* up to the Tulsa game...
cont. BYU and Utah both played Oregon State, both won by the
approximate same point spread. I forget, did you beat them at home?Before the Hawaii game I engaged in a ridiculous exercise, comparing teams
that U played that then played Hawaii to try to come up with a possible spread
for the game. It yielded a spread of anything from a 40 point loss to a 20
point victory. Not very scientific, but it was amusing and it did show an
improved BYU. I think GT and Tulsa were pretty comparable before
the bowls, and the results of the bowls would indicate maybe so. I
think the BYU that lost to U was not even a top 100 team. I think the Utah team
that beat BYU senseless was easily a top 25 team. But by the end of the
season, BYU was a legit top 25 team, and U had Colorado. Draw a line
from the BYU game down to Colorado, with an uptick for GT, and you have fairly
accurately described Utah's season. Draw a line from the Utah game up to
the those game, and you have done the same thing.
gdog3finallyA fairly reasonable comment, and yet really, what you
have to be saying is that all of those poll voters have to be idiots. All of
them! Don't they get it? "BYU only beat patsies! They don't
REALLY deserve that ranking."That sounds about as shrill and
tin-can hollow as when BYU fans try to shrug off U'r victory over Alabama
as a fluke, "their heart wasn't really into it." At the end of the
day, Utah really DID beat Alabama and BYU really did end the season ranked 25th
in one poll and 26th in another. Close enough for shootin', the national
voters have spoken. Utah really did thrash my beloved cougars by
44, but here's why I think anyone is a fool who thinks that accurately
reflects the state of the two programs.
Do any of you look at your screen names (i.e. 54-10, 17-14), and think they need
to be changed by now? The football season is about to start. New scores will
happen. Then what? I am guessing the rivalry game (only a month away now) will
start new screen names. Maybe I should become 34-31 forever.
@Y Dad/Y DadTop 25?Do you really think BYU was worthy of
a top 25 ranking to end the season last year? They weren't ranked anywhere
near the top 25 until they won 4 games in November against the worst of the
worst (schedule wise). BYU has a brand name and has the exposure of
ESPN. That is what got them ranked. It's the corruption of college
football. That said, I feel no different about the BCS either, even though my
Utes are now a member of that elitist society.We have rankings and
fans want to hang their hats on it. I get that. I just think head to head games
against your rival and winning upper echelon bowl games games is where it's
at. Yes, that puts Utah ahead as of late, but BYU has arguments for superiority
as well. I get that to. We will continue to go back and forth, even
so when the rivalry takes a break for two years. Can you imagine the crazy
comparisons we will hear then? No head to head = this team beat that team by
this much, which makes my team better ect...
17-14The games BYU lost last year don't come close to the
embarrassment of the Utes stinging loss to Colorado. 54-10 was a
simply fluke. Hug that victory Utesies, it's all you got in the face of
losing 'everything' to Colorado last year.It is hilarious
for U to continually bring this 54-10 up when 17-14 is so much more, and now
you're on here ridiculing Bronco for his practice schedule while your
injuries continue to pile up.You're one QB injury away from
being back to where you were last year. Such depth, such genius by Coach Whit.
Geesh, when will U guys ever learn?Keep it up! You're the best
joke in town.Got some satellite yet?
Y Grad/Y Dad is right. And it's not just because I'm a Y fan. BYU
lost the battle, but clearly won the war last year. No doubts about it. This
is according to every single poll. I'm guessing by all the Ute traffic we
get on these comment boards trashing the Y that that fact really stings those
Ute fans. Apparently more than 54-10 does.
Maybe he should have them play a little badminton. Or would the fear flying
I'm greatfull we don't tackle each other. We are alot tuffer than
other teams because of it.
GoGetterAnd after the BYU game...... wait for it ...... they whimpered. Thus the season, the ranking, the end. Oh, and way to hang in there against Colorado. Tell me again why UCLA went
to the inaugural conference championship game instead of you? This is what
you'd rather? Good thing! You got it.
Y Grad Y Daddyio-I'd rather play decent teams and hang in there
then be snoozing in November waiting for ranked teams to lose. Best place to
talk is on the field, which Utah did.. in fact they YELLED at BYU 54-10.
54-10 does still hurt, never denied that. Finishing unranked, behind
the rival that you trashed, and losing the opportunity to play in the inaugural
conference championship by losing to the worlds worst road football team, at
home no less, tell me honestly, that doesn't sting? Just a little?Choking down the home stretch. I feel bad for coach Whit and the team
because I really do respect them. But I ain't gonna lie - it looks real
good on a lot of u fans!
Sounds like they should stick to slip n slides and flag football so nobody gets
The Ute's have just announced some serious injuries. Please, keep it up,
beat yourselves up practicing. I'll take Bronco's new approach and
see what happens.
Only a delusional y fan could be satisfied with running up a string of wins
against the absolute worst teams in college football and hanging that feather in
their cap. Oh, and one more thing.....54-10LOL
54-10,Couldn't agree more!!
Y Grad/Y Dad 54-10 still hurts doesnt it?
Yuck it up fuzzballs. If we concede coach Whit and his and of Utes his one BCS
victory, which we must and it was huge, otherwise Bronco and BYU have generally
been better than Utah. Even last year, the year of our humiliation, BYU ended
the season ranked, U did not. Gnash about it all you want, you cannot change
that simple fact. So then, what must we conclude? If BYU starts
slow, Utah chokes down the home stretch? BYU loses to the teams it is supposed
to and Utah loses to the teams it is supposed to beat?
There is nothing new here folks. Bronko is known for running soft practices.
This translates to the teams slow starts every year, and a propensity of players
taking "cheap shots" and incurring penalties during the game.byu is like the guy who goes out, spends 1000's of dollars on golf
equipment and clothing. gets dolled up, talks a big game to the guys at work,
brags about his impressive 300+ yard drives. Hangs around the driving range and
hits a few good ones, but then whiffs off the tee when it comes time to really
put it in play.LOL
There are just too many variables to accurately access if this works or not
especially this early in the season. If it works Bronko will be a hero--if it
doesn't I would not want to face his fan base.
Yeah too bad Bronco doesn't model his practices after your high school
LOL! Love this article! Its written as though we are 6 games in to the season!
I like it. In the past it is disheartening to hear about all the injuries
pilling up in fall camp, even in spring camp this year. It's a model that
worked for Bill Walsh. I think it's one of the things BYU has picked up
from some of the pro teams this offseason. BYU has a couple of games to sure up
tackling skills before they go up to the U.
Why would Bronco limit the hits? According to BYU "fan", the team is 5
deep at every position.LOL
Paying off? Yes you cut down on players getting dinged up by not hitting. To say
it pays off, to me though, means playing well once the season starts. BYU has
started slow each year in Mendenhall's tenure as coach save it be one