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Published: Sunday, Jan. 13 2013 5:30 p.m. MST

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AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Am I the only one that hopes both teams do well?

This is not a contest. These are 2 teams that have a different path with the same goal. Grow up guys we are not in kindergarten. Not sure if my brother can beat up your brother. WHO CARES?

May both teams do well. And throw in Utah State too as they have turned a corner.

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

@phoenix and sounds right

3 straight, 8 of 11, overall well thats not even close, 2 undefeated seasons in the last 8 years, a sugar bowl and fiesta bowl trophy in the last 8 years. Utah football has so far surpassed the team down south it's not even a comparison anymore. Why don't both of you hit the San jose st threads and compare yourself to a team thats about equal to the cougies.

Phoenix...We don't have to beat our chest out SOS or rankings we just prove who's better on the field where it matters.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Sorry, Mr. Sorensen, I'm not going to take the bait. Who cares which schedule is more difficult? Bowl games, which any football season is all about, is about nothing more than Wins and Losses. Further, as a Cougs fan, our bowl game in 2013 is already known & agreed upon. We will certainly reach the bowl game 6-win minimum and will play in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco. I'm sure the rest of the Cougs fans have BCS aspirations for "something better." Not in 2013.

reasonableUTE
Provo, UT

I love love love how BYU fans still gloat after consistently losing to the Utes. I don't know about everyone else, but typically, the trash talking on my end stops when I lose. I was taught that trash talking even after you lose is a seriously low class move... but what do I know right? I'm just a uneducated, anti-mormon Ute fan right Cougars?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@2irreleventandancientwins

Ancient history. Last I checked utah went 5-7 and spent the holidays at home. That is current, that is now, that is relevent.

shorts
Payson, UT

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"I think we all know what the last game or two on BYU's schedule will look like."

Well BYU last three games are Nov 11, Wisconsin, Nov 16 Notre Dame, Dec 12 Hawaii. you were saying?

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Does it really matter? Chrissy bcs knows it does. Can we all ignore this nonsense person. Chis mommy knows it.

I just hope we don't play those Idaho and NM State in November.

shorts
Payson, UT

Just a side note BYU is 13th in Americain Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, just behind Texas, Washington, and Michigan State, and just ahead of Georgetown, Syracuse, and Texas A&M. BYU always does well in this broad ranking of athletic programs, but that's a little higher than normal, thanks to the girls' soccer and volleyball teams having better-than-average years.

Gee, I wonder if BYU's absence from a major conference has anything to do with not playing on Sunday, or religious affiliation, or opposition to gay marriage. Naw!

Other local schools: Utah State is 68th, and Southern Utah is 148th. The University of Utah is unranked.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Utah moved to the Pac, and now whine about playing a tougher scedule.

Go figure.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@reasonableute

utah has lost to BYU in basketball 11 of the last 12 times. That has not stopped utah "fans" like yourself from claiming that utah is as good as BYU in basketball this year, and of course utah lost to BYU in basketball again this year. In otherwords hypocrisy drips from your post.

shorts
Payson, UT

RE:reasonableUTE
Provo, UT
I really don't know you enough to call you names. If you are calling yourself that, you would know.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

shorts

"Well BYU last three games are Nov 11, Wisconsin, Nov 16 Notre Dame, Dec 12 Hawaii. you were saying?"

Did you actually read the article? I was talking about the 1 or 2 games that are not currently scheduled. So as you put it ... you were saying?

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Say its not so, schedule Idaho and or New Mexico State in 2013? I thought BYU was on to bigger and better things. LOL!
Oh well, they are your new band of brothers while riding the coat tails of Notre Dame.

Byufanforlife said:

"@Chris B your precious BCS will be gone in 2014 so the " significant" bowls will be gone"

The significant bowls will still be there. I would not call BYUs upcoming bowl agreements significant though.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Duckhunter

"@reasonableute - utah has lost to BYU in basketball 11 of the last 12 times. That has not stopped utah "fans" like yourself from claiming that utah is as good as BYU in basketball this year, and of course utah lost to BYU in basketball again this year. In otherwords hypocrisy drips from your post."
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Before anyone can believe your claim of hypocrisy, I challenge you to go find those statements from Utah fans you're talking about where we say Utah is as good as BYU in basketball this year. We'll be waiting.

Now that said, It would've been interesting to see Utah and BYU play a rematch at the Huntsman Center this year. BYU won the only game between the two that will be played this season so clearly BYU is the better team ... they won. However it was fairly obvious that the gap between them is quite small.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

@ AZ Blue & Red,

Amen, brother! My sentiments exactly! Thanks for a grown up post!

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

Y Grad/ Y Dad

Let's not have the pot calling the kettle black. The simple fact that BYU and Utah are rivals means there will always be comparisons between the two. And let's not fool ourselves in who does the comparing between the two. As long as these two institutions exist people will compare them, from the most die hard fans to people who are truly neutral and many in between.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

2B

"Utah football has so far surpassed the team down south it's not even a comparison anymore."

Then, please explain the following:

Top 25 Finishes
Bronco 5
Kyle 3

Top 15 Finishes
Bronco 3
Kyle 1

Conference Championships
Bronco 2
Kyle 1

Bowls
Bronco 8
Kyle 7

Losses to conference bottom dwellers - CSU, Wyo, UNLV, NM, Col
Bronco 0
Kyle 6

Losses to 10-loss teams
Bronco 0
Kyle 2

Losing seasons
Bronco 0
Kyle 1

Bottom line:

Kyle has been better head-to-head, but Bronco has been better overall. Except for his perfect storm season in 2008, Kyle hasn't done anything.

Utah is an historically mediocre program, that had a couple of recent break-through seasons, but has been in steady decline back to mediocrity ever since their high-water mark in 2008.

Your recent 3-game head-to-head winning streak against BYU is the ONLY thing you've had going for U since 2008. When that ends in 2013, you'll be left with nothing but fighting WSU and Colorado to stay out of the PAC 12 basement.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

motorbike

"BYU won the only game between the two that will be played this season so clearly BYU is the better team ... they won. However it was fairly obvious that the gap between them is quite small."

We'll see if your theory holds when Arizona visits the Huntsman later this season.

I'm predicting a double-digit win for the Wildcats in the rematch.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

"Before anyone can believe your claim of hypocrisy, I challenge you to go find those statements from Utah fans you're talking about where we say Utah is as good as BYU in basketball this year. We'll be waiting."

Uh motortrike apparently you don't even remeber what you posted in the last few days.

From the Dnews article "PAC 12 Basketball Preview" dated december 31st. here is YOUR comment in that article dated Jan. 2nd 10:46 a.m.

"Back to BYU and Utah basketball ... yes, this years Utah squad is every bit BYU's equal."

That's you motortrike, you posted those exact words less than 2 weeks ago. So are you not a utah "fan"?

LOL!

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

CougarFaninTx says "Reasonableness could put Oregon, Stanford, Notre Dame, and Texas as Top 10 teams."

Perhaps you didn't watch the national championship game where Notre Dame was exposed as a Top 10 Fraud. One loss next year, and they'll see no mercy. Both Notre Dame and Utah beat BYU by 3 points, so that reveals where Notre Dame is really at.

Your view of Texas as a Top 10 team is the wishful dream of a Texas resident. Some of your fellow residents say the Mack Brown magic is done, and its time for him to go. They've been sliding for 4 years. What miracle is showing up at camp to save them this year?

All in all, though, I agree that BYU has the tougher schedule, because they have an inexperienced quarterback and new OC.

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