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Published: Wednesday, April 25 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

Congrats on the recruit. Every team loves a good recruit. This one comes with a name, maybe he will excel, must be a good kid with character, makes good decisions, etc. Every teams needs kids like this, leaving California to come to our state is a good thing.



"Does the 54-10 beatdown still hurt?"

Well to be honest, it's a little embarrassing but we all know it was a fluke, 7 turnovers and so forth. The AP, the coaches and most of the really important people know that one game just does not represent a total BYU season. Utah's first season in its new conference is another story.

BYU losing to Utah pales in comparison on the national stage to Utah losing the 'big marble' and being dispatched by Colorado. Busted.

The end of season polls were just icing on the cake. Case closed.

And let me add to Duckhunter's list with these 2010 season embarrassing moments...

TCU 7-47 (most historic game in RES)
ND 3-28 (ND bench QB victory)
Boise St. 3-26 (bowl game blowout)

17-14 really takes the cake for 2011, icing and all.

Saint George, UT


"...it's a little embarrassing but we all know it was a fluke...".

Just like the nc.

Happened once, so it must be a FLUKE.



Last 10 games in the U/y series...UTAH 7 wins y 3 wins.

Overall series...UTAH 55 y 34.


Icing on the cake?

One win does not a series make.


55 UTAH wins overall and 7 UTAH wins out of the last 10 games.

Oh, but wait there's more.

At this point in the 2012 NFL Draft (rounds 1 through 6)...

22 players taken from the PAC 10.2.

Not just STANFORD and usc. CAL, ASU, OREGON, OREGON ST., and ARIZONA have had players drafted.

UTAH has had a Returned Missionary OT drafted.

Even the buffs have had 1 player drafted.

Independent notre dame has had 4 players drafted.

And the y has?

A beautiful stadium, great coaches, hard working players and a fan base that doesn't deserve any of it.


Springville, UT

Sunny all day

BYU Top 25 appearances > Utes

That's on the national stage, no one cares about the local squabbling and chest pounding between the fans.

Fluke NC > Fluke 54-10

That NC is still a real NC. Gripe, lament, moan and groan all you want. BYU has one and the Utes don't and with the BCS going away it's just going to be darn difficult for the Utes to get one.

17-14 was on the national stage and another embarrassment that was hard to hide when so much was at stake.

54-10 was a local thing and people outside of the local market didn't care. Almost like it didn't happen. We know it did but it's hilarious BYU outranked the Utes.

Get used to it, it's happened many many times despite the losses to the Utes. In the last 50 years of modern football that BYU and Utes shared the same conference, BYU has won 26 conference championships, Utes single digits.

No one cares about players to the NFL. Is there a trophy for that? Since you mentioned, how many NFL champion QBs do the Utes have?


Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Highland, UT

Proud of every win.

Tell me which loss were you most ashamed of? colorado? unlv? new mexico? wyoming? colorado state?


I wasn't aware we played UNLV, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado State last season.

Could it be that you don't have much to use against us from 2011? So you gotta reach back into the past? That's fine. But it only weakens your point.

On another matter, which of BYU's recent losses burn you up inside? Utah State (that one still cracks me up)... Utah's 54-10 shellacking... or maybe the near-loss to Wyoming in 2010?

If we're gonna go into the past to find terrible losses, we'd have a field day with BYU.

Highland, UT

@sunny all day

Players being drafted from stanford, usc, cal, washington, oregon, oregon st., and arizona somehow makes utah better? That's really the thing, utah has nothing of its own to hang its hat on so it leeches onto a host, or a bunch of hosts in the pac12, and pretends their accomplishments are somehow utah's. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, more pathetic than that.


Saint George, UT



Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comment.

I apologize for not getting back to you "sooner".

The y does have a beautiful stadium, great coaches, hard working players and a pathetic (your word, duckhunter) absolutely pathetic (again, your word, duckhunter) fan base.

So, the two of you must be a part of the beautiful stadium, the coaching staff, or the hard working players?

I thought so...


Springville, UT

Sunny all day

I know what pathetic is, I'm certainly humble enough to admit if the team I support wreaks. Have admitted as much on these boards in the past.

What I've never done is call a team's fanbase pathetic, maybe some choice specific fans are pathetic, but never a whole fanbase.

That distinction is yours. Congratulations.



It's not hilarious that you out ranked the Utes, you won more games. The thing that is hilarious is that you have absolutley no idea of the difference the y had to go through and what the Utes had on thier schedule. BYU had 3 (three),bye weeks let alone Idaho State, Idaho, New Mexico State, Hawaii to end the season.

Holladay, UT

"Well to be honest, it's a little embarrassing but we all know it was a fluke, 7 turnovers and so forth."

Sammyg, "fluke" is the most popular word in Provo after every loss byu suffers. It's kind of funny though that when it comes to the byu Utah game, byu has had 7 "fluke" losses in the last 10 years. Maybe when losses to Utah are that consistent it's no longer a fluke. Are you predicting another fluke this year?

Springville, UT


"..."fluke" is the most popular word in Provo after every loss byu suffers."

Really? It's invoked that often?

If 'fluke' is so popular in Provo then 'buffalo chip' must be equally as popular in Salt Lake.


Highland, UT


So you consider the losses whittingham has had to all the bottom feeders over the last 7 years to be the real utah program? I have to agree with you on one thing, there are enough of those losses to bottom feeders that we can officially say they are not "flukes" they are simply what whittingham coached utah teams do, that is lose to bad teams. It happens almost every single season he has coached, sometimes multiple times in a season. It is just what utah football does, lose to bad teams. Nothing "flukey" about it I suppose.

Holladay, UT

I never said those losses are fluky. You're trying to put words in my mouth.

Highland, UT


I know you didn't, that is why I phrased it as a question and then stated that I agree with you that they aren't flukes, because they aren't. whittingham's utah teams have proven over and over again that they lose to bad, and at times terrible, teams. I'm glad we agree on something, it makes it so much more pleasant around here when we can meet on common ground and share an opinion. :)

Holladay, UT

Wow Duckhunter, are you in 2nd grade?

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

@ducky & Sam

Do you know what isn't a fluke? Your team doing absolutely nothing worth national relevance in college football for almost 30 years.
If you think making it into 1 of the top 25 polls at the end of the year means something, then good for you. Go get your Free Zion's bank sponsored tee shirt and your student season tickets.

That is something that we can all laugh at.

It's a great time to be a Ute!

Springville, UT

Qwest perfected

Do you think two appearances in BCS games in recent years more relevant than being in the Top 25 multiple times more often than the Utes, having multiple conference championships more than the Utes, recently being in the NCAA basketball tournament multiple times compared to the Utes?


I bow to the Ute women's gymnastic team.

Sandy, UT

He's now a Cougar!

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