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Published: Wednesday, June 26 2013 11:17 a.m. MDT

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Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Another great 2 for 1 with an elite team. While I wish it was another series here in the Midwest I can’t be too disappointed. BYU gets the first game in Provo, and two of the games are in November. This series fills a big need for BYU (November games), giving us fans something to look forward to at the end of the season in addition to the bowl games. November games against USC-type teams give the Cougars the opportunity of being a BCS buster for them while enhancing our own playoff status. It’s a great day to be a Cougarfan. Go Cougs!

Utes22
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Good series for BYU. I was pretty surprised to see the two games in November do to the Pac-12 policy for November games to be in conference games only with very few exceptions. I'm sure USC does have quite a bit of sway on when they will play non-conference games. Maybe we just need Utah to go out and win a couple national championships then we can get the rivalry game back to the end of the season :) Good luck Cougars!

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

So.. What happened to the Pac-12's rule about no ooc games late in the season..?

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

dhsalum "So.. What happened to the Pac-12's rule about no ooc games late in the season..?"

That rule only applies to lower tier, partial share, bottom dwelling PAC teams who are needed late in the season for 'gimme' win teams inside the conference. The elite teams are free to schedule actual competition as they see fit.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

So the Trojans can play who they want, when they want; but the Utes have no control over their schedule. One more affirmation that the Utes made it to the big boy table, but are still sitting in a high chair.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

Right, hedgefog, I forgot.. LOL. I assumed USC did it because they can do whatever they want, but its still a dumb rule.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Maybe Utah would be willing to do a 2 for 1 with BYU.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

Howard--Why do you think USC and Utah are on the same level? If you'd read the rest of the posts here, you'd know that the Pac-12 doesn't consider them equal

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Lets just beat Utah this year, then U Utes can decide if you are really willing to do 2-1.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

2 for 1?

Why don't you guys do a 1 for 1 like we do?

Year after year after year after year after year

I thought 1 for 1 was better?

Please help byU fans?

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Howard:
"Maybe Utah would be willing to do a 2 for 1 with BYU".

No thanks. We'll take USC, ND, Texas, etc anyday. Utah wants to run to Fresno, BYU won't stand in their way when we have truly elite programs to do 2-1 with.

Hondo
Scottsdale, AZ

Congratulations on getting games scheduled for the 2019 season and beyond with a quality opponent.

Looks like once again, however, BYU is trying to play catch up on something Utah has already been doing for a few seasons now. For BYU, the series is in the distant future, is a 2 for 1, and they run the risk of the games never happening due to all the potential schedule changes between now and then. For Utah, by contrast, the game with USC is on the calendar every year and it's not 2 for 1.

I guess when your wallowing in irrelevance errrr independence you have to take what you can get.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

More confirmation that utah is a low level afterthought brought in to do as they're told by the actual quality schools in the pac12. Kinda pathetic really.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
More confirmation that utah is a low level afterthought brought in to do as they're told by the actual quality schools in the pac12. Kinda pathetic really.

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More conformation that BYU is a low level afterthought, doing as they are told by signing yet another disadvantaged contract. More confirmation that BYU is considered a mid-major. USC also announced games against Idaho and New Mexico.
Kinda pathetic really.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

Kewgsndawgs,

So now 2-1 gmaes are great huh? I just love that thinking of Y fans. They keep getting these 2 for 1 series, lose every single one of those games to those bigger teams, and even lesser team like San Jose St, and now the Y is the best thing since sliced bread.

Today is media day. Hill stated he was the best QB in the nation, Van Noy will win the Heisman as the best LB in the history of college football, and the Y is off yet to another BCS game, and possibly the NC. It is the same thing, different day, and year with media day.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

The game is also in November back at USC because they will possibly lose the Notre Dame game that they have in that slot. Has nothing to do with the Pac 12 rule of non conference games played in Sept. USC did not have that rule put into place for them when the contract was signed to make it a 12 team league. Washington cannot do this. Oregon St cannot do this. AZ ST cannot do this. Cal cannot do this. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: WACPaddingOurSchedule

"More conformation that BYU is a low level afterthought, doing as they are told by signing yet another disadvantaged contract. More confirmation that BYU is considered a mid-major. USC also announced games against Idaho and New Mexico.
Kinda pathetic really."

Does that mean we have to start calling USC "Indy-WACers" now? And I wouldn't call SC "pathetic" if I were you... I'm pretty sure they own the U in football (and every other sport but gymnastics).

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Papa Smurf:
I was responding to Howie asking about a 2-1 with lowly Utah. He seems to be under the same delusion as other utes that being in the PAC12 somehow makes them equal to all the programs in it. USC, Washington, and ASU (3 of the largest fanbases in the PAC). You want to know what all those teams have in common? They all visited Provo while in the PAC10 for home and homes while not a single one visited Salt Lake City. I wonder how happy they are to HAVE to travel to Salt Lake now.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

WACpaddle:
USC isn't traveling to Idaho or New Mexico...not the same really. And honesty who cares for Utah. Whether U play the Trojans at home or in the Colisseum the outcome will always be the same...yet another loss to a winning PAC12 team.

FelisConcolor
North Salt Lake, UT

"I wonder how happy they are to HAVE to travel to Salt Lake now."

They're ecstatic about it: They get an easy "W" without having to schedule Sacramento State or UC Davis.

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