Found October 18, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
The Brigham Young Cougars primary reason for leaving the Mountain West Conference in 2011 and becoming a college football independent was greater exposure for the school and its sponsoring religion—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Logically, the better BYU is the more exposure the Church will receive. Having the best players possible is one key ingredient to the BYU football team being better. Manti Te’o, a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ, did the opposite yesterday on the nationally syndicated Jim Rome show. Te’o is an All-American linebacker for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. No doubt, the BYU defense would be better if Te’o was a part of it. Despite heavy recruiting efforts by BYU and even some of his cousins being on the BYU roster, Te’o ultimately signed with Notre Dame. Some might say that Te’o disappointed his Church and its members by not enrolling at BYU. That mentality could not be further from the truth. By attending Notre Dame, Te’o create...

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