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Published: Thursday, June 20 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

I love my ESPN Membership. ESPN is the king of sports and they love BYU.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

ESPN is a great partnership. I am glad to see that they recognize a quality and a class-act program that they want to be connected to. The exposure is the best in the state, much better than the PAC 11+U network.
GO COUGS

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah should be so lucky to have such a sweet relationship. BYU is the class of the state.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

A "win-win" is right. Now BYU needs to make it a win-win-win, by getting some wins on the field. That is what will really open up the opportunities.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

My favorite quote:"The great teams don't back away from anybody"--Tom Holmoe
Hopefully Chris Hill heard that and saw it for the jab at Utah it unintentionally was...or was it?

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

IRS,
Agreed!! I am expecting an 8 win season.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"In most cases they say, 'No, I'm not interested in playing,' which is a compliment to our program."
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Curious...

How is it a complement to BYU if a coach declines to play them?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"The really good teams don't have trouble scheduling. They're like, 'We'll play BYU.' The great teams don't back away from people,”
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So... are we to understand that if you decline to play BYU, you're not a great team?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Cougsndawgs

A jab at Utah?

I've never heard CH be anything other than gracious in his public comments about scheduling BYU...

TH on the other hand can't seem to resist petty jabs.

SLC BYU Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Dave Brown can do all he can and probably get BYU some good home and home opponents for September and October and get BYU all over the country. BUT November with "FCS/Sun-Belt Cupcakes" will be the undoing of this experiment just as a 10 school Big 12 will prove their undoing when they get passed over by an ACC team or 2nd SEC team in the 4 team pool. Ultimately BYU will need to join a "real" league if they're to gain in national credibility or respect, even if such a league like the Big 12 "isn't fair to Utah State" with Utah already in the Pac-12. In the other sports such as basketball the WCC will never propel the Cougar brand as the MWC did, and the perception will always be that BYU only gets winning records with a lite November schedule as I outlined above.

flatlander
Omaha, NE

I had a different take, great teams are not afraid to play anyone and they believe they can beat BYU. Bronco wants a balanced schedule so right now he is not ready to play anyone so he does not believe he can beat everyone.. He is not ready to play a schedule that includes Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State, penn State, Wisconsin etc week after week.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@flatlander
Omaha, NE

Of Bronco's not ready to play Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn St....

He loses 46% of the time when he plays BCS teams.

Y>U
Anaheim, CA

SLC BYU Hater

"Dave Brown can do all he can and probably get BYU some good home and home opponents for September and October and get BYU all over the country. BUT November with "FCS/Sun-Belt Cupcakes" will be the undoing of this experiment"

You need to update your BYU hating smack.

BYU plays Wisconsin(8-6), Notre Dame(12-1), Nevada(7-6), and Idaho State(1-10) in November 2013 - three teams with winning records including a BCS championship game participant and the B1G's Rose Bowl representative, combined record 28-23

while

Utah plays Washington State(3-9), Washington(7-6), Arizona(8-5), and Colorado(1-11) - two teams with winning records, neither with a significant bowl game appearance, combined record 19-31

It's obvious which team is really playing the "cupcake" schedule in November!

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

howie

How successful has Kyle been against BCS teams with winning records, especially since the Utes joined the PAC? How many games has Kyle lost to BCS teams with losing records?

* crickets *

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Somehow I'm of the opinion that every team and/or conference needs support from ESPN (except Notre Dame and their tie-in with ABC) so what's the point of this article?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Y>U
Anaheim, CA

Isn't ND a 4 for 2 schedule?

And when are the 2 at Provo scheduled?

And isn't Wisconsin 2 games at Wisc and 1 game at Provo?

SportsFan
Orem, UT

DeepBlue

"How successful has Kyle been against BCS teams with winning records, especially since the Utes joined the PAC? How many games has Kyle lost to BCS teams with losing records?"

Good points!

The Utes love to hide behind labels and pretend that beating losing teams with bcs logos on their jerseys is somehow significant. Two years in the PAC and still desperately searching for their first win against a PAC 10.2 team with a winning record is beginning to take it toll on our friends on the hill.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Whit has a 56% record against BCS teams... Bronco has a 46% record against BCS teams.

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

@cougsanddawgs - regarding the comment that really good teams will schedule BYU and you jab at Utah

Did you bother to read the next sentence before distorting the article for your post? The rest of the comment is:
“They won't play us if they've already scheduled a really, really good team outside of their really, really good conference. They'll catch us on another year, and that's why we're doing games into the 2020s.

Seem to me that Utah scheduled Michigan which is clearly a really, really good team outside of their really, really good conference. Seems to me that Utah will catch the Y on another year. In fact, Utah has done exactly what Holmoe references for really good teams.

Taking quotes out of context is typical of you and several other posters that love to bash the U. Why not take the high road and comment about the fact that ESPN has helped BYU improve their schedule and hopefully they can drop the Idaho State/Idaho/New Mexico St type games in the future.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

howard s.

"Whit has a 56% record against BCS teams... Bronco has a 46% record against BCS teams."

Weak attempt, but the crickets are still chirping.

Now let's see if you're honest enough to answer what was really asked:

How successful has Kyle been against BCS teams with WINNING records, especially since the Utes joined the PAC?

How many games has Kyle LOST to BCS teams with LOSING records?

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