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Published: Thursday, May 29 2014 12:50 p.m. MDT

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Harrisville, UT

Not sure this topic warrants a story on the dnews. This is twitter fodder.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Yes, BYU should try to schedule Alabama in 2015. And I will try to get a date with Sophia Vergara.

HS Sport Dude
Salt Lake City, UT

I would love to see this game. "Roll Tide Baby"

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Please please please make this game happen! I'd be laughing for 3 straight hours, kind of like I do during the Utah byu games.

Danbury, CT

BYU should try to schedule every top tier team in the country that it can. You only get better by playing top competition. This is the whole reason we went independent. And we get exposure in the Eastern half of the country, more media coverage, etc.

Then there's the whole matter of gearing up to play such a team. Bronco hasn't shown he is capable of doing it on a consistent basis. Anae even far less. Still, I'd rather see us be more ambitious in the scheduling.

Layton, UT

Funny, the predicament that byu has put itself in. Right now, given recent events, byu is the only team in the country that would question whether or not they should try to schedule a game with the Alabama. On one hand it would certainly meet the "exposure" criteria and an upset would immediately get them the "prestige" that they lack. On the other hand, Alabama would have marching orders from the SEC, "under no circumstance do you lose to byu". It would give both, the SEC and byu a chance to put their money where their mouth is. Comments to follow will be interesting.

On the side...Which is correct, itself or it's self?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

BYU should do what ever it takes to make this game. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Thanks, Lafe, for giving all our U fans something to laugh about. By next December, laughs will be few and far between. Again.

Schedule the game. Do what it takes. The answer is always "NO" to the question you don't ask, and you absolutely will not win the games you don't play. Schedule the game.

Utah State has been exceptionally kind to BYU. Maybe they would consider changing a home game to an away game as part of a 2 for 1 in their favor. Maybe Boise would. Get creative, but schedule the game.

Alex 1
Tucson, AZ

Take it!

Eagle Mountain, UT

Wow - 10 posts and 9 are from ute "fans". That is impressive for all the wrong reasons. Little bro is alive and well at 5-7 and struggling for relevance.

Layton, UT

Utah fans are excited about the upcoming season. What's to get excited about in happy valley?

Beaver, UT

It's to the point I have to ask.....Do Ute fans have nothing better to do than read AND COMMENT on articles about BYU???? I think the only semi-Ute related article I've even taken time to read was the one from today that mentioned both Dres Anderson and Jordan Leslie. I've joked about this privately for a while, wondering if these people have nothing better to do with their lives; but now I'm starting to regret my needling, I'm starting to really believe that these people have some serious situation in their lives that leaves them with so few options that they spend time and energy reading and commenting about someone else's team. I'm really sorry guys, my best to you during these difficult times in your lives.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID

Of course they should schedule that game!

Chris B, of course we Cougar Fans remember that game Utah played against the Crimson tide... Most of us were watching and cheering for our neighbors to the north!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Yes! We'll play them and beat them to!

Al Thepal
Eagle Mountain, UT

Of course we should try to schedule Alabama. It would be a big mistake to not schedule them if the option is available. Drop San Jose State or UNLV or Southern Miss, or make a deal with one of them to switch to playing at BYU that year. Do whatever it takes. Who cares if we already have a few power conference opponents who happen to be big name programs themselves. That would make the deal even sweeter. Bring it On. Isn't that kind of what we are trying to do? Build a schedule that is respectable each year? Scheduling Alabama in the same year we have Nebraska and Michigan would be a HUGE step forward, even if it is a one and done with Alabama.

As for Chris B and his fellow BYU hater trolls trolls, yes I remember when Utah beat Alabama. As a matter of fact, I was cheering for Utah. Why? Because as a BYU fan my life doesn't revolve around hating Utah.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@ brs27

"It's to the point I have to ask.....Do Ute fans have nothing better to do than read AND COMMENT on articles about BYU????"

You might want to check the Utah articles and you'll be surprised to find how many Cougar fans with nothing better to do than read and comment on Utah articles. It does go both ways and I know that may come as a shock for you.

Last I checked, these are public forums so anyone can write comments on any article if they like.

Lastly, the reason BYU is getting so much attention and attracting so many people to comment on articles is because BYU is in the news due to the SEC and ACC snub, BYU breaking NCAA rules and conducting an internal investigation, and possibly BYU turning down a chance to play Alabama because their not a WAC team that they're used to playing.

Reno, NV

Dear Y Fans,

Utah fans (including myself) read and comment on BYU articles because it's the end of May and there is nothing else going on in the world of college football. There isn't much to talk about right now with Utah or any other P5 program because this is the dreaded summer time that is full of "way too early predictions" that don't mean anything. Utah is in a great spot with their seat amongst the big boys in place. BYU on the other hand is the exact opposite, their program is at a very interesting point in their history. The events over the next few months and years will define the future of BYU Football, for better or worse. It's incredibly intriguing. To say that we read and comment on BYU articles because we are obsessed is naive.

With that said, BYU should do whatever it takes to make this game happen.

Springville, UT

Alabama is tough and all, but they are definitely no PAC 12 team, let alone Utah. Can you imagine how much harder our schedule would be if we had to play WSU instead of Fresno, or Cal instead of Utah State, or Arizona instead of Cincinnati. Just would just ruin us if we had to play a PAC 12 schedule.

Enid, OK

@ Chris B - Salt Lake City, UT - "byu already has Nebraska and Michigan and that makes their schedule possibly already difficult enough? LOL - ya, for a WAC team maybe. 2 games against power conference teams is all they could schedule and they're already talking up how difficult that schedule is? LOL"


1) Chris B. must work for the Deseret News. His buddies must tell him the nano-second a BYU football-related story is going to hit the net. That's how he often ends up being the first poster. Never could figure out why such a devoted Utah fan comments more on the team he hates than his own team. Weird.

2) Chris B., so how's that 3-season losing record treating you? Love those bowl games you guys have played in recently.


As far as the story goes, yes, BYU should schedule Alabama.

Pitt. Miami. Oklahoma. Alabama.

Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?...

Go Cougars!

Phoenix, AZ

"byu already has Nebraska and Michigan and that makes their schedule possibly already difficult enough?

LOL - ya, for a WAC team maybe"

Exactly. Look no farther than Utah's 2008 football schedule to see the cupcake WAC schedule Utah played. Looks mighty similar.

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