Brad Rock: Spring football not an answer to Power Five

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    July 25, 2014 4:18 p.m.

    I like the idea. College Football season is my favorite season of the year. But it's too short. I hate the 8 1/2 month long gap between the end of the previous season to the beginning of the next. A Spring Football season would be just the thing to tide me over. I love watching MWC football, and with a Spring season, I could watch a lot more of it.

  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    July 25, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    @2013 Ute,

    I am struggling to see how you think that the "Power 5" discriminating against ANYONE is a good thing for college football. I appreciate that you are not a BYU fan but this isn't about BYU its about college football.

    I can only assume any rational judgement in your case is clouded by your view that this is a BYU issue. As it stands, I have not heard one credible national source that thinks the path we are on is good for college football. Most decry it as bad including the Big 12 commissioner.

    I am a supporter of ALL programs in the state. I am happy that Utah is a Pac12 member and I firmly believe that Utah State and BYU should always be considered for championship play if they play to that level. The current system, as proposed, would effectively eliminate 75% of college football teams from consideration. No matter who you cheer for, that can not be considered good for the game.

    Be rational....

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    July 24, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    You got to be kidding June? We have college BB winding down, then to mega madness, spring mlb baseball/regular season, nba playoffs and more. Nope it won't work.

    July 24, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    There is something about this P5 splitting away that has started me thinking it will just become another professional or semi-pro sport. If that is the case, it is very possible that I will spend my time watching the amateurs who are referred to as the "have-nots" in this article.

    I think it would be great if the have-nots were able to gather the larger viewing audience! How kool would that be?

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    July 24, 2014 12:51 p.m.

    I have a better idea. Let's tell the "Power 5" conferences to put it where the sun doesn't shine and boycott their games. College Football is a game that many people love and are passionate about. Unfortunately, now that we have hundreds of millions of dollars involved and some arrogant coaches (SEC coaches for example) making multi-million dollar salaries they have forgotten what this is all about. It isn't just about big bucks only - its about traditions and rivalries and just plain old fun - it's a game! If college football continues down the path it is headed on, I hope it falls apart as it will have lost the foundational principles it grew from and will become just a construct of greed and power!. How sad.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    July 24, 2014 12:24 p.m.


    I love how these "have nots" are really scrambling to try and stay relevant. Its clear the power 5 are moving even further ahead past the mid majors. The playoffs are going to be open only to power 5 teams, which means the future of any mid-major is essentially over as for as being relevant on the national stage.

    And no, no lawsuit will keep any mid major relevant.

    We(the power conferences) can and will continue to discriminate.

    Just as Wyoming and BYU can't file a lawsuit to get admitted to the Pac 12 or Big 12, no lawsuit will keep the mid majors within reach of the playoffs.

    If they want to set up their own playoffs only for mid-majors, fine, we don't care.

    I actually like the idea of mid majors playing football in the spring - it would be football almost all year long. And since that would be the only football on, I might even watch some mid-major games. AS is now, there is enough big boy football going on in the fall I don't think most of us bother paying any attention to the mid majors.