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Published: Saturday, April 20 2013 7:50 p.m. MDT

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CO Ute
PARKER, CO

Read the comments and haven't seen much that has anything to do with the article. I think the point was Utah has solved the depth issue at QB and I agree. We don't have an upper level PAC 12 QB at this point but a couple of soph's that can play and could be pretty good. Also some freshman behind them plus a couple of wild cards. Much different from the past two years when the cupboard was bare.

As a die hard fan, I am hoping to see a bowl game this year as my optimistic prediction.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I don't think it can be denied that utah has improved its qb situation. It would be hard not to be better than what they have been the last several years. But whether or not they are going to be good is very much an unanswered question. They have more guys on the roster, we'll see how good those guys actually are.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

sammyg
Springville, UT
Magna Ute

"If the Utes can start 4-0, watch out Rose Bowl!"

This was stated by one of your very own on another article so it's official. The Rose Bowl fever has a confirmed case.

So embrace it, enjoy it for it is what it is and it is the hope and delusional dream of every Ute fan out there.

I sure am.

________

I heard a rumor that BYU will be playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger We Won't Make It To The National Title Bowl.
Actually I think they are on to something. Guarantee the wishful thinkers a sub-par bowl knowing you won't go any higher.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@waccy

I love how utah "fans" like yourself go on and on about how having losing records and not going to bowl games is somehow better than winning records and going to bowl games. utah would have given anything to play in the kraft fight hunger or armed forces bowl last season. The utah "fan" defense mechanism of pretending that they wouldn't have loved it is very amusing for the rest of us to see.

Maybe you and naval vet can get together and watch the couch potato bowl again this year and then try to tell us how great it is in comparison to going to a real bowl game.

LOL!

U 90
Corona, CA

@ sammyg "...it (the Rose Bowl) is the hope and delusional dream of every Ute fan out there."

That's probably the same message sammy was posting in 2008 (and 2004).

sammy @ duck, rather than your continual bashing of a football program your Cougars can't beat, why don't you provide us with your assessment of the steps BYU needs to take to upgrade their program to a higher level. You have to admit that nobody will take the Cougs serious if they can't beat a doormat like Utah.

ekute
Layton, UT

"The Granddaddy Of Them All" is the hope and dream of every team and their fans in the Big 10 and the Pac12(The Conference Of Champions). As a Ute fan, I'm finding it very enjoyable to be a part of that.

Sammy and Duck get all frantic and emotional knowing that it could end up being Utah vs the WAC in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Simply put, Utah would have to settle for the hope and dream of the tds.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"utah would have given anything to play in the kraft fight hunger or armed forces bowl last season."
Quick test. Can you name the opponents in last years Kraft and Armed Forces bowl last year without going to the internet? Of course not, because nobody cares.

So no, Utah fans wouldn't have "given anything" to keep a bowl streak alive. If that was important, Utah would have stayed to dominate the MWC. It means more to fans when Utah earns a bowl bid as member of the PAC 12. TCU barely earned a bowl berth at 7-6. Do you think their fans are clamoring to get out of the BIG 12?

It was "very amusing" to watch the envious remarks from down south, but now its been a couple of years. Shouldn't you be over it? Its starting to sound sad. For example: "the BYU blue/white game had nearly twice the attendance this utah game". That's just pitiful.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

sammyg:

"'If the Utes can start 4-0, watch out Rose Bowl!'...This was stated by one of your very own on another article so it's official. The Rose Bowl fever has a confirmed case."

Don't be so frantic and emotional. You found TWO Ute fans talking about the Rose Bowl throughout TWO articles. This does not constitute "Rose Bowl FEVER"! I get that you're just desperate for some barbs -- ANY barbs -- to throw at Utah, but you're just embarrassing yourself if that's all you've got.

I know...it really stung you to see your team lose 3 in a row, 8 of the last 11, and be on the losing end of a generation gap in the all time series, but you are REALLY having a tough time with it. Sweet!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@soonerute

Well if that is the case you'll be happy to sit at home again this year because that is utah's most likely destination. I'm glad to see that you are preparing yourself for that eventuality by trying to pretend that is preferable to actually have a winning record and actually going to a bowl game.

LOL!

U 90
Corona, CA

I agree with duckhunter, Utah should have scheduled Idaho, Weber St., Hawaii and New Mexico State last year.... then we would have been invited to a bowl game.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

"How Utah got in that situation is a familiar story. The Utes didn't recruit enough quarterbacks and Wynn kept getting hurt. "

Brad Rock you're a coward. The Utes recruited a lot of QB's, problem was Coach Whittingham kept moving them to other positions. Devonte Christopher was a prolific passer in high school and Whitt moved him to WR. Brian Blechen was a 3 star QB in California and Whitt moved him to LB. Griff Robles was a 3 star QB in the state of utah and Whitt moved him all over (he ran the ball way more than he ever passed it).

Then on top of that lack of foresight, he had the brilliance to think that the brittle Jordan Wynn would be good enough to get them through not 1 but 2 Pac12 seasons ("fool me once..."). Has there been a bigger coaching blunder ever in the state of utah?

It was a joke that you even started making excuses for players decommitting (Brown) or not committing at all (Eubanks). That happens all the time (isn't that how Wynn ended up at Utah instead of Colorado?). Eubanks didn't even commit at all. That's pretty lame.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Big Coug

Your only telling half the story.

DVC tried to make it as a QB at Utah, but didn't get it done. The general consensus on him as a player was that he wasn't D-1 QB, which is why Rivals had him as an athlete, and Scout had him as a safety.

Robles couldn't surpass John Hayes on the depth chart. Hayes was brought in was because Chow didn't see any viable QBs behind Wynn.

Blechen didn't even play QB his senior year, questioning the move to defense is a joke.

Yes, Derrick Brown did commit to Utah, and in turn, Utah committed to him, by shutting down QB recruitment. Brown reopened it, tripped to Washington and flipped. When he tripped to Washington, Utah reopened their recruiting QBs. Chow had been hired, and he almost flipped Eubanks to Utah, to the point where the coaches thought he was going to commit.

You also forgot 4 star recruit Terrance Cain out of Blinn. He didn't pan out, but it's not like the coaches didn't know they had a need. If he pans out, who knows what would have happened with Wynn.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Solving the QB depth issue is scary. The PAC 12 now has a tiger in the tank.

worf
Mcallen, TX

U 90--somehow I knew ute fans would be whining of their tough schedule. Rose Bowl becomes a Thorn Bowl. Big Sky Conference is now looking very good.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Worf

how is the Big sky? You guys play half the teams from it anyway.

ekute
Layton, UT

@worf

That tiger's going to eat the cougars lunch. lol.

"Big Sky Conference is now looking very good." To bad, they don't want you either. lol.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@PocyUte
DVC spent about 15 minutes at QB before being moved? As for Griff, he went on his mission and then never got the time of day at QB after his return. Blechen split time at QB with Brody Rohach his senior year of H.S. (both were seniors) and was 15th ranked QB nationally. Also, wasn't Cain 7-1 as a starter (iirc)?

QB isn't a plug and play position. It takes time to develop them. John Beck the freshman/sophomore looked nothing like John Beck the junior/senior. Its called coaching.

If Kyle wants to move all of his QB recruits to other positions that's fine, just recruit twice as many as normal so you have depth. No coach gambles that his recruiting efforts are going to pay off with just one or two guys at a position and that they're a lock to commit. Smart HC's have backup plans and are ready if their 1st or 2nd options don't bite.

There's no way to hide the fact that Kyle whiffed BIG time and at the absolute WORST time, right b4 joining the Pac12.

sammyg
Springville, UT

disingenuous whiners

Every Ute fan would have been ecstatic to go to any bowl game last year. Even if they had one in Laramie on Dec 3rd.

You're too funny. Let the Rose Bowl and South Division dominance talk continue. This is hilarious.

For over three years we've heard the hype on how the U. was going to dominate the conference. It hasn't happened, nor will it and another season like last year... and the pitchforks and torches will be coming out.

I want to hear more of the 'proud' to be in the PAC12 even when we lose comments. Brings a tear to my eye every time someone shares their deep feelings about Ute sports.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I love how utah "fans" have gone from "we are going to the rose bowl" to "our schedule is so hard". It is just an excuse, and one we are going to hear year after year for decades. You're either good enough or else you aren't. utah isn't, 5-7 proves it. Losing conference records the last 2 years prove it. Never beating a conference team with a winning record proves it. Whining that your schedule is hard proves it.

ekute
Layton, UT

Utah will win the Rose Bowl this year! Then Kyle will get fired for mismanaging his quarterbacks.

BYU will fail to qualify for a bowl game! Then the Cougars will join the NFL and Bronco will lead them to a Super Bowl win next year.

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