Red roundup: How Utes measure up in 'explosive plays' with Pac-12 foes

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  • UtahDoesntBelonginPac12 Provo, UT
    March 1, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    Utah should of stayed in the MWC, where they could be the BCS buster once every four years. They will have no shot at winning the PAC. The PAC really messed up big time letting the basement of the Big 12, and little sisters of the poor in the conference. What's even worse is they put them in the same division as USC and UCLA! Why do the newbies who don't add much to the conference get special treatment. Larry Scott's plan to get Texas would of been sweet if he pulled it off, but he didn't so he went for plan E. Utah is going to find out what it's like to have to play USC, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, even Washington is getting better under Sark, week in and week out. It's much tougher than UNLV, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Air Force. Depending on the Utes out of conference schedule they may make it to the Las Vegas Bowl(5th place in the PAC). Weather permitting I'll be at the OSU-Utah game watching the Beavers rout the Utes.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 25, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    For crying out loud, what an idiotic statistic, and how it applies to Utah going to the PAC-10.2 is just a bunch of bologna.

    All of Utah's big 'explosive' plays were against 'cupcakes'! Everyone knows it and how this is indicative of future Ute play in the PAC-10.2 is purely speculative.

    Now if some of those plays were against TCU, ND or BSU this story might have some merit. Totally worthless statistic and story for the Utes going to the PAC-10.2

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Hondo Bro.
    Note the following statement from another Utah County clone :

    AribaD | 9:06 p.m. Feb. 23, 2011
    Spanish Fork, UT
    Again, BYU fans, a reminder. Please ignore the Ute trolls. It is hard to call them Ute fans for they are not. They are BYU haters. They are pathetic. Ignore them.

    Please take note of one of your blue bloods and their postings.
    What does your comment have to do with the article ?
    Kindly save your wind for the hot soup and enjoy this years Cougar basketball success. Let us enjoy the Pac 12. Your team should have a good year in football with 7 home games and the likes of New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech to name a few powerhouses that will be in your house.
    Whittingham has assembled a good staff with some promising young players. A year or two in the new conference should bring even better players. I am waiting for the NFL draft to see how many Utes are taken this year. Last year there were 6 out of the 22 starters(27%). That's always a good reflection of where the program is headed.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Spring ball is just around the corner. Not sure there has ever been a more important off-season/spring practice season for the Utes or the Cougars. Lots of new coaches, new schemes, new faces, new schedules to prepare for.

    It will be great to watch Chow put the offense in - to the extent Kyle gives some access to the fans for scrimmages. Also will be fun to see how Harvey stacks up as an early enrollee freshman. A lot to ask of a youngster. Big adjustment. He is an amazing talent though.

    Will be an awfully important spring for Heaps down in Provo. He built a lot of momentum up over the last half of the 2010 season and he needs to establish himself as the veteran leader. Has anyone heard how the winter workouts are going? I imagine the receivers will come into spring ball having caught a million passes from Heaps and the drops will be less this year. Big spring for Heaps.

    Would have also been very important for Wynn, but his injury is huge. Quite a set-back. Maybe Rhobles will step up?

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    the trolling problem can be taken care of with an "ignore user" button. Also, some users need to be marked by comment screeners to make sure that their posts are acceptable. Finally people just need to not respond to people who troll.

  • Skierelmo Oakley, UT
    Feb. 24, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Wow!!!! Nice to see all the zoobies quit their idol (Jimmer) worship long enough to come on a Utah topic board long enough to start talking about how much better they are, followed by my fellow Ute fans retorting said claims of greatnesses, followed by said zoobies talking about how obsessed we are with them..... on a Utes topic board..... will this pattern ever get old???

  • Jordan Lynchburg, VA
    Feb. 24, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    I'm excited for next year for sure! It's going to be fun seeing how things pan out for the Utes! I love Wynn at quarterback. When he is healthy, he has shown that he can certainly make throws. And I'm not concerned about our backfield, we seem to have quite a bit of talent coming in, so hopefully they can overcome any experience issues and be real strong for us!
    Go Utes!

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    Hey hedge, how are the BYU cougs doing tonight against CSU, your riveted on the game I know.

    These Utesies are cellar dwellers next year in the Pac- whoza muh whats its anyways.
    Wynnie can't throw, can't run. Who they got to back him up when he goes down agai?. Mark it down.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    With Chow mentoring our young offensive coaches I see our QB, WR and TE play improving next year and making us very competitive in our division of the PAC-12. I'm excited to see the improvement in the QB play in particular.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:12 p.m.


    I tend to agree with you about Chow. I think he's here only a couple of years to advise. I don't thin Roddrick would have stuck around if he felt that was not the case.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    I love hearing about the "Ute Trolls" or "there is no such thing as a Utah fan, just a BYU hater". Clearly there are those who fall into the troll category on both sides. Thanks for keeping it classy fresnogirl.

    That said, I believe (and hope) that the Ute offense won't change too drastically under Chow. I see him as being more of an adviser to guide us through the first year or two of the PAC-12 before he retires.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 23, 2011 5:34 p.m.


    Please stop trying to stir up contention.

    Go Cougars!

  • concerned ute Provo, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    I am afraid the Utes never measure up to any competition. What a shame. Utes the future bottom feeder of the PAC.

  • Hondo Springville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    Mormon Ute,

    I thought I'd fill in the details for you guys
    since you guys have nothing to talk about and we've got an exciting season to look forward to. It's going to be miserable to have a QB with the name Wynn (Win) when you'll be doing a lot of losing, especially when you visit LES this September.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Does anyone know if Jimmer practiced today?

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Mormon Ute

    Is he one of ours? I've read a couple of his posts and I thought he was being sarcastic. Either way, it's annoying.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:40 p.m.


    Try to keep your "comparisons" to other mid major "in DEPENDENT" schools like Army and Navy.

    Going foward BYU means nothing to the "conference of champion" Utes.

    I know it hurts but life will go on.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:23 p.m.


    I didn't see BYU mentioned in this article. Oh, that's right, it wasn't about BYU.

  • MAFU Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    I look for the U to have a balanced offensive attack and control the time of possession.

    I look for the Y and its opponents to have lots of TECMO Bowl scores.

  • the_beav SLC, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    I look for utah to have fewer next year...

    "UCLA and new Ute offensive coordinator Norm Chow ranked 116th with 31 explosive plays last season"

  • Hondo Springville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    I look for BYU to have a lot more big plays this year than the Ewetes. Heaps will be able to throw it downfield and we've got a stable of RBs where as Utah has nothing. On top of that, they'll now be playing in the "invincible" PAC-12 and will find long plays much harder to come by.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    Nice to see Utah getting some respect from outside media.

    Why haven't the Jazz ever gone after Andre Miller?