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Published: Saturday, July 2 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

@ Dick Harmon

You should consider sticking to covering the school in Provo. We know where your heart and your loyalties are. Forgive us Ute fans if anything you write about the Utes seems, well, insincere.

Thank you

Orange County, CA

Why do so many of our fans have to make everything an issue with BYU? Speak for yourself, not for "us Ute fans." Us Ute fans in CA are excited to be in the Pac-12 and look forward to competing against the schools our neighbors attended. My next door neighbors are from USC and UCLA. Across the street are Colorado and Stanford. Rancor is absent from all of our conversations about new rivalries. Why can't you Ute fans in Utah break the habit of ranting about BYU? Just because a writer whose primary beat is BYU choses to write an article about the U doesn't mean it's insincere. It only seems insincere because you want to make it so. The article has not hint of it. Show some class for a change, like our Pac-12 neighbor alumni do.

Provo, UT

I still Can't say it.

If you only knew How much Harmon loves Utah,

When Utah went to the Pac 12 Harmon switched allegiances, along with most BYU fan's and all the Top recruits. BYU has no chance to ever wining another head to head game with Utah. And the recruiting battles forget it Cougars, it's over BYU is just not the kind of place to attend school and Play Football the honor code is just to tough , and yes BYU is to intimidated to play team's in the mighty Pac 12.

This is all tongue in cheek see you SEP 17 with a chip on our shoulder and a surprise on the score Board.

P. S. Utah is going to need a bigger Pirate Ship.

Provo, UT

Harmon should stick to BYU and stop wasting his time.

Provo, UT

Moderator please tell me you are reading this and laughing.

Provo, UT

@ Dick Harmon

You should consider sticking to covering the school in Provo. We know where your heart and your loyalties are. Forgive us BYU fans if anything you write about the Utes seems, well, insincere.

I could not agree with you more.

Provo, UT

Dick Harmon that was an academy award performance but you can't fool Utah fan's

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

None of this will matter if Utah doesn't win.

It is going to be an interesting year of football in our great state. I can't wait!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Sorry Dick... but Yahoo beat you to the punch several days ago on this Texas high school recruit related story. This is old news. And even if the Ducks do get sanctioned the Utes still have to win thier games. It's still going to be an uphill battle after Montana State. Chow's complex aerial bombardment schematic isn't something that Wynn or his backups are going to learn overnight... and with him coming off of throwing arm surgery without much in the way of spring practice he and the backups will be lucky to be getting it down by mid season or later. The O line still will have holes in it and Wynn is going to be doing a lot of srambling and Langi and the other running backs will have to get used to catching the ball or blocking a lot more than running the ball from scrimmage. The entire PAC will have to implode for the Utes rise to the top of the deck...and thast can only happen by pure luck in this first outing. I'd like to see it...It would be great...but there's a heck of a lot of ground to cover first.

Frisco, TX

Great update on U's opportunities and Oregon's violations in comparison to other programs. Sorry some other readers look at everything through Crimson colored glasses and don't see the value of solid journalism and commentary.

South Jordan, Utah

It is true that no one should revel in the misfortunes of others. But in Utah's case "misfortune of others" is their only hope of having any type of success. Bring on the NCAA investigations!

Eagle Mountain, UT

I still can't say it;
Why are you offended by this article? It is all true. It even gives the Utes a little more to look forward to with the two top PAC football powers exposed for cheating. The Utes have an easier path to the top of the PAC if they can take advantage. What is the issue?

N. Las Vegas, NV

@ I Still Can't Say It-----Then you are aware that you don't have to read Mr. Harmon's articles, don't you? Why on earth would you read an article on the Utes if you know beforehand that it is insincere? Doesn't pass the smell test.

Salt Lake City, UT

I thought Dickl's comments were sincere. Unlike many fans of the "School up North." most of us Cougar fans will always cheer for the Utes unless they are competing directly against BYU. Go BIG RED!

South Jordan, UT

What exactly did Harmon say that has you so defensive?

Are you really so thin-skinned that you look for opportunities to be offended?

Are you really so afraid of the opinions of others that you stick your fingers in your ears, close your eyes, and chant so you won't have to listen to what they have to say?

I have no idea if Harmon's take will turn out to be prophetic or not but I thought it was an interesting perspective. And I wasn't threatened by it in the least.



"Why can't you Ute fans in Utah break the habit of ranting about BYU?"

Because little brother can never get over Big Brother BYU's outshining them.

National championship, guaranteed games on ESPN, it's own HD national TV channel, a 6 game series with Notre Dame, a home game against Texas, etc. All things BYU has, Utah envies, but Utah will never get.

Little brother got the invite to the pac10.2, and I want to publicly thank Texas for turning the pac10 down. Thanks to Texas, Plan B for Larry Scott, aka Utah, came to fruition.

Thanks Texas!

Las Vegas, NV

Dick: "USC is already reeling from sanctions imposed in various major violations, including benefits Reggie Bush received from an agent." I can only think of one major violation in ten years, and that had to do with one individual, Reggie Bush. What are the others?

Otherwise, go Utes, go Cougs.

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

The misfortunes of these others only makes up for the fortunes they gained undeservedly. Kudos to those investigating...sure, we'll take the added advantage, we need it. It's going to take some time to build a competitive team year in and year out. College sports should be about integrity and character; and while it often is not, it never justifies lowering the bar for all.

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

@BYU Dude

I'm not sure if everyone in Utah has switched allegiances to the Utes. But a whole bunch top in-state recruits certainly have recently. :)

I guess the promise that "NO" top-notch in-state recruit will ever commit to Utah over the other team has gone the way of 2008's "The Quest."

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT


Unfortunately, I have a responsibility to read any story involving the Utes in the local media -- even if it's a hack job -- which is often the case.

Why you might ask? Because on-line mouse clicks are tracked closely by the D-News, Trib, and other on-line publications for advertising purposes. Ute fans
need to represent their team, which is tough, considering the quality of local media covering Utah sports. We don't have big media supporters like the other team has (like Harmon, Rock, or Robinson), so many Ute fans don't even bother reading.

All of this contributes to a vicious cycle making it seem like there are a lot more fans of the other team, which is overblown.

I'll read and I'll respond accordingly....

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