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Published: Friday, May 30 2014 7:04 a.m. MDT

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TrollPolice
Salt Lake City, UT

"Utah football: Game times, TV plans announced for three 2014 games" = 9 comments

"BYU football to play Texas on Fox Sports 1 in prime time" = 27 comments

"Should BYU try to schedule Alabama in 2015? = 60 comments

Almost 100 comments total on the two BYU articles, the vast majority from jealous Utah fans; it's hilarious how obsessed the kids on the hill are with their big brothers.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT said:

"ESPN will drive this thing, they'll want an Alabama game on their network and will do what it takes to get it."

Makes you wonder why ESPN has not pushed BYU in the first place.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

BlueCoug
Orem, UT said:
Chris B

""Why doesn't BYU just set up a home and home?"

Remind us that last time Utah played an SEC team at home.

Hint: Not a single SEC team has ever agreed to visit tiny RES."

Care to talk about BYU and its WAC Legacy there BlueCoug?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ BlueCoug

Bama in 1998 went 7-5. Please don't even try to pretend that the Tide was even a shadow of the team they currently have...

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

When sports writers start sounding like fans, both sides of a story go out the door. No opinion or observation from the other side.

BYU fans have indeed cornered the market and monopolized frantic, folklore BYU football.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ TrollPolice

What exactly are Utah fans jealous of?

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

TrollPolice
Salt Lake City, UT said:

""Utah football: Game times, TV plans announced for three 2014 games" = 9 comments

"BYU football to play Texas on Fox Sports 1 in prime time" = 27 comments

"Should BYU try to schedule Alabama in 2015? = 60 comments

Almost 100 comments total on the two BYU articles, the vast majority from jealous Utah fans; it's hilarious how obsessed the kids on the hill are with their big brothers."

Big brother?

BYU complains about the SEC & ACC scaling them second class.
Uptight you were not invited to the PAC 12.
The list goes on.

Bad example set by big brother.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

upinthenight

"Care to talk about BYU and its WAC Legacy there BlueCoug?"

You're just jealous that Utah has no WAC legacy - only 2 WAC championships in 37 years in the conference.

In fact, your ENTIRE legacy lasted only two years, 2004 and 2008.

2fer

"Please don't even try to pretend that the Tide was even a shadow of the team they currently have..."

When was the last time Utah even played an SEC team at home or on the road. Don't belittle BYU, when the Utes are too chicken to even venture into SEC country and too insignificant to entice an SEC team to come to RES.

"What exactly are Utah fans jealous of?"

Why else would you feel compelled to constantly hang out on BYU blogs?

xam
Provo, UT

@CougarSunDevil
Look no farther than Utah's 2008 football schedule to see the cupcake WAC schedule

When was the last time BYU or ASU beat 4 teams that finished the season ranked? Utah accomplished that with their 2008 "WAC schedule". A little research might help you out with future posts.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ LonestarRunner

Utah doesn't have to venture into SEC territory. We play a whole PAC-12 schedule. But, congrats on being "significant enough" to get Mississippi State to come to Provo 14 years ago. It must have been awesome getting blown out by the least competitive team in the SEC. Lastly, FWIW I wasn't belittling BYU. My comment only said that just because BYU had a close game with the Tide in 1998, doesn't mean they would have one next year.

We're here because the vast majority of the college football news this offseason has come out of Provo. BYU is still Utah's main rival, and therefore there is interest in what happens with the Cougars. I can promise you that nobody is jealous of an independent mid-major, sanctions pending, program.

sammyg
Springville, UT

2fer

" I can promise you that nobody is jealous of an independent mid-major, sanctions pending, program."

Fair enough.

And I can assure you that no one is jealous of being home for the holidays, pink slips in December (and I'm not talking about clothing), QB drama, this year's winning lotto football numbers of 4-5, 3-6, 2-7, and ?, AND whining about how tough it is in a 'big boy' conference.

LOL

maddog
Hooper, UT

BYU would be idiots not to take the opportunity to play an Alabama. How are they ever going to get past being the "has been" on the 1980s if they don't take the chance to knock off a power house SEC team like Bama, (good luck with that). BYU is known for scheduling "cupcake" teams in order to just break 500 each year. Time to take the risk and run with the big dogs if opportunity knocks, else stop whining and schedule Idaho State yet again and keep that sweet 500 streak going. Roll Tide !!!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT
upinthenight

"Care to talk about BYU and its WAC Legacy there BlueCoug?"

You're just jealous that Utah has no WAC legacy - only 2 WAC championships in 37 years in the conference.

In fact, your ENTIRE legacy lasted only two years, 2004 and 2008.

2fer

"Please don't even try to pretend that the Tide was even a shadow of the team they currently have..."

When was the last time Utah even played an SEC team at home or on the road. Don't belittle BYU, when the Utes are too chicken to even venture into SEC country and too insignificant to entice an SEC team to come to RES.

"What exactly are Utah fans jealous of?"

Why else would you feel compelled to constantly hang out on BYU blogs?

__________

Yawn. Anyone can post here. Why do BYU fans like yourself feel compelled to pretend you belong in a power conference? Some day if you are invited, no matter what, you will always be considered leftovers.

Kaladin
Greeley, CO

@WACPaddling - yep, just like Utah

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

WACpaddled

"Why do BYU fans like yourself feel compelled to pretend you belong in a power conference?"

Utah certainly doesn't belong in a power conference - the record speaks for itself:

Lifetime 11+ Win, AP/Coaches Top 25 Finishes

BYU - 11
Utah - 2

1979 BYU(11-1) #13/#12
1980 BYU(12-1) #12/#11
1981 BYU(11-2) #13/#11
1983 BYU(11-1) #7/#7
1984 BYU(13-0) #1/#1
1985 BYU(11-3) #16/#17
1996 BYU(14-1) #5/#5
2001 BYU(12-2) #25/#24
2004 Utah(12-0) #4/#5
2006 BYU(11-2) #16/#15
2007 BYU(11-2) #14/#15
2008 Utah(13-0) #2/#4
2009 BYU(11-2) #12/#12

It's quite obvious which team really deserves to be in a power conference, and which team only got there by being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

Bronco has more 11+ win, Top 15 finishes (THREE),
than Utah has in its entire history (TWO).

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

sammyg
Springville, UT

2fer

" I can promise you that nobody is jealous of an independent mid-major, sanctions pending, program."

Fair enough.

And I can assure you that no one is jealous of being home for the holidays, pink slips in December (and I'm not talking about clothing), QB drama, this year's winning lotto football numbers of 4-5, 3-6, 2-7, and ?, AND whining about how tough it is in a 'big boy' conference.

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Speaking of pink slips in December, see Brandon Doman.
Speaking of QB drams, see Heaps and Riley.
Speaking of this year's winning lotto numbers: BYU 0-2 in a two game schedule
Speaking of whining about a tough schedule, you wouldn't understand considering you've never played one.

81Ute
Central, UT

It seems that I am not up on events/schedules of BYU in September 2015 BYU already has a couple of one and dones. Michigan and Nebraska have no return dates to Provo. I guesss you might as well play all your early games as one and done. Get the Tide on the schedule and go 1-3 in Sept.

Good teams on the road early and poor teams at home late, I am truly sorry that you cougs must go through this.

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

Uteology

"Speaking of whining about a tough schedule, you wouldn't understand considering you've never played one."

The truth is, prior to 2013, Utah had NEVER played a Top 40 SOS; BYU has played THREE Top 40 schedules since 2003!

Sagarin Top 40 SOS
2003 BYU #14
2004 BYU #11
2013 BYU #38, Utah #3

Why don't you try using facts once in awhile, instead of your usual label-based hyperbole?

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

81Utes

What about NO TEAMS, ANYWHERE after November? (see Utah since 2012)

Those who live in crimson tinted, glass houses, should avoid throwing stones.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Rockwell

It's quite obvious which team really deserves to be in a power conference, and which team only got there by being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

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It is obvious to everyone why Utah and TCU deserve to be in a power conference.

Utah's BCS Resume:

* Original BCS Buster
* 2 major bowl wins
* 2 top 5 finished, including highest ranked mid-major team under BCS rules
* Top winning percentage vs BCS teams as a mid-major

TCU's BCS Resume:

* 1-1 in major bowls
* 4 top 10 ranked teams, including 2nd highest ranked mid-major team under BCS rules
* 2nd best winning percentage vs BCS teams

BYU's BCS Resume:

* Quest t-shirts
* Airport celebrations
* Losing record vs BCS teams

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