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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT

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TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

Rose Bowl call yet?

AP Top 25 Finishes (the rankings Utah fans always cite)

BYU 2006 to 2009 - FOUR
Utah 1965 to 2013 - FOUR

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

What's ironic is when you follow up "but the level of insecurity that byu fans are displaying has become a little embarrassing" with an insecure utah "my dad can beat up your dad" rant that is equally embarrassing.

Now, watch the DesNews comment police deny this as off topic, while at the same time the majority of the comments on this article have ZERO to do with the obviously talented young kicker who selected his dream school.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

TSA:

Your authority is slipping--Utah has 5 Top 25 AP finishes, '94, '03, '04, '08 and '09.

On the other hand, all-time AP Top 10 finishes looks like this:
Utah - 3
BYU - 3

AP Top 5 all time:
Utah - 2
BYU - 2

It's funny how Y fans deride 1994, 2004 and 2008 as flukes for Utah. By the same measuring stick, it would seem that 1983, 1984 and 1996 were flukes for the Y.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

JohnInSLC

Conspiculously absent from your list is the total number of AP Top 25 finishes:

BYU - 17
Utah - 5

Also missing is the highest finish ever:

BYU - #1
Utah - #2

Longest consecutive streaks:

BYU - 4 (3 streaks of 3 or more AP Top 25 finishes)
Utah - 2 (twice)

BYU had 11 AP Top 25 finishes, before Utah managed to crack the AP Top 25 for the first time, in 1994, 17 years after BYU cracked the final AP poll for the first time in 1977.

At its current rate of one AP Top 25 finish every 15.6 years, it'll take the Utes another 187 years just to match BYU's current total of 17 AP Top 25 finishes.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

"Since when are Texas, Boise State, and Houston - three teams Utah has NEVER beaten - no name teams?"

BSU and Houston? You have to be kidding. Lol!!

"From BYU fans' perspective, Utah fans would rather beat BYU, than have a winning conference season or play in a bowl."

You have it wrong. What we Utah fans would like is to continue putting byu-provo in it's place on an annual basis and then get better at taking care of business in our elite conference. #1 is accomplished. Now the Utes have to up their game for a level of competition in he Pac-12 that byu-provo could never hope to give us. In other words...a game with byu-provo is a waste of time. Just cannon fodder for these sports boards. But, it's always fun talking to you people.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Y little brother:

Just like it'll take BYU beating Utah 23 years in a row just to even up the series. But their current streak of 0-4 doesn't bode well for the cougs when the series resumes.

eagle
Provo, UT

He will probably do well and hope he does but kicking off a tee is much different than kicking off the ground and many kickers don't make that transition...

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

JohnInSLC

Unlike the kids on the hill, who are forced to use the head-to-head with BYU as their standard of success, BYU fans can judge the overall success of BYU's football program based on much higher standards like National Championships, Heisman Trophies, perennial Top 25 finishes, National Individual Award recipients, and players inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame.

311ute
Reno, NV

Here are the facts about BYU and Utah football right now.
Utah has BYU's number (9/12)
BYU has finished the the last few years with better record (mostly due to a weak schedule)
BYU's season is meaningless after one loss, enjoy your prepaid bowl ticket.
Utah has something to play for nearly every week, BYU doesn't.
Utah has struggled in the PAC. BYU fans love this because misery loves company.
If BYU was in the PAC, they would face the same struggles.
With the BCS now done, BYU should have stayed in the MTN West. Going undefeated in the MTN West would have been better for their chances to getting into the playoff then a weak independent schedule.
BYU better start scheduling better. Home games this year include Houston, Virginia, Utah State, Nevada, UNLV, and Savannah State. Have fun with that.
Utah's home schedule - Idaho State (the yearly cupcake), Fresno State (eh, not much better), then there's USC, Oregon, Arizona, and Washington State.
Now enough of the banter and congratulate the kid on his commitment

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Great to see that the coaches are not neglecting the kicking game in recruiting! Hey, Duckhunter, did you notice this kid says Utah was always his top choice. Some time ago you said nobody grows up wanting to play for Utah. I guess you might have been wrong.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Nice pickup for the Utes! Wish there was not a two year hold on the Holy War, because win or lose it is always much more fun to play your rival!!! In state games are always big and rivals just ask CU and CSU!!! Wish this young man and the rest of the Utes good luck this coming season!!!

Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
Go Utes!!! Onward and upward!!!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

talkinsports:

"Bronco is 9 for 9 in bowls played in...Kyle is only 7 for 9"

Nope. You made that up.

Bronco's bowl record is 6-3; not 9-0. He lost in the Las Vegas Bowl to Cal (2005) and Arizona (2008), and in the Kraft Fight Hunger vs. Washington.

Kyle's bowl record is 7-1; not 7-2.

7-1 > 6-3

Edge: Kyle

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Y little brother:

Funny how Y fans have selective memories when claiming that the Y's "overall success" is better than Utah's. How about we just look at the overall records to measure "overall success":

Utah: 628-435-31 (57.4% winning percentage)
BYU: 518-383-26 (55.9% winning percentage)

Bowl records:
Utah: 13-4 (76.4%)
BYU: 13-18-1 (40.6%)

Undefeated Seasons
Utah: 5
BYU: 1

And don't forget, Utah has three things BYU doesn't have, and likely never will: two BCS Bowl trophies and a No. 1 overall NFL draft pick.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

311ute,
Interesting but shortsighted comments! Yes, Utah is up right now in football but if you go back through the rivalry it has swung back and forth! Both schools are in much better situations then they were in the MWC, so good for both!!! I disagree that BYU has nothing to play for or important games after the first loss!!! Every team has goals for each season, they may not accomplish all the goals but it does not make the season a total loss If they accomplish most of the team goals! Utah has lost more conference games each year does that mean they should give up and quit on the PAC12? I say NO!!! Only one team each year is crowned NC either by polls or now a game or playoff! Does that mean the rest give up playing? The answer is NO!!! I will always be a BYU fan and fan of the rivalry between the two schools!!! And just for the record it was a Utah fan in the first comment that brought up BYU on an article about a Utah recruit!!! Too funny!!!

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Y little brother:

Oh, and I forgot to mention conference titles "overall":

Utah: 24, and counting
BYU: 23, and not counting

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

LonestarRunner:

"Since when are Texas, Boise State, and Houston - three teams Utah has NEVER beaten - no name teams?"

Houston is not a "name" team. They're an AAC team, and the AAC is now a midmajor conference. Furthermore, the Y had only beaten ONE Houston team, and really all you did there as beat an unranked gloried C-USA squad. That does not compare to Utah's record against them because back when WE were playing them, we were a WAC team, and playing with WAC recruits, whereas they were a SWC team playing SWC with recruits. Not a midmajorey team playing midmajorey recruits like your 2013 opponent. And as for our 0-4 lifetime record against them, 3 finished ranked in the final polls (#17-1966, #14-1971, and #11-1978), and in only 1 season (1978) did we have a winning record. And while we didn't beat Houston that year, we DID beat the Y. Not that any of that matters. What matters -- as far as the U and the Y are concerned -- is that Utah beat the Y last fall, and thus were the better team.

We were also the better team the 3 preceding yrs, and own them in the all-time series.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Y little brother:

Oh, and I forgot to mention conference titles "overall":

Utah: 24, and counting
BYU: 23, and not counting"

You got that right, JohnInSLC...byu-provo is done chasing conference titles. It's remarkable how important the past titles are to so many of the cougar faithful yet they are completely sold on the ponies and rainbows of independence. Lol!

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

To all the Utah "fans"!
Funny how on a Utah article about a new Utah recruit you still are the first to bring up your "non" rival BYU!!! Why is that? I thought you moved Onward and Upward away from BYU? I love the Holy War and rivalry between our two schools in all sports!!!

Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

Go Utes!!! Onward and Upward!!!

UU
Provo, UT

royalblue and Rose Bowl,

The following statement....

"BYU has never come close to putting together a body of work like Utah's 2008 season beating 4 ranked teams including two top 10 teams"

Was not a slam on BYU's overall football success throughout the years, it was in response to mid-major's statement that Utah's 2008 season was "sadly lacking". If beating 4 ranked teams is sadly lacking what do you say about a season when your school beat ZERO ranked teams (1986)?

Utah does not use BYU as a measuring stick, we simply make these comparisons to show how ridiculous some statements are like mid-major's. The bigger concern for Y fans should be, why do I keep landing in the Utah comments section when I'm a BYU fan? Obsession?

UU
Provo, UT

@Reno Cougs Fan 68 "To all the Utah "fans, Funny how on a Utah article about a new Utah recruit you still are the first to bring up your "non" rival BYU"

Funny how on a Utah article about a Utah recruit a BYU fan will show up multiple times. Why?

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