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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12 2013 11:38 p.m. MST

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jazz4ever
San Mateo, CA

cool. good luck to you, young man!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Put me in coach..I could get a triple double against these teams.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

I love this team! Wright is a very exciting addition. I am looking forward to seeing him team up with Loveridge and the boys for a great season.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Looking forward to when the Utes meet the Cougars! It sounds like this kid is a force the Cougars can't afford to underestimate! Hope they won't take him and the Utes lightly when they meet up. I'm already beaming with excitement!

Go Utes and Aggies before and after you meet our cougars!

Staythecourse
Ogden, UT

Stats are great and all, but the only stat that matters is Wins, and Utah will get plenty of those playing inferior opponents. Go get those W's while you can, pad those "important stats". Because apparently according to your own fan base, you're in the Premier conference of champions and once conference play begins there will be very few W's.

Lets have a contest for a new mascot, instead of the Utah Utes, lets come up with something better.

Here are a few of my ideas. U of U BCS's. U of U PAC 12's. U of U premier conference. Something to remind us how elite you are and your conference affiliation. Because we forget.

I'm way overweight and never go work out, but i love my PREMIER Gold's gym membership.

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Staythecourse

Was your comment supposed to be funny? That was a nice attempt.

Anyway... I'm stoked for this season! It's time to get U basketball back on track and coach K is taking them in the right direction. It's players like Delon that are going to help us get back to where we were in the 90s. Good luck Delon and GO UTES!!!

Staythecourse
Ogden, UT

Cletus where are you? I love reading your comments. They truly make me laugh out loud every day.

I would like to hear your ideas and others for a new mascot for University of Utah?

Cmon, chime in people.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Down under

Re: "Put me in coach..I could get a triple double against these teams."

Try to remember it was only 25 minutes and he was close to a QUADRUPLE double.

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@downunder

Don't worry, your Cougs will have plenty of opportunities to get triple doubles later in the season in the WCC.

Staythecourse
Ogden, UT

@Utenation

Actually I used to cheer for U of U back in the 90's, but ever since this whole PAC 12 elite membership that ute fans beat their chest with it is very hard to cheer for the U of U any longer. I don't think i'm alone either. I think the U of U has lost a lot of level headed fans like me because of this arrogance. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this matter.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

If Wright is a "stat sheet stuffer", what the heck is Tyler Haws?

TFUDD
SLC, UT

@Staythecourse

So you're saying you stopped cheering for a team simply because a few fans got a little to high on the PAC-12? What a great reason to stop being a fan! I think if you stopped reading the comments posted on UTAH articles then you would find that not everyone is so PAC-12 crazy. Yeah we are proud to be in the PAC-12 but most fans care more about the team then the conference we're in.

You must not have been a true fan if you let those that comment on DE news annoy you. For example, I am a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Would I stop cheering for them because other fans over emphasize the fact that they are an elite baseball team?....NO! that's absurd. I get annoyed by those types of fans but wouldn't stop cheering for my team.

BigSkies
Issaquah, WA

A few previous comments have made my point already, but I find the headline of this article amusing. It's amusing because the entire non-conference schedule this year appears to have been crafted so as to allow the Utes to stuff/pad their stats and wins.

I could write an article titles "Non Conference Schedule is a Stat Sheet Stuffer for the Utes."

I'm not trying to bash the Utes, and I do wish them luck this year. I hope they improve over the past couple years and regain their mojo, but honestly, the non-conference schedule is embarrassing.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Still Blue after all these years

Re: "If Wright is a "stat sheet stuffer", what the heck is Tyler Haws?"

Answer: He's a fantastic player and particularly scorer.

Question for you: Are we going to need to compare Haws to every player an article is written about? Cause that could get old fast.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

BigSkies

Re: "I could write an article titled 'Non Conference Schedule is a Stat Sheet Stuffer for the Utes.'"
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So certainly you must realize we could also write an article entitled, "Conference Schedule is a Stat Sheet Stuffer for the Cougs."

BigSkies
Issaquah, WA

Interesting that it was assumed from my previous comment that I was trying to compare the BYU schedule to the Utah schedule. For the record, I wasn't. My previous comments stands by itself as a simple commentary on the Ute's non-conference schedule.

However... as long as we're on the topic. ESPN ranks BYU strength of schedule at 21, with Utah ranked at 42.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

Big Skies and fellow countryman,
Thank you for the stats, and the truth, as much as it hurts the u nation. Even with a tougher in-conference schedule the utes are still ranked lower in SOS.
Now that is how to set up a program for failure over the long haul.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

It's nice to have a player that can fill up the stats sheet against a high school team. BYU had 6 players fill the sheets against PAC, Stanford, on the road. Shall we do the math?

TFUDD
SLC, UT

@Gone fishing

"Now that is how to set up a program for failure over the long haul"

Do you seriously think Coach Krystkowiak plans on having the same schedule every year? You're not very smart if you think so. It wouldn't make a lot of sense for us to schedule Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, etc. Yeah maybe we will win...maybe. but chances are we wouldn't. He probably wants to get some confidence in his players and get ready for conference play. The only reason he would schedule premier teams is if he thought we had a chance of winning a National Championship. I'm willing to bet that by next year or the year after our preseason will be a lot tougher.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Big Skies--I actually find your analysis fair and I think you're right that a lot of the Ute fans would agree with that assessment. It is a very weak non-conference schedule. Nothing to be ashamed of--but weak. But time will tell if this is a good move or not. If it isn't sufficient to prep this team for a bunch of tough teams down the road, we'll pay for it. But I think the opposite could (not saying 'will') happen. In either case, I don't think it's done for the purposes of making Coach K2's record look better. He's too smart for that and if he thinks this is what's necessary to help a very young and rebuilding team gel--I'll go with it.

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