Gandalph - Sandy, UTNov. 1, 2017 12:30 p.m.Uteology Congratulations on Utah’s dominating 6-point win over the #116 team in
the country.Feel better now?----Congrats on
your dominating 14 point win over #376 Portland State.
Uteology Congratulations on Utah’s dominating 6-point win over
the #116 team in the country.Feel better now?
UteologyRegardless of how you spin it, you’ll
never change the fact that Utah only beat one of the worst BYU teams in history
by less than a touchdown.Utah fans love to beat their chests about
point spread,but only when you think it makes Utah look better.Otherwise, according to U, point spread is meaningless.LOL
at the inconsistency.
@FactCheckerin 2017, U were only 6 points better than one of the worst BYU
teams in the last half century.-----Cougar logic is
amazing.Okay then you #7 USC was only 1 point better than Utah?Sagaran:Utah #52BYU #116Check this fact,
Utah is closer to Albama than BYU is to Utah.
TouchdownUtes"Interesting how BYU fans make an issue of the Utes
only beating BYU by 6 points..."What's really interesting
is how inconsistent Utah fans are in deciding when margin of victory is
important.Versus BYU54-10 - very important (Utah fans have
bragged about this score for years)20-19 - not at all importantVersus Oregon62-20 - big deal (Utah fans bragged incessantly about this
score)20-41 - no big dealVersus Alabama31-17 - big deal
(Utah fans still brag about how the Utes dominated Alabama)Versus New
Mexico13-10 - no big deal (Utah fans have completely forgotten how Utah
barely beat New MexicoVersus BYU48-24 - big deal (Utah fans still
brag about how the Utes dominated BYU in 2008)Regardless of how you
desperately U try to ignore reality,in 2017, U were only 6 points
better than one of the worst BYU teams in the last half century.
Interesting how BYU fans make an issue of the Utes only beating BYU by 6 points,
because the margin of victory now becomes their focus to help them deal with yet
another loss. "We beat you for the 7th straight time."
"Yes, but you only beat us by 6 points." How do BYU fans
take solace in only losing by 6, but losing nonetheless? Is losing a good
thing? You guys lost....we won.....scoreboard, BYU fans.....scoreboard.
From all BYU fans to all Utah fans: we told you so.Yes, we really
Anybody noticing that the Utes are in the middle of the dreaded 7 game losing
Your lousy program only managed to beat BYU’s lousy program by minuscule 6
Down under - Salt Lake City, UTOct. 30, 2017 4:02 p.m.Fitts says he
is not used to this (losing). Has he forgotten November of last year and the
year before.....etc., etc.?----Top 25, top 25, top
25.Your lousy program can't even beat a 5-7 Utah team.
Max-was-right - Mapleton, UTOct. 29, 2017 11:42 p.m.How does an 8
game losing streak sound u fans?-----LOLI
agree, BYU has no chance of beating Utah next season.Utah 8
At a crossroads? They have crossed the road into irrelevance so they are really
no longer at the crossroads.
Fitts says he is not used to this (losing). Has he forgotten November of last
year and the year before.....etc., etc.?EKute, U have fallen to the
absolute bottom of the worst P5 conference in the country. Not much difference
between BYU and Utah really.
As a fan I'm most worried about the fact that we don't seem to be
improving over the last couple of games and that's new for me. I never
expected this team to win it all and I did expect growing pains, but I truly
expected the d line to become deeper, stouter and able to stop just about any
running game. The offense is new and I'll be forgiving for another season,
but right now--our new offensive philosophy seems to be a lot like many of our
old offensive philosophies--minus having a dependable run game. Getting the ball
in the red zone is hardly even a cause for celebration and more of a casual
acknowledgment that we might end up getting three points out of the deal. Too
many shot their mouths off about our brilliant young qb--when he had really only
beaten three very poor teams. He has talent--but he (to this point)--has not
shown that he can win games in the Pac 12. Good luck this Saturday--but if they
fail to wrap up on D and if they continue to struggle in the red zone, I
don't know if we have the athletes to beat UCLA. They might be struggling,
but they aren't struggling any worse than we are at this point.
I like our chances against a couple of these teams (UCLA, Colorado.....maybe
WSU).....so the season isn't lost. From the sounds of the Ute players
following the loss to the Ducks, you'd think that they'll be ready to
play Friday night against the Bruins. We'll see.What's
absolutely hysterical is that BYU fans come on here and seize the opportunity to
poke fun at 4 losses in a row for the Utes, where their team is where they are
in the college football landscape. Being in the bottom top 10 in total offense
is nothing to brag about. And these BYU fans will be crying in their root beer
come Saturday when they experience yet another loss to Fresno. Mark it down.
65TossPowerTrap "Maybe they just lost too much talent to the NFL (no sarcasm
intended.)"Very possible. I didn't want to lean on that
"excuse" because initially it looked like Utah had reloaded, but the
non-conference opponents made Utah look good. I don't know if the
defensive issue is scheme or personnel. Maybe Hans will do a nice YouTube
video on the topic.
@From WA.Perhaps your comment about another Utah-BYU Bowl Game was a bit
out there. But, I think Las Vegas Bowl organizers would take it in a heartbeat.
It's a guaranteed sell-out (i.e. money-maker, in an era where money is
king in college football).But, if it became a possibility, certain
Utah boosters might pressure the U to stay away. I sense,there is a slice of
Utah people that feel BYU is now simply not in the same league (pun intended).
Re: Sooner UteYou're right - Utah's run defense isn't
what it used to be. Maybe they just lost too much talent to the NFL (no sarcasm
Warning, I am a BYU fan so take it for what it's worth. There are three
games that Utah could still win. WSU is headed in the wrong direction. They
pull off two and they are good. Maybe they win two and BYU wins out, gets the
exemption, and they meet in the absolute irrelevant bowl somewhere. I like Whit
and wish him the best.
65TossPowerTrap "Is it possible that Whittingham's ego will not allow
him to admit that he is playing the wrong quarterback?"The problem
isn't quarterback. Why would you replace 300 yards of passing to put in a
senior? At this point, you're developing for next year.A
bigger concern -- and maybe more affecting Whittingham's ego -- is defense.
Rich Rod had it figured out from day one, but it seems that ALL the PAC coaches
have figured out the Whittingham defense. Running backs are going for 7 or 8
yards -- they're ripping off runs of 25, 35, 45 yards or more. That
doesn't usually happen to a "normal" Whittingham defense, and for
the last few weeks, they've made stars of opposing team running backs.
FromSunnyStGeorgeSomeone in the PAC 12 has to be in last place even
though they all get PAC 12 money. Might as well be the Utes.
Is it possible that Whittingham's ego will not allow him to admit that he
is playing the wrong quarterback?
Utah is bad, BYU is worse, and Chris B is eating crow- so the year is not all
@ekute - Layton, UTOct. 30, 2017 7:58 a.m."Stoked? About
what?""That we suffered a loss but still haven't fallen
down to the bottom 25.That even with a dominating win, you're
still down there...lol."What are you even trying to justify?
You beat a division II team and 2 of the worst teams in the nation and your
stoked? Is BYU really that relevant to you that even when they are ranked one
of the two worst schools in the nation, beating them by 6 points has you stoked
despite a 4 game losing streak in which the average score was 31 to 19? Stoked
about when the Playoff rankings come out tomorrow for the first time Utah will
not be on them? Stoked that at this point it would take a herculean effort to
become bowl eligible at 6-6?I see nothing for either a BYU or Utah
fan to be LOLing about.
Its hard to be a fan when your team is losing but without the agony of defeat
there is no thrill of victory. We have had the agony, its time to get back to
thrill. I will say that the new 'wiz kid' OC and his
offence seem to be running all the same plays and in the exact same situations
that we always did. I could write 5 lines of code and get better play calling.
And as always, please please please quit calling so many wide
"Stoked? About what?"That we suffered a loss but still
haven't fallen down to the bottom 25.That even with a
dominating win, you're still down there...lol.
Wait til ya see what next years Offensive Coordinator can do with Jack Tuttle. I
for one believe that the 12th time is the charm. Kyle has finally had enough and
he's gonna get serious next year about having a better offense, these past
10 years have just been a warm up for things to come. Mark my words, 250 yards
rushing, and 325 yards passing per game next year. We will score on 85% of our
red zone attempts, of which 80% will be touchdowns. I have that much faith in
Kyle's knowledge of offense and Offensive Coordinators. Go Utes!!!!
With only 2 games winnable for the Utes(UCLA and Colorado) there is no room for
error to make a bowl. Rosen being Questionable will help, but that's the
game I thought they had the best shot at winning even with Rosen. 6 and 6
isn't great, but at least it gives the team extra practice time leading up
to a bowl.
Crossroads? What crossroads? The little red engine that could crossed the road
into irrelevance weeks ago following a pre-season of patsies who falsely
inflated their ego, and their ranking. There are more spankings ahead for the
last place team in the south who is only 6 points better than one of the worst
teams in the country. Thank goodness OSU is winless, preventing the crimson from
occupying the 12th spot in the worst P5 league in the country!
Some ute fans are more “stoked” about being in a “p5”
than they are about winning. Tell me why that is more important?
How does an 8 game losing streak sound u fans?
I'm baffled. This is the same crew that almost took out USC on the road,
yet even with Huntley back they're worse.A bowl is still
possible, but not likely. The two Washington schools will be very tough. UCLA
and Colorado are still winnable. But those two teams won't go quietly
either.I originally picked the Utes to go 7-5 this year. After the
unexpected losses to AZ State and Oregon they'll have to do well just to
make it to 6-6.
With all the Pac12 Money Utah gets now, it is amazing they are still in last
place.... yet again.
@Sisera the Peg,Stoked? About what?
The Utah OL continues to struggle bigtime. Last year (and before) they had some
issues pass blocking, but they could run block. This year they cannot seem to
do either one. Oh, I take that back, they did pass protect fairly well against
a 3-man rush. And in the last couple years they game breaking running backs
like Booker or Joe Williams. Moss is improving, but he just is not in the same
class. It is such a waste to have such a good crop of receivers, good passers
and not enough time to get the ball to them. Anybody have a ancient blocking
sled for rent?On defense, what is the problem? In football from
junior league through the NFL, if you cannot protect the edge, the opponent will
kill you, repeatedly. Fix the game plan and LB's and DB's work harder
on open field tackling.The Utes have a lot of trouble on converting
third downs, while the opponents convert third-and-long with regularity. When
you have third and short, why not put in an eight or nine-man OL like Stanford
does? At this point in the season, what more can you lose?With four
games to go and three at home, it is crunch time. A victory in Seattle is not
likely, but the other three are winnable.
Well, at least we beat BYU.And they suck worse.And
we're in a P-5.I'm stoked.