Congrats on the wins. Go Utes!
I really do cheer for the Utes in most games, except when they play BYU and USU.
After seeing U play the Cougs, I predicted U would beat ISU and Portland (see
my prior posts).I am not saying this to be mean spirited, but I am a
realist. Don't get your hopes too high after your 2 game win streak. I would
be very surprised if the Utes win another game. ISU and Portland are comparable
teams to U, but the home court advantage gave U the edge.The teams U
play the rest of the reason are not in the bottom 10%. But if you do win
another game, you should be ecstastic. Hopefully that will mean U are getting
better.For those trying to draw comparisons to the 1 win Coug team
of nearly two decades ago, please give it up. There are too many differences to
draw any meaningful comparisons. The biggest difference is that the Cougs low
point in history. The Cougs have a bright future going forward.
"For those trying to draw comparisons to the 1 win Coug team of nearly two
decades ago, please give it up. There are too many differences to draw any
meaningful comparisons. The biggest difference is that the Cougs low point in
history."CFITXIf the Utes finish with only 3 wins as you
poredict (you actually predicted 1 win back at the beginning of the season, nice
to see you change), this year would be BY FAR the lowest point in their history.
And like the Cougars, could turn it around."After seeing U play
the Cougs, I predicted U would beat ISU and Portland (see my prior
posts)."CFITXYes. You did change that after the BYU game.
It remains to be seen what you will change when the Utes win their first PAC-12
game.If the WCC is on par, or even better, than the PAC-12 as many
BYU fans have eluded to on these boards, should the U not be able to pick up a
few more games?
CougFaninTX:You seem to be implying that this doesn't happen to be
our lowest point ever, and that we don't have a bright future. Well, even if we
get a few more wins it would be our worst season ever. Ever! And
to say that we don't have a bright future with a great first recruiting class,
and even more important than that, a great coaching staff, then I don't know
what to tell you. And I think the recruiting trend will continue. Even if we don't win much more, I still support the Utes and will continue to
follow them ceaselessly! Go Utes!
"The biggest difference is that the Cougs low point in history."CFITX:Well, that ant the fact the Utes already have 3 times
more wins at their low point in history. It IS a valid comparison.
@CougFaninTX"I would be very surprised if the Utes win another
game"I would be very surprised if they didn't. Yeeah they're
playing better teams, but they have something like 18 games left. There's going
to be a fluke win, a game where the opponent just doesn't show up, a game where
everything just clicks for Utah... those things happen. My prediction is a 3-15
conference record so it's not like I'm expecting much at all.
It would not surprise me that much if the Utes won a couple of PAC games later
in the season. The PAC, according to CBS sports is "not a good
conference" in basketball this year. Maybe 4 good teams and the rest are
weak and have been beaten by average teams from "weaker" conferences.
I don't think the Utes will beat any good teams this year but am betting they
finish with 5-7 wins.
CougFaninTx,You're right about there being too many differences to
compare this Ute team to the one win BYU squad. Perhaps the biggest difference
is that the Utes have never had a season as bad as that BYU season and
fortunately this one isn't going to be that bad either.
Hey winning is always better than losing and utah won so utah fans should be
happy about it. I have no idea if they will win again this year or not but for a
day at least utah fans get to be happy about a win. They should enjoy the
What is a University of Portland? Geez. Come on...winning against a JC outfit.
This is just crazy, extolling the Utes for a miserable win over a silly team.
I can't believe the lies people will believe and the silly statements they make
over this event. Every major university in the country is scheduling dumb teams
to pad their win/loss records, and this is just another one in the case of the
Utes. And I am a Ute fan believe me. I just can't see getting all worked up
over this. This is going to be a disasterous season for Ute B ball and everyone
is prepared for it. Let's just hope Coach K can keep the wheels on the program
going forward, and can bring in some talent to play at this level. Go Utes.
It's a Ute two win Christmas miracle... against a losing record team. As ducky
said "enjoy the moment". There might actually be more where that came
from but don't get your hopes too high.Remember, high hopes are only
reserved for Ute football teams.