It's here, whether you like it or not. Heck, it's still officially summer and we're still wearing shorts and T-shirts and flip-flops, but the Cougars and Utes are ready to do battle Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
It certainly feels different. For the past 42 years, we've had to wait until the end of November for the annual grudge match between longtime rivals Utah and BYU. Usually, it's the same week as storied rivalry games such as USC-UCLA, Alabama-Auburn and Florida-Florida State.