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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23 2013 11:20 a.m. MST

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Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The effect on the Y's schedule will be felt well beyond 2013. With the additional teams in the MWC and the conference title game will preclude additional teams from being available to play non-conference games ones conference play begins in late Sept. Have hope Idaho is an independent and New Mexico State probably has open dates. Who knows what the remenant team from the Big Least will do? So some games may be available in November... good luck.

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

Little trolls talking about 'on the outside looking in' while their little pathetic team is on the inside looking up with drooling mouths salivating at opportunities to NEVER come their way again... Hey BCS lovers... Did you accept the fact that this year's super bowl is a matchup of a University of Deleware v University of Nevada Reno QB's? Seems that BCS is only all that while in college playing football but then.... Crickets.... and this is the last season of the BCS nonsense so get off your high horse of insanity already!

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

In other news a University of Michigan grad threw 2 interceptions in the second half of a critical turned season ending championship game while that said U of D qb was calm and collected and slowly marched his team to the Super Bowl.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

PAC 10.2 bottom dweller

Playing "better competition" doesn't mean diddly, if U don't beat anybody good.

Oh wait, U did beat one "good" team,

BYU!

Lucky U.

BYU played FIVE Top 25 teams and beat one, #16 Utah State, along with ACC division champ Georgia Tech (which dominated USC in the Sun Bowl), and San Diego State (co-champion of the MWC).

Utah only played TWO Top 25 teams and lost to both.

As mediocre as BYU's season finished, at least BYU came close to beating every team they played, except Oregon State. Four of BYU's five losses were by less than a touchdown.

Utah, on the other hand, wasn't even close in most of their losses. All seven of Utah's losses were by at least a touchdown, and five of them were double-digit losses.

The new playoff system is meaningless to a team that is so hopelessly entrenched at the bottom of their conference.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

whoami

"With the additional teams in the MWC and the conference title game will preclude additional teams from being available to play non-conference games ones conference play begins in late Sept."

What a clueless statement.

The MWC is only playing an 8-game conference schedule. Throw in Hawaii and teams that play in Hawaii, and more than half the conference could have five OOC games to schedule. With the PAC 12 off limits to OOC games after September and the WAC no longer in the football business, who do you think all of those MWC teams will be calling to help them fill their OOC schedules?

WON84
PLANO, TX

Pac 12 loves u, chris, and all of the others who couldn't gain admission to BYU - continuing to post on articles related to BYU isn't going to change that painful defeat. 54-10 won't. Nothing will. That's just who you are.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Let's see, Utah's projected payout from the BCS playoff is $3.2 million while BYU's is $200,000. Nope, no difference there. The Rose Bowl is locked into the PAC 12 vs Big 10 and now the Sugar Bowl is locked into the SEC vs Big 12. Yep, the BCS bowls are quickley locking in their partners without BYU or the MWC. So, tell me again how Utah does not benefit from PAC 12 membership? Mayor Becker of Salt Lake City even made mention of the benefits to the City of Utah's PAC 12 membership in his state of the city address. The mayor of Provo can only wish and dream.

Area 52
Tooele, UT

@ PAC 12 loves U

Have you seen BYU’s unofficial schedule for next year?

On the other hand (Utah)playing Colorado, Weber State, and Washington State on your schedule is pretty Weak. And plus in 2014 Utah decides to play Fresno State instead of BYU is pretty darn inexcusable!

WON84
PLANO, TX

Dutchman, you're correct, Utah gets a bigger payout from the BCS however what you do with it is what matters. There are lots of Utahs, Wake Forests, Dukes, Indianas, etc. in BCS conferences...

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dutchman

"Utah's projected payout from the BCS playoff is $3.2 million while BYU's is $200,000"

- and it'll still take years for U to match the facilities already in place at the Y

"The Rose Bowl is locked into the PAC 12 vs Big 10"

- and still no more "accessible" to the Utes than it was when the Utes were in the WAC/MWC

The "benefits" are only meaningful if they improve the product on the field. So far, there's little evidence of that happening, but at least U get to enjoy the Holidays, at home.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

.....There are lots of Utahs, Wake Forests, Dukes, Indianas, etc. in BCS conferences...

And yes there will soon be only one true independent, BYU, playing Idaho and New Mexico State and never vying for a conference title. You didn't mention Stanford in your list of bottom feeders yet the Cardinal just won their first Rose Bowl in 42 years. I don't see Stanford asking to leave the PAC 12 or go independent. Utah is not even getting the full PAC 12 revenue yet and already the construction crews are busy. The new football center in nearly complete impressing recruits, the new track facility is complete, a new women's softball complex is under construction, and Chris Hill just released a video (you can view it on youtube) showing the plans for RES expansion and a new men's and women's basketball practice facility. Chip Brown of orangebloods just released a report today discussing possible Big 12 expansion plans. He did not mention BYU. Sorry Cougs, but you are falling behind and it will only get worse.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

I cannot get over the contentment of U fans for merely being in the PAC 12. How much respect nationally does anyone have for Washington State footall? They have been in for many years, but have done little or nothing while "belonging". Utah got way more respect when it made it to the BCS both times than it gets now for merely belonging. Isn't it time to set your sights higher than just merely belonging, or just beating a weakling independent rival? How about the USC, UCLA, Oregon, and Stanford? How about the Rose bowl?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@dutchman

Interesting how you ignore the fact that utah is a losing program in decline and that not one single sport it sponsors in the pac12 even had a winning record. utah has an abysmal athletic program, litterally one of the worst in all of D1.

utah "fans" are delsuional.

LOL!

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dutchman

"You didn't mention Stanford in your list of bottom feeders yet the Cardinal just won their first Rose Bowl in 42 years."

That's probably one more Rose Bowl than the Utes will win in the next 42 years.

It'll be interesting to see which team takes long to get to their first Rose Bowl - Arizona, which has been waiting 35 years, or Utah, which is just getting started.

"Utah is not even getting the full PAC 12 revenue yet and already the construction crews are busy."

It remains to be seen whether the teams that occupy Utah's new facilities will be any good. At least teams visiting Utah's new digs will be able to enjoy the facilities Utah's PAC 10.2 associates are helping to finance.

dumprake
Washington, UT

Somehow I'm suspicious the MWC, bitter and disillusioned, scheduled their championship game specifically to adversely affect BYU. But losing Hawaii is hardly a loss...one of the worst teams in America last year.

Proud Ute
,

Interesting how you ignore the fact that utah is a losing program in decline and that not one single sport it sponsors in the pac12 even had a winning record. utah has an abysmal athletic program, litterally one of the worst in all of D1.

utah "fans" are delsuional.

Your hate is really starting to get the better of you.
Have you considered professional help?
At the very least, have sammyhunter answer for you. At least that personality still has his sense of humor.

Zoniezoobie
Mesa, AZ

The Cougars may do well to consider postponing to another season or even canceling the game at Hawaii. They probably do not want to move that game to open dates before the Utah and Notre Dame games either. They may already have 12 games scheduled anyway, and would not need a money-losing 13th outing.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Cougs, you are involved in an athletic facilities arms race now that you cannot win unless you substantially increase athletic revenues by 1)joining the Big 12, Big 10, SEC or PAC 12 or 2) Getting a huge new TV deal with ESPN worth $25 million a year or 3) Get the owners of BYU (LDS Church) to seriously upgrade the amount of money they already pour into BYU and its facilities or some combination of the above. Based on the lack of constrution I see on and around the BYU campus either for academic or athletic facilities I believe the Board of Trustees interest lies in building a world wide church and the facilities required for that endeavor rather than participating in an arms race for athletic facilities. An invite from one of the aforementioned conferences or a bigger TV deal from ESPN do not seem likely. BYU's options are limited. Donors can help but the church also needs those donations to build the world wide church. You don't agree with me but I see BYU being left behind and I don't see an overwhelming interest from the owners to change the trajectory.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@proud ute

Uh.... can you refute the actual statement? Of course you can't because it is FACT. utah's athletic program is one of the very worst in all of D1 posting LOSING records in just about every single sport in the most recently completed academic year. That is right LOSING RECORDS in almost every single sport.

And as if that isn't bad enough this season is only marginally better with them posting losing records again in almost EVRY SINGLE SPORT.

But hey when FACTS get in the way of reality utah "fans" like yourself just resort to deflection and name calling.

LOL!

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

In reference to my comment on 1/23, Idaho State says on its website that it is scheduling a 12th game, but will announce it at a later date. That game is thought to be at BYU. Idaho State has 11 games scheduled with an open date of 11/16. They also have 11/30 open, so their game at LES could be either of those two dates. If it were 11/30, the 11/16 date might work for BYU to travel to Hawaii, depending on whether or not Hawaii schedules a MWC game on that date. The MWC schedule is not finalized as yet, so we'll have to se what happens.

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