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Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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Denver, Colorado

Two weeks ago I would have told many of you that BYU would beat Washington State. Now that Leach is the new Coach I think Mendenhall will take his Lil Band of Brother T-shirt and have a burning session after the game! BYU will lose this game by a big score!!


Yeah. Big time football comes to Provo.

Best if I just choke down this brussel sprout for one more year and hope that we get better teams lined up - Yes I know 2013 looks good but it is so hard to continue to eat this diet of badness while waiting on the treats.

I know the ships have sailed but I would rather have a fighting underdog chance against a steady diet of Big 12 teams than this cobbled together mix and match of teams from the underbelly of the Pac 12 and the WAC.

But if we win... Maybe we can play in the Hunger Bowl or whatever it is.

Highland, UT

That is actually a pretty good schedule.

8 good opponents, in Utah, Boise, GT, WSU, USU, ND, OSU, and Hawaii. 4 lesser oppenents although Weber at least has some local interest as an opponent. Every game winnable but none of the 8 good ones are a guaranteed win.

I think they have done a very good job of putting the schedule together in such a short amount of time and the 2013 schedule looks really good.

Nice job!

Springville, UT

Well 'girlse'...

According to your criteria that top notch competition is only to be found in BCS teams you should be jumping for joy that BYU's schedule for 2012 has risen exponentially by adding another BCS team.

The hypocrisy from you utesies is just pathetic.

It's a welcomed addition, we'll take any Pac 10.2 team on these terms and are grateful to Washington St for working this in.

We are also grateful for the Colorado Buffs, another BCS team, that recently graced our beautiful state.

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Duckhunter | 4:37 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011
Highland, UT

3 of those "good opponents" are from the PAC 12. You know the conference you spend all of your time bashing.

Pretty hypocritical of you.


Columbia, MO

This is a good way to prepare for the Utes and by starting out with their outstanding competition in the Pac 10.2. Utah will probably start with Montana.

17-14 Hurts Don't It?
Springville, UT


Having a bad day are we?

Duckhunter's comment said absolutely nothing derogatory about your conference.

I on the other hand will. It ain't what its cracked up to be. Except for Oregon, Stanford and USC the rest of you mid-majors can fight amongst yourselves for the meager leftover bowls.

You lost to the Buffs, I know it still hurts but... get over it.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU vs. Washington State: Go Cougars! ha ha!

rock springs, wy

While next year's schedule is better with Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boise State, Utah State and Hawaii, it still features bottom feeders from the WAC and PAC12. Playing Washington State, Oregon State and Utah doesn't exactly bolster the Cougars' strength of schedule, but show me a team from any BcS conference that doesn't play some patsies.

Omaha, NE

Well I guess playing the two bottom teams in the PAC 12 is better than two Idaho States

Frisco, TX

No it's not an SEC schedule, but it's a whole lot better than a MWC schedule, and better than the 2011 schedule, and comparable to the Utes schedule (only time will tell for sure how comparable).

Here's how BYU's games match-up with the Utes. Where the match-up wasn't quite comparable, I listed a + by the team who has the more difficult opponent.


Weber State - FCS opener
Utah State - Utah State
Utah - BYU
Hawaii - Arizona State
Oregon State - Oregon State
Washington State - Washington State
++ Boise State - California
Notre Dame - USC
New Mexico State - + Arizona
San Jose State - Colorado
Idaho - + UCLA
+ Georgia Tech - Washington

The only games I wish we could switch would be New Mexico State for Air Force and Idaho for San Diego St. I like the rest of the scheduled oponents. Go Cougs!

Bluffdale, UT


I agree except that USC is probably better than Notre Dame; especially if Barkley returns. I also don't know that I would rate Georgia Tech better than UW. The best part of this schedule is that most of the bad teams we play are on the road. Should be a decent home schedule for us.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

A home and home with Washington State?

Congrats Cougars.

Must be fun to have a little taste of Utah's schedule...

Utah has a perpetual home and home series with Washington State, Oregon State, USC, Stanford, Cal., Oregon, etc...

Utah has a place at the "big boy" table of college football... and BYU gets another heaping helping of the WAC.

Portland Beavers


I know Utah played a patsie (byu 54-10) are you serious. It will be three in a row next year for Utah, 8 out of last 11. Then the U will have to move on to bigger and better teams after next season. Sorry for leaving you behind, you guys will never know how fun it is being in a major conference. You are still nothing of nothing. Have fun watching nothing.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Oh, Howard

WSU OSU CU, big boys?

You can do better than that.

Salt Lake City, UT

Indeed, Howard, Utah does have a home-and-home, with Colorado, Washington, ASU, Cal, USC... See a trend there? (Colorado... still makes me laugh!)

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@ Y Grad/Y Dad

Of course Utah would prefer San Jose, NM State, and Idaho in November... but they were already booked... So we had to settle for BCS teams.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


It seems that if it weren't for Utah/Colorado, BYU would have had little to cheer about this year... smacks of "little brother".

But whatever... Utah has a date with Ga. Tech of the ACC in the Sun Bowl ($2.0 million payout)...

BYU has a date with... (I can't remember)... in the...(insert third tier bowl game here).

I'd rather be in Utah's position.... and so would the Cougar Nation.

News For U
Sandy, Utah

Here BYU fans talk about how bad Washington State is when Utah played them this year. You guys call them the "bottom feeders" of the Pac-12. Here BYU announces a home and home series with them and you Y fans are saying they're a solid program for your schedule.

Hypocrisy from BYU fans at it's finest! So what is it Y fans? Is Washington State that bad, I mean "bottom feeder" bad? or are they a solid Pac-12 team?

This is so BYU! It's hilarious!

Highland, UT

@kosta 54-10 mcnuggetville

I said "good" opponents, I didn't say 'great' or 'excellent' or even 'really good', just "good". Boise might be considered "really good" except they lose their qb and several more players. The rest are just "good" at best.

Also "good" doesn't necessarily mean the team itself is "good" more like it just is an interesting opponent for various reasons. I don't really think you can classify OSU, WSU or utah as "good" teams but they do all hold interest for some reason. Mike leach taking over at WSU makes that one interesting, the return game from OSU makes that one interesting. The utah game is interesting because of what it is and because of this years result.

But no those certainly aren't great teams by any stretch.

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