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Published: Tuesday, June 4 2013 10:35 a.m. MDT

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Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

I hope BYU wins a lot this year, but win or lose it should be a fun schedule. Go Cougs!

Idaho Falls, ID

ESPN2? I was hoping for some big-name, well-established, everybody-watches channel like Fox Sports 1.


I can put aside my bias for a minute and admit, this should be a good game, I'm actually looking forward to it.

ESPN, ESPN2 I dont get why people make a big deal out of he difference, makes none to me.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


What you should be hoping for is a win against Texas

OR against Boise

OR against Notre Dame

OR against Wisconsin

You've proven you're incapable of beating Utah(2013 Seniors about to be swept 0-4 how embarrassing)

Between Texas, ND, Boise, and Wisconsin, I think you may pull out a single win.

Add Utah and it will be a 1-4 record against the best 5 programs you play!

.200 record against good teams right on par for Bronco!


Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Chris B,

Being in the PAC 12 and winning in the PAC 12 are two different things. The article mentions that Texas is one of the 7 teams on BYU's schedule that went to a bowl game last year. By the way, speaking of Big 12 teams, BYU only loss to Texas and Oklahoma the the one-point loss to Teas last year at Texas.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

That is one tough schedule. If I was a BYU fan; I'd be very happy with 8 wins. I applaud BYU for putting together such a tough, well rounded schedule. Great opener too!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Chris B

Give it a rest. The article is about BYU, their opener and their schedule. It has nothing to do with Utah. It's a tough schedule; give a little credit where due for a change.

Please don't let B's drivel be a reflection on all Utah fans........sheesh!

Danny T
Minneapolis, MN


Las Vegas, NV

@ Chris B

"What you should be hoping for is a win against Texas"

With a 5-7 record last year, you have enough to worry about than worrying about BYU beating Texas or anyone else on our schedule.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Thanks, neighbor! And here's one cougar hoping that after an early, inexplicable loss to that team down south, Utah runs the table and starts 2014 in the granddaddy of them all.

Rexburg, ID

Re: Chris B

I rather think that the other PAC12 schools' fans are irritated by the fact that you mention, ad nuaseum, the Utes are part of their conference.

At this point the Utes have done nothing to add to the prestige of the conference. Your continually riding the conference's coattails is pathetic.

FYI: The BCS is dying and your use of a dead and broken system is overworked.

The fact is that at present, the Utes are part of the PAC12 as a place holder. Your Utes brought very little to the PAC and while they have been in the PAC, they have done nothing in the two major sports of football and basketball; or for that matter most other sports as well.

As I suggested to you before, you can be a better help to your Utes by posting supporting comments on articles about them and lay off the amusing and misguided comments you make on BYU articles.

Wow, that was awful
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B,
Are you one of those fans that has a conference logo that is as big as your school's logo on your hat\t-shirt?
How has that been going for you as a fan, this big conference of yours?
Not so much to cheer about?

Just beating your big brother down the road all that you hope for now?

Danbury, CT

Great schedule...now let's win a few of these games, especially the close ones.

btw D-News editor, can you cut out posters who say the same thing in 3 different posts or say the same thing on every post on every article? Worse than being off-topic is saying the same thing over and over regardless of the article. Not naming names...

Mesa, AZ

"BYU ranks No. 5 in total wins (357) since 1972 when Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards took over the program, while Big 12 power Texas is No. 7 in overall victories (349) in the same time frame."

Conveniently missing from this reference is SOS. Imagine what the numbers would be, were the respective schedules swapped. LOL

byu caught a down UT the last time around and can look forward to receiving an absolute blood-bath administered upon them by The Longhorns in 2013. In 2011, UT struggled at home to put away a patsy-byu which UTAH absolutely brutally curb-stomped on their homefield the following week, 54-10.

Hook 'em Horns!

Denver, CO

ESPN is better any day than the Fox Sports 10.2 Network, or whatever it's called.

Chris B, dont be jealous.

Mesa, AZ

For those of you byu fans pointing to UTAH's PAC-12 record following merely 2 years as a member of this BCS conference, as if byu would've done as well/any better, consider this--

byu has played against 5 PAC-12 teams to date. They are 2-3, beating 2 teams which finished at the bottom of the conference and getting absolutely brutally curb-stomped at home by the only 2 teams which finished the season with a winning-record. They're also 0-2 against UTAH.

Layton, UT

Lose your opening game on espn2...Or...

Win your opening game on Fox Sports?

If you can't handle Chris' comments...
You Can't Handle the Truth.

Go Utes.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

In the Bronco Mendenhall tenure BYU loses 54% of it's games against BCS opponents.

Danbury, CT


"Curb-stomped"?? Is this like "bush-wacked", hog-tied", or one of those other good 'ole Western Movie terms you guys use down there in AZ??

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"byu has played against 5 PAC-12 teams to date. They are 2-3, beating 2 teams which finished at the bottom of the conference and getting absolutely brutally curb-stomped at home by the only 2 teams which finished the season with a winning-record."

Not only that, but Utah fared better against those same Pac-12 teams. The 2 Pac-12 teams our little brother beat were Ore. St. (2011) and Wash. St. (2012).

They beat the '11 Beavers by 10-pts, whereas the Utes beat them by 19. Edge: Utah.

They beat the '12 Cougars by 24-pts, whereas the Utes beat them by 43. Edge: Utah.

They lost to the '12 Beavers by 18-pts, whereas the Utes lost to them by 14. Edge: Utah.

And of course, their OTHER 2 Pac-12 losses were to the Utes. In those 2 games, Utah outscored their WAC-ish and midmajorey little brother 78-31. Edge: Utah. HUGE edge!

Essentially, for all our ineptitude vs. the Pac-12, holding only the 8th best conference record (ahead of WSU, CU, Ariz, and Cal), we sure fared better than little brother. Not sure what they're jeering at

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