Title hopes gone, a return to Vegas may be reality
Is there any way to get them into the Armed Forces bowl??? That would be a sea
This season.is reminiscent of the utes 70-99 where the season was defined by
one game........byu.....bowling is not in the cards this year.......welcome to
the pac10.2 basement utes......
99% of us fans knew it would not be an immediate championship season. It will
take a few years, but now being in the PAC 12 (what is this Pac10.2? so lame)
recruiting will improve, support will increase, and things will get better.
Without stability at QB, this season will get worse. If we don't go bowling this
year, so what? Things will improve, and we'll be back in a BCS bowl soon, at
least sooner than the Y.
Vegas Bowl?They are not going to qualify for any bowl who are you kidding
Brad. They won't smell 500.lol
Of course Utah will make it to a bowl game. With 35 bowls to choose from, who
DOESN'T make it to a bowl game these days.70 teams will go bowling
this year. 50 will not. Odds are Utah will be one of the 70.
I would love to know what the Utah fan that shaped a U out of roses in his
backyard is thinking right now... They probably wilted away with the cold just
like Utahs hope of making it to the Rose Bowl. Luckily they are perennials, just
keep watering and pruning them for the next 20 years, and maybe just maybe you
will finally reach that Rose Bowl.
Sorry about your loss - looked good in the 3rd Q. Hope Wynn gets back soon.
Good luck for the rest of the season. Also, hope you qualify for a bowl
game.A Ute alumnus and a Ute and BYU fan.
A1994 Is there any way to get them into the Armed Forces bowl???
That would be a sea of mediocrity. Sorry, it requires a winning
season (your in a position lower than mediocrity)...but Utah State will be in a
bowl...does that count?
@VeracityPretty sure USU is the best team in the state. (Sorry BYU
fans, that win was a fluke.)
With a conference title out of the question, what do the Utes have to play for
now?Two teams headed in different directions. What I wouldn't do to
have Sept 10 and 17 back now. I know with Nelson at the helm, the Cougs would
beat the Longhorns. And I know with Nelson vs Hays, the Cougs would win that
match up. But I'd love to see Nelson vs Wynn in the last game of the year.At this point, it's not looking like the Utes will be playing in
Decemeber, certainly those January dreams are long gone.I wish Wynn
a speedy recovery, because I don't think U'll win many games without him.
Oregon State, UCLA and Colorado are still potential wins without Wynn, but
that's about it.
Pittsburg, Arizona, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado and California, all very easily
beatable for the Utes (teams they have beaten in years gone by) will provide
proof that .500 is not reality for the Utes this season.... Pride got in the
Utah - The New Mexico of the pac 12.
Looks like Larry Scott was right. He would only agree to let the Utes into the
PAC 12 if they played for nothing this year believing they could win nothing.
Come on Utes prove him wrong. Show him and Chris Hill they made a mistake when
they agreed Utah would get 0 this years in the PAC 12 while all other PAC 12
schools get Millions. Show Chris Hill and Larry Scott they where wrong when they
agreed Utah is only going to get a 50% share next year while everyone else in
the conference gets a full share. What is "a Utah Man" anyway?
Probably not very god at math, but come on win at least one PAC 12 game. Come on
show them you are worth something.
a1994-driving the ball 98 yards with two minutes to go is not a
Utes suck... simple as that.$20 they lose to Oregon State,
Washington State, Colorado, UCLA, Arizona? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I just love how all the Ute fans trumpeted how great Utah is this year, and how
irrelevant BYU has become.So why is it that your team which was
"Rose-Bowl bound" only has two victories? One is over a Division I-AA
school (Montana State) and the other versus a "completely irrelevant
school" that was left out of the PAC 10.2 invitations last year? (Yankees27: PAC 10.2 refers to the fact that neither of the teams that was
invited to the Pacific Athletic Conference are full members for the first five
years. If you don't believe it, check the revenue distribution agreement for
the first five years - Utah is NOT an equal partner with any of the original ten
schools. You can call it lame if you want, but those are the facts).BYU is in fact relevant if the theme of all Ute fan posts all year long always
go back to "the season will always be a success if we beat BYU. Bowl games
and winning record don't matter." If BYU is truly irrelevant,
why exactly do you care so much about beating the Y? I'd like an honest answer.
The last two loses bring a whole new meaning to Utah by 5. I didn't catch the
whole game but from what I heard it sounds like Hays played pretty good.
Utah already won their bowl 54 - 10 this year, played on Sept 17th in Provo.
They accomplished their #1 goal - beat BYU.SUMMARYPAC 12 games
= 3PAC 12 wins = 0BCS Bowl games = 2BCS Championship Bowl game
appearances = 0National Championships = 0Heisman Trophy winners =
0Number of games they will win to finish this season = less than 4The Utes didn't make it against UW either, with Winn in the game.Poor Utes....nothing to play for now.....absolutely nothing. Those inflated
ticket prices at RES must seem like such a good deal right now, too. My long-standing prediction that it will take the Utes 3 years to accumulate
10 PAC 12 Conference wins now looks a bit optomistic.Maybe this is
just another week of "the best team didn't win today" and "Utah
had a bad game but BYU is crummy." I'll bet we hear the good old 54 - 10
rally for weeks (since there's nothing else to hear). The radio announcers were
praising the 79 yards rushing ASU was held to by Utah defenders, but skipped
over Utah's 5 turnovers; 325 yds passing, 3 TD's, no interceptions for ASU.
Great (funny) announcing! Denial, too!
As a Cougar fan, I still think the Utes will get at least six wins and go
bowling. Having watched their past two games, they've just been beating
themselves with turnovers. Once they clean that up (and I can almost guarantee
Whittingham will...), they'll start winning more games. Utah State is very much
improved, but still not the best in the state. Great teams finish off their
games. And I know BYU fans have felt like this season has been a failure (mostly
because of our embarrassing loss to Utah), but the bottom line is we're 4-2. We
lost by a point to Texas which is nothing to be ashamed of, and had our offense
not have had a mental breakdown, the Utah game would have been much closer. All
in all, the BYU season hasn't been an utter failure...
@ 1994I am pretty sure the use the scoreboard to decide these
things. I believe BYU beat USU 27-23.
If BYU had stayed in the MWC and won they would have gone to the Vegas Bowl for
the privilege to play #5 PAC-12 Utah. This is the real reason BYU had to go
We have to win 4 of 7 remaining games to be bowl eligible. Right now, who
knows. Let's just play them one game at a time. And let's end the turnover
nightmare.I loved the line about Hays being an insurance policy with
a high deductible. Let's hope the deductible has been paid.One
minor point. It was the 2007 (not 2006) season that featured the brutal loss at
Oregon State where we lost so many players to injuries, followed by a close loss
to Air Force, than a breakthrough against UCLA with a lot of freshmen getting
honors, to the nightmare in Vegas, to 8 straight wins and a Poinsetta Bowl
victory.We now enter the soft part of our schedule, just like BYU is
doing. We will both look better because of the weaker opposition. Now, of
course, the soft part of the Pac 12 is far tougher than the WAC schedule in
front of BYU.The Aggies are looking good, but I wouldn't claim you
are the best in the state when you blew a game vs BYU the week after BYU
suffered its worst loss in decade.
Utah State should be proud of the victory of Wyoming. But, remember, even in
the year Brad mentions in this article where the Utes started out 2-3, we beat
Wyoming 50-0. USU' win last night is consistent with how the Utes have handled
Wyoming the past several years.I do look forward to resuming the
Utah-USU rivalry, which is scheduled for the next four years. Bragging rights
are best settled on the field.Isn't it interesting that what we see
as a "fluke" in Provo last week, Cougar fans see as a
yankees27,I thought "Pac 10.2" was cute the first time I
saw it used immediately after the announcement that Utah was going to the Pac
10. Since the conference officially announced its new name, I have ignored all
posters who use it because I have never found them to say anything accurate or
worthwhile, but instead it just highlights them as jealous trolls. But, then
again I have yet to see any truth written by the poster who calls himself
"TRUTH." While it is true in most rivalries that a victory over the
main rival can wipe away a sea of disappointment and there were several years
where that was true with Utah, wanting Utah to win the conference was always the
goal. The fall back in bad years and there were many was to beat BYU to
vindicate the season, something made possible by the late game often last game
of the year. I have heard many BYU fans say the same thing in down years for
the Cougars that beating Utah would make up for the down year, so it works both
Wouldn't the Las Vegas bowl game be preferable to the Armed Force Bowl?
@ nairbnosral You have to win at least six games to become bowl
eligible. While your solid math skills seem to be putting you at ease, the
reality is that if we don't win 4 of the last 7 we are going to be playing in
the toilet bowl. Didn't think the Pac-12 would be this tough.
I am a big BYU fan, but I must say that I want Utah to do well in the PAC-12. I
do not enjoy seeing them lose. Those BYU fans who are rubbing it in their noses
need not forget the 44 point drubbing we took. No win over an Idaho or Idaho St
or even a San Jose St helps me get the awful taste of that loss to Utah out of
my mouth. Let's show some class, If Utah does well in the PAC-12 and BYU does
well as an independent against good teams and USU does well in their games, it
lifts the whole state.
Losses against Pitt, Cal and possibly WSU and UCLA will likely keep them out of
bowl games this year. I hope one of their Freshmen QB's shows up in a big way
Every Ute I knew thought 10-2 or 9-3 was the record for this year.
Seriously? You folks in Utah were seriously thinking Rose Bowl in your first
year? How deluded are you? Utah is a small state with middling home grown
talent. You won't be competitive for years, and likely never a powerhouse in
this league. You'll win some, but lose a lot more. Same would go for all
your college teams. Welcome to the middle of the PAC.
A1994:At 1-3 USU is the best team in the state? It was your win last
year that was a fluke. But hey, look on the bright side, as long as you win
another one sooner then seventeen years from now, you're ahead of the power
I'm hearing two things here from utey fans. 1. We'll still make a
bowl there are 70. Wrong, you need to be 6-6 to make a bowl That is not
going to happen to this team.2. Don't worry things will get better
now that we are in the pac12. Wrong, going 5-7, one ESPN game, and becoming the
new Wash ST doesn't help you. Your recruiting is already going down and will get
worse with your record and exposure. Nationally it's Utah WOW.
Cougar fans are hilarious. You beat some WAC teams, barely and got blown out by
Utah. You all come on here and say what's there left to play for? Really? How
about a PAC 12 opponent every week? Or how about respect? Give me a break and go
back to cougar board and stop trolling. Have fun in Ft. Worst playing Fresno St.
Oh and what are you playing for? Crickets....
Well said Rock. After watching Utah and BYU yesterday and seeing the direction
of both team, let me just say that I think most of us are glad that we played
BYU when we did.
deja vu: Utah(6-6) is now projected to play in the New Mexico Bowl.Projecting the bowls based on the sixth week of games. Rose Bowl
Game: Stanford vs. Big Ten Valero Alamo: Oregon vs. Big 12 Bridgepoint Education Holiday: Arizona State vs. Big 12 Hyundai Sun:
Washington vs. ACC MAACO Las Vegas: California vs. Mountain West Kraft Fight Hunger: UCLA vs. ACC or Army Gildan New Mexico: Utah vs. Big
For this Utah fan there are so many mixed feelings. Let me start with a honest
answer to @Man About Town "If BYU is truly irrelevant, why exactly do
you care so much about beating the Y? I'd like an honest answer"To a
small majority of Utah fans beating the Y is "the season". To the
vast majority beating the Y was important because they were on our schedule this
year, an in-state rival, and a team that has been a big part of our football
tradition. That said, the importance of that game was the 10th biggest game of
our season. (Remember when the Y was in a conference the first goal of each
year was to win the conference.) What I regret most so far this season is
the validity of the supremecy of the BCS conference teams in general. The
records of the Boise State, TCU, Y, etc. will be tarnished. (Especially when we
beat the Y by such a large score this year.) And it could get much worse
without Wynn. Would I ever want to go back? Never! To see USC, UCLA,
Oregon, etc. come to SLC. Priceless, win or lose!
yankees27 | 10:00 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011 Heber, Utah 99% of us fans
knew it would not be an immediate championship season.===Do you know any Utah fans?
Who am I sir? | 11:40 a.m. Oct. 9, 2011 Cottonwood Heights, UT "Would I ever want to go back? Never! To see USC, UCLA, Oregon, etc. come
to SLC. Priceless, win or lose!"==Sure, maybe for a few
people.Sir, there is more to do in Utah on a Saturday than drive up
to RES to watch UCLA play.How many fans are going to be paying
premium ticket prices to watch the hometown team get embarassed every week?They will be giving out free tickets at the Gateway in a few years. Just
like Utah Basketball in the MWC last year.I have many Utah fan
buddies that have been talking Rose Bowl all year. Easy.Buy a ticket.
Who am I sir? | 11:40 a.m. Oct. 9, 2011 Cottonwood Heights, UT Would I ever want to go back? Never! To see USC, UCLA, Oregon, etc. come to
SLC. Priceless, win or lose! ===Let me even take it one
step further.Does Dr. Hill feel the same way?If the have
to resort to giving out football tickets at the Gateway (like basketball tickets
last season), for the moneymaker, football, because fans won't pay the prices of
tickets to watch the hometeam lose, Dr. Hill will cut K Whitt loose.I'm sure Kyle and Dr. Hill aren't happy watching USC, UCLA, Oregon, etc. come
to SLC just to be embarassed week in and week out.
Stop the turnovers and utah will power through the rest of the schedule with our
without wynn. Please the only team with a scare of not getting to .500 was
hmmmm the Ynners! Oh yah with their 54 -10 thumping now that utah has shown
some blood they all get on here pumping their chests. What a joke. I can't wait
for the rest of the schedule! We have played some of our worst ball
turnoverwise in our recent history and in turn got those teams best and no team
had us beat until the 3rd quarter. USC the final seconds. Any of these teams
would give yners an even worse shellacking than we did. I like our chances the
rest of the season. GO UTES!!!
No, seriously guys. BYU beat USU on a fluke bounce. Everyone knows that. I
understand that the score board decides the game. I get it. But if BYU had to
play USU 5 times this year, they would lose 4 of them. BYU should have CRUSHED
SJST. It was a win, but a weak one. I really liked the poster who said last
year's 31-16 beatdown in Logan was a fluke. The tide is shifting. Anderson is
turning USU into a winner.
I would still rather watch my team play USC, Washington, ASU etc. and lose than
to watch my team play San Jose State, Idaho State, Idaho etc. and win.
@a1994Im sure you think you are convincing all of us that your loser
team is the "best" etc.LOL!
TRUTH | 9:42 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011This season.is reminiscent of the utes 70-99
where the season was defined by one game........byu.....------------- A major difference now is Utah is doing the slacking
and BYU is at the receiving end: 54-10.Come on BYU fans, your
national title hopes were lost in Texas and your BCS hopes exposed three weeks
ago. Only thing you have to look forward to is not get spanked at RES in 2012.
@CougFaninTX | 11:53 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011What I wouldn't do to have
Sept 10 and 17 back now. I know with Nelson at the helm, the Cougs would beat
the Longhorns. And I know with Nelson vs Hays, the Cougs would win that match
up. --------- ------Would-a, could-a, should-a...
defines BYU season since 1996.BYU offense with or without Riley is
averaging 6.8 points per game in the 2nd half. Worse yet you averaged 1.9 yards
per carry against Texas and 0.5 yards per carry against Utah. Your offense
hasn't scored in the 2nd half vs BCS teams. Just be thankful that your defense
beat a horrible Ole Miss.
Uteology. | 11:27 a.m. Oct. 9, 2011Well said Rock. After watching Utah and
BYU yesterday and seeing the direction of both team, let me just say that I
think most of us are glad that we played BYU when we did. -------Veritas,Please stop pretending to be a Ute.Sorry
to burst your bubble but it really doesn't matter when we play BYU since Utah is
6-3 in November and 1-0 in September this last decade.
I am happy bigt431413 is going to get his wish. But, I am really looking
forward to seeing BYU and the Y-ewts play at the end of next season...in the
Fight Hunger Bowl.
bigt431413 | 1:42 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011 MAGNA, UT I would still
rather watch my team play USC, Washington, ASU etc. and lose than to watch my
team play San Jose State, Idaho State, Idaho etc. and win. ===I wonder if Dr. Hill agrees with you?How long will he let
Utah continue to be embarassed?K Whitt needs to do some big time
recruiting, and coaching, or Dr. Hill will get a Big Time name to come in and do
the job.I don't see Dr. Hill letting them give away tickets at the
Gateway in football.
Byu has more wins over BCS schools than Utah does.
For all the Byu fans saying that Utah is horrible. How bad does that make your
team look? We completely destroyed you 54 to 10. So if we are bad, Byu must be
twice as bad. You have no room to talk trash to a team that completely destroyed
you on ESPN a few weeks ago. I know it is a matter of perspective as a fan.
However, I would rather be challenged and play in a bcs league. I know most byu
fans are content being independent, and playing wac teams week and week out.
Don't get me started on San Jose State, Idaho State, New Mexico Sate, Idaho, and
Hawaii. If utah had your schedule that would be easy ten win season. And i'm
okay with Byu fans wanting the hole indpended thing, the exposure makes sense
for the church. But you must understand that playing in a bcs conference is
different beast. Look at Stanford, Asu, and Washington they have had horrific
teams in the past five year. However, look at their programs now. They are doing
well, its a process that must be understood.
diagnosis---DOA. The arrival of the Utes to the PAC has been nothing but
abysmal. How many Ute fans thought they would be 1st or 2nd in the south div?
The majority. Radio reporters were talking about the disrespect the Utes
received when they were voted to finish 3rd in the division. That is not
disrespect, that is reality. They are the 5th to 6th best team in the PAC and
will most likely be so in most years. There will be the rare year when things
fall into place and they are in the top 3, but it will be just that...RARE. You
moved into the neighborhood with all the rich neighbors, now you realize that
you can't afford the mortgage, let alone to finish the front yard.
did anyone else see that sign that guy was holding that said for us to go back
to the mountain west??? that was a little ridiculous....i dont know though i
would rather see my team win every week then get smashed by pac 12 schools. i
just wish we could do good in the pac 12 and prove everyone wrong....guess thats
not going to happen for a while. and byu needs to keep quite, they barely beat
san jose state last night..
say what you will...still i would rather lose to teams like that...then have to
suffer through as a fan trying to stay awake at the snoozefest of a game like
San Jose State...who gave BYu a run for their money what a boring game!
Oregon State had almost 20 years with less than 4 wins. Don't assume that Utah
will automatically upgrade to respectability in the PAC12. I suspect that they
WILL have some good years, but not often. Still, middle of the PAC is not bad.
Better than middle of the pack in MWC where they usually were.
Uteology | 2:32 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011 Fort Worth, Texas ===???How many time will you embarass yourself?You post
your own comment, then address me with nothing that pertains to my post......again.Yawn.Same Uteology, same incoherence.
Trumpeting the win over BYU does not hide the miserable showing against winnable
PAC-12 teams. Before the season it was winning the PAC-12 and now the season is
beating BYU? Loses to USC, Washington, Arizona State with 13 players on the
disabled list and now saying it will take 3 years to be respectable is quite a
flip flop from the pre-season hype.
One thing is certain, if the Utes have BYU to look forward to beating every
year, apparently nothing else matters. The Utes continue to measure their season
by beating BYU and nothing else. I am pretty sure people will stop buying
tickets for losses by other PAC teams. The only sold out game every other year
will only be the BYU game. History will someday tell us that the move to
independence by BYU was better than the move to the PAC by Utah.
Pac 10.2 blues for U.Well 99% of the non-delusional observers of
this experiment knew that the Utes were nothing more than 2nd and 3rd fiddle in
every conference they ever played in. A couple of great seasons a few years does
not change the program much. How that equates to winning division titles and
playing in the Rose Bowl has always been a puzzle from the beginning.0-3 kind of proves it for this year.Now to explain the Pac 10.2
origins... it was created for this very moment. No one really thought the Utes
and Colorado were really a full member of the PAC as evidenced by the
incremental compensation package. Other reasons are now evident.Being an adopted red-headed stepchild of the PAC 10 and adding a .2
representing a .1 for each new team just seemed appropriate then as it does
today.Glad you noticed and it will live on for quite a while until
something significant happens for the Utes. It's my little contribution to the
sophomoric 'friendly' banter that goes on here in perpetuity.I feel
like a song..."It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
A1994 @VeracityPretty sure USU is the best team in the
state. (Sorry BYU fans, that win was a fluke.)Utah State is the best
team in the state...I agree. (Sorry Utah fans that loss was NOT a fluke).
HH where are you?
"what is this Pac10.2?"Yankees27: The pac10.2 = the Pac 10
plus Colorado and utah. Thus, pac 10.2.
Pretty sure there was another Utah based team last year that was in sad shape
about this time...that team went on to do pretty well. Don't count
out Kyle - the Utes simply need to learn to hang onto the ball. Had they done
this yesterday, it may not have been a "W", but it would have been
close against a very quality opponent.Utah wins 6 of it's remaing 7
games. Then goes Bowling...(please, anyone but Boise).They end up
being 8-5 and a decent season, not great...but decent.
"Like pizza at a sleepover." That's a good one.
haha my devils put it on them utes. just like i predicted. GO BACK TO THE
MOUNTAIN WEST so you can brag about going 13-0 against wyoming and new mexico
state and all those "cup cakes" and talk about how utah has won 2 bcs
games compared to 5 for arizona state. 4 fiesta bowls and 1 rose bowl. and thats
5 bcs wins in the pac 10 not the mountain west. when utah has 5 bcs bowl wins
while in the pac 12 then you can talk all the ish you want. but dont be talking
about how superior utah is compared to arizona state. because trust me you are
all making utah look worse than they really are. and byu sucks too....GO SUN
I love reading "intelligent" smack. PAC10.2 is hilarious.
Love it. What makes it great is that the Utah fans are up in arms over it. It is
like good humor - there needs to be some truth in it. And in this case it fits.
Utah and Colorado are not equal partners. Love it!USU saying the BYU
game was a "fluke" is like saying 5 out of the last 7 Utah BYU games
were a "fluke" because they were decided in the last play of the
game.Ummm... Lame! The definition of a fluke is something happening
that never or rarely happens... and that by definition is USU beating BYU. The
fluke was last year since that NEVER happens. Especially in Provo.Also love the "smack" that Ute fans were touting with the "Free
Turnovers at Wendy's when showing the BYU ticket." Ironically Utah
immediately started coughing up footballs like a chain smoker hacks up flem.
HAHA!Finally, What team in the state has the best record against BCS
Teams this year? Yep. BYU. They are 1-1. Utah 0-3. USU is 0-(who cares)Keep talking smack. Bring it Big or GO HOME!
Pac 10.2? One thing I would like to add that I see being said here is about the
compensation package and full membership...Colorado is a FULL member from day 1
as opposed to Utah who is not.Just thought I would correct that misinformation.
I don't know why all there is all this talk about a bowl game for the Utes this
year. Thay already won their bowl game.
Utah's coaching staff should bear ALL the blame. How in the world do you not
bulk up at QB after Wynn's last injury? Throw it all on a DII mediocre QB?
Chow should have taken a look at QB depth and run far, far away.As
for the BYU comments, BYU may not have had the best season but they're still
only 2 games out of bowl eligibility. They already have a bowl invitation.
They have a chance to be at least 8-4, probably slightly better than that. Utah
will have trouble even getting to a bowl, and 8-4 seems nearly impossible.
Utah will beat Colorado and Oregon State. The rest are toss-ups.
@Man About Town"If BYU is truly irrelevant, why exactly do you
care so much about beating the Y? I'd like an honest answer."BYU is not irrelevant. Saying that BYU is irrelevant is just a "drive
by" comment on here by some BYU haters, or, more frequently are comments in
response to Ute haters. Beating BYU is always exciting, but it does nothing for
conference standing - there are more important games.It may appear
that Ute fans over-inflate the importance of a victory over BYU. But those
comments are just a response to BYU fans saying how awful Utah is. It goes
something like this:BYU fan: You will be PAC 12 bottom-feeders.Ute fan in response: Utah beat BYU, so if Utah is bad where does that leave
BYU?And so the illusion remains that Ute fans only care about
beating BYU, when in reality the comments are in response to delusional Ute
re: "dnsmith | 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011 Stop the turnovers and
utah will power through the rest of the schedule with our without wynn. Please
the only team with a scare of not getting to .500 was hmmmm the Ynners! Oh yah
with their 54 -10 thumping now that utah has shown some blood they all get on
here pumping their chests. What a joke. I can't wait for the rest of the
schedule! We have played some of our worst ball turnoverwise in our recent
history and in turn got those teams best and no team had us beat until the 3rd
quarter. USC the final seconds."Hypocritical! How ironic that
BYU played it's worst ball turnover wise in years and was in the game against
utah 'til the 3rd quarter, but the u fans took all the credit for that saying it
was their defense that caused it and BYU is just awful. Now it's just that they
had turnovers, otherwise they'd be undefeated, beating everyone on their
schedule. I'm certain that a BYU-utah game again would have a different ending.
Guess what, recent games are showing that the u is just awful now.
I love being in the PAC 12 - we have an interesting and RELEVANT game every
weekend. As Ute fans, we need to think long-term. The right decision was made
moving to a nationally relevant conference, with much greater teams and players.
How exciting would the remainder of the season be if we had to face Idaho,
Idaho State and New Mexico State? I guess that's the difference between Ute and
BYU fans, we hate to lose, but love the higher-level competition.
Higher level of competition bring greater reward and greater risk. Just like
the Yners can't cough it up that many times to a caliber of team like the Utes
and not get destroyed, we can't cough it up and not lose. Note we had 5 turn
overs in both games we lost to WA and ASU and the point margin was was only 38
in two games. The Yners lost by 44 to us in one game. The zoobs completely
collapsed and got overwhelmed by a superior team. With a healthy Wynn those
games were W's. What if games are stupid but so is the fact that Yners fans get
on here and beat their chests as if they have anything on the team that
completely completely humiliated them in their own house. Why are you still
here on our boards? We don't care about the rest of your season, why should you
care about ours? We will do well against the rest of our schedule. We play you
in 2012 so maybe by then you can redeem yourself and only lose by a few instead
of 44! print that on a T-shirt!Go Utes!!
Welcome to the PAC-12. I think the sports writers in Salt Lake are used to
covering the Mountain West Conference where you only had two real opponents
followed by Joe's Butcher Shop and the Sisters of the Poor. That's why the Rose
Bowl is such a big prize. In the MWC the big prize IS the Last Vegas Bowl.
Funny thing is that the Las Vegas Bowl is still better than the Helicopter Bell
Armed Forces.com or whatever bowl. I recall before the season started that many
BYU fans were expecting special things from this BYU team such as a national
championship and yet they deride Utah fans for thinking they were going to the
Rose Bowl. Talk about delusional.
Look, I am a BYU, always have been and always will be, but I don't want to see
Utah do bad either. The truth is, I am not worried about your team. Maybe this
year isn't the greatest of years. Every team has their down years. But I really
believe that things will start looking up for you guys pretty soon. I do believe
that you guys can become bowl eligible if your team really wants it and they do.
It may not be the Rose Bowl but a bowl is better than nothing. I usually don't
say this, but. . . GO UTES! You can do it! GO BYU!!!!!!!!