BYU football: Cougars, and their families, arrive in San Francisco for bowl game

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  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 24, 2013 1:18 p.m.

    Razzle2: You've got character and style! Love it.

    Go Cougars!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 24, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    Bluffdale, UT

    "I'm a Utah season ticket holder going to San Fran on Thursday! (I wasn't going to mention it, but these dumb posts by Y haters just stuns me.)"

    Did you fail to notice that it was a Ute fan (Uncle Rico) that started it all? Funny how you can selective choose to see only one side of where hate is coming from and then call them dumb! Enjoy the bowl game!

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    I'm a Utah season ticket holder going to San Fran on Thursday! (I wasn't going to mention it, but these dumb posts by Y haters just stuns me.)

    Those that can't root for more than one team is missing out on half the fun.

    I will be having a lot more fun than some of these posters this weekend.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    Irieute, what is your obsession with articles on BYU?

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Dec. 23, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    I AM a BYU fan and it makes me sick this team can generate enough emotion and fire to beat the U...four years running. Don't kid yourself if you think losing to the U annually is good enough even though we go to a weak bowl. The season would be much more fulfilling to beat the U AND go to a bowl. Just saying. If you took a straw poll, most Y fans would feel the same way.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    Uncle, that is FUNNY!!!

    Utah beat Weber State, Utah State and BYU and STILL couldn't get to a bowl game. Was it the PAC 12 schedule? When they played Washington State and Colorado they should have won just one more game besides the Stanford fluke, but they couldn't handle Arizona. Bwa-ha-ha-ha. Face it, Utah wasn't very good, just like last year, and the year they had a greased schedule to the First Pac 12 Championship Game they had all the stars line up and then promptly lost to the worst road team in America in SLC when Norm Chow was the OC. Talk about laying an egg......

    Enjoy the bowl season from your sofa,.....yet again!! Get used to it, that's what you wanted....PAC 12 games and lose rather than easier games and win and go bowling. Smiles to you!!

  • Rose Bowl call yet? Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 1:09 p.m.


    Just like the 80's, BYU has once again become Utah's bowl game.

    However, I'm guessing there are many Ute seniors who would have loved to play their junior and senior year bowl games in December rather than September.

    The Hunger Bowl will be BYU's 9th consecutive bowl game (2005 to 2013), matching Utah's longest bowl string (2003 to 2011), but far short of BYU's longest bowl string of 17 consecutive bowls (1978 to 1994), which is as many consecutive bowls as Utah has total bowls.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    Oh, golly gee. All of you have a very merry Christmas!

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Pavalova: OF course you would, because you are obsessed with BYU. I think our seniors would rather say they went 4-0 in bowl games than to worry about how they did against the utes. But thanks for your concern.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:11 p.m.


    LOL at your feeble smack.

    Alcatraz is a tourist attraction that hasn't been used as a prison since 1963.

    Uncle Rico

    "Congratulations Cougars for having an easy enough schedule to make a bowl game."

    Toughest BYU/Utah SOS in History (per Sagarin)
    2013 Utah(5-7) #3
    2004 BYU(5-6) #11
    2003 BYU(4-8) #14
    2013 BYU(8-4) #37
    2012 Utah(5-7) #41
    1999 BYU(8-4) #45

    Bottom line: BYU had a tougher schedule this year, than Utah had last year. If Utah had beaten Oregon State(6-6), Arizona(7-5), and/or Washington St(6-7), the Utes would have gone bowling, so stop blaming your 2nd straight bowl-less season on your schedule.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    Utah isn't horrible at all. In 2013 they own BYU in multiple sports. As for football, they owned BYU for the past 4 years. Yes, BYU is going bowling, but I am sure there are many seniors on the team who would have loved to say they beat the U at least once...don'tcha think? I know I would.

  • IrieUte west valley, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    "That will be followed by a team visit to Alcatraz."

    What is their obsession with spending time in prisons?

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Dr. Hill and K Whitt's favorite song: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

  • Y>U Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 23, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    Uncle Rico is just jealous that the Utes weren't good enough get past lowly 6-7 Washington State to qualify for a bowl.

    4-5, 3-6, 2-7 = 9-18 overall in the PAC; it's quite obvious that the Utes are nothing but cannon fodder for the big boys of PAC to pad their conference win totals.

    Enjoy the couch potato bowl.

  • Frozen Chosen Savage, MN
    Dec. 23, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    Uncle Rico, "lost to horrible Virginia and Utah"

    I wouldn't say that Utah is horrible - just not very good.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 23, 2013 5:04 a.m.

    @Uncle Rico
    Provo, UT

    "Congratulations Cougars for having an easy enough schedule to make a bowl game.

    You beat Texas, but lost to Wisconsin and ND.

    Lost to horrible Virginia and Utah.

    Good thing played other bad teams, so that could go bowling."

    Wow! What a post! Feel better now?

  • JMH Provo, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 1:53 a.m.

    Uncle Rico makes a comment about BYU's strength of schedule and seems to not see that 8 of BYU's 12 opponents are playing in a bowl game. He is trying to make himself feel better about Utah sitting at home for the second straight year. He points out that BYU had terrible losses to Virginia and Utah. His strength of schedule argument sounds like what Utah fans love to call "Poppinga victories".

    Perhaps he should concentrate on who Whittingham will hire at the conclusion of next season to be the latest offensive coordinator. That is assuming that Whittingham will be back as the coach after missing a bowl game for yet another year.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:05 a.m.

    Modified for better accuracy:

    Congratulations Cougars for having a tough schedule and making a bowl game.

    You beat Texas, Utah State, Georgia Tech, Boise State, and Houston.

    Lost to horrible Utah, and Virginia.

    Good thing played other good teams, so that could go---?

  • Johnny Moser Thayne, WY
    Dec. 22, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    Hope that Coach can keep the kids focused on football enough to win the game. Bowl games are tricky with all of the other other distractions and routine changes that come with not having a stack of homework to worry about before and after the game. Easy for young men to forget what it takes to win in this situation. Utah, well they get a few more months to worry about something other than football. BYU still has some football worry about. Hope the team plays like they are capable, lots of capability, too many times we have seen less than capability.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Dec. 22, 2013 9:06 p.m.

    RE: Rico

    "Congratulations Cougars for having an easy enough schedule to make a bowl game."

    You've got to love the sour grapes coming from little brother. BYU's schedule was ranked #37th in the country (better than Utah's 2nd best schedule in program history).

    You're probably right though. SOS is probably more important than actually winning games... that and being a cellar dweller in a top conference, of course. I think Utah should be playing in a BCS bowl this season instead of all those crappy teams with schedules weaker than BYU's (which is 6 of the 8 BCS bowl teams).

    Michigan State #56
    Stanford #4
    Baylor #61
    UCF #91
    Alabama #46
    Oklahoma #44
    Clemson #53
    Ohio State #57
    Florida State #63
    Auburn #20

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Dec. 22, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    Uncle Rico..When was the last time Utah beat Boise State? Maybe that's why Utah isn't going bowling!

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Dec. 22, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    Congratulations Cougars for having an easy enough schedule to make a bowl game.

    You beat Texas, but lost to Wisconsin and ND.

    Lost to horrible Virginia and Utah.

    Good thing played other bad teams, so that could go bowling.