don't you mean inexplicable win?
Hey coach, if you aren't feeling any pressure, you should be. It's called
inexplicable losses, which leads to explicable pink slip.
The Utes remind me of the Wizard of Oz movie. They have no Heart, no Guts, and
NO Brains. But, they do have their drunken fans who wont even notice these three
Inexplicable win is right, this year the utes do not have answers, they are just
not that good.
I think the reason they did so well against UCLA, cause their whole week was
based on beating a team BYU could not beat. That is what is funny about the
UTES, they focus way to much on what BYU is doing, and not what they can do to
improve. Like two sundays ago, one of the UTES LBs, said, "We are
focus on winning, and oh ya, beating BYU." hmm, that is a ways a way my friend.
Wow, Witt your doing a little soul searching for those excuses/thoughts to the
media. Try doing the same for your football team. Wait, a minute try using the
one that is true!! "Your Team is all Busted Up" plain and simple. " if you use
it they will understand" Don't be so hard on your self Witt, make it easy FIRE
LUDWIG!!! then you will see the light come on!!! please before you start
searching the sciptures for sayings.
Man, Utah fans are pathetic...Quit complaining, all teams have bad
years.. Either be a Ute, or get off the bandwagon when they do well. We don't
want whiners on our side!
Pressure is like being trapped in a mine......is that an appropriate comment.
As for Utah always thinking about BYU - I doubt they gauge their
success anymore on beating a team that can't win a bowl game to save their life.
Thats kind of funny that you say that...If I remember right Byu whooped up on
the favored Oregon Ducks last year in the Las Vegas bowl. Before you go blurting
things out-Get your facts straight
Kyle says some funny things sometimes. Magic fairies anyone?
I don't know why this season is so difficult for the Ute fans. I mean, except
for one year, you guys have always been used to having bad teams. Relax and
enjoy the great sucking sound of another football season that again is going
down the tubes...
Are we going to have to go through this every season? Get rid of Ludwig, keep
coach Whit, and get an OC that knows how to get a first down.
Yes, yes - we know you are morally superior to us since you don't drink. Thank
you for pointing it out...again.Do you really think that all Utah
players and fans can think about it what is happening in Provo? Do you really
think that your happy city is at the center of the universe? Look around, mr,
it's a big world out there.
Yes, I too thought the score of the 2006 Las Vegas bowl favored the Cougars by
quite a margain.Utah's bowl record is impressive, I grant you, but I feel
sorry for Kyle. Not only is his team plagued with injuries and some mental
issues, but everyone wants his scalp, or at the very least Ludwig's. May Bronco
is keeping the top D job in Provo so he can hire Kyle when the Ute fans get
their way, because Kyle was one heckuva D coordinator. Get off his back.
Why is it Coog fans always have to submit themselves to the tired "drunk Ute
fans" statement? Get original, get better smack, and give me a break.
I'm pulling for Kyle. He seems like a good guy. He has proven his defensive
chops and it sounds like he's a good recruiter. He's been hit very hard by
injuries this year and with the roster in so much flux, it makes some sense that
this team is struggling to find an identity. Hopefully, Johnson will stay
healthy and the team will be able to find some consistency. It's hard to be
consistent when there's is a new quarterback every game.Let's go
Kyle! Rally the troops and finish the year strong.
A team that lacks cohesiveness lacks leadership. For some reason the players
have little to no sense of urgency or pride. That goes to leadership as well. It
appears when they are out there a lot of scrambling is taking place. Confusion
reigns, is it who is calling the plays? Is it lack of appreciation and
respect between coaches and players off the field and on? Have the young men
been trained mentally to appreciate the opportunity at hand as well as each
other? Does coaching staff foster confidence and fairmindedness? Becoming a
mature educated productive individual is the hidden purpose of college ball. I
say go UTES, go find your center, embrace your positive accomplishments, move
forward with dignity and pride. Thats winning on and of the field! YOU CAN DO
IT!!!!!! Oh and players that do not protect each other should not be allowed on
the field. Seriously, what is with all the injuries? Do they care enough to
protect each other or are they being competitive with in the team itself, which
equates to every man for himself, "cause I am getting mine first! I wonder, do
they care one for another as a team?
Forget the past.. Utah will beat up on USU this weekend and all will be well in
the Capital City. Thank goodness we have a minor league team to practice against
this week as we prepare for the only game that matters.. against BYU in
I'd think Ute fans would be used to this by now. Throw the first part of the
season in the toilet, make a run after nothing matters, then beat a .500 team in
a low tier bowl. Good to be a Ute fan.
If utah even struggles against USU, they won't go bowling this year. Even if
they get 6 wins, other conference teams will have more, so they won't get
invited to a bowl. If it's the same football team as last year, I'm
not sure they'll have that passion to really want to beat utah. I mean they
have a one-way rivalry with BYU, and would have loved to beaten them, but
instead, they got shutout. Unless their desire to want to beat a utah team has
changed from last year, utah should win this easily...Wait, what am
I saying? Even USU gave UNLV a great game, which is NOT what utah
did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Ags!
I am a loyal Utah fan who has held season tickets for over 20 years. I have
experienced all of the emotions that this crazy sport has to offer. I have
watched teams implode, explode, and shine with excellence. I have suffered
through the whole BYU rivalry - even more so because I am LDS and I have had to
apologize for the fans of BYU that supposedly represent the LDS faith. You do
not make friends and influence people by pointing fingers and acting superior.
Just because a person chooses to drink alcohol does not make them a bad person.
Get off your high horse and find a little tolerance in your heart and your soul.
Also we need to remember that this is only a game - if your team wins it does
not make you a better person - it just means that your team won! WOW! What an
amazing concept. I love the Utes and I am sorry that they are struggling this
year - I would like to see these young men find success and confidence in the
sport that they love. I will always be a Ute if they win or if they lose.
that "minor league team" could just beat the Ute's this year, being in the WAC
in a few years we (UTAH or BYU) will be able to take them for granted! I feel
sorry for Kyle, but the Ute's are beat up with injuries, but then again so is
BYU, as Looking Ahead pointed out, that is Utah's problem, they think it is a
one game season! Scheduling little Utah State as their home coming game, give me
a break! That is like Utah State scheduling Manti's JV team for there homecoming
game! The Ute's have no offense, they are filled with injuries, they have no
real talent and when they beat BYU it is with Heart (Which is true!). Being A
Die Hard BYU Season Ticket Holder I am a BYU GUY through and through, but I
cheer for the Ute's playing out of conference teams except against USU. Why
can't you ever keep a good thing going? BYU can't laugh, Kyle is who we wanted,
luckily we ended up with Bronco and got the better deal! Sorry Utah, that is why
they play the games.
once again you talk about the BYU game how about utah fans you focus on the game
ahead so you do not get embarassed like you did last week. BYU is not till your
last game of the season.
Dear Anonymous. Huh? Weren't you that shrink on the Sopranos? I'm sure you have
answers to all those silly Qs. Since when does a college FB team need a Human
Resources Consultant? Who do you think you are, the Wizard of Westwood? Come on
back to the planet Earth.
Pressure is trapped in a mine? Coach are you even thinking clearly. You're not
even lucid. You're comments on the team are weird to say the least. Now your
denying theres not any pressure. I'm afraid you've caved and are in serious
denial. You've got to have answers, YOUR THE COACH.
I love Coach Whit borrowing from Mendenhall. "Playing at a high level". etc. I
love it!Go Cougs
utah fans continue to say all they care about is playing and beating BYU, which
is the only reason why you aren't in ESPN's bottom 10 list. Anything that has
BYU attached you can get up for, but you can't even score against a traditional
powerhouse in ESPN's bottom 10! The football season for utah is BYU...no wonder
your team is always mediocre. Priorities are always in the wrong places. I'd
HATE to cheer for a team who can only focus on beating their rival...that is so
ridiculous I can't even fathom it! Had BYU beaten UCLA the team would have had
no motivation to beat UCLA and thus, would have been 0-4 right now. Give me a
I'm a Ute season ticket holder and I'm amazed at the number of comments made in
each of the Utah stories. For fans who constantly say "utah fans only think
about BYU", there are way too many BYU fans commenting on these Utah stories.
Also, your beloved Bronco is guilty of stealing Urban Myer phrases such as
being "invested", which conincidentally appears to be the hot new t-shirt in
town.The UNLV game was pathetic. Utah coaches need to take responsibility
to prepare players and to motivate them. That is what made Urban good and what
Bronco appears to do. The current players have talent, but the coaches don't
know how to motivate and get the most out of them. I put the blame of this
season partly on them and partly on the costly injuries to all phases of the
offense.Lastly, BYU fans are pathetic. Go worry about how your team is
only 1 game ahead of Utah and that your beloved defense can't stop a pass that
is more than 20 yards downfield. Get some original t-shirts. Your university
wins the award for the most homely looking women.....maybe you should be worried
about that before football.
TM: Mendenhall didn't invent "Playing at a high level." Steve Spurrier has
been saying that since he was coaching at Florida, and I'm not even sure HE
coined that phrase.
Hey BYU is your focus don't flatter yourself!! How naive can you be to think
that is Utah's only focus is to beat BYU. That may have been the case 20 years
ago but certainly not any more as we have bigger fish to fry than beating your
average at best program. You are a very mediocre 2-2 this year or did you
forget about that?? Our focus is to regain the form we had as we dismantled
UCLA the team you lost to. Once we can gain some consistency we will once again
steamroll in to the BYU game and bring your pathetic hopes crashing back to
How are you and your program going to bring BYU crashing back to reality???Riding your white Unicorns and leading your Leprechuan army?
Classy...maybe as classy as the BYU fan's mouths I heard at the last year's
rivalry game. True....absolutely!!!
so how did it feel to lose the only game that meant anything to you guys last
year in the last seconds. Now what is pathetic is the way that you guys got
absolutly stomped by a team that was looking to be the worst in the confrence
try to talk to us next year utah fans cause we are out of your league.Go Cougs
dear ute4life,please go sit in the middle of the ute students and
then say utah fans do not have dirty mouths. maybe you should learn both sides
before you speak. it surprises me by your stupidity.
I like reading the comments on BYU and Utah stories. From what I can tell, the
rivalry game is the most important game in the season for both sets of fans
(although the BYU fans do not admit it). We spend all season heckling the other
team and making unlikely predictions and ridiculous comparisons. Then whoever
wins the game gets gloating rights for the next year. Along the way BYU fans
make fun of the drinking habits of the U fans and the U fans rise up in anger
against the pomposity and the self-righteous hypocrisy of the BYU fans. With all
that said, here are my observations of this year's games:1. Utah has
fallen apart. The coaches and the players seem confused and disheartened by
their pathetic performances in 3 of 4 games.2. BYU seems more
focused and confident, but has some serious weaknesses that need to be
addressed.3. Both teams have talent. I think the main difference in
the programs is where they are coming from. Whittingham had to take over from
Urban and the Ute's greatest success. Mendenhall had to take over from Crowton.
In each case, there was only one direction to go.
BYU is the best 2-2 team in the country.Utah is the worst 1-3 team
in the country.(Notre Dame is simply the worst team in the country)
All but about 3 of you neeed to get a life. I attended the U and cheer for them
every week except one. My kids and my money go to BYU. I am a BYU football
season ticket holder. The vast majority of students and alumni from both schools
are great people. BYU fans who make holier-than-thou comments make me sick and
embarrassed to be LDS. Ute fans who want to draw religion into everything also
make me sick. Mostly people who verbally abuse others on and off a comment board
because they attend a different school or church make me sick. Grow up and find
out what life is really all about! Football is a game. Both schools have had
their ups and downs over the years. Why don't you cheer for your team,
appreciate the enjoyment you get out of college football, and don't embarrass
yourself or your school by attacking one another over something that in the end
doesn't make a bit of difference anyway!?! Find something productive and really
meaningful in which to express your passion, like loving your family and
friends, or helping someone around you, or start by simply being civil to
If Coach W can't figure it out -which he admitted- they need to find someone who
can. That seems self-evident, but it also seemed self-evident that hiring
Whittingham to replace Urban Meyer would be a disaster and yet it still
happened. Get a new coach.
I was unaware that Urban Meyer coined the word "invested." What a genious. I had
no idea... Give me a break man, thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!
Bronco uses the word invested, and all the sudden he stole it from Urban, cause
he used it first. Why cant we talk about football? Maybe cause there isn't much
for you Yewtes to say? How about 27-0?
BYU is the worst 2-2 team in the countryUTAH is the best 1-3 team in
the countryLouisiana-Lafayette in the sun belt confrence is lot
worse than NOTRE DAME buddy, sorry to burst your "Provo Bubble"
Yeah ok you go ahead and keep on thinking BYU is the best 2-2 in the country.
So what does that really mean anyway?? If you are satisfied with mediocrity
than I guess you are happy with that. I can't believe how absolutely clueless
you zoobies are. You win one game against a team that can't pass the ball more
than 10 yards downfield and once again all is well in happy valley. We'll see
how you feel after this week's game. Maybe it will be the officials fault once
again when you come up on the short end of the score.
I think we need to get back to hard nose football that was played under MAC. We
cant even get 1 yard we have lost 2 games because we can get a 1 yard. we need
to get the oc out of rice eccles he has no brain and cant move the chains
because his play calling is bad.I give whitt one more year but he needs to bring
in new coaches and some young blood and get the players a chance to win. I think
under the new OC we have no chance to win and have a great year because he does
not put us in the right places.I think we all hate what Ron mac did put he
always had a great backa nd could score on 3-1 from the goal line. Give whitt one more year but he better get some of the bad coaches of the side
lines of rice eccless or he needs fired in my mind
What kind of a coach doesnt feel pressure to win a game when they havent won
very many. doesnt seem very competitive to me.
Dear Ute fans:Don't forget... no alcohol is allowed in LaVell
Anon--hate to say it, but Notre Dame is the worst team in the country (for D-I
or whatever it is called now).No wins, pathetic offense (137 yards a
game), overrated coach, only 2 offensive touchdowns all year (one of which
started at the 9 yard line).What's so "provo bubble" about that? BTW, I don't live in Utah, so don't play that card.As much
as I dislike the Utes football team, I would be screaming wildly for them if
they played ND. And, as bad as Utah has been this year, even they could beat
ND--by 4 touchdowns.
This could be USU's big win of the season. If you consider beating a team that
just got shut out the week before.
I'm happy to see KW met with the juniors and seniors. However, I do remember
that the freshman group led the way for victory against UCLA. I also notice
that the Dallas Cowboys beat Chicago using their tight ends. One pass to a
tight end in 4 games is pathetic. And that one pass went for a 12 yard TD
against UCLA. Was I the only one noticing this. The tight ends are open all
game. Why can't Ludwig or the QB's see this as well. I don't think a talent
like freshman Dallin Rogers, a national recruit, came to Utah to block for 4
years. He's a playmaker. Let's get him the ball. Anyone agree? Hopefully
Ludwig and the QB's will. I look forward to your comments, please anyone.
WOW, No wonder us in Uteville drink so much beer. It reminds me of Mike
Giddings watering down the turf to slow a running attack....to no
avail.....Chuck Stobart 3 into the line and punt...Johnson has no buzz to his
passes....recievers drop passes I could catch. Kyle has no idea what is going
on....FIELD THE SCOUT TEAM....YOU WILL THEN KNOW WHY THEY PLAY THE WAY THEY
You went after BYU coeds!? Haaahaaha. You are tweaked. Really, I'm laughing so
hard that you went after coed's. You went rock bottom. Are you going to make fun
of old ladies next? Great arguments for your team. Please do us all a favor and
STAY a ute fan.
After reading all of the petty comments made by both so called Ute and Cougar
fans I am embarrassed for both schools....I have never experienced such childish
behavior between fans of two rival schools..I was born and raised in Utah and am
a Ute graduate but have lived my entire adult life in So California....I can
tell you that from a national perspective the UCLA/USC rivalry and the USC/Notre
Dame rivalry are much more significant than the Utah/BYU rivalry....Both
rivalries are intense and most years very competitive but other than a few
sutdent pranks the fans of both schools concentrate and focus their positive
energies on their individual schools...Grow Up and support your individual
schools like mature rational adults.....I think the comments made by Anonymous
11:59 am are right on target.....I hurt when the Utes lose, particularly, to BYU
but I also remember it is just a game and life goes on.......
How could Notre Dame be the worst team in the country when the USU Aggies are
still out there? C'mon, even Utah can beat the Aggies!!
I think its humorous how people get so offended by the playful, childish banter
between Utes and Cougars on this board. I mean, take the smack talk for what it
is, light hearted fun with a rivalry. Sure there are ludicrous statements being
thrown around, but you must realize that 99% of the individuals making these
inflammatory comments are just doing it for a reaction, they don't honestly
believe the generalizations they are making. I'm a cougar fan, and when I read
smack that is good smack from Ute fans, I laugh and get a chuckle, I don't take
it personally, the lame smack I just disregard, who cares? Just have fun with it
COCal Ute:Funny how it's "just a game" the year after BYU wins.
the utes really suck this year.they will finish no better than 3-9, but
probably 2-10-no way they beat both USU and SDSU. Since they already got their
"impossible win" out of the way, it's all downhill from here.
Why do the Utes get so tied up in these blogs?You would think they
would be used to losing by now.Pancho Villa said "It is better
to die on your feet then to live a lifetime on your knees." Coach
Whit doesn't feel any pressure. At 1-3 and USU coming in hungry like a wolf
after a wounded deer, can you expect anything different?
Nothing shuts U guys up more than a loss. All week my phone rang about the win
over UCLA then nothing no calls no trash talking just silence. All is well once
again in the world GO COUGARS!
Ute fans know all to well about Fair Weather. He He I love it when they loose.
Maybe it was Pancho Villa. Maybe not.From Catch-22:"...It's
better to die on one's feet than live on one's knees," Nately retorted with
triumphant and lofty conviction. "I guess you've heard that saying before."
"Yes, I certainly have," mused the treacherous old man, smiling again. "But I'm
afraid you have it backward. It is better to live on one's feet than die on
one's knees. That is the way the saying goes." anyway, Pancho Villa
doesn't have much to do with a crapped out Utah football program--which appears
to be living on it's knees and dying on it's feet, though.
A. Utah by five. The check is in the mail. Yes, I will love you in the
morning.Q. Name the three most told Lies!
To Ute fan forever:I do not think that I am morally superior to those fans
or non-fans who drink alcohol. What I resent is having to deal with the idiots
in red who think that they have to throw the contents of their cup onto me along
with multiple expletives just because I am in the BYU band. It may be "just
football" and the fans in Happy Valley may look at life through odd colored
glasses, but at least they are civil and decent to fans of the opposing team! I
know because I returned to LES in the company of several Wyoming Cowboy fans
several years ago. We were treated generously and kindly by the fans but not by
the team on the field.
Dr Hill, It's time to cut your losses and start thinking about another head
coach. If you don't do something by the end of the season you'll see a seroious
erosion in fan base. Consider Dan Mullen... he has nearly 7 years experience
coaching offense in Urban Meyer's system including two years as Utah's QB coach.
Once again I am amazed and shocked by several so-called BYU fans. A true fan
would take pride in his team and let the others gracefully win or lose. I have
never seen a more disrespectful culture than that found around L. Edwards
Stadium and then agian personified in the comments above. I awe at the
negativity and ignorance of some. Wow.
We have seen Andy Ludwig's horrible play calling ability, and its time for Utah
to let him go. Either he goes, or I go! And I'm taking a fan base with me!
As Elder Rodney King once tearfully exclaimed..."Can't we all just get
who would win USU or Notre Dame? Man that is too close to call. Notre Dame may
have fancy uniforms but USU has at least scored a few touchdowns and can get 200
yards a game(usually). Meanwhile I am puzzled that Utah is
struggling so much. I thought their offense would be one of the top 15 offenses
in the nation, but yet they cant score a single point against UNLV? There
offense lost hardly any players and B. Johnson was supposed to be one of the
best qbs in the country. You would think there running backs could do something
because they have a lot of experience, but they cant even score from the 1 yard
line(meanwhile BYU's freshman running back is getting over 100 yards a game).
It's time to revert to the good old days. Fill your seats half full, and be
pleased being mediocre. The program is simply mediocre and so are the fans.
USU by 6.
I wonder what it was that they were "pouring" over the game films? Maybe gas or
kerosene so they could burn them. If you meant that they were studying them with
great intensity, that's "poring" over them. Don't you guys have