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Published: Tuesday, April 5 2011 6:25 p.m. MDT

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hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Wait, I thought the PAC12 was only FOX sports regional? Sounds like ESPN just can't get enough help'ns of the Utes.

Once again, It's great to be a Ute!

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

Wait a second ... I'm so confused. Why is Utah being featured on ESPN and not BYU?? I guess that exclusive contract doesn't mean a whole lot at the end of the day. The Utes are the team the nation wants to hear about and to see on TV.

Spring Ball's not even over and the Utes are already way ahead of the team in Provo as far as ESPN coverage goes.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Boring guy,

I agree. It's almost overkill, ESPN blog has been featuring the utes on a daily basis for the past 7 days. I mean there down to talking about the best bars in SLC and the renewed rivalry with the Buffs.

Only the naive would not recognise that Larry Scott is putting pressure on the 4 letter network to promote his newest members and build the PAC12 brand. I suspect Utah will recieve an embarrassing large amount of publicity on espn for the next year or two.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

hedge, and Boring

Honestly, even I am getting tired of the continued BYU bashing, and I can't stand BYU sports. You don't have to wish them well, I certainly don't, but let's climb out of the cesspool of constantly harping on them, you don't need to sink to the troll's level.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

That's right Hedgie ... We have our own blogger at the four-letter network who's already spent significant time in Salt Lake and has high hopes for the Utes in their first season in the PAC. He's giving Utah more love and attention than the local media.

While Larry Scott's getting the Utes invaluable national coverage that hundreds of potential recruits are seeing, I hear Karl Benson is trying to do the same thing for WAC's newest "quasi" member. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working...:(

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"He's giving Utah more love and attention than the local media."

Boring guy,

Ahmen brother. Actually it's refreshing to have an unbiased opinion on the Utes. Ted Miller isn't a Utes slappy, far from it, but he also seems like a blogger without a secret agenda or ax to grind.

uteBusters
Park City, UT

Yawn!

Utah fans giddy with excitement because the Utes are mentioned a couple of times on the PAC 12 blog???

Question for Utah fans, and be honest:

How many times did U check ESPN's PAC 10 blog last season to see what it was saying about Washington State?

That's what I thought - ZERO!

And that's how much attention the rest of the country is going to pay to Utah this year, UNTIL the Utes actually DO SOMETHING in the PAC 12.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

@Busters

Ohh wait a sec, are you talking about the Utes winning? I don't think that's going to be a problem. What Urban Meyer said in 2004 is four times as true today -- "You ain't seen nothin' yet!!"

Though the competition is greater, we're still up against the likes of Cal, Wash. St., Washington, ASU, and UCLA. That's not exactly Murderers Row.

And they have a few tricks up their sleeves up on the Hill. Hmmmm, Norm Chow comes to mind for starters...

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Hard to believe the Ute fans are making such a big deal about being on ESPN. They seem as excited as the first time I saw myself on TV as a kid. I guess when you don't see your school much on ESPN, you get very excited about it. So, congratulations for finally being on ESPN.

But ask yourself, is this appearance on ESPN because of the university or because of Urban Meyer? I venture to say if it wasn't for Urban Meyer's visit, the ESPN cameras would be dark in SLC.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

ESPN directed Urban Meyer to go to SLC to cover the Utes. They knew a feature on Utah will bring about high ratings.

Hmmmm, with a camera crew so close, it makes you wonder why ESPN didn't tape a story down in Provo at the same time. I guess the action is up on the Hill nowadays...

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Yeah CougFaninTX because there is so much on ESPN about BYU football; please. Utah Football has been highlighted far more that BYU on ESPN this off season practically on ESPN.com; this after all we had heard from Y fans that independence was better because BYU and ESPN were partners; the truth seems to be something far less impressive.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

"And they have a few tricks up their sleeves up on the Hill. Hmmmm, Norm Chow comes to mind for starters..."

Earth to BoringGuy.

Having watched Norm Chow coached games for years, BYU fans are very familiar with Norm's "tricks", and so is every team in the PAC 12.

Unfortunately for U, the Utes don't have a QB capable of executing all of Norm's "tricks".

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Utah featured on ESPN.

Positive media exposure is always welcome.

Thank you Coach Meyer!

Big_Ben
SLC, UT

This is exciting, but seriously, lets stop the byu-bashing.

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"How many times did U check ESPN's PAC 10 blog last season to see what it was saying about Washington State?"

It's odd you mention that, because I used to and still do search for "Cougars" on the ESPN site and it always comes up Washington State, go figure!!

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

As I've read via Dnews articles and posts BYU and ESPn have strong partnership.

Let's look at the defintion of "partnership":

a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal.

It appears that spring practice will come and go and almost zero "responsibility for achieving specific goals" I.e "exposure" has been met.

The truth is espn views the "partnership" as a slight step up from womens softball. ESPN need odd hour filler and along came BYU. If you think ESPN will spend anymore than what they spend promoting womens softball you're sadly mistaken.

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

" ESPN need odd hour filler and along came BYU."

Wait did the all female Billiards league or the World Pinochle tour lose their ESPN contracts?

Naked Truth
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Wait did the all female Billiards league or the World Pinochle tour lose their ESPN contracts?"

Who will be laughing when BYU makes more TV money in 2011 then Utah, even in the Mighty Pac-XX? How many decades before Utah's a full member of the PAC?

papa ute
murray, ut

It is indeed good to be a UTE!

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Who will be laughing when BYU makes more TV money in 2011 then Utah, even in the Mighty Pac-XX?"

Well enjoy your one year on top of the money pile!!! I personally don't care how much BYU rakes in.

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