Blue roundup: Bracing for life without Jimmer Fredette

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 25, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    I'm with IDC. I want to see how independence works. I do not want any invites for now. If independence works as well as it appears it is going to then I'm not sure I'd ever want to see BYU in a conference again for football.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    May 24, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    The Big 12 might have some appeal to ND as the Big 12 allows teams to have their own network and also divides up revenues based on contribution to the TV contract.

    ND draws well but TX would tend to beat them most of the time in a conf championship.

    I am not sure if the AZ teams would leave the PAC given the new TV contract but USC would be nuts not to get a deal like TX. USC is still subsidizing the PAC with the new contract to a large degree.

    BYU and AF make logical sense for the Big 12 North but logic is not always the driver.

  • Ernesto de Bajo Albuquerque, NM
    May 24, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    Not gonna sugar coat it, withdrawal from Jimmermania will be tough. A 12-step program is needed. Whoever brings it first is in a position to make some coin--lots of recoverers out here.

    Well, wait...already seeing a bit of a silver lining. A team moving the ball around on offense and playing man-to-man defense wouldn't be so bad, would it?

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    May 24, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    BYU trying to blaze a new trail again
    Dutchman | 2:46 p.m. May 24, 2011

    "You must be referring to someone else. I rarely read articles that are solely devoted to BYU"

    Blue roundup: Bracing for life without Jimmer Fredette
    Dutchman | 12:21 p.m. May 24, 2011 [first post]

    "...the Big 12-2 will not expand without adding Notre Dame, period."

    Obviously a shot at BYU concerning possible Big 12 expansion plans, otherwise, why would you even bother reading and posting on an article under the heading of "Blue roundup"?

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    May 24, 2011 6:46 p.m.


    "Texas AD DeLoss Dodds said in an interview with Chip Brown in September 2010 that the Big 12-2 will not expand without adding Notre Dame, period."

    Wasn't it Chip Brown who was tweeting in June 2010 that the PAC 16 was all but a done deal?

    In November, 2011, when the ACC, SEC, Big Ten and PAC 12 are all playing conference championship games, and the Big 12 is sitting on the sidelines feeling left out, you don't think there might be just a pang or two of jealousy on the part of the Big 12, ESPECIALLY, if an 11-1 Oklahoma gets passed over for the BCS championship game in favor of 12-1 LSU and a 12-1 Ohio State who did win their conference championship games?

    Sorry to burst your bubble about cast-in-stone predictions, but the only thing that's certain is change.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    May 24, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    I will never get over Jimmer. My only hope is JimmerJazz. (is that one word?)

    I am really looking forward to independence. I would actually be sad if a Big 12 invite came today and Independence was scrapped. I want to see how it all works out. I may not feel that way in a year but I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    May 24, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    Is Harold Camping really ChrisB or Hedge? With all the inacurate predictions and the fact that no one has seen them together anywhere, it makes you wonder.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmmm?

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    May 24, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    Can Geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? Can Jimmer really hit from way out there?

    Provo plans on renaming the street next to Jimmer's apartment Tre'von...just so Jimmer can continue to cross over Tre'von after the season is over

    Jimmer Fredette can speak French... in Russian.

  • Woodyff Mapleton, UT
    May 24, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Can't wait until people get over 'Jimmer', it is really annoying.

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    May 24, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    This WR out of Calgary is intriguing. He seems on the small side, but extremely quick and athletic.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 24, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    Life without Jimmer? Is that even possible? (for BYU (basketball)

    Hope so.

    BYU won't have another Jimmer for a long time, quite likely. So, we'll just have to get used to great teams under Coach Rose. Right?

    Odds are BYU's basketball team will be quite competitive in its first year in the WCC. The Euro trip will help with that.

    A great TEAM of good players is in BYU's future, so they might even get further than Jimmer did in the NCAAs in a few years.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    May 24, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Texas AD DeLoss Dodds said in an interview with Chip Brown in September 2010 that the Big 12-2 will not expand without adding Notre Dame, period. And we all know who runs the Big 12-2 conference. Texas uses Chip Brown to put out the information they want others to hear. Also, Dodds hated the conference title game because it usually involved Texas and was played at a neutral site where Texas fans had to pay big bucks.