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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 11:20 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 6:49 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I predict Utah goes 7-5 and goes to the best bowl game of anyone in the state.

Coach Christensen at Utah will be the most valuable person this season and I hope he is the future coach of our great program.

ekute
Layton, UT

Chris B,

Small teams play small ball and celebrate small rewards(beach bowl, preseason also receiving votes). lol.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

Ags and Cougars will win 10+ games each. Utes will go 5-7 (again) and be stuck in the couch potato bowl (again).

Mark it down!

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We Utah fans get to enjoy being at home and home having way fun watching usu and byu play in bowl games in slc on our new big screen tv and that will be way awsome.

Go Utes!

ekute
Layton, UT

Cletus from Coalville,

For the Utes, it ain't over till it's over.

USU will probably get an interesting matchup in their bowl game.

I might watch byu play texas and USU on my new big screen hdtv. As for the rest of their schedule and prearranged beach bowl, nah.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

ChrisB has made the same tired comments/predictions the last few years about the utes and said the same thing about Dennis Erickson.

That crystal ball you have seems cracked chris.

per chris, a "good" schedule and losing is better than a "bad" schedule and winning.

2012 season, USU had a "bad" WAC schedule and was in the top 25 at the season end. how could that be chris?

water rocket
Magna, UT

I would like to know what BYU, Utah and USU's first game opponents are saying about our teams?

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

"Small teams play small ball and celebrate small rewards(beach bowl, preseason also receiving votes). lol."

Is celebrating your SOS certificate a "small reward" or a big one? How about celebrating your annual holiday ritual of gathering around the PAC12 wreath and singing carols while cheering on your big brothers that actually represent the PAC12 in bowl games? Small team with small consolations indeed. Have fun with that...again.

KH
Holladay, UT

"per chris, a "good" schedule and losing is better than a "bad" schedule and winning."

I would agree that it is better to have one of the best schedules in the country and struggle than having one of the worst schedules in the country and win 10 games. Most of my extended family are byu fans and we had a discussion about this just a few days ago. Every single one of them agreed that they would rather play Utah's schedule and struggle than play byu's schedule and win 10 games.

There is nothing glorious in beating bad teams.

What are your thoughts Ifel Ofa Sofa? If you were an NBA caliber basketball player, would you rather play in the D-League and be a superstar and win a lot of games, or in the NBA and struggle at times, but you know you're playing against the best competition? Money aside.

Ironmomo
Ogden, UT

"Coach Christensen at Utah will be the most valuable person this season and I hope he is the future coach of our great program."

Sounds like Chris B is predicting the firing of Whittingham and hoping his replacement is Christensen.

Kaladin
Northern, CO

BYU wins 10 plus. Utah wins 1-5 games. We all know this. USU has a shot at winning MWC. All the Ute fans have is the our-schedule-is-better-than-yours argument. they know the season is over before it begins

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Love the attention from all the BYU fans!

The article is about BYU, USU and Utah and yet not a single comment solely about Utah? It seems no Utah fan can comment on Utah without including comments about BYU!

Admittedly BYU's schedule is weaker than desired, but if anyone thinks they could do better than than Holmoe and ESPN in scheduling every game, every year, please let us know!

Max-was-right
springville, UT

I guess utie fans have moved beyond the pac ten stickers and on to the sos stickers.

Did wont change the fact that they lose 9 games this year.

KH
Holladay, UT

"Did wont change the fact that they lose 9 games this year."

I don't understand this sentence.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Keep on dreaming Maxie. The Utes will win 7 games this year. The momentum will continue building.

Its a great time to be a Ute!

KH
Holladay, UT

"The article is about BYU, USU and Utah and yet not a single comment solely about Utah? It seems no Utah fan can comment on Utah without including comments about BYU!"

Kralon, there is actually not a single comment that talks solely about one team except one comment. Every single comment from Utah, USU, and byu fans includes at least 2 of the 3 teams except for Chris B.'s comment that only talks about Utah. What on earth are you talking about?

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

The argument is getting soooo old.

Yes, Utah is a member of the PAC-12. Yes, they play a difficult schedule. Yes, BYU fans wish our schedule was better.

But Pre-season SOS rankings are pointless. We saw a Auburn team coming off a 3-9 season with a brand new Coaching staff play in the National Championship last season- They were picked to be last in the SEC. Anything can happen. That being said, BYU has 5 teams on the schedule coming off losing seasons, 3 of which were 1-11. We will likely see BYU's SOS improve when Cal and Virginia get a couple more wins this season.

Even if it does not improve much, BYU (#97 SOS) is in pretty good company with Alabama (#95 SOS) and Oklahoma (#93 SOS)

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Absolutely amusing, Chris B's harping on USU strength of schedule. Of course our schedule doesn't have the "strength" of a P5 conference. That is a foregone conclusion. USU's schedule will always be "weaker" than Utah's. So what to do? Forget about it! Cheer on your team and hope you have the best season possible. I guarantee you I can have just as much enjoyment out of watching USU succeed as Chris can supporting the Utes. And odds are I am more likely to be a satisfied fan at the end of the season than Chris will be.

CodyCougar
Madison, SD

From Money Magazine Rankings of Best Colleges . . .

9. BYU
107. USU
122. Utah

Just like football rankings perhaps Chris B. can bring some clarity to this confusion.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Both BYU and Ute fans are delusional. Can you really not see the Utah 0-8 run starting with Michigan and ending with Stanford? You just aren't going to beat teams like this with Mtn West style talent.

Oh and BYU is dreaming about 10 wins too. Chalk up losses vs Texas, UCF, and Boise St. Utah St, Nevada, and Houston are not automatic either. Better plan on 7-5, not 10-2.

Chris B and BYU homer nation both need a reality check.

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