that's because kyle doesn't know how to prepare for those pac 12 line
backers. What the heck is he going to do about Van Noy and Fua, and Unga?????
The Utes have gotten a little worse on D each year since Sitake took over ad DC.
The D plays scared instead of aggressive. The secondary plays off their WR
10-15 yds giving up way too much ground. Utah gave up multiple big plays on 3rd
and 4th down against OSU.Turn-overs were neg 3 and this has been a
problem in the Sitake era. Maybe it's time for Kyle Whittingham to take
over the D.
@WildCougarInferior team(s) like BYU? You have lost to the Utes 3
years in a row. How does that feel? Talk is cheap. Beat the Utes, otherwise
it's just drivel and lip service.
Having watched PAC football for 15 years now I can truly say that EVERYONE in
the conference is improving except Utah. Even WSU is showing signs of getting
better and will most likely finish ahead of the u in the conference standings
and get to a bowl game. In looking at the remaining schedule I can only see one
possible win for the utes and that is even up in the air. It is a very real
possibility that the utes will finish 3-9 this year. But hay they are in a
power conference, even though they barely belong.
Tators,Let me guess, Utah was lucky last year against byu?And the year before?And the year before?Isn't it
interesting that Utah has been "lucky" much more than byu lately.Want to know something interesting? Every year since our Pac 12
invite we've beaten byu in recruiting, HEAD TO HEAD and average stars.Just think about your future if you can't even get the best Mormon
kids, which you haven't the last 3 years.I wonder if that has
anything to do with the 3-0 streak those same years?LOL!
@ Chris B:Come back online 1 week from today and I'll not only
explain why Utah is fortunate they can't play BYU more than once a year,
but why Utah actually decided to take a few years off from playing BYU at all.
In fact, Actually, I won't need to explain it. After the game next
Saturday, all of that will become self-evident. You'll also
have to get some new material. I might even be able to help with that. How
about "Well, at least we beat you 3 of 4 years... so maybe that still makes
us better". But with all that "mark it down" stuff you've
already given to everyone, they would probably still just laugh at you. Face it, Chris... you've painted yourself into a corner. After
badly missing predictions the past 2 weeks, if the Utes don't get extremely
lucky this Saturday (unlike you, I'm realistic enough to admit that
anything is actually possible), then you will be glad you made that promise not
to post for awhile. But until then, you still have a few more days to give more
hopeful predictions and mark-it-down stuff.
Sheeesh give it a rest. Utah really let one get away Saturday night. It was
win-able; and in the PAC 12, that seems to be far and few between for Utah. When
you score 45 points, and still don't win; your defense has a serious
problem. To come on here and talk smack about BYU, or any school for that
matter, would simply be silly at this point. Utah needs to step up and start
winning games....period! What good is being in the PAC 12 when you can't
beat anyone? It's dissapointing; to say the least. I'm trying to keep
my chin up, but it's tougher and touger all the time.GO UTES>--->
Tators --- That over confidence is all that the ute fan has. They live in a
delusional world, where they think that their team is still in the MWC beating
inferior teams. They still don't realize that their above average MWC team
can't compete in a better conference. Nobody in the pac respects the utes
anymore, they are just a bottom feeder or door stop to get to the bigger game in
the conference. ute fan thinks they are entitled to win every game, they are
stuck in the past. The utes suck.
Veritas,Too bad we can't just schedule byu 12 games a year.
@ Chris B:With your identical grade school level tout to "2013
Ute Seniors Sweep..." you've totally proved you are one and the same.
Do you get so derided by even fellow Ute fans that you've had to resort to
using a different moniker? Sad. Very sad!You might be too young to
remember anything longer than the last 3 years, but before this latest mini-run
by Utah, BYU won 3 of the previous 4 games with Utah. It just seems to keep
going back and forth. It's obviously now time to go back once again. If you
do a bit of checking, you'd find out that BYU actually beat Utah 19 of 21
games when LaVell Edwards became coach. Compared to that, this latest 3 in-a-row
back-and-forth stuff you keep bringing up is nothing! In fact, it's
downright laughable!Keep using juvenile taunts for the rest of this
week, because that's all the time you have. There are already no more Rose
bowl hopes, probably no more bowl hopes of any kind, and thankfully no more
worn-out "As bad as we are, you're worse" stuff.
@Chris"We are all but guarantees a 4-0 start and top 25 ranking
at this point."Is a easy pick like a *guarantees?I
think it foolish to predict the outcome of the BYU v Utah game.However,
you are Chris, so that makes sense.===@Tators"Better
start scheduling more Southern Utah and Dixie type games to go along with those
Weber State wins."Utah will. After missing out on the Bowl
experience, recruiting will suffer, and Kyle will be on the hot seat. Look at
how the U of U basketball team schedules it's basketball season to
"earn" some W's...
tators,And as "bad" as we are, you're WORSE.You can't beat us.LOL!Scoreboard!Scoreboard!Scoreboard!
@ 2013 Ute Seniors...:You keep using that same trite grade school
tout... "As bad as we are, you're worse" (My daddy is stronger than
your daddy). It's getting old, because hardly anyone actually
believes it. And next Saturday will totally prove why. What will you then use
for your mantra? Back to the wonderful PAC membership thing? Are you still going
to pretend that you're someone different than Chris B? Your MO's sound
totally identical. Well, at least you're actually admitting
that the Utes just might be a bad team. That's being more realistic than
you were a few weeks ago. And whether or not you still actually believe in those
Utes, at least try using a little more originality in your posts.
@ Chris B:How can you possibly still love your PAC membership when
you've never once been competitive in it? Every season you've to fight
to not finish in last place... the lowest spot in the basement. Utah has never
once won a PAC season opener, nor even beat a PAC member with a winning record.
To keep touting PAC membership at this point seems very desperate. Your "Mark it down" predictions have been wrong the last 2 weeks. Next
weekend will make it 3 in a row. It should be easy to keep that promise not to
post on anymore BYU articles for year, since you will want to go into hiding
after what happens to your beloved Utes next week. Then the final last straw in
ruining the entire year will be when Utah fails to qualify for another bowl
game. Utah is extremely lucky to not be 1-2 right now, after USU was ahead the
vast majority of the game and with better stats... leaving only a Weber State
game to tout.Better start scheduling more Southern Utah and Dixie
type games to go along with those Weber State wins.
Veritas,I seem to be pretty good at prediction in the byu/Utah
football games don't I?You guys are just that emotionally weak
that its an easy pick.Whether its Utah by 1 or Utah by 44(Both have
happened recently for Utah, not byu), it will be Utah.Easy pick!
@Chris B"Chris BSalt Lake City, UTOur offense is much better than their defense and our defense is much better
than their offense. Considering all their injuries and the fact they lost to a
division II team, I think the only scenario we lose this game is of we turn the
ball over 5 times, and that just won't happen. Look for Utah to
score early and coast to an easy victory. Utah 34Osu 17We are all but guarantees a 4-0 start and top 25 ranking at this
point."Keep making predictions...
Just remember byu fans, as "bad" as Utah is, you're WORSEYou can't beat us!4-0 SWEEPIf we're bad,
where does that put you?Horrible!
What a great game. I was surprised by Utah QBs speed. Too bad Utah lost, but no
shocker, you cant throw 3 picks and expect to win.@ Chris BYour posts are becoming more and more irrelevant, just like your team to the
point where I can't take anything you say seriously, so i just mostly
ignore your posts.
PAC 12 Roller Coaster? The Utes were down by 10 at the end of the first
quarter; down 10 at the half; down ten at the end of the third quarter; barely
ahead by one point at 38 - 37 late in the 4th quarter and then didn't have
the guts to go for two after their last score with 15 seconds left to win in
regulation. They wanted to lose in OT and they got their wish.Generally roller coasters go up as much as they go down but Utah was
"down" almost the whole time. I wonder why the DesNews reporters
aren't saying the USU win wasn't anything, since it wasn't
against a PAC 12 team? The spin is hilarious and reminds me of a White House
Press Briefing after needing an explanation as to why the administration was
less than stellar on any given issue.UTAH = PAC 12 BASEMENT---until
proven otherwise, which doesn't look likely in Year Three, just like it was
squandered in Year One against Colorado in SLC and didn't really exist in
Year Two.Anyone who thinks Utah will play in the Rose Bowl after
losing a home game to OSU is delusional.
I guess Chrissy didnt know that the powerful OSU, lost to easern washington. He
still thinks the utes will beat usc or ucla? ha ha ha
"Utah comes up short in roller-coaster Pac-12 opener vs. Oregon
State"Actually, the Utes trailed almost the entire game in
losing at home to a team that lost at home to Eastern Washington.As
usual, the Utes open PAC play with a loss, and this year, instead starting 0-4,
Utah's PAC losing streak could very easily grow to 7 or 8 before the Utes
stop the bleeding.The Utes desperately need a win versus the Cougars
to keep their slip bowl hopes alive. Unfortunately for U, that isn't going
to happen. BYU will once again be Utah's bowl game.After
Saturday, the only thing the Utes will have to look forward to is the annual
pillow fight in the rockies to determine who gets to spend the long cold winter
in the PAC basement.
"And guess who is very much alive for a power conference title game and rose
bowl?"I have a side ache from laughing so hard. The fantasy
lives on. You do know that your little red engine that could just lost at home
to a lower middle PAC team that lost at home to a D2 team right?Hanging by your fingernails to the ledge, what happens if the final pipe dream
crumbles next Saturday?Oh ya, you'll still be very much alive
for a power conference title game and rose bowl. I don't care who you are,
that's just funny.And - good to see you're OK. We've
been worried about your absence since last night's debacle.
Max, No, unlike you, we still have a prestigious conference
championship game and rose bowl to play for. Beating byu will just
be a detour Your season ended in Virginia. We will be in
contention for a prestigious conference championship and rose bowl within last
1-2 games of season. What are you guys still capable of?Lol!I love my PAC 12 membership, and so do byu fans
Cowboy,And that 4-0 SWEEP over van noy, Hoffman, and others is going
to be sweet!And yes, guess whose quest ended six hours after it
started in Virginia, And guess who is very much alive for a power
conference title game and rose bowl?Yes, I do love my PAC 12
membership. Your jealousy is palpable. Every game is a
HUGE when you are in a real conference. Long live the PAC 12!
Door mats. The utes have come full cirlce. Now their whole season falls on
beating BYU. Its now their bowl game......
I LOVE MY PRESTEGIOUS PAC-12 BCS MEMBERSHIP!!!!!! Can't even win against
middle of the PAC Oregon State @ home on HOMECOMING?????? Have to go to trickery
to beat a WAC 2.0 team at home. 4-0 and Top 25???? The only thing you have left
to play for is your 4-0 sweep of the team from down south. MARK THAT DOWN!!!!!
Tough loss, but we need to start strong - not just finish strong. These Utes
will earn some respect this year and surprise a few teams along the way.
Starting next week, we will be back to our winning ways! No one knows about
that team down south. are they as good as the team that beat a ranked Texas
team or are they the team that lost to a poor Virginia squad and handled a very
mediocre Texas? Same with the Utes - are they the team that beat a very good
Aggie team or a team that lost in OT to a very decent OSU. I think this is a
close as we will have seen in a long time for two evenly matched teams - History
says Utah - Mystery says BYU - I will go with History!!!