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Published: Monday, Nov. 1 2010 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

Que...Barbara Steisand...take one...

Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were

Well Jordan, it is the game of your life but be prepared for things you've not seen or felt.

I hope for your sake that you avoid some serious injury. You might take some extra Motrin before the game and add a few extra rolls of tape to various parts or your body. TCU is wanting you bad.

Good luck because that's what you'll need.

I'm predicting 2 interceptions, 3 sacks and 2 fumbles, a total of 4 turnovers by the Utes.

NC UTES 2010
Salt Lake City, UT


Here's my prediction:

The 2010 national champ WILL BE the university of Utah.

The recruiting battle is already set up to be dominated by Utah(see mutliple bcs win, real conference, coach that knows football is #1 vs. perennial preseason national champs, coach that thinks football is not #1, team that knows how to get blown out in big games time after time).

The choice for future recruits will even more clear after this year's #1 FINAL ranking.

byu should be scarred. Very scarred.

Seriously, how will a recruit ever want to pick byu anymore? The best(Utah) will be getting even better and the slow and unathletic(see little brother) will be getting even slower and more unathletic(if thats possible).

Like Wynn, future recruits know the future is RED.

Get er done Utes!

Saint George, UT

NC Utes 2010--- I've seen some of your other posts and admired your confidence and brash pick (I've been saying the last couple weeks that utah will beat TCU..even though I think tcu is a better team overall and would do better against most top teams because of their defense) but on this one I was quite taken aback. I dont think Ute fans realize that byu doesnt really compete with anybody for recruits (in most cases). Most kids at byu always wanted to go there because of the culture and tradition. Byu will for sure lose some recruits because of utah's move to Pac-12 and their bcs bowls but look how byu did since 2004 even with 2 bcs bowls for utah. Kids who want to go to byu will go there whether they are athletes or not and usually its because they realize that football is NOT the most important thing in life and, maybe more importantly, their parents do, too. Utah will probably be taking more recruits from California and other Pac10 schools than byu in the near future..

Payson, UT

I appreciate the talking points from your BYU handbook, but your position is not very well supported.
Explain the number of byu athletes, prinicipally qbs, who dont serve missions because football is the most important thing to them in their lives.

A lot of out-of-state mormon athletes have chosen Utah over BYU because they realize they have a better shot at the NFL and are still surrounded by a mormon community on and off campus.

BYUs recruiting tactic of painting the Utes as an apostate school is blowing up on them as there are now many well known NFL athletes who are U oF U grads AND faithful mormons (many having served missions!)

Boise, ID

Jordan Wynn is impressive, on and off the field. I hope the Utes win out the rest of the schedule. I would love to see a Boise vs. Utah BCS Bowl. Here's hoping! Go Boise, go Utes!

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West Jordan, UT

I'd rather see Utah beat up on a BCS school, and Boise do the same thing this year. Although, I would love Boise and Utah to play, especially this year's team.

West Jordan, UT

Utah recruiting has DEFINITELY been propelled since the 2004 BCS busting campaign. Look at the depth this current team has....unlike any other. Every position has a guy behind him just as good. Also, look at the "rebuilding" years. Last year was supposed to be that and we were 10-3 or something like that. The Utes now reload, not rebuild.

In contrast, look at the rebuilding BYU is doing. That is the difference in recruiting over the last 6 years.

Also, with BYU.....fans should be concerned that Bronco can't recruit. All of the studs he has coached (Hall, Unga, Pitta, Jorgensen) signed onto BYU before Bronco became coach. After they have all left, look at the cuboard now.....completely bare except for a highly rated quarterback that is proving that maybe he was too highly rated. Just saying....maybe Bronco doesn't know how to recruit.

Salt Lake City, UT

How would that be to be watching a blackout game in 08, and decide then and there that you wanted to be a part of it while two years later you were playing IN that game. Wow, I can only imagine that feeling. I would give the nod to TCU if it was in Ft Worth, but Rice Eccles is a place that losing just doesn't happen. With the MUSS behind them, anything is possible. Here's to an epic game, GO Utes!

Salt Lake City, UT

NC UTES: BYU should only be SCARED if the Utes play better than you spell. I would imagine all football players are SCARRED after years of playing though.

Ann Arbor, MI

No question about it, Saturday’s game will pay major dividends for the 2011 class. I’m hearing a number of prospects will be attending and scores of others will be watching. Nothing trumps ESPN Game Day exposure when selling the program and university. Look for another top notch class as the Utes head into the conference of champions.

On the other hand; A game will be played “down south” between two horrendous “teams” in front of a half filled stadium. You can almost hear the crickets for here.

Cedar Hills, UT


I guess it does make sense that you know Barbara's stuff and use her song to start your smack talk.

With the best O line in the conference, (who has allowed 3 sacks all year!) I'm sure Jordan is not really concerned. With Devonte back, he will have all of his weapons to take complete advantage of every play.

Go Utes, one game at a time!

Las Vegas, NV

SammyG: The word is "cue" - que is a Spanish word for "what". Just so you know.

I love to hear your predictions. They have been ALL wrong so far. So the mathematical, statistical probability of your current predictions coming true are zero, plus or minus 1%.

Got to hand it to you for tenacity. Most people so consistently wrong would have given up weeks ago. I just look forward to you coming back next week and admitting that we are deserving of our ranking, like you promised, if we win.

Go Utes! Go Crimson! On to victory #9 against the toads!!

Baltimore, MD

more hedgy hyperbole

Thanks to that mid-major sized stadium on the hill, there will be about 15,000 more fans attending the BYU-UNLV game than that "epic" battle on the hill.

Utah will need a top notch recruiting class just to keep from sinking to the bottom half of the PAC. Unfortunately, one top notch class does not a program build and three or four middle of the PAC finishes in a row will have the Utes back to competing against the Aggies and Wildcats for recruits.

johnny pigskin
Sandy, UT


you coug's are supposed to stay away from alcohol!?!?

Evanston, WY

I predict Utah will win and sammyg will still find a way to make excuses and run his big mouth about how wonderful the TDS is and how their going to be blessed enough to pull off a miracle and top the Utes. How many losses have you predicted now sammy? 6? 7? you need a job in Vegas as a bookie so we can know to bet the opposite of whatever you say.

Evanston, WY

by the way sammy, 2+2+3=7. or does math get the same attention as science in a religious instution

South Jordan, UT

SammyG, please come down to College Gameday this year and enjoy the weather and the plathera of UTES fans that will stomp a mud hole on your Cougar happy soul! Utah & TCU will be a tremendous game! Utah and BYU will be a repeat of 2004 and 2008! Please come down from Springville Sammy G

bountiful, utah

LOTR: There will be more people at RES and Iggy's Sports Grill that at LES. As for you recruiting; you obviously have not paid attention or followed Utah recruiting. There have been multiple top notch classes recruited by Kyle Whittingham and the coaching staff. This coming year will be just one more. There is no question that the PAC 12 will present more competitive games. However, Utah won't have to go undefeated to get recognition and better bowl consideration. To bad the Y will not be able to say the samething

Sandy, UT

@ Davidute fan: I don't know if I've ever read Sammyg say anything wonderful about BYU. I think he is just a Utah hater. Makes sense though. Jealousy creates hate. Sammy, Haven't they taught you better than that? Listen to the sermons on Sunday. Quit falling alseep and dreaming of the days of yesteryear in Provo.
I am sure you will become a BYU fan once basketball starts. Then hopefully you'll stay away from the Ute articles.

Disco Vega
Oakdale, CA

Good Luck Utes...you guys are impressive...believe and focus and do YOUR job and you will win. Make us proud!!

Go Utes!!!!

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