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Published: Sunday, Oct. 9 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Hays was often throwing behind his receivers on Saturday. I wonder if they don't run full speed at practice, or if he lacks arm strength to zip it in.

Had hoped to win one of the Pac 12 games so far, but still excited to see new opponents coming in to Rice Eccles.

DR Hall
Clearfield, UT

If this is college football then this is good learning experience. Getting an excellent education is the most important objective even if you go into the pro category. Put the effort into being the best you can be. But be humble to your neighbors. I respect players who are very respectful to others. We have too many people who have turned to greed and their own egos to feed without limit. I would like to see all people to be nice and thoughtful of each other. I hope the Utes acheive what they are after, and all colleges do the same.

Love the Game
American Fork, UT

Hay's needs to stop signaling the "U" sign with his fingers when he makes a play. His job is to make plays. You are not a linebacker; show some poise and celebrate when you've actually done something, like won a football game. It just makes you look foolish when you throw a pick in the same series as flashing your signs because you ran for a first down.

fan in orem
Orem, Utah

Rose Bowl, baby!!!

Sandy, UT

I think it is a shame that these Utes are fighting so hard and getting nothing from the Pac 12 for their efforts. No wins and no money. Remember to get into this league Utes agreed to play for free this year. Thats right ZERO. They will not get paid a dime. All other teams ,including fellow new commer Colorado, get paid millions. I was pulling for the Utes to win the championship that would have forced the PAC 12 to pay them something. Hopefully next year they will win more than half their games to match the 50% share they will be getting. Go Utes. Chris Hill apparently struggles with math but you can play better football than this.

Palmdale, CA

Win or lose, and dismal as this season might turn out to be. Keep fighting! No one said it was ever going to be easy and you have to earn your dues and respect in the Pac-12. Hard work will get you respect! I still love you guys, go UTES!

South Jordan, UT

One nice thing about the rivalry being early is that no matter what the Utes do for the rest of the year, the Cougars still have to live with the fact that they got whipped.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Pitt 28
Utah 20

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT


That's not exactly true. Utah is will get full shares of bowl revenue this year. Whatever bowl games any of the other Pac 12 schools get, Utah will get an equal cut. That figures to be millions.

It's the TV revenue they won't get for a couple years.

Cougar Blue
N. Las Vegas, NV

I watched Pitt play South Florida and they looked great but then yesterday they looked not so great. Hard to pick on this upcoming game.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hays showed some good toughness and athleticism. I think he'll be alright with a little more experience under his belt. Utes just need the defense to play both halves and they will be fine.

Salt Lake City, UT

Schwa - you do realize that everytime you, or someone else states that "the Cougars still have to live with the fact that they got whipped" or anything along those lines, you are fueling the fire/proving what many of the kitten fans say about Ute fans. Little brother, the Ute season is the BYU game etc. Enjoy the fact that our future looks great in the Pac 12 and give it a rest. We've been whipped THREE times in our conference for the same reason we whipped them. And please people, no more stupid comments on how it is better to be 0-3 in conference than beating patsy teams. We cherish our "patsy" wins over Montana State and BYU.

Average, SE

Utah could certainly win 5 of the upcoming games. In fact, Utah has a great chance of winning all the rest of its games. Pitt isn't that good this year but on the road at Pitt isn't easy, California is pretty weak, Oregon State is a pushover, Arizona is weak, UCLA is a pushover, Washington State isn't very good, and Colorado should not be difficult to beat. The Utes can easily be 5-2 for the rest of the season.

Re: Schwa - Why bring up the BYU game? That has nothing to do with this article. It just looks like you're obsessed with BYU rather than supportive of the Utes.

Payson, UT

Now that the division championship is unobtainable, the Utes need to get into a bowl game. That means 7 wins as the win over MSU won't count towards the 6 needed (unless rules have changed over the last few years).

We can do it, all the games were close and within reach until the end of the 3rd quarter.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Will BYU get a pac 12 win before Utah does?

Lake Elsinore, CA

'Utah coach Kyle Whittingham noted that some good things were happening, but then "the wheels came off and (we) started turning the ball over."'

Cougar fans get clobbered for making this statement when referring to the BYU/Utah game, yet it works for Utah to say it. Can't have it both ways.

In reality, the ASU/Utah game was much closer than the score indicated and the BYU/Utah game was much closer than the score indicated.

West Jordan, UT

At least Jon Hays has learned quickly how to flash the U sign. You dont just get that good at that without a little practice in the mirror. Good for him for putting in the extra time and work.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Yes, we've been thrashed by the PAC-12 mid/low level teams, but we beat BYU." If that's our season, we should have quit after the BYU game.

west jordan, ut

Barring turnovers, Utah wins this game. I have watched some of Pitts games and I think Utah is a much better team.

Allen, TX

Thanks for the ridiculous PC speech, Dr. Hall. How exactly is it possible for "[I hope] the Utes acheive what they are after, and all colleges do the same."

@ Duh; Barring turnovers, BYU beats Utah. Thanks for the inanity. Shoulda woulda coulda doesn't win FB games.

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