Kind of like Utah scheduling Montana State at the onset of joining the Pac-12?
Rumors are irculating the Big 12 will make a move on inviting BYU now for 2012
since Texas A&M is bent on going SEC after this academic year.But like many, I don't like the idea of dropping down to FCS for punching bag
Unfortunately, this is a not a great match up.
SLC y fan. Why are you defending the schedule? Have a complex?
kamute:why are you commenting on a byu scheduling article? Have a complex?
Kind of like BYU scheduling Idaho State on the onset of joining, uh, um, oh yeah
that's right. If BYU and Utah are going to schedule Big Sky schools,
keep it in-state. I applaud BYU for taking that step. Now with SUU joining the
BSC next year, there are two scheduling options for Utah, BYU and USU to stir up
interest in in-state football.
Booo! Who cares if they are in-state. Scheduling these lower division teams
has got to stop. Playing USU is bad enough, and now BYU has to add Weber?
There is nothing to gain and everything to lose by playing teams like these.
Schedule Ohio or someone, but do we need to go down another level to fill game
slots? Weber will likely beat USU this year.
As a BYU fan, this is kind of embarrassing!
Indy silll be your downfall
Well so this is what going independent means. With Idaho state, Idaho, weber
state, Utah state on the schedule they won,t get any strength of schedule
points, won,t get many who will want to watch their games so they will need
their own network. Before going independent they would not have even answered
the phone if weber state called and now BYU is calling them
@ slc byu fan:Perhaps you are unaware of members of the Big Sky
conference. Your current 2011 schedule has Idaho State, projected to finish
last in the Big Sky.
BYU/Weber St. is a great deal for both schools.Pay day for Weber.Easy win for BYU.
I guess if utah can play weber in 08 on the way to a bcs game, what's wrong with
the cougs playing them as an indy? Shouldn't be too many utes trash talking this
Who wants to see that? Are they going to do what they are with the Ute game?
Fans have to buy Weber tickets to get another game? What game? Boise St, Notre
Dame, Utah, Georgia Tech are all on the road. I'm not sure who would pay for
Weber State in order to see Utah State.Home schedule of Utah State,
Weber State, Oregon State, Hawaii. One game worth seeing.
Sounds pretty evenly matched.
Not only is this somewhat embarrassing, it's scheduled in Sept- according to
FBscedule.com. September is pretty much the only time BYU can play anyone from
the major conferences to make our wins worth something, so tell me, why are we
playing low-end teams in Sept? We need our schedules to be a
little more top-heavy. I'm sorry Tom, but at the BYU media day, schedules were
discussed, and you stated that these types of teams would be replaced with
upper-end teams from some of the lower conferences like Conf. USA- not middle
end FCS teams. The schedule is set for 6 good teams- OSU, Hawaii, Utah, GT, ND
and BSU. We have 7 decent games slated for 2011. I hope 2012 is not a
Is this a conference game?
I predict Weber State 15 BYU 6...Hundred!!!!!!!!!
Laser | 10:00 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011 Iowa City, IA "I guess if utah
can play weber in 08 on the way to a bcs game, what's wrong with the cougs
playing them as an indy? Shouldn't be too many utes trash talking this match
up."Your first sentence: Agreed. Though one could argue that
had Utah played a BCS conference team instead of Weber, and won, they would have
been considered higher in the BCS ranks. IMO, unless they had beaten a top-10
team instead of Weber, nothing would have changed---they'd have still be in the
Sugar, not the NC. Alas, we'll never know. What it means: Non-AQ teams can reach
BCS bowls despite scheduling an FCS team. Your second sentence:
patially agreed. However, it appears that more Y fans than U fans are
disrespecting this 2012 match-up. Ex: Pipes, flatlander, flynn, striker. But I
guess it's easier to blame the Ute fans since they're the "classless"
ones...Personally, I think this is a win-win for both schools,
provided BYU has plenty of GATechs and NDs on the schedule too for the reasons
discussed by Billy Budd. Plus, gotta love Ronnie Mac!
I'm certain the season ticket holders can't wait. All the fence sitters can
come over to the red side to see good teams each year.
Thanks to Tom Holmoe for really looking after the loyal home season ticket
holders. Maybe it is time for independence to end before there are no more
season ticket holders.
Who else was available to play BYU in LES? I suspect just about no one. out of
conference schedules are filled already. A lower division team was bound ot
come on the schedule somewhere. Welcome to LES Weber State. Go
Ak cougar sounds like he would buy those expensive home tickets to watch
anybody. Maybe in 2013 Holmoe could schedule Southern Utah and the Colorado
School of Mines.
To all those haters dissing on BYU for scheduling lower division teams, you can
diss on all the other big name teams, too. Almost every div 1A team schedules
lower division teams every year, such App St @ Michigan and who won that game.
Utah has their fair share of these teams Mont St this year. Div 1A teams
"grant" lower division teams these games to fill their coffers.
I saw that 1979 game on my 1st year at BYU as a student and never heard of Weber
State. Why play them again but in September? BYU should schedule bigger opponent
team in September and put lesser one during the later time.
I think it is great! Watch Ron McBride go in and beat BYU. Bronco will forget to
motivate his team AGAIN like last year at USU........one of the best whoopings
I've seen in an awful long time. For all you BYU fans.......another great game
to attend, like your schedule this year. I would be willing to bet that many Y
fans will tire quickly watching the likes of NMSU nearly every home game. Other
than Utah and UCF the BYU home schedule offers very little entertainment value.
I wonder how ESPN will view the deal with BYU at the end of the season? The
ratings will not be that good..... that is a given.
@BYUUHSeasiders,All big time schools have 1 cupcake game for
sure.........not 6 like BYU. The Y did get dissed, as no BCS conference gave
them the time of day AT ALL. I feel for all the Y season ticket holders. Their
home game schedule is appalling. I say, BYU needs to be independent, because
they certainly weren't invited to the big time like the Utes. And, by the way,
Utah has only 1 1/2 worthless games this year-Montana St. and BYU. And the rest
are all against BCS schools.
RE: mgr63I don't understand comments like "Utah has only 1 1/2
worthless games this year-Montana St. and BYU. And the rest are all against BCS
schools." By this logic (that any school not in the BCS is
"worthless") Utah is and always has been worthless, as they have still
yet to play a game as a BCS school. No objective fan would say that BYU is a
poorer program right now than Washington State, UCLA, etc. I would love to see
you and the other trolls make some sort of commitment, like Chris B. did when he
said he would get off the comment boards if BYU wins their first four this year.
I'm willing to get off the Ute boards if they lose... oh wait, I don't read
Utah articles because I'm not a fan. Go Cougs!
After several weeks of fall camp, these comments are all starting to read as the
same old drivel. I cant wait until the season starts, then this baseless
chest-thumping will hopefully end. Heres to hoping both teams have awesome
seasons and that the teams show a higher level of sportsmanship evident in most
of the posts Ive read lately.
@mgr63 & other trollsI could dispute your claim, but why throw pearls
before the swine.
I don't see a very good fit to this game being scheduled...where was ESPN when
this decision was made...In Texas??? I'm not liking this at all. It doesn't
make sense...even a MWC or WAC team makes a lot more sense. I'd have to stand
with the utey's on this one.
I think this game is mostly about filling a spot in the schedule with very few
options available at this late date. I also think it's about Ron McBride and
helping his program get a high caliber game on their schedule. I will say that
since the last two announcements about future games have been USU and Weber St.,
I am getting anxious for some announcements about Penn St., Wisconsin, Nebraska
or some of the other top tier programs that we've been hearing about.
Settle down Cougar fans. Most every FBS team has one or two FCS teams on the
schedule each year. Remember when I said that independence would mean more
games like this? This is great news! It's a total win for Weber State. It's a
big pay day and it saves on travel expenses. It's also a big plus for BYU fans,
you get to see an exceptionally classy University, and don't be surprised when
they give you a good game. Lest we forget they played Utah at Rice Eccles to a
37-21 game in 2008, which could have been even closer except for a few breaks
while BYU lost to the Sugar Bowl champions 42-24 that year. There is no quit in
these Cats! GO WILDCATS! BEAT BYU!!!
If Weber State is too lowly for BYU fans to see, we would be glad to host the
Cougars up in Ogden. :-)
Ladies and Gentlemen...your one game on BYUtv in 2012.ESPN will pick
up the rest. Also, every SEC team does this exact same thing. I would prefer
this happens only in years we travel to Hawaii and have an extra home game to
Well, there will be plenty said about this match up for 2012, but I hope it does
not become a trend in 2013 and beyond.I would guess that this is
another short term fix for 2012 due to the scheduling challenges of getting
independence rolling.Definitely a nice pickup for Weber, BYU not so
2012 Home schedules (season tickets, anyone?)BYU - Oregon State,
Weber State, Utah State, Hawaii, Idaho, and one more to be added.Utah - Arizona, USC, Washington State, BYU, Utah State, and CaliforniaNUFF SAID. Although it should be pointed out BYU's away
schedule includes Utah, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, offset by New
Mexico State and San Jose State.
One of BYU's "flaws" is that they try to promote and assist other
local schools.Kind of like when they were front-runners for an
invitation to the Big 12 back in the 90's but did not pursue it because they did
not want to leave Utah behind. (just one of many examples of how BYU helped
enable Utah's current successes)
I sure hope that Ron McBride and the Weber St. squad "Jimmers" the Y
@Jeff29, The only thing that BYU has done for the U is provide a
national negative stereotype of what the U is. Utah is a mainstream, highly
respected learning institution, unlike BYU. You Y fans should thank the U for
their great BCS bowl games they won and now are really going to make SLC and
Utah something other than what people always assumed it was........a really
weird place with great ski slopes. Those days are over! Thousands of PAC-12 fans
are going to be tailgating with the "FUN" Ute fans, participating in
respectful banter and enjoying the spirited competition. I can tell you this
though........people don't go to Orem/Provo for much of anything other than to
stop at a gas station as they pass by. In the 33 years I lived
there(SLC)......that is what I did.
@mgr63,Misinformation laced with thinly veiled bigotry. Well
done.Do a little homework on "learning" institutions, the
history of the BCS and the events that led to the inclusion of non-BSC schools,
and the image of Utah through a lens that does not include your dislike of the
@Jeff29,Hardly "misinformation" my friend. I've travelled
all over the world, all 50 states and lived in the south for 15 years. It is
brutal what people say, some of which is false, but the impression is always
negative. I've even read hundreds of comments on PAC-12 boards about now that
Utah is in......"the "Mormons are coming!" It was hardly
positive. But, the more people that associate with the U they'll find out that
that stigma is false. The "predominant religion" is what it is, and
most certainly not your very narrow perception of how you "think" it
is viewed. However, the U of U will represent itself admirably as it always has
in a myriad of ways. Many sports fans are very impressed with what the U has
done in BCS bowls recently and are looking forward to seeing how Utah fares in
the big time now that we are in the PAC-12.If scheduling Weber St is what is in
the cards for BYU......well.....all I can say is great and BYU deserves what it
asked for by going independent..... relative obscurity for many years to come. I
wish BYU luck however.
re: fan32 | 11:25 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011 I recall attending a few games
@ LES back in the day. If it was a close game (in the 4th) against a quality
opponent; fans would leave.However, the stadium would still be
packed if byu were up 52-6 against Western Nebraska A & I or the like.
Byu's home schedule this year is : UCFUtah State = 3rd worst WAC team last
yearSan Jose State = Record last year was 1-11 (WAC)Idaho State =
Record last year was 1-10 (Big Sky)Idaho = Record last year was 6-7
(WAC)San Jose State = 1-12 (WAC)Pathetic!