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

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Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

BYU v. USC
BYU v. utah

Which of the above games draws the most media, and national attention?? Nuff said.
What do both BYU and USC have in common? National Champions & Heisman Winners. Nuff said.
What do utah and USC have in common - both wear red jerseys. Nuff said.

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What do Utah and USC red jersey's have in common they both OWN BYU. Nuff said.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Cougsndawgs

USC already has their gimme win in the state against Utah every year. This was about scheduling a competitive, perennial top 25 team...not a 2 hit wonder.

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Can you tell us which other competitive, perennial top 25, legacy program that USC scheduled a 2-for-1 deal with.

Gimme win? Like the last second blocked FG victory at home against a first year PAC-12 team with mostly MWC talent? Or the come from behind victory in the 4th quarter against a D2 QB at RES?

If that's your definition of "gimme win" lets just see what happens when Utah actually has PAC-12 depth.

hobbes1012003
Kaysville, UT

@AZUTE1

where are you getting this info that Isaiah Nacua has decommitted? are you close friends with him? I am just curious to know how you know without a doubt that he is seriously considering the Ant hill?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Johnny Triumph:

"Laughable that USC will play BYU but Utah will not."

Sure we will. Just give us a 2-for-1 like that midmajorey agreement you signed with USC, and you'll be back on it. Guaranteed!

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

To all of the jealous Utah trolls:

BYU is willing to schedule 2-for-1's with elite teams, especially when it helps BYU fill their November schedule with nationally relevant games..

Unfortunately for U, there are only a dozen or so elite teams in the country, and you're not one of them.

The truth is, the only reason USC would even think of visiting RES, is because they're forced to by the PAC 12.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

Sorry Navel Vet-- Utah is no USC. Wash. St., Ore. St. and other PAC schools similar to Utah don't get 2 for 1 and either will Utah.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Naval Vet

A bottom-dwelling PACy-WACer like Utah is lucky to get a 1-for-1 with BYU.

U can hold your breath until you're blue in the face, but BYU will NEVER agree to a 2-for-1 with Utah unless that's 2 games at LES for one at RES.

BYU sports on TV in Missouri
Lebanon, MO

Funny how many Ute fans posted on this article. Approaching paranoia..... If you have all moved on you are sure spending alot of time worrying about what BYU is doing. I guess you are worried that BYU might make you look bad in front of your Idol Pac-12 teams

BYU has a large fan base in California. Great to play where BYU fans can attend the games. Not the same as playing in SLC as the fans are just as likely to go to Provo.

Besides.... As a BYU fan I would rather see them play USC than Utah. So would the rest of the people watching the game on TV.

ManInTheMiddle
SANDY, UT

Disneyland is going to be packed with people in Cougar blue over Thanksgiving Day break - can't wait. By then my young kids will travel better - Love this 2 for 1. I'm actually glad it's not a 1 for 1.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

navelvet

Unlike Utah, USC scheduled BYU because the Trojans wanted to play BYU, not because they were forced to.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

talkinsports:

"A bottom-dwelling PACy-WACer like Utah is lucky to get a 1-for-1 with BYU."

Well if WE'RE the ones who would be "lucky to get a 1-for-1 with BYU", why is it that all the begging to play the game is coming from the Indy-WACers? It's time you faced the facts: this game means a LOT more to your program than it does to ours. So YOU'RE the one who'd be lucky to get a 1-for-1; not us.

As this game means more to you than it does for us, that puts Utah in a position of power. We have more options. Therefore, you'll have to either agree to a 2-for-1 with us, or you can run away from the rivalry.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

anti BCS:

No, the reason the Trojans scheduled our Indy-WACey little brother is because they wanted a 2-for-1, and the cougars have been having firesales on those deals lately. 'Zona got one, so the Trojans figured, "why not?"

Koloss
Hampton, VA

Cougsndawgs
BYU had a home and home series with the Trojans in 03 and 04 (slaughter) and now they have a 2-1? It's more than likely they have lost respect for them wouldn't you say? Utah has a home and home with them for the next several years! That's what happens when you win BCS games and get invited to a major conference. As for the GT win USC beat Utah last year and the year before and coincidentally Utah beat BYU both those years (once by 44 points) so your logic defeats itself. Oh yes, 4 years ago the Kittens had managed to win 3 of 4 but only on close last second plays. Considering BYU hasnt beaten Utah by more than a touchdown in about 15 years and thrice in the past 11 games Utah has utterly throttled BYU (52-21, 48-24 and 54-10) I'd say Utah is way ahead of BYU.
All this spin by BYU fans is giving me vertigo!

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

navelvet

What "begging" are you talking about. It's hysterical how Utah fans continue to pretend that the BYU-Utah game means more to BYU fans, than Utah fans. The truth is, a large segment of Utah's fan base is composed of BYU haters, who couldn't care less about Utah, except for when the Utes play BYU.

You're only fooling yourselves if you think that Utah is in any position of power. Either the rivalry will continue as a mutually agreed upon home-and-home series, or it won't continue. If the Utes want to run away from the rivalry, that's their choice, but conference bottom-dwelling PACy-WACers like Utah are in no position to demand ANYTHING from BYU.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

navelvet

It's laughable that you simply make stuff up to soothe your fragile ego.

BYU's willingness to schedule a 2-for-1 with USC, with the two LA games being played in November, helped USC extend their rivalry with Notre Dame and helped BYU fill a couple of November time slots with nationally relevant games. It was a win-win for BYU and USC.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Uteology:
"Can you tell us which other competitive, perennial top 25, legacy program that USC scheduled a 2-for-1 deal with".

I'm pretty sure you know I meant BYU by this statement. They have finished top 25 5 out of the last 7 years...nearly as many times as Utah over their entire history. Athlon referred to BYU as a legacy dynasty, and ESPN listed them as a top 25 program of all time (they listed Utah at 43).

"Gimme win? Like the last second blocked FG victory at home against a first year PAC-12 team with mostly MWC talent? Or the come from behind victory in the 4th quarter against a D2 QB at RES? If that's your definition of "gimme win" lets just see what happens when Utah actually has PAC-12 depth".

Come from behind 4th qtr? USC was up 24-21 at halftime and going into the 4th qtr, and extended it to 38-21 later in the 4th. You must mean their come from behind after sleep walking and gifting U 14 points. "Lets just see what happens" when USC plays to the level they're capable of against Utah.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Naval Vet:
"As this game means more to you than it does for us, that puts Utah in a position of power. We have more options. Therefore, you'll have to either agree to a 2-for-1 with us, or you can run away from the rivalry".

I love how you think for all BYU fans. Lets take a straw poll, how many BYU fans care about playing Utah when we can get home and homes with Washington St, Arizona (unlike NV wants to say this is a home and home with neutral site in between), GT, Boise St, Virginia, etc? Utah is in no more position of power than any of these programs because Utah is a low level BCS program. The sooner you realize that NV, the easier it will be to accept the unavoidable sub .500 records you'll be witnessing on the hill. U are NOT an elite program, and U CAN'T garner the respect that gets 2-1 deals (you couldn't even garner it for Fresno).

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@PAC man

What "begging" are you talking about.

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This begging:


"Utah athletics director Chris Hill has announced that the football rivalry game between the Utes and BYU will not be played in 2014 and 2015."

"Just like every other program in the country, we have to do what's in our best interest." -- KW

"I understand that Utah has some challenges with scheduling, but as I have indicated on several occasions it is our preference to play the game every year." -- Tom Holmoe

"I can say, from where we are, we'd like to play them every year." -- Mendenhall

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Koloss
Hampton, VA

Nice logic. So we might now expect, seeing as Utah has lost so many BCS games in the last two years, and lost to some real pathetic teams, that USC will be demanding 2-1 with Utah, to be followed be outright shunning if your losing ways continue?

Try this logic instead. "We'll give you two marquee games in November if you are willing to play them in a region where you already have a significant fan base." I'd take that with USC. Oregon. With Utah???? For starters, you don't have permission.

That makes me laugh out loud! Oh, sorry, LOL!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Nice try talkinsports.

USC is forced to play Utah? LOL! HELLO! they are in the same conference.

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