Rowe hopes to avoid another 0-4 conference start. Problem is the 0-4 conference
start follows a pattern somewhat which starts with Utah playing in the BYU Bowl
and exerting so much emotional energy in getting up for their bowl game that
they tend to go flat for the month following.After the month to
recover, Utah starts to muster up the fight to finish their conference schedule
on a good note. That must explain why Kyle and Hill wanted to stop playing BYU
for the next 2 yrs so they could get a less draining opponent in that slot.
I should say, the world revolves around the cougs for every team that plays
them. Guarantee BYU is circled on every opposing teams schedule on day 1 of
SkywalkerI have no doubt you are right. I guarantee Notre Dame
already has BYU on their minds. NO QUESTION the same is true with Wisconsin. The
world does, after all, revolve around BYU football.
gonefishn"All Ute player and fans are focused on OSU."Don't kid yourself. Utah players and coaches may be talking about
OSU this week, but after Saturday's beat down of Texas, it's a given,
they're already thinking about BYU.BYU's blogs have been
inundated with comments from Utah fans since before the season began.
Guaranteed, if Utah players were given a choice between beating OSU this week,
or BYU next week, the vote would be unanimous for beating BYU.-----------Dutchman"If 25% of the PAC 12 head
coaches are former BYU players or alumni please tell me why BYU fans keep
claiming that there is an anti Mormon bias throughout the PAC 12?"It was a couple of PAC 10 presidents/chancellors who opposed BYU's
invitation to the PAC 12. PAC 10 coaches and AD's were never concerned with
associating with a church-owned school.
VegasUteYou're obviously ignoring the defensive side of the
ledger; a defense that only gave up one touchdown to USC in the Colosseum could
be a huge threat to Utah's bowl hopes in Pullman.Must a hill
ThomasJefferson,If 25% of the PAC 12 head coaches are former BYU
players or alumni please tell me why BYU fans keep claiming that there is an
anti Mormon bias throughout the PAC 12? That constant refrain from BYU fans
makes no sense to me. And you can include David Gardner in that mix since he
was also a BYU alum and former President of the University of California system
which includes Cal and UCLA.
phoenix"Unfortunately for U christy, WSU simply proved
they're a real threat to Utah's "likely" wins"An offense that only scores one field goal the entire game is a real
threat?Must be a Utah County thing!!Go Utes!!
@Tators and other trollsThe only ones putting an emphasis on the Y game is
you and others on Ute boards not to mention what the Y players have said. All
Ute player and fans are focused on OSU. It is funny that this fact is driving
utter hysterics from the BYU players and fan base.
@Tators:"Last year" and "recently" are two different
things. "Game" and "games" are two different things. Trying to
stretch out a single college football season, to make it sound like our bowl
absence was anything more than one game = ignorance.I wasn't
arguing that Utah stayed home, and TDS and USU went bowling (all facts). Lame
attempt to try and spin something I never disputed.And let me ask
you this: does JD Falslev react the same way he did losing to the Utes, versus
other opponents? Yet it's only a "Superbowl" for the Utes? Please.
You know in your heart of hearts, there's not a bigger game on your
schedule than Sept. 21st. Rankings and SOS aside, you know there's not a
bigger game in your mind. Best of luck two Saturdays from now!Go
Tators:KVN - Utah is our Superbowl!Enough said!Go Utes!! The Utah win on 9/21 will be the fourth in a row and
will begin the third straight decade of Utah dominance over the little brothers
@ Samurai Jake:I'll take your word for it that "ignorance
must be bliss". Your statements prove that you would know. As
you yourself noted, the key word in my original statement was
"recently". And it's true. In the most recent year, Utah was not
able to qualify for a bowl game... no if's, and's or but's. And
playing in 9 previous bowl games doesn't change that fact. It's also a fact that Utah was the only one of the 3 big in-state schools
to not qualify for a bowl game last year. A person would have to be living in
blissful ignorance to dispute that. And if you recall the way Utah
fans stormed the field after the BYU game last year, it was totally obvious that
they considered it to be their bowl game of the year. And it eventually proved
itself to be that, since no other bowl game was forthcoming.
Like I said earlier, we are making progress. Chris B finally admits that the u
is bad. We will see just how bad they are as the season roll along.BYU will end up with a better ranking and a better record by the end of the
year even with a tougher schedule.Yes, Utah's SOS just tanked with
the loss of USC. BYU's SOS is now better.
Down under and Tators,Just remember, however "bad" we are,
you're WORSE.you can't beat us!LOL!
@ UteExpat:If Utah doesn't consider the BYU game their
Superbowl of the year, then their fans certainly do. You guys have been
bringing up that game in every single football article since before the season
began. And just like in this article, it's usually first mentioned by a Ute
fan. Please recall how Ute fans rushed the field not once, but 3 different times
at the end of last year's game with BYU, and had to be kept from taking
down the goal posts. Yes, without question, it was and is their Superbowl game.
In light of the evidence, it's delusional to think otherwise. BYW: You certainly haven't been able to fry any bigger fish than BYU the
past few years. And since Utah has recently not been able to make it self
eligible for any post-season bowl games, the BYU game has had to serve as their
bowl game of the year.
@ Chris B:You keep touting how worthy the Utes are of their PAC
affiliation. And yet every year they've been in the conference, they gone
0-4 before realizing what hit them... the exact same number you mistakingly
think will be the result of September 21st. There is a big difference. Utah is
not yet 4-0 against BYU this time around (nor will they be), while Utah has
already gone 0-4 against it's PAC opponents... not once, but back to back.
BTW: No one, but no ever thinks of you as lucky, Chris. Nor will
they call you that, since the odds of getting the southern title this year are
even smaller than beating BYU. Being called lucky should be the least of your
concerns. Mark it down.
Note from WSU to U of U. "Thank you for taking our spot I the basement of
the PAC".Now I see why Utah was invited into the PAC. It makes
perfect sense now.
phoenix, I don't think the Utes will look past OSU. It may have been true
of Utah players once upon a time, but current Utah players do not consider the
game against BYU to be their "Super Bowl." At this point, it's much
more likely that Utah would look past BYU to their next conference opponent.
Beating BYU is/would be nice, but Utah has bigger fish to fry. I'm not
delusional enough to think there's much of a chance of such success this
year, but Utah can lose to BYU and still play in the Rose Bowl (and a win
against BYU doesn't help the Rose Bowl case, unless overall record is part
of a tiebreak scenario).
CSD...You think the P12 C'ship will have the Devils go to
Eugene & get stomped? No. That "honor" belongs to UCLA.
You're dreaming Chris B. ASU owns Utah. ASU will sitton (pun for Will
Sutton) all over you. ASU owns the south this year. ASU will will play for the
PAC-12 championship. Go BYU!Mormons for Devils (ASU)!
"25% of the PAC 12 Football Head Coaches are former BYU players or
coaches!"TJ:And yet the old alma mater somehow
can't hire an alum. As you said, "Interesting, very, very
Unfortunately for U christy, WSU simply proved they're a real threat to
Utah's "likely" wins, while the Trojans, even in an off year, still
have enough fire power to handle the Utes in the Colosseum. With the Utes
already looking ahead to BYU, even a less than stellar OSU poses a serious
threat to Utah's bowl prospects.
re: Chris B"The south title is looking more likely all the
time."Its a wide open race to everyone except CU... How long did
it take before they put away Cent Arkansas?UCLA IMO should win the
P12 South. The Utes have a chance but need to split w/ Oregon & Stanford as
well as the LA schools.
Kyle has proven he can have top 5 teams. So has Erickson It's only a matter if time until they take us back to where we belong Within 3 years we will be in rose bowl
The south title is looking more likely all the time. Don't call
me lucky when it happen.The winner will have 3 losses and I think
that's all we get.