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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Surf is Up
Miami, FL

I bet to differ JohnInSLC. It is no more tripe than a program who's only two greatest accomplishments are separated by four years-- the last of which happened five years ago.

How does that make a team prestigious?

The difference is that BYU had been building a legacy over decades. BYU has even finished ranked in the top 25 several times inn the last ten years, so they are not Johnny-come-lately. And anyone intellectually honest enough to look at the evidence is forced to acknowledge it.

BYU will build on that tomorrow by beating BSU.

Syracuse, UT

Go cougars! It should be a fun game to watch!

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah


You obviously haven't studied much history - political or college football.

Since Reagan's Presidency ended on January 20, 1989, Ty Detmer won the Heisman, Sammy Baugh and Davey O'Brien awards in 1990/91, BYU won the Cotton Bowl and finished #5 in both polls and Steve Sarkisian won the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 1996, Luke Staley won the Doak Walker award in 2001, and BYU had three 11-2, Top 15 finishes in 2006, 2007, and 2009, more 11+ win seasons in the last seven seasons, than the Utes have had in their entire history.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

It's interesting, this weird, disjointed time/space continuum that Utah fans have had to adopt in order to pretend relevancy - except for a handful of very select, cherry-picked accomplishments, nothing before 2004 counts in football and nothing since 2005 counts in basketball.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"actually from 06-09 BYU was a top 20 program. That is relevant in my opinion."


The Reagan Administration was 1981 thru 1988, not '06 to '09.

Pocatello, ID

@WA_Alum&Dad Thanks for the welcome. Thats the thing about most BYU and BSU fans is we can keep it classy. Unlike the Fans at the U. Why do utah fans even have to comment on these boards that have nothing to do with them? Being a fan of both Boise State and BYU I am excited for these games. It is hard to root against one of my teams. But hopefully it can turn into an exciting, fun and classy rilavary. To Ute fans give BSU a competitive game where you dont lose by 30. Then you are welcome to talk smack. GO BRONCOS friday and Cougs for the rest of the season.

Boise, ID

Geez People, how come an article about BYU playing Boise State has Utah and BYU battles all over the place? Get over it! Grow Up. Go Broncos!

Syracuse, ut

I will be there tommorow night, can't wait!

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

If BYU beats BSU, they will be the first Utah team to do so since 1986. The Utes obviously can't beat the Broncos - they don't even keep it close.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT


You say it's funny that BYU fans have to go back to the Reagan administration to claim relevancy, and then BeSmart points out that BYU was relevant in '06-'09. I don't understand why you made that last comment pointing out that Reagan's administration was not in the late 2000's.

As for this game, I think BYU would win, but I wouldn't guarantee a win. It's foolish to guarantee a win against a team like Boise State.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

@BroncoSportsFan "Geez People, how come an article about BYU playing Boise State has Utah and BYU battles all over the place? Get over it! Grow Up. Go Broncos!"

You must not get down this way much. Even in victory there are many utes who are so obsessed with BYU it defies logic.

If you go down to LES to watch the game tomorrow take note of all the folks who will probably be wearing ute gear. Why are they there? Just to cheer against BYU. It is a strange form of behavior. I'm sure Freud had a term for it.

Lincoln City, OR


Those of us who know a little about the Constitution know that old administrations end and new administrations begin on the 20th of January following a November Election... Reagan's Administration ended on 1/20/89...

Lincoln City, OR

To all the ute fans out there who are taking shots at Boise State let me give you a short history tour...

The Time: December 22nd, 2010...

The Place: Las Vegas

The Event: The Maaco Las Vegas Bowl

The Teams: Boise State Brancos vs the utah utes

The Results: Boise State 26 utah 3


Sparkley Briefs
New York, NY

Sorry Bronco (the team, not the coach) fans, BYU has a bit too much firepower for you to overcome with your offense going to second stringers. I think this one is over early.

west jordan , UT

Sparkley Briefs,

I hope you are right, but this is Boise State we are talking about they will give us a fight and a good fight at that. There will not be anything easy about this games if BYU wins it.

I have a great amount of respect for Boise and would never count them as having a down year. I was glad that Boise and BYU will be playing each other for many years because Boise is a great team and is a good measurement of how good our BYU team is or isnt good or has improved since playing Utah and a good measurement against the other good teams we play next month.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"You obviously haven't studied much history "


Speak for yourself. You obviously didn't know that the national championship BYU backed into nearly thirty years ago was the Y's only undefeated season in its football history. In that same preiod Utah has had four undefeated seasons, two in the last decade. That's certainly more relevant today.


Notice I said '81 THRU '88. I was trying to keep it simple for coug fans, knowing the '88 college season didn't extend to Inauguration Day. But thanks for picking the nits.

New to Utah

Game will not be over early. Remember BYU dismantled Utah State not too many weeks ago. BYU did the same thing so even steven on common foes. Athleticism doesn't always translate into size, intelligence and skill counts. Boise State is as smart a team as any in the nation and that certainly counts Notre Dame and Wisconsin. BYU has one ace in the deck that is Taysom but Boise State also has an ace and that is Coach Pete. It will be a heck of a game.

New to Utah

It should have been Boise State dismantled Utah State not BYU.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Surf, Riverton, poy, et al:

Your attempts to claim relevance today does indeed go back to the Reagan Administration:

1 Davey O'Brien Award 1981 (McMahon)
5 Sammy Baugh Trophy 1974-1984 (Scheide (Carter Administration], Wilson, McMahon, Young, Bosco)
1 Outland Trophy 1986 (Buck)
1 NC 1984

All those predate or include the Reagan Administration. If I included the Bush41 Administration, that would clean up nearly all of your cherished awards--the last one was Luke Staley in '01, over a decade ago.

Turning to Surf's NFL reference, you don't want to compare number one draft picks, or alums that are on NFL rosters today.

Relevance. Today. Sorry, LaVell Edwards left a long time ago.

Gilbert, AZ

Give it up JohnInSLC, your desperate spin isn't even based on reality.

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