Pac,Your best rusher thought you were a Division II Program 2 years
ago.LOL!What happened to all that prestige from your
Heisman and National Championship.Could it be that no one outside of
Provo sees you as anything but a regional wac program?LOL.Division II!
Elmer Fudd"Utah has more to their football history than
04'-08'. Look back prior to 1972 and count how many conference
championships they won, undefeated seasons, rivalry dominance, hardly any bowls
because they're weren't that many back then."From 1965
to 1991 Utah didn't win a single conference championship, never won more
than 8 games in a single season, were completely dominated by BYU (21-6), and
never played in a single bowl.Meanwhile, BYU won a National
Championship, a Heisman Trophy, 15 conference championships, had one undefeated
and three 1-loss seasons, beat Utah 18 of 20 times from 1972 to 1991, and played
in sixteen bowl games. By the time Utah cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time
in 1994, BYU had already been ranked in the final AP poll ten times.Get out of your crimson bubble long enough to see that Utah only had ONE half
decent season before 1994.
christy"Utah USC, Utah Oregon, Utah Stanford..."All 3 matchups feature a team that continues to prove just how over their
heads they are in the PAC.---------Meanwhile,
here's what players on the other side of the country think about BYU:Virginia Senior offensive tackle Morgan Moses said the Cavaliers'
schedule was one of the reasons he returned."We talk about if
you want to be the best you've got to play the best," Moses said.
"BYU and Oregon are great teams but they put their pads on the same way we
do. We have to have the mindset that we can win."Sophomore
defensive end Eli Harold believes a win over BYU can change the complexion of
how outsiders view Virginia's program and believes Scott Stadium will be
sold out.Unfortunately for U, BYU, a perennial Top 25 team, is one
of the big boys, while Utah, a team that's only managed five AP Top 25
finishes in their entire history, is nothing but a washed up flash-in-the-pan
that isn't even good enough to qualify for a bowl game anymore.
@ Brad J"Utah is nothing they have only had really 4 good years
ever in the History of Utah Football and that would be from 2004-2008. So before
that they were a nobody and now they are a nobody" Utah has more
to their football history than 04'-08'. Look back prior to 1972 and
count how many conference championships they won, undefeated seasons, rivalry
dominance, hardly any bowls because they're weren't that many back
then. "Utah football will never have tradition or spirit. Utah
football is a bandwagon team and that is all they will ever be"Every team in college football has their bandwagon fans including the likes of
Texas, USC, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, ect. As long as a team
wins and puts together great seasons. Some people will jump on the bandwagon for
those reasons. BYU also has their bandwagon fans especially in their "glory
years" aka WAC dominance. Look at Boise State and TCU, how many people
jumped on their bandwagon recently? As long as a team wins, fans will jump on
board! Get out of your BYU bubble and realize that football was
played prior to 1972.
Will be fun after the season to see which of these games lived up to the hype
and which surprising ones should have made the list.
@DuckhunterMy thoughts exactly, especially when BYU vs. USU
apparently didn't make the cut, even though it's been one of the most
interesting and intensely fought games each season for both schools for the past
Chris B,Utah is nothing they have only had really 4 good years ever
in the History of Utah Football and that would be from 2004-2008. So before that
they were a nobody and now they are a nobody. Utah football will never have
tradition or spirit. Utah football is a bandwagon team and that is all they will
ever be. LOL, LOL, LOL
What a ridciulous list. Why is utah/ucla even on it? Did the author just feel
like they had to put something of utah's on there and threw a dart at the
Crisco,17 year olds are recruits. Your recruit thought
you were a division II program!You don't think that is
significant?Lol!Every recruit in the nation knows Utah
is in the PAC 12. Say "bottom of the conference" all you
want, your recruit thought you were division II!Ha ha ha ha ha!
I think that the biggest thing to keep in mind is current performance. I also do
not think that BYU really caters to 17 year olds in its marketing strategies. It
caters to national audiences. Aka the national audiences that watch it on ESPN.
Aka the national audiences on the 21st of September who will wonder who the
team in red that BYU just beat even is.
Utah USCUtah OregonUtah StanfordAll 3 matchups feature
two teams that have top 5 seasons in recent years and BCS bowls in recent
years.For byu fans who still think they are a big time program,
allow me to cite something your very own running back recently said:"Coach [Mark] Weber came to my school," Williams said.
"That’s the first time I ever heard of BYU, I thought it was a D-II
school. I didn’t know what BYU was. I was playing the [video] game NCAA
‘13 and I was like, ‘Oh snap, BYU is a D-I school. I didn’t
know."LOL!Keep telling yourself you are one of the
big boys.They think you are Division II!