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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 12:08 a.m. MDT

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TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Utah's offensive play has gotten worse over the past couple of weeks. Of the remaining 5 games, Utah is going to be hard pressed to find 3 wins and get to the NM bowl.

Back
Overland Park, KS

"Victories are the only way to get losses out of your system!" Funny quote that gave me a good laugh for the day.

GoGetter
Sandy, UT

Hang in there Utes, it's been a rough season. I think everyone has learned that the PAC is an entirely different animal. The Utes just need to work on improvement through the latter half of the schedule. Wittingham never gives up though, and neither does the team. They'll come out fighting. I hope Hays has a great game, he needs one for some confidence!

Go Utes!!

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

@ GoGetter

It isn't the PAC 12 that's a different animal, it's the abysmal Utah team that is the different animal. The team simply doesn't match the hype. And (this is laughable) they've already started trying to convince people to buy season basketball tickets!

Other than Colorado, which football games do the Utes have a prayer of winning? Remember, the Colorado game isn't exactly a gimmie the way Utah has been playing. Enjoy bowling this year at Rancho Lanes.

WON84
PLANO, TX

"Hang in there Utes, it's been a rough season. I think everyone has learned that the PAC is an entirely different animal. The Utes just need to work on improvement through the latter half of the schedule. Wittingham never gives up though, and neither does the team. They'll come out fighting. I hope Hays has a great game, he needs one for some confidence!

Go Utes!!"

The Pac is strong this season but, I think Utah has also experienced some tough luck coupled with the fact that they've simply joined an unfamiliar league (one game every year or two against a Pac opponent makes it unfamiliar when compared to week in week out). I don't follow them as closely but, losing Wynn and DeVonte Christopher would hurt any team in any competitive conference.

This weekend's game should be very interesting. After watching OSU last weekend this would be a good win and probably keep Utah on track to go bowling. But, this offense is a lot better than Pitt's however the game is in Salt Lake.

This will be interesting. Too bad most of us won't get to see it.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I think Whit turns this thing around and we win out from here. I'll be there Saturday screaming my best. Will U?

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

It will be a miracle if they're able to even win one more game this year. Seriously. They need to get rid of Norm Chow.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I will be at the game Saturday and I hope Utah fans will continue to support the team through this tough time. Remember, we asked for tougher competition on a weekly basis. Now we have to support our team as they work to step up to that level of competition.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

TJ,

a big congrats on figuring out that Utah only needs 6 wins to get bowl eligible. We will take any form of progress with you that we can get.

Utesby3
Sandy, UT

@ toosmartforyou: Utah has a chance at winning every game from here on out. Remember, just a month ago after a 54-10 beat down, you cougar fans weren't feeling so confident. Now all the sudden you are acting like you're national champion contenders. Due to an easier schedule BYU has been able to turn things around, and as the Utes face the easier part of our schedule, we hope to do the same.

Utesby3
Sandy, UT

I will also be at the game Saturday and hope to see the stadium completely full just like every other game, and I hope to see the fans there on time and ready to go in their blackout gear. The Utes have given us plenty to cheer for over the past several years and they deserve our support as much now as ever before.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

Get rid of Norm Chow? Really? I think he has called decent games, but it's tough to win when you've got a huge recruiting hole at quarterback. There is a reason that Hays was going to play at a D-3 school last year. He's also had to tweak the offense to protect the quarterback due to poor offensive line play (note the two backs in the spread formation). Norm Chow is far from the problem.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

It'll be interesting to see how U do at home against the Beavs. It'll help shed light on whether 54-10 was a fluke or not. If you beat them convincingly, I'll be the first to congratulate you. If not, don't expect any sympathy from BYU fans. What goes around comes around.

Davis
Kaysville, UT

Maybe you could leave the pack 12. And join the big sky. If they would take you

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

pfffhhhh how?? By pulling an offense out of their hats?

Utesby3
Sandy, UT

@ WA_Alum&Dad: perhaps the real fluke is BYU somehow scraping out a win against OSU. Just a thought.

@ Davis: Despite a rough season thus far, I still like the conference we were invited to over the conference you were invited to.

Dand_Ute
WEST JORDAN, UT

I just hope that Norm Chow can now put some emphasis on Offensive recruiting so that we can plug the holes, and get this thing turned around so we can compete. I think that the Utes will continue to find that defensive talent to keep the D clicking, but man I think Kyle really let the offensive side of the ball go down too far. We may struggle for another year. I hope Jordan Wynn can gracefully fade into the background. He is just too fragile to play at this level.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

WA_Alum&Dad,

Another example of class (not) from a BYU fan.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

@ WA_Alum&Dad | 1:17 p.m. Oct. 25, 2011
Marysville, WA

....and no matter the outcome of Saturday's Utah vs OSU game, we will still have the 54-10.

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

54-10

"...no matter the outcome of Saturday's Utah vs OSU game, we will still have the 54-10."

Welcome to the 80's, when BYU was Utah's bowl game.

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