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Published: Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Best of luck to him - I have nothing against a guy wanting to play more or play a position he really wants to who leaves. Clearly, he's not going to be missed on the field but we wish him the best in playing QB elsewhere if that is what he wants.

Go Pac 12

Louisville, KY

It's nice to finally have a QB competition again.
August can't come soon enough!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

It seems to be either feast or famine at Quarterback. Travis Wilson will have another exam later this month to see if he can safely play. I hope all works out for him.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Mediocrity, too bad.

Pocatello, ID

I'm sorry to see Micah leave. Reports from spring were that he had really excelled at receiver, and in high school he was good safety as well.

I hope Christian can play immediately, that would help a pretty inexperienced stable of corners.


@ Johnny Truimph Well obviously the Pac-12 thing is still kind of new, whereas Utah Football is over 100 years old.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


How does it feel to be incapable of beating a team near the bottom of the Pac 12?

Just goes to show how far byu is from being considered a power conference quality program.

P.S. See the ESPN article today from the Big 12 reaffirming they are not interested in byu and making it clear there isn't a single team outside the power conferences that would benefit the conference to add.


Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Can't blame Thomas for leaving, and I wish him well wherever he ends up. It would be nice to Have Christian eligible to give our secondary a little more depth.

the matrix
Cedar City, UT

While I congratulate Utah for their success against BYU how does it feel
Chris B to be that team at the bottom of the PAC-12. Just goes to show you how far the Utes have to go to be considered a top PAC-12 program. Just one question for you Chris B. is that all you do all day is look for reasons to pick at BYU? The bottom line is both coaches run quality programs because their main goals is to not only win but to turn out quality young men. Coach Whit is good coach who truly cares about his players.Even though I am a dedicated Cougar fan I hope Utah can contend soon for the PAC-12 championship and wish the UTES nothing but the best. I hope the Utes win the PAC-12 in the near future. Chris B. lets see if you have enough integrity to say one positive thing about BYU. It might help you turn over a new leaf.

Michael Romney
Salt Lake, UT

I see some of these transfers are a good thing, not a bad thing. If a guy isn't Pac 12 material - then its a win win for him to leave to another program and we can fill that spot with someone who is Pac 12 material. We're not going to win the Pac 12 with MWC quality guys. I think if we can stay healthy we will do just fine this year and go 7-5. Cheers everyone!

Nibley, UT

Michael, Michael, Michael, 7-5? I think your dreaming buddy. The Utes will have to perform way above their heads to get to 4-8. I think all the Ute fans should be absolutely delirious with joy if they get to 6-6. I am not bagging on the Ute players, but their schedule is a killer. I am afraid they are 2 recruiting years and 1 coaching change away from seriously competing in the PAC 10+2.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

From FBSschedules: Longest Non-Conference power five scheduling droughts:

"3. Utah

Last Non-Conference, Power-Five Opponent: Oct. 9, 2010, at Iowa State

Last Non-Conference, Power-Five, Regular-Season Win: 68-27 over Iowa State in 2010

Though Utah played Pitt out of conference in 2011, the Panthers were still a member of the Big East then, not joining the ACC until 2013.

Ironically, the last time the Utes played a non-league game against a team in a power-five conference was when they were still Mountain West members. This was the same year that Utah also traveled to South Bend to play Notre Dame, a game it lost 28-3.

The Utes do have a home-and-away series scheduled against Michigan in 2014 and 2015, but after that they have no power-five members on their long-term slate."

Utah needs to step it up a notch in the scheduling department if they want to stay even with the rest of the league. Even Colorado (at number 6) has more future series scheduled.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Steven S Jarvis

Utah has to step it up a notch in scheduling?

Utah in 2013 played the toughest schedule in the PAC-12 and 3rd toughest in the nation.

We played 7 top 30 teams going 1-6, national champion Florida State was 2-0, and pre-season national champion BYU was 0-3.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Mickey Romney-

"We're not going to win the Pac 12 with MWC quality guys."

You're NEVER gonna win the PAC 12 with the 2nd tier PAC-12 athletes that you will always be successful in recruiting. Let's face it. The power 5 conferences each have 2-3 Big Dogs and the rest are Little Dogs.

Don't make me tell you to which group the Utes are forever bound.

Salt Lake City, UT

@steven Jarvis

I am definitely not a Utah fan-your scheduling comment didn't make sense. You gotta do better than that

Woods Cross, UT

@Old/Stupid: Yes recruiting competition is tough, and it's undeniable Utah's recruiting leverage (and depth) has improved with their P12 membership.

Facilities, dollars, recruiting, all on the rise. Bodes well for the Red crew.

--- Perhaps you should be a bit more concerned with conditions in Provostan before tapping your Blue drum about conditions on the Hill. The rumor mill has it that Bronko is about to follow up his stellar newspaper interview with a Late Night Show campaign.... Can't wait for his soft shoe on all the late night networks.

Oh, & and if/when you find Busby, be sure to say Hi. Lots of his Blue friends are walking around The Valley with no sox, a regrettable result of his precipitous demise....

And let us know when the Big12 calls, K?

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Not surprised. Nor do I care.

Thomas hasn't contributed a thing since arriving here. All I've seen from him is a Twitter claim that he was going to be the best QB the Pac 12 has ever seen.

Seems like kind of a cocky kid whose talent can't cash the checks written by his mouth.

He was never a serious candidate for QB on this team. Maybe he can win the spot on a mid major team.

Orem, UT


Micah obviously wanted to play in a bowl sometime during his college career and he could see that was never going to happen with the Utes.

Utah's class of 2015 is half way to becoming the first since the Utah class of 1991 NEVER to play in a bowl.

Of course, you have to go back almost 20 years further to the BYU class of 1973 to find the last BYU class never to have played in a bowl.

Since BYU's first bowl in 1974, no BYU class has missed playing in at least one bowl.

West Jordan, UT

Step it up a notch in scheduling? Are you serious? Would you like them to schedule NFL teams or something? Guess Dr. Hill should put in a call to the New England Patriots to see if they are available for week 2.

West Jordan, UT


Really? You're penciling in the next 5 to 6 years without a bowl game for Utah based on recruits that haven't even committed to the program yet? The 2015 recruiting season isn't even half over. Sheesh.

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