If BYU gets only 7 espn games per year they will make about $7 mill off ESPN alone (they may get even more for away games), plus they should make another $2 mill off BYU TV through advertising (still looking for that link). This is in year number two and they told everyone that it would take a few years to get the scheduling off the ground. BYU will play ND, Utah, Wash State, Boise State and GT this year alone. Yes, November scheduling sucks at this moment, but I could care less about November if they can pack in 7-8 high quality games in August, Sept and October. And, I predict that November scheduling will improve.
Also, BYU was on TV 10 times last year so they performed better than expected revenue wise in year number one. Living in TN it was awesome to travel to Old Miss & UT for games. It was even better to watch them so many times nationally, for the first time ever! Ten times nationally? Are you kidding?
Good grief, this is better than the WAC and MWC. Who knows, perhaps a sweet Big 12 invite comes or a moderate Big East offer, but don't expect BYU to give up $9 mil a year. Give them props for a huge improvement.