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Utah football: With camp complete, Utes now in game mode

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  • JonA Ogden, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 12:53 p.m.

    I'm definitely excited for the season to start. Utah's schedule is just nasty, I hope we can win a few games we're not expected to. As for BYU, I think they've been a bit unlucky with their schedules. They've scheduled teams that were good or even great a few years back but are on down years (Cal Virginia UCONN and Texas isn't what it usually is historically). It's only a matter of time before their efforts pay off though and they catch these teams on good years. UCF though should be pretty good this year, so them and Texas is at least something. Utah State won't be a walk in the park either. So both fan bases should be looking forward to a good year.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 24, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    Yes Liberal Ted, and we know what bowl the u is going to also.....enjoy your couch potato bowl.....again! Let's hope the u can turn around the "lose one more game than the prior year" progress. That steady downward spiral is killing u, but u just can't see it. Enjoy your new rival, Colorado!

    Birds of a feather, flock together!

  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    @Snack PAC: As far as I understand, fans within the PAC 12 has NO decision making responsibilities when it comes to deciding who deserves and does not deserve to be in the conference. All that matters are the actual decision makers, you believe that Utah DOES deserve to be in the conference, which is why we are there.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 12:29 p.m.

    @ Snack PAC

    Would those be the other 10 teams the voted for Utah and CU to be accepted into the conf.? Yeah, I wonder what they would say.

  • JD-Dad RIVERTON, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    Weber State Grad

    Take a closer look at what PAC12 schools are all about (Research, academic excellence, and all sports excellence). Now look at Utah. Great medical school, top 25 bio engineering program #1 video game program, top business school in Utah. Top childrens hosptial in the west. top cancer hospital in the west. All staffed primarily by University physicians and residents. Great gymnastics program. Up and coming basketball program that has history of top performances.

    Utah fit with the PAC12 is more to with off the football field activities than on. But don't worry the football team will catch up to the PAC12 caliber.

    At least you can boast one of the nations top cheer programs. Other than that, probably best to heed the wise words,"better to be thought the fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 23, 2014 10:19 a.m.

    @carson

    Bingo!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 23, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    Snack PAC--what did they do to earn their way in?

    Winning record, television exposure, game attendance??

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Aug. 22, 2014 11:02 p.m.

    VegasUte

    "Sorry that the truth hurts, but if Utah did not "earn their way into the PAC", Utah would not be in the PAC."

    LOL!

    Ask your fellow PAC 12 friends whether they think Utah "earned their way into the PAC"; you might be surprised just how little regard they have for the Utes.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 22, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    @VegasUte,

    Good comeback.

  • RSL* Why, AZ
    Aug. 22, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    At least most reasonable fans outside of Utah do realize that the Ute's and BYU have almost no chance of ever getting into the football playoffs, but you can always dream. A better option may be to just save money and drop the programs and have an intramural system.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    Weber State Graduate-

    "The point is that Utah didn't earn their way into the PAC" Larry Scott disagrees with you. That's all that matters.

    Besides that, there are plenty of teams in P5 conferences who have done less in football than Utah has.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 22, 2014 3:42 p.m.

    worf:

    Thanks for your good wishes!

    Have fun with Savannah State on senior day!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 22, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    Smack talk from Weber State?

    I love it!

    Sorry that the truth hurts, but if Utah did not "earn their way into the PAC", Utah would not be in the PAC.

    Nice try! But, please, come again. You are entertaining as all get out.

    I do like the "I could care less about BYU", although me thinks you doth protest too much.

    Go Utes!!

    Onward and Upward!

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 3:16 p.m.

    @Uteology

    I could care less about BYU.

    The point is that Utah didn't earn their way into the PAC, nor will they ever be significant like obnoxious Ute fans believe. The only value Utah brings to the PAC is an extra win for the PAC schools. But keep up the silly "prestigious" bravado as that loss column keeps growing year by year.

  • 81Ute Central, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 2:23 p.m.

    @Liberal Ted
    There is not an exciting thing happening in provo until senior night, then mighty Savannah State comes to town. Unitl then we will be overwhelmed with gibberish and gobbledygook.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    Gordon Monson summed things up perfectly regarding BYU in the college football landscape: "They are alone"

    They thought Notre Dame was their friend. Not so much, it seems.

    They currently believe games scheduled against PAC schools must mean an imminent invitation to the P5. Not so much on that one, either, as PAC schools are using BYU the same way they use Fresno.

    TCU was invited to the Big-12 less than 24 hours after their Athletic Director went out for drinks with DeLoss Dodd (the AD at Texas and defacto head of the Big-12 before his retirement), while BYU fans were frantically tracking private jets flying out of Texas toward the West, and Tom Holmoe was calling every person in America he thought could get BYU in the door.

    Now we're seeing chatter among some BYU fans that if they (somehow) go undefeated this year, they will have to be included in the playoffs. You could say this is another "Quest for Perfection".

    Slow learners, they.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 22, 2014 1:27 p.m.

    It's been a few years since the utes were in game mode.

    Good luck against ISU.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 12:48 p.m.

    Lot's of hot air blowing in from the South today. tds fans must be up to something. Maybe getting ready to play against the a couple of elite high schools and pee wee league football. But, we already know which bowl game they'll go to and lose in.

    However, with the Utes....anything can happen for them!

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    Aug. 22, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    ekute

    "Old But Not Stupid,
    We're not stupid either. We all know that like many byu "fans", you latched on to the coat tails of the rest of the PAC when Utah joined. Go Utes."

    You may not be stupid but you are badly informed. I "latched on to[UCLA] coat tails with degrees in 1967 and 1975---and yes, it was great to be a Bruin during Coach Wooden's last 9 years. UCLA was in a couple of "west" and "coast" conferences that morphed into the PAC-8, then the PAC-10, and now the PAC-10+2. Hope this history lesson is helpful.

    Uteology
    "Never in the history of college football has a fan-base jumped on so many bandwagons just to talk trash to their rival...... less PAC-12 stickers in Utah than there are BYU fans pretending to be ASU, Washington, UCLA, and USC fans."

    Utah is not UCLA's rival. I admit I lack respect for the crimson crew who will skew and twist any fact (and some "facts" that are not factual) to put down your little/big brother down South.

    I don't hit a man when he's down (for any reason), so I'll back off now.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    I LOVE the idea of putting the Ute Tribal Seal on the helmets. I wonder if all of this positive relationship building with the tribe is making Samantha Eldridge upset since she's spearheading the movement to get rid of the D&F?

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 22, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    @Weber State Graduate
    Clearfield, UT

    Never in the history of college football has a team done less to deserve inclusion and enjoy their inside benefits and still boast they are prestigious with a straight face.

    ----------------

    I agree, that's why BYU (aka "legacy program" down south) is still on the outside begging for P5 inclusion.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 22, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    @Old But Not Stupid
    Can't wait for the butt-kickings to begin in the great PAC-10+2.

    Go Bruins! Our stickers emphasize 111 national championships, so there is something to say for free stickers.

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    Can't beat us so might as well pretend to be a fan of a team that can?

    Never in the history of college football has a fan-base jumped on so many bandwagons just to talk trash to their rival.

    There are less PAC-12 stickers in Utah than there are BYU fans pretending to be ASU, Washington, UCLA, and USC fans. We even a fan pretending to be from Miami "The Real U".

    That truly is sad!

    Go UTES!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 22, 2014 11:33 a.m.

    Can't wait for the season to start so that we can actually talk about football and not about speculation.

    This season is going to be awesome. Wassu, USC, Arizona and Oregon at home - that is a lot to look forward to. With ASU and UCLA so close, I will probably travel to those games too. It's no wonder byU fan is so jealous - UNLV and Savannah St as their entire November home schedule? Ugh! I hope they can get people to attend those games. They should honor the seniors at half time on senior day, because nobody will be in a hurry to get to that game, and everybody will be gone by the fourth quarter. What a horrible way to honor the seniors!

    Go Utes!!

  • yabuts Springville, utah
    Aug. 22, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    MAX: I understand where you are coming from with your obsession concerning the Utes.

    I guess the record of the last 12 games the Utes played your Cougars is hard to take.

    Loose 3 of 12, loose 4 in a row and 54-10......OUCH!!!

    They can't as bad as you keep saying they are.

  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    So those of you who are calling it the PAC 10+2 or 11-1 must be saying that CAL and Colorado don't belong because they are the bottom two of the conference. Utah has a way to go in order to move up, but at least we're moving. This is going to be a great year. Can't wait to see how my Utes perform.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    Haha in Pac 11-1 and can't win and can't win good teams.
    At least we win really good teams. Top 80 or top 90 teams and we win easy.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 10:27 a.m.

    Old But Not Stupid,

    We're not stupid either. We all know that like many byu "fans", you latched on to the coat tails of the rest of the PAC when Utah joined. Go Utes.

  • TheGreatPAC12 Salt Lake City, 00
    Aug. 22, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    We are in the best conference in the country and that's all that matters. I'd rather lose every game in the PAC12 than be an Indy-Wacy team. Just FYI I have proudly have 5 PAC12 decals on my car...so what?

    Go PAC12
    Go Utes

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    Aug. 22, 2014 9:43 a.m.

    Can't wait for the butt-kickings to begin in the great PAC-10+2.

    Go Bruins! Our stickers emphasize 111 national championships, so there is something to say for free stickers.

  • Carson Provo, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    Max-was-right
    springville, UT

    "ekute, ya BYU fans are sooooo jealous of the uties and their 2-7 pac ten schedule/record".

    @ Max,Sammy, Oh you're jealous alright, to the point of obsession. Your posts using multiple screen names show that, and one can feel your angst over what's coming down for the Y. Your reaction when she reaches her end is going to be interesting to watch.

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    Never in the history of college football has a team done less to deserve inclusion and enjoy their inside benefits and still boast they are prestigious with a straight face.

    It's easy to cheer for the U athletes...hard to support some of their delusional fans.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    ekute, ya BYU fans are sooooo jealous of the uties and their 2-7 pac ten schedule/record.

    What next, were going to be jealous of your new head coach in November too?

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    Never in the history of college football has a team's "fans" been so jealous of another team's conference and schedule.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 7:13 a.m.

    Never in the history of college football has putting a free sticker on your car made your rivals so frantic and hurt.

    Can't wait to get the season started. I think the team is ready to take a step forward despite a daunting schedule.

    Go Utes!

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    Can't wait because we are so good in the nation just wait and see how good we are!

    Go Utes!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 22, 2014 12:13 a.m.

    It should be more of a scrimmage, we should beat ISU like we did Weber State last year.

    Fresno State will be the first true test.

    But still I can't wait for the season to begin, I'll be at the game next week!

    Go UTES!

  • TheGreatPAC12 Salt Lake City, 00
    Aug. 21, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    Yeah baby! Can't wait for PAC12 play to start. The best conference in the nation.

    Love our PAC12 membership
    Go Utes!