Utah Utes football notebook: ESPN's Rece Davis says Utah on its way to competing in the Pac-12

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  • gchris rock springs, wy
    Oct. 5, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    If recruiting is the answer, where are all these marvelous recruits going to come from? Utah is now going head-to-head with USC, UCLA, Oregon, etc. as well as BYU for the best West Coast and Polynesian players. While Ute fans continue to boast about their recruiting advantage against BYU and Utah State because of their PAC membership, that advantage will be short-lived as Utah becomes a cellar-dweller in the PAC. LDS players, especially those who prioritize mission service, will continue to lean toward BYU. As Utah State continues to improve, with better coaching as well as better in-state recruits, they will also pose a challenge. Recruiting nationally, how will Utah compete with the other PAC programs? A four-star recruit from Texas, for example, if he decides to leave Texas for a PAC school, is unlikely to choose Utah, which will struggle to get tv time as well as bowl eligibility. Utah's greatest athletic achievement was its invitation to the PAC. It may also become its worst.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:51 a.m.

    Look, a loss is a loss. One point, 44 points, whatever. I'm not going to get on here like a typical Y fan and say ya, but IF there wasn't a penalty on the TD pass, or IF, we didn't throw a pick 6. Fact is it happened. Utah played a superior opponent tonight and was soundly beaten. I believe Davis is correct Utah WILL compete in the PAC 12 but it will take time. ASU has been to what 3 Rose Bowls in 40 ish years? Arizona has been to 0, WSU, Ore.ST have been to a few I believe, but the point is, these schools have been part of this conference for like 40 years. 99% of Ute fans never believed we would win PAC 12 titles and go to Rose Bowls in the first few years. I honestly believed however that we would be a little more competitive than we currently are, but things happen sometimes that set you back. Better recruits will come and so will more wins. I don't care if it takes 20 years, it's better than the MTN. West.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Yeah and the democratic party is on its way to controlling Utah politics. LOL!

  • Elk Hair Caddis Sandy, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:25 p.m.

    Colorado 1 and 4
    Utah 2 and 3
    Can't wait for the Rumble in the Rockies....NOT

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:15 p.m.

    Strange article. Written in the past tense when there was still almost an entire half of the game left to play.