BYU football: Cougars learn kickoff times for Texas, Ole Miss games

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  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    June 7, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    crowntown1 | 11:43 p.m. June 6, 2011

    Losers hate Winners!

    And cheaters can't win without cheating. Sports are played within a set of rules, both on and off the field. "Winning" while cheating is like having a running back run off the sidelines, thread through his teamates, and then back into the endzone to yell "Touchdown!"

    By the way, just about the only time I think about USC is when you come onto these comment boards to insult my team. Even though I grew up on the west coast, USC is an afterthought to me unless you run up screaming in my face. So, as you say, "losers hate winners" so who is the winner here and who is the loser?

    Winners > Losers > Cheaters

    And yes, I would rather have BYU lose with honor then win the way the only professional football team in California wins.

  • HaveANiceDay Ogden, UT
    June 7, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    All I can say is: "That is SWEET".

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    June 7, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    The first 6 games all on ESPN or ESPN2 now that is very cool.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 6, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    Losers hate Winners!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 6, 2011 8:57 p.m.


    What you do is recruit players with more character. Of course you look down on that approach. But then the team you choose to be a fan of, congratulations on that by the way, just got stripped of a heisman and a national championship so it is obvious they are doing things the right way. Keep on recruiting those high character guys.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 6, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    I don't feel bad for Reggie, just the present day team. It's not the program either that is cheating. How do you control the actions of 80 college athletes when they have free time? You can't!

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    June 6, 2011 8:21 p.m.


    Win or lose, it's better than living with the embarrassment of having both a national championship and a Heisman Trophy stripped from your program for cheating.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 6, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    YOur bragging about scheduling teams in the south that are going to beat you. Good for you!

  • TroyTown Anaheim, CA
    June 5, 2011 5:44 p.m.


    "For all the "support" from ESPN, the kickoff times couldn't be much worse for heat and humidity in the south."

    How would U know? When was the last time Utah had the guts to venture into the south for a regular season football game?

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    June 5, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    @ crown town

    "Wow one reference?You barely beat OU with their backup.How did you finish the year by the way?I"

    1) OU was coming off a trip to the BCS National Championshio game. They were ranked #3 in the country at the time of the game, which happened to be on ESPN at prime time.
    2) OU started the game with Sam Bradford at QB, but our man Colby clawson knocked him out.
    3) We finished that year ranked #12 and on a 5 game winning streak, including a win over Utah and a win over Oregon State in the Vegas Bowl.

    How did Utah finish last year in the Vegas Bowl?

    Go Cougars!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    June 5, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    Tomahawk Red | 3:06 p.m. June 4, 2011
    North Salt Lake, UT
    "I'm surprised. I thought the Texas game would be on ABC or ESPN. Wonder why ESPN2?"


    Maybe you would choose Versus?

  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    June 5, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    Man I love Ute logic! For months we've heard them jealously say, "Yeah, well who cares that you're on ESPN ... they'll all just be mid-week games that nobody will watch!"

    Now that the schedule is released and it is awesome, they reply (Jealously -- they are on Versus afterall) with, "That means more people to watch you lose" and
    "This tv thing has gotten out of hand. You Y fans have your priorities all mixed up boy."

    It's like an Aesop Fable reading their silly posts!

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    June 5, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    For all the "support" from ESPN, the kickoff times couldn't be much worse for heat and humidity in the south.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    June 5, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    I love how Utah fans were beating their chests about Utah's "superior" television access in the PAC 12, but then go stone cold silent when the schedules for BYU and Utah are announced.

    Even under the old contract, Utah fans claimed that Utah would have much better television coverage even with BYU's contract with ESPN.

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    June 4, 2011 7:30 p.m.


    "I love how BYU fans thyrow comments about "Winning is not that important to them"

    No true.

    What Bronco and BYU fans have said is winning isn't their #1 priority.

    Missions, like everything else in life, is a personal decision.

    Does it bother you when an LDS athlete from Notre Dame, USC, Arizona State, or Utah doesn't go on a mission, or does it only bother you when it's an LDS athlete from BYU?

    If it's only BYU athletes, then you're a hypocrit.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 4, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    This tv thing has gotten out of hand. You Y fans have your priorities all mixed up boy.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 4, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    I love how BYU fans thyrow comments about "Winning is not that important to them" or "Winnng is secondary". If that's true then why allo the hype every June about the team?Why do "LDS athletes"forgo their missions to play football? Why do they break waqy from thre Mtn. to go Indy get a TV deal and make more revenue?This and much more just proves your in denial.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 4, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    Wow one reference?You barely beat OU with their backup.How did you finish the year by the way?I don't remember you guys in a BCS game.I think your problem is your pounding your chest about a single achievement and that's your problem.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 4, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    I'm surprised. I thought the Texas game would be on ABC or ESPN. Wonder why ESPN2?

  • Pocatello, ID
    June 4, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    As a die-hard BYU fan, I do agree that we'll never have the type of athletes necessary to fill out a competitive national championship roster. That said, that's what makes BYU such an amazing place. Just look at what happens at schools that do have those type of rosters, places like Ohio State and USC.

    I'd much rather support a roster full of LDS (or non-LDS high-moral) players who play above their potential, winning most of the games they should and a few of the games they shouldn't.

    But thanks to Utah, that roster is going to get much stronger in the next few years. For Utah to compete in the PAC-12, they are going to have to recruit away from Utah and into California, Oregon and Washington. That leaves all of the LDS good-but-not-great players available to BYU. And really, as Utah becomes a more secular school, will those LDS players really want to play for them anyway?

    Just look at the Ute's current basketball roster: not one Utah kid.

    All of this will make the rivalry even better, the Mormons vs. the world.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    June 4, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    According to Phil Steele,

    BYU is 7th in % of yards returning this season (almost 95%) for a very young offense that improved throughout the season, but especially during the last 6 games.

    Five of BYU's opponents lost over 50% of last season's offense and are ranked 90th or lower (out of 120 teams)

    Utah 90th
    Ole Miss 92nd
    TCU 93rd
    SJ St 96th
    Idaho 101st

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    June 4, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    @crown town

    "YOu have to win the big games and you just don't have the athletes."

    2009 Oklahoma.

    And I'm pretty sure since Bronco and Kyle have taken over as head coaches in this state, the 6 holy war games are split 3-3. You're right though, Utah just isn't a big game for BYU. We have bigger and better things to focus on (see 1984).

    Go Cougars!

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    June 4, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    @OneLove16 | 4:14 p.m.

    "Wait what? BYU is only playing @ 5? Everyone knows the prime time is 6 p.m.

    You can go ahead and thank Texas University for the nationally televised ESPN2 game. Your home schedule will be on byutv at least."

    1) Time zones One love. Kickoff is at 6 pm central time. 7 pm eastern. That is prime time!

    2) 3 out of 7 home games have already been announced will be on ESPN or ESPN2. Also, Tom Holmoe has already said all but 1 home football game will be on ESPN family of networks. My guess is Idaho State will be on BYUTV, all the others will be on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.

    Nice try though! How many home football games does Utah have on ESPN?

    Go Cougars!

    June 4, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    Oh yeah onelove and the other four home games might be on BYUtv, but unlike you ute fans, we actually attend the home games in person not watching them on tv. Also BYUtv is better than no tv, or KJZZ.

    June 4, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    @utahcountyute Blocked, yes after 3 BYU fourth quarter turnovers,and a BYU that struggled all year moved down the field on your supposedly great defense like they were standing still and by the way 3 out of 5 scoreboard.

    June 4, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    @onelove. Really. You do know that 5 p.m. Mountain time is 7 p.m. Eastern where the majority of people live. I would call that prime time, and even if it was 5 Eastern games last about three hours, which rolls into prime time. Nice try. GO COUGARS!!!

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    June 4, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    Not complaining, but isn't one game each year meant to be on ABC? The only game I see left on the schedule that would be worthy of that is Oregon State.

    Good job Cougars. This independent thing is way better than the MWC.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 4, 2011 7:06 a.m.


    Uh 5pm Mountain time is 6pm Central time. That is the time in Texas where the game is actually being played. You see there are these things called 'time zones' and depending on which 'zone' of the country you are in the time is different than the other ones. This is something the rest of us learned in elementary school. Perhaps the university of utah has a remedial class that teaches these things?

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    June 4, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    "Exposure" was the main goal of the BYU Cougars in opting to go independent, and it sure looks like they've got it. Now it's only a matter of going out there on the field to perform and win, win, win. Short of that, the exposure will be a very painful experience. Let's hope Heap and company can step up big time and prove we made the right choice in going independent. Go Cougs!

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    Riverton Cougar

    Actually, the Mississippi game is at 4:45 ET (Mississippi time); still hot, but BYU has played in the heat before. Last year's game at Florida State started at 3:30 ET. The Cougars will just have to take lots of pickle juice with them.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    June 3, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    "Wait what? BYU is only playing @ 5? Everyone knows the prime time is 6 p.m."

    The reason for the time is that games played in the South (such as Texas) as early as September are usually later in the evening to avoid the extreme heat and humidity. Unfortunately for BYU, the Ole Miss game will be in that heat (3:30 game Mississippi time).

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    June 3, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    This new TV is looking better and better with each passing day. Six ESPN games already with more to come and BYUTV to broadcast the others. Thank goodness the days of watching the MTN and Versus are long gone!

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Sept. 3 at Ole Miss (ESPN) 2:45 p.m. MT
    Sept 10 at Texas (ESPN2) 5 p.m. MT
    Sept. 17 vs. Utah (ESPN2) 7:15 p.m. MT
    Sept. 23 vs. UCF (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
    Sept. 30 vs. Utah State (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
    Oct. 28 vs. TCU (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
    Dec. 3 at Hawaii (ESPN/ESPN2) TBD


    PAC 12
    Sept. 10 game at USC (VERSUS) 5:30 p.m. MT
    Sept. 17 at BYU (ESPN2) 7:15 p.m. MT
    Nov. 25 game vs. Colorado (FSN) 1:30 p.m. MT

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    June 3, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Just so you know, BYUtv is on demand on the web and it is in HD.
    Spend $79 bucks on a RoKu and you can connect wirelessly to your router and watch it on your TV.

    Who needs a dish and all these games are rebroadcast after the game.

    It looks like September is going to be great! (Assuming that the Cougs do as well as expected.)

  • anneray Kosciusko, Mississippi
    June 3, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    I am so looking forward to the BYU v Ole Miss game! Rebels here feel it will be a run-away win for them... please prove them wrong Cougars!!! That noise you'll here from MS will be me, yelling as loud as I can!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 3, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    This just means you will have more people watch you get steamrolled by Texas,TCU,Ole Miss and cruise by Wac teams. How is that good for BYU. YOu have to win the big games and you just don't have the athletes.It's the same old story it started with John Beck and all those years then Max Hall still no BCS bowl and now with Heaps.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    September 10th, 2011 could be the most momentus regular season day in Utah college football history.

    BYU's game at Texas will kick off at 5:00 p.m. MT on ESPN2.

    Utah's Pac-12 opener at USC will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MT on Versus.

    Good luck Cougs and Utes!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:22 p.m.


    "your" welcome?

    Once again, TV smack. Gotta love it.

    PAC 12, 2 out of 3, Blocked! and Scoreboard.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    The plate is set - 7 of 12 games on ESPN or ESPN2. The competition is set. The exposure is set. Now Jake and company just have to perform.

    This could be a defining season for BYU football.

    Can't wait for September!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 3, 2011 4:39 p.m.


    That didn't even make any sense. Try again so we know what you're talking about.

  • OneLove16 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    "ESPN and the Big 12 Conference announced Friday that the BYU vs. Texas game in Austin on Sept. 10 will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. MT."

    Wait what? BYU is only playing @ 5? Everyone knows the prime time is 6 p.m.

    You can go ahead and thank Texas University for the nationally televised ESPN2 game. Your home schedule will be on byutv at least.

  • ATC Stockton, CA
    June 3, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    So right now half of our games are on an ESPN channel and I think the Hawaii game is supposed to be on ESPN and maybe Oregon State, with the rest on BYUtv. That also means all of them will be available online, wow that is way better than the mountain.

  • rjtolman Taylorsville, Ut
    June 3, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    for ji bae;

    I have called Directtv several times since BYUtv went HD in February.

    I have been told every single time that is is not even on their list of upcoming additions for

    I will be happy to do anything I can to get this done.

    I wil call them again today and see what they say. I will also, check their website for
    HD additions; they post there often before Customer Service has any idea.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    June 3, 2011 3:41 p.m.


    You're right....friday afternoon is my only excuse. UCF is in the C-USA and won their conference. They also beat Georgia in the Liberty bowl. They are projected to win C-USA again this year. Tough team. Once again, my apologies.

  • TMung99 Bluffdale, Utah
    June 3, 2011 2:51 p.m.


    We are playing UCF not USF... different conference

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    June 3, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    The BYU administration and ESPM have provided the first six games to a national audience. That is great. The coaches and the Cougs need to step up and perform.

    All the games are important, but it is absolutely critical that the Cougs go to SEC country and beat Ole Miss right out of the gate. Ole Miss will be no push over.

    Texas is loaded; forget about last year.

    USF is a great team and could very well be in the hunt for the conference championship of the Big East this year.

    Utah is a question mark right now and we'll have to see how Wynn and company perform.

    Utah State will be a revenge match. And of course, even though TCU lost a bunch of players, their defense will be extremely tough; especially playing in Arlington. For all intents and purposes the TCU game is an away game.

  • ji bae Saint George, UT
    June 3, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    I actually called DirecTV and they said it takes a little while but never very long to start showing a channel in HD after the channel makes it available. He said as soon as BYUtv wants them to, it will be in HD.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    June 3, 2011 1:59 p.m.


    I'd rather watch BYU on SD BYUtv than listen to them on a radio station like the Utes will have to do with many games. But even if DirecTV doesn't pick up the HD signal for BYUtv, I'll just connect my computer to the big screen and watch in in HD.

    Great time to be a Coug!

  • TMung99 Bluffdale, Utah
    June 3, 2011 1:09 p.m.


    It's ok, we brought the U to the national stage for their only nationally televised game this year. Your Welcome!

  • JeffE Grantsville, UT
    June 3, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Since when is suffering through an SD signal a disaster?! I would definitely prefer to watch in HD, but I've learned to be grateful to even have the games broadcast where I can see them!

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    June 3, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    At first I thought you were a petty BYU fan, then I realized you're a u fan trying to rain on our parade. Well, we brought umbrella's and big smiles!! The sky is always Cougar blue!

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, WA
    June 3, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    As exited as I am for all this, it's going to be "ardouse" to listen to the trolls try and explain it away.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 3, 2011 12:34 p.m.


    First 5 games plus one more. 3 on Saturday afternoon or evening, prime time, and 3 on Friday night prime time. 3 on the road and 3 at home. Pretty sweet deal.

  • rjtolman Taylorsville, Ut
    June 3, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Great for the first part of the season; but when do we get BYUtv HD on Directtv; Dish; etc.

    We could be back like the beginning of the MWC. No HD football for all Conf. games until just this last year.

    I sure hope we not back looking at BYUtv in SD; that would be a total disaster; but I sure see it coming.

  • crazyates Lehi, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:53 a.m.


  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    June 3, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    Son of a Gun! ESPN has hoisted BYU up on it's shoulders...So long MWC, versus and the mountain network...Hello National Market! Go Cougars!

  • lordandrew1 Provo, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Wow true national TV (meaning ESPN or ESPN2) for our FIRST FIVE GAMES already--this really bodes well for when we stop having to play a bunch of WAC teams!

    Its a great time to be a BYU fan!