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Published: Friday, May 10 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Here are some observations I have made from this conversation:

1) Ute fans believe that mere membership in the PAC trumps anything BYU could have.
2) Ute fans believe a win against BYU is more of an accomplishment than achieving a bowl game.
3) Cougar fans realize that Ute players play extra well against BYU while Ute fans believe it is pure dominance. However, this head-to-head comparison is only made by Ute fans when they beat BYU (for example, when they lost to Colorado that wasn't a fair comparison of the two teams).
4) Ute fans laugh at BYU coaches and players for shooting for the stars, but then admit that they themselves do (and then claim that BYU doesn't shoot for the stars).
5) Ute fans believe their team's strength of schedule means they will always be better than BYU. They do not realize that pollsters already consider strength of schedule (meaning a team ranked #25 in a poll is ranked there because their SOS didn't justify any higher/lower; thus created the differences in the different polls).

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