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Published: Monday, March 4 2013 1:40 p.m. MST

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Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

How about a home-and-home in basketball?

Now that would be sweet!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Can't wait to hear how strong this opponent is from Cougar "fan".

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Tom Holmoe is delivering on his promise to schedule a diverse and nationwide football schedule.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

I think this is a great opportunity for BYU to get some exposure back east. UConn has been a good team and hope they are those 2 years as well. That is a long trip home especially on a Saturday afternoon/evening.

I for one am excited to see this game.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

These will be the first ever football games between BYU and UConn.

UConn AD Warde Manuel: "BYU has a long tradition of football excellence with prominent players that are known around the country."

UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni: "Great opportunity and challenge...everyone in college FB knows about the proud heritage of BYU football.”

KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH
Ogden, UT

Seems like an attempt to try and find a school that could be considered a "power conference" school while giving maximum potential for a win.

Why not see if Kentucky will play you(like you did with the 3-9 ole miss team 2 years ago) so you can claim a powerhouse SEC win?

TrollPolice
Salt Lake City, UT

Our jealous friends on the hill would have you believe that UConn was an "elite" when the Huskies played Oklahoma in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, but three years later, the Huskies will no longer be an elite team because their conference lost its AQ status.

The inconsistency of what the trolls consider "elite" is truly laughable.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

54-IQ

Can't wait to hear all of the obfuscation from the hill crowd about UConn.

One thing we do know, the Huskies(8-4) BEAT that "elite" 2004 Pittsburgh(8-4) team 29-17 and finished the season tied with Pittsburgh for the Big East championship.

U know, the same team Utah faced in the Fiesta Bowl.

The truth is, NOBODY knows how good or bad UConn will be in 2014 or 2015.

The Huskies finished with the same miserable 5-7 record as Utah did in 2012, but the Huskies beat B1G bound Maryland.

The definition of "elite" gets more and more muddled every day.

Downtownchrisbrown
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I believe this completes the 2014 schedule doesn't it?
Away - UConn, Texas, Boise St, Middle Tennessee, UCF
Home - Virgina, Houston, Utah St., Nevada, Southern Miss, UNLV

All winnable games but only a couple cupcakes.

Levin
Hightstown, NJ

EastCoastCoug, are you excited? It would be better for me if they played Rutgers, but I'm not complaining.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

Re:Downtownchrisbrown

The article doesn't list @UCF or home vs Notre Dame, so maybe it is done..? Notre Dame would be the only 'big draw' out of the home games, but oh well. Plus a lot could change in a year until everything is finalized.

Gorum The Old
Madison, AL

RE: KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH

"Seems like an attempt to try and find a school that could be considered a "power conference" school while giving maximum potential for a win.

Why not see if Kentucky will play you(like you did with the 3-9 ole miss team 2 years ago) so you can claim a powerhouse SEC win?"

Says the guy who proudly proclaimed that his Utes were 1-1 with their new rival Colorado (Who is a combinde 4-21 over that time span) in a post on a different article.

CordonBleu
Park City, UT

54-IQ

"Can't wait to hear how strong this opponent is from Cougar "fan"."

Why shouldn't we think this is a strong opponent.

The Huskies played in a BCS game just a couple of years ago, and, they beat Pittsburgh in 2004, you know, the team Utah fans beat their chests about beating in the Fiesta Bowl.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ CordonBleu

That's because UCONN finished ranked right behind Eastern Washington, and just in front of Montana St.

UCONN played in the Fiesta Bowl as an un-ranked, 8-4 team from the Big East....and got blown out of the water. BCS bowls are only impressive if 1) You deserve to be there in the first place and, 2) if you WIN. In 2011 UCONN was neither.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

2fer

In 2011, UConn finished #76 in Sagarin; Fresno St finished #105.

There's no guarantee that UConn won't be even higher in 2014, or that Fresno State won't be even lower.

It's laughable that Utah fans pretend that playing in a BCS game is the end-all-be-all of college football greatness, but Utah fans only stick to that story when it suits their purpose, like say, Pittsburgh 2004 was supposed to be such a great opponent for Utah in the Fiesta Bowl, yet they got blown out of the water by Utah, so obviously, Pittsburgh wasn't that great of an opponent afterall since the Panthers got beat by UConn that year.

LOL!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ midpacmajor

2011? Last year Fresno went 9-3 earned a MWC championship, and finished #58. UCONN went 5-7 and finished #89.

Playing in a BCS bowl is not the end-all-be-all of college football, and nobody has ever claimed that it is. But winning a BCS Bowl is a great accomplishment for any program and is cause for celebration. Also, I've never heard anybody, ever, claim that Pitt was a great opponent in 2004. I'm not sure what you're trying to argue here though. Are you trying to say that UCONN is going to be a strong opponent in 2014 because they finished 7-4 in 2004? Or are you trying to mock Utah's Fiesta Bowl win because Pitt lost to a team that is terrible now?

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

twofer

"But winning a BCS Bowl is a great accomplishment for any program and is cause for celebration. Also, I've never heard anybody, ever, claim that Pitt was a great opponent in 2004."

Seems a little two-faced considering all of the flack BYU receives from our jealous little friends on the hill about BYU's 1984 National Championship, a singular accomplishment that dwarfs winning a BCS bowl.

BYU beat AP #24 Air Force(8-4) in 1984. Who did U beat in 2004?

BYU finished #1/#1 in both major polls; Utah finished #4/#5.

As far as who is going to be strong in 2014, the simple answer is NOBODY knows.

How many "experts" predicted last August that USC would finish 2012 unranked, while Utah State and San Jose State would both finish in the Top 25?

BYU played FIVE Top 25 teams in 2012, Utah only played TWO.

How many fans predicted that?

All BYU fans are asking is a little more reality and a little less hyperbole from Utah fans.

The major/mid-major smack is getting old.

Utah State and San Jose State were both BETTER than USC and Utah in 2012, despite conference affiliations.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@Rockwell

I never said anything negative about mid majors. In fact, the only thing I've said about a mid-major (FSU) in this thread is that they are much better than Uconn.

I'm not sure why you brought up BYU's NC, but the fact is that BYU's schedule in 1984 was awful. I think most BYU fans (deep down) know that barely beating #24 team and a 6-6 team in a bowl game is not a resume deserving of a national championship. In 2004 Utah's schedule was not very strong, which is why they didn't get a shot to play for the title.

BYU played five ranked teams, they also played five teams ranked higher than 100. Four of those were ranked well above 150. Half of their schedule was a complete joke.

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