4 superconferences0 invites for byuIt's comingAnd I love it
Besides the Big East, one league might allow ND to keep its
"independent" football contract: The Big 12. ND should be romancing
the Big 12, and the Big 12 ought to be romancing ND.The Big 12 is a
great basketball and football conference. Adding ND would solve the Big 12's
Corby, Corby, Corby. Probably the last thing BYU needs at this point in time is
to give their opponents bulletin board material. Bronco supplied
last week's BB material for Utah when he said the better team didn't win in the
2010 rivalry game.I think Y fans have spoken, they want the team and
coaches to just shut up.
Right on. Shut up and play or refund all ticket money for the season.
Was that the weird guy who tackled me on my bike? Oh, forgot, he wasn't even
born yet when I was a student back in 1982. Man, that guy was weird.ND should leave Ind. and join ACC.
From what I have heard out here in ACC land is the ACC will go to 16 teams in
two divisions, with each team playing 8 games in division, and a couple of cross
division games. That leaves two "preseason" games left to schedule.
If this holds true, and the other "super" conferences do likewise, the
options for independent teams to schedule quality opponents becomes really
tough.Its a goofy season we are in, with radical realignment
underway. What seemed like a brilliant idea last year now has serious shadows
over it. Texas looks like they have given up on the independent idea. If they
feel they will have a hard time pulling it off, BYU and ND will surely have
their challenges.But lots of change yet to come - more cards to be
dealt. Who knows the final hands each of these teams are holding in a few weeks
will look like.I for one don't want ND in the ACC. I see the fit,
but don't want them.
Notre Dame has no need to for a conference affiliation and neither does BYU.
They'll gladly sit to the side and watch this mega-conference mess play
out...they'll fail just like the expanded WAC did. And the 4 independents will
be happily fine through the whole mess.
Didn't a ball fly over Eason's head for a TD Saturday because he made the
classic Pee Wee mistake of playing the ball and not the man?
The only way I see Notre Dame joining a conference is if they can't land their
other sports in a viable conference.Notre Dame doesn't need a BCS
conference for its access to BCS bowl games, or even BCS opponents. It already
has all that.It's its other sports that could push it into a
superconference. With the impending demise of the Big East, Notre Dame certainly
has a decision to make.However, I believe any combination of the Big
XII and Big East would still include the basketball/non-football schools of the
Big East, so Notre Dame might still be okay as an independent.It's
hilarious that Thompson thinks Big XII leftovers would join the invisible MWC.
Those leftovers would combine with Big East leftovers to make a BCS conference.
If Notre Dame joins a conference for football, than hopefully BYU has something
in the works to join one soon as well. And hopefully it is not the Big 12. That
conference is as good as dead. Also, yes Eason did go for the ball
as it went over his head for a Ute touchdown. He also dropped an easy
interception when BYU was still in it. I don't recall if Utah scored on that
drive or not, but the interception potentially could have changed the entire
game... actually on second thought our offense probably would have just
squandered that opportunity just like they squandered every thing else the
defense gave them and the result would have been the same. Oh well.
Tom Holmoe's Worst Nightmare:Super conferences form.BYU left out -
forced to remain independent.Can only schedule nobodies.Recruiting
dries up.ESPN buys out contract.LES attendance drops to 15,000 -
maybe.Bowl invites limited to Worthless Bowls; BYU cannot afford to
accept.New Broadcasting building struggles for something to air.Football program limps along.Five years from now - school announces that
football program is discontinued.LES becomes college football's finest
intramural facility in the nation.Sad.
ND to the Big Ten or ACC would be a good fit for those conferences, but I don't
see it happening.For right now, the Big East still exists, as does
the Big-12. Regardless of what those conferences do, ND can sit back because
they are giants. It's the smaller players (relatively) of the world (TCU, BYU,
Pitt) that have to be proactive.
ND doesn't need any conference. They could make their own conference.As for the BYU defensive player Eason: You should keep your mouth shut about
everything for the time being...Heaps and Bronco ought to take the advice too.
ND and BYU to big 12 would solidify the conference a bit, but I don't know if
that's a viable option.
Yeah, that video wasn't all that humorous...though it looks like the guy in the
video does a better job tackling than the BYU's defense did on Saturday! B^D
Notre Dame has a sweet BCS deal. There is no reason for ND to join a conference.
Notre Dame's deal and BYU's full independence is apples to oranges.
Texas won't go indy without a BCS deal like Notre Dame. I can't imagine that was
really considered.However you add it up, there are not enough schools for
the super confrences. BYU will have plenty of games to schedule. For example;
Iowa State and Kansas State may be looking for non-AQ homes soon.
If the Big 12 implodes, why would the remnants of the Big 12 or Big East go to
the MWC? The Big 12 and Big East should merge and pick up the best teams of the
MWC and / or Conf USA. The Big 12 still has 2 years of AQ status and it seems
it would be easier to convince the BCS to keep the AQ status than to go through
the application process. Keeping TCU and adding Air Force, Boise
State, BYU and Houston to the remnants of the Big 12 / Big East is probably
strong enough to maintain AQ status. Sure it's not the SEC, but it would be on
par with the ACC in football.The ACC will try to either pick up TX
and TT or UConn and ND or UConn and Louisville to be the first conference at 16.
corby eason is easily the worst player on byu's defense. add him next to heaps
on the list of byu players that shouldn't speak to the press anymore
ND should remain Independent until someone is willing to give away the store.They can spurn any offer knowing full well any
"super-conference" would be happy to have ND as a member.With regard to the UCF story...DB's are supposed to have a short
memory.However, this BYU DB quoted, seems to be taking this
principle to an extreme.Just a reminder to this player, you and your
merry band of brothers were gashed by a slow moving, fraglie QB... 54-10. It's time for both the defense and offense to play the way
fans were led to believe they could play.Someone once
said..."You either make it happen or you make excuses".Which is it going to be BYU?
Oh yes. After one horrific loss, all the Utah fans on this post are college
football sages. Keep in mind, when this whole thing goes down with the PAC 12
(and it will) Utah is going to be bottom half of the conference. Utah will be
no better than Arizona or ASU. Granted, Utah at least has the
opportunity/hope/dream of going to a Rose Bowl, but that gets pretty unlikely
having to recruit against USC, Texas, OU, Oregan, Oklahoma State, and
Washington. As for BYU, who knows? I seriously doubt they are
going to be left out of the mix with conference realignment. I know some Utah
fans think that would be great. You are pathetic college football fans and
sellouts if you think an 'elite' 64 team structure that eliminates half of D1
teams is a good idea.
If they stay Independent, Notre Dame will be walking off a bridge and BYU is
happily following it.I can't believe some of this stuff sometimes.
It's truly incredible.BYU has major issues. Holmoe, to Bronco, to
Heaps. Don't even get me started on them.
Oh oh. ESPN is now reporting that the PAC 12 just voted to STAY at 12. This is
like a soap opera.
Hey college football sage...Ch. 2 is reporting PAC 12 is staying PAC
12.Ever consider de-caff?
The Pac-12 presidents have voted not to expand it's conference beyond 12. This
is certainly good news for byu fans. The Big 12 will survive and byu maybe the
team to get an invitation to replace Texas A&M. Missouri sounds like they
are off to the SEC and that means the Big 12 will have to find another
replacement team. I think it's time for byu to end their Independence gig
especially after what Utah did to you guys on ESPN last Saturday. I'm sure ESPN
was embarrassed by the Cougars performance as well as their fans. Get into a
conference byu, your not Notre Dame and never will be.
Interesting that it BYU was about to get an invite BEFORE Texas A&M dropped
its surprise on the Big XII, as reported elsewhere last night and today.So, rumors that BYU was going to the Big XII to help get it to 12 teams
were true.Now it's reported that Missouri wants to join A&M in
the SEC. What's poor Baylor to do?Will the ACC pounce on getting
"ruffled-feathers" Oklahoma? Or, will the two biggies left make nice
and save the Big XII for now?If they do, is the Big XII invite for
BYU back on?C'mon, DNews. The Trib beat you to the latest news, most
of which was national last night. What's up?
BYU is in 2nd in the Independence conference. I think they still have a chance
to finish first in the conference if they win out, which is likely.
Eason must be trying to motivate himself. Last week seemed pretty disastrous for
him as a player. Missed tackles, overplays, and the dropped INT should have kept
him quiet this week.