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Published: Sunday, Nov. 24 2013 6:25 p.m. MST

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Utah has been exciting to watch this year because one never knew what was going to happen. The Utes only game that was uninteresting was the Weber State game. As long as the Utes remain entertaining it shouldn't matter if they can win enough to get to a bowl game.

Iowa City, IA

@ Jarvis: Very nice comment! This is one of the best comments that I have read on this site. Sports are entertainment and should be taken as such. Some people take them more as a life and death situation, which they are not. Win or lose, the games can be enjoyed.


It's not just Utah--the entire Pac-12 has been unpredictable this year. I don't know if that indicates parity or inconsistency, but I wouldn't have wanted to take bets on any Pac-12 game this year.

Salt Lake City, UT

Eric Rowe is still missing in action. The Utes need playmakers at safety and Rowe has disappointed repeatedly this season.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

I seriously thought Utah would make a bowl game after the decent start they had. I was even hoping they would play BYU. Pretty disappointing season once again. You can only be happy about being in the Pac 12 for so long if you keep losing.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'd rather be the championship team in the old WAC than a bottom feeder in the PAC12. This stinks!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Dissapointing, but that's the way it goes. Utah needs to get the QB position figured out, Shulz is not the answer. The secondary and offensive lines are also suspect to say the least.


St Louis, MO

Mark it down! I love your BCS membership! LOL!!

East Salt Lake City, Utah

“I wish I had the answers,” Reilly said. “But I don’t.”


I have two:

Find some PAC-12 QBs. At the most critical position actually build depth and no a D2 and walk-on QB is not good enough for this league.

Find some PAC-12 position coaches based on previous Big 5 experience. In particular QB, OL, DB, and WR coaches.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Utah definitely needs to shake things up in the coaching ranks. With the difficulty of next year being higher than this one the Utes will have to fight even harder to increase the win total enough to go bowling. This year Utes played eight games in state. Next year it will be six with non-conference games against Idaho State, Fresno State at home and Michigan on the road. Utah should beat Idaho State 100-0. The rest of the games will depend on which Utah team shows up. Utah IS capable of beating any team in the conference. Utah IS capable of losing to ANY team in the conference.

So what is Utah going to do to change so that they win more than they lose?

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

The utes got "Couged."

Mcallen, TX

Three of Utah's wins, were gifts from other Utah teams, and still no bowl game.

At least two state teams will bowl.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

@worf - don't forget SUU, they're in the playoffs too! 3 in-state teams made the post season.

At least U beat BYU, Ute fans seem to need nothing else.

Utes home for the holidays
Sandy, UT

Just order up some more Pac 12 stickers, you guys love those more than you do the team itself right? Oh, and I hear that Brunswick has Utah fans/players very HIGH on their list of desired customers this December break.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Joe Schmoe

"You can only be happy about being in the Pac 12 for so long if you keep losing."

You are probably correct! But for this Utah fan it will be a long time off before I will not be happy.

I'm doubt I will ever not be proud or enjoy seeing all eleven members of the PAC-12 playing at RES. Every year USC, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, etc. will play in Utah. And I also will get to visit their campuses to see meaningful, conference games! Did I say Utah had to win for me not to enjoy this?

And it is not just football! The PAC-12 was rated the second most difficult conference in football it is also the "Conference of Champions" in all college sports! "But wait, there's more". "! All twelve members are listed in the top three rating organizations* of world's top universities. In fact 8 (the University of Utah is one of the 8)are listed in the top 134, 82, or 256 depending on the rating service. (This is also the top 55, 59, or 47 universities in the United States!)

I am a proud Utah and PAC-12 fan!

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

When Utah joined the Pac-10 and BYU declared their independence a few years back, the joy of the seeing Utah football go big-time was quickly overshadowed by the fear that neither team could fill the shoes at the next level.

How would Utah reach the level of UCLA, USC, Stanford and Oregon? If given the choice, why would a four-star athlete choose the Utes--the bad weather and smaller stadium and all--for teams who have been winning since the Roosevelt Administration (the first one!).

And with a small recruiting pool to pick from, how could BYU get athletic enough and deep enough to play a Notre Dame-esque schedule and win?

I am afraid that both programs are doomed to the periphery of winning, being just good enough to reach a bowl but do little more.

For me, a 10-2 season in the MWC is much better than a 8-4 as an independent or Utah's 4-8 in the Pac-12.

I get the whole money thing, but how many years of 6-5 or 5-6 will it take before the fans think of other things to do on a Saturday?

Surfers Paradise, AU

Thank you for joining the conference. We love your membership and your new position as the conference doormat.

Colorado and WSU

Central, UT

@Johnny Triumph
It seems that all the Byu fans live in an echo chamber and repeat the same drivel over and over.
Please allow me to clarify. If beating Byu is so important to the University of Utah why would the U discontinue the playing Byu for 2 years? Since the hiatus has been announced there has been nonstop whining from the fans in blue, how do you reconcile that fact?

The Utes beat #5, at the time, Stanford who is now rated in the top 10, that was the shining moment of the Utes season, the blue team has nothing to do with it. The Utes have played well through challenges and an immensely difficult schedule.

Salt Lake City, UT

Lets face it folks! Utah and BYU belong in the Mountain West with Boise State, Utah State and Fresno State.

That's a really good conference still the same.

Ogden, UT

In all fairness I like Whittingham. I think he's a good guy and could be a good coach...except for the fact that he surrounds himself with idiots. Fire BJ, Finn, and Shah NOW!!! But he won't. He's too loyal and doesn't have the gonads to admit he made some stupid coaching hires. Could cost him his job.

love how much attention Utah articles get from cougar fans. Get a clue. The Y is no better than the U. They would do no better in this conference. Keep beating up on high school teams

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