It's been what, 3 years now since the heralded announcement of elitism up
on the hill? How come the improvement in talent and recruiting hasn't
happened already? We were told that just by belonging to the mighty PAC that
talent would be knocking the door down to play in East Salt Lake.And
to add insult to injury Whittingham's potential replacement after a likely
3rd year of bottom dwelling just took the Wisconsin job. Who will Dr. Hill get
to replace him now? Brian Johnson maybe?
@That's A Good One.Have you looked at Utah recruiting over the
last few years? This year 2013: 1 4-star, though it should be 2-3. Highest
recruit (so far) an 82, with two 80's. Total 3-star recruits, 24. Last year
2012: 1 4-star recruit with a grade of 80. Total 3-star recruits, 17. 2011: 1
4-star with a grade of 80. Total 3-star, 11. 2010. No 4-star recruits and 5
3-star recruits. Talent has been increasing. As Utah continues to build new
buildings, a bigger stadium, and keep up their winning traditions, more and more
recruits will come. All of the smart fans knew it would take time to adjust, but
we are getting better.
My wish is that Duckhunter does not troll the Ute boards...
Wookie:...and Duckhunter wishes the Indy-WACers would be respected
nationally.Sorry Wookie. Both fantasies are just pipe dreams.
Never gonna happen.
Only signing two O-linemen a few years ago came back to bite them hard. They need a lot of gifts this Christmas.
@ Wookie please include Sammyg in your wish list!
I would like to think the needs have been addressed, but I have some concerns
about more than a few positions. One the QB, Wilson is a very promising soph,
Shultz is his back up but there is little else and possibly two frosh, backing
him up with no D1 experience. Ask yourself when was the last time Utah went the
entire season without a starting QB being injured? Second, are we really
thinking that York can carry the load of both John White and himself next year?
Three, the O line as mentioned above has some real issues. Four, losing Star a
high draft pick to the NFL has to have some impact on the D line. Remember, he
was double and triple teamed all year. Five, another year for the same LB core
can they improve enough to make a positive impact? Six will the Utes lose any
coaches? Another possible impact and question.
Funny how the first comment is from a southy troller. That's: have you
seen byU's recruiting class this year? Laughable at best! AND ... you
still lost AGAIN to the U. Try again next year.
Silent Lurker:Losing Star certainly impacts the effectiveness of our
Defense, but let's not forget...we DO get Visesio Salt back. If
you'll recall, Salt was a 340-lbs, 4-star JUCO DT, who decommitted from
Florida in the 11th hour and commited to Utah last January.
@ Thats a bad one"It's been what, 3 years now since the
heralded announcement of elitism up on the hill? How come the improvement in
talent and recruiting hasn't happened already?"Yeah, and
it's been longer than that since your Indy-WACers have been able to beat
us. We've owned you every year since then. It's probably why
you're obsessed with us and make comments on articles about our team.The talent and recruiting has improved dramatically since our
announcement of joining the Pac 12. Some of the best recruiting classes this
state has ever seen. But feel free to keep commenting without thinking first :)
@nosaerfoecioveht"It's probably why you're obsessed
with us and make comments on articles about our team."Well if we
are going to discuss "obsession" take notice as to how many posts there
are about me, and I haven't even commented in this article before this.
LOL!I don't need to wish for anything, wookies, navals, and the
all the rest of your obsession with me is the best present I could receive. LOL!
After 2 tough seasons, I think Whit will have things figured out in year 3.
With USC clearly not the juggernaut everyone claimed they would be, it's
anyone's race in the South next year.I have faith Whit will
take us to the top of the nation, because he already did take us to the top of
DuckhunterMerry Christmas buddy. You should vacate the Ute area and
be doing cartwheels on the Cougar Section. Your boy Lark is going to get the
start in San Diego. He's the guy that would have won you a national
championship this year according to the level headed BYU fans that are far
superior to us Ute slumbers.
@gdogDon't be so bitter. Maybe you didn't notice but I
wasn't the one that inserted myself into this article, several utah
"fans" did it long before I even clicked on the article. I just had a
happy time reading their obsessions.But as always you know I think
you're one of the better Utah fans around here so Merry Christmas to you as
Hey christina, no matter how you try to spin it 4th place is not "the top of
the nation". You've actually got to get there before you can get back
there. LOL!p.s. And usc has proven to be more than utah can handle.
They may not be 'all that', in fact they are far from being "all
that", but they are more than utah can hope to be.
Here's my Christmas Wish List.I want the BYU vs Utah rivalry
game to continue. Not because BYU needs Utah, or Utah needs BYU. But because
it's a great rivalry game for the fans. Take out the mean spirited
comments from a dozen Ute and BYU commenters, and the other 100,000+ fans would
love to see it continue. Sure Utah has beat BYU 3 of the last 4 and 4 of the
last 7; but 6 of the last 8 games have been decided by a touchdown or less and 4
of those were by a field goal or less. 3 of the last 4 games were decided on
the final play of the game.I hope BYU and Utah fans would rather
watch a game like that than watching Utah beat up on N. Colorado or BYU beat up
on New Mexico. Football is for the fans!P.S. I'd also like to
see Ute commenters quit referring to BYU as Indy WAC. Since Utah will play as
many WAC teams as BYU in 2014, does that mean U are WACY PAC?
Dear Santa:I have been really good this year. I tolerated ignorance,
contention and hostility and feel that I have earned (along with every other Ute
fan) the one wish I mention in my earlier post. I have come to understand that
his pride is too large to comprehend and that no amount of wishes will ever make
him realize that he is not wanted on here. Thus, I have resigned to this one
wish...please confer upon him the gift of common sense and reality; this is his
only hope. Merry Christmas Go UTES!!
You utes are just lucky we didn't start future #1 pick Lark all year or you
would be watching us win another National title.
@wookieYou are a hypocrite and I have told you many times how you
can get your wish. Simply quit being a hypocrite and call out the utah
"fans" that inspired me to be here in the same manner you call me out.
You won't, because your hypocrisy and false pride will not allow you to do
so. You would rather I continue to be the balance, so you can whine about it,
than for utah "fans" to end what they started. Life's rough when
you don't practice what you preach.LOL!
@ Duckhunter. Thank you for being inspired so as to come and bring balance to
these message boards. Had you not visited the Ute message boards the absurd
comments would have continued unabated, the hypocrisy unchecked, and all balance
between Utah and BYU would have disappeared. Thank you for your civility and
DuckhunterI personally enjoy the comments that you make about the
Utes. You have the greatest knowledge of athletics of any other sports fan that
dares put their fingers on the keys and talks about Utah athletics. With you
being the greatest super league coach this state has ever seen, you must know
that everyone on here is going to look for your written word of the true
experience, knowledge, and inside information that you recieve. I am in total
AWWW of what you represent on these pages. Your friend sammyg is a close
second, he just thrills me with his marketing back ground and what that trully
represents. I'm just waiting for the day to be called a name by one of
you Y fans, that will be the day that I know I have trully made it.
It amazes me how many Ute fans call for an end to BYU fan's comments on
their articles. However, many of these Ute fans are the same ones who comment
endless on BYU articles. Does anyone else think this is ironical?
@CougFaninTXIt isn't irony, it's called hypocrisy.
@wookieDon't mention it, you're welcome. Oh and there is
balance in all things, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, one good
thing leads to another, an eye for an eye, you reap what you sew, etc....
MLHBeing officially recognized and 'accepted' by great Ute
"fans" over this past season such as yourself, Carson, motorbike, naval
vet, SoonerUte, VegasUte, SpokaneUte, The Voice of Delusion (backwards),
uteology, pebbles, Howard S, Chris B, Jenny83 (who is MIA), wookie, PocyUte (a
Direct TV subscriber), KamasUte (also MIA, you stuck with Direct TV too bro?),
gdogfinally, NCUte2010 or was it 2011, JohninSLC, NoConference, crowntown (or
was it clowntown), WacPaddled, 54-10, NightOwl, Flinching, etc. means a lot to
me. Probably Ducky as well.I think it's hilarious that
you're whining and obsessed about 2 BYU fans, Ducky first and then little
ol' me. What an honor.You guys are something else. I'm
My wish is that Brian Johnson finds religion, becomes a Monk and moves to Nepal.
He was a bad hire. Will drag Utah down. Will cost Whitt his job....I will cry
big crimson tears...What a horrible decision by Whitt! First really
large error and hiis ego may not allow him to change. Hope I'm
I would like to see Utah dial in on the mistakes. Fewer turn overs, fewer
penalties, and see the defense make more plays (especially force more
turnovers). I'm optimistic.GO UTES>--->
@ SammygVery funny retort, Thanks!
Though a tough season, I'm conrfident next year we'll be back to
fighting for a top 10 finish. This is the only graduating class of the last 9
years not to win a BCS bowl game.Let's make it 9 of 10
graduating classes next year.Go Utes>___>
Well sammyg, Duckhunter is a resident of this place. Admitted such and goes by
other names here undoubtedly.Both of you can have a life away from here
you know. Go find a hobby or something.
I like having the trolls drop in to share their thoughts, I see it as an
affirmation of our bright future in the PAC12 and beyond.If they really
thought the future of the U athletic programs were as bleak or the fan as
delusional as they try to paint, they wouldn't feel the need to camp out on
our stories and desperatelyy spew their blue skewed nonsense. Just like
the poor souls that camp out on the streets during Conference to spew their
hate, these guys care more about being a distraction then quietly living their
Proud Ute, so sorry I failed to list you as a 'great' Ute fan... how
could I possibly have forgotten you. A thousand apologies to match the 1000
comments you've given as distractions on BYU stories.I had ZERO
intentions on commenting on this story but let's set the record straight...
Duckhunter didn't comment nor did I until your own little 'elves'
added us to the 2012 Ute Christmas list. Ducky isn't here but
in his absence I can honestly say he's as much honored as I am to make the
2012 Ute Christmas Wish List. Thank you very much for your vote.And
by the way... where do you get off making a statement inferring that you
'live your beliefs' and we don't.Merry hypocrisy to
Night fouled upUte whining is at an all time high this Christmas
season, must have something to do with no Ute post season and their jealousy of
the two better teams in the state.It's hilarious that you would
accuse one BYU fan of being a resident on 'your' stories when you and
countless others have invoked squatter's rights elsewhere. Catch my
drift?Merry hypocrisy to you as well.
Utah and Colorado are 3 steps behind the rest of the south....now you get the
best teams from the north as well.... .500 will be a good year for you for the
ext three years....If I were you, I would be looking for a better
coach! Whit is not the answer! Go Trojans!
Sounds like the Utes need the Cougar's line up for next year.
I really enjoyed San Diego, and I'm now enjoying being back. Missed some
funny stuff while I was gone but it looks like sammyg more than kept the utah
"fans" in check during my little post season trip. Merry
Christmas utah "fans"!LOL!
My wish is that the coaches take a serious, hard look at themselves and where
each of their decisions went wrong. Perhaps if there's some pride to be
swallowed, that they will do that. Two or three games' outcome
this year rode on bad coaching. The definition of lunacy is doing
the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.Maybe this "we prepare the same way week in and week out" needs
adjusting. Maybe along with this "adjustment period" for the program we
are experiencing in the move from the MWC to the Pac 12, the coaches should look
at adjusting everything... from the way the players strap on their helmets, to
the length of player workouts, to the type of shoes they wear, down to every
last detail.Some serious, deep thought needs to be given to the
offensive strategy. More of the same isn't going to mean more success. Why
is it that some teams without great offensive weapons, like BSU and
Louisiana-Lafayette can strike fear into defenses... and we, with higher-rated
(2)Offensive strategy should be deeply thought out by someone of
high intelligence and creativity, yet it should be made simple and quick enough
to understand and grasp by incoming freshmen.Serious thoughts need
to be given the defense as well. Getting blown off the field 37-7 should never
happen to a team that was used to ranking in the top 20 defenses in the country
year in and year out.My hope is that the coaching staff work harder
than any other staff in the country in the offseason, and help pull the program
up to a level of respectability that we lost this last year... we regressed in
2012... but I believe Whitt is just the kind of coach that can pull this kind of
major overhaul off. The program needs it. "More of the same" isn't
going to cut it.Go Utes, and Merry Christmas.
sammyhunter,And by the way... where do you get off making a
statement inferring that you 'live your beliefs' and we don't. Not sure if you're asking or telling but thanks for taking the
bait. Always nice to "talk" to you my friend(s).