BYU's AD says rivalry game will continue

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HEBER -- Athletic directors Chris Hill from the University of Utah and Tom Holmoe from Brigham Young University talked of keeping the BYU-Utah football game going as they battled at the Deseret First Duel golf tournament Wednesday afternoon.

"I think that the rivalry game will be played. We are going to keep playing," Holmoe said. "Chris and I have talked about it, I've talked to Coach Mendenhall, and I am sure that he's talked to Coach Whittingham."

Speaking of the heated discussions that took place after Utah announced it will switch conferences in 2011, Holmoe said, "Except for the first day or two when ... people were just talking crazy, cooler minds said, 'This is something that is too special to just throw it away.'"

Holmoe said he hopes the date for the 2011 rivalry game will be decided in the next two to three weeks.

The golf tournament brought BYU and Utah together at Red Ledges in Heber City as former players and current administration competed against each other. Utah came out the ultimate champion.

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