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Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 1:30 p.m. MDT

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backpacn
Sandy, UT

PaddyWACed

The kids on the hill are obviously dizzy from their constant spin cycle.

There's absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between

2008 Utah at Michigan
2014 Michigan at Utah
2015 Utah at Michigan

and

2013 BYU at Wisconsin
2017 Wisconsin at BYU
2018 BYU at Wisconsin

Michigan simply agreed to return the favor of Utah playing a one-and-done at Michigan in 2008, by scheduling a home-and-home with the Utes in 2014-2015.

Cougars - Wise Older Brothers
Anaheim, CA

It's flattering that our little brothers on the hill are still interested in what's happening with their big brother after very their fortunate invite to a big boy conference.

Playing at Camp Randall brings exactly the kind of exposure, both nationally and in terms of playing in a variety of geographic locations, that BYU and its fans were hoping for with BYU's move to Independence.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

Cougar fans give great spin jobs:
There's absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between

2008 Utah at Michigan
2014 Michigan at Utah
2015 Utah at Michigan
and
2013 BYU at Wisconsin
2017 Wisconsin at BYU
2018 BYU at Wisconsin

The difference is Utah HAD ALREADY PLAYED the 2008 game before scheduling the home and home.
When Tom Holmoe announced the 2013 Wisconsin game, he made it sound like it would be home and home. Then someone tracked down the actual contract and found it was a one and done.

By your silly logic you might as well says the deals are 3 for 1:
2002 Utah at Michigan
2008 Utah at Michigan
2014 Michigan at Utah
2015 Utah at Michigan

and
1980 BYU at Wisconsin
2013 BYU at Wisconsin
2017 Wisconsin at BYU
2018 BYU at Wisconsin

Broom Hockey Champ
Scottsdale, AZ

I don't care if this is a 2 for 1. There's a lot of time between now and 2017 and I wouldn't be that surprised if Wisconsin calls asks for another date at LES before this agreement begins.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

When is Colorado going to payback and return the scheduling favor to BYU?

They are 3-8-1 all time against CU. Have a lot catching up to do.

OUCH!!!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I can't help but wonder if there are any cougar fans on comment threads like this one that are embarrassed by their fellow cougar fans' comments. Trying to spin the obvious is just too funny.
Your REALLY drinking the blue kool-aid if you think the current Utah Michigan agreement isn't a 1 for 1. Same kool-aid if you think this BYU Wisconsin deal is anything other than a 1 for 2 series.

Rirruto
Nampa, Id

You know,the funny thing is,I CALLED IT!!! My first thought when I clicked on this thread was that the first comment would be from a ute fan bashing BYU for the only thing they have to bash us for. We play in Wisconsin twice. Amazing. The fact that this is the only thing you have to attack us with is simply sad. Why don't you just take your ball and go home.

sammyg
Springville, UT

WacPaddledMyUtes

Every time I see that "1-6 versus the YMCA" comment it cracks me up.

Ute reading comprehension... epic fail... making stuff up again.

Me said...

"Sure beats playing Northern Colorado and pretending to be something you're not in the PAC 12, like uh... a winning team."

Let me interpret this correctly for you since being in denial and reading comprehension is similar to chewing gum and walking... difficult things for delusional Ute fans.

That last part is to be interpreted that the Utes are not 'stellar' in their conference at the current 0-2 + 4-5 last year. Utes are pretenders thinking they can be on the scale of the great teams of the PAC like Oregon and USC. The Utes are the Pac12 perennial mediocre team by their record.

Any WAC team, excuse me, any team that BYU plays this year is light years beyond your tough Northern Colorado opponent... and BYU played Weber as a friendly instate.

Own it

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

RE: Backpacn

Big difference
In 2012, BYU scheduled a 2-1 with Wisconsin for games in 2013,2017 and 2018

In 2008 Utah played at Michigan
In 2012, Utah scheduled a home and home with Michigan for 2014 and 2015.

BYU also just scheduled a home and home with Middle Tennessee State.

Utah has home and homes with USC, Stanford, and Oregon on the schedule for many more years.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Notre Dame and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Texas and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

BYU schedules a 2-for-1 with Wisconsin and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

BYU schedules a home and home series with Boise State and Ute fans say "we got a home and home with Michigan!".

Next, BYU will probably schedule a home and home or 2-1 with some prestigious team and Ute fans will still say "Michigan!".

Do you see a trend here?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@backpacn

Michigan simply agreed to return the favor of Utah playing a one-and-done at Michigan in 2008, by scheduling a home-and-home with the Utes in 2014-2015.

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According to what sources?

According to Nick Baumgardner (University of Michigan Sports Reporter) it was a home-and-home contract with Utah and one games each with Oregon State and Colorado:

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says the Wolverines will to play their previously-scheduled Pac-12 football opponents, despite the suspension of the Big Ten-Pac-12 deal.

Michigan's home-and-home series with Utah, beginning in 2014, and it's one-game deals with Colorado (2016) and Oregon State (2015).

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Riverton Cougar

Yes I see a trend, you need the 2-for-1's with "prestigious" teams Utah doesn't, we already play in a "prestigious" conference.

BTW here's one you missed:

BYU tries to schedule Utah but Utah says no thanks we'll see you in 2016.

Cougars - Wise Older Brothers
Anaheim, CA

Mount Olympus

"Utah has home and homes with USC, Stanford, and Oregon on the schedule for many more years."

BYU has been scheduling home and homes with every team in the PAC 10 for DECADES!!!

We're thrilled that our little brothers were finally able to schedule their very first big name non-conference opponent to visit RES in their entire history.

Call us when that number grows to two.

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WACpaddled

Utah is 0-7 versus Washington, including last season's 14-31 beat down.
BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including a 23-17 BYU win in 2010.

And, it's absolutely laughable that you bring up Colorado, when the lowly Utes couldn't even handle 10-loss Colorado at home last season. The Utes, btw, are 6-10-1 versus Colorado since 1946.

BYU, on the other hand, is 3-1 versus Colorado since 1946, and BYU hasn't lost to the Buffaloes since a 7-9 setback in... 1947!!!

All of that, however, pales in comparison to Utah's 1-6 record against the SLC YMCA, although Utah's losing 3-4-1 record against Salt Lake High might be a close 2nd.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Uteology

"...here's one you missed:

BYU tries to schedule Utah but Utah says no thanks we'll see you in 2016."

Sorry Uteology, but U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU and Michigan in the same year, which is EXACTLY what Hill admitted.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

I have been out of town but when I read the headline, before reading the article or the comments, I said "Chris B will be the first poster and he will hit the 2 - 1 argument, saying how great it is that Utah is playing Michigan, etc. Other Utes will say how great it is to play Michigan", even though they can't beat Colorado in SLC. That's FUNNY!!! I'm still smiling every time I think about it. Being the doormat in the PAC 12 isn't anything of which to be proud,unless you relish losing to big name teams. But take your two irrelevant BCS wins and be happy, Utes. That's all you got. This year ASU drilled you, USC drilled you (insert Colorado 2011 here) and you're bagging on BYU's schedule. Amazing!!

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Those Utes crowing about home-and-home against USC, Stanford and Oregon will indeed have the games, but they'll also have the losses from playing them. You really think Oregon or USC is a fertile place where Utah is going to get even close to .500? (Try FUTILE, not FERTILE.) Heck, you'll be lucky to reach .500 against Colorado this year. If the Buffs win in Boulder, you'll need to win the next two to even reach .500 against them in PAC12 play. Maybe you'll be .500 against Washington State this year----maybe not, but aren't you forgetting the ASU game and the supposed "miracle Utes after a bye week" who were crushed by USC? Again in SLC...? Enjoy the too-tough-for-us competition.....along with going nowhere. This year a bowl might elude you. Then what's your excuse going to be? (It was all Michigan's fault....)

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

@ Chris B

The facts are also that Utah has gotten smoked by most of the PAC 12 since joining, and here at Utah State if memory serves me correctly I think.... I'm pretty sure.... Oh yes, Utah State did beat Utah this year. I was having trouble remembering, but it came back to me. Yeah, John White had a tough game. Too bad that Utah fans have aspirations of beating PAC 12 teams, but could not take care of business against our Aggies. I love my Utah State Aggies, but Utah is supposed to be way out of the Aggies league. Apparently not. As for BYU, this is good Cougar fans. Playing programs like Wisconsin gives you a chance to beat some big teams and help move your program forward. I think it is funny as a Utah State fan to see Utah and BYU fans fight. Although BYU fans get rather dillusional at times, I think Utah fans are worse. They have a bad year like they are having now, and they sit up there on their pedastool and act like they are so above Utah State and BYU.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

With this scheduling, it appears to me that the Y's schedule is now so difficult it can like the U reasonably suggest a continued respite to the rivalry game because of difficult scheduling concerns after 2016. Hopefully, that will allow the U to stop thinking it has finished its season with a win in the 3rd week of the season and actually play to win in week four of the season.

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Wow, getting all giddy over games 5,6 & 7 years out seems a bit overzelous. But, I guess when compared to the wac schedule currently in place, anything other than all of "state" colleges (idaho state, new mexico state, san jose state, delusional state) seems like an improvement.

The big question though is why a home and home with Utah State is thought is thought to be beneath the cougars, but a 2:1 with the badgers is cause for celebration.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Snack PAC,

"Sorry Uteology, but U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU and Michigan in the same year, which is EXACTLY what Hill admitted."

That's quite the partial truth comment and is therefore inaccurate and certainly NOT what Hill admitted. This is not a surprise coming from you though.

I think we'd all be fine if you changed it to the truth which would be:

"...U don't get any smack points for admitting that you're not good enough to play BYU, Michigan AND 9 PAC-12 GAMES in the same year, which is EXACTLY what HILL admitted."

I know we're in political mode at this time of year, but easy on your blue kool-aid spinning tricks that don't actually fool anyone. Comments of this nature took away your credibility long, long ago.

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