I guess you are right, it is no longer interesting - just funny.
@laniusThe hypocrisy over the Utes possible appearance at the New
Mexico or Vegas bowls and U fans getting excited over is just what the doctor
ordered.A majority of posters of the Ute persuasion have
consistently ridiculed BYU over their appearances in these bowls in years past
and yes, even Coach Whit has said some special things about Las Vegas.So pardon us Y fans as we indulge ourselves at the Utes expense.Now do you find it interesting? Nothing but pure rivalry fun. I hope the Utes
get to either one of these. It would make my day.
Cougfanintx-You are right, the point for some of us U fans is that
there IS a chance (some years will be greater than others) but, if we shoot for
the stars (Rose) and end up a bit short (Sun, Vegas even N.M.)at least we had
the chance...I will take that anyday over the alternative, especially indy! (not
a shot, the Y did what they had to do)What I do find interesting
however, is all the negative comments about the Vegas and N.M. bowls - that is
the best the Y has been able to achieve for a long time are they only
"good" bowl games if the Y is involved?
sammyg.....were are you sammyg?...send out an amber alert sammyg's been
kidnapped...ha ha ha ha ha
Congrats Utes. I'm not surprised that your D played as well as they did, but I
honestly didn't think U would generate enough offense to score 31 points against
the Bruins. White is impressive. Maybe U are a middle of the PAC team, and not
a cellar dwellar (intended to be a compliment). And to accomplish this without
a #1 QB is even more impressive. Kudos.But to think U are headed to
the Rose Bowl is a dilusion. Even with two victories, U will likely not win the
South. And even if there were some fluke combination of Ws and Ls that put U in
the championship game, the probability of U beating the Ducks is about the same
as me getting a winning lottery ticket.It looks like the PAC12 will
be able to fulfill all their bowl tie-ins this year . . . meaning one of the
PAC12 teams will be playing in the world famous New Mexico bowl.
sammyg-I guess you were tickled before the coug's season even
started already knowing which bowl game they were headed to. ha ha ha ha ha . It
tickles me just to think about it.
@ wardu: one major difference is that the first matchup you mentioned would
involve two BCS teams with winning records whereas the latter matchup you
mentioned involves one really bad team vs. an FCS team.
Sammyg-It IS nice to still have something to play for this time of
year. Thanks for your interest.
This Ute tickle fest is hilarious... and all over the opportunity to go to Las
Vegas.This is so funny! Keep it coming!
Wally, neither will Utah.
How about a shoutout for the Ute quarterback--three games, five touchdown
passes, no interceptions. Sportscasters covering Utah keep talking as though
Hays is a high-school senior out of his league. That was the Cal game . . . not
now. Great decisionmaking. Increasingly poised. And unlike Wynn, he doesn't
make you wonder whether he'll get back up every time he gets hit. Oh, did I
mention five touchdown passes in three games, no interceptions?
It's great to be able watch the kind of Utah football we have come to love.
That was a very fun game to attend. I must say, John White IV is one of the
funnest players I've ever watched. What a great pick up he has been. He seems
like a top notch kind of guy too. Congrats to him. Also, is it just me who
likes Blechen back at safety? He is more of a big play maker at that position
it seems. He has more room to work with and uses his innate timing ability to
punish players. Coach Chow deserves some praise too. He is getting his players
to respond as best as possible with the injury situations that have accumulated.
He doesn't put too much strain on Hays and works with the team's strengths and
manages our weaknesses. Great time to be a Ute! Focus: WSU.
@ wardu | 12:11 p.m. Nov. 13, 2011Incomplete analogy; byu will never
play in a conference championship.
Kudos to Tom Smart (Deseret News Photographer) for some outstanding photos! If
you haven't seen them, take the time and do so.The images made me
feel like I was at the game.
If by some bizarre twist of fate the Utes manage to back their way into the
conference championship game, it will be fun to watch the Ducks destroy the
Utes. It will be reminiscent of the BYU-Idaho game.
UCLA needs to lose one and win one to get a three-way tie, ASU needs to lose
one, better if lose two, and Utah needs to win two. So, go USC, Go Cal, Go Utes!
When we were 3-4 and fielding a "not ready for prime time QB" if
anyone would have told me that our first year in the Pac12 (please stop calling
it the PAC, people)-was going to be a stinking riot, I would have called them
crazy. This is Sooooooo much more fun than the MWC ever thought of being. If we
were to lose to Washington State next week (which we aren't going to do) and
beat Colorado to finish the season 7-5 and go to a respectable bowl game, I
would still be doing a little joyful dance. This is great football and a great
conference to be aligned with. It's madness, but in all of the good ways.
Congratulation utes, your D is really playing well, it is too bad your offense
struggled early in the season. I would love to see the pieces fall into place
and the utes get into the pac12 championship game, I dought it will happen but
I'd love to see it.
Arizona State is starting to slide, and they still play Cal. But there is
little, if any, chance they will lose to Arizona.All Utah can do is
do their part. They must take care of Washington State and Colorado first.Still, congrats Utes on bowl eligibility!===With USC
out by in-eligibility, and Stanford and Oregon being the two clear cut great
teams, there is a log-jam of 6-4 teams (4) plus UCLA at 5-5. So the next two
weeks will make a big difference in who goes where. PLUS who ever the South puts
into the conference championship will get an extra game, though there is little
to no chance of that team beating Oregon.Possibilities, and my
@lifelonuteAs crazy as you have come across for the last few weeks,
keep manifesting the Rose Bowl. You might be our miracle.I was
excited to see Washington State beat ASU last night. The problem is that
Washington State's QB was just an intermediate throw short of 500 yards passing.
Utah will need to dial up some defense on the passing game next week.
It's far fetched and i don't want to jinx the Utes, but the PAC 12 South is
possible. I still say go easy lifelongute.The thing that I am
starting to realize is that although the Utes don't have a tiebreaker against
ASU, it seems they do in a three way tie. If Utah goes 2-0, and UCLA
and ASU go 1-1 the last two games, we would have a three way tie. UCLA going 0-2
would hurt Utah unless ASU went 0-2. That's not likely anyway.First
off, Utah has to go 2-0. That they can control. Washington State is no slouch.
They play in the north and have had to play Oregon, Stanford, and Washington.Yesterday, Washington State's QB was a few yards shy of 500 yards
passing. Wow!Washington State beat ASU and Utah has to go to Pullman to
play. If the Utes find a way to win that game, they have a chance at the PAC 12
south. ASU has Arizona at home. The SUN Devils should win that one. The last
week of the season ASU plays California. We need a loss there.
Go Utes! I can't say how impressed I am with how they have put it all together
after a tough stretch! They are really playing as a team right now! I couldn't
be more proud of them! Go Utes!
This has been a lot more fun as a season watching teams like USC, ASU, UCLA,
etc. This year has been fun, I can't wait to see what the future has
in store the the Utes!
Congratulations on becoming bowl eligible! I'm looking forward to seeing TCU
teach your team how the game is played at the Las Vegas Bowl in mid-Dec.
UCLAWelcome to Utah in November!
Pac12lovesu, we are only one game back. If utah asu and ucla all end with same
record it goes to highest ranked team which means we would since asu is in a big
slide and we will have won our last 5night games. Understand?
@Pac 12 loves UNot true...Look up the tie breaking rules on the PAC
athletics website. If there is a 3 way tie there is a very good chance Utah
takes the tie breaker.
Well we're moving on up.
UCLA probably could lose the rest of their games. If Colorado plays the Bruins
like they did Arizona, CU wins and ASU will win the south, but if UCLA beats the
Buffs and loses to USC. Then it would be interesting to see how the Pac-12
determines who goes to the title game to play Oregon. Regardless how it all
plays out. It has been a very successful first year in the Pac-12. Utah will
then build upon the success of this season next year.Go Utes!
@ Lifelong Ute"Asu lost! They will lose at least one more and
then we will have tiebreaker over them if three way tie! Bring on oregon for
rose bowl!"Correction: Arizona State has the tiebreaker over
us. ASU needs to lose out and Utah needs to win out for the Utes to advance to
the Pac-12 title game. But, ASU most likely will beat Arizona. if they don't,
Coach Erickson should be fired!
Asu lost! They will lose at least one more and then we will have tiebreaker over
them if three way tie! Bring on oregon for rose bowl!
Simply a fantastic effort on defence.. Great game. GO UTES!!
Asu losing to washington state! We will just be one game back from title game
foe rose bowl!
Congrats Utes!! U deserve it