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Published: Saturday, Oct. 22 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Utah is the nail to BYU's coffin. The BCS can now pat themselves on the back and say,
"See, the non-AQ's cannot compete week after week with our superior conferences."

South Jordan, UT

Probably the worst thing that happened to Utah was to blow out BYU early in the season. They got a big head and thought they were headed for the Rose Bowl. Who would have ever thought that in the Deseret News October 23rd edition BYU would rate overall an A- and Utah a D- in the games played on the previous day? And that in the standings, BYU would be 6-2 and bowl eligible and Utah 3-4? Amazing!

Go Cougars!

Saratoga Springs, UT

Come on Ute fans why does Whit and Chow get a pass here. They should have a lot of heat on them right. I played at SUU and went to the Weber game yesterday, glad i did, for some reason i care more about the Utes than my own team. When i got in the car after the game and heard the score my first thougt was.1 both Weber and Suu qb's could start for the utes easy. 2 this is all on Whit for a terrble pathetic job in recruiting. 3 do something different on offense, your o line is bad your qb is real bad, have u given up on the year or what. Try something anything on offense.


Ouch. BYU has more Pac 12 wins this year than Utah.

Mesa, AZ

The key to Ute football is recruiting JC transfers from California, in both the SCFA and CCCAA. Focus on assimilating proven student-athletes who were unable to make it academically into a FBS program as a freshman but have now proven themselves on the field and in the classroom. This is the best way for the Utes to quickly up their game to a competitive level in the Pac12.

Allen, TX

mindgames said, "And the easy part of our schedule is ahead of us with the bottom feeders of the PAC-12 to come."

News Flash: UTAH is THE bottom feeder of the PAC-12.

I predicted 5 wins for Utah. And I am hardly ever right, but Oregon State and Arizona are going to beat the Utes. Too many problems to fix.

Better luck next year.

Centerville, UT

@nothergame and bandwagon Utah fans

"Come on Ute fans why does Whit and Chow get a pass here. They should have a lot of heat on them right."

Let me just start by saying I hate Utah. Always have. Having said that, PLEASE try to remember that just 10 years ago, nobody in the country even knew who Utah was. Think about it for a minute. If you have followed college football longer than ten years, you would know that Utah is relatively new to the scene.

To say that Kyle Whitingham should have heat put on him is ridiculous. They ought to make a bronze statue of the guy in front of the Stadium.

Salt Lake City, UT


Wow, I must have struck a nerve with you last week for you to continue calling me out. True, I only played high school ball, and I watch from the stands now, but just keep in mind it is because of tens of thousands of guys like me who pay for seats and donate money to scholarships that you and your son even had the opportunity to play at a higher level. For all the money we have to pay for you guys to play, I think I can have some say in what goes on too.

You say I have red colored glasses on, but I don't know what you're talking about. My points last week were that ugly games happen all the time, that ESPN commentators shouldn't be able to bash college players, most of whom are just there to play and go to school (You should know that if you played D1), and that Utah "can grow from this game if they choose to..."

Keyword "choose". How is any of that "homerism"? Obviously they didn't choose to grow from last week and got it rubbed in their face.

Salt Lake City, UT

Si: one more thing. How's this for "red" colored glasses. At the beginning of the season I told my group of friends and Utah fans that I thought the Utes could muster a 7-5 season, maybe an 8-4 with some luck. That coming from a diehard Ute fan. The interesting thing is we've beaten two teams that I thought we'd lose to, and we've lost to two teams I thought we would beat. Want to take any guesses as to one of the games I thought we'd lose yet we ended up winning? Do you know anyone who wears red colored glasses who would think or say the Utes could lose that game?

Roy, UT

As a BYU fan, I was wanting to somehow remove the Utah Utes sign in my neighbor's front yard...now I just think to leave it there, drap something black over it maybe...

I do agree that I pull for the Utes to play well against out of state opponents, as reps of our great state...sorry for the loss...get better, go Utes...and don't forget to do your family-history work, your kindred dead are waiting..

South Jordan, UT

I guess we can pretty much forget about the Utes being at the top of the southern division of the PAC 12 this year can't we?

Remember how Arizona and Arizona State were going to take the PAC by storm a few years ago?

Boise State just keeps plugging along with their winning ways......

Salt Lake City, UT

So the real question is... how badly will Oregon State spank utah? Maniacal laughter!!!!!
Feel badly for the players and the coaches but the fans...reap what you have sown. Further maniacal laughter!!!!!

Saratoga Springs, UT

A 1994 because it was UM that got the utes going. Now it's KW turn. I like him a lot but if the cougers where gettin killed the fans would have his job by now.

Highland, UT

You know the Utah fans are really scratching the surface for something to make them feel better when they are still bringing up the game against BYU that happened over a month ago and was really the ONLY good thing they've done this season. That's like the High School bully reminding his victim of that one time he beat him up in second grade but hasn't beat up on anyone else since. Come on guys. Really? You walk around boasting about that still? I understand it's the rivalry and all but you guys look down on us so much. To you we are nothing. That would be like us parading around shouting from the rooftops that we beat ISU and we are the best! Didn't you guys get so upset because we stormed the field when we beat USU and you laughed because you thought that was dumb? If we are so pathetic in your eyes, what's the difference? Come on, leave us "little guys" alone and actually win a game for heaven's sake!

Palmdale, CA

It all begins and ends with the coach. I love Coach Whit! However, coaches like Gary Patterson of TCU, Chris Peterson of Boise St, and Urban Meyer when he coached Utah, all have a knack for judging talent in a 3 star recruit and recruiting the athletes they know will make an impact on the field. I don't think Utah has those kind of coaches that can judge talent. They may have had it before when Urban was coach and he could see it in those coaches on his staff. As good as Coach Whit is, I think he is a good coach, not a great coach. He trusts his coaching staff to do their jobs and that is what a head coach is suppose to do, but not all coaches on the staff are good. Coach Whit will have to go back to the drawing board and figure out something before next year comes around. Go UTES!

paradise, nv

The Utes will turn it around in the next game or two and become bowl eligible. I still think it was a mistake to do away with the offense Urban Meyer brought to the U and replace it with one that had stopped working in the PAC10 years ago. There is a reason why UCLA paid for Norm Chow to take a hike.

CA. reader
Rocklin, CA

I'm no Utah fan but I am surprised that Whittingham got caught with little or no depth at the QB position. His O-line play has been below previous standards too. I thought he would get some wins on coaching alone. I guess it is tougher than getting a team ready for one BCS level game a year instead of every week.

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Football

Evanston, WY

I've been to all home games (and a lot of road ones) for 17 seasons now and this isn't the worst team I've seen Utah have. and for those of you down south, I've seen some BYU teams just as bad. I have never seen a team so decimated by injuries on the hill though and they don't have the depth to compete in the PAC 12 right now. The O-line is horrible. I don't think Hays is bad but, it's hard to tell when he has to run for his life on every play. I think Utah will be lucky to get 6 wins this year but, it's still only one year. If you Cougar trolls don't think they'll get better, just wait until next year. or do you not remember the Crowton years?

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

I sure hope Chris B bought refundable tickets to the Rose Bowl....

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