Keep the BYU-University of Utah game in perspective


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  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    "I say it is time to flush the AD and the coaches and go back to playing traditional BYU football."

    If you examine the history of the Utah-BYU series, you will see that "traditional BYU football" includes losing to Utah (and other good teams).

    The Utah-BYU series is over 100 years old. Except for a 20-year aberration, Utah has dominated the series. "Traditional BYU football" includes 56 losses to Utah against 34 wins. I don't know about you, but when I think about winning traditions, one qualifier is that the team in the past actually won more games than they lost.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    re: patriot

    Agreed. BYU isn't the same program that it was in the LaVell era.I don't know that BYU is mediocre but they remind of a perpetual 10 win NFL team (good but not good enough). Until the bottom falls out, nothing will be done.

    I am Utah grad & fan but for the last few yrs really have had no desire to watch. I'll watch for water cooler conversation but even that gets old. I like the rivalry in September; the animosity doesn't seem to build & by Halloween the armchair QBing is ancient history.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Sept. 14, 2012 6:25 p.m.

    I recommend the Vai's View column in today's paper. Its the best commentary I've yet seen on how things have simply gotten out of hand with this game. Its well worth reading, whichever team you happen to cheer for.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 14, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    wow patriot
    that is bitter

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 14, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    I have to say this is the first year I actually hope the U pounds the Y ... like last year. The reason? BYU is mediocrity in action and that will never change until the embarrassment factor becomes unbearable. The Y of today is not even a shadow of the program Lavell put together and yet there seems to be an acceptance of some at this new ear of mediocrity. I say it is time to flush the AD and the coaches and go back to playing traditional BYU football. If Tuckett were the AD the Y would be in the Big12 right now!!!

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 14, 2012 10:36 a.m.

    Today's L.A. Times on page C-8 this weekend's match up was summarized as follows:

    "These longtime and bitter rivals, separated by only miles, no longer share a same conference affliation. BYU is Football independant and Utah has joined the Pac-12, but that won't dull the senses in a series that can be downright insensitive. After Utah clinched a BCS berth with a crushing 2004 win over BYU in Salt Lake City, a Utes fan held up a sign that read, "Where's Your God Now? "

    Too many activity choices this weekend: The Game, seeing "B of M" in Hollywood, or the play "Trojan Barbie" in Long Beach