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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 9:40 p.m. MST

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EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Whittingham is about to be McBrided - but he'll love it at Weber, and it will be a better fit for him.

PACute_
Salt Lake City, Utah

What's the point?

Even if the Utes manage to qualify for a bowl, the best they can hope for will be a berth in the New Mexico Bowl against a team like Wyoming - that'll really get juices flowing for Utah fans.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

There are a long list of negatives about the Utes in this article. I actually feel quite sorry for them and most of their fans. It's a bit more difficult with Chris B and a few other hardcore anti-BYU Ute fans who laid it on so thick when BYU was struggling early season and still couldn't (can't) give any credit when they got things turned around.

It's tempting to play that same tit-for-tat game now. It would be very easy to do under the current circumstances. But I've decided to take a higher road and wish the Utes well in being able to salvage whatever they can with the remainder of their season. Kyle is a good coach (who does seem to have BYU's number) and there are some good people on his team. Good luck with the rest of the season.

goutahutes
Cedar Hills, UT

This article seems to be written with the purpose of attacking the Utah program. It seems to be out of line calling for Kyle Whittingham's job. It is clearly written by a pro BYU fan/journalist with an agenda. Unprofessional journalism.

canadiancougar624
Provo, UT

How much longer will Kyle have a job?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Maybe we can fire Kyle and pick up Gary Patterson from TCU?

Oh wait, Patterson after going 77-13 in the MWC with:

* Six 11 wins seasons (in 7 total seasons)
* 4 MWC titles
* 2 BCS bowls
* 1 BCS bowl win
* 6 ranked teams (3 in the top 10)

is 10-12 in the Big 12.

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

WOW blistering article
Chris what do you Think about it?

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We won byu and are in a bcs conference so that makes us awsome. It dont matter if we will be watching byu play a bowl game on tv because we won them anyways and Kyle gets our team up to win them every year.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Face it playing in the big leagues isn't easy. And Utah isn't ready for the big time. They will roll around the bottom of the PAC for decades. Look at asu and Arizona who both had better programs when they left the WAC. Maybe by 2035, eh Utah.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Oh wait, Patterson after going 77-13... is 10-12 in the Big 12."

With a blow out loss to Texas, 30-7, a team BYU dominated 40-21.

More evidence that BYU would be more competitive in the Big 12 or PAC 12 than the Utes have been.

Let's face it, the TCU and Utah teams of the mid-2000's have tanked.

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

Break out the whiny SOS excuses again.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

If Utah plays like they did against Arizona from here on out, no bowl game for sure. It will probably come down to the WSU game; but nothing is a given at this point. A win against ASU would be HUGE, but I'm not holding my breath. Either way, I"m hoping hope for the best.

GO UTES!
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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Utah with three years of PAC12 recruiting is what it is. Utah is a very dangerous team on occasion, but unable to sustain winning week to week. I believe that Utah will compete with three of the four teams left on the schedule. They should beat Colorado. Should. What they do for the rest of this season will be determined this Saturday. Take down Arizona State (hopefully in a blizzard) and the Utes will make a bowl.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

RBN

Shooting the messenger?

Best case scenario for Utah: beat ASU, stay within 3 touchdowns of Oregon, beat WSU and Colorado to finish 7-5 and play BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl

Worst case scenario for Utah: get blown out by ASU, get curb-stomped by Oregon, lose at WSU, tank season finale at home to Colorado to finish 4-8

Likely scenario: lose to ASU, get stomped by Oregon, beat WSU and Colorado, to finish 6-6 and play Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl

btw, I haven't seen any recent bowl projections that include the Utes.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

You can choose to be optimistic or depressed, I choose optimism. Go Utes!

Adirondack Cougar
Loon Lake, NY

Looking at the remaining Utah schedule it's interesting because both Washington St and Colorado could need their games against Utah to become bowl eligible themselves. It will be a war of wills and quarterbacks.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

"Where will the Utes’ mentality be after falling to ASU and getting crushed by the Ducks?"

Finally some respect for the Devils. The utes would be a lot more tolerable if they'd act this way year round.

Hawk
Littleton, CO

Interesting points made by Mr. Wilkinson. Weird how 6 weeks ago it seemed to be HILARIOUS to ute fans to see a QB with a passer rating in the 30's, yet now I don't hear ANY of them them laughing. Oh wait -- it was only funny when it was a BYU QB. Got it.

ekute
Layton, UT

Obviously, the Utes head to head domination of byu football hurts the DN writers as much as it hurts the byu "fans". Go Utes!

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Oh wait, Patterson after going 77-13... is 10-12 in the Big 12."

With a blow out loss to Texas, 30-7, a team BYU dominated 40-21.

More evidence that BYU would be more competitive in the Big 12 or PAC 12 than the Utes have been.

Let's face it, the TCU and Utah teams of the mid-2000's have tanked.

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Mid 2000s? TCU was 11-2 in 2011 and 13-0 #2 in 2010.

Here's some more evidence:

* BYU vs. Big 5 teams: 2-2

* BYU is 0-8 against both teams

* TCU and Utah have better talent than BYU according to the NFL

Yes I can see how BYU would be more competitive with lesser talent in tougher leagues.

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