Spring game featured fans, stars and the Pac-12 logo
These are some interesting headlines. 12,000 or so fans now growing to 15,000.
20,000 by Monday?If Wynn doesn't recover and pull this together this
summer it looks pretty grim. If anything else happens to him Utes are toast.Clara says, "Where's the beef?"
Admit tds trolls, you only got half way through this article and you broke down
and started to weep like a jilted lover. You just couldn't get through the rest
of this "dear john" letter wihout crying.Oh, what could
have been. With all of your conference wins and "doak" awards surly
the PAC10 would have seen your beauty. But no; The PAC10 dismissed your 30 year
infatuation and proposed to your bitter rival. The pain must be unbearable.You spend your days gorging on ice cream and 2 liter bottles of
uncaffeinated Pepsi...but the pain still lingers.
BYU's independence, relevance, and good news through this preseason (and let's
don't forget the basketball and Jimmer) just drives you nuts doesn't hedgie?These recent headlines and news of the Ute struggles are personally
discouraging aren't they? So the only thing you have to make yourself feel good
is to just attack BYU on an old PAC invitation hypothesis. Priceless.
Hey Coach Whit, Is it time to PANIC NOW?Smart move by Whit not
putting his starters in on offense and defense. He can see the writings on wall,
and didn't want the 12,000 crimson faithful crying about why their offense is so
pitiful.Hey its OK....you still got the redrocks
sammyg. What good news through the pre season? Another self proclaimed
undefeated season prediction by the Y faithful (the Quest, to do what Utah has
done twice in the last six years, continues)? Objectivity and Y fans regarding
their team doesn't exist. You guys think youre good every year regardless of
the results so Y fans boosting in the preseason is nothing new and doesnt mean
squat. We'll see at the end of the season (I predict another New Mexico Bowl
appearance for the Y where they can beat up on Wyoming or maybe New Mexico) but
even after that I am sure the following season we'll once again hear preseason
delusions of grandeur and relevancy emanating from Utah Valley.
I don't care so much for what BYU fans have to say about our team, just as I
don't care so much for what my fellow Utes have to say about BYU. I for one am
at peace and happy with the state of our football program and have hope that our
Runnin' Utes will begin an upward climb back to NCAA tournament appearances. As for SammyG:Please please please cease with the incessant
lexicon that you adopt from Greg Wrubell and Tom Holmoe. Using the same
vocabulary time and again that includes the words "exposure" and
"relevance" only show that they are doing the thinking for you whereas
you should be coming up with your own reasons as to why you believe that
independence for your program will be a good thing.
pebblesIf you are not concerned about what has been reported, said
and not said by Coach Whit, lack of offense, etc. knock yourself out. Reality
bites and today another heavy dose of it was added to a steady flow since last
November.BYU will win games and lose some but why would you care.
I've never predicted an undefeated season. So I thought this week was the
culmination of every Utes desire to see their team perform? 7-0, that's some
performance.Coach Whit's 'no comment' on the assessment of his
offense says a lot. Utes were hoping for this headline instead..."Weber State football: QBs shine in Wildcats' scrimmage"It didn't happen.
sammy:"These are some interesting headlines. 12,000 or so fans
now growing to 15,000. 20,000 by Monday?" I would definitely
say there were at least 10 to 12,000 people there. I've been to almost all of
the Red/White games and this was by far the most crowded I've ever seen it.
Usually they only let you sit on the west side of the stadium, but this year the
east and west side were open to sit in with both sides quite full. Not to
mention a huge line just to get onto the field for autographs and such.
hedgie,What stings more? BYU's 26 - 15 record against the Utes
since 1970 or their 19 - 12 record against the Utes since 1980.My
only fear with the Utes going to the PAC is that they will drop the rivalry game
with BYU. In an attempt to find a winning season record, the Utes may drop the
Cougs in favor of more games against easier teams like Montana State. Lossing
2/3 of the time to the Cougs will be too much to bear.154 days until
Wallbanger,My comment about attendance is just in reference to what
the CU fans did last week, 15,000 of them. Means nothing. Glad it was a sunny
day and a lot of people showed up today. Too bad the training wheels were not
taken off, too many injuries etc.Just thought the Utes would try to
out do the Buff fans since both going to the PAC.
It was terrible. Never going to a red v white game again.
Re: sammygYou are two for two tonight with regards to your
insecurity commenting on UTE articles. Too bad you have nothing else to look
forward to.GO UTES!!!
had to work or I would have made the trek. I'm psyched for Utes football.viva la Pac-12Go Utes!
what a horrible game. weather was nice though. fortunately the pac is weak. i
like the u's chances this year in light of the pac's lousy teams.
12,000 or 15,000. Which is it...and how much will the number grow by
tomorrow??? Only these sports hacks have a clue or the obcession to be
concerned more about numbers then about gameplan basic's. Regardless... a
significant number are fans who cover both BYU and Utah so what difference to
utey's do attendance numbers have on this annual event. Aren't you supposed to
show support??? Where were you at Basketball games??? I Can understand
the precautionary measures to avoid injuries as long as he's comfortable with
what he's got. But until the opening kickoff that comfort zone is going to be a
big question mark. And I understand some of Whittingham's thinking for not
revealing much about the game plan on the offense...that's something Kyle picked
up from Meyer's. But still... there is the reality that practice is over...and
I for one don't feel the warm fuzzy that I wish I had for Utah come next fall.
@ cougfanintexas, Uhh... you do realize that BYU plays Idaho, Idaho State and
New Mexico State. Then you throw in Utah State and San Jose State, The Y has
five teams that are on the same talent level as Montana State.
It's pathetic when a person writes on their own teams blog and can only talk
about their rival. Some people will never stop acting like they are 5 and have
never been taught an ounce of decency and what is proper to write on a blog.
cougfaninTX....You really went all the way back to 1970 before any of us were
even born..well go all the way back to the beggining then in 1890. that would
change the number to something like 65-30 in favor of Utah..no fans live in the
past better than cougar fans..comical.
@cougfanintexas: You mention the rivalry records since 1970 and 1980--why not
continue that line of thinking to "since 1990" and "since
2000"? (Hint: it's not going to help your argument) Go UTES!
I'll be honest. I'm a Cougar fan and am jealous. Good luck Utes (spoken
sincerely). Still, I'm shocked that it might be true that BYU did not receive
the invitation because it's a "faith based institution." If that rumor
is true, it's truly a manifestation of narrow pettiness.
Still, "I'm shocked that it might be true that BYU did not receive the
invitation because it's a "faith based institution." Deseret Rat,I'm not so sure it's that the PAC12 would say no to
all "faith based institution". If ND asked to join the PAC12, i
suspect a unanimous yes vote would occur.
CougfaninTxWhat stings more? Utah's dominance of the series 54 - 34
-4 or the fact that Utah leads the last 20 years 11 - 9.154 days
until September 17!
All this U of U football attention is awesome! I do not blame all these coug
fans for focusing on the Utes. The Utes are a much larger story and have been
for years. All you have to do to see why there is so much envy is look at 3/4 of
the BYU schedule.
Yawn....same ole, same ole
I ventured onto this site just to see how many BYU fans actually were on the
site. BYU fans GO HOME where you belong unless you have something positive to
say about our opponents' team/spring game. Read it if you must but enough with
the criticism. If we stay home maybe they will stay home as well.
What is with all the BYU guys convoluting with the Utes?? Your head coach,
several position coaches, your offensive coordinator, your university
president... all BYU guys (or former BYU guys). And then I hear
that Vai Sikahema spoke to the team and Reno Mahe played in the Alum game! What
I mean, I'm all for the different sides getting along, but this is getting
ridiculous. Where's Max Hall when you need him?
correction: I meant "colluding" My mistake!
El Chango Supremo,Well, BYU's President was a lifelong Ute as a
student and later a professor at the medical school.I'm excited for
fall. It will be a long summer.
Hey Rock, nice column. I'm glad you enjoyed the scrimmage.Question
for ya, given the fan enthusiasm for the Spring Game, do you still doubt the
Utes will sell out the stadium when they play in the PAC-12 championship game at
Rice-Eccles??Yeah, I didn't think so, it will be standing-room only
when the Utes beat Oregon to win the conference championship to go to the Rose
Bowl!The future is the Utes!
They let everyone go down on the field after the game and I stood on the PAC-12
logos. I'm still amazed we've made it to the big time. I know it will be a
tough climb but its going to be great.
"They let everyone go down on the field after the game and I stood on the
PAC-12 logos. I'm still amazed we've made it to the big time"I
wonder if bYU will have some fancy Indy/wwc logo?
hedgie, I saw the NC trophy today, it was awesome along with all the other
awards. Made me so proud. Good luck with that logo and those two BCS banners.
Psyched for what? I don't get it...the Basketball team? The football team's
flame-out at the end of last season? New offense? New OC? New RB's? New PAC12
conference where I've heard the sunlight will be at a minimum (Thanks for the
forecast Washington State...from your locale in the PAC10.2 basement)? Huh? It
doesn't compute...oh, thanks Dougie, you've found my crimson colored
goggles...NOW I SEE!!!! I'm Psyched!!!
Hedgie,We don't need nifty logo in our field, to beat our chest
about...you see, we don't have to share any of our proceeds w/ others, cuse we
can stand on our own by the results on the field over the next few years. As
for you Ute fans, keep smiling about that cool PAC12 logo on the field at
RES...cuse the smiles will disappear very quickly when that awesome offense
shows up to display its' youth and inexperience. Start making your travel
arrangements to Las Vegas in 2012...cuse next fall is just a warm up for the
mediocrity that will ring out loud and clear after 2012...as for 2011, go by
some TUMS and Jiffy Pop for bowl season next fall, cuse your Utes will be at
home for the holidays.Enjoy that new logo, it'll keep you smiling
until 9/10 in the LA Coliseum, and a much bigger frown once you leave Provo on
9/17...enjoy the view from your lazy boy in Ann Arbor!