The only home game against a power conference program: Virginia.The
same Virginia that only had ONE win against division 1 teams ALL year.I can see why byu fans love independence. LOL!
Even if byu went undefeated with this schedule(LOL you wont) it wouldn't
get a playoff invite.A 3 loss Pac 12 or SEC team would get the nod
over an undefeated team with a schedule like this.
Should be some incredible promotion offers for ticket sales next year!
christyBYU will once again be bowling, for the 10th straight season,
which is more than can be said of the Utes who, for the third straight season,
will be left on the outside looking in when it comes to bowl season.
CB"A 3 loss Pac 12 or SEC team would get the nod over an
undefeated team with a schedule like this."Unfortunately for U,
the Utes will be lucky if they're a 3 win PAC 12 team.
I'd agree the home schedule is weak, but the away schedule makes up for
some of that. If it happens, undefeated would be respectable.
Independence is great.Wouldn't want it any other way.
"BYU football: Cougars release their 2014 schedule"Yikes! Is
that the best BYU can do? Might as well go back to the MWC to feast
on cupcakes week in and week out. At least you'll have a conference
championship to play for.
Rose Bowl call yet?"BYU will once again be bowling, for the 10th
straight season, which is more than can be said of the Utes..."What team wouldn't go bowling with that schedule?
Ouch...three games in 12 days, and the home opener only 5 days after the Texas
game. On balance a good schedule, a little front loaded. Having to
play Texas on the road should give anyone who thinks there's a reasonable
chance to go undefeated reason to pause. What is reasonable is to
think there's a good chance of winning all the home games. I'll go to
3 or 4.
Chris B"I can see why byu fans love independence." So if
BYU did not go to independence their choice was to stay in the MWC. Take off
your "I hate BYU glasses" and tell me the truth. Is this schedule
better then a MWC schedule with teams such as Wyoming, CSU, UNM, SJSU ect... We
are already playing three MWC schools and we don't have to play the really
bad ones. It was worth leaving the MWC to just not have to play Wyoming
I love ute fans who's only argument these days is schedule. Yay! U play a
great schedule...too bad no one cares because you do nothing against it. Beat a
quality team on the road, go to a bowl game at the end of the year, actually
have some all Americans and some respect....then maybe U can talk about
Btw Chris B, you do realize that Virginia has out recruited Utah (by a wide
margin) the last three years right? They don't really help all your stars
and athletes arguments do they? Or maybe they just have Utah underacheivitis
where NFL and highly recruited players never provide wins on the field. U should
get together with cavalier fans and share notes...you have a lot in common.
Cougsndawgs,How does Virginia recruiting impact my argument?I have never said stars guarantee wins. Guess what else
doesn't guarantee wins:Good coaching Fast playersStrong players Practicing Lifting weights Good nutrition Watching filmScoring lots of pointsYou going to tell us
these things don't matter either?Lol!Nick saban
seems to agree that high stars matter, he gets among the highest stars year
after year after year. But what does he know?Lol!
Chris BYou brought up Virginia in a derisive and typical smack-on-BYU way.
That's why I brought them up. I pointed out their underachievements so U
could see just what your Utes look like to everyone else in CFB outside the
MUSS. U also LOL more than anyone I know...I'm glad you're such a
happy guy even when the Us future in their prestigious conference against their
prestigious schedule is so bleak.I like your list...tell me, what
part of that list is Utah severely lacking that causes them to underachieve in
such an epic way? You like brining up Saban all the time. He's a great
coach so maybe that's Utah's problem? He works his guys hard, is that
Utah's problem? Pray tell.
motorbike"What team wouldn't go bowling with that
schedule?"BYU's 2014 schedule will be tougher than
Utah's 2004 #67 SOS, and likely as tough as Utah's 2008 #56 SOS.BYU plays three teams - Texas, Houston, and Boise State - that Utah has
never beaten (since Boise State moved to FBS).
Once again our BYU-obsessed troll chimes in as the first poster on another BYU
article, laughable, since the Utes decided to run away a hide from the Cougars
for the next 2 seasons.
Chris B"Nick Saban seems to agree that high stars matter, he
gets among the highest stars year after year after year."You
keep spouting off about stars, yet Utah continues to finish in the bottom half
of the PAC 12 in recruiting, which, according to your theory, virtually
guarantees that Utah will be a perennial conference bottom dweller.Compared to the other PAC 12 schools, the Utes DON'T haveBetter coaching Faster playersStronger players Better
facilitiesMore moneyMore resourcesBetter television
coverageBetter recognitionBetter traditionor any other
significant advantageSo, how do expect the Utes to ever be
competitive in the PAC 12?4-5, 3-6, 2-7 = 9-18 overall in the
conferenceBottom line, the honeymoon is over for the Utes. Simply
being a member of a power conference doesn't mean much if you're not
even good enough to qualify for a bowl.
shorts"It was worth leaving the MWC to just not have to play
Wyoming anymore."Simply escaping The MTN for ESPN was worth
it.Even now, the MWC struggles to provide a decent television
package for its members.It won't happen in one or two seasons,
but if BYU can get back on track to regularly winning 10 or 11 games and
consistently finishing in the Top 25, they'll put themselves in position to
secure an invite to the playoffs, especially the playoffs are expanded to 8
teams, which is inevitable.
In 1979, BYU finished the regular season undefeated, but barely ranked in the
Top 10, at #9.Five years later, after 5 Top 12 finishes in 6 years,
and back-to-back Top 7 finishes, BYU found itself ranked #1 from late November
to the end of the season to secure the consensus National Championship - ranked
#1 by all five major selecting organizations, including the Coaches and AP
polls.BYU just needs to re-establish itself as a perennial Top 25
team and they'll once again prove to the naysayers that you don't have
to be a member of the "establishment" in order to have a very successful
Ah, nice to see the BYU haters out in full force to comment on the very team and
school that they swear they put in their rearview mirror three plus years ago!!!
At least we in the Cougar Nation are honest enough to still call the Utes a
rival and make room to schedule you in as many sports and other activities as
eligible. I like our football schedule for 2014 it may not seem as tough as
Utah's PAC12 schedule but I do not think the Utes would go undefeated
against this schedule either!!! To Utes fans I say good day and good luck
possible hosting one or two NIT games!!!Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
Our home opener against a power program: Idaho State.The same Idaho
State that only had ONE win against division 1 teams ALL year.I can
see why we Utah fans love our prestegous program LOL!
I don't understand how the Cougars can be playing Cal at the end of the
season. It was my understanding that it wasn't possible for a Pac-12 team
to schedule an out-of-conference team in November? Isn't that one of the
reasons a certain other team is unable to fit BYU into its schedule?All of this "weak" schedule talk is a bit too early. No, right now it
doesn't look like a killer schedule. However, it looks like a pretty well
balanced schedule. And for all we know, all of those teams could turn out to be
really good next season. Or they could turn out to be really bad. We'll
find out starting on August 29.And about August 29, my first
reaction: another season-opening game on the east coast? Uh oh. Remember what
happened last year?
cordonblue,So you're a Pac 12 fan now? Welcome aboard.Why didn't you compare Utah to byu?LOL. Teams that can't beat another join the bandwagon of teams that can beat
them.LOLbyu fans are now fans of 11 of the 12 Pac 12
teams since byu can't beat Utah.LOL
Just win baby.Utah, BSU, Hawaii all got BCS bowls just by winning.
Their SOS was weak but voters count wins. They all moved up in conferences and
now they're all losing. Just win and let the chips fall where
they may. I predict that BYU plays in a big bowl before Utah, BSU, or Hawaii
plays in another.
"So you're a Pac 12 fan now? Welcome aboard."Says the
fan of a team that isn't in the same conference as BYU and doesn't
play BYU again until 2016, yet has already spammed an article about BYU's
2014 schedule with at least a half dozen posts, including, as usual, the first
Not the most challenging schedule, and this is hilarious - the easiest game on
the docket is Cal - a Pac-12 team.
@ Snack PACThat's a straw man argument.Utah has
only played Texas once, and it was in 1982. Texas finished #18/17, in the
polls. Likewise, the moat recent game against Houston was in 1978, and Houston
was a perennial top 20 team. In fact, the Bill Yeoman "era" was the
most successful period Houston football ever had. Finally, when Utah played
Boise, the Broncos were right in the heart of the Chris Peterson/Kellen Moore
era, and they were one of the best programs around. The BSU teams Utah lost to
were 13-0 and 12-1. Lets not pretend like any of those teams are even remotely
comparable to the ones BYU will square off with in 2014; Boise and Houston
@ Ed Grady(Sagarin)118 - CAL121 - UCONN242 - Savannah St.What's hilarious is that 6 of the teams on
BYU's schedule finished last season ranked 98 or lower....