I wonder why, since Utah's invitation to the Pac 12 and byu's decision
to go independent that Michigan made 2 very different decisions:1.
Home and home with Utah2. One and done at home with byu.I
wonder if it has to do the proper respect shown to a high profile program like
Utah. Or perhaps the respect due us from having one 2 BCS bowls in the last
decade. Or our 2 recent undefeated season. For two programs(utah
and byu) that so many like to claim are comparable,there truly are
no current day comparisons.
Playing big name teams like Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Notre Dames in
storied stadiums will be exciting for all BYU players and fans. None of these
games will be easy, but with greater risk also comes the possibility of greater
reward. Win or lose, simply playing big name teams like this on a regular basis
will raise the profile of BYU football and give the players confidence that they
can play with anybody - see Notre Dame this year.
Chris BIt's amusing to see you so excited about Utah finally
being able to entice a big name opponent to visit RES for the first time in Utah
history. Of course, the "respect" you're claiming, was, in reality,
nothing more than a 2-for-1 (a one-and-done, followed by a home-and-home).
Fortunately for U, Michigan is an honorable program and didn't forget about
Utah after the first game in the series.
Chris B"there truly are no current day comparisons"Actually there is.Unlike Kyle, Bronco doesn't lose to patsies
- see Colorado, UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado State.
ChrisB wonders why Michigan made 2 very different decisions:1. Home and
home with Utah2. One and done at home with byu.Michigan
scheduled a home and home with Utah because (at the time) the PAC12 and Big10
were talking about exchanging games with all their schools. Michigan jumped on
the bandwagon early, as they see the benefit of a yearly PAC/Big matchup.Michigan scheduled one game with BYU because they had one opening left
in their schedule. Michigan filled out games made available when Notre Dame
backed out to meet some Big East obligations.Its a nice get for BYU.
As Notre Dame backs out of more games to meet their Big East obligations,
perhaps Tom Holmoe can fill up some future schedules.
SoonerUteThanks for the honest and objective evaluation of BYU
adding Michigan to their future schedule.This is an exciting get for
Holmoe and BYU fans. As the axiom says, to be the best, you have to play the
best. BYU will undoubtedly take some lumps playing opponents like Michigan,
especially on the road, but playing teams like this every year will get the
Cougars used to playing big name teams on the big stage for when BYU eventually
does have a break through year.
Why are BYU fans so excited about being the body in a bodybag game? Is that how
far your program has fallen?
@Brave Sir Robin:If BYU is the body, that would definitely make
Michigan the bag. Michigan is a high profile school that has been on the
decline for years now. Even Utah could potentially beat Michigan in their
upcoming series - and that's saying something.
Good for BYU...Holmoe's been busy!
Why not a home and home game with Michigan like Utah successfully did? I thought BYU was this great "legacy" program that can schedule big
name schools home and home? I guess not!
Wow! Cris B rants over losers.