Red roundup: Utes faring well at combine

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 27, 2012 9:14 p.m.


    With or without the BCS, the Pac-12 and BigTen will STILL be aligned with the Rose Bowl, the Big XII will still be aligned with the Fiesta Bowl, the SEC will still be aligned with the Sugar Bowl, the ACC will still be aligned with the Orange Bowl, and the Indy-WACers will still be playing in 3rd-tier bowl games that nobody will be watching anyway, and for a payout that will just barely cover their travel costs. So, with all that in mind, it would seem to me that the only "weeping and wailing" that will be warming up will be reserved for all those mid-majors who MIGHT have had a shot at playing in a BCS bowl, had that system still been in place. But you can take heart that those weepers and wailers would not include cougar fans. Because the cougars weren't ever going to be one of those mid-major teams who would have had a shot at playing in a BCS bowl. You all have NO shot. You're not in a conference; you'll never be a conference champion.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    @ sammyg

    "Bye Bye BCS in 2014? I can hear the weeping and wailing warming up now. And the Pac 10.2 commish speaking this heresy?"

    The BCS going away sure won't help BYU's bad situation in football at all. In fact it will make it much, much worse for the Cougies. If the plus-one playoff is implemented. Only conference champions ranked in the top 4 will be in the playoffs. That means BYU as an IndyWACer with a weak sauce schedule will not get in.

    We'll see who is weeping and wailing when BYU is passed on for a conference champion in a major money conference. It's the same BCS story, you have "have's and have nots" in College Football. BYU is a "have not" mid-major school and Utah is a "have" major school because of their affiliation with the Pac-12. You will continue to see mid-majors getting passed on in this playoff system, like Boise State, TCU, and Utah have in the current BCS system.

    Again, only major conference champions will get into the playoffs and no mid-majors like BYU.

    Now that is Inspirational!

    Feb. 27, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Not a bad job by the Utes at the combine. Tony's biggest knock going in was his strength, and a solid bench workout may have improved his stock a little, and his other numbers didn't hurt him either. Cullen didn't do much to help or hurt himself drastically. And Shelby showed good athleticism with a solid 40 and great vertical jump, but didn't have a great bench workout.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    Bye Bye BCS in 2014? I can hear the weeping and wailing warming up now. And the Pac 10.2 commish speaking this heresy?