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Published: Monday, Sept. 1 2014 4:25 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT

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Frankenberry
Saint George, UT

Loved coach Kramer's comment!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

No - please don't ever play them again. And I hope we(the power conferences) finally decide to stop playing mid majors and just play each other.

Go UTES

Objectified
Richfield, UT

Yes, please play them annually so that certain Ute fans dont have as much fodder to harp about everyone else's SOS.

Besides, if they barely get enough wins to finally qualify for a bowl game, they will be eternally indebted to Idaho State... a thought that is very appealing.

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

The P 5's like to talk about not playing mid majors, but it will never happen as they need a few patsies on their schedules. Oh wait, my mistake, that is why they added teams like Maryland , TCU, and Utah to their conferences. The P 5 created their own internal "mid majors" to beat up on.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Please play them so we can win them because we don't win very much.

Go Utes!

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

cb

Save the SOS chest beating until U actually play somebody.

Utah hasn't even been tested yet.

Current Sagarin Ratings
#32 BYU (#92 SOS)
#48 Utah (#180 SOS)
#56 USU (#30 SOS)

#24 Texas
#30 Michigan
#37 Tennessee

ekute
Layton, UT

Sanefan,

Yep. they took the worthy mid-majors and byu wasn't one of them...and still isn't.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

We will keep playing wac teams because we really like to play them just in case we return to the wac someday. We can even beat some of the teams in the wac sometimes.

Gandalph
Sandy, UT

ekute

Don't kid yourself; the Utes weren't taken to provide competition, the Utes were taken to provide a convenient punching bag for the big boys of the PAC 12 to pad their conference win totals - in only three seasons, the Utes have already provided 18 such wins to their conference opponents.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Gandalph

If that was true why didn't the PAC take UNLV....or New Mexico? In the BCS era Utah had more wins against BCS teams than any other mid-major. Followed by TCU, Navy, Boise....and then BYU.

The notion that Utah was invited just to be a punching bag amounts to nothing more than sour grapes from a jealous fan base.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chris B
No - please don't ever play them again. And I hope we(the power conferences) finally decide to stop playing mid majors and just play each other.

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Chris no longer just speaks for Utah, or the PAC, but now all P 5 conferences?

Dude has a wild imagination...

How many years do you really want to go without a Bowl Chris?

Utah's quest for a Bowl ended years ago...

ekute
Layton, UT

Veritas Aequitas,

Chris is in a better place to speak for the PAC and all of the P5 than anybody in happy valley.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

ekute

Soooo, you are taking the stance, really, that Chris speaks on behalf of the U, and the PAC, and all the P5?

Interesting world you kids live in...

Just curious, what have the Utes accomplished in the PAC besides an invite?

(I didn't mention happy valley kids in my comment, so can we live that group of people out of the conversion? They have their own different world too...)

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Was it just 5 years ago, or so, that Utah fans were complaining about being "left out" by the BCS conferences? And now that they got a golden ticket, many of them are trying to close the door behind them.

Utah had a couple of great seasons over the last decade. Congratulations. Take those two season out, and are you really better than BYU overall? If you were capable of being honest, the answer would be "no".

Pac 12 Pride
Salt Lake, UT

nevadacoug,

But why would we take those 2 seasons away in comparing byu and Utah? Such a silly proposal. Ya, and if we 40 points away from Utah's score against byU in 2010 byU would have won. Oh wait, make that 45 points.

Does that mean byU won?

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

If Ute fans think the PAC 12 choose Utah over a BYU because of football....well, I don't know what say. BYU wasn't chosen for one reason and one reason only, their culture; being a religion based school and refusal to play on Sunday! That is it! Just look at the P 12 Schools, some of the most liberal in the Country. Like I posted earlier, The P 5 and not just the PAC 12 have padded their schedules by adding patsies they can beat up on, while at the same time having the minimum 12 teams needed to have a Championship game (and more money)! Until those teams can prove otherwise, "the proof is in the pudding."

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Sanefan

Of course BYU is the victim. The Big-12, BIG-10, ACC, and SEC must hate BYU's culture as well.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"@ Sanefan

Of course BYU is the victim. The Big-12, BIG-10, ACC, and SEC must hate BYU's culture as well."

Uhhh...where have you been? BYU isn't a victim, but all the conferences you mention (including the PAC!) are money grubbing, semi-pro, worldly institutions. Don't know where your values align, but I certainly have my suspicions.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Wow.

It's not fair to take away Utah's two seasons for comparison's sake, but I guess it is fair to take away Utah's and BYU's 2 best seasons. Even then BYU wins the overall in top-25 finishes, 10+ win seasons, national awards, etc.

And to those who are suggesting that Utah was picked over BYU because of football superiority: I've got some private coastline property to sell you in Lichtenstein.

"If that was true why didn't the PAC take UNLV....or New Mexico?"

If it were all about football that would be a good question. However we all know that BYU's lack of invitation to the PAC is about a lot more than just football. Also, if ESPN had done a survey in 2009-2010 if Utah should join the PAC, I wonder if 74% would have said "Yes".

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