3gen Ute is right — The rivalry would be a lot more fun if BYU had a
better season. It's no secret most Utah and BYU fans have some respect for one
other. But; the obnoxious fans are just so loud it is hard not to add fuel to
the argument. The truth is that the typical fan has more fun secretly routing
for both teams except when it works against them. My BYU season ticket holder
neighbors drove with my family to the Fiesta Bowl in 2005 and they returned the
favor inviting me to Dallas for the BYU/OK game. But, even with all the secret
love, I still hate Max Hall and the Cardinals...and I hate the Mountain channel.
I'm so glad both teams left the MWC.
Serious question here - what would your reaction be if byu were in Utah's
position?For all the bitter trash talk that goes on, almost every
fan of either BYU or Utah secretly hopes the other team will win big games when
it isn't the annual game or a fight for the conference crown.This
year is more acrimonious than usual from both sides, I believe, because Utah
ended the conference rivalry (and took a step up not offered to BYU) by joining
the PAC10.I am happy to see Utah get to play in a BCS conference,
but I can't help wishing the MWC would have expanded to 12 teams, (including
Boise & Nev), and demanded an automatic BCS berth.That would have
formed a regional conference centered in the mountain west, with 5-7 top flight
football programs each year. Regional pride means something!Too
late. Utah must stay consistently strong (or be a .500 team), and BYU will
either magically step it up or fade quickly to a hit and miss "Mormon" football
program known primarily for having it's own TV network. The "independent" model
hasn't worked well for years, ask ND!
I will be there bright and early for GameDay! I fully expect my voice to be out
for the next week after this game, and if it isn't than I didn't cheer enough!
Go UTES, the MUSS will be there with ya!!!! Let's get some revenge for BYU and
take down #3 TCU!
@ DaveGood man.I'll be there, I'm hoping to get a hug
from Lee Corso haha.
Hey VegasYewty,Serious question here - what would your reaction be
if byu were in Utah's position? Just curiosity on my part. Something similar
to what Dave said? I do think the yewties will take care of TCU.
Both good, but I think the yewties have the better team this year and with the
game in SLC they'll pull this one out.
I will definitely be there for College Gameday... You will see me taking out the
person waving the Washington State Flag... JK, Has anybody else noticed that
Washington State always has a flag waving in the background at all College
Gamedays!!Go Utes, Cannot wait to be standing with my MUSS cheering
on the Utes!!
This is not an ESPN game. It's on CBSC. This is respect from ESPN at it's
Dave from Taylorsville | 2:19 p.m. Oct. 31, 2010 tcom2011 | 1:57 a.m. Nov.
1, 2010 Thanks, great advice. Let's get to work Utah fans!!!!!!!
AS a Fort Worth guy and a BYU fan I have to join with Dave. GO UTES!!! I have
always cheered the U second, but this will be a fantastic game. Only
tip, after attending many games in Fort Worth, realize those players never play
in front of a loud crowd, theirs is very small. When BYU or Utah comes in town
the opposing fans are nearly 1/3 to 1/2. So get loud, get crazy and knock em
dead!Go Cougs! Go Utes! Bust into that NC!!
You're dreaming if you think the Utes will win by 30 when they could only win
Air Force by 5. They definitely have a good chance of winning, and if they do,
it'll be by no more than 2 or 3 points.
Utes by 30.Go UTES!
Wild and Crazy.Just saw the BCS standings. Give me a break! I will
take a TCU, BSU, or Utah against any of the other top-10 teams. Yet those teams
don't control their own destiny. Bring on the playoff!Game Day is
going to be huge! I drove down to TCU for last year's game and left with my
tail between the legs. TCU is tough, but we got them at RES this year and I
think it's going to be close. I'm not predicting a win, but I'm sure hoping for
it. Win or lose--Great times ahead!Go Utes!
Wow! Great news for the Utes! Don't be surprised if all the ESPN announcers
pick TCU. I will be cheering the Utes on this Saturday. Go Utes!
why has the meaning of "championship" been so lost in college football...In this article it reads in the very last line "during Utah's 2004
Fiesta Bowl championship season" The Fiesta Bowl is NOT the
championship, hey, even the national championship is not really a "championship"
because that would imply the two best teams are playing for the number one spot,
but we can never know if they are the two best teams because of our BCS system.
So quit using the word championship until we have a 16 team playoff with no
automatic qualifiers, and hey we will even call the team that wins it the
national champion and give them a trophy that means something
This game is huge.#5 Utah vs. #3 TCU. This is the biggest game
played in the history of the state of Utah. It is the first time that 2 top 10
teams have played head to head.Its a BLACKOUT game. Remember to wear
your black.Utah can win this game. Whitt needs to keep these guys
focused this week. GO UTES!!!!
Things are contining to fall Utahs way. Another close win over TCU could set
them up for another great season like 2 yrs ago. Good luck vs TCU
There will be 5000 fans at the set of game day. It was a riot back in 2004.
Let's be loud and proud. Cheer on our team to a great victory. Great lead in for
the Pac 12. Win or lose, this has been and is still a great season.
Great to see ESPN's game day crew in SLC. Great exposure for the Utes and TCU.
I think I will watch this one. What happened to the MTN network and the lock
they have on MTN West games?I wish the Utes well in this game.
Would love to see the winner in a BCS title game.
As a Texas fan living in Utah, I say way to go, Utes! It's been a pleasure
watching your team this year. I can't say the same about the Longhorns this
Thanks Dave - you are indeed a class act! We truly appreciate it!I
will be there for Game Day and for the game. Flying in Friday afternoon!Can't wait! Win or lose, it should be a classic!Go Utes!!
Beat the toads!!
coooooooooooooooooool. That is great anyone going to go hang out at the gameday
set? I'm thinkin about it
7:00 AM... Dang! I'll be there for kickoff.
I wish I could be there. I am considering flying out just for Gameday!
Can't wait to see which mascot head Corso will put on!
The SEC and is cringing with this exposure!! It's pinnacle! Utah vs. TCU
Great news for Utah...hopefully your Utes fare better than we did in Provo last
year when TCU came in and walloped the Cougs. I'm not sure Utah will win it, but
they look good enough to stay in it, especially if you guys in the stadium keep
it crazy loud for all 4 quarters.
Dave!! That's a class act leaving that comment it is good to see it, gone lately
is the bashing that once was on both sides Ute/Cougar...let's see how far they
TCU will probably be the favorite in this game, despite being on Utahs turf. Utes will make lots of believers. Too bad the game is still
on CBS-C, or even more people would see the game.
If I'm the first to comment here. . . great!I just wan to say, from
one loyal BYU Cougar . . .GO UTES!!!The day will come
again when we are "on the hunt" again. But this is your day, your season. Take
it all the way to the top! Don' t let them horny toads get the best of ya. . .
Squash em Utes. Squash em!!!