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Published: Saturday, June 30 2012 9:37 p.m. MDT

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CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Utah-Hawaii Alum
"There is a purpose for the plethora of redundant articles like this that the DNews publishes."

And what is the purpose for the plethera of redundant comments like yours that the DNews publishes? If U don't like reading the articles, don't read them. It's a free country. I'm pretty sure nobody is forcing you to read them. I read 6 - 10 Ute articles per year. I don't think U, nor a few of your friends, miss a single article.

I'm not sure the title of this article matched the content, but I really enjoyed reading how all of the sports did in their new conference. Other than football and men's basketball, I don't follow all the other sports closely enough to know how we did.

I think the WCC is proving to be a tougher challenge in all sports than the MWC. Men's basketball seams to be on par with the MWC. But given the choice between traveling to see a Coug basketball game in San Diego, Malibu, Portland or San Francisco versus Laramie or Albuquerque - it's a pretty easy choice.

Wally West
SLC, UT

@ TJ

With that kind of blind optimism, you must be a Cubs fan too.

The longer someone repeats something; its obvious the person they trying hardest to convince is themselves.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

What, no indoor plumbing? I totally over-looked the fact that you folks up on the hill still had one-holers!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

If you write it enough, it must be true.

Proud Ute
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Independance.......... pfft, like they had a choice in it.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

utah football will consistently be a mid to bottom dweller in the conference of champions. but hey, at least they're in a good conference. their round ball team will be a warm-up game for the entire conference - would certainly be at the bottom of the WCC. i guess their women's gymnastics will do ok.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

@ Proud Ute,

The very second that Tom Holmoe knew that the U was accepted by the PAC, he called every conference in the country hoping someone would throw him a bone. The PAC and the Big 12 never called him back one time, even to this day. BYu blew it with the Big East as we all found out. The BYu football program will be gone after ESPN dumps them while they try to rebuild in 2013-14. BYU's tv ratings are absolutely horrible, to say the least.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

Please BYU fans.........quit thinking about the Big 12. That will never happen for BYu. Heck, the Big 12 told FSU and Clemson they are NOT expanding three weeks ago after they contacted the Big 12 officials.. BYU has NEVER been considered, nor will EVER be invited to the Big 12, or has ever spoken to them one time. BYu is indy for many many reasons.

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

Bottom line is it doesnt really matter which conference or if your even affliated with a conference, what matters is winning. You win and fans will be happy and the nation will take notice. BYU wins alot of games consistantly year in and year out. And for you utah trolls who continue to obsess and comment on about everything BYU... Utah may have that PAC 12 logo next to their name but do you really think the nation is gonna care if they dont win consistantly? Not one bit sorry they really dont care and right now utah is a middle of the pack mediocre PAC- 12 team in football and a bottom feeder in Basketball. Your all miserable thats why you spend your days on here waiting for BYU articles to comment on, you havent moved on and never will and its quite comical actually.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

I love the DNews! They always deliver!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT
Bottom line is it doesnt really matter which conference or if your even affliated with a conference, what matters is winning. You win and fans will be happy and the nation will take notice. BYU wins alot of games consistantly year in and year out. And for you utah trolls who continue to obsess and comment on about everything BYU... Utah may have that PAC 12 logo next to their name but do you really think the nation is gonna care if they dont win consistantly? Not one bit sorry they really dont care and right now utah is a middle of the pack mediocre PAC- 12 team in football and a bottom feeder in Basketball. Your all miserable thats why you spend your days on here waiting for BYU articles to comment on, you havent moved on and never will and its quite comical actually.

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That's right. What matters is winning.
San Jose St. is 9-6 overall against BYU. The Spartans own you!

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

WACPaddled

It's laughable that a Utah troll would spend so much time obsessing about a conference that the Utes were such a non-factor in - 2 conference championships in 36 years.

Weren't U destroyed in your last meeting against a WAC team?

You really should give a little more respect to a conference that you spent so much time as a bottom dweller in. Of course, you're still a bottom-dweller in the PAC 12, so not much has changed.

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Regardless of conference affiliation, what matters most is winning!
BYU 10-3 Top 25,
Utah 8-5 UNRANKED

SLC YMCA 6-1 overall against Utah. The Village People own U!

Despite all of your hollow promises that U have moved on, our little brothers are still totally obsessed with their big brother, BYU.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

I'm not happy with the Indie thing - I'd rather be a bottom-feeder in the Pac-12 like Utah.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU sports seems to have little interest except among the trolls.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Went to a meeting at LES the other day and we got to talk to Bronco and Riley one on one. Bronco let us know that one conference told them that as long as BYU was associated with the LDS faith, they would never consider us for membership. I can only guess that would have been the Pac-12. He also let us know that another conference would not budge on the No Sunday play scenario. I can only guess that was the Big-12. So in my mind, independance is the only way to go where BYU isn't required to compromise it's principles. We have a great schedule coming this year and better ones in the future. I don't see the problem. U fans can rail all they want but it seems like hollow tinkering to me. Both schools are positioned well for the future. Now it's up to both of them to win.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

WACPaddled

In a more relevant head-to-head comparison, especially for U

Washington is 4-4 versus BYU; 7-0 versus Utah

The Huskies own U.

The Utes are also 6-17 versus ASU, 24-31 versus Colorado, 8-18 versus Oregon, 6-9-1 versus OSU, 2-8 versus UCLA, 2-3 versus Stanford, 3-5 versus California, and 3-7 versus USC

In fact, the ONLY PAC 12 teams that the Utes have a winning record against are Arizona 20-15-2 and WSU 6-5.

The Utes will fit in very well as conference bottom feeders.

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

WACPAD

You seem pretty happy with yourself for digging up the 9-6 record San Jose St. has vs BYU since this is about the 10th time you've mentioned it in your recent rantings about BYU. Just so everyone else can understand the relevance of that statistic, BYU has played San Jose St. 3 times since 1969 - all wins. The last time BYU lost to SJSU was in 1968 and the other 8 losses came between 1946 and 1961. U all constantly berate BYU for bringing up the ancient history of the 1984 national championship and yet here you are trying to prove something about a record that came about in the 40's and 50's. Nice job!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT
WACPAD

You seem pretty happy with yourself for digging up the 9-6 record San Jose St. has vs BYU since this is about the 10th time you've mentioned it in your recent rantings about BYU. Just so everyone else can understand the relevance of that statistic, BYU has played San Jose St. 3 times since 1969 - all wins. The last time BYU lost to SJSU was in 1968 and the other 8 losses came between 1946 and 1961. U all constantly berate BYU for bringing up the ancient history of the 1984 national championship and yet here you are trying to prove something about a record that came about in the 40's and 50's. Nice job!

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Thank you!

Only following the example set by BYU fans like yourself.

Seminolebob
JACKSONVILLE, FL

Perhaps it would be in the best interest of BYU to find a home.
There is a lot of talk down here what the new football playoff will do to smaller programs like N. Texas, E. Washington, Youngstown St etc. If two schools are 11-1 at the end of the season (Ohio St & Texas for example), what will be the tiebreaker? Its a different system now. Power conference schools will now look to improve their OOC scheduling. Well where are you going to invest your money? You want more attention by playing better schools.

Unfortunately this could mean some schools drop football all together. I think that would be a bummer.
This would also mean some of BYUs potential opponents as an independent might no longer exist in the future. It would be up to power conference schools to fill up your schedule. Do you really like your chances over the next 10+ years as an independent? I and others say that odds are against you. Go join a conference to remain relevant. Otherwise you might be deciding what will happen to your football program as well.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

As long as Notre Dame is Independent, there will always be an opportunity for other teams to be independent.

With the BCS going bust, and AQ status is history - Navy will rethink their move to the Big Easy and go back to Indy status.

Neither Boise State nor their fans will tolerate playing teams on the opposide side of the continent for very long.

With the new playoff system in place, I look for another wave of conference realigment as schools and conferences position themselves to follow the money.

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