"Who is the highest profile team byu has scheduled a 1 for 1 with since
going indy? Cal? Utah wins again."Both Wisconsin and Boise
State have been better football programs over the last five years than
Michigan... and has been noted by several others, the reason Michigan agreed to
a home-and-home is because of the plans for the B1G/PAC12 series. Michigan
jumped at the chance to get guaranteed wins rather than facing real teams like
USC and Oregon. Their SOS can afford to take a hit because they play in the
B1G. Also, if you count "high profile" by wins and rankings
(i.e. Sagarin) Cal would be the 7th best 1 for 1 BYU has scheduled since going
indy after Wisconsin, Boise State, West Virginia, Utah, Cincy, and Arizona.
Chris B-Your arguments about scheduling is fundamentally flawed. You
keep using your scheduling with Michigan as the selling point, but the only
reason that series was scheduled at all is because of the Pac 10.2 and the Big
10 discussing a conference scheduling partnership that would set up games
between all 12 members of both conferences each year. That was set to start in
2017, but several series were set up in advance of that starting to get things
underway. (From ESPN: Several Big Ten/Pac-12 matchups already have been
scheduled in advance of the 2017 start date, such as Michigan State vs. Oregon,
Michigan vs. Utah, and Northwestern vs. Stanford.)It's exciting
that you have the opportunity to have a home-home with Michigan, but until you
can get Notre Dame to even think about stepping foot onto rice-eccles, you
don't have much to talk about. BYU has scheduled more big boys over the
years than you will ever dream of playing- luckily for u, u have a conference
now to insure you can actually play some big boys. BYU can do it while
scheduling as an independent (something u could never dream of).
Chris, you speak as if you believe utah was a founding member, and vital
contributor of a power conference. The truth that confronts you every day of
your life, and which probably keeps you posting to BYU articles, is the fact
that your utes are at the bottom and don't look like they will be rising up
soon. So you might want to temper the elitist volume in your posts. It
doesn't speak well of you. Granted, the utes do manage to get
themselves ready for one game each season. Things are changing for
TDS though. And it scares people like you.And it makes me laugh out
Wiscougarfan,When Utah was in the lowly MWC yes we schedule a 0 for
1 with Michigan.You have to do those things when you are a non power
conference team against a power conference team.That's my whole
point.AFTER our invite, Michigan could have done whatever they
wanted. The past arrangements in now way forced them to do anything. Please
don't tell me you think Michigan did something out of the kindness of their
hearts. What did Michigan agree to?Straight up 1 for
1.Who is the highest profile team byu has scheduled a 1 for 1 with
since going indy?Cal?Utah wins again.
RE: Chris B."Utah had no trouble scheduling a home and home with
Michigan. And you guys couldn't get it done with USC?"BYU
can't command one-and-ones with elite programs right now, although things
are certainly trending in that direction (compare this and next years schedules
to those of two years ago for evidence). Utah also can't
command one-and-ones with elite programs. The only one-and-one series
they've EVER scheduled with an elite OOC team was with Michigan, and that
comes off a one-and-done just a few years ago, and another one-and-done a while
back. So is it one-and-one if it is actually 1-and-3?
And yet why couldn't you guys schedule home and homes with USC or
Arizona(neutral game is closer to Arizona and that is only reason Arizona
agreed).Utah had no trouble scheduling a home and home with
Michigan.And you guys couldn't get it done with USC?The difference is that Utah will never have to schedule 1 for 2's with
power conference programs. Because we are one. And power conference
programs respect each other.You guys are still hit and miss whether
such programs will go 1 for 1.Cal did.Arizona and USC
What, a home and home agreement with another PAC-11+U team? How can that be?
Especially when the little ankle biters in East Salt Lake were under some
delusion that they could demand 2 for 1's. That's just plain comedy
It is a question as to why Hill, Van Noy, and others were not chosen to be
captains. However, it is very common that the best leaders are not the most
talented. They tend to bring a better untiy among players and not look down on
them either. A great example of this is in coaches. How many coaches either NFL,
NBA, MLB were the greatest players while playing the game? We are in Utah, and
many respect Sloan as a leader and great coach-yet his time playing does not
place him among the greatest players ever to play the game. Nor Phil Jackson.
The list goes on, but many times, the best players are not the best leaders.
One of the following should be a captain (in no order): Hill, Van Noy, Hoffman,
Apo. These are the best player on the team. I'm not slighting the other
players. However, how many teams in the country don't have the best
players as captains? Van Noy is not only the best player at the Y, he is the
best player in the State of Utah. He will lead the team on the field. What is
he not seen that way by his peers? Yet another question that simply baffles
about the way this program functions. This team is odd. From the top to the
bottom, they can't seem to get out of their own way sometimes.
Skyler being named as a starter is probably to most surprising news to me for
the 2013 season, not because he hasn't earned it but because I thought Apo
would have a lock on the position. I look forward to watching him excel and
pushing Apo to reach his potential.Boundary is my biggest concern
going into the season with two oft injured players and Freshman who is more of a
safety manning the position. I'm sure the move to insert Fua as a starting
LB is intended to help the corners, and probably will.I'm also
very excited about the Cal series. The future schedule continues to come
together nicely, especially with another quality opponent in November.
Re: USNGary -No one with any intelligence ever doubted we could.
That argument was only used to stir up hatred and build the ego of some who
support an inconsequential team up North somewhere.It will be a good
series. I'm looking forward to it!GO COUGARS!
While it is true that Cal is currently a BCS team that will be of little
relevance next season and beyond as the BCS thankfully dies out at the end of
this season's bowl season... However, it is nice to see next year's
schedule complete. :) Also, the fact that another home and home has been
scheduled is indeed nice. :) This independent experiment is paying off! Which
I'm sure nobody up top ever for a moment doubted. Now the mission is
operation win the games!
How is KVN not a Captain?
Great news on all parts of this article. Looking forward to a trip to Berkley.
Terrance Alleto has worked really hard to rise to the top of the centers.
Stewart did a great job in the spring scrimmage and I am glad Munns is getting
to travel too. Great choice of captains. I think the coaches have worked
miracles in getting the CB's ready too.I have one wish for the
Cougars, "Go Fast, Go Hard and Go Far!"
I guess we can get home and home with bcs teams.