BYU football notebook: Cougars finalizing 2011 schedule

When BYU announced it was going independent in football in 2011, athletic director Tom Holmoe outlined the program's goals in scheduling.

"Our vision is to play football games across the country against many of the storied football programs in their legendary stadiums and for those same highly regarded programs to return to Provo to play in LaVell Edwards Stadium," he said.

Holmoe added that in the short-term, there will be "a transition period of a couple of years before we achieve the full vision of what football independence can become. To that point we are grateful to a group of schools in the WAC who have agreed to play us in 2011 and 2012 to help us get started in this endeavor."

Days later, BYU announced a home-and-home deal with Central Florida, beginning next season.

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