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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 8:55 a.m. MDT

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Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

ekute

Layton, UT

I laugh out load quite often. What's the point of you're question?
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I was just curious...

Did you "laugh out loud" when you wrote that?

LoveTheKittens
The Middle Of, UT

Back in the day when I was an Aggie, ah Tequila Days, the cougs were the enemy. Even now the thought of them makes me thirsty and a little nauseous.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

What I think is funny that even though Ute's have a 18-4 against BYU and USU, that just shows how bad the state of Utah is at football. The last two seasons have not been good for the Ute's. The football programs in this state will never be great, good coaches will always use the state of Utah as a good way to move onto better programs. Urban Myer, Gary Anderson were able to do great things with average players but that does not last. The coaches that we currently have are all just average and that is how all programs in this state will be, is just average. USC has shown that you can have high ranked recruites and players but with an average coach you will just be an average team.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ MyPerspective:

Your perspective is totally wrong in this case. I live in Cache Valley and know how hard it is to get tickets to the USU - BYU games... whether played in Logan or in Provo. Almost all the stadium attendance records here have come as a result of the BYU games in Logan. There is absolutely no question USU considers BYU a rival. They probably even relish beating BYU more than they do any other school.

@ Tomahawk Red:

Why would the fans of either BYU or USU be mad or jealous of Utah getting the PAC12 invite? What is there to be jealous of? Utah has been nothing but a conference cellar dweller since joining and never once beaten a conference foe with a winning record. As such, they've become a laughing stock of the other conference teams... except maybe Colorado. In fact, Utah can't even post a winning record anymore. That is absolutely nothing to be jealous of.

It seems kinda funny for you to LOL at those facts. But have at it if that's what rocks your boat.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

This match up bodes well for BYU in the future, just not this year. With USU's Chuckie Keeton graduating this year and Boise State's coach Chris Petersen heading for USC, watch BYU's independent schedule become a 6 out o 12 patsie thing each year going forward.

As for Utah and TCU? Well the Utes face #12 UCLA this week and TCU goes up against #11 Oklahoma. Down the road tis season Utah will play Oregon and Stanford who are both ranked in the top 5 right now. Yes, Utah will struggle to gain bowl eligibility and BYU fans will rip on that while they play Houston, Idaho, Middle Tennessee State and Nevada. Boise State and GT are also winnable games for BYU.

Robroy
Murray, utah

CB, The story is about rivals, u have none. what is it about that you can't seem to grasp?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Heck no they aren't are rivals! Our only rivals are whoever won the national title the year before and the superbowl. Has USU ever won a recruiting award like we do? no! WHen they do maybe they will be are rivals.

sg
newhall, CA

BYU will lose by at least 10, but could be more simply because they face a QB that can pass and BYU has a horrible passing defense. It's going to be an ugly game for BYU.

Aggiealum
Las Vegas, NV

@ gdog3finally

"With USU's Chuckie Keeton graduating this year"

Just to fix your facts Chuckie Keeton is junior so he won't be graduating this year but next year.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I really wouldn't mind if the Ute trolls made objective comments on an article about BYU and USU, but many of the comments are nothing more than rants with no substance.

For a Ute troller to say BYU is not their rival, when that particular Ute troller has commented more that 30 times on BYU articles in the last week is hypocrisy. Most of the time, this Ute troller is the first to comment. This same Ute troller claims Colorado as their rival, but I have yet to read a single comment from her in the Denver Post.

What sense does it make to comment 30 times about a team U consider irrelevant, and no times about a team U consider your rival?

jeru0455
SALEM, OR

This game should help BYU's recruiting immensely. After this they will be able to tell recruits that they are clearly among the top three teams in the state of Utah.

pac12ute4life
Beverly Hills, CA

Yes. BYU and Utah State are regional schools and natural rivals.

On the other hand, Utah is a national brand in a power conference, and well on its way to building rivalries with other national brands like USC, Oregon, etc.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Yeah I shall check myself before I wreck myself. One more year next year with Chuckie keep USU relevant, and that might help them recruit and stay upright for years to come. Wells seems like a good fit as well. We shall see.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

pac12ute4life
Beverly Hills, CA

"On the other hand, Utah is a national brand in a power conference, and well on its way to building rivalries with other national brands like USC, Oregon, etc."

If this is the answer, the question is "What is delusional?"

Striker
Omaha, NE

Wyoming, TCU, and New Mexico all have one-way "rivalries" with BYU. It's just another team to BYU, just like USU. Teams that want to have a rivalry are proving one thing - respect for BYU. You don't want to have a rivalry with a school, or want to beat them, if you don't respect them. So Utah's life long dream to only beat BYU, even if it means being the worst in the PAC or having a losing season, just means they respect BYU. It's no different for USU. All these teams respect BYU for their decades of tradition. How many times have we heard, "Beating BYU is a big step for our program"? Tulsa, San Jose State, and ND all said this recently.

I want to see BYU beat Boise and ND for one reason - Respect. I don't care for either team, but it's a huge win for the program if they can beat them. Who cares about USU...bring on Boise, GT, and ND! Already dispatched Texas - biggest of all!

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

In the days of the WAC and then during its time in the MWC, BYU was everybody's rival. Now that BYU is independent, that has changed. The rivalry with USU will become bigger. But how big depends on how competitive the two programs remain over the years. If it every goes back to a time when one program completely dominates the other, then there will be no real rivalry. The only reason the rivalry with Utah became so big over the last decade is the fact that Utah actually started winning consistently again. In the 90s, Utah was just another game on the schedule for the Cougars. And Utah State was pretty much a non-entity.

I hope Utah State is able to continue their recent winning ways. I just hope that BYU comes out on top more often than not.

Stang08
Southern, UT

"Is USU BYU's new main rival?" They've never been rivals. Since USU only beats BYU every 100 years it's only considered a rival to the aggie fan's.

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

"Is Utah State BYU's new main rival?"

Absolutely they are! Since BYU can't beat Utah anymore. Utah State is a great rival to have in determining who is the second best team in the state.

BYU Joe
MISSION VIEJO, CA

The reason I cannot really consider this a rivalry is because I don't have that honest "I really don't like you" feeling about USU. When they are playing other schools I hope they win. When they lost to Auburn, USC or Wisconsin I really felt bad for them. And if they beat BYU I say good game and good luck.

WON84
PLANO, TX

"gdog3finally

West Jordan, Utah

This match up bodes well for BYU in the future, just not this year. With USU's Chuckie Keeton graduating this year and Boise State's coach Chris Petersen heading for USC, watch BYU's independent schedule become a 6 out o 12 patsie thing each year going forward."

I can understand the argument on USU (don't necessarily agree) but, you're out of your mind on BSU. They were good long before Chris Petersen and have a brand. Some schools plug in a QB, they plug in a coach and don't miss a beat.

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