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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13 2012 9:31 p.m. MST

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Fuzz
Springville, UT

Are you kidding me?
Home and Home with Fresno State but not BYU?

sammyg
Springville, UT

Fresh Fresno cupcakes... LOL

(chickens clucking in the background)

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Fresno might give us more of a challenge than BYU has the last few years.

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

Ridiculous

PAC 10.2 Doormat
Springville, UT

Can we say... desperate to become bowl eligible?

So funny.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Sammy

Fresno is 9-3 and is a co-conf. champion, BYU is 7-5 and is the third best independent team....out of four.

Who is scheduling down?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Why haven't we heard from Chris B. about how the Utes are going to thrash fresno?

This is just too weird, even from the Utes, to see them dump BYU and pick up Fresno. What a joke on everyone, Dr. Hill. Good job of scheduling, sir, not that it will make any difference to the outcome in the mighty PAC 12 for your team. I am splitting my sides laughing over this one. Maybe you could get New Mexico for 2016 if Nothern Colorado isn't available.

Why didn't you insist on a 2 - 1 with Fresno? Wouldn't they agree to it?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Thank you Dr Hill.

BYU doesn't deserve a PAC 12 game granted by Utah.

79Ute
Orange County, CA

Third best independent team? Got objectivity?

I'd much prefer a game with BYU; it's a compelling, nationally-recognized rivalry.

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

Good game, Fresno is a solid program that is on the upswing. A really good early season test for the Utes.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

2fer

"Fresno is 9-3 and is a co-conf. champion, BYU is 7-5 and is the third best independent team....out of four."

Disillusional spin at its finest:

Sagarin Rankings
#34 BYU
#40 Fresno State

During the Bronco Era - 2005 to present

Top 25 Finishes
BYU - 5
FSU - 0

10+ Win Seasons
BYU - 5
FSU - 0

Bowl History
BYU - 5-2
FSU - 1-4

Overall Record
BYU - 73-29 (no losing seasons)
FSU - 57-45 (including two 4-win losing seasons)

It's absolutely ridiculous for Utah fans to argue that replacing BYU with Fresno State "improves" Utah's schedule.

As Hill said last July, it's not fair to Utah to play Michigan and BYU in the same season... in other words, you're just not good enough to handle playing BYU and another good OOC opponent.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Get over yourselves, offended BYU fans. You have a solid football program, but there are other teams worth playing besides your beloved Cougars.

BYU just finished a 7-5 season, and are currently ranked #34 by Sagarin. Fresno State finished the regular season 9-3, and are ranked #40.

When playing the Cougars, Bulldogs, Aggies, and Wolverines in the next four seasons, the Utes will have to play well to avoid a loss in the out of conference portion of the season.

Good luck in your bowl game, against a solid SDSU team - who isn't ranked as highly as Fresno State, by the way.....

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

If I were a BYU fan I would take it as a big slight. Maybe the Utes wanted to play someone they don't beat with regularity like BYU. What's left to prove against the kittens., nothing. Oh well, BYU still has 2016 to still try to get a victory against their PAC 12 Big Brother. Go Utes.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I am certainly enjoying this development. LOL!

Uh howie how come utah couldn't get a 2 for 1 with fresno? naval can you tell us why? Isn't utah in the pac12? Why would they take a 1 for 1 with a program like fresno?

LOL!

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

bwaaaaak, bwaak bwaak bwaak!!!

Spewing OJ out of my nose reading Utah fans trying to spin Fresno State as an "improvement" over BYU.

The joke is really on our little friends on the hill if they're buying that nonsense.

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

WACpaddled by Dr. Hill

U must be soooo excited to be the laughing stock of the state... the couch potato bowl just added cupcakes to the menu.

LOL!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Great scheduling by Utah. It appears a lot of people don't know about Fresno State. Sorry BYU fans, you may need Utah, but the Utes certainly don't need BYU. BYU is on the outside looking in. Locked into a weak bowl, with no chance of joining a BCS conference. Karma!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Fresno will give Utah a better game than BYU does. Atleast Fresno won't quit halfway through the third quarter.

LOL

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Our 2015 schedule looks great: no FCS opponents.

And no whiney, ankle-biting little brother either.

As for the other schedules: Boo for Weber St. and SUU, and ESPECIALLY Idaho St. I wish we would look to teams like Colorado St, UNLV, or Hawai'i if we feel we need a warm up game. Beating FCS teams proves nothing. Just last year, we routed No. Colorado 41-0, but that didn't help us identify what areas needed work. It just made us overconfident when heading up to Logan. And while UNCO would be a W, so too would have been CSU, UNLV, and UH. And at least Utah has some relationship with those aforementiond MWC teams. We used to be conference rivals. In fact, I believe CSU is our 4th most-played game behind USU, the Indy-WACers, and Wyoming.

LOVE the addition of Fresno St. It sure beats that rumor I'd heard that we were talking about series with Tulsa. Utah will have a better recruiting opportunity in NorCal than Oklahoma. Or Provostan for that matter.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The Utes don't need BYU; or there obnoxious fan base. The jealousy and envy is so sad. I guess that's how it goes when no conference wants your team. Just a Nomad, with no direction, future or hope. I love it! As soon as Gonzaga leaves the WCC, BYU will really be on the outside looking in. Maybe the WAC or Big Sky will take you in; or not.

LOL!

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