BYU announces future football games vs. Houston, Georgia Southern, Hawaii

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  • EightOhOne St. George, UT
    Dec. 3, 2017 9:27 p.m.

    @ Rockwell - Baltimore, MD

    Since you don't realize it yet, i'll be the one to tell you. You're the cupcake!!
    inb4 the margin of victory is brought up. 8 in a row coming up!!

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Dec. 3, 2017 5:08 p.m.

    Before BYU needs to schedule any additional football games in the future, they need to address the here and now. I have yet to see the school come in and clean house on a program that has simply hit bottom. First, it is time to get a new AD that knows the current game. Second, decided whether you are going to build program or call it a day. A new coaching staff with emphasis on recruiting and development. I am tired of listening to excuses as to why BYU has a tough time. I watched Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship game. Do you think they don't have high academic standards? Funny that Stanford can find strong academically qualified student-athletes and BYU complains they can't.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Dec. 3, 2017 1:36 p.m.

    As a long time fan, an alumni, and a faithful season ticket holder I am very disappointed in 2 of these 3 adds... We really need an AD that is going to push the envelope... We need an AD that will be aggressive and take charge... We need to stop scheduling FCS teams and weak G5 teams if we want to be taken seriously as a true P5 caliber Program... Houston was a good get, but our AD needs to lose the FCS teams and the Hawaii type teams at home in November... it's lazy and it's killing our Program.

    These "gets" are just further evidence IMHO of laziness and lack of clout in the world of P5 Dominance.

    Our AD needs to get us into a P5 Conference and if he can't, then the Administration needs to do the right thing and get us a HUNGRY and motivated Athletic Director that does have clout with our BOTs our Administrators as well as clout with outside P5 Commissioners and ADs.

    Our current investment in facilities and in non-revenue sports, together with our tradition should guarantee a spot in the P5 world... If not, we need to get a Judge to demand that the unlawful discrimination (and/or anti-trust) must stop and that BYU and other like Programs be included. Time to "man-up".

  • Jeremy234 SLC, UT
    Dec. 2, 2017 10:34 a.m.

    Ooh Georgia is coming to BYU?! Oh wait that's Georgia SOUTHERN! That's right. Well, at least it isn't Georgia North Eastern?

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    Dec. 1, 2017 4:27 p.m.

    I love how on the same board Houston is called a cupcake and it's said that we don't have a chance against Houston - which is it?

    I also love the irony of a team that floated into bowl eligibility from the BYU win by 6 points calling BYU a cupcake when even in this down year their margin of victory was tied with the closest game BYU had in a loss. Not exactly bragging rights guys.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 1, 2017 1:31 p.m.

    65TPT

    The vast majority of fans who are whining about BYU’s schedule are Utah fans.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 p.m.

    7 up

    Why should Utah fans be worried?

    Why indeed?

    Yet, here you are, obsessing about another BYU scheduling announcement.

  • 7 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    @ Rockwell

    Your team is 50/50 against the cupcakes. And there were plenty.

    So why should Utah be worried?

    Next year 8 in a row! And that’s after Utah completes a big boy schedule, a 9 game Pac-12 schedule, and your team is completely rested after all those November cupcakes.

    It’s been 7 years, aren’t you getting tired of those cupcakes and a half full stadium?

  • CG Provo, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 10:25 a.m.

    It’s hilarious how obsessed Utah fans are with their closet full of make-believe SOS trophies.

    This is what U are forced to resort to when U don’t have any legitimate accomplishments to brag about.

    Indiana, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Rutgers football fans are sooo jealous...

    NOT!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:55 a.m.

    I have no problem with these teams. What do you expect as an Indie? BYU fans need to be realistic - this is our fate until we correct the ship.

  • 7 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    @ gchris - rock springs, wy

    The list you provided below are ‘Pac-12 September cupcakes’. You left one off the list, let me help you.

    “[BYU]
    Sacramento State
    Idaho State
    Northern Colorado
    Eastern Washington
    Grambling State
    Georgia State
    North Dakota
    Texas State
    Idaho
    [BYU]“

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    Wallbanger

    You obviously don’t understand the difference between content and overhead.

    ESPN needs content, like BYU football, to sell.

    With BYU, they have state-of-the-art HD broadcasting studio and a built in production crew, so ESPN has a vested interest in keeping BYU as an important product to sell.

    After televising BYU football for almost 35 years, ESPN knows that BYU is a dependable source of exciting football, despite an occasional down season like 2017.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:05 a.m.

    @gchris:

    It's interesting to Ute fans because they are and always will be a non factor in the Pac 10.2. That way they all get to bag on BYU's schedule about how they play a cupcake schedule while complaining all along about their strength of schedule. In the end, the Pac 10.2 will be left out of the playoffs again and it should show the normal college football fan that the Pac is very weak compared to all other P-5, at this time the weakest. It could change in the upcoming years, things seldom stay stagnet (sp). Bottom line......Utes are near the bottom in a weak league and the Ute fan base has a difficult time seeing that their team right now is not very good. Some, not all only care about beating BYU. They could be 1-11 and if that one win was against BYU, they would be happy.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    gchris:

    “Why a mediocre Mountain West team was invited will always be up for debate but it is what it is.”

    And why a MUCH less than mediocre team was never invited, who continually loses to that “mediocre Mtn West team” that WAS invited, won’t be up for debate, because it is what it is!

    At least you guys can rest assured that ESPN will always have your back. Oh wait, they just laid off 150 more people a few days ago. Well, I guess you still have your “moral victories”. And the memories of the 80s.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Dec. 1, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    7 up

    "If the cougars are having a tough time filling the annual November cupcake schedule, below is a list..."

    Thanks for your concern, but BYU already has Utah scheduled for next November.

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    Dec. 1, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    @ 7 in a row

    Or they could just schedule some PAC12 cupcakes like

    Sacramento State
    Idaho State
    Northern Colorado
    Eastern Washington
    Grambling State
    Georgia State
    North Dakota
    Texas State
    Idaho

    See, 7, we all get it by now that Utah is in the PAC12. Why a mediocre Mountain West team was invited will always be up for debate but it is what it is. BYU is not in a P5 conference and must schedule as an independent. They will play Wisconsin, Texas, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, and most of the PAC12 when they can get those games and will have to fill the schedule with some lesser teams when they have to. Why is that fact so interesting to Ute fans?

  • CG Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 10:20 p.m.

    Navelvet

    SOS weak?

    Clueless, as usual.

    Have you seen BYU’s 2020 schedule?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Nov. 30, 2017 9:50 p.m.

    Weak SOS!

  • 7 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 7:41 p.m.

    @65

    I think the Utes are just trembling with the thought of UCLA becoming something other than the ‘soft team’ which they have been for some time now.

    And it looks like ASU’s arrogant AD just took a major step backwards with their new hire.

    Both teams seem to have plenty of cash to throw around or waste. I’ve lost track how many new coaches have been hired since Utah joined the Pac-12. So whats new?

  • 7 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 6:25 p.m.

    If the cougars are having a tough time filling the annual November cupcake schedule, below is a list of regulars that fill the SEC schedule that same month.

    Chattanooga
    Mercer
    Louisiana Monroe
    Troy
    UMass
    Georgia Southern
    Wagner
    ULL Ragin Cajuns
    Coastal Carolina
    Appalatin State
    Sam Houston
    New Mexico State

    It’s probably a good thing the MWC plays only 8 conference games as those teams are closer to Utah.

    When you are an independent, you havn’t scheduled right unless you travel east of the Mississippi three times a season, even on back to back weekends.

  • venicesurfer Detroit, MI
    Nov. 30, 2017 5:43 p.m.

    Are BYU fans supposed to be excited by these matchups?? uh, no.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 30, 2017 5:08 p.m.

    I don't have a problem with any of those teams; it's got to be really tough to fill a schedule as an independent.

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:52 p.m.

    Houston played BYU very well a few years ago, BYU won both but both were hard games to win.

    So I wouldn't say that BYU doesn't have a chance, it's a 2-0 history.

    Of course this year they might have lost, but who knows about the coming games, should be a great series.

    I'm also happy to see Hawaii playing again, those were some fun games in the WAC days.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:49 p.m.

    I like most of the games, but let's get to Atlanta and play Ga Tech!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:40 p.m.

    Go easy on Red Robin - with the entrance of Chip Kelly to the Utes schedule, loitering on a BYU story is therapeutic.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:28 p.m.

    @Max-was-convicted

    Smack talk? It was a transcript. Don't you know a transcript when you see one?

  • mightymite , 00
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:08 p.m.

    If this is not something to get excited about then I dont know what would be. Awesome scheduling that enhances byu's national prominence. so cool

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 2:47 p.m.

    I'm stoked!

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 2:35 p.m.

    Brave sir, that is the weakest attempt at smack talk ever. Is that really the best you can come up with? wow, no wonder blue Pepsi machines offend you snowflakes.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 2:05 p.m.

    Tom Holmoe: "Kalani, what happened this year?"
    Kalani Sitake: "Schedule was too hard, boss."
    Tom Holmoe: "But it was already pretty easy after the first month."
    Kalani Sitake: "I know, but the only way to fix this is make the schedule even worse. Can you do that?"
    Tom Holmoe: "Hold my beer...errrrrr, my Diet Coke."

  • jack1066 Burley, ID
    Nov. 30, 2017 12:57 p.m.

    Glad to see them schedule a game with Houston 17 years ago. They may have a chance.