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Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 7:00 p.m. MST

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Sandy, Utah

All we have heard all year is what a great league the PAC 12 is. As far as I am concerned that was just a bunch of hype. The PAC 12 is a WEAK league overall with 3 good teams and 9 pathetic sub par teams. The PAC 12 championship game is a sham which will produce zero ratings and feature a UCLA team that can't possibly win under any circumstances. I would much rather watch New Mexico State play Utah State. At least that game may have a little drama.

Highland, UT

Sure utah's loss to colorado was embarrassing but the truth is the media types like Sorenson, and the utah "fans" should be even more embarrassed by hyping utah as being any good because they beat 4 terrible teams the previous 4 weeks.

All of the articles about the utes "spectacular turnaround" and calling john white the "player of the year" and whittingham the "coach of the year" are what's really embarrassing.

It is now obvious the pac12 is not a particularly good league with the excaption of 3 teams. It is even more evident that the pac12 south is probably worse than almost any other d1 league. The fact utah could go 4-5 in that laugh of a league and still almost make it to the championship game should humiliate larry scott.

But really what does it matter if it is a crappy utah team or a crappy ucla team getting drilled by oregon next week? Either way it is an embarrassment and I personally am just glad it won't be our state being humiliated by utah once again this season.

Littleton, CO

Conference of Champions. Sheesh.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Re: Duckhunter

Does 54-10 remind you of anything?


I began this year rooting for the u to do well, but after the byu/u game, all I heard was nastiness from ute fans. It took the sportsmanship right out of me. I stopped rooting for the U, and by the end, I was rooting against them. But even I didn't dare dream that they'd lose to CU. My wife laughed so hard when I told her, (she used to live in CO) I thought she'd die. None of the teams in Utah lived up to their potential this year. Let's hope they do better next year. Although, I can't promise I'll root for the U again next year. After what I saw/heard/read from Utes, I'll have to think long and hard about sending any good vibes their way.


I think BYU playing BYE at the end of November is more embarrassing!

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Root had a replay of the utah colorado game so I watched most of it for a second time. It was like watching a movie you have seen before and you know you love how it ends but throughout the movie you still get nervous when the plot thickens and the characters are overcoming the dilemna presented. But, like watching good movies again, it was a perfect ending again and fit for the fan base! So perfect that usc and cal won too! That made this so perfect.

Mapleton, UT

@canco - you think the PAC-12 is a weak league. Look at the rankings with 2 teams in the top 10 (would be 3 if USC wasn't on probation). What is weak is the Utes, in the PAC-12 you have to be ready to play every week. The hype by this writer is what is embarrassing.

Beaver, UT

The U did great this season with what was given to them. all in all a good season, fun to watch and a lot to look forward to.

We will get better with each year!

Cougar Alumni
Beaver, UT

I feel the Utes are better off than we are in this ridiculous Indy conference.
They have something to play for, one loss and our season is over!

It upsetting when they better us each year!

Fire Holmoe

No Conference Will Take Us

Mr. SOREnsen sounds like a bitter BYU apologist.
Utah is in a conference. Time for cougar fans to move on and settle for second best to nothing. We are independent after all.

Morgan, UT

Dave S
Re: Duckhunter

Does 54-10 remind you of anything?

Hang on to this Dave...after a couple of more years, it will still be all you have...


I think BYU playing BYE at the end of November is more embarrassing!

I am glad Utah didn't play BYE, they would have lost that one as well.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Just a couple of thoughts.

Sorensen maybe you should relocate to a city where you can follow the MWC. You seem to be pretty fond of it and we don't want to hold you back.

Duckboy - I think the biggest embarrassment is your obvious jealousy of the Utes. I know their success in BCS games and now the inclusion in the PAC12 must just be eating at you. I'm sorry that your team hasn't been relevant in college football for over 25 years but I think you need to find more hobbies than posting on every Utah related article. Of course its not too early to claim the national championship for next year. Bronco did say they would win it all and we all know the cougs are the perennial preseason national champions - so maybe that can be your thing.

Embarrassment can't get much worse than 54 to 10 on your home field though. Luckily you have those huge wins over Idaho, Idaho State and New Mexico State to make you feel better.

Highland, UT

@qwest forgotten

It looks like I am formost in your thoughts. But of course anyone whose screen name is just a reference to thier big brother is the one with the obsession problem.


No Conference Will Take Us

Hawk | 8:35 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011
Littleton, CO
Conference of Champions. Sheesh.


Look at all the titles the PAC has. They are the Conference of Champions.
Must be nice for Utah. They have a home for all sports. While we are stuck in a sub conference with small schools, and an independent football program going nowhere playing sub conference teams.

Provo, UT

@No Conference Will Take Us

Lol, so true. It stinks to be stuck on ESPN all year long. It's horrible that our football team can actually beat 2 win teams and that we have the potential for a 10 win season. It's terrible that the WCC is a better basketball conference than the PAC 12 and that BYU actually can field a competitive basketball team. And don't even get me started on the whole BYUtv versus KJZZ debate.

It's just so hard to be a Cougar fan right now :)

Go Cougars!

Provo, UT

Embarrassing is BYU trying to get into a conference. WAC=Fail, Big 12=Fail, Big East=Fail.
What is embarrassing is all you jealous BYU fans screaming across the internet,just admit defeat. BYU=irrelevance.

Even with the loss the Utes will still be in a better bowl game.

Iowa City, IA

It's hard to take a league seriously when one of its teams, while playing for a berth in the league's championship game with 4 league losses, loses its final regular-season game to a team in ESPN's "Bottom 10."

Nephi, UT

For the life of me I can't figure out why some Ute fans think having a bye is an embarrassment. So they had one extra bye..their season also ends a week later. So what?


how could byu afford to pay a couple of teams to play them .5million dollars each this season?

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