Utah Utes to face familiar faces in football season opener

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  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 15, 2014 12:47 p.m.

    "console yourself with the SOS award"

    Sure is funny how the y faithful have forgotten how they were trumpeting their football and b-ball teams' SOS last season. Now, it just seems Ducky is relieved he doesn't have to plan a September trip to Tulsa.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 14, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    @sparkley briefs

    I really don't think you need to worry about it, utah won't be making it to a bowl game. console yourself with the SOS award, SOS having two meanings both of which apply.

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    July 14, 2014 5:46 a.m.

    Sam, if the Utes make it to a bowl, at least they will have earned it the hard way instead of scheduled it in advance.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2014 3:04 a.m.

    @ sammyg

    Playing one gimme game is not padding the schedule. That claim is especially hilarious coming from a BYU fan. That being said, your jealousy is delicious.

    Go Utes!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 13, 2014 10:34 a.m.

    Padding the schedule with ISU in hopes of barely slipping into a bowl game.

    This will be the one 'signature' win this year on the way to a hopeful 7th place finish.

    "Utah's schedule is brutal this year..."

    And making excuses for being bowl-less forty some odd days before the season gets started.

    And slap a new 2014 PAC12 sticker on to the travelling SOS participation trophy.

    Utes win!

  • KH Holladay, UT
    July 11, 2014 9:03 a.m.


    I don't think any of us Ute fans were super offended or getting defensive, as you pointed out. We were just rationally and logically explaining to Gone Fishing why his comment was so ridiculous. byu has a schedule with 8 or 9 built in wins. Utah has a schedule with 1 built in win.

    I think you are the one that needs to take a deep breath and calm down. You are the one getting upset because we put byu in its place.

  • 4BS St George, UT
    July 10, 2014 8:41 p.m.

    I'm glad Utah is playing Idaho State, that may be the win they need to become bowl eligible for the first time in years. Whatever it takes.

  • JSwaggDaddy Heber City, UT
    July 10, 2014 5:44 p.m.

    Wow. I thought BYU fans were the ones who got super offended and defensive when utah fans said something negative about us.

    Gone fishin makes a pretty mild (and hopefully sarcastic with the isu win) comment to utah fans, and they act like they have had some kind of awful personal attack.

    It's ok, ute fans. Take a deep breath and calm down. Maybe you guys won't right now, but you will have time to relax in December when your season has ended and the real football teams are still playing.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 10, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    "Is this the same weakling that Ute fans criticized BYU for playing?"


    Yes. I guess the Utah brass has seen how much fun BYU has had winning the Idaho state college championship the last 4 years.

    Take that.

  • Gone fishin PAC Country, CA
    July 10, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    My, my. The ute fans can sure dish it out but can't take it.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    @ Steve

    Idaho State is not Division II. If you don't even understand the basic structure of college football, why are you commenting?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 10, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    These two could play.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 10, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    Gone Fishin,

    You're right, Idaho State has certainly been very bad of late and will likely be very bad again. However, that's our ONE bad opponent. BYU on the other hand will only play ONE GOOD opponent.

    Bottom line, strength of schedule is not something I'd be bringing up if I was a BYU fan, and that's exactly what you're doing by bagging on Utah's one bad opponent.

  • KH Holladay, UT
    July 10, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    "Is this the same weakling that Ute fans criticized BYU for playing?"

    Gone Fishing,

    The difference is that byu plays 7 or 8 teams that are about the same quality as Idaho State. Utah plays 1.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    July 10, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    Weak opener, but no gimmies after that.

    Gone Fishin

    Would you like to compare weak opponents on Utah vs. BYU schedules? Utah's schedule is brutal this year; but look for the negative; as usual.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    July 10, 2014 9:03 a.m.

    The best thing about this game is that Utah finally has a decent chance at beating a division II team from Idaho. Utes have lost to both Boise State and Idaho when they were just division II programs.

  • Gone fishin PAC Country, CA
    July 10, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Is this the same weakling that Ute fans criticized BYU for playing?
    I predict a isu win to start the season.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2014 9:07 p.m.

    I remember both of these coaches when they wore a Utah uniform. Best of luck to them and the Bengals.

    A fun read. Thanks, Dirk.