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Published: Sunday, March 30 2014 11:20 p.m. MDT

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

It looks like the previsous point comment was removed. Nicely done DN.

When it comes to QB, the more the merrier. The QB position has killed Utah the last few years. I'm not sold on Wilson either. I hope a more consistent QB emerges from the group.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

From what I've seen and people I talk to inside the program, the team seems to be coming together nicely. Whittingham mentioned from day 1 of joining the Pac 12 that depth was the key issue separating mwc quality programs from pac 12 quality programs. That lack of depth at several positions hurt us the past few years, with QB being the most obvious.

We are much deeper across the board now than perhaps we've ever been with again QB being the most obvious. Should be a fun season and I think we will surprise some people.

Go UTES
Onward and upward to pac 12 glory

MurrayMike
Murray, UT

Guess it's who can lead the Utes to another 5-7 season?

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

@MurrayMike,

Ya its a big challenge playing the hardest schedule in the entire nation. Pretty different from what your team does. And don't forget that Utah doesn't even have a gimme game against byU this year.

2020
Herriman, UT

If Utah goes 5 and 7 again, it will make it all the more disappointing that we didn't play BYU. That win has become almost automatic.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

I know this is a QB article. But does anybody know how Moana Ofahengaue is doing after his accident? I have never seen any updates as to his status.

As for this article, it looks like the Utes have quite the QB battle going on, but clearly as Whit said, Wilson has got to be the favorite. The good news even if Wilson can't get cleared, which I hope he does. It looks like the Utes got quite a cast of proven and up and coming QB's coming into the mix.

As a UCLA Bruin fan. Always great to see the conference getting stronger. Go BRUINS!!! Good luck to the Utes, Wilson and Ofa!

ekute
Layton, UT

It will be interesting to see where Kendall Thompson fits in. If Kendal should win the starting spot, I would like to see Wilson redshirt this year. He would be awesome as a 5th year senior in 3 years, with Manning and Hansen in the wings.

MurrayMike,
Do you have a team?...Or are just hungry for attention, trying to see how many likes you can get from the Ute's detractors?

Yankees24
SLC, UT

I think it's about time we stop hearing the excuse of how hard the Pac 12 is. Yes, we all know how tough of a conference it is. But when you ask to be put in a big boy conference then it's time to start acting like a big boy and win some games. You asked for a hard conference and that is what you have. Stop making excuses for the teams poor play and stop bashing BYU to make yourselves feel better. With that said, I hope Utah does well and starts competing on a yearly basis. I have no problem with any of Utah's athletic teams. I have a problem with the fans using that excuse. Let's hope both schools do well this year.

murray19
Murray, UT

Does anyone know if Logan Stott is at Utah?

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Yankees24
I don't agree that playing a difficult schedule is the cause for the last two disappointing seasons,(5-7 & 5-7) The fact that PAC 12 is a stronger conference than the MWC and is acknowledged as one of the premier conferences in America is true. It is a factor, but more of a factor is the depth at the QB position. Really the coaches mishandling of the QB position and not having an adequate backup was much more of a reason for the record and disappointment felt by Ute fans.

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

People who are down on Travis Wilson need to be careful. Lets not forget at least 1/3 of his interceptions were on passes that hit his receivers in the hands and were picked off the tip. Football needs to change the way the assign interceptions and any catchable ball that is picked needs to be tacked on the receivers stats.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

UtahBruin:

I'd heard that Ofahengaue's condition had improved, and that he's back on his feet, and out of the hospital. His prognosis is better than expected, but at present, he has not yet been cleared medically to return to the field. I believe reports are that he's expected to return by Fall camp though.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Yankees24:

"I think it's about time we stop hearing the excuse of how hard the Pac 12 is."

That's because all you know about is playing WAC football. Once you've finally played a Top-5 strength of schedule, and finished better than one OT game away from the postseason, then tell us how a brutal schedule is no excuse.

"Yes, we all know how tough of a conference it is. But when you ask to be put in a big boy conference then it's time to start acting like a big boy and win some games."

Utah has been in the Pac-12 for 3-yrs now, and is 19-19 (.500) with a Sun Bowl win, and were 2 OT games shy of 2 postseason bids. While that's not stellar, it ain't as bad as you're trying to make it out to be. Yes, we asked to play big boy football, but moving up from "small ball" to "big boy" takes some acclimation. Not that you'd know, since you'd failed to do so yourselves, but trust us: it does. Or trust TCU, who themselves went 11-14 (.440) since moving on up to the Big 12. Both teams have owned you.

Chamberlain
Salt Lake City, UT

Naval Vet

"Utah has been in the Pac-12 for 3-yrs now..."

and has gotten worse every year - 4-5, 3-6, 2-7, 9-18 overall.

Last year, you couldn't even beat lowly Washington State, a team that lost to Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, to qualify for a bowl;

and you barely slipped past Colorado(4-8) 24-17 in the Pillow Fight in the Rockies game.

royalblue
Alpine, UT

Navel Vet

"Or trust TCU, who themselves went 11-14 (.440) since moving on up to the Big 12."

How hard could the Big 12 be?

BYU is 5-1 lifetime versus the two big dogs of the Big 12, Oklahoma and Texas.

Before their invite to the PAC, Utah fans were claiming Utah could compete with anybody in the country.

Now, all U have is whiny excuses about the PAC being too tough, yet Bronco is 9-9 versus the PAC 12 teams, including wins over UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State, and Arizona.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Naval Vet - We aren't 19-19 in the Pac 12 in football. Where did you make that up from?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

royalcherrypicker:

"Now, all U have is whiny excuses about the PAC being too tough, yet Bronco is 9-9 versus the PAC 12 teams, including wins over UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State, and Arizona."

Name one UCLA team that the cougars beat that the Utes didn't beat that year also. Name one Oregon team that the cougars beat that the Utes didn't beat that year also. And ditto for UW, OSU, WSU, and Ariz.

Oh, you can't can you? Okay, then how about naming one of those aforementioned teams that you beat that Utah also beat that year, where you beat them by more points than Utah.

Oh, you can't do that either, can you?

Bottom line: Utah has owned you. U > Y every which way you look at it.

As for your 5-1 lifetime record vs. OU and UT -- how many of those teams finished with 9 or more wins? And last I checked, not only are you 0-4 your last 4 games vs. Utah, you're also 0-4 your last 4 vs. TCU.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Christopher B:

"We aren't 19-19 in the Pac 12 in football. Where did you make that up from?"

What's up with the straw man? Couldn't make an argument without one? Well then I guess you're tacitly accepting my point that Utah is in fact 19-19 (.500) since joining the Pac-12, and that we've actually fared slightly better than your other big brother -- TCU -- since elevating our program to a "big boy" league.

Yankees24
SLC, UT

Naval Vet,

Do you even watch your Utes? How do you figure they are 19-19 in the conference?
2011: 4-5
2012: 3-6
2013: 2-7

Thanks for the laugh though. Btw, you didn't hear me saying the BYU would be dominating a prestigious conference did you? All I said is that Utah continually beats their chest about beating BYU but haven't done anything since joining the Pac.

Crow
Sandy , UT

@ byu fans it gives me a good laugh when you bring up bronco's record against the PAC now tell me how many of those teams had winning records? Now compare that to Whits wins over PAC schools. Beating 0-12 Washington on a fluke call was impressive byu fans

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