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Lunchtime Links

Lots of reaction today to the news that BYU is going it alone in football.

It wasn't pretty, but BYU got what it wanted, writes Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune.

There are reports that BYU could schedule Notre Dame, Clemson and Texas Tech. Its series against Utah could be saved, too.

Hawaii also is in the plans.

Independence is fraught with danger, but BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall applauded the decision. "I love the idea of being more visible," he said.

This gives BYU much better TV exposure, writes Dick Harmon of The Deseret News.

Could BYU's move have saved Fresno State and Nevada $5 million?

In other news:

Utah State LB Matt Ah You is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Rice coach Dave Bailiff has forged a friendship with Texas coach Mack Brown, thanks to a simple letter.

Houston WR Patrick Edwards is suing Marshall and Conference USA, alleging negligence for allowing a metal cart just beyond the end zone. Edwards crashed into that cart at full speed and broke his right leg.

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is playing a little defense.

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart is ready for his first game.

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