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Pac-12: Scott wants tougher football schedules

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Like most Pac-12 schools, Utah will face a Football Championship Subdivision opponent (Weber State) in 2013.

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That will mark three seasons in a row that the Utes have played Big Sky Conference teams – with a fourth such foe to come – but the scheduling trend could change. The Big Ten is discussing no longer booking FCS teams and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott intends to raise that subject with the conference's coaches and athletic directors, he said in a recent on-line chat hosted by the Seattle Times.

"In general," Scott said, "I am in favor of pushing our schools toward the highest-quality matchups and games possible, because I think it is good for our teams and our fans."

Part of the Big Ten's – and Scott's – motivation is the four-team playoff system that will take effect in the 2014 season, factoring in strength of schedule.

Utah has scheduled Idaho State of the FBS in 2014, according to the school's website, but will not face an FBS team in 2015, when the Utes meet Michigan, Utah State and Fresno State. </

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