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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013 9:50 p.m. MDT

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toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Yes, it reminded us of WAC days, as did Utah's loss to Arizona.

79Ute
Orange County, CA

As with Utah's loss to ASU, unfortunately. RIP, Frank Kush!

evansrichdm
west jordan , UT

Got to admit this season has had its ups and downs so far, which is what makes this game so much fun to watch and cheer for. I do feel that something great is start to grow with BYU. We will not see the full furits of that growth this season, but I do have this feeling that the next couple of years with Hill as QB and some of the young def player coming to their own that we will have a great couple of years on in BYU football, our best days are ahead of us.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

A lot of what BYU is doing schedule-wise lately is a reminder of the good old WAC days.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

byu's 2014 schedule has three BCS teams and 9 lower quality teams

Looks like this quasi-WAC schedule is here to stay

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

@Chris B - just wondering, did the NCAA set a rule for independents that whatever schedule they make for 2014 must be "here to stay" for the program? Only programs affiliated with conferences have schedules that are "here to stay." Whereas BYU has the potential to schedule all tough opponents, Pac-12 teams will always be locked into playing Washington State, Cal, Colorado, and Utah - which I know you count as BCS teams. And don't kid yourself - they all schedule non-BCS patsies for the majority of their non-conference games.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

One more example of our little friends from the hill demonstrating their massive inferiority complex - the Utes were no more competitive in the WAC than they've been in the PAC.

eelek62
SANDY, UT

Chris B - Are you including Notre Dame, a national championship contender, albeit not as good this year, in your "lower quality teams" category?

ekute
Layton, UT

byu has a lot of non-conference games to schedule, thank goodness for the good old WAC.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

SportsFan

"One more example of our little friends from the hill demonstrating their massive inferiority complex - the Utes were no more competitive in the WAC than they've been in the PAC."

True.

In 37 years, the Utes only won 2 WAC championships, yet now they have the audacity to demean the "old WAC". LOL!

What's really ironic is that in their desperate attempt to marginalize the WAC, now MWC, they're simply marginalizing the only accomplishments the Utes have ever had on a national scale. Even more evidence of just how meaningless Utah's 2004 bcs busting season really was. The Utes only beat three teams with winning records to qualify for the Fiesta Bowl, and two of those teams were "weak" 7-5 teams from the "old WAC".

ekute
Layton, UT

When was the last time you won a football game vs your Little Friends On The Hill?

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

When was the last time U finished with a better record and higher ranking than your big brother?

el guapito
Provo, UT

USC's 2014 schedule has three or four quality teams and 2 patsies. No need to schedule Montana or Idaho when you have the two new PAC teams to beat up on and you get to keep all the money in the PAC.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

Hey Chris have a look at the 2016 schedule.

ekute
Layton, UT

In 37 years, the Utes only won 2 WAC championships, yet now they have the audacity to demean the "old WAC".

Ironic statement from one who incessantly demeans the team that they lose their most important game to every year.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

No sweat, folks, Utah had their bowl game this year in Provo and their signature win in SLC. Stick a fork in them, they're done.

At 1-3 I'd be looking for excuses as to how superbly strong their conference was, too. Who'd have thought that Oregon State, losing to a lower tier team, would beat the Utes in SLC? Then again, who's have thought Colorado would beat them soundly two years ago?

I guess the Utes miss the good old WAC.....even though they didn't win that, either.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

ekute

"Ironic statement from one who incessantly demeans the team that they lose their most important game to every year."

Ironic statement from a fan of a team that supposedly "moved on" from BYU over three years ago - BYU is still THE most important game on Utah's schedule. It's the ONLY game Utah fans have talked about incessantly since joining the PAC.

Unlike U, BYU fans don't base BYU's entire success on the head-to-head with Utah.

DaveKnowsWhatsUp
Bloomington, IN

ekute, don't kid yourself; the U isn't the most important game on our schedule, but BYU is the most important one on yours. I know it sounds cliche, but with independence, the most important game is the one happening this week. I hate the inexcusable loss to the U, and it was the most important game of the season back then, but we've moved on, maybe you should too. As always, our season is much more than one game; I hope your couch is comfy so you can watch one Utah team play in December.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

Once again "Chris" just because U reside in a BCS conference doesn't mean U are playing BCS quality opponents every week. This is where your logic is intentionally flawed.

I realize you say this junk to get a rise out of folks, but if you really believe that the utes face superior "BCS" quality opponents every week from within the PAC12 then you are deluded.

And your utes have yet to prove they even belong in the "conference of chumpions" having beaten only one winning team the duration.

ekute
Layton, UT

"Unlike U, BYU fans don't base BYU's entire success on the head-to-head with Utah."

Ironic statement when the first 2 comments under a byu article are demeaning to the Utes.

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