Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just what did Tom Holmoe mean?

Tom Holmoe, BYU Athletic Director, caused quite a stir when he broke BYU's vow of silence and spoke with Deseret News columnist Brad Rock.

I read the story when it was published in the paper on Saturday, June 26. When I checked Cougarboard on Monday it was as if I was inspecting the rubble after an atomic bomb blast.

BYU nation exploded with excitement, and now the Monday clean up crews were busy at work trying to pick up the pieces.

The biggest mystery, though, was this quote by Holmoe:

"It's a good check for us right now," Holmoe continued. "There's a lot of work for us to do. ... In this time frame, we have our allegiances. BYU has certain allegiances, and BYU has lived up to them, and now we have opportunities that didn't exist in the past."

(Emphasis added)

What did Holmoe mean? What are these mysterious allegiances? What opportunities exist now that didn't exist before?

It's all very curious...

I'd love to hear your interpretations. We already know what my dad thinks.


Spencer said...

The only thing that I thought was remotely possible after reading that comment was a possibility of going independent and leveraging our relationship with the MWC to keep all sports except Football in the conference. I don't know if I like that idea or not, but that's what I thought of.

JA said...

The Cougars should go independent. Forget basketball, the automatic bid is going to UNLV every year anyway. Check out this new BYU blog, it is a work in progress