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Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 11:31 p.m. MST

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Esquire
Springville, UT

"equitable television money" - Guess that means BYU would not fit in....

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

The real 'win' is that the Utes won't have to play the mighty Colorado Buffaloes.

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

DNews says, "Aside from BCS trips to the Fiesta and Sugar bowls, Utah athletics director Chris Hill acknowledged it's the best financial situation the Utes have had for a bowl game."

Not to disparage the Utes or any other college team ... but money.

With the hundred or so bowl games, that's all it's about, right?

Gone are the days ...

And so am I.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

did i miss something? i've been led to beleive all year by ute fans that they were going to the rose bowl. are you telling me they aren't?

Big J
Bountiful, UT

Im still smarting from the game Saturday. Utah is almost always ready to play but Saturday they were not ready to go. Congrats to Colorado for playing their best ball.

Sill when the below quote is made, life is still good in the Pac-12
"It ended up being that we made more money this year than we would have made had we stayed in the Mountain West Conference even being a zero revenue-sharing team," Smith said.
Go Utes!

GJ
Greenwood, IN

Las Vegas Bowl here we come.
Right back where we started from...

J-TX
Allen, TX

"Bowl scenarios a 'win' for Utes"

Too bad the game will be an "L".

But then, it's all about the $$...

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

BCS - Oregon
BCS - Stanford
Alamo - Washington
Holiday - UCLA
Sun - California
Las Vegas - Arizona State
Kraft Fight Hunger - Utah

Look at the bright side, if U were invited to Las Vegas, U would get another beat down by another MWC team.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Cougs out in full force again and I love it. I love how obsessed they are with the Utes - it speaks volumes of how "little brother" they really are.
Love the new rivalry with Colorado...there's a little bit of me that's happy they beat the Utes on Saturday just to stoke the fire. Just a little bit of course, I never wish to see the Utes lose. But this Pac 12 thing is a ton of fun already.
As for the Coug fans who are taking their not-so-clever jabs at the U for losing to CU...54-10 and 14-17 = Colorado's a lot better than the Y! So keep the CU comments coming, it just makes you look that much worse! LOL

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Ah motorbike. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

The Warrior Ute
SANDY, UT

Utah will most likely end up in the Sun bowl, which would be very cool. The Sun bowl has a very nice payout for the University, it's the only bowl game on CBS(so it gets more Pub), it's on New Years Eve and it would be against a decent opponent. Utah has never been to that bowl game either, so that's always a good thing too.

There's still a chance the Utes could go to the Holiday, or Alamo bowl as well. Which would be very, very exciting. Worst case scenario is the Vegas bowl and even that bowl would be fun to be part of. It's a good place for Utah to be in considering it's their first year in the PAC-12.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@motorbike
It's not how you start, it's how you finish. Is there any doubt who would win - a Nelson led Cougar squad or a Hayes led Ute squad?

Cougs are listed among the others receiving votes. After wins against Hawaii and the Armed Forces bowl, I'm confident they'll be listed as a Top 25 team. Meanwhile, Utes are MIA from any Top 25 lists.

Wendall Hoop
Murray, UT

Re: CougFaninTX - news flash, Utah is going to the Sun bowl, vs. either VA or GT most likely. Pretty legit game if you ask anyone in the country. losing to Colorado sucks, but it's better than beating Idaho State, NM State and ITT Tech.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

CougFaninTX -

"It's not how you start, it's how you finish. Is there any doubt who would win - a Nelson led Cougar squad or a Hayes led Ute squad?"
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As Duckhunter said...whatever helps you sleep at night. LOL

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@wendall hoop

Only a utah fan would claim losing to one of the worst d1 teams in the nation is better than beating one of the worst d1 teams in the nation.

LOL!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Wendall Hoop "news flash, Utah is going to the Sun bowl, vs. either VA or GT most likely." "losing to Colorado sucks, but it's better than beating Idaho State, NM State and ITT Tech."

Don't count you chickens before they hatch. The pundits are wrong in picking potential bowl matchups more than they are right. After the bids come out on Sunday, we'll listen to your news flash. I'm doubtful the Utes will get picked before Washington, UCLA and Cal. All three are much bigger draws. Maybe U'll get picked before ASU.

And I'm not sure why you're so excited about a bowl game in El Paso. I lived there for three years. It's not a fun place to go for the holidays, or any time of the year for that matter. I'd rather vacation in Albuquerque than El Paso.

And no, I think I'd rather beat Idaho State and New Mexico State than lose to Colorado. Colorado would have finished in

But speaking about losing . . . how's basketball season?

ute4ever
West Jordan, UT

Are BYU fans here trying to make fun of Utah's bowl opportunities? Pot calling the kettle black anyone? Even the worst case scenerio for Utah this year with a mediocre season is better than BYU's bowl scenerio, no matter the season they have. We Ute fans understand, however. If your hurting, why not try to bring down your x-rival too. The Armed Forces Bowl takes the 3rd best Conference USA team....a real doorbuster.

And I've never understood BYU fans making fun of the Vegas Bowl. Do you realize you are minimizing the pinnacle of your success over the last decade?

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ducky -

"Only a utah fan would claim losing to one of the worst d1 teams in the nation is better than beating one of the worst d1 teams in the nation."
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That "one of the worst d1 teams in the nation" happened to have the number 1 rated strength of schedule in the country. Top that with a lot of injuries this year and they came off looking worse than they were.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling Colorado great.
However, they beat Utah so if one had to guess what they'd have done with BYU's schedule we'd have to assume they'd be 9-2 going into the Hawaii game.
Rest well on that.

The Warrior Ute
SANDY, UT

Keep in mind that the Sun bowl has a much better payout than the Armed forces bowl and it's more prestigious.

BigUtahFan
BOUNTIFUL, UT

I'm confused...

Why do all of these byu Trolls keep saying that Utah fans have been saying that they are going to the Rose Bowl? Any sane individual would know that there is no way Utah beats Stanford or Oregon. You've got to love the lies that these trolls make up.

I think most Utah fans thought with USC not elligible for post game play, that they could compete and possibley get in to the PAC12 Championship game. Sure enough Utah had a chance, but didn't realize they were playing CU not CSU last Friday.

Bye the way....UCLA will not got to a bowl game. You have to be at .500 or above and they will finish the season 6-7. Sun Bowl is where the Utes are going.

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