Utah Utes football: Kyle Whittingham urges his squad to respond to adversity

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  • Gary Kinney Huntington Beach, CA
    Oct. 8, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    So much for stepping up your game. That hurt!

  • Salemite Salem, Ut
    Oct. 8, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    Oh well...thought I'd watch them today and cheer them on. Guess not.

  • Wiley Old School RIC, VA
    Oct. 8, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    Just like last week, I'll be watching the Utes on FSN in glorious HD at 3:30pm Eastern. (Funny, I couldn't find any other Utah-based teams on the HD schedule today...)

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    I don't think the Utes are on television because they play in a "cute little stadium," and they are the small fish in the big pond. Its sad though, because they have been fun to watch up till this year.

    Its cold, may storm (they need it) and they have a strong team coming to town. Naturally Chris B. has called for a Ute victory and a BYU loss. I would prefer a victory for BOTH teams. Each Ute loss is pretty embarrassing for my favorite team who rolled over to the Utes. Its as if they are doing that on purpose. They need to come out inspired and beat the Sun Devils.

    Go Utah!
    Go BYU!

  • Salemite Salem, Ut
    Oct. 8, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    Anybody know what TV station the Utes are on?

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    I blame Whittingham's arrogance for Utah's QB problems. He pinned Utah's success this year entirely on a frail, injury-prone QB who was still recovering from season-ending surgery.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    For an article on Tulane being considered for the Big 12, there is a picture of a Tulane fan holding a sign that says "Rise Up".

    Someone should tell Tulane fans that "Rise Up" is a Cougar curse... it would explain their losing seasons.

    Oct. 8, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    These are the kinds of games that can define a season, and a program in general.

    We're behind you guys. Go Utes!!

  • DD JayMario American Fork, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 8:08 a.m.

    "Rise Up" is a copyrighted trademark of the BYU Cougars. Any use of the phrase without the express written consent of Bronco Mendenhall, Riley Nelson, and the Cougar Club is prohibited.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    Oh my, the hypocrisy of some. To criticize someone for commenting on the rivals story when they themselves have posted negativism on BYU articles. Yeah, it would be a different game if BYU and Utah played again. Would Utah win, probably but not by more than a touchdown. Enjoy the 54-10. It will be the ONLY thing you have to sustain you through the season.

    Oct. 8, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    TX, how about your backup QB vs. our backup D for an entire game? I think we only outscored you 7-0 in that scenario for the limited amount of time on 9/17.

    Thanks for the well-wishes. Just like Rex Ryan on Sean Ellis, I can't say I wish the Cougs success, but I wish them health, and wish the fans with endurance and longsuffering. If you start stacking your schedule with as tough of teams as half your fans say you're gonna have within the next few years, you're gonna need it.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    Mid Major Forever:

    "Thanks for your continued obsession with Utah Ute athletics."

    Hidden above there is a contradiction. Can you figure out where it is?

  • MidMajor4ever Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 11:17 p.m.


    Do you really think byu introduced the term "Rise Up"? Tell that to ESPN, Cypress Hill, R. Kelly and many others! Cougar fans never cease to amaze me!

    On the rematch, do you really think changing QBs would reverse a 44 point pounding? White is still a Ute and we still have the same defense.

    FYI, while Nelson is a good QB, Heaps is better. Nelson will now play against a bunch of patsy teams and make cougar fans wish they could have started the season with him as the starter.

    Thanks for your continued obsession with Utah Ute athletics.

    Go Utes!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 7, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    Maybe Whit should print some t-shirts with his new slogan, "Rise Up" on them. Very original. He's still a Cougar at heart.

    This has to be Whit's worst case scenario - playing the team that is favored to win the S. Division with a QB who is questionable at best.

    Good luck on Saturday.

    Hey, I have an idea. How about a rematch between the Cougs and the Utes and we'll both play our back-up QB's? Nelson vs Hays? Deal?