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  • UtefromAZ Phoenix, AZ
    June 19, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    It's amazing how cocky, arrogant and over confident all of you BYU fans are being on here. Truth is, Utah will be back this season. I know they'll beat you guys down there in Provo this September. It'll be another disaster for BYU.

    GO UTES!

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    May 29, 2013 11:38 p.m.

    Does that include USU Sambone? Or do you still think they will end up 10-2? It's a good question so I hope you answer it.

  • Sambonethegreat Logan, UT
    May 29, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Geez, a lot of these posters are really negative. I think each of the FBS teams in Utah will finish 7-5 at worst this season. Should be fun all around.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    May 29, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    u25
    West Jordan, UT

    "I dont know where this optimism is coming from, the y has no offensive line. They were bad last year and looking much worse this year. Their praying 5 JC lineman can come in at the last moment and carry them to the promised land. It doesnt work that way. No O-line equals no run game, and injured quaterbacks. and who is the back up quarterback."

    We're BYU, we MAJOR in optimism. To answer your points,

    1) the offensive line HAS to be better than last year. New coach, new bodies, nowhere to go but up. Looking much worse??? You aren't looking. Good, don't look.

    2) injured quarterback(s). Not sure where you got the plural from there, but, just for comparison, unlike a certain team up north, BYU has SEVERAL capable quarterbacks, and Taysom Hill is NOT like the U's guy from last year.

    3) Ammon Olson, Munns, Billy, what, do you want the entire depth chart?

  • u25 West Jordan, UT
    May 29, 2013 7:22 a.m.

    I dont know where this optimism is coming from, the y has no offensive line. They were bad last year and looking much worse this year. Their praying 5 JC lineman can come in at the last moment and carry them to the promised land. It doesnt work that way. No O-line equals no run game, and injured quaterbacks. and who is the back up quarterback.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    May 28, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    Here's my take - and I know y'all been holdin your breath. It's okay now, here it is:

    Utah: 5-7
    BYU:8-4
    Utah State: 10-2

    Utah loses to BYU (did I really just predict that???), going 4 in a row is like going undefeated, it's harder than it looks. Utah will lose to BYU sooner or later, I say why not this year?

    I think Utah State will also lose to BYU, but otherwise have another uber-impressive year, go to a bowl, end up ranked, and still get no respect. In Utah. Which is too bad.

    I actually think our new quarterback is going to come out looking much more impressive than he gets credit for around here, but we'll keep quiet about that. No need to tip off any Utes about that.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    May 28, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    Go Big Blue!!!
    Bountiful, UT

    "Mark this down. Vegas will have the y as the underdog when they head to Cache Valley. Guaranteed."

    And yet, they will play the game anyway. Funny how that works.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    May 28, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    So Vegas has no clue what they are talking about. No suprise there.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    May 27, 2013 10:12 p.m.

    Mark this down. Vegas will have the y as the underdog when they head to Cache Valley. Guaranteed.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    May 27, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    First off The A Game's last comment was funny. Best comment so far. And anyone who says USU will end up 10-2 again is also a comidian. Yes they still have Keeton who has yet to prove himself. But they lost the most important part of their team to Wisc. I don't think I have to say a name cough Gary Anderson cough. Sorry about that. Something stuck in my throat. It's ok it's gone now.

  • Koloss Hampton, VA
    May 27, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    Utah: 6-6
    BYU:6-6
    Utah State: 10-2

    I see Utah beating OSU, probably not by much though, as well as BYU. Then they'll embark on a losing streak before winning their final two games.
    As BYU continues to add marquee match ups instead of mid-major doormats, I see them falling further and further from the national discussion. An onslaught of 2 star recruits isn't going to bring the Cougs a national championship. As for whoever said that BYU will beat Wisconsin in Madison just becausee they'll be coming off a bye week I say by that point in the season depth will be a major factor and an extra week won't make the difference in a game against a top tier B1G team.
    USU could easily be as good as they were last year. They still have Chuckie, their schedule isnt really all that bad, so reaching 10 wins should be the bar they set for themselves.

  • The A Game Logan, UT
    May 26, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    "Frantic and emotional?"

    Really? Still using that phrase huh? I think it's time for fans of a particular school to learn some new vocabulary. Seems pretty frantic and emotional of you to keep using the same old tired comebacks every time you get served.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    May 26, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    What's clearly evident is how flustered and in complete despair the byu fanbase has become in the face of byu being incapable of ever beating UTAH, annually.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    May 26, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    Naval Vet:
    Cougsndawgs:
    "So now you're pretending to be a UGa. fan who also follows SJSU football? Haha! It's been a miserable past 11 yrs, hasn't it? No wonder you're frantically searching for another team to cheer for. Being a cougar fan must be SO embarrassing!"

    Seriously? That's what you come at me with...pretending to be a UGA fan? I lived in Georgia, followed them since Herschel Walker, but whatever you say...I'm sure people take your word to mean something. I don't follow SJSU football, or care about them, I simply pointed out the facts to a frantically emotional ute fan trying to call them a "charity" last year. Apparently the truth hurts ute fans more than others.
    Embarrassed to be a cougar fan? Why should I be? We went bowling last year and haven't been less than 8-5 since going independent. I think you're frantically projecting your own feelings for the utes on me.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    May 26, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    Incoming UTE football recruit, Dre'Vian Young, is going to be one kid to watch after running the 3rd fastest 400m in the country!!!!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    May 26, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    Looking forward to both my schools thumping the y. Hookem!!! Go Big Blue!!!

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    May 26, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    @ Aggie84

    And BYU will beat Utah State again!

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    May 26, 2013 12:43 a.m.

    Everyone that says USU will beat UofU and BYU again is dreaming. A few years ago BYU got a wake-up call and it won't happen again. And as for UofU losing a year ago, what a fluke. UofU didn't have a QB and that's the only reason they lost. A fluke like that can't happen two years in a row.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    May 26, 2013 12:28 a.m.

    My predictions for next year:
    BYU fans will think they will win the National Championship. AGAIN.
    Utah will beat the Y. AGAIN
    Utah State will have the best team in the State and win their conference. AGAIN

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 7:51 p.m.

    Naval Vet

    Spending more time obsessing about BYU than you do supporting your own team IS so embarrassing (for you)!

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 7:45 p.m.

    As Coach Biff said:

    You think that schtick is still funny, Ernest?

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Utah'95
    "Utah plays nine BCS programs, and one BCS equivalent - BYU."

    Seriously? byu is NOT a BCS equivalent.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 25, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    Y Grad / Y Dad

    You're right, that certainly was a bit of a dig at the Cougars on my part. The truth is, I wouldn't be surprised if you end up being right with the Cougs getting the W this year, especially being that the game's in Provo. I'd give the two teams equal odds considering what any of us know at this current date (which will likely be far different come game day).

  • Riley Mendenhall Provo, UT
    May 25, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    How quickly people forget.

    Bronco is good at beating no name teams, but he doesn't rise to the occasion against decent teams.

    The cougars have lost 3 in a row to Utah, and Utah hasn't even been that good during these years, but still somehow cougar fans think that Bronco will somehow coach them to victory this year.

    Bronco is too busy planning his next fireside, or dreaming about Riley.

    Maybe BYU should think about replacing their head coach, all of the other coaches have been fired since Bronco came along (he forces blame on all of them, but doesn't take any blame himself).

    How about hiring a football coach, and not a fireside speaker.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 25, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    Cougsndawgs:

    So now you're pretending to be a UGa. fan who also follows SJSU football? Haha! It's been a miserable past 11 yrs, hasn't it? No wonder you're frantically searching for another team to cheer for. Being a cougar fan must be SO embarrassing!

  • freemale221g Orem, UT
    May 25, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    Utah State will again have the best record of the schools in Utah and be in the running for the MWC championship even though they will lose to Boise ST. with a 9-3 record.

  • freemale221g Orem, UT
    May 25, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    Utah's Schedule

    USU-L (Utah State will be better than last year and Utah has big hole on D to fill with Star and both Krugers gone and O will be without Christopher 50/50)
    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 50/50)
    UCLA- L (Despite the bye week, Utah doesn't have the horses to slow down Hundley and Co.)
    Stanford- L (no need to say more)
    @ UA- L (Returning PAC-12 high 17 starters, Rich Rod will have his team rolling)
    @ USC- L (Still USC)
    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 ( Maybe? if they ball to a Utah kick returner like last year)

    Utah will finish with a 3-9 and be lucky to win 2 PAC 12 games in what is Utah's toughest PAC 12 schedule so far.

  • freemale221g Orem, UT
    May 25, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    My predictions for BYU, Utah and Utah St. are:

    BYU's schedule

    @UVA-? This to me is a 50/50 game.
    UT- ?( BYU has a better D than they did in the last meeting. 50/50)
    Utah- W (Utah is missing Star & the 2 Kruger brothers and D and Christopher on O 50/50)
    Middle Tenn.- W (duh)
    @USU- W (USU will be as tough as they were the last 2 years, 50/50)
    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- L (Have to play against the USU Coach that gave them fits, with a more athletic team)
    ISU- W (duh)
    @ ND- W (Irish will still be as porous on D as they were last year)
    @ UNR-L (BYU still has yet to show that they can slow down the pistol or team with a running QB)

    I believe that BYU will finish around 7-5 or 8-4 depending on what happens with the UVA and Texas games. If Anae's offense is as predictable as it was before then BYU might have more losses.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    May 25, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    motorbike
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

    "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."

    Nice dig! Ironically, that lower tier BYU type of bowl game probably WOULD be BYU. My personal pick? BYU avoids the 4 game blues and a double-header with Utah by beating them the first time, in Provo.

    Enjoy the pre-season!

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    May 25, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    BYU's schedule will be much tougher in its third year as an independent, but Utah's will be tougher.

    BYU plays five BCS programs, and two BCS equivalents (Notre Dame and Boise State).

    Utah plays nine BCS programs, and one BCS equivalent - BYU.

    No football team from the state of Utah has seen a tougher stretch of games than what Utah will see this year win they face Oregon State, BYU, UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, USC, ASU, Oregon.

    According to Bleacher Report, BYU plays the 47th toughest schedule, and Utah's is the 6th most difficult schedule in 2013.

    BYU will win 7-8 games, but unless the Utes are much improved, they may not make it to a bowl for the second consecutive year.

    Go Utes!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 25, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Cougsndawgs,

    With as much as you know about BCS caliber schedules you certainly must know Utah's SOS was ranked higher than BYU's, right?

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    Black&Blue says "Ending the regular season 9-3 and Nationally Ranked."
    Nice stab at a prediction. As you say, any attempt is speculation. Hate to pick on yours, but note the only "signature" win in your list is against Wisconsin. If it were some random Big 10 coach, maybe, but coach Anderson knows BYU very well. Let's say they do get that win...
    To finish in the Top 25, BYU would have to be in the top 25 already when they get that win, because you have BYU losing the next week against ND. With the polls, its better to lose early than to lose late. In your list, BYU loses 2 of their last 5. That isn't poll-climbing material. 9-3 is possible, but I wouldn't worry about national ranking. BYU's bowl game is set by Texas.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    May 25, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    MyPerspective
    What I don't understand is the continual drum beat from byu land that their schedule is BCS caliber. It isn't. There are only six BCS teams on the schedule and only Texas could be considered an upper eschelon team from a BCS conference. The make up simply does not translate to a BCS schedule.

    Um, I'm pretty sure Wisconsin is upper eschlon B1G and ND was only in the NCG last year after beating the PAC 12 champion, but whatever. I'm sure you forgot that GT played in the ACC championship game and throttled USC in their bowl game. As far as BCS quality schedule I think using the BCS rankings is the most accurate way to evaluate that. BYU played FIVE teams that finished in the BCS top 25 while Utah played TWO. BYUs opponents had an average BCS ranking of 55.16 to Utah's 47.63...not that big a difference. We could certainly include Colorado and Wash St on our schedule because they are BCS teams, but that would only bring our SOS down. I think we'll just stick to playing teams that are actually ranked in the BCS like Boise St.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    May 25, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    And yet, no mention of the Utes still fellas!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    LindonMan

    Yes, and byu may as well have been the only team in the WAC because they sure didn't have any competition. Edwards can certainly be credited with changing the game of college football from a run only type of strategy to a passing attack. However, once everyone started using the passing game, byu languished. At this point, the games has passed byu by except for the strategy they still employ as an independent of finding the weakest competition.

    "Facing a tough schedule that includes trips to Wisconsin and Notre Dame and home games against Texas and Boise State, in addition to Utah..." I will even throw in Utah St and give the six tough games. There is no argument to be made that 2013 is byu's toughest schedule but from an historical perspective, that isn't saying much.

    What I don't understand is the continual drum beat from byu land that their schedule is BCS caliber. It isn't. There are only six BCS teams on the schedule and only Texas could be considered an upper eschelon team from a BCS conference. The make up simply does not translate to a BCS schedule.

  • Magic Happens Kaysville, UT
    May 25, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Re: LindonMan

    Your statement is absolutely true. However could you make the same statement if BYU had played the same schedule as Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Michigan? Hmm? Lavell had a great run and elevated BYU football to some great moments, but please don't compare BYU's results with the 4 teams you mention, its apples and oranges.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    May 25, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    BYU football is the Mormon Golden Calf.

  • js113 SPANISH FORK, UT
    May 25, 2013 12:12 a.m.

    Utah by FAR has the hardest schedule. They have to play BYU after all. :)

    I hope each team wins all their games (except when they play BYU of course)

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    May 24, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    Since Edward's first year at the helm at BYU, only four other schools have more wins than the Cougars: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Michigan.
    DEAL WITH IT UTES!

  • Aggiealum Las Vegas, NV
    May 24, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    Go Aggies!! USU will tear it up this year in their first year in the Mountain West. The U and Y are going down this year against the Aggies, but (like Las Vegas Aggie said) I hope BYU and Utah have good seasons so that USU looks that much better for beating them.

    @ Las Vegas Aggie

    Hey! It's nice to see Vegas Aggie fans represent!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    Black&Blue

    "Beavs return 15 starters from a great 2012 team that dominated U"
    ______

    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.

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    May 24, 2013 6:45 p.m.

    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!

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    May 24, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    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
    May 24, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    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.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    May 24, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    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!"

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 24, 2013 5:30 p.m.

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

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    May 24, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    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.

    ______

    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!!!!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 24, 2013 4:41 p.m.

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

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    May 24, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    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.

  • Las Vegas Aggie Logan, Utah
    May 24, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    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.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    May 24, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    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.

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    May 24, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    @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.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 24, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    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!!!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    May 24, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    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.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    May 24, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    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

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    May 24, 2013 2:27 p.m.

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

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    May 24, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    You think that schtick is still funny, Mildred?

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2013 1:44 p.m.

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

  • Appocalypse Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    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.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    May 24, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    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.