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Published: Wednesday, May 1 2013 1:25 p.m. MDT

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Area 52
Tooele, UT

@VegasUte

My silly argument is, the PAC-12 has always thought they were the "Premier" conference and everybody else is inferior. It's Great to see that reality has finally set in!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I agree with many of these comments about their capabilities: Utah hasn't beaten a good team in several years.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Eight games or nine - Utah will always be the Pac-12 bottom feeder.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

@ Ernest T. Bass

"I agree with many of these comments about their capabilities: Utah hasn't beaten a good team in several years"

Neither has BYU!

"Eight games or nine - Utah will always be the Pac-12 bottom feeder"

And BYU will always lose to that Pac-12 'bottom feeder'. The Cougies have shown no signs of being capable of beating big brother on the hill"

Area 52
Tooele, UT

@Elmer Fudd

Big Brother on the hill...Oh, Please! That is pretty Hilarious!

This year will all change. BYU will beat Utah Guaranteed!

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

ETB: Utah hasn't beaten a good team in several years"

EF: Neither has BYU!

BYU beat #16/#17 Utah State(11-2) last season.

arrogant chickens
Sandy, UT

Chris B

"...I hope we stop playing Utah State and BYU all together."

No surprise there.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Chris B:

"Let's schedule a division II team from California or Texas to improve our recruiting there."

We're not going to be winning any recruiting wars for top 3-, 4-, and 5-star athletes by beating D-II teams...even if they're teams from CA or TX. I feel if we need a "warm up" game, then warm up with teams like Colorado St, Wyoming, or UNLV -- teams we can beat, but have enough history with to make the game interesting. Plus, CSU, Wyo, and UNLV will do a FAR better job at pointing out to our coaching staff areas we could focus on and refine before we get into conference play than teams like Weber St.

I wouldn't mind dropping the Y off our schedule, but I see no reason to drop the Aggies. USU is a classy programs. When THEY lose, their coach doesn't make classless comments about how the better team didn't win. USU is a team on the rise.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

EdGrady

"Eight games or nine - Utah will always be the Pac-12 bottom feeder."

Utah's record speaks for itself; the Utes finished last or next to last in every PAC 12 men's sport they played, except basketball, where they finished 10th.

After two years in the league, the Utes are a combined 15-39 in football and men's basketball.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

"But utah 'fans' have been telling us that the 9 game conference schedule is part of what makes the pac12 so great."

Another strawman ducky? Which Ute fans had been saying that, and in what context? Because the only folks I know of that were lauding the 9-game slate (as better than an 8-game conference schedule) were Pac-12 officials such as Larry Scott, the Pac-12 North coaches who wanted to ensure good access to CA recruits, and ESPN/FOX for putting out superior schedules than the SEC, BigTen, and ACC.

I personally prefer the 8-game conference schedule. I feel the most ideal situation for the Pac-12 would be to play 8 conference games, plus a conference crossover game with the BigTen as the 9th game.

So let's hear it Duck. Which Ute fans said they preferred 9-game conference schedules?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Rational:

"The PAC is considered weaker than the SEC, Big 12, Big 10 almost every year..."

You frantically and emotionally made that up. When was the last time the BigTen's conference was considered superior to the Pac-12's. The Pac-12 is typically just behind the Big 12. Don't confuse the Pac-12 with your WACishness.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

navelvet

"I feel if we need a "warm up" game, then warm up with teams like Colorado St, Wyoming, or UNLV -- teams we can beat..."

Better stick to Big Sky and D-II teams; Kyle has lost to every one of the aforementioned teams.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

I see that the usual suspects are hoping that the Utes will run away and hide from the mighty Cougars.

We all know that the worm is about to turn, so they want to end the series now while they still have a semblance of bragging rights, at least as far as head-to-head.

U 90
Corona, CA

Sports Authority,

You're right, Utah won't schedule BYU anymore because the Utes are sick and tired of getting pounded by the cougars year in and year out. Don't the cougars own the all-time series?

U 90
Corona, CA

@EdGrady & Sports Fan "Eight games or nine - Utah will always be the Pac-12 bottom feeder."

That quote speaks volumes about a football program that can't beat Utah. Maybe that's why the PAC12 and all other big-time conferences have not knocked on the cougar's door.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

The conference will never go to an 8 game schedule, which is fine by me. The California schools will not allow it. The only way it would be preferable would be if we go to an 8 game schedule AND revive the B1G affiliation. But, B1G is discussing going to 9 games too, so it looks like that will not be an option.

All you trollers, who still think that independence is better, talking trash on this story about our conference affiliation is just laughable. Irrelevance must be just boring if you have to continually troll Utah stories!! Every time you post on a Utah story - you prove my point!!! Funny and entertaining!!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Area - the PAC is a premier conference when considering ALL sports - thus the well deserved moniker "Conference of Champions"!! RIGHT NOW, as in today, as in recent times, the SEC is by far the most dominant conference in FOOTBALL. There is no one who can argue that right now. I has nothing to do with reality setting in. Therefore: your argument = silly.

There will be a time, as there was time in the past, when that will not be the case. Who knows when that will be or which conference(s) will take over. The way that the SEC is set up right now, with only 8 conference games and a larger conference, it appears that may not be for a while.

The one thing that is a certainty: independence = irrelevance. This is PROVEN by all the tds trollers flocking to this PAC 12 story! Love it!

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

VegasUte

"the PAC is a premier conference when considering ALL sports - thus the well deserved moniker 'Conference of Champions'"

Unfortunately for U, the Utes aren't even close to being a "premier" team in this so-called "premier" conference; fortunately for the Pac 10.2, however, the Utes are filling their role as conference whipping boys very nicely.

btw, the PAC 10.2 is close to finishing the bcs era without a bcs championship; how embarrassing, for the so called, "conference of champions"!

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

@Chrissy, "Is that bill shakspear over there? i can't see so good." Here's what you wrote:

"I'd rather go find another one and one like we did with Michigan." When exactly did Michigan play in SLC? Just wondering.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

@talkin: the tds will end the BCS era without even a SNIFF at one of the BCS bowls! Now THAT is embarrassing!!! And I wonder why you are on a PAC 12 story rather than a tds story!!

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