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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4 2012 2:20 p.m. MST

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Park City, UT

Spokane Ute

When was the last time Utah won back to back conference championships?

One game does not a season make, which is precisely why Utah has been so inept at winning conference championships.

Utah fans have become accustomed to the Utes getting up for big games, like BYU, and then falling asleep against lesser foes, like Colorado.

Utah has only won SIX conference championships in the last HALF CENTURY and Urban Meyer is the ONLY Utah coach to win back to back championships (2003, 2004) since the 50's.

Conference championships are something Utah just doesn't do, which makes your playoff predictions all the more far fetched.

Conference Championships

Last 50 Years
BYU 23
Utah 6

Bronco/Kyle era
Bronco 2
Kyle 1


U 90

I didn't read anywhere in Just the FAX post that said Utah's future PAC 12 prospects were hopeless. He did, however, suggest that it could be a looooong time before Utah has another breakthrough season.

U 90
Corona, CA


Just the Fax wrote, "Would you agree that a team that can't beat good PAC 12 teams on the road doesn't stand a chance of running the table to win a PAC 12 title?"

Call me crazy, but I think he's saying Utah's future prospects winning a PAC 12 title are hopeless.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Many of the BYU bloggers like to run down and call the Utes a bad football program with no tradition, yet at the same time they ignore the fact that this same program has literally owned them when compairing the past 5, 10, 15, 20, and all time records.

William Wallace

To BYU fans. I'm a Ute fan, and I'm just going to root for the Utes. Why don't you worry about your Cougs. By the way, hopefully you can beat Utah again in the near future, since the rivalry has lost a bit of the zest it once had. Both teams need to win in a rivalry, and the Cougs have struggled with that. Merry Christmas.

Adin, CA

I just can't bash Utah football even though I want to. My Cougars have to beat them first. I feel like BYU has been the better "team" the last 3 years yet somehow we lay a complete egg against Utah. So, until we win again, I will remail silent.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ U90

I'm calling you crazy.

Hank Pym

@ phoenix 3:32 p.m. Dec. 4, 2012

"2008 was a fluke.

The Utes were VERY fortunate to beat TCU and Oregon State at home, and barely survived beating Michigan(3-9) 25-23, Air Force(8-5) 30-23, and New Mexico(4-8) 13-10 on the road."

The really good teams find a way & have the will to win.

I'm all for giving K-whit 2 to 3 more yrs to see what his 1st P12 recruiting class is made of. The OL play was an anomaly.

Further, it'll be interesting to see what the Utes can do w/ a more experienced Brain J & T Wilson having more experience.

p.s. I can say w/ 397% certainty that Johnson > Doman.

Hank Pym

@ CordonBleu 2:09 p.m. Dec. 7, 2012

"When was the last time Utah won back to back conference championships?"

Its been at least 2 yrs since the sons of Provo have.

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