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Utah State may have lost 16 straight football games, and it may be coming off a 52-0 loss, but it's still in the Top 10.

That would be Top 10 affordable college towns.

A Coldwell Banker study looked at home prices nationwide and discovered that Logan's are the nation's 10th-most affordable, with an average price of $172,978. That's more than No. 1 Muncie, Ind. ($150,000), but far cheaper than the most expensive college town, Palo Alto, Calif., which has an average home price of $1.677 million.

So if you're a college football fan, here's the deal. You can move to Logan, where the housing is cheap — but you have to watch the Aggies. Which is still is better than paying $1.677 million for your house and watching Stanford.

Keeping it real

Coaches are notorious for laying it on thick when assessing the competition. Most of them try to make Plymouth State look better than Notre Dame. Wait a minute, Plymouth State is better than Notre Dame.

Anyway, TCU coach Gary Patterson went overboard last week when he said that playing BYU is "kind of like playing against a Texas or an Oklahoma, somebody we feel like has really good athletes."

BYU's not bad, but last time we checked, there was no Adrian Peterson or Vince Young playing there.

Just a suggestion, coach. Next time you're exaggerating, how about trying to keep it in bounds?

What goes around ...

Ute football coach Kyle Whittingham certainly had a point Saturday when he noted that coaches are "accountable" for what they say. The remark was in reference to Wyoming coach Joe Glenn's guarantee that the Cowboys would beat the Utes.

Then there's Whittingham, who allowed his team to attempt an onside kick with a 43-0 lead.

Which means, of course, that next year in Laramie a certain somebody's gonna be accountable for that, too.

One sweet ride

Jazz guard Jason Hart left practice last week to find a food service delivery truck had clipped his Cadillac Escalade, tearing off the bumper.

The worst news for Hart was the prospect of getting a loaner from the insurance company.

"It's just an inconvenience," Hart said. "It's not material. It's just now I've got to call and get me a rental car, and they're going to try and give me a car that's (worth) $40,000 less than what I drive."

He added, "I don't want my kids back there sitting low. But you know how insurance companies do it."

Yeah, we do.

Unfortunately, the rest of us drive cars that cost $40,000 less than an Escalade and our kids have to sit low all the time.

We won't even mention the sort of loaner we get.

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