During an informal gathering with the media on Tuesday, Hill explained that the hiatus in 2014 and 2015 was not about killing the rivalry. It's more about other opportunities and circumstances that have come up since Utah joined the Pac-12. The Utes have scheduled a home-and-home series with Michigan during their break with the Cougars. They'll meet in Ann Arbor in 2014 and in Salt Lake City the following year.
Utah athletics director Chris Hill has announced that the football rivalry game between the Utes and BYU will not be played in 2014 and 2015 — interrupting a series that has been played each year since 1946.