CougFaninTX:"Middle Tennesse [sic] is too good to be called a
cupcake."You know you're super midmajorey when you consider
Middle Tennessee "too good to be called a cupcake." I'm sure
Savannah St, and maybe even the Nevada schools, would struggle against the Blue
Raiders as well.
R.A.W.:And UConn isn't a Power Five school either.
They're AAC. So they're midmajors too.
R.A.W.:"Both Houston and UCF are now members of a BCS
conference..."No they're not. The BCS died 8-wks ago
today. And the new system does not include the AAC as an elite league -- aka,
the Power Five. The "elite" conferences (Power Five) are the SEC, ACC,
BigTen, Big 12, and Pac-12. The AAC was too midmajorey to be included.
CougarSunDevil's comment and five likes for him already. Sure shows how
important Utah fans' opinions about the cougars' program are to cougar
sticks17Midway, UT"Glad to see Zac Stout get things
together and get back in the program. I hope he really gets an opportunity to
play."Agreed. I'm glad to see that he WANTED to get things
together and get back into the program.
Re: RAWSouthern Miss is not in a BCS conference. They were 1-11
last year and are in conference USA.
Two For Flinching,I actually mixed up southern miss with USF
(Southern Florida) who is not much better, but is a member of the American
conference. And I will have to agree to disagree about Boise. I
think Harsins will do a great job and I fully expect Boise to win the MWC in
2014 and will likely experience similar success in bowl games. I
left USU off the list as well who I think will stay consistently good. My point is that BYU's schedule is not as atrocious as some Utah
fans like to say. Is it comparable to a grueling PAC-12 schedule? Not
even close!! But is it better than a MWC schedule? Absolutely! Plus it is worth mentioning that future schedules are coming together
very nicely. Independence is not ideal, but it beats being stuck in the MWC
@ R.A.WI disagree abut Boise. The Broncos will continue to be a
'good' team, but I think they are going to take a step back without
Peterson. UCF was solid least year, but they lost a ton of talent. Houston is
good, not great. Utah didn't opt out of playing BYU, they just didn't
schedule the Cougars. Southern Miss is not a BCS opponent. They are members of
C-USA, and are complete garbage. The Golden Eagles have won ONE game in the
past two seasons.
BYU's schedule isn't bad. If a few teams have solid seasons and BYU
goes undefeated, they will be ranked high. Tough to get in the top 4 but
stranger things have happened. Beating Texas by 20 again would do wonders.
Glad to see Zac Stout get things together and get back in the program. I hope he
really gets an opportunity to play.
I like the schedule for 2014. Not as much as 2013, but much better than the MWC
or WAC days. Texas, UCF, and Boise St are potential Top 25. UConn, Houston and
Utah St will be solid. California and Virginia will be opportunities to prove
how easy it is to beat an AQ team. Middle Tennesse is too good to be called a
cupcake. And yes, there are a couple of cupcakes in November.This
is better than playing Wyoming and New Mexico every year.I hope one
of the other storylines is special teams, especially the kicking game. Our
punting was weak last year, and losing Sorenson leaves a big question mark.
These can be the difference in a close game.
Chris B.I agree that this schedule is much less than ideal. But it
is also not as awful as you would lead to believe. Texas is a
premier program whom BYU beat soundly last season in Provo. Texas went on to
throttle Sugar Bowl Champs Oklahoma 34-20. Texas has consistent top 10
recruiting classes (which is a HUGE deal to you) and a new coaching staff that
has the resume to turn the program around. Both Houston and UCF are
now members of a BCS conference (which is the biggest factor of quality
according to you) and UCF is a BCS quality team that beat BIG-12 champ Baylor in
the Fiesta Bowl. Boise State is another BCS quality opponent that
has been in more BCS games than almost any AQ team. They'll return to form
with Harsins back in Boise. UConn and Virginia are both members of
an AQ conference, which automatically makes them superior to any team we could
schedule from a non-AQ conference right? Also, we would have two
other BCS opponents if Southern Miss and Utah had not opted out of playing
us...Jeez Chris, I'm starting to think you are hard to please.
Chris B's Comment and five likes for him already. Sure shows how important
BYU is to Utah fans. Thanks CB for demonstrating that BYU is still Number 1 in
the state of Utah, no matter what Utah ends up doing.
@mcsticks, just playing such a weak schedule would be worse. I'm not a fan
of either team but I appreciate my Nebraska team being in a real conference and
playing tough games most of the season. Sure we lose some but I'd rather
lose a couple against top ten teams than brag about beating cupcakes.
What if Texas is top 10, and UVA. and Cal are top 30 this year. If BYU is
unbeaten, would they be ranked?
What would be worse going undefeated and left out of the playoffs or not making
a bowl game three years in a row?
With a schedule that only has texas(good game), cal(last in PAC 12) and
Virginia(last in acc and zero division I wins all year last other than against
byu) as the only power conference opponents, one storylines is how will roscoe
get the guys excited to play this season?Terrible schedule and no
conference title to play for? And even if byu did go undefeated(lol you
won't) a team with this bad of a schedule wouldn't beat out a 2 loss
team from a power conference for a playoff spot. But look on the
bright side, at least you won't lose to your rival this year. 5
years losing to your rival in a row would be unbearable