ODU coach: “You can only do 15 days in June and 15 days in July of camps. That’s four weeks we can be on vacation in the summer. Not to mention the 30 days we can’t recruit around Christmas.I am so tired of coaches complaining about quality of life when 95 percent of Americans will never touch the money or vacation time we get. Shame on us.”
I say no. They aren't even the best team in Utah. BYU will be this year's Hawaii, and they will get smoked by some 1 or 2 loss BCS conference team in a bowl game, just like Hawaii did. There are too many solid teams this year for a non-BCS school to pull a Boise St. IF one of those schools gets to a BCS game, they will get throttled. And it won't be Utah.
ESPN also made Valdosta, GA "Titletown" and held "Who's Now" and has Steve Phillips talk as though he's a credible GM and baseball analyst.
Utah might upset an early season Michigan, but would probably need to go undefeated to get a BCS bid. That's not very likely.
ESPN didn't exactly make Valdosta Titletown. It was all done by voting, and Valdosta came together and everyone probably voted. I think that's a dumb way to do it, since almost no one in the country has ever heard of Valdosta, GA, and that fact that they have a really good high school football team isn't THAT big of a deal. It was a really cool segment that was uber-anticlimactic.
Speaking of moronic ESPN pieces, Who ended up being "Now"?
True story - I thought Valdosta was in California until about five minutes ago.
As for "can Utah be in the BCS", the answer is "yes". They have 3 competitive games on their schedule - Michigan, Oregon State, and BYU. Oregon St. and BYU are at home. The bar for non-BCS schools to make it seems to be "go undefeated" - when you are pretty good, which Utah is, and only play 3 games that you have a reasonable chance of losing, I'd say you have a decent shot.