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Published: Thursday, June 2 2011 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Eagle Mountain, UT

You gotta be a glass half empty (National TV is great unless you get slaughtered) or half full) If they paly like they did against A&M in 09 or Oklahoma last year it could be a good recruiting tool. Either way I get to watch the Aggies in a season opener. That does not happen often.

Boise, ID

Go Aggies. Good luck and make us proud.

South Jordan, UT

Wow even the Aggies get more television exposure that the Utes.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ TJ: Maybe they'll play like they did against BYU in 2010.

West Jordan, UT

Wow, Utah State gets ESPN time? Does that put BYU on the same level as Utah State (despite the fact USU beat BYU last year)?

Or, is it Auburn that is getting the ESPN attention? If that's the case, I can understand why ESPN also wants to air Ole Miss, Utah, UCF, and TCU this year....all by using BYU and their contract to get these teams on national TV, the same way they are using Utah State's WAC ESPN connection to get an SEC team on their network.

Now BYU's TV situation is becoming clear. ESPN is using BYU to go out and get football agreements with teams ESPN wants to put on their network. BYU is just a pawn.


-Auburn lost virtually all their starters last year
-USU should have Turbin, Austin, and Morrison back and healthy
-Beefed up D-Line: Evan Huahulu will play this year at 350lbs, JC transfers Laslike/Lapuaho are 305/290 respectively and good players
-Who ever our QB is will be able to throw better than Diondre Borel
-Bojay Filimoeatu will be a stud at LB
-It's the first game of the year so the Tigers may need a wake up call

Could be a lot more competitive game than people think

Draper, UT

Good luck Aggies. And good luck to whoever plays the team down south that weekend.

west jordan, ut

"BYU is just a pawn"

Thus saith the little girl whose team has just sold their souls to join a corrupt organization that six months ago they professed deep seated enmity for; and did so for the right to eat merely the table scraps from Troy and Oregon.

Havent you guys figured out that the only reason you are there is they needed two teams for a title game but they wanted patsies that they knew they could roll year in and year out?

Pawns we may be, but U are the ones that got played.

Gilbert, AZ

This is awesome! The Aggies now have twice as many national TV dates as the Utes do...and they are a WAC team!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wow, this news has got to infuriate all them PAC10.2 Ute fans, that even the Aggies have 2 appearances on ESPN...dang Ute fans, what are you going to do? Both of your in-state rivals are on National TV playing SEC opponents on the ESPN, and all you got is Versus against your new hand the feeds your "dependant" selves, has got to make you all feel insignificant...it must stink to be a UTE fan right now...the Non-AQ big and little brothers are getting more publicity...wow, we wished we could join the PAC10.2 and be insignificant like U...so sorry boys...

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

byu gets espn. usu gets espn. u of u gets VERSUS!

Farmington, UT

Too funny, Utes! What flavor are those sour grapes?

South Jordan, UT

Really who cares about what channel? All Utah's ganes will be on television, and anyone in the world will have access to all Utah's games. Utah has full access to bcs games and nc games. Utah State has better access to a bcs game than BYU. Now that I mention iit, all of BYU's home schedule has more access to a bcs game than BYU. When BYU loses any game, they are out of contention for a great bowl game. Utah could lose a few games and still go to the Rose Bowl. Truth.

West Jordan, UT

The WAC ESPN contract uses the WAC teams as pawn too so they can get the likes of USU to play teams that demand national audiences (SEC teams) but for which ESPN has no rights to. ESPN has been doing it for years....its their only way to get these teams on their channels.

Now you see ESPN use BYU as a pawn in the same way. They put on this dog and pony show saying they are proud to partner with BYU, but in reality they are just happy to have an independent which they can use to set up games with the teams ESPN doesn't have contracts with but that they want to show. Pawns BYU, that's all you are.

Saint George, UT

Why is it you come on an Aggie article and talk about BYU, get over it and pretend you are in the bcs. USU has 2 games, u verses, you are having a difficult time convincing yourself that you are the best in the state. 3rd now and counting. Look at the recruiting Anderson is doing, Aggies are on the rise and you and all utes know it.

Basketball and now football. Do we play the utes this year? No. Next year? No. How about replacing Montana state with the Aggies?

Go Aggies

South Jordan, UT

National TV!!! Already more exposure than the Utes! I will be there and watching the Aggies catch Auburn off guard and beating them with either redshirt freshman QB Alex Hart, or a JC transfer Adam Kennedy. What an amazing game to start your career off with a bang. I am willing to bet this game will be a lot closer than people are predicting. With Turbin back, Wagner and Gallager in the middle on D, the stars are starting to align!

Go Aggies!


hahahaha ute4ever, nice try justifying the lack of coverage for the Utes. Regardless of how you want to spin it, Utah State offers ESPN more than Utah does, period.
You keep telling yourself it doesn't matter that your Utes got stuck on Versus while USU and BYU get games on an actual network that draws viewers like ESPN and ESPN2, hahahaha. Go Aggies!

Ute Fan In Utah
West Jordan, UT

Is ESPN really wanting to show off their middle of the WAC team... or is it just so they can get some awesome ratings by showing the defending National Champs home opener?

Highland, UT

Uh ute4ever the home team is the one whose tv contract decides if a game will be shown. The usu/auburn game is at auburn therefor it is auburn's tv contract that gives espn the right to televise the game not usu's.

It is always amusing to see ute "fans" expose their ignorance on these boards.


DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

TV Rating for USU vs Auburn - rated U (ugly) depending which team gets beat! Remember that Michigan lost to Appalachian State at Ann Auburn stadium - who knows.

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