Comments about ‘Utah football: Utes determined to send seniors out with a win’

Return to article »

Published: Sunday, Nov. 24 2013 8:15 p.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Salt Lake City, Utah

Good thing MUSS seating isn't first-come-first-served because the line would already be forming for Utah's big "rivalry" game.

Salt Lake City, UT

Just make sure it's a rumble, not a stumble.

The Expats
Apo, AP

It doesn't feel right to me to have Utah playing Colorado and BYU playing Nevada on the regular season finale for both teams.
In a down (non-bowl-eligible) year, wouldn't the Utes rather play BYU in late Nov. with the possibility of ending the season with an actual meaningful victory?

I'd like to see BYU have their final 2 regular season games come against Utah and Utah St (1 home and 1 away) every year.

New to Utah

Utah has had winnable games, Oregon State, ASU but didn't get the job done. This football season
didn't work out. Travis Wilson may never play again but hopefully he can recover.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

This is what's its all about in a prestigous conference! A big rivalry game at the end of the year! Can't wait for Saturday! We will win Colorado by 32.

Utes 32
Colorado 17

Go Utes!

Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ

...why the Utes would wait until the last game of the season to "win for the seniors?"

South Jordan, UT

Get a final win for the seniors and for Coach Whitt. Nice to send him on his way with a win.

Iowa City, IA

It's a battle of 4-7 teams to see who will finish 10th and who will finish 11th out of 12 teams...not exactly the kind of game that you hope to play at the end of the season.

Best of luck to Utah this weekend, although I can't help but feel a little sorry for them. I imagine Ute fans are more than a little disappointed with how their season is wrapping up again, and rightfully so. Still, it would be nice to end that 5 game losing streak.

Utes home for the holidays
Sandy, UT

This is what dreams are made of, playing Colorado to crown the 10th best team in the Pac 12. Either way, I've already got another batch of Pac 12 stickers ordered and on the way!

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

The Utes will win - mark it down!

Springville, UT

I'm excited for the Utes and this last game. Nothing like the Buffs coming to RES and fighting for the coveted Golden Buffalo Chip Trophy right fellow Ute fans?

Obviously this is kind of an anti-climatic end of a not so great season, nothing like 2011, but it's what we are used to these days.

Since nothing is on the line we can just sit back, enjoy the game, plan for the holidays and speculate about the several coaching changes coming down the road.

Go Utes, Go Buffs... everyone gets participation trophies and PAC 12 stickers!

Laporte, CO

Utes 8-18 vs Prestigious PAC-12. You don't belong!!!!!!! Yes you guys won the state championship this year. Congrats......not much to brag about. You belong in the mountain west with Utah state and so does BYU. Downwards and backwards!!!!!

Bloomington, IN

As much fun as it is to rip on each other all season long, I honestly hope these seniors are able to go out with a win. The ball doesn't always bounce the way we hope it will, but from a a Cougar, these guys deserve it. Good luck on Saturday

Syracuse, UT

Why send them out with a win? They had their opportunity to win the games they should have. Just because they spent all their energy on the one game they want to win every year and sacrifice all the others in hopes they will get lucky and catch a few teams off-guard, does not bode well with history. The u has tried to rub it in to anyone who they played in the MWC that they were somehow better than anyone else and has failed to prove anything other than that they are a legend in their own mind and just a wanna be to everyone else.

No bowl game for the second year in a row spells disaster for the team on the hill, but looking up at the other teams in the state.

Sandy, UT

I haven't seen the improvement everyone was hyping. I see Utah came out and played well the first half of the season, but have dropped off considerably. I'm curious if Whitt's attempt to get everyone to buy into the "we are improving even if we can't win" mantra if Utah loses to Colorado again works. Go Utes. don't lose to Colorado again. Please.

Either way something has to change for the coming years. Bring it.

SEC Rules
Seminole, FL

Not matter how much perfume you pour on a skunk, it's still a skunk.

Cheyenne, WY

Good luck to the Utes this weekend.

Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes are not going to a bowl...Mark it down!!!

Highland, UT

I did not see any of the ute's game as I was out of town at another football game which turned out to be a bit disappointing as well, but it is pretty obvious that utah is not what their "fans" thought they were. I can go back and get the quotes if any of you want, you know the immediate "rose bowls" and "pac 12 south titles", even "national championships" that sort of stuff.

It is an interesting thing when reality bites you as it so obviously has bitten most utah "fans". Sure some of you, like christina, are still completely deluded, but most of you are at least now somewhat aware of what you are and what your place in the pac12 really is.

Someday utah will have a great year, someday they actually will make it to the rose bowl, someday those things will happen, it is probably just going to be a long time before it does. In the meantime you can keep celebrating the accomplishments of other pac12 schools because conference is all that matters anyway, your own team is just secondary.

Allen, TX

"Now that going bowling is out of the picture....."

'Nuff said. Mark it down. Better luck next year.

How did this team ever beat Stanford?

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments