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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 12:35 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 12:43 p.m. MDT

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taylormade1
Springville, UT

This is just the beginning of the new college football landscape. There is certain to be other state owned schools that are forced to drop their football programs that are currently operating in the red. Last report i saw showed 23-25 division 1 schools in the nation that actually operate in the black. Welcome to the new college football era !

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

This will be the state of many Universities' athletic programs. It's going to get harder and harder to compete with the big boys when the money just isn't there.

Max-was-right
springville, UT

Pretty sad that a university has to eliminate sports and then a team like Utah can no longer go to bowl games.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

Once again Chris comments before he thinks. State owned schools football teams that operate in the red as well as consistently finish in the bottom of their conference are going to be the first real casualties to this new football era. What a great day to be a fan of a private school that has the resources to call its own shots !

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Christy,
The sky isn't falling for BYU. BYU has a large international following and plenty of money to do what it wants.
I look forward to your enthusiastic posts as your team loses every week.

LOL

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

taylormade,

Every power 5 conference and its presidents and AD's are supportive of the continued changes to give the P5 schools more autonomy and to further separate from the mid majors.

If there was reason for the power conference teams to worry - we'd be hearing it. Instead, the Power 5 have been PUSHING for these changes. Every single P5 program is going to be just fine!

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

What a sad day for Norm Chow.

Unfortunately he's fallen a long way from his glory days at BYU and in the pros.

Good luck, Coach!

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

"Every single P5 program is going to be just fine!"

No their not. Schools have been whittling away at who is "in" and who is "out" The P6 got rid of the Big East. Next, get rid of all the "mid majors" and you have 65ish teams who are equal in every way? Nope. Then the next model is to push out any team that isn't producing enough. Eventually, you have one 24 team conference consisting of Florida State, USC, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, and a handful of others at the top. The Utah's, Iowa's, Kansas' of college football will then be crying their eyes out.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

Chris,
This is going to be simple economics moving forward. Now be honest with me, would you invest your hard earned money in a business that operates in the red ?

taylormade1
Springville, UT

Cougarsundevil,
Thanks so much for explaining it in simple terms black and white !

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@CougarSunDevil

Wishful thinking. WSU, Utah, OSU...all recieve $22 million for football, from TV rights alone. Keeping wishing for Utahs demise; I know that's your #1 hope in life. Pretty sad when you think about it! Also pretty cool how you can predict the future; simply amazing!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

taylormade,

Silly taylormade1, are you really suggesting that any program that operates in the red is going to cease to exist simply because the Power conferences are getting more power? There is no logic in that argument. Many programs have existed in the red and they continue to exist right? Why haven't they disappeared already if your logic is anything in the red will cease to exist?

Even some big time programs like Florida and Penn State operate in the red. Are you really claiming those programs will cease to exist soon because they lose money?

You don't understand college football do you?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Hawaii's defecit is projected to be $1.5 million next year. Cost for teams to come play at Hawaii is $1.5 million. That's the killer for Hawaii. To group everyone else in this unique sitiatiion is pretty stupid. To act as if the Utah, WSU, Iowa, Kentucky,.. etc; are going to get squeezed out is even more stupid. It's actually wishful thinking on the part of an arrogant fan base who's on the outside looking in.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"Instead, the Power 5 have been PUSHING for these changes." They better watch out; greed is gonna kill 'em.

"Every single P5 program is going to be just fine!" Except for the perennial bottom feeders and cannon fodder.

While the P5 appear to be "printing" money, schools like the U will not have enough without public taxes and bonds to renovate (i.e., redo) Rice-Eccles. When that happens the smart Utahns will grab their pitch forks and converge on SLC.

The other issue is that with the failure of the U.S. dollar (currently in progress), all that "money" ain't gonna be worth much anyway.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

P5 conferences have 65 teams, how many of those teams operate in the red? Just over 50!

With the coming changes there will be more red ink and some P5 schools will feel the financial pressure to keep up. The only way they will be able to continue is by booster donations and some won't make it!

taylormade1
Springville, UT

Chris,
Where in my comments did i say the "U" ?

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

taylormade, "You don't understand college football do you?"

I have to say that taylormade understands football better than you understand government finance.

Running in the RED is not the smart thing to do; it's actually the DUMB thing to do. Yet, you wear it as a badge of courage or honor. No wonder our profligate nation is failing.

You won't be "borrowing it from ourselves," you (including the Floridas and Penn States in the world) are "borrowing" it ultimately from the taxpayers, who I hope wise up and soon.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

Chris,
Talk about silly, you are really not putting the U in the same category as Florida and Penn State are you? Those teams have a rich history and a storied football program just like our team down south !

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

taylomade,

You are the one suggesting something operating in the red will cease to exist soon. Using that "logic" every football program that has operated in the red for a few years should not exist today right?

Well, there are many big time programs that have operated in the red for a long time - and still doing very well!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@spokane ute

Good grief that was a thoughtless post considering there are dozens of posts every single day on here from utah "fans" predicting the demise of BYU athletics. Yet somehow none of those gets your ire, instead someone points out the much more real scenario of a losing athletic program like utah that not only loses games but also loses money, BY THE MILLIONS, perhaps not being in the hunky dory glory seat you utah "fans" fantasize that they are in and you melt down over it.

LOL!

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