BYU vs. Utah and other top rivalries disrupted by conference realignment

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    This article has got to really hurt the pride of some of the trolls on the hill... to once again be reminded that they received their PAC invite only AFTER 4 other teams turned them down. Sorry about that, Chris, but that truly takes a lot of the wind out of your conference affiliation bragging.

    Another reality sound-bite, Chris... Considering that Utah, in their multiple years of PAC12 affiliation, has never once beaten a conference team with a winning record, let alone had a winning record itself, added to the fact that they already lost their only conference game this season... at home and to a lower tier team that has already itself lost to a division II team... most people would have to say that Utah has about as much chance of winning their conference title and going to the Rose Bowl this year as BYU currently does of winning the national championship this year. Neither are going happen. Sorry once again, Chris, but sometime reality kinda bites.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    You are right, Chris B, the loser of the USU/BYU game will be the 2nd best team in the state. The winner can claim first place.

  • Blues Portland, OR
    Sept. 18, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    Slow down, Chris B! How about you get yourself a winning season in the PAC-12 before you think about a title and the Rose Bowl? Very much alive? Just start winning some games, don't make the conference look bad.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 8:03 p.m.

    @A Chris B..."In this former rivalry Utah earned an invitation to the Prestigious Pac 12."

    Really???? What did Colorado do? After all, they were invited before Utah and if the Texas teams had agreed, Utah would have NEVER been invited, but Larry needed 12 teams. So other than being #12 in the pecking order, and now being #12 in the results after playing two seasons, just how did U "earn" the invitation?

    You're a bit delusional, my friend.

  • Jeff29 Draper, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    Chris you are still committed to stop posting on BYU articles when BYU wins on Saturday, right?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    In all other rivalries it has been lateral moves by teams, leaving one power conference going to another.

    In this former rivalry Utah earned an invitation to the Prestigious Pac 12.

    It's good we're starting to disassociate ourselves more from byu and usu

    Beating a non-power conference team is not seen as a good win(just look at everyone laughing at Texas), and we beat byu and usu the majority of the time anyways.

    It's better we schedule equally good if not better than byu programs like Fresno. Helps give us exposure to recruits and it further distances us from WAC byu and WAC usu.

    The more we distance ourselves from WAC programs the better.

    After this 4-0 SWEEP, there will be just one word:


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    Former rivalry.

    No power conference team has true strong rivalries with non-power conference teams.

    UCLA doesn't consider San Diego State a rival.

    We'll finish the 4-0 SWEEP of byu and van noy and then we'll move along in our quest for a Pac 12 title and Rose Bowl, something very much alive for Utah.

    usu and byu? Not so much

    But I do think non power conference byu and usu will develop a better rivalry in the years to come, fighting for the chance to say they are the second best program in the state