Great, now BYU, Air Force and Louisville can join the Big 12.
BYU, stay independent!Watch the fall of the mighty BCS start.
Good, now hopefully BYU can finally get an invite to a BCS conference. I would
love to see BYU play Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas in football and basketball
the Big 12 is done, if it remains BYU will not be invited...Trust me I live in
what was once Big 12 country. BYU is better served staying away from Texas and
BYU, come on down! Look forward to seeing you in the XII in 2012!
I don't think that this will set off another major round of conference
re-alignment. The BIG 12 will likely look for a 10th team for next year but I
don't think they will add more until 2013 or 14. I also believe that the only
way the superconference scenario will come to pass is if a couple of the top
conferences can raid another one like the big 12 or the Big East and each take
some of their teams. Some big hurdles are 1. Money: Conference TV deals
and revenue sharing will have to go through major overhauls, probably in more
than one conference at the same time. Or the conference teams will have to
realize that their share will be smaller until a current contract expires. 2. Each current BcS conference currently has a couple of members who do not
deserve to be there. There are also several teams who are not there but deserve
to be. 3. The BCS will have to either go through a major overhaul or
disband in favor of some other governing body. A playoff is inevitable. I think
the NCAA should step in, blow up the BcS, and take over.
BYU in the Big 12? Watch all the Ute fans squirm with denial and disbeleif!
Mizzou, your move.
BYU will demand a guarantee that Texas and Oklahoma will remain in the Big 12
for at least the next five years, before BYU will accept an invitation to join
the Big 12. The Cougars will also expect to retain rights to rebroadcast BYU
games on BYUtv and no Sunday play. It's possible BYU could move football to the
Big 12 in 2012, and then gradually move some, but not necessarily all, of their
other sports from the WCC to the Big 12.BYU could keep its contract
with ESPN until a new Big 12 contract is negotiated. BYU will join the Big 12 as
full member from day one.
The panic meter on the hill just hit "CRITICAL"!
anti BCS.Utah joined a stable conference. The Big 12-2 is not.
BYU, please join the Big12! Most UTE fans want BYU to join the Big12.
Snooze. Enough with the hype over BYU joining a conference, it's not going to
happen, at least not for the next 5 years or more.
There is no question now that A&M is leaving. There is no question that BYU
is the "most likely" candidate (and not just in Utah-that is what
everyone is saying). The question remains-does BYU want to accept a
possible invitation?? If not, I doubt we will ever hear about it. A&M
didn't announce they were leaving without full knowledge that the SEC would take
them. The Big 12 will never announce an invitation without knowing full well
what the result of that invitation will be. If it doesn't work out for whatever
reason (BYU just says no, there is no good way to leave the WCC, TV contracts
are not negotiable, Sunday play, many other possible reasons) we will hear only
about an invite to somebody else and the Ute trolls will start mocking...
BYU joining bcs conference would be awesome provided it would be stable. Utah vs
BYU would be great for both teams. Utah joining Pac 12 was incredible and so
would BYU joining big 12! Both teams have deserved this for some time my only
regret is they are not in the same conference. Good luck BYU hope things work
out for you guys. Go Utes!!
It's a pipedream, but if I were BYU I wouldn't join the Big 12 except under the
following scenario:1-Notre Dame, BYU and a third school (Louisville,
AFA, Houston?) join the B12 in football only...ND keeps its other sports in the
Big East and BYU's other sports stay in the WCC, avoiding Sunday conflict issues
with the Big 12 and honoring BYU's recently made WCC commitments...if B12
implodes, BYU can quickly/easily resume the life of a football independent;2-Big 12 cleans up its bylaws/contractual mess, and adopts even revenue
distribution among its members (UT and OU gradually give up their higher
percentages over 3 years). Unsure how this works with 2 extra football members
but I'm sure the members can find a fair solution;3-BYU retains BYUtv
broadcast rights, and ESPN rights where not in conflict with any Big 12
network.4-Pigs learn to fly...
Before you Cougar fans start buying BIG 12 tee shirts...there is still the fact
of the matter of not playing on Sundays...or RELIGIOUS limitations!!! Second, is the WCC going to allow you leave the conference without penalty?
Third, and it has been said, will BYU and ESPN be able to
re-broadcast games on their own network....Or should I say, will TEXAS allow you
the same viewing rights you have as an independent!I personally hope
this brings wide-spread change to college football. Sad to say, all of this is
happening, beacause the BCS doesn't want to include the MWC, WAC, or C-USA...
TheSportsAuthority has it right. Assuming the Big 12 can't get ND or Arkansas,
then they need BYU more than BYU needs them. I would be shocked if they are not
already talking (in fact, I'm pretty sure they are.) If BYU doesn't join the Big
12, it won't be because the Big 12 didn't ask. It will be because BYU isn't
going to fold like a chair like Utah did for the PAC1.
What happens if BYU joins the Big XII and then more teams leave? What happens if
BYU doesn't join and then everything moves to super conferences and BYU is left
out? I think the best possible course of action is to make sure that if and when
they join the Big XII, other teams join as well, and they get assurances from
every team in the Big XII that they aren't leaving, with big penalties in place
if they do, so they don't get burned by some Big XII teams like they did by
Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevada. I wish the NCAA would step in
and just make brand new conferences, with all the big and small programs spread
out evenly and a playoff system. What happens when we have four big super
conferences, and two of them think they are better than everybody else? Will
they start raiding the other two for their best teams so they can make two
super-duper conferences? Will this eventually lead to one giant
super-dupity-duper conference? Where's the end of all of this?
The only way the big 12 could be saved is if Notre Dame joins. If ND, then I
imagine a few others- Louisville, Pitt, Arkansas, BYU would also want to join-
but it's not gonna happen. If the Big 12 want to add BYU, it should
be a gradual transition- 2-4 Big 12 FB and 4-8 Big 12 Bball games a year over a
4-5 year period. This way, when the Big 12 fails, BYU can still fill it's
schedule with some good match-ups.Jumping onto a sinking ship is
never a good idea. We should let Tom do his job, and over time the SJSU's and
ISU's will disappear from the schedule. If super-conferences start
to form- they won't last long. Oklahoma/OK St don't want to be part of the PAC,
and the Big 12 under some other name will re-emerge where Texas doesn't run the
NightOwlAmericaThe Big 12 is a much better football conference than
the PAC 12, and BYU replacing TAMU will make the conference even stronger.BCS ChampionshipsBig 12 - 2PAC 12 - 0BCS
Championship GamesBig 12 - 2-4PAC 12 - 0-1BYU vs TAMU
(during the Bronco era)BYU - 56-21; four Top 25 finishesTAMU -
40-35; one Top 25 finish; 3 losing seasonsAs far as stability goes;
BYU won't accept an invitation to the Big 12 without a guarantee that Texas and
Oklahoma will remain in the the Big 12 for at least another five years.
Yes, we are, no we are not, maybe we are, perhaps, looking into it, now we
aren't, this is not true, yes it is true, nothing to say. Just chose one of the
previous statements and you might be right on any given day.
Is BYU invited to Big-12?Big-12 is a BCS and BYU is a mid-major...I
don't see the match
SLC BYU Fan:"BYU in the Big 12? Watch all the Ute fans squirm
with denial and disbeleif [sic]!"Denial, huh...said the
"Boyd K. Packer" conspiracy theorist. You haven't been invited. And
even if you DO receive an invitation, it'll be to a crumbling conference bowed
and beholden to Bevo, and one who makes significantly less money than the
Pac-12. So what is there for us to squirm over, or deny?If you're
looking for a sample of squirming and denial, look no further to your OWN
fanbase who have been posting nonsense for over a year now about how: Utah was
never wanted, Utah will be a Pac-12 bottom-feeder, nobody outside of Utah has
ever heard of the Utes, Pac-12 fans are upset that Scott invited Utah and CU
rather than remain at 10 teams......but playing an ESPN WAC
schedule, and earning a fraction of the Pac-12's media package is
extraordinary.Talk about "squirm" and "denial".
a&m has barely been better than Baylor over the Big XII conference years.
They leave as the little brother to become the ugly stepchild of the SEC. It is
amusing that a&m has one good year (not great by Texas standards) and they
think the world should revolve around them. Hope they enjoy the 15 minutes of
fame, they are almost up.As for all of the gloom & doom
regarding the survival of the Big XII, the same people expected UT & OU to
jump last year to the PAC 10. The Big XII will continue to survive with UT, OU,
OSU, TCU and company. Hookem!!!
Mid-Major Ute homer "Big-12 is a BCS and BYU is a MAJOR
INDEPENDENT...I don't see the match"Take off your
crimson-colored glasses and it might help you to see reality:BYU is
a national brand, legacy program, former national champion, perennial Top 25
team, with an historical 4-0 record against the big dogs of the Big 12 - Texas
and Oklahoma.At least BYU will be joining the Big 12 based on the
excellence of its sports programs and national fan base, rather than some bogus
"research" university criteria that has absolutely nothing to do with
Why do some of you BYU fans think U fans would be nervous about BYU going to the
Big 12? Most of us have been expecting some sort of move like that for a
while.The big question is whether or not BYU would go to the Big 12
as a football only school. The other sports in the Big 12 play on Sunday. If
the Big 12 will take BYU's football team and allow the other teams to remain in
the WCC then it would work out fine.If not, BYU would either have to
convince the Big 12 to stop Sunday play, or, respectfully decline the invite.
Cougs should join if invited. I think the Big 12 will add 2 other teams to go up
to 12. I wouldn't be surprised if they go for the super conference 16 teams.
This is the only way the Big 12 would remain stable over the long term.
BYU now has the luxury of sitting back and waiting for the dust to settle before
deciding whether to accept an invitation to the Big 12, or not.If
the conditions are right, I expect BYU to immediately join the Big 12 in
football, with possibly some delay in bringing BYU's other sports to the Big 12,
in order to be fair to the WCC. BYU might even decide to keep women's soccer and
a few other sports in the WCC.
Here is one Ute fan who thinks BYU ought to seek a guarantee from UT and
Oklahoma before makign the move. Cougar fans, you have it REALLY good right now
as an indy. I would make sure the big 12 is stable before jumping ship.
@BlueKoogBYU now is like a Lenovo onwed by a China company --not the
quality of a Lenovo owned by IBM
Why would there be "panic" on the Hill as some of you have suggested?
I thought Utah was no longer part of your thoughts. I also thought BYU liked
Independence. From most of these posts Independence was the backup plan to a
BCS invite that never came, not BYU's first option. Oooops. Now BYU jealousy
is coming out. No longer are you hiding behind the "I like Independence
more, anyway" comments.
uteBusters said:"NightOwlAmericaThe Big 12 is a
much better football conference than the PAC 12, and BYU replacing TAMU will
make the conference even stronger."Whatever. Its not just about
football. The Pac 12 has more NCAA titles in all sports that any other
BYU is not in consideration for Big XII membership. There is too
much local pull to get Arkansas, SMU, TCU, or UH into the league. Then, there
is the contingency that wants to get ASU and UA to join the Big XII.BYU is isolated in the mountain west. Most Big XII schools want to keep
current geographics, and not take on the travel time and expense.
utesovertideWhether to play a conference tournament Thu-Sat or
Fri-Sun is of small concern when you're trying to solidify a conference.
Basketball-heavy teams like Kansas and Kansas State would gladly trade not
holding tournament games on Sunday for keeping their conference from
imploding.Besides, other than a handful of conference tournaments,
the Big 12 could easily schedule around BYU's no Sunday play, while still having
Sunday games for the rest of the conference.Folks in the midwest are
much more respecting of religious values.
Speculation about the Big-12's future is all over the map. DeLoss Dodds, the
Texas AD, assures everyone that Texas and OU are going to remain in the Big-12.
Ofcourse, many cite Dodds and Texas' domineering control over the Big-12 as the
main reason why that conference has stability problems.Other
observers in Austin give it a 70% chance that Texas and OU go to the PAC. In
Oklahoma the speculation is that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be heading to
the PAC.If these are the anchors of the Big-12, what is BYU getting
Geez people need to get out and read what ND and Big 12 fans and writers are
saying. ND is going nowhere. One day they will end up in the Big 10 or Big
East where their other sports are. They can write their own ticket and will not
join a failing Big12 run by Bevo.Yeah people are talking about BYU
and how they can join the Big 12, and even if it failed BYU could still walk
away. But the fact still remains that Big 12 schools are distancing themselves
from Texas both in the media and behind the scene.
NightOwlAmerica"Its not just about football. The Pac 12 has
more NCAA titles in all sports that any other conference."Who
are you kidding?Football is the 800-lb gorilla that is solely
responsible driving the realignment train.Even basketball plays a
distant 2nd fiddle, and the other sports don't even appear as a blip on the
@ BlueCoug "Big-12 is a BCS and BYU is a MAJOR INDEPENDENT...I
don't see the match"byu is not a major independent, if they
were they would get the same BCS deal as Notre Dame. "BYU is a
national brand, legacy program, former national champion, perennial Top 25
team"What national brand and legacy program are you talking
about? If byu had that, major conferences would be drooling to get byu into
their conference like Notre Dame. "At least BYU will be joining
the Big 12 based on the excellence of its sports programs and national fan base,
rather than some bogus "research" university criteria that has
absolutely nothing to do with sports."That is not true either!
The Big 12 would invite byu to REPLACE Texas A&M and nothing else. The
National Fan base is the reason byu is a most likely candidate for the Big 12
for replacement. The Pac-10 did not expand to replace departed schools. They
expanded to get bigger and to negotiate a new TV deal to bring in more money for
the conference and Utah has always been a candidate (Plan A or B).
Bleed Crimson An 8-year exclusive contract with the worldwide leader
in sports and ten games on ESPN in their first year as an independent says
differently; but you're welcome to you opinion.Colorado and Utah (an
after-thought) were invited to the PAC 12 as nothing more than place holders so
the PAC 12 could hold a championship game.Utah being completely
ignored by ABC/ESPN when the 2011 football schedule was being decided is proof
that Utah is now the little kid sitting in the high chair at the big boys table.
Spoken like a true independent WAC schedule diehard Truth Machine.
Swoop said:"Who are you kidding?Football is the
800-lb gorilla that is solely responsible driving the realignment train.Even basketball plays a distant 2nd fiddle, and the other sports don't
even appear as a blip on the radar."No Swoop, who are you
kidding? The poster i quoted was only talking about football. I pointed
out that the Pac 12 is the leader in all combined sports for NCAA titles. Do you
have a problem with that, or the fact that BYU does not belong to a conference
I never thought that BYU was a very good fit for the Pac 12. The Pac 12 is a
very liberal conference that holds many sporting events on Sunday and BYU is
probably the most conservative University in America and will not play on
Sunday. The Pac 12 is the 2nd best medical research conference in the world next
to the Ivy league, but BYU doesn't even have a medical school, etc.However I do think that BYU fits in perfectly with the Big 12. There are other
religious institutions in the conference, it works geographically, and overall
academic philosophies line up. I think BYU would be foolish not do everything
they can to get into that conference and the Big 12 would be foolish to not try
and bring in BYU. BYU can make football Independence work, but ever single other
BYU sport will suffer by being stuck in the WCC.
huntererer"Why would there be "panic" on the Hill as
some of you have suggested? I thought Utah was no longer part of your
thoughts."You're confused. It's the kids on the hill who
claimed that BYU was no longer part of their thoughts who are now panicking
because BYU could not only be on the verge of having their own exclusive
contract with ESPN and having their own private television network, but doing
so, while being a member of a BCS conference.The kids on the hill
are entering full panic mode because every lame argument they've been making for
over a year is about to be obliterated.
NightOwlAmerica Spoken like a true BCS conference light weight.The half-a-dozen or so WAC teams on BYU's schedule for the next couple
of seasons is but a short-term scheduling pinch that will soon be filled with a
schedule of quality opponents from across the country, or possibly, a full slate
of Big 12 opponents.Utah, on the other hand, is destined for middle
of the PAC mediocrity.btw, Ole Miss, Texas, Utah, TCU, FCU, and
Oregon State are not in the WAC, Utah State is a traditionall rival, and Hawaii
is an old rivally that BYU wanted to renew anyway, and Idaho State is no
different than Utah playing Montana State.In reality, the only
"WAC schedule" opponents BYU has this season are San Jose State,
Idaho, and New Mexico State.
If somehow BYU joins the imploding Big12-2 we will know about.If not, for
the next decade and more we will hear about more alleged rumors and bogus
invites of what could have been. Such is the history of a WAC legacy program.
The past four decades prove that. Its built upon a house of alleged conference
invites and rumors.
NightOwlAmericaUtah is going to be like a fish out of water when in
comes to being in the "conference of champions" because Utah's minor
sports are pathetic, and have been for decades.Besides football,
women's gynmnastics is the only sport Utah has been competive in recently. Even
Utah's once proud basketball team is a train wreck. A far as Utah is concerned,
the PAC 12 might as well be the "conference of doormats", because
that's what Utah's going to be in the PAC 12.
BlueCoug:"At least BYU will be joining the Big 12 based on the
excellence of its sports programs and national fan base, rather than some bogus
'research' university criteria that has absolutely nothing to do with
sports."Not so. For starters, the Y hasn't been invited.
Additionally, if the Big XII valued your "national fan base" you would
have been invited the moment Colorado left. Yet here you are...all frantic,
emotional, and mid-major-ey. There's been room in that conference for over a
year now, but the Big XII never called.
NightOwlAmericaYou're just jealous because U have no legacy:national championships - 0Heisman Trophy winners - 0hall of
fame players - 0nat'l individual awards - 0AP top 25 finishes - only
Naval Vet Who made you the expert to decide the Big 12's time table
for expansion and what criteria they will use?The only frantic
bloggers I see are jealous Utah trolls who are scared to death that all of their
thunder is about to be stolen. Somehow they mistakenly believe that if they spam
BYU blogs enough they can make it all go away.
I thought joining a BCS conference was not something BYU wanted to do. I also
thought that Independence was your first option, not a backup plan or a reaction
to Utah joining a BCS conference. Your posts are providing quite a bit of
comedy, as always.Now that there is even the slightest opportunity
to join a BCS conference you're excited. HA!!!
Igualmente | 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2011 Mesa, AZ BYU is not in
consideration for Big XII membership. There is too much local pull
to get Arkansas, SMU, TCU, or UH into the league. Then, there is the contingency
that wants to get ASU and UA to join the Big XII.Texas will not let
any of the above schools in the Big 12. They left the SWC to get away from all
of them. Conferences are about money, not sports. Those schools bring no more
money. BYU brings around $10 - 12 million (estimated) ESPN contract, a HD
broadcasting capability, as well as 5 million nationwide, and 10 million
international potential viewers.The other schools don't come close.
@wookieWhy should we "trust" you simply because you live
in Big 12 country? You don't know anything more than anyone else plus the fact
you are a ute troll makes your credibility even less since we all realize you
are simply projecting your desires and nothing of fact.I personally
am torn on what I want BYU to do if an invitation is given to them. But
"trust"ing you really doesn't even enter into any equations.
TrollPolice:"NightOwlAmericaYou're just jealous
because U have no legacy."You have no conference. Beating up
the WAC makes BYU a legacy program? Oh Please!Again I ask. If your alleged
legacy program is so great, why have you not joined a power conference the past
4 decades? Let the rumors and alleged invites begin!
Truth Machine said:"An 8-year exclusive contract with the
worldwide leader in sports and ten games on ESPN in their first year as an
independent says differently; but you're welcome to you opinion.Colorado and Utah (an after-thought) were invited to the PAC 12 as nothing
more than place holders so the PAC 12 could hold a championship game.Utah being completely ignored by ABC/ESPN when the 2011 football schedule was
being decided is proof that Utah is now the little kid sitting in the high chair
at the big boys table."Yep you are welcome to your opinion as
well. And what is wrong with the PAC 12 having a championship game?At least Utah is sitting at the table. They are entering their 1st year in a
BCS conference. BYU, where are they again?If BYU loses do you
honestly think ESPN will keep showing their games throughout the duration of
their contract? They will just port them over to BYU-TV. Even more, ESPN can
renegotiate the contract. The only guarantee is that BYU and ESPN have a
contract. It can be changed.
phoenix said:"NightOwlAmericaUtah is going to be
like a fish out of water when in comes to being in the "conference of
champions" because Utah's minor sports are pathetic, and have been for
decades.Besides football, women's gynmnastics is the only sport Utah
has been competive in recently. Even Utah's once proud basketball team is a
train wreck. A far as Utah is concerned, the PAC 12 might as well be the
"conference of doormats", because that's what Utah's going to be in
the PAC 12."Jimmer is gone. Get over it.
I think all of you who are speculating and hoping that BYU will join the Big 12
are going to be gravely disappointed. Since the Leaders of the LDS church are
the ones who will make the final determination as to weather BYU will go with
the Big 12 or not, chances are very good that they will remain independent. The
LDS church and its Leaders are not known for changing direction in the mid
stream of things. They beleive in staying the course and in making things work.
And since they have a course of action that will provide BYU and the Church
greater exposure to the world, I think we will see BYU remain Independent.
Notice to Tom Holmoe and Bronco. Just remember all the 64000 of us who have
bought season tickets and supported cougar sports long before you guys were
even on the scene. Bring in some teams to Provo to play us. The home schedules
in football and basketball are pathetic. If independence keeps shafting the home
fans who have to endure terrible home schedules so Bronco can give his players
real life experiences in exotic locations, bring on the Big 12 as soon as
possible. We the loyal home fans deserve something better than what you have
given us with this independence.
You hear it here first...SUU, BYU and SMU will join Big-12
We will get an invite to the Big 12 for sure. Whether we accept it or not is
@NightOwlAmerica...At least Utah is sitting at the table. They are
entering their 1st year in a BCS conference. BYU, where are they again?...It's like this...BYU standing outside the dining hall, looking in while
Utah is at the table...hahaha
SoCalUtahFanEnjoy the view from the MTN, er, Versus.BYU
fans will be enjoying theirs from the worldwide leader.U may be at
the table, but you're being fed table scraps.
@Riddles in the Dark ...Enjoy the view from the MTN, er,
Versus...I enjoy watching a BCS caliber football team from
Versus/internet/etc more than watching a mid-major football in ESPN/BYU-HD
@ SoCalUtahFan | 6:17 p.m. Aug. 31, 2011 Utesville, CA .....against WAC schools.
SoCalUtahFan"I enjoy watching a BCS caliber football team from
Versus/internet/etc..."Your "BCS calibre team got smoked
by two non-AQ teams last season, and barely beat that 7-6 "mid-major"
team you mock.I'll thoroughly enjoy watching my major independent
pummel your middle of the PAC team on September 17th on nationwide HD.Thanks to BYU, you'll at least get to watch that Utah game.
@ anti BCS"Your BCS calibre team got smoked by two non-AQ teams
last season, and barely beat that 7-6 "mid-major" team you
mock."Your "Major Independent" team got smoked last
season by a non-aq WAC team (Utah State) on ESPN prime time!"Thanks to BYU, you'll at least get to watch that Utah game"Thanks to Utah, you'll get to see your only marquee team come to Provo.
NightOwl:Whatever. Its not just about football. The Pac 12 has more NCAA
titles in all sports that any other conference. Really? I think
Utah has a very good argument in that they have earned their way to the table.
But that is ONLY in football. I think Utah has a decent chance of competing in
football. But if you really want to start talking about the other sports...I
wouldn't recommend it.And while it's true that Utah has a seat at
the table and BYU is standing in the hall, ESPN is bringing the feast out into
the hall for BYU while Fox/ESPN isn't letting Utah eat the food that's on the
Blah blah blah BYU to Big 12.How do Cougar fans think they'd do in
the Big 12?Toss out the fantasy. Be realistic.Reality
for the Utes is they have a tough road ahead in the Pac 12. They MIGHT get to
represent the south because USC is on probation. The competition is going to be
rough. They can expect a "worse" record than their years in the
MWC.But... the Utes want that challenge. They look to improve. The
move to the Pac 12 will gain them more west coast recruits. Money is a big
plus.Reality for the Cougars is they'd have a tough road in the Big
12. This year Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, aTm (soon to be gone), Missouri, and
Texas are all ranked ahead of BYU. A 5th or 6th place finish in the league
every year is not unrealistic. Finishing 4th would be good. 3rd would be
great.But... the move to the Big 12 won't really improve Cougar
recruiting. They maybe get one or two kids out of Texas, but they'll basically
recruit the same guys they've always recruited. Money will be good, but no
change in skill level.
Fact: There is more to life than football.Fact: Utah is now in the PAC12.
It has won more NCAA titles in all sports than any other conference. Are people
having a tough time here understanding that?Fact: BYU is
independent, and is also a member of the WCC which has produced good basketball
and baseball programs. Fact: There is more to life than football.
A stale bag of Rhodes rolls is all the ESPN contract will add up to be if BYU
does not win.
Moderate"Thanks to Utah, you'll get to see your only marquee
team come to Provo."Thanks to BYU, you'll get to see Utah on
ESPN once this year.While Utah at USC is playing on Versus, BYU at
Texas will be playing on ESPN2 AND ESPN-3D!"Reality for the
Utes is they have a tough road ahead in the Pac 12. They MIGHT get to represent
the south because USC is on probation."Reality is, besides
scholarship crippled USC, the Utes don't play a single PAC 12 team that had a
better than BYU did last season. In fact, only two of them had winning
records.Wash 7-6ASU 6-6Cal 5-7OSU 5-7Ariz
7-6UCLA 4-8WSU 2-10Colo 5-7