I'm no expert in scheduling or what all are involve in it and I don't
blame Coach Anderson for not wanting to play 2 for 1 schedules with BYU or
anyone else for that matter. However, I think the sure way to accomplish that
is to win, especially at the other one's house. Until that is
accomplished, (as of now 17 straight in Provo for the Cougars) it's still a
barrier. On the other hand, BYU is hardly at the position to just dictate
scheduling terms being that they are now independent and struggles to fill their
schedule every year now. I say play the Aggies 1 for 1 if that's what they
want. I know it's a big cut in revnues to both schools but then I
don't think money should be a priority to either program. The fans simply
want to see their team play in front of their home crowd because of the
psychological edge it gives them.
The edge I'd give the y both last year and this year is home field
advantage. I want the games to continue but would clearly support droping the y
if they demand more than a 1 and 1.Things have changed in Logan. We
expect USU to win. It hurts when they don't. Andersen has the Aggies
moving forward and we love him for it.Go Big Blue!!!
As a BYU fan, I would agree with Go Big Blue, the home field advantage is real
and most statistic junkies peg it around 2.5 to 3 points. That would put this
year's game of BYU and USU at a draw which is about right. I
think USU's defense did well against a mediocre offense and BYU's
defense did even better against a good offense. So, I think that overall BYU is
a slightly better team.With Coach Andersen in charge I think USU
will be competitive every year, so a 1 and 1 in late November might be a great
thing and could turn into a more civil rivalry than the one BYU had with the
UofU. Hopefully USU's success can translate into a bigger stadium and
better TV exposure for USU to help even out the money.But, at this
point, I wouldn't schedule it past 2018!
Go Big Blue!!!Is that why BYU beat usu in Logan last year? usu brags about
basketball success when games are played in Logan. Why the double standard? If
BYU plays football in Logan, usu should equalize the income that results from
playing in a smaller stadium.
@4601"Is that why BYU beat usu in Logan last year?"If
you are talking football, last year's game was in Provo. In fact in the
last 4 years, only one game has been in Logan.
I am interested to know if BYU had to pay USU extra to do the 2-1 deal. If so,
it would be through money games like these two that USU was able to give Coach
Andersen a raise and contract extension in the first place. @Rockmonster"Incentives included, it could pay him up to $765,000
annually, incentives included...But in Logan, that's a king's
ransom."While I realize you're trying to make a joke, the
fact is $765,000 a year is more than the salary of 99% of Americans. To compare
it to the even more ridiculous salaries of other coaches in the state to try an
make a point is just in bad taste.
I would like to see Anderson stay, I'm a BYU fan but I also really like the
Aggies, I love that they're doing well, and it scares the he..... out of me
to play them. Given that I still don't see Anderson staying, a lot of
coaches leave even when there under contract. When he has a big school come
calling and offering him a multi million dollar deal, I don't see him
staying with all the stress those guys go through without a big pay day in his
future. You'd like to think he would but I don't see it!
I too think it is time to make Utah State THE rivalry game in November, one and
one. They have been in BYU's corner in so many ways. They are our
partner, our friend and our worthy opponent.(re)Build the rivalry
from the ground up, emphasize the positives and let this become the most
emotiaonally powerful athletic event in the state every year.It
would be an honor to be part of such a rivalry. Make it happen.
@ Y Grad/ Y Dad I agree 100%If BYU keeps wanting 2-1
games maybe next year when USU joins the MWC they may have a problem scheduling
games with BYU.
Although I'm a USU alum, I haven't been to many games up in Logan.
Have they been able to fill the stadium every game? I think that it would be
wise to sell out the stadium for ALL games if they want to talk about expanding
the stadium and moving forward as part of the MWC. If they can't even fill
it up, why would they want to try to add more seats to leave empty? It's
not a good scene to other teams that would want to make a 1 for 1 deal (not just
talking about BYU).