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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT


PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

"Cougars could have a BCS-busting year"

Is it possible?....Yes!

Will it happen this year?.....Most likely not!

If BYU couldn't go undefeated in the MWC, they really have no chance of doing it with a semi-decent schedule this year.

No BCS Bowl this year for the Cougs!

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

PAC 12 loves to beat up on U

"If BYU couldn't go undefeated in the MWC..."

BYU had back-to-back undefeated seasons in the MWC - it was non-conference losses that kept the Cougars out of a BCS bowl in 2006 and 2007.

Utah, on the other hand, with a gift-wrapped PAC south there for the taking, couldn't even beat lowly 10-loss Colorado AT HOME. A recent college football expert on one of the local radio broadcasts, when asked how long it would take for the Utes to win a Rose Bowl, predicted...


Utah's glory days are behind U. Enjoy being a conference bottom dweller.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah will be in the rose bowl and byu will again be on the sidelines!

A team full of Sunday school boys will not play in bcs games how many times do I have to remind people?

Alabama, Florida, Boise, Utah all have in common: not full of Sunday school boys and several bcs games.

Byu only Sunday school boys and no bcs.



Provo, UT

Hmm...don't see it with 5 losses.

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B
You must be an undercover BYU fan because everytime you say stuff like that it reflects poorly on Utah fans.

BYU is as good as they were last year. There has been no significant improvement in talent from last year. Before you say the Db's are better, we'll see they say that every year.

Provo, UT

@Chris B

And yet, with all of those "Sunday School" boys, BYU still has a national championship to its name.

So what do Alabama, Florida, and BYU all have in common? A certain crystal football trophy.

It's also kind of ironic that in 2014 it WILL be "Byu only 'Sunday school' boys and no bcs."

The BCS dies, and with it all of those BCS game winners...but the national champions remain.

Go Cougars!

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I am always amuzed by the DNews pandering for readers by quoting an article from the world renowned deep shades of blue internet site. The next article reference may be an article from a site dedicated to Utah sports.

Having said that, your constant analysis of the types of players that BYU recruits and the activities they particpate in (firesides) is way over the line and an embarassment to you and to every Utah fan who enjoys the banter between the 2 sides.

BTW, many of these same athletes play for the team that we both cheer for and participate in the same firesides. Been to one myself where Coach Whit and a couple of players spoke - Very uplifting.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Not true. The BCS essentially remains.

How so?

Significant bowls will still be contracting with specific conferences for who plays in those bowl games at the end of the year.

In addition to never being one of the Final 4, you will also never be invited to a real bowl game because for example, the Rose Bowl will stay contracted with the Pac 12 and Big 10.

Regardless of what future changes there are with college football there will be two constants.

1. Utah will be IN

2. byu will be OUT

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B

We know you're still adjusting to the subtleties of your new conference so your confusion is understandable, but playing at UCLA is vastly different from playing in the Rose Bowl.

BYU 42
WSU 20

BYU 35
Utah 21

USC 45
Utah 17

Mark it down!

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B

Absolutely true. The BCS will be dead by 2014.

The old bowl tie-ins won't be any different than we had pre-BCS, but the playoff will eliminate the need to be a member of a specific conference in order to be included.

A #4-ranked BYU could easily be included in the playoff, while a #6-ranked PAC 12 champion Utah could be left on the outside looking in.

Herriman, UT

"Could Have" and "Will Have" are two entirely different things.

Isn't deep shades of blue just some internet blog run by a former player that nobody reads outside of utah county?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


"A #4-ranked BYU could easily be included in the playoff, while a #6-ranked PAC 12 champion Utah could be left on the outside looking in."

a #4 ranked byu - LOL!

When was the last time bronco led a team at the end of the regular season to a top 4 ranking?


Having a handful of Mormon boys and a team full of them is worlds different. I'm fine that we have some Mormon kids on our team - and obviously I'm ok with our Mormon coach.

But when bronco and byu place half their emphasis on building bishops and being the best sunday school boys they can possibly be and then talk about winning a national championship the next day screams of dilusion.

Winning football games has to be the #1 priority for football coaches if they want to win a national championship, not reading the bible together.

If byu fans would stop pretending they are national championship contenders year in and year out I would stop pointing out why they are not.

No team that prioritizes scripture study over football wins will ever be noteworthy

Cedar Hills, UT

Not gonna do it, not gonna happen. They have to beat the Utes, Boise st , GT and ND on the road. Undefeated is the only way byU cracks the top 5 and it will not happen.

The Utes on the other hand can get into the Rose Bowl by winning the PAC 12 which is waaaay more likely to happen than byU going undefeated.

Old Gregg
Alpine, UT

@ ChrisB
"If byu fans would stop pretending they are national championship contenders year in and year out I would stop pointing out why they are not."

Thank you for taking it upon yourself to make sure BYU FANS don't get a big head and aspire to be the best. We wouldn't want FANS to think their team is the best when the really aren't. I don't know what I would do without you here constantly bringing all these FANS back to reality. Thank you for all you do.


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Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

So this was an article telling us what some homer's blog said the day before CFB kicks off? Journalism FAIL.

dallas realist
rockwall, texas

I dont see that happening this year. I am a BYU fan but we have to be realistic here. we play Utah, Boise State, ND, GT. we will probably not win all of them. BUT I STILL HOPE!

@chris B

you have a point about where the focus of byu is. That cannot change though

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

The DNews in now referencing Cougar fan sites for news stories? This may be an all time low.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

So, Chris B, if I understand right, here's the situation:

BYU - reads the bible together, emphasizes being the best bishops and Sunday school boys, has football at a lower priority, then finished last season ranked #25/26.

Utah - doesn't bother with the religious stuff, focuses entirely on football, having winning being their top priority, and finished last season unranked in both polls with their highlight of the year being their victory over a team that doesn't even have winning at football as its highest priority.

Sounds like BYU must be doing something right. Imagine how good BYU if they actually DID do as Chris B suggests and start focusing on football as priority #1, like Utah, Alabama, and Florida!


truecoug1 said:

".....So what do Alabama, Florida, and BYU all have in common? A certain crystal football trophy."

So what do Alabama and Florida have in common? They agree that BYUs title is a fraud.

And what else do Alabama and Florida have in common? They actually make an effort to compete for more national titles. BYU does not.

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