Whitt should have known that D.E. had run his course. No offense.Utes
record in Pac 12 since 2011: 8-15 .347That's reality. Gotta love
that Pac 12 membership.By the way...when BYU was in discussions with the
Big 8 (back then) and the Pac 8 (back then) it wasn't that the Cougars were
not interested. It was that they wanted a travel partner and would only
consider it if Utah was also invited. That is a fact. If Utah would have said
the same, u wouldn't be in the Pac 12 today. But truth be known, Utah
would have struggled in the MWC this year. You can mark that down if you want.
What I am curious about is how long will Erickson tolerate being in such an
unfamiliar position? I would venture to speculate that if by 2016 things
haven't severely righted on the hill that Dennis might just saunter off
into retirement. But then, perhaps he isn't that shallow. He wasn't
always a champion, but I don't know his views on being in the Pac-12
cellar... Conjecture is pointless, but definitely a point worth considering...
@UteologyWhat's Whittingham supposed to do? Pull Manning's
redshirt in order to develop a freshman QB mid season two years in a row? You
don't want a QB controversy going into next year. Shultz is who he is.Wilson is hurt. It stinks, and it's sinking the ship for our Utes.
But that's the reality. If Taysom Hill got hurt it would be the same thing.
Utah's defense has been solid minus two games. The OSU game being the most
frustrating. Utah has moved the ball and scored points all year
until the last two weeks. It's no coincidence. The injuries are the factor.
Sometimes that's just how football rolls. Yes BYU is playing
really well right now. I wouldn't be surprised if they beat Notre Dame at
all. Wisconsin might be their only challenge. But that doesn't keep me from
saying that I believe a healthy Wilson, Scott(who never played the BYU game),
and Murphy couldn't win between the two again.This season is a
downer despite beating BYU and Stanford. Utah is better than this. I love next
years team but the schedule is even harder.
@rtimesr2I feel the same, only on the opposite side. I used to root
for both schools until the blind inductive blue reasoning wore me out.
This is rough. The 'hand' is clearly the biggest issue. Utah's
defense played MORE than well enough to win if Utah has an average offensive
day. But the last two weeks have told us (be honest and real BYU fans) that
Wilson just can't produce in his condition right now. I mean Travis was 3
for 9 with 2 INTS last week and 5 for 14 with 2 INTS and a fumble the other day.
At 4-2, I felt these two road games were winnable and they were. The
bloody hand is a nightmare for us Utah fans. Erickson can only work so much
magic when the offense is so depleted (injured; Scott, Murphy, Tonga, and half a
Wish I could root for the Utes. I used to until too many of their fans became so
vocal and venemous. Found myself rooting for SC although I really don't
like them. Too bad it can't be a respectful rivalry.
I assume the PAC 12 will drop Utah (and Colorado) when the new realignment comes
out and the NCAA figures out how to run a playoff.I'm not sure
what Utah adds to the PAC 12, certainly not the Utah tv market.
Has Whitt been asking Bronco for advice on starting injured QB's? It sure
looks like it.
Utah will beat USC in football sooner than later; barring injuries and the
resulting demoralization, it might have done so yesterday. However, it will be
hugely ironic if Utah's membership in the Pac-12, which KW undoubtedly saw
largely as a tribute to his football program, ends up being the thing that
indirectly leads to his dismissal. It's understandably harder to win
consistently in the Pac-12 than it was in the MWC, but it's also harder to
keep one's job. Prestige is a double-edged sword.
@BigCougarUtah is now 1-10 in Pac12 conference games in the month
following the BYU Bowl. The post BYU Bowl game curse is alive and well for the
3rd year in a row.--------------Let me share something
with you..."In the early years, I think BYU felt that they had
outgrown the conference and their people were talking about how BYU would go to
the Big 12 or the Pac-10. They used to come into the Utah game
always talking about who they would be playing in their bowl game.... When we
started beating them, they stopped talking about their bowl game." -- Ron McBrideNow that we OWN BYU in their own Super Bowl
they've started talking about our opponents after the game? Priceless!!
@Real Bass" They would kill Utah this week."BYU has
had enough games already against teams stuck using backup QBs (Utah State, Boise
State). @BigCougar"The post BYU Bowl game curse is alive
and well for the 3rd year in a row."Almost every single one of
those games Utah had their starting QB for the year injured.
Play them in Vegas again...2001Utah 10USC 6That game plan was smash mouth ball control without a record number of
turnovers on offense. They had a hard time getting it over the goal line but
they sure moved the ball between the 20's in that game. Then of course, the
defense did their job.
But I marked it down, how can this be? USC was playing their 3rd string. Yet
another disappointing pac12 season. The prestige is quickly wearing off.
The Giraffe had one nice run of 24 yds but the rest of the way was 11 carries
for 18 yds. Not very productive running. Utah was just never in this game. Utah
is now 1-10 in Pac12 conference games in the month following the BYU Bowl. The
post BYU Bowl game curse is alive and well for the 3rd year in a row.
So Chris. How are those stars looking right now?
We looked terrible. I am beginning to wonder if we even belong in the PAC I
hope our basketball team can do better but holding my breath. Maybe next year.
No, Travis Wilson’s hand is not all better. Alex Smith is not walking
through that door. Adam Schulz isn’t even the next Jon Hays yet. Utah
still isn’t ready for an every-week schedule of big opponents. The
offensive line leaks.Did we miss anything?------------Yes, Utah is also being out coached! Last
week KW said his team came out flat because they weren't ready to play.
This week, his game plan was to use an injured Wilson... it took him the Arizona
game and 3 quarters to figure out that the offense wasn't going anywhere
with an injured QB.
There will be no ute bowl again this year. Too bad BYU played them before the
offense got untracked. They would kill Utah this week.
I told you guys the Utes were going to have challenges too big to handle ,in the
PAC 12. You get blue chip players thrown at you on a weekly basis. And that
equals losses, losses, losses.