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Published: Thursday, April 21 2011 11:27 p.m. MDT

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

This just proofs how much better we are than Utah. When ESPN shows all are games at $3,000,000 each they will regret going to the PAC.

Lowell Chad
Tempe, AZ

They're going to get a preview, in person, of this year's Heisman winner, Jake Heaps.

I can't wait for Bronco's interview. He's such a good guy and knows his football like no other guy in the state.

Does anyone know where on campus the truck will actually stop? I might try to make an appearance......

ArmyUte
Holladay, Utah

I'm guessing All of the BYU fans posting here have forgotten that ESPN already stopped at the U to do a series on spring football?

Some people are clueless.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

ESPN already came to Salt Lake last month.
Did a long segment on the Utes, and their transition to a BCS conference.

oh ye confederacy of dunces
Flushing, NY

The fact of the matter is that BYU is doing something very interesting next year (independence) while the U is simply joining a new conference (a step up no doubt, but nothing all that interesting outside of the Yew fanbase.)
What BYU has managed to put in place is unprecedented in terms of the exclusive deal w/ ESPN, the broadcasting capabilities of BYU, the multiple neutral site deals that are being brokered...it is a true blow to the BCS, as it demonstrates that a football program can stand alone.
If the Y can put together some solid seasons (which are certainly in store)the results are going to be nothing short of phenomenal--as we will see more and more attention thrown our way from the kings of sports journalism. It's good to have ESPN on our side.

Lowell Chad
Tempe, AZ

I'm getting really excited about this season with all the recent articles on D-News by Dick Harmon and company, especially the recent Heaps article. I went to our website to look at the football schedule closer to see if it's true that most of the games are scheduled on Thursdays and it's not.

If all BYU games are on ESPN, why does our website list only 3 of them on ESPN?

FYI
Taylorsville, UT

Hasn't spring football ended?

Black Shirts
South Jordan, UT

2011 The year Utah football becomes Utah basketball. Life couldn't be better!

MT Montana State = Win 1-0 (Good Job Wynn 4 int and he hates BYU fans also)

at USC = LOSE 1-1 (Crack!)

at BYU = LOSE 1-2 (BYU by 20, Ute fans begin to jump ship)

Washington = WIN 2-2 (Maybe)

Arizona State = LOSE 2-3 (Only 5000 tickets sold)

at Pittsburgh = LOSE 2-4 (Talk radio is quiet, Ute fans are burning everything red)

at California = LOSE 2-5 (Utah football has become Utah basketball, terrible)

Oregon State = WIN 3-5 (Every dog gets a bone)

at Arizona = LOSE 3-6 (Back to normal)

UCLA = LOSE 3-7 (Recruits are not opening Ute mail)

at Washington State = WIN 4-7 (Wash St = Idaho St)

Colorado = WIN 5-7 (Just being nice here)

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

I'm really in awe at the stupidity of some of the posters on here. As has been mentioned, ESPN already had a special on Utah. This will be good exposure for BYU. Both schools are making an interesting transition. I really thought some of this would die down with both schools transitioning into better situations and it being the offseason.

Black Shirts
South Jordan, UT

The year Utah football become Utah basketball.
at USC = LOSE 1-1
at BYU = LOSE 1-2
Washington = WIN 2-2
Arizona State = LOSE 2-3
at Pittsburgh = LOSE 2-4
at California = LOSE 2-5
Oregon State = WIN 3-5
at Arizona = LOSE 3-6
UCLA = LOSE 3-7
at Washington State = WIN 4-7
Colorado = WIN 5-7

5-7
5000 fan, again
No recruits
Life is good!
Utah = Wash St

DevilishUte
Tempe, AZ

@Black Shirts

How many PAC-10 games did you watch last year? Just an honest, sincere question.

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

@ Serenity Now

"Other stops on the tour include TCU, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Boise State, UCLA, USC, Stanford and Oregon [and the team in Provo].

Looks like a "Who's Who?" of college football...."

Ha ha, not really, it looks more like "what's wrong with this picture." One team clearly doesn't belong.

In fact, all of these schools except the team in Provo and Missouri have been to BCS bowls. You don't have the tradition and the success of the big-time programs.

Speaking of the big time, the Utes can hang with that list in terms of BCS bowl wins and dominance. ESPN would've come to the RES, but wait, it already did a big feature on the original BCS busters several weeks back. Been there done that!

The future is the Utes!

Black Shirts
South Jordan, UT

Ragnar Banneskjold,

This is Football not Golf! We talk smack here. No marshmallow nice guys allowed!

"I really thought some of this would die down" Boring, Boring, and Boring!

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

What is wrong with Thursday night games anyway? As I see it, ESPN and Thursday night games made BSU into the program they are today. When you're the only game being played and people want to watch football they watch. If you are playing on a Saturday and there are several games to choose from there are statisically fewer people watching each game. Also on Thursday you are broadcast nationally and on Saturday you might only get regional coverage which again limits the number of viewers and exposure.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@i still can't say it

Dominance? In what? Dominance is built over time, kinda like what BYU did to the wac. utah has never been dominant at any time. They have had two really good seasons. That is it. They have never dominated a conference. They have no dominance over any top quality team for any period of time. They only have 5 top 25 finishes in the entire history of their program. If that is dominance in a ute fans mind then I am sure you will experience alot more of that "domiance" over the next 40 years. LOL

Black Shirts
South Jordan, UT

DevilishUte,

I watch BYU, Nebraska, SEC big games, Big 10 big games, and ACC big games. The PAC 12 is overrated.

USC is history

Oregon and Stanford are very good (I'd watch that game and probably USC vs Oregon) So 2!

Oregon St, Wash, Wash St, Ar, Ar st, Col, and Utah are no better than the OLD MWC.

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

@Black Shirts

"Arizona State = LOSE 2-3 (Only 5000 tickets sold)"

Ha ha, nice try, RES is already basically sold out to season ticket holders. In fact, the demand is so great anymore, you have to be a Crimson Club member to even request tickets.

More like this for the team in Provo:

Idaho = doesn't matter win or lose (Only 5,000 tickets sold)

Flame of the West
The OC, CA

There is a new ESPN bus stop at JDogs...they used concrete pavement since ESPN will be a regular there.

USUfootballWasIndependent2001&am
Logan, UT

Ok, ESPN time to come to Logan.
Remember, we beat BYU last year?

DevilishUte
Tempe, AZ

@ Black Shirt

I guess you can't answer a simple question. I'll repeat it. How many PAC-10 games did you watch last year? This should be one of the easiest questions you answer all day.

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