What the MWC's clueless commissioner said:"If either team can finish
the season undefeated, it should be in consideration to play in the BCS National
Championship game." What the SEC, Big 12, PAC 10 or Big Ten
commissioner would have said in a similar situation with his undefeated #3 and
#5 ranked teams playing in November:"The winner of this game will be
playing in the BCS championship game."
This guy is drinking the same Kool-Aid many of the Ute fans drink.I
can't believe that some people think this game determines a shot at an NC if one
of these teams goes undefeated. Can't anyone remember last year's fiasco with
BSU vs. TCU? History often repeats itself and as long as there are
undefeated or 1 game losers in the BCS they will be elevated to that NC
opportunity.Gee, Commish', don't you realize that this mess of
a conference is a problem??? I didn't think so.
"This game has very significant national implications. For the third straight
year, the winner of this game will have an opportunity to participate in a BCS
bowl game. If either team can finish the season undefeated, it should be in
consideration to play in the BCS National Championship game," he said.-----------About as innovative in his quotes as he is as
@sammyg"For the third straight year, the winner of this game will
have an opportunity to participate in a BCS bowl game"What does that
say about your Cougars? BCS irrelevant.And if Cougars has been BCS
irrelevant, why do its fans even have an opinion on BCS?
Funny, only tds fans posting....interesting.
Yet again, Cougar fans like sammyg are out in force on the Utah articles.Probably because Utah fans are busy getting ready for the biggest game
in the nation tomorrow.I guess I can't blame Cougar fans for being
so obsessed with Utah. After all, it's not like their team plays tomorrow. Wait, they do?
Dear Cougar fans,Get used to this Saturday scenario:Utah
playing high-profile game against top-ranked opponent, such as USC, UCLA,
Oregon, Stanford, Arizona, etc. in Salt Lake City,while...BYU hosts the likes of Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Nevada and
Notre Dame twice in 6 years.You'll always have 1984!
SoCal, how you twist a truthful comment into a plug for BYU is amazing. Do you
write fiction or is that how life is from your mommy's basement?BCS
relevance for the Utes is one thing and a NC championship bid from this non-AQ
conference is another. Totally different and that's my take. It has nothing to
do about BYU but since YOU mentioned it I will end with this.A huge
train wreck will have to happen in the BCS schools to open a way for the Utes,
TCU or BSU to have a shot at the NC.And if some miraculous
intervention occurs that would allow this Ute NC bid to happen it would mean no
more than BYU's often discounted '84 NC. It's all a vote anyway at the end of
the season.So IF the Utes could go all the way it would be luck AND
post season everyone would be scratching their heads wondering... how could
Utah, a team that beat Pitt, AFA, TCU and the 'cupcakes' (BYU included for humor
here) with a really stinky SOS be annointed NC???And being in the
BCS next year is easier???
Yawn, more rivalry drivel.My fellow Cougar fans, give Utah their
due. They are playing great football and deserve this spotlight. They are a
great, great team this year.Utes like dcute and hedgie, you are
annoying. You can stop now.
Dearest Mr. Thompson, sir. A little note of thanks for your shown leadership &
direction is moving the MWC into national prominance and not only keeping the
conference together but actually strengthening it. Oh, wait. This is Thompson of
the MWC? I thought it was Mr. Scott of the Pac 10/12! Thompson has got to be
one of the weakest commissioners in major college football. You, my friend, are
the sole contributor to Utah leaving, BYU leaving, and TCU most likely to leave
(what's left to keep them here). Also, an extra kudos to you for that terrific
concerence TV deal you arranged. You only harmed the conference-- big time! ESPN
just keeps moving on and giving their games "big time" exposure. Oh, and great
"Conf. Championship" game in the ..... Las Vegas Bowl?
It doesn't matter what a non-AQ conference does, they are NOT going to let one
play for the NC.And yes, it will be more difficult in the PAC-12.
But, if you want to run with the big dogs you've got to get off of the porch.As for the Y, I'm sorry that the year has gone so badly. The root of
the problem is really the first 2 years of Broncos recruiting.
Oh SammyG,It is sad that you say a train wreck must occur. A simple defeat of Auburn by Alabama (they play On Nov 26th as an
Alabama home game) and loss of Alabama tomorrow at LSU (who lost by a touchdown
at Auburn) or in the SEC championship game would eliminate the SEC from the #1
and #2 BCS spots and leave an opening for Utah or TCU.Also, Oregon
still has to get through road games against their in-state rivals Oregon State
and get past Arizona (BCS #15). A loss to either and their national championship
dream is over.Any of these scenarios are possible and we could
easily end up with Utah or TCU ranked as BCS #1 or #2 after they finish with a
DCUte: "You'll always have 1984!"That's a very true statement. And,
pardon me, but you have ..... what??????? If you want to talk Nat'l
Championships, I believe Cougs have you guys 1-0. Ah, I think that's
"scoreboard"? With all that being said, I do wish the Utes success in the Pac
12. Great conference and one that Utah will add more strength to. They easily
fit into the mid-upper echelon of the conference.
The blog SportsDelve states that since the MWC inaugural season in 1999, only
six other MWC games have been played where both teams came into the game ranked
in the AP poll. Utah is 2-2, while TCU is 2-1 in such games. It's the first
time two MWC teams ranked in the top ten will face off against each other.
Hold on there SammyG. That's a load of horse manueee. If Utah were to get to
the NC game and win there would be a HUGE difference between that and what the
cougars did back in the 84. TCU would likely win out and finish in the top 10
and Utah would have beaten #2!!! The cougars in 84 beat exactly nobody in the
final top 20! I will grant you that it would not equal what Utah did in 08 when
they beat 2 top tens and 4 top twentys and earned the crystal trophy on the
field in contrast to Florida who "earned" it by tradition. It would probably be
one of the weaker roads to a NC trophy but not even in the same league as 84.
With that said, I am not expecting the Utes to get there this year.
Go Utes! leave it all on the field. That's all we can ask.
Who: BYU in Every Major Poll of the DayWhat: Major College Football
National ChampionshipWhen: 1984Where: United StatesConfirmation: Official NCAA Website, numerous national poll websites, and
College Football Hall of Fame
It blows me away that Thompson is still employed. This conference's bowl
tie-ins are a joke, the TV network is beyond pathetic, and he should have added
Boise St 5 years ago and started as soon as Utah won the Fiesta Bowl pushing for
Representatives from the Fiesta, Orange, Rose, and Sugar Bowls will be at the
game tomorrow. Oh, and not to mention the, BYU fav, Vegas Bowl. To say that the
BCS bowls are not interested in who wins this game is ridiculous. It would be
nice to be in the NC game. If both Utah/TCU winner and BSU go undefeated and get
snubbed again, there will be outcries again to get rid of the BCS. I say keep
the BCS but alter it to not have AQ conferences and change it to a playoff.But yes, Mr Thompson, thank you for your meaningless comments.
Riddles in the DarkBYU's 84' team, whose #1 ranking Bryant Gumbel
called a disgrace, was not voted no. 1 by the these selectors (polls and rating
systems):National Championship FoundationFootball NewsSporting NewsNew York TimesSagarin Rating SystemDunkel
SystemDevold SystemRothman SystemLitkenhous SystemMatthews Grid Ratings
Ugh honestly who cares about BYU! this article does not have BYU in the topic at
all, just give it up BYU fans! I like both teams, but give Utah some credit for
what they are doing and go comment on BYU posts.
Not a single one of your insignificant, minor polls/ratings is even mentioned on
the Official NCAA National Championship website, fender.The NCAA
only lists the MAJOR pollsAP - Associated PressFWAA - Football
Writers Association of AmericaNFF - National Football Foundation/College
Football Hall of FameUSA/CNN - USA Today/CNNUPI - United Press
InternationalAnd BYU was #1 in every single one; the only polls that
anybody cares about.From the official NCAA website:NCAA
HistoryFootball Bowl SubdivisionConsensus National ChampionsYear School Selecting organization 1983 Miami (Fla.) AP, FWAA,
NFF, USA/CNN, UPI 1984 Brigham Young AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI 1985 Oklahoma AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI and these2003 Southern California AP, FWAA 2004 Southern California BCS 2008 Florida BCS