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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 7:15 a.m. MST

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The class certainly looks good on paper; then again, they always do. Utah is ranked (per rivlas) #37. That's right behind Oregon and just ahead of Oregon State. That's pretty fast company. Now Utah needs to make the most of these recruits. That always seemed to be the case from about 2004 to 2010; but the last two seasons have been dissapointing: to say the least.


cedar city, UT

It's exciting to see everything start coming into play. We can throw numbers out there, but don't forget guys, its only February. We still have A LOT of work to do.

Pocatello, ID

Top to bottom, easily the best signing day class. Now let's roll it into wins.

Go Utes

Ogden, UT

You Utes will roll it into wins alright. Maybe when you play teams like Weber State and Northern Colorado. You Utes will get blown away in every one of your Pac-12 games this year. You heard it here first. ;)

Highland, UT

Championship! Rose Bowl!

Rock Hill, SC

Papi - I am so glad I am a Utah grad. Simple things come to me - like "You heard it here first"?
Really? I may have read it here first, but certainly I did not hear it here first. That is Y you will always by looking up to the U - we are educated and now - you are schooled.

West Jordan, Utah

I want to be stoked about the recruits. I believe in the Ute program and its' recruits. We just need to show it on the field, which brings in better recruits. The new facilities will help recruiting from here on out.

@Spokane Ute, I hear you but I wasn't down about 2011 (except Colorado). It was a good first year in the PAC. Last year was a huge let down though. Kyle mismanaged the QB position AGAIN, going with Wynn for a third injured season. Fall reps were taken from another QB. Three years of wasted talent at the WR spot happened because the QB couldn't throw the ball more than 15 yards. Also, developing Travis Wilson for the future sounds good if he is even the answer. Still, putting him in so early last year cost Utah a bowl game. Hays was benched right as White IV got healthy (hurt the first half of the year). That was a mistake. Utah's defense played well enough to beat both UCLA and OSU (Wilson's first two starts). The offense was as bad as could be those two weeks. Going 0-2 in conference isn't the time to make wholesale changes.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

"Remember, championships aren't won in February..."

Nor are they won in September, October, November, December, or January...

at least not at the U!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


I hear ya'! Actually 2011 wasn't a bad season; outside of the Buffs fiasco. I'm still not sold on Wilson. He doesn't seem to through the bomb (50 yard) pass very often. I think Brian Johnson did a better job as the season went on. Some major talent left, so the Utes definately need to reload. I'm optimistic that coach Whittingham will get things back on track. Thanks for the response, take care and it looks like a good recruiting class.

Marky Mark

Actually, championships are won by the U in December (Sun Bowl) and January (Sugar Bowl). When's the last time BYU played a bowl in January? Y are you getting in your time machine to answer the question?


I like the class. Plenty of athleticism and speed. Good mix of JC's and High Schoolers. Very excited about the QB's.


Welcome to the U, good luck, and get ready to work!

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Spokane Ute

Sorry, but finishing lower than #1 in the final rankings - AP and/or Coaches Poll - isn't a championship, no matter which bowl game you win in December or January, or in Utah's case, September.

When getting in a time machine, the first requirement is to have a time destination in mind - unlike U, BYU has a time destination it can go to when it comes to major college football national championships.

American Fork, UT

As a Cougar fan I have to admit it's a good looking class (as well as the Cougars class). However I'm really sad to see not more than a few Utah kids are on either of these classes (Utah State included).

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Marky Mark

Don't kid your self, the destination is always the same; 1984. Almost 30 years ago. You remember that year don't you? Defeating a 6-6 Michigan team? Not a single win against a ranked team? Which BCS bowl was that game played in? Sorry, but BYU's 1984 season doen't even come close to what Utah did in 2008.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Spokane Ute

Don't kid yourself, the destination for Utah is also always same:

Into the great unknown,

where nary a red-tailed hawk has flown.

What Utah did in 2008 (#2/#4) doesn't even come close to what BYU did in 1984 (#1/#1)!

Next time U launch a national championship campaign, U might want to start by having a Top 10 season the year before.

FIVE Top 12 finishes in six seasons, a 24-game winning streak that included two road wins against Top 15 teams, and back-to-back Top 7 Finishes is what gave BYU the credibility to win the 1984 National Championship.

Find a period anywhere in Utah's entire history that even comes close to matching that record and we'll discuss Utah's "worthiness" to be considered a national championship contender.

Provo, UT


you have to add BYU to that list as well, that was convenient of you to forget the U's recent dominance over them over the past decade or so...

Provo, UT

We didn't play in a championship game in 1984. In fact we didn't really play in any big games. Unless you count our bowl game against a bad team, but still we definitely didn't prove ourselves against ANY of the top competition in college football. Not once.

This is why we like playing against bad teams now. It's all about the wins, no matter how you get 'em! When's the Idaho game?


Orem, UT

Who's "we" Provo? Got a mouse in your pocket?

Washington and Nebraska, both ranked in the Top 5, were both invited to play #1-ranked BYU in the 1984 Holiday Bowl. Neither was willing to accept the challenge of playing BYU for the national championship.

BYU proved itself by beating every team that was willing to play the Cougars in 1984.

If you want to blame someone for BYU playing Michigan in the Holiday Bowl, blame Washington and Nebraska, who both passed on the opportunity.

Washington beat a lower-ranked Oklahoma team in another bowl, then whined when they only finished #2 in the polls.

Eight months later, the Huskies got their chance for redemption. BYU crushed Washington 31-3.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

No reason in trying to debate a tree stump(s). On topic: another nice recruiting class, 7 recruits from Texas. Kids from Texas, Cali, Utah and a few JUCO's: Nice! I beleive last year was an anomolly. Here's to 2013; and a new bowl detination. The Alamo Bowl would be nice; or even another stellar season; capped with a BCS bowl. The possibilities are endless. It must be really sad to know that whether you win 6 games; or 11, you will still end up in San Diego, playing in the Kraft, Macaroni and Cheese Bowl. How discouraging.


Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Spokane Ute

It's so discouraging knowing that no matter how successful we think we are in recruiting, we still end up 5-7 and playing in the couch potato chip bowl.

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