They made it ugly, alright....The whole season is likely to wear that moniker.
"Most of us U fans barely consider the Y more than an distant cousin
now."Is that why the U fans swarmed the field not once, not even
twice, but three times to celebrate the squeaker win over the Y? Just asking?
Soonerute"If the Utes get blown out, it's over" ...for
the 2012 season. No bowling, no Pasadena, no division championship, no parade,
no Rose Bowl, no side trip to Disneyland, nothing, nada, etc.Sorry,
I got distracted getting ready for the debate.I'll be here with
Kleenex and a shoulder to cry on later this evening.Go Trojans!
Utah doesn't stand a chance they can never beat anyone good.
The 2001 game referenced in the article was one of my favorite Utah wins. The
Utes punched the Trojans in the mouth, and physically beat up USC (but not one
superstar safety). And Ronny Mac's post-game interview may have been his
best ever. I love that man!As for this year's game:I wouldn't be surprised if the Utes get beat by three touchdowns, or if
they get a narrow win. Obviously I am hoping for the latter.Go
Utes! Shake off the ugly loss in Tempe and become the team we hoped (and most
of the national media thought) you would be this season. If you lose big
tonight at home, it will probably be a long, painful season for all of us
"the BYU game wasn't "the big game""Who are you
kidding? The ONLY game Utah fans have talked about since last year
was the BYU-Utah game. The ONLY time Utah fans have rushed the field
THREE times during the same game, was for the BYU-Utah game THIS season. If the Utes lose tonight, which they will, the ONLY game Utah fans will
be talking about for the remainder of the season, is this year's BYU-Utah
game.There's not a team on the planet Utah fans love to beat
and hate to lose to more than BYU.Obsessing about BYU is what U do!
@DuckhunterAre you actually a BYU fan? or just a Utah hater? You can be
honest I won't judge. Because I must admit, if I was a BYU fan losing to
the Utes 3 years in a row, 8 of the last 11, and playing lesser quality
opponents and being the little brother, I might get a little bitter and resort
to just being a pure Utah hater also. So don't be afraid to talk about it,
I'll be here to give you a little moral support and help you get through
this. You'll make it man, I promise.
@yankees27"most of us knew it would take a while to catch up and
win consistently in the new conference...most of us know it's a work in
progress."Actually there weren't any utah "fans" at
all saying that. All of the comments around here were that they were going to
"win the south" and "buy tickets for Pasadena" and on and on.
Your comments are what they are saying now, after all of the beatdowns and
losses to colorado. Nice revisionism though.
mussing- Uh, the BYU game wasn't "the big game" duh! Ya, it's
the rivalry game, but I'm talking about the BIG programs, the Bama's
the USC's, the bowl games. Most of us U fans barely consider the Y more
than an distant cousin now. They used to talk about us being the little brother,
then we've owned them for the last decade and some U fans called them
little brother, I actually prefer to think of them as the brother in law who
tries too hard to prove himself but no one listens and he sulks away and sucks
his poor little thumb "independently". Ya, I know we're new to the
PAC 12 and a few Chrissys overstated that the U would be winning Rose Bowls
soon, but most of us knew it would take a while to catch up and win consistently
in the new conference. I mean has Arizona even played in a Rose Bowl? I know ASU
and even Oregon St. have but it's been a while. I'm just saying, most
of us know it's a work in progress. Still fans though!
"Utah can beat USC by making it ugly..."I assumed from the
headline, that the Utes were planning on wearing their black helmets again.
Those ugly things didn't help the Utes in Tempe, and they certainly
won't help them against the Trojans.------------"I believe the Utes get up for the big games..."Unfortunately, the Utes are only capable of getting up for one big game a
year. It'll take the Utes a month just to recover from their BYU high. By
then, the Utes will be so helplessly mired at the bottom of the PAC, that
they'll be lucky to qualify for a bowl.
Game day! So excited! I did want to give a shout out quick to our cougar
friends. I wanted to just quickly say thank you for filling our forums (so many
comments in the utah category sometimes)! But really I wanted to say thank you
to most of you for being civil and just giving us something to converse back and
forth with, not personally attacking anyone, really I mean it. With that being
said, I'm hoping for a great game tonight :)
@yankees27No "hey day" you do "have to believe". I
don't, but you certainly can.
I know the cougies will have a hey day with my comment, but I believe the Utes
get up for the big games, and this is a big game. I can see us winning a close
one. I think the D was embarrassed at ASU and want redemption. You have to
believe right? I wouldn't even call it an upset if the U wins.
I could see an upset here. I really think Kyle is one of the best coaches in
the country when he has more than a week to prepare for an opponent. No one can
dispute that. You look at the track record and it speaks for itself. That bowl
record of his and the record he has when he has a bye week is no accident.
"If the Utes get blown out, it's over."Interesting. I wonder
if the analysts at ESPN think as deeply as that.
I remember that bowl game well nobody gave the Utes a chance to win it and yes
it was ugly but they grinded out a win. The Utes aren't as
good as I had hoped they would be but they are better than byu. I know the coug
"fans" that continually post on every Utah article have short memories
but we have owned the mighty cougars for three years in a row. Yet every time
the Y gets a win over a lousy team, you all start pounding your chests again.
Maybe it's time you all just admitted that your team isn't as good as
you thought they were going to be as well. Then we can all just move on.As for the Utes, they will be facing a very good legitimate powerhouse
football team in USC. The Utes don't have much chance of winning this game
especially with what we have seen up to this point in the season. However the
Utes have often come out on top when nobody is giving them a chance. That is
the biggest difference between our program and the one down south.Go
Utah by 5! :)
Two for Flinching... but it is unfathomable to think the Utes are
going to win against USC, OSU and UCLA, three in a row.If the Utes
get blown out, it's over.I can hear the big opera lady with the
horned headgear on warming up.
@DuckhunterChris B is ridiculous, but ASU still has to play Oregon,
@ USC, and @ Oregon St. It's not unfathomable that the Sun Devils could
lose two (or more) times.
DuckhunterHighland, UT..and where does your team stand in
confernce play?errrrrrrrrrrrNevermind, they have no conference.LOL
Utah can upset USC. It's true. I just don't think it's likely.
I believe the USC game will be closer than the Arizona State game (just like
last year). However, Arizona State currently has the inside track on the Pac 12
This article made me laugh out loud. Utah couldn't win this
game if they had Chris B playing for them.This is going to be an
Ugly year for Utah football.At least there will be a nice pay day at
the end of it.Wait, do they get money this year?Maybe we
can start taking down some of the pac 12 banners now and return to displaying
Utah banners again? Or are we just welcoming all the teams that are going to
come in and beat the utes this year?
Last year we started 0-4 and nearly made the first ever pac12 title game. This
year we're down ONE game and these sports commentators and jealous byu and
usu fans want to believe Utah's world is crashing down.News
flash:We win this game(which we will I believe) and the south crown
is ours as we'd hold a 2 game lead essentially over USC due to the
tiebreaker.This season is ours. We still control our fate all the
way to the pac 12 title game.Something cougars and aggies dream they