I don't see how a football program whose past began in 2004 and ended in
2008 has much of a past or a future.The Utes didn't accomplish
anything nationally before 2004 and they've been in steady decline since
"From reading the "Must know facts and stats" I see that one program
has a past and a future, the other program, a past."You must be
referring to BYU as the team with the past and the future.You
couldn't possibly be referring to that flash-in-the-pan Utah program, which
didn't even crack the AP Top 25 until 1994, two decades and a national
championship after BYU's first AP Top 25 finish.
Wookie"How many of these names do you think will make it into
the NFL HOF from the U?"Who cares? Does having
success in the NFL change what a player accomplished in college even one
iota?Alex Smith may some day lead his team to a Super Bowl. Will
that change the fact that he wasn't good enough in college to win a single
national award?Brian Johnson never even made an NFL roster. Does
that invalidate his performance in the Sugar Bowl?
BYU's star running back was smart enough to pick BYU over U.Gotta laugh at jealous trolls like ekute desperately making stuff up to help
them sleep at night.The World Wide Leader knew enough about the
Cougars to sign them to an exclusive 8-year contract, something that would have
been unthinkable for a regional, commuter school like U.
Deep Blue, all good points you raise. Question?How many of these
names do you think will make it into the NFL HOF from the U?Jack
Johnson Mac Speedie Larry Wilson George Seifert Dave Costa Roy Jefferson
Bob Trumpy Norm Chow Manny Fernandez Norm Thompson Marv Bateman Steve Odom Del
"Popcorn" Rodgers Scott Mitchell Jamal Anderson Luther Elliss Kevin
Dyson Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala Barry Sims Mike Anderson Ma'ake Kemoeatu
Andre Dyson Steve Smith Jordan Gross (1998–2002) — Chris Kemoeatu
Alex Smith Eric Weddle Sean Smith (Paul Kruger Zane Beadles Star Lotulelei and
many more to come (as well as left off my list, as I only included those with
NFL recognition for pro-bowl/super bowl experience) as is evident by the number
of Utes being drafted in the NFL. From this list one could argue that George
Seifert, Norm Chow, Steve Smith, Jordan Gross, Eric Weddle, and Star have a
pretty good shot of making it into the HOF? Alex is a long shot unless it is for
game manager skills :)GO UTES!!
Chris,Most non LDS people east of Denver think byu is a WAC school
in Idaho. lol.
Y's little brother,You do realize that your star running back
Williams thought you were a division II Program when he was being recruited
right?LOLEvery football fan in the nation knows Utah is
a Power Conference Pac 12 school.Your OWN recruit thought you were a
Division II school!So much for being a national powerhouse brand
VegasUteBeating BYU is meaningless if you're not even good
enough to be ranked, to finish with a winning record, or to play in a bowl.
christyHas the national media even noticed that the Utes exist this
year?Fortunately for U, you're playing BYU this week so you can
bask in the reflected light of a nationally relevant program for the first time
Deep Blue:Now going back to the 1920's to talk smack! Too
good!3-0, soon to be 4-0. All the stats from all the past decades
don't mean anything if your team can't beat Utah on the field.
Isn't that what this article is about anyway?LOL!!Go Utes!!
Nice try christy. Enjoy your last couple of days on the BYU comments blog. Call us when the Utes get to double-digits in AP Top 25 finishes.At Utah's current rate of 1 every 13 years, it should only take U
another 80 years to match what BYU accomplished over 20 years ago.
@DeepBlue,Isn't it funny that with all those accolades the
nation media is laughing at how bad Texas is for losing to byu, and yet I see
nothing about how amazing byu is.
Chris,From reading the "Must know facts and stats" I see
that one program has a past and a future, the other program, a past. Go Utes.
Fact:4-0 SWEEPIs that more embarrassing for the players,
or the fans who keep thinking they are a national powerhouse program?I wonder how many other national powerhouse programs are on a 4 game losing
streak to their rival?
Fact: BYU first string corners are not very good.Fact: BYU is
playing their second and third string corners.Fact: byu secondary
is about to get EXPOSED
Van Noy, HOffman, and the other 2013 seniors have proved incapable of beating
their rival.SWEEPSecond 4-0 sweep of the last 15 years
over byu.Guess how many 4-0 sweeps byu has in that time frame?ZeroNoneNot oneYes, one of these
programs has a past. And one has a future.
Utah is betterbyu is worse
A few more "Must know facts and stats"During Utah's
1922 to 1971 period of "domination," the Utes only managed to play in
two bowls and were NEVER ranked in the final AP poll - in fact, the Utes
didn't even crack the AP poll for the first time until 1994, SEVENTEEN
years after BYU first cracked the final AP poll.During BYU's
1972 to 1992 period of domination, the Cougars played in SEVENTEEN bowls, were
ranked in the final AP poll ELEVEN times, won FIFTEEN conference championships
(10 in a row), and won a National Championship.AP Top 25 FinishesBYU 17Utah 5Heisman TrophiesBYU 1Utah 0National Football Hall of Fame PlayersBYU 6Utah 0National Individual AwardsBYU 15Utah 0For all their
talk about "domination", the Utes have precious little on a national
scale to show for it.
As a Ute fan I like all of these "Must know facts and stats". Go Utes.