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Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 11:05 a.m. MDT

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Germantown, MD


Wells has a extremely low rank, because he has no experience at head coach, not because he has failed as a coach. Based solely off the rankings Andersen looks only average, but he was just hired by a Rose Bowl team. Wells ranking is worthless until he has coached a season of football. Then we can see how he does. I'd imagine 3 years ago, Anderson's ranking was in the 100's as well, but this year he was the top coach in the WAC and the top coach in the state of Utah. Anderson's ranking is also low because of lack of success over several years. His ranking will go up over the next couple years as well.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

@ Ydad/Ygrad

"Utah is 1-1 against Arizona, UCLA, and Cal...

You fail."

And I'll give you full marks for spin, but needs significant improvement for reading comprehension. U are also 1-1 versus Colorado, but I wouldn't recommend you adding that to your short list of accomplishments.

West of I15, UT

@Phoenix...."placed on Utah's 2010 win because of the bogus fumble that the Utes were given."

What? Just because in your mind you think it was bogus and because like most cougie fans have to make an excuse for every loss or blame the refs doesn't mean it's true. There was no bogus fumble given to the utes in that game? If you want to point to blown calls I can pick several things on both sides in every game. Stop making excuses right now Utah is just the better team/program in comparison to the cougies and have been for quite some time now!

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT


"Utah is just the better team/program in comparison to... [BYU]"

Sorry to burst your crimson bubble, but saying it, doesn't make it so. The record speaks for itself.

Top 25 Finishes
Bronco 5 > Kyle 3

Top 15 Finishes
Bronco 3 > Kyle 1

Conference Championships
Bronco 2 > Kyle 1

10+ Win Seasons
Bronco 5 > Kyle 3

Bowl Games
Bronco 8 > Kyle 7

Overall Record
Bronco 74-29 > Kyle 70-32

2011 #25/#26/#34 BYU(10-3) > unranked/#39 Utah(8-5)
2012 unranked/#26 BYU(8-5) bowl winner > unranked/#61 Utah(5-7) bowl no show

Despite the frantic and emotional spin from the hill, Bronco has a MUCH better record than Kyle in national rankings, conference championships, and overall record.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Bronco #17? Ha Ha Ha

Pop, almost came out of my nose....now that's a real knee slapper!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Y's little Bro

Why did you leave out head to head games and BCS games?

Now that's curious?

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane Ute

"Bronco #17? Ha Ha Ha"

Only to a jealous Utah fan who worships at the feet of Kyle.

"Why did you leave out head to head games and BCS games?"

Single games and single seasons are contributing factors but do not define overall success.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Jealous U:

"Your Replaygate scenario is complete fantasy! BYU would have beaten SDSU even without the controversial fumble call, which, btw, BYU had absolutely nothing to do with."

But your alumni did...and in a "must win" situation. And as for that controversial fumble no-call, that DID impact the game. That fumble occurred on the 25-yd line. Five plays later the cougars scored their last TD of the game. That score amounted to a 7-pt swing, and the Y only won by 3.

Furthermore, this is no "fantasy". There's video evidence that showed the fumble occurred, and thus the TD 5-plays later would not have happened had your alumni not been jam packed in your Replay Booth.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Navel Vet

It's laughable how far you'll stretch the truth to suit your own distorted view of reality.

Here's what another SLC newspaper had to say about "replaygate":

"A source who has intimate knowledge of what goes on in replay booths at Mountain West Conference stadiums says head replay official Mike Angelis of Reno, Nev., is entirely responsible for botching a critical replay review in BYU's 24-21 win against San Diego State last Saturday.

Furthermore, the source says the MWC is throwing the two other replay staffers in the booth that day — including BYU employee Chad Bunn — "under the bus" by suspending them along with Angelis for a game and unfairly allowing blame to be cast on them although they were acting only in supporting roles that day.

"At the end of the day, it is the head replay official, a real paid referee, who makes the call," said the source. "Bottom line is the referee [Angelis] blew the call."

Of course, IF the facemask that caused the fumble had been called, BYU would have had the ball on 12-yard line.

Justice was served. You owe Chad an apology.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

So this the Sporting News, not Deseret News, not Bleacher Report. Gnash your teeth if it makes you feel better, but you'd be better served to ask yourselves "why?"

Little ironic, because u continually tell us that the national championship is 1) ancient history, and 2) really didn't happen. But it appears that in the world of competitive football, an impressive sugar bowl win over a marquee program like 'Bama is yesterday's mush.

The by-line is "what have you done lately," and lately, Utah hasn't done much.

So you like Kyle, wouldn't trade him. I respect that. We like Bronco, wouldn't trade him. I acknowledge the "torch and pitchfork" element of the loyal blue, and I'm sure Red has it too. Bottom line, if Kyle has another season like this last, he could be the greatest ex-coach you ever had.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

You are right, Utah hasn't done much lately; but what in the world has BYU done? Continuely lose to their rival, beat the bad teams and lose to the good teams. End up in the Kraft macaroni and cheese bowl. Nothing to write home about. Bronco hasn't done squat. Certainly nothing close to Utah's Fiesta or Sugar Bowl seasons.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@False Machine

Jealous of what? I'm wearing my Sugar Bowl Hoodie. Bronco can't even come close to 2008-9 Sugar Bowl season. Heck, he can't even beat his rival. You can have him.

Orem, UT

Spokane Ute

Your fading Sugar Bowl hoodie is just like your fading football program that, just like the 80's, once again thinks of BYU as its bowl game.

It's laughable that the only team of any significance that you've beaten since joining the PAC 10.2...

is BYU!


I like all of these stats being thrown around for, what seems like, the 10,000th time on a dnews story. "x number of 10+ win seasons"... "Haven't lost to teams with 10+ losses"... "17-0 record when playing on a thursday night with a 10% chance of precipitation"... Granted, Kyle doesn't have as many "top-notch" stats as Bronco (besides the head-to-head winning record vs. BYU...), but isn't it getting a little ridiculous when you have to dig that much for a stat to make your coach look good?

MUSSing with U
Baltimore, MD


Stats (coaching records) are used to rank coaches, which is what this article is about.

Utah fans may not like it, but in the latest annual Sporting News coach rankings:

Bronco is ranked 17th
Kyle is ranked 36th



Whatever helps you feel better about losing to us every year.

Palo Alto, CA


Unfortunately for U, even the losing to U every year is coming to an end.

Cedar City, Utah


I'm just lending an opinion. Especially since you aggies expect an undefeated season under a first year coach. And I find it funny that Anderson is such a bad guy now, when four years or so ago he was the answer to the aggies prayers. The aggie fan's crack me up sometimes.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ skywalker

"Unfortunately for U, even the losing to U every year is coming to an end."

Doubt it. BYU has a question mark at QB and a bad O-line. That's not really a recipe for success.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

"Ygrad You are right, Utah hasn't done much lately; but what in the world has BYU done? "

Apparently enough to rank Bronco 17th.

Look folks, the stats are not copyrighted by BYU. We didn't create them. If the fact that an independent source like The Sporting News digests those stats and comes up with a 17 ranking for Bronco bothers you, it may be time to ratchet down your passion for all things anti BYU.

But in answer to your question, Bronco's real accomplishments are best typified by Kyle Van Noy. You look atwhere

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