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  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    Why are both the first two games at Stanford?

    Why does it go Provo, Provo, Stanford, Stanford, or at least Provo, Stanford, Provo, Stanford?

    I guess one of these teams had a little more negotiating power?

    Is cash also being given to Stanford as part of the deal? Likely.

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Add 1 good and 2 nobodies.

    That pretty much sums up byu's schedule since going independent

    Playing 10 games against BCS schools is much better than 3-4 games against BCS schools.

    But you guys wouldn't know. You'll have to trust us. it's more difficult to be sure, but better.

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    byu 2014 schedule only has THREE power conference teams

    Texas
    Virginia(LOL)
    Cal

    What a WEAK schedule!

    Why don't you guys just join the Pac 12 or Big 12 and have 10 games against power conference teams at least?

    Can't hack it?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    @ Christopher B:

    Regardless of where these games are played, the main purpose of scheduling them is to show Utah exactly and precisely how to beat Stanford, since Utah will soon be showing everyone that they have no clue at all as to how it's done.

    It's quite humorous how you often belittle BYU for having a soft schedule. Then we schedule tougher teams, you still find something to complain about. Enough with your anti-BYU paranoia.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    Every day, for the next 7 years, we're going to have to read about how byu is going to play Stanford. Utah plays them in 4 days, and multiple times before 2020. Go Utes beat Stanford.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    @ ChristoperB:

    You are correct. We wouldn't know what's it like to play 10 games against BCS schools. Neither do we know what it's like to lose most of them... the way Utah does year-in and year-out... never having beaten even one with a winning record. Never. We'll just have to take your word for it on how that feels.

    Good luck with your goal of trying to stay out of the conference cellar this year. As it currently stands and appears, you're really going to need it.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    I don't know ChristoperB, is it better to be on the bottom and then staying home and watching ALL the bowl games in your mother's basement?

  • Lincoln Coug Lincoln, NE
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    Get a life. We could schedule Alabama for a home and home and you'd still find something to criticize!

  • WON84 PLANO, TX
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    Chris, congrats on picking the winner in the latest installment of the Holy War. I still question your (8-4) prediction for the Utes but, if that holds up I'll sing your praises.

    That said, calm down bro! I don't think the Pac 12 is going to clear Utah off Stanford's schedule or anything.

    Good luck the rest of the way. You've got a QB who can win you some games if his receivers don't have passes bouncing off them.

  • skitter Orem, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    Wow Chris you are incredible. First you say how no BCS team should ever do a one and one with a non BCS team. Now that the top dawg of the conference has done it, you point out something else. Who cares if the first 2 are at Stanford or BYU. How much crow are you going to eat? What will your next point be? Hey I bet stanford won't even wear the best uniforms. Or maybe we are sp irrelevant they will have the back up band members playing.

  • Nate in the 808 orem, ut
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    Right, Utah is 7 wins and 13 losses in the Pac-12. Thanks for reminding everyone.

  • relientk Saratoga Springs, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    New name, same ol' comments.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    I believe that should round out the schedule for '14 but I haven't been able to find it listed all in one place. Anyone know it or know where to find it? Chris-- you know all things BYU. What say you?

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:33 p.m.

    Re: Lincoln Coug

    " We could schedule Alabama for a home and home and you'd still find something to criticize!"

    Sorry, no you couldn't.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    Stanford, Stanford + reschedule, reschedule could likely happen.

    Hawaii is a good trip to recruit as BYU may have started the Poly chain into the mainland but they aren't getting the best Poly players to come to BYU. The best are going to Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State.

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    souptwins

    The 2014 byu schedule is this(not in order)

    nobody
    nobody
    Texas
    nobody
    nobody
    Virginia(LOL beat you)
    nobody
    nobody
    Cal
    nobody
    nobody

  • Hoover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    2014 BYU Schedule

    Away Games
    Connecticut
    Texas
    UCF
    Boise St.
    Middle Tennessee St.
    California

    Home Games
    Virginia
    Houston
    Utah St.
    Nevada
    So. Miss
    UNLV
    Savannah St.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    BYU versus BCS teams 2013 1-2 (33%) 2012 2-2 (50%) 2011 2-2 (50%)
    Utah Versus BCS teams 2013 0-2 (0%) 2012 3-6 (33%) 2011 5-5 (50%)
    Chris bring up games against BCS teams BYU has a better percentage. (does not include bowl games) Looks like the cougars have the better percentage.
    Having been involved with the inter-workings college athletics for about a decade Stanford wanted the two at home those years due to their other contracts. BYU needs it as well for their existing conttracts.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    @ "Playing 10 games against BCS schools is much better than 3-4 games against BCS schools."

    Does Virginia + Texas + Utah + Georgia Tech + Wisconsin + Notre Dame = 3 - 4? Is that how you count in SLC?

    Add in Boise State and Utah State (who are better than most BCS) and BYU's sagarin rating higher than U and it leads to some jeolous comments, I guess.

    Very excited to see a great (not good) addition of Stanford in November. Wow.

    Happy Hawaii is back on the schedule - great recruiting and good November vacation.

    I don't understand Savannah St. This gives us 13 games next year. Did I miss a cancellation or something?

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    Chrissy - I have some news for you .........

    The Oregons, Stanfords, and USCs of the world play utah only because by conference affiliation they are required to.

    utah is right in there with the buffs and the cougars of washington state. maybe you could throw arizona in that cupcake mix as well.

    But you can just go right on ahead with being overjoyed in your conference of champions.

  • FogHornLegHorn Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    2014 BYU Schedule

    @ UCONN
    @ Texas
    Virginia
    Houston
    Utah St.
    @ UCF
    Nevada
    @ Boise St.
    @ Middle Tenn St.
    Southern Miss
    UNLV
    Savannah St.
    @ Cal

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    We will win stanford this week because we are good just wait and see. Byu cant win them this week because we are better no matter what.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    There's a certain fan that Utah fans have even disowned, that constantly posts inflammatory words on BYU articles. And for a news outlet that wants respectful dialogue, the DN seems to give it no mind. My suggestion: Don't give this troll the time of day. Don't respond to hm, act as if he doesn't even exist. He only makes comments to anger you guys. For whatever reason this gives him delight. I would get into reasons but probably wouldn't be accepted as "respectful dialogue". Ignore him. I'm certainly going to from now on.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Stanford agreed to a home and home football deal with BYU not a 2 for 1? I was told that this would never happen from a powerhouse BCS school (that is currently ranked #5). Hmmm... I wonder if the DNews got there information wrong.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Thanks Hoover. Looks like one of these will need to get dropped since there are 13 listed.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Oct. 8, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    Love the plan. Kinda difficult to get excited for a game that won't take place until 2020. Just saying. Plenty of time for things to change.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    I was waiting for the day the Y would finally schedule Savannah State. Wow - what a pick up. Are they a junior college? Maybe they ought to add Dixie College and SUU to future schedule too? Lots of big exposure for the Y coming.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    Searching archives to expose trolls is pretty easy...

    Chris B. (August 21)
    "When you have 2 power conference schools, they also go 1 for 1(see utah and michigan series scheduled after Pac 12 invite)"

    Chris B. (July 26)
    "Power programs don't really associate and continue rivalries with non-power programs."
    "Home and home only makes sense for 2 non power programs."

    So Chris B either believes that Stanford is not a power program or that playing four games is not considered "associating" with another team. If not he needs to eat crow.

  • ManInTheMiddle SANDY, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    I can't wait to see how turkey tastes in Palo Alto and Hawaii.
    Love these games.
    Nice work Tom!!!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:57 p.m.

    Still no relief in scheduling meaningful home games in November. However, the inclusion of Stanford on BYU's schedule should be a great recruiting tool. Bronco should immediate contact promising 6th graders with the carrot that if they choose BYU they can play Stanford.

  • agb Layton, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    CougfaninTX:

    You're spot on. With math like that the sky's the limit. You could probably end up claiming to have replicated cold fusion...

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    patriot
    Cedar Hills, UT

    I was waiting for the day the Y would finally schedule Savannah State. Wow - what a pick up. Are they a junior college? Maybe they ought to add Dixie College and SUU to future schedule too? Lots of big exposure for the Y coming.
    ===

    I believe Weber State was booked.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Oct. 8, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Disappointing BYU is still going with the lower division team. They have a chance to play any team in the country, and they pick one of the worst lower divisions teams out there. There are several FBS teams who don't schedule lower. Schedule FIU, Minnesota, or Temple for an easier win, but not teams like that.

    Sometimes I think just being part of a conference like the BIG XII would be better. They've already shown they can beat teams like Texas and Oklahoma and TCU from that conference.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 8, 2013 6:08 p.m.

    Striker, I wholeheartedly disagree. Having a few (2-3) patsies on the schedule, especially early in the season is what BYU (and any other team) needs. Those first few games are all about making adjustments and working out the kinks before you get into the games that matter. So keep scheduling Savannah States early and Stanfords later in the season and I'll be happy.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    Savannah State? In November? The bad side of independence...

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    Yes, Wiscougarfan, that would be the ideal way to do it but Savannah St. plays here the end of Nov. I still don't worry too much about it. Not ideal but that's what we get with independence. And Striker-- Do you really think BYU wouldn't join the Big 12 if it was their choice? BYU hasn't been invited. Maybe some day they will be but not yet.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    Looks like the Southern Miss game is going off the schedule.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Oct. 8, 2013 7:43 p.m.

    Wiscfan,
    You have fallen for the Urban Meyer, Big Ten, Florida, SEC syndrome...pile up patsies because "our conference schedule is too tough." Those are what wimpy teams do...pile up the easy non-conference wins and is exactly what Utah is doing (or thought they were doing before Fresno became the class of their league). It's a cowardly approach to scheduling. Do you know anything about Savannah State? They were included in an article by ESPN that discussed how shameful it is big programs run up the score on other smaller schools to get their easy win and pad their stats. SSU lost by at least 60 to two D1 schools. They have an average of one win per season since 2009. They are the lowest of the low.

    I love watching D1 programs fall to the lower programs. Serves them right for scheduling what they thought was an "easy" win.

    BYU has fallen prey to this "easy" win gimmick and now they have taken the lowest of the lowest. It's embarrassing to the program. It's just not needed.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Our 2014 schedule looks like an SEC schedule.

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Yes Savannah ST.! As a 43 year old life time BYU fan, I can honestly say, I never thought the day would come that there would be a big announcement that Savannah St. is on the schedule. I guess that's what happens when a team that beats you for the last 4 years is still too scared to play you in future years.

  • Cougars - Wise Older Brothers Anaheim, CA
    Oct. 8, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Nothing screams little brother like a Utah fan trying to minimize a BYU schedule 10 years in the future.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 9:43 p.m.

    "Looks like one of these will need to get dropped since there are 13 listed."

    Soup:

    By NCAA rule, a game with Hawaii, home or away, Is exempt from the 12 game limit.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    @CougFaninTX
    Does BYU play Hawaii in 2014? Teams that play at Hawaii can have 13 games (see: USC this season).

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Oct. 8, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    The u may play Stanford seven times before BYU does, but BYU will beat them before u.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 12:59 a.m.

    We win this schedule we can be nat champs again.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 1:35 a.m.

    Hey Ute fans, what happened to:

    "The future of college football in Utah is the Utah Utes."

    "It's time to bury the Utah/BYU rivalry for good let the Utes find a true, big name rival."

    And yet, here you are, coming out in full force on a BYU article.

    I suppose knowing the Utes are likely to finish 5-7 again this season, you need something to amuse yourselves with.

  • WON84 PLANO, TX
    Oct. 9, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    ekute

    Layton, UT

    Every day, for the next 7 years, we're going to have to read about how byu is going to play Stanford. Utah plays them in 4 days, and multiple times before 2020. Go Utes beat Stanford.

    ---

    Let me get this straight, a Ute fan is complaigning about hearing about BYU after visiting a comment board on an article about BYU?

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    *84,

    Sorry, my intent was to snipe at the media for their biased coverage. After thinking about it, I guess any scheduling additions for byu is newsworthy, given their independent status. Have a good day... and....Go Utes!

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    1. Savannah State was scheduled to replace Southern Miss, which will be dropped. Sorry guys, but there aren't a lot of high profile teams with a November opening in their 2014 schedule.
    2. Football is routinely scheduled out 10-15 years in advance, so the Stanford announcement is not a surprise, nor an oddity.
    3. I look forward to the day when all those ute fans who say they have left us behind actually do so.

  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    Oct. 9, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    EKUTE,
    When you and the rest of the BYU haters stop being the first and most posters on any article on the DNews site then we will know you have finally moved Onward and Upward as you guys keep claiming!!!

    Go Cougs
    Go Stanford!!!

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    first2third:

    You need to quit relying on the Elmo Gazette for the bulk of your sports news. To be honest, you don't come across as a BYU sports fan at all. When Utah continues to schedule Weber State, a team Savanah State could beat 90% of the time, I don't recall reading a critical comment by you, like the one you've made on this article. The term "wolf in sheep's clothing" comes to mind.

    To refresh your memory, it was the Utes who cancelled the next few year's games with BYU... not the other way around. BYU has said multiple times they will play Utah any and every year they are willing. As such, if anyone actually comes across as appearing scared in the rivalry, it's the Utes who cancelled previously scheduled games.

    Keep watching and paying attention. Maybe someday you will actually become a real BYU fan.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 9, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    Tom in CA
    Vallejo, CA
    Chrissy - I have some news for you .........

    The Oregons, Stanfords, and USCs of the world play utah only because by conference affiliation they are required to.

    utah is right in there with the buffs and the cougars of washington state. maybe you could throw arizona in that cupcake mix as well.

    But you can just go right on ahead with being overjoyed in your conference of champions.

    _________

    Tom - I have some news for you.....

    The Idahos, Idaho Sts, and New Mexico Sts of the world play BYU only because independent conference affiliation They are the "band of buddies!"

    BYU is right in there with the bottom feeders and the blue raiders of middle tennessee state. Maybe you could throw Savannah St. in that cupcake mix as well.

    But you can just go right on ahead with being overjoyed in your conference of independent buddies!

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    @ WacPadding...:

    To be honest with you, we (BYU fans) do very much enjoy our current independent affiliation. We saw what happened to Utah after joining the PAC10 and decided that wouldn't be nearly as fun as what we currently have.

    BYU plays almost all of their games on national television. Utah doesn't. But they do get to whenever they play BYU.

    BYU gets to play and win against ranked teams, thus knocking them out of rankings. Utah hasn't beat a ranked team in years. As such, they elevate most teams in the rankings whenever they play.

    BYU doesn't have to live with the moniker of being a "Cellar Dweller" the way Utah does.

    BYU wins most of their games and continues going to and winning bowl games each year. Not so for the Utes. Sorry if you don't like these things, but they are all indisputable facts.

    Why knock BYU for scheduling a Savanah State team... especially since Utah plays their Weber State teams, who could seldom ever beat Savanah State? If Utah does get lucky and barely qualifies for a bowl game this year, they will have Weber State to thank.

  • S Sherwood Taylors, SC
    Oct. 9, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    I am very impressed with the addition of Virginia, Stanford, USC, Wisconsin, and Texas. I am disappointed with Savannah State. Really? Of all the FCS teams? Why not Furman? (that's sort of tongue in cheek, but why not?) Why a FCS team in November at all? Why a FCS team at all? If you want to be taken seriously then play only the FBS teams and then you can chide the SEC for not doing the same, oh, and other conferences. To be the best, you have to play the best, not the least.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 7:15 p.m.

    @ S Sherwood:

    Check the schedules of all the nationally ranked big-boys. Almost all of them have multiple games each year that many fans accept as gimme games. It allows the smaller teams to make some money for their sport programs and allows the big schools to experiment and fix problems they've found up to that point of their season. For those reasons, it's usually considered win-win to play perhaps 2 of 12 games like that a year. Almost everyone does. So why pick on just BYU? Not fair.

    Utah always had multiple such games in their schedule before joining their current conference and now not having as much opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, they schedule their Weber State games whenever they can. It was that Weber State win last month that might end up allowing them to qualify for a bowl game this year... if they get very lucky the rest of the year. And if they do, they'll have Weber State to thank for it.

    Please do a bit more homework before forming an opinion that makes you seem to be uninformed.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    Tators:
    "... if they get very lucky the rest of the year. And if they do, they'll have Weber State to thank for it".

    I'm a BYU fan but I'm going to say this before any of the ute trolls say it. Your logic here is flawed. They could thank BYU for it just as much...or USU for that matter. BYU gave the utes a W which counts every bit as much toward bowl eligibility as a W against Weber.

    I understand what you're getting at, but I'm also not a fan of playing an FCS team, especially in 2014 when schedule strength matters. BYU doesn't play in the PAC12 or the SEC so they can't schedule patsies and get away with it.

    That said, the reason BYU had to do it was that Southern Miss is no longer on the schedule, and scheduling an FBS team on such short notice is nigh unto impossible. Holmoe did the only thing he could do, schedule an FCS team who needs the cash. That doesn't mean we have to like it, and it certainly doesn't help BYUs cause.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:32 p.m.

    WACPadding:
    "The Idahos, Idaho Sts, and New Mexico Sts of the world play BYU only because independent conference affiliation They are the "band of buddies!"

    Do you see any of these teams on BYUs future schedule? Please be informed, your ignorance is showing. BYU may have played these teams early in independence but after Idaho state this year, they are nowhere to be found on BYUs schedule. They are, however on Utah's future schedule. Nice try. Fail.

  • Black & Silver Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    Utah is one to talk about future football opponents.
    Here is a list of future teams.

    Michigan
    Fresno St.
    Idaho St.
    SUU
    North Dakota

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 10, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    At black and silver

    Utahs plays in the second best conference in the country, scheduling great teams and tough teams is automatic. I noyiced you left that out. I like BYUs schedule this and next year, a nice mix.

    At cougs dawns

    Trolls go both ways, read the hate filled comments from BYU fans on any Utah article

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    SpokUte:
    "Trolls go both ways, read the hate filled comments from BYU fans on any Utah article"

    This is true. I was specifically referring to the typical ute trolls that end up over here. I don't include you in that group...usually feel you have reasonable comments. Cheers

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 10, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    Back at u ciougndawgs, rock on Guy!

  • CG Orem, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    While Stanford and USC are scheduling Notre Dame and BYU OOC, the Utes are running away from BYU to play Fresno St., Idaho St., SUU, and North Dakota.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 11, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    cage

    Who did Oregon and Arizona schedule this year? Who did Oregon schedule last year? Nice job of picking teams to fit your agenda. Utahs schedule is stronger than BYUs this year, and will be next year. That's how it works when you have 9 games in a dominate conference. I'm sure that. you realize Fresno st is ranked this year and that Utah has Michigan home and home. At least tell the entire story when making a point.....sheesh!