I beg to differ Silent Lurker. It was more fun for everyone during
the McBride Edwards time. It was fun for me and other UTE fans to trash Paul
James yard. Even Paul James got a laugh out of it. If that happened today to
Greg Rubell (I think that is his name) someone would get arrested.
Funny how BYU fans recall the rivalry as fun and good nature d when they held
the upper hand during the LaVell heyday of BYU football. Believe me is was not
fun and good nature d for Utah fans. Now the football fortunes have been
reversed and BYU fans long for past times. So now they have to endure some of
what they dished out in the 70's and early 80's and don't like
it. For Ute fans it truly is poetic justice.
Urban may have brought more wins for the Utes but it came at the price of
sportsmanship between the two schools. Sad we can't go back to the
friendship of Edwards and McBride. Classy guys!
I miss the era of the classy rivalry Edwards and McBride built. Maybe someday we
will get over the hatred Urban Meyer built and Max Hall piled on and the rivalry
will be fun again.