"Ah, they did it. They got what they wanted"
This is classic Tammy...I mean BYU. Much like the University of Texas, BYU decided they were too big for their current situation and had their heart set on telling the rest of the conference to piss off. But unlike the remainder of the now 10-team Big 12, the rest of the Mountain West declined to buy into the Cougars' hubris and make concessions to them to make them feel like we're all just sucking at their magic underwear-covered teet. According to Gil LeBreton's column in this morning's Star-Telegram, one of the major points that BYU was whining about was the fact that TCU's baseball team was on The Mtn much more often than their team. I'd like to point out that the reason for that was because TCU's own RTVF students produced the games and because, like Shooter McGavin, we were too busy WINNING.
I would say good luck to BYU in the future...but really, I wish the exact opposite on them. I want them to slowly realize the error of their ways and crash back down to earth like Icarus. Of course, they probably aren't familiar with that bit of Greek mythology because they've got their own ridiculous stories cluttering their robotic brains. So I'll just say it once: Fuck you, BYU. On October 16th, as Trent Reznor once said, you're going to get what you deserve.
Now, if you had told me two years ago that our conference would be losing both Utah and BYU, I probably would've had a panic attack. But before you go running around like Chicken Little telling everyone that the sky is falling, just remember what TCU's got going for it. Our football team has been in the Top 10 more often than not the past few years, we just shattered our season-ticket record, we're about to break ground on a massive stadium renovation, we're recruiting at a high level, we have one of (if not THE) best coaches in the country and we're right in the middle of one of the biggest media markets (and recruiting areas) in the nation. This isn't the end of conference shuffling. We'll be fine.