The Boise St. agreement is likely a way for the MWC to bring BYU back without having to beg. Since BYU would get the same deal as Boise St., which is something bYU would want, and they'd get access to the BCS bid...I could see BYU making the return. Prior to the Boise St. agreement...not a chance BYU comes back. But now, things have changed.
But even if BYU were willing to join...which I think we can still call a mid-to-long shot...there is still the SDSU issue. If they are next to get invited, the MWC would need to make the offer so awful for SDSU that they'd turn it down if they wanted BYU for #12.
Sure, there is always the 14 option of BYU, SDSU and UTEP.
BYU's biggest thing was keeping their replay rights and getting national exposure, and if they can sell their own games to ESPN and keep most of that money and most of their replay rights then you'd got to think the MWC just became more attractive to them when you consider the no access to the BCS thing.
Durring its time in the MWC, BYU won the MWC fb title 3 times and split it once tieing Utah for the most (TCU won it 3 times during and once after BYU/Utah left), and would have been a BCS team under the new system in 2002, 2007, and would have played Boise for the bid in 2006. Compared to how they are doing now, you'd think they'd use this as an excuse to save face and get back into the MWC.
I think there is no way that BYU will come next year but 2014 and 2015 their schedule is mostly MWC/CUSA/BE teams so I think if it happens soon it would be 2014 at the earliest.
The Bishin Cutter wrote:
SMU hasn't always loved UH but yeah they've hitched their ride to them in this realignment saga but last time they went with TCU/Rice to the WAC but UH to CUSA...I wonder why?
Because TCU screwed them all (including UTEP)?
That was a rhetorical question about why UH didn't joined the WAC with SMU/Rice/TCU and instead join CUSA by there lonesome. We all know TCU was looking out for themselves but my point was that UH and SMU don't share this tight bond of hitorical significance, UH was willing to part with SMU before and I doubt they'd have any trouble doing it again. SMU may have decided its best for them to go with UH but the poster FSA told me about acts like they've been attached at the hip forever and its simply not true.
TCU/SMU/Rice and Baylor always had a gentleman's agreement as the private bloc of the SWC and could stand up together against Texas, Tech, A&M, and Arky but when Houston joined the bloc was less powerful and they didn't treat UH very well because of it. So when the Arky left for the SEC and UT/TT/A&M/Baylor left for the SWC, UH wasn't really feeling all that attached to the private SWC bloc and decided to go their own way and join CUSA while TCU/Rice/SMU joined the WAC.
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