Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Utes will host the Bulldogs in 2014.
The move is a curious one, since the perception out there was that Utah would schedule down when they ended the annual rivalry game with the Cougars. Fresno, while not known as a college football power, has generally been a competitive program and even recorded a 9-3 season under first year head coach Tim Deruyter. You could even make the case the Bulldogs are on equal footing as BYU, who finished 2012 with a rather ho-hum 7-5 record.
Anyway, the 2014 schedule will consist of home games against Fresno, Idaho State and a road game against Michigan - with, presumably, home conference games against Oregon, USC, Arizona and Washington State. Their conference road slate then would consist of Oregon State, UCLA, Stanford, Arizona State and Colorado.
A pretty brutal schedule - meaning unless Utah vastly improves these next two years, we could struggle fighting through the Pac-12 transition.
What do you make of this scheduling news?