BLUE BAN

It wouldn’t be BYU-Utah week without some good enmity stories, and few had more enmity toward BYU than Urban Meyer.

Who could forget his “Team Down South” routine?

But nowadays Meyer spends his time calling Michigan “That Team Up North.” Reports say he has been stopping NFL scouts and other visitors from wearing blue at Ohio State’s practices.

Offenders are furnished appropriate (i.e. Ohio State) shirts.

Which is fine. It’s his kingdom.

Here's hoping he never ends up in a hospital where the nurses are afraid to call out “Code Blue!”

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MAX-IMIZED EFFORT

He’s just a sophomore, so forgive Jamaal Williams if he just doesn’t get it.

After BYU’s Sept. 7 win over Texas, Williams was asked about BYU’s next game, against Utah.

“I am trying to get the hate,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune, “but I am still learning.”

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KEEPING A LID

A recent People magazine article said skier Lindsey Vonn really has no complaints about boyfriend Tiger Woods.

Among the things she praised was that Woods “doesn’t even leave the (toilet) seat up! It’s awesome.”

Sources say Woods is now claiming that’s actually what caused the breakup with Elin Nordegren in the first place.

‘BRIDGE’ TO PAST

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater waved off the punt unit during the team’s Sept. 7 win over Eastern Kentucky and got chastised for it.

“I told him to get off the field,” coach Charlie Strong told media afterward. “We have enough coaches on the field. We have enough coaches on staff. The punt team is coming. You don't send them off the field."

BYU’s Jim McMahon successfully turned back the punt team in the 1980 Holiday Bowl, which led to the Cougars posting their first postseason victory.

So occasionally it works.

Sorry, Teddy, but Rock On knew Jim McMahon. You’re no Jim McMahon.

PEAK PERFORMANCE

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report on Mount McKinley said it is shrinking.

The analysis said the tallest point in North America dropped from 20,320 feet to 20,237.

What that means to the Utes — who have started 0-4, 0-4 and 0-1 in three Pac-12 seasons — is this: Instead of climbing the mountain, maybe they can wait for it to melt.

RESTRICTED SPACE

Seattle Times columnist Dwight Perry on a Hawaii woman battling to have her entire surname — Keihanaikukauakahihuliheeka-haunaele — on her driver license: “Just be glad it’s not on the back of a softball jersey.”