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Published: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 5:25 p.m. MDT

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CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Brio

"There was a time when Kyle's Utes were competitive in post-season play and thus fun to watch in bowl games."

That was when Utah played in the MWC and had an easier schedule that helped facilitate them to two semi-great seasons in 2004 and 2008. When Utah was doing well in these years, they didn't want to point out their lack of strength of schedule. Now that Utah is losing year in and year out, they don't want to bring any attention to bowl games and point out over and over their SOS.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Laxman

"I love how Cougar fans love to trash the Utes and lack of bowl games. Just remember that as bad as they have been, the Utes have still have won 4 straight over BYU. Pac 12 power!!"

Yeah, not Ute Power, or Utah power, or anything related to your school. Just PAC-12 Power. You beat BYU 4 straight, and then what else have you done? Beat Stanford once. and then...nothing. So what is Utah going to do this year when they don't have a BYU team to play this year? brag about beating a non-Utah FCS team? Good luck with that (Lax)man!

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

@Laxman. Funny how the "four straight over BYU" thing is the only thing U have to crow about lately. The truth is that the true rivalry game (not against CO) has meant so much to KW and company, that they put everything they have into winning the one game. Barely.

They either forgot about the rest of the season, or had nothing left to give.

BYU, as always, recovered and went on to have a respectable season. Yes we all know the perception is that playing in the PAC creates a more difficult SOS. Maybe a couple of games. The rest of that claim is a myth.

Objectified
Richfield, UT

@ Two For Flinching:

I give you some credit for not being as negative toward BYU as other Ute fans often are, which you must admit... and visa versa. Pride often overrides objectivity and can blind people within their own bias.

As for Stewart, It's good he's showing confidence and setting positive goals. He's also been taking an inordinate number of reps. Taysom's style of play subjects him to a higher propensity for injury than traditional QB's receive. It's a high risk - high reward type of thing. As such, coaches want Stewart ready. They have others to choose from, but Stewart has set himself apart from the others. He has a canon for an arm and has been throwing the ball long and accurately in practices.
Granted it's not the same as real game conditions. But it's the closest thing to it.

BTW: There is nothing Stewart said that wasn't true. The author got it wrong about USU, who ended up using their 3rd string QB.

@ VegasUte:

And have you ever heard the saying "Those who fail to plan, plan to fail"?
Stewart's check is good and definitely won't bounce.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Classy comments from someone who has never played in a D 1 game.

typical.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I was going to comment about the wisdom of a 2nd string QB talking smack, but then I read about BYU's new t-shirt slogan and couldn't top laughing.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Two For Flinching

"Big talk from a guy who's only career stats are two incomplete passes against Idaho State. Stewart holds a mean clip board though...."

So you don't like BYU, know all the players stats, and have seen them at practice learning how to be their best which means taking careful notes. Do you see what that says about you?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Striker

It took me about five seconds to find his career stats thanks to this amazing invention called the Google.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Two for Flinching

Good one. Only Cougar fan thinks it is cool for a JC QB to sit in judgement of two D1 guys who have actually played against a D1 opponent.

RonBergundy
SANDY, UT

@ 54-10

I guess if you count playing absolutely awful as having D1 experience. Kind of ironic you'd post this after seeing how bad your QBs played at the scrimmage tonight. You seen this kid Stewart play? He'd be starting for your Utes. Not his fault that he's behind an NFL athlete

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Johninslc

"I was going to comment about the wisdom of a 2nd string QB talking smack, but then I read about BYU's new t-shirt slogan and couldn't top laughing."

Kind of like all the ute fans saying they are going to the rose bowl. The rest of the PAC-12 can't stop laughing.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Kind of like all the ute fans saying they are going to the rose bowl."

CougarSunDevil:

No, that's not even as funny as all the coug fans talking about national championships every summer. The rest of the country enjoys the annual laugh.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Craig Harrison had 185 yards on 18-of-41 passing and a touchdown, but he fumbled the ball away in his first series and his lone TD pass came very late in the 4th quarter after the game had already been decided.

From Christian's perspective, Harrison did have an awful game, and Stewart obviously doesn't want to be "that guy" if he's called upon in a similar situation.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

JohnInSLC:
"No, that's not even as funny as all the coug fans talking about national championships every summer. The rest of the country enjoys the annual laugh."

Wait...I thought that the rest of the country didn't think BYU was "relevant". Usually people don't pay attention to what's "irrelevant" let alone enough to laugh. So which is it? Oh wait, I forgot, you're using the ute fan playbook: stand by statistics and statements that support Utah and negatively portray BYU, UNTIL the facts twist it the other way around...then simply change your tune.

Objectified:
For what it's worth I find that 2fer is usually pretty objective and fair in his assessments. I may not like everything he says but he's usually pretty insightful. It's also hard to be objective about criticism of your team even when that criticism may be sarcastic but accurate. Just sayin...

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"You seen this kid Stewart play? He'd be starting for your Utes."

This is not the first comment like this on this thread. It's ridiculous to watch a career backup QB for 2 weeks of fall camp and determine that he would be the starter at a PAC-12 school. I think this is the result of the pre-season hype machine that the D-News fires up every year. It reminds me of the time a couple weeks before the 54-10 game, a well known BYU poster claimed that not a single Utah player, besides maybe Star, would start for BYU. Obviously that was/is far from true.

So just a reality check for everyone. Last season Stewart was BYU's 4th or 5th QB. He was behind Munns, Olsen, Hill, and could have been behind Green. What we do know is that without players in front of him transferring Stewart would be, at best, the third guy up. He would not be the starter at Utah.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Cougsndawgs

I appreciate that. I try to be objective, but I do get caught up in the rivalry smack talk occasionally. I guess we all do though, right?

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

2fer:
I know I get caught up in it. I actually used to like Utah more before I read some ute fans' comments. I should not let outliers (you know which ute fans I'm talking about) have any persuasion over me but it just shows how emotional and heated this rivalry can be. I think that's a good thing as long as it doesn't get too personal or laced with religious innuendo.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

JohninSLC

"No, that's not even as funny as all the coug fans talking about national championships every summer. The rest of the country enjoys the annual laugh."

Yeah? You just proved that BYU is nationally recognized while Utah is simply a regional school at best, only known by the PAC-12 because of membership.

Thanks!

taylormade1
Springville, UT

I am really excited to watch Taysom and chuckie play this year ! They both have awesome talent and also have a great chance to preform well at the next level . Let the season begin !

RonBergundy
SANDY, UT

@Two for Flinching

"Last season Stewart was BYU's 4th or 5th QB. He was behind Munns, Olsen, Hill, and could have been behind Green."

You, just like Mr Rock, need to check your facts before posting. Did you watch practice last year? Did Green or see any action at all last year? But wait, Stewart was the 5th string.

Stewart was splitting 2nd team reps with Olsen towards the end of the year. Once again, check your facts.

And I'll restate what I said earlier, your quarterbacks in your "scrimmage" sure looked good.

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