Utah football: Offensive outburst fuels plenty of optimism

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  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    April 24, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Why do you guys play in to the troll games? They only troll for attention. It's like the little kid crying in the store - sure, the crying in annoying, but if you don't give him attention, the crying stops and his attention them turns to the bright, shiny objects in the check-out stand!!

    Go Utes!!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 23, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    @arm of orion

    I'll try once again. The schedule being "good" and the schedule being "hard" may be considered one and the same although based on the utah record I don't know that everyone would agree with you. It is the utah "fans" trying to use it as both a means to laud their team and as an excuse for their teams poor performance that is hypocritical and funny.

    If you are going to brag about your strength of schedule, as if that somehow is a compliment to your program, then you cannot also use it as an excuse for your programs poor performance. SOS doesn't mean anything as good teams and bad teams have similar SOS every single year. Actually WINNING is what matters, as the final polls that rank BYU much more often then they rank utah easily proves.

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 23, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    Duck I know that was your last post but let's clear up some misconceptions that you have. First you call me a "fan." This implies that I do nothing but hate on BYU this is simply not true. I will be attending law school at the Y, my wife is a Y grad and in a week be a U alum. I enjoy the U football program more than I do the Y sure but I have no reason to hate the Y. By classifying me as a "fan" you imply that I and others like me are trying to disparage your program by saying we have a great schedule that also contributes to our losses. That is not the case. We are using the schedule to point out that the U is a "good" in a conference filled with good-great teams.

    I would also like to point out that your BYU hate discussion was a non-sequitur to the original point that a hard schedule is a good schedule.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 23, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    @arm of orion

    Obviously utah "fans' like yourself are not following a "simple train of logic". let me help you.

    utah "fans" like to constantly brag that their schedule is "great" in an attempt to disparage BYU when comparing the two programs. OK, I don't agree that it is "great" but it is pretty good. But at the same time utah "fans" whine that their record is bad because their schedule is "great". Once again it isn't "great" but it makes for a convenient excuse for utah "fans" to use to try and justify their teams poor records the last couple of years.

    At some point, if utah is actually all utah "fans" claim it is, then they would need to actually win some of the games on that "great" schedule. So far they haven't won ANY of them, they've lost to every pac12 team with a winning record that they have played.

    In otherwords if you are going to brag about how great your schedule is then parhaps you better not try to use it as a crutch for all the losing that you do.

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 23, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    Duck I don't see why it is impossible for a schedule to be hard without also being good. In fact it is the difficulty that makes the schedule good. A hard schedule means exciting close games where the two teams are on par with each other and making big plays when needed. These exciting games make for good games. The good games would then make for a good schedule. No irony there nor any humor. It is a simple train of logic that many Utah fans have, including myself.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 23, 2013 8:58 a.m.


    "not as strong as Utah's"

    I love the constant excuses utah "fans" post on here. You guys whine all the time "our schedule is so hard" and then at the same time try to brag that "our schedule is so good". It is really funny.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2013 9:07 p.m.


    "Regardless they will struggle to even reach bowl eligibility, just like last season."
    As will the Y now that they're playing a good schedule. Mind you, not as strong as Utah's but the strongest schedule BYU's ever played.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 22, 2013 4:01 p.m.


    I only "care" in that it is fun for me to read the delusional comments from utah "fans". You realize utah might be no better than a 3 win team this coming season don't you? I'm not predicting that but I can easily see that being a possibility. Regardless they will struggle to even reach bowl eligibility, just like last season.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    "I smell Roses!"

    Which is as close as y "fans" will ever get to a top-tier bowl game. But the Utes? BTDT.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 22, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    'Offensive outburst fuels plenty of optimism’:

    I smell Roses!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    The obsessively weak zinger attempts from ducky and the klingon are understandable--they're mad they could see the Utes spring game on P12N and the y's wasn't on BYUtv.

    Their pettiness aside, I'm encouraged. Last year Whit held Star and other defensive stalwarts out of the spring game and the offense still sputtered. So what I saw this year is very promising.

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    April 22, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    Why do you care, Duckhunter?

    Psstttttt your obsession is showing!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 22, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    "Optimism" huh? I'd say irrational exuberance is a more appropriate description of what is going on at utah. So the mediocre qb lit it up against the non starters from what was a mediocre defense last year. Congratulations?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 22, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    This is all fine and well for a spring football scrimmage. But like the article said, a big part of those who played will probably never play in the fall. Over a third of the known defensive starters didn't even suit up. It's fun to see some big plays, but naive to read too much into it. Things must be kept in perspective.
    Even Jake Heaps looked great last week for Kansas, under the same very limited circumstances. Once the quarterback back can actually be touched and most of starters are on the field, a much truer picture will be seen. But in the meantime, it's nice to have something good to smile about until that actually happens. Optimism is what keeps fans thriving.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    CO Ute,

    Ever been to Mcallen, TX? Let's just give Worf his free pass to say whatever he wants ... trust me on this one.

    April 21, 2013 6:21 p.m.

    Nice game by the offense against a 'base' defense missing some key players but at least they moved the ball.

    An as usual Worf has a negative comment that has nothing to do with the article. Even in Texas he can't get the U off his mind.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 21, 2013 5:38 p.m.


    Well, maybe not the Ducks...but the trembling in WACistan has been sending seismic ripples that have been getting picked up by the Northern California Earthquake Data Center. So...same story, different chapter in the Holy War series this past quarter century.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 21, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    I'm sure Oregon is worried, and scared. Yikes!