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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 10:37 a.m. MST

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Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

This is great news! Lots of BYU fans here in Virginia who will be there!

Jefe-Ute
SLC, UT

Don't worry BYU fans, Utah fans are VERY jealous of BYU signing up to play such a strong opponent. BYU will continue to lose to Utah because Utah is better coached, has better recruits, and plays higher level of competition. Because they will always loses on of their first games, their entire season will be a bust. So yes, we Utah fans are very jealous.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Re: Wiscougarfan

Deep breath...its one year...2013. Lets see how Tom fairs for future years. Really, I hope that they Y does in fact improve is schedule, but that still doesn't get them into a "real bowl" game.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Wookie

I don't understand you logic. First you claim that BYU has NEVER scheduled a quality November opponent. When it is pointed out that they have two next year (ND & Wisconsin) you backtrack to "let's see" and "I hope..." The truth is that BYU has dramatically improved their schedule each year since becoming independent and there is zero evidence to suggest this trend will not continue. To the contrary, BYU is now filling in their cupcake holes with the likes of Cincy, Middle Tennesee, and Virginia instead of WAC opponents. They are still cupcake games but fulfill the expressed mission of helping the team gain exposure in different parts of the country (and those of us out here away from the mountain west really appreciate it).
Obviously, simply playing a good schedule doesn't get any team into a "real bowl" game, or, as the Utes can attest to this season, any bowl game. Ultimately it comes down to winning, and both BYU and Utah need to step it up in that area. Go Cougs!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The commentary here is a little funny. Honestly, I think this is a good series for each team. However, just the other day, I can't recall who it was, but some fan was trying to downgrade Utah's bowl win last year based on that fact that Georgia Tech lost to VIRGINIA, who lost to such-and-such, who lost to so-and-so, and on, and on, yet BYU's win over GT this year was so impressive because it was against "one of the best offenses in the nation" (although not as highly ranked as when Utah played them, or with the NFL players). So not only that, but now BYU is scheduled to play the "terrible" team that beat them. I'm guessing this poster doesn't come back to A) say they were wrong about the strength of Virginia's program, or B) continue saying Virginia is a bad team and a bad series scheduled by Holmoe.

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

Hopefully, BYU will have 7 home games and not 7 away games. I would think that BYU would not want to play the 13th game (Hawaii rule) unless there were 7 home games. There would be no benefit for doing so, other than the exposure, but maybe exposure trumps 7 away games. The tentative schedule shows 7 away games right now: Virginia, Utah State, Houston, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Hawaii, & Washington State (no date scheduled). There are 5 tentative home games: Texas, Boise State, Georgia Tech, and Utah and Middle Tennessee State also with no dates scheduled. If BYU does schedule 7 home games, then one of the away games appears to be one of the teams which has cancelled, and would have to come up with two additional home games, or three home games if the other team that cancelled is either Utah or Middle Tenn. State, the two home games with no dates. You will recall, Tom Holmoe indicated that two teams had cancelled, one that was under contract and the other one not yet under contract. I would assume that an uncontracted game would not have a scheduled date. Perhaps it would also not be announced.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@wookie

Others have already pointed it out to you but I'm gonna do it again just because your post was so ignorant of facts.

Next season BYU has Wisconsin and Notre Dame scheduled for Novemeber. Both schools are far superior to what utah will be playing against in Novemeber.

LOL!

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Duckhunter said"

"Others have already pointed it out to you but I'm gonna do it again just because your post was so ignorant of facts.

Next season BYU has Wisconsin and Notre Dame scheduled for Novemeber. Both schools are far superior to what utah will be playing against in Novemeber.

LOL!"

Who cares! I would be laughing as well. BYU has already proven they are not capable of beating better teams.

So I agree LOL!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I believe you are the one "ignorant of facts". You make the claim " Both schools are far superior to what Utah will be playing against in November", yet Utah has not released the schedule for next year so you have no way of kowing when Utah will be playing Oregon and Stanford.

Typical Duckhunter.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@54-10

I doubt stanford will be more than ok next year. I suppose oregon might be on the November schedule but they will be no better than having Notre Dame on the schedule that month. We do know that utah's biggest rival colorado will be on utah's November schedule because that is when the pac12 has designated those two designated rivals play. That alone probably drags utah's schedule down below BYU's, not that utah is guarnateed to win, just that colorado is guaranteed to be a bad team.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@nightynight

Do we really need to re-cap utah's record this year?

LOL!

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
@nightynight

Do we really need to re-cap utah's record this year?

LOL!

>>>>>>>

Do we really need to re-cap BYU's record this year?

sammyg
Springville, UT

The BYU imposter

"Do we really need to re-cap BYU's record this year?"

What 'BYU fan' would be embarrassed about this year's record? Certainly not me, I enjoy BYU sports whether we win or lose.

Only a poor Ute fan that's been so frustrated and disappointed over his team's sad performance for two years in their conference would ask the question.

You're not a 'BYU fan'. LOL

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

BYU Imposter

No team that's fallen just short of a one-loss season, that would have included road wins against two Top 25 teams, and a team that's now a serious national championship contender, has anything to be embarrassed about.

True BYU fans are frustrated about losing three road games by a total of 7 points, not so much because of the losses, but because they can clearly see what could have been without one missed snap, one errant pass to a wide open receiver, or one botched two-point conversion.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

--JEFFE--
As soon as the play-off system goes into action in 2014, it wont matter if you are a member of one of the BIG-6 conferences.

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Not true, but you can keep dreaming.

If that was the case then Notre Dame would not have aligned itself with the ACC over the sinking Big East?

I seriously doubt an undefeated BYU will get a playoff spot over a 1 loss team from the SEC, Big 12, PAC-12, or Big Ten.

For example, look at Louisville at 9-0 they're currently #9 and behind several 1 and 2 loss teams from the SEC.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Riddles in the Dark

True BYU fans are frustrated about losing three road games by a total of 7 points, not so much because of the losses, but because they can clearly see what could have been without one missed snap, one errant pass to a wide open receiver, or one botched two-point conversion.

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One missed snap didn't cost you the game.

It was the fact that Utah picked it up and took it to the house. Utah was up 24-7 going into the 4th. We let you back in the game by turning it over on downs at our own 16, which resulted in TD for BYU and the score 24-21.

You also got spanked at home by Oregon State and won 6-3 at home against Utah State.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Uteology

You're making the same argument that was made against the possibility of a WAC or other non-power conference team ever winning a national championship.

Then BYU caught lightning in a bottle in 1984, and the entire "football establishment" was turned on its head.

It's taken 30 years to finally come to fruition, but BYU's 1984 National Championship was one of the catalysts that set major college football on its course to adopting a playoff.

btw, after having an undefeated regular season in 1979, just like Louisville this season, BYU was also only ranked #9, behind several 1- and 2-loss teams from power conferences.

btw2, Notre Dame is still in the Big East, but the Irish have a legitimate chance of playing in the BCS championship game THIS SEASON, which is a much more difficult threshhold to cross than making a four-team playoff. Notre Dame main reason for forming its alliance with the ACC was to facilitate easier scheduling and to have access to better bowls.

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

We now know that Virginia is replacing Washington State on the 2013 schedule. The Virginia game is an away game, so we have 6 away games and 5 home games scheduled, which includes Middle Tenn. State, for which we do not yet have a date. We will need an additiona home game, or 2 home games, if we elect to play 13 games (Hawaii Rule). The schedule should be out very soon - I think Tom Holmoe indicated he was waiting for the signed contracts to be returned. This is a great schedule and I am excited for the 2013 season.

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