Meyer not a good fit for Penn State"Meyer's triumphant Gator
run ended with a thud a couple of years ago. He was emotionally spent and
medically fragile, which are not good things to put on a resume, and on top of
that his football team was in a sudden and serious slump, which is even
worse.Left to his own devices, without Tim Tebow at quarterback and
without Dan Mullen calling the plays, Meyer was stuck in a rut, powerless to
prevent South Carolina from clinching last season's SEC East title and unable to
come up with anything more imaginative on offense than running backs taking
direct snaps and scraping out whatever they could get...This is a
guy who can't be counted on to stay anywhere forever, and that's all Nittany
Lion fans have known with Paterno.What a contrast, Paterno coaching
at Penn State for nearly half a century and Meyer burning out after half a dozen
seasons at Florida."bummer, no mention of Meyer's triumphant
Both of these teams are still in the running for the Pac 12 champ game and Rose
Bowl thanks to UCLA's win over ASU last week.What once seemed an
impossibility is now very much a possibility!
Lifelong UteUtah will have to run the table and ASU and UCLA would
have to lose every remaining game for the Utes to make the championship game
where they would be destroyed by Oregon or Stanford.Utah is only
mathematically still in the running; in reality, the Utes have absolutely no
chance of even sniffing the roses.
Sportsfan,We're just 2 games back from an elite conference
championship and shot at Rose Bowl game.And "Y"ou?
@Swoop and SportsFanWhy so much anger and bitterness? life is good.
sit back, relax and enjoy it!
@lifelonguteI am a Ute lifer myself. Still, be realistic.Losing to ASU was a three game swing. ASU needs to lose all games remaining
against weaker competition. Utah is not two games back of ASU as you
speak. They are three back. ASU is 4-2 and Utah is 2-4. ASU holds the tiebreaker
(win over Utah). If Utah would have beaten ASU, those three games
would be gone. Going head to head, winning means you gain a game if you win,
lose a game if you lose. With the tiebreaker, there's a three game swing. ASU is 4-2, they would have been 3-3 with a loss at Utah. The Utes would
have moved from 2-4 to 3-3 here (if things played out the same since that game).
In this scenario, Utah wins, and would of had the tiebreaker with ASU. Yes, Utah got beat badly on the scoreboard against ASU, but the Utes had the
lead in the third quarter before having 4 possessions with 2 three and outs and
two turnovers. Also Utah had a 80 yard touchdown called back (questionable
penalty). It was John Hayes first start (too bad).
gdog, I agree, it's virtually impossible and nothing we can count on, but we are
not necessarily 3 games back. In the event of a 3-way tie with us, UCLA and ASU,
I believe it would come down to the team with the highest BCS ranking at
season's end. If ASU does implode and lose two more games, there's no telling
how far they would slide down in the rankings while we continue to climb on a 5
game winning streak to end the season.
gdog3Listen, it is a long shot but not as bad as you are making it
sound. Look at this possible scenario...Utah, UCLA, ASU finish
5-4-Three way tie.ASU loses to Arizona and Colorado ( I know unlikely but
not impossible.)That means Utah is 3-2 against the South while both UCLA
and ASU are 2-3. Utah owns the tiebreaker and will represent the South in the
PAC 12 championship.P.S please don't reply with..."well ASU
beat Utah head to head" nonsense...In a 3 way tie head to head does not
matter, since ASU lost to UCLA and Utah beat UCLA.