Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates with teammate Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) after squirting a water bottle down his neck after the game as the Utah Jazz defeat the Las Angeles Lakers 115-100 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt lake City on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — On Thursday, a national college football writer shared his strength of schedule projections for the 2019 season. Of the local teams, BYU's schedule appears to be the hardest at No. 16.

Utah State (No. 57) and Utah (No. 63) are middle of the pack, according to CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli.

That didn't sit well with an Aggie fan who reached out to Fornelli via Twitter.

"BYU doesn’t have the 16th SOS," Daddy Dan (@USUtheRightBlue) tweeted at Fornelli. "We see this every year. They are just bad. Yes they have a few overrated P5 teams to start but they pad the back half with wins."

Fornelli retweeted that response with a reminder that BYU opens against Utah, Tennessee, USC and Washington. It then faces MAC power Toledo followed by USF and Boise State.

The football expert reminded the Aggie fan that Utah State is on BYU's schedule.

"Also, you have to love a Utah State fan saying BYU pads the back half of its schedule with easy wins when Utah State is on the back half of BYU's schedule."

Zing.

Daddy Dan clarified that he believes BYU and USU should both be ranked in the 30s.

JAZZ DOWN UNDER

Utah Jazz small forward Joe Ingles is looking forward to the upcoming World Cup basketball tournament, and he's especially excited about Team USA visiting Australia this summer.

Ingles spoke to ESPN about the Boomers' hopes and his personal hopes.

"Our goal is to win a medal," he said, "and that would be gold and that’s what we’re going to do."

The U.S. hasn't made its final roster decision yet, but Ingles is hoping to see some familiar face.

"Hopefully a couple of my Jazz teammates get in there," he said. "It’d be nice to have Donovan (Mitchell) in Australia. I don’t think he’ll ever come otherwise. They’ll obviously be a great team regardless of who they pick."

The FIBA 2019 Basketball World Cup will take place in China from Aug. 31 through Sept. 15.

WEEKEND UPDATE

Friday, May 24

  • Senior PGA Championship
  • Soccer: RSL vs. Atlanta United
  • Minors: Bees at Sacramento
  • Baseball: Utah vs. UC Davis, 6 p.m.
  • Softball: NCAA super regionals
  • Softball: Division II College World Series
  • Men’s golf: NCAA championships, at Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Track: NCAA West preliminary, at Sacramento
  • Prep sports: 5A/6A baseball tournament, at UVU

Saturday, May 25

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  • Senior PGA Championship
  • Soccer: Utah Royals FC vs. Orlando Pride
  • Minors: Bees vs. Tacoma
  • Baseball: Utah vs. UC Davis, 11:30 a.m.
  • Baseball: Division II College World Series, at Cary, N.C.
  • Softball: NCAA super regionals
  • Softball: Division II College World Series
  • Men’s golf: NCAA championships, at Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Track: NCAA West preliminary, at Sacramento

Sunday, May 26

  • French Open
  • Senior PGA Championship
  • Indianapolis 500
  • Coca-Cola 600
  • Minors: Bees vs. Tacoma
  • Baseball: Division II College World Series, at Cary, N.C.
  • Softball: NCAA super regionals
  • Softball: Division II College World Series
  • Men’s golf: NCAA championships, at Fayetteville, Ark.