Comments about ‘Davison Cheney: The Utes won, and I’m still blue’

Return to article »

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013 9:35 a.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Here is the reality that byu fans try to avoid:

Your players are not very good.

Yes, a couple are good. But it takes more than a couple good players to be a good team. It takes dozens of them.

Guess who won the head to head AND average star recruiting war between Utah and byu the last 4 years?


Guess who won on the field the last 4 years?


Coincidence? No.

Bronco thinks he can take a team of mostly one and two star nobodies and talk to them about execution and spirit and honor and somehow they'll turn into national title contenders.

His many years at byu prove that strategy isn't working.

Nick Saban wouldn't be winning titles with byu's "athletes"

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Of all recruits who have had offers from byu and Utah the last 4 years, more have picked Utah each year.

The great majority have listed our Pac 12 membership as a big reason for picking Utah.

That does not bode well for byu.

Utah from here on out will ALWAYS be part of the Pac 12. byu will not.

If bronco can't even get most of the Mormon kids he wants(as he hasn't last 4 years as they've picked UTAH), byu is in trouble.

And I love it!

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Well said. I like your attitude.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

1-2 start.

Your quest ended in Virgnia, hours after it started

Your Heisman caliber QB has the worst passer rating in the entire nation

You lost to your rival for the fourth time in a row

Van Noy, Hoffman, Riley Nelson, Taysom Hill, and so many others will NEVER know what it feels like to beat their rivals

More head to head recruits have picked UTAH Every year since our Pac 12 invite, which shows your recruiting stronghold among Mormons and strong byu families is long gone!

In the last 4 years you have one(Utah state) win against end of year top 25 teams?

The Big 12 hasn't called.

And bronco still thinks he's building a national title program!


Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Where are all the byu fans that told me byu was going to win?

PAC man
Anaheim, CA


Where are all of the Utah fans who, after the Alabama game, claimed that the Utes could compete with anybody, and who, immediately after Utah's invitation to the PAC, claimed that Utah would soon be winning PAC championships and playing in the Rose Bowl?

Now all we hear are whiny excuses about how tough the PAC is and how it will take years, perhaps decades, for the Utes to recruit enough talent to be competitive in a big boy conference.

The truth is, you're all talk, but no walk.

Call us the first time you beat a PAC team with a winning record.

Murray, Utah

To the above comments-

Don't you all brag about your PAC 12 membership? Well try and do something with it. You are a member of the " mighty PAC 12" but all you can brag about over the last 4 years is beating byu. Sad.
Both you and your coaches should concentrate more on your PAC 12 rivals. It is not going to save kyle's job anymore just to beat byu. Prove to us that you can win at least 2 PAC 12 games this year.
The sad sad fact is that there isn't any good football being played in Utah this year and you have just won the " bowl of below average."

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Despite the frantic and emotional chest-beating by my little sister, our sorry team will once again spend bowl week watching from the comfort of our couch.

Salt Lake City, UT

I love the "we're lousy, so you must be lousy" post-game coping device. You do understand that is trying to make someone as miserable as you are, right? Who else acts like that? Hmmmm.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Pac Man,

Since you can't beat us you have to point to teams who do?


Just remember, however "bad" we are, you're worse!

Start talking trash when you can beat us.

Salt Lake City, Utah


Utah only beat BYU by a touchdown, and, as has been the case in 14 of the last 17 contests, the game wasn't decided until the last play of the game.

Bottom line, regardless of how you want to characterize it, a good team beating another good team, or a bad team beating another bad team, the two teams are very evenly matched.

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

@ Mick
"Don't you all brag about your PAC 12 membership? Well try and do something with it. You are a member of the " mighty PAC 12" but all you can brag about over the last 4 years is beating byu. Sad."

Not necessarily we also brag a lot about the PAC-12 MONEY also!
A LOT of Money!

Christopher B
Ogden, UT


A win is a win. A loss is a loss.

The better team beat the worse team.

Just like last year(14 missed field goals, hurts doesn't it?)

And the year before(54-10, hurts doesn't it?)

And the year before(burton block, hurts doesn't it?)

Utah is a good team.

Byu is not.

Arlington, VA

Scott Farcus

Congratulations on getting paid a lot of money to be a punching bag.



Remind us which team went bowling in 2012, and which team spent the holidays playing couch potato.

Remind us which team ended the 2011 season ranked in the Top 25, and which team didn't receive a single vote in either poll.

We realize that BYU is the standard by which U judge Utah's success, but one game does not a season make.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

6 of 13 comments by one BYU-hating hill troll - can U say "obsessed"?

Utah wins the battle, loses the war.

BYU will once again finish the season with a better record and higher ranking than U.

Provo, UT

BYU fans need not worry about what we do or don't in the Pac 12. Until you can beat us, You should worry about fixing your own program. We don't need to prove anything to BYU, Our talking has been done on the field. The Y is so jealous of our Pac 12 membership, and it's just killing you, to realize that the 80's and 90's are long gone, and not coming back any time soon! We don't play again for two years so don't call us, just go away.Ute fans thank you, for your tears are Delicious!

west jordan , UT

Christopher B

Since Utah is the BIG brother why dont you go play with you cool friends in the pac 12 and leave the little brother alone, while the little bother plays with his friend on ESPN. If your team is so much better then BYU then move on to the other rivils in the pac 12. If you got to comment on very game that little bother is playing, saying how great Utah is, that just shows how little you think of your team.

Logan, UT

Chris B (and whatever other name he chooses as his name of the day),

As usual, I can see based on your comments that the BYU game and rivalry mean more to you than you care to admit. Why else would you spend so much time in worrying about the number of stars that some of your players have and in comparing the two programs? The Utes played a good game and deserved to win. They didn't dominate, but they won. It doesn't necessarily mean they are the better team, but they had a better game. The rest of the season will determine what kind of team each program has for the year. Texas A&M beat your beloved Alabama last year, but Alabama ended up national champs.

Best of luck to both teams for the rest of the year (despite some of the fans)!

west jordan , UT

Davison Cheney

Thanks for summing up my feeling, the loss hurts, but I am still a fan and plan this weekend to take my son to his first BYU games. And yes ChrisB. I am taking to this games so my son first BYU is a win, hate to have taken him to last weeks game.
I do have some hope that BYU will go to a bowl as will Utah and maybe play each other again so the sr class can have one last chance. By then Hill might be able to throw the ball and someone besides hoffmen and thompson will catch it. Apo better step up soon or his footdays are numbered.
I also beleive that BYUs best football days are ahead of us if we as fan can keep our cool and allow Hill and the rest of the O to get better and gain some expereince.

Gilbert, AZ


A worse record is a worse record.

A lower ranking is a lower ranking.

Despite all of your talk, you're still nothing but a PAC 12 bottom dweller without a single signature win in 19 conference games...

and counting.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments