Until major college football has a 16-team playoff to determine the national
champion on the field, we'll never know how good teams like TCU, Boise State and
Cincinnati really are.Preseason polls, based on historic biases,
determine the pecking order before a single game is played.Teams
that start the season in the Top 5 never fall out of the Top 5 without
losing.Why are Florida, Alabama, and Texas ranked ahead of TCU,
Cincinnati and Boise State?Because they were ranked higher in the
preseason polls.Why were they ranked higher?Because
they're traditional powers that play in traditionally better conferences?Are they better this year?Who knows?!It's all
speculation based on nothing but personal bias.The big boys don't
want a playoff because they enjoy their monopoly on bowl money and have no
intention on sharing with the little guys...and,they're
scared that if they ever had to line up on the field to prove they are better,
they might actually lose, both games and credibility.It's much
easier to never play teams like TCU and Boise State and then claim that those
teams couldn't compete.
Prove it.. just because you say it is doesn't mean it is. Everybody declared
that Utah couldn't compete with Alabama, and that none of our players could even
be on their roster.. well we all know what happened.. Point being is
that you will never know until they play, until then put up or shut up.
Dancing through the MWC is hardly worthy of playing for NC. Half of the SEC and
Big 12 programs would dominate the MWC. The y has been exposed in every big
game outside of OU, and OU has shown they are not the same team as last year.
The U is rebuilding playing with a true freshman qb making Saturday's loss no
big deal.TCU is a great program, but not comparable to the three
teams ahead of them.
Everyone who watched the game now knows how even a mediocre team can defeat the
Utes:#1: No huddle offense. Run plays quickly before Utes can sub. Keeps
them off balance and on their heels.#2: Establish a run threat and then
run play action passes. Utah cannot defend against it.#3: On defense, stop
Utes run (stack the line) and pressure their new QB. He gets rattled easily and
makes poor decisions.
seriously the best player I have ever seen. Wow. And, this from an avid Cougar
You don't know that TCU is only going to lose a few starters. The Frogs could
potentially have the same problem next year that Utah is having this year. Utah
lost some great players to graduation, but they also lost TWO premier defensive
players to early entry into the NFL draft (Sean Smith and Paul Kruger: both
second round draft picks). When your players that are not seniors are as good as
TCU's, it becomes more likely that they will leave early for the NFL draft if
they think that they will be drafted high enough. Andy Dalton could leave. You
TCU's defense loses 4 great starters who will all be NFL picks. But the offense
loses nothing. This is just getting started (even though Patterson has done an
outstanding job at TCU for 9 seasons) and the Frogs are now on every top Texas
High School player's top 3 list. Patterson has been a genius recruiter grabbing
speedy Texas running backs and turning them into great defensive players (Jerry
Hughes) and receivers. Now he gets to compete with the big boys. The challenge will be keeping Patterson. Thank God he watched his mentor
Dennis Franchione leave TCU for "greener pastures" at 'Bama and Texas A&M only
to be embarrassed. Fingers crossed that he was paying attention
First - thanks for all the kind words of support and good wishes from many of
you folks as we try to show - just like a great Utes team did last year when
they stomped the Tide - that the BCS is a sham. In fairness, we were two missed
field goals away in Utah from being in that position last year. So you lost to a
very good team that is on the verge of being great. We won't be great until we
put a licking on one of the phony BCS schools in a bowl game like you did last
year.Some perspective to you great programs at Utah and BYU - we won
5 total games when I was at TCU in the early 80's. THIS FEELS REALLY GOOD. And
FROG Town was LOUD last night.Peace and good luck to both your
I was very impressed by TCU yesterday. I hope they do the MWC justice and make
it to the BCS Championship game. Otherwise the whole BCS system should be
exposed as a fraud and a playoff system created so that teams can actually prove
they are deserving of the championship that is appointed to them just because of
If TCU runs the table they will accomplish what Utah has already accomplished
Its been a long time since they've been dominated under Whitt like this. Boise
State did it pretty bad to us on their BCS year. But we've never been destroyed
in the 1st half. Against Vegas it was close until the 4th.Anyways,
TCU is GREAT. We need to bounce back from this one....
by TCU, Ute fans should be happy with the general direction of the program over
the past 7 years. A 67-18 record, 3 conference titles, 7 bowl victories
including to BSC bowl wins and a 4-2 record against BYU. We simply lost to one
of the best teams in the country during our rebuilding year. Mark my words,
Utah will beat TCU in SLC next year. Whit will have the boys ready.
Being a Frog fan and seeing the Utes rise to win most years, I was not buying
the line. The Utes will go to a good bowl with hopefully a worthy opponent.
Great young players on both sides. The next few years will be great games.
UTAH had won the previous 3 games against TCU. I am happy with 3 out of 4 now.
TCU is the read deal. They are awesome and good luck to TCU in the BCS.
Get used to it. Unless we can get to a real conference TCU will rule the MWC for
the next decade. We're kinda feeling like Boise State - stuck in a confernce
full of losers.
Just look at yesterday.
I understand why their (TCU) ranked #4 in the nation. Great team with classy
fans, good luck TCU, you make the MWC proud.
I thought it would be closer. I'm trying to remember if Utah has ever been out
of a game with Whittingham.