I think Utah will spread the ball more, and more people will step up.When Unga couldn't play our first few games, others stepped up and made a name
for themselves.I respect Asiata and think he is a stud, but others
will step up and perform. Utah looked almost predictable with Asiata in
the backfield, but now Utah will spread the ball more, being a lot less
predictable like the Utah I'm used to seeing.
I think both Eddie Wide and Shak are better backs than Asiata. Living in Sandy,
I had the opportunity to watch Shak at Alta High School, for both his junior and
senior year. Shak is a stud! He is big, strong as an ox, and has breakaway
speed. As a junior at Alta, he was the first player ever in the state to get the
Mr. Football award! I have been waiting ever since he graduated and moved on to
the U, for him to finally get his opportunity. If he can stay healthy, I see him
being the #1 runningback for Utah, and guess what, He's only a freshman. The
Utes will do fine with these two backs!
Thank you! bsu fans get back to the tater farm!
Why is it that a 10 win season is now the bench mark for success? Is it because
BYU has put together a string of three of them? Bear in mind that their OOC
schedule the last four years has featured cupcake teams and conference
championships when the MWC as a whole was down. If BYU had string of seasons
where every game was played in rain or snow and they managed to win half of
them, BYU fans would find a way to make THAT the bench mark.I'll
take the BCS appearances and wins over a 10 win season any day...thank you very
much. By the way, Utah still has a very good shot at a 10 win season this year.
Then what? BYU does not have a BCS appearance, BYU has a dismal
record against ranked opponents and bowl games, and until this year...BYU has
had cupcakes for OOC games. You can keep your 10 win seasons and conference
championships in years the MWC has been down. I like what the Utes are doing!
Do you have nothing better to do than get on a Ute board? Just root for your
team and get off our board. Here is some food for thought though, have not seen
a half full stadium since before Urban, dont know who the key suspended player
is and as for blaming refs I have watched some of the bronc games and your fans
are as bad as it comes when it comes to a call going against the ponies so your
best to just not go there. You have a good team up there, but #5 in the nation
with that schedule? I hardly think so. Come on down to res,les or that dump in
Texas and you will get a wake up call. Ring ring the top three in the mwc better
than you are and definitely better than the rest of the wac, so just stay off of
our board and find somewhere to talk your bsu bull.
Go back to your spud farm..... You already got jumped by one team... wait until
you play the rest of your schedule... you should be ranked (based on SOS) at
This would have been a GREAT year for us to play the yewties!!!!!!!Same ol' excuses.......injuries .......refs
.......half full statium .......key player
suspendedOkay, what else is new?????????Just another season in
RESGO Boise State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are about half right but where you are wrong, you are sooooo wrong.Point 1 is correct. "Others receiving votes" is about right for Utah now. If
they win the next two in a non-ugly fashion, they'll sneak back in. To end the
season in the polls they'll need to win the next three and then upset either TCU
or BYU. If they lose two more, a final season ranking is unlikely. I'd say at
this point there's 50-50 chance Utah ends in the polls in this
rebuilding/non-Asiata year.On Point 2, you are waaaaaaay off. BYU,
TCU, and Utah began the season in the polls due to one thing... Utah's Sugar
Bowl win. This win bouyed the whole conference. Had Utah lost the bowl game,
TCU would have been the only ranked team in the 2009 pre-season polls. BYU is
still in the polls because they had reached #7 this year, not due to any
"legacy."You are correct, though, that TCU will be the benchmark for
both BYU and Utah... followed, of course, by a certain November 28th game.
What is better? Going 13-0 every few years and going to a BCS game or
consistantly winning 10 and losing in a bowl game? Sort of a toss up?
Dear Ute Fans,Utes arent rated because they aren't a top 20 team. Ute
fans constantly bring up '84, but I'm tired of hearing about last year. LIVE IN
THE NOW1There is will be no win for utes on Saturday. The runnin utes
will be runnin home to hide!!!!!
Utah is well on its way to the kind of national recognition BYU has. We are
already starting to see it. If the Utes continue to win big games and put
together a few more seasons where they really make some national noise (not
necessarily BSC games or wins, but conference championships and 10 win seasons),
then they'll end up in the polls because of who they are. It's a few years a
way, but only a few. And, it's great for football in this state!
Well stated and I concur. Notre Dame is regarded the same way. Polsters are
just waiting for an excuse to put them back in. It took BYU years to get
recognition and there was a lot of luck along the way but you will notice that
it is difficult to displace them in the polls. Even last year with embarrassing
losses to Utah and Arizona, they finished #25. I think that's exactly what we
are seeing now. I am a Utah fan and I love everything and anything
Utah. The Utes are off to a very fine start to achieving that same level of
national respect. Two BCS appearances is HUGE for our program. As for this
year, we will be ranked again within the next two weeks if we continue to win.
Heck, we are #30 in AP and actually moved up 2 spots from last week. They will
put us back in but we must continue to prove ourselves...a few more seasons,
folks. We're looking good! Be patient.
Utah is still capable of being a very great team. Wide shined in the game
against louisville and he is only a JUNIOR! THE team down south better watch out
with our running game.
Shut up about the national recognition BYU thinks it has. It's so annoying.
One good year, 1984, does not give you national recognition nor is it relevant
today. BYU has lost something like the last 22 out of 24 games to ranked
opponents. That's not national respect. If national respect had anything to do
with the polls, Michigan and Notre Dame would still be in the top 25. National
respect, BYU thinks they have it. Ssshhh... Don't tell them.
Utah will probably be ranked again soon enough as long as they don't lose to one
of the many teams they should beat in the next few weeks. I think Utah/BYU are
ranked about where they should be at this point in the season and I think BYU
has played better football so far (FSU notwithstanding), but rankings and
history won't mean a thing when both teams face TCU and each other. When BYU
and Utah have played more of the same teams we'll be able to better assess where
they are in comparison to one another (USU was a draw), but the ultimate test is
in November. There's a lot that can happen between now and then. I'm not a fan
of early season rankings smack, but injury smack is just pathetic. Both fan
bases have stupid fans that are guilty of it. As for the article, I
think Wide will play well for Utah once he's used to playing in the system.
He's not as good as Asiata, but he may end up being as efficient in the next few
games since teams won't gameplan for him initially.
Finally - a rational human being!
Talking about all the RBs you forgot one very good rusher, Cain is doing very
well with his feet along with his arm. Wide doesn't need to take a full load
and as long as he makes the blocks for the passing game he will be fine. Utah
split carries between Wide, Cain, Shak and Shaky they are going to be much
quicker than they ever have. All the teams left on the schedule have issues
with speed, especially that last game of the season!As for Jacobson
he must be to fast for his muscles, ya know he was the first to the Y this year!
BYU is ranked and Utah is not for a few reasons:1. BYU has a much
better signature win, and on the road. OU has two losses, but the second came
without Bradford. BYU's loss was humiliating, but their big was was significant
and got BYU ranked 7.2. BYU has long had much more national respect than
Utah, despite the Utes BCS busting in recent years. Pedigree matters in
rankings, history matters in rankings, and BYU has 30 years of national
rankings, national audiences, national draw. Utah simply doesn't have it. Utah
is getting there, but it takes time. That certainly doesn't mean
BYU is better. That's why they play the game. But BYU and Utah fans better wait
and see how they play against TCU before they get excited about who is better or
who should be ranked. Both teams look pretty mediocre this year.
If I remember correctly when Asiata got injured YBU trolls were saying "the utes
get injured because of conditioning and bad coaching.... blah blah blah" Didn't
Jakobson just injure himself trying to touch his toes??? just checking???
Can someone explain to me how Utah is not ranked, while BYU is? Utah loses to the 16th ranked (or somewhere around there) team in the nation
who is as hot as anyone. They lose by 7 on the road...to a quality team. They
have won every other game.BYU lost, at home, to an unranked team.
They lost by 4 touchdowns or so....got the beat down of a lifetime. They have
won every other game, including a squeaker against Oklahoma, who has now lost 2
games this season (both without their hiesman quarterback). So,
please explain how Utah isn't ranked.
We're not ranked because we started our season against teams from the WAC. Our
only signature game was against the PAC 10 and we lost. Again, thanks for
I always love it when something happens to a Utah player and the coogie trolls
start coming out.
you are unranked so expectations are low and we are sure you will meet them. Go
If only utah had a receiver named Deep to go with Wide at running back.
The utes will definitely miss asiata but I think they will be just fine with
eddie wide. He is very capable.
Asiata was great, but think how many times they ran a draw with him? or a play
designed to go outside the tackles....never. with Wide you can do both of these.
He's more versatile, and has break-away speed. Asiata is more of a 3rd down
back, but even at that he didn't do amazing like I thought he would. Wide had
129 yards in 3 quarters. That's more than Asiata ever had in 3 quarters. I bet
Wide has some moves/speed that we haven't even seen yet. Go Utes!
Not worried here. This program has always had a history of great backs. The
only year that we were bare was '06. Other than that, dating back to the early
90s we've had years of uninterrupted great backs. Remember the naysayers when
Asiata went down in '07? Mack then had one of the best season's of any back in
Ute history. Again, not worried here.
re: Get RealLooks like someone just fell off the bandwagon.
The running game took a MAJOR blow when we lost Asiata. Wide will be fine until
teams get some tape on him and he starts to wear down. Shak is too injury
prone. Stowers is simply not good enough. We are in big trouble. I know the
coaches are putting on happy faces for the media but they're probably making a
mess in their pants privately. Our running game just fell from one of the top
in the MWC to one of the worst with Asiata's injury.
about our kicking game than I am our running game. Wide, Shak, Smithson AND Cain
will cause fits for every D coordinator in the league. The team
needs to play like they did vs louisville ON THE ROAD.... they haven't looked
good outside of RES.
Go Utes and go Eddie Wide. I think the Utes will be fine. We'll miss Asiata
for sure, but I think Wide and Shak can carry the load. :)