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Published: Monday, July 15 2013 6:15 p.m. MDT

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Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

I just can't wait until about the 5th game of the season for some peace and quiet from Utah fans when they realize that SOS and taunting BYU fans won't make their pathetic utes look any better. BYU will be 4-1 while the utesies will be 1-4, their only W against Weber (a 27-24 nail-biter)... Looking forward to calling their travel agent for what is to become their new holiday ritual...a week long Vegas vacation to party and gamble away their CFB post season blues. At least the disproportionately large PAC12 sticker in the window gives them some measure of joy...until it is smashed by BYU and USU fans passing by, laughing and pointing at their PAC12 thermos in hand, and Utah Man Sir sweater vest. Out comes a derisive finger and blue-faced retort "we have 4 star athletes and a tier 1 research school!"...bringing only more laughter from the jubilant Cougars & Aggies.

Yes, these are traditions I'm looking forward to in the coming years...can't wait til Aug 29th!

Tators
Hyrum, UT

To HS Sport Dude:

The SEC is the toughest conference in college football... but hasn't always been. Considering that BYU is scheduling the toughest teams willing to play them, it's a statement of ignorance to say that their schedule is "a joke".

Something you apparently fail to realize... all college football schedules are mostly made years in advance... often 5 or 6 years. Teams that are ranked when scheduled sometimes are rebuilding when the games are played years later. BYU or anyone else can't be blamed when that happens. It's totally unpredictable and uncontrollable. For you to criticize the 84 team for being a victim of that is shortsighted. When many of those games were scheduled in 78 and 79, that looked to be a tougher schedule.

Look at Utah. When they were fortunate enough to join the PAC-10 (now 12), it was because most people thought they were a good program and competitive. Maybe they were. But now they compete for the conference cellar each year and can't even qualify for a bowl game. They can't even beat USU anymore. The only thing left to brag about are a few close games with BYU. Sad.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

@JL Fuller,

Way to bring the Boise St smack. You are correct sir, Boise St is 17-0 against Utah schools since 1997. There is no question that BSU has dominated the Utah schools.

The problem is, how big of an accomplishment is that really? Boise St fans clamor endlessly for national respect, but year in and year out the Bronco's schedule features at most one (1) competetive out-of-conference game, and that is it. Beating Utah schools isn't doing a thing to raise your profile as a program, and your over-rated BCS wins over TCU and Oklahoma are fading fast into history. Boise State's schedule this year is perhaps its worst ever. They have Washington (only an average BCS program), and 11 patsies.

There is irony that you posted on a Utah newspaper comment board, a place where Utah and BYU fans constantly misjudge the success and profile of their programs. Guess we'd better add Boise St fans to that list.

Tell me again why anyone outside of Utah (or Idaho) should fear Boise St?

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

@Hs Sport Dude - how can you call this schedule a joke? Saying that is a joke. It'a a great schedule. The SEC is a great conference right now, and many of its teams are on a "difference" level than BYU, Utah, and most of the country. Most of us are not so delusional to think BYU is going to compete for a national championship this year, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with being hopeful and supporting your team. Debbie Downers like you are the real jokers. As is whoever came up with this "Indy WACer" moniker - BYU and Utah both came from the WAC and BYU isn't playing any WAC teams last time I checked. Good luck to BYU this season - it'll be fun for us fans. Good luck to Utah and Utah State as well.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

MacNasty--

"AZUTE1 said

'Yet, w/out SM, it took a late-game miracle-drive barely win by merely 1 point! OU hovered around .500 all season long and finished the season, unranked!'

Yes Oklahoma finished unranked in the final polls which is rather unusual for them."

My point was something entirely otherwise, which the remainder of my statement clearly articulated. This had everything to do with OU being vastly overrated ['84 PITT, anybody?] and 2-Star byu's utterly hysterical overreaction to their miraculous last second 1 point win against a SB-less OU--

"All of this, w/an airport celebration/downtown parade/unranked FSU beatdown at home 2 games later/non-BCS Bowl Game, to boot! Lol"

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

P.S. Chris Peterson is every bit as good a coach as Kyle Whittingham (many would argue that he's easily better). He certainly has a better winning percentage, SOS notwithstanding (and that's even if you don't count the 2 years Kyle has flopped in the PAC). And he's never kicked an onsides kick in the 4th quarter with a 40 point lead either. So it appears he has more integrity as well.

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm just yankin' yer chain. Utah getting in the PAC10+2 is the most significant event that's happened since the discovery of cold fusion on the hill.

That make ya feel better?

sky2k1
Provo, UT

@Papa Smurf UTE

I would think the big sign after point of the mountain that says welcome to pack 12 country is pounding your chest. When you brag more about your team that's one thing. But when you can only talk about how awesome your new conference is, that is beating your chest.

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@uteology

"* 11-1 USU will most likely get to play in Vegas and has no chance at a BCS bowl.

* 11-1 BYU will most likely play a 2nd-tier bowl but with a 2013 type schedule does have a shot at a BSC bowl game since 4 BCS teams will be in the playoffs.

* 11-1 Utah/Texas/ND will most certainly get a BCS bowl and have a chance at a playoff berth."

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The thing to remember is that a Utah 11-1 team is about as likely as a cow jumping over the moon and a dish running away with the spoon, its just a silly fairy tale.

MacNasty
Rexburg, ID

AZUTE1

I got your point. I hope you and the rest of the Ute trolls get mine. LOL

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

FatMan86:
"Boise State's schedule this year is perhaps its worst ever. They have Washington (only an average BCS program), and 11 patsies".

Delusional Bronco fans might consider BYU a patsy but I gaurantee Chris P and the Broncos don't. Especially after needing a bad throw on a 2 pt conversion, and a missed FG in their two previous meetings (in their house) to beat the Cougars. Trust me when I say, BYU will be the toughest opponent on Boises schedule. This time when the broncos come to Provo there will be no Gary Crowton, and two All Americans that weren't there last time to greet them. The Broncos will not be leaving Provo with a smile on their face this year. Good luck to them in the MWC, but BYU and probably Washington will be losses on their record.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Cougsndawgs

8 of 11 should give you an idea what kind of tradition BYU fans should look forward to in the coming years. That is, when we decide to play you.

As far as Aggies, their best team in 40 years beat a horrible Utah team in OT at home.

So we're not worried about competing against BYU and USU, it's PAC-12 talent that we have a problem with.

@nhatch82

Speaking of silly fairy tales, didn't you print 50,000 t-shirts and called it a "Quest".

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

MacNasty

"AZUTE1

I got your point. I hope you and the rest of the Ute trolls get mine. LOL"

LOL....I failed to see your point! Please explain it to me! LOL

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Uteology

"So we're not worried about competing against BYU and USU..."

You're obviously also not worried about ever being ranked again, something BYU and USU have both been able to accomplish the last couple of years, but something that now appears to be impossibly beyond the reach of that bottom dwelling program on the hill.

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@uteology

Not all fairy-tales come true this is the truth, however A 2008 team with a 10-2 record was much closer to 12-0, than your 2013 11-1 dream which will actually look a bit more like 4-8. You should go read and comment on some ute articles so guys can comment on your fantasy world where you have some legitimacy in the Pac 10.5.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Uteology:

I've tried a couple of times to explain and clarify the opposite directions of where the football programs at Utah and BYU are headed. I know it would be hard for you to accept while operating in your red sky world. But apparently the reality seems a bit harsh for the DN screeners to print as well, since they haven't. But that doesn't change the reality of it. Must be your lucky day. However, September 21st will not be.

JD
Las Vegas, NV

While it is an improved schedule, there is still some bye's before big games which gives more time to prepare, which gives an advantage. Texas should not be ranked and we all know it, Boise is not a BCS team or even remotely up to the standard they set a few seasons ago, Georgia Tech is a bottom feeder of the ACC, as is Virginia. Houston is in rebuild mode without an experienced quarterback, and Wisconsin is implementing everything new which may or may not work. Last year Notre Dame played their "B" team offense and let the "A" team rest against Provo. Brag when you play 10 to 11 BCS teams a season, until then, it doesn't compare to anything the Big 5 conferences deal with year in and out.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The poster who said the Utes "earned" an invite to the PAC12 based on play needs to explain how Colorado earned its invite. Neither invite was earned. The invites happened because Texas/Oklahoma did not bite when approached, and the TV markets were big enough to increase revenue shares to offset losses by adding teams.

If the PAC12 wanted programs of high football quality, than Boise State or Air Force would have been considered over Utah because each of those teams has demonstrated that they can consistently win, and have name recognition.

When will Colorado earn its invite? I don't think they will ever show they have earned it. The only way Colorado can show it has earned it will be winning the big games in the league and contending several years in a row for the division. The same is true for the Utes.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

@Cougsndawgs,

Those are strong words about a school that you are 0-for against. I think Boise St will have the BYU game circled. Since they won't break a sweat on anything else on the schedule (except maybe the Washington opener), I would actually predict a big Bronco rout of BYU. I think they'll come in with their hair on fire. Fans will drive from Boise to Provo in droves, dressed in orange and blue head to toe, and will make a ton of noise. They're pretty obsessive about their Bronco's up there.

And yet beating BYU won't do a thing for Boise State's chances at a BCS bid. They will still be an over-rated Mid Major who hasn't played anyone.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

FatMan86--

"@Cougsndawgs,

Those are strong words about a school that you are 0-for against. I think Boise St will have the BYU game circled. Since they won't break a sweat on anything else on the schedule (except maybe the Washington opener), I would actually predict a big Bronco rout of BYU. I think they'll come in with their hair on fire. Fans will drive from Boise to Provo in droves, dressed in orange and blue head to toe, and will make a ton of noise. They're pretty obsessive about their Bronco's up there."

Just out of curiosity, I believe I heard long ago that bsu had actually visited provo once previously for a game against 2-Star byu. Can anybody enlighten me as to how it turned-out? Final score? Break-down of how it actually played-out? Was it a regular knock-down, drag 'em out brawl type of a game? A genuine thriller? Anybody?

Thanks in advance!

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