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Published: Friday, April 12 2013 1:40 p.m. MDT

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phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

Already looking forward to the first BYU-Arizona game in Cardinals Stadium. Expecting thousands of BYU faithful at the game. Guaranteed, it won't be a "home" game for the Wildcats.

Go Cougs!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

N/H/H with AZ? Big Whoop...

Utah has a perpetual H/H series with Arizona. In fact, AZ will play at RES three times before they are scheduled to the play at LES.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

Howard S.

"N/H/H with AZ? Big Whoop..."

Which of course is why the hill trolls are so obsessed with every opponent BYU schedules?

Your blatantly obvious jealousy is laughable.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Hooward S

Utah will play Arizona in SLC, because they have to.
Just as they will have to go to the Mecca of College Football, Pullman Washington.

Meanwhile, Texas, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Ga. Tech, Boise State etc. will play BYU in Provo, because, they want to.

And BYU will continue to schedule neutral-site games across this Nation in NFL Stadiums with multi- million dollar payouts.

And they will also be shown to Nation-wide audiences on an actual National Network and not on Fox-Net Part Deux.

Fantastic...

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

Here is what Utah "fans" don't seem to understand. In the years that they play games at a neutral site, they will also have 6 home games. You can't look at one series and judge a season. What a great opportunity for BYU. 6 home games, 5 road games and 1 game at a neutral site with a large payout.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Cougars1

Not only are the neutral site games played in NFL stadiums, they're almost always nationally televised on ESPN or another major network. More great exposure for the BYU football program.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@Cougars1

And in the case of 2016 it will be 6 home, 4 road, 2 neutral site games. Seems to be in BYU's favor actually.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Bluto

What good are ESPN audiences if they don't even get you a sniff from a BCS conference, or a BCS bowl game, or even a respectable recruiting class.

hmmmmmm?

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

Howard,

That's the whole point. But the key is winning in front of the large ESPN crowd. Remember the win over Oklahoma? The next year BYU had a top 25 recruiting class. That has been the knock against BYU for the last few years. They have been unable to win the high profile, high exposure games of late. ie., Notre Dame and Texas last year and TCU the year before. The key is to also keep playing those games. You can't win them if you don't play them.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Howard S.

What good are good recruiting classes when you're a perennial PAC 10.2 bottom dweller?

A couple more 3-6 conference finishes and the Utes won't even be able to out recruit Colorado and WSU.

Meanwhile, BYU is obviously getting much more out of their supposedly "inferior" recruiting classes.

2012
#26 BYU(8-5) bowl winner > #61 Utah(5-7) bowl no show

2011
#25/#26/#34 BYU(10-3) > unranked/#39 Utah

The ONLY significant wins Utah has had since joining the PAC 10.2 are against Independent BYU.

The Utes won't even manage that accomplishment in 2013.

Sad for U, but true.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Cougars1

Yeah, BYU had a top 25 recruiting class that included Heaps, Apo, Stout, Ho Ching, Quezada, and a host of other non-contributors.

How's that class workin' out for you?

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Memno to Howard S.

The BCS "Conference Crutch" is dead.
Try to keep up.
The notion of bad programs riding Conference Coat-tails anymore, is also a thing of the past.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Re Bluto

Yeah the the BCS is dead... and BYU was a no-show... never made an appearance.

Try to keep up? BYU should try to keep up... 3-8 isn't keeping up.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

History says... don't get excited about a 3 game series until AFTER the games are played. See Georgia Tech. See Southern Miss. Game 3 at Provo? Not likely.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

Howie

The Utes have been a no-show on the national college football scene for most of their entire history.

AP Top 25 Finishes (lifetime)
BYU - SEVENTEEN
Utah - FIVE

AP Top 25 Finishes (Bronco/Kyle era)
BYU - FOUR
Utah - TWO

The Utes are so far behind, they'll NEVER catch up!

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

SoonerUte

History says...

your speculation is nothing but wishful thinking by a BYU hater.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

All that BYU glory and they can't get invited to the big boy table in the modern era of college football...

mid-major forever... power conference no-show.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Howard S.

The ONLY ones obsessing about invites to "big boy" conferences are our jealous little brothers on the hill who aren't even good enough to make a bowl game anymore.

backpacn
Sandy, UT

Howie

Utah fans continue to cluelessly believe that being invited to a "big boy" conference validates Utah's football program. Unfortunately for U, nothing could be further from the truth. There are lots of lousy and mediocre football programs in big boy conferences.

On the other hand, all of that "BYU glory" has given BYU a CONSENSUS National Championship, a Heisman Trophy winner, SIX National College Football Hall of Fame players, and FIFTEEN National Individual Award winners - accomplishments on a national level that are completely foreign to that jealous little program on the hill.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Yeah... I can see why the Cougs wouldn't want to be in a big boy conference... they couldn't pad the schedule with cupcakes from the WAC.

Those WAC cupcakes help when your goal is qualifying for a third tier bowl

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