Duckhunter:I just thought I'd pop by to "LOL" at you and
your pre-Sun Bowl predictions that nobody would go the the game. I was there.
The stadium was packed, and hosted nearly 18,000 more spectators than your
little bush-league mid-majorey bowl in Dallas the day before. Additionally, now that the Nielsen ratings have been released for those games,
it looks like the Sun Bowl's television viewership [4.1 million] drew more than
TWICE the number of "worldwide" fans that tuned in to watch the
Hey Rock of the Marne, was it something I said? How did the running utey did
today? Oh never mind, not so good.
Hey Simple Me, at least Utah has been to many Final Fours and two NCAA
Championships as well going to and dominating 2 BCS Bowls.Your Cougs have never
ever sniffed either one. As always, too easy.
PAC 12 loves UUSC was also impressed with BYU when the Cougars
played the Trojans in the Coliseum in 2003.After building a 21-0
lead in the first quarter, the fourth-ranked Trojans (2-0) allowed BYU (1-1) to
close within three points with 7:05 left before closing out the 35-18 win with
two late touchdowns Saturday night."We expected it to be very
hard and it certainly didn't disappoint us. They just kind of pecked away,"
USC coach Pete Carroll said.BYU finished 4-8 in 2003, BYU's worst
since 1968.USC won the national championship.
Duck,Just get some tickets at RES already.You'll get to
see TWO real teams play each other all season long. It will help you
feel better. Hurry, the games are all but sold out.
The Utes will go to the rose bowl, and the basketball team will go to the final
four in 2012. Whoooooa, not in this lifetime.
USC vs. Utah will be a big game every year. Not sure all the talk about this one
being for the Pac12 South is warranted yet. Let's see how recruiting goes and
how the spring goes and what the QB situation is like before we go spouting off
predictions. Utah does not hold the distinction as perennial pre-season national
champions - and let's keep it that way. Coach Whit is a one practice at a time,
one game at a time coach and goes to great lengths to instill that culture in
the team. Leave the pre-season championship talk to other programs.
DuckComing from a "fan" of a team that is the 3rd best
indy team in the country. lolThis game IS huge and your
"friends" at espn have deemed it as such. If ESPN say it then it is
so, right? Everyone knows that this game will be the biggest
sporting event for our little state next year. No question. Well there is the
Pac 12 Champ...OK I won't go that far. Go Utes!
To anyone who paid attention, this season should have taught us (fans and
players alike) that Utah cannot afford to take any win for granted in the
Pac-12. That includes the rivalry games against Utah State and BYU.I think the Utes have the potential to be very good next year, but USC will
likely be a deserving Top 5 team. It will take a heroic performance for the
Utes to beat the Trojans - a Utah vs. Alabama type game.Utah has had
several satisfying wins over the last several years, but to be honest, they
haven't come up big against a top tier opponent since the Sugar Bowl. The USC
game will provide that chance, but I hope the Utes can take care of business in
the month leading up to what could be a huge game.Go Utes!
This continuing Red-Blue slam dialogue is becoming quite boring. The two teams
are diverging, each will be fine in its own venue, why not leave it at that.
No need to do electronic war dances on hypotheticals. Let the
annual results guage the divergence of the programs and why not wish each team
well in its own venue.As a Utah fan I'm looking forward to the
upcoming combination of new and old players, new and old coaching, new and old
competition for another interesting Div1 season. I'm certain many Y fans feel
the same. Hopefully rational adults can evolve beyond this puerile
bickering based on pure supposition concerning the outcome of uncontrollable
I hope everything is ok and will be soon resolved for Bogut. He's been a pretty
classy guy and it'd be nice to see both of the top overall 2005 pro draft picks
make a deep playoff push and represent the Utes in their respective leagues this
"USC doesn't lose to teams that lose to 10-loss teams at home with the
division title on the line"They lose to teams (ASU) who lose to
8-loss teams (UA) who lost to 10-loss teams (at ASU with the division title on
the line). It's football, upsets happen. This concept should give you hope that
someday BYU could beat Utah, although it's only slightly less likely than
Colorado doing it.
@ Marked it Down"The same hype was spouted ad nauseum before
the ASU-Utah game this season - then both teams imploded".BYU's
"Best Friend" ESPN is buying into the hype of the USC-Utah game. BYU
should as well, after all they do kiss up to ESPN like a dog does to it's
master. In case you didn't watch the Utah-USC game last year. Utah
with a healthy Jordan Wynn had USC on the ropes and was a field goal away from
OT. In fact, after the loss, USC fans were impressed with Utah's debut in the
Coliseum and gave them a standing ovation for a great performance against USC.
Now those fans are classy! "USC doesn't lose to teams that
lose to 10-loss teams at home with the division title on the line".Well BYU does loses to teams that lose to 10-Loss teams at home with the
division title on the line.
Hey duck that 8-5 team beat the living tar out out of your team. LOL
PAC 12 U"The USC-Utah game is going to be HUGE this year. This
will be the Pac-12 South game of the year. Winner most likely will represent the
south in the Pac-12 Championship Game for a trip to..........Wait for
it........The Rose Bowl!"Yawn!The same hype was
spouted ad nauseum before the ASU-Utah game this season - then both teams
imploded.USC doesn't lose to teams that lose to 10-loss teams at
home with the division title on the line.
@christina b"2 powerhouses" LOL! Yea right. 1 powerhouse
and 1 8-5 losing conference record after thought. If it is for the "south
division title" which isn't much of a "title" if you think about
it, it is simply because the south division is truly terrible and filled with
truly terrible teams. utah might be the 2nd best team in the south division
purely by default and not have anything at all to do with them being any
good.I do enjoy your irrational exuberance however LOL!
I love the BCS2 powerhouses battling it out on ESPN - couldnt be
better. I'll be there.Will U?
I, along with all other Ute fans knew this long before ESPN came along and told
us. It doesn't take a genius to see Utah and USC will be the best in the South
division next year!
The PAC12 is doing all they can to add some intensity to the Southern division
race. By leaving Stanford and Oregon off of Utah's schedule, that is what they
have done. They should have scheduled this game for November. I wish Utah
well but I think they will have the same type of QB problems they did this year
for the next two years. They likely won't have the offense to keep up with USC,
Cal or Washington unless Wynn has a fantastic year and does not get hurt. I
predict another 8-4 season and a runner up to USC in the South division.
The USC-Utah game is going to be HUGE this year. This will be the Pac-12 South
game of the year. Winner most likely will represent the south in the Pac-12
Championship Game for a trip to..........Wait for it........The Rose Bowl!