Utah has yet to go bowling with a .500 record

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  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 3:48 p.m.

    Huskies-rule - Gig Harbor, WA

    "Well, it’s not going to happen this Saturday in Montlake."
    2015 all over again - UofU 34, W 23.

  • LDSAZ Casa Grande, AZ
    Nov. 14, 2017 1:39 p.m.

    Utah has shown up for great games in the past and done surprisingly well. Can they do it again? I hope so. Go Utes!

  • RichDaddy Lewis Center, OH
    Nov. 14, 2017 9:23 a.m.

    Whittingham should not even have addressed this question. It is a distraction.

    One more example that Kyle is not Urban Meyer. Yesterday, Urban was asked a very similar question in his press conference and his response was: “There will be zero conversation around here, especially when you guys talk to the players,” he said. “There will be zero conversation about what happened before and what will happen in the future. Zero.”

  • Procoug Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:59 a.m.

    I with the Utes all the best as they strive to become bowl eligible. This has been a dismal year for major college football in the state of Utah and it would be nice to watch at least one team during the bowl season. BYU will be back next year and I suspect that Utah along with Utah State will also be improved.

  • Ron Swanson Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:57 a.m.

    And I thought being stuck in the Sun Bowl was bad...can't wait to see what we get this year, IF we can beat Colorado. Utah and Colorado look very similar to each other.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:24 a.m.

    I can't see Utah beating Washington, but Washington's offense is shaky right now. The bigger question is can Utah do anything against U-Dub's defense.
    I can't see Utah losing to Colorado, but it has happened before. For those questioning the wisdom of playing in a lower-tier bowl game - it's called extra practice time. It's a great time to work with the underclassmen and prepare them for next year. Bronco Mendenhall used to drive me crazy when he would just blow off 1/3 of those allowed practices.

  • taatmk Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.

    I'm thinking they get in at 6-6 and go to the Armed Forces Bowl.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:36 a.m.

    I think 6 wins is still going to be a challenge unfortunately. Hopefully Utah will show up like the last time they played at U Dub. Punched em right in the mouth; funny how quickly so called Husky fans forget.

  • Uteofferouus Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:05 a.m.

    It's ridiculous that there are so many of these lower tier bowl games that invite 6-6 and 5-7 win teams. It's just part of the money digger schemes these "educational institutions" participate in without any regard to appropriateness. College sports are mostly about making money now and they are fast losing their savor of what they were originally intended to be. Shameful, but so are a lot of other things in this "modern enlightened age" we live in. Do I sound cynical?

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 11:03 p.m.

    There are so many bowl games now. Last year, two 5 win teams went bowling. The year before that, three 5 win teams went bowling. BYU vacated their spot in the lower tier bowls, so that will open a spot.

    "lower tier bowl games that Utah may qualify for do not equal money for the program. "
    Utah is a member of "conference" where all the money is pooled together. Last year, the PAC12 received $69 million in CFP revenue distribution, meaning $5.8 million for the Utes. Financially they'll be just fine, even if they stay home. Its good having that extra game.

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Nov. 13, 2017 10:44 p.m.

    Why would Utah want to extend its normal season with a losing record and a bowl bid only to have one more opportunity to be embarrassed. I am surprised that Whitt even talked about this subject with two more games on the calendar.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:03 p.m.

    Utah can feel grateful if they make it to a bowl game--it gives the program additional attention, gives younger players more practice in preparation for the upcoming season, and provides seniors another game. It is well established that these lower tier bowl games that Utah may qualify for do not equal money for the program. Rather, programs can lose money on bowl games.

    But as a BYU fan, I long for the year that BYU will win enough games to qualify and go to a bowl game--they usually have in years past. Maybe next year? This season however obviously stinks for the Cougars. The list of positives for BYU is relatively short compared to their great tradition and history.

    But props to Utah thus far--better record and still in the chase for a bowl game. I'll be cheering for U to make it!

  • Huskies-rule Gig Harbor, WA
    Nov. 13, 2017 8:28 p.m.

    Well, it’s not going to happen this Saturday in Montlake.