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Published: Thursday, Aug. 28 2014 7:05 p.m. MDT

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That could very well happen. BIG-12 gets shafted and adds BYU for football to get back in the mix. C. Florida, well there are other schools out there that could be taken.

Omaha, NE

Not another article like this. Although the logic of it makes sense, no one should speculate until the Big XII actually mentions they are considering it publicly.

Wellsville, UT

It makes perfect sense. If it does happen, BYU will immediately be one of the top 4 teams in the Big 12 and in contention for the Big 12 Championship game and consequently the College football playoffs. I'd bet donuts to dollars that every Ute fan is now rooting for the Big 12 to be in the Championship series.

Syracuse, UT

Sssssshhhhhhhhh! !

Don't let this out of the bag! The u fans will go crazy if this happens and they would be forced to eat crow! They would really look silly with all there PAC 12 banners every where you look along with their sticker's not for their team, mind you, but for their conference.


The BIG12 has asked the NCAA to allow them a championship game with only 10 teams. If that is granted, then the BIG12 will not add anyone to their conference because it would mean less money per team.

Wellsville, UT

The NCAA will not let the have a playoff without 12 teams. Additionally, It will be BYU and Boise State or maybe San Diego State. Team need travel partners and UCF will not be a good travel partner for any Big 12 team and both Boise or San Diego State make sense. Especially SDSU because it infiltrates Pac 12 country. Let's wait and see.

Springville, UT

There is absolutely no way the NCAA is going to make an exception for the big12 when they have already made the rule . Go try however !

American Fork, UT

Because I know they will ask before anything is announced - I give my consent for BYU to join the Big12...

As long as they bring basketball in too!

Go Cougars

Salt Lake City, UT

Why wait for an invitation? byu simply invite themselves into the conference...some of you are already talking like it's a done deal.

You people aren't tired of independence already, are you? Hmmmmm...can't say that I blame you.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't think it would be BYU and UCF. It'll be BYU and another team out west OR UCF and another team back east. Can't see the Big-12 stretching from Morgantown to Orlando to Provo. That would be miserable travel, especially for the olympic sports.

Lincoln City, OR

I just hope that Danielson is right... Then I guess I have to hope that the B12 miss the 4 team playoffs (which I don't think will happen)... Beating Texas, Central Florida, and keeping quiet about all of this will certainly help the Cougar's cause if in fact Oklahoma misses the playoffs.

Sandy, UT

Not going to get my hopes up until it happens but I do ask that every BYU fan vow to NEVER put a Big 12 sticker on their car no matter what.....PLEASE!

Salt Lake City, UT

Speculation by someone with no bona fides, no source, no track record of predictive success?
Next fans of some school with nothing to cheer about will chime in and say Y fans said it's gospel truth.

So Y fans... drop it. It's a herring and a smelly one at that.

Second, if the Y did make it into the Big 12, and I definitely would be shocked if they were invited, they would not be any more prepared to face that steep road than another local school is prepared to be anything more than a door mat. Except for the other sports. Track, Cross country, Volleyball ( won't leave the conference they are in), Basketball, Golf, Swimming etc. They would do much better as they do have National caliber teams.

Let's just play football one game at a time and win. Que sara sara.

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

BYU is much better as an independent. They can schedule meaningless opponents every week and go 12-0 in football.

Say ByeBye to post season hoops too...

Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas, Baylor...5-10 losses every year

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

So help out a non football fan.

Was it a success or failure to go independent?

Whose decission was that?

Why did they make that decision?

Orem, UT

BYU to the Big 12 makes sense, but which other team to invite is a big question mark. At any rate, it doesn't appear that the Big 12 will do anything until their conference champion is shut out of the playoffs, which could very easily happen this year.

Tom Holmoe just needs to continue fostering a relationship with the conference so that BYU is positioned for an invitation when/if the opportunity comes.

Frisco, TX

If the NCAA allows the Big12 an exception, a playoff with only 10 teams, I expect some other conferences to shed their dead wood and go back to 10 teams also.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Iron Rod

1. A little of both. Indy for BYU has advantages (exposure) and disadvantages (quality bowl tie-ins and scheduling stability)

2. BYU's BOT

3. It was their best move at the time because Utah left for the PAC-12. Indy got BYU out of the MWC, increased exposure, and increased yearly revenue.

Danbury, CT

Let's wait and let the games be played and then see what happens. I'd rather see us earn our way in altho this year only provides one game (UT) with real big league competition.

I also like our schedule the next few years as an independent - not this year - but next year and the years after look good.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

"Was it a success or failure to go independent?"

Definitive success.

Because the choice at the time wasn't "go Big 12 or go Independent." The choice was "Go Independent or stay MWC."

The mantra from certain critics would still be the same - meaningless wins against patsies, there would be fewer high profile games, and virtually no television coverage.

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