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Published: Friday, May 4 2012 9:49 a.m. MDT

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TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Whittingham is pretty cool for a Ute. Must be his BYU roots.
Seriously though; I am very happy to see him stick his neck out a little. Very classy. Hopefully there will be many more BCS coaches, AD's, and University presidents who will have the courage to tell the BCS to get out of town.

Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Even being a BYU fan, Whittingham is a great coach and a great person; unlike his predecessor. I think everyone agrees that a true 8 or 16 team playoff would be a lot more exciting and meaningful than relying on opinions and computer programs to pick the top teams.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@TJ

I'm sure whittingham is coming from the position of having an undefeated team that wasn't even considered for the National Championship so it is a sensitive topic for him. I'm sure he also realizes that his team doesn't have any better of a chance to get into the National Championship with a 4 team playoff than it ever did so he wants an expansion so that he has a very vague outside possibility of maybe getting in.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

I didn't see anywhere in the article where Whittingham told the BCS to get out of town. All he said was he didn't think a 4 team playoff was expansive enough, because it still left things in the hands of the voters.

Removing the AQ rule frees up the big money bowl games (Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, Rose) to choose which teams they want. That makes it easier for Utah to get to the Rose Bowl. Why would Whittingham speak out against that?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Surprising, considering Whittingham has already proven he is good enough to get a team into that top 4 spot.

Other coaches in utah talk about getting there.

Whit has done it.

The future of football in Utah, is UTAH

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Funny, ESPN didn't ask for bronkos opionion....LOL

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

No Chris B, the future of Utah football is with the winning team, be it Utah State, the U or the Y. May the best team win. That is why we love the game. I pull for the Y during the regular season, but if any Utah school goes to a bowl game, you can bet all real fans will be watching and pulling for that team.

Ross
Madison, AL

This is not a tournament, its a playoff of the top 4. Agree or disagree, thats the way it is.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Kyle is correct!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

You are "sure" of a lot of things.

Most of them wrong.

LOL

sammyg
Springville, UT

Whit realizes what he's up against.

Now that the Utes are in a 'big boy' conference it's not very likely that an opportunity to slide through a cupcake schedule will avail itself like it did in the MWC.

There's always a little self interest in these matters... in this case it's blatantly obvious.

Opening this up to several teams will be just better for everyone... even the Utes.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@54-10

You have yet to prove me wrong about one single thing. But you keep claiming you do. Obsessed by me huh?

LOL!

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"You have yet to prove me wrong about one single thing."

Ducky:

Your simply being here proves you were wrong when promising last June that you wouldn't post on Utah articles when the Utes got a nationwide TV deal. Ooops!

LOL!

(Now start the explanations/excuses. We'll just imagine the whiny tone.)

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

@ Oatmeal - "but if any Utah school goes to a bowl game, you can bet all real fans will be watching and pulling for that team"

I was born and raised in SLC and though I live out of state, still follow the in-state schools. Utah, USU, and Weber St. are all public scools and I pull for them. BYU is a private, religious based school. While I respect their accomplishments and offer congratulations when they are successful, I do not root for them. You can bet that lots of other fans share that opinion.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
@TJ

I'm sure whittingham is coming from the position of having an undefeated team that wasn't even considered for the National Championship so it is a sensitive topic for him. I'm sure he also realizes that his team doesn't have any better of a chance to get into the National Championship with a 4 team playoff than it ever did so he wants an expansion so that he has a very vague outside possibility of maybe getting in.

________________________

Utah needs to win the PAC title for a shot.
BYU needs to prove it can beat teams other than bottom feeders and WAC opponents. This is not 1984 anymore. Oh and it needs to actually beat good teams its schedules.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@johninslc

You continue to try and propogate that lie. Even the majority of the utah "fans" know that is not the case. I never once said anything about utah getting a national tv deal. I will post it one more time for your apparently comprehensively dim benefit.

If the pac12 tv network is nationwide by the start of training camp this year I will quit posting on utah articles for the entire season. Now by nationwide I made the stipulation that it must be available to 75% of the homes in the nation, so just being on a couple of cable networks or dish networks is not enough. It must be on enough of those networks to reach 75% of the tv sets in the country.

Please continue to post your lies as they are as always reflective of the honesty and class of utah "fans" as a whole.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@waccy

"Utah needs to win the PAC title for a shot."

In otherwords they have no shot. Less than BYU.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Duckhunter, Utah took the risk and joined a conference which gives them a shot.
BYU is doing absolutely nothing to increase its chances of playing for a national title.
I'm so tired of fellow BYU fans making up excuses.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@no conference

You're not a BYU fan. No one is fooled by you claiming to be. Frankly you are just another of the many screen names of one of the more prolific utah "fans" around here. I do find your persistence interesting however. It shows a high level of self deceit and delusion. Keep it up, it's fun for me to see.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Ducky I'm only explaining the reality that BYU fans selectively ignore.

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