I bet that the Pac 12 can't wait to get a team that has finished 3rd or worse
seven of the last 10 years in the MWC...
Sorry Utes...it's not leap year! TCU wins for sure.
@Duh | 8:03 a.m. Nov. 3, 2010 ...1st - Utah Wins and will be ranked
second in the BCS. 2nd - Utah barely loses and will still make a BCS
game...With 1 loss, there is no chance for Utah (or TCU for that
matter) to make BCS game.Utah wins and may be ranked 3rd since I
don't think either #1 Oregon or #2 Auburn will lose. With a win over TCU, Utah
will be able to jump over #4 BSU.Alabama will drop after a loss to
utahcountyute"Interesting that byu has had 5 "bad" seasons of six or
more losses to only 2 by Utah in the same time frame. Pretty telling."A glass half-empty argument.Now, try the glass half-full argument
for that same time period.Top 25 FinishesBYU 7Utah 510+ Win SeasonsBYU 7Utah 5Conference
ChampionshipsBYU 6Utah 5National Individual Award
WinnersBYU 2Utah 0Even more telling that even during
Utah's glory years, BYU is still outpacing the Utes in every significant
category except BCS appearances.Another great year in the works for
Utah this year could quickly turn to mediocrity next season; and visa versa for
BYU - see Texas 2009 and 2010; and Alabama 2007 and 2008.Programs,
like seasons, are judged by a body of work, not one season or one game.
Utah Ute Fan 62 You are wondering where they might pick up those
three "losses" (plural of loss)?Well, I'm guessing if you look at
the "remaining" schedule, you can guess it will be at TCU, SDSU, ND, and/or
BYU.TCU is better. SDSU could be the better team. Playing at ND,
with ND hungry could be difficult for the U, and I never try to predict who will
win the rivalry game.An untested U could lose any and all these
games. See, the cool thing about history, is you sorta have to wait for it to
happen.So I won't try to pick which three. I do think
that Utah does find ways to win games they should lose, so I do think they will
win one out of their last four.I'll live in lala land, while you
live in the reality of Utah's NC year... Mmmmm K?
AntibcsInteresting that byu has had 5 "bad" seasons of six or
more losses to only 2 by Utah in the same time frame. Pretty telling.Along with that, Utah has had 2 "great" seasons to 1 for byu. I would only
list 1996's 11-1 season as "great" for byu per your list and exclude 1994 for
Utah.Thanks for the leg work on that though. I see another "great"
year in the making for the Utes and another "bad" year for byu with six or more
losses.Go Utes, take it to the frogs!
for everyone who's saying we have a creampuff schedule so far you guys are right
but the thing is we play the same 8 teams as you guys do. so at the end of the
day will your sos be that much better than ours. at least we haven't lost to any
creampuffs. you guys lost to utah state, seriously?
Actually P.Sylvan there will be a quiz! And I will be remembering
that you think the Utes will have 3 loses!Just out of curiosity who
is it that you think can beat them on the reamining schedule?Lets
see the Cougars with their 3 touch downs by Heap on the seasonThe 4-5
Irish The aztecs?You live in football lala land if you believe
any of that will happen!
Funny how BYU fans say Utah will have to settle for the Vegas bowl when that is
their pinnacle does that seem ironic to anyone else. Anyway each and every
player do your best and we will be proud of you whatever the outcome. GO UTES!!
As a long time Cougar fan, I'm not going to dispute the fact Utah have an
amazing football program, and I'm sure that will continue as they move into the
PAC 12.I can't help but wonder though, how many of you UTE fans are
simply FAIR WEATHER fans who are more interested in knocking BYU than in
cheering on the UTES?Look at your men's basketball team. When
Majerus was head coach, and the Utes were kicking butt, they couldn't sell
tickets fast enough. BUT NOW, after some tough years, the gymnastics team has
bigger attendance numbers than basketball.If the football team has a
few losing seasons, will Rice-Eccles empty out like the Huntsman Center? @Game For Any Fuss 11:22 - You said, "If Utah isn't the more exciting
program, why are all you Cougar fans commenting on Utah articles?"For the same reason Ute fans comment on BYU articles. WE'RE RIVALS! That's
what rivals do.@1984 for life 11:19 - Don't rip too much on BYU's
future football schedule. After all, besides Texas they're still planning to
play the mighty Utes, aren't they?
What a silly title for an article. Doesn't every team want an undefeated season
every year? I would be thrilled if the Utes go undefeated, but I do not expect
it and never have (unlike some teams who arrogantly proclaim to be on a quest
for perfection). The Utes will hopefully play their best this Saturday and in
their remaining games. Maybe they will win, maybe they will lose. I am
confident that while many reporters and fans are caught up in some sort of
premature euphoria dreaming of BCS bowls, that the Ute team themselves is taking
a different approach and focusing solely on the task at hand--give TCU our best
shot.On another note, BigYak14 (who posted around 7:00 a.m. this
morning), why on earth would you take some shot at students living at home? I
am trying to follow how this is relevant to the article. If you think that
makes BYU students living in dorms or off-campus housing better people, more
power to you. If mommy and daddy are paying for your dorm, what's the
difference anyway? Anyway, interesting comment from you.
@bigdaddyBelieve me we are NOT trying to"pimp the LVB as a great
bowl game"!!!!! The fact that the LVB is the best we could get if we lose to
TCU is exactly one of the reasons we are so happy to be in the PAC-12 next
year!!! Imagine an 11-1 Utah team playing the 6th place PAC -10 team in the LVB
this December!!! What a travesty!!!!! Not the worry though, four more wins
this year and let's see where we are playing come January 2011!!!!
Three more days of nonsense. Enjoy it while it lasts Utes.
@1984 for life "The sadest thing about this game is the fact that while
Utah plays TCU in a HUGE game, we play UNLV. Next year will be worse because
EVERY game at Utah will be big while BYU will be plaing a WAC schedule (which is
even worse than a MWC schedule)."(cough *yewt troll* cough) I'm not
sure why you used the pronoun "we" when referring to BYU. Shouldn't you be using
"they" instead? Anyways, to your point about BYU's schedule for next
year, what you're saying basically is that BYU will have start having a typical
cream puff Utah schedule going forward so I'm guessing you're thinking that
they'll have a better shot at going undefeated more often just like the
Yewts?That's an interesting perspective and one that I hadn't
considered. Thanks for pointing that out. You might just be right on that. It is
something to look forward to instead of scheduling a lot of ranked teams.
Afterall, if it works for Boise State and Utah it should work for BYU.
@buttersI find it ironic that Yewt fans have enjoyed putting down
the LVB for the past several years and now, I'm guessing, they're anticipating
another blowout loss to TCU so they're trying to pimp the LVB as a great bowl
game when TCU gets the BCS game invite and the Yewts get overlooked?Wow, that's quite a turnaround Yewt fans have made.
So, Mr. "Anti BCS" your whole stance is that Utah "only" had 4 great seasons in
16 years? That's not to mention all of the others you deem "good" over that
stretch. That looks like a pretty good resume to me: we're "good" or "great"
half the time, with only two truly "bad" years in that span.How many
"Great" years has Texas had in that same stretch? What about Alabama? Notre
Dame? Michigan? USC? Auburn? Florida? UCLA? Washington? How about your beloved
BYU?I think we're doing just fine. If we only average one "great"
season every four years, I can totally live with that. How's your team doing?
Utah has been a good team since 2003 with two great seasons. Even if they lose
to TCU and win out this year it will be another great season. Any 1 loss season
should be considered great. Speaking of undefeated seasons. If Utah, TCU, Boise
and yes, even the 1984 BYU team had played in one of the top 4 conferences it is
highly unlikely that any of the teams would have gone undefeated. There is a
loophole that the BCS did not forsee that BYU took advantage of and so have the
"big 3" recently; Weak schedules and too little effect on the human polls. I
wish the Utes the best and it would be fantastic to see them in the NC game this
year(or TCU or Boise). The Utes should be able to ride some good recruiting and
past success to future success in the PAC but, again; it is highly unlikely they
will go undefeated in any given year and unless they start the year ranked in
the top 8 or maybe 10, even one loss will likely keep them out. Reality check.
With Utah, it's the coach that propels the program and keeps the program
competitive. Utah will be lucky to hang on to him. Maybe he should
go down and help the Y at the end of the season rivelry and get it's program
revived.I would like that.
Utah wins, then BSU moved up to #2 for 1 week. Then win again (sdsu) both will
drop. Win against ND then maybe moved up to #2 for 1 week. Win against BYU will
drop a little or BYU wins, drop dead utah! Sorry, bcs poll is FLAWED and why
worry, was that what Kyle Whit said of what he believes about polls? All Whit
worried about what happened at the end of post season.
anti BCS and other Cougar fans,As a Ute fan, I concede your point -
the Utes have been "historically mediocre." That being said, Utah is still
historically better than BYU. Don't forget - Utah's overall record
against BYU is 53—34—4. If you're looking at things "historically,"
you can't place more emphasis on one period over another.Also, each
team has enjoyed winning streak of 9 games maximum and is tied 5-5 over the past
10 meetings.Let's sum up: historically, Utah is better than BYU. If
you're talking recent events (as in last 10-15 years), Utah has done far more on
the national stage than BYU.If Utah isn't the more exciting program,
why are all you Cougar fans commenting on Utah articles?
The sadest thing about this game is the fact that while Utah plays TCU in a HUGE
game, we play UNLV. Next year will be worse because EVERY game at Utah will be
big while BYU will be plaing a WAC schedule (which is even worse than a MWC
I can't figure out why BYU fans keep posting smack about Utah. What do you have
to boast? All you can do is talk about Utah's 'future' losses and your own
team's success decades in the past. I get it, BYU ruled the 80's...along with
Boy George. I think it's time to move on. You're even more pathetic than your
"The sad thing about this game is that it can only be found on CBS-C. Thank you
MWC. It should be the game of the week."Actually the blame is mostly
on Comcast. The Mtn is a channel all subscribers get with their basic
subscription, CBS-C requires you to upgrade your subscription, so if a few big
games a year are televised on CBS-C then they find most subscribers call to
upgrade.It is always great when the Cable Company is also the owner
of the station that broadcasts your favorite college team, no way they would
ever use their position to profit.
i find it funny that guys like sammyg dog the vegas bowl like it's some kind of
loser bowl when, for the past two years, the cougs were the ones in all the bcs
AND nc hype and alas, they ended up in the vegas bowl both years because they
fell short. doesn't anyone else remember the '08 quest for perfection or the
first week win over oklahoma last year and how all the "experts" were saying byu
has a legit shot at going to an nc game? if utah drops one and we end up in the
vegas bowl that's bad at all. sure we have high expectations but i'd rather
spend a weekend in vegas than a weekend in new mexico or, at worst, at home
"One of the legless arguments Ute haters always use is that 'Utah had a couple
of great seasons but nothing else'. In reality Utah has been a good/great
program for more than 15 years. The 'flash in the pan' dogma has become
stale."Sorry to throw cold water on your "legless" argument, but
Utah's record doesn't support your claims hedgehog.Utah has been
mediocre to good since 1994, but prior to 2004, 1994 was the only year in Utah's
entire history that could remotely be considered "great".1994 10-2
#10/#8 WAC 2nd tie with BYU #18/#10--Great1995 7-4 1st--Mediocre1996
8-4 3rd--Good1997 6-5 4th--Mediocre1998 7-4 5th--Mediocre1999
9-3 1st tie with BYU--Good2000 4-7 5th--Bad2001 8-4 3rd--Good2002 5-6 5th--Bad2003 10-2 #21/#21 1st--Good2004 12-0 #4/#5
1st--Great2005 7-5 4th--Mediocre2006 8-5 3rd--Mediocre2007 9-4
3rd--Good2008 13-0 #2/#4 1st--Great2009 10-3 #18/#18 3rd--Good2010 8-0--potientially Great
The sad thing about this game is that it can only be found on CBS-C. Thank you
MWC. It should be the game of the week.
sammyg,it's too bad the Utes have to end the season by playing the
worst cupcake of all on November 27.
Utahutefan62 Do I really have to remember? Will there be a quiz?Then please remember that I said that the Utes finish the season with three
losses.NC UTES 2010, promise to keep this name throughout the
I think it's funny that the cougs on the east coast are made just like the ones
here. The only difference is that most of the intelligent cougar fans stopped
the whole "you beat a patsy team" in the BCS when we dominated Alabama. I think
it's funny that BYU has never even come close to BCS game and they are still
making fun of the fact that we only beat PItt on our FIRST BCS game. Have fun
Cool look back at what has been accomplished over six years by the Utes! Can't
really make a comparison until they finish up this year though.Nice
to see the "haters" out in force too. You know... there is an ariticle you might
want to check out about SDSU accusing the Y of cheating. Take a look, it is
really the only thing to read about the byu football program right now. Cheers
Utah does have a good program for the MWC, but will find life different in the
PAC 12 when they face tougher competition. So, enjoy this year, and hopefully
you get another patsy in the BCS.
I've said it since WEEK ONE. Utah will be the 2010 national champions and go
undefeated for a THIRD TIME.TCU is good, but with the game in SLC
not a chance tcu gets a win.Utah 34TCU 17Real
National ChampionshipsUtah 1 and countingByu Still 0
Uh! wrong article raybies. Hate to say it but TCU is stronger,more
consistant and balanced team. I don't think we can win.
... take it Mick."U can't always get 'whatchu' want"Well
Ute fans there you go. That low SOS will keep the Utes from getting to the big
dance and it's a moot point anyway when you lose a big game like this
weekend.The game last weekend at AFA showed us what kind of
performance to expect when real competition shows up to play. I
can't imagine the excitement at BCS HQ. They are practicing now and on Saturday
afternoon, with puppy dog tears in their eyes and in perfect unison they will
issue a heartfelt BCS 'buh bye' to the 'little brother', wannabe NC, Utah
Utes.It was a great run boys. Maybe, with some luck, you'll pull out
a Las Vegas Bowl. How sweet it is!
If the Utes finish this season out then this team will have to be considered the
best of all time. That will be a short lived title because with the increased
recruting base that being in the pac 12 will bring the Utes are poised to win
there first National Championship in there 2nd year in the Pac 12! Remember
this post when it comes true! ;)Go ahead byu fans start hating!
One of the legless arguments Ute haters always use is that “Utah had a
couple of great seasons but nothing else”. In reality Utah has been a
good/great program for more than 15 years. The “flash in the pan”
dogma has become stale.Just when the local media and tds say the
“Utes have peaked” — they climb to the next level
One of three things happens this weekend. 1st - Utah Wins and will
be ranked second in the BCS. 2nd - Utah barely loses and will still
make a BCS game. 3rd - Utah loses big and drops below all other one
loss teams and it's Las Vegas. It will be interesting to see how it
TCU is too big, fast, and focused for the yewtes. Sorry, hope all you students
that live at home with mommy and daddy enjoyed it while it lasted.
Dang that Colorado State... robbed us Aggies (Utah State) from three consecutive
"Largest Win for the Utes during a U undefeated game season" award. Grrr. USU
has a legacy to preserve!
not going to happen.
TCU is going to be the Utes biggest hurdle to going undefeated, and the 2010
Horned Frogs aren't the same team Horned Frogs team the Utes barely beat in
2008.Everything comes down to Saturday, and if the Utes play sloppy
like they did during the second half of the Air Force game, bye bye undefeated
season, hello Las Vegas Bowl.