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BYU releases statement on scheduling games

BYU became the center of attention last night when it was reported the No. 8 Cougars turned down an opportunity to schedule Washington for this coming Saturday, Nov. 28. This, despite BYU quarterback Zach Wilson wearing an "Any Team, Any Time, Anywhere" headband during the Cougars' 66-14 demolition of North Alabama last Saturday. The nerve!

Amid the uproar, BYU AD Tom Holmoe released this statement Monday morning.

In short, BYU likes its position as college football's only 9-0 team and its No. 8 AP poll ranking, and so the Cougars aren't going to hastily schedule a game against just anybody. And "just anybody" may even include the 2-0 Washington Huskies.

BYU is going to do what's best for BYU, which is S.O.P. for everyone in college football.

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Holmoe's statement says BYU is looking at playing multiple teams, so perhaps we'll get No. 8 BYU and No. 7 Cincinnati on Dec. 5. But only if it makes sense for both teams.

The first set of College Football Playoff rankings drop tomorrow night, at which point BYU -- and, indeed, everyone else in college football -- will know where they stand as the season enters its home stretch.

In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.