"The BYU-Utah rivalry is probably the biggest I’ve ever been involved with," Mullen said. "There’s so much state pride that lasts a long time in that one game. I think that’s what makes it huge.
Utah is 7-0 all-time in games when both they and their opponent are ranked in the Associated Press poll.
"Kyle's not afraid to use anything as motivation," says one of his former players. "The practices the week before the TCU game aren't the same as the practices the week of Wyoming or San Diego State. He might yell at you if the effort isn't there the week of the Utah State game, but if it happens the week of TCU, he'll start practice over. He uses psychology, mind games, he'll fabricate a story, to get your attention. He'll call a team meeting and tell everybody: 'We're going to get our asses kicked.' He'll make you wonder: 'Am I doing enough to be ready this week?' That gets everyone hyper-focused."
There were no official stats kept, though each quarterback played with the number one offense and went against a modified number one defense as well. During the two-hour, 100 play scrimmage, true freshman Jordan Wynn threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to Jereme Brooks, while Terrance Cain launched a 60 yard TD strike to Eddie Wide.
In 2000, Utah was better known as a state. Who knew the state university also played football?