Nov 24, 2010

Some Rivalry Quotes

Feelings run hot in this rivalry, and neither side is immune to it. I've collected a few of my favorite quotes on the rivalry from former players and coaches.

This today will be inspiring. The hatred between BYU and Utah is nothing compared to what it will be. It will be a crusade to beat BYU from now on. This is a prediction: In the next two years Utah will drill BYU someday, but we won’t run up the score even if we could set an NCAA record against them.
Wayne Howard, Utah Coach. 1977

What I hated the most about BYU was getting trounced.
Steve Folsom, Utah TE. 1980

It was just as easy as it looked. It was like we were running against air. It was easy to break tackles and find holes. Their defense didn't seem to be there.
Fred Whittingham, BYU RB. 1989

All those guys think that's all there is to life. But when I'm making $50–60,000 a year, they'll be pumping my gas. They're low-class losers.
Lenny Gomes, BYU NG. 1993

Even our cheerleaders are kicking your butt.
Steve Smith, Utah WR. 1999

From now on we're going to leave our flags at home and they should do the same.
Val Hale, BYU AD. 1999

[Players are not allowed to refer to BYU by name, but by the 'Team Down South' (abbreviated to TDS)]
Urban Meyer, Utah Coach. 2003

[Fans begin referencing Utah as SNOT (School North of Town) in response to TDS.]
BYU Fans, 2003

I really hate them. Playing in the game helped me understand. They are the most arrogant people. It's the whole church and state thing. They're the 'good kids'. We're the 'bad kids.' I didn't feel it in my gut last year like I do now.
Alex Smith, Utah QB. 2004

I hate those *bleeping* pricks! I hate them with a passion.
Morgan Scalley, Utah DB. 2004

Obviously, when you're doing what's right on and off the field, I think the Lord steps in and plays a part in it. Magic happens.
Austin Collie, BYU WR. 2007

I don't like Utah. In fact, I hate them. I hate everything about them. I hate their program. I hate their fans. I hate everything. So, it feels good to send those guys home. They didn't deserve it. It was our time and it was our time to win. We deserved it. We played as hard as we could tonight, and it felt really good to send them home and to get them out of here, so it is a game I'll always remember ... I think the whole university and their fans and organization is classless. They threw beer on my family and stuff last year, and did a whole bunch of nasty things. I don't respect them, and they deserve to lose.
Max Hall, BYU QB. 2009

Do you have any quotes that you love that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

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