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Published: Thursday, Aug. 7 2014 9:43 p.m. MDT

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Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

In reality byu is nothing more than try and go fast and punt lots.

Tough news for you guys today, with the power conferences deciding to form essentially a new divisions of football, with only power programs invited and moving towards only playing other power programs.

Thats guaranteed to be the end of all dreams of any mid major who thinks they are a big boy.

Every conference has said you are a mid major. And the door is now closed. Goodbye. Your program is over.

Power 5 teams will only play big boys.

You mid majors can't start your own playoffs maybe?

Meckofahess
Salt Lake City, UT

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

As far as this football fan is concerned, the "Power 5" conferences can take their supposed elite status and punt it where the rays of the sun don't penetrate!. This new arrogance will result in the decline of college football and the disillusionment of many-many fans over time. I will cheer for every team that plays a "Power 5" team to win and put my support behind any non-Power 5 teams who still represent something other than power and money. Remember Ancient Rome? They were arrogant like you and your "Power 5" teams - what happened to them? Go Aggies and Cougars!

Hochmut
West Jordan, UT

There are a lot of D1 athletes in the country and if you think all of them will want to go to only a P5 program and sit on the bench just to be in that program...their dreams of the NFL just won't be fulfilled. The number of scholarships will limit this and life will go on at all other teams.

Then the P5's less than stellar teams, like Indiana, Purdue, Cal, Arizona, WSU, Utah, Col State, Iowa State, Kansas, Illinois, Northwestern, Miss State, KY, etc, will continue to flouder and be the doormats of the conferences--nothing will really change as the rich get richer.

Then the scheduling supposition of only play other P5 teams will certainly take its toll on those "door mats" as they lose more games as some of their wins each year were at the expense of "mid-majors and traditional in-state rivals". Fans will stay home; they won't get on TV much; revenues will drop; players will be disgruntled---but the rich teams will get richer.

65TossPowerTrap
Salmon, ID

Actually, the autonomy ruling hurts Utah more than BYU. Utah has to keep up with U$C, UCLA, $tanford, Washington, etc at fund raising to attract the the best recruits. Good luck with that. Utah will fall even further down the P-5 food chain.

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

So BYU forgot the "Go Long" part of their slogan last year. I guess that's why their offense wasn't that good last year.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Fun how one poor way-faring fan of a struggling team can derail the entire conversation. I will contribute this to his discussion however: putting your faith in the blood suckers who first will try to isolate the non P-5 for money is a little myopic. You don't think once that is done, they won't begin to wonder why they are splitting the pie with the have-nots in their own conferences?

Back to the article, go long will reinvigorate the program, but only to the extent that the line can protect and the qb can make good reads. I like our chances this year, and hope it provides a foundation to rebuild the empire on.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

"Tough news for you guys today....."
The power five break away won't do the college game any good, but it will monopolize the wealth.

"Power 5 teams will only play big boys."
Not true. For example, the PAC-10 will play WSU, Cal, Utah, and Colorado who are definitely NOT Big Boys.

Go Bruins!

Taysom4Heisman
Heber City, UT

BYU is still allowed to match some, but not all, of the rules set forth by the P5.

For instance, if they choose to pay stipends to the players, which is very likely, BYU can join in on that.

And BYU has the money to do that, more so than utah. BYU is one of only about 20 profitable athletic programs in the country, a list that utah is not a part of. utah has a few options: charge more taxes to the people in the state of utah, cut back on other areas of their athletic program, or go further in the hole financially.

Based on Chris Hill's usual behavior, we can expect utah to simply go further down the hole. He clearly does not believe in living within your means. If he did live within his means utah would make the list of profitable programs. This shift in college football will only drive utah's program even further south as they simply do not have the money to compete in the power 5.

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