FairlyMormon recently uploaded a video presentation about BYU's M2C fantasy map. I did a quick video review of the presentation that you can see here:
[Note: people complained about the audio levels in the FairlyMormon video. I didn't narrate my review because I didn't want to mess with the audio levels.]
The presentation was given by BYU Professor and M2C advocate Tyler Griffin. He teaches the introductory Book of Mormon class to thousands of BYU students.
Brother Griffin is an outstanding teacher and a great guy. I really like what he teaches about the doctrine and lessons of the Book of Mormon.
But as you see in this video, he talks all about geography without once mentioning what the prophets have taught.
Instead, he relies on "decades of research" by intellectual "giants." He specifically names John Sorenson, Jack Welch, and Kirk Magleby, all of whom have advocated M2C for decades.
Naturally, Brother Griffin is a consultant for Book of Mormon Central, so we are not surprised that he developed the BYU fantasy map based on the M2C interpretation of the text.