Utah Utes football: Kyle Whittingham primed for first Pac-12 media day

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  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    July 26, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    Media days mean the season is just right around the corner.


  • Utes21 Salt Lake City, ut
    July 26, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    Thats the way the D news has always done it, again they dont try to create a bias but its hard when they are LDS based newspaper and the only LDS based school in Utah is byu. Its cool though to see how much the U has risen in the last decade with football. There has been some great things done up there on the hill. I am excited for this year but I am not expecting a season like the last couple. I think winning season would be good enough with the transition into the PAC.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    Whittingham is a class act (the Wyoming onside kick is in the distant past), and a very, very focused coach. As long as he is at Utah, the Utes will always be in the hunt. He'll always say, "It's all about the recruiting," but truth is, it is all about the coach.

    Whitt's history with Chow makes me think they will work well together. I'm not sure that was the case with Chow and the gambler at UCLA.

    I've played and coached against friends. The best rivalries are friendly ones.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 26, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    The Utes are a little fish in a big pond right now. When we start making some noise in the PAC-12, the articles and interest will come. Be patient.

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    July 26, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    Chris B,

    I am as big of fan as there is out there for Utah Football, and all things Utah, but to predict a BCS game for the 2011 season is a little over the top dont you think? We have NEVER had this tough of schedule. We do not have any proven running backs. However, I think that one of the 3 will step up and play nicely for us this year. We have too many questions in the defensive backfield, and who knows how Wynn will play, or if he will get hurt. If he plays the way he did the first half of the Pitt game, & after he came back from the thumb injury before he hurt his shoulder, than the UTES should be OK, & have a good record. By no means does that mean we will be going to a BCS game, unless we can somehow win the Pac 12 South, & then the title game. Whit is a top 5 coach I believe, but stating that the Utes will be in a BCS game is a little too much Homerism, even from you.

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    Chris B
    Nothing would please me more to see the Utes in the BCS but we should leave the BCS and National Title talk to Jake Heaps and Bronco. The Utes play will do the talking.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    Whittingham is a top 5 coach in the nation, with top 5 team(s) to prove it.

    BCS 3 2011

    Mark it Down

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    July 26, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Keep in mind that all the LDS Church members nationwide come to the Deseret News online edition to get their news about BYU so of course the DesNews is filling up the online version with everything BYU.

    I love it though that Chase Hanson, the third best football player in the State of Utah and a 4 star athlete from Lone Peak High School located in Highland, Utah has committed to play college football at Utah. Yes, Chase lives in Duckhunter's neighborhood and Duckhunter proudly proclaims that no kid of this caliber living in Utah County would ever commit to play for the U.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 26, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    3rd in the PAC12 >>> 1st in your own conference

  • hohum Saint George, UT
    July 26, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    Being picked to finish 3rd in the mighty south doesn't help. Going to have to convince a lot of people. Looks as tho the last choice for the expansion is coming home to roost. Maybe he media day will help them improve their reputation and credibility.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 26, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I know what you mean. BYU gets several articles before their media day. They they get a bunch more on media day in the paper, local stations and on ESPN. Then there are a bunch of follow up stories.
    Maybe the Trib will give them more love.

  • 9er4life Provo, UT
    July 26, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    The Utes enters their first media day in the mighty PAC 12 and the Dnews writes a little article on it. Amazing news coverage with the local media here in Utah. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. For all Utes fans, the best coverage for the PAC 12 that I've seen is the San Jose Mercury News. Bookmark it, I think it provides good info. No need to come to Dnews anymore.

  • lovin'_the_wacky_beehive SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 25, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    At least this means the season's getting closer... can't wait!