Remember that just a year ago the Zags wanted out of the Rec League too. Few threatened the Rec League with leaving to negotiate a better share of the TV money. Just like BYU, Gonzaga is sick and tired of funding a bunch of rec league programs playing in high school gyms—just like BYU got sick of paying the freight for half of the MWC in football. I have always wanted BYU to join the American conference in football where we would play good teams and have a chance to win the league every year. But TH LOVES being Indy in football, so I fear he will leave us suffering in this joke of a conference for too long.
I support that statement.
You have SF, SMC, Gonzaga wanting to play for something big and the rest of these Cali Teams happy for a bone thrown their way with zero ambition and if you want to get right down to it, a perverse desire to put it to BYU bucause they know it, we know it and the world knows it…If BYU can move on to a bigger stage, it is a done deal.
Excluding Gonzaga, what are the benefits of playing in the WCC as opposed to the MWC. I just don’t see it. What is the feasibility of leading the effort to start a new conference? I know it’s kind of out there, but it has been done before. I’m curious about the proceed splits concerning a team that comes into the Marriott Center seating 10-20 thousand fans as opposed to some of these venues that seat 2K-maybe you know something about that. Economics plays a factor too in this day and age. I was wondering where the coaches and players were at last week while Pepperdine and San Diego were canceling games. We’re they sitting down in California? At least the Pacific game was canceled days ahead of time. I don’t really know the answer, because I don’t have the data, but I’d rather be playing teams like New Mexico in the Pit, then in a high school gym that sometimes is only half full.
Time to cancel everyone but Gonzaga. Get out of California. They all forfeit and we get credited with wins. Pepperdine has a top player not able to play so they cancel. Nonsense! Did we cancel when Yolie couldn’t play last year?
Careful now, BYU has started two conferences (the Wac and the Mtn) then they bolted both of them. So, you have to look at the statement of starting a new conference from the eyes of others. We have some envious, bitter programs at what BYU has done in the past and they just don’t trust us, would you?
I agree that BYU would be better in the Mtn playing basketball but the Mtn would not take us back without our football team and that AIIN"T HAPPENIN!. So, outside of a P5 invite, BYU is STUCK with the WCC and Indy. It is what it is. My opinion only and you know what opinions are? Yep, we all have one.
Outside of our bubble this year, BYU was a story until we lost, then the CFP made dam sure that we were paired with another G5, as they did to every non P5 with exception to Cincy (oh and they lost) so they are justified in their scheme.
True. It could help them. We will know where we stand and what this team can do. We will be rusty for not playing last week. I just think if it’s one player, then teams should be required to play. Like Pepperdine. If not, they forfeit and we get a victory.
Ya, I wonder if VC is counting deaths from flu and pneumonia as Covid19 related? 26 over the extended weekend is a bit much.