BYU football: Game times, networks announced for final two BYU home games

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  • Hatch Sandy, UT
    Nov. 1, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Still Blue after All These Years

    "People are now starting to say that ND's recruiting has been and is being hurt because of their lack of conference affiliation"

    Don't mean to be picky but who exactly is saying this?

    Notre Dames coach is emphatic about staying independant, Why? Recruiting thats why.

    Athlon sports reported this week that Notre Dame is a big winner in recruiting specifically because they play nationwide, they are televised nationwide and thus they have success recruiting natiowide.

    This is a formula that will work for BYU as well.

    BYU and Notre Dame are partners in independance. Don't look for either to go BCS alone and don't waste your time looking for a BYU invite to a BCS conferance its not going to happen and it is not the best long term for BYU football.

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    Nov. 1, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    I will gladly accept your tickets. Please send them north.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Nov. 1, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    I agree with the comments calling out the in-state whiners about late games etc. It has been great, after 25 years of trying to pick up KSL on the radio, or trying to talk my stake communications specialist into opening up the building and turning on the satellite system so some die-hards could come watch a game or two each year, to finally enjoy some BYU football.

    Is independence perfect out of the box? No.
    Are there growing pains with new coaches and in the QB position? Yes.
    Is it aggravating to try to follow conference churn? Sure.

    But the potential is great, and I just can't see what so many people's undies are all wadded up about, feeling like we have to jump into a conference. Both the Big 12 and especially the Big East are in such commotion that commiting to either this year could be a huge risk. Give it a year or two before bailing. If you can't, then go root for some other team that buys or rents its coaches and players. BYU is not for you.

  • sports-junkie West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 1, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    wYo8 | 8:21 p.m. Oct. 31, 2011
    Rock Springs, WY
    just wish we out of state season ticket holders could get a refund on games starting after 6pm or get complimentary rooms with our tickets"

    Is this for real? People, no one is making you go to the games. In fact, I would encourage you to sell (or give) your tickets to someone that will go ready to cheer on our football team. We dont need people there that are resentful and wishing for handouts because they "showed-up".

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Nov. 1, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    Bad teams get bad game times on TV. BYU (not so good) + bad opponent = condemnation by ESPN. Personally I do not like any game at night, even in September. Seems like LaVell had the same opinion of night games. But to begin any game during November after 2 p.m. is disrespectful to the players and fans. Of course ESPN couldn't care less. Why can't the games be played in the daylight and let ESPN show them on tape delay? Weak teams have no bargaining power. Call me a whiner but I'll probably still go but after 30+ years of attending games at a normal hour these last two are going to be hard to justify.

  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Oct. 31, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    We have a pretty good idea of what kind of QB's Heaps and Nelson are. Now that we're in the exhibition season, how about playing Lark to see what kind of QB he is?

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Oct. 31, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    So many whiners here. True fans know the real deal. It is like listening to little children whining about not winning. What did everyone expect? We lost to three good teams, period and yes, Utah is a good team, they do play in a tough conference and are having a hard time adjusting, even I am not that blind. We will get better, get over it and if you don't want to go to the game, who cares. There are plenty of us who just love BYU football no matter what the consequences. Yeah it hurts but that's life for a school who has morales and values that they won't compromise and I am just fine about that. So, when they do win over those big teams, it is like David slaying Goliath. That's what's so intriguing about BYU, they have the second best players and continue to compete.

  • cork Murray, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    you can have my tickets. I'll enjoy some other real football teams playing from the comfort of my home rather than throw away more time and money on gas, over-priced concessions, etc. This is not the program I was once proud of.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Oct. 31, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    just wish we out of state season ticket holders could get a refund on games starting after 6pm or get complimentary rooms with our tickets.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 31, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Darn. If I'd bet on that game I'd've beaten the odds!

    BYU needs two weeks to stew over that bad showing in Dallas. Maybe it'll get the guys up for its next two home games.

    The week off before Hawaii might be key to winning there. Bronco seems to do better when he has time to prepare for a team.

  • SoCalTrueBlue2 San Diego, CA
    Oct. 31, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    Lay off Bronco, and lay off the BYU team as a whole. Bronco is an excellent coach. Oddsmakers had BYU losing to TCU by 13. BYU lost by 10. But for stupid, completely unforseeable blunders by the punting unit, BYU would have won -- it had more yardage and lots more first downs. Overall, BYU came much closer to winning TCU than in any of the last three years. Despite everyone's frustrations (if the fans are frustrated, imagine the frustration of the majority of players, who played their hearts out), this team is growing, should win its last 3 games and a bowl game, and should be even better next year, especially if led by a player with heart named Riley Nelson.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Oct. 31, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    I agree with cougarfanintx. Nelson is a player. The real issue on Friday was special teams. Yes, two bad choices by Nelson resulted in turnovers, but that is a matter of experience. Clearly, his play lifts the rest of the team to a higher level.

    If Heaps is patient he will have his day -- but not this year.

    I am also delighted to be watching BYU football on TV. It has literally been years since I've been able to see so many live games. I don't care if we're playing Illinois Central College, I'm just happy to be able to watch!

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    So BYU's plan is to let 60,000 (I presume that we'll not fill the stadium for Idaho or NMS) people freeze while others can sit at home comfortable and watch on tv. I have always agreed that staying in the MWC was not good for BYU. Proof of that is TCU and possibly BSU and/or AFA leaving as well. But given what is happening with college football, a plan beyond independence and execution of that plan must occur. People are now starting to say that ND's recruiting has been and is being hurt because of their lack of conference affiliation. The Big East will suck but the Big XII is apparently definately out (Harmon is probably wrong on this) and so it may be our only alternative given that the PAC 12 would probabaly take SDSU,Fresno or even UNLV over the hated Mormons. I predict the money will soon begin to shrink and if nothing changes some current recruits will change schools after their missions.

  • Kolobian FARMINGTON, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    A very uninspiring Heaps on the left? Nelson on the right??? I'll take the right any day. Heaps needs a lot of development. I don't think he is right for this year at all.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 31, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    I also love watching Riley Nelson play. Whatever he lacks in arm strength, he makes up for with leadership, running, and will to win. If Heaps were in against TCU, it would have been another 54-10 humiliation. A couple of plays go the other way, and BYU would have beaten the Horned Frogs. Other than the first 5 minutes, BYU out played them the rest of the game.

    I don't get why everyone is whinning about the schedule. We knew that Indy would bring us 4 or 5 weak games in Oct/Nov the first two years.

  • Dantley Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    I agree with Cougar Nation #1. They need to include him the offense, but not as quarterback. Like I have always said, he can not pass on a consistent basis.

  • leonard Oakley, ID
    Oct. 31, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Riley Nelson is an awesome quarterback

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Its bad enough we have to play these awful teams. Do you have to add insult to injury by scheduling them so late at night?

  • Cougar Nation #1 Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Please no more Nelson at QB. Put him at RB and special teams. Develop Heaps or let Lark and/or Munns play. BYU will never be a great football program with Nelson as its starting QB.