@Mount Olympus - Good one! Go read comments on BYU articles and you'll see
more Ute comments than BYU. At least on the Ute articles most BYU fans stay
away.And it's laughable that so many Ute fans were demeaning
about BYU playing even on Fox1 vs Texas while that's the best so far for
the Utes. That doesn't mean some of the remainder of the games won't
get broader exposure but it's the pot calling the kettle black. Utah is
still struggling to show they belong in the PAC while BYU is struggling to show
they fit in too; growing pains for both schools in very different situations.
@flyer - this is not a personal attack but I think the comments in your post are
just plain stupid (and factually incorrect). Not worth a post to reply to
concepts but a couple of other things. Utah is far from an
automatic win for PAC 12 teams, just ask Stanford. Utah has put a lot of
players in the NFL in recent years and your comment about 2 this year is way off
base. They had two players drafted but neither has made an NFL roster at this
point. Plus they have several players that signed free agent contracts, a
couple that will probably stick. Realistically 3-4 Utes will be moving to the
NFL in 2014.
BYU fans are seriously commenting here? Let's see Power
Conference teams on their 2014 schedules:Utah 10BYU 3 (2 of these -
Cal and Virginia - last year were worse than any of the 10 on Utah's
schedule)ACC & SEC have spoken, they do not regard BYU as a
quality opponent.Other 3 conferences have not invited BYU to join.Enjoy living in Provo and breaking the NCAA rules independently.
Just a few more things for all of the Ute fans:First, if the MWC is
good enough for former Utah running back Lucky Radley, then it certainly ought
to be good enough for the Utes.Second, I don't recall ever
mentioning that I'm a fan of any team much less BYU. My comments
weren't about BYU. They were about Utah's lack of relevance in the PAC
12. They're basically an automatic win for most other teams in the
conference.Third: From what I've read, there's been no
arguing with the fact that The University of Utah is irrelevant in the PAC 12
when it comes to football. My comments weren't about whether or not BYU is
relevant. They were about the fact that Utah isn't. I'd like to see
some argument to the contrary, but there really isn't any. Once again,
since joining the conference, they lose to most teams in the conference. They
have failed to recruit top tier talent. They don't really send many players
to the NFL (2 in 2014).
@BlueNtheface - you might want to read the article again for clarity. The
Thursday games were already known, it is just the times and tv channels that
were announced. All the remaining games are on Saturday's and none are on
Friday night.As a reference, BYU is playing 5 games on Thursday or
Friday. Nothing wrong with a couple of Thursday games for any team but Friday
is the big day for HS football. Most schools feel Friday games are bad for
exposure since potential recruits aren't watching.
@giantfan"What channel is the Pac-12 network on DirecTV again?
Bueller? Bueller?"I guess you haven't read the real news
lately. The PAC 12 made a record $334 million of revenue last year. That is
more than any other conference, even the mighty SEC (who has 14 teams, BTW).
So, mocking the PAC over their DirecTV situation is just silly, at best. It
seems to me that DirecTV is the entity losing out in that stalemate, not the
other way around.As far as Bueller is concerned, I heard he has
switched to Dish and is getting ready for another fantastic season of football
from the Conference of Champions.Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!
@Flyer - KVN sure thought Utah is relevant - called the Utah game his
"Superbowl". I would take his impressions of football teams he has
played against any day over the speculations of a jealous fan posting
anonymously.@Swoop - the fact that you have Utah's mascot as
your moniker "just makes (yo)U look silly".Go Utes! Onward and Upward!
@Flyer. You have got to just be trolling for reactions. Ask Arizona and
Arizona fan if they think they should have never come out of the WAC and joined
the (then) PAC 10. I can't believe that anyone would really have that
opinion.Also, the PAC 12 is doing just fine without their network on
DirecTV. They brought in $334 million last year, more than any other Conference
in the country. I simply switched from DirecTV to Dish, just I like I switched
from Dish to DirecTV to get the Mountain, back in the day.If anyone
wants to talk about relevance, just ask one of BYUs seniors from last season if
they think Utah is relevant. What do you say about a team that you could never
Good start. I'm looking forward to this season. Go Utes!
@ flyer & clarkgo back to the MWC is definitely what byu needs
to do. and fast. You guys are good for a laugh though.
clarkSpeaking of irrelevance...The Utes were never
relevant in the WAC.The Utes were only briefly relevant in the MWC -
2004 and 2008.And, other the being cannon fodder for the big boys of
the PAC to pad their conference records, the Utes have been completely
irrelevant in the PAC 10.2.So if I were U, I'd drop the
embarrassing topic of irrelevance. For a program with only two lifetime 11+ win,
Top 25 finishes, it just makes U look silly.
As a fan, I really don't mind Thurs. & Fri games. There are always so
many other things going on Sat. afternoon. I just find it so ironic that when
BYU's schedule was announced, so many Utah fans used games on those nights
as a source for razzing. Karma, perhaps? Good luck to the Utes this year
regardless of when they play and on what channel they're seen.
@ Flyer"I think that for the Utes to ever be relevant, they need to
swallow their pride and move back to the MT. West Conference. It was in that
conference they experienced their greatest success. They're simply not
cutting it in the PAC 12"I think that for the Cougs to ever be
relevant, they need to swallow their pride and move back to the WAC. It was that
conference they experienced their greatest success. Oh wait! That WAC
doesn't exist as a football conference anymore. That means BYU is stuck in
irrelevance (independence) because no other conference wants BYU. The MWC
certainly doesn't want BYU back.
"BYU, a mid-major, can play on Thursday nights but we (Utah "fans")
will never settle for playing them in the PAC12."LOLGot that DirectTV contract yet? (crickets)
I think that for the Utes to ever be relevant, they need to swallow their pride
and move back to the MT. West Conference. It was in that conference they
experienced their greatest success. They're simply not cutting it in the
PAC 12. They haven't proven to be able to recruit top flight talent, they
consistently compete with the lower tier programs for the worst record, they
really don't send a lot of players to the NFL. There are
basically three tiers in the conference: top tier of OR,UCLA, Stanford, USC.
Second tier of WA, Oregon State, ASU, and Arizona. Third tier of Utah, Colorado,
Cal, and Washington State. The last tier are perennial bottom feeders. In order
for the program to ever make a name for itself, they need to probably make this
unconventional move. Based on the pundits' early
prognostications, this season should mirror the first three. They've had
three years to prove themselves, and now it's time to move on and earn some
What channel is the Pac-12 network on DirecTV again? Bueller? Bueller?
2 out of 3 games announced on Thursday. Turns out big time football can be small
I love the Thursday night games. I really don't even care who's
playing. Nothing better than being center stage!
"Utah is playing Idaho State on a Thursday night? How embarrassing." * Comment included insensitive thoughts that were not appropriate in
the context of the story.From our comment policy:Be
sensitive in comments about death and injury, especially in stories that involve
children.Are you serious? Did Idaho State die or did Utah die?
I'm not usre how this comment was insensitive to children.What
year did you graduate from Utah?
I'm curious which network will televise the Utah-Michigan game.That's gonna be ESPN or ABC.
Cool. Two teams from Utah playing on the Pac 12 Network August 28!!
Is it September yet?Go UTES!!