This past weekend the University of Utah had an impressive eight players drafted into the NFL, a school record. Combine that with being in a P-5 conference and the dominance of in-state rivals for the greater portion of the last decade, and a reasonable person would expect that NONE of the chatter would be regarding BYU.
I mean, it’s only daily on social media and in the workplace that Utah fans remind BYU fans how little they care about them and how they don’t even think about them. We all understand that they all just, “WANT THE RIVALRY TO DIE” and to never play again.
@MightyAlaskaUte You mean 1 from BYU only. Lololll. 7 from Utah so far!— asdfjkl (@pdangcil) April 29, 2017
The Utah-BYU rivalry is dangerously (for BYU) headed towards Notre Dame-Navy territory. Once highly competitive. Then Navy loses 43 straight— Daniel (@dGod23) April 29, 2017
Having a former mediocre BYU WR, coach QBs and call plays...that's how a team with 8 draft picks doesn't win the South.— Aushtin (@DixieUte) April 29, 2017
Hot take : Harvey Langi is already drafted if he stays at Utah. A school that prepares players for the NFL.— THE MightyAlaskanUte (@MightyAlaskaUte) April 29, 2017
Please, Ute Nation, tell us more about how little you care about BYU.
So that's Utah 8. Utah state 1. Byu 1.— Ute Yak (@UteYak) April 29, 2017
@SigmaUte If you hate winning and money then byu seems like the natural place to go.— Ute Pilot (@ute_pilot) April 29, 2017
LDS and want to play in the NFL?@Utah_Football RMs drafted - 2— I am a Utah Man, Sir (@UtahMan1850) April 29, 2017
USC RMs drafted - 1 (he played 4 yrs at Utah though)
BYU RMs drafted - 0
And BTW, Wisconsin had more Mormons drafted than BYU.— I am a Utah Man, Sir (@UtahMan1850) April 29, 2017
So is Taysom going to be the new Jimmer for BYU fans? ..."if he was only given a shot, he'd be all-pro." "It's only because he's white", etc— 311ute (@311ute) April 28, 2017
Have to interrupt and just say, great point from 311ute here considering there are almost zero white quarterbacks in the NFL.
Utah had as many players drafted this draft as BYU has the last decade .— SinceBYUlastBeatUtah (@SinceBYUlastBea) April 30, 2017
Also 2709 days since BYU has beaten Utah.
Last 15 years vs USU/BYU— THE MightyAlaskanUte (@MightyAlaskaUte) April 30, 2017
Utah is 21-5 head to head
More than a trend or streak. That’s REALITY.
OOOOH MightyAlaskanUte from the top rope on that one!
Not sure how we recover from the M&M burn. Btw, clever name.
The draft is over. Local media & byu only have 362 more days to completely delude themselves before next year's draft. #clockwork— A Ute Grows In Vegas (@sheasr1) April 29, 2017
The rivalry even got political this weekend.
Utah had as many players drafted in this year's draft as BYU has had in the last 8 drafts combined.— TheJazzyUte (@TheJazzyUte) April 29, 2017
@AFronceRivals Honest question...if Langi stays at Utah does he improve his draft stock compared to BYU? Assuming he plays DE at Utah.— B-Ross (@brossutahman) April 29, 2017
@ute_pilot The gap is only going to get bigger. BYU isn't relevant anymore.— UteGorilla (@UteGorilla) April 30, 2017
With all due respect, UteGorilla, it appears BYU is quite relevant.
Give credit where credit is due, the Utes had a great weekend. It’s good to know that the gap between Utah and BYU is obvious and their fan base is confident enough to not have to discuss it further.
P.S. only non-troll accounts and non-vulgar tweets made the cut. Also, was too lazy to copy and paste a bunch of Facebook or article comments.