Recent history suggest that indeed the University does want to be a P5 conference.
Bronco Mendenhall with the blessings of the Athletic director had made it very clear to the football world, that P5 conference inclusion was the goal and that Independence was not sustainable. The AD has made similar statements until more recently.
If the goal is truly to get into a P5 conference, as Bronco Mendenhall and the AD has stated, and if our goal is to be successful in that conference, than we need coaches that can compete successful vs the the P5 conference coaches that they must play each and every season.
P5 teams must play a minimum of 9 other P5 teams per season. Some conferences do not allow any FCS teams to be on the schedule. SOS is mandatory in order to get into a P5 playoff bowl.
If the Church can invest in Rail Roads, as it has in the past, and in radio stations, and TV Networks, and Newspapers,
and blogging sites and department stores and the Coca Cola Company, and many other ventures, than why can’t the University invest in one of it’s University departments.?
The Athletic department is the biggest money maker in the University, but with the proper investment in that department, especially in football and basketball, it could be a windfall profit getting us $17-20 million dollar bowl games as easily as we now fight to get $750,000 to a maximum of $1-1/4 million bowl games.
It could get us $25,000,000 TV contracts as easily or easier than we can now get $10,000,000 contracts.
It can fill our home game stadiums each game, like it use to, and help filll the (away game) stadiums at top dollar prices per seat, instead of dropping to $15.00 per seat and also giving away free seats, but still can’t get the Hawaii stadium half full.
The venders for all the home games can pay a much higher rent with a full stadium that they would be willing to pay for a stadium with many empty seats.
Respect for the University and the Church that owns it is much greater when the team is successful than when it is not successful. The name BYU was a door opener for missionaries during the glory years of the Cougars but the team did not help the missionaries much during the 2017 season.
Why not invest in getting coaches that can attract the 4-5 star players that can get us into a P5 conference?
This is an example where expert advise in athletic investments is needed. Are we currently being penny wise and pound foolish, with the ladder being more prominent than the first part of the statement.
Respectfully submitted to you for open minded consideration.