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    Aggies and Cougars sign a home and home.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-30 18:31:48

    The Cougars will play in Logan in 2020 and the Aggies will visit Pullman in 2021.

    Good for the Aggies, but I don't like this. If other Pac-12 teams give the Aggies home-and-homes, it makes it that much harder to ask for lopsided deals when we schedule them in the future.

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    Brett McMurphy tweeted out a quote from WVU coach Dana Holgorsen advocating for P5 teams to play only other P5 teams in non-league games. I was curious if he puts his money where his mouth is, so I looked up their future schedules.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-29 20:07:51

    Gotta say, I am impressed.

    In addition to their 9 BigXII games, they also play the following P5s in future seasons.

    2016 Missouri
    2017 Virginia Tech
    2018 Tennessee, NC State
    2019 Missouri, NC State
    2020 Maryland
    2021 Maryland, Virginia Tech
    2022 Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech
    2023 Penn State, Pittsburgh
    2024 Penn State, Pittsburgh
    2025 Pittsburgh

    That gives them 11 P5s in 6 of the next 10 seasons. And they still have one opening each year from 2018 to 2024, two openings in 2025.

    I can't imagine they will fill those remaining spots with P5s though I suppose they might with Holgorsen's comment, but good on them for making the move to schedule more P5s and fewer G5/FCS teams.

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    Season predictions for Utah, BYU, and Utah State

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-28 10:34:14

    Utah

    W vs SUU
    W vs BYU
    W @ San Jose State
    W vs USC
    W @ California
    W vs Arizona
    W @ Oregon State
    L @ UCLA
    W vs Washington
    W @ Arizona State
    W vs Oregon
    W @ Colorado

    Record 11-1(8-1)


    BYU

    W @ Arizona
    L @ Utah
    W vs UCLA
    L @ West Virginia
    W vs Toledo
    L @ Michigan State
    W vs Mississippi State
    L @ Boise State
    W @ Cincinnati
    W vs SUU
    W vs UMass
    W vs Utah State

    Record 8-4

    Utah State

    W vs Weber State
    L @ USC
    W vs Arkansas State
    W vs Air Force
    L @ Boise State
    W @ Colorado State
    W vs Fresno State
    L vs San Diego State
    W @ Wyoming
    W vs New Mexico
    W @ Nevada
    L @ BYU

    Record 8-4(6-2)

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    Week 1 games that will be receiving my attention.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-21 10:55:30

    I will be keeping an eye on all Pac-12 games, but I've only listed the ones I will attempt to watch all, or part of, plus a bunch of other games I find interesting.

    Fri. August 26th
    Hawaii vs Cal in Australia - Pac-12 team and it is the first game of the year.

    Thur. September 1st
    SUU @ Utah - Can't wait to see our new QB.
    Weber State @ Utah State - I almost always take an interest in the Aggies.
    Oregon State @ Minnesota - I am interested to see the improvement Gary's team has made.

    Fri. September 2nd
    Colorado State vs Colorado - Opening week rivalry game.
    Kansas State @ #8 Stanford - How good are the Cardinal this year?

    Sat. September 3rd
    #3 Oklahoma vs #15 Houston - Top 15 matchup.
    Rutgers @ #14 Washington - Solid opener for the Huskies.
    #16 UCLA @ Texas A&M - Big opener for the Bruins.
    #18 Georgia vs #22 North Carolina - Top 25 matchup.
    #20 USC vs #1 Alabama - Huge opener for the Trojans.
    #2 Clemson @ Auburn - Should be a good game.
    Arizona vs BYU - How good are these two future opponents.

    Sun. September 4th
    #10 Notre Dame @ Texas - It's Texas and Notre Dame.

    Mon. September 5th
    #11 Ole Miss vs #4 Florida State - Top 15 matchup.

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    AP Top 25 Poll came out this morning.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-21 09:17:06

    AP Top 25

    Utah is 3rd among others receiving votes, so basically #28.

    Other notables:

    #8 Stanford
    #13 TCU
    #14 Washington
    #16 UCLA
    #20 USC
    #24 Oregon
    #28 Utah
    #29 Washington State
    #30 Boise State

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    Memo to BYU fans regarding Honor Code and LGBT:

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-16 17:08:41

    Ok BYU fans, if you claim that BYU is not discriminatory to LGBT, then try this little exercise.

    Take whatever reason or argument you would typically make about why BYU is not discriminatory towards LGBT, and insert African American/Black in place of LGBT. Then tell us how BYU's honor code isn't discriminatory.

    "It's our religious belief, being [African American] is a sin."

    "It's ok to be [black] at BYU, [blacks] just aren't allowed to kiss, hug, or hold hands with other [black] people. [Blacks] aren't allowed to be married to other [blacks] while at BYU."

    "If [African American] people don't want to live by our rules, then [African American] people shouldn't come to BYU."

    I really can't believe they try to defend their policies regarding LGBT as being non-discriminatory. Certainly, as a private institution, it is their right to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. But, it is absolutely asinine to try and claim BYU doesn't discriminate and it is equally asinine to expect others to tolerate BYU's discrimination.

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    With football season quickly approaching, does anyone have a way for me to watch Fox 13 without switching providers?

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-14 14:34:48

    I have Dish Network and they dropped Fox 13 back in early June. At this point, I'm thinking both sides think they can use viewer demand for football as the impetus to get the other side to cave on negotiations. The problem is, if both sides are thinking that way, then neither side is going to cave and I am going to miss out on a lot of NFL and college football.

    Any suggestions?

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    Who says the BigXII doesn't have any decent options for expansion? They have a list of several schools who have a history of being in what amounts to a P5 conference.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-14 13:59:05

    BigXII candidate schools with a history of being in what amounts to a P5 conference.

    Central Florida - AAC 1 year

    South Florida - Big East 8 years, AAC 1 year

    Cincinnati - Big East 8 years, AAC 1 year

    Connecticut - Big East 9 years, AAC 1 year

    Houston - AAC 1 year, SWC 20 years

    Memphis - AAC 1 year

    SMU - AAC 1 year, SWC 78 years

    Temple - Big East 15 years, AAC 1 year

    Tulane - SEC 34 years

    Note: The AAC, formerly the Big East, retained the Big East's AQ status during the 2013-14 football season.

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    PSA: There is going to be a huge meteor shower tonight.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 21:54:50

    Shooting Stars

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    More Utah football scheduling news: Southern Utah added to 2022 schedule.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 13:18:59

    2022 Utah Non-Conference Schedule:

    9/10 - vs Southern Utah
    9/17 - vs San Diego State

    There goes my theory from earlier today that Oregon moved their game with BYU to make an opening in the Cougar's schedule to play Utah on 9/10/22.

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    Spoke with a former BYU player.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 13:02:18

    He is from the Lavell Edwards era and was a starter.

    Asked his thoughts on BigXII expansion. He thinks it is over as far as BYU is concerned and they aren't getting in. Doesn't see anyway BYU gets in with how things have unfolded since the BigXII meetings.

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    Utah Football Scheduling

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 10:04:46

    Get ready for an announcement of an extension to the Utah/BYU series.

    Oregon moved a scheduled game with BYU in 2022 back a week creating an opening on BYU's schedule that matches with an opening on Utah's schedule.

    Maybe it's not related, but I'm guessing it is.

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    Oh, the irony! There are few things more amusing than watching BYU fans try to accuse other groups of bigotry. :D

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-08 18:42:11

    Newsflash BYU fans: LGBT groups aren't against you for being Mormon. They are against you because you, your university, and your religion have a history of being bigoted against blacks, gays, and women.

    If you want tolerance from LGBT, then you need to be tolerant towards them. You can't expect others to be tolerant towards you when you are intolerant towards them.

    LGBT is simply fighting fire with fire.

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    For your viewing pleasure, video from the first day of fall camp.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-05 10:08:57

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    Time and time again, people around here say things like "if we just average (insert ridiculously low number here) yards per game, we will win the division/conference."

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-02 12:25:09

    We will not win the Pac-12 without a significant increase in offensive production

    Folks, in our best season(2015), we averaged 386 total yards/game and 30 points/game in Pac-12 play. Averaging those same numbers or LESS is not going to result in us winning the division/conference.

    A little while ago I posted a write up comparing the North/South division winners and their total offensive production. The lowest was last year with USC at 406 yards/game and 32 points/game. The typical division winners averaged 450+ yards/game and scored 35+ points/game.

    We will not win the division with 200-250 yards passing unless that is accompanied by 200-250 yards rushing.

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    Stat of the day . . .

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-01 19:42:16

    The last time Utah had a Juco transfer at QB, a highly regarded freshman QB who graduated early to come in for Spring ball, and Aaron Roderick as a Co-OC . . .

    Utah passed for 2980 yards, 19 TDs, 9 INTs and won 10 games.

    The following season, the trio put up 3069 passing yards, 24 passing TDs, 12 INTs, and 10 more wins.

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    Did you know . . . ?

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-31 18:13:47



    Arkansas, Alabama, and Ole Miss purposely refuse to play non-P5 in-state opponents.



    Arkansas has never played Arkansas State or FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    Alabama has never played South Alabama, Troy State, or UAB. They have also never played FCS teams Alabama A&M, Alabama State, or Jacksonville State, and have not played Samford since 1944.

    Ole Miss has not played Southern Mississippi since 1984 and has only played them 24 times dating back to 1913. They have also never played FCS teams Alcorn State, Jackson State, or Mississippi Valley State.

    Who knew state schools could do such a thing?

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    Cal and Hawaii kick off the football season one month from today.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-27 14:50:02

    Side Note: What the hell was Hawaii thinking when they scheduled the first two weeks of the season? They fly 5,071 miles to play Cal in Sydney, Australia in the opener. Then have to fly 4,442 miles to play at Michigan the very next week. That is 19,026 miles round trip for the two games. For context, Utah plays 6 road games this year and will travel a grand total of 8,290 miles round trip.

    At least Cal had the good sense to schedule a bye after the Hawaii game and then they only have to travel to San Diego State the week after that.

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    Heard an interview on 1320 with an Austin reporter while driving this evening.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-26 19:21:19

    I've gone back and forth on whether BYU is going to get invited to the BigXII because they have a lot of positives, but they have a lot of negatives as well.

    After hearing this Austin reporter, I am leaning heavily towards believing BYU does not get invited to the BigXII, and it is for two reasons.

    1) He mentioned that any team receiving an invite will have to be approved by at least 8 votes: I'm not sure BYU has the votes. It seems like WVU would vote against adding BYU considering their motivation for expansion is to make themselves less geographically isolated. Adding BYU does nothing to help that. And if Texas & TX-Tech are really pushing for Houston, they would probably be willing to give up any Western expansion to get UH into the league, which means they would likely endorse whatever Eastern candidates are proposed. If that is the case, then that is 3 votes against adding BYU. Obviously, if they expanded by 4 teams this could all become moot as WVU could get 1 or 2 travel partners, Texas could get Houston, and there would still be room to add BYU. But then he said this next part.

    2) There are schools in the BigXII who don't want to add "another Texas": He went on to explain that what he meant by 'another Texas' was a school with an ego like what Texas has. This is where things could get dicey for BYU even if the BigXII expanded by 4. If even just 3 BigXII presidents view BYU as being a high-maintenance school with a huge ego(which BYU definitely is), they won't have the votes to get in even as a 3rd or 4th option.

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    While I am hoping BYU doesn't get into the BigXII, there are a few reasons I wouldn't mind it.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-22 13:06:59

    1. The BigXII would not let BYU's dirty play go unpunished. They would no longer be able to handle things "internally" when one of their players throws a punch or leads with their head.

    2. Stabilization of the BigXII can help prevent the formation of super-conferences. This is more of a general concept, as the BigXII doesn't necessarily get stabilized by adding BYU. In fact, whatever stabilization they can accomplish by expanding will happen regardless of which G5 teams they choose. So whether it is Houston and Cincinnati or BYU and Memphis, the resulting stabilization will be the same.

    3. BYU in the BigXII basically guarantees that BYU will never be in the Pac-12. I know we like to think that is already the case, but with the threat of super-conferences looming there will always be a sliver of a chance that BYU could become an option with the lack of good expansion options in the West.

    4. It will be nice to see BYU finally have to face the week-in and week-out brutality of a P5 schedule. Since going independent, they have never faced more than 3 P5s in a row and have never played more than 6 in a regular season.

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    Utah's Roster by State

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-20 21:54:38

    CA - 35
    UT - 30
    FL - 11
    TX - 9
    WA - 4
    AZ - 3
    NV - 3
    HI - 2
    LA - 2
    CO - 1
    ID - 1
    OR - 1
    PA - 1
    Australia - 1
    Japan - 1

    Total - 105

    More than half of the roster comes from CA, FL, & TX and less than a third comes from UT.

    p.s. According to a Deseret News article, Utah had 20 returned missionaries on the 2015 roster. Pretty safe bet the number is approximately the same this year. IOW - Stop beating that same tired drum AAU.

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    I could see BYU getting an invite to the BigXII, but there was a statement made by either their commissioner or one of their presidents a couple of weeks ago that makes me think they will be passed over.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-19 16:38:58

    I can't remember the quote word for word, nor can I find it now, but the basic gist of what he was saying(IIRC) was this:

    'Some people might question the rationale of who we would expand with.'

    I wish I could find the actual quote, but the context of it seemed to say "A lot of people think BYU is the best choice, but we are leaning elsewhere."

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    16 team super-conferences. Who does the Pac-12 end up with?

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-19 15:20:27

    I'm assuming that if super-conferences happen, it will be because one or more of the ACC, B1G, and SEC expand to 16. If one of those leagues expands to 16 it will most likely be with Texas +1 and Oklahoma +1. I don't think anyone is getting Texas and Oklahoma by themselves.

    So, let's say the B1G takes Texas and TX-Tech and the SEC takes Oklahoma and OK-State. The ACC likely takes West Virginia and who else? Does Notre Dame finally join a conference and become a full member of the ACC? More importantly, who does the Pac-12 take to get to 16?

    I would think we take Kansas and KS-State plus two more of the following: Houston, TCU, CSU, UNLV, Hawaii and New Mexico.

    Man, I really hope 16 team super-conferences never happen. The Pac-12 is perfect as presently constituted.

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    The answer to what it will take to win the Pac-12 South, and more importantly, the Pac-12 Championship.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-16 13:26:28

    Below are the per game averages IN PAC-12 PLAY ONLY for the North & South Champions as well as Utah. *USC is listed as the South Champion for 2011 because they had the best record in the South but were ineligible for post-season play. I didn't think the 2011 UCLA team was a valid comparison for what is needed to win the division in a typical season.

    2011.......PPG......YPG......RYPG......PY PG
    Oregon....44.3.....500.9....301.0.....199 .9
    *USC......37.9.....462.9....165.6.....297 .3
    Utah......20.9.....297.8....120.9.....176 .9

    2012
    Stanford...28.9.....405.3....187.7....217 .7
    UCLA.......34.4.....426.9....157.8....269 .1
    Utah.......26.1.....323.2....140.8....182 .4

    2013
    Stanford....33.2....403.1....205.2....197 .9
    ASU.........44.2....473.4....212.8....260 .7
    Utah........25.6....364.3....145.4....218 .9

    2014
    Oregon......43.9....528.2....228.3....299 .9
    Arizona.....35.7....447.4....163.7....283 .8
    Utah........24.6....344.0....171.0....173 .0

    2015
    Stanford....40.9....455.3....255.1....200 .2
    USC.........31.9....405.8....166.8....239 .0
    Utah........30.0....386.4....190.0....196 .4

    Going off of the 5 year averages for the South Champion, Utah will need to improve upon last year's conference performance by 8+ points per game and 60+ total yards per game to win the division; Utah will need to improve by 9+ ppg and 75+ total yards per game to win the conference. Obviously, this is just to beat the averages and there is a possibility that we could win it with less, but there is also a possibility we will need even more to win the division/conference.

    5 Year Avg
    North.......38.2....458.6....235.5....223 .1
    South.......36.8....443.3....173.3....270 .0

    Bottom line: I believe, at a minimum, we are going to need 250+ yards passing, 175+ yards rushing, and 38 ppg in conference play to win the Pac-12 title.

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    A while back, I posted a comparison of the last 25 football seasons for Utah & BYU to disprove the "Utah has only had two good seasons, BYU has had 40 years of greatness" myth they perpetuate. Now, a closer look at one of those comparisons: P5 Record

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-14 10:51:42

    Original Post if you missed it.

    Part of the argument we get from BYU fans when we throw out our better record vs P5 teams is that we play weak P5 teams while they are playing the creme de la creme. While it is true that they have played some tough teams over the years, they have also played their share of cupcakes while we have slayed some giants(something they have NEVER done).

    From 1991 - 2015, the last 25 seasons . . .

    Record vs P5 Teams
    Utah 53-46(.535)
    BYU 33-49-1(.404)

    In Utah's 53 wins, the opponents have a combined record of 299-348-1(.462)
    In BYU's 33 wins, the opponents have a combined record of 174-224-1(.437)

    Wins vs 6+ Win P5 Teams
    Utah = 28
    BYU = 20

    Wins vs 9+ Win P5 Teams
    Utah = 8
    BYU = 2

    Wins vs 10+ Win P5 Teams
    Utah = 4
    BYU = 0

    In Utah's 46 losses, the opponents have a combined record of 351-231-1(.603)
    In BYU's 49 losses, the opponents have a combined record of 381-208-2(.646)

    Losses vs Sub .500 P5 Teams
    Utah = 10
    BYU = 9

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    To the delight of many, I am going to try to take a step back from defending the police.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-11 14:51:20

    I may seem vociferous in defending our police, but it is only because I am one of the few here willing to look at things from their side. The people who bash the police here seem to do it from a place of hatred and anger for getting a ticket. They are unwilling to put themselves in an officer's shoes and see why things might happen the way they happen. They have little to no knowledge of the laws and policies that govern police work, or why those laws and policies were enacted.

    When an officer seemingly over steps his bounds because he had the audacity to fear for his life, the best they get is "they signed up for that" or "they don't have the right" or "they work for us" as if any of that means cops can't or shouldn't do the things they do to make it home alive each day.

    I love our police officers and the job they do. Are they perfect? Of course not. When they violate the law, they should be held accountable. But they should be held accountable by the law, not rioting protestors and cowardly snipers.

    In closing, a "careful what you wish for" warning to all of those who are anti-police, or cop-haters, or even just cop-bashers:

    You may think the police are bad now, but you just wait. As the public outrage continues to build, we are going to move from where we are now to one of two extremes.

    1) Total anarchy due to a lack of an adequate police force(in numbers) or due to a neutered police force unable to act with any authority - in effect they will become glorified security guards who observe and report but never arrest or detain.

    Or

    2) We will become a police state not too far off from what Nazi Germany was. You may say we are already there, but we aren't even close. To maintain order and "treat everyone equally" our society will become one where every citizen is required to show their papers, whether they are making a midnight beer run in a bad neighborhood or out for an afternoon jog in the nicest part of town. Everyone will be under suspicion and law-abiding citizens will long for the days when it was just the criminals the police worried about.

    I'm sure many will call me crazy, but there is no happy medium where police and criminals live in harmony and nobody is ever shot. What we have now isn't perfect, but it is about as close as our society is capable of and is much better than the alternatives.

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    To UteMan and anyone else who has a problem with police writing traffic tickets.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-08 12:20:14

    First and foremost, the purpose of writing traffic citations is to keep people safe. Allowing people to violate the laws of the road is a recipe for mass carnage.

    Secondarily, traffic stops are used for investigative purposes. Every day, hundreds of people with warrants for their arrest are taken off the streets due to traffic stops. Hundreds of more people involved in illegal activity are arrested as a result of traffic stops.

    Third, it is used as a way of making sure officers aren't parking under a tree and taking a nap. If they are making stops and writing citations when there are no calls, this shows that they are out doing their job, policing the community.

    Fourth, and here is the big one for you "revenue generators" people. Yes, revenue is generated from the fines collected on traffic violations. But rather than think of this in simple terms of "revenue generation" you need to start looking at it for what it is, and that is an idiot tax. Running a city or county costs money. That money can come from one of two places. Either we all pay in the form of much higher taxes, or the idiots who can't follow the law can pay. If you don't like paying the idiot tax, well, stop breaking the law.

    If anyone thinks we should just raise taxes, that's fine, but the police will still be writing citations with the accompanying fines for the three reasons listed above.

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    Team 4 in my game by game predictions of Utah opponents and other teams of note.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-06 15:07:29

    Previous Teams:

    California 3-9(1-8)
    Oregon State 3-9(1-8)
    Colorado 4-8(2-7)

    Up next, the Arizona State Sun Devils


    Northern Arizona W
    Texas Tech L
    @ UTSA W
    California W
    @ USC L
    UCLA L
    @ Colorado W
    Washington State L
    @ Oregon L
    Utah L
    @ Washington L
    @ Arizona L

    Record 4-8(2-7)

    After a 3-1 start, the wheels come off as the Sun Devils hit the meat of their schedule. ASU is losing 4 of their starting OL from last year and only returns 4 starters on offense. The Devils still have talent, but without Graham's ability to steal signals from his opponents, I don't think that talent is going to be in position to make the needed plays to win games in this league. Does Todd Graham start eyeing his next job halfway through the season?

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    Team 3 in my game by game predictions of Utah opponents and other teams of note.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-05 15:49:34

    Previous Teams:

    California 3-9(1-8)
    Oregon State 3-9(1-8)

    Up next, the Colorado Buffaloes

    @ Colorado State(Denver, CO) W
    Idaho State W
    @ Michigan L
    @ Oregon L
    Oregon State W
    @ USC L
    Arizona State L
    @ Stanford L
    UCLA L
    @ Arizona W
    Washington State L
    Utah L

    Record 4-8(2-7)

    The poor Buffaloes, just can't seem to pick up any momentum. Their best record since joining the Pac-12 is 4-8(2013) and they've only won more than 1 conference game one time(2 wins in 2011). Playing a one-and-done at Michigan, (who does that?) isn't a smart move for a team trying to re-build what used to be a great program but has been stuck in a decade long funk. I think part of the problem is they have a decent coach in a conference full of great coaches. This will be year 4 under Coach MacIntyre, and a 4 win season could mean it is the final year for the former San Jose State coach.

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    Team 2 in my game by game predictions of Utah opponents and other teams of note.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-01 11:19:59

    Prior teams:

    California 3-9(1-8)

    Up next, the Oregon State Beavers

    @ Minnesota W
    BYE
    Idaho State W
    Boise State L
    @ Colorado L
    California W
    Utah L
    @ Washington L
    Washington State L
    @ Stanford L
    @ UCLA L
    Arizona L
    Oregon L

    Record 3-9(1-8)

    Gary's team takes a small step forward, improving on their 2-10 record from last year by just a single game. Similar to the job he had at Utah State, it is going to take Andersen at least 3 years to get this team bowl eligible. His re-build was made even more difficult with the departure of his DC after just one year. Then again, with the way KS's defenses seemed to be slowly regressing at Utah, maybe Oregon State is better off.

    The Beavers could maybe pick up a 4th win against Colorado, but even if they do, the rest of their schedule just seems unfair for a team that is in a downturn. Especially when you consider their bye comes in week 2 followed by the Idaho State game. That leaves 10 straight weeks of big boy football without a break, bookended by Boise State and Oregon.

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    We have to replace some key pieces, but return a lot of talent.
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    Yes. Signed with Washington and played a little as a freshman, transferred to a JC when Petersen came in, then transferred to Utah.
    (2 days ago, 1 stars)

    Aggies and Cougars sign a home and home.
    (2 days ago, 0 stars)

    So glad we play on Thursday. Waiting until Saturday would be unbearable.
    (2 days ago, 7 stars)

    Bronco hasn't beaten Oregon multiple times. He coached against them one time, in the Vegas bowl.
    (2 days ago, 0 stars)

    Agree with your final thought 100%. The only problem is that the FCS games are where we are able to pick up that 7th home game every other year.
    (3 days ago, 2 stars)

    No joke, my first thought was that this was about condoms.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    Brett McMurphy tweeted out a quote from WVU coach Dana Holgorsen advocating for P5 teams to play only other P5 teams in non-league games. I was curious if he puts his money where his mouth is, so I looked up their future schedules.
    (3 days ago, 3 stars)

    USC will keep it close early, but Alabama will overpower USC's defense and win comfortably.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    LSU, Clemson, Bama, Notre Dame, FSU, Utah, and BYU.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    You have boardmail.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    Quite the opposite. I want them to lose every game so badly that they shut down their program out of embarrassment.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    UCLA - If we can beat them in the Rose Bowl this year, then I think we go undefeated.
    (4 days ago, 1 stars)

    My posting history speaks for itself. Now you, on the other hand . . .
    (4 days ago, 1 stars)

    Why is it assumed they will take a step back with new coaches?
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    This is a very superficial view of BYU's success, or lack thereof, against P5s from last year and how it will translate to this year.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    Funny enough, I have them starting 3-3. And if they can start 3-3 during that stretch, they can finish 5-1 in the second half where they have 3 virtual gimmes.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    What is Kirby's story? I know he is, or was, LDS, but he writes a lot of seemingly anti-LDS stuff. Anyone care to fill me in on him?
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    BYU's defense is better than Cal's.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    I hope you are right, but UCLA has struggled when playing in the state of Utah over the last decade and UCLA barely won at home last year.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    I can understand where you are coming from, but I think Utah fans are blinded by their bias against BYU.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    Season predictions for Utah, BYU, and Utah State
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    And what changes came as a direct result of the Black Power salute?
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    Memorable does not necessarily correlate with effective.
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    There are better and more respectful ways to express his discourse. Ways that wouldn't make him look like a spoiled, ungrateful, disrespectful ass.
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    What, no 2 point conversion? And your math is a little off.
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    How can he decide to pay less rent? Don't you have a contract of some sort?
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    Whoa baby . . . I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I can't help myself.
    (5 days ago, 0 stars)

    Pass. I'll settle for letting the Drum and Feather set us apart.
    (7 days ago, 2 stars)

    Colorado, and it isn't even close.
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    Is there anything more overrated than the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics?
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    No, it is accurate. Except for the part about the playoff committee making the selection.
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    Too hard to pick just one, so I will go with these.
    (11 days ago, 9 stars)

    That's not true. From the CFP website . . .
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    RE: "and now it's a lesser game than it once was."
    (11 days ago, 3 stars)

    RE: Hypothetical situation (NOT a prediction)
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    I almost included that, and I will probably end up catching some of it if it is convenient.
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    Week 1 games that will be receiving my attention.
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    Week 1 games for teams ranked near us.
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    AP Top 25 Poll came out this morning.
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    Selfish in the sense that we would like to continue living, and leave our descendants a habitable planet to live on. Boy, you have got one hell of a dark perspective.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    Thanks for that unnecessary distinction. %)
    (12 days ago, 2 stars)

    Agree 100%. Overpopulation is destroying the planet.
    (12 days ago, 8 stars)

    Doesn't the bear population dwarf the wolf population? So, yeah, you are right. There is no comparison.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    I have always believed that dogs are actually descendants of bears and not wolves. This video is proof of my theory.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    If Huntley is truly the #2 QB at the end of fall camp, then he will play vs. SUU and I would assume SJSU plus any other games that happen to get out of hand.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I was curious who the 6-3 record came against, so I looked it up.
    (15 days ago, 2 stars)

    I believe Lyman caught what should have been ruled a TD, but the referee ruled his feet were out of bounds in the back of the endzone.
    (15 days ago, 0 stars)

    That's just it, the rules don't apply equally. Straight people are afforded more rights and freedoms at BYU than their gay classmates. It is the very definition of discrimination.
    (16 days ago, 2 stars)

    Not just white, but straight-white. Talk about CTR. ;)
    (16 days ago, 5 stars)

    I would add that some of these people don't have other options for attending school. Many BYU students have parents who pay for their schooling, and those payments come with a string attached: Must attend BYU.
    (16 days ago, 0 stars)

    Memo to BYU fans regarding Honor Code and LGBT:
    (16 days ago, 14 stars)

    Good post. This place could certainly use a lot more respect when expressing differing opinions, myself included. I am a Utah Man and will be till I die. Go Utes!
    (17 days ago, 3 stars)

    Who does it put in a bind, and why does it put them in a bind?
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    The Utah/BYU game is on Fox, not to mention a bunch of other college games of interest. Even if I didn't watch the NFL, I still need to get that channel.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Yes! Glory hallelujah! Thanks 480!
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Are you able to use your DVR to record when you do that?
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    With football season quickly approaching, does anyone have a way for me to watch Fox 13 without switching providers?
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Who says the BigXII doesn't have any decent options for expansion? They have a list of several schools who have a history of being in what amounts to a P5 conference.
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    I'm worried about the D because of the LB situation. When Norris went down last year, the D suffered, and that was with Paul still playing. I don't know how we overcome the loss of those two.
    (19 days ago, 1 stars)

    It might not be true, but I don't think you can say BYU would never back out.
    (19 days ago, 2 stars)

    Did the coaches at Kansas and Miami put up with his helicopter parents?
    (19 days ago, 0 stars)

    If Cox can just be a solid backup, then we should be very happy about our QB situation.
    (20 days ago, 2 stars)

    RE: Good read regarding your #1
    (20 days ago, 1 stars)

    I see one of 3 scenarios happening. In order, they are . . .
    (20 days ago, 1 stars)

    Air Force, allegedly.
    (20 days ago, 0 stars)

    We already know he is talking out of his ass.
    (20 days ago, 7 stars)

    And ours was about honoring the military, BYU's was about honoring themselves.
    (20 days ago, 0 stars)

    How was that insensitive? After what the Salt Lake Organizing Committee did to secure the Winter Olympics, it is actually a valid question.
    (20 days ago, 8 stars)

    PSA: There is going to be a huge meteor shower tonight.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    It's not unassisted. There is a springboard, though, not as springy as the modern version.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    Rose Bowl
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    And, yet, what is Obama's biggest frustration while in office? Time and time again, I have seen Obama lament that he hasn't been able to institute "real" gun reform.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    Boy, that is a pessimistic view all the way around. Try this . . .
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    At least this year there have been multiple steps taken to correct it.
    (21 days ago, 4 stars)

    If 16 team conferences happen, Utah's spot in the Pac-12 is about as safe as it could be without being USC.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    More Utah football scheduling news: Southern Utah added to 2022 schedule.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    Spoke with a former BYU player.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    TE, started last year until injury against ASU. Though, I believe he was behind Moeai before he got injured against Michigan. He definitely would have been top 2 this year.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Sure, but it still isn't that far fetched.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    If Whit hasn't learned to keep his foot on the gas after what happened in the Vegas Bowl, he never will.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Except they already have.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Don't be so sure.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Chris Hill does not consider SDSU an A game. And if Holmoe is easing up on scheduling past 2020, extending the Utah series would be the one exception to that.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Utah Football Scheduling
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Whittingham's track record shows he likes to have things resolved before moving forward.
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    Strategically placed bear traps oughta do the trick.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    RE: This really isn't this big of a deal.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    Stanford also finished 2nd in pass efficiency while Utah was 8th. 34 more yards wasn't the difference.
    (23 days ago, 2 stars)

    Ask and ye shall receive . . .
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    No, I got your point. See my reply at the bottom. Padding stats doesn't get us what we want, consistent offensive production does.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    Okay, that was funny.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    We put 628 yards of offense up on Weber State back in 2013. What did that get us?
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    Here's the problem with your thought process . . .
    (23 days ago, 4 stars)

    Are any practices open to the public?
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    Has it always been your MO to copy and paste posts from cougarboard? Every single word in your post comes word for word from various posts on cougarboard over the last 3-4 hours.
    (24 days ago, 1 stars)

    Oh, the irony! There are few things more amusing than watching BYU fans try to accuse other groups of bigotry. :D
    (24 days ago, 12 stars)

    Not as bad as '06 when Poston was the guy. Finished with 555 rushing yards on the season.
    (24 days ago, 1 stars)

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