I hope you guys win every game but 1 :-) You can recover from an opening season
loss right???Good luck next year U. May you have a better year then
this last one!
How can the Utes bookend their 10-loss season with wins, if they play Utah State
before Weber State?
SportsFanI think you're underestimating the Utes. It won't
be quite that bad.2013 UTAH FOOTBALL SCHEDULEAug. 29
— UTAH STATE - lossSept. 7 — WEBER STATE - winSept. 14
— OREGON STATE - lossSept. 21 — at BYU - lossOct. 3
— UCLA - lossOct. 12 — STANFORD - lossOct. 19 — at
Arizona - lossOct. 26 — at USC - lossNov. 9 — ARIZONA
STATE - lossNov. 16 — at Oregon - lossNov. 23 — at
Washington State - winNov. 30 — COLORADO - win3-9
overall, 2-7 in conferenceAt least the Utes will be home for the
When Chris Hill refused to schedule BYU, it ceased being a rivalry game.
As Gimli said: Certainty of death, *small* chance of success... What
are we waiting for?2013 is going to be brutal for the kids on the
Utah will be lucky to win three games.
@hemlock"When Chris Hill refused to schedule BYU, it ceased
being a rivalry game."Which, of course, explains why the MUSS
only rushed the field THREE times.yawwwwwn!The
"irrelevance" game is soooo boring.
Now that we have the cougies chiming in on Utah's conference schedule, we
wait for Tommy-Boy to release BYU's '13 schedule to see which of the
usual suspects (Idaho State, New Mexico State, etc) will appear in late
Fun schedule, lots of home games, but questionable chances of improving from
last season's 5-7, especially with Stanford and Oregon replacing California
and Washington.The Utes may have to sweep their non-conference games
in order to qualify for a bowl.
I really like the way the schedule looks. A lot of comments trying to bring
them down before the first snap, but coming from fans of opposing teams it
isn't unexpected. This schedule won't make it easier for the Utes to
become bowl eligible then last years but I do have high hopes. If nothing else
because I think Coach Whittingham learned a lot from the last few years and
realizes if he doesn't start adjusting to the way football is played in the
Pac-12 he will find his time on a very slippery slope. Regardless, August 29
couldn't seem farther away. Good luck in the offseason.Go Utes!!!
I see a lot of losses on tap for the utah. Interesting how their schedule has
gotten tougher at the same time they have gotten worse. I wonder if their is a
The one loss Utah won't have is the week they play BYU. Based on the last
10 years, the odds are with Utah in that game.
Excited for August/September to roll in again. It will be a fun year, go Utes!
8-4 is do-able. 9-3 would be awesome. I said that at the start of this season.
5-0 going into the Stanford game? Man I hope so. Here's too a better
season. It's time for the Utes to step up!GO UTES
Aug. 29 Utah St: WSept. 7 Weber St.: WSept. 14 Oregon State: WSept. 21 at BYU: WOct. 3 UCLA: WOct. 12 Stanford: LOct. 19
at Arizona: W/LOct. 26 at USC: W/LNov. 9 Arizona st: W/LNov.
16 at Oregon: LNov. 23 at Washington State: WNov. 30 Colorado: WBest Case 10-2, Worst Case, 7-5
Outside of the three in state teams we could lose them all next year. Utah
State got their once a decade win from the Utes last year, Weber has no chance
and BYU is well, BYU. The Utes should feel lucky for playing in a state with
so many creme puffs.
Challenging schedule for sure. We should be 4-1 going into the Stanford game,
depending if Mora is still coaching UCLA. Funny how so many
southies have to post on this story considering how they don't even have a
completed schedule yet, their coaching staff is in turmoil - again, and their
2013 recruiting class is so abysmal. I guess when you have nothing to be happy
about, you have to make fun of big brother.Go Utes!!Hey
lil Ducky - where's Fangupo?
Spokane Ute"8-4 is do-able. 9-3 would be awesome. I said that at
the start of this season. 5-0 going into the Stanford game?"Sorry to burst you bubble, but the "start" of the 2013 season will be
even worse, more like 1-9.Big Sky have become a staple for Utah;
it's the only way U can guarantee a win before November when U play your
Not good for Utah....weber state???? 4-8 next season at best! Go
I've been waiting for this and I've earned the right. I predicted the
Uteys would go 5-7 last year and heard nothing but Utey fans saying, "NO
WAY...10-2, 11-1" Well my great football knowledge tells me again that the
Uterus will be 5-7 again. Oh, here it comes, "NO WAY 10-2...ROSE
BOWL....NEVER!PS Nice OC. LOL!I think this year proved
it was Anderson not Witty that made the Uteys respectable.
Wow. Ute fans need to calm down and be rational for a second or two. Set your
pathetic BYU fixation aside long enough to consider the reality of Utah's
situation. The only thing they have going for themselves right now is the the
fact they play at home so often at the beginning of their season. That can help
get a win or two they typically wouldn't get. This is a BRUTAL schedule
and even though you have a couple of cream puffs (Weber State and Colorado) on
it it's not looking good to improve so much over the 2012 season as to do
much better in 2013. Whittingham is a good coach, so there's
that. But, the U is losing most of its talent on defense and who do they even
have coming back on offense to give any of you the right to be thinking of a 9
win season? Again, this isn't about how much you hate BYU, or how the
Y's schedule stacks up against the U's. If you need to make it about
the Y to make yourself feel better about the train wreck that's coming,
Why would Utah continue to play BYU?When Utah wins BYU still claims
to be better.(even when Utah wins by say 44)
Looks to be a great fantasy football schedule if you're a Ute fan thinking
there's more than 3-4 wins there.Good luck. It will be a fun
season again with the holidays off.
What an awesome schedule. I'll hope for the best in the win department but
the bottom line is that Ute fans get to see some awesome football at RES again
this year. Man it's awesome being in the PAC-12!Go Utes!!!
@motorbikeI'm not sure how watching team after team hand it to
you at res is "awesome" to watch for a utah "fan", but whatever
floats your boat.
Looks like another never win season thats what happens when you loose every
game. They cant beat good teams and wont next year when byu is going to be
That's a big-time schedule. Weeks 3 through 10 are going to be brutal, but
it also provides opportunity for great things if Utah performs.
tough schedule for sure. but great games and matchups.opportunity to make
some noise if you knock off stanford/oregon/usc.same for byu if they
can pull out a few wins against the likes of notre dame/texas/wisconsin/boise
st/georgia tech/virginia. those arent cream puffs.i think utah will
end up with a winning record and be bowl eligible. same for byu, but who
cares about bowl games. both byu and utah need to make some noise next season.
be competitive. hang with the big boys and beat a few of them.byu
game a guaranteed win?in provo? dont think so.thats why it is such a
great rivalry.its almost always a close game, down to the last play.rarely a blow out.
@ JohnInSLCWhile the official BYU schedule has yet to be released,
it appears that it will be: Virginia Texas Utah
State Utah Georgia Tech Houston Boise
State Wisconsin Notre Dame Middle Tennessee
HawaiiI don't see Idaho State or New Mexico State on the
schedule or Weber State, Washington State or Colorado. Six of BYU's 2013
opponents went to bowl games and one played for the national championship. It
looks like an entertaining schedule, just like Utah's. I'm looking
forward to the last game in the BYU-Utah rivalry and looking forward even more
to 2014 without Utah on the schedule. Hopefully that date will be filled with a
better team. Good luck with the 2013 season. I'm thinking that Utah will
be 5-7 again, maybe 4-8. BYU: 7-5
Ahhhh...the Tom Lovat years at the U have returned...Soon, all the
self-inflated bluster from U fans will subside......Coat-Tailing
Bottomfeeders r U!
Jon Wilner - Ranking the PAC 12 OOC Schedules8. UtahThe
lineup: vs. Utah State, vs. Weber State, at BYUComment: How good will Utah
State be without coach Gary Andersen? The answer matters to the Pac-12, given
that two teams face the Aggies. If they don’t miss a beat, Utah will have
a difficult time winning two OOC games.Wilner obviously doesn't
think the Utes have much of a chance of beating BYU next season.
With a lot of luck and a few weird things to help, I see the utes possibly
winning 4 games. Five wins would take a miracle, six or more would mean a couple
PAC opponents decide to forfeit.On the bright side the Utah
basketball team is exceeding all expectations. They are back a couple of years
early. Loveridge is one of the top four or five collegiate players in the state
Ducky,"I'm not sure how watching team after team hand it to
you at res is "awesome" to watch for a utah "fan", but whatever
floats your boat."If watching good team after good team come to
RES didn't float Ute fans' boats then you'd hear us clamoring to
rejoin the MWC, the WAC, or even go independent ... but then you don't hear
any of that do you??? I guess you STILL don't understand that
the rest of the country doesn't get as much pleasure out of empty victories
as BYU does. 25 basketball wins while in the WCC? 10 wins while playing nobody
in football? We'll leave that excitement for you and your friends down
south, and good for you, go get 'em tiger ... errrr cougar!
@motorbikeI can see that the losses, and it is a lot of them in
every single sport, are taking their toll on you. I can also tell I am
personally taking a toll on you. As you get more "frantic and
emotional", not to mention shrill, I can't help but feel just a little
bit responsible for it. But I have to admit it is fun!LOL!
Utah wont be good for a few more years! Its pretty simple! 3-9 this year is my bet! Thats including a win against BYU, this
game can go either way! The biggest Joke these two schools wont play
each other! I dont care if the Utes and Cougar athletic offices
think it hurts both teams! Its a rivalry, I mean if Florida
Florida State play end of the year and both are in different conferences, why
Cant BYU and UTAH! 45 minute drives from each other. Its a sold out
game! I know way to many fans are horrid at just being humble anymore, but that
is what sports gives us. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.I use to love college
football,Last 4 years, Ive grown to hate it! How can SEC
win 7 national titles in row, how can a undefeated team get beat by 40 points in
national championhip? O because BOWL GAMES ARE hands down the WORST
business move ever! Was I the only one who noticed all the empty stadiums
in bowl games, except for maybe... 3 games...National championshipRose Bowl Fiesta Bowl, THATS IT! Orange bowl in
New orlens had 15k seats open
Compared to 5 years ago both of these schedules are light years ahead of where
they were.There were years when we'd hear someone was playing Arizona
and Pitt or Miami and Georgia Tech and we thought that was a great year to be a
football fan in Utah, but now there's a serious name nearly every week on
the schedule.Good for both of the schools for making it way better to be a
college football fan in Utah than ever in the past. Hopefully they both improve
and can be competitive week in and week out, that would be the icing on the
@DuckhunterFortunately for you Utah County people they don't
make you pass a grammar and spelling exam before creating an account on this
website. @BYU ZoobsIt's pretty sad that you comment
on Ute news more than BYU news, anyone who says that one team or the other had a
better season is full of it. Both teams had bad seasons, fortunately for BYU
they schedule enough WAC opponents to get them a bowl game.I'm
saying BYU's bowl game was a joke, and so was their season. But I can admit
at the same time that Utah's season was bad as well. I
don't understand your arguments either, Utah was worse than BYU but yet we
beat you? How does that work? We should have beat OSU (If DVC didn't
fumble) and you got crushed by them.Both teams were bad, no matter
how you want to spin it. I don't read BYU news, so my question is why are
you so inclined to fill up our comment section instead of your own?
Duckhunter is right! Way to tell'em buddy!
Derek"Utah was worse than BYU but yet we beat you? How does that
work?"The same way Colorado was worse than Utah last year, yet
they beat U.(Is that what you call good grammar?)"I
don't read BYU news, so my question is why are you so inclined to fill up
our comment section instead of your own?"If you don't
"read BYU news", why did you devote your entire comment to filling up
"your" comment section with whines about BYU?"We should
have beat[sic] OSU (If DVC didn't fumble) and you got crushed by
them."BYU should have beaten U, if Riley Nelson hadn't
fumbled the snap that lead to Utah's go ahead scoop and score.The OSU-BYU game was not nearly as lopsided as you characterized it to be. BYU
was only down 28-24 with 8:55 left in the 4th Quarter, when a couple of pass
interference calls on one OSU drive, and then a Riley Nelson pic six on
BYU's next possession, lead to two quick TDs for OSU.If
you're going to spout off, at least you should try to know what you're
talking about first.
My hope for the Utes with this schedule is that they will finally get over their
smug content with just being IN the Pac 12, and actually aspire to something far
greater. It doesn't even have to be the Rose Bowl yet, but hopefully
involves at least being in the discussion for the Pac 12 Champ game. My hope for the Cougs with their schedule, is that they will find a way to
move the ball offensively, and not make themselves look silly and inept against
a legit program. Moving the ball on NMSU and Idaho dooesn't count. Weber
St is more of a challenge than either of those.My hope for both
schools is that they will bring some football respect to the state of Utah.
That National championship and that Sugar Bowl now both seem SO long ago.
@derekIf you are going to attempt grammar smack, which is the
weakest of all smack, shouldn't you at least make sure all of your grammar
is correct?LOL!Also you utah "fans" are killing
me with this "our articles" stuff. Just being a utah "fan"
doesn't make articles "yours". They are for everyone. I learned
that from chris b and naval vet.
This will be one of if not the toughest schedule the Utes have had in the
programs history.They should be able to win all of their non
conference games so hopefully the amount of home games will help get them bowl
eligible. I would be nice for the program to start another bowl game winning
streak again this year. The extra practices that the NCAA allows makes it so
important to qualify.It's kind of funny the regular coug fans
are on here once again pounding their chest. What they must not understand is
that it only makes a sound of irrelevance. Your program wasn't even able
to get their signature 10 wins against the low level WAC teams they play.
It's sad that you can't recognize how in trouble your own program
is.As for the Utes, the future looks pretty bright, each year we
receive more and more of our share of the PAC12 money and they keep investing
that money into all the programs which will pay off with better recruits and
more wins down the road.Go Utes!
@qwestyYou do realize it is utah that keeps winning less and less
games each year don't you? It is utah that didn't even qualify for a
QPIrrelevance is defined as rushing the field three times against
the team U define as "irrelevant".You're only fooling
yourself if you think that more money is ever going to allow U to keep pace with
the big boys of the PAC 12.No, you're destined to be a
perennial conference bottom dweller, fighting Colorado and WSU to stay out of
the conference basement.
@ducky & sportsfanKeep telling yourself whatever you need to in
order to make yourselves feel better. Your mighty cougs barely made a bowl game
this year even with the cupcakes they played in November.It's
crazy to not believe that a putting millions of dollars into the facilities
won't make a difference in recruiting. The fact is that is what draws good
athletic 17 and 18 year olds to your program in the first place. The Utes have
only had two years of recruiting within the PAC12 obviously it has made them
good enough to beat mediocre programs consistently such as your mighty cougs,
but they still need to get better to compete with the higher level of
competition found in a power conference. Any realistic Utah fan knew this would
take time. It's great to be a Ute!
QPLOL at the frantic and emotion chest pounding by another
BYU-obsessed Ute.Keep telling yourself that being a bottom dweller
in any conference makes you special. The millions Utah is investing in new
facilities won't even come to close to matching what other PAC 12 schools
have already invested and will continue to invest.Any realistic Ute
should have realized by now that Utah was destined to be the next Arizona in the
PAC 12; THIRTY years in the conference and still looking for its first Rose
Bowl.It's nice that you're proud of being a Ute, but
that's not going to help U climb out of the PAC 12 basement.