Utah Utes, Utah State Aggies football: Last clash in Logan?
Both Utes, Aggies have future scheduling conflicts because of their new leagues
Most people assume Utah is the one that is keeping the series from continuing because of its membership in the Pac-12. However, Barnes says his school will also have a hard time fitting in all the non-league games it wants once it joins the Mountain West Conference next year.
Right now the MWC plans on an eight-game schedule, but Barnes said that could change and a nine-game slate would make it hard to fit in the in-state games.
"It's eight right now, but who knows?" he said.
Because the Aggies want a breather or two on their schedule, like all teams, as well as some intersectional games they've always played in the past, it would be difficult to schedule both Utah and BYU or even one of them on a regular basis.
As pessimistic as Barnes is about playing the Utes beyond 2015, he said, "It's a stretch to say we will never play Utah again."
But after next year, the Utes and Aggies will not be playing on an annual basis like they have for most of the past century. And perhaps never playing in Logan again.
Battle of the Brothers
Utah (1-0) at Utah State (1-0)
Friday, 6 p.m. MT
Romney Stadium, Logan
Radio: 700 AM, 97.5 FM
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