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

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Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

upinthenight

"Thanks for admitting BYU can't do anything by itself, needs ESPN to hold its hand!"

Only a delusion Ute would surmise any such "admission".

For a team that can't do anything by itself, see mirror.

BYU negotiated it's 8-year exclusive contract and partnership with ESPN all by itself.

While Utah is shuffled off to the PAC net for most of its games, BYU fans get to watch the majority of BYU's games televised on the ESPN family of networks.

While Utah settles for whatever schedule the PAC dictates, BYU has already played two made-for-television games in the Dallas Cowboys' state-of-the-art stadium against Oklahoma and TCU, with more such games already scheduled.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

Clark W. Griswold

As far as conference championships are concerned, the Utes became virtually invisible as soon as they joined their first real conference - only 6 championships in the last 6 decades.

Playing only 6 seasons in the MWC, Bronco won as many conference championships (2) as the Utes won during their entire 37 years in the WAC.

Realistically, BYU, as an Independent, has as much chance of winning conference championship as the PAC 12 Utes.

Football did indeed begin before 1972, but as far as national rankings go, football history for the Utes didn't begin until 1994, the year the Utes finally cracked the final AP poll for the very first time.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah
upinthenight

"Thanks for admitting BYU can't do anything by itself, needs ESPN to hold its hand!"

Only a delusion Ute would surmise any such "admission".

For a team that can't do anything by itself, see mirror.

BYU negotiated it's 8-year exclusive contract and partnership with ESPN all by itself.

While Utah is shuffled off to the PAC net for most of its games, BYU fans get to watch the majority of BYU's games televised on the ESPN family of networks.

While Utah settles for whatever schedule the PAC dictates, BYU has already played two made-for-television games in the Dallas Cowboys' state-of-the-art stadium against Oklahoma and TCU, with more such games already scheduled.

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When we signed the contract, we sold our souls to ESPN. They dictate to us. The only thing we have been capable of doing ourselves is schedule New Mexico St, Idaho St & Idaho games.

Yes it's great to see BYU on ESPN. Is anyone tired of losing to ranked teams besides me on national TV for anyone that might be watching?

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

no conference championships for U

"The only thing we have been capable of doing ourselves is schedule New Mexico St, Idaho St & Idaho games."

It's funny how the haters have to make stuff up to fit their delusional narratives. BYU has a partnership with ESPN; ESPN doesn't dictate anything to BYU except when choosing which four (minimum) BYU home games the World Wide Leader is going to televise.

Since announcing its Independence, BYU has scheduled games with Notre Dame, USC, Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska, West Virginia, Virginia, and Georgia Tech.

BYU beat #16/#17 Utah State in 2012. Remind us how many ranked teams Utah has beaten since 2008; that will also serve as a reminder of how many times BYU and Utah have been ranked in the last four years.

btw,

Lifetime records versus AP/Coaches Top 25 teams

BYU - AP 15 of 70 (21%); Coaches 16 of 82 (20%)
Utah - AP 14 of 86 (16%), Coaches 15 of 91 (16%)

BYU was 1 of 5 last season (20%)
Utah was 0 of 2 last season (0%)

let's roll
LEHI, UT

I'm relatively new to the area.

If Utah fans are still this obsessed with BYU after they claimed to have moved on to bigger and better things, they must have been a real hand-full in the old days when they actually considered BYU to be a rival.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Uteanymous

Lifetime records versus AP/Coaches Top 25 teams

BYU - AP 15 of 70 (21%); Coaches 16 of 82 (20%)
Utah - AP 14 of 86 (16%), Coaches 15 of 91 (16%)

BYU was 1 of 5 last season (20%)
Utah was 0 of 2 last season (0%)

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You make a great point! BYU was 1-5 last season. And that is something to brag about?

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