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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    Sure. Beating BYU is more fun than beating Indiana or Northwestern or Vanderbilt or Kansas or Purdue or Texas Tech or Kentucky, etc.
    Yes, but is losing to them less painful? We will once again lose to them. Maybe not this year, but it could be this year.

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    Good point. I've gotten too confident. I don't see us losing to them. It will be crushing when it does happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Yes, but is losing to them less painful? We will once again lose to them. Maybe not this year, but it could be this year.
    UCLA beats USC now and then. It's just a matter of odds.

    What will be amusing to watch is how the next BYU win over Utah will be evidence of the restoration of Things the Way They Have Always Been, Really Are, and Should Be; the dawn of a new era, the end of Utah's undeserved dominance, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    UCLA beats USC now and then. It's just a matter of odds.

    What will be amusing to watch is how the next BYU win over Utah will be evidence of the restoration of Things the Way They Have Always Been, Really Are, and Should Be; the dawn of a new era, the end of Utah's undeserved dominance, etc.
    Yes and no. If it happens this year, that will certainly be the narrative because of the new coaching staff down there and their perceived (if largely imaginary) momentum. If Utah wins the next 3 against Kalani and keeps putting a good product on the field, and then Kalani wins in 2020, it will be a lot harder to make that narrative stick (although some will certainly try).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    it will be a lot harder to make that narrative stick (although some will certainly try).
    You should know better. That narrative ain't going away until the 60+ year old guys in my high priests group have moved on to that great rivalry game in the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    You should know better. That narrative ain't going away until the 60+ year old guys in my high priests group have moved on to that great rivalry game in the sky.
    One must be at least 40 years old to have any memory of BYU's 1984 MNC. Anyone under age 28 will not remember the last time BYU had a really good, nationally competitive team (1996). Kind of interesting when you consider the impact on recruiting, fan support, and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    One must be at least 40 years old to have any memory of BYU's 1984 MNC. Anyone under age 28 will not remember the last time BYU had a really good, nationally competitive team (1996). Kind of interesting when you consider the impact on recruiting, fan support, and so forth.
    If not for that dang word of wisdom, BYU's fanbase would be half its current size.
    Last edited by LA Ute; 07-23-2017 at 07:08 PM.

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    Updated with new series against Houston in 2026-27...of course, we're going on the road first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    Updated with new series against Houston in 2026-27...of course, we're going on the road first.
    there's a possibility that Houston could be a P5 program by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    Updated with new series against Houston in 2026-27...of course, we're going on the road first.
    I assume we have BYU at home that year.

    Edit: I just checked, it is not scheduled, but the BYU game would be in SLC that year.
    Last edited by Sullyute; 05-25-2018 at 07:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    Updated with new series against Houston in 2026-27...of course, we're going on the road first.
    I like this addition.

    I suspect that the playoff has forced us to up our scheduling game a tad. We're seeking out competitive G5s, which in most years, would be better than scheduling P5 dreck.

    Also, I've bitched plenty about this year's non-con, but with no Cal or Oregon State on the schedule (the only team in the South to miss both -- USC, Colorado and Arizona get to play both), I have almost no problem with this year's non-con (save for scheduling a game in DeKalb, Ill.).

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    Ugh. I hate when they schedule over High School Football.

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