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Published: Thursday, Nov. 25 2010 12:24 a.m. MST

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Skippy
West Jordan, UT

Isn't it about time we replace Boylen?

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

So much for the Utes being too good to play the Aggies anymore.

lindsayii
Anchorage, Ak

Blowout!

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

Some people rag on USU for having a weak schedule, and there's truth in it. But a big part of the problem is things like what's coming down the pipe with the U. Why would a Pac-10 team want to keep playing a mid-major team that they usually lose to?

So it's a Catch-22 for USU.

But I do NOT want to hear from any Ute fans, ever again, about USU's schedule. If the U refuses to continue playing, they lose the right to criticize.

That said, I hope Ute fans persuade U bigwigs to keep playing USU, for the rivalry and tradition's sake. The fans are the only ones who can swing this, because directors have no other incentive. Speak up! And then hope your team can win some more of the games!

Uteology
Fort Worth, Texas

39 free throws to 13 for Utah. Were the Utes playing at the Stables Center against the Lakers?

Regardless, Utah got pounded on the boards. Not good. The official Boylen count down has began.

BigBill
Provo, Utah

I think Boylen has given himself a very easy schedule to insure he will have a winning record. Granted, I think BYU, SDSU, and New Mexico will spank us without a doubt but with these easy early season games, Boylen could pull it off and justify another year. USU crushed us. If Boylen can keep winning "Oral Roberts" and Air Force types of games, he could pull it off.

The question is will people be able to recognize that we lose to every single quality team?

wwookie
Payson, UT

Give boylen a chance. This is more like his first year as he has been cleansing the program. There is improvement over last year, so things are headed in the right direction. Just need to recruit better, which will be easier now that we´re in the pac.

usu is a good team and we hung close for most of the game on the road. a beat down on OR will help the mindset of the young athletes.

Go Utes!

Y4LYFE
Lubbock, TX

I saw the FT advantage, stil US must have played one of their worst games at home since they didn't win by 20+.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Don't make more of this than what it really is. USU is a good home team and a mediocre road team - always have been, always will be. Thanks to this phenomenon and some well-thought-out scheduling, USU manages to win 25 games a year. Unfortunately, they are also constantly the first 25-win team to get beat in the tournament every year. The sad truth is, Disco Stew has less postseason wins than Ray Giacoletti.

So Utah fans shouldn't feel too bad about losing to USU in Logan. It was expected. Likewise, USU fans shouldn't feel too great about winning a game at home. Just wish each other good luck the rest of the year and move on.

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

Boylen has to be thinking, "Do I really want to go to the PAC?"

Hill has to be thinking, "Will I ever get to make any decisions anymore or will the PAC always tell me what to do?"

Utah fans have to be thinking, "Will we win any conference championships anymore? Maybe more money wasn't such a great idea."

DixieRebelsForever!
SLC, Utah

Dear Utah Athletics Program:

New Rule: You are not allowed to act like your better than everybody else, until you actually are better than everybody else.

Utah doesn't want to play USU because they know its a guranteed loss at least half the time.

DixieRebelsForever!
SLC, Utah

Re: Brave Sir Robin

Wouldn't you rather have a good home team and a mediocre road team like USU, than a bad team all around like Utah?

DocSarvis
Logan, UT

Utah was outplayed and out coached. Their players just don't match up to USU players. Big, slow, unskilled post players. JC transfer guard and wing who are no way PAC12, or even MWC level. A coach who can't coach or recruit. An AD afraid to play USU again in Logan, and thinks that big timing is going to pay off. News for you Hill. You have to be good for that to work. Growing up, it was lucky for the Ags if they beat Utah in Logan. Now it's lucky for the Utes if they beat the Ags in SLC. We put it to you good.

CG
Orem, UT

"USU is a good home team and a mediocre road team - always have been, always will be."

And Utah is a mediocre home team and a lousy road team - have been since sweaterman left, and from the looks of things on the hill, always will be.

Bringing in a boatload of JC transfers is Boylen's last desperate move to salvage his job. If the Utes don't at least a winning season, Boylen will be history and the Utes will be starting from scratch in the PAC 12.

Welcome to the PAC 12 cellar!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

The 6th man (fans) won the game for Aggies. All those waving arms and loud noise drove Jim Boylen CRAZY. Come on U AD, keep on playing with USU 1 on 1 basis.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

So the Utes are too good to continue playing teams from Utah, eh?

It's going to be loooong season for the Utes trying to talk smack with such a pathetic basketball team.

Two 7-footers, and the Utes got outrebounded 44-30 by a team whose tallest players on the court for most of the game were only 6'7".

Green(6'1") 6 rebounds
Washburn(7'0")/Foster(7'3") 3 rebounds COMBINED

Pathetic!

Tale-of-the-Tape

Green shoots lightsout 6 of 7 from 3-point against BYU; the Aggies shut down Jimmer (he only scored 26), and the Aggies lose by 6.

Green shoots a dismal 2 of 7 from 3-point against Utah; and the Aggies win by 17.

Rodgers
Sandy, UT

It is hard to complain as a USU fan today, but the attendance was pathetic. Cold weather? hogwash. Loganites know how to deal with the temps. I know, I grew up in Cache Valley and attended 7:30 am classes in the middle of the winter when the canyon breeze kicks in. The canyon shuts down in the evening so windchill could be not have been a problem last night. Thanksgiving? Come on! USU has a great team, Cache Valley should always sell out the Spectrum and show the team support. If this is a top program(and all USU followers clamor that it is)then act like it! Get to the games!

Balan
West Jordan, Utah

The hypocrisy of the Utah program is astounding. Now that you are one of the "big boys" you are going to snub a rivalry that you have been playing for one hundred years??? Funny what money and a little bit of fame will do to you.

I am looking forward to the Utes falling flat on their faces in the PAC-12 - in all sports (hey, I'll give you women's gymnastics).

Aggies, Way to show the Utes how much more superior USU's basketball program is to their "storied" program!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Uteology,

Blame it on the officiating when you lose?

Can you give us some examples?

Utah lost in every statistical category.

The Ute's played sloppy D, are not used to each other, were slow to help out, and out of position.

Utah was outplayed, pretty much what everyone predicted would happen.

Like you, I wonder how long the U will drag Boylen along.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

re Yarrlydarb...Utah doesn't win championships in the MWC either...the correct move would be to go to the WAC

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