BYU vs. Utah and other top rivalries disrupted by conference realignment

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18 2013 2:48 p.m. MDT

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Everyone wants to be Notre Dame's rival, but Michigan's rivalry with the Irish has been particularly entertaining. The last five games came down to 11 points or less, and four of the last five were decided by a touchdown or less.

Why would anyone want this to stop?

Even though neither team is making any conference changes in football, Notre Dame joined the ACC for basketball and has also signed a scheduling agreement with the ACC. Apparently, Notre Dame couldn't find any room for Michigan in the future.

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke accused Notre Dame of "chickening out," according to ESPN. Then, when the Wolverines beat the Irish 41-30 in the final game of this rivalry, Michigan fans danced the "Chicken Dance" to bid their former rival farewell.
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Layton, UT

Might as well play them and beat them every year. The insults from the jealous haters will never stop anyway. Go Utes!

Farmington, UT

Utah's invitation wasn't "coveted" it was desperation to get the PAC 11 to the PAC 12. Colorado accepted and Utah surely has to be thought of as having a better program than Colorado......or maybe not? If it truly were a coveted invitation to join Larry's group, you'd have witnessed at least one BIG 12 team accept the invite and Utah would still be in the MWC.

Sorry to bore you with the facts.

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