'No surprises' in BYU's 1st year in WCC

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    June 7, 2012 4:20 p.m.


    But the Utes will be back. They've had a great tradition.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    June 7, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    Speaking personally I do not gloat in the fact the Utes have struggled for a couple of seasons. After all we have been in that very predicament ourselves. I do appreciate mature dialogue with friends who have opposing loyalties. I am sure you have confidence the Utes will rise again. Cheers.

  • Unca Bon OREM, UT
    June 7, 2012 12:32 a.m.

    Thank you for such a beautiful, objective post gdog, very refreshing! As a BYU fan, I agree. BYU's future is definitely uncertain, but I believe they made the correct choice in leaving the MWC for the WCC. I have absolutely loved the fact that I can watch all of the football games, basketball games, volleyball games, and rugby games any time I want because BYU holds those rights. It has been awesome.
    Even Utah fans must enjoy being able to watch that Utah vs BYU romping any time they want, all because BYU left the MWC for the WCC (I personally don't ever want to watch that particular game again). BYU has gained more exposure in all sports, and it has been great!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 6, 2012 11:10 p.m.

    I say BYU going independent and partnering with the WCC was a bold, necessary, and smart move on their part. I actually think BYU should of done it before the PAC 12 invited Utah. Maybe BYU was hoping for a MWC with Utah, BYU, TCU, and Boise State in it. That way, the MWC would have had solid football schools with other markets like San Diego State and UNLV that maybe, just maybe could have risen up at some point. Anyway that is not relative now.

    I also think BYU might have not wanted to upset Utah by bolting the MWC before Utah's departure to the PAC 12. It was a no brainer for Utah to go to the PAC 12. As it is, both the Utes and Cougars are better off now, but there are some unknowns to worry about for both. I would say more so for BYU, but not because I am a Ute fan. The unknowns that I would be concerned about if I were a Cougar fan would be mainly how conference alignment plays out over the next couple of years or so and the November schedule.

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    June 6, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    You can play at the Huntsman Center - we're not using it.