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Published: Saturday, July 26 2014 11:40 p.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, July 28 2014 7:06 a.m. MDT

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NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

DixieCoug
St. George, UT said:

"The difference between BYU and Utah is, had the roles been reversed and BYU were in the Pac 12 and not Utah, the Cougars would not be fighting the second tier conference teams for last place."

Are you kidding! Talk about out of touch with reality. BYU would face the same problem in the BIG 12 as they would in the PAC 123. They have never ever in the history of their football program, played ranked, high profile power conference teams on a weekly basis. BYU would be average at best.

Get real.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Uteology

Interesting that you didn't address what I called you out on (that the teams "like MTSU" were equal or tougher opponents than the bottom of the PAC. Instead you (like all good trolls) changed the topic to "players in the NFL." O.K. I'll bite.

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I answered it, if you can't comprehend that #103 MTSU 8-5 with 9 NFL players would be worse than P5 bottom feeders like #106 Virginia 2-10 (28 players) or #118 Cal 1-11 (38 players) playing a "real schedule" then that's on you.

And Utah has 33 NFL players and TCU 18 (BYU 10)... so what?

Georiga Tech is not "like MTSU", they play a real schedule.

Houston, Boise State, and Utah State would finish at or near the bottom in a P5 league, just like Utah and TCU. Only BYU which is on par with MTSU would be in the middle of the pack in any P5 team according to Deseret News.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Uteology

Interesting that you didn't address what I called you out on (that the teams "like MTSU" were equal or tougher opponents than the bottom of the PAC. Instead you (like all good trolls) changed the topic to "players in the NFL."

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I clearly said: "The talent at Colorado and Virgina is significantly better than teams like Middle Tennessee."

You said: "Only Crimson colored glasses would keep one from seeing that "teams like Middle Tennessee" are equal to or superior to the dregs of P5 conferences."

So I never claimed "that the teams "like MTSU" were equal or tougher opponents than the bottom of the PAC", it was you (see above).

Then you went on to make an argument for:

* Boise State (0-2 vs P5 teams)
* Utah State (0-2 vs P5 teams)
* Houston (0-1 vs P5 teams)
* Georgia State (which is NOT a team like MTSU considering they play in a P5 league)

So your argument is BS, USU, and Houston who are a combined 0-5 vs P5 teams would be equal or superior to teams at the bottom of a P5 leagues like Cal, Virgina, Colorado, Utah, and TCU?

still_thinking
Draper, UT

If I read the comments I would think the article stated that BYU was better than Utah or that Utah was better than BYU. I think the point of the article was to reference that on a national scale BYU and Utah are viewed as teams of similar caliber. I think rationale people would agree. Over the last 20 years all but a few of those games have been won by 7 points or less. When they were in the same conference they were both consistently at the top of the conference. The fact that Utah moved from the MWC to the PAC did not suddenly make them a better team or give them a history as a football powerhouse. In Utah there is a wide debate over who is better. Outside of Utah (again and again and again) the analysts and the computer statistics say - BYU and Utah have similar quality Football programs.

Boy of Fall
Spanish Fork, UT

@soonerute sounds a lot like everything the utes sacrificed for a bunch of stickers for your car windows without your team name even on it lol

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