Tuckett is wrong about the MWC becoming an automatic qualifier for the BCS. It
wouldn't have happened even with Utah. The bad teams (especially New Mexico)
have just been too bad. Things don't change by adding a bad USU team. You have
to have teams that can win some nonconference games against the big boys before
you become part of the BCS-buster talk.
College sports has become an unsavory business. So much for "student-athletes."
Drop the pretense and pay them. Right now they are being used and abused by
RE: sls I have to disagree, I think if the Y stays in the MWC and the 'new big
3' keeps performing, they get AQ status. I don't think they necessarily qualify
in every tier, but I think they'll be close enough that they'll get in with a
waiver request. I think the powers that be in the BCS would welcome the MWC
with open arms as a way to deflect future bad press about the system. Consider that by 2012, every team that has legitimately threatened the BCS
except one (Hawaii) will be A. in a BCS conference (Utah) or B. part of the MWC.
Remember BCS officials are in the business of perpetuating the system at all
costs and the above schools have been the 'case in point' against the system for
years. Inclusion of the MWC strengthens thier strangle hold on college
Interesting article.Interesting comments from Tuckett.Perhaps,
Holmoe should call an consult with Tuckett.
The real issue or “pink elephant” in the room is BYU’s
inability to culturally assimilate within the national fiber. All the tds
problems would simply wash away IF they didn’t get such low marks in
“plays well with others”. I don’t believe the LDS church will
ever make the necessary changes and thus the plight of the tds will for ever and
always be uphill.
He seems like he really has a good grasp of the situation.
BYU currently is not able to create an attractive football schedule once it hits
conference games.Mr. Tuckett is knowledgable but is out of the loop.
MWC will never be an AQ conference, money rules the roost and ethics have taken
a backseat so there's no way BCS will share unless forced to.
BYU is distinct and needs to remain so. Being "culturally assimilated" just to
please those with different values is the cheap way to recognition. Hang in
there BYU and don't become just another state college (tun).
Glen Tuckett did a great job at BYU. A very steady influence in the old WAC.
Getting AQC status for the MWC does not solve the underlying problem of TV
revenue because all that BCS bowl game money has to be shared with every team in
the conference plus all the other non BCS teams. After all is said and done the
BCS bowl game money barely covers the expenses of the team that goes to the
game. Ask Utah. Ask TCU.
Live hard, you are assuming that BYU never approached the MWC about their
concerns and a desire to adjust the contract. Nice religious shot
but you just did the same thing you accuse them of, lashing out at someone
without knowing the facts or giving them a chance to address them for you.
Mr Glen TucketOne of the best ADs everGreat career!
I would like to know why the Deseret News posts comments from hedgehog and yet
mine get blocked?
I feel the same way as Seattleview---my comments get blocked as well. I am sure
BYU will not stay in the MWC for the amount of flack the school has taken from
such lower tier schools in attendance at ball games.......This is an outcry.
BYU come out of this with some wit--------don't continue to spend lots of money
with the MWC---let.s have our own league and TV contracts........Go Cougs.
...been reading a lot of columns and stories about BYU's athletic direction (or
lack thereof or lack of actual information thereon)...interested in the outcome
but eyes are glazing over...feeling guilty about the wasted time...yawn...out