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Published: Sunday, Nov. 10 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

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patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

1-5 in PAC 12 play is the hard one to swallow

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

The beauty of the Utes situation is that they have another great opportunity still ahead of them to erase the pain of the past setbacks. Oregon was beaten by the Cardinals that the Utes already defeated. If they can somehow pull out an upset of the Ducks, which I don't think it's all that impossible, then all the pain of the past will be dispelled and they're back smelling like a rose again. I'm not a Ute fan but I have very selfish motives that I'm not ashamed to admit. I hate hearing or have it ever said that my Cougars lost to a bottom dweller of the Pac 12! I loathe the sound of that. It's painful enough to know that they kicked our butts 4 yrs in a row and have Chris B and his minions rubbed in our faces all the time. What's so hard about being nice to each other while supporting our own favorite teams? Why must one find joy in mocking and degrading an opponent? It's so moronic and childish and I wish we can all be above that!

SamoanYfan
WEST JORDAN, UT

Onward and Upward

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Wilson is an NFL QB, he should win the Heisman

Realism337
Draper, UT

U Coaches: Please stop trying to “protect a lead.” This is killing everyone who holds any interest in this football program. Your 4th quarter, lead-protecting strategy of “dive-right; dive-left; desperation fade route; then punt” isn’t going to get the job done in the PAC-12. When you sit on the ball to protect a lead—you assure yourselves a devastating loss like this one. Why do you do that?! That was one of the most frustrating 15-17 minutes of football I’ve seen in my life. What’ more—your defense (which has improved significantly over the year) deserves better.

It’s obvious to everyone the Utes have serious problems on the offensive line and at the quarterback position. But this one’s on you.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

As long as Wilson is the QB the UTES will be average at best. He had every opportunity in the world to win the game in the 4th quarter and he failed. 2-3 first downs would have ran the clock out or got them in field goal range at the end. Wilson can not get the job done.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

At realism

Great post and spot on. Utah does not play to win, they play not to lose. Way too tentave down the stretch and at crunch time.

ekute
Layton, UT

I hope that Wilson DOES win the Heisman, leads the Utes to a National Championship and becomes a top notch NFL quarterback.

jarka-rus,
What hopes do you have for your team. Who is your team?

TandJ
LaVerkin, Utah

For you Utah fans. The administration at the U of U was simply greedy, and it has left you fans with a bottom dweller. Those administrators saw the PAC as a boon to something (anyone say money). Your football and basketball teams are now somewhere between bottom dwelling and middle dwelling. They could have remained a top dweller in a middle dwelling league if the U of U administrators had not been greedy and out of perspective. They could have been looking forward to a middle dwelling bowl game with a rare outside chance of unexpectedly making a top dwelling bowl. Look at the opposite tact taken by BYU administrators. BYU's football and basketball teams remain in a middle dwelling league (or circumstance if independence is not considered a league). Guess what? The Utes defeat the Cougars in football 4 years running, but look who gets to go to the middle dwelling bowl? And, BYU does indeed still have its rare outside chance of unexpectedly making a top dwelling bowl. Utah fans should thank the greedy administrators at the U of U by leaving the chairs empty at RES.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@ekute
Actually my team is the FSU Seminoles haahhaha, so I do have two of those goals well in reach for "my" team. I am a Byu fan but the Noles have always been my team.

ekute
Layton, UT

jarka-rus,

My other 3 teams are Wisconsin, Alabama and Notre Dame.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Tandy

Yeah right. Utah should have stayed in the MWC especially when getting so much exposure through that national TV channel, the Mountain. To turn down the PAC 12 would have been absolutely stupid. Also, it's been two years dude. It's not the administrations fault that Utah is right on the fringe of going 8-4 or better this year, but they have faltered in late game situations . That falls on the coaches and the QB. Changes may be forth coming but to come on here and state that Utah should not have joined the PAC 12 is outlandish. It must be pretty frustrating to know that your school will never join a BCS conference and that they continue to lose to their "cellar dwelling" rival over and over again. How sad and pathetic!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

At jack

It's pretty obvious from your comments that you get more joy out of Utah losing than BYU winning, lotta class guy

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@ekute
Hopefully the Noles and Tide can meet up in the NC, would be a whopper of a game!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@Spokane Ute
Wrong I get more joy watching Bingham win, which they better do this friday up on that tainted field lol!!

SamoanYfan
WEST JORDAN, UT

@Spokane Ute

Have you been on a BYU article recently? There's plenty of your fellow Utes fans that feel the exact same way as Jarka-rus does toward Utah. That's the nature of all rivalries. But I'm sure you have lotsa class and hope success for BYU despite being a Ute fan.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Jank-a-rus, your no different than countless other Y fans that have other teams. No shame in that, as If I were a Y fan, I would have other teams as well.

Thefullnancy
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Where's Chris B. Not to worry he's busy making comments on BYU related and even BYU unrelated stories on basketball. As you know the Utes are also in the PAC12 in basketball and have what is very generously considered a basketball team in addition to football. Guess Chris has moved on from football and will soon be predicting BYU losses. Mark it down.

FT
salt lake city, UT

It was an awesome day, beautiful weather, great fans, electric atmosphere,exciting game and a top 25 opponent. Winning would be nice but it's not everything. We are talking about kids and college athletics. As a long time Ute and 30 year season ticket holder, it's really fun to see what has taken place in the past 10 years. No matter what happens this year we'll start next year with a chance to go to the Rose Bowl and have the opportunity to experience the best college football atmosphere in the state.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

TandJ,

LOL!

There is one and exactly one of the dozens of "non-AQ" program in the nation that isn't wildly jealous of Utah and wouldn't JUMP at a Power Conference invite.

And that program is Notre Dame.

EVERY other non-AQ school in the nation would LOVE to be a in a big boy conference. Your school more so than most too!

Big 12 call lately?

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