"I think we should start scheduling only non-Power 5 opponents. We just can't compete physically with Wisc, LSU, etc."
(And I might add, we are not willing to make any changes to make us competitive)
Do we give up so easily? is that what we are all about? Do we only want to play teams that we know we can win. Is a winning season all that important? Is getting a bowl game all that important?
What about respect? Are we satisfied with the respect we get playing G5 teams or FCS teams, or do we want to WORK for the respect that comes from playing the best teams in the Nation?
As for me, I would be much more proud having a 6-6 season or a 7-7 season playing the best teams in the nation, than
having a 10-2 or less season playing all G5 teams or a 12-0 season playing all FCS teams.
To me, true pride is worth working for. Lowering one standards as to whom we play, is false pride.
If you think that just playing G5 teams, without making any changes, will put us back on easy street, let's put things into present day perspective:
Using most current rankings, that can only be worse for us after the rankings following the Utah State game:
We beat below 130, FCS Portland State
We lost to#10 Wiscon
We lost to # 18 Utah
We lost to # 28 LSU
We just lost to # 93 Utah State by 16 points. Not even close.
Based on what happened at #093 Utah State, we now know that we will lose to
21 Mississippi state
60 Boise State.
The only teams we have left that we can win is:
110 Fresno State
116 E. Carolina
122 San Jose St.
If we win all of these games, with no upsets, we will have a 6-7 losing season with no bowl game. That is not what is important to me. What is important to me is the fact that the college football world will know that in 2017, the only teams that BYU were able to defeat, were ranked at or below #110 out of 130 teams, and one of those 6 wins was vs. FCS unranked in the top 130 teams.