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Published: Friday, April 19 2013 4:41 p.m. MDT

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Cris B.
Sandy, UT

The gap is growing wider between the haves and the have nots.

I'm just glad I'm on the "have" side

Long live the BCS conferences!

ekute
Layton, UT

I'm ok with things are as they are in college football.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

For once I agree with Chris B. .......but only if he is talking about morals and values. The gap IS growing wider between the haves and have nots.

However, I believe he may be mistaken as to who the "haves" actually are. I think a lot of the BCS schools and conferences have shown which side of the ledger they are on. It's a shame that so many will trade their integrity and values for a bag of silver.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

And the purpose of this article is??

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

Yeah Cris B, you must love to "have" the chance to sit on the couch to watch bowl season/march madness. So fun.

ekute
Layton, UT

@IRS Agent

Why did byu leave the MWC? They didn't want to share their bag of silver.

Why did byu sign a contract with ESPN? Bag of silver.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

IRS Agent: "I think a lot of the BCS schools and conferences have shown which side of the ledger they are on." Why do you focus on bcs schools and conferences?

We’ve allowed it to become money-driven - byu traded it's integrity to MWC (and Utah St) for a contract (bag of silver) with ESPN

We’ve allowed it to become TV-driven - Apparently, you forgot about byu's never ending "Quest for Attention"

We’ve allowed athletic programs or football programs to mean more to a university than what the university was really supposed to be all about - byu is sports, sports, sports

Based on the aforementioned, byu is not in a BCS conference but has taken the same road and should also be the subject of your remarks. Rise and shout!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

ThomasJefferson:
The MWC did not collapse. In fact, it has never been healthier and I find it incredibly ironic that BSU would rather be in the MWC than continue their relationship with ESPN. Hilarious. But you people think you have something special.

Here's the real issue:
"I understand how disappointed people were that they [Utah] got in the Pac-12 and we're not. We still have to be as good as we can." -Tom Holmoe, Deseret News, August 16, 2012

byu fans are aching to be in a BCS conference. You know it, Holmoe knows it, D. Harmon knows it, even ESPN talked about during the Utah game in 2011. If independence is so great, why does cougar nation get spun into a tizzy every time a new conference realignment rumor surfaces? Why does the media hound Holmoe for information on expanding conferences?

Enjoy whatever it is you get out of the arrangement byu has. Just know that there isn't a Ute on the planet that would trade places with byu.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

College assistants can recruit better than Supreme Court Justices and therefore they are paid more. Sounds fair.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

what poor journalism - either that or just poor headline selection. You have to read four or five paragraphs to even get to what the headline was talking about. that stinks!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Bemoaning the "bad direction" of college football DH cites Utah and Utah State as examples...

But not BYU?

Funny...

Flames6
North Salt Lake, UT

Poor Harmon. Still has to jab at Utah for taking BYU off the schedule. Bitter Cougar fan.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Dick I really don't know if you feel this way or you are just spouting some sour grapes because you beloved BYU is now falling behind. Did you have the same opinion in say 1984 when the cougars had the largest sports budget and were spending more than anyone in their conference? I don't recall your editorials then that things were our of WAC? (pun intended) This is the first year Utah will start out earning and spending in their sports budget compared to BYU is this really what has changed your view?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Actually, the only thing that prevented the total collapse of the MWC was that the Big East beat them to it. And whether they survive or not depends on how long before Boise gets a better offer.

But, credit due, the MWC went out and got some quality teams to improve what was left of the stock. Can't say the same for the PAC.

ekute
Layton, UT

@MyPerspective

"Enjoy whatever it is you get out of the arrangement byu has. Just know that there isn't a Ute on the planet that would trade places with byu."

Agreed, and there isn't a coog on the planet that wouldn't trade places with Utah.

Go Utes. Go Pac12. Go Elite Conferences.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

You would think that an article like this would shut up the Ute fans that continually crow that they are in the Pac 12. I'll take the Y's indenpendence every day over being a second rate sports program in a second rate "Major" conference.

The Utes are the poster children for following the money.

Everyone should have stayed in the MWC. They would have been far better off. Especially since MWC teams, even prior to the U and the Y leaving had winning records when matched against BCS conference teams. They especially beat up on the Pac 10. That continues today.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Snyder is right, but it started when we began staffing football teams with people in school only for football. They allowed players to skip class and looked the other way when someone did the homework and tests for the players. The general decline of our society, due to liberal Democrats, has been the major factor in he destruction of the conferences. Honor and tradition have no place with liberals. Sure, money is a factor because our values have changed. In time, the big schools will leave the NCAA and make their own grouo. They will come to rival the NFL allowing players to play for the school for years and they will be paid to play.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

I might as well start coaching at a high school in three years and I will make big money in the have not league would make me happy and my wife can just retired from this low paying job as a teacher. Remember that coach at Florida Gulf Coach who was making big money being a Stock Market in NY? So why not. Yes coaches are making big $$$ and you saw it when Coach Alford took ten years contract with NM and moved on to ucla.

ekute
Layton, UT

There's not a mid-major on the planet that wouldn't of jumped at the chance to join the Pac12. Byu should of stayed in the MWC along with BSU and TCU. They would have AQ status by now. Holmoe and the byu fan base regret their knee-jerk reaction to Utah leaving.

ekute
Layton, UT

@Wayne Rout

Nothing wrong with that as long as they have the fans to support it.
An NFL quality team up on the hill. Yea!

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