Who would have thought that Utah and BYU would combine to go 12-12 this year?
Not me, certainly dissapointed in Utah's season, but looking forward to
next year.GO UTES>---->
joseywales"[BYU fans] would have you believe that the Utes are
in a death spiral. I'm gonna say that things are cyclical, it's down
now, and will rise again."Utah fans would have you believe that
the Utes have always had a great football program that is only suffering a
temporary slump. The truth is just the opposite.1994 - after more
than 100 years of playing football, the Utes finally crack the AP Top 25 for the
1st time2003 - after a 10-year absence the Utes crack the AP poll
for the 2nd time2004 - Utes dominate a weak schedule and take
advantage of recent rules changes to crack the BCS2005-2007 - back
to mediocrity2008 - Utes enjoy a perfect storm season; barely
survive several scares at home and on the road and upset Alabama in the Sugar
Bowl2009-2012 - Utes begin their downward slide back to mediocrity
from ranked to unranked to losing seasonRegardless of what Utah fans
hope will happen, it remains to be seen whether Utah will ever become anything
more than a middle to bottom of the PAC team, with an occassional break through
season every decade or so.
Last 10 years for Ute football. 2 BCS bowl victories, multiple other bowl wins,
and yes, even a few bad seasons mixed in. Not too shabby. Zoobs would have you
believe that the Utes are in a death spiral. I'm gonna say that things are
cyclical, it's down now, and will rise again. Most people understand that.
Now IF the trend continued downward for 3-5 more years, then yes, you could
listen to the "crickets" but I hope you are prepared to listen to
"Utes win another BCS bowl" in the next few years, because it will
Love what Andersen is doing with USU. I did some research and discovered that
in the 2005 Romney Stadium averaged 12,624. Which 2005 was my final year at USU
so I remember personally how pathetic that stadium looked with nobody there. In
2009, Andersen's first year, Romney Stadium averaged 15,971. 2010 the
stadium averaged 17,878. In 2011 it dipped a little bit to 16,043. This year,
2012, Romney Stadium jumped to 20,054. Romney Stadium averages
7,430 more fans since 2005 when I attended football games there. That's a
rate change of about 59%! I admit that USU fans need to do better at getting to
the games, but I just wanted to make a point that the fan base is returning and
that Andersen has not only turned the football program around getting the fans
back. USU even had two sell-outs this year in Utah and UNLV. My
prediction is that next year attendance will coninue to increase with a better
conference/schedule, Keeton in his junior year, and Andersen back. Go Aggies!
"Other than USU, Utah's other 'Big Five' schools went SOUTH
this season"Who are you kidding, Randy Hollis? When it comes to
football in the State of Utah, there is no such thing as the "Big Five"
- its simply BYU, Utah and Utah State.Utah State had its best season
in forty years.BYU had a season that will long be discussed as
"what could have been" if the coaches had done a better job.Utah continued the downward slide that non-red koolaid drinking fans predicted
two years ago.
@ idablu Yes!!!! I know that BYU had some blowouts with some
weaker teams and they should. But if you watched what they were doing
as compared to what BYU did, even their offenses were more like a
college team should be. The reason why they were blowouts is because
of lack of personel, not because of what BYU did. Just look at what they were
trying to do against the better teams and compare offenses.
Congrats to Utah. It will be a fun game to watch and I'm hoping for a great
Aggie win.Same goes for BYU. Obviously a season of close losses, QB
controversy, and disappointment, but nonetheless we have a bowl game to look
forward to and Hill's recovery for next year.And the Utes...
@cdchttrtn"Every team that BYU played this year had a better
offense."Sorry, but the evidence contradicts your statement. So
you are saying the likes of Weber State, Hawaii, Idaho and NMSU all had better
offenses than BYU? You do know those were all blowouts, right?Although Doman has had his issues with the play calling, I think he is getting
better. Most of BYU's woes this year can be put right at the feet of Bronco
Mendenhall. It was HIS decisions and lack of accountability that cost us most of
the losses we had this year.
Toosmart,You seem to be an expert on all things Utah.... can you
enlighten us on what are you betting your rent money on with regard to BYU
It's pretty obvious BYU was disappointing this year. It's
also pretty obvious USU achieved the best record in school history (although the
TV reports showed a lot of empty seats in dinky Romney stadium that day) but
Utah is about where they ought to expect to be, as newbies in the PAC 12, like
Arizona and ASU have been for decades. Between the two of them they have a
couple (maybe one) Rose Bowl appearances by ASU and none by Arizona. They look
and sound a lot like Utah and Colorado. Hopefully that will change, sooner than
later, but I personally wouldn't bet the rent on it.
Concerning BYU.....If BYU had an offensive corndinator that new anything about
offensive football they might of won some games that they lost. Today, I
watched Nevada v Boise State. Two great offenses and I'm thinking, why
can't BYU have something comparable. Every team that BYU played this year
had a better offense. Even the week teams. Sorry, but things have got to
change if BYU wants to keep their fan base.