Brad Rock: Spring games now more a dress rehearsal than a competitive, tough battle

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  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    April 22, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    Chris B,
    How long is the waiting list to buy season tickets to all your super neat PAC12 games in that smallish RES stadium? Did I miss the article where Dr. Hill announced the expansion plans for the smallest stadium in the mighty PAC12? Is Utah waiting for another Winter Olympics to pickup the check like the last time? So many questions so little time before the new season!!!

    Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    April 21, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    Seriously? Spring game smack? BYU doesn't have a blue white game anymore btw. Bronco got rid of of a few things he's done that bugs me. But ute fans are going to smack about their spring game attendance?'re on your way to PAC12 glory now...U got 15000 fans to watch a glorified practice...yay!

  • uteBusters Park City, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:21 p.m.


    Word is the pillow fight in the Rockies rivalry has gotten so boring that they're moving it to KUED.

  • Rivalry Rumble in the Rockies Salt Lake, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:02 p.m.

    @Reno - We don't want your wishes of good luck. Go focus on your own team. Leave us to ours.

  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    April 21, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    attendance smack for a spring game!!! Did the MUSS also get to practice rushing the field? How many times did the huge turnout rush the field after the game? Good to hear nobody got hurt and the game was a success! Good luck this season!!!

    Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Naval Vet

    The Pac-12 is a great journey and the Ute program is total class top to bottom. Of course it's the highest attended spring game in the state. It would be interesting to know how our attendance stacked up against the other programs in our elite conference. It's great to see this kind of support for our Utes and the alumni who come in from all over the country to be here.

    Thanks for the coverage, DN.

    Go Utes!!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2014 8:32 p.m.

    As usual, Utah fans outnumbered byu fans in the spring game.

    Maybe that's because one team has an incredible season to look forward to, and another team's second best game against a power conference team is against Cal, the worst team in the Pac 12.

    Meanwhile, I've got games against Michigan, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, and rival Colorado to look forward to!

    Go UTES!

    Cant wait for the fall

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 19, 2014 6:32 p.m.

    So no injuries? Awesome! And not bad in the attendance part either. Despite knowing full well this game was going to be vanilla, twice as many fans showed up for this game than the next highest attended Spring game in the state.

    Go Utes!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 19, 2014 6:00 p.m.

    I can appreciate that they don't want to risk injury, but a lot of these spring games seem pointless. They practice punting by having only one guy on the punt return team who always calls for a fair catch. With nobody rushing its amazing how infrequently you see blocked punts. Meanwhile, you never see a kick-off run back for a touchdown since they just put the ball on 35 yard line while special teams guzzle their Gatorade on the sidelines. When they finally bring out the offense, the defensive plays are so limited you really don't know if the quarterbacks are really all that sharp or not. Its the same blitz play every down. If only the PAC-12 were this predictable.