame."

Why are you inviting trolls to comment. While I hope BYU one day gains the National respect that ND commands we are far from there at the present. Fortunately, as you point out, we are consistent top 25 finishers and the future looks bright. I hope that changes are actually made in the BCS, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

Bubble Boy
Salt Lake City, UT

Golly! Why did they invite Notre Dame but not BYU? There must be some mistake. We are the BYU of the west. Maybe Tom Holmoe is there but they didn't mention BYU because it was assumed that everyone knows we are the Notre Dame of the west? We are a top tier athletic institution just like Florida, USC and Notre Dame. I know it's true because Tom Homoe said so.

We will be part of the new BCS! We will have access. We will win another NC, this time against a real opponent who deserves to be there!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

It could shake out 100 different ways, but all scenarious have one constant:

No one wants byu.

You are not a BCS quality program.

You do not have BCS quality athletes.

Yo do not have BCS quality coaches.

Truth hurts

Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

"Do you seriously believe that BYU has the fan base of Notre Dame?"

If you read my comment I did not say that BYU had the fan base that Notre Dame does. I said it almost has the fan base that Notre Dame does. BYU has a national fan base like Notre Dame. It does not have a regional fan base like the pac 10.2.

I believe that BYU has a brighter future than utah in all respects (fan base, TV contract, athletes, coaches, facilities, etc.). Ver few, if any, who step back and look at things objectively can make a contrarian case.

Pugman
TREMONTON, UT

Utah fans know....just ask them. And if you want to talk about the quality of coaches.......yours come from BYU. He learned it in Provo....that's gotta hurt.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Overhaul won't have any impact on BYU football since no matter what they decide, it is still about wins against BCS opponents. BYU doesn't do enough of that.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Chris B

Your comments have the maturity and intellectual capacity of a 10 year old.
The only thing missing is nanner nanner nanner.
C'mon now, raise your game.

ESPN want's BYU and pays them millions...
Tune in again ths Fall for all their games but one, on ESPN.

We'll look for your utes on kjzz or root.

Duckhunted
highland, utah

Broom Hockey,
Talk about sports you know about!! Like Broom Hockey. Let the adults talk about major college athletics! Please take IndianaCoug's advise. It's ok to be the WAC champion every year until you go intramural in football!!

Duckhunted
highland, utah

Yes your right Bluto 6 million a year vs the Utes 32 million a year....Seams like that's break even!!

News For U
Sandy, Utah

@ Pugman

"Utah fans know....just ask them. And if you want to talk about the quality of coaches.......yours come from BYU. He learned it in Provo....that's gotta hurt".

LOL! Ok.........Where did BYU get their coaches from?

LaVell Edwards - Utah State
Norm Chow - Utah
Bronco Mendenhall - Oregon State

That's gotta hurt!

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Duckhunted

Chris Hill stated on the Grodon Monson show that utah will recieve 15 million dollars per year for tv and won't reach 20 million until the backend of the contract. It's front loaded.

Regardless, the fact remains that Utah is not being seen on "National TV" and BYU is.
Recruits notice these things.

BYU is making 15-20 million on TV, all sports, now.
It's a different model. BYU has the capacity to market itself with it's own Brand.

Utah must ride the Coat-Tails of others. That's ok.

BYU does it their way, and Utah follows and does whatever the Elites of their Conference tells them to do.

Remember also, utah still has 3 more years before they reach full TV shares, while Colorado came in with full shares right off the top.
That's gotta hurt!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

54 IQ

"Overhaul won't have any impact on BYU football since no matter what they decide, it is still about wins against BCS opponents."

Unfortunately for U, it's not just about wins, it's also about losses to BCS opponents like #107 Colorado, which is why a 4-5 PAC 12 team like Utah doesn't get a single vote in the Top 25, while an independent like BYU, that almost never loses to bad teams, is a perennial Top 25 team.

#1 SLC Sports Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

If BYU doesn't receive an invitation to the Big 12, or the LDS Church leadership turns down such a bid, I see BYU dropping its football program VERY soon. They simply won't get the schedule they had hoped for as an independent, and they only have roughly one third of the fan base of Notre Dame. Bottom line is ESPN will back out of the deal or just will make it clear it won't be renewed.

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

@ Bluto

Don't forget Utah will make an extra 8-10 million for the Pac-12 networks which launches in August. The 20 million is for the Fox and ESPN deals.

The Utes will be playing on national TV every game!

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

#1 SLC Sports Fan

Wishful thinking on the part of a BYU-hating troll. Even with a WAC heavy schedule, which ends this year, Independent BYU still drew over 150 THOUSAND more fans to LES than PAC 12 Utah drew to RES, or an average of 15 THOUSAND more fans per game. And that doesn't even consider the vastly superior national television audience for every BYU game.

Bottom line is ESPN is VERY PLEASED with their partnership with BYU; it's only our jealous little brothers who are displeased.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

PAC 12 whipping boy U

"The Utes will be playing on national TV every game!"

If by "national TV", you mean almost every Utah game will be televised on a subscription-only PAC 12 Regional Network, you are correct.

With all that money, the Utes should be expanding RES any day now, if Dr. Hill wasn't worried about wasting $ millions on an expanded stadium filled with fans disguised as empty red chairs - sound familiar?

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

@ Bluto

"BYU does it their way, and Utah follows and does whatever the Elites of their Conference tells them to do".

If Independence is soooo great! If only certain schools with a so called "large national fanbase" like BYU can go independent. Then why doesn't the likes of USC, Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, ect. Go independent? They all have huge national fan bases and are perfectly capable of going independent and negotiate their own TV contracts. Why don't they go independent?.....Because those schools know the benefits of conference affiliation with a set schedule in a BCS conference and have access to play for a national championship. Look at Notre Dame! They've been irrelevant since the BCS was formed! If they're struggling, BYU has no chance at making it as an independent even if they do perform better than Notre Dame. That's sad, but true!

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

@ antiBCS

"If by "national TV", you mean almost every Utah game will be televised on a subscription-only PAC 12 Regional Network, you are correct".

You are misinformed! Apparently you didn't hear the announcement from commissioner Larry Scott when he announced the Pac-12 networks. He said "Every football and men's basketball game will be televised nationally on ESPN, Fox, or the Pac-12 national network". The regional networks are focused more on woman's sports and other Olympic sports. Your comment is a desperate attempt at down playing Utah's success and our new conference. Go enjoy your late night IndyWACing schedule!

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