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Published: Wednesday, June 26 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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Harvester of Eyes
Vancouver, BC

Can't wait until the season starts and all the pre-season talk ends! It will be an exciting year for sure.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

A 2-for-1 with the Trojans? Haha! We get them Home-&-Home. We get Home-&-Homes with Arizona too. The Indy-WACers? Not so much.

Edge: Utah.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Who needs the BCS. BYU has a great schedule and a great bowl affiliation.
Someone tell me where the #12 seed Utah would go bowling this next season?
I love my independance, especially since the BCS is dead next year.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID

I believe BYU and USC split their first two meetings on account of USC's 2005 season being vacated by the NCAA.

JinSoCal
sandy, UT

Naval Vet
you don't play for the Utes. Is it really a Home-&_Home if you lose every game?
Sincerely,
please stop saying We unless you are on the team.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID

Oops, I take that back. USC's game against BYU in 2004 was not vacated. USC is up 2-0 on BYU all time.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

El Chango Supremo:

Vacated wins aren't defaults to the other team. If the 2005 game WAS vacated (and I don't know if it was), then USC would be 1-0 rather than 2-0 vs. the Indy-WACers.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

Only because they have no choice. But, they don't mind. It got them their conf. championship game and easy wins so it's worth it.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Naval Vet:
Yeah, and in the MWC we had home and homes with Wyoming...not because we wanted them but because they were in conference. U are Wyoming to USC, they have h vs h with U because they HAVE to. "Haha"

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

JinSoCal:

"Is it really a Home-&_Home if you lose every game?"

Home-&-Home games are when one game is played in your stadium, and one game is played in your opponent's stadium. Whether one wins or loses is irrelevant over this particular matter.

And for what it's worth, Utah is 1-2 vs USC over our last 3 games. The Indy-WACers are 0-3 vs. the the Utes, and had NEVER beaten the Trojans in their entire football playing history. So I really wouldn't go there with the "los[ing] every game" trash talk.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Cougsndawgs:

The Pac-10 invited us to join their conference because they WANTED to. Not because they HAD to.

The Pac-10 never even considered the Indy-WACers because they DIDN'T want to. Not because they were compelled to look elsewhere.

The Indy-WACers signed a boatload of one-offs and 2-for-1s, not because you WANTED to, but rather because you HAVE to. We don't. That's why OUR date with Michigan -- who as a BigTen member DOESN'T "HAVE to" play us -- is a Home-&-Home, whereas YOUR date with Michigan is a very midmajorey "one-off". Haha!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Congratulations! I was happy to hear some good news for the cougar fans I know. And I personally was happy for the Y. After all we may only be playing each other only once in a while going forward.

JDL
Magna, UT

Three great announcements!

USC is a great series and it demonstrates the respect each program has with the other and the same can be said about ND, Texas, BSU and many many more storied programs.

The bowl alliance is also a great get and again demonstrates the respect bowls have for BYU.

These announcements obviously sting some on the hill to think that the real programs in the PAC have enough clout to schedule late November OOC games with BYU. The attempt to be-little BYU, an OOC team for scheduling a 2 for 1 with USC is extremely childish on its face. As much as I'm honored, as a fan to be included in USC's circle, I'm equally ashamed of utah, that with all her arrogance would shun Big Brother at the pre-supposition that she has arrived.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Poinsettia? Oh well.

Love the game with USC during Thanksgiving!

I'll never forget how BYU was only down 3 in the 4th quarter at #1 USC when USC was the king of the sport. Just wish they could have pulled out the win, but too many FG and not enough TDs.

I'm so glad we're not stuck playing West teams. BYU gets to play consistently at places like VT, GT, ND, Florida. The list goes on and on. It's nice to get a big boy in the West now and then still. Arizona and USC...two of the better teams in the PAC South. So glad the bottom feeders aren't on the schedule much.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Naval Vet:
"The Pac-10 invited us to join their conference because they WANTED to. Not because they HAD to".

WRONG. They HAD to have 12 programs to hold a CCG which Scott wanted. Colorado and Utah were "tier 1" research schools and the only ones that made geographical sense, and weren't religiously affiliated schools (TCU would never be "wanted" by the PAC for this reason, despite having as much or more "athletic prowess" as Utah). So they HAD to take U or not have a CCG. Spin it how you want, that is the only reason Utah is in the PAC12. If you honestly believe it had anything to do with "athletic prowess" I have a tropical island in Alaska I'd like to sell you (remember they invited Colorado and said it was "athletic prowess" for them too. Lol).

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

2019. This is 2013. That is only six years. I will be retired by then. Or perhaps the world as we know it will no longer exist. Sorry for the sarcasm. It is hard to get excited for something that is six years away.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

No bowl game option in 2014 for BYU?

Tom Holmoe better get on the phone with uncle ESPN.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

These announcements are huge and will change the landscape of NCAA football forever.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Striker
Omaha, NE
Poinsettia? Oh well.

Love the game with USC during Thanksgiving!

I'll never forget how BYU was only down 3 in the 4th quarter at #1 USC when USC was the king of the sport. Just wish they could have pulled out the win, but too many FG and not enough TDs.

I'm so glad we're not stuck playing West teams. BYU gets to play consistently at places like VT, GT, ND, Florida. The list goes on and on. It's nice to get a big boy in the West now and then still. Arizona and USC...two of the better teams in the PAC South. So glad the bottom feeders aren't on the schedule much.

________

That's it, you are glad BYU is playing teams around the country?
How about "we need to beat ranked teams on national TV. Our record the past several years is lousy."
Or "when will we stop signing 50-1, 4-2, or 2-1 contracts?"
"Is BYU even interested in playing for a national title?"

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

BYU continues to schedule the big boys in November for years! Nice work Cougs! Very fun day today and we had it all to ourselves!

BYU continues to lead and get bigger.

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