Best of luck to you Matt! The Utes could really use a bruiser to help out this
upcoming season. Look forward to watching you play again.
He's going to handle you guys this year. I'd say 50% chance we run the table
and make our first, I mean second, I mean third trip to a bcs game. TDS, you'll
be LUCKY this year is you even make it to vegas. My guess - you'll go 7-5 and
disappear into obscurity again. Welcome back Matt! Go Utes!
Heck yes!! Thats what im talkin bout!
I think this could be a special year.
Can't wait for September! Go Utes!
Oh man. He is a strong runner. I am a Y fan.......we have to put up with him
again? I actually think it is cool that the NCAA will work with these athletes
and give them a chance. Lets just hope he doesnt give us any fits this year!
Must be living right if the NCAA granted Asiata another year! GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!!
You said that last year. He'll be injured by game 3 anyways. BYU had zero
trouble with bruising backs last year, just fast and speedy ones. You're
playing into our hands again. I'm not sure when you'll be beating BYU
again. I think it's a ways away.
with his history of injury...go pro!
Oh GREAT!! Another year of sub-par running! Why can't Whittingham just recruit a
good running back, so we don't have to keep trying to get wash-out like Asiata
an extra year of eligibility?
It will be November 2010. The last time was November 2008, by 24 points.Rookie QB, replacing 6 of front 7 on defense, same below average
secondary, and payback for what Maxine said on his way out the door.Yeah, November is a ways away. It can't come soon enough!
For the same reason Harvey Unga is back. Neither is quick enough to be an NFL
running back.Both will play their last meaningful football this
coming fall.No shame in that, just the truth.
He's too full of himself. Let Shak rock the house! Go Utes!
Welcome back Marty Johnson... Err, I mean Matt Asiata! Nothing like having an
injury prone running back in the system for years and years. Cougar nation
doesn't need to worry, with all his injuries he'll be limping around if he EVEN
makes it to the end of the season.In all honesty, Wide is the better
running back and should be given the starting nod for all he did last year. Oh well, Harvey will be getting all the headlines next year anyway...
You mean like last year when Eddie Wide ran for more than 1000 yards and played
very little, if at all, in the first few games of the year. Yea, that was a
pretty bad year for running. Now he has experience and we will have a great 1-2
punch. If we need speed, send in Wide, or even Shak. If we need some power up
the middle, give it to Asiata. This makes us much better in the run game.
You are either a Y fan or you know absolutely nothing about football, neither of
which is mutually exclusive. Having a strong inside runner in Asiata, a dynamic
outside runner in Eddie Wide will make Jordan Wynn's job much easier. That
offense is going to be stacked next year.
Matt is a great RB and I'm glad he's going to have another year. Have a great
after all the hypewhen the dust from another November classic has
settledit'll be 4 of 5
Oh man, Asiata coming back? It's gonna be a good year! If Utah can get past Pitt
and TCU, they could be headed to another BCS game! Should be a special season.
This is great news. I wonder if he participates in the combine. Is there still a
chance he can decide not to play?Watch out for the 3 headed monster!
It would be sweet to have 2 1000 yard rushers.
thats what happens when you try to celebrate kids.
Orange this year (maybe last in the MWC?) then Rose next year with a Jr. Wynn at
QB! Then National Champs!!
is a good running back, but EXTREMELY injury prone.I'm happy he's
getting another year to play college ball.However, the chances of
Asiata still being injury free and able to play when the Utes play the Cougars
in late November are, well...not good.
There is no chance utah comes close to a bcs. Replacing everybody that was good
on defense and has an average QB and offense, 9-3 at best. BYU will beat utah
for the 3rd time in 4 years. Face it BYU is just a better team.
I think Asiata is a great back. However, it doesn't help the future. Shakerin
is special. They need to give him 12-15 carries a game to let him develop. And
not when they're up 30 points in the second half either. He needs meaningful
carries against first team defenses.
Why does utah fans think they will be so good next year. Do we realize all the
spots we have to replace on defense. MISI, SELVESTER, WRIGHT, JOHNSON, and
another safty and CB. We must improve alot on defense to have a realistic shot
at beating TCU for the MWC.
...because Mat Asista is one of the EASIEST RB's for BYU to stop! Most of the
time he just falls down when our linebackers even look at him cross-eyed. I hope
he gets all the carries when we play utar so he can rack up a big 26 yds on 40
I think it's great that they're giving him another year and I really do like the
guy but I think he's just going to get injured again. Personally I'd rather see
Shak rip it up this season. The kid is a beast!
3 for 3 in BCS appearances
Isn't this something like his 10th year at utah and he's now 29 yrs old?
Can he stop Andrew George (aka any BYU TE) from running unabated into the
endzone for yet another victory??? I think not.
I think we'll make the Final Four for sure now!
Good to have him in the fold. TCU and Pitt are really our only tough games this
year. If we can beat one or both of those and then do what we should on paper
(which is beat everyone else) its back to the BCS.
Why are there even any Cougar fans even commenting on this, are your "Vote for
Pedro" shirts still in your mothers dryer. Shouldn't you be commenting on
Jimmmer and how he will be BYU's next NBA bus.... wait... more like a D League
bust. Probably already did that Cougar fan... right?Anyways, welcome
back Matt, this upcoming season is looking promising and hopefully the Utes send
you out in style (BCS win). GO UTES!
Harv has the talent and the class and the strength to endure an entire
season.Az won't last your non-conf schedule.
Wow theres a lot of ignorance about current and former Ute running backs. Marty
Johnson rushed for just under 1,000 yards his senior year. If I'm not mistaken
that year the Utes had 4 players with at least 400 yards rushing, Johnson would
have easily had 1,000 if they hadn't spread the carries out. Yes he had some
bumps in the years prior to that but he got them fixed and was a productive
back. Asiata should have a great year and while I don't believe he will be a
featured back in the NFL I do think he'll make a roster as will Harvey Unga. I
think they'll both play more of a fullback rather than half back roles they're
used to. As far as the BYU fan earlier who said Asiata should just go to the NFL
now, can you say Luke Staley? He made that mistake and I think it cost him his
In response to WHY? at 12:06:Our defensive line is going to dominate
this year! We have Talamaivo, Kruger, Shelby, Siliga, and Cox all have
experience and are proven playmakers. Additionally, we get Aiono, Hemuili, and
Pela. Big, deep, and talented. As far as linebackers, another deep
spot. JJ Williams has a lot of experience and has made big plays. Sitake said
"If Sly (sylvester) were her right now, JJ might beat him out" Additionally,
Matt Martinez, Boo Anderson, Chaz Walker, Chad Manis, and Jamel King are
battling it out to start. On top of that Nai Fotu comes back to linebacker, he
is a stud. In the secondary, Burton was the best corner we had and
he is back. We have a lot of athletes with speed that need some time certainly,
but i think they will be ok come fall. Now, while we are talented
on paper, our guys need to prove it on the field, but make no mistake about it,
the talent is there.
"3 for 3 in BCS" A little presumptuous isn't it? That's like saying your
Runnin' Yewts are going to the Final Four this year.Final Four
finishers in the MWC probably...
This is going to really hurt Utah's chances of getting into the Pac-10. The
Pac-10 will realize that Utah is not able to bring in any new decent talent but
instead must rely on begging the NCAA to give an average player another year so
that they don't totally stink it up playing other guys who are even worse. This
is a sad situation for them. Looks like it will be BYU and Colorado to the
Please, and what is Utah's team next year? The only starters you have coming
back on that overrated defense are Brandon Burton and a couple of D-lineman. You
guys are going to be shredded by every half decent offense you play. Utah will
be even worse next year than they were this year.I will say this,
you guys should have a solid running game next year. But don't expect it to win
games for you against TCU, BYU, or even Air Force on the road on its own. Not to
mention some of the non conference road games you guys have.Consider
this, the defense will NOT be there to bail out Jordan Wynn like it was time
after time this past year. That's now his job! Will the Utes be able to throw
the ball? David Reed is gone, he was like your Austin Collie. Jereme Brooks is
back, I'll give you that, but he's not the deep threat David Reed was. I don't
think the Utes will be able to throw the ball downfield. That, plus bad defense,
plus an unrealiable quarterback equals some very ugly possibilities for Utah.
Is this guy EVER going to complete his eligibility? Didn't he enter the program
How about beating Colorado State and UNLV first before talking BCS? Good idea?
pretty pathetic attention grabbing going on by fans of TDS. They grab any
article about the U and try to turn it into something about them. Wonder why
they are so insecure?
shak, wide, and asiata will all get touches next season. This will help to keep
all three of them healthy by not giving any one back too many carries. The
offense should be good next season. We have some holes to fill on defense, but
we also have guys in the pipeline who are ready to step in
saw an article in the print edition this morning listing Asiata as one of the
locals participating in the NFL combine. Is he doing that? Can he do that and
still go back to school? thanks
Um, here's why? I agree we got to replace alot on defense, however, let me break
it down to you! WE have Shelby, who will replace Misi at DE and James Aiono,
All-American DE who sat last year, and stil has 2 years of eligibility. Inside,
we have Kruger, Talamavio and Siliga, and JC superstar Star Latueoiuli. LB's
maybe a concern, but JJ Williams, Matt Martinez, Christian Cox, Chad Manis, &
Nai Fotu provide depth and experience. Our DB's are the biggest concern,
however, Brandon Burton and Lamar Chapman will be your starters with some great
JC transfers to fill the void. We have Justin Taplin-Ross at one safety and
Chaz Walker moving to safety. We are a defensive oriented team with Coach Whit.
The defense will be fine and the "O" will be awesome.
highly unlikely after going 1 of 5
in your dreams, little ewe, in your dreams
Too bad they both graduated last year. Along with 6 of your 7 starter on the
defensive front-7.But hey, I'm sure a kid who tranferred from Utah
State can step right in and take over for Max Hall!
Why are there so many Cougar fans posting on here that they're not scared?That can mean only one thing...THEY'RE PETRIFIED!!!!
"Isn't this something like his 10th year at utah and he's now 29 yrs old?"You can say the same thing about 80% of BYU players
So naive.Utah has some holes to fill on defense. Their entire
offense returns.BYU has to replace Maxie, both productive TE's
(which are your best passing threats by a mile) and Tonga. Not to mention 6 of
the 7 starters from last years defensive front 7. Plus a couple starters in the
secondary.Average QB? You mean the kid who rocked Cal a couple
months ago? As opposed to a cast off from Utah State, a return missionary or a
high school freshman who already has more pressure on him than any incoming
freshman you can remember? Not to mention losing both your TE's and Tonga out
of the backfield? Yeah, think I'll take the Sophomore who has his entire
offense returning around him.Silly Cougar fans.
With numbers like that he could play at BYU!
Sorry, I can't see what all the fuss is about.IF he stays healthy,
Asiata might have a slight impact as a backup.
A lot of self righteous utes on these posts. You would think the idiutes never
talked smacked by the way they bash byu fans when the cewgs are on top.
Frankly, I dont like either of your schools. I just laugh when I see Utes talk
trash during their years on top and then suddenly switch to promoting respect
during the down years.
Lots of wishful thinking Cougar fans on here. Utah will lose a few players on
defense that they will have to replace. But since Kyle is defensive-minded, they
should handle that issue well, especially if 5 Star recruit James Aiono pans out
well. In other words, Utah has historically developed its defense quicker than
its offense. The offense should definitely be better than last year, and Asiata
coming back only makes it better. If he gets injured, there are 2 other quality
backs to run over Cougar defenders. Looking forward to next season.
I honestly don't think it will be another BCS season for Utah, because I think
TCU will be the front-runner. But I do think Utah will win most (if not all) of
its other games and will crush BYU by 20 points or more, and Utah will extend
its bowl-winning streak.
I'm trying to love my neighbor...
The Utes must pay someone at the NCAA since they lead the nation in getting
players an extra year. I thought if you played more than 3 games, which he
did, you're typically not eligible, at least if I am correct that he was hurt
the beg of game 4? Anyway, the NCAA is typically wrong in these
rulings so good for him.
career (didn't injure himself last year celebrating a touchdown?), he won't be
playing by the third or fourth game of the seaon at best. I'm sure this news
made Wide real happy. Welcome to the bench.
I think its cool that Asiata comes back, and these posts are really pretty lame.
Im not a regular poster, but any trash talking 7 months before the season even
starts is too much. Go Utes.
Great News!!! Go Utes beat the HATERS
We're back! Its going to be BCS win #3 with a good chance that the National
Championship comes with it. Soooo good to be a Ute!
Let's not forget that the Utes also have 4-start linebacker VJ Fehoko coming in
(he may start immediately) and they have two 4-star and two 3-star wide
receivers, all of whom have the potential to start or play significant minutes
this year. I don't know where all the Wynn bashing is coming from - the kid is
accurate and cool under fire. He shredded Cal's defense - among others, and
will be even better with the experience and the new receivers he has not to
mention what I would consider to be a better offensive line and three strong
running backs. As for BYU and their awesome QB recruit - one top
scout said that he didn't see much upside to him, saying that he's pretty much
hit his limit of potential. Additionally, I recall another top-rated QB that
signed at BYU, went on a mission and transferred to UCLA and didn't ever do
much. Finally, let's not forget that Max Hall had two pathetic games against
Utah and was lucky enough to win last years game. I think the Utes will beat
BYU and win their BCS game.
This year we steam roll the MWC on our way to a PAC-10 invite and another BCS
win. Kewgs will be eating dust watching the parade pass them by again. Have a
NC trophy polishing party and try to cheer each other up. After all these years
it is looking a little dull.
That's good news for Utah. Their running games is going to be great next year,
but so is BYU's They lost Reed, Key and Peel (3 of their 4 top
receivers). BYU lost Hall and it's Tight Ends. I think both Utah and BYU's
Offense will be as good as last year. Defensively is where both
Utah and BYU need to reload. Each lost multiple starters Utah: Sylvester,
Misi, Wright, Gaison will hurt the mostBYU: Jorgenson, Johnson, Denney,
Bauman and Clawson will hurt the most I think this is going to be a
good season for both BYU and Utah. They will both probably lose to TCU before
they play each other. I would guess that each would lose one more game. BYU to
Florida State and Utah to either Pitt or Notre Dame. I guess that is
why they play the game
Silly y fans, football is for Utes. Fact: you play 3 of your hardest games
on the road. Fact: you don't have a QB, your best receivers (tight ends) moved
on, and your bad defense from a year ago are getting replaced by newbies. Fact: Utah never has a problem replacing defensive players because they get
good players all the time. (Who could ever replace Weddle? Robert Johnson. Who
could ever replace Kruger? Koa Misi. Who...) Fact: your blue koolaid is
running out and it's scaring all of you down south because you don't know what
to drink. Fact: Asiata is a proven leader, so his stats might not be great
at times, but his presence makes a big difference. False: you will win the
MWC and go to the BCS. (Why? Because your famous for continually losing at least
2 or more games.)False: Magic happens.Fact: Be afraid for the RES
game because blood will be shed.GO UTES!
Lots of wishful thinking Ute fans here.After finishing 3rd in the
MWC, or worse, for the 4th time in 5 seasons, the Utes think they're the MWC
front-runners and odds on favorite to bust the BCS simply because they have a
favorable schedule and have a returning QB with a whopping half-dozen games
under his belt.Get a clue.BYU and Utah both have about
the same number of holes to fill for next season and TCU still has the bulk of
it's BCS team back.And, before Utah fans start getting all uppity
about being a lock to finish at least 2nd, just remember, Utah is just as likely
to lose at New Mexico and at Air Force as they are to beat BYU at home.
As much as I like Asiata, this move concerns me.Eddie Wide needs
carries. Asiata got hurt after Kyle was giving him 30+ carries a game last year.
Wise never had the chance to prove himself until after Matt's injury. Whittingham kept saying how durable Asiata was last year. Really? Since when
in Asiata's history has he proven worthy of a heavy workload? Because he's a
bigger RB. That's not enough. Featuring a RB is the way of the past
anyway. Split backs and spilt carries keep runningbacks fresher. When you have
two good ones in Asiata and Wide it can help an offense control the clock and
wear down a defense. That said, Jordan Wynn needs to throw the ball. He is a
special talent and I just hope Asiata, coming off a serious knee injury won't
alter the coaches thinking on what is best for the team.
Let’s face it. The typical Cougar football player is about 28 years old
and balding. They seem to dip in and out of the program for more than a decade.
Asiata is a rare exception to the typical four year plan.
wow, Utah players spend more years around the program than BYU's! And I'm
including mission time.
Same ol, Y and U fans running their mouths. How about waiting for the season and
letting the boys do their talking on the field. I know it seems like such a
novel approach. However, no one can really talk yet can they? Glad Asiata can
contribute if he stays. He is a very good RB.
re:question help please.Asiata was invited to the combine, but
because of his injury he would not have been able to participate even if he
hadn't been given the year of eligibility back. Being invited does not preclude
him from playing, and obviously, he was offered prior to the decision regarding
his eligibility. Don't know if that helps, but that's my
understanding of the situation.
Welcome to the PAC 12!!!!!!!!!! Go Utes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
re: USU guy | 1:22 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010 I guess you missed Dec
2008 when the zoobs were its all about the Mtn West & busting the BCS then
months later it was Ha Ha Freshman. Then, it was yet another 180 When Jake Heaps
signed & how phenomenal 2010 will be. Its BYU fans who are
accomplished orators i.e. talking out of both sides of their mouth If (not when) the Ags you have an above .500 season or win the beehive boot
then come and talk all the smack you want until then shhhhhh!
They keep giving these Utes handycaps just so they can stay competative with the
likes of BYU
Agreed. The yewts favorite comment is that byu fans are "holier than thou."
The past 6 months or so I've mainly see the Utes to be deserving of that label.
The self rigtheousness seems to be moving(or I should say at least being shared)
by the yewt nation. After the BCS wins you would think by the yewt
fan nation reaction that they had accomplished the most impressive feat in world
history, and they let the coogs know about it every chance they got. Now
whenever a byu fan rubs it in that the yewts are having a down year - somehow
I'm just an average, run-of-the-mill Ute fan, and I am totally obsessed with
RE: PUPlease remind me where the Utes finished the season before the
Sugar Bowl?Now, granted we don't have a lot of experience under
center, but, Wynn has showed a lot of growth and maturity (he stepped up big
against Cal) and played in big games. There is a lot of experience returning
on the O-line and plenty of play makers to make Wynn's job easier.Predicting an undefeated season is silly. There are just too many things that
can happen from injuries to fluke plays. However, the Utes' schedule is
certainly favorable as well as their talent level.
huh???Try to write something coherent next time.The
Aggies have turned the corner and are an up and coming football program.The Utes peaked last decade and are following the lead of their
basketball team into a steady decline.
Sounds like great news for Utah. I don't understand the yewt posters saying
Asiata won't really make an impact because of Eddie Wide. Running backs take a
pounding during the year and anyone who knows football understands the
importance of having a couple of great backs at any given time. This is huge
for Utah IMHO. I must admit I'm a little baffled by the PAC-10
invite smack talk based entirely on speculation when no invitation has been
extended. I'm sorry, but if the PAC-10 invites Utah and passes over BYU it will
be based on ideology and little else. Utah doesn't draw the television
audience, home or away attendance, and doesn't have the money in it's athletic
program that BYU does. I'm sorry but the academic argument based on
Utah being a research institution and having a Med School are disingenuous at
best considering Oregon is not a research institution and half the PAC-10
schools do not have Med Schools. Other than research, I can't find a single
indicator of academic success where Utah, not to mention half the PAC-10, leads
Don't confuse that 12-pack with an athletic conference.
This definately makes the U stronger than expected for 2010. Congrats!! I love
it when our teams are evenly matched. Should be fun to meet up in November.
I'm looking forward to this season...just secured tickets to the ND game. Utah has a tough schedule in front of them again this year. Coach
Whittingham will ensure the goals are firmly in place which means one week at a
time.I see Utah fans talking about a 3rd BCS and it makes me sick
because you sound like BYU fans. Please don't tell me that someone is going to
print up t-shirts. I need reassurance that Utah fans have not become so spoiled
with success that victories are declared before the season even begins. That is
a trademark of tds, not the Utes. One week at at time Utah
fans...THAT'S all we can ask from our team. The rest will take care of
Trash talking about a season that begins in late summer when its still February?
Foolish... however ... if anyone carries the "We're perrenial September National
Champs" ... its the fans from down south. Having Asiata back won't
be the only factor that propels the Utes to another successful season but having
him on the field will certainly not hurt. Anyone who argues differently is
either a homer or just flat out doesn't know football.
Who cares, it's not like the Yewts are going to win the MWC or go to a BCS. The
Yewts will go 7-5 this year. Sorry, but he's not that good...UNGA IS BACK!!!!
"4 star blah blah blah 5 star blah blah blah 3 star blah blah blah..."Ya know what, it wouldn't matter if yootah had a team full of 10 star recruits
because they would still be the yoots and still get the same mediocre
results. Oh and you can kiss any more BCS bowl games goodbye, the
odds are stacked against u with BYU and TCU being loaded with talent. Remember u
lost to both of those teams last year? Yeah, get used to disappointment.The Cougars have been more than capable of beating u guys even with
walkons and 2 star recruits (Austin Collie 2 stars, Dennis Pitta walkon). I had to turn off the post-game interviews after a while from last
year's BYU-yootah game because of coach Whitt. I hate seeing a grown man cry.
Losing 3 out of 4 times to your rival can do that I guess.
I love having Asiata back in the fold. With both Matt and Wide in
the mix the Utes will have a strong set of backs. I'm not sure how legit it is,
but I have heard they are already planning some fullback sets with Asiata and
Wide - only makes sense. I'm not sure where the animosity is coming
from with USU?? I hope nothing best for the Aggies and I think Coach A can turn
them around.As far as PAC 10 talk - it's more than just speculation.
Do what you need to coog fans because when the invite comes, you will be left
out. Yes you have a lot fans / church members but those are same reasons you
will be left out. The y doesn't fit "culturally" with the PAC 10 and that is
why they aren't even evaluating your school at all.I know that is
hard to hear - afterall you did something significant in college football 26
years ago.Go Utes!!! I can't wait for the season - one game at a
TCU will be good again.
Y are there so many ewetah fans posting comments in the Deseret News?? Ewe guys
are supposed to use the Salt Lake Tribune for your garbage. Run along now.
Really?QB, FB, both TE's (the best pass-catching options in BYU's
offense, 3 starting DL, 3 of 4 starting LB's, couple secondary players.That's a ton of spots to fill down south. People forget how good Max was, at
least versus bad teams, and how many times him playing almost perfect was barely
enough to get wins. Now they will just throw in a Utah State cast-off, a return
missionary, or a 18 year-old kid.BYU fans should look at Utah last
year before they start to predict. Replacing a senior QB is difficult, even
with a very talented freshman, or a very accomplished JC QB. Not to mention the
other important spots the Y lost. TCU is clearly the favorite to
win the MWC, and will garner all of the preseason votes to repeat. Utah will be
second with a returning QB and BYU at home, BYU will likely be 3rd, unless Air
Force gets some consideration.Remind me again, but I thought having
a favorable home schedule and a returning QB was the road to a National
Championship. At least that's what you Cougar fans told us last year!
February, and the Utes have already thrown in the towel on basketball and are
boasting about victories in season that's still a half year away.How
low can you go Utah basketball?
Utah's offense has now become dominant. With the best one-two punch of power
and speed, mixed with occasionaly running Shakerine and Smithson, I can't see
anyone in the conference stopping Utah's running game, oh, and Jordan Wynn is
pretty dang good too. As for the defense, when has Utah ever had a
suspect defense under Whittingham? Utah has by far the best defensive line in
the conference and always seems to get athletes in the secondary. Our
linebackers always seem to be physical and athletic, so I can't see anyone
knocking off the Utes this year.Pitt/TCU/BYU all have to play in
SLC.....3-0 for the Utes in those games and the rest of the opponents won't give
us much of a challenge. I predict Utah will play and win convincingly in the
Fiesta Bowl. Now send us over to the PAC 10, so we can whip the Trojans and
Come on. You're not fooling anyone...we all know your probably the same poster
for one, and that you're a BYU fan. Excellent attempt, but extremely
pathetic.Ute fans, I'm excited to have an extra option at running
back...fear not, Whittingham will have a good mix and will most likely keep Wide
at #1 (which he probably should).As for who wins this years rivalry
game and BCS games...pure silly speculation I'd rather leave to the BYU fans. As
another poster said, lets continue to do it the Utah way where we don't worry
about BYU or anyone else and take our own season one day at a time. This does
look like a very good team.
"I need reassurance that Utah fans have not become so spoiled with success that
victories are declared before the season even begins. That is a trademark of
tds, not the Utes."Oh u mean like last year when yewtah fans were
saying BYU was going to get KILLED by Oklahoma and BYU fans were saying "we hope
we can keep it close and don't lose by too much so it's at least respectable"
and then BYU won despite big odds against them? And after Wynn had 2 games under
his belt all the yewt fans were declaring victory over BYU weeks before the
actual game?Get down off your high horse u hypocrUTE. Yewt fans are
much worse than BYU fans at declaring victories in advance and then declaring
moral victories after their team loses. PUH-lease.
Good for Asiata, he seems like a good guy, and it's good that he gets another
season. Fans sometimes forget that these are real people with real lives and
it's pretty pathetic when either side takes things out of context. Hate him
when he has the ugly U helmet on, then cheer for him off the field. And never
wish injuries on anyone.
With all the time off from injuries, is Asiata on track to graduate?
Thanks for your opinions but please note, that's all your post
contained...opinions, no facts."Other than research, I can't find a
single indicator of academic success where Utah, not to mention half the PAC-10,
leads BYU."You really have no clue what the University of Utah has
accomplished, do you. Don't tell this board that you have looked and not been
able to find...you have not looked and certainly not objectively. Please know
this...I am a tith payer and I cannot send my kids to BYU. Why? BYU does not
have the academics that other schools have. BYU is woefully deficient in health
care disciplines and is essentially a joke in many other areas. Tuition is
going to be outrageous for my kids because BYU cannot meet their needs. In the
end...you get what you pay for.You have not looked for academic
indicators but thanks for your meaningless and unsupported opinion anyway.
'February, and the Utes have already thrown in the towel on basketball and are
boasting about victories in season that's still a half year away."Hey Zoob, It's a Ute Football article. Seems to make sense to comment of the
football team....get it?Now go wash your "Pedro for president"
dude give it up you cant stay healthy......im guessing 5 games until you get
hurt this time
re: re: little brother. | 2:19 p.m. | 2:41 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010 So, in
another 2 or 3 decades, the Utes and Ags will be mirrors of each other?
Max Hall is great. Terrible quarterback, but loved his comments. I just wish
his rant had been longer.
"Yewt fans are much worse than BYU fans at declaring victories in advance and
then declaring moral victories after their team loses. PUH-lease."Wow, you should have put some thought into your juvenile rant. So, let's
see...I'll take one "Quest for Perfection" t-shirt, please!
BYU will lose 5 games next year. No Senior leadership other than Unga and too
many holes to fill. They will look like the Utes basketball team this year.
Inconsistent with some talent. TCU and UTAH on the road in conference. Utah is full of returning talent and has many guys with playing
experience from last year ready to go on both sides of the ball. Add the
favorable schedule and there should not be much doubt on how the seasons for
each team will pan out. Asista's experience alone is a huge add
along with giving Utah two great running backs. Wide played hurt for many of
the final games, but proved he can be dominant with 10-15 carries a game, give
the other 10-15 carries to Asisa and the pass game will be wide open all year.
Utah has 2 games to worry about, PITT and TCU.
That is good news. It is good that Asiata will get a chance at a full senior
year. He is a good running back and deserves that chance.
Glad to see he gets another chance to show he's ready for the next level. The
MWC needs all the first rate talent it can get to show it has what it takes.
I'm a big Y fan and I'm happy for the man. Hope he stays healthy this year. He
makes the Utes an even better team.
Don't forget at Notre Dame bro, that could be a tough test
You've got to be joking. BYU is easily one of the best academic schools in the
Western United States and one of the best in the nation for that matter. High
school kids need an average 3.7 high school GPA and an average of a 26 ACT score
to even be considered for admission to the school. The U of U is practically
open enrollment.BYU's Marriot School of Business Management is in
the top 10 nationally in many programs, including the General Management and
Information Technology programs, and the School of Accountancy is in the top 5
nationally on a yearly basis. If you want to talk general education, BYU has
some of the toughest courses in the country. BYU has nationally leading programs
in Law, Economics, Communications, Cinematography, Engineering, Nursing, and
Elementary Education. When you add religion courses to the equation, it is not
even a comparison. Outside of Ivy League schools, The general population of
college kids in the country wouldn't last 2 weeks at BYU.Oh yeah,
and my brother-in-law was a pre-med at BYU. When considering med schools, He
decided U of U was OVERRATED, like their football.
Like everything, it depends on the department. The Y is great in somethings,
terrible in others; same with the U. I actually transfered from the Y to the U
because I wanted to major in Geology and Geophysics. The Y's program is more or
less a joke in this field, while the U is a top 10 program. Yes, the Y was
harder to get into, but after being at both schools I really didn't see much of
a difference in the caliber of students (at least in my department).Anyway, kind of silly to bash academics when we're talking sports. Obviously
both schools bend the rules when it comes to sports. Anyway, go
Utes, let's keep these 10+ win seasons rolling!
The dude played too many downs. Scared? no the utes will need all the help they
can get when they play BYU next year. Plus the dude is injury prone, I don't
expect him to last either. Non factor at best.
To: RE: Re: 2:43 | 8:37 p.m. Similar to my experience but I was
really glad to get out of BYU...drove me nuts.
Let's try to look at this as objectively as possible. I'm a BYU fan but I'll try
to do this without wearing blue goggles.Utah returns a QB with
pretty good potential. He came under fire early, with his first few games
against TCU and BYU. He struggled, but has the chance to get better. The
offensive line should be about the same. Utah's obvious stregnth will be the
running game. Matt Asiata, Eddie Wide, and Sausan Shakerin make for a strong
backfield. David Reed is gone, and he was a significant downfield receiver. That
could impact the offense. Utah has had a history of sputtering offensively. If
you look at the past 2 seasons, many of the games have been low scoring. Without
a downfield receiver only time will tell how that will effect the Utah
offense.Now Utah fans, time to take off the red goggles. Utah's
defense will be alright, but I have a feeling there will be some major struggles
in big games. There was a noticeable difference between the Ute D in 2009 vs.
2008. The difference was? Paul Kruger and Sean Smith. There are 8 HUGE defensive
As far as BYU, They return 4 starters on a now proven offensive line, and all of
the wide receivers and running backs come back (except for Manase Tonga). Could
that make a difference? Possibly, we'll have to wait and see. The TE's need
replacing. That is a big deal for BYU. So is replacing the QB. All 3 candidates
for QB are very good. Utah faced this same problem last year, but BYU has
recruited great QB's, they will simply need time to adjust. The TE's will be
good given some time. BYU will probably run the ball more while breaking in the
passing game, and the offense should be pretty similar to last year in terms of
production. The BYU defense looses a lot of important starters too,
but they've held their own. I like the guys that are coming back: Andrew Rich,
Jordan Pendleton, Brain Logan, and Brandon Bradley. All great players. We've
recruited that side of the ball well. BYU has traditionally been dominant
stopping the run, and has developed better pass defense. I don't think they'll
be as good as last year but they'll be good.
Who cares about BYU!! This is a Ute article about a great player getting
another year of eligibility. This is great news and I have a feeling could lead
to another magical year for the Utes!!
Seriously you guys are jokes that say he is injury prone. A Broken leg and a
torn ACL arent just mere injuries. You get those from pure bad luck and
misfortune. Its not like he is eddie wide and has to hold his hip every 3
drives. He is tought 100% of the time. Seriously because you have to unlucky
serious injuries doesnt make you injury prone, Just makes you unlucky.
HOOOOOOOOOOO SNAP! Football is lookin good this year whooeee! BYU is gonna be
good TCU is gonna be good WHYO is gonna be good AFA gonna be good and best of
all UTAH is gonna be good! BUTTERFLIES IN MY TUMMY!!!!
Well wishers who have such decency to comment about Mr. Asiata and talk about
going to the Pac-10 with Colorado. Please do.Thanks!
No one is ever on topic ever with these posts. You should know that by now.
Players to watch for the Utes defense:J.J. Williams LB— will
make you forget about Sylvester Darien Payne CB- Freshman who will make a
major impact and solidify the position for 4 years. He’s an early
enrollment and the real deal.Utes Offense:Luckey Radley
RB Freshman — explosive speed and all around great ATHLETE . He’ll
find a way onto the field.
dont you wish that football went year round. i love football.
Not bad for Matt to return. The Utes are loaded at RB, so playing time may be
hard to come by. Probably see him in short yardage and the "wildcat".
I love the '7-5' record comments about the Utes from y fans... seems I saw more
than one hundred predictions of '7-5', .500, sub .500 predictions at the
beginning and even until about half way through the season. It appears your
crystal ball ain't so crystal clear.
Fantastic news for Matt and his family. Best of luck on a very successful and
injury free year! You definitely deserve it. The stable of running
backs looks very good next year -- the power back (Asiata) the change-up, quick
back (Wide) and the hard-nosed backup (Shak). These guys should help the offense
hold the ball and chew up yards while the young defense gets its feet under
Matt and harvey unga are both the same age. they both graduated in 2003-2004 and
are in their 6th year of eligibility. so all these questions about how old Matt
is there you go.
"Matt and harvey unga are both the same age. they both graduated in 2003"Yet, Unga is one of the younger guys on the kewg team.
I'm glad that the NCAA did this, now Asiata can win the Heisman like we all
predicted when he was recruited out of High School.
Now that he's back, all the U fans are proclaiming another BCS win.haha, what a joke!
"if the PAC-10 invites Utah and passes over BYU it will be based on ideology and
little else. Utah doesn't draw the television audience, home or away attendance,
and doesn't have the money in it's athletic program that BYU does." Should we point out that byu has the money and the "draw of the television
audience" because of the "ideology". The far majority of byu fans are because of
the "ideology" and nothing else.
RE:anonymous @3:14Yes we all are proclaiming it. Infact all Utah
fans have been yelling, "BCS" as we break huddle in our home each day, we are
printing up some t-shirts explaining by some catchy slogan how we are going to
bust the BCS, and hanging out at the airport si we can celebrate how pending
national championship and Heisman Trophy winning QB.
This conversation is very interesting to me, much more so than the typical
mindless drabble that finds it way on here. You can instantly tell
the true fans from those who just like to hate (these are the same people who
showed up at Walmart to buy some Saints gear the day after the Super Bowl).The true Ute fans talk about how they're excited to see Asiata back
(like the very first poster), those who just like to hate are exemplified by the
second poster, only attacking BYU.The same is also true for BYU.
Those who are true fans saw this article and make comments about how it's cool
that Asiata has another chance, but the haters have to come out and make the
dumb comments about him being injury prone and making predictions about next
year.Thank you haters for helping me see the difference between a
true fan, and bottom-dwelling riffraff.
Whoa there cowboy!First, keep it on sports, please.Second, as a BYU alum, and a huge supporter of the program, you are
delusional. Yes, BYU is a great place to be, and the education there is solid.
However, I currently work in a place that deals with this type of data, and I
wouldn't even rank BYU in the top 75 for overall educational quality. Yes, there
are some great programs as you mentioned, but there are so many schools (mostly
out East) that have far more resources, much better instructors, and more
far-reaching influences than my old school.
This news about Asiata coming back for another year of standing on the sidelines
in sweats and a do-rag looking like a total thug is about as exciting slash
shocking as finding out that I need to have a bunyon removed from my foot. If
this is the best news the Utes have then they really are in a world of hurt.
They always have their prize 2010 QB recruit from California that just got
charged with assault for hitting his baseball coach to look forward to. Sounds
like this kid will fit in nicely with the U program and their standards.
Are you tossing the first stone here? Asiata looks like a "thug" and judging an
incoming recruit for his actions at a baseball game?Let me toss it
right back at you and try not to hurt your sore toe. Junior Filiaga decked a
referee in a game against USU. I think I one upped you here because here was a
"thug" wearing a byu uniform that assaulted a referee. How's that for
"standards"?Want to discuss DBs and their actions off the field?He who tosses the first stone usually gets buried in stones.
Bronco knew that Manase Tonga was academically ineligible , but played him
anyway in the Vegas bow. He also knew that the league had given Max Hall a
reprimand for hate comments , but Bronco ignored the honor code violation anyway
( respect for others ). The double standard from the tds is what irks me
the most from down in Utah County where, " The World Is Our Campuss".
In the blew blooded world you just enforce the rules when it's convenient and
not when they are clear to everyone in the college sports world that BYU pulls
the honor code card when they can't think of a reasonable excuse. Bronco was way
wrong allowing those two to play in that bowl game.. which they finally won
one.. trying for 9 in a row is inconceivable to the Donko without ignoring the
standards that he preaches. He's just not executing the game plan " the right
What century are you living in? Junior Filiaga? That was like 30 years ago. You
are a joke. So is your comeback. Filiga at least cut his hair and took a shower
and shaved. Your players should try it sometime. And to the other guy who seems
to know so much about the BYU honor code and who is academically ineligible and
all of that, sounds like you are a little obsessed with BYU and what they are
doing. Thanks for the flattery!
Still doesn't change the fact that Asiata is worthless, damaged goods, so what
is the point of this article? He gets one more year to prove it? Cool!
What bowl game are you referring to that Manase played in and was supposedly
ineligible? Seems like you know a lot about BYU's team, brother. Maybe you
should get a life! So should the person who brought up Filiaga who played 30
plus years ago. Wow.
How great would it be to NOT have any kind of honor code or moral code of any
kind, like the U of U. Then we could say and do and act however pathetically we
wanted to all the time and point our fingers at everyone at BYU for doing much
less worse things. You are so lucky, Yewts, that you have no standards!
Interesting that comments that are non-abusive, without profanity, but recount
some embarassing moments in BYU history don't get posted. Would the monitor
please explain to me why my last post from about an hour ago wasn't posted.My email is attached to this comment in the appropriate location.
As an avid Utah fan, don't like Asiata's return. Too many running backs and
that doesn't give Lucky Radley an opportunity to showcase his talent. I say
Radley redshirt and let Wide and Asiata finish of their senior year. Asiata was
good during his eligible years, but he is wearing out his welcome. Time for new
blood. Plus you can't keep running the same old running plays over again and
again. Teams adapt and you have no backup plans to counter their defensive
attacks. I hope the coaching staff comes up with new stuff. Take a page out of
Boise St's playbook. They must be doing something right to constantly be in
contention for yearly BCS berths and a possible shot at a national championship
Cut his hair and shaved? Goodness kids. The school you attend is named after a
guy who was bearded and had long hair. What the heck does shaving and cutting
hair have to do with it? Was Jesus a bad man because he had a beard and long
hair? do you turn his picture around when the bishop comes for a visit?Silly children !