Bluto,And yet all I hear is silence(or at least deflection of the
issue) when I ask byu fans to show me evidence of another national brand(such as
Notre Dame) having recruits who thought they were a division II Program?Can you give me one piece of evidence there has ever been a recruit who
thought Notre Dame was a division II program?LOL!Nope!
You cantByu is a "national brand" to the extent there are
Mormons scattered across the country. So yes, if somehow you like to brag that
Mormons are scattered across the nation, ok, whatever.But Jamaal
Williams shows you what non-Mormons across the country think of byu.LOL!
@Ken & Chris BHow desperate must Ute fans be to attempt to
refute BYU's National Brand status, based upon the opinion of a 17 year old
kid ??The biggest name in sports, Worldwide, doesn't sign
exclusive contracts, as they did with BYU, based upon the opinions of teenagers.
Chew on these quotes from people actually in the know...Dave Brown, Executive Vice President of ESPN..."In the realm that is
college football, BYU's brand is both National and Relevant."Joe Schad, ESPN's National College Football Reporter... "I
think BYU is certainly a National Brand, in the same ilk as Notre Dame." ESPN's Joe Tessitore..."BYU will always remain relevant
because (BYU's) brand is a National Brand...There's such a grand
history..." Now, enjoy your obscurity Ute fans and let us know
which regional Network U are playing on this week?
@Chris B.I still run into people (in the US and abroad) who
don't even know where the state of Utah is. So, what's your point??
@BeSmart - so you're one of those byu fans who can't handle the truth
so you deflect to something unrelated? Chris is questioning how BYU can be a
national brand(as other commenters have stated above) if there are people think
BYU is a division II Program. Even as a Ute, I don't always agree with
Chris. But here, your inability to counter his points of no other programs
having recruits that have expressed similar comments about other national
programs speaks volumes!
@Chris B Williams may have thought BYU was division II, but he
chose BYU anyway because he recognized quality in the program, environment,
education and fan base. Plus he certainly didn't want to go
play for the team residing 30 miles to the north which he knew (not thought)
plays like a division II team most of the season.LOL! Yep!
@ Chris B.That runningback still chose the Y.Over the supposed
national U program.Go cougs and Utes
Down under,You do realize your star running back Jamall Williams
said he though byu was a division II Program when he was recruited right?CAn you give me proof of another national program that had a recruit
think they were a division II program?LOL!Nope!
@BYUalum,"Did you know that BYUtv is broadcast all over the
world?"Oh yeah, baby! BYU's goal of national and
international exposure is coming along quite nicely if I should say so myself!
Now all they need to do is win, and win, and then win some more! And please
stop losing to Utah! Here's hoping Utah will win two more games to be bowl
eligible and be invited to play the Cougars in San Fran. Boy, would I love to
see that!Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies! Oh, and go Oklahoma
against Baylor and Houston against UCF!
BYUalumESPN's headquarters and main television studios are
actually in Bristol, Conn, but we get the picture (pun intended).
This is a part of what makes BYU a respected national brand, and oh yes top
notch football and basketball also helps to build the national brand that is
BYU. I think I would correct in saying that no other school in the state can
even comes close to the quality of programming BYU puts out and has the
partnership with ESPN like BYU does. I love Studio C.The pac
network, if you can even find it, is lame compared to BYUtv.
I love everything that BYU is doing to bring new content to the fans. I've
started watching the pregame and postgame shows, as well as listening to the BYU
Sports Nation radio broadcast while I work. This stuff is all very unique to
BYU. Honestly, I'm surprised that more schools haven't jumped on the
bandwagon -- especially the big football schools. You KNOW there are fans out
there who would tune in.
We had a tour of the BYUtv facilities in their incredible building 2 years ago.
If you ever get a chance to do likewise, do not pass it up. The closest thing to
the technology in this facility is in Maine at the ESPN headquarters. ESPN is
also the grateful one to be able to partner with BYUtv and visa verse. 'Nuff said! We love BYUtv and what it has brought BYU sports junkies like
us in television excellence. We not only watch BYU football in HD but
basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, etc. etc. And, there are a lot of
other great programs as well. Studio C is a huge hit now. Did you
know that BYUtv is broadcast all over the world? Go Cougars!
BYUtv is win-win-win, especially for us poor BYU sports fans who up until the
last couple of years went to sometimes-comical and ridiculous lengths just to
hear, let alone watch a game live. The production quality of BYUtv's
products over the what was on the videotapes my dad used to send me of the stuff
the Mtn would produce is huge. BYU students getting cutting-edge
broadcast training, people all over the world tuning in to BYU content, and me
getting football, hoops, volleyball, and very occasionally rugby (more of that
please!!) on demand: Win-win-win!
This is a/an subject/article that would have been told better - and more
effective - with pictures than words.