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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 6:10 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm a huge BYU fan and I've had enough of these meaningless articles about scheduling.

We can play who we want, when we want.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Why not just do home and homes like all the bcs programs do?

007
Layton, UT

Chris B, it's astounding how little you know about college football. BYU, Oklahoma, LSU, Oregon, Alabama and Michigan are just a few of the big time programs playing neutral-site games. It's big-time programs with national respect and following that play in these games. That's why utah doesn't.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

007

"BYU, Oklahoma, LSU, Oregon, Alabama and Michigan are just a few of the big time programs playing neutral-site games. It's big-time programs with national respect and following that play in these games. That's why Utah doesn't."

Well said!

BYU has already played two made-for-television games in Dallas Cowboys Stadium against Oklahoma and TCU. It'll be interesting to see how many decades it'll be before the Utes play their first. Guaranteed, the failed experiment known as the bcs will be long forgotten before it happens.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

I personally love that BYU is playing in some of these large venues and against the best teams. Some of our favorite ute trolls like to describe some of these games as "2-1s" & "one-offs". As I've stated before, Arizona is a home & home with this great neutral site game in one of the most beautiful facilities in all of football, college or pro. BYUs game against WVU is not a "one off", it's a kickoff classic type game, being played again, in a beautiful huge facility. I think these are exciting times to be a Y fan...love my independence.

Zoniezoobie
Mesa, AZ

Don't forget this year's Cougars vs. Cougars at the home of the NFL Texans on October 19th this season, Houston's Reliant Stadium.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Zoniezoobie
Mesa, AZ
Don't forget this year's Cougars vs. Cougars at the home of the NFL Texans on October 19th this season, Houston's Reliant Stadium.

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Uhh that is still a home game for Houston no matter what. Nothing neutral about it.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Well said!

BYU has already played two made-for-television games in Dallas Cowboys Stadium against Oklahoma and TCU. It'll be interesting to see how many decades it'll be before the Utes play their first. Guaranteed, the failed experiment known as the bcs will be long forgotten before it happens.

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Yawn. BCS or not, the power conferences are not going away. And BYU will STILL be on the outside looking in. Unless the Big 12 needs another punching bag, and bottom feeder buddy for Kansas.

Zoniezoobie
Mesa, AZ

It's not Robertson, it's an NFL house, just like the Tulane game was in the Superdome, not on campus facility..

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

"Yawn. BCS or not, the power conferences are not going away. And BYU will STILL be on the outside looking in. Unless the Big 12 needs another punching bag, and bottom feeder buddy for Kansas."

That would be because Utah got taken first, as a punching bag, and bottom feeder buddy.

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Hey, It's July 1st. I say, more articles about scheduling, less Mildred.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

WACPaddled

A program on the bottom looking up in every sport played in the PAC would be well-advised to stay silent about any team being on the outside looking in.

From our vantage point, the Utes are nothing but shark bait.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Cougsndawgs

BYUs game against WVU is not a "one off", it's a kickoff classic type game, being played again, in a beautiful huge facility.

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When one has to travel 2 time-zones it becomes a road game, regardless of team.

Why couldn't you get WVU to agree to kickoff classic type game in any of the beautifully facilitates in LA or Phoenix or even Vegas (aka neutral sites)?

You are a legacy program with a national brand, start acting like one. Start forcing teams like WVU agree to your terms.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Ahh yes....

Our daily bYu affirmation: I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me -from the dnews.

If you keep saying it over and over, the lemmings will begin to believe vingar tastes like sugar.(used for centuries in this "peculiar" culture)

To the real world this is how it reads:

1.BCS teams basically plays 2 for 1 with bYu. with some game a stones throw away from campus.

2.ByU "strategy" is basically accepting game(s) they can get from the "in" crowd..

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thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

I love the future of BYU football! Playing in different NFL stadiums around the country is an awesome experience and exposure for the kids and the program. Now all we have to worry about is winning. If we win and win consistently then respect will come and it will not matter anymore if the haters continue to howl!

Go Cougars!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

And the spin continues...

BYU does neutral site games because they can't get home and home games with the big boys.

ekute
Layton, UT

@Cougsndawgs

West Point , UT

"I personally love that BYU is playing in some of these large venues and against the best teams."

I called you out bro, because most of your comments seem pretty sensible and you live here in the Wasatch Front.
2 for 1's and neutral-site games vs the best teams...has to mean a home schedule filled with cupcakes...You're excited about that?..Really?

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Chris B and Uteology

Let us know when "anyone" shows an interest in having U headline one of their neutral site games, in an NFL Stadium, on a Major Network.

And pays U 1.5 million (Oklahoma) or 2 million (W. Virginia) or even 1+ million for a (TCU) or (Mississippi State) game.

You see fellas, that's the difference between BYU and U.
As a National Brand and Legacy school, BYU is marketable.
And U are not.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Teams all over are lining up to versus us.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Uteology

"Why couldn't you get WVU to agree to kickoff classic type game in any of the beautifully facilitates in LA or Phoenix or even Vegas (aka neutral sites)?"

Why would BYU need to play in LA or Phoenix when BYU has a large fan base in the DC area and along the Eastern seaboard?

That's what having a national brand is all about; something that our little brothers obviously have a hard time comprehending from their local commuter school mentality.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Unless the Big 12 needs another punching bag, and bottom feeder buddy for Kansas."

Like Utah is, apparently? Congrats to earning the privilege of being a punching bag. BYU doesn't have that title. That is squarely Utah's title.

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