For me the 2011 season is already past tense, whether its 9-3 with a bowl
appearance or not. It was a transition, half planned, half a happening, like the
quarterbacks. The future is still the same blank as it was last year. In short,
BYU needs a conference. Notre Dame survives today because of an unshakable
history. In truth, Notre Dame has been just an average to mediocre football
program for nearly fifteen years. Its NBC contract still works because of its
huge fan base. Bit I, an all around football fan all the way back to the first
Sub Bowl, no longer watch except to catch the score. Its 2011, not 1950. BYU
needs a conference. If the Big East/TV problem cannot be resolved( and I think
that is IT) get with Boise and form the Far West Conference with Air Force,
Houston, etc. The Idaho legislature may require U of Idaho be included, but
don't sneer. They were charter members of the PAC. We DO honor ancestry, do we
Just came across a blog by a well informed lawyer whose field covers college
affairs who says the same tv worm that made the MWC such a bad deal, Comcast,
may be part of the BYU/Big East negotiations. In addition, any moves by Boise
State must be approved by the same body whichBecause of is also responsible for
the University of Idaho. They are not going to allow the Vandals to be stranded
on a desert island that was once the WAC while Boise sails away on a cruise. How
Boise has risen so far above them in sports has nothing to do with conference
affiliation, however. But it does show how sticky this all is. If it comes to a
new conference(why not?)and the AQ clause, as rumored, is dropped, the BYU
image, pride, fan adoration would be the same as before BYU, Boise (with or
without the Vandals) Nevada, Houston, SMU (they are coming along)Air Force, etc
would be a fine conference. I look for Montana to soon become a Div I team.
@abejones; is correct!Find a BCS conference.
The AQ system is dead. In two years, a conference will be a conference and this
silly expansion hysteria will be dead. BYU can help form a new conference, join
a conference or remain independent... it really doesn't matter as long as the
team wins and the AD can schedule decent games.
Well the tour of Idaho is over. Wow, Bang, done. Now we have before us New
Mexico State (hum) and Hawaii (woo woo). What a season. Back to Heaps. I knew
it was only a matter of time, unfortunately, to see Riley Nelson go down. He
plays at high risk, and is vulnerable to getting big time hits. I wish him well
in his recovery. Jake Heaps will get some valuable playing time. What about
Lark and the other "big" guy at quarterback? This has been a lost
season for me; punctuated by the Utes coming to Cougarville and ringing the
Cougars' bell like they did. The TCU game was ugly and another bad memory. The
bowl game will be meaningless.
Give me a break, you guys. Every BYU fan knew that this season would be filled
with WAC teams because of the short amount of time there was to fill a program.
Every informed fan understands that games are usually scheduled YEARS in
advance. Holmoe did a great job putting this thing together so quickly. The
upcoming schedules are better. As for the bowl game ... how is this
one any less meaningful than about 95% of them? Answer is, it isn't. So, stop
pretending to care about OUR team because you are not fooling anyone and go and
cheer for your own team for a change.
@ JackWell stated. The ridiculous trolling is tiresome and juvenile.
Maybe they think if they keep saying that we'll be "irrelevant" they
will convince themselves. Now, if they could just convince themselves enough
that they gain the will power to stop trolling .... Not likely.
2012 will be a much better year to watch BYU football. I would like to see BYU
join a conference for the sake of November football. September 8
Weber State LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT September 15 at
Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT September 22 at Boise
State Bronco Stadium Boise, ID October 5 Utah State LaVell
Edwards Stadium Provo, UT October 13 Oregon State LaVell Edwards
Stadium Provo, UT October 20 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
South Bend, IN TBD Hawaiʻi LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo,
UT TBD Washington State LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT TBD at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium Atlanta, GA TBD at New
Mexico State Aggie Memorial Stadium Las Cruces, NM TBD at San
Jose State Spartan Stadium San Jose, California TBD vs. TBD,
Kraft Fight Hunger
They should really be 9-1. Utah was the only game they lost head-to-head. Texas
and TCS should have been wins "but for the turnovers!" Woulda, coulda,
shoulda. But, with that being said, the record is what it is-- very predictable
against a very soft schedule. They're bowl eligible again, which is another big
bonus. But, please fellow Cougs fans, stop the ridiculous mention of BCS. With
our scheduling options, the only legit BCS chance BYU has is joining the Big
East or Big 12. It will never happen as an independent. So, I'll enjoy the
record this year, but in no way can I get overly excited about the beat down of
Re: Jack & Deep Thoughts. I actually agree w/ both. I guess my frustration
is how the DN pumps the Cougs program/schedule up to be, when there's little if
any "wind" of a schedule to sail the football program's ship. Each
week, the write-ups leading to the games make each team appear to be the second
coming of TCU and Boise State. There's no recognition whatsoever of the
lackluster scheduling. True, the scheduling DOES improve, but really not until
2013. I've watched every game this season and even attended the San Jose State
game. The games just don't do much for me. That's all.
Being totally honest, I would hope that we play some better teams in the future
and I think we will. But to date, our record is filled with wins against teams
that we should beat. I agree that it was tough putting a schedule together this
late but we would have been better playing Fremont, Alta, Bingham, Jordan, Lone
Peak, and Syracuse.
So. Cal ReaderBut they DO get better and that's the point. The Ute
trolls keep pointing to the schedule and saying how BYU is now irrelevant. This
season's schedule is only reflective of the short amount of time Tom Holmoe had
to schedule it. Under the circumstances, he did a fine job. To then extrapolate
it to mean anything more is absurd.As far as the DesNews goes. Yep.
That's exactly what local sports media does. To hear the Fresno media, Fresno
State is on the verge of making it big with their 3-7 record in the Wac. That's
how local sports writers fill space and keep their jobs.(To be
honest, as a BYU fan having to listen to them deride the Y for leaving them in
the Wac and now leaving them in the MWC because they are "at the same
level" as BYU, it has been nice playing so many of the same teams. It is
not a great BYU Football year with the weird QB situation, and still we dominate
teams they barely beat and beat teams they've lost to. It's been nice to shut
them up for a while).