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

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Disappointing by the Utes, we'll be very lucky to hit 6 wins but will most likely end with 5. What a shame. I don't understand how the Oregon State game happened... Time to find an offense, the run isn't working and the QB is inconsistent. Play calling has been bad but execution has been much worse.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

At jack

Yep, here's to a Bingham state title

At Samoan

I rarely go to BYU threads but when I do my comments are constructive, check and see. I can't control what other Utah fans post. To troll your rivals threads and take shots at their program is weak sauce. iMO

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

"in the pac 12 you better be ready..." standard quote from whitt.

How about "in football" coach... give it a rest already.

maybe idaho state needs to be invited to the pac 12, they could be as successful as utah

worf
Mcallen, TX

Can't remember!

What is the ute PAC 12 record this year? Last year?

Robroy
Murray, utah

Two years in the pac? In fact nearly 3 years now of pac12 cellardom and no end in sight. Going to the pac12 was the right thing to do but keep your expectations real. BYU and utah have disadvantages in recruiting and it's not likely to change much over time. BYU and Utah have ended up this year with some of the same problems unfortunately....poor O line play and some weird offensive play calling. Both of these teams seem to be out-coached on a regular basis.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Chris B

The Utes are forced to ride the coat tails of their conference associates, because they have absolutely no accomplishments of their own.

Have Utah's men finished in the upper half of the conference in any sport so far?

It wouldn't be a bit surprising to see the Utes replace the drum and feather on their helmets with the PAC 12 logo, after all, that's the only thing Utah fans have had to beat their chests about since joining the PAC 12.

SEC Rules
Seminole, FL

I am a BYU fan. With that being said, I would like to say that the Utes are one of the most underrated teams in the country. You are tough. You beat BYU FOUR (4) years in a row, and you almost beat ASU. You shocked Stanford and handed them their only loss, and they are ranked 5th in the Nation! Did you hear that? The only L in their 2013 schedule is from Utah!
Now get your COMPLETE game on and beat the Ducks. You can do it.
1.Play to win, all four quarters.
2.Turnovers are killing you. Stop doing it.
3.Travis is your QB. Stand behind him.
4.Forget the past and move on to Eugene, Or.

U-tah
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

We seem to be back to the McBride years of dive right and dive left. Even our pass patterns are horizontal to the sidelines. We need to work the middle. You have a tight end....Use him or put another wide out in that postiion and work the middle of the field. Very boring to watch. My hat is off to the defense who has to bear the weight of the offense every game. It work against Stanford only because they made some mental mistakes of throwing the ball instead of running or the outcome would have been the same. We need to change the offense to something other than run up the middle and throw deep to Anderson.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

@thebigsamoan:

Kudos to your class, bruddah! I root for the Utes. So naturally I cringe whenever I see the Yale logo around! j/k

But I have to say, that you are the classiest BYU fan on these comment boards. I really enjoy reading your posts. It's easy to tell that you have a big heart. Thanks for keeping it real, man!

Like thebigsamoan says, we all should realize that the more football success Utah and BYU and USU have, the more respect and recognition our great state will receive. On that note - Go Utes! Go Cougs! Go Aggies!

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

Chris B. You may be right. But it's doubtful. If BYU gets an invite to an AQ conference it may or may not go. It's happy with the independence and their own TV network for now. They stand to make allot of money this year and they don't have to share it with anyone. That's there baby and they want to have the same privileges with the AQ conferences as they have with ESPN. The Ad dollars the raise with their live events and their tape delay broadcasts of football games is far and above that which they could garner with any other conference affiliation. THe actual dollar amounts are private. I have sources who work for BYU TV who tell me that the numbers are staggering and that a move to an AQ conference would not be a good Idea unless they can keep their own network deal. AQ status is nice but when all is said and done BYU is going to have to go undefeated to get to a BCS type bowl any way. Look what AQ status has done for the Utes. As far as I can tell...not a darn thing.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

At Levi

We have won the Sun Bowl, and went to the Conference semifinals in hoops. Been in the conference for less than 2 years. Give it time Bro....

Chris B

Enough already!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Actually, 2 1/2 years, but it seems like less

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

How is it a 'great defense' and it loses a 19-7 lead???

TandJ
LaVerkin, Utah

@Spokane Ute and Chris B

In response to my post, you both refer to "your school" and seeing as how you were addressing me that apparently means that you think you know who my school is. Well, let me tell you I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah (that is one of my schools) and a graduate degree from the University of Maryland (my other school). Does that tell either of you anything? One of my schools (the U of U) was suckered into a money deal that in effect places their athletes and their fans in a position of being bottom dwellers, with little reasonable chances of changing. That is not fair to the fans or the athletes. I am sure the athletes would rather be a top dweller in a middle dwelling league with an almost guaranteed chance of going to a middle dwelling bowl than sitting around a bowl of popcorn watching other teams play in those bowls. And the fans, including me, would in my opinion rather watch the U in a middle dwelling bowl than in no bowl at all.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"I am sure the athletes would rather be a top dweller in a middle dwelling league"

That's because you don't know the athletes or their competitive spirit.

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

I love Chris I love Chris great entertainment value
no chris board of comments might be boring

TandJ
LaVerkin, Utah

@StGtoSLC

You incredibly said: "That's because you don't know the athletes or their competitive spirit.

I do know as a fact that athletes of any shape, size or gender do NOT want to be bottom dwellers anywhere, and yes indeed they would rather be a top dog in any school that they can get into rather than a bottom dweller in the PAC10+2.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

TandJ, of course athletes don't want to lose. It's not just about finding good players, but finding good players confident enough and competitive enough to work toward a culture change.

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