Ready for SDSU yet?That'll be an interesting game.
Gotta love Ute fans. How many true Ute fans are there, anyway? We've all seen
over the last two weeks how Ute fans react when their team loses. The shirts
and flags and stickers all come down. BYU hasn't been very good either but at
least they keep filling up their stadium. That wouldn't happen at Utah. Every
game is a must win for Utah or their fans stop going to games. Good thing the
only home game left is the rivalry so they have some help filling their little
stadium. They couldn't do it themselves anymore.
The sky "expelled" rain? Oh pleeze. I'd hold up on the eulogy for the
Utes if I were u, and I am, Coug fans. They are gonna be pumped for the finale.
Whit's good coach and he'll have 'em ready.
wwookieA tale of two football programs headed in opposite
directions.Just a reminder; you're 0-4 on your predictions of BYU
and Utah games that past two weeks and your credibility is sinking faster that
Utah's rankings.You'd be wise to follow the example of your
"Utah 2010 NC" buddy and stop making predictions for the remainder of
the season.Mark it down.
Here's giving the Utes a break:1. TCU is a freak team. Everybody
else loses to them.2. Notre Dame played out of heads with a hyper home
crowd.3. Utes re-focuses and splits they're last two games.
Look, it's not easy to beat a top 3 team, even on your home field. (BYU did
beat #1 ranked Miami)It's not easy to go into Notre Dame and win
against that kind of storied tradition. (BYU has done that, too)It's
not easy to get a Heisman Trophy. (Ty Detmer did it, of course.)Most
programs don't win the National Championship. (BYU has done this too.)For all the talk from Ute Fans about what's 'gonna happen' these past two
weeks have highlighted the fact that, although Utah has had some success on the
national stage, they aren't a storied college football program. They are a
flash in the pan. I really doubt that Utah is going to amount to much in the PAC
8-2,Two conference games to go.The SDSU game will be a
battle for sure, but the BYU game will be just another blow out over another
cupcake. We need the win over the aztecs to salvage this year. Wynn
needs to step up and quit letting the pressure get to him. The one play where he
slid way to early instead of diving for the first down really showed his
immaturity in his play making abilities. Letting Cain finish out the season
wouldn´t be bad, given the fact Wynn has already shown he hasn´t
regained his confidence. Nothing to lose by pulling him out.The
Defense played well, but still gave up a couple big plays. The ND true freshman
QB was amazing. He threw very accurately and really only had 2 bad throws the
entire game. There is a lot of future for that one.Utah has no
chance to get back to top 10, but can still finish Number 2 in the conference.
That needs to be the goal and that starts with the Aztecs.Go Utes!
As a Ute alumnus, this game made me pretty darn embarrassed. I don't expect them
to win, but I can't tolerate them making fools of themselves, and the entire
state. Extreme lack of discipline in this game. An outrage.
Crap looks like its back to the old Utes. I fully expect them to lose the rest
of their games
Cheer up Winnemucca, NV, the closest Utah has gotten the ball to the endzone in
the past two weeks is the one-yard line during garbage time against TCU's second
team (Who runs the re-play booth at the U?)...And seriously, if you
want to use tCU as a comparison team, both SDSU and BYU played TCU tougher than
Utah.I like how BYU is playing, so keep the paper bag at home, and
next week is senior day.Utah lost to a weak ND.Two teams
headed in opposite directions.
AyeAye Captain | 6:25 p.m. Aurora, CO "Utes 11 and 2 by end of
season. byu 6 and 8 ( maybe if they get New Mexico Bowl bid)You guys
still won't and can't have as many wins this season as Utah already
has."===Utes still predicting wins? Want us to mark this
down?BYU had a tougher schedule, so more losses is
understandable.Utah has become the national joke.When
it's all said and done, the safer prediction would be Utah in 3rd (tied)-4th
place in the mid major MWC.BYU second place, and Utah 1-4 to BYU in
the past 5 years.Aye-Aye, Utes have always been fine in 3rd-4th
place, and losing to BYU. Why rock the boat, captain?===FireHawk? Payed in a cool venue, eh. Congrats. Played a #5 team? Wow, how'd
that work out for ya'll?Truthfully, I wonder if #5 to #25 in two
weeks is some sort of a national record. How's that for national
respect?Like we thought, Heaps is playing like a Sophomore going
into the Utah game.Utah fans should be nervous and let the scores
I am as true blue as they come, but I do not see any way that Utah will lose
both of their next two games. They are a strong team who had a couple of bad
weeks. We (BYU) have had five of those this season. If SDSU or BYU are feeling
like this will be a cake walk then they will both be on the losing end. Neither
team has the defense that the Utes faced against TCU. Anyway, in our zest to
put each other down, I think that reality says that there will be some good
football games over the next couple of weeks. It should be a fun finish to the
season. My prediction is that BYU and Utah will both win this week (if BYU
loses then I will bring out the paper bag!) I think the Utah/BYU game has
potential to be a good one, but I do not think that BYU has what it takes to
beat Utah this year. Let's hope I am wrong on that one!
I'm not seeing nearly as many four wheel drive trucks, going down Bangerter
Highway, with Utah flags hanging out every window. Might be because those life
long Ute fans are in hiding (just like the good 'ol days). Utah administrators
may want to hold off on stadium expansion plans. My neighbor just
took down his Utah flag that he's been flying high and proud since September.
Gotta love it!!!Whit will be looking to get out of Salt Lake before
the big boys come calling out of the new and expanded Pacific 12.
"If BYU did win their last two games, they won't go to LV either. Five
years in a row is too much for the Bowl exec's. Utah will most likely get the
invite.SDSU will go to Poinsettia and I would think that BYU goes to
D/FW for the armed forces bowl or maybe even SF and the Emerald."Politely disagree...If SDSU and BYU beat Utah, that will place
Utah in 4th place in the conference.I doubt the LV bowl would take a
4th place MWC team over two 2nd place teams. How you fininsh in the conference
plays into the decision.How compelling would it be to pull in a team
that has 4 straight losses?Who really wants to see Utah in the post
season? Utah fans? Larry Scott? Craig Thompson?===When I
predicted this meltdown I was a "Hater".Utah is actually
playing worse than I believed.I was just a realist, with out the
"mark it down" tagline.
I hate to say it but i coached college and high school football. Its not how you
start but how you finish. As a Ute fan i'm so disapointed in the Utes all of
them players and coaches. BYU is getting better and better the Utes worse and
worse. sorry coach Wit but that is coaching. Yes the Utes where overrated but i
for one have nerver thought that Wynn was a good QB.Try someone or something
This is buried so deep it will never be read. I am a Cougar fan, but cheer for
the Utes any other time they play. sorely disappointed at this loss. Fell badly
for the TUN, but to you caustic wannabe fans out there talking smack on either
the blue or red, I 've said it before and I'll say it again. What goes around,
comes around. Perspective is sometimes humbling. This is a great Utah team
which has lost focus for a couple weeks. They'll rebound. You "Cewgs"
(you deserve the slam if you dissing Utah this weeks so soon after tanking the
season) ought to be supportive. And, you "Yewts" ought to stop didding
the Y. What goes around comes around. The rest of us know that, have seen it for
years and don't wast our breath denegrating either program for the stupid
reasons so often seen here. Nice job Mendenhall. Suck it up Whittingham, you're
doing great and will rebound. The Blue /Red game should be a knockout this year,
now that both sides have eaten some humble pie.
@intheuc10First of all Bill and Nada's closed about 5 years ago.Second, Utah built it's 8-0 record on the same teams BYU is beating
now.I don't wish ill on another state school or her fans, but, the
fans of Utah are getting a taste of something they have needed for a very long
time.....HUMILITY!BYU has had to learn this lesson from
time to time as well.Buhler....Buhler....?We've heard
since how October how...1-Utah is 5 deep at every position.2-BYU's legendary status has been surpassed once and for all by Utah.3-Utah has out-recruited BYU for 5 years and now it's paying off. (Not
according to the rating services)4-Utah will recruit much higher
athletes now that they are in the Pac-10.5-Whit is Superior to
Bronco in every way.6-Utah will dominate the Pac-12, right away and
play in many many Rose Bowls. (Like Arizona?)BYU is who they are and
so is Utah.BYU has the Legendary Status and National Cache....Ask
ESPN.Recruits....BYU National TV every week....Utah-aka-Washinton State...FoxRegional
@ UteologyNot sure how you can say the QB factory is done when the team is
being led by a true freshman today. I guess you have to find fault in something
right?The SDSU game doesn't look like such a "cupcake" now
does it. I guess Manti and co had a lot of cupcakes on Sat afternoon. What ever happened to NC Utes 2010? I know there are some words I am
supposed to mark down...I just can't remember what they were.
Best part of all this is that the Ute Trolls have all gone into hiding...what
predections to you have now? I'm waiting?Good chance Utah ends up
3rd or worse in the MWC for the eighth time in 11 years...and next year isn't
leap year either!
No better word to describe the Utes' team from the beginning of the season to
the end: OVERRATED.
Maybe now Utah will finally drop out of the Top 20 like they should have been
Bowls, if BYU wins their next two games and Utah loses their next two games, San
Diego St will go to the poinsettia bowl and BYU will go to Vegas, which leaves
the u going to New Mexico. Still a lot has to happen but a possibility. Which
team do you think a bowl committee will want? A team that has won five straight
games or a team that has lost 4? Still not probable but possible. The winner of
BYU Utah will go to the Vegas Bowl. That is assuming TCU goes to the BCS.
Down go the Power house Utes again!!To all of you that were at game
day last week and talking smack about Boise State being Overrated, How does that
Crow taste now? Get use to this because your only going to taste victory once or
twice a year once you go to the Pac.
I love how cougar fans just recently have been saying how overrated the Utes are
for playing the bottom dwelling MWC, and now that they are beating the same
teams, its BYU back on top of the football world. Maybe its "the
state of Utah" football just isn't what the people in the state of UT think
When the Cougs play the Utes, you can throw away everything that occurred during
the season. It'll be a tough game for both teams.
for the second week in a rowBYU wins in a blowoutUtah
loses in a blowoutsurprising, maybe, to some on the hill, but astute
fans saw this coming back in August
Thanks to those of you who tried to deliver a bag of chips to me. Sorry my mom
chased you off. I'm now working on a secret tunnel that will take me directly to
RES. Somehow I need to get the beer ready to greet the cougars. Go utes!
Clarification: As the conferece looks right now, there will be no New Mexico
Bowl. Not enough teams in the MWC to fill up the slots and the NMB has the last
choice; Hence, no Bowl. You all that keep talking smack about the Utes going
there forget that TCU will go to a Bowl outside of the MWC 5 contracts. That
leaves 4 qualifying teams to fill 5 slots.If BYU did win their last
two games, they won't go to LV either. Five years in a row is too much for the
Bowl exec's. Utah will most likely get the invite.SDSU will go to
Poinsettia and I would think that BYU goes to D/FW for the armed forces bowl or
maybe even SF and the Emerald. Again, no way Utes go to NM...nor
will anyone else from the MWC.What a great day! Cougs win big and
Utes lose on National TV for the second week in a row!!!
C'mon cougar fans, we shouldn't be slamming Utah's early strength of schedule,
its not like there are many BCS teams that play a much tougher schedule. I love
the comments that attempt to put Utah in their place as a fraud for not playing
a BCS quality schedule but when those BCS quality schedules include 2 teams from
the 1-AA league and teams in Mississippi, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas,
or Washington they aren't really that much higher a quality schedule are they?
You can get stuck playing a stretch of patty-cake games or a stretch of quality
opponents in the MWC just like you can in any AQ conf. Utah is pretty good
proof of that I think, and I'm glad BYU didn't have to go from TCU to ND to SDSU
and then home for the Holy War. That's a tough road even for Oregon or Auburn
(who both have a less difficult road to end their seasons).
Chris B. where are you? I will be at the SDSU game simply to see the upcoming
competition that my boys in the PAC-10 are waiting to feast upon. SDSU gets all
the guys we don't want. You talked a lot of smack about how you were going to go
to the rose bowl next year. Let's see you simply not embarrass your future
conference any more than you already have. Maybe, just maybe, you can salvage
your season and play the 5th place PAC-10 school (that't probably where you'll
finish next year). Can't wait to hear the excuses from a guy that talks too
Wow.Utah has gone from NC contender to unranked in two weeks with a
real possibility of finishing winless in November.And next week, the
Utes face a San Diego team that just barely lost at TCU by 5 points, the same
TCU team that detroyed Utah last week. And the Utes face the Aztecs on the road
with an offense that has fallen off the charts and a defense that couldn't stop
a freshman QB starting his very first game.
Wow, all that smack talk of "We deserve to play in the national
championship game after we beat TCU" sure seems like a far way off! Truth
is the Utes are Not even deserving of the Vegas bowl and would have probably
landed in the bottom half of the Pac 10 this year.Only scoring 3
points against a 4-5 team that just lost to Tulsa and they still did not give
Cane a real try at QB? Do the Ute coaches like to get embarrassed?Keep playing like that and you will finish out 0-5 including your New Mexico
Bowl loss to someone like Idaho!
Ute's Pitiful, Coug's by ten points. COug's look as good as they were last
year, all about momentum! Wynn again looking dazed and confused, they can't win
big games with him!
Wow, another team that trash's the Utes! This time a team that is now with a
WEAK 5/5 RECORD. Wynn, for the second week in a row looked dazed/confused, and
very afraid. Mark this down the Ute's will lose big time next week at San Diego
St, (DID ANYONE WATCH THEM ALMOST BEAT TCU?). And they bring on the Coug's and
this year anything can happen in that game. Who would of thunk
this, the Coug's could end of 2nd in the Mountain west and Utah third or worse.
Hate to say it, but it's going to be painful in the PAC 12 next year, still
don't understand why they do not bring in Cain!
That was 100% pathetic. There was not one positive in that game. Play calling
shows complete incompetence and zero imagination. It looks like the play
calling of TDS during the Crowton years.
How to you spell overated. Yewts. Going from talking about a national
championship. To maybe the las vegas bowl. Hey yewts if you win the las vegas
bowl. Are you going to hang a banner outside your stadium to. Yewts 2010 las
vegas bowl chumps. That banner would look good on your stadium ha ha ha ha ha ha
Wow....Utah's offense is dead. Utah's special teams look ...
tiredSan Diego is going to kill you. I love it....Go BYU
Jordan Wynn is not as bad as fans are now saying at 8-2 just as he was not as
good as fans said when the Utes were 8-0. Give him a break, SDSU will tell a
From ESPN . . . J. Wynn "I really don't know what the issue is".
Really? How about not getting the ball across the line? Step up, stop back
peddling, get us back into an uptempo offense that keeps the defense guessing.
Geez. Don't get too excited Coug fans, a bunch of wins against the losers of
the MWC don't mean squat. 8-4, 7-5, 6-6 and a quarter will get you a cup a joe
at Bill & Nada's.
What looked to be a 90 - 10 game against BYU two weeks ago turned into a 70 - 30
game after TCU and just went 40 - 60 in favor of BYU. This Utah team is falling
faster than anyone in history. I guess all along I was right that 65 teams
would have Utah's record with their schedule and by the way, BYU is one of them.
I'm a BYU fan but I was a little bummed to hear about this one. Once the Utes
got knocked off their high horse, seeing them lose just was any fun anymore. Oh
well, good luck against SDSU. Someone needs to stomp them into the ground make
it so they won't blame it on the refs.
HIJrod: "Cougs, remember Heaps will not be back next season but rather on
his mission if he holds to his words." Has Heaps changed his mind? I have
always heard him say he is NOT going on a mission?Way to go Cougars!
Since Bronco took over defense you have looked better every week. The big test for Utah is next week. If they lose to SDSU then the Y has a
great chance. If they win not so sure, because I am not too sure who Utah
really is. Looking forward to 2 more weeks of very interesting football. The Y
and Utah will both go bowling whatever the outcome of the last game.Go Cougars!!!!!
Hey fellow Cougar fans, I'm disappointed with all the nasty talk about the Utes'
big loss today. I was shocked and somewhat comforted by the loss to TCU last
week. But even a true blue fan like myself cannot feel happy for them to lose
twice in a row that way. Let's raise the empathy bar, Cougars. We've been
there and we know better.It's all a lot more fun when both teams do
well. Hope the Utes pull off a clear win next week against SDSU. We need them
to do that, you know, to put SDSU in their place! And then of
course, may the Cougars to win a close and exciting game at REC on Thanksgiving
Not only did Utah get exposed again on National television, (can you say
"Overated") They just cost TCU a shot at the National Championship by
losing to a bad ND team. Nothing Like all the u fans talking about a National
Championship and BCS berth. Eat that humble pie U fans it looks good on you!!!
If Coach Whit apologized after TCU, what does he say after this one?
Utes will lose their last 2 games. Definitely San Diego State will beat them
and BYU vs UT? Okay, a toss up, just depends which team shows up for that one.
The UTEs are reeling; maybe they are an over-rated team? They've peaked and BYU
might be peaking at the right time.
I'm going to burn my only other comment on this thread to say my hats go off to
you like Jimmy who is an obvious ute fan yet applauded the cougars. You see,
there are those of us on both sides that do not deserve the rudeness that is
often defecated on these boards. At least was before the adjustments were made.
I as a 26 year BYU fan was pulling hard for Utah after they won against Pitt.
For, they impressed my pants off! I was actually hoping for a 1-4 start for BYU
as forecasted prior to the season even starting before pulling the comeback
thrill that has unfolded since. Cougs, remember Heaps will not be back next
season but rather on his mission if he holds to his words. It's possible that
SDSU could pull a monumental upset nxt wk in SD becoming Utes L#3 paving way for
#4 the day after black friday..... I encourage Utah Red for November 27th! Also,
i hope no yewties have said the y hasn't won in South Bend either..... 1994!
HMMM,All you BYU and SDSU fans I am not sure I would count Utah out
just yet. One could say ND is a mediocre team with a 5 and 5 record. But
someone closer to the Irish could tell you about a high level of recruits the
Irish have but were never developed by Weiss. Kelly has been steadily building
this team and they are three plays away from being 8 and 2. ND may not be as
bad as you think and Utah may be more than you expect.
Oh really UtahBlueDevil???? The weakest conference? Until the utah stink began
we had two ranked teams in this conference... So, this said when BYU smacks Utah
into 8-4 it will be one of their weaker victories? Why didn't Utah play USU this
season? Too busy playing the cupcakes of other BCS conferences along with one of
the weaker/stronger independents as currently constituted? I felt when the
season began that Utah could beat Notre Dame. I would not have gambled on it.
But, now I can see all my hope in that team was wasted enthusiasm. Now my
enthusiasm is to see a team that scored 28 more points in Texas than you scored
at home crush your hearts next week. In the end there can be no smack between
U/Y fans about strength of W/L against the Mediocre West Conference teams. For
in the end isn't that why both are jumping ship? Nor against SOC against
non-conf teams. Non of either teams NC opp's are in the top 15 as are no longer
the Utes! Bye bye top 25. Welcome to UR status!
AyeAye-You make me laugh! You call BYU bloggers
"delusional" and "pathetic" for smack talking. lol! do you
even know what you're typing? SO FUNNY!Utah trolls do the same thing
when BYU gets smacked around. Man up! this is a rivalry. By the
looks of it, this could be a great game!
Wow, I really did think that the UTES would take Notre Dame today, then lose
next week at SDSU...then the finale on the 27th would be a toss up? Well, after
seeing what SDSU did in Ft. Worth today, I think if I were a Ute fan, I would be
panting like a sick dog...SDSU will roll the Utes by 21 pts easily. As for the
game on 11/27, I think is a toss-up. Could turn out like the game in 2000 when
only bragging rights are at stake. I do think with BYU's resurgence of late,
with tough defense, and a amazing looking offense, I think that BYU will win by
a touchdown on 11/27.As for Ute fans slamming BYU for beating up on
patsies...wasn't that how Utah won its' only 8 games of this season? Can't wait
to see this unfold in 2 weeks!
South Bend was a disaster for the Utes. Easily a winnable game. Please show up
in San Diego and beat the Aztecs. Then lets have a big party at the last
conference game between the U and the Y. Winner takes Vegas. I'm a Utah resident
and want Utah teams to do well. Aggies, Cougars and Utes need to perform to the
best level possible. Be happy. It is just football.
I am REALLY not a Utah, but even I was embarrassed for Utah. I thought they
would clobber Notre Dame. SDSU only lost to TCU by 5 points today. And
say what you will about Heaps. The kid is in a great spot right now. Utah
should be afraid, very afraid.
Um, Fire Chicken, BYU got two wins against teams that Utah beat on the way to
their #5 ranking. Anybody with sense could see the great record was in part,
due to a very weak schedule. And to argue your points, BYU played AT TCU and
fared better than Utah. They also lost at Doak Campbell stadium (home of
Florida State, just so you don't have to look it up) which has a little
tradition of their own. And quit with the replay thing already. The play
happened in the third quarter...the Aztecs had plent of chances to win after
that. Not to mention, if the play had been called correctly it would have been
BYU's ball with a fifteen yard face mask penalty.
Utes 11 and 2 by end of season. byu 6 and 8 ( maybe if they get New Mexico Bowl
bid)You guys still won't and can't have as many wins this season as
Utah already has.Sorry your hyped up blogging just shows how
pathetic and delusional you are.but it is entertaining in an
"Abnormal Psychology" way.P.s not all byu fans are
reflected by the comments on here...some are really cool but they are reasonable
No surprise here, we knew the Utesies would lose today. because...Wynnie
is overrated as well.The vaunted D is overrated. got picked apart by a
freshman.Wait until another freshman comes to town to roll the Utes
Fellow Y fans, calm down, the best win of the year was SDSU. Utah beat AFA and
we got spanked by them in the 2nd half. Should be a good rivalry game, but
clearly this is not going to go down as a great year for either team. No time to
gloat on either side.
I am really embarrassed for most of you in-your-face Ute haters. You have had
the Y haters on your cases for 2 months and now you can't wait to prove you
don't have any class either.Sheesh!Grow up.
Oh the horrible and pathetic banter available to blog when one hides behind a
computer screen and criticizes when they can only watch from afar and do nothing
heroic like the players. BYU has stunk it up royally this year but
played well against poor teams for 2 games now. Utes have stunk it up horribly
the last two games but played against a #5 team and in a venue like no other in
the nation ...Notre Dame...which recruits excellent talent.I find it
humorous but pathetic that most of the blogs on this article are byu fans
slinging hypocritical muck. Classy real classy...but that is what I have come
to expect from some fans. Utes will beat SDSU and they won't need help from the
replay booth...another pathetic byu image of dishonor and excuses.
Overrated...The Utes found out what it is like to play decent
competition the last 2 weeks. Still think it's going to be smooth sailing in the
The ND fans were excited because their team finally beat a ranked opponent for
the first time in years. They hadn't won a game on senior day in two years,
either. It really didn't have anything to do with beating Utah.
I didn't get to see the game, but I was a little surprised at the final score.
Too bad.Just a few thoughts about the future:1) SDSU
should put up a good fight. I am hesitant to make a prediction as to who will
win, since both teams are good and SDSU has home advantage. I don't know what
to expect in the BYU-Utah game yet, either.2) As for the bowls, I
doubt that Poinsettia will take either BYU or Utah, for reasons other than
quality of teams. I hear they really want to match up SDSU vs Navy, and I think
they will do that regardless of how good the other MWC teams are (unless MACCO
picks SDSU and they accept).3) Next year won't be as good as you
think, but it most likely won't be as bad as you think, either. It will be
tough adjusting to a new conference, but the PAC hasn't been all that great
recently and Utah should fare quite well. It may be a while before they rise to
the top, though.
Now the ute "fans" can be quiet...for consecutive weeks and go back
Utah doesn't have much history, which is why they have never won at south
bend.BYU on the other hand has beat them there, and has beat them in
Provo. Something utah will never do because they never schedule historic teams
in slc, and only schedule historic teams that are bad.IE-this loss
to ND is bad. Oh well, look forward to basketball...oh wait!
SDSU > UTAH. Aztecs will win this game.
At least San Diego showed up to play today. Makes me wonder just how that game
next week will really turn out. If Utah doesn't get it together, their season
could end up only being one win more than the Cougs, now that would be ugly and
embarassing. The Cougers really have nothing to lose anymore but the Utes, this
could be interesting.......
I don't think we will win another game this season, no heart..... prove me wrong
Xpat.... actually I went to both schools and support both. I really have
concerns for any of these program's fans that really think running the table in
the MWC or old WAC actually meant anything.I think Utah will have a
schedule to justify any boasting they could do next year. Perhaps BYU will as
well. But you have to understand that even a 7-5 independent will get very
little respect. BYU will not get the air play ND does. The services don't
either. ND is truly a unique organization that no matter how bad they are, they
will have a loyal and sizable fan base. The U fans needed shutting
up. They were out of control thinking they were actually a NC contender. Y
fans are equally delusional thinking their last two wins have made anyone take
notice of the program. And no, BYU on BYU-TV or ESPN3 is hardly going to make
BYU at recruiting powerhouse. Heck, even Duke is on ESPN3. Please, this is not
a program maker.Winning out in the MWC is not a mark of excellence
(TCU excepted). Lets get real sports fans.
It is now just a jog to the real game. Enjoy the PAC, you'll recover from the
last 2 weeks Utah you're better than these 2 games....
I could gloat but I won't. Whether you want to admit it or not, the Utes were
overated going into TCU, and BYU was a young, developing, talented team that was
making a lot of mistakes and is now starting to click. The Utes nightmare!I'm sure the Utes would have kicked our tails if we played in September
or early October. But now? The two teams look pretty even. In fact the Utes,
Cougs, AF and SDSU all look pretty even - a level below TCU and a level above
everyone else in the conference. If the rankings went that far, all four teams
are playing like teams that would be ranked 25 - 35, which is where the Utes
will be ranked tomorrow. I think it's going to be another close
game at RES in two weeks, hopefully going down to the wire with the Cougs
winning in OT just like last year! And a win will put BYU #2 in the conference
with another trip to Las Vegas. If the Utes lose to SDSU also,
they'll be bowling in New Mexico. Ouch! SDSU will get the spot in Poinsetta.
From starting 8-0 and ending 8-4, what a letdown. Guaranteed double-digit loss
next week in San Diego. In the words of your beloved Bill Clinton, "I feel
your pain." Hey, but next year we'll be in the PAC-12. Only one other way
over-rated team can say that.
utah has had some bad games and as much as I hate it they are still clearly the
best team in the state. My cougs have improved but still against terrible
opponents. Please yewties no self righteousness though prttending all byu
losses haven't been enjoyed. Yew we will enjoy these two bad losses but I
still think my cougs are in trouble at rice eccles
Aint this great
as I sat at my daughters indoor soccer game, I had to laugh when the guy next to
me called his friend to see what the UT-ND game score was ( i was keeping up
with the score on my phone). When he was told 28-3 he asked "for us or for
Notre Dame?" Really!? Ute fans are living in the same world Cougar fans
would have been living in had the Y had the same patsy schedule the U had for
the first 8 games. Neither team is worth a dang. My feeling is that the U will
suffer in the pac-12 without the guaranteed NM, UNLV, WY, CSU wins. Gotta show
up with more talent, more speed and better coaching. Amazing that both teams
were ranked this season!! They will both finish the year unranked.
Gut check at a minimum.
"The victory was Notre Dame's first over a team ranked in the AP top 25
since 2006, when the Irish defeated Penn State."Time to face
facts; University of Utah is spelled ...o v e r r a t e d.
As the Utes begin to play the tougher part of their schedule, the players will
eventually get caught up on the level of play needed to win in these games.
They will have another tough game next week in San Diego, but they will play
much better than the last two weeks.
Good to see the hypocrisy, and so called fans coming out on the Ute boards to
spew classless comments on an article that has nothing to do with "their
team". Yes everybody gets on each others boards and talks smack, at least
admit it, and don't act like you didn't know anything when you're called out.
Congrats to BYU on their win today. Utah will be back, they aren't playing
nearly as good as they are. If TCU spanked me up and down the field at home,
I'd be nervous to get back out there too.
Something's up in the Ute locker room - there is no confidence in Wynn right
now. A general lack of emotion on the offense and a flat footed defense. The
coaches need to get this back on track and start with the QB and leadership.
Beating up on the the MWC bottom feeders does nothing for either program as
those were penciled in as "W's pre-season. I'll give the Cougs props for
making adjustments and progressing during the season. The rivalry game will be
interesting this year. The Utes need to pu on their big boy pants next week and
score some points.
Loved the game today. I was quite surprised that ND won like they did. I
expected more from Utah and that they would play with more fire power. Why did
they not score after reaching the 5 and the 12? Where is the offense? It is tough to fall like the Utes have from a #5 ranking to the masses
of unranked. You are now in the majority.
I had to work until 3 and I was shocked to see BYU won 49-10. I was even more
shocked to hear the Utes down 28-3.I really thought Coach Kyle would
have them ready to play today. I thought they would be really angry and bounce
back with a huge win over Notre Dame. I guess I was wrong. It sounds
like Wynn played scared again. I wonder if they will go to Cain. I know if I was
Cain I'd be upset that I didn't get a chance. The kid has only lost one game
right? It might be time to let the kid play during his senior season.
WOW! Has there ever been a #5 ranked team fall as fast as the Utes have done in
just two games. The Utes have been outscored 75-10 by their last two opponents,
and one of them is an unranked, 4-5 team with a freshman QB starting in his
first game. Perhaps a better question would be has there ever been a #5 ranked
team that was so egregiously overrated?
And great shall be their fall!!!SDSU will eat the Ewets.Go Ewets!!!! Baaaaaaaaah!! Baaaaaaaah!!Mr. Z
Mike Sorensen's Trifecta curse continues. Ever since he wrote the fluff piece
prior to the TCU game inferring that this Utah should be rated as a national
contender, the Utes are giving Mike and other media fluff writers a dose of
reality. Rather than all the glory writing, more realistic pieces should have
been written about doing well against weak teams and preparing for difficult
games. Somehow the Utes have to figure out how to beat not only the Sorensen
curse but San Diego State next Saturday night. Maybe Sorensen can write a story
begging the great football gods for forgiveness. May Help!!
Lee Corso... I don't think we're good enough to make the Poinsettia
Bowl. More like the New Mexico Bowl.Utah and coach Whit seem
determined to run this team into the ground to close out their farewell tour.
I'm sick of Whit sticking with Wynn, although he has shown that he can't
play.Nice job Whit... bench Shakey, but stick with the inept Wynn.
Sound coaching! Bench Shakey, who has shown time and again he's a playmaker and
never gives up. Meanwhile, stick with Wynn... who hasn't shown in the least that
he should be the starter on this team. What's wrong with you Whit? Are you
trying to be on the hot seat?The most telling thing I saw today was
also something I never thought I'd see in a million years.I watched
the game at Lumpy's, and most of the Ute fans actually CHEERED in the 4th
quarter when Wynn lay on the ground after that hit... meaning it was about time
that Cain entered the game.Can't say that I wasn't among those
Wow, that booing really rattled the Utes.
Utah's real season started last week. Two games in, things do not look good.
But the Las Vegas and Poinsettia Bowls are still within reach.Stay
focused. San Diego State on the road is the third toughest game of the year.It should be an exciting homecoming for Jordan Wynn. The offense may
explode next week.
A die hard Ute fan here...I am thoroughly disgusted with this team.
For two straight games they have played UNINSPIRED football and Wynn has proven
that he just can't play.I am just as upset at Whittingham for
sticking with Wynn time after time, series after series, with Wynn doing NOTHING
to prove he should be in the game. Meanwhile, Cain (who has played great this
year) is on the bench.I understood keeping him in last week, getting
him that experience. But at what point do you start playing for the present? How
many games is Whit willing to throw away for Wynn's benefit? There is absolutely
NO question that Cain should have come in at the start of the 3rd. At that
point, Utah still had a chance to win.If we can't beat a mediocre ND
team, we are gonna lose again to San Diego State next week, and BYU the week
after.BYU and Utah continue to move in opposite directions. Earlier
this year, when BYU couldn't buy a win Utah was killing everyone. Now, BYU is
flattening everyone and we can barely get a first down.
I was wrong Utah did lay an egg. Over the last 2 1/4 games:Offense
has scored 10 points.Defense has allowed 98 points.That's not
a good trend, we're in some deep trouble. Yes, Utah is overrated.
This is not a top 25 team. They had the chance to prove they're a good team but
they have failed miserably.The game @SDSU next week will decide if
this team is a cupcake. I for one cannot wait for the response next
week. Lay an egg again and Utah will be in real trouble going into the BYU
Paper Tiger Utes go down. Finally, we stop the ridiculous talk about BCS and
top 5 ranking. Utah played such a cream puff schedule early on it was silly.
The best team Utah played in the first 7 games of the year was Pitt who is ONLY
5-4 right now. Their schedule this year so far...is below .400 winning
percentage. The teams they played before TCU have a whopping .345 winning
percentage. It's amazing the how many 1-8 cream puff teams they played this
year. Even though BYU is having an off year...at least they played some good
teams. See you in a few weeks Paper Tiger U! It's going to be a
lot less satisfying beating a 8-3 Utah!
Welcome back to earth Ute fans. Wynn played like a loser tonight, sliding short
of a first down showed no guts. I would have pulled him after that play and gone
with the backup. Not sure they can beat SDSU next week. Should handle BYU only,
cause they are home!!!
Can you say San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl???
#5 to #Nothing.That was pretty fast.6 points in the last
2 games. So much for that 40 point average. Must have been playing cupcakes or
something.Maybe you'll get by SDSU. TCU's beating them too, but
then again, it looks like they actually scared them.
UtahBlueDevil, are you only saying that the MWC is one of the worst conferences
because they aren't a BCS or are you saying that because you guys are leaving
for the PAC 10? The MWC has some very good teams in it such as Air Force, TCU,
SDSU (this year), BYU, Utah...and you're telling us the MWC is not a good
conference. BYU lost to 2 of the best teams in the conference. Utah's offense
looked possibly worse against ND than TCU.
Sad game today, but I would still rather be a UTE fan than a BYU fan anyday! GO
Utes! Get it together for next week - this can still be a great season!
What a colossal mental meltdown. 10 penalties in the first half? Are you kidding
me? Utah has been outscored 75-10 in just two games.Utah
is exposed for the fraud that it is. The PAC-12 will be asking for its money
I think the utes are looking ahead two weeks and forgetting about the current
weeks game. They should be better than this. I think Whit will
have them back to their winning ways next week. And it will set up a showdown
for the BYU game. BYU is showing some strength and improvement in the second
half of the season.
Anne26 | 3:33 p.m. Nov. 13, 2010 If you want class, go to the opera. This
is football and we love to talk smack. It goes both ways and both sides know
that in the end its just talk and means nothing.
I experienced a lot of emotions today watching Utah get blown up on the national
stage two weeks in a row. First it was frustration, then it was anger, now, its
acceptance: Were just not that special of a team this year. Ill be surprised if
we are ranked come tomorrow. However, in being the eternal optimist
that I am, the silver lining is: 10 years ago I dont think anybody would have
ever believed that Notre Dame fans would rush the field after beating Utah at
home. Im grateful that weve come a long ways as a program. Im hoping thats
something we can continue in future years. Also, hats off to BYU in
a great win today. This is going to be a great final MWC rivalry game this year.
Wow. I have to hand it to Notre Dame, for really exposing us.The
announcer was right Utah has above average talent with great coaching. But the
last two games I wouldn't call that great coaching. This team is
worse than last year. Good teams don't get exposed by 4-5 teams. This is worse
than 1994 when an 8-0 Ute team went on to lose @UNM and @AFA. I thought this
program was beyond that. Amazed how inept our offense looks. And
the defense couldn't stop a 4-5 team in the second half.Wynn hasn't
looked good in 4 of the last 5 games. He's been exposed by taking away the
short and crossing passes. His long routes are mostly under thrown.Hate to admit it but @SDSU could easily be a loss, at least they're putting up
a fight @TCU. And the BYU, not sure if they're a cupcake anymore.
At least the Utes don't have to worry about the Cougs knocking them off... the
Utes are already off. This year's rivalry game will mean nothing.
What is that whistling sound I hear? The Utes falling like a rock out of the top
25...maybe 30-35, Nah..that's still too high. I really didn't think they had
this in them.
Capt. Smash | 3:08 p.m. Nov. 13, 2010 If BYU were in 1-AA or D-II Utah
would really be trying to schedule us in the future. Who's the cupcake now?
There's still hope for Utah... in Women's Gymnastics. They've
carried the Ute athletic program for years.Wow, from #5 to nothing
just like that. I'll just warm up the leftovers from last week. Seconds anyone?
Oh Anne26. It's ok. After BYU wins 2 more in a row and you are 3rd in the MWC,
you'll have a nice trip to New Mexico Bowl. Can't wait to see Utah in the Vegas
bowl next year. Yes, that does mean that you'll be 5th in the PAC...
Still a ute fan and even more of a shaky fan. they did not show up today, and
they still have two more tough games to play, San Diego and BYU are NOT
cupcakes. keep strong utes dont get down on yourselves and fans dont stop
rooting our boys on. we have got one heck of a program and a fantastic coaching
staff. one week at a time.
The BYU v Utah game is a toss up. The Utes will be ready. They are better than
they've played these past couple of games. Too bad BYU didn't start this
offense/defense at the beginning of the season. They would have still lost some
of those games, but going 3-3 entering the bulk of the MWC would have been
great, considering what did happen.
Anne26,BYU fans aren't nearly as annoying as Utah fans. It's the
reason there's so much smack talk right now at Utah's loss, because of all the
talk Utah has been doing. So it's somewhat satisfying to see them eat their
@ Anne26 Wear blue in 2 weeks and you'll just see who the most
obnoxious fans are. Or maybe open your eyes and just listen for once when you
see a BYU fans going to RES.BTW ute fans, time to get use to losing
to big time programs. This is just a taste of the future.
Goodbye top 25. The bandwagon has crashed and burned. At least ND is celebrating
like they beat a legitimate team.
Exposed, part 2. Wow, makes the game in two weeks look like a whole new season.
I don't envy coach Whittingham right now, this has got to hurt a bit.
Not even BYU, as bad as their season is, has only scored 10 points in two games
back to back, not to mention with one of them at home. Utah is the new BYU. ND
has been the mockery of college football lately, but now it's another team. It's
anyone's game in Salt Lake. Utah - not even ranked next week.
It is good to see the Utes on national television, but I sure expected a better
showing. I look forward to next year and national television when the Utes
dominate the PAC-12. Gooooo Utes.
See what happens when you play a bunch of patsies in the beginning, it doesn't
help you prepare for the better teams. OVER-RATED!!
Still going with Utah winning the PAC-12 next year?
Would someone bring me some chips? I can not come out of the basement now until
Utah gets back in the top 20. Can we cancel the game against BYU?
While I picked ND to win by 1 point, I only did so because the game was played
in SB and last week was a tough loss...tough as in unexpected...no one would
have picked TCU by 40 points.Some of the comments about the coaching
staff and players are not justified. The coaching staff is fine as are the
players. I expect a tough game next week in SD...SDSU wins by 2.
My bad. Today's game put BYU at .500 for the season. Still no reason to crow.
Wow, nice to see all the classy BYU fans posting on here today. I guess when
your season is a bust, you have to find something to do.I'll give
props to BYU for their win today, but they are still under .500 for the season,
not guaranteed a bowl game, and they still have the most obnoxious fans in the
NCAA. I wouldn't be crowing too loud if I were them.
I think both teams will be ready when Utah plays BYU. Might be a fun game to
watch. Either that or the cougs will get crunched. Hopefully its close :)
Utes will lose by 14 at SDSU and then BYU should destroy NM next week let's go
for a shut-out say 51-0. Then I would love it if BYU sets a new record victory
at Rice beating the Utes 57-3 since the old record blow-out was 56-6. Naw BYU
will probably win by 21 and then hey the Utes can go play in a Junior College
where they truly belong!
hahahahahahahahahahammmmm crow...?ND 28 Utah 3LOVE IT!
Yeah, it's hard to talk smack when your team is this bad.Wow! Utah
is bad, really bad. Utah will lose out. Congrats BYU. You will
Reminds me of that Utah Basketball team a couple of years ago that got a 4 or 5
seed in the NCAA tournament and then laid an egg - obviously Overrated!Next year is going to be fun watching this powerful Utah football teams humble
the PAC-10 - NOT. Hopefully Utah fans realize what they really have
The Utes should be a bit concerned. They are getting beat by an
"average" ND team - with a True Freshman QB...his FIRST start. Hmmmm.
Can they handle a True Freshman QB who has a couple of solid wins under his
belt?????Hey, but "Game Day" last week sure was fun.
Probably the high point of the season.
Apparently Coach Whittingham has taken a card out of the Bronco handbook-choking
in the big games. Like so many BYU fans rooting big-time for Utah today and
surprised that they did not show up. That is so unlike a Whittingham coached
team. Hard to imagine getting embarrassed two weeks in a row.Utah
football has been EXPOSED big time today as one of the announcers noted that the
Utes were well coached, but only had "above average" athletes.Afraid its not going to get much better in the PAC-12 next season.
Hey BYU Fans..... your beating a team the U blew out as well. Really? You are
all thinking you are all that already? If you haven't checked, your still not
bowl eligible. In fact you are only 3-2 in one of the weakest conferences in
the nation. If I were you, I would just sit back and enjoy the day. Your
bragging really makes ya look, well, pathetic.And what is happening
today just adds fuel to the fire about strength of schedule. Its one thing to
go beat up on teams like CU, Wyoming, New Mexico and the like (all teams that
really should be FCS teams). It is another thing to play week in and out
against quality ranked teams and keep your team healthy. Sure, you can go to a
bowl game and win the odd game because your get there a lot more healthy than
say an SEC team. And there in lies the problem with the playoff idea. MWC
teams can cruise through a cream puff schedule and show up on playoff day
healthy. Other teams need to battle to get there.Next year will be
really telling for both teams.
BYU still belongs in Division 1-AA or Division-II
O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted,
.O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted, .O-ver-ra-ted, .And Utah fans REALLY BELIEVED they had a chance for
a BCS bowl and national championship this year.Give me a break.
What in the world happened to the Utes this year? Still going to be a good game
Chants of overrated have changed to unrated! I thought the Utes would win this
game, but I guess I was wrong - Utes really aren't that good...just a good MWC
team, but an average D1 team.
Bwaaahaaaa utes getting pounded again. They might be the most overrated team in
ncaa history. Can you believe this batch of inept posers were actually ranked
5th one week ago. LOL. Loved the ute fans that had been claiming
they would win a national championship all season then went to the "12-1 is
still great" card. What will it be this week?
KWhit.... still waiting for an adjustment. None last week. None this week.
Boy do the Utes miss Gary Anderson. Kilani is just guessing. ARod
should be renamed Anai Jr.
21-3 now. Geese.Nah Utah will win at least 1 more game probably 2.
Wow the Utes are in trouble in South Bend. They look totally disoriented with
penalties and turnovers. Hangover from last week, or is this just not a great
Another Great Day! The over-rated Utes getting BLOWN OUT again as the BYU
Cougars blow out their opponent again -- wooohoow! Yep the Utes who are not a
top 25 team and are getting another dose of reality. Pitt and AF should have
beat them and now 2 loses in a row and 2 more to go. Yes indeed both SDSU and
BYU will smack the bogus Utes as well. Enjoy the 8-0 start Utes because it will
NEVER happen again! Utes will land in the middle of the PAC-12 for years to
come. Provided TCU shakes off the early shock I predict BYU will finish 2nd in
the MWC and go to another Vegas Bowl. Go Cougars and LOSE UTES!!!! Wooohoow!
QB, offensive line and DBs have been overrated all year. The Utes have given up
and won't win again this season. Hate to say it but there is a lot of quit in
Just when BYU is trouncing the Rams and putting to rest any doubts about this
evolving team we have the Utes sucking wind in South Bend.Down by 11
at the half!I told you soooooooooooo!From #5 to...
nothing! It was all HYPE.... and now a Ute fumble! Time to assume
the position, the fetal postion Ute fans.Oh my, as I'm typing
another Irish TD!!!Oh what a day! And football will be much better
next year in the PAC-12.See you in the NM Bowl!Mark it
They should have stayed home they can not handle high presure games.
Time to start recruiting a quarterback who will put his head down to get a first
down, will not throw the ball off his back foot, and has some heart.