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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013 10:15 a.m. MDT

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DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Interesting, so far only USC was able to schedule for November. Nice to add two games with Cal.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

A 1 for 1? Surprising Cal would do this.

USC wouldn't.
Neither would Arizona.

Utah scheduled a straight up 1 and 1 with Michigan, one of the most prestigious programs in college history.

The difference between byu and Utah is that Utah will ALWAYS be able to get 1 for 1's with other power programs

It looks like byu ocassionally will get them, but not typically.

Just ask USC and Arizona

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

BYU's previous November scheduling issues seem to be steadily improving; even PAC teams, supposedly "unavailable" just as year ago, don't seem to have any issues scheduling November games with BYU.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

This is how it works, a powerhouse Independent schedules a home and home with a BCS conference team

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Tough pill to swallow, Chris?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Y grad,

We have continual home and homes with Cal.

And USC(1 for 2 with you guys)
And Arizona(1 for 2 with you guys)
And Oregon
And Stanford
And UCLA

Yes, I do love my Pac 12 membership!

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Holmoe is definitely starting to find his groove in schedule. A nice balance of home and away throughout the season, 2 Perennial Top 25 teams, a traditional rival, plus several frequent bowl teams. Overall, a solid schedule with some interesting games throughout.

Thu Aug. 28 at Connecticut Huskies
Sat Sept. 6 at Texas Longhorns
Sat Sept. 13 --- Open Date --- ---
Sat Sept. 20 Virginia Cavaliers
Sat Sept. 27 Houston Cougars
Fri Oct. 3 Utah State Aggies
Sat Oct. 11 at UCF Knights
Sat Oct. 18 Nevada Wolf Pack
Sat Oct. 25 at Boise State Broncos
Sat Nov. 1 at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Sat Nov. 8 Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Sat Nov. 15 UNLV Rebels
Sat Nov. 22 --- Open Date --- ---
Sat Nov. 29 at California Golden Bears

4 Aug/Sep, 4 Oct, 4 Nov
6 Home, 6 Away
1 PAC, 1 Big 12, 1 ACC, 4 MWC, 3 AAC, 2 C-USA, 0 FCS

Well done Tom!

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

that's the last game that was left for the 2014 schedule. Cal is a good game but I'm slightly disappointed in it. Cal will be comparable to Utah in that they will be very talented and a difficult opponent but will probably be unranked and may even have a losing record. The 2014 schedule includes a lot of good opponents but likely no great opponents for BYU. I was hoping for a home run with the last 2014 game to be scheduled so that the home run could buoy up the rest of the schedule. Barring some surprising standout seasons by multiple teams on BYU's 2014 schedule, it looks like BYU's 2014 schedule is not that much better than if they were back in the MWC.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Time to move along little sister and cease with the petty jealousy.

Until we learn how to beat a decent PAC team, all of our talk about having a "superior" schedule is just that, all talk, but no walk.

On the bright side, we can now promise our new recruits that they'll be home for the holidays; no worries about spending the holidays far away from home in places like El Paso and Albuquerque.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

What? A PAC 12 team did a home and home? How how how? A team from a conference of such prestige? Mind blown.

Utes-Best Lil Brothers
Anaheim, CA

christy

"A 1 for 1? Surprising Cal would do this."

Only surprising to U. BYU has been scheduling home-and-home series with PAC teams for decades.

The Arizona series is a home-home-neutral series.

at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on September 3, 2016
at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on September 1, 2018
at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on September 12, 2020

And, yes, Phoenix Stadium is a neutral site in a NFL stadium; BYU has thousands of fans in the greater Phoenix area.

Don't be too surprised to see the game nationally televised a part of a season-opening trio of games on ESPN/ABC.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Christy,

We are superior. We are about to complete the career 4-0 SWEEP for our 2013 seniors.

Can't be any more superior than that!

WON84
PLANO, TX

"Barring some surprising standout seasons by multiple teams on BYU's 2014 schedule, it looks like BYU's 2014 schedule is not that much better than if they were back in the MWC."

If you look only at conference affiliation that statement is true but, I can quickly spot three on the schedule who've played in recent BCS bowls...

They're doing pretty well with scheduling. I think independence will work for a few more years but, hopefully they've got a plan should the five larger conferences choose to leave the NCAA.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

I will be at the Phoenix game against Arizona. I will be cheering on BYU. Anyone who thinks there are not a ton of fans for BYU in Phoenix are only kidding themselves, or haven't spent much time outside the protective walls of Salt Lake.

Still laughing that ANYONE thinks Utah will contend for a Rose Bowl bid. LOL

Go Cougars,
Go Devils!

Y>U
Anaheim, CA

Sorry christy, but you're about to start a four-year winless streak for your freshman in addition to the bowl-less streak you've already started for your freshmen and sophomores.

1 National Championship to none
1 Heisman to none
6 Hall of Fame players to none
15 National Individual Awards to none
17 AP Top 25 finishes to 5

As far as national awards go, you couldn't be more inferior.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

I like the 2014 schedule. It's a good mix of perennial Top 25, bowl, and competitive teams from across the country - 11 different states spanning the length and breadth of the country from California to Connecticut, Texas to Idaho, with an East coast media heavy opening, and an interesting game in a fertile recruiting area to end the season.

After a couple of seasons of growing pains in scheduling, Tom is starting to deliver what he promised BYU fans as an Independent

Che26
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

While the 2014 season will not be as good as the 2013 season in terms of Schedule. People who think it will be the same as the MWC have short memories.

Gone are the days where we play the UNVL, Wyoming, CSU, and New Mexico in the same season. Every team on the 2014 schedule is better then those teams except of course UNVL.

The nature of Independence is going to cause us to have fluctuating schedules. Some season will be great and others won't be as great, but we will always have a better schedule compared to our years in the MWC.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

"If you look only at conference affiliation that statement is true but, I can quickly spot three on the schedule who've played in recent BCS bowls..."

I assume you are counting Connecticut as one of your 3 recent BCS teams. Connecticut was a pretty average team even when they made it to the BCS and in the last year or 2 would have probably been a lower-half MWC team.

I forgot about the Texas matchup being possibly a great one, but BYU usually got at least 1 big non-conference game a year even back when they were in the MWC.

But even if the quality of schedule goes down substantially from 2013 to 2014, at least the TV situation for the Cougs is much better.

Brad J
West Jordan, UT

I think it is really funny how everybody thinks that utah is this great team. Nobody knew who they were until 2004 (BCS) bowl and 2008 (BCS) bowl. So for a 4 year spand 2004-2008 they were good (I give them credit), but before that and since then they once again have become a nobody. And since they entered the pac 12 nobody cares about the utes all they care about is the pac 12 stickers that they can put on their vehicles.

BYU has always had a tradition and nationaly recognized. No Comparison at all! Go BYU

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

I love how Chris will not back down an anything, even when his beloved PAC 11+u goes behind his back and schedules 1 for 1 with BYU. How dare they without consulting him first. I guess Chris is as irrelevant as the team he cheers for.

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