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Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 1:23 p.m. MST

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Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Hemlock

Woah!... simmer down. Saying that BYU needs USU and that UNLV is horrible makes little sense. True USU is having a fantastic season, Gary Anderson is the real deal, and the Aggies have improved considerably under his watch. However, you can hardly claim to have surpassed BYU in football prominence. This is the best season USU has had in decades and BYU beat them. On a similar note, you have no right to say UNLV is horrible when historically they performed right on par with USU.

Part of your argument is that because USU "will be in a steady conference with a guaranteed annual slate of games" that the Cougars need them. You may not have noticed, but BYU is doing just fine in scheduling games. The Cougs will make more money playing Michigan than USU will make playing the entirety of the Mountain West. Also, I wouldn't call the MWC a "steady" conference given that their four best teams have abandoned ship in the last two seasons.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Woops, that last response was for Sambonethegreat, not Hemlock. I'm not used to having USU trolls on here so I made a mistake.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"It's obvious that Hill intends to continue scheduling Big Sky teams every year"

phx:

I'd rather see one Big Sky team in August/September than 3 bottom-feeding WAC/MWC teams in November. Obviously, your mileage varies.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

Sambonethegreat

"Be real here. BYU had no chance against Oregon State."

Don't kid yourself.

BYU was only down 28-24 with about 6 minutes left in the fourth, when a pass interference call on BYU helped dig Oregon State out of a 2nd and 16 hole to keep the Beaver's drive alive. A stop there, and BYU has a good chance of forcing a punt, with still plenty of time for BYU to score a game-winning touchdown.

Sambonethegreat
LOGAN, UT

@Wiscougarfan

While you bring up some valid points, I am talking about the here and now. There is no question USU has only recently turned the corner with their program. And I never claimed their football program was better than BYU's. The Aggies are making undeniable and substantial progress, though.

I have every right to say UNLV is horrible in the here and now. They are 2-9, and Bobby Hauck's record with the team has been abysmal.

Don't forget that the teams BYU has scheduled can back out at practically any time. That's one of the chief problems of being independent: the school IS dependent on other teams.

The MWC is stable because even though SDSU, TCU, and BSU are essentially gone, USU and SJSU are coming in. Also, Nevada and Fresno joined up last season. Not a bad conference as a whole.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

JohnInSLC

How about that bottom-feeding PAC team you have to look forward to finish every season?

Obviously conference membership isn't everything when it comes to playing really bad teams.

It's laughable that Utah fans have become so arrogant in disparaging the WAC/MWC, when the Utes were only able to win SIX conference titles in the last HALF CENTURY, while members of the WAC/MWC.

btw, time to update your calendar

BYU plays Wisconsin and Notre Dame next November.

And that Hawaii team that BYU plays in December?

The Utes have lost 7 of their last 10 games against Hawaii and haven't beaten the Warriors in Honolulu since 1985.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA
Sambonethegreat

"Be real here. BYU had no chance against Oregon State."

Don't kid yourself.

BYU was only down 28-24 with about 6 minutes left in the fourth, when a pass interference call on BYU helped dig Oregon State out of a 2nd and 16 hole to keep the Beaver's drive alive. A stop there, and BYU has a good chance of forcing a punt, with still plenty of time for BYU to score a game-winning touchdown.

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I'm so tired of fellow BYU fans talking like this. "What could have been" and "what if" does not cut it. We lost the game against a ranked team. Just like seasons before, and those in the future. We will continue the streak of losing to ranked teams unless things change on the field.

Sambonethegreat
LOGAN, UT

@No Conference Will Take Us

Thank you. A BYU fan with sense. You're alright, man.

If the Cougars want a more prosperous future, I think they need to get into the Big-12. Also, Bronco not playing an injured quarterback in key games would help, too.

flatlander
Omaha, NE

It is apparent that BYU is now scheduling for their fan base and not for bowl games. I thought they wanted to improve their schedule and not play MWC teams, maybe it was just a ruse.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

maybe its a trade-off and playing unlv in football will help persuade them to schedule some non-conference home and home basketball games with them. BYU's out-of-conference home basketball scheduling needs some sprucing up especially because the middle to bottom conference WCC games for the Cougars are very mediocre at best.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Any good teams coming to Provo in November?

All mediocre or decent teams are not coming to Provo in November.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

no conference championship for U

"I'm so tired of fellow BYU fans talking like this."

Of course you are; what else could we expect from a desperate Utah troll?

Fubecao
Bellevue, WA

From the article: "The Rebels are the first Mountain West team to schedule BYU after its departure from the conference following the 2010 season."

Except for TCU last year.

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