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Published: Thursday, Aug. 1 2013 7:12 a.m. MDT

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Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Howard S, thanks for a textbook example of what trolls do.

Wiscougarfan: "you claimed that BYU's defense would not be "better than average" this season."
Howard S.: "I said I didn't know how you could expect a better than average defense...."

Of course those two statements mean essentially the same thing, but rather than responding to rebuttal you bicker over semantics and then proceed to change the subject.

Also, I have not responded to any of your subject-changing "lose against big boy" claims, because 1)there is no way to respond to that--it's true. BYU has not recently won against big-time opponents (either has Utah), 2) because I try to stay to the topic being discussed instead of simply attacking the opposing team fan base, and 3) because I have tried (in vain) to get you (and other trolls) to respond to actual claims being made. Once you start responding my claims I'll be happy to consider yours.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Wiscougarfan

Changing the subject?

The article is about Anae... that's offense... and you want to talk about BYU's defensive stats from last year...

The article is about BYU... And you want to make reference to Utah...

You do get it right, however, that you have no excuse... no justification... and no response to explain BYU's losing record against the big boys of college foot ball...

and at the end of the day that losing record defines BYU's place in the world of college football.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Riverton Cougar

BYU terrible?

I've never said that...

I do know that based on their losing record... BYU isn't on the same level as the big boys of college football...

And also know that based on BYU's losing record... Utah is the better team.

These are on-field results... outcomes that are not based on statistical analysis or voting polls...

on the field... that's where it counts...

But if you want to continue to claim that BYU is superior... even with it's losing record... then enjoy...

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

@Riverton Cougie "That is a good point to bring up. I'm guessing that Utah fans won't say that Colorado is a better team than Utah (after all, Colorado is known to be one of the worst teams in FBS). So then, why did they lose? Did they have a bad game while Colorado had a good game? I'm guessing you would say yes, that that was the case. And if that is the case, why can it not be the case whenever BYU plays Utah? The last 3 years BYU has under-performed against Utah (true statement). Apparently it's ok for Utah to have a bad game, but nobody else."

Yes Riverton Cougie one off bad games happen I agree with you completley. However what I don't agree with you on along with everybody else in the nation but cougie fan's. Is 3 in a row, 4 of 5, 8 of 11 and 56-34 is not a fluke. That is domination proven over and over not just one fluke game. Had the utes just beat the Y once or hear and there I would agree with you however that's not the case!

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Anae makes a huge difference in a positive way for the Cougars. That might not translate this year with all the changes and inexperience on the offensive side of the ball, but it makes me nervous as a Ute fan nonetheless.

Anae is passionate about BYU and came back 'fully invested' despite being driven out of town a few years back. I understand expectations and all, but I was vocal to my Cougar friends that letting Anae go before was a curious decision in a negative way relative to BYU football and offensive production.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

One thing about all the smack talk -- it makes for an interesting anticipation to the coming season. I wish BYU and Utah success. But I hope BYU wins this year. -- should be fun to watch.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Yes Riverton Cougie one off bad games happen I agree with you completley. However what I don't agree with you on along with everybody else in the nation but cougie fan's. Is 3 in a row, 4 of 5, 8 of 11 and 56-34 is not a fluke. That is domination proven over and over not just one fluke game. Had the utes just beat the Y once or hear and there I would agree with you however that's not the case!"

So since Utah is clearly that much better than BYU, and since BYU has won a national championship, a Heisman trophy winner, and has had more than 15 seasons with 10 wins or more, that must mean that Utah has at least 2 national championships, 2 Heisman winners, and at least 30 seasons with 10 or more wins. I guess you are right: when it comes to comparing the two, BYU has nothing on Utah.

Brimmer
Wheatom, IL

Why do a few U fans read all the BYU articles to comment negatively? I don't get it. I wouldn't waste my time in such tedious pursuits. Read the Utah articles - make positive comments. Enjoy football, don't bury your light in such petty resentments.

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