Mesa Lejos wrote:
Mesa Lejos wrote:
Also surprising according to this guy is that BYU has said they will make two alterations to their Honor Code.
Poyman, you have to know this is nonsense.
The SLC Tribune or another credible source
would report such.
Look how you have defended BYU 's stance?
There's a face-saving element for BYU involved.
They certainly don't want to be seen altering their
religious/doctrine convictions, as rigid and
controversial as they be, to receive a bid to the B12.
They may be willing to give women reporting
sexual assault some protection from honor code penalties,
but I doubt they would make
other major honor code modifications.
Actually I don't think that it's non-sense... While BYU will not change their beliefs on Marriage (one man and one woman)they do not like being in the middle of controversy... What that means in terms of adjustments to their HC in regards to the LGBT issue, I don't know. I'm guessing that if they are in fact working on it, they are probably consulting with influential people from the Big XII, selected LGBT leaders, and Legal authorities... Can a compromise be worked out? I guess we'll see. It's been done before (January 2015 http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/us/mormon ... lgbt-laws/
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All of the other stuff that he argues (i.e. Cincy, UH and BYU being the only three serious contenders, WVU not wanting Cincy, Maybe killing Expansion all together, ESPN and FOX lobbying strongly for BYU, etc.) all makes sense and matches the majority of the opinions that I have heard. The argument also seems to be backed with good logic and some unnamed insider information according to the Writer.
It was also very interesting last weekend when BYU played WVU... The WV fans at the game and writers from the University or from the Morgantown area were very supportive of BYU being invited into the Conference. Several articles mention that fact.
If I had to put money on who's right with how this will all turn out between lash and this author... I would definitely go with the Author. But again, I guess we'll see.
Who knows, maybe the WV Dude will
receive a Pulitzer.
WVU is not killing Big 12 expansion and is one of the pro schools for expansion. The reason is simple, WVU wants a more close by school and is not against Cincinnati. I am not sure where this non sense rumor came from.
Cincinnati was a virtual lock when the Big 12 meetings ended in Phoenix in July. The consultancy firm recommended the Big 12 expand with 12 schools and play an eight game schedule to improve the odds of reaching the playoff in most years.
UCF and BYU were the other two schools discussed the most as possibly the 12th school to go along with Cincinnati.
Its too bad that UCF did not come out the gate running this year in football because this may have been enough to over shadow Houston. Just the opposite occurred and with Houston politics getting involved, the issue has become very fluid.
My hope is the Big 12 will go back to the facts they learned in the Phoenix meetings based on the recommendations of the consultancy firm and settle on Cincinnati and UCF.
Houston and BYU have become too toxic and controversial in considerations.
UCF would be the wild card to bring Texas and Oklahoma back to the middle ground and could help Texas decision. Hey Texas UCF has much benefits in recruiting and can get eight votes that Houston and BYU are having issues.
TV considerations were included with the consultancy firm recommendations and were OK with UCF.
North: UCF, WVU, Cincinnati, Iowa Sate, Kansas, Kansas State
South: Texas, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma
UCF may be the compromise that can finally get the league to do the right thing an expand with 12 schools as recommended by the high paying consultancy firm.
UCF is in one of the fastest growing TV markets in the country, is one of the 10 largest enrollment of any FBS school, is in one of the top ten recruiting states for high school football talent, and finally is home to one of the Big 12 bowl sites.
After the July meeting here in Phoenix I was almost 100 percent convinced the league would expand with Cincinnati and UCF and be done with it.
Why this fiasco has dragged out so long should be an embarrassment to both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas.