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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2013 12:30 a.m. MDT

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Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

"I think tempo is overrated. I hear so much about tempo it’s starting to be a little irritating. If my information is correct, there was 10 teams in Division I football that snapped it 88 times or more this past weekend and seven of those teams lost."

So true. It's not the quantity, it's the quality. For example:

"Virginia became the first college football team in this century to punt 13 times in a game and still win."

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"It’s not about tempo. It’s about execution"

I'm glad coach Whitt understands this.

reasonableUTE
Provo, UT

@ uteology

Your post made my day! Coach whittingham is a stud! If all your doing is going nowhere fast, you tire your own defense out faster than the opposing defense.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

We are the best program in the state, the best team in the state, and we'll have the best year in 2013.

Utah is guaranteed a 4-0 start.

byu is guaranteed an 0-3 start.

Utah State is the second or third best team in the WAC 2.0

GO UTES!

We will be ranked in 2 more weeks, Mark it Down

Wookie
Omaha, NE

The tempo could've been better, but he's the coach.

GO UTES!!

eswiny
sandy, ut

Christopher B,

You need to dial it down. You are looking to jinx our guys.

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Heres another good one from Coach Whitt,

Kyle Whittingham @UtahCoachWhitt
Here I am @espn700bill. It took a while, but isn't it really more about executing the tweets than the tempo of the tweets? #goutes

Where have all the trolls gone? That was one seriously amazing disappearing act! But, no magic show is complete without them reappearing, after they beat a few of the patsies on their schedule I'm sure they'll be back.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Go fast. Fall Hard"

Don't understand it. BYU set a goal to run a play every "x" seconds and did it! Only two teams ran more plays. In addition BYU did something no other team has done this century. Hold an opponent to more than 13 punts and lose the game. Is there more? What else could any team do?

Utah Fan2
Anaheim, CA

whoami

What else could any team do?

Not give up silly turnovers and blocked punts.

aggfan77
Shire, 00

Big Aggie Fan here! Good job Ute's. As always I think a lot of people are down playing just how good USU is this year. I think you guys really beat a good team. Great improvement this year for sure and I wish you guys the best of luck.

To Y fans that are trying to attack the U...for only beating us by 4....really....so like usual you are ragging on the Aggies. A team you barely squeek by every year! Nice!

You were the 3rd place team in the nation with offensive plays I believe and you did nothing...who cares if you run 1k + offensive plays a game...if you still only score 1 td.....so basically almost every single team in the nation has a better PTS per Offensive plays then you guys!

Go Aggies!
Go Utes!

DaveKnowsWhatsUp
Bloomington, IN

not normally on this side of the board because I don't follow the Utes as closely as you follow BYU. I was mostly curious to see if a random article about Utah would generate as many comments as an article about BYU (it doesn't, not even close). However, I had to comment because most of you refer to BYU, even though this article doesn't once directly mention the Cougars. On top of that, with the exception of myself who hasn't commented on a Ute article in months, and Christopher B who is likely a Cougar fan fed up with incessant ChrisB comments on the BYU boards, there isn't a single Cougar fan or troll commenting all over your articles. Maybe a few have gone silent because of the outcome of Saturday's games, but from past experience, I doubt that's totally the case. The reason Ute fans can't stand BYU is that you're obsessed with us, and honestly, we don't really think about you all that often unless you're in our face all the time. Yet, this is somehow perceived as arrogance on our part. You guys make me laugh!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

DaveKnowsWhatsUp

Nice try Dave. The truth is that the usual BYU posters have nothing to talk about this week. That and the fact that they know they predicted far different outcomes to week one than what actually occurred. In other words, your fellow fans just aren't too into the partaking of humble pie.

jeru0455
SALEM, OR

@Daveknowswhatsup

First of all, most Utah fans hang out the Trib's website, and second of all, if you don't think that BYU fans troll Utah articles you'd have to be delirious. If I have to read one more 3-9 prediction for Utah's season, I may explode. That's especially ridiculous since the Utes will probably win more than that before they even register a loss.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

DaveKnowsWhatsUp:

You should have been here last week before Utah beat USU and byU stunk it up at lowly Virginia, there were more trolls on the Utah stories than in all of Grimm's fairy tales. You conveniently skip over to a Utah story AFTER all of the the byU "fans" are too embarrassed to show their faces after the bold predictions of byU domination and of Utah annihilation. Try checking back on some prior stories and look for the infamous Duckhunter, or BigCougFan or Tators or mussingaround or Y's little brother or midpacmajor or Cool Cat Cosmo or Snack Pac or worf or ........

Hey, but thanks for coming on a Utah story and giving us your love and support when the vast majority of the other byU "fans" are too embarrassed to do so. We truly appreciate it!!

Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

aggfan77

Congratulations to your Aggies. They are certainly a better team than I ever gave them credit for. Chucky is the best offensive player in the state of Utah. Your team should do great through the rest of the year. I will be rooting for you in all of your future games, but especially USC and byU. byU has to be worried about their game with you because Chucky is much better this year than he was last year. He will tear them up, especially the secondary.

I too find it funny that there was even any mention about being the third highest team in the nation with number of plays in one game. I guess some people have to find anything to brag about. I just read a comment on another site about byU's SOS being 49th in the country. Some byU fan actually responded that it was a great schedule because their SOS was second best among all independent schools. Talk about a stretch!

Here's to a great football season!

Go Utes!
Go Ags!

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

daveknowswhatsup, and that is why he wont be back to defend his ridiculous statement.

aggfan77
Shire, 00

VegasUte,
Thank you for the kind words!

I have a strong feeling we will fair well against the Y this year. But after seeing how the U's offense played and how I know there defense can adjust (I saw a ton of Y fans bashing on you guys after the game cause we did well on Offense...so that means your Defense sucks....UM NO...Aggies Offense is really that good) If I was a Y fan I would probably just sale my ticket to a U fan! Cause I really only see that Giant QB of Utahs getting better and better each game! Big and athletic....!!! And your D will be IMO much much better then last year...gosh your whole team will be!!!

Go Aggies!
Go Utes!

DaveKnowsWhatsUp
Bloomington, IN

nah, I have no problem sticking by what I say. I'm sure there are a few Y trolls out there who are quiet this week, but I still think it's hilarious how you people can't even make a comment on a Ute article without bringing up BYU. I thought you had moved on, are superior to us in every way, yet you can't even comment on an article exclusively about Utah without 70% of you mentioning a team you supposedly don't care about. Like I said in my initial post, I don't hang around here often, and I rarely comment, but the obsession with BYU today was too good to pass up. Win or lose, the Y will always be under your skin...and I love it!

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What'sUp:

BYU was mentioned in the article. Who do you think Whit was talking about when he commented that of the 10 teams that ran 88+ plays last week, 8 lost?

That's his point-- "Go Fast, Go Nowhere" is overrated.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

"Whittingham pleased with team's tempo"

I wonder how "pleased" Kyle would have been if his on-side kick had failed and the Utes had lost the game?

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