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BYU doesn't deserve automatic BCS access - yet

Posted on: July 12, 2011 4:10 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 5:58 pm
PROVO, Utah - Since BYU joined the indepedent ranks, should the Cougars now receive automatic access to a BCS bowl like Notre Dame?

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe says not yet.

“I don’t think we deserve the same access as Notre Dame,” Holmoe said. “I don’t. I just have an incredible amount of respect for Notre Dame. What they have accomplished over decades and decades. I’m not talking 20-30 years, I’m talking about 100.

“The BCS folks brought them in at even keel and I agree with that. They belong. It’s their responsibility once they’re there to continue to be good.”

Leaving the Mountain West should give the Cougars a better shot at reaching a BCS bowl, though, Holmoe said.

“You have to start winning games,” Holmoe said. “TCU, Boise State and Utah – as hard as it is for me to say that – they’ve earned respect of the nation by going to BCS games and winning. I think if we play well – we’re going to have a better schedule now than in the Mountain West – if we can be undefeated with our schedule, we’ll be in a BCS game.”

The Cougars are one of only seven Football Bowl Subdivision programs to win 10 or more games in at least four of the past five seasons. But that won’t mean anything from here on out: especially with future schedules featuring games against Texas, Ole Miss, Utah, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and West Virginia.

“If we win, we’ll get noticed and we’ll earn people’s respect and people will take notice,” Holmoe said. “I think we belong in a BCS conference, but I’m not going to kick anybody out and we haven't been invited. There’s reasons we haven’t been invited.”


Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:49 pm

BYU doesn't deserve automatic BCS access - yet

No independents should be allowed automatic BCS access at all, Notre Dame included.  Join a freaking conference if you want a BCS berth so bad.  We are in the 21st century, and it is time these schools started acting like it. 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:35 pm

BYU doesn't deserve automatic BCS access - yet

Just win baby!  Win and the BCS happens.  I gotta be honest though... I'd rather have a shot a national championship than the BCS.  The BCS is a scam.  Again, I say just win.

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 6:46 pm

BYU doesn't deserve automatic BCS access - yet

BYU doesnt like Gay Sex.  Thus, CBS Sports will distort the story.

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