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

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Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

U 90

13-0 Top 10
10-3 Top 20
10-3 one poll
8-5 unranked
5-7 no bowl

Yes, the trend is obvious to any recruit who can read.

The Utes are a two hit wonder that hit its peak and is fading fast.

After all of the whining about BYU scheduling WAC teams the last couple of years, its hysterical that Utah is running away from BYU to play a WAC team.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Wildcat

If BYU fans talking about almost beating the #1 team in the country on their home turf bothers you so much, then stay off the BYU blogs.

btw, none of your other comparisons even come close.

BYU plays Texas, Georgia Tech, Boise State, and Utah at home next year.

Who do the Wildcats play?

"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."

LOL! Based on what, your own purple-hazed view of the world?

BYU is 27-7-1 versus the Aztecs and BYU only lost to the Broncos by a single point on their own smurf turf this year. BYU has games against the Broncos scheduled for the next decade. So you're delusional if you think BYU would be in the least bit scared of either of them.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Snack PAC said:

"Yes, the trend is obvious to any recruit who can read.

The Utes are a two hit wonder that hit its peak and is fading fast.

After all of the whining about BYU scheduling WAC teams the last couple of years, its hysterical that Utah is running away from BYU to play a WAC team."

At least BYU is carrying on the tradition of losing to your two hit wonder!

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Snack PAC,

Actually, the Wildcats play in a conference similar to the SEC at the FCS level. Three of the teams in the conference were ranked in the top ten this season. They played Fresno State and your very own Cougars this year. They do good for their size and resources.

BYU plays GT and Texas next year--glad you are thinking Boise is big. Other than one planned trip by Wisconsin, nobody big is for sure scheduled to come to Provo--unless you count Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, and Houston.

I would have loved to see BYU join the Big 12, but they don't want to face that challenge--why rip on Utah for stepping up? Especially when they have BYU's number lately.

BYU lost to Boise
BYU lost to San Jose State
BYU beat USU 6-3 at home
who knows how San Diego State will go
BYU would be in competitive games against Fresno State and Nevada.

The point is they are way far from being too good for the MWC. With this year's weak offense, they very well could have finished fifth if USU and SJSU were in it this year.

No LOL--just sad.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@wildcat

Remeber last basketball season when you were telling us that weber was going to beat BYU? Then BYU pounded them by around 30 points and you blamed it on the refs. Then you were telling us how weber would give BYU a game in football this year. Then bYU pounded them into the turf and you disappeared for a couple of months.

You know it is funny but BYU fans never give weber a second thought unless you come around and start talking. As far as weber playing in the little boy equivalent of the sec is concerened, well what was webers record this year?

LOL!

sammyg
Springville, UT

Wac (USU) Paddled My Utes

"You don't build a national brand..."

It's as simple as this... BYU already has the national brand and poor bitter and jealous U just hate to admit it.

Having a legacy built by Lavell Edwards and watching Bronco rebuild this program since the Crowton era has been good and it's going to get better.

On the 20th isn't wonderful that so many Ute fans will be tuning in to see if Jabari comes to BYU and then 4 hours later they'll be watching BYU football?

I'm getting a little teary eyed over the possibilities of global world peace like a Miss America contestant if but for a few hours next week.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

LOL at Snack and Duckhunter talking crap to a Weber State fan. Are you guys seriously threatened by an FCS team?

U 90
Corona, CA

Snack,

Your assessment on Utah is pretty accurate, they're on a backward slide over the past few years, but so is BYU. I wouldn't call a 7-5 season in which 6 of your wins are against WAC/Big Sky teams a stellar performance or a good recruiting pitch.

Utah has definitely been the better program over the past 10 years. And in 2012 you would be hard pressed to convince anyone that a 7-5 team with an SOS of 56 is better than a 5-7 team with an SOS of 27, especially when the Cougars lost to the lowly Utes yet again.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

Is there really any interest in watching BYU and San Diego State play in next week's Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego? Everyone talk about going to a bowl game. There are so many bowl games they lose their relevance unless they are tied to national rankings. BYU has a long ways to go to get back to being a respectable program. This starts with the AD making some tough decisions about changing the head coach and OC as soon as possible. Until that happens, Cougar fans will always be wondering where they will play.

sammyg
Springville, UT

U90

"And in 2012 you would be hard pressed to convince anyone that a 7-5 team with an SOS of 56 is better than a 5-7 team with an SOS of 27, especially when the Cougars lost to the lowly Utes yet again."

Another Ute conundrum...

Bowling vs. non-bowling... no convincing necessary.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@the deuce

"Is there really any interest in watching BYU and San Diego State play in next week's Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego? "

Well I'm really going out on a limb here but I'd say there are a lot more people interested in watching the Poinsettia Bowl than the bowl utah is in this year. I would guess there will probably be 25-30,000 BYU fans at the game and a million more watching it. Of course the fact that it will be televised is proof enough that there are people interested in watching it. They don't show games that no one wants to watch unless it is something like the pac12 network where no one watches it.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

One thing is certain - The bowl game won't be a BCS bowl game.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
@wildcat

Remeber last basketball season when you were telling us that weber was going to beat BYU? Then BYU pounded them by around 30 points and you blamed it on the refs. Then you were telling us how weber would give BYU a game in football this year. Then bYU pounded them into the turf and you disappeared for a couple of months.

You know it is funny but BYU fans never give weber a second thought unless you come around and start talking. As far as weber playing in the little boy equivalent of the sec is concerened, well what was webers record this year?

LOL!

_________________

Well it looks like BYU might have a chance in the future to win the WCC title after all.
Gonzaga and St. Mary's are working behind the scene on a potential exit from the conference.

LOL!

BTW Jimmer is doing awesome. Not!
Lillard is doing great!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

sammyg
Springville, UT
U90

"And in 2012 you would be hard pressed to convince anyone that a 7-5 team with an SOS of 56 is better than a 5-7 team with an SOS of 27, especially when the Cougars lost to the lowly Utes yet again."

Another Ute conundrum...

Bowling vs. non-bowling... no convincing necessary.

_____________________

Another Coug conundrum...
WAC legacy, weak TV ratings on ESPN = people just aren't interested in the brand known as BYU football.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT
One thing is certain - The bowl game won't be a BCS bowl game.

___________________

How dare you say that! This is their BCS game. Everyone knows this will get higher TV ratings that the Alabama / ND game.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

U 90

BYU did have an off season in 2012, but unlike U, BYU did qualify for a bowl and BYU was only four plays away from having an 11-1 season.

Utah, on the other hand, has been in steady decline since 2008, and combining the talent the Utes are losing, plus the increased schedule difficulty, there's nothing on the horizon to indicate that that steady decline won't continue next season.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

WACpaddled

The irony of Utah replacing BYU with WACish Fresno State and then trying to spin it as an upgrade in schedule is hysterical.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

SportsFan said:

"U 90

BYU did have an off season in 2012, but unlike U, BYU did qualify for a bowl and BYU was only four plays away from having an 11-1 season.

Utah, on the other hand, has been in steady decline since 2008, and combining the talent the Utes are losing, plus the increased schedule difficulty, there's nothing on the horizon to indicate that that steady decline won't continue next season."

Wrong. Had it not been for that play in the 2nd quarter against Oregon State, BYU would be 12-0!
Get real. Stop trying to spin your 7-5 record this year.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Anybody else notice the echo when trolls bad mouth the cougs this year. Their hyperventilation just sounds a little... hollow.

Bowl games are like pizza: when they're good, their great! And when they're bad, they're still pretty good.

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