Report: BYU had mock independent football schedule for 2011

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  • Naval Vet
    Aug. 21, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    As an independent, ybU would be forced to accept the same "BCS entry" standards as Army and Navy. And that is that they must finish in the Top-2 of the BCS standings to qualify.

    One loss and the tdS is out of contention.

    And with that "Murderer's Row" of NM State, Utah State, and San Jose State....well, I think it's safe to say...

    ...NO BCS FOR YOU!

    For the record, I REALLY do hope ybU gets the approval to declare their independence from the MWC. Watching them circling the drain has been fantastic. Watching them go DOWN the drain will be priceless.

  • MiP
    Aug. 21, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    It's pretty easy to "mock" that schedule....

  • VegasUte
    Aug. 21, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    Maybe the zoo can come up with a mock BCS bowl game!

    Go Utes! Utah smelling like roses!

  • CougarOnTheProwl
    Aug. 20, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    BleedAggieBlue | 7:31 p.m. Aug. 20, 2010
    There is a song by little texas called what might have been. I see BYU staying in the MWC for the time being while marketing itself to other more prestigious conferences. BYU does not have the talent to compete with the big name schools. They are an above average team that has a cream puff schedule for most of their conference play!

    This coming from an Aggies fan, hey maybe the aggies can break even this year. That would be like a national championship to Aggie land.

  • sls
    Aug. 20, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    BYU has taken great steps towards increasing visibility. The first step has to be leaving the MWC with its podunk tv network. BYU doesn't need an Oct-Nov schedule with powerful teams if they can do like last year and beat a top team early in the year. Then they need to follow it with an unbeaten season. It's really worse to have to play TCU late in the season.

  • jp3
    Aug. 20, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    BYU likes to think it's "different" from all other schools--their morals, their work ethic, the way they run their athletic program. In reality, they're just like everyone else--self-interested inchworms who don't have a shred of integrity--welcome to the rest of the world, BYU!

  • cougsrock
    Aug. 20, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    AggieBLue anaylsis coming from a school that couldn't compete in a 6 team league of girl scouts.

  • BleedAggieBlue
    Aug. 20, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    There is a song by little texas called what might have been. I see BYU staying in the MWC for the time being while marketing itself to other more prestigious conferences. BYU does not have the talent to compete with the big name schools. They are an above average team that has a cream puff schedule for most of their conference play!

  • UgottaloveMaxie
    Aug. 20, 2010 5:55 p.m.

    "The Cougars were set to play at Fresno State and Hawaii; and host Utah State, Nevada, San Jose State and New Mexico State." + Texas & Oregon State...still a pancake schedule. U are scared of TCU.

    Re: Y's guy. Do you understand context? When someone posts that they don't care it doesn't mean they do care just because they are posting. Obviously, Menace to Society cares about telling everyone else that no one cares...that doesn't mean that he in fact cares about what he was saying others don't care about...did you comprehend that? By the way, are there any good cell phone deals going on right now at the University Mall?

  • OnlyU
    Aug. 20, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    Byu was willing to sign a 5 year deal iwith the Big12 invite coming I'm afraid. Bold move on BYU's part. In part to react to being left behind and in part relative to the arrogance of your organization. Now it seems after having been outsmarted by Commissioner Hair your left picking up the pieces and thinking about what might have been. Holmoe probably goes because of this. Your squad is not prepared to break through this year and frankly the demand of scheduling 12 non-conferece games, maintaining a significant strength of schedule and being selected over top 14 BCS schools would prove too difficult. Maybe a higher power is truly looking out for you. Stay in the MWC. Win it every 3 years or so and have a chance to play in Vegas. Before you know it you will have missed the BCS invite for 15+ years. Recruiting...other than the young men who want to come to Provo goes out the window. No speed to contend.

  • hedgehog
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    When BYU can get BCS programs to play in PRovo in Oct. and Nov....let me know, I might be mildly interested.

  • Johnny Triumph
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    Texas coming to Provo IS a big deal. Look for a Big12 invite.

  • Whoa Nellie
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    It seems the independence route is not about BCS positioning or trying to gain national respect (UteMan). Looks like it is for national exposure and money; a couple of things beyond just football.

  • Making Sense
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    Menacetosociety, you are such a contradiction. Apparently you care enough to post a worthless statement on something that supposedly doesn't mean anything to you.

    As for uteman's comments, BYU has been able to schedule games as a member of two mediocre conferences over the past 35 years. They will continue to schedule big games in the future, especially with ESPN as a partner.

  • Y's Guy
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    Re: Menace to Society--

    LOL! You crack me up, Dennis the Menace!

    Clearly, you DO care. Because, in point of fact, if you really DIDN"T care, you wouldn't waste your time posting here.

  • cougsrock
    Aug. 20, 2010 4:05 p.m.

    Utah Mann BYU has the National respect. Haven't you been reading the news? Show me the money!

  • MenaceToSociety
    Aug. 20, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    BYU Newer Mock Schedule 2011

    Nobody cares.

  • UteMan
    Aug. 20, 2010 3:00 p.m.

    This in no way proves BYU can schedule big time programs as an independent.

    It is a great add for them to get Texas on the schedule for 3 games, but unless you can tell me Texas is playing BYU in October or late November during the middle of thier BIG 12 confrence schedule it has little impact on the overall challenges of filling an 11-12 game schedule with "multiple" quality opponents as an independent.

    If you have to rely on WAC teams to fill in half of your schedule, you are no better than what Boise State was in the WAC without a BCS spot.

    Playing Boise, TCU, Utah, Fresno and Nevada along with the occasional big name or two year in and year out seems like to more logical choice if you are looking for some national respect.

  • Desert Coug
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Does BYU need to make a choice right now?

    What's the downside to staying where they are this year and waiting to see what developes in the future? They know what they have now, I think they can live with it, so what is the rush now that the WAC is not attractive anymore?

  • blauch
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    BYU New Mock Schedule 2011

    Utah - ESPN
    Boise State - ESPN
    Texas - ESPN

    Utah State - ESPN
    Hawaii - ESPN
    New Mexico State
    San Jose State
    Nevada - for one season until they leave
    Fresno - for one season until they leave

    Need to fill Schedule
    Norte Dame - NBC
    PAC 10 Team - Washington State - ESPN

    There is nothing wrong with that schedule.

  • Chris B's momma
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    Concession your own games on the comcast networks and let us work out our own tv deal. It you think BYU ain't that cool then let them live or die with such a deal. You keep your package and your revenues and we keep ours.

    I guarantee BSU will want the same deal with ESPN and local tv.

  • BubbaHuey
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    The West Coast Conference, for the moment, seems the best fit for BYU.

    It does seem like a really big shake up to get the west's powerhouse teams together for BCS eligible conference or two.

  • Fiddler
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:13 p.m.

    To bad, loved the idea. Guess BYU will have to figure something else out that doesn't involve the MWC.

  • LAJazzFan
    Aug. 20, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    The mock 2011 schedule makes the schedules of the last few years look downright appealing.