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Dick Harmon: Ute emotion may be key in hosting Aggies

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  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    KW looks really upset. The Aggies will hand the utes their first lose of the season and we will see that look often this year.
    I can't wait to hear the Chris B and the other ute posters spin after the game.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    Utah 30
    Usu 17

    We will handle them like the WAC team they are

    Mark it down!

    I will remind you all I called the win

  • UteinIdaho Sandpoint, ID
    Aug. 28, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    Boise is overrated this year. Washington will handle them at home

  • Fight On! St George, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    Unfortunately I have class until 10:30. Anybody know of a site online I could catch a re-run of this game?
    Please and Thank you!

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:15 p.m.

    I can't remember a season where there was more uncertainty about how good the Utes will be. Probably not as good a Chris B predicts and not as bad as the trolls prognosticate. Biggest question marks are:

    How much weaker will the D-Line be? A small step back is okay, a huge step back will cause major problems

    Will the LBs be any quicker?

    Can the corners cover?

    Will Travis W step up and lead or will he play like he did last year?

  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    Aug. 29, 2013 2:48 a.m.

    @Chris B

    Think back to just 2010. Remember how Ute fans thought comments like yours were arrogant hogwash? "We will handle them like the WAC team they are." It sounds like John White after the game last year, when he said he couldn't believe they lost to a non BCS team. It is wise to remember your own past.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    Utah will win. No big deal. Utah's offense will be better than last year and the defense will be prepared. When Whit has time to prepare for mobile qb's, they have done well.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 29, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    @ UteinIdaho

    Agreed, not to mention that Sarkasian is on the hot seat at UW.

    Great opening matchups all around.

    GO UTES
    >---->

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    Harmon is correct in his assessment that Ute emotion may be key in hosting the Aggies. Utah State is much improved from years past and the Utes aren't so much better than they can just show up and expect to win.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    You can feel the doubt and fear.

    Oh the drama!

    Go Aggies!

  • DrUte Woods Cross, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 9:28 a.m.

    Utah does not expect to just show up & win.

    Utah expects to show up and dominate.

    USU is certainly not the most formidable team Utah will face this year.

    Domination sends a message to the entire PAC, & to Provostan as well.

    It's time to send that message loud & clear.

    No Mercy.

  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    DrUte:
    I agree completely. The Utes cannot show up to this game and win by 4. they need to play PAC 12 ball and dominate this game.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    all the utah "emotion" is a scary thing... for utah!

    Playing mad is a bad thing in most cases, you need to play smart and keep your head. On the edge, but smart. Mad most of the time does not equal smart.

    utes win because of the pac12? hahahaha If that was the case they should have won last year!

    The utes have not beat the Aggies since joining the pac10.2

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    I say this half in jest/trolling, half seriously.

    I just moved out to florida and would love to watch the game (serious). I think it will be good and I want to see both teams and how they will play (serious). Are they on fox or the new fox 1? Not sure I get the fox 1 station. Now here comes the troll part -- at least when BYU plays I know I can watch it out here in florida, being a national brand and being on national tv certainly is nice. Troll time over now.

    Good luck to both teams. As a BYU fan even I'm excited for a good competitive game that I am not a part of.

    And don't worry chris b, i did mark it down. I have taken several screen shots of your predictions so I can see how accurate they are later.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    @down and six feet under

    Mere wishful thinking on your pro-BYU anti-Utah part.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    Welcome back to the rival list Aggies...you were gone for too long, we've missed you.

    Tonight it's time to send a message ringing through the Rockies and echoing from Boise to Fresno, that there's a new king on the MW throne that wins with extreme prejudice. Let the utes be an exhibition of what happens to any program that disses you as a "fluke"...even if they are only the PACs annoying kid brother.

  • UteinIdaho Sandpoint, ID
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    @ sky2k1

    Haha thank you for clarifying your true and your troll comments! If there were more coug fans out there like you(namely on these comment boards) I wouldn't despise the BYU fan base NEARLY as much.

    Honestly though, I'm happy for coug fans such as yourself who get to watch your teams games on national tv. But, as far as this week, I would MUCH rather watch a game on the new Fox Sports1 in HD than a terrible ESPNU telecast. So far I am thoroughly enjoying Fox Sports1. Apparently some people don't get it on their tv package? I have the middle priced Dish package an I get it

  • ImaCaMan Oceanside, CA
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    Re: Sky2k1

    Yeah, you and one billion Chinese can watch your national brand. Outside of of the Wards, most people do not know who you are. You have to do something to become nationally relevant. However, that jersey thing recently came close.

    Go Utes!

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    Aug. 29, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    I always love headlines like this one, or quotes to the same effect. Emotion is the key? Oh, OK. So the U didn't really try last year because they weren't emotional enough? And if the Aggies win this year (which wouldn't exactly be a shock), was emotion then not really the key? Or would it mean the Ags somehow worked up enough emotion themselves?

    Skill level, preparation, execution and a little luck will determine the outcome. I'm pretty sure "emotion" is going to be a wash. It's like the myth of "momentum" in sports. Hooray, we had all the momentum . . until we lost. Oh, no! We'd lost the momentum . . until we won. Both "emotion" and "momentum" as factors in sports are only illusions lazy sportswriters and fans see in hindsight.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    Aggie fans drinking their bloody marys Friday morning, will further be reminded of their Crimson Clad Big Brother. Hope it goes down smooth, Aggs! You're going to need it. Go Utes!

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    I am feeling a win tonight!

    Go Utes!

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    The look of despair on Kyle's face is priceless. And the Ute media homer guy in the picture was looking at his notes to get the wording of his questions down right:

    "Coach, you're getting punked by a team your fans have no respect for. Can you tell us how you managed to have a PAC 12 team with 3 years of recruiting and yet a D2 QB is the best product you can put on the field after your glass QB Jordan Wynn went down for he umpteenth time?"

    "Coach, is this a sign of things to come this season and will our team be starting a new trend of sitting home during the bowl season watching other teams that manage to get above .500?"

    "Coach, did the PAC at least replace the carpet in the basement apartment when WSU moved out and we moved in?"

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 3:06 p.m.

    ImaCaMan,

    U really need to get out more, or off the left coast. I lived in OK for over twelve years, Georgia for five years and FL for three years and I can attest that they all know who BYU is and they all get confused as to u and USU. They really do not know which is which. Everyone knows the diff between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State or Georgia and Georgia Tech and even Flordia and Florida State, but really, they have NO CLUE about u and Utah State.

    Go Cougs and Go Aggies!

  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Do you write your own material Christine? Those are some fabulous knee slappers! ho ho ho, har har har.

  • Chris B. 4 Prez! Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 3:49 p.m.

    @Christine B:

    The look of despair is familiar to you.

    The same look of despair, that TDS fans such as yourself exhibited when hearing that the Utes were the original BCS busters, and TDS was not. (Hawaii, shucks!!)

    Same look when said BCS Busters clobbered an outmatched Pitt team (BCS victory, and subsequent undefeated season #1!).

    Same look of despair when the Utes were invited to yet another BCS bowl game.

    Same look of despair when Utah punched perennial football power 'Bama in the nose, and earned BCS bowl victory #2 (and subsequent undefeated season #2!).

    Same look of despair when Utah was invited to the Conference of Champions, and TDS was not.

    Same look of despair when Utah blasted TDS at LES, 54-10.

    Same look of despair when Utah beat TDS for the third game in a row (JD Haslev's face, and subsequent reaction was priceless!).

    Same look of despair upon hearing proposed jersey monikers "Tradition...Spirit...Honor" (How about Humility?)

    It will be the same look of despair displayed on the face of every TDS fan in LES come Sept. 21st! "If you chance to meet a frown...!" lol
    4 in a row! Go Utes!

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    @Eddie:

    "I can attest that they all know who BYU is and they all get confused as to u and USU. They really do not know which is which."

    I'm sorry, Eddie. The correct answer is, "They all know who Yale is!" lol

    Also, refer to the article in which your star running back had no clue who BYU was! "They all know!" lol

    And not being able to tell the difference between Utah and Utah State? Interesting. Speaks to some simple educating going on...! Besides, I'm sure your TDS-biases didn't help in conversing on the subject, either. No matter. Go Yale! And go Utes!

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    Aug. 29, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    It's going to be very emotional for the Utes when they lose to the Aggies for the second straight year.

    Utah's brief flash-in-the-fan success is quickly fading; their 15 minutes of fame is over.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    Sorry jake, but the truth is the truth. Sorry you can't handle the truth. Maybe that recruit was a little young or he just watched the local teams, but I was there u were not. BYU is know and u are not.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:09 p.m.

    Utes don't have the talent to compete with a WAC team.

  • Koloss Hampton, VA
    Aug. 29, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    Reading these comments is so much better now that Utah won the actual game. LOL