Utah Utes football: Live twitter reactions from press conference at Pac-12 Media Day

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    July 28, 2013 2:59 a.m.

    The pro-byu, Ute-haters are out in force. It must be sad trying to tear your former rivals down, knowing that your own team's games have no particular significance.

  • theDailyObserver Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 27, 2013 3:06 p.m.


    “Interesting how irrelevant Utah has become on the national scene and how BYU is garnering more and more national attention.”

    I thought I would share this little gem from day number two of SEC media days from last week, when ESPN analyst Bret McMurphy had this to say about byu and the other independents regarding the playoff system starting next year: “Obviously with Notre Dame, you would expect them to have somebody” (representation on ADs being a part of the selection committee).” As far as BYU, Army, and Navy-I would be surprised if they have that representation. I mean, to be quite honest, they’re not going to be in the running for the National Championship.”

    That’s coming from a network that supposedly LOVES all things byu. Seems like you’re right in byu garnering more national attention-too bad it’s not the right kind…Looking forward to the slow boys in blue getting exposed on national television a few more times again this year.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    July 27, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    pipes down under,

    Talk is cheap...Utah is 3-0 vs byu.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Utah might be 0-3 in the state if they scheduled Weber State!

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    It is marked down but completely wrong. I will enjoy the silence on these posts after Utah goes 0-2 in-state.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Mark this down!

    Utes 8-4
    byu 7-6
    usu 7-6

    Utah 30(4-0 career SWEEP over byu)
    byu 14

    Utah 27
    usu 13

    Mark it down!

  • clehman Sandy, UT
    July 26, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    It's funny reading all the troller comments. It won't be that funny to any of them when the Utes sweep the state and they won't have anything to say until next year, but their silence will be extremely satisfying.

  • Granite Flats Rules Sacramento, CA
    July 26, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    Utah was in the Sun Bowl game in year 1 of the PAC12 era; a game that they won. The payout for being in that game was ~$2M per team. BYU's payout for BOTH bowls, combined, was ~$1.1M.

    Yes, Utah was not in a bowl last year. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    July 26, 2013 1:47 p.m.


    Relevance during Independence/PAC era

    Top 25 Finishes
    BYU 1
    Utah none

    Bowl Games
    BYU 2
    Utah none

    Average Sagarin Finish
    BYU #30
    Utah #50

    Pre-season Power Ratings
    BYU #34
    Utah #57

    The only thing relevant about the Utes being in a big boy conference is the 5 or 6 extra conference wins they provide to their conference foes every year. Maybe you can be even more relevant this year by contributing 8 or 9 wins to the coat tails you're riding.

  • ExecutorIoh West Jordan, UT
    July 26, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Is it just me or is Kyle still sucking up to the Pac-12 brass? With the comments that he is giving it doesn't give me the confidence that the Utes belong in the Pac-12. His comments make me feel like it is a guest membership that needs to be renewed in a couple of years.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    July 26, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    And we already about byu's relevance and how much respect the get from the 5P. lol.

    Go Utes.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    I didn't watch the PAC media day but I did watch the ESPN/PAC segment last night. There was not mention of anything Utah on the nation's #1 sports show. Interesting how irrelevant Utah has become on the national scene and how BYU is garnering more and more national attention.

  • Ute buster Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    Agreed. The Utes are irrelevant in their conference. Whit will be gone after this year and the program will continue to slide just a little deeper into the basement.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    Kind of sad that the utes didn't get any respect from their beloved conference. Reality has set in.