"Utes can have a winning season..." ... in their
dreams.Beating BYU 54-10 is, was, will be the crowing jewel of a
4-8, 5-7, etc. glorious (all the way to the Rose Bowl not) season. Yippee! We love our weak remaining schedule, Utes showed the way last year
through cupcake 'strategery'. Big difference will be that the Cougars will
actually have chance to win their bowl game.In the end it's always
about season W/L, nevermind about who you lose to, right Utesies???
Re:PAC 10.2 DoormatHurricane High School is better than BYU.Hurricane is 4-0, while BYU is 4-2
Oops, my bad. Hurricane High schools is 4-0 in region, and 7-0 overall. They
are way better than BYU.
Uteology | 5:49 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011 Fort Worth, Texas "In
just 4 years Washington went from being 0-12 to 4-1 this year. Why? They finally
have a good coach."===I say we give Kyle a chance.Kyle thinks he needs bigger, faster players.OK.Uteology, using your special research powers, will you Google that for Kyle
and get back to us?How does the U get the bigger, faster players?
Bill Riley, August 31, 2011Utah now controls its own destiny when it
comes to the BCS and potentially a National Championship.===Bill Riley, October 13, 2011Winning the Pac-12 South and playing
in the first-ever Pac-12 championship game was a long shot this season. ===Bill Riley, October 13, 2011I've maintained all
along that next season was going to be the year for Utah to make a push for a
Pac-12 South title, with just 10 seniors on the current depth chart and a
quality recruiting class in the pipeline.===Serious,
those are the three talking points most my Ute fan buddies have had this year,
Bill.Pre-season: Smelling like roses, baby. Can you say NC? It's a
great time to be a Ute!End of ASU game: Well, winning the South was
a longshot.This week: We've said all along that "next
season" would be the season where we will play in the Rose Bowl, and the
NC!!! It's a great time to be a Ute!.....Really, Riley,
any of you buy this stuff?
Using the blowout of your own team as the basis of your trash talk defies all
logic. Maybe it's just me though...No matter what certain
"fans" (as Duckhunter would write) say, 54-10 is 54-10 is 54-10. That
result has also happened the previous two years that the game has been played;
also, 7 out of the last 10. Life is good in the Pac-12. I get to
wake up and walk a block to beautiful Rice Eccles Stadium and mingle with fans
from new and interesting places. I enjoy my free meal provided by the MUSS. I
then make my way to the stadium and get to watch top notch football against
storied teams. Being in the Mighty Utah Student Section is an experience I
would definitely recommend. Go Utes! Beat PITT!
I disagree, we are going 9-3 and winning our bowl game. If Graham were healthy
at Pitt then I could see 8-4, but hamstrings don't heal quickly and Utah will
get a break against Pitt. GO UTES!
Utah might get 6 wins this year if they can beat either Pitt or Cal on the road.
My guess is 5-7 Those of you who think that the Utes have a shot at winning the
PAC South next year may have overlooked a few things. USC, Stanford, Oregon, ASU
and the fact that U will have either a JC transfer no one wanted, a true
freshman or a senior that will be lucky to last 5 games starting at QB.
It was just 2 weeks ago riley was telling that utah had "answered all the
Tj,yet again, you need a fact checker. Oregon and Stanford are not
on Utah's schedule next year either. You would think someone who passionately
follows utah football like yourself would know that.BTW, did you
figure out that Utah only needs 6 wins this year to get bowl eligible, or are
you still claiming 7? Duckhunter,yeah, I actually have
to agree with you. Riley is a week-to-week kind of guy and for him to say this
now when he said a couple weeks ago that the critics had been answered seems
kind of silly at best to me.
jake heaps = ben olson | 9:48 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011 Wow then that makes the
Utes a horrific team at 2-3, ouch!
A series of observations:Riley says, "While this may not be a
championship season, establishing yourself as a program that can compete week-in
and week-out is vital. So far, the Utes have proven that they can do
that."Maybe if the games only lasted two quarters each!Utah is 0-3 in the Pac-12, and have been outscored 46-14 in the second
halves of the last two games. Until they can put check marks in the win column,
they haven't proven anything.While it is possible that the Utes
could win out, it's extremely improbable. I would love to get a win
at Pitt, but it will be difficult.To those who have ridiculed Utah
for scheduling Montana State, have you noticed that the Bobcats are 5-1? BTW,
their Sagarin rating of 90 is better than four teams on this year's BYU
schedule.This year's schedule is the toughest one the Utes have
played to date. If any of you know different, please tell me.I
predict the Utes will finish 7-5. Anything better should be viewed as a great
success in their inaugural Pac-12 campaign. Anything less will be
Utah'95 | 11:52 a.m. Oct. 14, 2011 Not sure where you are seeing a
Sagarin rating of 90 for Montana State, I'm seeing a 64 on USA today. Yes Montana high is 5-1 but lets look. They beat UC Davis who lost to
Humboldt State??? Who and where is that? I defy anyone to tell me they have
heard of this school without googling it. They beat Minot University,
again same question. Sacramento lost to Weber nuff said there. Portland State: Destroyed by TCU and beat nobody but they have a winning
record. Can't convince me as to why any of Byu's opponents couldn't hang
with Montana State.
I am a BYU grad and a 15 year Oregon Duck season ticket holder. I was really
hoping that the U would show the PAC that the MWC was as good as they are. I
told lots of people in Eugene that the U would not only hold their own but could
become one of the better teams in the conference. Now I am not so sure. Unless
there is something done about the QB situation I see a problem for quite a few
years. Who is going to QB for the Utes next year? If is is the one with both
shoulders in trouble then the Utes are in trouble. If it is a JUCO transfer,
they have to hope he gets a lot better and if it is a freshman get ready for an
early season learning curve. I hope I am wrong because I am taking a lot of
grief from the guys here.By the way, I sure hope my cougars can take care
of business this week. Loosing to OSU would be even worse than losing to the
Jacka-Rus,1. The USA Today Sagarin ratings from 9 OCT have Montana
State at #90.2. Where did I say that "any of BYU's opponents
couldn't hang with Montana State?" I just pointed out that the most often
quoted computer ranking says that the Bobcats are respectable, and are likely
better than 4 of BYU's opponents this year. But since you brought it up, I
doubt that #213 Idaho State will be able to "hang" with MSU!3. Whether you have heard of Humboldt State (I have, by the way) or not is
irrelevant. The computer's algorithm is designed to remove bias (like you just
demonstrated) from the argument of who is better than who. The computer's
analysis isn't always right, but it is more likely to be right than either you
or I are.
Utah'95 | 1:03 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011 Okay Montana State is a legit team
that's beaten the cream of the FBS. Humboldt and Minot are not found on the
Sagarin.... hmmmm. But Byu's opponents are a joke since they are rated low and
they haven't played and beaten those kinds of teams. Sorry guess I just don't
Jacka-rusBYU's whole schedule is pathetic when compared with Utah's.
I don't even know why this is an argument. We played one of the better FBS
teams, a horrible BYU team, Pitt, and probably the easiest pac-12 conference
schedule. At the end of the day, Utah's SOS is still way tougher than BYU's SOS
that they are "breezing" through. I guess you can pat yourself on the
back for being 4-2 right now though.
Utah High School Conference Standings1A Whitehorse and Altamont
1-62A Parowan 0-83A Tooele 0-8 4A Cyprus 0-85A Weber
0-8Big Boys BCSUtah 0-3Utes 0-3