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Published: Saturday, Aug. 27 2011 8:01 p.m. MDT

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Striker
Omaha, NE

When I think of Year of the Quarterback, I think there are probably a lot of really good QBs in Utah and it would be fun to see them all. When USU has no QB and Weber is starting with a new one, added to Wynn as an unproven QB and Jake Heaps moving up the ladder, I personally don't see this as a time to be wowed by QBs in Utah.

Predictions seem good. I'd argue USUs. 7 wins is a stretch. They won't beat a totally reloaded BYU at BYU, and besides the WAC powers, they'll have a hard time beating even CSU and Wyoming. USU only beat the two worst teams in the WAC last year (barely), and they had an experienced QB. They won't win more than 4. I'm curious to know which teams you think they'd beat.

I think 8 wins for BYU is reasonable, as well as Utah, considering no one really knows how they'll do in new circumstances. I'd give the edge to BYU as they have 4 really tough road games, and all home games they should win. It will be harder for Utah to win 8 I think.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I still think this is at least a 10-2 season for BYU (9-3 worse case scenario). Losses at Texas and TCU, the two games I'll be attending, are possibilities. I'd put the probability of winning the other games on their schedule at:
Hawaii - 70%
UCF - 75%
Utah - 75%
Oregon State - 75%
(I think Utah is better than Oregon State, but accounting for home field.)
Utah State 95%
Everyone else 99%

Speaking of QBs; Jake is talented but still inexperienced in big games. BYU's WRs, RBs, and O line will make him look better than he really is.

Utah is harder to predict. No doubt, they have a good defense. But Wynn's shoulder, new offensive scheme, inexperienced RB's and weak O line give this team a lot of question marks. If it all comes together they could be 10-2 and find themself in the CC game. If Wynn's shoulder is reinjured at USC they could be a 2-10 team.

lonestar
Fort Worth, TX

Jordan Wynn will not finish the season.

jgjiv
North Salt Lake, UT

Central Florida is going to surprise most of you.

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

While Central Florida is a pretty good team they lost a few key components to that team that finished in the top 25 last year, plus they play in Provo. I think BYU beats them but it won't be all that easy.

FL UTE
LARGO, FL

Pigskin Prognostications...

UTES: PAC12 schedule plus playing BYU and Pitt? -- 8-4. Las Vegas or Poinsettia bowl. Wynn has OK season, Defense are Studs, and White runs for 1200 yards.

BYU: Playing half the WAC plus a few better teams, 8-4. Heaps coming into his own, immaturity of new young coaching staff shows. Can beat up on UTEP again in the WhoCares Bowl.

USU: Wasn't the Aggie-BYU game last year just great? Clock's ticking, waiting another 17 years to beat BYU.

ZelphExists
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU wins every game off the field and about half of them on the field.

U 90
Corona, CA

QB - advantage BYU
O-line - advantage BYU
Skill positions - even

D-Line - advantage Utah
Secondary - advatage Utah
Linebackers - advatage Utah

September 17 - advantage Utah

MacNasty
Rexburg, ID

@ U 90 3:44 pm

Utah's D-line is very good. Utah will have to depend on its defense this year. There are just too many variables and questions about the offense.

Linebackers is most definitely BYU. You can explain why you think differently. Also, skill positions in RB's favor BYU and wide receivers favor BYU.

I repsectfully disagree with you on the overall advantage. I think it goes to BYU.

sammyg
Springville, UT

QB - obvious advantage BYU
O-line - obvious advantage BYU
Skill positions - several returning veterans, advantage BYU

D-line - maybe Utah
Secondary - even
Linebackers - even

Stadium - advantage BYU

September 17th - Beatdown for Utah

TV coverage - you're welcome

U 90
Corona, CA

McNasty,
Chaz Walker - 2010 MWC 2nd team all conference
Brian Blechen - honorable mention
Matt Martinez - honorable mention

None of BYUs returning linebackers made the all conference team or were honorable mention.

Sammy, when was the last time BYU had a better secondary than Utah... 198_? Just because BYU has RBs with experience doesn't mean there any good. Utah held those three to 65 yards last year.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

This is going to be SUU's year. I can't wait to hear the game this weekend. Is there any doubters this year? SUUstudent perhaps, Oh wait, he only doubts SUU when it comes to the basketball. Six days and counting til opening day.

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