If this team is going to play well against respectable opponents, they
can't afford to have 3 consecutive possessions without a score, let alone
the 7 minute drought they had in this one. Nice comeback attempt at the end, but
they left themselves in too big a hole.
Oh oh did the u play somebody in D1 again? Big mistake!
This feels like a y board. I guess I'll be the contrarian. I like the
Utes in Provo.
Coug fan tx,Now that's a reasonable prediction. Your earlier
prediction that hawes, Davies, and carlino would average a combined 60 pts was
ludicrous. You know that by now right?
Young team that hasn't played with each other or in the system long enough
to gel the way the team will over the ensuing weeks. I don't see them
winning too many more games than they did last year, but I do see them
improving. I have faith that the Utes will begin to field competitive teams,
how competitive has yet to be seen. Hope is my mantra with the Utes (both in
football and basketball).
scott,barring a major injury, we will win 14 or more. if yout hink
otherwise, you are catching the box scores and not watching the team.
utahcountyute"SMU will be at the HC the next time and the Utes
will win. I actually see them going 3-2 or 4-1 in the next 5 games and giving
byU all they can handle."Only in your dreams.The HC
hasn't exactly been a house of horrors for visiting teams for a long time
and the Utes could easily get run out of their own gym by CS Northridge.As for playing BYU in the MC, you've obviously forgotten that
we're talking about basketball.
PACcoug"Utes could lose 4, if not all 5, of their next 5
games:"Nothing to hang heads about. SMU will be at the HC the
next time and the Utes will win. I actually see them going 3-2 or 4-1 in the
next 5 games and giving byU all they can handle. Go Utes!
Kosta Fesenko"Looking for 14 wins,"Good luck
with that!The Utes are playing better this season, but anything more
than 10 wins would require significant improvement throughout the season and I
just don't see that happening.6-6 in the preseason and 4 wins
in an improved conference is pretty much the upper limit of what this team is
Just about what we should expect when they get outside of the Div. III and high
school teams. It will be a long season on the hill. Oh well, at least they can
hang their hat on a successful football season. OH WAIT. Then we can look at
gymnastics for some ray of hope.
The guys played hard. Baby steps. Looking for 14 wins, and I think we can do
it. Thought we'd get 16, but not seeing it. 2014 is going to be great!
Dallin, Jordan, Seymour, Wright, Olsen, Tucker..........not a bad core!
Looks like another long and frustrating season ahead for the running Utes.When does spring footbal start?
CougFaninTX"with this loss I'm raising it to 5 losses which
could start to put some heat on Coach k2."Looking at Utah's
upcoming schedule, it's very possible that the Utes could lose 4, if not
all 5, of their next 5 games:at Texas San Antonio (only lost to SMU
by 3)Boise State (just beat #11 Creighton 83-70)at BYU (enough
said)SMU (see last night's game)CS Northridge (only lost at BYU
87-75)NAIA College of Idaho on December 28th could be Utah's
last chance for a win before conference play begins.A 5-7 or 6-6
pre-season record, with two of those wins coming against D-III and NAIA teams,
would really put Coach k2 on the hot seat.
CougfaninTexas,I hope they give coach K2 3-4 years. it will take a
while to build back. I'm hopeful.GO UTES>---->
Pretty sure Krysto is safe...even if the team doesn't reach 12 wins this
season (which is about what I think they're capable of), he is still moving
it in the right direction. The team is clearly more talented than they were
last year and they are a better fundamental basketball team. Plus his
recruiting has been excellent given the Utes' circumstances. If coach
maintains the current course, he will be just fine.
I really thought Utah would only have 2 or 3 non-conference losses with this
schedule, but with this loss I'm raising it to 5 losses which could start
to put some heat on Coach k2.