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Published: Friday, May 24 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Not sure how BYU is gonna do this year. Utah will be middle of the pack as always in the Pac12. And finally poor poor USU. In the WAC2.0 against BSU who they've never beaten in recent memory. Let's put it this way, it's gonna be a long year for those fan's with a new coach.

Appocalypse
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah will be middle of the pack as always? Um … how does finishing 9th count as middle of the pack? BYU will probably win 7-8 games this year.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We'll win atleast 10 games and be ranked in the top 15 as per usual.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

You think that schtick is still funny, Mildred?

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

It will be an exciting season for the Aggies. Can't wait to see Keeton light it up!

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

I hate to say this but I think it is going to be a long year for all 3 teams. Yes they will all win some but I think best case for any of them is a game over 500. USU may get 7 BYU 6 and Utah 5 wins. I hope I am wrong but I see too many good teams they are playing. Love to see the great teams but you are not going to have a 11-2 season with these schedules.

Prove me wrong UofU, USU and BYU

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Each school will have its own share of challenges in 2013, schedule-wise, but UTAH has by far-and-away the most difficult SOS, hands-down. Their mid-season 8-game stretch is absolutely relentless. Fortunately, we have a favorable home-schedule, with all things considered. From ESPN--

Utah

"Like Colorado, the middle of Utah's schedule is just nasty. From Sept. 14 to Nov. 16, it's going to be a weekly grind. Oregon State figures to be a top-25 team (especially with a preseason ranking and an easier schedule out of the gate). Then the Utes are at BYU -- possibly another top-25 team -- for the always emotionally draining Holy War. Then UCLA, Stanford, at Arizona, at USC, home to ASU and at Oregon. That's potentially seven of eight straight opponents ranked in the top 25 -- including the potential top-5 teams in Stanford and Oregon. And if Arizona bounces back, it could be eight straight games against ranked opponents. We're all expecting bigger things from Utah after last year's disappointing 5-7 season. But this schedule is going to make it awfully tough."

NOTE--To say byu might be ranked assumes beating UT. Not happening.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

byU will finally have to play a semi-decent schedule. With that, .500 is the very best they can hope for. And that is only because of Mid Timbuctoo St and Potato St gimmees. Good luck winning anything with a running QB with knee problems (sprained MCL playing softball?).

Good luck to USU - hope you go 11-1 (with the one Ute loss).

Go Utes!! The DE era has begun!!!

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@AZUTE

Funny, I didn't see the "note" in the ESPN text. Was that something you added? ESPN simply stated that BYU was "possibly another top-25 team", without any caveats. Is it really that hard just to accept the statement as printed? Losing to Utah will not determine whether or not BYU is ranked. If that ends up being BYU's only loss on the season, I guarantee you that BYU will be ranked.

The world sure is a different place without the crimson colored glasses on.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

AZUTE comes in with his disclaimer and excuses...again, for why Utah will have a poor season and watch everyone else including their hated rival play in post season while he "sits in (his) recliner eating popcorn". "Whaaaaaa, this 8 game stretch is nasty, whaaaaa being in the PAC 12 is so hard, whaaaa why are we losing to Colorado again, whaaaaaa...." Deal with it AZute, you love your conference affiliation so stop the excuses and take your beatings like a man. It's worth it, remember...the big dogs need snacks and they love U so much they're willing to pay U 20 million in charitable donations for helping them pad their record.

Las Vegas Aggie
Logan, Utah

I find most of these comments what I would call "FAN CHARGED and full of emotion" it should be a fun season for all and as an Aggie fan I want to see my team win the MWC and beat the U and the Y. And as for the U And the Y I hope they show well so the Aggie SOS looks better.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Good to see some write ups on football to get things rolling around here. Maybe Weber State should be included next time so we can get a picture of all the College Football teams in Utah? Should be an interesting year for sure.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We will be top dog in this state again as always. Probably have another top five pick to.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Deal with it AZute, you love your conference affiliation so stop the excuses and take your beatings like a man. It's worth it, remember...the big dogs need snacks and they love U so much they're willing to pay U 20 million in charitable donations for helping them pad their record.

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LOL! BYU owns padding "their" record.
How else could they have built a WAC legacy? They have given charity to Idaho, New Mex St and others for years. One charity bit their hand last year though-San Jose St. OUCH!!!!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Aggie - we should get together somewhere here in Vegas and watch The Aggies beat the y this year.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

WACPaddingOurSchedule
LOL! BYU owns padding "their" record.
How else could they have built a WAC legacy? They have given charity to Idaho, New Mex St and others for years. One charity bit their hand last year though-San Jose St. OUCH!!!!

Yep BYU is one of the big dogs that can pad their schedule sometimes and hand charity out to the little guys. So at least you agree the utes are a charity case and biscuits for the big dogs, thanks for being so agreeable.
Utah and BYU have had the same schedule for years before a couple years ago so what are U talking about? The fact that U couldn't even build a legacy with the same weak schedule BYU did?
San Jose st finished in the top 25 and won their bowl game last year finishing 11-2 and barely losing to the PAC 12 champion by a FG to begin the season. Care to retract that last statement? We'll let you...and the Spartans will need an apology also. That should give them a good laugh...fan of team that went 5-7 and stayed home for bowl season called you a charity. "LOL!"

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

Making Predictions at this point is pure speculation. This time last year, nobody gave Notre Dame a chance to go undefeated and play in the NC game, or thought a complete flop by Pre-Season #1 USC was possible. But it's just so darn fun to make predictions isn't it? So I'm going to go ahead and Speculate myself dizzy.

BYU's schedule

@UVA- W (BYU has not lost a season opener since 2006)
UT- L (Texas returns 19 starters from a #19 ranked 2012 team)
Utah- W (With a BYE week BYU will have 2 weeks to prepare, still a close game)
Middle Tenn.- W (duh)
@USU- W (USU won't have the defense to stop Anae's new attack, offense should keep it close)
GT- W (Bronco's defense always does well vs. the option)
@Houston- W (UH has fallen a long way since Kevin Sumlin left)
BSU- L (I don't dare bet against Chris Peterson)
@UW- W (Another bye week gives the Y an edge for an upset)
ISU- W (duh)
@ ND- L (Irish will be better than 2012)
@ UNR- W (BYU D will slow down the pistol,outscore the pack)

Ending the regular season 9-3 and Nationally Ranked.

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

Utah's Schedule

USU- W (Utah will be motivated and have a good showing, USU breaking in new HC)
Weber State- W (duh)
OSU- L (Beavs return 15 starters from a great 2012 team that dominated U)
@ BYU- L (BYU will have 2 weeks to prepare, and have home field advantage)
UCLA- L (Despite the bye week, Utah doesn't have the horses to slow down Hundley and Co.)
Stanford- L (Cardinal will be dominant offensively, defensively will shut down Ute running game)
@ UA- L (Returning PAC-12 high 17 starters, Rich Rod will have his team rolling)
@ USC- W (Utah will pull off a much needed signature win against a worn down USC team)
ASU- L (ASU has dominated Utah since joining the PAC-12, I don't see it changing)
@Oregon- L (No way Utah stops Mariota & DAT)
@WSU- W (Playing in Pullman will keep it close, but I give Utah the edge)
Colorado- W (This will be Utah's bowl game, so I expect to see a lights out effort)

Ending Regular season 4-7 & No bowl for second consecutive season.

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

Apparently years of avoiding math has come back to haunt me.
My Prediction is that Utah will go 5-7 for the 2nd year in a row.
Cheers!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Black&Blue

"Beavs return 15 starters from a great 2012 team that dominated U"
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You obviously didn't watch the game.

The Utah games in which I'd at least slightly disagree with you... I'd label the OSU game as 50-50 this season, same as the UCLA game (both played at Utah). The USC game is probably a loss (they're still USC even though not quite their old selves). However, I'm not overly worried about Utah beating BYU to make it four in a row in what used to be the rivalry game.

Based on the above, I'll go with 6-6 for Utah which will see them back in a bowl game, albeit a lower tier BYU-type of bowl game. Nonetheless, a decent feat being that the PAC 12 looks extremely good this year and Utah is still behind the conference in talent and depth.

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