Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BYU Clearly Made the Correct Decision....

BYU's decision to become an independent in football hasn't worked out so well in the early weeks. Not only do they suck this year, making their decision to leave the Mountain West look premature, but they can't get a schedule together very easily. Athletic Director Tom Holmoe:

Holmoe said three weeks ago that he was “fairly close” to finalizing BYU’s 2011 and 2012 schedules, but since then the only scheduling announcements he has made involve a game against West Virginia in 2016 on a neutral field and the report Thursday that the series with Utah will continue — for at least the next two years.

“It has been difficult,” Holmoe conceded. “If it wasn’t, maybe other schools would do it. It is hard to do, but I think it is going to pay dividends. So, I would disagree that it can’t be done.”

That's some inspiring talk right there! Moreover, BYU is trying to basically play Boise St.'s schedule (without actually playing Boise of course). Next year, they have challenging games against Oregon St., Utah, and Texas. And then they have the dregs of the WAC such as Idaho and Louisiana Tech. I guess if Boise can go to a BCS bowl every year with a schedule like this, BYU might as well try it too. But BYU's dreams of becoming the Mormon Notre Dame are proving much more difficult than they expected.