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Published: Saturday, Aug. 20 2011 6:42 p.m. MDT

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Uteology
Fort Worth, Texas

"After being overshadowed by the defense throughout camp, the offense had its day in the end scoring on nine drives with no fumbles or interceptions."

@Duckhunter

What now? Back to TV "exposure" smack?

Good to see the offense making strides.

Go UTES!!

Jute19
Poop, UT

Utes are looking to step up as camp ends. It was painful reading some of the articles regarding the offense during camp. I think it was beneficial to get Sam B. back. I think over the next two weeks as the o-line comes together it will be really good to see how the offense improves. I am getting ready for game one and can hardly wait to make the trip to USC. Man its a great time to be a UTE!

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

Glad to hear it. Hopefully Wynn is back to 100% and can build continuity.

It's good to hear that people are giving Utah a good chance at winning the South. They picked a good year and drew a good schedule... Hopefully they can make it happen!

Go Cougs!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Let's see uteology, the offense had one good day out of about 13 practices wasn't it? That equals slightly less than one good game for the 12 they'll play this season. Seems about right.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

duckhunter,

Tough words! You should be more concerned about trying to stay awake watching a schedule that includes a sub-par Texas team, a bad SEC team, and a half dozen games against the lower half of the pathetic WAC.

Independence isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it?

Flames6
North Salt Lake, UT

Let's see Ducky, the BYU defense hasn't had a single day as good as the Ute offense's good day. A couple good athletes at linebacker and Coug fans are once again proclaming a preseason NC. Can't wait to see what happens.

WestCoast1
Escondido, CA

Sounds like the Utes are making progress on offense. The papers down here are sounding like USC is a little bummed about their post season restrictions. And UCLA is shaky at best, although they are talented and shouldn't be overlooked. Both Arizona schools could be good, yet they tend to be really flaky---they both can win big games, yet lose games they shouldn't lose. With Colorado being in a rebuilding mode with a new coach, the Southern Division of the PAC 12 is Utah's for the taking.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

This is all good new, the Utes are getting healthy, the offense is starting to come together, and there are no new injuries. The sky isn't falling after all.

byu116970
Tooele, Utah

I wouldnt trade a 7-5 or 5-7 pac for ind ever. Bsu proved you can get to a bcs game with a mediocre sched and you forget so did utah. So what the pac does is make it harder to get there.
How will the exposure be if you fall on your face and prove to the nation non aq teams cant compete in a bcs league even the awefull pac south div.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

re: flamer66

Those dumb Coug fans are proclaiming a preseason NC again. Can't wait until the utes win the pac12 south and rose bowl though.

re: westcoast1

The southern division is utah's for the taking. Sure glad the utes don't have any problem areas ! Langi will be the ute's next 1000 yd rusher though he may need 900 carries to get there.

Go rose bowl champs !

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

byu116970 | 1:08 a.m. Aug. 21, 2011
Tooele, Utah

"How will the exposure be if you fall on your face and prove to the nation non aq teams cant compete in a bcs league"

Hmmm. If a 2-time BCS-buster fails in an AQ league, that won't bode well for a BCS invite to a non-AQ indy that has never even sniffed a BCS bowl game. Glad you'll enjoy the over-exposed late-season Idaho State-type games at home, you'll get plenty of them.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@byu116970
Don't you have some step sisters of he poor to get ready for? Great thing being Independent.

SoCalUtahFan
Irvine, CA

Such good news to read about on a beautiful morning in So Cal.

The red roses in the block of U that I planted in my back yard look so beautiful too. I can smell the roses!

Go Utes!!!

Wiley Old School
RIC, VA

byu116970:

That's the difference between most BYU fans who post on these boards and Utah fans. Ute fans would rather take the more challenging road, knowing there will be some tough seasons along the way. But when a special season happens, it will be rewarding and any recognition will be earned.

So many Y fans, however, would prefer to play cupcake schedules and hope that enough other teams will beat each other up so that BYU lucks into a high enough ranking to qualify for a BCS game.

It looks like each school's fans are getting what they want, so congrats to all...

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: WestCoast1 | 11:33 p.m. Aug. 20, 2011.

" Both Arizona schools could be good, yet they tend to be really flaky---they both can win big games, yet lose games they shouldn't lose"

UAz is on the rise IMO but has the same problem OU has a flaky head coach & what do you know they are related.

All things being equal; The U goes 8-4 finishes 3rd in the South behind USC & Arizona and goes to the Poinsettia Bowl.

*If* the NCAA throws the book at the Ducks then Utah is sitting pretty.

re: Wiley Old School | 9:23 a.m. Aug. 21, 2011

Exactly. I could not have summed it up better myself.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I'm excited to hear that the offense has made progress. I was getting nervous. It sounds like the o-line is coming together and Wynn definitely looked good. It also sounds like we have a solid backup at QB and the RB's are getting better.

Bring on Montana State!!

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

The jealous Utah fan hyperbolic mantra: "Coug fans are once again proclaming a preseason NC"

Not a single regular BYU blogger has proclaimed that BYU will win the NC in 2011, yet Utah keep spouting the same tired drivel.

What's Utah's goal this year, to finish 2nd behind USC in the PAC 12 South and backdoor your way into a conference championship game with a mediocre 8-4 record?

It's laughable that Utah sets such low goals for themselves, and then mock the Cougars for striving for the ultimiate achievement.

It does explain why finishing 2nd is such a monumental achievement for Utah.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I love how from the very 1st post on this article utah "fans" made me the issue. LOL!

As for the point at hand it is also LOL that utah's offense has 1 good day and all of a sudden utah "fans" proclaim everything to be just fine. Once again 1 good day in 3 weeks practice is hardly something to get excited about. Well unless you are a "fan" of the team that has only had 1 good day.

LOL!

Wally West
SLC, UT

re: Christy B | 12:48 p.m. Aug. 21, 2011

"It's laughable that Utah sets such low goals for themselves, and then mock the Cougars for striving for the ultimiate achievement."

Perfection is a process not a destination or quest. Its better to set achievable goals and make slow and steady progress.

If BYU and their fans want to continue to be the hare then so be it. I'm certain that the Utes and their fans have no qualms about being the tortoise.

We all know how that fable tuned out.

MUSSing with U
Baltimore, MD

Wally West

"If BYU and their fans want to continue to be the hare then so be it. I'm certain that the Utes and their fans have no qualms about being the tortoise."

BYU achieved their first national championship in their 60th season of playing football.

2011 marks Utah 118th season of playing football and still no championship.

Enjoy being the tortoise.

BYU doesn't mind being the hare.

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