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Published: Saturday, June 29 2013 11:51 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The reason I like the aggies is they understand their place in collegiate sports. They will never be invited to a power conference. They will never whiff a rose bowl, sugar bowl, final four. Yet once every 20 years they will put together something noticeable.

They generally support Utah athletics and recognize we are the premier university in the state.

They are a great regional program who once every decade will find a way to beat us.

And I can't even say I am that mad when it happens, because the other 9 years they are supportive little brothers.

Go aggies!
Go utes!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Unlike the Utes, USU will be in the top half of their new conference in football and basketball from the get go.

What Kristy fails to recognize is the projection of the Aggies football program over the past four years. Last year was not a fluke. USU has made steady progress on the field and has the players to keep it going this year.

Go Big Blue!!!

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

@Chris B

You are my hero man. Everything you said is 100% true. The aggies will never see it though. This isn't big. The WAC 2.0 isn't a big deal. Now moving from the now WAC 2.0 (formerly MWC) to the PAC12 is in fact a big move. Nobody from Logan will see that.

@Go Big Blue

When you play the same teams you've always played in the same conference you've always been in it's not that hard. And you won't be the top of the WAC 2.0 because you have to play Bosie State again. They are the top of the WAC 2.0. What you fail to realize is all that success you had was due to one person. Gary Andersen and now he is gone to a better school. Your success is over this year.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Strang08,

I think you should reconsider your criteria for "hero." Many Ute fans are embarrassed/annoyed by Chris B's comments.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

I just have to chuckle and shake my head at the arrogance of some of these usual Utah fans who look down their noses at programs who they now think are below them since they joined the mighty Pac. Their membership in that so called power conference has made them elite in their own minds. The fact that they're in a conference where they can realistically sniff a top tier bowl or even a NC game is wonderful indeed don't get me wrong. I do want them to be wildly successful and win their conference every year. But please, can't you just at least wait until you actually accomplish something in your new conference before you start pounding your chest and look down your nose on others? I mean, what good does it do to continually to be eligible to get a sniff of the Rose Bowl, NC, etc, if can't ever get to play in it? Must you be content by just taking a whiff and not ever making it? Just wondering!

Good to see Utah State moving up in conference association!

Go Cougars, USU and the UTES too!!!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Someone's view of the Utes and USU is clearly distorted. USU is clearly a university whose athletic programs are on the rise, especially football. I'm not a Ute hater, but I'm afraid Utah will be in the bottom half of the PAC most years. Just look at where football, M and W basketball and baseball finished during the first two years in the PAC.

Once every 20 years they will put together something noticeable.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Looking for better and greater things from Utah State, go Aggies!

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The difference between the Utes and the Aggies is that the Utes already forgot who they are and what made them special after they were given a place in the PAC12 prematurely. The Aggies on the other hand know full well who they are and that makes them dangerous. I expect USU with their experience and heart will put them on top of the MWC and over Utah week one of the season on their way to another t25 ranking and bowl game.

ekute
Layton, UT

thebigsamoan,

We're never content.
If we make it to the Rose Bowl, we want to win the Rose Bowl.
If we win the Rose Bowl, an NC would of been better.

Yes, we are elite with our Pac12 membership.
Other teams in the state and in other conferences around the west covet what we have.

byu seems content just to have a higher standard.
Good for them because that's all they'll ever have.

Go Utes.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Please stop referring to Chris B as a Utah fan. He's just a pot-stirring troll.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

How many spectators does Romney hold? How many attend? Those are key stats for the USU future. I wish them well.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

I wish nothing but success for Utah State and I love the healthy rivalry and mutual respect Utes and Aggies share.

Fans like the one of the top of this thread are an embarrassment.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

ekute,

Glad to know that bro! I fully expect you guys to not be content with just being in your conference of champions. I want you guys to tear up the Pac. every year and loose only to BYU if and when we play, which unfortunately has not been happening lately much to my chagrin. Btw, don't be fooled into believing that BYU doesn't aspire to the same goals the Utes have of playing in a prestigious bowl every year or for the NC some day. Our chances are just as real as yours only a little less realistic and much harder to achieve due to reasons you're pounding your chests about now, especially your being an AQ conference member. Let's let the future tell the story of where you'll fit in instead of boasting and talking big of accomplishments you haven't yet delivered. Don't just ride on the coattails of others. Be the big dog yourself in your conference then you can blow your horn all you want and no one will argue. Respect must be earned continually to be relevant. May all Utah schools do that!!!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I will root for the Utes every week this season, after the first game.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

@Steven S Jarvis

YES! Someone who gets it.

I despise the fact that a noticeable contingent of Ute fans think they are elite because they are in an elite conference. Just because somebody invites someone else to a party, doesn't mean the invitee actually belongs there.

And thank you for the kind words to us Aggies. I appreciate it greatly.

Balan
South Jordan, Utah

ekute - so you are "elite" because of the conference you are in???? What a hoot!!! Typical Ute mentality - celebrating the conference more than their under-performing program!

Just so you know - the elite programs in the country EARN that status by WINNING. Keep telling yourself that you are elite because you belong to the PAC12, but by so doing you continue to make yourself look foolish in the eyes of anyone other than a Utah fan.

I would like to take a pool around the country and see who really thinks Utah is "elite"!

ekute
Layton, UT

Balan,

Everybody in a major conference is elite.

ND is the only independent with elite status.

Even BS in MWC is more elite than byu.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck Aggies on your well deserved move to the MWC.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Steven S Jarvis

The difference between the Utes and the Aggies is that the Utes already forgot who they are and what made them special after they were given a place in the PAC12 prematurely. The Aggies on the other hand know full well who they are and that makes them dangerous. I expect USU with their experience and heart will put them on top of the MWC and over Utah week one of the season on their way to another t25 ranking and bowl game."

How does the saying read, "Ignorance is bliss"? While you're at, please detail for us all precisely what you believe our transition into The PAC-12 consists of and what similarities/differences you believe usu's transition into The MWC shares with it?

Thanks in advance!

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

"I despise the fact that a noticeable contingent of Ute fans think they are elite because they are in an elite conference. Just because somebody invites someone else to a party, doesn't mean the invitee actually belongs there."

Noticeable contingent?

It's remarkable what one decent season can do to an entire fanbase's collective common-sense! It likely won't be too discernible in 2013, as much as it will be in the next few years, but their self-delusion is so utterly rampant that usu fans literally don't comprehend precisely what the full-impact of Coach GA removing himself from the equation up there in Logan in actuality means for usu's football program! You will in short time, bank on it!

BTW, even playing against a triple-digit SOS, usu still couldn't manage to go undefeated/BCS Bowling/WINNING....Beware where you go pointing your collective finger at and ignorantly casting judgement!

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