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BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

Posted on: October 15, 2011 5:14 pm
 

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said Saturday the Cougars have had discussions with the Big 12, but have not turned down an invitation and have not been invited to join the Big 12.

“I think with all that’s happened in the last little while and now that you see TCU has joined the Big 12 replacing Texas A&M, it’s probably a good time to talk about things we haven’t before,” said Holmoe prior to Saturday’s game at Oregon State.

Holmoe said he’s made it a point to keep all past discussions with the Big 12 private. The Cougars are playing their first year as an independent after leaving the Mountain West Conference last season.

“That’s really how we want to do our business,” Holmoe said. “These are very important discussions. We want to make sure that they’re private and that they’re personal and that we do not put our business out in front of the nation.

“I do really appreciate that the Big 12 has kept to their word and that the discussions that we have been involved with have been very private and very confidential.”

BYU has been mentioned as a possible candidate to the Big 12. The league is still waiting for a decision whether Missouri will remain or join the SEC.

“Well I’m very excited about BYU football in the future and BYU athletics,” Holmoe said. “As you know we’ve made some pretty bold moves the last little while to go independent. But for me, I’m competitive. 

“People that know me, that know (football coach) Bronco Mendenhall, (basketball coach) Dave Rose and the rest of our coaches that we’re going to do everything that we can to stay as competitive as we can. I want to play at the highest level that we can. We’ve been doing a good job where we’ve been and we’re going to continue to look to do our very best.”

If the BCS conferences evolve into 16-team superconferences, Holmoe “wants to be at the table.”

“We’re always monitoring and listening to what’s going on out there,” Holmoe said. “So I think some people have thought that we haven’t been involved. We’ve very much been involved at a lot of different levels of communication with various conferences.”

Holmoe said he doesn’t believe the fact BYU won’t participate in athletic events on Sundays is an issue.

“I don’t think it’s real complicated for BYU, but I think everybody knows that BYU is not going to play on Sunday,” Holmoe said. “That’s one of the issues that I think everyone in the country knows where BYU stands.”

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big 12, BYU, Missouri, SEC
 
Comments

Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 8:35 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

I was going to point out that this would be a good fit!
BYU would bring class and a good sporting aliegnment
to the party... the demographics even fit!

Enough of that!...
This weeks top 10+++ LSU... ALABAMA... OKLAHOMA STATE...
STANFORD... WISCONSIN... BOISE STATE... OKLAHOMA... HOUSTON...
OREGON... SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA....
sorry Oklahoma, you aren't even the best team in your state!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2011 8:33 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

You were making so much sense, then you swerved off into politics, and started slamming Rick Perry. This is a sports board, not a political forum. I am glad A & M is going. I can't wait for the 5-6, 4-7,3-8 seasons to begin for the Aggies.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2011 3:11 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

Nobody is crying about A&M leaving the Big 12. Certainly not anyone from UT. A&M has not been relevant for years. A&M took their ball and went home because they could not compete with UT in Football, basketball or baseball. They were just jealous because UT had the brain power to come up with the Longhorn Network and all the cash that comes along with that. I mean really, Rick Perry was an A&M cheerleader for chr*st sake. Do I need to say more about the brain power at A&M??????



Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: October 16, 2011 2:39 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

It is so funny to hear Longhorns fault TX A&M for leaving an abusive relationship just weeks after they tried to sneak off and elope to the PAC-12!
I guess TX/OK were shocked that those Left Coasters wouldn't let them bring along country cousins OK ST and TX TECH. So instead of LA , Phoenix, Seattle ( I can see Canada from my hotel room!) and SF (genuwine exotic lesbian libruls!) , it's back to the revival meeting rallies of Ames, Lubbock, Waco and Manhattan (NO, not that Manhattan!).



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 2:32 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

Mooniac that I stupid like TCU can beat USC. , highly doubt that so what I your point? The big 12 is dead it is no more enjoyable than the big east for football and it is all texas's fault so they have no one to blam but themselves



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2011 2:19 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

LOL. When Utah can beat TCU let me know idiot boy.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2011 1:57 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

Utah is in the great Pac-12 now and will never leave for the little Big 12 idiot boy. Really where do these creak heads from Texas have time to be on the computer or even have a computer for that matter.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2011 1:41 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

Texas A&M was just bitter because U-Texas developed the Longhorn Network. A&M has always been crybabys, feeling persecuted like their alum Rick Perry. I say ivite BYU and Utah. I live in Texas BTW. GO LONGHORNS!
 



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2011 1:36 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

You must be a real bitter Republican.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2011 12:56 am
 

BYU admits discussions with Big 12, but no invite

While I try very hard to keep an open mind concerning religion, I must admit I deal with anything concerning the Mormon Church with complete disgust. There are so many Americans who are oblivious to the history of this "peculiar" American religion. I suggest they start with Mr. Will Bagley's novel about the Mountain Meadows massacre and the role that Brigham Young might have had in it. Those were my distant kinfolk that were slaughtered by the Mormons and the church has never come clean about it. It may have happened in the distant past, but there is no statute of limitations for murder. I will NEVER respect the church and it's continuous lying and stonewalling over what happened at Mountain Meadows and the subsequent coverup by Brigham Young and his Mormon minions. Besides the fraudulent title they had back in the 80's is always my number one reason as to why we need a playoff.


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