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Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 9:30 p.m. MDT

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MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for the update, Dirk. Good news on Moana Ofahengaue!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

It seems like this was the same story as last year. I imagine that the outcome will be the same.
The utes also felt good about winning their game tonight in Moraga.

Objectified
Tooele, UT

Yawn. In all reality, when was the last time anyone's read about a college football team/coach who didn't feel good about their first day of spring practice? Absolutely no news here with absolutely nothing decided.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

I will be interested to see if the tempo talk actually sees the field. Since the days of Schramrod we have been hearing about an up tempo offense, but it hasn't really seen the field except in spurts last season.

Looking forward to seeing how the QB battle plays out this fall.

Go UTES

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

Its so good to hear that Wilson's healthy. Here's hoping it stays that way.

Can't wait to see how things shake out after Thompson gets here in a few months.

GO UTES!

UU
Provo, UT

@Down under "It seems like this was the same story as last year"

Actually it will be a bit different than years past; Utah no longer has the built-in win against BYU. The question for 2014 is whether or not the Utes can get to a bowl game with the likely #1 SOS in the country. Last year's SOS was #3 but Utah replaces BYU with Michigan and Weber State with Fresno State in '14.

How does that BYU schedule look? Same as last year or worse. I'd say worse, much worse.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

I love that KT timed his unofficial to be present at opening practices this week! Go Utes!

UU--

"How does that BYU schedule look? Same as last year or worse. I'd say worse, much worse."

It boggles the mind how anybody associated w/byu can keep a straight face when attempting to talk up their schedule!

dirt
Sandy, UT

yes, let's talk about football while basketball is at it's height. Might as well, that basketball team was terrible. Actually they had some depth and good players but their style sucked the life out of 'em.

Hopefully next year, after their drought, they can make it to a post-season game via football. Who will predict they squeak in to a post-season game with a 6 win team? 7 wins?

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

AZUTE1,
Go ahead and tell us all how Utah would have a schedule like Notre Dame if they were independent!!! This years schedule is fine and much better then any WAC or MWC schedule BYU or Utah for that matter ever had!!! And with more games being on TV!!! BYU just needs to win and rankings and bowls will take care of themselves!!! Thanks for your continued interest in your closest rival!!!

Go BYU beat the Ducks!!! Rise Up!!!

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Dirt,

I will predict a 7 win season. I think 8 wins is a possibility if the O line comes together, 3rd receiver emerges, and the secondary is solidified Blechen and Carter. IF (I recognize it's a big if) but if the young players over the past 2 years and Kendal Thompson is as advertised, I think the team could even weather the injuries that have plagued them, even at QB, over the past 2-3 season.

UU
Provo, UT

@AZUTE1 "It boggles the mind how anybody associated w/byu can keep a straight face when attempting to talk up their schedule!"

Agreed, unlike basketball when all Cougar fans could talk about was Utah's weak schedule, BYU fans will not make a peep about SOS in football given they are playing the likes of:

2-10 Virginia whose two wins were against BYU & Virginia Military Institute

3-9 UConn who lost to Towson State and Buffalo

1-11 Cal

12-1 UCF which is losing almost every skill player to graduation or the NFL

1-11 Savannah State who lost to Howard, Bethune Cookman, N.C Central University, Norfolk
St., Florida A&M, Delaware St., Troy and Georgia Southern

8-5 Texas with a new coaching staff

4-8 Nevada

Chris Peterson(less) Boise State

Middle Tennessee State who lost to North Texas

UNLV

And the two toughest teams on the schedule 9-5 Utah St. & 8-5 Houston

Expect BYU fans to speak only in terms of wins & losses in 2014 and never about strength of schedule. Even though Utah only won 5 games last year Sagarin still had them ranked above BYU... and we know how Cougar fans like those rating services over head-to-head results.

UU
Provo, UT

@ Reno Cougs Fan 68 "This years schedule is fine and much better then any WAC or MWC schedule BYU or Utah for that matter ever had!!!

So your saying BYUs 2104 schedule is tougher than Utah's 08 when they beat 4 top 25 teams including two top 10 teams. Please expound Reno Coug.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Reno Cougs Fan 68--

"AZUTE1,
Go ahead and tell us all how Utah would have a schedule like Notre Dame if they were independent!!!"

Nowhere in my original comment did I make mention of any other school nor make a comparison nor reference how byu came to having this schedule....I merely referenced byu fan's interpretation/description of it.....Furthermore, you're thanking me for my "continued interest in our closest rival" while you're posting your comment on a U related thread?

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

1st day of spring ball huh? Has Kyle replaced the OC yet? Who's the new coach? THis program is about as stable as a 3 legged bar stool!

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