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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 7:40 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just another year playing the best of the best, and I wouldn't have it any other way. A few years from now Utah will have caught up to the middle of the Pac 12, and all other local teams will still be scheduling 6-9 games against nobody WAC teams.

Go Utes!

Whittingham has taken us to the top, and he'll do it again. I'm firmly behind him as the right man for the job. Playing the hardest schedule in the nation is an impossible task for any coach. He'll take us back to where we deserve. Lets just keep supporting these pac 12 Utes.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

For naysayers, I'll kindly remind you the Prestigious Pac 12 was 14-1 against the WAC and wac-like byu this past year.

14-1. LOL!

Just goes to show that even the "bottom" of the Pac 12 is still better than the "top" of the WAC.

And to continue with the common analogy, a "small" fish in a big Pac 12 pond is STILL BIGGER than a "big" fish in a very small WAC pond.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

"As was the case this past season, our schedule should prove to be among the toughest in the country, which is the kind of competitive situation you expect when you are a member of one of the nations premier conferences."

Sounds like Whittingham is already making excuses for another losing season on the hill.

Time to order a new supply of PAC 12 stickers.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I think Utah is going to surprise everyone this year.

RichDaddy
Lewis Center, OH

Another tough schedule for the Utes. Unless the team upgrades dramatically, this looks like another four or five win season (Idaho State, Fresno State, WSU, Colorado and one more out of the rest). The rest of the home games will be tough at best and the other road games are a challenge as well. Although Oregon State would seem to be winable, Corvallis on a Thursday night has been traditionally tough (just ask USC).

Denver to Portland
Portland, OR

4-8 (mark it down) is looking like what it's going to be for Utah next season, LOL.

In football...
BigTen has Indiana
ACC has Wake Forest
Big 12 Kansas
SEC has Kentucky
Pac 12 has Utah and Colorado

Malihini
Northern, UT

Having a hard time seeing where 6 wins will come from. Does the great Whittingham survive another bowl-less season? Then again, they are in, "a premiere conference."

Good luck Utes.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

With wins over Idaho and maybe Colorado it's very possible Utah could go 2-10 in 2014. I hope I am wrong.

I know I don't sound like a Ute fan right now but with the last season we had and the hiring of yet another OC I just don't have much faith in my boys right now.

Like I said I hope I am wrong but with the pit I have in my stomach in terms of the future of Utah football I don't think I am.

Go Utes!

redthunder
Ogden, UT

Wowzers. The USC through Stanford stretch should be interesting. I would be happy with winning one of those games. Already so excited for football. 7 1/2 months to go...

GO UTES!!!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Chris B
Heh, WAC-like. Come on, at the end of the year Sagarin rankings Utah was a mere one spot ahead of BYU with both of them in the top 40.

Chris A
Salt Lake , UT

@Chris B.

Utah=Iowa St or Indiana

You don't hear their fans tooting their horn about losing to Texas or Ohio St. every year. Hahaha

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@DenvertoPortland,

How does it feel that the Big 12 knows Kansas is more valuable to the big 12 than byU?

LOL

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Denver to Portland

and yet they thump BYU every year. LOL

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

Tough schedule coming up for the Utes
@ Chris B
Do you know that the Kansas basketball program is worth more than the Ute Football program?
Education is a very good thing.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

I hope couch W has all season to make it happen. I am betting he has 6 games or less to show his team is headed in the right direction the U will pull the plug. The UCLA game will be the breaking point for coach W. The big "Dr" of the AD at the U has too much riding on this to be average in the PAC.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Is there a limit as to how many times a blogger can comment on one board? Rather boring to keep hearing the same stuff from one person!

Dan the Fan
PROVO, UT

Utah is in for a rough year. Realistically I see no more than 5 wins and that is stretching it. @Chris B, Whit won't take you to the top because he will be fired after next season, thats the brutal truth. No PAC-12 team keeps a coach that long with losing season after losing season in conference play. Also, you mock the WAC and teams like that and yet your new OC was just fired from Wyoming, one of the worst WAC teams. Good Luck!

Go Huskies, Bow Down!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

As far as the topic at hand goes; Brutal schedule; absolutely Brutal!

a bit of reality
Shawnee Mission, KS

As a Utah alum, I find Utah Football a lot more exciting now that they are in the PAC 12. I'd much rather see them compete with the best than to see them dominate against the same second-tier teams year after year.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Too bad Utah doesn't have the automatic win of BYU.

BYU rarely beats Utah. The cougars haven't won by more than a TD since 1996.

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