So, August has arrived and the 2020 college football season has change trusty into a scheduling frenzy — every convention for itself.The Mountainous Ten went rogue weeks ago now, and the Pac-12 swiftly adopted the B1G’s lead.That didn’t sit neatly with the other Energy 5 conferences, however then this week, the ACC and the SEC each and every made up our minds to forge forward — the ACC with a 10-sport convention schedule plus one non-convention sport, the SEC with a 10-sport, convention-very best schedule.Which leaves the Mountainous 12.College of Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione acknowledged all over a radio interview Friday that the league could recount its 2020 scheduling mannequin as early as Monday, if no longer quickly thereafter.The Mountainous 12 will now miss all of its 11 schedule video games in opposition to Energy 5 opponents, in conjunction with gems like Oklahoma-Tennessee and Texas-LSU. The Mountainous 12 wishes motivate — and has an instantaneous opening.Whereas it’s miles also honest a pipe dream — and a late one, at that — there might be a aesthetic reply for the Mountainous 12: BYU.The Cougars are self sustaining, no convention affiliation, and clearly comprise hundreds of scheduling flexibility this Twelve months, as they’ve already had video games canceled in opposition to Utah, Michigan Insist, Arizona Insist, Minnesota, Missouri and Stanford.That’s honest BYU’s Energy 5 opponents.Its other video games in opposition to Utah Insist, Houston, Northern Illinois, Boise Insist, San Diego Insist and North Alabama could furthermore be in jeopardy, however this time it be BYU who would scheme shut to be up to the mark of its comprise destiny.Due to the Cougars need video games, and for the reason that Mountainous 12 doesn’t desire to have to play an opponent twice within the regular season, or enact with honest nine video games, or resolve for an inequitable strength of schedule, why no longer attain what the ACC did with Notre Dame and bag BYU an honorary, one-Twelve months member of the Mountainous 12?It’s no doubt no longer very best for BYU’s Community of 5 opponents, however that’s lifestyles in an epidemic.And it builds in a pure reply to the Mountainous 12’s doable scheduling system defects. Some colleges comprise FCS opponents slated. Some comprise more involving motorway video games. Some would comprise open dates stacked up, some would comprise a future of video games on consecutive weekends. Some comprise 5 home video games, and some comprise four.Why no longer as a replace standardize the 2020 schedule as remarkable as that which that it’s possible you will doubtless recount of by in conjunction with an 11th member and everyone taking part within the identical 10 groups?BYU’s 2020 Mountainous 12 scheduleAug. 29: at TexasSep. 5: OPENSep. 12: Texas TechSep. 19: at West VirginiaSep. 26: KansasOct. 3: OPENOct. 10: at BaylorOct. 17: TCUOct. 24: OPENOct. 31: at Oklahoma StateNov. 7: OklahomaNov. 14: OPENNov. 21: Iowa StateNov. 28: at Kansas StateDEC. 5: OPENStart with the numbers: 10 video games unfold over 15 Saturdays, from Week 0 (Aug. 29) to Week 14 (Dec. 5), even when there’s been remarkable dialogue about in conjunction with yet one other week and pushing the regular-season finales to Dec. 12 — 16 weeks in all.Attempt to defend the Thursday and Friday matchups the attach they’re for TV capabilities, and invent round that if that which that it’s possible you will doubtless recount of. With the final video games on Dec. 12 and the Mountainous 12 championship sport pushed attend to Dec. 19 (in actuality what the Pac-12 presented on Friday), that could doubtless give every Mountainous 12 personnel seven open dates to handle sure COVID-19 test results if they occur, and thus prepare rosters. To originate, attain away with all unusual non-convention video games. Easy as that. Let the FCS and Community of 5 opponents work out their comprise schedules.Then comprise as many groups as that which that it’s possible you will doubtless recount of be aware Oklahoma’s example and originate on Aug. 29 if the avid gamers are ready. Kansas also at unusual has a sport scheduled that day. Why no longer originate the season honest there — Oklahoma vs. Kansas?Let BYU open that day as neatly, in opposition to Texas in Austin, honest to pique everyone’s interest, and away we bound.After BYU will get an open date to assess its COVID-19 testing results, the Cougs bag to host Texas Tech on Sept. 12.West Virginia fills its unusual Sept. 19 open date by web hosting BYU.After one other open date, the Cougs bound to Lawrence to comprise Kansas’ opening on Sept. 26, then make a choice one other week off sooner than traveling to Waco on Oct. 10 to comprise Baylor’s open Saturday.BYU is attend home on Oct. 17 for a sport in opposition to TCU. That pushes the Frogs’ home sport with Kansas Insist into December.BYU will get one other open date, then visits Oklahoma Insist on Oct. 31, necessitating a transfer of the Cowboys’ scheduled home sport with Texas Tech to Dec. 5 or later.Oklahoma visits Provo on Nov. 7, pushing the Sooners’ shuttle to West Virginia attend to December.After BYU takes its fourth open date, Iowa Insist visits the Cougars on Nov. 21, which moves the Cyclones’ bound to to Texas into December.And BYU finishes its first (and no doubt very best) season within the Mountainous 12 by visiting Kansas Insist on Nov. 28, which could bump the Wildcats’ bound to to Baylor to an earlier open date of their different (each and every at unusual comprise four open dates available in August-September).The December schedule — build them all on Dec. 5, dwelling them out over the first two weekends, or defend it versatile — would be appealing: TCU-Kansas Insist, OSU-Texas Tech, OU-West Virginia and Iowa Insist-Texas.That will permit for the Mountainous 12 championship sport to be performed on Dec. 12, however the league could even transfer that attend to Dec. 19 and depart Dec. 12 open for any bag-up contests.OSU, Texas, Baylor, West Virginia, Kansas and Kansas Insist all at unusual comprise four home video games, so bringing in BYU affords these groups the ability add a dwelling sport so every personnel has 5 home video games and 5 motorway video games.Groups could furthermore comply with re-schedule video games to accommodate the extra open dates or even depart dates open for added flexibility as wished, reckoning on how coaches have to defend watch over rosters per participant availability.Clearly, BYU agrees to portion equally in all league television income. And in conjunction with the Cougars fills out the convention’s required stock of televised video games, permitting everyone to bag at least shut to a stout income portion.It’s a one-time reply to the Mountainous 12’s broad scheduling obstacles, however in conjunction with BYU for 2020 solves hundreds of problems at once — and brings in a aesthetic football property to bag the league more appealing for the Faculty Football Playoff different committee.To bag the most contemporary OU posts as they occur, join the SI Sooners Community by clicking “Apply” at the raze honest corner of the online page (cell customers can click on the notifications bell icon), and be aware SI Sooners on Twitter @All_Sooners.
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