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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 2:25 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Hill should offer a 2 for 1, take it or leave it.

Frankly I don't care if we play them or not.

It's not a quality win like it would have been 20 years ago.

They go .200 against ranked opponenets under bronco.

We're 4-1 against them the last 5 years, its almost a gimme win.

2 for 1

and they'll take it

Granite Flats Rules
Sacramento, CA

Really?

I realize that it's still a month before Fall practices start, but this topic has been covered ad nauseum. There a hundreds of topics that you could address. Instead, you've been lazy and chosen to rehash this discussion.

Not impressed.

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

Hill added that playing BYU in the future has "always been our full intention"

How could that possibly be true? That flies in the face of everything that 95% of Ute homers commenting on the DesNews have claimed for a couple of years now.

One would think the PAC 10+C&U would want Utah to play BYU so they could get their field storming-thrice-out of the way in supposedly meaningless games since the opportunity to storm RES in a PAC game will be extremely scarce for the foreseeable future.

dumprake
Washington, UT

"faces a new reality going forward"?? How more redundant can the headline writer get? "going forward" is the most useless, and redundant phrase ever concocted by writers. Please, leave it off, it is completely unnecessary. "A new reality" would never be spoken in the past, "new" always means future, going forward, so it is completely redundant and meaningless.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I think we should just tell byu and usu we'll do a 2 for 1 with each of them and swith off.

So byu 2017, 2019, and 2021
usu 2018, 2020, and 2022

With 4 of the 6 games in Salt Lake.

That is fair considering we are in the Pac 12, they are not.

Don't like it? - Get in a power conference and show us you deserve more respect than that

Buzzards
LEHI, UT

How did I know, just like clockwork, that the first comment would be from ChrisB, and that it would be more than a bit snarky?
I think we all know that BYU is not going to take a 2/1. And we'll see you back here on Sept. 22nd, hopefully eating some very tasty crow.

sky2k1
Provo, UT

@Chris B
We wouldn't take that. And I'm sure you do care, that's why you're on BYU pages all the time. With the exception of your 2 blow outs, the games come down to 7 points or less most of the time. Not even close to a gimme win.

You will take 1 for 1 because so many of you view it as a gimme and you need as many possible gimme's to try and be bowl eligible this year.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

Just sign a long term deal and make it a home and home like many other rivalries do in other states who are not in the same conferences.

For Utah fans who believe that BYU is a gimme win, it could remain on Utah's schedule like Northern Arizona, Weber State, Northern Colorado, Montana State, Colorado *accept for 2011 - Oops!

And for BYU, you could chalk it up as a PAC-10 win, a win over a major conference. I say PAC-10 because Utah and Colorado still are not recognized by true old PAC-10 fans. But it goes down as a win over a major conference.

Either way the rivalry needs to happen if not only for the sake of families and friends in Utah. It is always fun win your team is the reigning state champ in the rivalry, gives you a year to gloat.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

LOL Chris "It's not a quality win like it would have been 20 years ago"

And yet you were probably right in the middle of the mess er muss that stormed the field 3 times last year. Am I right? Tell the truth.

Just can't make up comedy like yours! You definitely have a knack for it.

Keep having the 2 for 1 thing as part of your fantasy though. It's as likely to happen as most everything else you buy into.

AggieVoice
Logan, UT

This story has been covered to death! Let's hear some more chit chat about entire schedule breakdowns, not just Utah-BYU going forward, and not just "who's schedule is harder." I also want to hear what BYU fans think about their 2014 schedule.

2014 BYU Schedule:

Home- Virginia, Houston, Utah State, Nevada, Southern Miss, UNLV
Away- UCONN, Texas, UCF, Boise, Middle Tennessee

What games excite you on there besides Texas, Boise, and Utah State (if you even claim that)? I hear so much about how Independence is so great, but that schedule doesn't seem like much of a door buster.

Pioneer
Marriott-Slaterville, Ut

I think BYU should ask for a 2-1.

Larger Stadium.

We can play anyone in Sept.

And we have the national TV deal.

Who wants to play on some backward Pac12 Fox1 station.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Nothing new here, this is not the story you are looking for. Move along.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

@Chris B,

Just keep running that "membership is all that counts" play. I guess that's all that is left when your team can't win or compete on the field.

It's just so sad.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

I think we should do a 2-1 if Chris B never comments again......ever!

AggiePride
Logan, UT

"Either way the rivalry needs to happen if not only for the sake of families and friends in Utah. It is always fun win your team is the reigning state champ in the rivalry, gives you a year to gloat."

Utah State is the reigning state champ!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The only down side to playing BYU, is that even when you beat them; their fans still claim they have a better team.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Holmoe should offer a 2 for 1, take it or leave it.

Frankly I don't care if we play them or not.

It's seldom ever been a quality win for BYU.

The Utes are 0-2 against 10-loss teams under Kyle and consistently lose to conference bottom dwellers like Wyoming, Colorado State, Colorado, New Mexico and UNLV.

BYU has finished with a better record and higher ranked in 5 of the 8 seasons during the Bronco/Kyle era and Utah's lucky winning streak has run its course.

RES seats 20,000 fewer fans than LES, which equates to at least $1 million lost gate revenue every time the game is played in RES.

2 for 1

and they'll take it.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Aggie Voice,
Until today I have been a huge Aggie fan on these boards. No longer.

GO COUGS....and beat Utah AND USU.

Granite Flats Rules
Sacramento, CA

Chris B goes away if you stop giving him attention. You can't seem to do it, though. It's the same lesson I'm teaching my 4 year old. She seems to be grasping the concept faster than you.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

AggieVoice:

"2014 BYU Schedule:

Home- Virginia, Houston, Utah State, Nevada, Southern Miss, UNLV
Away- UCONN, Texas, UCF, Boise, Middle Tennessee"

So, what you're saying is the byU big boy schedule is a one year anomaly? Seriously, an away game with Middle Tennessee State? It's a good thing they left an open spot for one of the Idaho or New Mexico schools!

Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!

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