Utah football: 10 Utes poised for a breakout year

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  • Striker Omaha, NE
    July 22, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    "There is nothing to gain, and everything to lose."

    People only say that if they are afraid to lose. I bet Utah fans were saying that in the 70's and 80's when BYU destroyed Utah game in and game out. I'm so tired of people saying the rivalry should die. You know how lame it is to have no true rival? Just ask Nebraska or Boise or USU. Take the good and bad and enjoy the rivalry! It's awesome to have one and us fans are sounding incredibly ignorant when we say things like this. You just don't let a rivalry die because fans are mean to each other...that makes the rivalry fun!

    July 22, 2013 11:40 a.m.


    One thing you should know over all these years is that BYU fans NEVER acknowledge that they have been defeated bu Utah. They offer a myriad of excuses (BYU gave the game away with their 5 fumbles, the Utes didn't earn it, BYU wasn't motivated by the game, etc.) And then they proceed to trash talk as though they won the game.

    You can remind them over and over that they have lost 3 in a row, 4 of 5, 8 of 11, and are on the short end of the 56-34-4 overall record, but it does no good. This is one of the reasons that so many of our Ute fan base would rather see this rivalry die. There is nothing to gain, and everything to lose.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 17, 2013 7:12 p.m.

    One more thing, Chris.

    You seem to have forgotten that BYU beat Utah 3 out of the 4 games preceding this current mini-run that Utah is so fortunate to be on. Fortunate because 2 of those 3 mini-run games went to the wire and were decided by 3 or less points. That's a fact and not a dominance. As such, neither team has owned the other for awhile. Not since BYU won 19 of 21 games against Utah when LaVell Edwards came aboard. Now that was really owning an opponent... lock, stock and barrel.
    Winning 4 (with 2 nail-biters) out of the last 7 games makes a good rivalry, but nothing else. Certainly no kind of dominance either way. Not even under a red sky. And now it's time for the pendulum to shift again. And shift it will.

    You keep talking SWEEP when you should be concentrating on WEEP. Because that's what you and other Ute fans will be doing a lot of on September 21st. Don't say I didn't warn you.

    And as you so often like to say... You can put that in writing! (and this time in permanent ink).

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 17, 2013 6:56 p.m.

    @ Chris B:

    No, I don't realize that, because it simply won't happen. This is why. Last year at Utah's stadium, the game went right to the wire after BYU statistically outplayed Utah most of the game. It came down to just a field goal difference. It wasn't like the U owned the Y by even the wildest stretch of anyone's imagination... well, except by maybe yours. Even the U fans stormed the field like they just won a BCS bowl game, knowing they were so fortunate to have pulled out the win. Many of them seemed to mouth the words "Boy were we lucky!"

    This year the game will be played in Provo. Even Las Vegas odds makers give it to the Y. (Are you privy to something they aren't?) Anything less than a double digit win by the Cougars will be somewhat of a disappointment.

    Factor in the U's probable loss to USU by then, putting them in a losing mode, and the Y's victory becomes a done deal.

    I only ask that you keep your promise to not post on anymore BYU articles for the rest of the season.

  • Y's little brother Sandy, UT
    July 17, 2013 2:46 p.m.


    Most of BYU's Seniors already beat U in 2009.

    Van Noy and Hoffman are laughing at the program that was so excited to beat BYU last year, that they took the rest of the season off. BYU fans prefer playing their bowl game during the Holidays.

    Barely surviving winning 2 of the last 3 doesn't make you owners of anything, especially when you've had worse records and lower rankings in 5 of the 8 Bronco/Kyle era seasons.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 12:31 p.m.


    You do realize our seniors are about to pull of the 4-0 career SWEEP over you right?

    I wonder what it feels like to NEVER beat your rival?


    You'll be able to ask Van Noy and Hoffman soon enough!

    We own you

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 17, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Rather than trying to break into the upper echelon of the PAC-12, a more realistic goal to try to "arrive" at in the conference would be try to break out of the bottom echelon. I would actually enjoy seeing Utah do that and leave the cellar dweller status to Colorado by itself.

    If Utah can do that, it would make BYU's win over them in 2 months that much more meaningful. No one receives accolades for beating a team with a losing record. It didn't help USU that much last year.

    4-8 is my prediction.

    I think you can do it.

    Go Utes!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    This is the year we "arrive" in the Pac 12.

    Like the past couple years have shown, the winner from the South will have 2-3 conference losses.

    I think we'll be in contention for the crown up until the last couple weeks.

    8-4 is my prediction.

    I think we can do it

    Go UTES!