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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17 2013 9:35 a.m. MDT

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Right on all accounts. However, I think the recruiting of most Western teams is under rated by the services, that includes both BYU and Utah and many other teams. College recruiting is not an exact science, but the overall picture that is painted is pretty darn accurate. Services miss on individual players, but get the big picture right.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Surfs Up

Why do you call everyone "arrogant" that has a differn't opinion then you? I believe the term un-informed or outlandish is more accurate. Why the term "crickets"? As if you have posted something so profound that it can't be countered? Ease up Fella.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Well, I guess we are going to find out who's better come Saturday night now aren't we? Playing connect the dots is one thing, beating your rival on the playing field is another.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

@Spokane Ute Did you read Chris B's first post? Do you read any of them? Then, unless English is a new language to you the word "arrogant" pretty much describes his attitude as it relates to Utah vs BYU? (but doesn't like to go into the real of basketball much).

Are you so in-the-tank' for Chris, and or the U of U program that you are are willing to be so obtuse that would risk losing what little credibilty you have by being offended? I didn't say all Ute fans are arrogant. I won't paint you all with the same brush. But there are a few who continually post to all BYU articles with the same "arrogant" nonsense.

Besides I believe it was you who brought the word up in a post not but a day ago.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

If the U had been more successful over the past 40 years they'd have an expanded stadium. They've had recent successes, which are seen in the stadium upgrades in the planning and recently completed (and don't include the upgrades done for the 2002 Olympics). And you'd think the U will have to come up with something now that they're in the PAC12, a 45k seat stadium just isn't going to keep up.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


I don't read his posts. Why would anyone? Nor will I read, or respond, to yours in the future. I enjoy a spirited debate and a little back in forth; which seems to have upset you. Also, I minored in English. Have a good evening.

scottsdale, AZ

Wow Alterego...LDS Church the difference? What about Notre Dame? When BYU plays Notre Dame I don't know what to do....I would like them both to lose zero to zero in an infinite overtime.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great article!

Winning is about gaining respect and building trust. It has little to do with putting down the opponents or throwing insults at them.

How will we feel in 20 years about the things we say or write today?

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

@Chris B.

Nick Saban said on national TV that each team plays on the same triangle field last week. I am not sure he should be called a coaching genius. He is a recruiter that gets the best players available. If he had lesser talent he would be destroyed by the other teams in the SEC that had it.

Salt Lake City, UT

I was driving along foothill boulevard last week and the car in front of me had an interesting window sticker, underneath a big red U, it said "YH8R" (e.g. - Y Hater). I could have rear ended the guy I guess as a gesture of my dislike of his use of the hate acronym. If I would have done that, I would have been viewed as a jerk by my employer (University of Utah) as well as by my fellow BYU fans. So rather than acting like a jerk and embarrassing my employer and my BYU fan friends, I decided to just root for my Cougs and let the Utah fan owner of that car go his merry way and spread his H8TRED as his conscious so dictates. I reminded myself it is just a game! This contest is not about religious faith or life or death or anything quite that serious. Lets enjoy the game for what it is. I hope both team play well and may the best performing team win - GO COUGS!

Plano, TX

Here's to two teams just sacking up and settling it on the field. Make the other team see stars, not brag about who collected the most from people who aren't even going to be at the stadium.

Marysville, WA

@ mindgames: "Obviously you have never had the pleasure of attending a BYU game in the state of Wyoming."

In an article on another site today, the author referred to Utah as "the Wyoming of the PAC-12." I laughed out loud, because that nailed it perfectly.

I have a colleague who is a Univ of Wyoming grad, and he is still vocal and bitter about BYU choosing to leave the MWC (after Utah bolted--why don't they get the blame they deserve for breaking up the band?). Combine bottom-dweller in their conference with a large helping of inferiority complex & boorish fan and player behavior and stir briskly.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

From a big time BYU fan for decades and a BYU alum I plead with everybody on this board to talk with a neighbor who is of the other team's fan based and do so with respect. Become friends, get over the rivalry. Look past it. It's a football game! We are all the same deep down. This isn't a way to live. Please. To borrow from MLK - I have a dream that someday a man will not be judged by the color of his team's mascot, but by his character. It is sad that a rivalry between Universities can cause such hurt, division, and anger between people that really should be good friends. I have many friends and family that are red. To all those fans that can't get past it on both sides I plead with you to stop the hatred.

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