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Published: Sunday, Aug. 28 2011 12:54 a.m. MDT

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Dr Rosenrosen
Gilbert, AZ

Get ready. Here come the trolls.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

National Championship?

I say bring it on.

Just like 2008 when BYU boldly set its goal as the Quest for Perfection...

And Utah quietly achieved it.

Could BYU be setting the stage for a Utah NC?

I like the precident.

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

Howard S. | 9:31 p.m. Aug. 27, 2011
Taylorsville, UT

National Championship?

I say bring it on.

Just like 2008 when BYU boldly set its goal as the Quest for Perfection...

And Utah quietly achieved it.

Could BYU be setting the stage for a Utah NC?

I like the precident.

Utah and National Championship? when has that ever shown up in the same sentence? I guess you can always dream about utah winning one LOL.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Howie
In order for Utah to win a NC this year, they would need to beat BYU. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that isn't going to happen. Good luck in your other 11 games though and thanks for keeping up on the Cougs.

This team has a ton of potential, but they are young and inexperienced. If they can execute well, they will have a special season.

Kick off is less than a week away. I can't wait. Go Cougs!

Dr Rosenrosen
Gilbert, AZ

I love the new misplaced cockiness by overzealous U fans and their Pac 12 delusions of grandeur. It'll make their whupping on 9/17 so much sweeter. keep building that noose Howard, one comment at a time.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Everyone needs to fear BYU big time this year.
We got Jake Heaps. He is the best QB in NCAA history to lose to USU.

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

I will always be glad to have a team with these goals. Every team in the country has that as an ultimate goal.

I learned on my mission that there is a difference between "setting goals and making plans" and "making plans and setting goals". If you set your goals first and work towards them you instill the drive to be your best in everything you do. It changes the way you plan, the way you work, the things you do and the reasons you do them.

If you first see what your plans are, and then set goals based on what you think you can accomplish you are inherently limiting yourself. Your entire mindset is different because you are acting on what you are rather than what you hope to be.

Regardless of whether or not you achieve those goals, you are a better person for setting them and striving for them. But I also hope we can achieve this particular goal :)

Go Cougars!

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

I love the fact that national media are not just speculating whether or not BYU will get an invite to the Big12, but whether or not they would accept it if they did. What other non-AQ in the country has a setup wherein that is a reasonable debate? I am not sure what we should do should said Big12 invite come. I see pros and cons either way. But I think its awesome that my friends in Big12 country honestly wonder whether BYU would deign to join their mighty BCS conference.

Go Cougars!

Dr Rosenrosen
Gilbert, AZ

USU was a blind squirrel finding a nut last year. Happens every seventeen years or so. They'll get destroyed this year. It surprises me that Aggie fan is every bit as delusional as Ute fan, but with even less reason to be so.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Howard S.

"National Championship? I say bring it on. Just like 2008 when BYU boldly set its goal as the Quest for Perfection... And Utah quietly achieved it."

Sorry to burst your bubble, but finishing 4th in the Coaches poll, the official BCS final poll, isn't "perfection".

Perfection ends with a national championship; anything less is, well....

less.

It's interesting how low Utah sets it's goals... back into a PAC 12 championship game by finishing 2nd in the PAC 12 behind USC and then hope to get lucky again like the Utes did in 2008 to make it to a BCS game.

That may get you to a BCS game, just as in 2008, but it'll never get you a national championship.

Instead of mocking your big brother for setting his goal on winning another national championship, you should be taking lessons from him on how to actually win a national championship -- see 1979 to 1984.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Uncle Rico

Be afraid; be VERY afraid. Because it's going to get really ugly for Utah State in Provo this year. Bronco won't even be inclined to call off the dogs.

Dr Rosenrosen
Gilbert, AZ

Since Howard was the one to bring it up, there is only one team in the state with a National Championship. Go ahead and place as many qualifiers and 'yeah buts' as you want. It was, is and will always be an NC. Then U fan rebuttal is 'but we've been to 2 BCS games this decade. Here is a fact: History, whether recent or not so recent is still history. So if U fan bags on Y fan for 'living in 1984' U fan is still living in the past him/herself . . . just a more recent past. Truth is You're team isn't any better than 'TDS' (weakest moniker ever) and you know it. And whether you'll admit it or not, I think you know you're going to lose this year.

butters
Salt Lake city, UT

quest? uh oh. there goes that word again.

mgr63
DALLAS, TX

National championship here we come! When they see us beat many teams 56-0 and go undefeated this year......the BCS will recognize our storied football program, massive fan base and surely grant us the opportunity to win it all AGAIN. Go cougars!

mgr63
DALLAS, TX

I hope that all the players listen to Bronco about a NC. He knows how to win big time! BYU 'glory" again! AWESOME!

the hawk
Sandy, UT

re deductive reasoning, Winning a NC with one loss like Flordia did a few short years ago is not perfection. winning every game, that means having a flawless win record, is actually perfection. Just a heads up.

Dr Rosenrosen
Gilbert, AZ

What'd I tell you about the trolls. Much more obsessed with BYU football than I think I'll ever be. And that's saying a lot.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Quite inspiring article isn't it. Love Bronco's attitude about all of this. It may not happen this year or next but if it happened once it very well could happen again. That's what is great about BYU football.

And then you have another team and several of their fans proud about the fact that they can actually lose games and still come out a 'winner' in their conference. We found coat tails and we're hangin' on.

Kind of diminishes the very purpose of being a winner doesn't it?

Give me a 'rimshot' on that drum please.

mgr63
DALLAS, TX

@Dr Rose,

The Ute trolls go to other papers that have decent articles about Utah football. The best articles and posters on BYU is at the D News. I love my cougs!

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's see, Hawk, Florida lost one game the 2008 season and they were the national champs and the Utes went undefeated the same year and weren't national champs, and you prefer the Utes' result? I'm pretty sure you are the only one...

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