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Published: Thursday, July 3 2014 7:37 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014 7:37 p.m. MDT

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Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

On the eve of Independence day, I give thanks my team was wanted by a real conference and doesn't have an awful independent schedule like this!

Go Utes!

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

Lifelong Ute

Thanks for paying attention to my Cougars. Just shows how pathetic the team on the hill is when you follow us so closely.

GO COUGARS!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

When will Utes, who say they've move on, really moved on? If it's not chrisb, it's another ute who leads the comments. Face it, U are loyal BYU followers. You may not be fans, but you are followers.

I loved last seasons schedule. It was on par, or more difficult than most teams in any big 5 conference. While I'm not as thrilled with this years, schedule, it still beats playing a MWC schedule by a long shot.

I especially love that my beloved Cougs will make another trip to Texas. I'll be in Austin cheering them on, just like I was in Houston last year.

It is nice knowing that we can compete against our schedule and may even have a shot at a special season. I don't understand how the Utes can knock our SOS. I can't imagine what it would be like looking at a SOS that U have no shot at winning. Face it, U can't compete at the PAC level. Best case scenario is 5 wins, and 4 is more likely with another trip to the bowling alley in December. I wonder where Whit will end up after this season?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Mesa Coug

The only thing pathetic here is the fact that BYU hasn't even held a lead on Utah since the first half of the game in 2011.

CougarColby
Fort Benning, GA

LIfelong Ute,

Your team was the 12th of 12 teams wanted in that conference and not even their 3, 4, or 5th choice at that. The PAC12 needed 12 teams to have two division and a championship game according to NCAA rules. Therefore, you were selected, only after Texas and at least Oklahoma were given consideration. Colorado came next, and then the pitiful team on the hill that has been exactly what the PAC12 wants. A poor team, that doesn't upset the balance of the current PAC12.

Do you really think USC, Oregon, UCLA and Stanford's athletic directors voted to have Utah in the conference because they were excited about more competition? No, they want to be the top dogs and if including Utah and Colorado means two divisions and a championship game, they took it. Because they know both teams will continue to be insignificant and won't harm their 1st tier image.

I guess you guys do enjoy it though, you seem to rep your conference more than your team with all those stickers...

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

CougarColby
Fort Benning, GA

Bitter, much?

Based on the article, which you failed to even mention in your rant, the most exciting home game byu has to look forward to is Utah St. byu fans should be bitter but be careful who you blame for the predicament byu is in. It isn't Utah's fault.

From a Utah fan who sports Pac-12 stickers, it is fun watching byu athletics (from Holmoe to a head football coach) grovel to get what Utah already has.

Happy 4th!

USNGary
San Diego, CA

If you don't care about BYU, don't read their articles. I don't read Utah articles and I don't comment on them because as BYU fans we have moved on.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

USNGary
San Diego, CA

"If you don't care about BYU, don't read their articles. I don't read Utah articles and I don't comment on them because as BYU fans we have moved on."

You assert your practice is to not read or comment on Utah articles. Yet, you speak on behlf of the entire byu fan base by claiming "we" have moved on. Priceless! The reality is that Utah articles are full of byu fans who have "moved on."

Personally, I like having byu fans comment on Utah articles. Make no mistake about it, whether it's comments on Utah articles or byu articles, byu and its fans are being laughed at.

Back to the topic at hand...great schedule this year for the cougs. The slate of home games will, without a doubt, pack in the crowds at LES.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

@My perspective/Chris B. (same guy different accounts)

Utah is the only place driving PAC-12 sticker sales. As I drove through Cali from south to north past UCLA, USC, Stanford and Cal I saw zero PAC-12 stickers. No one outside of Utah celebrates a conference. That and BYU's success is the only thing that matters to Ute fans. Its as if Utah has nothing of value on its own. They are just a venue for good football teams to come in and beat up on and its all good with the PAC-12 fans.

Are there even real Utah fans or are they all just PAC-12 fans that happen to live in Utah and support the real programs of the league.

Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't Utah amassed one single PAC-12 championship (gymnastics last year) in three years?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

CougFaninTX:

"While I'm not as thrilled with this years, schedule, it still beats playing a MWC schedule by a long shot."

No it doesn't. According to Phil Steele's 2014 preseason magazine, your SOS ranks #73. And that puts your SOS smack dab in the middle of such MWC teams as #59 Wyo, #65 BSU, #66 SJSU, #67 Hawai'i, #75 Nevada, #80 UNLV, #81 FSU, and #82 UNM.

So no, it doesn't beat playing in the MWC. SOS-wise, it's about the same. However the MWC would have provided significantly decreased travel costs, meaningful games, and historical rivalries. But right now, that's really neither here nor there, because you don't have the OPTION to return to the MWC. You can't get a 75% approval vote. So you're now stuck with indy-irrelevance, or petitioning C-USA.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

ColbyCougar:

"Your team was the 12th of 12 teams wanted in that conference and not even their 3, 4, or 5th choice at that....you were selected, only after Texas and at least Oklahoma were given consideration. Colorado came next, and then the pitiful team on the hill that has been exactly what the PAC12 wants. A poor team, that doesn't upset the balance of the current PAC12...Do you really think USC, Oregon, UCLA and Stanford's athletic directors voted to have Utah in the conference because they were excited about more competition?"

So if Utah and CU were selected because the Pac-10 really wanted a couple of poor teams, but we weren't their top "poor team" choice, then what you're saying is Texas and OU were more desired because they'd be even WORSE than Utah and CU?

Cougar logic. Wow. Just wow!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

"Utah is the only place driving PAC-12 sticker sales. As I drove through Cali from south to north past UCLA, USC, Stanford and Cal I saw zero PAC-12 stickers..."

I too, was in the heart of Pac-12 country recently. Oddly enough, I did see Pac-12 stickers and Pac-12 tee-shirts as well. In fact, I was overseas a while back and saw Pac-12 gear there as well. We love our "U" sign too, Steve :)

USNGary
San Diego, CA

Driving through LA going to UCLA medical center, then driving to Pasadena to have lunch a few months ago, I never saw a PAC 12 sticker and this area has 2 PAC 12 teams. Not one sticker.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ USNGary

Here in Utah we have the ability to distinguish which team a person cheers for by conference (or lack thereof). MWC, Indy, or PAC-12. Don't be upset by Ute fans for being proud of being part of the most prestigious one....

PapaLinusAZ
Gilbert, AZ

Well, Lifelong Ute, I'm a proud Utah grad living in Arizona State for the past 22 years. BYU's situation isn't great, but I'd take their's over Utah's, the newest punching bag for the top Pac 10 schools. You're right, the Pac 10 Really Wanted Utah. Think of what you're saying before you pop off.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ PapaLinusAZ

"BYU's situation isn't great, but I'd take their's over Utah's"

Nobody with an ounce of sense would take BYU's situation over Utah's. Nobody.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

PapaLinusAZ
Gilbert, AZ

"BYU's situation isn't great, but I'd take their's over Utah's, the newest punching bag for the top Pac 10 schools."

You would rather have dumbed down schedules to make your team look good than compete against the very best the nation has to offer? You, sir, are no Utah fan/man. Nope. I'm not buy it...not even for a minute.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

I Live in SoCal. I've never seen a PAC-12 sticker. I have some Husky shirts and a windbreaker. I have an OSU shirt or two. No Pac12 shirt or sticker.

Last year, I wore my Husky windbreaker over a BYU shirt on the UCLA-USC gameday. No PAC12 stickers. I sat with a bunch of UCLA fans. One lady told me that BYU and Washington were her two favorite teams (I guess her husband was a UCLA grad).

Of course, I've always hated UCLA and USC. But strangely, I'm finding I hate ULCA more as I rooted for USC. Even more strangely, nobody here in SoCal roots for Utah, and nobody respects them. The Rose Bowl will have 15,000 BYU fans. How many Ute fans will attend a UCLA home game? Just asking.

Gotta win some, Ute fans, before you blow your horns. You're just another bump in the road to most PAC-12 teams.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

@2Fer/Chris B

I never have seen a MWC or WAC sticker. Don't know if they even sell them since there isn't a market for league stickers. What I do see most of are team stickers such as BYU, Cal, Stanford, USC or UCLA. Occasionally in Utah I have seen trucks with both PAC-12 and Utah stickers.

@Naval Vet

You are being ridiculous. BYU has no reason to go back to the MWC. They were carrying the league since its formation and no doubt would be welcomed back since BYU brings significant money to the table. BYU is successful both on the field, and financially with its sports program. They have a fair chance at making the New Years bowl lineup playing Indy and about the same chance as any team in PAC at making the playoffs if they manage to go undefeated. They also win in other sports.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Carrying the league? LOL! The only thing byu ever carried was itself. They have a rich history of doing nothing for no body. The last 10 years in the MWC saw byu in the bottom of the top third. If byu is as great as you want to think it is, it would be in an elite conference. Stop fooling yourself.

Look, we get it...you guys don't like that Utah fans enjoy showing what our school has accomplished. If it were byu, the euphemism would be "exposure." We also get that you guys don't like being left out. Too bad...that isn't Utah's fault (see byu).

Back to the topic at hand...great home sched the cougs have this year. You must be giddy with excitement.

Rise and shout!

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