As BYU ponders, critics show their true feelings

If BYU is so concerned about its public image and mission to deliver positive messages, why has the past week brought so much criticism to the school?

If increased exposure is at the top of the list of BYU's priorities in considering going independent in football, is it worth the name-calling the school has received, especially from some around the league?

BYU must believe, yes, it is worth it.

In Fort Worth, columnist Jennifer Floyd Engel (in Texas, you use three names) asks, just who does BYU think it is? "Has Touchdown Joseph really been planned for LaVell Edwards Stadium?"

Ouch.

Engel declares BYU has "not gone to a single BCS bowl or really done anything except be a sometimes foil to the real juice of the conference, Utah and TCU."

Engle writes the Cougars have "delusions of pigskin grandeur."

In Laramie, longtime friend and colleague Bob Hammond at the Daily Boomerang found it easy to declare BYU has a double standard and lacks integrity by writing, "There is no respect and no honesty" in the way BYU dealt with the WAC behind the MWC's collective back.

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