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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 1:38 p.m. MST

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Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Nice to see Utah getting some respect from outside media.

Why haven't the Jazz ever gone after Andre Miller?

Hondo
Springville, UT

I look for BYU to have a lot more big plays this year than the Ewetes. Heaps will be able to throw it downfield and we've got a stable of RBs where as Utah has nothing. On top of that, they'll now be playing in the "invincible" PAC-12 and will find long plays much harder to come by.

the_beav
SLC, UT

I look for utah to have fewer next year...

"UCLA and new Ute offensive coordinator Norm Chow ranked 116th with 31 explosive plays last season"

MAFU
Salt Lake City, UT

I look for the U to have a balanced offensive attack and control the time of possession.

I look for the Y and its opponents to have lots of TECMO Bowl scores.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Hondo,

I didn't see BYU mentioned in this article. Oh, that's right, it wasn't about BYU.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

hondo,

Try to keep your "comparisons" to other mid major "in DEPENDENT" schools like Army and Navy.

Going foward BYU means nothing to the "conference of champion" Utes.

I know it hurts but life will go on.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Mormon Ute

Is he one of ours? I've read a couple of his posts and I thought he was being sarcastic. Either way, it's annoying.

IDC
Boise, ID

Does anyone know if Jimmer practiced today?

Hondo
Springville, UT

Mormon Ute,

I thought I'd fill in the details for you guys
since you guys have nothing to talk about and we've got an exciting season to look forward to. It's going to be miserable to have a QB with the name Wynn (Win) when you'll be doing a lot of losing, especially when you visit LES this September.

concerned ute
Provo, UT

I am afraid the Utes never measure up to any competition. What a shame. Utes the future bottom feeder of the PAC.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Hondo

Please stop trying to stir up contention.

Go Cougars!

Thriller
Saint George, UT

I love hearing about the "Ute Trolls" or "there is no such thing as a Utah fan, just a BYU hater". Clearly there are those who fall into the troll category on both sides. Thanks for keeping it classy fresnogirl.

That said, I believe (and hope) that the Ute offense won't change too drastically under Chow. I see him as being more of an adviser to guide us through the first year or two of the PAC-12 before he retires.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Thiller,

I tend to agree with you about Chow. I think he's here only a couple of years to advise. I don't thin Roddrick would have stuck around if he felt that was not the case.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

With Chow mentoring our young offensive coaches I see our QB, WR and TE play improving next year and making us very competitive in our division of the PAC-12. I'm excited to see the improvement in the QB play in particular.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Hey hedge, how are the BYU cougs doing tonight against CSU, your riveted on the game I know.

These Utesies are cellar dwellers next year in the Pac- whoza muh whats its anyways.
Wynnie can't throw, can't run. Who they got to back him up when he goes down agai?. Mark it down.

Jordan
Lynchburg, VA

I'm excited for next year for sure! It's going to be fun seeing how things pan out for the Utes! I love Wynn at quarterback. When he is healthy, he has shown that he can certainly make throws. And I'm not concerned about our backfield, we seem to have quite a bit of talent coming in, so hopefully they can overcome any experience issues and be real strong for us!
Go Utes!

Skierelmo
Oakley, UT

Wow!!!! Nice to see all the zoobies quit their idol (Jimmer) worship long enough to come on a Utah topic board long enough to start talking about how much better they are, followed by my fellow Ute fans retorting said claims of greatnesses, followed by said zoobies talking about how obsessed we are with them..... on a Utes topic board..... will this pattern ever get old???

Big_Ben
Centerville, UT

the trolling problem can be taken care of with an "ignore user" button. Also, some users need to be marked by comment screeners to make sure that their posts are acceptable. Finally people just need to not respond to people who troll.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Spring ball is just around the corner. Not sure there has ever been a more important off-season/spring practice season for the Utes or the Cougars. Lots of new coaches, new schemes, new faces, new schedules to prepare for.

It will be great to watch Chow put the offense in - to the extent Kyle gives some access to the fans for scrimmages. Also will be fun to see how Harvey stacks up as an early enrollee freshman. A lot to ask of a youngster. Big adjustment. He is an amazing talent though.

Will be an awfully important spring for Heaps down in Provo. He built a lot of momentum up over the last half of the 2010 season and he needs to establish himself as the veteran leader. Has anyone heard how the winter workouts are going? I imagine the receivers will come into spring ball having caught a million passes from Heaps and the drops will be less this year. Big spring for Heaps.

Would have also been very important for Wynn, but his injury is huge. Quite a set-back. Maybe Rhobles will step up?

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

Hondo Bro.
Note the following statement from another Utah County clone :

AribaD | 9:06 p.m. Feb. 23, 2011
Spanish Fork, UT
Again, BYU fans, a reminder. Please ignore the Ute trolls. It is hard to call them Ute fans for they are not. They are BYU haters. They are pathetic. Ignore them.

Hondo,
Please take note of one of your blue bloods and their postings.
What does your comment have to do with the article ?
Kindly save your wind for the hot soup and enjoy this years Cougar basketball success. Let us enjoy the Pac 12. Your team should have a good year in football with 7 home games and the likes of New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech to name a few powerhouses that will be in your house.
Whittingham has assembled a good staff with some promising young players. A year or two in the new conference should bring even better players. I am waiting for the NFL draft to see how many Utes are taken this year. Last year there were 6 out of the 22 starters(27%). That's always a good reflection of where the program is headed.

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