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Published: Friday, July 1 2011 12:11 p.m. MDT

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TheFitz
Murray, UT

We win

Itchy
Lehi, UT

This is probably the biggest no-brainer headline ever. Obviously, Utah came out a winner with it's Pac-12. The only possible drawback to the Pac-12 move is that wins will be harder to come by, but I'm sure the Utes are up to the task!

rpjense
West Jordan, UT

Kind of interesting ... just over a year ago, many U of U fans were among those condemning the BCS. In fact, didn't Senator Hatch join the chorus? What has changed about the BCS? Isn't it still a cartel? Or, now that Utah is in the mix, is everything OK?

Teddy Bear
Las Vegas, NV

Thank you, Mr. Obvious. Declaring Utah as a big winner is kind of a no-brainer. Join a BCS conference and partake in a new, lucrative TV deal, considering their previous conference affiliation.

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

@rpjense
...What has changed about the BCS? Isn't it still a cartel? Or, now that Utah is in the mix, is everything OK? ...

Utah is a Major.
Utah has status of AQ school now.

Everything may not be Ok still, but we don't care much for the mid-majors any more.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"Isn't it still a cartel? Or, now that Utah is in the mix, is everything OK?"


rpense,

Yes the evil cartel has brought Utah over 27 million with untold prestige, exposure and the chance to play in the rose bowl....yes, everything is A OK!

SLC BYU Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess Ute fans will assert this makes BYU a loser?

custer
Boise, ID

Utah will be a winner with the move to the Pac 12, only if the Utes football and basketball teams deliver an abundance of victories. I believe the Utes will find it very difficult to win, especially on the road, in the PAC 12. We will soon find out.

I don't believe Ute fans will be happy with the move to the Pac 12, if the Utes turn-out average to below average won-loss records year after year.

Nikon Guy
Henderson, NV

Man, Ute fans are a bunch of hypocrites. Just as rpjense said just a year or two ago you guys said the BCS isn't fair because Utah was left out of the NC game. Now that Utah is part of the BCS cartel it's ok because money rules? I guess even in the conservative state of Utah money makes everything ok.

As far as not caring about the "little guys" or mid-majors Utah shouldn't have such a elitist attitude becuase one day it may come back to bite you. I don't know what but it might. Just remember your roots because those cool new friends may not be so kind if things go sour...

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

@SLC BYU Fan
...BYU a loser?

Can't argue with you there. So I have to agree with you.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

rpjense,

Everything is ok as far as I am concerned. It's kind of like gaining statehood. Before statehood Utah was always in a fight with the federal government. Once granted statehood a lot of those battles went away.

Custer,

That's funny comment coming from someone with a username like custer. As I recall the indians won that battle. The Utes will get their victories in the PAC 12 as well.

Tommy2Shoes
Lehi, UT

Association in the PAC 12 Conference is a great leap ahead for the State of Utah. If I want I can see some pretty decent football and basketball programs play the U. I choose not to attend events at the U because I'm usually busy attending events at my Alma Mater. Support your school and it's cool.

SoCalUtahFan
Utesville, CA

@Nikon Guy

Don't be mistaken.
It is still not okay (ie not fair) that BCS did not allow 2008 Utah team to play in NC.
If this year, a 12-0 BSU or 12-0 TCU with as strong schedule as 2008 Utah had, it is still not fair to leave them out of NC.

As for now? It's just not our battle anymore.
We are moving on and up.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

SLC BYU Fan:

We don't need to "assert" anything. The fact that you are now asking the question is sufficient.

Duh
west jordan, ut

Utah won't even care if they win or lose, they will still have the money. Of course they don't care about the BCS anymore, they have AQ status and that too is all that matters. I am not a Ute fan but they got a great deal. And for my fellow BYU fans who think Utah is going to just be mediocre in this conference, you know nothing about football. Utah is much better than that. They will adjust and they will win. Lets not be a hedgehog, lets give Utah credit where credit is due.

BaneOfHedgehog
Bothell, WA

Not in a 100 years will the Utes ever see the Rose Bowl (unless you buy a ticket).

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ Nikon Guy

"Man, Ute fans are a bunch of hypocrites. Just as rpjense said just a year or two ago you guys said the BCS isn't fair because Utah was left out of the NC game. Now that Utah is part of the BCS cartel it's ok because money rules? I guess even in the conservative state of Utah money makes everything ok."

"If you can't beat them, join them"! The BCS isn't going anywhere, anytime soon! The Non-AQ schools can fight the BCS all they want, but there is too much money involved for the AQ schools to give up.

BlueSaint
South Jordan, UT

Okay....Utah wins! Now, where can I see a game?

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I mostly agree with the article. Utah is a big winner. Hopefully, they will continue to win on the field (except against BYU) and make us proud.

However, at this point BYU's move has to be looked at as a win. Independence is certainly better than the MWC. The money is better. The exposure is better. Recruiting seems to be on track. What's not to like?

I can't imagine the MWC would be considered for AQ status. The new strength of the MWC is basically the old strength of the WAC, with the exception of Air Force.

I would still rather see BYU as an Independent than part of an AQ MWC. Now the Big 12, that's a different conversation.

I actually hope the MWC get's AQ status because it looks like BYU will be playing one or two teams from that conference on a regular basis. Boise State already has four games with the Y. I wouldn't be surprised to see a mix of Air Force, UNLV and SDSU in future years.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Congrats, Utes! Your day is here. If you have another basketball season like the last one, it still is a season in the PAC.

And if you have another football season like 2008, you may well finally have an NC trophy of your own. It really is pretty cool, and no, it never gets old.

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