Today, Deseret News BYU columnist Dick Harmon asked the following question: “Will BYU fans like where schedule is headed?” Click here to read the article.
I love the direction we’re heading. Absolutely love it. Sure, 2011 and even 2012 leave something to be desired when November roles around, but you couldn’t expect much different on such short notice. But 2013 already has games scheduled such as home games with Texas and Boise State and Georgia Tech and road games with Houston and Notre Dame. And athletic director Tom Holmoe said on Monday’s reveal show on BYUtv that they are in the final stages of finishing up some exciting games for 2013 and Harmon’s comment was:
“I will say, if the so-called “Big Fish” Holmoe eluded to on BYUtv are who I believe they are, then putting out a respectable schedule is the least of Bronco Mendenhall’s worries if he is to tackle what may come.”
I’m not going to speculate on who these teams may be because it would not only be irrelevant, but also irresponsible of me and more to the point, I don’t have any clue who they might be.
Harmon seems to stay on the politically neutral wish-wash of whether he likes it or not. Sure, it will be tougher to play the Notre Dame and Texas and Boise State on the same schedule, but my ultimate feeling is, you can’t get better if you don’t play the best. And you don’t really deserve to play for a championship if you haven’t already beaten some of the best. Whether you believe Utah, Boise St, or TCU deserved better than they’ve received in their respective BCS runs, they were short-changed in the final polls leading to deciding the championship game because of a lack of perceived worthiness based on their schedules. If BYU can have a great season this year and jump start on a Cinderella-style run in 2013, they will have earned the right to play for a championship if they indeed win the ones scheduled before them.
How do you feel about BYU’s direction with the schedule?