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Published: Thursday, Nov. 25 2010 10:00 p.m. MST

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American Fork, UT

Why does this guy even have a conflict? I basicly hate ute fans but if one of my sons or brothers ever were to play for the u I would immediately be a fan. I don't even understand how anyone would ever feel a conflict in a situation like that one. It's your brother. Do you think Kyle Whittinghams brothers are conflicted? Hardly and they all actually played at BYU.

Maverick/Goose Blue
Orem, UT

I understand completey. If I had a brother play for the u I would want him to succeed but NO way would cheer for those people on the hill.

Go Cougars!

South Jordan, UT

I have wanted BSU to be in the same conference as BYU, Utah and now TCU. That would have been great.
But things change and I wish Utah success in the PAC 12. BYU fans across the country will now have the opportunity to see the Cougars more often on ESPN. I suppose TCU will soon be gone also and I'll be left with BSU dominating the Mountain West Conference. So, I root for all of the Utah teams unless they play BSU and so far I've never been disappointed with the results of those games.

Herriman, UT

Interesting how many of the U coaches learned at BYU. Austin, figure it out and change schools while you're young!

Springville, UT

I attended both schools. As a Ute I cheered for the Utes, but could not understand why *many* Ute fans seemed more interested in celebrating a Cougar loss than they did a Ute victory. Until I was a BYU student I wouldn't cheer for BYU - but I would not cheer against them (unless, of course, they were playing Utah) - like many of the rabid U fans.

Now, I cheer for both. Nothing is more aggravating to my Ute fan associates than a BYU fan who also roots for the U.

I just wanna see a well-played game with GOOD sportsmanship (including fans) - a game that goes down to the last possession.

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Draper, UT

Austin: No brainer!! Blood is thicker than water!! Wear BLUE and cheer for big brother in the MUSS!! See who you're friends really are!! GO COUGARS!!

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