BYU football notebook: Cougars will make a visit to Michigan's 'Big House'

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 7, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Wow! Cris B rants over losers.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Why not a home and home game with Michigan like Utah successfully did?

    I thought BYU was this great "legacy" program that can schedule big name schools home and home? I guess not!

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    Good for BYU...Holmoe's been busy!

  • BYU_Aggie LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin:

    If BYU is the body, that would definitely make Michigan the bag. Michigan is a high profile school that has been on the decline for years now. Even Utah could potentially beat Michigan in their upcoming series - and that's saying something.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Why are BYU fans so excited about being the body in a bodybag game? Is that how far your program has fallen?

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:37 a.m.


    Thanks for the honest and objective evaluation of BYU adding Michigan to their future schedule.

    This is an exciting get for Holmoe and BYU fans. As the axiom says, to be the best, you have to play the best. BYU will undoubtedly take some lumps playing opponents like Michigan, especially on the road, but playing teams like this every year will get the Cougars used to playing big name teams on the big stage for when BYU eventually does have a break through year.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    ChrisB wonders why Michigan made 2 very different decisions:
    1. Home and home with Utah
    2. One and done at home with byu.

    Michigan scheduled a home and home with Utah because (at the time) the PAC12 and Big10 were talking about exchanging games with all their schools. Michigan jumped on the bandwagon early, as they see the benefit of a yearly PAC/Big matchup.

    Michigan scheduled one game with BYU because they had one opening left in their schedule. Michigan filled out games made available when Notre Dame backed out to meet some Big East obligations.

    Its a nice get for BYU. As Notre Dame backs out of more games to meet their Big East obligations, perhaps Tom Holmoe can fill up some future schedules.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Chris B

    "there truly are no current day comparisons"

    Actually there is.

    Unlike Kyle, Bronco doesn't lose to patsies - see Colorado, UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado State.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    Chris B

    It's amusing to see you so excited about Utah finally being able to entice a big name opponent to visit RES for the first time in Utah history. Of course, the "respect" you're claiming, was, in reality, nothing more than a 2-for-1 (a one-and-done, followed by a home-and-home). Fortunately for U, Michigan is an honorable program and didn't forget about Utah after the first game in the series.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    Playing big name teams like Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Notre Dames in storied stadiums will be exciting for all BYU players and fans. None of these games will be easy, but with greater risk also comes the possibility of greater reward. Win or lose, simply playing big name teams like this on a regular basis will raise the profile of BYU football and give the players confidence that they can play with anybody - see Notre Dame this year.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    I wonder why, since Utah's invitation to the Pac 12 and byu's decision to go independent that Michigan made 2 very different decisions:

    1. Home and home with Utah
    2. One and done at home with byu.

    I wonder if it has to do the proper respect shown to a high profile program like Utah. Or perhaps the respect due us from having one 2 BCS bowls in the last decade. Or our 2 recent undefeated season.

    For two programs(utah and byu) that so many like to claim are comparable,

    there truly are no current day comparisons.