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Published: Friday, Sept. 9 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Jimmy James
Salt Lake City, Ut

I'm super excited for this game. I hope it turns out to be a good one. Go Utes!

Springville, UT

I'm excited too.

After what I expect to a beat down of epic proportions in the 'most historic game' in Ute Pac 10.2 history I'm creating a list of statements that I believe some of the stalwart fans on these boards will use.

Just in fun...

"No excuses for the loss, Jordan has had a difficult time with his recovery"

"We ain't ready for this week in and week out."

"National TV exposure really hurts"

"It's ok. Obviously, we're here just for the money."

Richmond, VA

Amen to that Jordan! You don't need to play like Gods, you only need to have them root for you. And here's one Cougar fan who believes you can do it. Win your division, then go bring the Rose Bowl trophy home to Utah. I would be tickled if that scenario happen, to have a 1 loss (to BYU of course) Utah team win the Rose Bowl and make it to yet another BCS bowl this year.

Oh heck, it's only a dream but why not? I think it would be awesome!

Go Cougs! Go Utes!

Gilbert, AZ

What statement will Utah make?

It all depends on Wynn.

If he plays like he did against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl, Utah's status of "belonging" in the PAC 12 will be validated.

If he plays like he did against TCU and ND last season, Utah is in big trouble.

Layton, UT

Utes play great and good luck. Show them you belong!

Sandy, UT

I searched for the game on my DVR last evening, before discovering that it is on Versus and not in my satellite plan. Oh well maybe next year!

U 90
Corona, CA

sammy, take you lead from the big samoan, he's got class. You're constant put downs are an embarrassment to all things BYU. I'd say you didn't listen very well to all those sunday school lessons.



Your comments are always hard to follow. I think you got lost on the wrong comment board.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

jp...don't be so economical...buy more than basic...you might actually have some real choices then.



scenic view
Baltimore, MD


At least the Utes aren't playing on KJZZ this week.

Sandy, UT


If they win a couple I'll sacrifice a lunch or two to go up a tier. Besides I love that Versus Bull Riding!

Palmdale, CA

How nice! USC just reinstated another player for this game. Utes show them no matter how many players are reinstated that no amount of skilled players they have will beat you today! Play with passion and desire! Go UTES!


I am not a Ute fan but in the spirit of sportsmanship and admitting that you made it to the big dance (and we are still waiting for our invitation) let this BYU fan say:

I hope you play to the best of your abilities and do the state proud. That you find the success that you deserve and become the team you should become. I wish you fortune in your efforts and that your athletes return healthy and with honor.

I hope we all remember that at the helm of that Ute team are two old cougars.

In the end I know that we may always "hate" each other but let this be a hatred of good fun. It is good to have an opponent that worthy of that "hatred." A healthy and good natured hatred that lives and dies on the field.

And let us at least admit this - without each other we would not be were we are today. We needed each other to build great programs that can be accepted on a national stage. Now let us have the sportsmanship needed to be worthy of our new found and pending acceptance into the show.

Sandy, UT

I believe in them. They have upset numerous teams in an underdog situation.

Go Utes!!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Thanks BYU Joe!

Go Cougars! Go Utes! Do us proud. Thanks for all your hard work!

Murray, UT

To bad lil redheaded stepchild, welcome to the big league, you wanted it, now you got it. Wait till next week when you get spanked by big blue brother. Wynn can't cut it, hope Whit figures it out after the BYU game. Can't wait to see you get pasted by ASU and prob Wash also.

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