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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2013 3:55 p.m. MST

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Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

Cant we just enjoy what "is" and not worry about what "could be"?

BYU could not compete in the BIG 12 in football or basketball. Lets jut enjoy the success they are having now. The glass is really half full and could get better. I would simply like to see BYU get into a scheduling agreement with another quality conference which could be the Pac 12 since so many BYU fans all live in the cities these schools come from. Add in some of the top teams in the MWC (Boise SDSU and UNLV) and things are very competitive.

Gilbert, AZ

Do they play basketball at Utah still?

Highland, UT


The angst utah "fans" like yourself feel over your dislike for BYU is an interesting thing for me to witness. I understand that hating one of the most important institutions of the church causes many utah "fans" a great inner conflict, and they try to rationalize that hate, and diminish their inner conflict, by calling BYU, or its students, or its fans, "holier than thou", or other such cuts. It must be difficult. I feel bad that you put yourself through that sort of turmoil but you are going to have to fix it within yourself, no one can remove the hate from your soul, only you.

Just Truth
Saratoga Springs, UT

Ute got owned!

metamora, IL

Backtalk: since 1980 BYU is 8-2 against big 12 teams in football. So, I beg to differ that they could not compete in that conference.

Orem, UT

I would have to agree with Ken. I think that BYU is able to get the players because of who they are/winning recently. I don't think the WCC has help them at all. That being said I haven't seen a major drop off either, so it doesn't appear to be hurting them either.

Jeff ls
Farr West, 84404

Let me throw in another little tid bit. You Utah fans go look at your TV schedule for Football and Basketball. Then compare it with BYU's TV schedule. Literally every game BYU plays is on TV. That includes the ESPN and an occasional CBS or NBC Channel. BYU tv is even viewed on the space station. Their Pre-season schedule includes teams than many consider to be very good. PAC 12 is a good schedule but BYU also regularly plays those teams and does win most of the time. If I were choosing between Utah and BYU, I don't see a choice. Yes, Many LDS people and players go to Utah but the atmosphere is totally different at BYU. Utah is an excellent institution. Medically there are only a couple of places you can go that might be better. They have excellent engineering and bio-chemistry, I believe. BYU also has numerous top notch schools available. Its the environment.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"no one can remove the hate from your soul, only you."

Not that Ducky, et al, won't try to stoke the fire all they can.

bountiful, ut

I'm sure the winning tradition also has something to do with players choosing the Y over teams a-x!

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