Whittingham, Holmoe, Utah AG talk BCS

Some notable items from Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, BYU atheltics director Tom Holmoe and Utah attorney general Mark Schurtleff on the BCS during a panel discussion at the Associated Press Sports Editors summer covention in Salt Lake City Friday afternoon.

–Schurtleff said he feels he has a winning case to continue to fight the BCS in terms of violating anti-trust rules.

–Whittingham said under current system teams don’t win a national football championship, they are awarded it.

–Holmoe said it’s too early to determine right now if BYU and Utah will continue playing football or in any other sports with Utah recently leaving the Mountain West for the Pac-10. Whittingham hopes the football series continues.

–Whittingham said this first wave of conference expansion was the first one in what he feels will be a series of superconferences. Holmoe isn’t so sure.

–Schurtleff said money could be the driving force in getting a playoff down the road in terms of a playoff could be more lucrative than the current BCS system. Holmoe doesn’t think that will happen.

–Whittingham said all the coaches at Utah formulating plans and wish lists to their bosses for what it will take to be competitive in the Pac-10.

–Question was asked about a selection committee to form a football playoff, like the for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Good question and possibly not a bad solution.

Perhaps nothing earth-shattering from this, but what do you think? Let me know with a comment, or via Twitter at twitter.com/rpgagliardi.

2 thoughts on “Whittingham, Holmoe, Utah AG talk BCS

  1. WYO FANS (I’M ONE OF EM) SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING A12 STEP PLAN BY ADMITTING TO THEMSELVES THAT THEY’RE POWERLESS OVER “ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEURE AND THIER LIVES HAVE BECOME UNMANAGEABLE. THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OVERCOME THEIR DELIMA IS TO SURRENDER THE NOTION THAT WYO CAN COMPETE AT THE D1 LEVEL.

    WYO IS MUCH BETTER SUITED COMPETING AGAINST THE LIKES OF MONTANA & IDAHO ST. THAN THEY ARE AGAINST TEXAS & TCU

    • Unless some things start to change at UW in terms of its budget, etc., it could be going down that road. Some tough choices and decisions could be coming down the road in that regard.

      Thanks for the comment Pete, always appreciate it.

      RG

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