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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013 12:25 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Best win of any team in the state of Utah

Utah over end of season top 10 Stanford

Worst loss of any team in the state

byu losing to Virginia(whose ONLY division 1 was was against byU) LOL

That makes 3 wins Whittingham has over END of season top 10 teams

Guess how many wins against end of season top 10 teams the coach in Provo has?


Gilbert, AZ

Shouldn't end of season reviews wait until the season is over... oh wait

Rexburg, ID

Tell us, Chris B, which bowl game will Utah be playing in this bowl season? The "Welcome Doormat" bowl didn't even call the Utes.


Hadley's moustache belongs on the "worst 5" list...

West Valley, UT

You could also say that the Ute's were also the only football team to not get a touchdown in a game this year. USC game.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


the difference between what Utah is capable of and what byu is capable of is the ceiling is much higher for Utah. Need proof? See Kyle's three wins against end of season top 10 teams, 2 wins against BCS bowl participants. When Kyle has a good year, we beat some of the best teams in the nation and are counted among the best in the nation.

Guess how many end of season top 10 teams bronco has beaten?

Hint: It's less than one

Guess how many BCS bowl participants Bronco has beaten?

Hint: It's less than one.

And if you think 1984 matters, Navy used to be a powerhouse football program too.


When was the last time byu ended the year in the top 5 in the nation?

So sad that a powerhouse program like byu doesn't have a single top 10 finish in the last FIFTEEN years


Fight On!
St George, Utah

Chris B.

I don't know why you are bragging about a faulty win over Stanford when your team couldn't manage to beat two 6-6 teams?

Rexburg, ID

Chris B

National championship baby! You ain't got one. You pull out BCS bowls, I pull out NC. NC trumps you all hollow!


Ps Utah has hit its head on a very low ceiling for 2 straight seasons. HAHAHA

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Chris B,
Please explain how Utah is getting the cream of the Utah crop in recruiting and better classes each year but is finishing worse in the conference each year? And tell us how a team that is not going bowling for the second year in a row is better then a team playing in a BCS game as the conference champ? What teams did Utah play and beat to win the 1944 basketball championship? Such hate and envy for a fan of a team and university that moved Onward and Upward three years ago!!!


Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


And your team couldn't manage two beat a 2-10 Virginia team(who would be winless against division 1 teams without their win over you) or manage to beat your rival even once in 5 years, a rival that finished less than 6-6.


I'll take a team who is relevant currently over a 1984 NC any day! And so would byu fans.

Your coach thinks he's going to take you to a national title, and you guys believe him.

And yet that coach has NEVER beaten a single end of season top 10 team in his LIFE.


P.S. If anyone cared about 1984 more than recent BCS glory you would have gotten a big time conference invite.

On that note, Big 12 call lately?


U 90
Corona, CA

@ Fight On "...your team couldn't manage to beat two 6-6 teams"

Did someone say 2-10 Virginia? Doh

Salt Lake City, UT

The Most Disappointing Season Award goes to BYU, based on all the pre-season hype. This was supposed to be BYU's toughest season ever, which turned out to be one team ranked #19. A new OC, a hot QB, and Bronco's defense bolstered by players foregoing the NFL to finish business. Bounced out of BCS consideration after game one. Facing the Utes at home after blowing out Texas - "We are sure to beat Utah!" But Utah never trailed. Another December bowl made possible by a schedule which guaranteed at least 6-6. If not for the pre-season hype, it would be a good season for the Cougars. Next year's schedule? Cougar fans are already talking about going undefeated. The Circle Of Hype begins.

Anaheim, CA


"the difference between what Utah is capable of and what BYU is capable of is the ceiling is much higher for Utah"

National Championships
BYU 1, Utah 0

Heisman Trophies
BYU 1, Utah 0

National College Hall of Fame Players
BYU 6, Utah 0

AP Top 25 Finishes
BYU 17, Utah 5

11+ Win Seasons
BYU 11, Utah 2

10+ Win Seasons
BYU 16, Utah 6


And in the what have you done for me lately categories

AP Top 25 Finishes
Bronco 4
Kyle 2

11+ Win/Top 15 Finishes
Bronco 3
Kyle 1

Conference Championships
Bronco 2
Kyle 1

Bowl Game Appearances
Bronco 8
Kyle 6

Bronco has finished with better records and higher rankings in 6 of 9 seasons.

Kyle had ONE great year, but his program has been in steady decline since.

Overall, Bronco has been better
Bronco - 82-33, FIVE Top 25 Finishes, THREE Top 15 Finishes, Sagarin Average 30.3
Kyle - 75-39, THREE Top 25 Finishes, ONE Top 15 Finish, Sagarin Average 36.2

From what we've seen of the Utes in the PAC 12 so far, the only thing the Utes are "capable" of is being a perennial conference bottom dweller - 4-5, 3-6, 2-7...

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

oh Chris... really? ute vs Alabama or ute vs Stanford... those are called TRAP games chris.
Why don't you wait and see next year when you play Stanford... or if you EVER play Alabama again to see how you do. If you are that good, you would not be in the basement of the pac and would still be playing football instead of having locker clean out 2 weeks ago.

Enjoy watching USU and BYU in their bowl games in a couple of weeks, we all know you will be glued to the set!

Sandy, UT


Be sure to dust off a shelf in Utah's hall of fame closet for your SOS trophy... it should be arriving any day now... or not


Most disappointing season award definitely goes to Utah, the team that beat the PAC champion, but wasn't good enough to beat a mediocre WSU to qualify for a bowl.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

"I'll take a team who is relevant currently "... chrisb

on what planet do you live on that utah is relevant currently? Are you kidding me?

Losing Seasons - Bowl-less Post Season - Perennial Basement of a 12 team Conference... who would want that kind of relevance?

ANSWER: Not a SINGLE person!


Salt Lake City, UT


The only thing relevant about Utah football since joining the PAC is giving 18 of the 27 conference opponents the Utes have played another conference win.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Deep Blue,

And what has byu done on the national scene in the last 15 years.


byu is like Navy. It has a proud football HISTORY.

And that is all. Going nowhere in the present.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With such an incredible history, what has happened to byu football?

Zero top 10 finishes in the last 15 years?

Are there any other football powerhouses that haven't had a single top 10 finish in 15 years?

Can you guys give me a few examples of other powerhouses?


Baltimore, MD


You should be a baker where you could put your cherry-picking talents to better use.

Kyle has had a few highlights and one great season, but, as DeepBlue has already summarized, Kyle's overall accomplishments pale in comparison to Bronco's.

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