Ryan Teeples: A rare inside look at BYUtv on football game day

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  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 8:47 a.m.


    And yet all I hear is silence(or at least deflection of the issue) when I ask byu fans to show me evidence of another national brand(such as Notre Dame) having recruits who thought they were a division II Program?

    Can you give me one piece of evidence there has ever been a recruit who thought Notre Dame was a division II program?


    Nope! You cant

    Byu is a "national brand" to the extent there are Mormons scattered across the country. So yes, if somehow you like to brag that Mormons are scattered across the nation, ok, whatever.

    But Jamaal Williams shows you what non-Mormons across the country think of byu.


  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    @Ken & Chris B

    How desperate must Ute fans be to attempt to refute BYU's National Brand status, based upon the opinion of a 17 year old kid ??

    The biggest name in sports, Worldwide, doesn't sign exclusive contracts, as they did with BYU, based upon the opinions of teenagers.

    Chew on these quotes from people actually in the know...

    Dave Brown, Executive Vice President of ESPN...
    "In the realm that is college football, BYU's brand is both National and Relevant."

    Joe Schad, ESPN's National College Football Reporter...
    "I think BYU is certainly a National Brand, in the same ilk as Notre Dame."

    ESPN's Joe Tessitore...
    "BYU will always remain relevant because (BYU's) brand is a National Brand...There's such a grand history..."

    Now, enjoy your obscurity Ute fans and let us know which regional Network U are playing on this week?

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Nov. 7, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    @Chris B.

    I still run into people (in the US and abroad) who don't even know where the state of Utah is. So, what's your point??

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    Nov. 7, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    @BeSmart - so you're one of those byu fans who can't handle the truth so you deflect to something unrelated? Chris is questioning how BYU can be a national brand(as other commenters have stated above) if there are people think BYU is a division II Program. Even as a Ute, I don't always agree with Chris. But here, your inability to counter his points of no other programs having recruits that have expressed similar comments about other national programs speaks volumes!

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Nov. 7, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    @Chris B

    Williams may have thought BYU was division II, but he chose BYU anyway because he recognized quality in the program, environment, education and fan base.

    Plus he certainly didn't want to go play for the team residing 30 miles to the north which he knew (not thought) plays like a division II team most of the season.



  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Nov. 7, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    @ Chris B.
    That runningback still chose the Y.
    Over the supposed national U program.
    Go cougs and Utes

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    Down under,

    You do realize your star running back Jamall Williams said he though byu was a division II Program when he was recruited right?

    CAn you give me proof of another national program that had a recruit think they were a division II program?



  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Nov. 7, 2013 7:53 a.m.


    "Did you know that BYUtv is broadcast all over the world?"

    Oh yeah, baby! BYU's goal of national and international exposure is coming along quite nicely if I should say so myself! Now all they need to do is win, and win, and then win some more! And please stop losing to Utah! Here's hoping Utah will win two more games to be bowl eligible and be invited to play the Cougars in San Fran. Boy, would I love to see that!

    Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies! Oh, and go Oklahoma against Baylor and Houston against UCF!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 6, 2013 10:25 p.m.


    ESPN's headquarters and main television studios are actually in Bristol, Conn, but we get the picture (pun intended).

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 7:04 p.m.

    This is a part of what makes BYU a respected national brand, and oh yes top notch football and basketball also helps to build the national brand that is BYU. I think I would correct in saying that no other school in the state can even comes close to the quality of programming BYU puts out and has the partnership with ESPN like BYU does. I love Studio C.

    The pac network, if you can even find it, is lame compared to BYUtv.

  • buffgato Edmonds, WA
    Nov. 6, 2013 6:42 p.m.

    I love everything that BYU is doing to bring new content to the fans. I've started watching the pregame and postgame shows, as well as listening to the BYU Sports Nation radio broadcast while I work. This stuff is all very unique to BYU. Honestly, I'm surprised that more schools haven't jumped on the bandwagon -- especially the big football schools. You KNOW there are fans out there who would tune in.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    We had a tour of the BYUtv facilities in their incredible building 2 years ago. If you ever get a chance to do likewise, do not pass it up. The closest thing to the technology in this facility is in Maine at the ESPN headquarters. ESPN is also the grateful one to be able to partner with BYUtv and visa verse.

    'Nuff said! We love BYUtv and what it has brought BYU sports junkies like us in television excellence. We not only watch BYU football in HD but basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, etc. etc. And, there are a lot of other great programs as well. Studio C is a huge hit now.

    Did you know that BYUtv is broadcast all over the world?

    Go Cougars!

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Nov. 6, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    BYUtv is win-win-win, especially for us poor BYU sports fans who up until the last couple of years went to sometimes-comical and ridiculous lengths just to hear, let alone watch a game live. The production quality of BYUtv's products over the what was on the videotapes my dad used to send me of the stuff the Mtn would produce is huge.

    BYU students getting cutting-edge broadcast training, people all over the world tuning in to BYU content, and me getting football, hoops, volleyball, and very occasionally rugby (more of that please!!) on demand: Win-win-win!

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    This is a/an subject/article that would have been told better - and more effective - with pictures than words.