@ Sammy...As much as you like to Criticize the Ute's the real question
isn't IF your boys in Blue are gonna Get SMOKED at RES this
season....it's how bad!!GO UTES!!
Swoop,I guess Utah's body was just that much warmer than
BYU's then huh?
@sammygAll I have to say is Jake Heaps Riley Nelson... At least we
didn't run Hays out of town on a stake. With BYU fans like you
it's no wonder Utah fans relish 54-10 so muchGO UTES
"Does byu still get all that money when people aren't paying to see
them play the Idaho schools?"YES!!!BYU averaged
60,265 fans for SEVEN games in 2011 - 421,858 total (26th in the NCAA)Utah
averaged 45,149 fans for SIX games in 2011 - 270,894 total (150,000 LESS than
BYU)Conservatively, the $7.5 MILLION more in gate receipts, not
including consessions, for 2011.
"I will be the first to admit that Utah was not the first school considered
to add to the conference. However, Colorado is even more of a red-headed
step-child because they were not wanted for any of their own merits,.."Sorry, your argument doesn't hold water since Utah was invited
after Colorado.Bottom line, Utah wasn't wanted for its merits
any more than Colorado. In fact, after his Big 12 South merger fell apart, Larry
Scott simply needed a couple of warm bodies to fill the his 12-team roster, to
act as cannon fodder for the big boys of the conference, and he knew that the
Utes were so desperate to join the big boys that they'd agree to any terms
Scott offered just to get their foot in the door.
Sammy G is just mad because he wishes Hays was playing during the beatdown in
Provo last year. Then the score would probably only be like 34-10. Not NEARLY as
Nope, sammy, still wrong. He never lost two in a row.ASU-LPitt-WCal-LOSU-WArizona-WUCLA-WWSU-WCU-LGT-WI can't speak for all Ute fans, but for me
there is throwing anyone under the bus, and I don't sense any real concern
on your part, just a failed attempt at a stab at Ute fans. Just because
he's not expected to be on the field, and possibly the 3-deep depth chart
doesn't mean he's not an important member of the team. His experience
becomes invaluable in the film room, during practice, and even in the study hall
amongst his peers, and I know for a fact that he's a team-first guy and is
the first one to embrace that.
@midpacmajorKeep telling yourself that if it makes you feel
better.The bottom line is because of Utah performance, they were
invited to a great BCS conference.Does byu still get all that money
when people aren't paying to see them play the Idaho schools? We all know
that byu has had a ton of money in their athletic budget, the sad thing is they
haven't done anything relevant with it. If you're happy with 10 wins
playing a handful of glorified high schools, then I'm happy for you. There
will always be a place for the under-achiever that wants a trophy too.Seriously look at the teams that have taken it to the next level with
undoubtable less money - Utah, Boise State, TCU and Hawaii. You want to talk
about being in the middle of the pack?? lol. Hurry and get in line for your
free Zions bank tee shirt!
My sincerest apologies... here, let me correct this...When Hays lost
two in a row last year several of you guys were ready to throw him under the
bus. Make you feel any better?So here I am defending
Hays, like last year, for the most part, and you are saying he's not a D1
QB.Thud went the bus.Now I know how Naval Vet feels
defending sixth place! ha ha ha
midpacmajor, looks like you're having trouble with your own argument, too.
I will be the first to admit that Utah was not the first school considered to
add to the conference. However, Colorado is even more of a red-headed step-child
because they were not wanted for any of their own merits, but just for the
prospect of a Texas or Oklahoma school following them. When that failed, they
were forced to resort to a team that consistently makes strong bowl appearances,
and increased the level of competition within the conference.
QPDon't kid yourself. Of course Larry Scott is going to welcome
the Utes into the conference with a couple of carefully-chosen platitudes to
make U feel good about yourselves, but the truth is, Utah was simply filler, a
warm body to fill out the 12 teams necessary to have a conference playoff, no
different than most of the Krystko's basketball players this year.Colorado, a program that's been in the dumps for years was brought in as
a full-fledged member from day one.Utah, a program with two recent
BcS wins, was brought in as the red-headed step child, not allowed to sit at the
big kids table for years.btw, BYU has been making far more EVERY
GAME for the past 30 years from the extra 20,000 seats in LES, than the meer
pittance BYU received from Utah's BcS appearances.
sammyg, first off, Hays never went 0-4. He started 1-2, and finished the season
6-3. At least know the facts to your own argument. Anyway, everyone already
knows that he showed some great intestinal fortitude last year and is grateful
for the job that he did. But everyone also knows realistically, he was never a
D1 player, and the fact that he's receiving a scholarship to get a degree
from a Pac-12 school is a pretty fair reward.
@midpacmajorWe all know you are a coug fan - so please don't
try and speak on behalf of the PAC12.Ask Larry Scott if he cares
about the Utes 2 BCS bowl game victories. He will tell you that was a big
reason Utah got invited to the PAC12. I guess i shouldn't expect you to
know anything about BCS bowl games anyway.Nice try but I think you
should concentrate on your perennial preseason national championship.Oh and you can thank the Utes for putting a few million into your athletic
department because of those BCS games - you're welcome.
Where's the outrage for Hays? Mip is right. For a guy that literally saved
your bacon last season, Hays just got dumped on in this article.Of
course I understand many of you fans. When Hays was 0-4 starting off, most of
you were ready to throw him under the bus then. Here comes a couple of freshmen
and...Pitiful that a guy with real D1 experience and success is
relegated to obscurity in less than 3 months from his bowl win. Shameless.
QPNobody in the PAC cares about your ancient; they want to know what
you've added to the conference since you became a member, and the short
answer is...absolutely NOTHING!
@ motorbike"What has USC brought to the table this year?"Actually, we'll likely bring a football conference championship and
a legitimate chance at a national championship. Don't know if you've
heard the various sports analysts, but they're kinda good. Gotta young man
quarterbacking that seems to be pretty good!! @ motorbike"P.S. The team that hasn't brought anything to the table just swept
your Trojans in baseball last weekend."PSS: Actually, we got you
guys 10-5 on last game ... just saying.
Has anyone ever seen Jordan Wynn and Paul Reubens in the same place?
So. Cal Reader -P.S. The team that hasn't brought anything to
the table just swept your Trojans in baseball last weekend.
Don't let the haters fool you.Utah football is much improved
for 2012.In 2011, Utah nearly won the Pac-12 South with a backup QB
who was anything but BCS-caliber. That's a testament to this team's
defense, special teams, and offensive players stepping up.In 2012,
Utah's starting QB returns with a host of talent to back him him. Not to
mention another Pac-12 caliber RB to complement our existing Pac-12 caliber RB.
Throw in several BCS-caliber defenders, at least one NFL-bound D-lineman, a slew
of potential All-American wideouts and DBs, and new Linebackers who will easily
fill the shoes of Martinez and Walker.Utah is the consensus #2 in
the Pac South this year. But there is more than just a slim chance of upsetting
USC for the crown.Meanwhile... what's BYU doing?
So Cal Reader -What has USC brought to the table this year? Let see,
a worse conference record than Utah in basketball and a football team that
barely squeaked by Utah on their home field and brought embarrassment to the pac
12 with their ncaa sanctions.What else have you got??? - Mr cougar
fan hiding behind the so cal monikor!
@so cal readerThe PAC12 gets credit for Utah's 2 BCS wins if that
helps you out.You're welcome.
@ Otis Spurlock"Go Utes! Go PAC 12! Go BCS! Go Conference of
Champions!"And your Utes' contribution to this "Conf.
of Champion" was ......? Don't get me wrong, I'm with you about
the Conference iteself. I'm a USC alumn, and I love the Pac 12 and the
vision & leadership of Comm. Scott. Just trying to figure out what your Utes
have brought to the conference table. I got tired of looking about football and
basketball. I think the Women's Gymnastics team did well?
P.S. That's Roy Utah, not Ogden, in case anyone is interested
That is exciting! I mean my QB son is almost 6-2 / 200 lbs and is Jr.in high
Life is good.
For all those bad mouthing the coaching staff and writer of the article for not
mentioning John Hayes, you have no clue. Even John Hayes knows that he was a
back up and is now the back up to the back up based on body type and ability. He
came in and did an awesome job when Wynn went down but that was last year.We move forward with more talent and skill at the QB position than ever
before. Love it.Star is going to do some damage for the D too. He is
a beast that cannot be blocked even on a double team.Go Utes!
"For the first time in almost two years I feel good," Wynn said.
"It's a blessing and I'm excited to be out here."Hmmm, when have I heard that before? Oh, that's right, about spring ball
time every year. We'll see if it works this time...
@sammygOf course you couldn't wait for the first report to
troll. Wynn will do just fine and it will be another epic beatdown in Sept
against your boys in blue.Also for those commenting on Wynn's
hair. He's growing it in honor of his grandmother who died of cancer. He is
donating it to Locks of Love.
I can't wait for football season to begin.The Utes are looking
to be a pretty good team this year. It's nice to see that Wynn has added
some weight and strength - that was much needed and will hopefully help him stay
healthy. This years team will have 4 QB's granted two of them are
freshmen, but they are good athletes and probably better backup's than what
we have had in the past.The Utes defense is going to be good again.
I'm so glad Star decided to come back for his senior year. That guy
dominated last year and I'm sure will continue to be a game changer this
year too.Can't wait to see this team progress and what new guys
can earn time on this team.Go Utes!
Hopefully for the U Wynn can stay healthy...and he needs a haircut too.
To answer few of the speculative comments here.@USALover: the
situation is different this year because e have a healthier, bulkier starting QB
and two very good backups behind him, though they are freshmen.@COUte, SammyG, and others: Hays isn't even on the depth chart right now
and though he apparently got a few throws in yesterday, most went to Wynn,
Wilson, and Hansen. So, as far as anyone can ell right now, he's the fourth
QB.Actually saw some video of yesterday's practice and was
really impressed with the QB's. Wynn is definitely changed and is throwing
better than I've ever seen him throw, Wilson is impressive, and Hansen is
quite good as well, though definitely in third place right now. But you never
know, it's only been one practice and that without pads.
The Utes offense will rise or fall w/ Wynn's health.
If Jon Hayes hasn't transferred, the author and his new Offensive
Coordinator both owe him an apology.
"It sounds like our QB situation is MUCH better this time around, and thats
a relief."Really, TexasGirl?Explain how anything is
different at all from last year?
Wynn will be great this year. I love the quarterback situation with Hansen and
Wilson. We will also be much stronger at running back this year
with the addition of York. Can't wait to see Langli get some carries. Go Utes! Go PAC 12! Go BCS! Go Conference of Champions!
It's great to see Jordan Wynn excited and in good physical condition.
I've always been a fan of Wynn and hope and expect for him to have a great
season next fall!The freshmen have lots of success to look forward
to also. Not to mention a lot of returning players from last year's
Nice to hear about Jordan and the freshmen but why no mention of Hays?
Remember all the posters that claim the U lied to Chase Hansen and wouldn't
let him 'really' try to be a QB? Hayes will probably be the back up
QB and one or both of the freshman will end up redshirting depending on
Oh I'm so excited for the first Wynnie report and here they are already
talking up the backups!Is Jon Hays on the field, is he a backup this
year or is last year's star 'under the bus'?
I'm glad to see that Jordan has Bulked up. Hopefully that plays a part in
keeping him healthy this season. He definitely had the leader mentality last
year, so it will be nice to see if that carries over to this year. I'm
sure he'll command the team. It sounds like our QB situation is
MUCH better this time around, and thats a relief. Though I will wait until
August 30th to make a decision on that, for sure. The coaches seem to have an
eye on Hansen and Wilson, I hope one of them gets prepared well just in case...
Can't wait to see what they do this spring! And can wait even
less for fall to come!! GO UTES!!! 162 Days til Kick off!