Huskies-rule - Gig Harbor, WA"Well, it’s not going to
happen this Saturday in Montlake."------2015 all over again -
UofU 34, W 23.
Utah has shown up for great games in the past and done surprisingly well. Can
they do it again? I hope so. Go Utes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm thinking they get in at 6-6 and go to the Armed Forces Bowl.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Well, it’s not going to happen this Saturday in Montlake.