BYU football: Look at the season

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  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Nov. 14, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader

    But they DO get better and that's the point. The Ute trolls keep pointing to the schedule and saying how BYU is now irrelevant. This season's schedule is only reflective of the short amount of time Tom Holmoe had to schedule it. Under the circumstances, he did a fine job. To then extrapolate it to mean anything more is absurd.

    As far as the DesNews goes. Yep. That's exactly what local sports media does. To hear the Fresno media, Fresno State is on the verge of making it big with their 3-7 record in the Wac. That's how local sports writers fill space and keep their jobs.

    (To be honest, as a BYU fan having to listen to them deride the Y for leaving them in the Wac and now leaving them in the MWC because they are "at the same level" as BYU, it has been nice playing so many of the same teams. It is not a great BYU Football year with the weird QB situation, and still we dominate teams they barely beat and beat teams they've lost to. It's been nice to shut them up for a while).

  • watchfuleye Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    Being totally honest, I would hope that we play some better teams in the future and I think we will. But to date, our record is filled with wins against teams that we should beat. I agree that it was tough putting a schedule together this late but we would have been better playing Fremont, Alta, Bingham, Jordan, Lone Peak, and Syracuse.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Nov. 14, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    Re: Jack & Deep Thoughts. I actually agree w/ both. I guess my frustration is how the DN pumps the Cougs program/schedule up to be, when there's little if any "wind" of a schedule to sail the football program's ship. Each week, the write-ups leading to the games make each team appear to be the second coming of TCU and Boise State. There's no recognition whatsoever of the lackluster scheduling. True, the scheduling DOES improve, but really not until 2013. I've watched every game this season and even attended the San Jose State game. The games just don't do much for me. That's all.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Nov. 14, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    They should really be 9-1. Utah was the only game they lost head-to-head. Texas and TCS should have been wins "but for the turnovers!" Woulda, coulda, shoulda. But, with that being said, the record is what it is-- very predictable against a very soft schedule. They're bowl eligible again, which is another big bonus. But, please fellow Cougs fans, stop the ridiculous mention of BCS. With our scheduling options, the only legit BCS chance BYU has is joining the Big East or Big 12. It will never happen as an independent. So, I'll enjoy the record this year, but in no way can I get overly excited about the beat down of WAC teams!

  • payara OREM, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    2012 will be a much better year to watch BYU football. I would like to see BYU join a conference for the sake of November football.

    September 8 Weber State[1] LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
    September 15 at Utah[2] Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT
    September 22 at Boise State[3] Bronco Stadium Boise, ID
    October 5 Utah State[4] LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
    October 13 Oregon State[5] LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
    October 20 at Notre Dame[6] Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN
    TBD Hawaiʻi[7] LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
    TBD Washington State[8] LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT
    TBD at Georgia Tech[9] Bobby Dodd Stadium Atlanta, GA
    TBD at New Mexico State[10] Aggie Memorial Stadium Las Cruces, NM
    TBD at San Jose State[11] Spartan Stadium San Jose, California
    TBD vs. TBD, Kraft Fight Hunger

  • Deep Thoughts Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    @ Jack

    Well stated. The ridiculous trolling is tiresome and juvenile. Maybe they think if they keep saying that we'll be "irrelevant" they will convince themselves. Now, if they could just convince themselves enough that they gain the will power to stop trolling .... Not likely.

  • Jack Winters Provo, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Give me a break, you guys. Every BYU fan knew that this season would be filled with WAC teams because of the short amount of time there was to fill a program. Every informed fan understands that games are usually scheduled YEARS in advance. Holmoe did a great job putting this thing together so quickly. The upcoming schedules are better.

    As for the bowl game ... how is this one any less meaningful than about 95% of them? Answer is, it isn't. So, stop pretending to care about OUR team because you are not fooling anyone and go and cheer for your own team for a change.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    Well the tour of Idaho is over. Wow, Bang, done. Now we have before us New Mexico State (hum) and Hawaii (woo woo). What a season. Back to Heaps. I knew it was only a matter of time, unfortunately, to see Riley Nelson go down. He plays at high risk, and is vulnerable to getting big time hits. I wish him well in his recovery. Jake Heaps will get some valuable playing time. What about Lark and the other "big" guy at quarterback? This has been a lost season for me; punctuated by the Utes coming to Cougarville and ringing the Cougars' bell like they did. The TCU game was ugly and another bad memory. The bowl game will be meaningless.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    The AQ system is dead. In two years, a conference will be a conference and this silly expansion hysteria will be dead. BYU can help form a new conference, join a conference or remain independent... it really doesn't matter as long as the team wins and the AD can schedule decent games.

  • Mr. Obvious Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    @abejones; is correct!

    Find a BCS conference.

  • abejones SCOTT DEPOT, WV
    Nov. 14, 2011 6:52 a.m.

    Just came across a blog by a well informed lawyer whose field covers college affairs who says the same tv worm that made the MWC such a bad deal, Comcast, may be part of the BYU/Big East negotiations. In addition, any moves by Boise State must be approved by the same body whichBecause of is also responsible for the University of Idaho. They are not going to allow the Vandals to be stranded on a desert island that was once the WAC while Boise sails away on a cruise. How Boise has risen so far above them in sports has nothing to do with conference affiliation, however. But it does show how sticky this all is. If it comes to a new conference(why not?)and the AQ clause, as rumored, is dropped, the BYU image, pride, fan adoration would be the same as before BYU, Boise (with or without the Vandals) Nevada, Houston, SMU (they are coming along)Air Force, etc would be a fine conference. I look for Montana to soon become a Div I team.

  • abejones SCOTT DEPOT, WV
    Nov. 14, 2011 3:43 a.m.

    For me the 2011 season is already past tense, whether its 9-3 with a bowl appearance or not. It was a transition, half planned, half a happening, like the quarterbacks. The future is still the same blank as it was last year. In short, BYU needs a conference. Notre Dame survives today because of an unshakable history. In truth, Notre Dame has been just an average to mediocre football program for nearly fifteen years. Its NBC contract still works because of its huge fan base. Bit I, an all around football fan all the way back to the first Sub Bowl, no longer watch except to catch the score. Its 2011, not 1950. BYU needs a conference. If the Big East/TV problem cannot be resolved( and I think that is IT) get with Boise and form the Far West Conference with Air Force, Houston, etc. The Idaho legislature may require U of Idaho be included, but don't sneer. They were charter members of the PAC. We DO honor ancestry, do we not?