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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21 2013 6:28 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This makes sense.

2 non power conference schools, go 1 for 1(see San Jose byu and also byu and usu recent agreements)

When you have 2 power conference schools, they also go 1 for 1(see utah and michigan series scheduled after Pac 12 invite)

When it's 1 power conference team against a non power conference team the standard is 2 for 1, in favor obviously of the power conference team(see byu and USC recent agreement). Even if its tecnically a 1 home 1 away and 1 "nuetral" the "nuetral" game will generally be significanly closer to the power conference team(See byu and Arizona agreement with the "nuetral" game in Arizona)

What will be interesting if whether Holmoe will accept the 2 for 1 Chris Hill will start offering.

byu will take it too. Why? They want to play against power conference teams. And Utah owns them on the field. byu does not have much negotiating power(see no 2 for 1's in byu's favor with either usu or sjsu and the 2 for 1's with USC and Arizona)

LOL!

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

I like the matchup as it replaces Utah with an equal opponent in 2015 and the Y gets to play in California which they aren't doing this year. San Jose State proved to be a worthy opponent last year doing better than Utah and we didn't have to put up with the obnoxious posts about being in the PAC12 (although they were a better team).
And they don't think they deserve a 2-1 like some people who have left the Y behind but can't seem to catch-up.

See Mr. Post on every article, getting the neighbors all riled up isn't so hard.

To the real Utah fans forgive me, I just wanted to play with our friend.
I wish Utah every success except on the 21st of Sept.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

This announcement isn't as exciting to me as Fresno State was. We just played SJSU these last two years and I doubt they will be as good as they are currently with their QB. At least there will be a game in California and the games agreed upon aren't consecutive years.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

I sure hope that SJSU is at least decent for these years. Although I think that regardless of what conference they are in they will give BYU a good game.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

BYU doesn't have the luxury of playing Colorado and Washington State every year, so the Cougars have to sprinkle in teams like San Jose State to round out their schedule.

This will be a great opportunity for BYU's Bay Area fans and recruits to attend a BYU football game.

San Jose State also announced a home-and-home with Oregon State today.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Nice series with a top 25 program - unlike the bcs pac 10 plus CU team in red up on the hill.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Chris B, would you like to give another example of a home-and-home that Utah has scheduled with power teams?

Also, BYU has scheduled many home-and-homes with power conference teams. And at least BYU can get at least a return visit from teams like Notre Dame and Texas. How many times have they agreed to come to RES? A 2-for-1 is better than not playing the team at all.

By the way, if Utah ever offers a 2-for-1 with BYU (which I doubt they will), BYU will never take it.

Mark321
Las Vegas, NV

@ Chris B

"This makes sense.

2 non power conference schools, go 1 for 1(see San Jose byu and also byu and usu recent agreements)

When you have 2 power conference schools, they also go 1 for 1(see utah and michigan series scheduled after Pac 12 invite)"

Your right, it does make sense, Utah has a home and home against Fresno State. Both non power conference schools. Fresno State? Well, they haven't done much lately, haven't been ranked in a while. Utah? They are a non power school in the Pac 12. They fit right in with each other.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

"Cougars announce home-and-home series with San Jose State"

Hmm...... The only thing that comes to mind for this schedule agreement is BYU wants revenge from last year's flop to SJSU! The cougies trail in the all-time series against the Spartans 6-10. I don't blame Tom Holmoe for quickly calling up SJSU for a home and home scheduling.

BYU might as well just rejoin the MWC since they're scheduling these home and home games with MWC teams (Boise State, Fresno State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State).

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

"BYU doesn't have the luxury of playing Colorado and Washington State every year, so the Cougars have to sprinkle in teams like San Jose State to round out their schedule"

No, but BYU had the luxury of playing Idaho, Idaho State, New Mexico State, San Jose State, and Hawaii the last two years to salvage their mediocre season. This year they added Middle Tennessee State and Houston for that same purpose.

The Cougies are still 0-2 against big brother up north since going Indy!

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

Oh wow! This is a huge announcement. At least it's not the two for one or home, home and "neutral" as BYU likes to schedule with their biggest name opponents. Can't wait!

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

It's interesting how Chris B somehow slipped his post into first comment posted almost TWO hours AFTER I commented at 9:18 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2013.

No surprise that he's mocking two "non-power" conference teams scheduling a one-and-one, especially since Oregon State also announced a one-and-one with San Jose State yesterday, and Utah announced a one-and-one with Fresno State a couple of months ago.

Using the Utah fan talking points, playing San Jose State gives BYU a better opponent than Utah in 2015 and is great for BYU recruiting in the recruit rich Bay Area.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

clarky

BYU played FIVE Top 25 teams in 2012; Utah only TWO. And unlike BYU, Utah hasn't beaten a single AP Top 25 team since joining the PAC.

The Uties have averaged #50 in Sagarin since joining the PAC, no Top 25 finishes, with a losing bowl-less season, and not a single win over a PAC team with a winning record.

Despite a couple of head-to-head wins, one by the skin of your teeth, the Utes are still BYU's little brother.

Y Grad Pumping Gas
Beaver, UT

Tom do yourself a favor and make life easier, join the MWC. your there already.

"A rose by any other name......" Shakespeare

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Elmer Fudd

"BYU might as well just rejoin the MWC since they're scheduling these home and home games with MWC teams (Boise State, Fresno State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State)."

By staying Independent, BYU can pick and choose which MWC teams BYU wants to play, without ever being forced to travel to Laramie in November again.

BYU also keeps its exclusive contract with ESPN and is free to schedule as many games against the likes of Texas, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Nebraska as BYU wants, without being restricted to 3 or 4 OOC games per season.

As an Independent, BYU is also able to accept an invitation to a conference like the Big 12 or PAC 12 at a moment's notice, without any penalty or time constraints.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

This makes a lot of sense.

BYU replaces a local conference bottom-dwelling 61st ranked team with a solid Top 25 opponent to be played in November in the fertile recruiting area of Northern California.

BYU&UW FAN
West Jordan, UT

You can't play every game against teams like Michigan, USC, Texas and Wisconsin. Every schedule needs balance. This is a good add in a state BYU recruits heavily. The constant spin from both sides get old. This game doesn't get me excited like adding a big name program, but the game is needed for many reasons.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

By staying Independent, BYU can pick and choose which MWC teams BYU wants to play, without ever being forced to travel to Laramie in November again.

BYU also keeps its exclusive contract with ESPN and is free to schedule as many games against the likes of Texas, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Nebraska as BYU wants, without being restricted to 3 or 4 OOC games per season.

As an Independent, BYU is also able to accept an invitation to a conference like the Big 12 or PAC 12 at a moment's notice, without any penalty or time constraints.

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Forced? Obviously you are talking about the 2-1s that BYU is forced to sign of their own choosing.

BYU gets to keep it's exclusive of losing to ranked teams on national TV.

So BYU can join any conference without penalty or time constraints? Interesting that BYU fans like to pick apart Utah for joining the PAC 12. But somehow you think that BYU can join a conference without any issues.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

I am going to join Uteanymous in calling out the DNews on posting Chris B's post at the top of the comments after four previous comments were already posted.

Staying on topic: Chris B. thank you for posting just before my post and making everything I had previously said relevant and on topic.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I think we're going to see BYU play 4 to 5 games each year with MWC. Two are a given with USU and BSU. I'd like to see more with SDSU, Colorado St and Air Force. Hoping we don't ever play in Laramie again.

Four games against MWC, six games against "power conferences" and two others (against teams like Houston, Conn, etc) I like it!!!

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