Ba Bye…

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Now I feel dirty.

FTFO!

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NOW you feel dirty???

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On the news tonight KW said he’s convinced more than ever that we’re moving to super conferences and we better be on the right side of how that falls. He also noted that conferences are less meaningful for recruiting and NIL is what will rule college football. He also felt like the playoffs would expand.

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Quite realistic, I’m afraid. Certainly depressing.

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Shaw said he believes the traditional PAC-12 schools will be back together in 5 or 10 years.
I don’t think Utah is a traditional PAC 12 school.

I remember as a kid KSL radio referring to Salt Lake City as the “Crossroads of the West”.

Well… here we are again, kind of. It’s going to be fascinating to see how this all plays out.

Maybe in 5 years it will be a PAC-8 again with the AZ schools & us getting pulled East. I hope we stay West, either in the PAC or a western wing of a super conference (though it would have to be a laaaarge superconference for us to get in, maybe 24 or 32 teams.) If we’re in the Tier 2 of superconferences, so be it. There are certainly worse problems to have.

The only thing I’m confident of is Utah is a reasonably strong brand and a solid research university. We’ll land on our feet.

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We have a packed stadium with a boisterous student section on the south end, and the rowdy north end zone that makes the Cleveland Dog Pound seem like a library.

Going to remember to have fun attending the games no matter where we end up.

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Yeah, he means the pac 8. Maybe minus osu and wsu

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Reporting in the Athletic interviewing Fox Sports president Mark Silverman suggests the B1G adding the LA schools was solely to get the B1G at parity with the SEC on TV money.

Big Ten’s media rights deal should be complete ‘in the next few weeks’ - The Athletic

Sigh…lol. OK, fine, time for the B12 and PAC to put the guns away and the PAC needs to add a couple of teams, and see what Kliavkoff can do to help fix the media rights problem he inherited.

I can live with that for a few years, easily. Just expand the damn playoffs and let’s see if we can get on that train. That’s the next step up the ladder, for us.

August is here, time to get dialed in for the season.

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No, it was all about the student-athletes! Why can’t people get that straight?

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Why do y’all keep posting links to Paywall sites? I seriously doubt any of us not from these specific areas (or wealthy enough to sub to a billion different papers)are gonna wanna subscribe for one article…

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Umm It can’t be the PAC8 without the SoCal schools

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Should have specified - I was going with the David Shaw hunch that the LA schools might come back in 5-10 years.

Also, Idaho has zero chance of going further back to when they were in the PAC.

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Can I get a Montana??

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Are we going back to PAC or the older Skyline Conference?

I do not understand why Utah fans cling to this west coast fantasy. Merge the PAC and Big 12 and by sheer force of numbers the new conference will be a big dog. It isn’t that hard.

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Someone get out a map and draw 4 geographic regions that don’t look like a gerrymandered voting district. Have 24 teams in each. Quadrant. 16 team playoff. I could live with it over this mess.

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I don’t know. I subscribe to about 12 newspapers though. LA Times is def worth the subscription.

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Hilarious that Big 12 fans blather about the Pac 12 mortally wounded, while at least 10 of the Pac could be in the Big 12 today and don’t want it.

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The monetizing of news is becoming more and more a thing, unfortunately. The days of open access on the web are starting to come to an end. I subscribe to the SL Tribune, New York Times, and the Economist. Hate to say, but I get better Utah news from the NYTIMES than I do the SLTrib.

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