Any discussion of this scenario seems a bit premature to me. All accounts I have
read of the PAC12-Big10 collaboration indicate that it probably won't affect
football scheduling until 2017. Who knows if Urban Meyer will still be coaching
then? Or that Ohio State and Utah will be paired up at all? I guess there's a
1-in-12 chance of it happening, but again, aren't we jumping the gun a bit here?
It's a 1 in 24 chance because we don't know if Ohio State would be in Ohio or in
Utah.Regardless, this is just another benefit of belonging. The big conferences are starting to align more and more. The
"Have's and the Have Not's". Don't be surprised if all the big
conferences start doing more and more scheduling and watch the big bowl games
only include the big conferences again.
Furthermore, if football doesn't kick in until 2017, and it could take anywhere
between 1 and 12 years for Utah to play Ohio State, is anyone really confident
that Urban Meyer will still be at Ohio State by then? The guy doesn't exactly
have a great track record for longevity in any one job.The more
relevant question is if Utah is tied up into playing one more non-conference
game against the Big 10 every year, that only leaves two games to fill every
year, begging the question of what happens then to playing BYU? It certainly is
still possible, but becomes less likely unless both schools are fully committed
to making it happen no matter what. And the games against Utah St. would seem to
me to be in serious danger altogether of ever happening. One or the other would
probably have to go
If he wants an easy win, then why not schedule a bottom of the Pac team.
jarka:Are those grapes you're munching on a bit sour? It must hurt
to read this as you contemplate your WAC/WCC-heavy sports schedules for the next
@ jarka"If he wants an easy win, then why not schedule a bottom
of the Pac team."=======And if Kyle wants an easy win,
why not schedule a middle of the WAC team? BYU could play that role for Utah
perfectly. The last 10 years have proven that.
don't forget he was in high stressed at big program Florida and now coaching THE
Ohio State (who cares about this THE) bigest stressful program. We will see how
far he'll go.
DEW Cougars | 4:46 p.m. Dec. 29, 2011 Sandy, UT "don't forget
he was in high stressed at big program Florida and now coaching THE Ohio State
(who cares about this THE) bigest stressful program. We will see how far he'll
go."Added to that stress is a team that has been under the
watchful eye of the NCAA.
Urban went on the record while he was at UF regarding playing utah. He did not
want to play utah and KW said he did not want to play UF. Both said they like
each other to much and though playing each other might change that. Could OSU
come to res, of course they could, but will they come, I have strong doubts. Of
course they play a rotating schedule, that would put them in SLC once every 22