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Published: Thursday, Dec. 22 2011 11:25 p.m. MST

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Rocket Science
Brigham City, UT

Krystkoiak said "I don't care where I'm at, I'm not a big fan of playing Weber," Yeah and I can only imagine why. Only 1/3 of the way through your first season and you are chickening out of in-state schools.

The U turns chicken and tries to hide under the banner of the PAC 10 + 2 The U is in the "mighty" PAC 10 + 2 yet they are afraid to play Weber. I thought the U mascot was a red tailed hawk. Now I'm finding out it really is a red chicken like my grandma used to have - on the positive side such chickens do lay beautiful, delicious tasting brown eggs.

ExecutorIoh
West Jordan, UT

I think you can make the argument that the Pac-12 is one of the weakest conferences in the country, in both football and basketball. Outside of Oregon and Stanford (who are both not favored in their bowl games) the rest of the conference couldn't hold their own in the WAC. It is clear that the MWC is far better than the Pac-? in basketball and has been for years. If you take the makeup off, the Pac-12 is really the ugly step-sister of all the athletic conferences.

Disgruntled
Nephi, UT

Of course their scheduling "philosphy" is going to change. They want to schedule teams they can beat! Anybody got the number for Multi-directional State College of the Nuns?

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Tom in CA said:

"utah has gotten so good, they probably will scratch BYU off their schedule. Why play a WCC team when you're in the mighty pac-10.2

Last night the conference of champs got royally whipped in both football and basketball by inferior conferences. Sad."

Really? Last night I watched Boise St. play ASU. What game did you watch?
I don't recall a game between the WAC and Pac 12.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

4601 said:

"Tsk, tsk, tsk. The Conference of Champions indeed."

Thank you for carrying on the tradition of BYU fans. Complain about something you don't have.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

ExecutorIoh said:

"I think you can make the argument that the Pac-12 is one of the weakest conferences in the country, in both football and basketball. Outside of Oregon and Stanford (who are both not favored in their bowl games) the rest of the conference couldn't hold their own in the WAC. It is clear that the MWC is far better than the Pac-? in basketball and has been for years. If you take the makeup off, the Pac-12 is really the ugly step-sister of all the athletic conferences."

Interesting that you left the WCC out, which is currently ranked lower than the Pac 12 in basketball.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

NOA

What a sorry excuse for a once decent basketball program to hide behind the skirts of the so called "conference of champions".

The truth is, the Utes are scared to death to play any of the other in-state teams.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

NightOwlAmerica

#31 BYU (top 10%) has won nearly 80% of its games during the Dave Rose era
#325 Utah (bottom 10%) has won less than 50% of its games during the same period

Spin it however makes you feel better about yourself, but bottom line, BYU is now a far superior basketball program compared to Utah, regardless of conference affiliation.

bookonwomen
Beverly Hills, CA

@ExecutorIoh "Pac-12 is one of the weakest conferences in the country, in both football"

Pac-12 football has 3 teams ranked in the top 6 (USC, Oregon, Stan.) Get a Clue!

I like Weber St., but the fact is when they played great teams this year, they got blown out(BYU by 28, Cal by 20, St. Marys by 17.)

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Nightgown

haha, yep after the bowl dust settles, try spinning the "Pac dominance theory" for all of us, please. Love hearing these fantasy tales of how the Pac has beaten every top 5 team by 50 points week in and week out. sorry your conference isn't living up to all the hype. Better luck next year I guess.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

The pac has fallen on hard times beginning with their inability to get the Big 12 teams to shift conferences. Scott panicked and grabbed anything available, which turned out to be utah and colorado. Both poor choices from a sports and PR standpoint. Now the once and former Conference of champions is so watered down that they aren't reaspectable...

Evidence the embarrassing beatdown of asu by Boise State last night and the drubbing of utah by Weber State. Scott and his conference have a contract for now but with the product they have don't expect it to be renewed! EMBARRASSING!!

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Tough loss to a tough time, in tough times. Things will get better. What's so telling about this post, is the number of people who seem incredibly jealous that the Utes are in the Pac 12 (it's not called the PAC folks, even for short--PAC would imply something like "Pacific Athletic Conference.")-It simply oozes off of this thread. Well, they are there folks. Your team isn't and it hurts. Obviously much more than this little blip on the basketball history of the University of Utah--who (bet the house on this) will surely "return" to the Final Four once more, before any other college team in the state of Utah ever makes it's "first trip," to that hallowed place. Book it.

SSmith
Washington, UT

The quotes in this article make it sound like Krysco is afraid to play the Wildcats. If that is the case he is the wrong coach to build the program. A winner is not afraid of competition and in fact seeks it. That is what makes a winner better.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

bookonwomen

Okay you got Stanford and Oregon yes, HUH? USC ranked in the top 6??? And in what poll would this be? You have some secret poll none of us know about? Good job, you have two strong teams in the top 10, we all agree on that, after that EVERY other team is mediocre to pathetic. No way to spin it. Fact.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

xert

lol, wow really splitting hairs aren't ya? And now "book it" is the new "mark it down". sweet.

Mortoon
Idaho Falls, ID

I didn't think that the utes would be able to compete in the pac but this is crazy! They can't compete anywhere in D1!

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

xert

Don't kid yourself - nobody is jealous of conference bottom dwellers, regardless a which conference they paper the floor of.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@nightowl

Tom in CA didn't mention the WAC at all. You did.

He said "inferior conferences" but I didn't read "WAC" anywhere but your quote criticizing him for saying "WAC". So you simply made something up and then criticized him for something you made up. That is classic.

LOL!

Wildcat
O-town, UT

@bookonwomen

Weber State's three losses all came on the road. They were tied with St. Mary's until 7 minutes left in the game--the score wasn't indicative of the game. I wouldn't just wave them off because they play tough competition on the road, unlike some teams. It will be interesting to see how BYU plays Gonzaga or St. Marys on the road.

BYU played two true road games (U of U and USU), the rest neutral site games. USU is a tough place to play, but Denver (also a good team) beat them in Logan this year by 13, so I wouldn't hang up the WCC championship banner just yet. I think BYU will drop 3-4 conference games and have to win the tournament to get to the Tourney--which they have a good shot. Welcome to life in a "small" conference.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

@xert

"University of Utah--who (bet the house on this) will surely "return" to the Final Four once more, before any other college team in the state of Utah ever makes it's "first trip," to that hallowed place. Book it."

Bold talk for a program that is currently ranked 325th out of 345 D1 programs.

Maybe U should first try finishing with a winning record for a change - something that has seldom happened on the hill since sweaterman left.

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