Utah Utes football: Jon Hays has a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance

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  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 9, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    The fact he made some nice plays and toughness means he has some talent.
    The fact he's made several mistakes means he lacks experience.
    I expect a much better game at Pitt.

    With the south division no longer in view, Whit will have to rely on bowl eligibility and pride to motivate the players.

    This season is a little reminiscent of 2007 for me: U haters in droves (for a definition, see also "mussingaround") calling out the Utes after a slow start, some key injuries, a big blowout win (over UCLA 44-6, over BYU 54-10), and a game they shouldn't have lost (Washington/UNLV).

    They went on to win 7 in a row before losing in a close battle with the Y and winning their bowl game. That year's growing pains set them up for 2008.

    Good luck at Pitt. Go Utes!

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    Oct. 9, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    Best of Luck to Jon and the Utes. He looks like a good player.

    To all the BYU folks who want to jump on U of U, please don't. We can be better than that and should be. We don't need to act like the haters and put ourselves down on that level.

    The fact is, if you are from BYU -past or present- you should know better.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    @tomahawk red

    You call 0-3 and back to back embarrassments at home "trying for a pac 10 title"?


  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    I thought Hays showed great potential. He made some good throws and the kid is tough. Much more athletic than Wynn and not as delicate.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Oct. 9, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    Tomahawk Red

    trying for a PAC 12 title?

    why don't you try to winning a single PAC 12 game

    for definition of a nobody, see PAC 12 doormat

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    We all should've know there will be growing pains. We were overly optimistic, but there is also no reason to panic.

    The easier part of the schedule is still ahead, and Utah will continue to get better.

    If Utah wants to play at the highest level, they gotta take the hits.

    I know for a fact tho... that we'd all still rather be losing to Washington and ASU, trying for a Pac 12 title... than thumping San Jose State and Wyoming, as as a mid-major nobody.