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Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT


Cedar Hills, UT

go set in the snow and wind and watch BYU vs Idaho. Sheeez, November football is brutal.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

The sad part about this game, is that it is a must win for BYU if they are to have some hope for a bowl game. The next 2 games are really not what BYU should be playing this time of year. This is a time when championships are decided, when key rivalry games are played, and when things count the most. For the Cougars, this is not where they are at in November. Why are they playing this type of game at this time? Please don't tell me it is because of their schedule, as this is what BYU did to themselves. BYU went independent and now this is what they live with. There are actually better high school games.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Enough Said

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

@ YAWN- Yeah. I hear ya; however, the team can't do more than play what's on their schedule. No doubt, this game isn't going to do much of anything for Cougs fans, other than pad some stats. If Lark is not playing the entire 2nd half, this game will be too close! In fact, how about starting Lark on "Senior Day" and have him play a quarter at a time?

Richland, WA

In a sick kind of way, I hope the Cougars lose... this way we are sure to see some changes in the offensive coaching staff when the season is done. I love watching BYU football, but this season has been a disappointment, and a lot of that blame falls squarely on the shoulders of those in charge of the team's offense.

Proud Ute

Just heard two coogs got suspended.
Anybody know who?
I guess the staff figured they'd better lay in some ready made excuses in case they stumble in one of these last games.

O-town, UT

I-D-A-H-O, Idaho, Idaho, GO GO GO!

Idaho and New Mexico State are going independent next year...just like BYU!

Something for you BYU fans to think about when you are at LES...late at night...in the snow...as the game ends near the witching hour.

BYU Independence--the alternative to late night juicer infomercials.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

It's laughable to see how insecure and obsessed our little brothers are for a BYU game against Idaho. An obvious attempt to hide the panic that is starting to set in on the hill that the only bowl the Utes may be headed to is the Couch Potato Bowl.

Go Cougs!

West Valley City, Utah

I surely hope BYU can avoid such lousy games in the future. Next week should be a lot better game against San Jose State.

Mcallen, TX

Ute fans full of envy.

We play hard teams, and you don't.

Somehow, I knew this was going to happen when they went to the PAC.

Bountiful, UT

I look at the BYU season in a different way. It has been pain for sure, but for me the reason is due to the fact that the Cougars lost close games. 7 points total against Utah, Boise and Notre Dame. Even the Oregon State was a great contest until late in the 4th. What does this mean? Perhaps nothing to many people who just see losses as losses. To me, I see a team that was very close to being darn good. But the losses are losses. So I'm not ready to give up the ship although like many fans, I hope to see the team get back to moving the ball again. I have no idea what the right moves are since I am not a football coach nor do I have a football mind. So, my 2 cents. Go Cougars!

Springville, UT

Why is the mighty BYU program playing Idaho? Snow College too busy? Great schedule.

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

I bet some blogger in Washington is now typing........
"Huskies have Utah this weekend. Sure glad they let this
cupcake team in the PAC 12 so we can get some reps for our 2nd string.

Saint George, UT

It's 1951, my first year at BYU, somebody from an opposing football opponent asks, "What are BYU's chances against our team?" I can faintly hear an answer like, "Well, if we can be competetive for two quarters that would be stupendous". Been there, done that.

Palo Alto, CA


"Why is the mighty BYU program playing Idaho?"

You must have been living in a cave, totally isolated from the rest of the world for the last 3 years, otherwise you'd already know the answer to your question.

You might also be wondering why the mighty Utes are starting and ending their season against two Front Range teams from Colorado that aren't good enough to beat Colorado State.

Payson, UT

RE: The Deuce - So would staying in the MWC be better? It took two year with the WAC to build a goo schedule. 2013 schedule looks really good with Virginia, Texas, Boise State, Utah State, Georgia Tech, Houston, and Wisconsin and Notre Dame in November. Don't forget LSU and North Carolina also played Idaho this year and Texas A&M and Virgini played them last year.

RE: it is who is on the schedule. Ask LSU why they played Idaho this year.

RE:Wildcat I can see my team play on ESPN 10 games this year how did your team do?

Granstville, UT


I laugh at how some people justify their team's schedule by comparing it to their rival's schedule.

By it's own choice, one team plays weber state, georgia tech, idaho, new mexico state, and san jose state, but then tries to justify this schedule by stating; "ya, but your team played two teams from Colorado".

Wow, that is really a stretch, even for the most ardent blue fans.

Springville, UT

@ mussingaround, the Utes play conference opponents. BYU as an indie plays whomever they can find. Indepedance helped BYU get a good TV contract (which they could probably carry into a conference), but beyond that, I am not a fan. Don't be so thin-skinned.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

@ brenlk "I love watching BYU football, but this season has been a disappointment, and a lot of that blame falls squarely on the shoulders of those in charge of the team's offense." I'm glad that another Cougs fan from outside Happy Valley shares my frustration w/ the Cougs offense and is critical of the coaching. I firmly believe that Doman is already as good as gone after the season. Let him do other things and handle his calling as a bishop. He has failed to deliver on much of what he naively touted 3 seasons ago. But, that's not stop there. I hope it extends to Bronco as well. We need a "head-coach" and not a Defensive Coordinator Extraordinaire. How much time do we read and feel of the passion and commitment coming from any of the offensive players? Defensively, those kids will run through a wall for him. Offensively? Not so. I was a HUGE Bronco supporter. He's done GREAT for the program, but the ol' Peter Principle has arrived. Time to look elsewhere IF the admin. is serious about where they want the program to get to.

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