Golden Opportunity? I thought that was what they said about last week? We know
how that worked out!This isn't really any kind of opportunity...if
the Utes win it doesn't mean much and if they lose, then it's another black-eye.
Unfortuantely U couldn't even get a return date from ND to have a chance to
make it up last last year? That is called a "one and done." ND will
never play at RES.U lost 3 of 4 to the Y and have finished third or
worse in the MWC 7 of the last 10 years...the Pac 10 is getting a realy
gem...kinda like Colorado (but at least the Buffs have won an ACTUAL National
"Lets put it in perspective. One game doesn't define a season."
wwookie You think anyone believes this horse manure? "wow! Byu fans have a new swagger after beating that "power
house" from Las Vegas. utefan56 How's your swagger having
suffered the most humilitating nat'l beatdown ever?"Have any of
you Cougs looked at your schedule for next year before you go talking about Cup
Cake schedules?" Golfhack20 Season over after one loss? Too
bad. Does 7-5 seem appealing or too generous in the PAC-12 for you? How about
that LV Bowl?Greg: We ARE going to the PAC-10 and we ARE better than
you... so HA HA yourself. davidutefan This is funny. Going to win
that Rose Bowl and NC the easy way?"Your team stinks!! I would
take a national beatdown anyday over being 4-5" TAGZZ Wow! I'm
in awe by this statement. Next year your dream comes true."@sammyg Hey, cupcake what's your prediction on BYU vs CSU? Is Heaps
going to throw for 100 or 300 yards?" Uteology Cougars WIN,
Heaps improves, Heaps throws for 2 TDs and it won't be a blowout.Go
I just love all these ZOOBS who come on here saying that the UTES will lose to
the cupcake which is ND. ND has some good athletes, and against TULSA, not even
playing the full game, as a freshman QB without a start to his name, came in and
threw for over 330 yards, and 4 TD's. Up until last Sat versus the highly touted
Rebels of Las Vegas, Saint Jake did not have that many yards in 5 starts. Notre
Dames freshman QB is what a good freshman QB should do. Come in and play when
needed, and pass for more than 90 yards in a game. Against a team with a better
defense than Wyoming. What was it that Jake had in that Wyoming game that the
ZOOBS just barely won by 5 points? I think it was 81 yards. If it was not for
Kelly, ND would have won that game with a FG, instead of having his freshman QB
throw the ball into the endzone and have it picked off. That is something
Crowton or Bronco would do. It is better to win by 6 than win by 2. Stupid
ZOOBIES. Go UTES!!!!!
Nice to see all of the zoobs back on the boards now that their team finally won
a game, without extra help from the refs or instant replay guys. Nice win
saturday. Welcome back! We have missed the hypocrisy and flat out hilarious
comments made by those who believe that BYU is back from the dead. I read
through these comments (about 2 zoobs to each Utah fan) and laughed out loud.
"What if BYU wins out and Utah loses the rest of their games?" Ha ha,
I bet Jake Heaps will win the Heisman before that happens! Congrats
to BYU on winning yet another synchronized diving championship! Keep up the good
work. If BYU wins a MWC championship and no one is there to see it, does it
still happen? I guess so.Utah will handle the rest of the year the
same way they handled everyone up until TCU. The remaining 3 teams we play don't
combine to have the same talent and speed of TCU. Utah will finish 12-1 with the
only loss coming to one of the top 3 teams in college football. I can live with
re: CdA Ute | 8:28 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010 If memory serves, the Irish are
missing their best WR & RB.I, too, find the comparisons by
Cougar fans comical. Its so convenient for them to leave out the Utah State
game.I am looking forward to a specific game after Thanksgiving...
The Iron Bowl. Go Auburn.
Veritas Aequitas | 8:00 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010 "Fruit Heights, UT It's on National TV. Who's going to be watching though? It's not a compelling
matchup.Some Irish, some Utes.Coaches and writers will
read the box, and expect Utah to beat them big since they are ranked
15th."===So, Firehawk, you seem to agree 100% with
the post.Interesting how you throw a negative spin, yet agree.
@veritas. Who is going to watch? Probably fans that realize
football is much bigger than the state of Utah. Fans that realize the amazingly
rich historical legacy that a team and school like Notre Dame has. Utah fans
that have had 2 perfect seasons in the last decade. Notre Dame fans who love
their team and care less about the win-loss ratio but support their team and
love the experience. REAL FOOTBALL FANS. Classy football fans that understand
the sport and don't put a negative blog on every one of their rivalry's story
blog site because they have no spirit of competitiveness but just a desire to
mock and hate. People that enjoy the full sport and follow all the teams and
don't just live and die by their one team who currently isn't winning.All those fans...that's who.
Again why so many Y fans on a story about Utah. Talk about acting like a little
brother with your obsession with the U of U football program. BTW, Utah is
still ranked in the top 15 and could out sneak back in the top 10 by the final
poll. I really don't get why you Y fans are so arrogant when your team is still
not even bowl eligible (Utah already is) and if you lose to CSU your chances of
a post season (which was likely the New Mexico bowl = most irrelevant bowl) is
down the drain. Utah lost bad but evident from the ISU game it can still
provide a beat down on lesser teams (and they are all against lesser teams from
here on out, especially on Nov 27).
Amazing. I'm reading posts from BYU fans taking comfort in the fact they got a
30 point beat down by TCU, and Utah is somehow worse than BYU because they lost
by 40. My how times have changed.Utah's football program has
clearly been the class of the state for the last decade. BYU fans jealousy
over Utah's BCS runs and invite to the PAC12 are understandable.I try to
be sympathetic. After all If I was a BYU fan I'd be looking for ANY reason to
feel good about my football team.Fortunately I'm a Ute! My football
team gives me tons of reasons to be happy and proud of them with their play on
the field.Last weekend's loss was dissappointing, (I will suffer for a few
days like BYU fans have all season). However I am comforted by the
knowledge that my team will continue to make me proud. I'm glad Ute fans have
high expectations for their team, that only comes from consistently being a good
team. Even Bronco doesn't seem to have high expectations for his
team. He's not measuring their success by wins?????
"lots of jealous Y fans"Jealous of what?Suffering a humiliating loss in the biggest game in the history of the state
of Utah?NOTHING could be more embarrassing than a Top 10 team
getting totally destroyed by FORTY points on their home field in the biggest
game the Utes have ever played in.Isn't that what Utah fans were
beating their chests about all week long? About the unprecented national
exposure Utah was receiving? GameDay? With 10,000 fans? Hundreds of media? Bowl
representatives from the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange and Las Vegas Bowls? Utah's
first legitimate chance to be included in the national championship
discussion?And then to get completely dismantled by an obviously
superior team.Yes. BYU fans are really jealous of Utah's game of
lots of jealous Y fans. Holy smokes, there aren't just a few of them.Lets put it in perspective. One game doesn't define a season.Utah
fans are disappointed because they don't go undefeated, but will probably end up
12-1 on the season. Heartbreak.BYU fans will be elated to go 6-7.Which program do you think is better?How many undefeated
seasons has BYU had since 1990? - 0How many have the Utes had? -
2The amazing thing is that these yahoos get even more aroused by the
Utes losing one game in a 12-1 season than they get from their own team getting
to a bowl game. Just sad.Still a great year to be a
Utes. Possible top 10 finish, and possibly the only loss coming to the eventual
national champ. Not a bad year if it plays out that way.Go UTES!
I want to point out that in the beginning or in the smaller athletics of a
University like softball, track and Wrestiling BYU will always recruit better
from the out set. This is because they draw LDS athletes that want to play here
no matter what.For example, I have a friend on the BYU lacrosse team
now this sport in the west isn't big at all but BYU had a Student Athlete come
play lacrosse there even though he had scholarship opportunities from big
lacrosse schools like John's Hopkins.When these sports grow a little
other teams will become very competitive
@ Jealous U @ 12:57pmYour decription of great teams that bounce back
quickly after a "down" year, sounds dangerously close to a description
of the Utes from one year to the next. Wouldn't it nice to be in a
"down" year with a good chance of going 12 - 1? Just sayin'...
I'm gonna go read Pres. Uchtdorf's recent General Conference talk. I suggest all
the spectacular Y fans patrolling Utah Ute articles do the same.
@waybackfan: UW is on your schedule the next TWO years. Just the facts Dano.@Uteology: Back to your hater tone we see. You had your chance on the
big stage and blew it. TCU is clearly the better of the three programs in
football. BYU still played them better this year (when it counts) than you did.
Live with it.Hopefully the dome doesn't crash your coming back
party this week. That would be a shame.
Ok, so everyone is saying TCU is a BCS powerhouse. Well until they actually WIN
in a bcs game one will never know. TCU did kill the Utes but that does not make
them a BCS powerhouse. And they will not get into the NC. They are too small of
a school and a non-aq school as well. Sorry TCU, we feel for you, but I guess
we'll have to see how it all pans out. The Utes will rebound from this. Go
I predicted a month ago that Utah will defeat ND. I still believe that the be
the case. ND has the 17th best passing offense in the nation, but that was
before Dayne Crist went down for the season. ND's run game is not strong and
its scoring offense ranks 72nd in the nation. It will probably get worse now
that Crist is out.Looking at the numbers, the Utes win. ND's cache
has diminished over the last few years, but can still give Utah trouble if the
Utes look back at the beatdown they received last week. ND has the talent to
win games and can be dangerous.
@dakuwaqaListen snowflake, there's "dishing it out" and
then there's being absolutely clueless about football. 1. "BYU
played TCU better on the road" How did you do against
Wyoming?2. Utah embarrassed themselves by 40 points at home.True, but is #7 BYU team losing by 14 less points @LES against a 7-6
team really that much better?3. You've played cupcakes.No, we ate cupcakes you've got destroyed by one (Utah State). Should a fan
base with its only undefeated season (1984) with a SOS of #104 be talking smack
to Utah? 4. "I think you will do well in the P12. I think
maybe 4-6 place each year."As of today, what place are you in
the MWC, as a mid-major? Oh yea, 4th.If you want to "dish it
out" make sure your team at least has a winning record.
"you're not that bright are you? The same Washington team that you want to
belittle will the team that you play on an annual basis. When you play them
annually, will you write home about them?"Um I believe Utah is
the South division and Washington is in the North division which means they
won't be playing each other annually!!Before you you start telling
someone their not to bright you may want to check your facts!!
@ ute4ever...you're not that bright are you? The same Washington team that you
want to belittle will the team that you play on an annual basis. When you play
them annually, will you write home about them?It seems as though you
want what BYU already has, which is to play UW. Best of luck getting on tv for
a game or two. BTW, I think you will do well in the P12. I think
maybe 4-6 place each year. WSU is horrible, and UW is not far ahead of them.
Next year Locker leaves, so UW could be worse than WSU.
ute4everThe Utes rose to #5 in the BCS eating nothing but
cupcakes.Do you really think any Utah "REAL" conference,
tougher schedule arguments are going to hold any water in the future?Utah fans have made it abundantly clear this season that it's perfectly
acceptable to Utah fans to become a "national championship contender"
playing nothing but cupcakes.All BYU is going to have to do as an
Independent to qualify for a BCS game, as long as the BCS lasts, is go
undefeated against a moderately difficult schedule--a bunch of cupcakes,
sprinkled with a few marquis games like Texas, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech.
Impress the poll voters by beating a few marquis teams, plus the
"cupcakes", and BYU will be playing in a BCS game.Unlike
Utah, who will now be judged by how strong or weak the PAC happens to be in any
particular year, BYU will now be judged solely on how BYU plays each year.
All the "smack" from Cougars about the weak teams Utah is playing on
the out of conference schedule....and the win against 3-6 Washington is
something to write home about.Ute fans, get used to the Cougar fans
dealing with us this way. Now that we have a REAL conference and will be
respected nationally, there isn't anything the Cougars want that we don't
already have (coach, conference, "pefection" in past seasons, BCS,
etc). Deep down they want to have everything Ute fans already have.....but it
doesn't hurt to have dreams, right?
Come On - Maybe next time you should try UNDERSTANDING what you read before you
post a comment.Notre Dame(4-5) IS a cupcake this season.Notre Dame COULD be a national championship contender by the time BYU plays
the Irish in 2012, or 2015 or 2020.BYU signed a 6-game series to be
played from 2012 to 2020. Notre Dame could easily be one of the top teams in the
country for some or all of those games.With USC's probation and
scholarship woes, the Trojans could easily become a cupcake on Utah's schedule
for the next several years.Trying to project how good or bad
opponents are going to be in the future is complete guesswork.
@UteologyYou, hedgy, naval vet, otis, willary and chris B would know a lot
about being a hater. You're only getting what you're so good a dishing.
To get the bad taste of last week out they can't just win they have to destroy
Notre Dame. The goal should be to outdo #6 Standford and #11 MSU:Stanford 37@ND 14ND 31@MSU 34 OTUtah must
respond or be labeled a cupcake like "Northwest Coug" team.@sammyg Hey, cupcake what's your prediction on BYU vs CSU? Is Heaps
going to throw for 100 or 300 yards?On a side note:4 of
the first 5 comments by Utah haters. Wow and I thought we Utes had no class.Its good that BYU is going indy for exposure on ESPN because it seems
their fans are starting to be more concerned about Utah's opponents than their
Jealous U - Maybe next time you should READ before you post a comment. I was
responding to Snack PAC | 7:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010Olympus Cove,
UtahJust what the doctor ordered to get the Utes back on track, another
cupcake. I simply commented that if someone was trying to say the
Utes were playing a cupcake in Notre Dame, BYU would be doing the same thing for
the next several years!
All the BYU fans on here that want the Utes to lose this game are nuts. Why?
What will that do for BYU when the Cougs play the Utes later this month? No, I
want Utah to beat everyone else they play and be ranked in the top ten again
when they play a (hopefully) revamped, re-awakend, rejiggered to win BYU team.
It will mean a lot more for BYU to beat a Utah team ranked in the top ten than
it will to beat a Utah team that is in the duldrums. Of course, this too means
that BYU will have to win their remaining games and that hopefully last week as
"Didn't BYU just sign a 6 yr long contract with Notre Dame? guess that
will be a nice cupcake added to BYU's schedule for a while then."Comments like this prove just how juvenile Utah's fan base is.Any
fan who would assume that a program like Notre Dame is going to be a cupcake for
the next 10 years is obviously clueless about college football.Is
Texas a cupcake?How about USC?Florida?Even
elite teams go through cycles of being very good and very bad.Program like Notre Dame or Texas or USC never stay down forever.Programs like these can go from having a losing season one year, to national
championship contender the next, and visa versa.The Central Florida
team that BYU scheduled for next season, and was mocked by Utah fans, is
currently the highest ranked team from Florida in the Coaches poll--ahead of
Florida, Miami, and Florida State.Only a fan who is clueless about
college football would assume that the current status of a program can be used
to project how good a program is going to be in the future.
Buster is back. Must have returned from a mission or something.==="davidutefan | 11:51 a.m. Evanston, WY buster: who cares? I
only watch football." Of course you do David, of course you
do... (riiiiight......)Many Utah fans have only watched football
since 2004. Before that, they only watched basketball.Most
sportsfans know that a University has an "Athletic Program".The Athletic Program represents the efforts of ALL student athletes, not just
the football jocks. It's important to recognize all student athletes for their
effort. You made a very pompous statement, that disrespects all student athletes
at the U.Your money from football will go to support these other
weak programs (like basketball) until they support themselves.BYU
has a championship (won 13 last yeat, to Utah's 1) "program". That's
why everytime Utes posted Holmoe wpuld lose his job, it was silly.I
think if you could meet Dr. Hill, he would care. I would doubt you will see any
football stadium upgrade until all sports are up and running. Just think. More
empty seats at the end of the TCU game.Start caring about sports
David. All athletes put in the effort.
No matter ND's record, playing on their field, on NBC, with a ranking on the
line should be a great experience for the players and plenty of motivation. Here's hoping they shake TCU off and win a memorable game in South
Every Ute fan who can get a ticket should go to South Bend. It's a terrific
venue with tremendous tradition. The Notre Dame fans are the best.A
nice chance to recover some national pub.Go for it!
BYU_Greg... Give it up man... Your team stinks!! I would take a
national beatdown anyday over being 4-5, losing to Utah State, and trying to
join The Wac... You kewgar fans are funny... Enjoy your independence while your
sports programs last!! HA HA
buster: who cares? I only watch football.
Get back on the horse! Learn from this experience and move forward humble,
confident, and knowing you are going to do great.
@Live simply1984... and the most basic grammar.Personally, I
think the USU game was great for the state, USU, and BYU.Look has
the BYU team responded.If Utah responds from the more embarassing,
national beatdown, that recieved so much press, half as well as BYU, then I'll
be proud of the Utes too.Let's give it a chance, see how the Utes do
against a very weak ND team.I hope Utah scores 50 points.But please, you may think it's funny, but don't make fun of the effort that
the USU team put into the BYU game, at Merlin Olsen Stadium. I was proud of the
Aggies that day, and it's OK for other teams to have a great game... in front of
their fans... at their house...===Side note to
davidutefan.Good luck in the PAC really, much success.Did you know that at this early point in the year, BYU has as many MWC
championships as the Utes won all last year?Interesting thought to
take with you to the PAC...
For those who have forgotten, Once again Utah State 31-BYU 16 ... and it
wasn't that close. and BYU_Greg: We ARE going to the PAC-10 and we ARE better
than you... so HA HA yourself.
Man people do you really think air force is a cupcake team. they went to
oklahoma and just about beat them. I think TCU is just that good. And I think
byu will get crush by the utes. And you go play at south bend and see if it is
not a big game. People that are byu fan live in the past. All they know is 1984.
The beauty of the Rivalry. Hypocrites out in full force. Have any of you Cougs
looked at your schedule for next year before you go talking about Cup Cake
schedules? Pitt is going to win the Big East. Iowa State almost beat Nebraska.
I guess I don't see the cupcake reference. You get the same teams in conference.
Keep up your winning ways so the game on Thankgiving weekend will be one for
You know Utah is in trouble when they lash out at BYU and bring up the Utah
State Loss in defense of their National TV drubbing last week.Seriously? That is your "Smack?" That's all you got? That is all you
can come up with when BYU fans bring up the fact that we have had to endure
constant taunting from the Red side all season?Oh how the mighty
have fallen. The "We're going to the PAC10 and we are better than you"
attitude is what everyone is tired of.I have two words for you: HA
Golden opportunity?I think we already squandered that...Nothing can make up for what happened Saturday.Season over.
Well, after Saturday, I'm finally at a place emotionally to actually look at the
sports section, let along read these comments.Nice to see Sammyg
being consistent as ever.Look for the Utes to rebound and give ND a
huge beatdown. Not a statement game, but a nice stage to get back on track.Go Utes.
I love me some Utes, but I don't think it's fair of Wynn to use "we"
when talking about bouncing back. He was the one who totally choked.
Notre Dame is not an elite team, but they have a better schedule year in and
year out than the University of Utah. Navy embarassed the Irish earlier this
year, and they are not a elite team either. So, what does this say about Utah
playing the Irish? Not much. This is a ho hum game and not a redemption week
for the Utes by any stretch of the imagination. I wish them well, but TCU
exposed the Utes for what they are; a middle of the road team with no national
BCS claim. Let's just enjoy the game. Notre Dame's football program is in a
state of chaos as far as any claim to national status; let's face it. Their
entire NCAA sports program should be in a national parochial university
conference with Boston College and others; not the Big 10 (11) or whatever
conference. They cannot recruit to meet that competitive level. And Utah will
find they are in deep water when they start competing in the PAC 10, soon to be
the PAC 12. It will be interesting to see if the PAC 10 will retain 10
designation as the Big 10 did.
Go Utes, beat the Irish.-A Cougar Fan
Didn't BYU just sign a 6 yr long contract with Notre Dame? I guess that will be
a nice cupcake added to BYU's schedule for a while then.
ND is minus their starting QB. The backups have stunk it up when they had their
opportunities. Coach Kelly is known to be weak when it comes to coaching
defense. Utes redeem them selves: Utah 35 ND 14
wow! Byu fans have a new swagger after beating that "power house" from
Las Vegas. Is it true that the mayor of Provo is going to give Heaps the
"keys" to the city for compleating passes for more than 5 yards??
It's on National TV. Who's going to be watching though? It's not a compelling
matchup.Some Irish, some Utes.Coaches and writers will
read the box, and expect Utah to beat them big since they are ranked 15th.No conference implications.Everything to lose, nothing to
gain.(Well, they can game some self confidence, and some self
respect, and for that reason... Go Utes.)A win can't hurt.
Just what the doctor ordered to get the Utes back on track, another cupcake.
Utah State 31 - BYU 16...and it wasn't even that close.
Ok kewgs,Your actions once again have proven your hypocrisy. For
the past several months Utes had to endure your Yning posts We only care about
what the Kewgs are doing OR I never read or post on Utah articles .Hypocrisy is part of your DNA. Keep proving it. As a Utah fan I fully
recognize that a tds is unable or unwilling to accept such personal flaws.
Notre Dame is a good team? Um, I don't this so. ND is weak this season and has
been weak in the last several seasons. Utah pulling off a victory over ND only
proves that they can beat chump teams. Utah got to number 5 by beating chump
teams and anyone who denies that is clueless. Utah pulled off a very
unimpressive victory over Air Force and that should have made it obvious to most
people that Utah isn't all that, not this season anyway. Utah will beat ND but
it doesn't ease the pain of getting destroyed at home by TCU and it doesn't
prove much for Utah.
For those of you BYU fans who still wish to gloat over the TCU game and make
stupid comparisons. Let me remind you of a game for which there is no
comparison.Utah State 31 - BYU 16...and it wasn't even
I really like Jordan Wynn...he always has a positive outlook and doesn't let
things get him down. He is going to be a very good QB before his days at the u
are over. He may be the best to ever wear the uniform at the u.
The margin of Utah's loss on Saturday was a real surprise. I guess
the tables of fate could turn where the Cougars win out the rest of the season
and Utah loose out the rest of the season. With that scenario BYU finishes 2nd
in the conference and Utah fights for 4th place in the conference. Not likely
but could be interesting.IF, I say IF, the above scenario plays out,
who has the better team, coach, and program?
Oh boy Oh BOY! Another nat'l broadcast of my favorite team. I hope the game has
as much entertainment value as it did last week!I'm a convert! Go
Irish! ND by 10.I predict more of the same as has happened these
past two weekends.Another Wynn interception, a fumble and let's
throw in some pressure on the QB with 1 sack.Mark it DOWN!
Utah shouldn´t forget this game all together. Need to learn and grow from
it. Watch lots of film from it, and even get motivated for the next game cuz of
it.The utes could put the worst beat down on ND that they´ve
had this year. Hopefully the defense comes out a little faster and a little more
assignment sound. Despite their record, ND is a good team, but they
always have a tough schedule and are constantly in the spotlight. They
haven´t responded well. With another key player out for the season, I
don´t expect them to rebound this game against the utes.Go
I don't say this often:Go Irish!