You know what...WIN-WINThey're both great for their
respective schools and for the reputation of college football in the state of
How convenient for Mike to leave out the fact that Whit has won two bcs games
and been national coach of the year. Yeah i guess you can leave out certain
accolades and accomplishments to make everyone seem the same. I guess you could
throw my name in the mix Mike. Can't we get some writers that base stories on
fact instead of skewing the truth to publish opinion. Utah sports writers are
horrible at best. The rivalry as we know it is dead. Sure the teams don't like
each other, but Utah has bigger fish to fry now. Byu is just hoping to find
somebody that wants to play with them or a conference that wants to add them.
Byu needs to humble themselves and realize they're not the pretty girl they
thought they were. People outside of Utah and the lds church don't care.
Bronco said he does not read the sports pages which is probably why he thinks
his team is improving. Imagine the surprise when he discovers that this years
team is not actually the national champion and that other teams expect players
to make football number 1 in priority.
Mike, This was a particularly dull article. If you were trying to
rev up the rivalry, forget it. It's over.Go Cougars!
-Wild BlueStrangely enough they will also have better record against Wac
teams. Weird how that works out huh?
BYU will have a better winning percentage over PAC 10.2 teams this year than
Let's look further; One of them has been selected coach of the year, a BCS -
sugar bowl win, been offered millions to coach other team(s), coached a team
that as a non-bcs team had more wins over bcs teams than any other, coached a
team that won 9 straight bowl wins (second most in ncaa history) coached a team
that was the only non-bcs team invited to join a bcs conference as a result of
expansion (not replacing a departing team). The comparison reminds
me of a Roger Reid vs Rick Majerus. Winning %, conference championships, other?
comparision was surprisingly close. Yet in big games, NCAA tournament wins,
professional coaching respect,etc. the disparity was enormous.Comparison of this year for Coach Bronco and Coach Whit. One will win nine
regular scheduled games. The other, hopefully, eight. Which coach has been the
better coach this year? Close call? Not only no but NO
I think a nice fedora would go well with Bronco's grey shirt.
I am one of those rare birds that supports both Utah and Boise State. I am an
alumnus of Utah but I was raised in Idaho.Yes some BSU fans can be
obnoxious, Boise's football teams have been good for so long that there is a
natural arrogance that comes along with having great teams year in and year
out.The occasional BSU fan that comes on these boards and makes
derisive comments about BYU and Utah shouldn't be used as the Poster Child for
ALL Boise State fans. Many of them support what Utah and BYU have
accomplished.I support all three teams, except for when Utah or BSU
plays BYU.By the way, Chris Petersen (BSU's coach) is a lot like
Whittingham in both demeanor and how they run their teams.
@Howard S.Utah has as much reason to play as BYU does at this point.
It just takes more losses for them to have a meaningless season. It doesn't
matter if you are in a BCS conference if you can't win it. If you
are at all interested in discontinuing a rivalry like BYU v. Utah you are crazy!
This is what is wrong with college football right now. It would be a complete
shame for it to end. BYU can't replace Utah as it's rival and Utah can't
replace BYU. It's just the nature of the beast. No other game either team
plays has the same feel to it.As far as comparing coaches, I believe
they are evenly matched. I think Kyle has some more significant wins, but I
think Bronco has a more difficult recruiting challange and does fairly well with
it (not as well as I would hope for though). All things considered it seems
First comparisons of the the offensive coordinators, now the head coaches.The DN tries desperately to maintain interest in a rivalry that has
past.Utah has moved on... BYU remains a non-AQ, mid-major.In the 11th week of the college football season Utah plays UCLA and remains
mathematically alive for a shot at the PAC12 championship and a BCS bowl.Having secured a spot in a second rate bowl, BYU plays Idaho for...
well, nothing really.You might as well compare Utah and SUU.Get over it DN, the rivalry is finished... as it should be.
Kyle knows winning games is #1. He has proven he is a bcs caliber coach who gets
bcs caliber players and bcs caliber effort and win bcs bcs games. That is the
big difference between him and bronco. Bronco can't ever go to a bcs game or
recruit enough bcs caliber athletes or win enough games to be considered for bcs
game or bcs invite.
I like both coaches and hate the negative comments from both teams. I also would
like both teams to beat BSU, even though I think Coach Peterson is great. BSU
fans love to put down Utah and BYU unfairly and need to be humbled a bit. Maybe
TCU will do will fulfill my dreams this coming weekend. It sure would be nice
for that to happen. BSU's wins against BCS teams are considered
better and bigger than victories by the U and BYU. The fans love to ignore key
wins, especially by the Utes and discount them as nothing. The obnoxious BSU
fans think everybody is avoiding direct competition with their team and the hot
air continues to increase hourly.