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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13 2012 7:30 a.m. MST

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royalblue
Alpine, UT

Would love to see a regular rotation of San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, with maybe an occasional bowl in Florida thrown in.

Regardless of where, its fun playing in a bowl every year.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Let me make it clear for our delusional little friend from the hill. The team you need to worry about not getting the necessary 6 wins to qualify for a bowl, isn't the team down south, but the team in your own back yard. 2012 is just a precursor of things of the new norm.

BYU - real bowl
Utah - couch potato bowl

Of course, this all fits in with Utah's new recruiting pitch guaranteeing all Utah recruits that they'll be home for the holidays.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

When you see teams like Florida State only able to sell 2,000 tickets to the Orange Bowl, it's easy to see why a bowl would want to establish a long-term relationship with a program like BYU that always travels well, especially to bowls in the West.

The Holiday and Las Vegas Bowls were always near sellouts when BYU was playing in their bowl.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Riddles in the Dark

Looks like our "friend's" comment disappeared.

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royalblue

I would prefer a tiered bowl rotation with better bowls for more successful seasons, but a regular bowl rotation of San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and of course, San Francisco would also be fun. I'm looking forward to BYU bowling in the Bay Area next season.

alternate
Salt Lake City, UT

I believe that we don't really know what 2014 will bring. We are still in the 2013 football season. 2014 stuff including completion of recruiting, spring and fall camps, and the actual games are still in the future.

As far as this year goes, I am glad the Aggies and Cougars are in bowl games. I am also very proud of what Snow College accomplished in their bowl game in the famous Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.

I also regret that Weber St, Utah, SUU and others will not be able to play in a bowl this year. I have some very dear people in my life who are extremely disappointed because this is a stay at home year. Anytime you can get to a bowl game, even the lowly rated games, it is still another chance to play and for that matter watch football.

Now back to the article. I believe that the increasing growth of the BYU "brand" will insure that BYU will always be able to play in a bowl game whenever eligible. It is amazing how BYU's national imaging is growing.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

With the basketball schools bolting the Big East and the conference on the verge of collapse, and the playoffs starting in 2014, there's going to be a lot of reshuffling of bowl tie-ins.

It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

National title games every year is pretty much certain.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

alternate
Salt Lake City, UT

Now back to the article. I believe that the increasing growth of the BYU "brand" will insure that BYU will always be able to play in a bowl game whenever eligible. It is amazing how BYU's national imaging is growing.

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Growing based on what? I don't recall reading any national headlines saying anything like this. Just another fabrication from BYU hopefuls. You don't build a national brand by playing Idaho and New Mexico State on national TV. You do that by beating ranked teams.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

WACpaddled

You may not build a national fan base playing schools like Idaho, New Mexico St, and Utah, but you do build a national fan base playing schools like Notre Dame, Texas, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Michigan, and West Virginia.

BYU beat RANKED Utah State THIS YEAR!

When was the last time the Utes beat a ranked team?

Hint: It was that team our jealous little brothers on the hill are constantly trying to claim is "irrelevant".

Gotta laugh at the irony of Utah's only two "meaningful" wins since joining the PAC 10.2 came versus BYU.

Speaking of bowl games, the subject of this article, where will U be next week, during bowl week?

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

So lets do some math here. Assuming there were four teams in the independent category (Army, Navy, BYU and ND) with 22 spots on the offence and defense plus a couple for special teams. This gives us a total of 48 being named to first and second team honors. BYU placed 15 on the list, if we divide 48 by 4 it gives us 12 per team. Now in reality BYU took three of Army or Navies places assuming they didn't displace any from ND. In that context it really isn't such an large accomplishment. How can a reporter try to make a story out of this. Is it any wonder that the BYU fans are so misguided and misinformed?

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

If the bowl games had no conference tie-ins, we'd be sought after every year by all the bowls.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT
WACpaddled

You may not build a national fan base playing schools like Idaho, New Mexico St, and Utah, but you do build a national fan base playing schools like Notre Dame, Texas, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Michigan, and West Virginia.

BYU beat RANKED Utah State THIS YEAR!

When was the last time the Utes beat a ranked team?

Hint: It was that team our jealous little brothers on the hill are constantly trying to claim is "irrelevant".

Gotta laugh at the irony of Utah's only two "meaningful" wins since joining the PAC 10.2 came versus BYU.

Speaking of bowl games, the subject of this article, where will U be next week, during bowl week?

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The Aggies were not ranked when we played them.
We can't build a national identity as a looser, look at who we lost to this year and last as an independent. Our record against ranked teams is very slim the past several years.
Fellow BYU fans need to stop this nonsense. Utah beat us again and we were not ranked again.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Silent Lurker

Another feable attempt at minimizing BYU's accomplishments by a jealous Utah troll.

Here's some more "math" for U.

Since the PAC 10.2 was created:

Utah is 1 of 5 PAC schools with a losing conference record, placing the Utes a tenuous 8th overall in the conference, barely ahead of 9th and 10th place California and Arizona.

1 Ore 16-2
2 Stan 16-2
3 USC 12-6
4 UCLA 11-7
5 Wash 10-8
6 ASU 9-9
7 OSU 9-9
8 Utah 7-11
9 Ariz 6-12
10 Cal 6-12
11 WSU 3-15
12 Col 3-15

Instead of whining about BYU's accomplishments, maybe you should start worrying about Utah's distinct lack of accomplishments. Becoming a perennial conference bottom dweller is nothing to brag about.

ranked and bowl > unranked and no bowl, regardless of how you spin it

Call us when U beat your first PAC 12 team with a winning record.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

No Conference Championships for U

"The Aggies were not ranked when we played them."

So U LOST to a one-win, unranked WAC team.

Congratulations!

BYU, on the other hand, BEAT a team that is currently 10-2 and ranked #18.

BYU led #1-ranked Notre Dame 14-10 in the 4th Quarter at South Bend, before eventually suffering a close loss 17-14 in a nationally televised game. Regardless of how desperately our jealous friends on the hill try to discount it, that kind of competitiveness against the possible national champion on their home turf does build national credibility, especially when Notre Dame beat #8 Stanford 20-13 only a week earlier on that same field, and beat #11 Oklahoma in Norman 30-13, a week after barely getting past BYU.

U aren't even going to a bowl and haven't been ranked since joining the PAC 12, so stop whining about a team that has accomplished more as an Independent than U have as a member of a "power" conference.

cougar76
Raleigh, NC

WACpaddled - ...and national brands are not built sitting at home watching the bowl season on TV.

PAC 12 Punching Bag
SLC, UT

@No common sense

"The Aggies were not ranked when we played them."

I really wish my fellow Utah fans would quit being so hypocritical. All we do is say how it doesn't matter what a team is ranked during the season when you beat them, the only thing that matters is if they are ranked at the end of the season. We continue to say BYU's victory over #3 ranked Oklahoma didn't count because they didn't end the season ranked but now we are saying BYU's victory of USU doesn't count despite the fact that they ended the season ranked.

So which is it fellow Utah fans?

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

Rumor has it that the Utes are replacing BYU with....

Fresno State

in 2014 and 2015.

What's the over/under on how many times the MUSS will rush the field after beating the Bulldogs?

U 90
Corona, CA

@ Riddles
"BYU - real bowl
Utah - couch potato bowl
Of course, this all fits in with Utah's new recruiting pitch guaranteeing all Utah recruits that they'll be home for the holidays."

Actually Riddles, Utah's recruiting pitch goes something more like.... 9 bowl invitations in the last 10 years, 8 wins including 2 BSC bowl wins.

U 90
Corona, CA

mussing,

It wouldn't bother me if BYU fans rushed the field after beating Utah. The only problem is they can't beat Utah.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

For the love of...a higher power, can we please give it a rest about ALMOST beating Notre Dame!

USU ALMOST beat Wisconsin--BUT THEY DIDN'T
San Jose State ALMOST beat Stanford-BUT THEY DIDN'T
ETC.

Notre Dame was playing their backup QB against BYU!
Why be so proud of losing closely to a team?

I am glad BYU made a bowl game, but the green-light games are on a schedule for a reason--to ensure bowl eligibility. 7-5 with this schedule is nothing to crow about.

Who did BYU play at home that was big? Oregon State? Washington State? Utah gets to play them on a regular basis. Why make fun of a team for stepping up a level?

Anyone can play a big team on the road--Colorado State just scheduled Alabama for two games--they didn't need independence to do it.

If Boise State and SDSU rejoin the MWC--BYU could potentially be a fifth-place team in that conference...now I am starting to get this independent thing.

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