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Published: Sunday, Aug. 18 2013 7:45 p.m. MDT

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Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Dear Utes:

The game against Utah State is no longer a "Gimme", a win will have to be earned. Chuckie Keeton is not only the best quarterback in the state, but in the country as well. Please try to win a few games in the PAC 12 so you don't continue to hurt our strength of schedule at BYU.

Thanks and good luck

Salt Lake City, UT

Uncle Rico, I don't disagree with you that Utah State is a bigger worry for the Utes than is BYU.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Don't over look my Cougs! They will have a much better offense and quarterback then they have had recently and the Defense will be strong and have a chip on their shoulder this year wanting to break the streak before the two year hiatus in the Holy War!!!

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes except Sept.21st
Go Aggies!!!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah 27
usu 13

Mark it Down

I think this will be a relatively easy win. Yes, we struggled last year. We probably overlooked usu a little since they hadn't given us a challenge in 20 years. Aggies had a fun little year last year.

But they're got WAC talent on a WAC/MWC team. We'll be fine.

GO Utes!

Logan, UT

Chris B, who is this "we" you're talking about? Are you on the team? It doesn't seem like you learned your lesson last year about overlooking USU, hopefully for Utah's sake, they don't make the same mistake you are by overlooking USU again.

Go Aggies

Layton, UT

The Aggies are nobody's cupcake. I'll be one of their fans after the 29th.

Go Utes.

Anaheim, CA


"I don't disagree with you that Utah State is a bigger worry for the Utes than is BYU."

Ignorance is bliss.

West Point , UT

I'm gong to make one prediction, right here and now...so "mark it down". Utah will upset Stanford in RES. I called it when Utah beat Alabama in the sugar bowl and I'm calling this for the same reason. Football is a game of matchups, and Stanford is similar to Alabama in their offensive and defensive philosophies. Stanford depends on being able to run the football effectively (plays right into Utah's strength on defense). Stanford wins with hard nosed play in the trenches (plays right into Utah's hands...trenches will be Utah's strength this yr).

I don't know how the rest of the season will go (after losing to BYU of course lol), but Utah will beat Stanford at home. You heard it here first.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


"Ignorance is bliss."

That's an ironic comment coming from a BYU fan.


The Utes will not overlook USU this year. Like the saying goes It's not a rivalry until the other team wins, well they poked the bear and now will get his anger. I think this could get ugly, Utah is not happy how the game ended last year and want some revenge. I think Utah could win by 14 or more.

I will be there to see if it happens and look forward to a very exciting season. GO UTES!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

A nice Thursday night opener; can't wait. You can't take anyone for granted in college football or you will get beat. This is especially true with Utah's schedule. Other then Weber State, it's rough and tumble.


Salt Lake City, Utah

Come September 21st, there's going to be a lot of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by the ignorantly blissful hill crowd. Ignorant bliss will quickly turn to shock and dismay.

But at least you'll have the pillow fight in the rockies left to salvage your bowl-less season.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Our seniors are about to complete the career 4-0 SWEEP.

When was the last time byu won 4 in a row?

Yes, how the times have changed.

byu football is done. And it's great!

South Jordan, UT

Utah had this game circled a while back. USU used to be looked on similar to the Idaho State's of the world. Utah will be prepared this year with a healthy quarterback, a good defense, better offensive line and the game is in SLC. I expect to see the Aggie section in the Southwest end zone to be half full of blue and the rest in red.

It should be a great game. My Utes will win.

Go Utes.

Salem, Ut

0 - 1 Utes! Mark it down.

Down under
Eugene, OR

Utah should be worried with USU and BYU. That will account for two of their early loses and will keep them squarely in the basement of the PAC, again.
Can't wait for the season to begin. USU's Chuckie will eat up the soft Utah defense and BYU defense will eat up the soft Utah offense. It's a perfect storm.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" .......... byu football is done. And it's great! .... "

So, Chrissy, assuming (and I emphasize assuming) your utes get the win on the 21st, you would agree that it was a win over a real soft cupcake. You know, the kind your utes like to pad their schedule with.

On the other hand, when (and I emphasize when) your utes get beat on the 21st by this soft cupcake, that will end up being a real hard pill to swallow. Correct??

In other words, in your world (and I emphasize YOUR world) there is not a whole lot to gain, but an awful lot to lose no matter what the outcome is. Correct??

Or is this logic all too hard for you to follow?

Las Vegas, NV

@midwacmajor: "a lot of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by the ignorantly blissful". A perfect description of the aftermath of the last three Holy Wars! I love all these BOLD predictions by the southies every year.

Besides, "ignorantly blissful" perfectly describes 9/10ths of all byU "fans". You know, the ones that: wear "Quest for Perfection" on their chests; storm the airport after they are 1-0 with aspirations of NC; think that a #25 ranking in one poll with a SOS at 80 means something; think byU has the better team every year regardless of the outcome on the field; etc.

I do like Cougs prediction though. He must be part of the other 1/10th!!

Go Utes!! Can't wait for 8/29!!

Las Vegas, NV

Uncle Rico:

"Chuckie Keeton is not only the best quarterback in the state, but in the country as well"?

Other famous Uncle Rico quotes:
"Ohhhh, man I wish I could go back in time. I'd take state."
"Back in '82, I used to be able to throw a pigskin a quarter mile."
"How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?"

Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!

Baltimore, MD


The worm is about to turn. As the saying goes, "revenge is a dish best served cold".

It's going to be a cold day in September for the stunned, shell-shocked Utes.

At least Hill was smart enough to plan a bye week for AFTER the BYU game, to give his team time to recover from the devastation.

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