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Published: Monday, Aug. 26 2013 8:15 p.m. MDT

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USNGary
South Jordan, UT

I guess we can get home and home with bcs teams.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Great news on all parts of this article. Looking forward to a trip to Berkley. Terrance Alleto has worked really hard to rise to the top of the centers. Stewart did a great job in the spring scrimmage and I am glad Munns is getting to travel too. Great choice of captains. I think the coaches have worked miracles in getting the CB's ready too.

I have one wish for the Cougars, "Go Fast, Go Hard and Go Far!"

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

How is KVN not a Captain?

JustTheTruthMan
bountiful, ut

While it is true that Cal is currently a BCS team that will be of little relevance next season and beyond as the BCS thankfully dies out at the end of this season's bowl season... However, it is nice to see next year's schedule complete. :) Also, the fact that another home and home has been scheduled is indeed nice. :) This independent experiment is paying off! Which I'm sure nobody up top ever for a moment doubted. Now the mission is operation win the games!

BigCougFan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Re: USNGary -

No one with any intelligence ever doubted we could. That argument was only used to stir up hatred and build the ego of some who support an inconsequential team up North somewhere.

It will be a good series. I'm looking forward to it!

GO COUGARS!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Skyler being named as a starter is probably to most surprising news to me for the 2013 season, not because he hasn't earned it but because I thought Apo would have a lock on the position. I look forward to watching him excel and pushing Apo to reach his potential.

Boundary is my biggest concern going into the season with two oft injured players and Freshman who is more of a safety manning the position. I'm sure the move to insert Fua as a starting LB is intended to help the corners, and probably will.

I'm also very excited about the Cal series. The future schedule continues to come together nicely, especially with another quality opponent in November.

Monk
Pleasant Grove, UT

One of the following should be a captain (in no order): Hill, Van Noy, Hoffman, Apo. These are the best player on the team. I'm not slighting the other players. However, how many teams in the country don't have the best players as captains? Van Noy is not only the best player at the Y, he is the best player in the State of Utah. He will lead the team on the field. What is he not seen that way by his peers? Yet another question that simply baffles about the way this program functions. This team is odd. From the top to the bottom, they can't seem to get out of their own way sometimes.

logicalsportsanalyst
West Jordan, UT

It is a question as to why Hill, Van Noy, and others were not chosen to be captains. However, it is very common that the best leaders are not the most talented. They tend to bring a better untiy among players and not look down on them either. A great example of this is in coaches. How many coaches either NFL, NBA, MLB were the greatest players while playing the game? We are in Utah, and many respect Sloan as a leader and great coach-yet his time playing does not place him among the greatest players ever to play the game. Nor Phil Jackson. The list goes on, but many times, the best players are not the best leaders.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

What, a home and home agreement with another PAC-11+U team? How can that be? Especially when the little ankle biters in East Salt Lake were under some delusion that they could demand 2 for 1's. That's just plain comedy there.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And yet why couldn't you guys schedule home and homes with USC or Arizona(neutral game is closer to Arizona and that is only reason Arizona agreed).

Utah had no trouble scheduling a home and home with Michigan.

And you guys couldn't get it done with USC?

The difference is that Utah will never have to schedule 1 for 2's with power conference programs.

Because we are one. And power conference programs respect each other.

You guys are still hit and miss whether such programs will go 1 for 1.

Cal did.

Arizona and USC did NOT.

LOL

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Chris B.

"Utah had no trouble scheduling a home and home with Michigan. And you guys couldn't get it done with USC?"

BYU can't command one-and-ones with elite programs right now, although things are certainly trending in that direction (compare this and next years schedules to those of two years ago for evidence).

Utah also can't command one-and-ones with elite programs. The only one-and-one series they've EVER scheduled with an elite OOC team was with Michigan, and that comes off a one-and-done just a few years ago, and another one-and-done a while back. So is it one-and-one if it is actually 1-and-3?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Wiscougarfan,

When Utah was in the lowly MWC yes we schedule a 0 for 1 with Michigan.

You have to do those things when you are a non power conference team against a power conference team.

That's my whole point.

AFTER our invite, Michigan could have done whatever they wanted. The past arrangements in now way forced them to do anything. Please don't tell me you think Michigan did something out of the kindness of their hearts.

What did Michigan agree to?

Straight up 1 for 1.

Who is the highest profile team byu has scheduled a 1 for 1 with since going indy?

Cal?

Utah wins again.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

Chris, you speak as if you believe utah was a founding member, and vital contributor of a power conference. The truth that confronts you every day of your life, and which probably keeps you posting to BYU articles, is the fact that your utes are at the bottom and don't look like they will be rising up soon. So you might want to temper the elitist volume in your posts. It doesn't speak well of you.

Granted, the utes do manage to get themselves ready for one game each season.

Things are changing for TDS though. And it scares people like you.

And it makes me laugh out loud.

wyoming cougar
Green River, WY

Chris B-

Your arguments about scheduling is fundamentally flawed. You keep using your scheduling with Michigan as the selling point, but the only reason that series was scheduled at all is because of the Pac 10.2 and the Big 10 discussing a conference scheduling partnership that would set up games between all 12 members of both conferences each year. That was set to start in 2017, but several series were set up in advance of that starting to get things underway. (From ESPN: Several Big Ten/Pac-12 matchups already have been scheduled in advance of the 2017 start date, such as Michigan State vs. Oregon, Michigan vs. Utah, and Northwestern vs. Stanford.)

It's exciting that you have the opportunity to have a home-home with Michigan, but until you can get Notre Dame to even think about stepping foot onto rice-eccles, you don't have much to talk about. BYU has scheduled more big boys over the years than you will ever dream of playing- luckily for u, u have a conference now to insure you can actually play some big boys. BYU can do it while scheduling as an independent (something u could never dream of).

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

"Who is the highest profile team byu has scheduled a 1 for 1 with since going indy? Cal? Utah wins again."

Both Wisconsin and Boise State have been better football programs over the last five years than Michigan... and has been noted by several others, the reason Michigan agreed to a home-and-home is because of the plans for the B1G/PAC12 series. Michigan jumped at the chance to get guaranteed wins rather than facing real teams like USC and Oregon. Their SOS can afford to take a hit because they play in the B1G.

Also, if you count "high profile" by wins and rankings (i.e. Sagarin) Cal would be the 7th best 1 for 1 BYU has scheduled since going indy after Wisconsin, Boise State, West Virginia, Utah, Cincy, and Arizona.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

"Who is the highest profile team byu has scheduled a 1 for 1 with since going indy? Cal? Utah wins again."

Both Wisconsin and Boise State have been better football programs over the last five years than Michigan... and has been noted by several others, the reason Michigan agreed to a home-and-home is because of the plans for the B1G/PAC12 series. Michigan jumped at the chance to get guaranteed wins rather than facing real teams like USC and Oregon. Their SOS can afford to take a hit because they play in the B1G.

Also, if you count "high profile" by wins and rankings (i.e. Sagarin) Cal would be the 7th best 1 for 1 BYU has scheduled since going indy after Wisconsin, Boise State, West Virginia, Utah, Cincy, and Arizona.

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