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Published: Thursday, June 16 2011 1:10 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

BCS game - check(twice)

BCS win - check(twice)

BCS conference - check

BCS quality athletes - check

BCS quality coaching staff - check

The future of football in Utah, is Utah.

MESOUTE
Karchaj, A.V.

"Exposure." "Relevance." "Exposure. Exposure. Exposure."

See, we can say buzz words too. Thank goodness we don't get as caught up in them as others.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Jordan Wynne can't be on the cover because the trolls made sure to let everyone know what an exclusive honor it was that heaps was on the cover.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

@MESOUTE

And yet, here you are on an article about your team, focusing on mine. It looks like perhaps you DO get caught up in them.
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Congratulations to Wynn. I hope you do well this season in your new conference.

forreal people
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"relevance" is not a buzz word for BYU, unless it was used in the early 1980's. the relevent non aq teams from the last decade, tcu, bsu, and utah have all been invited to upgrade leages, been undefeted, been to bcs bowls won bcs bowls - and in utah's case, won 9 bowl games, beat more bcs schoos, and had best winning % against them of any non aq. Oh and all three of those schools have better records against ranked opponants and BCS teams than BYU. LOL.

"exposure" is not a buzz word for BYU, unless it is intended to describe byu playing thier weakest SOS in decades (112 out of 120 according to phil steel's website).

What those words mean to Utah fans:

Relevance- reaching the top 5 of the polls 3 times over last 7 years (byu's last top 10 appearance? 1996) finishing in the top 4 twice. Two bcs bowls/wins, nine bowl wins (best in nation)crushing ranked bcs opponants. Getting the HUGE pac-12 invite.

Exposure- pac 12 staduims on the road, pac 12 teams at home, auto bcs bid, at least 9 national tv games/year starting 2012.

REALITY for Ute's- not buzz words

KamUte
South Jordan, UT

I thought you had to be an "All American" candidate to get on a cover. I thought unless you were zoobieTV you could not get recognition. I thought unless you win the New Mexico Bowl, you couldn't get any props. What a surprise!

It is cool that Wynne made it but I am willing to bet that there is an Oregon guy on the cover in Oregon and a USC guy in So Cal. Marketing is a wonderful thing.

MESOUTE
Karchaj, A.V.

In Stitches:
Not exactly focused on your team. Rather pointing out the absurdity of the buzz words that come out of the Provo football offices and how that particular team's advocates eat them up and regurgitate the same buzzwords to no end.

Tell me I am wrong. Do BYU fans not use those same buzzwords (exposure and relevance)on 75% of their posts (if not more)?

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

In other news, Lindy's also published the latest football lines:

Utah
USC 8

Utah
BYU 2.5

ASU 2
Utah

Utah
Pitt 4

Dismal season ahead - check

MESOUTE
Karchaj, A.V.

@ Snack Pack:
What shall we do? I guess we shouldn't even play those games where we are underdogs, correct? After all, the outcome is already etched in stone. Give me a break.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Irrelevance is losing regularly to teams like Colorado State, Wyoming, and New Mexico, and getting crushed by UNLV 0-27!

Irrelevance is, even in your best decade EVER, not being able to finish in the Top 25 as often as that team down south.

Irrelevance is still not having a single national individual award winner, national championship, or player inducted into the national college football hall of fame after 117 years of football mediocrity.

crowntown1
Corona, CA

BYU fans love to use the word jealous too. They are funny!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

the runnin' utes are the best thing since sliced bread.

Duckhunter Hunter
Alpine, UT

snack pack

"Irrelevance is losing regularly to teams like Colorado State, Wyoming, and New Mexico, and getting crushed by UNLV 0-27!"

Or losing to USU 31-16 (and it wasn't even that close) and being the 3rd best team in the state last year?

"Irrelevance is, even in your best decade EVER, not being able to finish in the Top 25 as often as that team down south."

I'd rather have 2 BCS wins under my belt in that same decade than NONE (Quest 4 Perfection = Fail!).

Utah has won 6 of last 9. Wynn 1 Hypes 0!

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

hedgehog

"Jordan Wynne can't be on the cover..."

KamUte

"It is cool that Wynne made it..."

Who's Wynne?

By the way, Athlon published six PAC 12 covers:

Arizona/Arizona State
California/Stanford
Colorado
UCLA/USC
Utah
Washington/Oregon/Oregon State

Obviously, one for every area where the magazine will appear on newstands.

It's nice that Athlon picked Jordan for the Salt Lake market.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

MESOUTE

"I guess we shouldn't even play those games where we are underdogs, correct?"

You'll have to discuss that with hedgehog, because according to him, the odds makers know more about college football than the poll voters so the early lines are more important than the pre-season polls.

forreal people
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Pac man,

so your cherry picked - "irrelevant" facts weigh more heavily than the long extensive list of proofs that Utah can sight (about the dominating relevant postion in 21st centurey college football)?

You notice I did not mention specific (pathetic) losses that byu had in my argument, because that would not be logical. Those stats have no relevance or strength.

I suppose you think all byu's final rankings averaged from the 2000's is higher than utah's average final rankings from the 2000's? Get a clue- do some reasearch before opening your mouth. Utah is the higher ranked team.

I suppose you think byu has beet more ranked opponants? Get a clue - do some reasearch. I suppose you think byu has gone unefeted twice and beat RANKED teams along the way? Get a clue- do some reasearch about the 1984 NC. If you do, you will realize that BYU beat zero ranked teams that year. Their combined opponants winn% in 1984 was 0.47,i.e. byu would never have a sniff at the BCS top 5 with that EXACT season - Mathamatical FACT - COMPUTER RANKINGS.

Utah beat more two more ranked teams in 2008 than byu ever beat in a season.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

duckling hunter

BYU has won
3 of the last 5
and
26 of the last 39

Everybody would prefer a couple of BCS wins, to none.

Even so, BYU has finished in the AP Top 25 FOUR times in the last five years, which is almost as many AP Top 25 finishes as Utah has in its entire history(5).

BYU added a Doak Walker Award winner during the decade to increase its total of national individual award winners to 15, including a Heisman.

Utah still doesn't have a single national individual award winner.

Even in Utah's greatest decade ever, the Utes are still having a hard time keeping pace with the Cougars.

chicagoborn
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@Uteanymous

It's nice that we have someone like you with enough free time on their hands to be concerned with grammar and spelling on a message board.

chicagoborn
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

It's nice to see that Utah's APR is pretty high. Shows that Utah gets it done on and off the field.

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

forreal

"You notice I did not mention specific (pathetic) losses that BYU"

That would be an exercise in futility, since no BYU losses during the 2000's were more pathetic than these Utah losses:

0-27 to UNLV(2-10)
7-47 at home by a Top 5 team in the biggest game in Utah history

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