BYU football: Spartans have Cougars' full attention

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  • U4Me Sandy, Utah
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    akk2602 Thats not true, didn't you hear the news, Riley was named the Independence teams player of the week? They also have the Helicopter bowl and after that the Macaroni Bowl, Big recruiting tool. You are correct in the fact that the U has to share in the conference revenue...... all 33 million a team. Beats the ESPN contract. Bronco needs to change his old worn out grey T shirt for one that says, Band of little Brothers.

  • akk2602 Sandy, Ut
    Oct. 7, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    To Pipes... Utah beat BYU 54-10. My point wasn't that Utah was better (which it is) but rather that BYU is in the best place for them. They can play who they want on which day they want. They don't have to share their money with anyone else. They can bask in the glory of 9 or 10 wins every year if they want to schedule that way. Utah plays at least 9 meaningful games a year and has a chance to win a BCS division, a conference and a meaningful bowl game. It's players have a chance to make all conference teams. They are willing to play their games when the conference tell them to and most important to me I get to see them play alot of good teams!!

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    BYU, in a cakewalk, over the first of 5 out of 7, of the worst football teams in America.


    That "...doormat, of a conference, way above their heads",

    destroyed BYU,

    National Champion BCS bound,

    Heisman Trophy winning,

    Outland Trophy winning,

    Doak Walker winning, BYU,

    at Provo, on National television, on 9/17/11.

    UTAH 54 BYU 10.

    A dagger, in the heart, in 2010, and a beatdown, in 2011.

    Good recruits will look, at that history.

    Accept it and enjoy.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Goooooooo Spartans!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    And Utah is exactly where they belong, the doormat of a conference way above their heads. Always the bridesmaid but never making it to the altar. Accept it and enjoy.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    Cris B

    So how's that Rose Bowl thing coming along for u? LOL

    And when is it u will win a National Championship?

    Also when will u have a Heisman, Outland, Doak Walker award winners.

    Good recruits will look at history...and BYU has a much better history than u. All the accolade prove it. Every team has a down year and we are having ours, but a good program has history and that is something that u do not have.

    Keep trying little brother.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    Game plan for SJSU: line up with that 1500+ pound line, add in a tight end or two, and run, run, run, run.

    No reason they shouldn't be able to run all over SJSU, especially if Nelson starts at QB.

  • akk2602 Sandy, Ut
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    BYU is exactly where they belong... a big fish in a small pond. They can pick and choose there opponents, get their 9 or 10 wins and go to a bowl game. BYU had four real games this year, they have gone 1-2 so far and have TCU left to play. The rest of the games on their schedule are wins as long as they play at 75% of their ability. It doesn't matter who their QB is, who their O cooridinator is in any of those games. Just show up and don't give the game away. No BCS conference is going to change their schedule to accomidate BYU... they just are not that important. So accept and enjoy it.

  • leonard Oakley, ID
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    I expect BYU will do just fine. Most schools would give an awful lot to have the success that BYU has with their football program, basketball, and all their other sports

  • Cris B. Sandy, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    As they should after this team is a few lucky bounces away from being 0-5, disappears when they enter the red zone, and has 2 QB's that both think they are Heismans when in reality neither belongs in Division I the way they are playing.

    In other news....

    Big 12 said no thanks.

    Like the Pac 12

    and all the other real leagues.

    I wonder how many good recruits will want to go to the Y after superconferences are formed and no one invites byu?

    Troy Hinds will be a Stud in the Pac 12 after his mission.