BYU Football: Why Utah State Series Won't Ever Take Place of Utah Rivalry

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BYU Football: Why Utah State Series Won't Ever Take Place of Utah Rivalry
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JD Falslev returns a punt against Utah State in October of 2012.

Oh, the joy of it all.

In the midst of all the offseason turmoil in college football, today BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe announced the state of the rivalry between the Cougars and Utes to the Salt Lake Tribune:

"It is harder to do a series with them now [than it was before]," Holmoe cautioned. "The [reasons for not playing] that Chris [Hill] has said are reasonable ... but I believe that we will get it done."

Despite Holmoe's comment suggesting that the series between BYU and Utah will continue, it won't be on a yearly basis. In the years that the Cougs don't play the Utes, who will fill that rivalry void?

Sure, USU has a great program and it wouldn't bad to continue to play the Aggies, but it will never replace the Utah series. Here are a few reasons why.

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