Maybe with Cain in there, he'll actually run with the ball and reintroduce the
option element to the offense?
How ironic of anti-BCS showing his Utah obsession!
@anti BCSThat is some sound advice from a cougar troll posting
excuses and rants about Utah on a Utah article. Good news is that no
one has to guess, 17-16 is all that anyone really cares about and what will stay
in the record books along with 10-2 and 6-6. Perhaps you will get
more sympathy regarding how well your team played on an Independent/WAC-Lite
Does anyone ever tire of this idiocy?
"Is the game televised?"Gotta luv how clueless some
bloggers are.Clue: The New Mexico Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl are
owned by the same company.Figure it out from there.-------------------------It's pretty amazing how easily Utah fans
are distracted. The article is about Cain, so you'd think there would be some
kind of discussion among Utah fans about the strengths and weaknesses of Cain
and how Utah was going to handle Boise State's defense.But, no, as
usual, Utah fans are demonstrating their BYU obsession.btw, the
records say one thing, 10-2 versus 6-6, but for anybody who watched the game
without knowing the records it would have been impossible to guess which team
had the better record. In fact, most fans would have assumed that BYU had the
better record since BYU was firmly in control of the game until a series of
fortunate events late in the game gave the Utes a chance to steal a game they
should have lost.
@ogmsonWhy not write about how BYU was "unmotivated" to
play Utah State because they wanted a better opponent this year? Now that would
be a headline!We will wait to see how the Vagas Bowl plays out
instead of using your prediction. Either way, the Utes will benefit from
playing a good opponent. Cain is and always will be a class act and I am excited
to see him play in his final game with some time to prepare. For the record, he
and Wynn have better W/L records as starters compared to your beloved Heaps.
We also already know and don't care much about the Cougars in the
New Mexico "Irrelvant and 6-6 team bowl". Is that game on BYU TV or
ESPN the Ocho this year like most of BYU's WAC-Lite games next year?
UteMan; Don't forget Coach of the Year, turning down YBU and 2 ( TWO )
All Americans this year. UTEMan , SoCalUte and all of the rest of
the red blooded commentators & fans--- try to remember that there is only
one BYU fan and the rest are all cloned as noted by the lack of originality and
the same repetitious remarks.. like " There are no real ute fans only BYU
haters ". Gosh where have we herd that before ? Cain will do
his best and he is to be respected for being a bigger man than any down at the
tds. Without a quiver he backed up another QB and stayed loyal to the Crimson
and White. What will happen when Heaps goes down in the second quarter of
the Irrelevant Bowl ? It could happen, and watching Bronco with Anae on
the hot plates sure would be worth watching. Cain will do fine and Utah
, in my book is less of an underdog than the 15 point spread. YBU is
favored by 11..let's see who comes closest. Do the Cougars play this
Saturday ? Is the game televised ? Good Luck Terrance the Ute Alumnus
Tribe and students are behind you !!!
@sammyg | 8:45 p.m. Dec. 13, 2010BYU beat the same cupcakes Utah did
so do tell how they have "momentum" going forward? The
only good team BYU beat all year is SDSU. They couldn't even beat Utah when our
offense played horrible in 3 of the last 4 games. In those three games we
scored 27 points, 17 on BYUs improved defense.Cain and Utah have one
last chance to save the year, to prove that we are a top 15 team.
Go out with a bang Cain! We know you can do it. Time to step up and take it to
Texas Ute... "Hey Sammy, how are you enjoying your teams 6-6 season so
far?"Glad you asked! I had a little frustration early on. It
was a little disappointing to lose 4 in a row but it was those special moments
like...Utes barely beating AFAUtes losing the "most
historic game played in RES"Utes losing to ND against a 2nd string
true freshmen QBUtes almost losing to SDSUUtes almost losing to
BYUI watched more Ute football this year than any previous year. It
was a natural curiosity and granted, at the expense to simply have fuel to
comment on.Once that AFA game exposed some weakness I felt that the
Utes were going to blow it and they did.As far as BYU I knew it was
a rebuilding season. That says it all. It takes time and now that
the Cougars are starting to hit on most cylinders it would appear that BYU has
more momentum going forward. I could care less about the negative perceptions of
going to the New Mexico Bowl, it's another game and the experience will help the
team.Utes going PAC-12 won't be easy.
Maybe the dumbest headline in any sports section of any paper today.What was it going to say?"Utes have no confidence in back-up
QB" ???Good grief. Why not just write an article about how bad
the runnin pukes are going to get their heads handed to them? Why not write
about how many ute players will quit before 60 minutes has elapsed on the
clock?In fact, why not write about what strategies Whit is going to
try and implement to make up for being the extreme underdog?And no,
Ute fans, don't expect that BSU is going to come out like Alabama did in 08,
upset they didn't get a better match up.In fact Ute fans; just stay
away....It's a lot less embarrassing to change channels on the TV than it is to
get up and leave early.
NC > BCS winHeisman > No 1 pick17 > 5 Top 2516 > 6
10+ Wins8 > 1 College Football Hall of Fame15 > 0 National
Individual Awards33 year history of football excellence > 6 year
flash in the pan
Wait, the Utes are playing Boise St in Las Vegas? I thought they were going to
the National Championship...
Hey rock of the marne I love you ute fans latter day love of the Vegas Bowl LOL
you know the one you have spent the last 5 years maligining when BYU was in it?
Your team is on a downward trend and it is going to get worse next year. Enjoy
this last year of semi decent play because it is going to be one beatdown after
another for you guys starting with this bowl game. Get used to it.
yankee doodle and other trolls of a 6-6 team in the irrelevant/New Mexico Bowl;
why do you care as at least we are 10-2 and not fighting for a winning season.
Even if my team loses at least they didn't have play in whatever that joke a
game in Albuquerque (a bowl game in name only).
@wwookieSo if the utes can keep it closer than a 40 point boise blow
out win it is a moral victory? LOL I actually think the utes will only lose by
about 28 so you can prepare yourself to celebrate. Maybe you guys can have a
Wow, haven't seen ole Ernest T. Bass in a while, maybe because his boy Wynnie
dropped like a rock from that overrated #6 QB in the nation position he had
against all those cupcake opponents. Now Cain gets thrown to the wolves against
another legit team. This won't be good. Moore was a Heisman finalist and will
light up the Utesie secondary. Cain will throw 5 yard slant and curl patterns
and handoff to Asiata all game long. No way they come close to winning this
game. Anyway, so tell me how you Utesies have total confidence in a
backup QB who couldn't beat out an injured Wynnie all season?just
For Truth Machine,if the utes lose by less than 40, then you have a lot of
explaining to do, or we can all just discount your previous comments (and future
ones to) as those of a delusional hater.You can´t even wager a
little crow? Then why would anyone consider your comments? It is
because you are simply a hater, which is common point among all these negative
posters (principally from BYU fans). But at least you responded.
Mid-MajorHuh?Interesting that the team that ended BSU's
big season and methodically beat BYU up in Provo runs a version of the zone read
offense (Chris Ault's "pistol"). Ute fans can only hope that with
Cain starting Whittingham will be astute enough to now order his offensive guys
to put in some reads for Cain. You would think Utah learned
something from the BYU game, in which outside defenders for BYU were ignoring
Cain and crashing so hard he could have run forever, if he had been prepared to
read them (the way Nevada did with Kaepernick)instead of handing off to
Asiata.Urban Meyer used the read game so effectively with Alex
Smith, I just don't get why Utah has gone away from that and basically gone to
BYU's stale power spread scheme, unless that's all these offensive guys know at
Utah. If Utes don't alter the system a bit for BSU to allow Cain to put some
points on the board, this will not be pretty, and that's a guarantee.
People, a Utah win over BSU in LV Bowl is not an upset.
I hope Cain has the game of his life. I think the odds of Utah pulling an upset
win against a big time opponent are better than everyone thinks. There is no
coach that prepares his team as well as Whittingham does for post season play.
BSU may well become the next Alabama or Georgia Tech for the Utes. One last thing for all the Ute haters out there.10-2 > 6-6BSU
> UTEPVegas Bowl > New Mexico Bowl17 > 16PAC 12 >
Cain is a great guy but this game needs a strong leader. BSU's defense is very
good but there offense is better so thats bad news for us. Utes may come out
strong and shock all of us but if they do what they did against TCU this game
will get ugly. Best of luck Cain!
Meanwhile, a few recent stats...Top 25 FinishesBYU 4Utah
210+ Win SeasonsBYU 4Utah 3MWC
ChampionshipsBYU 2Utah 1Head-to-HeadBYU 3Utah 2Enjoy being middle of the PAC little bro, while BYU returns
to national prominence as an independent.
It is a geat day to be a Ute when our little zoobie brothers can only talk smack
using predictions of another team against us and our future conference. This is
actually an article about our backup QB who has been nothing but class since the
day he came on campus. Meanwhile, a few recent stats in the
rivalry that can't be predicted or disputed that I don't hear you zoobs talking
about. 10-2 vs 6-6 17 - 16 2 out of 3 6 out of 9
2 BCS Wins - Zero BCS appearancesBCS Conference Invite -
Independent and Irrelevant Thanks for the support little
brother. I am sure the Utes will be fine in the PAC-12 and no one will care when
you are playng Idaho State, San Jose State, New Mexico State and the rest of the
WAC-Lite. Anyway, I wish luck in your bowl game against national
power UTEP and with your 4 game schedule and 8-pack of cupcakes next year.
coach bRonco Mendenhall could beat the Broncos all by himself. Thats how good
and humble he is.
Thanks for the interceptions.Cain has a good starting record though,
he'd start even if wYn could play.Todd Mcshay has this game listed
as his 2nd most confident pick I believe, I won't say who he thinks will win.
wwookie"...what will [the naysayers] do when Utah ends up with
an upset win over Boise?"Hypothetical question wwookie; kinda
like asking what will you do when the sky actually falls?Utah was
supposedly prepared; Wynn was supposedly brimming with confidence; the Utes were
supposedly loaded with talent; Utah was supposedly a Top5 NC contender; and look
what happened to the Utes at home against TCU in "the biggest game in the
history of Utah".BSU is every bit as good as TCU.So
why should we even suspect that the outcome will be any different, especially
with the Utes starting a backup QB?
It is only right that Cain gets to start on his last game ever as a Utes
player.Good citizen. Classy and good player. A winner.
In anticipation of what these comment boards will look like in about a
week´s time, I would like to hear from all the nay-sayers what they will
do when Utah ends up with an upset win over Boise?WIll you promise to come
in and make those silly arguments like you did when Utah beat BYU? Blame the
refs? the weather? Anyone have the guts to say what they will
post?Of course not, but the game will be decided on the field and
the better team that day will win. The same was true when Utah beat BYU this
year and when BYU squeaked by Utah last year.
I hope he goes out there and just has a fantastic game. The Utes doing well
takes nothing away from the team I love. So, good luck to Cain and all of his
teammates. Texas Ute Fan:" I am one of those Ute fans who
believe that the Utah/BYU rivalry should be a friendly one. But you zoobs are
making it very difficult to be friendly."I feel the same way
about certain Utes that only hit the boards to stir up contention.
Unfortunately, there can be immaturity and posturing on both sides. Maybe it's
because I didn't grow up in it, but I never got all the animosity involved in
this "rivalry." I still don't.
why can't they be ute fans and byu haters :)
You're funny Chris B's momma! You are a delight! You are one of my favorite
Enough with the koolaid!the utes will get killed by BSU no matter
who is qb!Write it down. This will get very ugly for the pac
Duckhunter | 7:22 p.m. Dec. 12, 2010American Fork, UT Hey
Duckhunter! How are you buddy?Firt of all, I'm not a BYU hater.
Actually, some of my best friends are zoobs. Second of all, I am a Utah graduate
and a proud Ute fan thru thick and thin. Third of all, in case you did not
notice, this is a Ute article, not a BYU article. You are the troll here--not
me!Duckhunter, I am one of those Ute fans who believe that the
Utah/BYU rivalry should be a friendly one. But you zoobs are making it very
difficult to be friendly.This rivalry has become too hostile. I hope
now that Utah and BYU will no longer be playing in the same conference with
nothing really on the line, maybe we can all start being more civil with each
@texas ute fanActually it is pretty obvious you'll care, as will all
the other ute "fans" i.e. BYU haters, that frequet these boards. Like
mist ute "fans" you really aren't one, simply a BYU hater.But Really looking at where the two programs appear to be headed next year,
and for the next few years, I'll take BYU's young talent and promise over the
utes pac10 bottom feeding future any day.
BTW Sammy, The Utes are only ranked #20 in the nation. The Broncos are ranked
#10. Since the Utes are supposed to lose, all the pressure is on the Broncos.
The Utes can just relax and play. In the end, if the Utes do lose,
they will still be 10-3 will a lose to a top 10 team. If BYU beats UTEP, they
will still only be 7-6 with a final victory over a horrible team, in a horrible
bowl game. In other words, nobody cares!
sammyg | 3:27 p.m. Dec. 12, 2010Springville, UT Hey Sammy, how
are you enjoying your teams 6-6 season so far?
Too bad Cain has to be the 'fall' guy. All the confidence in the world won't
help a QB if the defense and offense don't matchup to the opponent.Well Utesies, in just a few days your dream of a season will end in another
nightmare beatdown. Not exactly what you had hoped for is it?From an
8-0 hope for a BCS game, maybe an NC bid, to this! I hope the Utes can put up
some kind of an effort to save face but frankly I doubt it will happen.I'm looking forward to the ESPN commentary on this game.
Well...at least the Utes have a shot at BSU and are playing in Las Vegas. Not
every MWC team can claim that. Terrance Cain will surprise...the Utes will
likely play very well, as they are coached well. BSU is a very good team...but,
the game is played ln the field and not by self validating trollers...Good luck Utes. Win and the insecure trollers go away. If it's a loss, well
keep it close, play well and hope no one gets hurt. It's been a
very good 2010 for Utah Football. And the regular season ended with the best
blocked kick ever!GO UTES!
There's a good reason Whit decided to replace Cain with Wynn just before the
Utes faced TCU last season.Nothing has changed since then.Utah didn't have any answers for TCU this year or last year and BSU is every
bit as good across the board as TCU.The Utes can have all of the
confidence in the world with Cain, but it won't make any difference.Utah will be lucky to stay within 3 touchdowns of the Broncos.
The Utes are confident in Cain, eh? Gee. What are they supposed to say?
"Y'know, we really don't have any faith in Cain, but what the heck, he's
all we've got, so we're hoping for the best"
I have a whole lot MORE confidence in Boise State's defense. Sorry.
I am hoping that Cain has the game of his life and leaves college football on
top...he deserves it, the guy is all class!!Go Utes!!!
Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic...It won't help.
Cain should do fine. The Utes have a very talented team, and the coaching staff
will make the necessary changes in the offense and defense to have this team
ready to go. Expect a lot of different looks from the utes on both sides
of the ball. I personally expect a little more zone coverage on D than we've
seen in the past. Excited for this game and to see Cain get a chance to
start his last collegiate game.Good luck Utes!
It don't matter who da QB will be. This is the silver lining for
BYU's giving the game away to Utah: the Cougs won't be embarrassed by BSU as the
Utes will be.
I like our chances with out staff's track record. Things should tighten up
dramatically in the secondary, and I expect a solid game plan. Go
Well I don't think it is so much that the utes have confidence in cain as it is
that they are relieved wynn won't be playing. The end result will be much the
same however with utah suffering a humiliating beatdown portending to the coming
slide into pac10 mediocrity.This will be fun to watch although I
will probably have to tivo it as I'd much prefer to go out to dinner or maybe a
With the time to prepare, Cain will do just fine. Unlike the Y game, where he
was tossed in as a stop gap measure, with real honest to goodness game
preparation he will walk away with a season ending bowl victory.
You can do it Cain, we believe!!!!Be sure to run if nobody is open,
like Reno's Kapernick did against the donkeys!Cain = class =