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Published: Sunday, July 7 2013 2:55 p.m. MDT

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West Jordan, UT


Putting the series on hold still doesn't change the prevailing Ute identity. There is still too much fixation with beating and/or one upping BYU.

I can't help but wonder how much better off the Utes would be if they put the same energy into the pursuit of a Rose Bowl berth that they put into their competitions on and off the field with BYU. Pac 12 wins and the Rose Bowl are way bigger things than beating BYU. Plus a team that is truly focused on competing for PAC 12 titles year in and year out, would likely beat BYU with minimal effort. Also that game wouldn't be the season-defining thing that it is now.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Rivals lists QB Brandon Cox at 6-2, 185-lbs. He may be a very talented signal caller, but if he comes to Utah under 210-lbs, I don't think he'll be seeing the field much, and Shulz will most likely check in at #2. I look forward to see how he pans out, but an undersized QB is an injury-prone QB.

Bountiful, UT

"Whittingham said the Utes might have two quarterbacks in the “upper echelon” of the Pac-12 in projected starter Travis Wilson and Adam Schulz "

Ok, Brad, are you purposefully trying to make Kyle look like a moron? He's the same guy you were making lame excuses for earlier in your article about his botching the QB position to begin with and now you're trying to play him up to be some type of "expert" at evaluating QB talent? Isn't that the problem with why he thought Jordan Wynn was good enough to get the utes through not one, but two successive Pac12 seasons?

What...did you and Kyle go to school together at some point?

Bountiful, UT

@Navel Lint

are you saying that about Cox because Wynn checked in at 165lbs for the utes his freshman year? Wynn eventually bulked up and the freshman Cox has a 20lb head start on Wynn so barring anything unplanned for Wilson (like his winning the Heisman and leaving early for the NFL, etc), Cox will have time to bulk up like Wynn did.

Bountiful, UT

@Utes fan

"All things considered, Utah is probably average at QB in the PAC-12 right now."

I think you're being a little too kind there. Kyle is delusional if he thinks Wilson and Schulz, etc are upper-echelon in the Pac12.

Wilson wasn't very heavily recruited at all outside of the Pac12. I think he only had one offer to a school outside Pac12 country and that school was "football power" Iowa State. Schulz didn't have any offers at all.

I think Pac12 Fever was close to spot on when he said:
"Utah will lose to Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Arizona, Oregon St and ASU. They won't be favored in any of those games."

All of those schools will be ranked at some point during the season. With very slow linebackers and a small inexperienced DL, the front 7 is in trouble this next season. This could be a very long season if Wilson isn't ready to step up. With all the question marks on the OL, it doesn't look good for him. The utes are in trouble and looking at 2 straight seasons without a bowl game, unless they count the BYU Bowl.

Provo, UT

The Utes go 6-6 best case scenario. And their fan base should get used to these types of seasons...

Las Vegas, NV

BigKewger and beagle:

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Las Vegas, NV

FAtboy86: "until the Utes really start caring about things that are bigger and far beyond BYU"

So, you have firsthand knowledge of what the Utah coaching staff and players "care" about? Interesting! Please enlighten us with your inside information. This is something we would all like to be entertained by!

Love the trollers!! Cheap entertainment!

Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!

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