Dick Harmon: MWC weekend in review full of hits and misses


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  • Muss for life
    Sept. 19, 2007 12:54 p.m.

    I really think that the people who sit here and banter back and forth about BYU or Utah being the best are classless know-nothings. I doubt any of you even attended the school they so willingly back with mindless ranting.

    The article was a recap from the weekend. That's all. The season isn't over and last season is long gone. So comments about Harline still being open... uhh... really... he's not. and the UCLA game finished 4 days ago. There's still a lot of football to play, and both teams have a lot to prove, period. BYU has to show that they can be a disciplined team, not give up so many turnovers, and have their defense show up to the game. And Utah still needs to prove that last Saturday wasn't a fluke.

    As far as the MWC players of the week are concerned... I am in the belief that they should have won their game. what good is 600 passing yards if your team still loses. Same thing goes for a 100 yard rushing game... that wouldn't have impressed anyone if they lost the game. It's called perspective.

    And Texas Ute is right.

  • Preseason shmeseason.
    Sept. 19, 2007 12:43 p.m.

    I like your top five. Preseason rankings are a dumb idea and it defies reason that national champion Florida shouldn't have started number 1 this year. Watch them stomp everyone again and beat USC in the championship. Good job Utes, hope they can build on that success.

  • Texas Ute
    Sept. 19, 2007 11:19 a.m.

    Past, you know not of what you speak. Utah was putting guys in the Pros before Hector was a pup. BYU never even beat Utah until the 60s. Learn your history young man.

  • PAST
    Sept. 18, 2007 11:47 p.m.

    Time for ALL utah fans to realize the pro's are not college. Different game! IF NEED BE, cougs could play this piontless game allso. Jason Buck, Shawn Knight and a whole slew of names. Most of whom were pro before utah put even a few out IF THAT!!

    If any would like to continue this I'm more than happy to go back, relist them A L L.
    JUST TO SHUT YOU UP! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Go Utes
    Sept. 18, 2007 11:33 p.m.

    All this talk about Harline being still open. How many times do we have to watch that stupid play. I don't see anyone showing plays from the FIRST school to ever break the BCS. Go Utes, and the super stars Harline and Beck are both on the bench, and the real player Weddle is kicking butt on the chargers and he actually plays. Maybe the cougs should get over their dream win last year and start playing again. Oh and who lost two weeks ago to UCLA? Oh yea that is right not the Utah Utes.

    Sept. 18, 2007 11:32 p.m.

    Not three times. We would be happy with the once


    Sept. 18, 2007 11:12 p.m.

    We are and allways have been the greatest team in history!IF GIVEN THE CHANCE WE WILL BEAT EVERYONE ONCE. Maybe twice.

    Sept. 18, 2007 9:55 p.m.

    Harline's still open...that's because he's on the bench. I'm sure he'll make a great car salesman someday. Maybe the Cougar secondary is still living in the past, because they were daydreaming on Saturday. Nice effort though.

  • MWC
    Sept. 18, 2007 9:17 p.m.

    The MWC is always going to be a 'ok' conf until 2 things happen

    1. It has at least 1 more team, if not 3 - this means more fans and $$$ to the conf., which is what the BCS is ALL about!!!!
    2. That TCU, U and the Y start beating up these BCS conf teams

    Just my 2 cents....

  • Still Open...
    Sept. 18, 2007 8:06 p.m.

    Yep, and he's STILL waiting for the call into the bigs.. maybe he should leave that spot in the end zone and get a real job now.

    Max hall threw 2 picks and 1 fumble all which lead to scores by Tulsa, just because he had to throw all day long and racked up a lot of yards doesn't make it good.

    Homer - Exactly who would you say is deserving of the top 5. USC, LSU and Florida are definately the top 3 .. Oklahoma has beaten who?.. Wisconsin ..yeah.. barely beats a bottomw MWC team, Texas a 3 point stunner over UCF.. who else? Duke? They broke their 22 game streak.. losing streak that is.

  • BYU Sucks
    Sept. 18, 2007 7:04 p.m.

    BBALL...you are so typical! When other people win or get the glory, you and all your little cougars make excuses! That's pathetic!

  • Utahman
    Sept. 18, 2007 7:01 p.m.

    Anonymous...Harline's still open??? What has he done so far in the NFL? That's right shut up!

  • Texas Ute
    Sept. 18, 2007 5:50 p.m.

    Anonymous you are a shill. You root for both BYU and Utah depending on the subject. Plus you are on the non-sports blogs. Get a life.

  • Jake
    Sept. 18, 2007 5:26 p.m.

    Its easy to get lots of return yards when the other team is kicking off every 2 minutes. I've yet to see an article talk about Collie's big numbers in terms of per-return average.

  • C'mon Cougs
    Sept. 18, 2007 3:44 p.m.

    After boasts of BYU's 'best' o-line ever, I'm pretty sure they are definitely extremely overrated, with perhaps the exception of Aulai. They have absolutely sucked the last few games, and the RBs blocking for Hall hasn't been to good either. However, Hall, Collie, and Unga deserve praise- they are all absolutely amazing. Bronco and Kehl need to do something about the defense- they looked like a high school team after playing fantastic against the first two teams.

  • River Coug
    Sept. 18, 2007 2:52 p.m.

    Harline may still be open, but so are all of Tulsa's receivers.

  • RE:Still open
    Sept. 18, 2007 2:39 p.m.


  • Max Hall
    Sept. 18, 2007 2:37 p.m.

    We should give max some more credit, the guy actually threw 5 td's...granted one was to tulsa, but at least he was able to get right back on the field to pad those stats of his...

  • RE:Out of Town
    Sept. 18, 2007 2:29 p.m.

    Your only going to hit 120?

    I'm guessing aslong as it keeps up, I'll be atleast around 200!

  • Still open????
    Sept. 18, 2007 12:29 p.m.

    The entire Tulsa receiving corps is STILL WIIIDE OPEN!!!

  • Out of Town
    Sept. 18, 2007 12:02 p.m.

    You Utah and BYU fans are highly entertaining. I read your thoughts (and some words not well thought out) every day at lunch time for a break in the monotony of living. If laughter makes mankind live longer, I'm aiming at 120 right now. Keep up the good work. I can't wait for lunch time tomorrow.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 18, 2007 11:39 a.m.

    And Harline is STILL OPEN!

  • "HOMER" Simpson
    Sept. 18, 2007 11:07 a.m.

    I'm surprised he didn't list BYU #1, Utah #2 and Weber State #3. Get out and watch some other games before you "rank" teams. Can you say HOMER?

  • dcntn
    Sept. 18, 2007 11:06 a.m.

    One more beef with the Versus and CSTV broadcasts. No play clock. I never know how much time either team has to snap the ball.

  • Jeff
    Sept. 18, 2007 10:42 a.m.

    10-2, enough said.

  • 92Landcruiser
    Sept. 18, 2007 10:17 a.m.

    Bball, BYU has to hold an average offense to less than 55 points before anyone on that team is entitled to any type of award.

  • Elvis
    Sept. 18, 2007 10:16 a.m.

    Definitely a big win for Team Kyle but Cougs and Utes have important games this weekend. Right now the MWC standings are the real story. Hoping for a few more losses for TCU.

  • C'mon, bball
    Sept. 18, 2007 9:46 a.m.

    Max doesn't deserve because his team lost to a team that they were favored against. Max's numbers were amazing, but considering overall play, he must learn to feel the backside rush better. 21 points off of turnovers for Tulsa. To me that's a worse stat than the penalties.

    Utah deserves the awards because they were ranked near 100 and expected to be blown out, but they destroyed UCLA.

    Las Vegas Katbacker

  • Collie
    Sept. 18, 2007 9:19 a.m.

    I hear Collie was on crutches yesterday. That doesn't bode well for the Cougar special teams that aren't so special after all. Still, he and Hall should have had some consideration for MWC offensive player. Maybe they split the support.
    Nobody seems to be mourning the loss of Ben Olson these days either. Hmmmm.
    Let's hope the penalty issue has been dealt with. We can live with the execution burps, but the personaql fouls have to go.

  • Gretzky
    Sept. 18, 2007 9:08 a.m.

    A Brad Rock look a like article. Why doesn't your DesNews crew tell a few more hockey stories and such? You're not a true sportscasting group until you do so.

  • Lenny's right
    Sept. 18, 2007 9:01 a.m.

    Stop Whining. Hall will get his awards. It was the Utes' day - they provided the MWC with its biggest win since TCU/Oklahoma - let them have the awards.

  • Lenny Gomes
    Sept. 18, 2007 8:34 a.m.

    bball, oh please....stop whining.

  • bball
    Sept. 18, 2007 8:14 a.m.

    ...so losing teams don't qualify for MWC player of the week honors? Max Hall sets a MWC single game passing record, and the honor goes to a Ute who rushed for 100 yards? BYU had a 100 yard rusher too. And Collie had more receiving and return yardage than anyone in the league, and the honor goes to a Ute?

    Don't get me wrong, Utah played great, looked great, and deserved some honors, I don't think Mack deserved the offensive honor, nothing special about 100 yards rushing--except Utah hasn't had one in awhile.

  • old timer
    Sept. 18, 2007 7:03 a.m.

    When I went to BYU it led the nation in kick off returns also but that is because The Y lost so often. think Tommy Hudspeth as coach. Bragging about kickoff return yards is like bragging about getting two black eyes in a fight.