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    Anfernee
    13

    KVH

  • Tony
    4

    Those were the days. Gave me goose bumps.

  • LetItRide
    4

    Great call!

    i was in Vegas and will always remember after his back to back buzzer beaters we played TCU in the finals and witnessed New Mexico fans coming back out in droves to root against us. It was pure joy😁

  • sweetgrass
    1

    WSJ values Utah basketball (sad trombone) …

    below Colorado and Stanford, ouch!

  • Stone
    4

    Yikes. And what happened to U$C?

    • sweetgrass
      1

      in 2015 WJ rated us at $38 million, so we’ve dropped nearly 20% since then

  • Stone
    1

    Is Arizona really worth that much? 4x Utah? That number looks like what I expect from a strong football program, not a hoops program.

    • GameForAnyFuss
      15

      Arizona’s valuation is based on actual payments to players over the last decade.

  • PlainsUte
    6

    Pac-12 NFL early exits…

    None from Utah!!  Thanks, Zack et al.

    Odd that Stanford has the most departures, I would think that is the school from which it would be the most beneficial to stick around to earn a degree.

    From Jon Wilner’s hotline email, as of noon today:

    Arizona State: WR N’Keal Harry
    Oregon: WR Dillon Mitchell
    Stanford: WR JJ Arecega-Whiteside, OG Nate Herbig, TE Kaden Smith
    UCLA: OL Andre James and TE Caleb Wilson
    Washington: CB Byron Murphy and S Taylor Rapp
    Washington State: TB James Williams

  • chinngiskhaan
    6

    I really truly hope this choice of theirs to stay doesn’t come back to haunt them.

    • RiseasUtes
      4

      I don’t think any of them had high enough grades to really be hurt by coming back.  I think they all have a much better shot at improving their stock this coming year.  

      • Utesbyfive

        I really do think this is actually better for them, barring catastrophic injury. (…says prayer.)

  • vcsg01
    2

    I think if Moss had stayed healthy the whole year he’d probably be leaving.

    • Puget Ute

      A healthy Moss is about the #2 or #3 RB in the draft.

  • Brichaute49
    2

    Getting no love

    So here I am wondering why at 15-1 our lady Utes are not getting any love anywhere. Not ranked…certainly they are one of the top 25 programs in the country. And then to add insult to injury…we speak of east coast bias but what about the bias happening right here in our backyard. I haven’t seen ONE post on the PAC 12 Facebook page about our ladies. Maybe I have missed it, I don’t know. Props to them for having a super season so far.

  • TheJuggernaut
    3

    SOS of 203 (worst in the PAC by a long ways) is why they’re not ranked.

    • Brichaute49
      2

      So the Rick Majerus thought process of scheduling. So far it seems to be working. Granted they still have the stronger teams to play. We’ll see how that goes. Still 15-1 should deserve some pub

    • dystopiamembrane
      2

      We received 36 points this week in the AP poll. Coaches poll yet to be released.

  • chinngiskhaan
    3

    Same thing happened a year or two ago. Undefeated, no respect, terrible SOS. They ended the season in the middle of the pac at best

  • ironman1315
    4 2

    Utah v BYU continues through 2024

    Sad.

  • SalUteopia
    4

    Why why why?????

    • Tednab
      5

      … because this does absolutely nothing for us and more for them .. Great move Harlan

      • Pace Manyung
        2 11

        Harlan seems spineless

    • AlohaUte
      12 9

      Because fans love it, it is intense, and draws more eyeballs than any other Utah non-Conference game and even most conference games. Rivalries are the best part about college football, yet some people for inexplicable reasons want to abandon one of the best rivalries in the country.

      • RiseasUtes
        4

        There are plenty of reasons why we shouldn’t play them, so I understand if someone doesn’t want to.  For me I’d like to switch off every other year with them and Utah st.  If bigger games like a Michigan are available I think that should take priority over BYU-p, but I’d rather play BYU-p over Wyoming, New Mexico etc.

      • TwoUtes
        3

        The TV ratings for Utah / BYU-P have not been great in recent years. Fans on both sides are ready to end it.

  • sweetgrass
    2

    hoping for a break, but through 2024 that would be 14 straight

  • Johnny80
    4

    Boo!!!

  • I didn’t down vote you, I down voted the message.

  • RiseasUtes
    9

    I’m in the minority, but I don’t mind playing them.  They haven’t beat us in over 3300 days and they aren’t all of a sudden more talented than us.  We can completely kill the “spirit” of that program by the end of that series.  

    • GameForAnyFuss
      8 1

      You can’t kill anything at BYU-P. They’re like c**kroaches.

      If 8 in a row hasn’t killed their spirit, 80 in a row wouldn’t either.

    • Stone
      3

      I doubt you are in the minority of the fanbase. There are some vocal people on each side of the debate, but I think most casual Utah fans, oldtimers, and unaffiliated locals, get more excited about the BYU game than many other games.

  • GreatNorthernUte
    6

    Most important part is no November games. Even for those of us who would rather abandon the rivalry, this is a big win.

    • PlainsUte
      1

      I agree, it is very generous of Utah to continue the home-and-home, but at least it will not be in November, where it was a rediculous sideshow stuck between the Pac-12 regular season and the Pac-12 Championship game.

  • Utesbyfive
    9 1

    Profound disappointment. We’ll never schedule another P5 team in preseason as long as we play these losers.

    • Staples
      1

      Different AD now who hopefully will have a different scheduling approach. Should be no reason we can’t schedule BYU and a P5 team.

    • RiseasUtes
      3

      We play Baylor in 2023 and 2024, so maybe after that series we add a different P5 school.

      • Puget Ute
        2 4

        And frankly, after all the BS and rape coverups at Baylor we should probably get them off the 2023/2024 schedule.

        • UtMtBiker
          14 5

          And what about the BS, coverups, history of racism, and misogyny at BYU?  By this logic they should be off the schedule as well.  

          • Puget Ute
            5

            I 100% agree. But the Utah state legislature won’t allow it.

        • Puget Ute
          4

          For everybody who downvoted this, I am saying I want to replace Baylor with another P5 school in the 2023/2024 seasons.  The window is rapidly closing, however. 

          I believe Iowa may have a schedule opening those years, and that would be an amazing H-H.

          • Utesbyfive

            I know, let’s replace them with Penn State. I mean if we’re talking about Institutions with past sins…

            Blacklisting these schools forever… How politically correct. %/

  • AUDIIDUA
    4

    I feel that if BYU were more of a powerhouse program (getting to bigger bowl games and winning) we would be more accepting to the idea of playing them as it would be nationally viewed as more of a marquee game beyond the rivalry. But they haven’t been able to win big games. As a result it’s a bit of a lose, lose for Utah to play them.

  • sweetgrass
    11 1

    honestly, I’d rather play Utah State.  Better opponent

    • Stone
      4

      Because I have a soft spot in my hear for Utah State, playing them is delicate for me. I want to play them, and I want Utah to win every game, but a bit of me feels bad seeing them lose (even to Utah). Whereas, BYU, I thoroughly enjoy beating them. Come to think of it, there is no other team that Utah has played where I feel a bit bad beating them, only Utah State. 

      • Tacoma Ute

        I like Weber too but I would never want to see them upset the Utes.

  • Virginia Ute
    4 11

    Great!  Happy to see the rivalry and tradition continue, as it should.  

    • Itacoatiara22
      2

      Hurry!  Post this message on their board too!

  • BattleGroundUte

  • Tony
    3

    It irritates me that Utah seems to have to be “connected” to byu. For that reason I want the rivalry to end. That said, they are a decent pre-season opponent who will provide a better-than-average test to get us ready for games that really matter.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      November games are absolutely not acceptable ever again. 

      • RiseasUtes

        I do agree with this, if we keep playing them(which I’m ok with) it needs to be the first or 2nd game of the season.

  • Staples
    1

    The fan in me that grew up with the rivalry in the 80s and 90s likes that we’re continuing to play them and there was something cool about playing them in November like the old days. But the realist in me can recognize that playing a “meaningless” game in November before a potential conference championship game isn’t exactly ideal. If I was in charge of scheduling, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I’m not, we’d do away with the ABC scheduling philosophy. In it’s place our 3 OOC games would be:

    in-state (BYU and Utah State on a 4 years/2 years rotation)
    Power 5 school H-H
    Group of 5 school

    Now I’ll just sit back and wait for EA Sports to bring back NCAA Football in 2030 so I can implement my scheduling plan.

  • Pac-12 with only two teams in latest Lunardi list, ASU in ‘Last Four In’

  • Dante Guardi

    i think by the end of the season ASU, Arizona, Oregon State and and washington will get in

    • Staples

      I think 2 or 3 is more likely and it would take teams separating themselves from the pack. Anything resembling parity within the conference will unfortunately do nothing but reduce the amount of bids this year. ASU had the conference’s marquee win in the non-conference schedule but aren’t doing themselves any favors by starting out 2-2 in conference play.

    • TheJuggernaut
      1

      As far as at larges Arizona and Washington are on track, ASU and UCLA are on the fringe, Oregon St no way. Oregon St currently has the second worst SOS in the PAC, only Wazzou has played a worse schedule. The selection committee has shown in the past that playing a weak OOC schedule and piling up wins is not a recipe for an at large.

      The PAC is going to get 2 or 3 in, depending on who wins the conference tourney.

      • palos_verdes_ute
        1

        Oregon State looks good.  They got 4 players that are talented.  The 2 brothers, Tinkle, and that 7 footer leading in block shots.  I wouldn’t rule them out.  ASU will loose a few more games and won’t make the dance this year.  Washington just made their first road sweep in 6 years – i think they are the best team in the conference.  I say 2 team gets in the dance from this crap conference.

        • TheJuggernaut

          It’s starting to look like if Washington or Arizona wins the conference tourney the PAC gets two, if someone else gets hot and wins the autobid the PAC gets three in.

          I predict Oregon St will be a high seed in the NIT.

  • Utah, a 9-seed in latest bracketology

  • Tony
    4

    Must be women’s.

  • sweetgrass
    10

    Good news, Harding staying …

  • PlainsUte
    5

    I’m feeling pretty good about 2019 already. Ludwig and Harding is likely going to be better than promoting Harding to OC and bringing in a new OL coach. With the return of Zack Moss et al, hoping the Utes can make the next milestone of not only winning the South but winning the Pac-12 Championship game. Maybe dropping those last two games will motivate all to work even harder to improve in the off-season. GO UTES!!

  • Pace Manyung
    12

    Makes me wonder if Harding is a bad interview..

    He seem to have a good resume and has been interviewing every year for the past three years.

    • BattleGroundUte
      7

      Whatever negative spin you sure do think it. 

      • Anfernee
        5

        Pace, you’ll love it! 

        https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Power_of_Positive_Thinking.html?id=kRO_lIGx37sC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button

    • Puget Ute
      1

      The Browns hired the guy who has been Green Bay’s O Line coach since 2004.  It is hard to bring up a guy from college, no matter how good he is, when an elite-level NFL O Line coach is available. And Green Bay’s O Line has been elite for a long time now.

      Still, Cleveland is a dumpster fire of a team.

      • PlainsUte
        2

        As a Packer fan that was a big loss.  We need to lose the defensive coaches, first.

  • john777
    4 1

    QB SEARCH

    jAYDEN CLEMONS SKYRIGE QB now a UTE

  • FtheY

    Link?

  • Basketball Junkie
    2

    Looks like another QB who will become a safety!

    Jaden Clemons

    • Tony
      1

      And then a linebacker?

  • BattleGroundUte
    1
    • Basketball Junkie
      2

      Right…

      The hashtag #safetypride doesn’t mean a thing.  Also, thanks coach Scalley.

      • BattleGroundUte
        1

        Use any finger of your choice and swipe down on the replies: “I will be playing quarterback.”

      • Puget Ute

        Coach Scalley was his lead recruiter.  Morgan is a very good recruiter.  (He usually recruits Texas, but all of the coaches have responsibilities in Utah as well).

  • Pace Manyung
    4 14

    Image result for yawn gif

    • Anfernee
      6 2

      Pace the armchair D1 head coach. He’d be getting 5☆ rockstar quarterback commits left and right. Gotta love the internet age. 🙄🙄🙄

      • BattleGroundUte
        2

        Opinions. Everyone’s got em and most stink. 

  • RiseasUtes
    4

    I imagine it’s as a preferred walk on.  Good idea to add several QBs.

  • Puget Ute
    1

    Jayden Clemons (as a JR) and Skyridge beat Zach Wilson (as a SR) at Corner Canyon.  Just sayin…

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      Exactly what I am saying. I think he gets a shot at QB as well. 

      • Puget Ute
        1

        The future is bright for him. He certainly will have a shot in 2020 and 2021.  He looks like a bigger Jason Shelley the way he runs and passes.

  • john777
    1

    my son goes to skyridge, and I had the opportunity to see most of his games in person. This guy is under rated, with time and some good QB coaching, he may surprise a few people. His also not afraid to take a hit, and usually levels people on the turf most often then not.

    • Puget Ute

      When did he break his arm?  That was pretty recent, wasn’t it?  I am sure that affected his low ranking.

  • sweetgrass
    11

    15-1 for the Lady Utes

    Swept the Washington road trip

  • UtesRock

    😁