So....If BYU keeps getting recruits averaging 2.55-2.7 stars, and if
Utah keeps getting recruits averaging 3.something starsandif stars matter so muchandif the best a
3.something-star team could do against a 2.55-star team (one that is breaking in
a brand new HC, OC, DC, and offense, and defense) at home was a win by a single
point in the last minute that came down to a single playTHENhow would that game (or other similarly close games) have turned out if
BYU had, say, 2.9-star recruits? Or 3.1 star average? Just saying...
"Actually I'm well aware"Obviously you're
not....I've already explained it to you.Furthermore, byu always
secures their commits early on in the process....This has zero to do with
"excitement", as if this year is an exception or something....And, like
every other year, byu is mired in yet another 2 star bonanza.2.55=Lol.
"You palpably don't understand how recruiting rankings work."Actually I'm well aware of how it "works", not sure about
being palpably aware, I'll say I'm generally aware.Indeed
BYU has a lot more recruits than Utah as a lot of players got excited to go to
BYU early on - and somehow you feel that this is a black eye for BYU?The thing is, #41 and #103 is a huge gap, and we've got players at BYU
like our huge DL who just signed who has no stars because football is new to
him, same with our headliner of a 410 lb DL just back from his mission, maybe
you don't understand how the stars work.I don't understand
why it matters to you? it means nothing really.
"You can be guaranteed, once it's all said & done & we have all
of our scholarships accounted for, we'll not only rank significantly higher
than byu overall, but our avg star rating will be light-years ahead of
byu's."And your light-years better players will maybe be
able to pull off another dominating 1-point win against BYU this year; those
close games are just so dominating and prove that Utah is light-years ahead!
"So laugh at the recruiting stats all you want, but the specific rankings
are #41 BYU and #103 for Utah."You palpably don't
understand how recruiting rankings work....byu has 20 commits to our
4....Therefore, they currently have more points accumulated....However, our avg
star rating is 3.5 vs byu's 2.55.byu generally receives their
commits much earlier than we do.You can be guaranteed, once
it's all said & done & we have all of our scholarships accounted
for, we'll not only rank significantly higher than byu overall, but our avg
star rating will be light-years ahead of byu's.We're
deliberately being selective, since we're in the game for a bunch of highly
rated recruits.You're welcome.Go Utes!
"Yet again, mired in their annual 2 star bonanza. Midmajor forever."Scout reports on recruiting activities pretty accurately.They have recruiting listed and ranked and it's interesting, BYU winds up
at #41 on the list, so I looked for Utah in the 20's and didn't find
them.I searched for Utah in the 30's and 40's and they
weren't there.Hit the button for more and went 50 - 100 and
couldn't find the Utes.Assuming that Utah was simply left off I
went to look for Utah State and found them and #140 and then scrolling back up I
found the Utes hidden right at #103.So laugh at the recruiting stats
all you want, but the specific rankings are #41 BYU and #103 for Utah.
"Uh, 6 in a row and 11/14 say anything about the state of the
rivalry?"The fact that they were all close except for a select
few (and in 2011 BYU ended up ranked higher than Utah) says that Utah was able
to come up with the win in most of the close games lately. Sounds close to me.
Whittingham's approach to the game was superior to Bronco's approach
to the rivalry game. Now that Sitake is the coach, you can expect change.Oh, and congrats on barely beating a "midmajor" school with 2
star recruits by one point at home, especially when that "midmajor"
2-star-saturated teams was breaking in a brand new HC, OC, DC, offense, and
defense in their second game. Now that's true domination right there!
@ riverton cougIf BYU is "midmajor" with an annual 2 star
bonanza, what does that say about a team that at best can only beat that team at
home, when that "midmajor" team with 2 star players is breaking in a
brand new HC, OC, DC, offense, and defense in their second game together, by
only a single point that came down to a single play in the last minute?Uh,
6 in a row and 11/14 say anything about the state of the rivalry?Congrats
on the 1 point loss last year tho. @ Bleeding blueI can hear
it now from our Utah friends in the wee dark hours of September 10th: "But
we're breaking in a new OC and new offense!", "The refs were all
Mormons!", The sun was in our eyes the 4th quarter!", and the best
excuse of all...."Well, this was not a PAC-12 game so we just don't
care about losing to BYU."Not so fast my friend! If that does
happen, I will be the first to congratulate cougar nation on a hard fought
victory with no excuses or rationalizations.Will cougar nation do the
"Yet again, mired in their annual 2 star bonanza.Midmajor
forever."1 question:If BYU is "midmajor"
with an annual 2 star bonanza, what does that say about a team that at best can
only beat that team at home, when that "midmajor" team with 2 star
players is breaking in a brand new HC, OC, DC, offense, and defense in their
second game together, by only a single point that came down to a single play in
the last minute?Tearing down BYU only makes your team look worse.
SportsFan - Provo, UTAug. 9, 2017 7:00 a.m.WACpaddledSEC, B1G, ACC, Big 12 doesn't matter, the Utes are too scared to schedule
any OOC P5 opponents, but especially the SEC, which Utah has been too scared to
schedule since the mid 80's when U were still scheduling them as fund
raisers.As far as top conferences go, how many National
Championships has the SEC won in the last 10 years, compared to all of the other
conferences, including the PAC 12?U can't claim to be one of
the big boys, if U hide behind the skirts of the PAC 12 because you're too
scared to schedule the big boys._____Now you sound like an SEC
homer.The SEC has won zero titles. Conferences don't play games,
member schools do.Have you seen the non conference schedules for SEC
schools? Yep, Utah is scared to schedule the big boys. They are too
busy playing a majority P5 schedule.
Now that both schools are coached by BYU grads, I see more parity entering the
rivalry over the next 10 years. Whittingham's a proven quality head coach.
I hope he keeps his job as long as he'd like. Kalani is a great guy who is
a lot like LaVell and will turn into a great coach as well. Honest
question: Have there been any head coaches that have come out of Utah's
program? If so, who?
It's interesting to note, per Scout, byu has to date 20 commits w/a 2.55
star avg....Last year they accepted 23 commits w/a 2.71 star avg.What was that about "the Kalani effect"?Yet again, mired
in their annual 2 star bonanza.Midmajor forever.Go Utes!
Update: forgot about our Hawaii game...My money says by the end of
the year BYU is 11-3 and ranked about #15-16, while Utah is 7-6, maybe 8-5, and
unranked.And, oh, by the way, BYU beats Utah this year, regardless
of what 'AZUTE1" says.See you boys in September!
My money says by the end of the year BYU is 10-3 and ranked about #17 or 18,
while Utah is 7-6, maybe 8-5, and unranked.And, oh, by the way, BYU
beats Utah this year, regardless of what 'AZUTE1" says.See
you boys in September!
Sooner,I love how you call out people on technicalities.You mention that Utah has played 4 ranked teams in a season twice and that BYU
has played a single ranked team in a season twice - nice stats bro, technically
accurate but what about those seasons in which BYU plays 3 ranked teams - you
are completely cherry picking when one stat makes it look like BYU schedules 25%
of the bigger teams and the other is that BYU has played 63% of the same types
of hard games.don't go off on some guy for cherry picking while
you are cherry picking.This whole "which bear is best"
conversation is ridiculous. Here's why:1 - BYU generally has
one of the hardest September schedule in CFB because we know what our November
is like so we schedule big teams at the start.2 - Utah generally has
a soft schedule in September because they known what their November is like.In BYU's situation Utah would do what BYU does and in Utah's
situation BYU would do what Utah does. BYU has it's September including a
reality check, Utah flies through September and faced November, every fan of
football sees it and the teams aren't really far apart.It's really simple and doesn't need to be an argument.
Rockwell "When was the last time Utah played three straight Top 25 teams in
early September?"Utah is at a disadvantage, because they have to
schedule BYU and the Cougars cleverly start the season unranked. You know the
question is silly, because the teams schedule differently -- BYU has to
front-load their schedule with a back end of boredom. Utah is "normal"
in scheduling a pre-season, and having an exciting November.Instead
of cherry-picking September, how about counting the whole year?Utah has
faced 16 top 25 opponents as a PAC member; BYU has faced 10 as an Indy.Twice, Utah has faced 4 ranked opponents in a season.Twice, BYU only
faced 1 ranked opponent (and in 2014, NO ranked opponents).
AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZ - Aug. 8, 2017 6:41 p.m. - ".....Fact is, we no longer
ever lose to byu, period."Roll eyes....I can hear it
now from our Utah friends in the wee dark hours of September 10th: "But
we're breaking in a new OC and new offense!", "The refs were all
Mormons!", The sun was in our eyes the 4th quarter!", and the best
excuse of all...."Well, this was not a PAC-12 game so we just don't
care about losing to BYU."Classic.
Rockwell "you'd rather hide behind a technicality than answer the
question"You are trying to award BYU a prize before they even
accomplish it.Utah could beat North Dakota and still slip in the
rankings because of an impressive win by someone behind them. That's how
polls work. Even at number 10, if Wisconsin drops to USU and FAU, they
won't be be top 25 by the time they travel to Provo.I'm
not hiding behind a technicality, I am merely adding an asterisks to these
self-congratulatory prizes you invent:"Started the 2017 season
against 3 top 25 teams!"* if you don't count Portland State"BYU is considered to be a P5 school"* for scheduling
purposes only* except for bowl game access and financial payouts"BYU beat Utah last year!"* If you don't count the
scoreboard.* If Detmer called any other play* If the refs, If the
weather, etc, etc, etc...
voice of reason has it rightjust start playing the games already!There are 128 teams playing for 4 spots, SOS is a relevant argument for
about 3 of those teams at the end of the season and neither BYU nor our friendly
trolls aim to be one of those 3 teams.
All these articles are killing me - can't we just start the season a couple
weeks early? I want to watch some BYU football!!!
There are a lot of people posting here that have way too much time on their
hands. Might I suggest getting a little perspective by talking a 2500 mile trip
around the western US on a motorcycle, or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, etc.
You'll soon realize how small this whole ridiculous back and forth is.
You're like (or probably are) a bunch of 15-year olds living in your
parents basements and haven't yet figured out your own identity.
I think that the hardest game for us will be Wiscy - not only could the RBs hurt
us (however our DL and LB are stellar but LB are not deep), but their D is crazy
tough.LSU should be a loss but we could pull an upset.Utah and Miss St are toss-ups for me, I think we have the advantage on Utah
and not on Miss St but the computer often is wrong.Boise should be
close but winable - BYU trends to win in Provo and it's in Provo.I'm excited for all the games - BYU get's our September and Utah
gets their November, end of the day you can be a football fan and enjoy the
whole thing or not - let's get it going!
I disagree with some of the claims being made about scheduling. BYU appears to
have a hard time scheduling P5 teams. No, I don't think it's because
they are afraid to play BYU (although it could be a factor). I think it's
because of two reasons:1) October and November are conference games
time. It can be a headache for conferences to work an out-of-conference game
into the October/November schedule. They can do it, but it's certainly not
easy so they discourage it.2) Given BYU's situation, they want
a relatively easy way out of the October/November game contracts in case they
join a conference themselves. This will likely be at the other school's
disadvantage, therefore making it harder to seal the deal.As for
SOS, it's not as big of a deal as people make it. A good team with a weak
SOS does not mean the team was bad. Also, suppose that BYU's 5 weakest
opponents were ranked 10 places higher. Would that improve their SOS? Yes. Would
that change the outcome of those games? Most likely not. BYU has enough good
teams on their schedule that the fact that BYU plays Portland State rather than
North Texas doesn't mean much, if anything.
The SOS arguments get old and lame.BYU does indeed have a weak
back-end schedule. I'm thrilled that BYU and Utah play each other in
November coming up - if BYU can get a few more late games like that it fixes the
schedule.Aside from that, some years are better than others on an
SOS - Fresno has had some really good years, they were scheduled a long time
ago, BYU isn't responsible for the fact that they have a bad record last
season - and still it's only speculation as to whether or not they'll
be a bad team this year also.The problem is that some years teams
look good and some years they look bad - in a conference there is a clear
advantage because the teams basically all look good as a group - flying solo you
are judged by other's results.The thing about SOS - is that who
cares? Are we arguing our place in the CFP top 4 before we start or
being argued out of it? BYU will drop 3 games most likely, and if we
didn't our scores would have to reflect a power team. For sure the system
is tilted towards the SEC, but just sit back and watch, SOS is really
meaningless unless you are one of the 8 elite teams each year, neither BYU nor
Utah fans mock BYU's "easy" schedule, then resort to whiny excuses
when asked to provide proof that Utah could successfully handle playing
BYU's early season schedule without suffering 2 or 3 losses.
gdog3finallyThe difference between Ute fan bravado, and big boy
scheduling is clearly demonstrated by USC.The Trojans started the
season with Alabama and still had the guts to schedule their traditional rival,
Notre Dame.USC suffered some early season bruises, while they were
breaking in a true Freshman QB, but finished the season as one of the top teams
in the country with an exciting win over #5 Penn St in the Rose Bowl.Utah had some early season success, barely beating USC and BYU, then crashed
and burned in October and November, ending their season in a meaningless bowl
barely beating a 6-7 team that hadn't won a bowl game in 30 years.
Spokane UteThanks for your objective assessment.BYU
plays arguably the toughest schedule in the country in September and Boise St
and Miss St in October are both legitimate challenges.IF BYU can
make it through their early season gauntlet with only one or two losses,
they'll have a chance for a very good season.
2b"LOL go ahead and tell us of those teams..."Doesn't matter their record or rankings, the Utes have already proven
that they can't even consistently beat 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-loss conference
bottom dwellers,see Cal (5-7) and Oregon (4-8) in 2016,so what proof do you have that U could beat Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas,
Michigan St, Ole Miss, Mississippi St, or any of the other P5 teams BYU has
beaten in recent years?You've already proven that you're
incapable of handling three Top 25 teams in a row without losing 2 out of the 3.
They have really put together a nice schedule this year. I applaud BYU for that.
It's too bad it's so frontloaded, but there's really not a lot of
options to back loading it.
@CG......"How many times did Utah beat Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan
St, Miss St, Ole Miss or even Boise St during those "good ol'
days"?The difference between BYU today, and Utah of yesteryear, is BYU
actually expects to win alot of these games, rather than simply using them as a
fund raiser.Despite their tough talk, the Utes are too scared to schedule
any OOC P5's, especially from the SEC, which Utah hasn't scheduled
since the mid 1980's."LOL go ahead and tell us of those
teams or any for that matter when did the mighty cougies beat a team that
finished the season ranked?? Tell us the last time the mighty cougies beat a
team that finished ranked as high as USC last year or Alabama in 08 that Utah
beat? Will be waiting a while, LOL
WACpaddledSEC, B1G, ACC, Big 12 doesn't matter, the Utes are
too scared to schedule any OOC P5 opponents, but especially the SEC, which Utah
has been too scared to schedule since the mid 80's when U were still
scheduling them as fund raisers.As far as top conferences go, how
many National Championships has the SEC won in the last 10 years, compared to
all of the other conferences, including the PAC 12?U can't
claim to be one of the big boys, if U hide behind the skirts of the PAC 12
because you're too scared to schedule the big boys.
FANatics see blue or red again. Bottom line, check Utah's SOS outside of
inductive fan bias. Playing atleast nine P5 opponents and usually 10 in a season
far exceeds the much smaller number of P5 opponents BYU plays. Yes the Cougars
have scheduled some solid programs, but the schedule as a whole has built in
wins to a large degree. When the Utes play BYU (like a legislative mandate), and
BYU is considered a P5 by some, then why play other OOC P5 teams? The Utes
played Michigan when BYU was off the schedule. If Utah played BYU, plus another
P5 team (like some Cougars clamour about), then even with a third OCC patsy,
Utah would play eleven P5 teams out of twelve teams. Look, talking trash here
about Utah being scared is silly. Playing 11 out of 12 games with power
conference teams is way over scheduling. Plus it could be 12 out 13 in many bowl
scenarios. Bottom line, ten P5 games is enough. And why trash talk. Playing LSU,
Utah, Wisconsin and Mississippi State is great, but it's 4 games out of the
13 BYU has scheduled this year. Utah playing 10 of 12 power schools vs. BYU
playing 4 of 13. Facts Jack, atleast if BYU considers themselves a P5. I would
trade for Michigan though.
Hey Rockwell, how about looking at the schedule in a different way. When was
the last time Utah closed the season playing 5 horrible teams? BYU seems to do
this annually since they went independent.With respect to the large
number of good BYU fans, there are still a few that make the same old lame
comments. Our schedule is P5 caliber - no, it really isn't yet.Utah is afraid to schedule big name teams - not true either unless you
consider BYU and Michigan as nobodies.BYU will knock of so and so then
follow up with a victory over these guys - maybe it will happen but we hear the
same thing every year and it has been years since the Y beat a top 25 (end of
season) team and way longer since they beat more than one in a single year. I
wouldn't be buying your upper tier bowl game tickets just yet.Anything less than 8 wins for BYU this year would be a huge disappointment.
@Rockwell"Remind us the last time Utah played three Top 25 teams
in a row to start the season.For that matter, remind us the last time Utah
beat LSU or Wisconsin."Almost to silly to respond to; however, I
will. When did BYU start the season against three top 25 teams? Or do you not
count Portland State? Actually, as sad as it is, BYU fans only count 3-5 games
a season. Now remind us when was the last time you beat LSU or Wisconsin. What
I can remind you is Utah has defeated Michigan the last three times we've
played. We beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. We defeated Stanford the two times
we've met in conference games. We've defeated USC 2 times (in 6
games) as conference games. (How did you do against them 2 weeks after we
played them?) We've defeated Oregon, UCLA, Washington in conference games.
When was the last time BYU defeated any of these - (Actually, you have beaten a
couple of these in your history but none in the this century. We
also are playing 5 teams that have been ranked in a top 25 projection this year.
Washington and USC in everyone's top 10. Stanford, Oregon, and Washington
State have also been ranked. Thanks for asking, anyway!
CG - Provo, UTAug. 8, 2017 5:04 p.m.DoctormtvHow many
times did Utah beat Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan St, Miss St, Ole Miss or
even Boise St during those "good ol' days"?The
difference between BYU today, and Utah of yesteryear, is BYU actually expects to
win alot of these games, rather than simply using them as a fund raiser.Despite their tough talk, the Utes are too scared to schedule any OOC
P5's, especially from the SEC, which Utah hasn't scheduled since the
mid 1980's.____What is the obsession with the SEC from
some BYU fans? Its has not even been the best conference the past few
seasons.BYUs attempt to schedule P5 teams and win is fund raising!
Because your program is trying to elevate its status as a wannabe big boy and
get invited.Several posts here by BYU fans prove, that its not about
winning. It's who you schedule. That's all you can brag about other
than that dusty ol' trophy case.
"When was the last time Utah played three straight Top 25 teams?"Included among those 3 is Big Brother U.Where does byu rank
in the top 25?Our 9-10 consecutive P5s to conclude our year will
straight skyrocket our Sos past byu's, w/ease.indy byu will
never ever play against a Sos as difficult as ours, ever, period.byu
plays against one of the worst Fcs teams out there & a slew of Mwc
bottom-dwellers....Straight daunting.6 straight & counting, 7/8
& 11/14.6-3 @ les over the last 2 decades, soon to be 7-3.
"Which is precisely why the Utes will NEVER be true CFP contenders."Uh, check Uw's Ooc from last year.Next.Midmajor forever.Go Utes!p.s. Go ahead & answer
my questions....Thanks in advance.Btw, indy byu could go undefeated,
but playing against merely 4 P5s/8 G5 bottom-dwellers, they'll never ever
reach Cfp contention, period.W/our 9-10 consecutive P5s, we'll
always be in contention, period, irregardless of our cupcake Ooc, which includes
AZUTE1When was the last time Utah played three straight Top 25
teams?Utah fans talk tough about how "easy" BYU's
schedule is, but when it comes to opening their season with three
straight Top 25 teams, including Top 12 LSU and Wisconsin,the Utes are all talk, but no walk.--------------btw,
Utah has played three straight Top 25 teams before, in 2014.The Utes
lost 2 out of 3.
Is this a Utah article? I know we're mentioned in one game but geez utes
relax. We'll get creamed this year but hey we're in the PAC 10.2
AZUTE1"Unlike BYU, we're not in a position of needing to
schedule anything but cupcakes in OOC play..."Which is precisely
why the Utes will NEVER be true CFP contenders.While the big boys -
USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon - of the PAC 12 are scheduling powerhouse OOC
opponents like Alabama, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Nebraska, the Utes hide
behind the skirts of their more accomplished PAC 12 associates, and are content
to schedule Big Sky and MWC bottom dwellers.BYU was not only
Utah's only decent OOC opponent in 2016, the Cougars also provided the Utes
with one of their few decent wins.With Kalani at the helm, that
luxury is quickly coming to an end.
Yep a BRUTAL schedule! Look at those teams with winning records...all 3 of
them. byu will be a playoff contender for sure.
"When was the last time Utah played three straight Top 25 teams in early
September?"When's the last time byu concluded their year
playing against 9-10 P5s?Answer--Never....Hence, their
paltry/unenviable Sos.Midmajor forever.Go Utes!
"How many times did Utah beat Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan St, Miss
St, Ole Miss or even Boise St during those 'good ol'
days'?"Go ahead & list final records/rankings of those
teams....List their collective overall record/avg collective final ranking."Despite their tough talk, the Utes are too scared to schedule any
OOC P5's, especially from the SEC, which Utah hasn't scheduled since
the mid 1980's."What are you even talking about?Unlike byu, we're not in a position of needing to schedule anything but
cupcakes in OOC play....This is precisely because we conclude each year w/9-10
P5s, something byu could only merely fantasize ever accomplishing....They'd
unequivocally switch places w/us in a heartbeat, period....Our annual Sos &
its inherent greatest possible reward is a pipe-dream for byu, but an annual
reality for us.Fact is, we no longer ever lose to byu, period.Midmajor forever.Go Utes!
SoonerUte"Remind us in what poll Portland State is considered
Top 25."Since Utah, like BYU this year, usually starts the
season with a warm-up game and you'd rather hide behind a technicality,
than answer the query, I'll rephrase the question.When was the
last time Utah played three straight Top 25 teams in early September?Take your time because the answer is probably...NEVER
CG "the Utes are too scared to schedule any OOC P5's"How
quickly you forget a team called "The Michigan Wolverines".Scared?
Get back to us when BYU isn't scared to play ten P5 schools in a
season.The PAC12 requires 9 conference games (the SEC and ACC only
play 8), and the state legislature "strongly encourages" the Utes to
include at least one little brother. That affects the Utes OOC schedule. They
don't have the same desperate "we play anybody in hopes of filling our
schedule" philosophy that has cursed the Cougars since going independent.
DoctormtvHow many times did Utah beat Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska,
Michigan St, Miss St, Ole Miss or even Boise St during those "good ol'
days"?The difference between BYU today, and Utah of yesteryear,
is BYU actually expects to win alot of these games, rather than simply using
them as a fund raiser.Despite their tough talk, the Utes are too
scared to schedule any OOC P5's, especially from the SEC, which Utah
hasn't scheduled since the mid 1980's.
Sept 9, Sept 9, Sept 9.
I remember the days of old, when Utah would play a few big boy schools to start
the season. They would take their losses and look forward to the remaining
easier part of the schedule as they tried to put together a respectable season.
I guess that must be how BYU feels now.
Rockwell "Remind us the last time Utah played three Top 25 teams in a row to
start the season."Remind us in what poll Portland State is considered
@ Rockwelllol, even with those 3 tough P5 games, byUs schedule is ranked
much lower than Utahs, it would be nice if byU would help us out a bit. When was the last time byU beat a p5 team that finished the season
ranked? Or Utah for that matter...
Should be another great year. Playoff talent for sure.
I pick BYU to beat LSU in NRG Stadium and Utah in Provo (they're due). They
lose to Wisconsin, beat Boise and lose to Mississippi State. They win the
rest.It would be great if some of the other P5 teams had the guts to
play BYU, but they don't. Of course conference schedules and 10-year
look-ahead scheduling make it tough for an independent.It would be
nice to have a PAC12 scheduling arrangement. It would be good for them. Movement
is coming for P5 to schedule only P5 teams. That would be good for BYU. SOS is
becoming important for playoffs, so that should be good for BYU.I'm NOT in favor of Big12 membership. They only have 3 good teams and BYU
has a winning record against most of them. PAC12 would be a better choice, and
it would improve PAC12 SOS.Pipe dream, but there are a hundred P5
teams who will never see a playoff game. BYU would make a good opponent for
Who am I?"A schedule described as "brutal", P-5 worthy,
and one of BYU's most difficult in its history."Remind us
the last time Utah played three Top 25 teams in a row to start the season.For that matter, remind us the last time Utah beat LSU or Wisconsin.
I really liked this article. to me, it made the whole season look better. The
later games are against teams with so-so records for last year, which means that
they will be hungry for wins this year, especially against a team like BYU.
However, what was of most interest to me was the #2,#3 and #4 games. All three
of these games are winnable, but not gimme's. If, some how, BYU could win
all three of those games (difficult, but no impossible) the BYU should be in
great shape for an upper tier bowl game. I really like the coaching staff at
BYU, and with a year undr their belts, this year should be a strong step
forward.Just a side note. Even though I would like to see BYU beat
Utah, I am very optimistic about their new OC. I really think he will be a
difference maker for the Utes (at least I hope so).
A schedule described as "brutal", P-5 worthy, and one of BYU's most
difficult in its history.
You what would be nice and would get lots of readers in the summer? A breakdown
of each team for a week. Post maybe three articles about topics such as: team
history (just who is this team), best and worst seasons and win/losses, notable
alum, NCAA football records, current state of program, projection for the
season. Independence brings new teams and it would be great to learn more about
these schools. I.E. How did Wisconsin rise so well? The Hawaii rivalry
formation. I would highly enjoy those articles over a snapshot of each
team in one article. I really hope DN considers this in the future.