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Published: Wednesday, July 27 2011 3:28 p.m. MDT

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truecoug1
Provo, UT

Bill Riley: "I'm looking forward to bringing you all the action this fall on game day and sharing some thoughts in this space weekly."

I bet he is, since the ONLY action for the Utes this year will be on the radio ...Bill's gonna have a record number of people tuning in this year (except for that one game on Sept. 17th against the good ol' boys in blue...you're welcome, Ute fans :)

Go Cougars!

T-Mac
Meridian, ID

@true coug

preoccupied with the Utes much?

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@T-Mac

Absolutely, I eat, sleep, and drink Utah and have a big pitcher of red kool-aid in my fridge. My cat's name is Swoop and I called the dog Whit :)

Gotta love them Utes...they're fun to tease and get riled up so easily.

And it sounds like Ute fan are going to get really 'riled' up this year with our good friend Bill Riley!

(I know, I know, that's got to be rated in the top 5 worst puns ever, but I just couldn't resist :)

Go Cougars!

sammyg
Springville, UT

"In fact, the Pac 12 is embarrassingly rich with quarterback talent this year."

Where was Wynn?

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

"... the dream becomes reality."

Well, maybe not so much "the ... reality," but at least the dream has become an opportunity.

JDL
Magna, UT

Interesting thought occurred to me as I read the opening paragraphs of this story. Whittingham and Sarkisian stood out bold and Blue.

BYU has been invited to the Pac 12 after all. What better education and training can there be but BYU Football?

Dutchman
Murray, UT

BYU fans just love the Utes. They comment on every article.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

byu's ESPN contract: the late-night infomercial of ESPN.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

BYU fans on Utah articles: Like flies on steak at a BBQ.

FRSKN
Nowhere, US

Brave Sir Robbin,

I don't know what steak joints you eat at, but I eat where I don't have to worry about flies in my food. Gimme a ring and I'll take you sometime, but you can't wear flip-flops.

WestCoast1
Escondido, CA

It's exciting times for the Utes. Good luck in the Pac-12!

P.S. What is it with some BYU fans? You guys really can't leave the Utes alone, can you? Your comments on the Ute articles come across as jealousy. Come on, guys, show more class!

LogicInduced
Ogden, UT

Larry Scott of the Pac 12 announced today the creation of a Pac 12 Network which will begin next season and guarantees national television coverage of every conference football and basketball game; along with a lot of other sports.

LogicInduced
Ogden, UT

Every FB and BB game will either be televised nationally by Fox, ESPN, or the Pac 12 Network. I am very happy as a Utes fan, but this does not make "my" Utes better than the Cougs. Both programs are in much better situations than either would have ever dreamed of a couple of years ago. They both have great oppurtunities to become nationally relevant. I wish the disparaging remarks would cease.

9er4life
Provo, UT

What a big different a conference makes. The MWC wouldn't not be able to pull this off (hence their troubles with Dish/Directv). It is really amazing what the Larry Scott has done with the short time he's been the commissioner of the PAC 12. My Utes are very fortunate to be in this position. No one knew the potential dollars it would be worth to be a member but come on. This is just crazy. A potential $30 mil a years versus $1 mil with the MWC. Larry Scott should run for president. I would definitely vote for the guy. At least he could get things accomplished!

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

@ truecoug1

"I bet he is, since the ONLY action for the Utes this year will be on the radio ...Bill's gonna have a record number of people tuning in this year (except for that one game on Sept. 17th against the good ol' boys in blue...you're welcome, Ute fans :)"

That one game on Sept. 17th is the Cougars only marquee home game this year, courtesy of Utah. Your welcome Cougar fans!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

This is a great opportunity for both the University and the State. It isn't going to be easy having a winning season in this conference much less winning the championship, but when you do, it really means something. What an incredible challenge! We will take our lumps, but I don't think anyone wants to go back. Coach Whit is the man to lead the team into this new era. I only wish his Dad had lived to see this day.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@Dutchman, Ernest T. Bass, Brave Sir Robin

Interesting comments, since I've seen each and every one of you comment numerous times on BYU articles...oh the hypocrisy! :)

@Pac 12 loves U "That one game on Sept. 17th is the Cougars only marquee home game this year, courtesy of Utah. Your welcome Cougar fans!"

Actually, I really feel that the UCF game is our biggest marquee home game this year since they actually finished last season ranked in the top 25 in both major polls and are predicted to win their conference this year...but Utah should be a decent game.

Go Cougars!

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

True Coug,

Actually, Utah St may be your best home game so that you MAY try to get revenge on the massive beat down they gave you last year. I wouldn't bet on it though. Your QB has only had a passer rating over 125 once. Your receivers are notorious for dropping balls, and you have brand new coor in a lot of key areas. You should be rolling though by the time you get to play them, since that will be the best game left on your schedule, and you only have Idaho St, and the creampuffs to look forward to. Have a great time in Oct and Nov with that amazing home schedule.

hohum
Saint George, UT

Creampuffs = Ucla, Colo, Wash, Az, and yet u will have cream on your face. BCS gone in three, the Pac10 network, Byu, Texas and others will make it happen. Mark it down. There will be a playoff system in play in four. BCS will mean nothing, association will mean nothing, no money nothing. All of the benefits gone, nada so long/\.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@PapaSmurfUTE "Actually, Utah St may be your best home game so that you MAY try to get revenge on the massive beat down they gave you last year."

That's true, Utah's definitely not going to be as competitive as USU, so the USU game will probably end up being our best home game. That 'massive' beat down last year was pretty brutal...imagine that happening 19 straight times! Poor USU...

"Your QB has only had a passer rating over 125 once."

Not sure how that's possible since he averaged a QB rating of 166+ over his last 4 games...but you keep thinking that, man, if it gives you comfort :)

Good to be a Cougar!

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