"In what was likely the lowest-scoring spring game ever, the Reds beat the
Whites 7-0 in front of 12,000 or so fans..."Well, at least we
had more fans at RES than they had at LES last week. As far as the offense is
concerned, the Utes better make some big improvements in fall camp, or it could
be a long first season in the PAC 12.
I'm concerned that more fans turned out for the spring game than will for the
games this fall. Going into the PAC 12 with no offense is more than a bit
scary.Langi was the only bright spot and he's still wet behind the
Anyone know the deal with David Rolf? He probably saw the writting on the wall
at Mich St. when they signed William Golston ( 5 star, top rated DE in the
5,000 fans on a cold wintery day watching real football > 12,000 watching
'flag football' and getting a suntan.As I predicted, fans go away
wanting.Thretton didn't perform, which kind of means that it's going
to be a while until he (or if he) figures out what football is about. Injuries,
new offense, and recruiting weakness are hampering progress. Ransom and Langi
save the day.Sounds like the whole team needs to clean RES on
Monday.Still didn't beat CU fans attendance and there you have it
sports fans. I had originally thought I would listen to this today. Yawn, I'm
glad I worked outside today.
Everyone better watch out for that Norm Chow offense.
sammyg,What was the final score of that real football game?
Glad they enjoyed good weather. That always help attendance, doesn't it? Oh,
for those comparing, how many fans (remind me again) does Lavell Edwards Stadium
hold and how many does Rice Eccles Stadium seat (until half-time, anyway)?
What's Joseph Smith doing, playing for the Utes?
hedgie,The 'B' team scored more than the total points your Utes put
up against TCU, ND, and BSU. Hope that helps. I know you're having problems with
short term memory these days.
Really? That's what this rivalry has been reduced to? Comparing attendance
numbers at the spring scrimmage? It's bad enough that people try to make
conclusions about next season from some silly practice that is put on for show,
but do we really have to go so far as comparing attendance numbers? Maybe
someone could give a report on concessions being sold. Maybe that will provide
the answer about which school is better.
That game was aweful. I went and regretted it despite the fact that it was
free. My favorite part was when Joseph Smith got an interception.
Where it was a low scoring game, the boys were just having fun with a lot of the
twos and threes in there. I thought it was pretty fun to watch. Perfect weather
as well. The 2008 Red/White game wasn't all that impressive either, but we all
know how that season turned out to be. You absolutely cannot judge an upcoming
season on the spring practices. Langi is a beast, if he can stay healthy, he is
going to be a monster. White looked pretty good also. I have faith that Kyle and
company will have the boys ready come fall. Look up "Obsessed
with the Utes" in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of sammy and
duckhunter side by side. Truly it is sad. Go Utes!
Glad to see sammyg and other BYU trolls out once again like white on rice to any
story about U of U athletics letting their little brother insecurity shine forth
with their hate based drivel. Please just go back to your mid major independent
team's coverage. But before you go I have a question to all you boasting
(based upon a 7-6 record no less) Y fans. What does your team have to play for
after the first loss? No one loss mid major team has (nor will ever) gotten a
BCS bowl invite. So lose just once and you are playing for nothing more than
the likes of a New Mexico bowl invitation. And pray tell how many times has BYU
had a season without a loss (I'll tell you, only once in over a hundred years of
Wow,7-0, that must have been exciting to watch that flame-out. Just
a sign of things to come...don't look now Ute-fans, be me thinks I smell a
disasterous maiden voyage to the the land of the big-boys...looks like alot of
disappointment looms ahead next fall. Oh, but you have Winnie and Normy to save
the day...Sorry my red friends to the North, Montana State is looking mighty
scary right now, can ya'll say "Houston-Baptist, we've got a problem".
Yousa, its gonna be painful to watch!
Sounds like some bitter fans of another team.I'd take good defense over
offense any day.A defensive game can be fun to watch too. I know
some team down south that would rather score 40 and lose than score 7 and win...
Sounds like the utes are still playing with the nightmare of "Girlsy
State"Good Luck PAC-12 Bottom feeders!!
"A defensive game can be fun to watch too. I know some team down south that
would rather score 40 and lose than score 7 and win..."You mean
like7-47Sometimes those "defensive" games
aren't so satifying.
pebblesAs usual, you're more obsessed with BYU than you are Utah.
Not even a mention about Utah's spring game. Undefeated seasons are
nice, but nothing compares to a national championship season. Let us know when U
get one of those.
Did someone switch Boylen for Chow, because this new Utah offense seems as inept
as Boylen's offense? Hopefully things will improve dramatically when Wynn
returns this fall.
Hey Cosmo, let us know when you WIN a NC instead of backing into one by complete
accident. Not beating a single team in the final rankings just doesn't get me
excited no matter what hardware comes with it. You trolls love to
tell us all about your trophies ad nauseum. But they haven't gotten you into a
single big time bowl game in the modern BCS era. Go back to happy
Wow, The Utah football experts (aka BYU trolls) are really out in
force tonight. I'm sure most of them have some used advanced statistical
analysis to compare past 10 Utah spring games and their correlating season
(adjusted weather and other variables) to substantiate their claims. Or maybe
they're just clairvoyant. Either way, I wish they would share more of the
future with us mere mortals so we could also benefit. Something on the lines of
the stock picking, or horse racing.
Re: UtebustersYeah you've got it handed to you by TCU for the last 3
years.Wasn't BYU down 31-3 to USU last year?A bit
Jealous that utes are in the Pac-12?Remember in 2002 when Utah State
was independent in football?
Serious question for BYU fans. Plenty here have said how much Utah is going to
struggle, while saying BYU will be very good to great. I say this as one who
almost never reads BYU articles and I'm not trying to pick a fight: but why are
you so optimistic about this year, and why do you think Utah will be so bad? Coaching: BYU: 1st year OC, who has little to no experience
calling plays and managing a game. Utah: One of the best offensive coordinators
in the history of college football. Yes, I know that Chow isn't magic, and
struggled at UCLA, but, he did pretty well in his other jobs (Vince Young was
rookie of the year under Chow)last year: BYU struggled early, Utah
late. Both teams had ugly losses, and both teams steamrolled poor competition.
Ultimately Utah beat BYU, but both teams were pretty even.QB
comparison: This may stir up emotions, that's not my point. I'm looking for
objectivity. Heap's freshman year was pretty similar to Wynn's. Wynn was
injured last season, but numbers wise as a freshman was very comparable to
I have no idea about what BYU has to replace on the lines or and other
positions, I know who Utah has to replace, and I know who the likely
replacements are. Duck asked me and I gave him a very lengthy
reasoning behind my optimism and concerns about Utah. Judging from what I have
seen, there is nothing that makes me think that BYU is going to take a giant
leap forward, and Utah a giant leap backward. I basically think both teams will
do reasonably well in their respective seasons, and if the circumstances were
reversed, both teams would still do reasonably well.
re: Not from Utah Great Comment! I also liked the Joseph Smith interception.
Having him on the team is going to produce some fun comments in the future.
Pedro Sanchez BYU did win a national championship, despite what
jealous whiners may think. What did your "big time bowls" get U?2nd place in one poll, 4th and 5th in the others
pocyUte"Plenty here have said how much Utah is going to
struggle,..."So what exactly did you see in the spring game
today that convinced you that Utah's offense won't struggle?You can
bury your head in the sand and pretend that everything is rosey, but just
because it's BYU fans who are stressing Utah's offensive struggles, doesn't mean
it isn't true.Chow is no miracle worker. He can draw up all of the
brilliant plays he wants to, but that means nothing if Utah doesn't have players
who can execute those plays.btw, if you think a former starting
quarterback for BYU doesn't have any experience calling plays and managing a
game, you're seriously delusional.
I love the Utes as much as anybody but unfortunately I have to say that their
offense looked horrible. They had better hope that Jordan Wynn or Harvey Langi
don't go down with injuries or else it could be a long season, and not from
playing extra games either. The defense will keep them in games but the offense
has a lot of work to do. So does their placekicker, that 35 yard field goal by
Marsh wasn't even close to going through the uprights. At least he didn't get it
blocked unlike a certain Kitty placekicker from last year. I want to say that we
can contend for the PAC-12 title, but after seeing what I saw today I don't
think we'll even be in a bowl game this year.For all you Kitty fans
who keep referencing that national championship, keep in mind that they would
never have gotten that opportunity under the current system. A BCS bowl would
have been as far as they got since they didn't beat a ranked team that year.
Remember, your Payne is our gain.
Mark it down.... Utes will be in the bottom 3 offensively in the Pac 12 this
year and will struggle to win 6 games in their maiden voyage. (My prediction if
5-7)Ruh Roh!! I smell a disaster coming.......... Have fun Uties!
scott,thanks for not answering the question, and attacking me.Regarding me "having my head in the sand" I've already said
my views regarding Utah (see my conversation with Duck under the "defense
shines during scrimmage" comments 58-61,65) I think you will find a civil
dialogue between 2 fans who mutually respect the game and each other.My question wasn't about why BYU fans think Utah will struggle. It was
regarding why BYU will be so much better. Again, if you want to
reduce it to the lowest common denominator on a par with the a lot of comments
on here, that's your choice. All I'm saying again, is, based on the past few
years, the teams have been pretty even. Both teams have undergone coaching
changes, yet the prevailing sentiment from some BYU fans is that Utah has taken
a giant step backward, while BYU is leaping forward. I know why some think Utah
will struggle, they've documented that well. I truly am looking for
an honest answer as why BYU has taken a giant step forward.
I sure hope the AP voters see how extreme;y potent our Ute Offense is.....we
should be ranked number 1 in the nation going into this fall and should win out
a national championship. No one can beat us, we are the best in the nation, we
will beat every team by 50 in the Pac 12 and we will beat BYU by 75.....go
Big deal 12,000 people showed up. The DNews goes out of the way again to stir
the pot to get all the "My dad is bigger than your Dad" gang all in an
uprooar now that there is going to be the summer lag in sports. I'm sure that
nearly a third to half of those were BYU fans checking out what Utah has going
since a lot of us enjoy coverage on both teams. I don't know why the fact that
12,000 showing up seems to be more critical than the fact that Utah definitely
has some major positional concerns on the offense that are behind the 8 ball
curve. If you utey's are going to be concerned about numbers then here's
one...92,516...any of you utey's familiar with that number??? That's how many
pairs of eyes are going to be watching Utah from just the seats at Memorial
Collisium. I hope for Utah's sake that fellow BYU fans will hopefully be able
to help you to at least have 12,000 fans there the first time you show up. The
clocks ticking down. Good Luck Utah!!!
I watched the news last night and that 12,000 looked more like 3,000 - was it
@HedgieWhich real game you talkin about....the one with Harline Still Open
or the one last year where Robert Anae handed it to you as a going away present
by not kicking the field goal. It certainly wasn't Heaps and the team that
handed that game over. If that's what you call a real game it's no wonder utey
trolls like yourself are considered the BCS bootlickers of all time. You'll
take any little scraps thrown you way and never stand up for what you truly were
worth. How much milage do you really expect to get off of that last game???
2TimeBCSbuster | 10:09 p.m. April 16, 2011"I know some team down
south that would rather score 40 and lose than score 7 and win..."As ridicuous as that statement is - It is an ironic twist to "I know some
team up north who scored 7 and lost by 40...on their own field, as the
overranked #5 team in the country"!!!Incidentally, Boise State,
the most recent team to embarrass Ute football, with quite a bit smaller school
and community, had 14,445 show up for their blue and orange scrimmage yesterday.
Evidently, in Salt Lake getting a bigger crowd to the spring scrimmage game
than the rival means something important. I'm just not sure what.
pocyUte"why are you so optimistic about this year, and why do
you think Utah will be so bad?"Simple answer: Heaps and WynnI may not be an expert, but I have watched, in person, every BYU QB
since Gary Shiede play. I've seen the mechanics, leadership, and play-making
abilities of the BYU quarterbacks who have excelled, and those who have
struggled, and Heaps is an exceptional quarterback.Doman may be a
rookie OC, but he understands BYU's offense thoroughly, and he has a mentor in
Lance Reynolds who knows every bit as much about offense as Norm Chow.BYU is loaded at the skill positions and Apo is flatout going to be a
dangerous receiver. BYU's offensive line is solid with a wealth of returning
talent and experience.Wynn, on the other hand, is an average
quarterback. If he were playing for BYU this year, he'd probably be 4th or 5th
on the depth chart. Utah's skill position players are all new and, with Wynn's
injury, the receivers have had no opportunity to work on timing and reads with
Wynn, which is crucial in the WCO.
Scott, you said..."So what exactly did you see in the spring
game today that convinced you that Utah's offense won't struggle?"I'm pretty sure that the Ute's whole offense was on the side line yesterday.
As K Whitt stated at the beginning of the week, yesterday was a showcase of the
young and up and comers. It is what it is. I know that Harmon made
the 18 - 17 game in Provo last week to rival that of the Miami game a few
decades ago but come on, it is Harmon we are talking about.All the
byU faithful on here concerned with Utah's future is really touching and all but
maybe you should all be worried about Idaho coming to LES. Scary
Ha ha, love it, 15,000+ fans show up to the Red and White game. After years of
greater success, the Utes are surpassing the team in Provo in popularity and
interest.Let's remember how many showed to the Blue and White game?
I think the number was estimated at like 3,000 or so.15,000+ >
3,000 or soThe future is the Utes!
The past 21 meetings BYU has won 10 games and Utah has won 11. I would say those
are two pretty evenly matched teams who have a lot of respect for each other,
even if the fans do not.BYU wins three straight to begin the 90s.Utah comes back with three straight over the Cougars.The teams split the
last four meetings of the 90s each winning two.BYU wins two straight
to begin the millennial series.Utah comes back to win four straight
(highlighted by a blowout win to propel the Utes to the Fiesta Bowl in 2004).BYU wins two straight on fantastic finishes (fantastic from BYU
perspective).Utah wins BIG and is vaulted to the Sugar Bowl.BYU wins
a hard-fought OT thriller.Utah wins on a BYU-style miracle play to give
the Utes an 11-10 advantage over the past 21 years.Overall head to
head:Utah 54 vs. BYU 34 with 4 ties mixed in.Both schools have
dominated different eras and lately I would say it is as good of a series as
there is in college sports. Evenly matched. Stop the hyperbole on both sides.
Enjoy your team.
"BYU did win a national championship, despite what jealous whiners may
think. What did your "big time bowls" get U?"Let's
see how about an invite to a BCS conference that BYU has been coveting for 30
Re: Where's Stockton"Which real game you talkin about....the
one with Harline Still Open or the one last year where Robert Anae handed it to
you as a going away present by not kicking the field goal."I
agree with you!!! The decision not to kick the field goal probably cost the Y
the game; however, the decision to not kick the field goal was made by another
coach. Another head coach. Bronco said the decision to not kick the field goal
was his, BUT HE DID NOT CALL FOR A PASS. Implying that was the dumb part!!!
@Who Am I sirBronco took responsibility for the call after the fact... he
didn't make the call...there is a big difference.
TrueblueI appreciate your response. I don't necessarily agree with
some of your statements, but, thank you for giving me your perspective. Good luck to BYU in their upcoming season. It is going to be very
interesting to see how the season unfolds.
Re: Where's Stockton???I agree with you, again. There is a big
difference. First - what call are you referring to? The call to "go for
it" or the call for a pass? I would welcome others to clarify my recall.
In the post game comments,as I remember it, Bronco said he made the call to go
for it. (Not to kick the field goal.) He then said he was not the one who
called the play. In your version, I would respect him... in mine I thought he
did not understand the mistake of not kicking the field goal and deflected blame
for the call (the pass) on another coach. BIG DIFFERENCE!!On
another note, I would encourage all to visit Utefans.net and see what Utah
tailgating is all about. (See Webmonkey's award winning receipe and pictures
-surely beats peanut butter sandwiches in the back of a van on the way to a
game. My exposure to our neighbor's idea of tailgating at the Y!!!!) Our group
has tailgated since the idea started at the U and you can join us (a stake
president, two former bishops, etc.) anytime.
@WhoamIsirUnlike Rick Knuheisel who made the mistake to never fully give
the reins of the offense to Chow. Bronco let Anae make numerous play call
mistakes, but in his usual way as far as I know he always took overall
responsibility. I don't care what anyone else had to say about Anae... he just
didn't fit the talent that he had and BYU was successful despite that over
obvious fact.Leading by 6 points early in the 3rd quarter on a 4th
and inches just outside the red zone is not the time to be gambling when you
have a proven field goal kicker who could easily have kicked the easy chipshot
and made it a nine point lead and a necessary two score posession differential.
Had they got the 9 points then on the next posession went for the 4th and inches
it would have been no big deal...the only thing worse that could have happened
would have been to have made a fieldgoal have a penalty against the defense and
take the 3 points off the board and stupidly gamble and wind up getting nothing.
They didn't even take time to discuss it
Rest assured Utefans, the score next September 17th will not be close...after
the drubbing that your boys will take in LA on the 10th, will be quiet a humble
bunch of Utes on their way into LES to face a very talented bunch of Cougars
that not be in a position to have to kick a FG in the waning seconds of that
one. I will say that by that time 3rd and 4th stringers on the blue-side will
be getting some playing time. I don't say that to be smug, but after shutting
out your so-called veteran UTES for 3.5 quarters on your home RES field, with a
bunch of freshman and sophmores leads me to believe that BYU wins by 40 this
coming September. Prepare for some down times ahead boys, we cougs had ours
last year, but for the next 3 years, the BYU cougars will be continuing in the
National spotlight initiated by Jimmermania...Prepare for yourselves for
Jake-mania now boys...
After three losing seasons in the PAC12 and three straight losses to BYU (each
by considerably more than one point), the President of the U will probably be
very glad to see 12,000 die hards show up for any regularly scheduled home game
in the fourth season. Oh, well, they can still use the stadium for high school
pocyUte, I will try to answer your question as well. Last year BYU started their
first game with 64 players dressing for the game. Of those 64, 50 were freshmen
or sophomores. Jordan Wynn had 2334 yards passing, 17 touchdowns, and 10
interceptions. Jake Heaps had 2316 yards passing, 15 touchdowns, and 9
interceptions even though he split time at qb to start the season. I happen to
think Wynn is a very good qb, and that is why I used his stats as a comparison.
I do worry how well he will do this year with new receivers and a new OC while
coming off of shoulder surgery. O and D line. Last year BYU had a
lot of injuries with linemen. This year they may have the deepest and most
talented O and D line they have ever had since Bronco became head coach. Utah
lost two of their best O linemen and one of their best D lineman, but they seem
to be very deep and talented on the D line. I would worry about the O line, but
they have a very good O line coach in his first year. They should be solid.
Cont., BYU is very deep at runningback, receiver, and linebacker
with possibly the fastest group of linebackers that Bronco has ever had to work
with. The secondary is a question mark, but at the spring practice and scrimmage
they looked to have more speed there than most BYU fans are used to.As for Doman, he has far more experience to be an OC than Anae did when he
took the job. I actually think Doman will be BYU's next head coach. Bronco will
have the defense rockin from the first game.I am very excited for
the season and cautiously optimistic. As for Utah, I hope they have a good
showing the first year in the PAC12, I do have concerns, but they have very good
coaches who will have them playing ahead of where they should be.I
hope that helps. I tried to take off the blue goggles.
Cougar1Thanks for the answer. I agree with what you said about
Utah, and I thank you for your insight regarding BYU. I don't follow BYU at all
in terms of knowing their personnel, depth charts, etc. so I appreciate the
insight from people like that is more than just info on the surface.
Whoami, I don't know who you tailgated with at BYU, but that is a far cry from
the experiences I have had with people from Texas who showed up early to prepare
the best barbque I have ever had, and stayed late. Jute19, why?
Beating Utah in 2009 didn't stop the Ute faithful from pounding their chest
until the game last year. Get your own house in order first.
PocyUte, your welcome. I wanted to get into position by position, but there is
no way to do that in this kind of forum. I have already taken more space than I
All it takes is one hit on Heaps and then we'll have to see what Munns can do.
The Cougars seem to think that Heaps is invincible but we all know that one game
with the qb on the disabled list and then Ute fans can prepare for the
woulda,coulda,shoulda, excuses that are cloned so well among the blue bloods.
BYU coulda really been 6-7 if the replay official at San Diego State game woulda
been honest. How these clones figure such positive predictions for the
demise of the Utes is beyond me. Again, Utah has a national COY and an OC that
has been awarded the National coach of the year 3 times, and yet the boys in
Utah County are of the opinion that these coaches don't know what they are
doing. I think that the backfield of the Utes may actually be a real
surprise to the cougars when they play the Utes. I played winger on the Utah
Rugby Club way back in the 70's and the backs on a rugby team can really hammer
on their opponents. Let's wait until September to see who's laughing.
Oh contrar my little hailstone guy...we don't think Heaps is invincable, he
isn't Jordan "run-for-mommy" Wynn either. Mr. Heaps does not resemble
the "deer-in-the-headlights" Wynn. Hetakes his lumps like a man, in
both Tallahassie, Fort Worth, and Colorado Springs. And, if he does go down, we
have Mr. Nelson or Lark waiting in the wings...all RM's (along w/ Munns that you
mentioned), everyone of them All-State players back in high school, and quite
capable in stepping up if needed. As for the 2 boys running Utah's
offense...well, as Mr. Sorenson put it in his article, were quite
"offensive".The reason is quite obvious that we cougar
fans (and many Ute-fans on here I might add), is that proof is in the pudding.
Utah did a nose-dive in the last 5 games of last season w/ a veteran team, and
lost many from that under-performing group...only to replace them w/ true
freshman, that have yet to play a down of Division 1 football...very obvious
facts that anyone w/ plain common sense would have to say:
"Houston(baptist)we've got a problem"
Hey Jute, I have actually been quite civil here. No need to get offended. All I
was saying is that BYU trolls aren't the only ones who do a lot of talking when
they don't have score board. You should have read the Ute trolls after the 2009
game, or the 2007 and 2006 game. It goes both ways. I don't care for either,
though they are quite amusing. As for anything to be proud of in the last 25
years, I would wonder why you choose 25. I assume it's because the NC was over
25 years ago.(Which I do remember, by the way.) So are we to assume that you
think that it was something to be proud of? As for the last 25 years, the
Cougars have had several conference championships,(and yes, we are proud of
them)a Heisman trophy, a Doak Walker award, and we are all proud of the Cotton
Bowl season. First team in history to win 14 games in a season, and first team
from Utah to play on New Year's day. Also the only team from Utah to have beaten
a #1 ranked team.
Easy Jute19I was cougar1 was answering a question I posed earlier in
the thread. I appreciated his answer and it was posed to me. I think if you
have the posts you would have noticed what he was referring to. I hope you
wouldn't have attacked him with a more complete knowledge of the circumstances.
12,000;That's great. It would be fantastic to see Utah sell out their
entire home season this fall win or lose. That would be a great accomplishment
for their first PAC year. It always helps to know that your fans are behind you.
"It would be fantastic to see Utah sell out their entire home season this
fall win or lose"TJ,I suspect all home PAC12 games will
be sold out before the season starts
re: "It would be fantastic to see Utah sell out their entire home season
this fall win or lose"There is already a long waiting list to
become a season ticket holder. The few remaining single game tickets will be
gone soon after they are up for sale.
Some of these comments, I don't know! Let me remind everyone that the games
begin in Sept. Unless there is an unfortunate injury this means nothing. Both
teams have a lot of work to do, some more than others. I am a BYU fan and this
fantasy of stupid comments really need to go.Jeff
Jeff, I would agree, but the excitement of Utah in the PAC12 and BYU playing an
Independent schedule are just too much to bear. I know I can't wait.
Hedgie, I expect that someone from Ann Arbor might just be an expert on the
vagaries of Utah sports fans. Thus, you must concede that for the second year
in the PAC12 (after finishing with a dismal record in the first year) there is
little chance of being sold out before the season starts. And, in the third year
(after dismal records in the first two years) there will be large gaping holes
not only in the football teams D line but in the seats in the stadium. And, in
the fourth year (after dismal records in the first three years) the President of
the U will probably be very glad to get attendance up to 12,000 per game.
Jute, come on...lighten up a bit. For those who post for the sole purpose of
attacking the Utes, I agree 100%. But, maybe you need to spend a few minutes
reading the posts on Cougar articles. If you all have moved on like you say,
then why are half of the posts from Utah/BYU haters? It goes both ways with the
trolls. For example, over 125 posts on an article about some guy who wrote an
article about the Honor Code being racist, and half of them are from Utah fans.
Now that's foolish.
@HedgieYou're 100 percent about the games at RES getting sold out
before the season starts. I suspect the phones are going to jam up and the
computers are going to crash at the box office when they go on sale -- like last
year.Meanwhile, you'll be able to hear a pin drop down at the LES
box office for some time to come. I can only imagine how big the demand is
going to be for those big games down in Provo -- Idaho, New Mexico State,
Will Chad Bunn be suiting up for the cougars in the replay booth when Utah comes
To I Still Can't Say It:You cannot be so infantile or senile as to not
realize that LES will indeed be sold out by BYU fans to watch their team
dismantle Idaho, New Mexico State, etc.
Many of the comments from Ute fans I find really puzzling. When Utah
joined the PAC 12, I heard more than one Ute fan BYU was now beneath them; that
comparing the two programs was like comparing the New York Yankees to the Ogden
Raptors; that Ute fans now had bigger targets to go after than puney ole'
BYU.But then you read comments like, "There were more fans at
the RES scrimmage than there was at the LES scrimmage" or "We're going
to sell out every game while BYU won't sell out any," and you can't help
but ask, why is Utah still so obsessed with BYU? If BYU is beneath
you, then why not compare yourself to other PAC 12 schools like Colorado,
Arizona State or UCLA? After all, do you hear Cougar fans bragging, "We had
more fans at our scrimmage than Weber State?"