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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12 2014 5:45 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Undefeated season and a spot in the play offs.


Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Center of attraction for many Ute "fans".



Not much to get excited for with this WAC-light schedule.

Draper, UT


So I'm assuming you didn't get excited in 2004 and 2008 when the Utes went undefeated with similar (possibly weaker) schedules. (According to Sagarin the Utes SOS was 67 and 56, respectively)

It's pretty hard to argue, as many of U do, that the Utes' performances in 2004 and 2008 helped get them into the PAC12 and then criticize a school that has a schedule similar to the Utes schedule in those years.

Wellsville, UT

YAY Jeff! Nice post. I had no idea the Utes schedule those years was so weak. Thank you for the enlightenment.

Ronald Uharriet
SWun City, Ca.

I would like to see more Bear Bryant type coaching and less Oral Roberts type coaching.

I would like to see every ligitimate day to practice taken advantage of in order to develope the very best possible execution from each individual player from the right guard, right tackle, left guard, left tackle, WR, TE, Center, QB and all of the back field on the defensive side, the offensive side and the special teams. We are not sooooo great yet, ------that we can take time off before the last ball has been snapped at the end of the season in our bowl game.

If bored with the practice time spent, instead of taking off work, find a different game to play or coach. I predict a very respectable 10- 2 season with losses only to UCF and Texas. Houston and Boise State are not to be over looked and neither is Utah State which will make those games interesting, but we will win them unless we beat ourselves through foolishness like taking time off of practice.

Riley Mendenhall
Provo, UT

Re: Jeff29

Come on Jeff. In 2008 Utah beat 4 teams that finished the season ranked in the top 25, 2 of them finished in the top 10.

There is no team on BYUs schedule close to what TCU was in 2008.

Draper, UT


And yet that year they're Sagarin SOS was 56. We'll see where BYU's SOS ends up, but the bottom line is that the U played a MWC schedule that year. Regardless of that fact, Ute fans will extoll the greatness of that year and in the same breath disparage BYU's MWC-like schedule. Just asking for a little objective, intellectually honest assessment from Ute fans.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Ronald Uharriet
SWun City, Ca.

I'd like to see more Bronco Mendenhall style coaching. It's BYU after all. Neither Bear Bryant nor Oral Roberts would be a perfect fit in Provo.

pocatello, ID

Green jello pops for the first 20,000 fans!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am predicting an undefeated season and another National Championship for the boys in blue! It is August and no games have been played, so whose to say that reality should play any role in my prediction.

This a schedule the Cougars have been begging to have...literally.

Only pessimists would think them not capable of finally a Quest for Perfection. Gosh, they've had lots of time since the first announced quest to get it....well perfect!

Rise and Shout, the Cougars ain't out...of it yet!

North Salt Lake, UT

@ Jeff
What was a BYUs sos in 1984 ?

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Utah will win the rose bowl better than byu can win easily.

Go Utes!

Salt Lake City, Utah


BYU's 2013 #38 SOS was considered "weak" by the crimson-glasses wearers, yet the same hill crowd still beats their chests about Utah's 2004 and 2008 seasons with #67 and #56 SOS.

Of course, they'll use BYU's 1984 as their fallback rebuttal, completely ignoring their own inconsistency in calling BYU 2013 schedule "weak" to justify why BYU was able to qualify for a bowl in 2013.

If #38 is "weak", what does that say about the schedules about EVERY Utah bowl team?

Baltimore, MD


When was the last time Utah qualified for a bowl after playing a Top 40 SOS (per Sagarin)?

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Byu's quest for a big time bowl will end earlier than almost any team in the entire country, and earlier than any singe P5 team in the whole country.

And then they'll have to pretend that they are playing for something meaningful with a horrible schedule remaining.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ WACpadding

Very funny; nicely done.

Prediction is easy; Beach Ball Bowl!

Draper, UT



Does that somehow justify the Ute fans criticizing BYU for playing a "MWC" schedule this year when their major successes came against a "MWC" schedule?

@Spokane Ute & @WACpadding

Prediction definitely is easy, but I think the easiest prediction this year is where Utah will playing a bowl game. I'll take my Beach Ball Bowl; have fun with your Couch Potato Bowl.

pocatello, ID

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA
@ WACpadding

Very funny; nicely done.

Prediction is easy; Beach Ball Bowl!



Nothing like a prearranged bowl game. Even of they go 1-11. It will be a great season!

Draper, UT


It's funny, all this time I thought your username was an attempt to mock BYU, but this morning I realized that it is really a celebration of the last time the U had a winning season.

You need to be careful though because there are some people on this board who will criticize you for referring to anything that happened more than 10 years ago and I suspect that in the future you will have to look back a lot further than 10 years to reminisce about a winning season.

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