re: Igualmente | 3:00 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010 Please! BYU could teach the
Utes a thing or 17 about unnecessary flapping of the gums and celebrating over
what should be routine.
wwookie | 4:49 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010 BYU accepts millions of dollars
every year from the federal and state government in the form of grants.
Following that reasoning, I own BYU, bought and paid for.Funny! But,
if I were you, Id get a refund. Something about cost effectiveness.Re: Oregonian | 6:36 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010 Why not just call UCLA,
USC, Arizona, and ASU "Girly State". Have you seen the
co-eds @ the aforementioned schools? Giggity Giggity! Go Auburn!!Re:
wwookie | 10:02 a.m. Dec. 24, 2010 "Aug 3 2010 - Brigham Young
University added to its area studies expertise on Asia, Europe and the Middle
East with the recent receipt of three prestigious grants from the U.S.
Department of Education totaling several million dollars"Sounds
like the Y has a case of U Envy. Surprising or not? The U already has a highly
regarded Middle Eastern Studies Dept.
Man, this thread seems to be the gift that just keeps giving. Merry Christmas,
ya'll!Thuggish - going over to the opponents side of the field
before the game and getting in their faces.Appropriate response -
BSU coach getting in his own player's face pretty intensely for responding to
such thuggish behavior.Thuggish - all of the clips I have to watch
with O'Niel Chambers when reviewing (which I do regularly) the 2009 BYU - Utah
football game. Kid behaved like a punk.Appropriate response - Gone.
Failure to change, gone.Not-quite-thuggish - Max Hall's post game
comments.Not-quite-enough appropriate response - Quasi public
apology.Merry Christmas, Ute fans! If the Germans and the Allies
could call a Christmas Day cease fire, I suppose I can too.
@Cougarology, er, Uteology definitely needs a new hobby!
Some gift ideas for Christmas:For the Utes: Success in their
adventure to the PAC12For uteology: A sense of humor and a new
@uteologyAnd I'm sure the grandma whose drug dealing grandson mows
her lawn every week thinks he is a great kid as well. The fact is no
one is all bad or all good so we can applaud each other when we preform good
deeds and criticize when we behave like punks. christopher, and a good portion
more of the ute players, behave like punks before, during, and after games. It's
great he is going to the shelter and helping out and it is classless when he is
acting like a punk when it realtes to football. Just the way it is.
@JayDeeHey man, I swear you wouldn't use either word in a face to
face conversation.@VeritasThuggish? For smack talk,
really?FL had something like 30 players arrested in 6 years under
Urban... I guess in your eyes that is the "hood".Only one
university had to apologize for its fans (Jumbotron) and athletes (Max Hall).Get a life, don't waste it judging others.Here's an example
of classless Utes:GIVING BACK: Utah receiver DeVonte Christopher
will be a busy man Sunday. The Las Vegas native will join his family in an
annual tradition of feeding the homeless after church. They've been doing it for
as long as Christopher can remember."My grandma is a real
religious person and she always taught us that giving back to the community and
being grateful is one of the key things in life," said Christopher, who is
expected to be joined at the Salvation Army facility in North Las Vegas by 10-15
of his teammates. -- Deseret News Dec. 16, 2010
Uteology | 10:34 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010 Fort Worth, Texas @JayDeeIlk, really? Merry Christmas to you too......Uteology,
no unecessary feelings being hurt. Ilk is not a pejorative term.Jaydee was actually giving you a twisted compliment.Ilk means a
type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics
such that they may be grouped together; The same.Merry Christmas...
@Wooke-Veritas:.......Veritas Aequitas | 12:43 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010
Fruit Heights, UT UteExpat | 9:31 a.m. London, United Kingdom
Lots of little brothers posting on an article about our team today! ===Our team? Last I checked, bro, it's called the "University of
Utah", and according to my state filing of income taxes that go to
subsidize the U of U, I live in Utah.......The way I see
it is Veritas is upset that a poster in the UK thinks the U is his team, and
Veritas thinks it represents Utah, that the U on the Helmet is not representing
a Californian (Me), or someone from the UK.Why so snippy there
wookie?I have plenty of schools and professional teams around me,
some public, some private... And yes, friends from different states rag on me
all the time, whether I am a fan or not.My "team" USC is
on probation. I own it, whether I even follow them or not. People hate Kobe, I
take the grief.Wook, you are being petty...And, the Utew
were thuggish at the Bowl. The announcers showed it. They mentioned it. Why
argue the point?
"Aug 3 2010 - Brigham Young University added to its area studies expertise
on Asia, Europe and the Middle East with the recent receipt of three prestigious
grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling several million
dollars"Veritas, it took me less than 10 secs to find this from
byu´s own web page. It is funny how you either don´t
understand my earlier post in that byu accepts millions in tax payer money, or
you are just like many of the byu fans who post on Utah stories who have no
conscience that restricts them from twisting and trying to deceive others. So just for your benefit, the fact that the U gets tax money does not
make you the owner of the U, just like I don´t own BYU.
Veritas, really? thuggish? that is some soap box you have. Look at
the history of BYU players that have received disciplinary actions. The utes you
complain about are angels in comparison.(And I´m not talking about
the likes of Unga)Utah represents the state very well and the rest
of the state outside of Provo are very proud of the University. Multiple ticker
tape parades attended by the goverrner, first presidency of the LDS faith, etc.
GO UTES! good luck in the PAC. You exceeded most expectations this
year. Let´s do it again in 2011!
Actually, wook, if you follow the links, a poster from the UK questioned why
Utahns post about "our" (their) team."Aug. 2, 2010 -
Research and related funding collected by the University of Utah during the
recently ended fiscal year 2010 jumped 27 percent to $450.6 million, with most
of the increase provided by economic stimulus money from the federal
government."Regardless, as long as they have the U on the side
of their helmet, they represent us Utahn's and the thuggish behavior of players
and fans reflect badly on the state.If the coaches can't control the
players, they need to find some that can. Too many years on the
court and the field. The trip of Blake Griffin two years ago, throwing a punch
last year in basketball. Going over to the other teams sides is just classless.
Just worry about putting up points.And, even HUGE U fans I know
refuse to take kids to RES. I go, but would never take a child.So
someone from the UK wants to know whay I post on their team?Because,
it's Utah's team, as we have the right to follow them.
@ uteology:Hey man, I could swear I called you a genius.Good luck on the left coast, Utes.Happy New Year.
I am no fan of Utah, but I think all you bashers give the PAC-whatever too much
credit saying that Utah will flail in that conference. I honestly think that
they aren't much better than the MWC over the past few years and definitely not
better with the addition of BSU (and TCU, BYU, and UTAH staying put). So I think Utah will do just fine and maybe even win the conference on
occasion. They'll need a much better QB before that happens, though.
So many posters predicting Utah will fail next year in the PAC-12. The Utes have
done fairly well vs the PAC recently, both @home and @neutral sites. Considering
they have winnable non-conference games (BYU is always a toss-up) AND they play
5-conference games at home, AND one of their conference road games is at WSU, I
don't think it's unreasonable that the Utes could win 8 or 9 games next year and
(with USC out) win the PAC-South. I'm not predicting that it WILL
happen, just that it's not unreasonable. I DO think it's unreasonable to expect
them to be doormats as so many folks on these posts have claimed with so little
evidence.BYU, on the flip side, plays only 3 teams next year that
had winning records this year. @Texas (5-7 and last in Big-12-South) and @Ole
Miss (4-8, last in SEC-West) may sound great, but when Iowa State wins @Texas
(now minus their D-coordinator), and Jacksonville wins @Ole Miss, so should BYU.
It's likewise not unreasonable to say BYU will win 10 (largely vs cupcakes,
ironically).Go both teams!
@JayDeeIlk, really? Merry Christmas to you too.As bad
as we played in the last 6 games, going 3-3, it's true that the time is right
for the Utes to move on, after going 13-0 #2, 10-3 #18, and 10-3.That's right over the last three years Utah is 33-6, with FIVE loses to ranked
teams:@Oregon #11@TCU #6@BYU #12TCU #3 ??Boise #10 ?? This program use to underachieve by losing to
teams like (5-7) New Mexico even in great years (1994 AP #10). So 5 of the 6
loses in last three years have been to top 12 teams with a 4-5 overall record vs
ranked teams, I can live with that.What's even more important is
while BYU has better recruits (according to Scouts), Utah is developing more NFL
talent. That is a good trend to have, heading into the PAC-12.Go
UTES!! On to better competition and no more MTN TV.
Chris B-Did you really say things are looking ROSEY next year? Are
you really that delusional? The last 5 games of your season Utah showed that
they compete well against the middle of the MWC but wilt like flowers against
tough competition. Now all of a sudden you're going to be PAC12 champions? Let me quote the joke told on the top Portland sports radio show today.
"Why did Utah and Colorado get to go to the PAC12 South division? Because
the North already had Washington State."You thump your chest
that you barely beat a 6-6 BYU team, you've been absolutely HUMILIATED on
National TV in every big game you played this year, and now come out say things
are looking ROSEY?? Why not just call UCLA, USC, Arizona, and ASU "Girly
Proud of my Utes. We left soooo many points on the field. I'm sick for Shaky
and Brooks cause if they would've done what is natural for recievers to do i.e.
catch the ball, this one would've come down to the wire. But it happens and
i'll sure miss em. Sooooo close yet, sooooo far away.
It's a little premature and arrogant for whY fan to come here and start berating
the U for its performance. We looked about as bad against BSU last night as you
did against AFA, FSU, USU, TCU, etc. Go back to the pre-season and many had the
Utes playing in the Poinsettia or Armed Forces bowl as the #3 team from the MWC.
TCU and AFA were ranked/predicted to finish ahead of Utah. So for the whole
year, we were better than many expected. BSU was in the NC talk since the end
of last season. Unlike the koogies who crown themselves king after fall camp,
they are a legit NC contender and you will find out in a couple of years that
they won't lose much from where they are right now. So whYne fan, you
don't have any room to talk. BSU made us look like you were most of the year.
You didn't beat any team ranked in the top #100 all year (SDSU was an alumni
gift) until UTEP. I think we'll be fine and you'll see how much better we are
again come September.
what? someone really thinks because they pay taxes that they own the U? LOL,
that's the mind of a well educated fellow at work!There is something
called tuition, ticket prices, and donations which pay for the large majority of
the University of Utah. The fact that Utah is a PUBLIC school means that
everything is open to the public and the university does receive SOME state
funds, but almost 100% of the Huntsman Cancer Institute is paid for by private
donations, as well as many other programs at the U. The football program rakes
in enough cash to keep it and several other programs running with no tax
monies.That is in big contrast to a private school where things are
generally kept in closets and behind closed and locked doors, despite receiving
funds from the sponsoring organization, like a church or some other group. Do
all catholics own Notre Dame? And all christians own TCU? Here's one
that will blow this braniacs mind. BYU accepts millions of dollars every year
from the federal and state government in the form of grants. Following that
reasoning, I own BYU, bought and paid for.
Good luck, Utah, in the PAC12True Ute fans should be eager for next
year...not anxious--there is a difference.By the way, posters of the
ilk of wwookie, hedgie, uteology, rock of the marne et. al appear to be geniuses
juxtaposed against Chris B's astute football observations.And I
quote:A few dropped TD passes and borderline questionable calls
against Utah that prevented more TDs, or this game would have been a great
finish.Boise made more plays last night, but I'm not convinced they
are the better team.This explains all of Chris B's predictions.He is a true guru of college football.Any wonder Y fans find this
all so hilarious?
Utes looked impressive until Boise broke off that 84-yarder. You could tell the
Broncos didn't want to be there, and Utes unleasheed on em.Utes will
do well in the Pac12, but need to go in with a little more humility, being new
kind on the block.Time and again last night, you saw nothing but
yapping after a good defensive play, dance moves, hand gestures, and head
bobbles.A little less talk and alot more action will serve the Utes
well.Let the final score do your talking..
Certainly not pleased with the offensive performance last night and I wonder if
internal player/team leadeship wasn't at the heart of most of the negatives this
season...That being said a 10-3 record (7-1 in conference) with losses to two
top 10 maybe top 5 teams and a surging Notre Dame is not the limp away from the
conference "others" turned in.The rational person knows the
foundation is strong and combined with a good dose of humility I look forward
anxiously to seeing the Utes account well for themselves next year.
The PAC-10 powers are trembling with fear of the Mighty Utes.
It took longer than 11 years to build the Ute program, I think some of the
current Utes need to remember they represent everyone that has played at Utah.
All Utes were bummed about the way the game ended last night. No pass rush,
DB's not covering, dropped passes, penalties, embarrasing former Utes (like me)
by fighting all week with Boise State players on and off the field. With that
being said....good job going 10-3 on the year...lets get ready for next year.Bryan Rowley
I just wish a boise player had grabbed some pom poms and celebrated at some time
late in the game.Would have been a perfect ending, after a
guaranteed win and the trash talking by the yewts
Chris B:I think you ran out of comments on the other board, so let me
re-post, and you may respond:===Cris B. | 8:18 a.m. Dec. 22, 2010
Sandy, UT Utah 34Boise 24I'll be reminding you all
of my predictions for months to come after I am right.===May
I, Chris, be the first to point out that if you drop the 4 from the Utah score,
your prediction was pretty accurate.Feel free to remind us.... ===Come on Chris, I marked it down for ya kiddo...
UteExpat | 9:31 a.m. London, United Kingdom Lots of little brothers
posting on an article about our team today! ===Our team? Last I
checked, bro, it's called the "University of Utah", and according to
my state filing of income taxes that go to subsidize the U of U, I live in
Utah.The U is "our" team, bought and paid for every
year.If you notice, my post did not talk about "our team",
but Utah "FANS"...Not the class Utah fans like Big Ben,
but the classless fans, that cannot see the Utes for what they are. Chris B,
Hedge, Naval, Uteology etc.I will tell you what I saw with the Utes,
Shaky is gonna always be a stud in my book. I think the kid tried too hard last
night, and nobody should ever fault a college kid for trying too hard.Blechen is gonna be a stud. He is a big play guy, just like Shaky.Cain did an amazing job. They had a game-plan that did not let him play. Too
many dead on passes dropped. Too many stupid penalties. Lack of emotional
control.How's "your" soccer team doing?
I am not a Y hater so I don't like pointing out the obvious to the stupid
comments about the Las Vegas bowl. The Y didnt get to go to the Vegas bowl. The
Y had to jump out of the MWC in case they won the conference next year just to
get the privilege to play a #5 PAC12 team, possibly Utah again. Utah is moving
up. The Y is moving out.
Chris B: Did you not even watch the game??? Boise dropped passes also and made
mistakes that kept them out of the endzone. Your right Boise made more plays,
like totally dominating Utah's offense. P.S. if Boise is considered Girlsie
State what does that make U??????
Moderate, nice spin, lets check out the other side of the coin for a minute.
First of all, the Utes will be reeling from this loss for a long time. The long
term loss of great recruits, will be telling. You will still get some that look
to the lure of playing in the PAC, but so does Washington ST. How is that
working out for them?Me predicting a win by the Cougars against Utah
next year? More like stating a fact of nature, like saying the sun will come up
tomorrow, or spring follows winter, the law of gravity, conservation of mass,
and so on.Just another win in the long line of wins against PAC
teams. Not really newsworthy.We'll keep in touch about how those
future BCS bowls are working out for ya.
The Utah football program is in decline. It's the end. They might as well go
down to FCS. Sound familiar? Ridiculous, right? Congratulations, Utes, on a 10-3
season. I'm sure they'll do at least as good in the PAC as they did in the MWC.
You are right Mr. Rock time to move on from this season to next and the glories
of being like Washington State and UCLA great members of a BCS conference.
The best part of moving to the Pac 12 is now it doesn't matter if the Cougs beat
the Utes.It really doesn't.A loss to BYU does not keep Utah out of a
BCS bowl.On the other hand, if the Utes beat the Cougs, BYU's BCS
bowl dreams are done. Imagine that. No more seasons coming down to the last
game. Cougs will know in September if their season is over.
I thought Cain played well. Shakie a bit shakie out there. Great first quarter,
but Boise State was too much. Had to quit listening to the homers on 700 AM.
Favorite quote from ESPN commentators(in the middle of the 4th quarter):"And Utah will once again attempt to do SOMETHING with the
football."The reality is that yes the yewties had a good season
overall and better than my cougars, but the self righteous hypocrisy of yewties
crying about byu fans on their boards after they lived on byu articles for half
the year is nauseating. And to be expected.The self righteousness
from the hill these days passes anything ever seen in Provo.Good
The bronkos know they got some lucky breaks last night. A few
dropped TD passes and borderline questionable calls against Utah that prevented
more TDs, or this game would have been a great finish.Boise made
more plays last night, but I'm not convinced they are the better team. We've
never had receivers drop so many balls, several of which were TD's or would have
led to TDs.
The only problem with the Utes joining a AQ and BCS conference is that Utah will
never go to another BCS Bowl again.
Dropped passes, penalties, poor play calling. Cain is not the person to blame
for this loss.
Y4Lyfe: go recheck BYU's contract with ESPN. They only have the rights to
BYU's home games, and at least one home game a year will be televised live on
BYU TV. At least three of the games will be on ABC or ESPN, the others will
most likely find themselves on ESPN2, ESPN 3 or ESPN U. BYU has a bowl tie in
for two years, and it is no better than any of the MWC bowls. BYU is much
better off being on ESPN than the MTN network, but their deal is nothing to brag
about. Just think, Vanderbilt and Baylor still get more TV revenue than BYU.
Not all Cain's fault last night. Dropped passes, and holding penalties erased
points off the board. That being said...Shakey dropped another
I agree, the players did not conduct themselves well last night. Stupid
penalties and cheap shots cost us more than just points, they cost us the game.
Overconfidence led to dropped passes and poor performance all around. But I
think the number 1 thing that killed us was our offensive strategy. I have to
agree with CougarClassic on his comment about not building an offense designed
around our players' strengths. Honestly, I think that has been a big source of
our problems for the latter part of the season. It might be time to start
shopping for a new Offensive Coordinator, one who is better able to adjust the
strategy in-game instead of hoping that the play will work the fourth time
round, even though it hasn't for the previous three.I'm a Ute fan to
the end, but if they are going to prove that they are the team they've tried so
hard to be, they need to step it up! GO UTES!
@Tommy2slippers Bad send off to the pac-12. At least BYU will make big
money more than utah for a few years, WILL get more $$, and we have a contract
to be on national TV 12 games a year and a bowl. Enjoy having some games not
aired, IE-Montana St? No thanks, I'll be watching BYU play at Ole Miss and
Moving on up to the West Side. While you didn't execute very well last night at
least you tried to represent the old MWC. Congrats on a good season and let's
party in Provo next year on ESPN (not the stinking MTN) Regardless of the
outcome of our final games Y and U are winners educating great young minds. Both
football programs are on an upward trajectory. The U is BCS and the Cougs need
to go undefeated or face a minor bowl opponent.
Utah will make a nice addition to the pac 12 and help make that conference more
respectable. The replacement of Utah by BSU in the MWC would have kept the
MWC´s hopes of making it as an AQ conference alive, but then that lame-A
school down south decided to go independent and destroy any chance the MWC had
of breaking down the door to the main entrance of the BCS. That led to TCU
joining the big east.Yes, it is time for Utah to get better quality
opponents and grow the program. They will help this state out tremendously. An
occasional meeting with BSU would be great, but we have to keep that rivalry
thing alive with the TDS, so that won´t happen unless it´s through
bowl games, like the Poinsetia and LV bowl.Utah had a chance in this
game all the way till the 4th quarter, which is much more than any of the haters
projected. A loss to a team that was almost playing for the NC is not the end of
the world and just means Utah is not a top 10 team. Top 25? probably.
I saw a team that was emotionally unstable. They were unable to maintain
control. When you see the Utes dancing around the other team and mouthing off
like immature little brats, they almost always lose. Once the
adrenaline wore off, they were done.The Utes were bad on the
offensive line. The running game was non-existent. The passing game lacked finesse, timing, and precision.The Utes were mediocre on
defense. They caused turnovers, but they also gave up big play after big
play.Lots of good athletes on the field for the Utes. Lots of
better athletes for Boise State.With better recruiting, the PAC 12
shouldbe a great adventure.
UteExpat - little bros, huh. I suppose being your little bro is a step up from
you being Boise's little sister. Come on, man!!! Work on something original.You are only as good as your last game, they like to say, so review that
last game a few times for me, will you?Looking forward to watching
the Utes next year are you? Kind of like how you slow down to take a look at the
car accident across the road?? Have fun with that.
Are there honestly people saying that Utah lost to BYU? I seem to remember Utah
winning that game. And to the fan that said Utah is the same as UTEP? wow.
Maybe you forgot point 1 above, that Utah beay BYU.Utah is fortunate
to be moving to the PAC 12. It will be a tougher road, they will lose more than
what they have over the last few years in the MWC. But given the current
system, it is better to have the opportunity in your own control than to put
that control in the hands of a make believe computer system that no one knows
how the outcome is generated.It is also better to have the Vegas
bowl be the second worst case scenario (the worst being not bowl eligible) in
the PAC 12 than having it be the second best scenario in the MWC.
Solomon"Even then, the Broncos missed some easy scoring
opportunities in the 2nd half (like the fumble into the end zone).Really?!!! The reason why that was not an easy TD was because the Utes
All-American Freshman safety, Brian Blechen made a play on the ball and caused
the touch back. Come on!How is it that all that Boise offense only
produced 26 points? Because the defense did play really well when it mattered!
On the other side of the ball, the Utes dropped passes and were
called on penalties in the worst situations possible. The Utes gave
the game away if anything. Get it right.
Lots of little brothers posting on an article about our team today! Starting next year, each game will be tough (well, almost--we still play a few
patsies and warm-up games). Maybe Utah won't go to a BCS bowl anytime soon, but
I, for one, am looking forward to watching the Utes respond to the challenge of
playing in the PAC 12 week in and week out. Good luck Utes. Whit,
you have some holes to fill for next year (and your OC needs a talking-to, at
least). Get to it and see you in the fall.
Not Cain's fault at all. He, if anything, was the highlight on this teams
offense. With crucial dropped passes and untimely penalties, that was their
Wake up and smell the coffee "utes rock"Boise State
basically only needed ONE QUARTER to beat UtahBSU 2nd Q - 16Utah game - 3BSU 2nd Q - 217 ydsUtah game - 200 ydsThe Broncos played a horrible first quarter, called off the dogs in the fourth
quarter, and still beat the Utes by more than three touchdowns.The
Utes were dominated in every facet of the game. Utah's defense
looked mildly effective only because Boise State's offense took a while to get
their timing back, and even then, the Broncos dropped several easy balls that
they normally have no problem catching.The game was much more
lopsided than the final score.
Since this board is technically about commenting on the written article, I will
say this; Mr. Rock's comments are his own, and he is lucky to be getting paid to
say them. That said, Hailstorm, eloquent and moving, but really? I
saw a group of kids that were undisciplined, unmotivated and not worthy of their
own hype. I just hope this was a good lesson that they can learn to grow up
from. how did they spend all those practices, breaking dishes and working on
rude tweets? That falls squarely on the coaching staff.Chrissy, you
are doing a good job of not bashing the TDS(short for Touchdowns remember,
something the Utes need to have for a goal next season), but you just can't help
yourself when it comes to making predictions can you? Looking Rose-y?
Really???Here's a prediction for you, Utah finds itself barely bowl
eligible next year, and gets beat in the Vegas bowl again by the second place
MWC team, since the MWC champ will be in a BCS bowl again.
Dear Utah: Start looking for a REALLY good QB for next year or you are going to
be an embarrassment to yourselves and the entire state of Utah, kind of like
What comes around goes around, and it's coming around! Gotta love all that
pre-game trash talking and thug-ish behavior from the Utes. No one from BYU
needs to point out the un-classiness of the Utes anymore. They do a great job
of proving that all on their own, and now the PAC 12 gets to deal with it. Good
riddance. I hope the Vegas Bowl enjoys having them back for many years to come.
Utes don't rockTake off the crimson colored glasses. Any fan who's
watched the Broncos throughout the season knows that the Utes were fortunate
that the Broncos played the worst game they've played all season or this could
easily have been another TCU-like 7-47 blowout. It took the Broncos
most of the first half to shake of the rust and get their offense running. Even
then, the Broncos missed some easy scoring opportunities in the 2nd half (like
the fumble into the end zone).Total offense tells the real story of
this game though:BSU 543 yds.Utah 200 yds.The
Broncos had more rushing yards (202) than the Utes had total yards (200).Cain looked worse than Heaps did during the first half of the season.
After last night, the Pac 10 is wondering if might have overpaid to get into the
#40 tv market in the country, and the Sugar Bowl definitely wants its trophy
"Nine straight wins is nothing to dismiss." Did you really
say that, Rock? Yes you did; it's right there in black and white.All
you sports-media types like claiming a winning streak is a reliable indicator of
what team to put your money on in the current skirmish.Balderdash!Obviously the Utes' nine-game, bowl-winning streak
played no part last night's results. They simply got their behinders kicked,
even by an off-their-game BSU team.(If Coach Petersen were like
Jerry Sloan, there'd have been no bragging to the media about this 26-to-3.)And as for "moving-on time," rather than AQ BCS-bound, the Las
Vegas Maaco Bowl will be the BEST the Utes have to hope for, for a dozen years
to come ... at least.
That was UGLY.Ute fans should make standing reservations for Las
Vegas.They'll be there the next few years. That is if
they are bowl eligible.
"Utah is not moving on. They are moving up...."to the same
level as Washington State and Colorado.
Utah is not moving on. They are moving up.
This was the first time that I never pulled for Utah in a non-conference game.
Now, I never have to root for them again. Starting last night, my favorite
team is who ever Utah is playing. So far, I'm 1-0.
Sorry, Utes, but your were overmatched and you will be overmatched every time
you step on the field in the Pac-12. As I see it, you "lost" four
straight games with losses to TCU, ND, BYU and BSU. Even the BYU game was a loss
because of the luck that allowed you to score a win in the column with a 1-point
victory over a team that outdid you in every category. Good luck...I was hoping
for more from the team that represents my state, but who really cares. It's only
a game and games are for little kids. Stick to intramurals and weak schedules
and beat your chests. Actually, the Utes lost this before they ever set foot on
the field with their childish behavior before the game and as they were warming
up and fighting on national TV. They certainly didn't send a good message to the
nation with their cheap shots and lack of discipline on the field. Let's hope
for the future, but I don't see much difference when they step across the line
to the Pac-12.
ures rocks? I think not. You are going to have to come up with better excuses
than that. The fact is they should have lost to byu and were fortunate to have
as good a winning record as they did. Big announcement after the bcs bowl games
end. I am afraid this news will kill the utes' pac 12 high.
No excuses. We lost to a better team. That is all there is to it. But I tell
you what. This was a great season and the future for this team is bright! We
had a freshman all-american, most everyone on defense is back (unless burton and
siliga go NFL-both good bets) we have some issues, but they are fixable,
especially with this coaching staff. GO UTES! So proud of you guys today!
Something was really "off" for the Utes tonight and I think it had
more to do with the receivers timing being off than it did with BSU being good.
Yeah sure... Boise is good, but their performance against Utah was NOT
overwhelming. How often does does Brooks, Smithson & Christopher drop
passes right in "bread basket"? How often Phillip's miss a chip-shot
field goal...? Let alone 2 of 'em. Boise MAYBE would have won anyway, but
Utah's toughest opponent tonight was... ITSELF.
What I saw on the field last night was a Utah team that was valiant in their
efforts and did not give up , nor did they let the State of Utah down. Brent
Mussberger mentioned BYU and their recruitment of players from the Islands, his
trivia question included " Quarterback U " as he called it in his
praise for the players from the Y.I saw a group of young men push their
hearts, hopes, and physical endeavors on every single play. The defense was on
the field a long time, opportunities were lost , passes were dropped, and a
back-up quarterback was doing his best to move his team against one of the
nations strongest defenses.I saw teamwork , endurance, and 110% effort by
every player on every play.I gained value myself by being able to watch
young men push their physical abilities to the limit and never giving up no
matter how large or small, great or petty their assignment. All of those hours
of practice on the field, in private practice,in the classroom, and the self
motivation needed in this game will carry forward and strengthen their
characters for the rest of their lives.
That score shouldn't have been as close, utep and utah are very close.
"Rushers didn't move particularly well."That's because
they are called Running backs, not rushers. You sound like my wife.The Offensive game plan was to win by using the arm of Terrance Cain instead
of the feet of Wide and Asiata and/or the brute of the O-line. Bad
plan!!!I hate coaches who fall in love with their play books instead
of using the talent of the players they have.Also, I can't stand it
when writers write the story before the game is even played. This story was
written before the game knowing BSU would win and was meant as a tribute to
Whittingham's past bowl record.However, the stars are more aligned
when Rock comments on all things Ute, and stays away from anything BYU, leave
that to Harmon, Rayburn and Call who actually have some insight.Then
again, when Rock sounds like my wife, I question his credibility.
The PAC 12 bound Utes have been schooled by the MWC bound Broncos, 3-36 and 3-26
in their last two games.The Utes are breathing a sigh of relief that
they won't have to play the Broncos anymore. The Utes can hide behind the skirts
of the PAC 12 and use that old "but our schedule is already too
tough" excuse for never scheduling the Broncos again.
Yes, it hurts bad.But give me a couple days and I'll be over it,
knowing that the season was overall a very impressive one. With Oregon and
Stanford both not on the schedule next year, 2011 is looking ROSEY!
Nov. 27, 2010 Head Coach Kyle Whittingham "I couldn't be
more happy for the seniors on our team going out with a win this way. This is
the winningest group of seniors in the history of the school and is a fitting
end to their careers here." ===...or end their careers
here. National TV.I bet that's the last time the Ute Fans will storm
the field for a few years.I rarely try to prognosticate, but I will
take a shot at it, and wager that the next time they storm the field again, it
will also be because they beat a 6-6 team by one point.Life is