The Utes have officially become yesterday's news. With BYU's win over Oklahoma, they've faded back into the shadows of their rival and most likely will stay there until the Cougars trip up (if that happens at all). As a Ute fan, this is hard to take, but it's not a surprise. The Cougars faced a similar situation last year after their defeat to TCU.
How much will this impact Utah's season? Will they play better knowing they're now a distant fourth behind TCU, Boise State and BYU when it comes to the BCS and, gulp, a potential national championship game berth? Hard to say, but the Utes clearly will be flying under the radar for a few weeks - especially if the Cougars get by Florida State and then TCU.