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Published: Friday, March 1 2013 6:30 p.m. MST

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Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"Utah got in BECAUSE of BYU. Exhibit A: 1996. Exhibit B: 2001 (?). (And before anybody says BYU didn't get into a BCS bowl in Doman's last season because they lost to Hawaii, they were told they weren't invited before they even played Hawaii.)"

Not true. Utah got into those game because they went undefeated. In 1996, there WAS no BCS, and the expanded BCS bowl games occurred AFTER Utah busted the BCS. If the Y were responsible for the expanded BCS bowl games due to their 2001 season, then there would have been 5 BCS bowls by 2002 or 2005. Not 2005.

The Y was told they wouldn't have played in the 2001 BCS because there was no room. Back in '01, there were only 4 BCS games. The Rose automatically got the BigTen and Pac-10 champions, the Sugar took the SEC's, the Orange took the ACC's, the Fiesta took the Big 12's, and the Big East's champion filled the 6th of 8 auto bids. That left only 2 at-large bids to out, and there were 2 other schools with a higher BCS ranking than the Y's whose regular season had already finished.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"This was an interesting article that told us that Bronco turned down TWO PAC 12 coaching jobs at UCLA and Colorado."

The article did NOT say that. The article said 2 Pac-12 schools only "approached him". I get "approached" by recruiters all the time, but no job had ever been offered to me that I didn't interview for, and neither had I been offered a job for every position for which I actually HAD interviewed. And neither had Bronco.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

For a prime example of off-topic comments see azute1.


AZUTE1 - Win a National Championship and then come talk...or better yet, have a winning season...in either sport.

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