From the Big West board:
Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Why would we only take their football? Basketball is their best sport. They're either all in or all out. Hawaii becoming a full member or BYU for other sports and a ND type schedule agreement are more likely
I'm under the opinion that the MWC needs to freeze BYU out. Join the conference or find new games.
BYU has all but one game in their 2013 schedule set so they won't join next year since it will be too hard to get out of that many games.
But in 2014 (1st year of new playoff/BCS system) they play..
AQs: Texas, Virginia
MWC: Utah St, Hawaii, Boise St, and UNLV (plus possibly Houston)
others: Houston, MTSU, SoMiss, UCF
STILL NEED TO SCHEDULE: 2
w/o MWC teams: 6
(or 7 w/ UH)
It would be easy to drop some of those non-AQ games and just a play full MWC schedule.
2015 they play:
AQs: Nebraska, Michigan
MWC: Boise St, Utah St, Hawaii, and UNLV
STILL NEEDS TO SCHEDULE: 5
w/o MWC teams: 9
They could keep every game already on the schedule and could still play a full MWC schedule.
But w/o the help from the MWC schools there is no way BYU could remain independent as the bigger conferences are going to make it hard for anyone w/o a ND/ACC deal to remain indy unless they schedule 2 FCS teams, Army, Navy, Idaho, NMSU, and ND every year.
Time to play hard ball. No ACC/ND scheduling deal for BYU.
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