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Published: Thursday, July 31 2014 11:30 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 8:08 a.m. MDT

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Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I get really tired of BYU fans making such a big deal about Ute fans commenting on articles dealing primarily with BYU. There are a lot of valid reasons for Ute fans to comment on these articles. The DNews is not running a BYU fan forum. These comment boards are free for anybody to comment on. Also, lots of us Ute fans are also LDS and therefore have an interest in BYU due to our Church membership. We may not be fans of their sports programs, but we pay attention to what is going on at BYU none the less. BYU is also our chief rival no matter what some Ute fans claim. So let that point go. It proves nothing. Many BYU fans claim and interest in the U of U, because it is a public university and they are taxpayers and they also recognize the rivalry. So let's accept the fact that we follow each other's programs and not make that a point of contention.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Black&Blue:

"Texas was ranked #15 when BYU beat them last year."

So what? They finished 8-5 and unranked. So that's the sort of team they were. In September, they were clearly overrated. There weren't REALLY the 15th best team in the country last year, were they? So no, you don't get credit for beating a "ranked" Texas team. You get credit for beating an "unranked" one.

"Texas clobbered #6 OU and Ended the regular season ranked #23/#24/#25."

No they didn't. They finished "unranked", and received only 4 votes in the Coaches poll. They received no votes in the AP, and the Harris doesn't count anyone below #25.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

"The Coaches poll just came out, not a single team on BYU's schedule is ranked."

Well, uh, er, ah...isn't Texas #24 in the same poll? Or must we go with your fact-less fiction?

And just how many wins will utes have vs. those ranked teams you cite?

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

WACPadding

"It's the team of BYU fans that dwells on making up excuses why they deserve to be in a P5 conference, and demand respect rather than earn it."

As a Bruin I find it laughable that one of the doormats of the PAC-10+2 thinks they have earned our respect. You are in our conference because we wanted a championship game and needed sufficient cannon fodder to fill up the PAC-10's dance card.

Some day the U may win 6 or even seven games and get into a PAC-10+2 second tier bowl; but they will NEVER play in the Rose Bowl on New Year's day. And it then logically follows that the U will NEVER win a National Championship.

So I'd be a bit more humble about the "prestige" you've "earned" by merely being invited into our conference.

Tomahawk Red
San Francisco, CA

Eddie
Syracuse, UT
Let me see........What would I prefer; a) play a decent schedule and win games and go to a Bowl game, or b) be a door mat in a decent conference and watch my record keep getting worse each year and never go to a bowl game, let alone be the subject of any National Attention by any of the players for consideration for an individual award.

After much consideration, I think I choose "A".

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You're not alone. Many BYU fans would rather play a dog schedule and pretend to be a national power... rather than ever try to be a real national power by playing the type of schedules played by the big boys.

Kind of like how some people love to be tough guys on the internet... but would turn tail and run if challenged to a real fight for fear of getting trounced when it counts.

Nice attitude.

LOL

Jeremy234
SLC, UT

BYU loses to: UCONN, Texas, Houston, Utah State, Boise State, and Cal there might be one more as well.

Jeremy234
SLC, UT

Oh, how did I forget? They will also lose to UCF!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Jeremy234

I could see losses to UCONN, Texas, Utah St., and UCF. Although I don't think BYU will lose all of those. Boise St. is a paper tiger and BYU beats them by two scores.

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