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Published: Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:25 a.m. MDT

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PAC 12 member by default!
Harrisville, UT

Congratulations to all of the players from all Utah teams selected for preseason honors and award watch lists.

And congratulations to the Utes on their awesome new uniforms.

Layton, UT

Here's hoping that the Aggies have an outstanding season and Chuckie is a finalist for the Heisman. Go Aggies. Go Utes.


wow, the PAC-12 has 8 QBs on the list, way to go PAC-12!


BTW, I too love the new, spiderman themed, uniforms!

Reno, NV

Number of Davey O'Brien preseason QBs on 2014 schedules:

Utah: 8 (All the Pac 12 QBs, less Cal, but plus Michigan)
BYU: 5 (Houston, USU, Nevada, BSU, Cal)

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Nice bitter and jealous comments by the Ute fans. lol.

"Go anyone who plays byU"
"Go Aggies. Go Utes."

Sorry guys. Maybe someday you'll have a good to great QB who makes some national news.

Go only BYU.

Eagle Mountain, UT

The Taysom Hill .vs. Chuckie Keeton quarterback battle will be an awesome matchup this October. Look forward to the game.

Layton, UT


Have you ever heard of Alex Smith? Brian Johnson? Scott Mitchell?

Elko, NV

Pac 12 has the majority of their schools QB's on the list. Fantastic, as they join two from the great State of Utah. There are in good company.

Sorry ute's, again the national media has spoken and the ute's, AGAIN left wanting....

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Kralon

Nobody loves those.

Little Pete
South Jordan, UT

Look at all those PAC 12 quarterbacks on the list! Too bad the U is gonna have to take them all down! #FutureRoseBowlChamps.

Layton, UT

Any change to the Ute uniforms will be welcome. They have been trying to get too fancy and look too much like pajamas.

Baltimore, MD


"Have you ever heard of Alex Smith? Brian Johnson? Scott Mitchell?"

Yep, just like every Utah QB before or since, none of them won the Davey O'Brien Award, which is the subject of this article.

In fact, no Utah player has ever won a national individual award of any kind.

Logan, UT

Too bad the Utes got nervous about playing the Y this coming season and backed out of their contract. Many of us were really looking forward to that game, even if the Utes weren't.

The days of eking out those single-digit, one-score games while giving up more yardage are now long gone. The Ute athletic director recognized that fact and made the appropriate switch in their schedule. It looks better to national football pundits to lose to Michigan than to BYU. Kudos to him for recognizing perceptions.

Those two programs are headed in opposite directions. Which team plays in post-season and which one doesn't (once again) will remind everyone which direction it is that each program is headed.

Whittingham won't show the courtesy to release those players who now see the handwriting on the wall and are trying to jump ship. It appears to be a case of spite. Apparently, he's going to try to pull as many down with him as he can.

Mission Viejo, CA

Another no-news article about BYU brings a slew of Utah "fans".

Personally, I think Hill has the goods to get a Davy or even a Heisman. But (1) he's gotta stay healthy (2) he has to hit 70% of his passes (3) his team has to WIN.

Hill reminds me of Mike Trout. Big, strong, and talented. Seems to be centered. If he improves as much as Young did from his Soph year to his Junior year, Hill will be on a lot of lists. Of course, we can't compare Hill's performance levels to Trout, who is the best player in baseball, but Hill has the body.

We'll see if he has all the tools. If so, BYU is back in the quarterback business.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Re: Copacetic "The days of eking out those single-digit, one-score games while giving up more yardage are now long gone."

What's your point? BYU hasn't beaten Utah by more than a touchdown in more than 18 years. After four in a row it's time to move on.

BTW, did you see the news on future bowl revenues for the big boy schools? Their conferences get to divide $50 million each.
Notre Dame gets $2.3 million and BYU and the rest of the independents get to divide $900,000 between them. Yeh, that's being relevant.

Las Vegas, NV

Go get 'em Chucky!!

Southern, UT


Assuming Keeton makes it to October.

IRS Agent

It's funny how most fans cheer for their "team", not for their conference. Pointing out how many other teams in your conference have someone on the list only serves to underscore the fact that your team doesn't. Nothing like pointing out your own deficiencies in the most crucial position on the field. I suppose when your team doesn't produce, you have to beat your chest about how amazing the other teams (your foes) are. I guess in some twisted way you can argue that it makes your team look better than they really are.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Stringer Bell

What difference does it make how much the bowls pay if Utah isn't good enough to qualify for one?

Do you really think that adding another leather couch or two to Utah's football training center is going to make any difference to your bowl week couch potato experience?

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