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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 1:00 p.m. MST

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32843
PROVO, UT

Wow. Ute fans need to calm down and be rational for a second or two. Set your pathetic BYU fixation aside long enough to consider the reality of Utah's situation. The only thing they have going for themselves right now is the the fact they play at home so often at the beginning of their season. That can help get a win or two they typically wouldn't get. This is a BRUTAL schedule and even though you have a couple of cream puffs (Weber State and Colorado) on it it's not looking good to improve so much over the 2012 season as to do much better in 2013.

Whittingham is a good coach, so there's that. But, the U is losing most of its talent on defense and who do they even have coming back on offense to give any of you the right to be thinking of a 9 win season? Again, this isn't about how much you hate BYU, or how the Y's schedule stacks up against the U's. If you need to make it about the Y to make yourself feel better about the train wreck that's coming, well, ok.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Why would Utah continue to play BYU?

When Utah wins BYU still claims to be better.
(even when Utah wins by say 44)

sammyg
Springville, UT

Looks to be a great fantasy football schedule if you're a Ute fan thinking there's more than 3-4 wins there.

Good luck. It will be a fun season again with the holidays off.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What an awesome schedule. I'll hope for the best in the win department but the bottom line is that Ute fans get to see some awesome football at RES again this year. Man it's awesome being in the PAC-12!
Go Utes!!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

I'm not sure how watching team after team hand it to you at res is "awesome" to watch for a utah "fan", but whatever floats your boat.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Looks like another never win season thats what happens when you loose every game. They cant beat good teams and wont next year when byu is going to be really awesome.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

That's a big-time schedule. Weeks 3 through 10 are going to be brutal, but it also provides opportunity for great things if Utah performs.

manutd
San Diego, CA

tough schedule for sure. but great games and matchups.
opportunity to make some noise if you knock off stanford/oregon/usc.

same for byu if they can pull out a few wins against the likes of notre dame/texas/wisconsin/boise st/georgia tech/virginia. those arent cream puffs.

i think utah will end up with a winning record and be bowl eligible. same for byu,
but who cares about bowl games. both byu and utah need to make some noise next season. be competitive. hang with the big boys and beat a few of them.

byu game a guaranteed win?
in provo? dont think so.
thats why it is such a great rivalry.
its almost always a close game, down to the last play.
rarely a blow out.

gchris
rock springs, wy

@ JohnInSLC

While the official BYU schedule has yet to be released, it appears that it will be:
Virginia
Texas
Utah State
Utah
Georgia Tech
Houston
Boise State
Wisconsin
Notre Dame
Middle Tennessee
Hawaii

I don't see Idaho State or New Mexico State on the schedule or Weber State, Washington State or Colorado. Six of BYU's 2013 opponents went to bowl games and one played for the national championship. It looks like an entertaining schedule, just like Utah's. I'm looking forward to the last game in the BYU-Utah rivalry and looking forward even more to 2014 without Utah on the schedule. Hopefully that date will be filled with a better team. Good luck with the 2013 season. I'm thinking that Utah will be 5-7 again, maybe 4-8. BYU: 7-5

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Ahhhh...the Tom Lovat years at the U have returned...

Soon, all the self-inflated bluster from U fans will subside......

Coat-Tailing Bottomfeeders r U!

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

Jon Wilner - Ranking the PAC 12 OOC Schedules

8. Utah
The lineup: vs. Utah State, vs. Weber State, at BYU
Comment: How good will Utah State be without coach Gary Andersen? The answer matters to the Pac-12, given that two teams face the Aggies. If they don’t miss a beat, Utah will have a difficult time winning two OOC games.

Wilner obviously doesn't think the Utes have much of a chance of beating BYU next season.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

With a lot of luck and a few weird things to help, I see the utes possibly winning 4 games. Five wins would take a miracle, six or more would mean a couple PAC opponents decide to forfeit.

On the bright side the Utah basketball team is exceeding all expectations. They are back a couple of years early. Loveridge is one of the top four or five collegiate players in the state this year.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ducky,

"I'm not sure how watching team after team hand it to you at res is "awesome" to watch for a utah "fan", but whatever floats your boat."

If watching good team after good team come to RES didn't float Ute fans' boats then you'd hear us clamoring to rejoin the MWC, the WAC, or even go independent ... but then you don't hear any of that do you???

I guess you STILL don't understand that the rest of the country doesn't get as much pleasure out of empty victories as BYU does. 25 basketball wins while in the WCC? 10 wins while playing nobody in football? We'll leave that excitement for you and your friends down south, and good for you, go get 'em tiger ... errrr cougar!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

I can see that the losses, and it is a lot of them in every single sport, are taking their toll on you. I can also tell I am personally taking a toll on you. As you get more "frantic and emotional", not to mention shrill, I can't help but feel just a little bit responsible for it. But I have to admit it is fun!

LOL!

binghamalum
South Jordan, UT

Utah wont be good for a few more years!

Its pretty simple!

3-9 this year is my bet!

Thats including a win against BYU, this game can go either way!

The biggest Joke these two schools wont play each other!

I dont care if the Utes and Cougar athletic offices think it hurts both teams!
Its a rivalry,

I mean if Florida Florida State play end of the year and both are in different conferences, why Cant BYU and UTAH! 45 minute drives from each other.

Its a sold out game! I know way to many fans are horrid at just being humble anymore, but that is what sports gives us. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

I use to love college football,

Last 4 years, Ive grown to hate it!

How can SEC win 7 national titles in row, how can a undefeated team get beat by 40 points in national championhip?

O because BOWL GAMES ARE hands down the WORST business move ever!
Was I the only one who noticed all the empty stadiums in bowl games, except for maybe... 3 games...
National championship
Rose Bowl
Fiesta Bowl,

THATS IT!

Orange bowl in New orlens had 15k seats open

plyxply
SLC, UT

Compared to 5 years ago both of these schedules are light years ahead of where they were.
There were years when we'd hear someone was playing Arizona and Pitt or Miami and Georgia Tech and we thought that was a great year to be a football fan in Utah, but now there's a serious name nearly every week on the schedule.
Good for both of the schools for making it way better to be a college football fan in Utah than ever in the past. Hopefully they both improve and can be competitive week in and week out, that would be the icing on the cake.

Derek_
Sandy, UT

@Duckhunter

Fortunately for you Utah County people they don't make you pass a grammar and spelling exam before creating an account on this website.

@BYU Zoobs

It's pretty sad that you comment on Ute news more than BYU news, anyone who says that one team or the other had a better season is full of it. Both teams had bad seasons, fortunately for BYU they schedule enough WAC opponents to get them a bowl game.

I'm saying BYU's bowl game was a joke, and so was their season. But I can admit at the same time that Utah's season was bad as well.

I don't understand your arguments either, Utah was worse than BYU but yet we beat you? How does that work? We should have beat OSU (If DVC didn't fumble) and you got crushed by them.

Both teams were bad, no matter how you want to spin it. I don't read BYU news, so my question is why are you so inclined to fill up our comment section instead of your own?

Richard Smoker
Provo, UT

Duckhunter is right! Way to tell'em buddy!

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Derek

"Utah was worse than BYU but yet we beat you? How does that work?"

The same way Colorado was worse than Utah last year, yet they beat U.

(Is that what you call good grammar?)

"I don't read BYU news, so my question is why are you so inclined to fill up our comment section instead of your own?"

If you don't "read BYU news", why did you devote your entire comment to filling up "your" comment section with whines about BYU?

"We should have beat[sic] OSU (If DVC didn't fumble) and you got crushed by them."

BYU should have beaten U, if Riley Nelson hadn't fumbled the snap that lead to Utah's go ahead scoop and score.

The OSU-BYU game was not nearly as lopsided as you characterized it to be. BYU was only down 28-24 with 8:55 left in the 4th Quarter, when a couple of pass interference calls on one OSU drive, and then a Riley Nelson pic six on BYU's next possession, lead to two quick TDs for OSU.

If you're going to spout off, at least you should try to know what you're talking about first.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

My hope for the Utes with this schedule is that they will finally get over their smug content with just being IN the Pac 12, and actually aspire to something far greater. It doesn't even have to be the Rose Bowl yet, but hopefully involves at least being in the discussion for the Pac 12 Champ game.

My hope for the Cougs with their schedule, is that they will find a way to move the ball offensively, and not make themselves look silly and inept against a legit program. Moving the ball on NMSU and Idaho dooesn't count. Weber St is more of a challenge than either of those.

My hope for both schools is that they will bring some football respect to the state of Utah. That National championship and that Sugar Bowl now both seem SO long ago.

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