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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 28 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Me, Myself and I
Blanding, UT

It's not even mid-season yet. Talk about someone needing to fill a little more space on the sports section. The idea of this article at this point of the season is absolutely ridiculous!


I will blame this article if the Utes don't even make it to bowl eligibility.

Layton, UT

Answer: Fat Cats, and Jordan Wynn will need the bumpers up.

Moab, UT

Washington played Colorado last week? I had a double header in my fantasy football, but I didn't know college has done that too.

Salem, Ut

They won't go bowling this year. They will win two more games. They're lucky they are not playing Oregon or Stanford.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

It's actually not so crazy to speculate at this point. We've all predicted where we think our teams will finish and the bowl tie ins are mostly locked into certain place teams from each conference. I think the Sun or Holiday Bowl is about right for the Utes, if we don't win our Division.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

Wow, the Sun Bowl. Moving to the Pac-12 did wonders for you.

Duckhunter Hunter
Alpine, UT

"They won't go bowling this year. They will win two more games."

That is a completely ridiculous prediction that won't come true. Utah is on track to win another 5 to 6 games. However, if by some crazy stretch of the imagination your prediction came true what would that say about the woeful state of BYU football? LOL!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

I think playing in the Holiday or Sun Bowls would be awesome! But at present, we are 0-1 in Pac-12 play. So it's too soon for us to talk about the preseason.

Cougar fans on the other hand...They've been debating whether it'll be the Nat'l Championship, or some other BCS Bowl game dating back to Spring Training. It's NEVER too early for cougars to talk about bowl destinations. Not even in times where they really only have ONE! I hope you cougar fans like Ft. Worth. Haha!

Herriman, Utah

I (do) feel that the Utes will become bowl eligible and qualify for a mid-to-upper level bowl game this year. But "Me, Myself, and I" is right, this is "way too early" to be even be talking about this kind of thing. There is "enough pressure" on teams already just to do well each week without adding more burden to the mix with articles like this - it is ridiculous! It is non-productive, and a crap-shoot, to even attempt any speculation at this point in time.

Good luck to Utah this weekend and throughout the rest of the season! I mean it. (I know that on other posts that I have made the comment, Go Huskies! Those comments were only intended to make a point with the "naysayers and blatant haters" of the Cougars - who would not otherwise support the Aggies unless they play BYU. That is ridiculous too.) I will always support Utah, except when they play BYU, which should be understandable to fans everywhere.

Utah - 27
Washington - 17

Further Prediction:
Utah - 31
ASU - 21

Honestly, Go UTAH!

South Jordan, UT

Sun Bowl may happen but hoping for Holiday Bowl at a minimum after playing Oregon in Pac 12 championship game.

Lets see:
Armed Forces Bowl payout: $600,000 per team vs. Conference USA #3 (Central Florida, Tulsa or Marshall)

Sun Bowl payout: $2,000,000 per team vs. ACC # 4 (Miami or Florida State)

Also, Pac 12 playoff pays 2.2 million per team.

All games are on ESPN. Which position would you rather?

Sandy, UT

I think 4 teams have a shot at the Rose Bowl. In terms of likelihood, I see it as follows:

Oregon 50%
Utah 30%
Arizona State 10%
Stanford 10%

Bountiful, UT

Utah has not beat a quality team. Let's give them at least 5 games before we start talking about bowls. Seems way too early for this article. One thing that is true is the Ute football team has already won as many games as their hoop team will win this year.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Doubt Utah can beat ASU, but we'll see. I hope the Utes do well but just don't see it happening. Middle-tier bowl, here come the Utes! Why wasn't the Vegas bowl mentioned in the talk?

Saint George, UT

Bowl talk?

UTAH has to win 6 games (not including Montana State) to be bowl eligible.


When UTAH has accomplished the goal written above, then let's talk about "bowl" games.

The best way to sink a season is to start talking about championships and bowl games before you have won even the minimum amout of games you need to even qualify.

One game at a time; the next opponent is our toughest opponent; staying injury free with key players, are all foundational building blocks for a successful "bowl eligible" season.

Enjoy the ride!



Burley, ID

You'll never hear Whittingham or his Ute team talking about Bowl games until after the season is over. That's one of the things that has made them winners . . . they try to never lose sight of their next opponent.

Go Utes . . . beat Washington and then Arizona State!

Salt Lake City, UT

I personally believe Utah will go to either the Alamo Bowl, or Holiday Bowl. Stanford or Oregon will both go to BCS bowl games, and Utah will either land in that 3rd or 4th place slot in the conference.

Uteville, CA

SoCal Sports projects Utah-Sisconsin matchup in the Rose Bowl Jan 02 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

"I think 4 teams have a shot at the Rose Bowl. In terms of likelihood, I see it as follows:

Oregon 50%
Utah 30%
Arizona State 10%
Stanford 10% "

I'd have it more like Oregon 40% Stanford 35% ASU 10% Utah 5% Boise 5% Other Pac-12 team 5%

Now I know what you're thinking... Boise? Well the new rules state that if the Big 10 or Pac-12 team is in the national championship game and if there is a team ranked high enough outside of the BCS the Rose Bowl has to take them, like it did with the Wisconsin-TCU game last year. It is conceivable that Oregon or Stanford could be in the national title game.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Maybe Utah should beat a BCS AQ team before they start shopping for Bowls?

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