@Duckhunter"I would say it is a close call between you, pebbles
and christina b but you are the winner."************Hey,
what about me Mr. Duckhunter, I'm an embarrassing sliver of a man too...
Ute fans:Ducky isn't supposed to be posting here. But he forgets
that he promised not to when the Utes got as much TV exposure as his cougs with
their late-night WAC-WCC mothership deal. The fact he's still here means he's
fixated on the Utes and we're ALL under his skin. Okay Ducky, let
the denials and vitriol begin.
Congratulations goes to sportsfanforlife. You have obviously got under Ducky's
skin and his long anticipated breakdown has begun.Nice work,
@sportsfanforlifeDude. As much as I consider naval lint and some of
these other utah "fans" meer slivers of men you are absolutely the
most pitiful person that posts on here regularly. I would say it is a close call
between you, pebbles and christina b but you are the winner.I'm
surprised, but not really, that some of these other utah "fans"
haven't asked you to put a cork in it. I understand that all of you feel you
have to band together because of the tenuous nature of the utah
"fan"base but you are truly embarrassing. Heck even I'm extra
embarrassed for you and I find everything about utah "fans"
embarrassing. I can't even in good conscience give you an LOL!Go
back to the drawing board, get a new screen name and start over.
I only need to talk smack on one thing.Head to head at LES - 54-10
The thing is, the power conferences would still win most of the championships,
if there were playoffs, and tough schedules would actually matter as preparation
for the playoffs. Yet, the BcS rolls on, and some people still get behind it.
A sad indictment of a lack of fairness, poor sportsmanship, and greed.
True sports allows individuals, teams and coaches to progress over the course of
a season, and be tested on that progress through an end-of-season measuring
process. The BcS does not allow that. Instead it puts on a months long sham
and foists upon us a bogus "champion" chosen not through contest, but
through debate and "votes."What astonishes me to no end is
that people buy into that sham, and what astonishes me even more is that Ute
fans buy that. The 2008 Utes on any given day may have beaten ANY team.
Alabama probably would've beaten them 8 of 10, but the Utes dominated the Sugar
Bowl, especially in the first half, as thoroughly as any I've seen. The 2004
Utes probably could've beaten EVERY team in the county more than 50% of the
time. Both were denied that opportunity, and yet as insiders, some immature
Utes now swallow the BcS lies hook, line and sinker.Last years
Packers were 9-6 regular season then won the Super Bowl. The 2011 UConn Huskies
were 21-9, then reeled off 10 straight to win March Madness. THAT is how all
sports should be.
DevilishUte | 8:37 a.m. Jan. 5, 2012 Tempe, AZRational,Are you really going to start talking schedule smack talk after your JV
schedule this year????? LOLAnd who knows what you were posting about
in your 5:45 post. It makes no sense.--------------Actually, I
wasn't talking smack. I leave that to juveniles. As my 5:45 post reminds you,
I complimented Larry Scott, how the PAC brought the Utes on board, and the fact
that all the Utes' games are on TV. Sweet deal by a brilliant commissioner.I posted the rankings of the Utes' opponents not as "smack,"
but as data. The Utes are quality team in a quality conference. That doesn't
mean all their opponents are "top flight." The schedule as a whole
may be better than average, tough, whatever, but all opponents aren't, and being
in a "tough" conference doesn't make all the teams in it tough. That
is the fallacy of division -- assuming all the parts of something contain the
same characteristics as the whole. continued...
hahahahah all these delusional byu fans are here are a joke hahah im literally
rollin on the floor lauhin at their comments. i cant believe the dnews actually
lets THOSE comments through the dnews should be embarrassed themselves cause we
all know their employees post on here as well trying to defend their little
kittens in provo. hahahaha
@jack-rusNaval Vet claims 9 BCS teams next year, so does the NCAA,
NCAA Coaches, NCAA players, NCAA chearleders, NCAA BCS fans, ESPN, CBS Sports,
FOX Sports, ESPN2, ESPN News, ESPNU, need I go on. What you grab'n at dude.
You will never understand the difference. Love your team, love your schedule,
love your home games. There is nothing to compare PAC-12 schedule vs Indy
schedule, you guys choose it, so live with it.Those first 8 weeks
look pretty good for you guys, but then come week 9 the U plays Cal, WU, AU, CU
that's when you guys start defending your Idaho State Championship. After I
look at that schedule oif yours you should still have chance after starting 3-5
to get another bid to the copter bowl. You should love your season, I know all
us Ute fans can't wait for ours.
@ worf "This year, BYU has the tougher schedule, with a
srimmage in Salt Lake."Scrimmage for Utah! For BYU, the Utah
game is their Super Bowl. @ Snack PAC"Play Weber
State, and have a change to go 1-2 against Utah teams".Only a
delusional fool would predict that. Utah will continue to reign supreme in the
state of Utah. 3-0! But, we don't play Weber State this year like a certain TDS
does who is desperate to fill out it's schedule. So 2-0 this year against the
@ worf "This year, BYU has the tougher schedule, with a
srimmage in Salt Lake."BYU will fail once again at beating the
good teams on their schedule and punish the cupcakes so they can boast how good
they are. Scrimmage for Utah! For BYU, the Utah game is their Super
Bowl. @ Snack PAC"Play Weber State, and have a
change to go 1-2 against Utah teams".Only a delusional fool
would predict that. Utah will continue to reign supreme in the state of Utah.
3-0! But, we don't play Weber State this year like a certain TDS does who is
desperate to fill out it's schedule. So 2-0 this year against the instate teams!
Naval lint"no less than 9 BCS schools on our schedule."LOL, c'mon really? who? CU? what bowl did they go to again? UCLA? who
just got beat by Illinois!?!?!? What bowl did OSU go to again? What bowl did
Wazzzooo go to again? etc. etc. Please, if you claim there are 9 BSC teams on
the utes schedule than so can the Y. I see USC, THAT is the only legit top tier
Pac team on their schedule. Gimme a break.
I'd come on to argue about Utah's schedule versus BYU's, but seeing as ESPN has
yet to tell BYU which WAC teams they'll be playing on Saturday nights at 8:15PM
the last 5 weeks of the season, really can't do it.Best team on
Utah's schedule...USC.Beat team on BYU's current schedule...Utah.Nuff Said.
Okay I am convinced 54-10 is a dnews employee that just stirs the pot.EVERY comment gets posted. Yet others constantly get denied, while not saying
anything different than this poster. Good job moderators.
ahhaha love the spin on the powerhouse 2012 schedule utesie fans. LOLkeep
As an out-of-state Ute fan, I'm excited about the 2012 schedule.Comparing BYU and Utah's schedules is a silly debate. Nobody on a national
scale takes that debate seriously, other than delusional BYU fans. The U once
had the kind of schedule BYU has, and it was terrible. I appreciate reasonable
BYU fans that recognize what Utah has accomplished getting in to the PAC 12 -
life is GREAT here an interesting game each week. I really enjoyed the 2011
season, ending with a good (not great) bowl game.
blakevdstek:"The combined record of opponents that Utah will
play next year was 66-79 this last year. Now do the math for BYU's opponents,
70-75...look at who you are playing! Utah has the new CUPCAKE schedule of the
year."First of all, congratulations for actually doing a little
research before you post. That said, your point is moot. You guys boasted of
the strength of your 2011 schedule LAST year just after the final bowl games of
2010 had been played. Cougar fans pointed out that the aggregrate record of
their 2011 opponents had a 2010 record of 72-79. However, the ACTUAL 2011
record was 62-86. In other words, WORSE.So, as you can see, the
prior years' records are irrelevant to opponents future records.You
guys just need to finally accept that Bronco/Holmoe prefer weak SOS, and stop
embarrassing yourselves by trying to compare yourselves, your mid-majorey team,
your mid-majorey schedules, and your mid-majorey bowl games with Pac-12 teams,
schedules, and postseason tie-ins. At least you all still have your
With every game on national TV, can we finally get the trolls from down south to
shut up? Utah joined in the middle of a contract period and had to scrounge for
what they could get on TV. New year, new contract, new rules, new exposure.
@Snack PakBoy not talking any smack to Colorado, but dude 54-10.
Have a clue
Marine Corps Vet:"Should think any respectable Ute fan should
recognize it's time to stop blowing smack regarding BYU's strength of
schedule."As a "respectable Ute fan", I bet to
differ. For starters, it doesn't appear - by the comments from Ute
fans on this thread - that Ute fans are exited this admittedly poor matchup.
But apart from No. Colorado, the Utes will STILL have no less than 9 BCS schools
on our schedule. The cougars will only have 4, plus Notre Dame. If we were to
break down our schedules, we would both be playing Utah St, Washington St,
Oregon St, and an FCS team. So that's a push. But here's where separation
occurs:1. The U plays USC. The Y gets BSU. The edge goes to USC
in both competitiveness and national appeal, and ESPECIALLY sans Kellen
Moore.2. The U plays Ariz. The Y gets NMSU. Rich Rod's Wildcats
get the edge over NMSU in both competitiveness and national appeal. This one
isn't even close.3. The U plays Colo. The Y gets Idaho. Once
again, Colo. gets the edge over Idaho. The Vandals cannot stack up to the
Buffaloes. Now I'm not suggesting that Colo. will be a major player next season
just because they're a BCS team, so all your "strawmen" cougars out
there can take this for what it's worth. Colorado > Idaho.4.
The U plays ASU and UCLA. The Y gets Hawai'i and SJSU. Once again, the edges
go to ASU and UCLA.As for the remaining 2 opponents [Utes: Cal/Wash;
cougs: Ga.Tech/Notre Dame], each fanbase can make an argument as to who gets the
edge, but in reality, it's too soon to call it.Therefore, with all
the edges in our 2012 regular season, Ute fans CAN call out cougar fans for weak
SOS. Especially since 9 of our scheduled games are mandatory. So we can't help
who we play there. Y fans have been trumpeting their scheduling flexibility as
though they have a choice who they play. So with those choices...you STILL
chose 4 WAC teams and an FCS school. Weak SOS. Own it.
Sorry everybody for my post @ 1:32 a.m. My facts were off...Utah is
16-3 vs in state rivals the last 10 years, not 15-3.sorry BYU, I was
not wrong on your record, you actually are 8-8 vs in state rivals the last 10
years. But maybe the Weber State game will give you a little boost next year??
@ rational 5:45You repeated the same thing devilishUte said... Were
you trying to argue, or do you just not have any idea what you are talking
Rational,Are you really going to start talking schedule smack talk
after your JV schedule this year????? LOLAnd who knows what you
were posting about in your 5:45 post. It makes no sense.
Really disappointed in the Northern Colorado matchup. I get the whole "tune
up" game, but C'mon. Can't we play a former MWC team or WAC? I wonder if
it's a challenge for Utah to get this first game at home. I would really like to
hear the reason why.USU will be a fun game up in Logan. Can't wait until next year to have Stanford and Oregon on the schedule.GO UTES!
pudding pack -A fan of a team that got dominated by 44 has no
business talking on the boards of the team that dominated that fan's team.
CO UteA team that finished the season getting dominated at home by a
10-loss team has no business at all talking smack.
Snack PAC | 11:58 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Olympus Cove, UtahFYIActually, it was a tough choice for Utah.Play Northern Colorado,
and have a chance to go 1-1 against Colorado teams.orPlay Weber State, and have a change to go 1-2 against Utah teams.==========So snackpac thinks Utah will lose to both BYU and Utah
State in the same season next year. Just out of curiosity I wanted to find out
what BYU fans base their predictions off of...Utah has only lost to
USU and BYU in the same season once in the last 25 years...while BYU nearly lost
to Utah and USU in the same season the last 2 seasons in a row (if not for one
complete fluke of a play)Just a fun stat to keep you Y fans
grounded, lets see the in-state records the last 10 seasons for both Utah and
BYU.Utah 15-3 vs in state rivals since 2002BYU 8-8 vs in
state rivals since 2002If these are the types of things BYU fans
base their predictions on, no wonder they are always wrong.
K, well, I'm a Ute fan, and I have to admit, our choices for OOC opponents are
pretty weak. I mean, BYU and NCU? USU deserves props, but without Turbin,
there's no reason we shouldn't beat them.But, all you cougars, that's the
point of OOC teams, to warm up and fill the win column, the only Pac12 teams
that are taking risks are Arizona (playing Oklahoma State), Cal (@ Ohio State),
Oregon State (Wisconsin), UCLA (Nebraska), and Washington (@ LSU). And those are
pretty much five assured losses for them.Plus, if you're gonna start
mocking the U for their schedule, look at the two Pac12 teams besides Utah you
chose to face. Stanford? no! Oregon? haha, please! No, you're facing Oregon
State and Washington State.Oh, but be sure to give my best to ND,
BSU, and GT when they walk all over you. We'll be seeing you before then, so
I'll ask the same then.
Snack PAC - that is a lot of smack talk from a team that is 1-3 vs. in state
schools the last 2 years compared to Utah being 2-0.
Uteanymous | 10:57 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah By
scheduling Northern Colorado, Utah hopes to beat at least one Colorado team next
year. 1-3 heading into their night game with USC will have the jumping black
beans in a frenzy. Voted 'Funniest comment of the evening' by me!
This Ute 'ticklefest' is too much.I'm sure 2012 will be much the
same as 2011. Looks like the Utes have the same mediocre south division and
crossover pansy schedule. It will be squandered and Wynn will probably get
injured again.At least this time we won't have to worry about Norm
Chow's health if Wynn takes a hit. Everybody was pretty worried this past year
early in the season. I'm sure Norm has grown some finger nails by now.That's a big improvement.
@RationaleThanks for the info the Utes 2012 schedule based on team
rankings for this year. Actually, it would 5 in the top 50 or even 4 in the top
40. I will return the favor for BYU's partial schedule. It will be interesting
to see where the last 4 teams rank. Hopefully the total will be more than 3 in
the top 50. Washington State 80Weber State 132Utah
37Boise State 8Hawaii 96Utah State 79Oregon State 84North Dakota 25
"9 games on national TV?"Too bad most of them will be on
the PAC 12 subscription only Network, where only hardcore PAC 12 fans will have
FYIActually, it was a tough choice for Utah.Play
Northern Colorado, and have a chance to go 1-1 against Colorado teams.orPlay Weber State, and have a change to go 1-2 against Utah
@worf "Your opinion is based on nothing and lacks substance. Washington is
the only average team in the conference, and yes, Arizona State loss to Northern
Arizona, who will beat the utes. Let's talk football--"Georgia
Tech 42Utah 10 thats hilarious if my opinion was based on
nothing what was yours based on exactly?? and as far as your football score
sucks being wrong all the time like duckhunter huh?
@Uteanymous"By scheduling Northern Colorado, Utah hopes to beat
at least one Colorado team next year."Likewise by scheduling
Weber State, BYU hopes to beat at least one Utah team next year.
JohnInSLC"That NCU record of 0-11 does drag the U's
down,..."It gets even better...Utah is going for
the rare double-double -- bookending their season ending loss at home to 10-loss
Colorado, with a season opening loss at home to 11-loss Northern Colorado.Now that will be a real drag.
SoonerUte | 3:32 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012Salt Lake City, UTworf,
you've forgotten how a conference works. They set the schedule.Some
teams are independent.Independent teams can schedule anybody they want.Dare they schedule LSU?Dare they schedule Wisconsin?Dare they
schedule Oklahoma State?Dare they schedule Oregon?No.Except LSU, BYU has played these teams, and has beaten Wisconsin 10-0 and
recently Oregon. Hmmm! BYU beat Washinton. How did the utes fare?I knew last August that ute fans would be whining about their schedule.
Blaah!This year, BYU has the tougher schedule, with a srimmage in
"The combined record of opponents that Utah will play next year was 66-79
this last year. Now do the math for BYU's opponents, 70-75."blake:Nice spin. That NCU record of 0-11 does drag the U's down,
just as Boise State's 12-1 pumps the Y's up. Take that and the Y's other likely
losses at Utah, ND and Ga Tech out, and the Y's remaining 7 opponents were
34-59. Plus you've still got the 1 or 2 "TBD" cupcakes that Tommy-Boy
is sure to add. I'm not surprised the Y has proud fans that are
eager for their 2012 schedule. PT Barnum was right.
By scheduling Northern Colorado, Utah hopes to beat at least one Colorado team
next year. 1-3 heading into their night game with USC will have the jumping
black beans in a frenzy.
For all those Ute fans saying their schedule is so much better than BYU's, do a
little bit of math. The combined record of opponents that Utah will play next
year was 66-79 this last year. Now do the math for BYU's opponents, 70-75. I
am not saying BYU's schedule is amazing and super tough but look at who you are
playing! Utah has the new CUPCAKE schedule of the year. HAHAHAH.
Sorry I did not remember ten good plays. I can recall the interceptions and
fumbles in the TCU game. I remember one of the wild throws that should have
been intercepted but was accidently was caught. I recall setting through the
Utah mess when BYU gave up. I recall some of the terrific throws that Jake made
late in the season and he was rewarded by being benched. I recall the miracle
bowl finish where we won with only a few seconds left but which should not have
even been close. No, I don't think there were ten plays of note.
What the... our first 4 weeks look like BYU's WAC-lite, November schedule:In fact, 3 of the first 4 weeks are BYE before USC. Oh
well, at least Utah State won't roll over and play dead.
@54-10 "What conference is TBA in?"**********TBA = WAC = MWC = CUSA = BYE = mid major irrelevanceBYU's
future November schedules will define irrelevance. In college
football if you are irrelevant in November you will be irrelevant in December
and invisible in January.Of course as long as they have BYUtv they
will always challenge for the February through August national championship.
So. Cal Reader, I call Larry Scott the best commissioner in sports, say he made
a good move in how he introduced Utah and CO to the Pac, call the TV deal a home
run, and you dis me? What's up with that?
Just checked out BYU's 2012 football schedule.What conference is TBA
9 games on national TV?And we don't even have an HD truck.No... that's impossible...
Just thought I'd point out that BYU has the second highest Sagarin rating on
your schedule. So, if you want to say that you have a great schedule, you must
also say that BYU is a strong team. If you would like to continue to claim that
BYU has a weak team, you must also admit that you have a weak schedule. It's
just a little thing called logic, you might want to give it a try.
BYU should now know what the Utah fans and administration think of them.
Schools schedule an easy win for the homecoming game. Ouch!
re: niners | 6:44 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Forget the ACC or Big 12... I'd
like to see if they could get an SEC West team.
Be calm, cougar fans. But, I'll bet the game on 10/4 is on (gasp)... ESPN.
Utah sold it's soul to be in the PAC-12. Playing on Sundays, during Saturday
Priesthood (what is Saturday Priesthood?) and on Family Night.....oh, never
Thanks to the guys who understand how the rotating schedule works and for
enlightening the rest of us. I was confused about the omission of Oregon and
Stanford. It makes much more sense now. In any case, I will be renewing my
season tickets with much anticipation for what I expect to be another great year
for the Utes. Northern Colorado seems to be the weakest link but many teams in
major conferences schedule cupcakes early, especially for the first game. Glad
to see the up and coming Aggies back on the schedule, but hope they are not
their every year. And, of course, am looking forward to the certain-to-be
beatdown of that team from down south.....
Solid schedule for the most part. I only wish we could make a few changes...1. Replace Northern Colorado with a MWC team.2. Replace one of the
two WAC teams (USU, BYU) with an ACC, Big 12 team.One WAC team is
okay to warm up with, but there is no need to have 2... Oh well, with the PAC
12/Big 10 partnership, this will probably never happen again!
Is Nov 30 a night game? Could be cold in Salt Lake.
Wow. Except for Washington, the best games are at home!
Disappointed that the Utes have to schedule both USU and BYU. It would be nice
to get another quality opponent on the slate. Still, the Utes play 9 BCS
schools. Cougars are bravely climbing to 5 BCS opponents, up from 4 last year.
I am a BYU season ticket holder and guess what? BYU has no strength in its
schedule. I am also a Utah season ticket holder and I could not be more thrilled
by this schedule. It is what I call a win win scenario.
So Utah is guaranteed to start 3-0 next year it looks like. Northern ColoradoUtah StateBYUUSU is the only one that
has a chance in those 3 games, and it is not a very good chance.
RE: Rational "Larry Scott is the best commissioner in sports. He did the
Utes right by not pitting them against Oregon and Stanford for two years, while
they get their scouting and recruiting established in the PAC."Boy, you're not kidding! Compare your trolls schedule to what USC is faced
with .... every year: Stanford (to kick off the conf. schedule) and Oregon. Oh,
and throw in Notre Dame into the non-conf schedule to end the season.Rational, enjoy these two years before you start playing the Varsity Teams in
the conference. Although, the way you played them this past season, your game at
Colorado should be another real tough one.
DevilishUte | 3:47 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Tempe, AZIt is also nice
to play against top flight competition each year and have a finalized schedule
that can be unveiled so early.------------As to the top
flight competition, the PAC is a quality conference when compared against other
conferences, but not all members are formidable. Two of Seven in Bowls. The
Utes' schedule, with Sagarin ratings (Sagarin because it goes past the top 25).
Five of twelve opponents in the top 60.NORTHERN COLORADO209Utah State 79BYU 34Arizona State 40USC
10UCLA 67Oregon State 84CALIFORNIA 36WASHINGTON STATE
80Washington 46ARIZONA 65Colorado 105
DevilishUte | 3:47 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Tempe, AZMore important than
the unveiling of the 2012 schedule is the phrase "EVERY Pac-12 football
game will be available on national television." As per usual, though, the
DNews missed the most important point of the PAC-12 press release. I guess this
officially ends the TV smack talk era, which was never that formidable to begin
with.It is also nice to play against top flight competition each
year and have a finalized schedule that can be unveiled so early.------------Funny, I read the article before you commented and I
read the sentences: "The one thing we heard loud and clear
from fans across the conference is they want to see their teams play every
week," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a released statement.
"Starting in 2012 fans can see all games throughout the country."Best to be able to read facts, then talk smack.
54-10...It's out! It's a joke....the Y is done playing on 10/20 unless
they can get some of the Idaho schools to fill up the balanceCheck
it out and write back
Larry Scott is the best commissioner in sports.He did the Utes right
by not pitting them against Oregon and Stanford for two years, while they get
their scouting and recruiting established in the PAC.Now all their
games will be televised. Home run.
Worf...We are trying to get TBA on our schedule...but you all are playing
them 5 times. Next year!!!You guys are a joke...
Trolls, enjoy that Pac 12 schedule, seriously. Aside from USC, that's a very
beatable conf. schedule ... should your offense come around w/ your 3rd OC in 3
years. Kudos you don't have to play Oregon or Stanford. USC will represent the
South Division quite well in the Pac 12 Championship Game.
I have to say that the Northern Co game is less than desirable.The
USC game at home will be sick though! USC has to get through the Utes.. at RES.
Let that sink in for a while. The Utes had them on the ropes in the Coleseum. I
think we can steal that game at RES.The byU game will be epic as
well but only because it will be 3 straight W's:)Go Utes!
It was in the best interest of the Pac-12 conference for their newcomers to be
as successful as possible. Everyone knew at pre-season that Colorado would
likely struggle; but Utah had potential to be successful. Do I think it's a
coincidence that Utah missed Oregon and Stanford their first two years? I don't
really know, but it's a strong possibility that Utah was given some 'welcoming'
gifts. USC vs Utah Pac-12 opener? The more success Utah sees, the more the
conference will see. My impression is that Utah is building a great foundation
to be very successful in the near future.Not playing Oregon and
Stanford doesn't discredit what the Utes have done. Utah would likely have the
same record if they had switched Oregon/Stanford for Cal/Washington. They
played what was given them, and they did so exceeding many expectations. Given
the quarterback situation, we can consider this season a huge success. It could
have been so much worse. But Kyle Whittingham and co know how to run a football
program. As long as the collective attitude shown by Utah players remains, I
believe the Utes will be a very successful football team.
PACAnd it also means the PAC-12 is not the religiously bigoted group
that Y fans want you to think it is because they didn't get an invitation to the
The confession of my soul remains that I am jealous of your Pac 12 inclusion.
Win or Lose - honesty demands that I admit that I would gladly change places
with Utah and have this be our set schedule - I hate to admit it, but I must.
We Cougars can try all we want to justify it but the truth is we
would change places in a minute if we could be in the PAC-12.Now
having said that - I still maintain that Utah will remain a mid level team
finding their way to a steady diet of Sun Bowls and 7-5 seasons followed by
8-25 Basketball seasons. And if the roles were reversed they would
die as an Independent where as BYU remains one of only maybe five schools in the
country that can pull this off. And if we are all honest about this
situation there are two solid truths:1. Life is way less fun
without our ongoing rivalry and a game in late November. 2. Only time
will tell if BYU is right - and if they are right it will be great. But that
will take about 5 years to really know.
atl134On top of what you said: This schedule shows that the Pac-12
is willing to work with Utah by giving them a bye week for General Conference
weekend. I'm sure the University of Utah has addressed this concern to the
Pac-12 that a large number of their fan base is LDS and General Conference is
important to those fans. I'm happy to see this issue is resolved.
Eh, nevermind, I missed the comment that noted it.As for BYUs
schedule, they are fairly limited since conference games take up most of the
latter 8-9 weeks so it's hard for them to find good opponents for later in the
season. Personally I would love for BYU-Utah to be every thursday of conference
week (the PAC-12 does have some schedule exemptions like those Notre Dame games
when it comes to second half of the season non-conference games). Actually, on
second thought... maybe it's not in the best interest to have BYU-Utah right
before conference... might leave a large chunk of the LDS population (regardless
of which team wins) with lingering resentment during the weekend.
@ Wallbanger | 4:16 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Spanish Fork, UT "But you are right in the "weaker teams". We did schedule
BYU."But only after Holmoe begged us to.
One thing that nobody (surprisingly) has noted yet: that USC game is thursday
October 4th. I guess that addresses the question of whether or not the
university has the capacity to clear the schedule for conference weekend.
@ tuffgong"I will be in SLC to see 2 of your L's: BYU &
USC.."You sure will be disappointed this year as far as BYU is
concerned. BYU sure hasn't fared very well against the Utes in recent years.
Utah will extend it's dominance over BYU this year to 3 in a row, 8 of the last
11 games, and most importantly 56-34-4. The only team that is likely
to beat us at home this year is USC. USC-Utah will be a good game, win or lose.
@worf"More money and weaker teams? I can see it, good
move." WOW!! If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I
don't know what is. Didn't the Y leave for more money? And talk about some
weaker teams, Idaho State, New Mexico State, Idaho, etc. But you
are right in the "weaker teams". We did schedule BYU.
Nice to start with 3 easy warm up games to get ready for the big boys.
Northern Colorado University, formerly Colorado Teachers College LOL. Snow
College should have no trouble beating them. Should think any respectable Ute
fan should recognize it's time to stop blowing smack regarding BYU's strength of
Can't wait for that BYU schedule to come out. Will it be full of WAC, Big Sky
or Great West Conference teams?LOL
Hey DesNews:Make sure Vai S. gets this schedule in his inbox. He's
pretty well obligated to write another "View" this October, about how
the Pac-12 accommodated local sensibilities and the General Conference
Priesthood Session. USC visits Utah on Thursday, October 4, after a bye week for
@ worf & Sounds right..Apparently both of you don't understand
how 12 team conference schedules work. Let me enlighten you so I don't have to
hear anymore Y'ning. The Pac-12 plays a 9 conference game schedule.
Each team will play every team in their respected division and play 4 of the 6
teams from the opposite division. The conference games will stay the
same for two years so every conference game is a home and home. Utah will have
the exact same conference schedule this year as last year except playing at the
opposite stadium. In 2013 Utah will play both Stanford and Oregon and miss
Washington State and California. That schedule will remain the same for
2013-2014 (home and home) Then the schedule rotates again and Utah will miss two
more teams from the north division in 2015-2016 (home and home) ect.No more Y'ning from you Y fans. Utah was dealt not play Stanford and Oregon
their first two years. But, we will play them next year.
I will be in SLC to see 2 of your L's: BYU & USC..
More important than the unveiling of the 2012 schedule is the phrase "EVERY
Pac-12 football game will be available on national television." As per
usual, though, the DNews missed the most important point of the PAC-12 press
release. I guess this officially ends the TV smack talk era, which was never
that formidable to begin with.It is also nice to play against top
flight competition each year and have a finalized schedule that can be unveiled
@ worf | 2:52 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012 Mcallen, TX and the weakest
team of all? BYU.
It's about time! I look forward to viewing the Utes on TV next year. I hope the
PAC 12 networks are not buried too deeply in channel packages.
It has nothing to do with luck that Utah misses both Oregon and Stanford again.
There is a six year rotational cycle. Utah will play the same teams from the
north as they did last year but the location of the games will switch. Then,
the two years after Utah will miss two other teams from the north besides Oregon
and Stanford. The final two years of the six year rotation will see utah
missing the last two teams from the north that they haven't. Stop bad mouthing
the schedule byu homers...it is better than what you will put together.
Obviously we have some uneducated fans on the thread today. Ever hear of a
program called USC?
worf, you've forgotten how a conference works. They set the schedule.Some teams are independent.Independent teams can schedule anybody they
want.Dare they schedule LSU?Dare they schedule Wisconsin?Dare
they schedule Oklahoma State?Dare they schedule Oregon?No.They
choose instead to schedule Weber State.Fans want a victory. Schedule for
Northern Colorado? Booooo! At least give us Colorado State. They're a good
tune up game, and we have a little history with them. Montana St. didn't
exactly tune us up for USC. This game stinks.
A few miss spelled words next time I will type slower.luckPlayingbeen
How in the world does Utah luk out 2 years in a row not plaing the best teams in
the conference. They would not have benn bowl eligible this year and next year
if they would have to play those 2 teams.
Two year cycle home and home series - teams that went to Oregon or Stanford this
year get them at home next. Oregon and Stanford most likely after this year.
What happened to Oregon and Stanford?No wonder the utes left the
MWC. Northern Colorado and Colorado? Washington State and Oregon State?More money and weaker teams? I can see it, good move.