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Published: Saturday, July 27 2013 12:36 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Stang08
Southern, UT

Surely you are at least a little bit graphically minded? Place a point anywhere the Aggies were before coach A, place another point where they were two years ago, and a third point and connect the dots. That's up. The facts that it was a short period of time, and that coach A is gone? That's a tick.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Stang08

#16/#17 > unranked
two bowl games > one bowl game
head-to-head win > head-to-head loss

What part of, since Utah joined the PAC, Utah State has been better than Utah, do you not understand?

Since 2008, Utah has been in steady decline, and by 2012, the Utes were clearly only the 3rd best team in the state.

Until the Utes prove otherwise, they'll remain the 3rd best team in the state.

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

Stang08,

Honestly, what is your beef with USU? I guess a true test of whether or not a program is on the upswing is if they have haters. USU was never good enough to have haters until recently. I see you bash them all the time. So what is the story? Let the board be your psychologist.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

I agree with the other posters... USU has definitely seen an uptick in the last few seasons. In addition to the national rankings, wins against both their rivals, and bowl game appearances; they are also seeing improvements against big-time competition (lost by a touchdown to #7 Oklahoma, by 4 points to #23 Auburn, 2 points to a Wisc team that played in the Rose bowl, and by only 3 in their two most recent losses to BYU), improvements in recruiting, players are getting drafted, and attendance and excitement about their program is way up. I hope the momentum keeps up, but am nervous that coach Anderson's departure will serve a major blow.

Stang08
Southern, UT

So USU is right behind BYU where they belong in your eye's. Why do I have to explain why I hate the aggies every five minutes? If you could actually read you would know. Wiscougarfan, your last point was correct. But what happend with all those games you mentioned? The aggies lost every single one of them. Because they aren't talented enough to pull off the upset. Does anyone dispute that. Again learn to read and you'll know why I do not like the aggies.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Stang08

"So USU is right behind BYU where they belong in your eye's. Why do I have to explain why I hate the aggies every five minutes? If you could actually read you would know. Wiscougarfan, your last point was correct. But what happend with all those games you mentioned? The aggies lost every single one of them. Because they aren't talented enough to pull off the upset. Does anyone dispute that. Again learn to read and you'll know why I do not like the aggies."

You're right, I must have serious reading comprehension problems because in your posts all I can deduce is that you dislike USU because 1) they aren't Utah, and 2) they play in the MWC which you deem an inferior league.

I'm o.k. with trolls roaming these boards (they make things interesting), but I don't believe one's dislike of a particular team entitles them to spew hate or discount valid points. The point many of us on this thread are making is that USU has seen dramatic improvement over the last few seasons. You have not yet shown any evidence that contradicts that.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT
Mountainman56

This will be good for BYU since it should open up opportunities for more high profile games earlier in the season and playing USU late in November should at least have some interest due to the in-state factor.

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Best comment on the thread.

- Creates a consistent rivalry -- something missing in BYU's independent schedule. Even Notre Dame has USC, Stanford, Army, Navy and now the ACC. Here's hoping BYU can evolve into a rivalry with Notre Dame.
- Gives Ute fans something to be obsessed about after their season is already shot
- All of which gets more viewers to tune in: Win for ESPN, BYU, USU and little u.

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Pleeeeez BYU fans. Stop the ND nonsense. The have an affiliation with the ACC which required them to drop some decades old rivalries. What makes you think they will continue with BYU? Already said they would target catholic populated areas like USC & Stanford out West. Not the beehive state.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

WACpaddled

LOL at your hilarious post pretending that you're "in the know" about any of Notre Dame's future plans.

Sorry to burst your crimson-colored, BYU-hating bubble, but being a fan of a big boy conference bottom dweller doesn't make you clairvoyant.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

SportsFan
Orem, UT said:

"WACpaddled

LOL at your hilarious post pretending that you're "in the know" about any of Notre Dame's future plans.

Sorry to burst your crimson-colored, BYU-hating bubble, but being a fan of a big boy conference bottom dweller doesn't make you clairvoyant."

Sorry to burst your bubble. But you might want to do research before making that kind of post. You might want to read up on Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick's comments and why the dropped Michigan. They are adjusting to the semi agreement with the ACC. And keeping rivalries with USC, Navy, Stanford and even Purdue & Michigan State for now. Any mention of BYU? No. Will ND keep the existing contract in place with BYU? Well yes and no. ND can play out the schedule or cancel games. BYU could even be on their schedule every few years. But don't think for a minute they will play ND every year as some rival that BYU hopefuls want.

BYU = schedule filler, not rival.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

upinthenight

What makes you think you know what Jack Swarbrick is thinking concerning Notre Dame's future scheduling agreement with BYU?

Not a single BYU fan has even implied that BYU will be playing Notre Dame every year, but BYU does have a contract with Notre Dame, that after this year's game at Notre Dame, will still have 2 games at BYU and 2 games at Notre Dame remaining on the contract.

As far as being a schedule filler, which team is really the schedule filler? The team that's already hosted the Irish twice, and beaten them twice. Or the team that was destroyed in a one-and-done in South Bend?

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

sleepless one

"Will ND keep the existing contract in place with BYU? Well yes and no."

You might want to learn to do a little research of your own before calling out other bloggers.

What evidence do you have that Notre Dame isn't planning to honor their contract with BYU?

Your personal, biased opinion of what you think Notre Dame might do is meaningless. It certainly wasn't derived from anything you "discovered" in your "research".

Big Brother BYU
Orem, UT

I agree with Stang08.. The Aggies are just pretending they can compete when in reality their last season was essentially a fluke. As well as when they beat us in Logan a couple years ago. Don't expect it to happen again Aggies. You will be put back in your place. BYU is Strong. Loyal. True.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Big Brother BYU

Nice try, but your post has the distinct odor of hill dwelling troll.

The Aggies had a great season last year and deserve every bit of praise they've been given. Even though BYU beat them, the Aggies were the better team overall. BYU could have been great if they'd had even a slightly above average offense; their defense was one of the best in the country.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

@Big Brother BYU

Pride goeth before the fall.

If the Cougars think they can stroll into Romney stadium and get an easy W, they're toast.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Sambonethegreat

Expecting a good fight from the Aggies in Logan.

btw,

big brother BYU = Utah troll

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

@Stang08

"It's because of fan's like you. The way you treat everyone. The disrespect you show everyone weather it's at home or you follow your team on the road. How you think USU is the center of the Universe and how you think they are the best team in the country when in fact the National Champion is the best in the country."

You just described every rabid fan of every rabid fan base in the country, not just USU. What die-hard fan doesn't think their team is the center of the universe in some regard? It's called passion. What's wrong with that?

If you choose to be offended, fine, but don't claim somebody is disrespectful when you are clearly being just as disrespectful.

And sounding like a broken record isn't going to get you respect, but it will induce tears of boredom from the readers. If that's your goal, by all means... keep it up.

Lastly, Wiscougarfan isn't even an Aggie fan. Thought you could have figured that out. Guess I was wrong.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah said"

sleepless one

""Will ND keep the existing contract in place with BYU? Well yes and no.""

You might want to learn to do a little research of your own before calling out other bloggers.

What evidence do you have that Notre Dame isn't planning to honor their contract with BYU?

Your personal, biased opinion of what you think Notre Dame might do is meaningless. It certainly wasn't derived from anything you "discovered" in your "research".

I never said ND is not going to keep its commitment. Could you not figure that out after you just quoted me above?
I did my research, you should have done the same before making a futile attempt at your post.
Here you are claiming about my "might do" when ND is already doing it to other schools. And other schools have already done to BYU! Back out of a contract.

There is no evidence that ND will keep its agreement in the first place with BYU.

Your personal, biased opinion of what you think Notre Dame might do is meaningless. It certainly wasn't derived from anything you "posted" in your "comment."

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah said:

"upinthenight

What makes you think you know what Jack Swarbrick is thinking concerning Notre Dame's future scheduling agreement with BYU?

Not a single BYU fan has even implied that BYU will be playing Notre Dame every year, but BYU does have a contract with Notre Dame, that after this year's game at Notre Dame, will still have 2 games at BYU and 2 games at Notre Dame remaining on the contract."

Exactly Just the FAX!
What makes you think you know what Jack Swarbrick is thinking concerning Notre Dame's future scheduling agreement with BYU?

If contracts are valid then why have teams backed out of playing BYU?
And why is ND canceling contracts with the likes of Michigan? Sorry bud, It's the ACC, and the hotbeds of CA, FL & TX from here on out. BYU is just a punching bag for a few games.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

upinthenight

"What makes you think you know what Jack Swarbrick is thinking concerning Notre Dame's future scheduling agreement with BYU?"

BYU has a signed contract with Notre Dame and the Irish haven't even hinted that they don't intend to honor their commitment.

Most contracts include a buyout agreement, which the Irish chose not exercise in their first contract with BYU, and the Irish haven't given any indication that they intend to exercise in their latest contract with BYU.

In fact,

(continued)

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Jack Swarbrick, Athletic Director at Notre Dame, gave BYU's decision to go independent his seal of approval. Swarbrick stated: "(Independence) is not for everybody, but they [BYU] certainly fit the profile of an institution for whom it probably does make great sense. Swarbrick is encouraged by the shared characteristics and values shared by his institution and BYU--national profile, strong history and traditions that are important to honor. We try very hard as we start our scheduling process to start by looking at schools that have a common approach to collegiate athletics and share our values. And they certainly fit that category."

Breaking Notre Dame's contract with BYU certainly doesn't sound like the kind of commitment Swarbrick would walk away from lightly.

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