Christine B. Hedgefog - Salt Lake City, UTNov. 19, 2017 9:14 p.m.Uteology, wasn't that your battle cry last week - "We're #44,
we're #44"?That's just as funny this week!-------------Not as funny as losing to UMass at home.Good luck at your Pillow Fight Bowl at Hawaii this week.
It was so gratifying watching the arrogant Utes snatching defeat from the jaws
The Utes simply dont know how to play a zone defense. They all seem to think
that they are defending the middle of the grass in their zone whey they are
suppose to be defending the people in their zone. And rushing three will burn
you more often than not.
@BleedCougarBlue - Enid, OK"Hey Utah fans.....do I rub it in
now?Or later?Does my team stink this year? Yup.But YOUR team was guaranteed to be a PAC-12 contender, a Top 25 sure-thing and
maybe even a New Year's Day player. And how did that pan out? No, no
and....no.See you next year"-----YES! We'll
see you next year to make it 8 wins in a row and 14 out of 15!
I remember driving around in Utah when it was announced that Utah would join the
Pac 10 and it would become the Pac 12. Fans were calling sports talk radio
stations saying how Utah would dominate the Pac 12.Saturday night I
was flipping though channels on the TV. I stopped on the Washington/Utah game.
There was only a few minutes left. When Washington kicked the field goal with
seconds left winning the game, I found myself smiling.Welcome to the
big time boys.
Uteology, wasn't that your battle cry last week - "We're #44,
we're #44"?That's just as funny this week!
@JohninSLCNo, BYU football is bad, Cougar fans get that. But Utah
football is also very bad. All of you just are trying to convince yourselves
that one is just as bad as another or vice versa. Instead of arguing, type in
your search engines and read what Vince Lombardi said about first place. Enough
Well done Huskies!
A one point loss to USC on national television and a thrilling game against
Washington that ended on a field goal as time ran out. Disappointing losses
no doubt. Consider BYU's disaster of a season their fans have no right to
criticize Utah. I followed every second of both games. College football at
it's best. BYU will be the only team in Utah left out of the post
season. Let's hope next year shows dramatic improvement for BYU.
This coaching staff is simply unacceptable ... Going to finish with a 5-7 record
3 of the last 6 years ! Time for a complete overhaul ....
This was one of the amusing college football games I have watched in a long time
.... It was hilarious to watch a coach so desperate for a win try an on sides
kick , fake punt on 4th and 12 on your own 30 in a tie ballgame , go for it on
4th down in your own territory several times etc.... And still even after the
Huskies gift wrapped an early Christmas present by playing the worse game they
have played in a long while ,last chance university could not come up with a win
! This team is destined to lose 7 of the last 8 games of the year and Utes fans
actually have the gull to continue to talk about the worst Cougar team in 50 yrs
?? I really think if there 2 teams played this sat. Everyone would be shocked
how close this game would be .... Anyway , good luck in your annual pillow fight
cellar rivalry game this week as the Buffs are coming in primed for the win !!
Utah played an amazing courageous game. The onside kick which they recovered and
the fake punt showed imagination if not brilliance by Kyle Whittingham. They
deserved a W. Chris Petersen kept his cool and the Huskies delivered at the
end. This game has nothing to do with the Y and U rivalry. It had everything to
do with two great coaches and very talented teams. I take my hat off to the U
for an exceptional game. Good luck next week against Colorado.
Hey Utah fans.....do I rub it in now?Or later?Does my
team stink this year? Yup.But YOUR team was guaranteed to be a
PAC-12 contender, a Top 25 sure-thing and maybe even a New Year's Day
player. And how did that pan out? No, no and....no.See you next
TX BYU Fan - Heber City, UTNov. 19, 2017 2:57 p.m.Weren't the
Utes supposed to be blowing away the PAC-12 by now?? Seems I remember that being
said by a Ute fan or two. GO BUFFALOES!!!!!!-----A fan
named Chris B. Compared to majority of Cougar Nation celebrating 8
points from undefeated, to worst team in the state.
JohninSLC"[BYU fans] trying to claim a mediocre Utah team is
just as bad""Mediocre"???We are talking
about the same Utah team, right?If you were referring to a BYU team
that was 5-6, had lost 6 of their last 7, and had given up two scores in the
final 58 seconds in a missed bid to become bowl-eligible, you wouldn't be
calling that team "mediocre", you'd be calling that team
"horrible, terrible, a disaster.
WER - It's not the lower level bowl game they care about, it's the
extra days of practice the young guys will get ahead of next year.
JohnInSLC"No, what's classic is all the BYU-P fans who try
to make themselves feel better about the Cougars historically bad season by
trying to claim a mediocre Utah team is just as bad."Nope!What's really classic is all of the Utah-SLC fans who continue to
ignore the fact that Utah is only slightly better than an historically bad BYU
team - 6 points, to be exact.As far as point spread and score, Utah
and UMass are practically dead even:BYU 13, Utah 19BYU 10,
Weren't the Utes supposed to be blowing away the PAC-12 by now?? Seems I
remember that being said by a Ute fan or two. GO BUFFALOES!!!!!!
Christine B. Hedgefog - Salt Lake City, UTNov. 19, 2017 6:38 a.m.Missed it by that much. We're what, 11-0 in moral victories this year?
Washington is overrated. The battle for last place in the south, and 11th
place overall is set for the great pillow fight in the Rockies next week. Last
place battles are what rivalries are made of.-----Next
week: #44 Utah vs #63 Colorado For a chance at 6-6.The
pillow fight was last week in Provo where #143 Umass easily handled #116 BYU.
It's amazing how, with so many meaningless bowls now, that teams are
actually looking forward to a bowl game with a mediocre record. (In fact, one or
more teams may actually get in a bowl with a losing record.) And, of course,
with the diluted resources, there will be some teams that will actually lose
money by going to a bowl.
Wow! Life inside the blue bubble down south continues...YBU posters calling out
Utah fans and a Power 5 Conference after a home loss to Massachusetts! You all
would give anything for an invitation into the PAC 12 Conference. Better yet,
any conference membership! Stop allowing pure jealousy to ruin your Saturdays.
You are fooling no one but yourselves cougie fans. Thank you. #IvyLeague
"It's classic how Ute fans try and make themselves feel better about
themselves by pointing out BYU's loss."bore-us:No, what's classic is all the BYU-P fans who try to make themselves feel
better about the coogs' historically bad season by trying to claim a
mediocre Utah team is just as bad.
Interesting how the story ignores the biggest factor in Washington's
victory: Whitt's bizarre decision to call a time out while the Huskies
were trying to run out the clock and go into overtime.It's as
if the Salt Lake Media are trying to cover for him or something....
Utah is so close so many times. They could easily have 3 more wins just for a
Whittingham threw the dice and Utah caught every break - on-sides kick, fake
punt, 4th-down conversions...until the final 2 minutes...when Washington's superior talent and coaching finally won out.
Yeah Utah State is the only team in the state that is bowl eligible. Go Aggies!
It's classic how Ute fans try and make themselves feel better about
themselves by pointing out BYU's loss.We all know BYU is
terrible this year. That's already been decided. What would be refreshing
is if Utah fans would acknowledge that they are terrible too.SUU is
the best team in Utah this year.
Thank heaven we still have Utah and Weber States to not be an embarrassment.
Second time a game headed to OT was turned to a loss, poor coaching decisions
sad bigly sad.
The PAC 12 is so horrible. When a team as bad as Utah goes on the road and
nearly beats the supposed PAC 12 playoff team and almost beats USC this tells
you how bad the PAC 12 is. It's not parity, it's just bad football.
This is the same Utah team that could barely beat BYU we all know how bad BYU
is.The PAC 12 has one thing in common with the Independents.
They'll be watching the ACC, Big 10, SEC, and even the Big 12 in the
playoffs year in and year out just like Notre Dame and BYU will.
@Christine B. Hedgefog - Salt Lake City, UT"Missed it by that
much. We're what, 11-0 in moral victories this year? Washington is
overrated. The battle for last place in the south, and 11th place overall
is set for the great pillow fight in the Rockies next week. Last place battles
are what rivalries are made of"------Wrong game. The cupcake
battle took place earlier in the day with a score of 16-10 for the good guy
This was a tough loss to a good Washington team on the road. Most never gave the
Utes a chance in this game, but they surprised. The offensive line still
can't run block, but the pass protection was a little better in this game
against a dangerous Washington pass rush. Only one turnover on a bad decision.
When Huntly has time to throw, and he doesn't get happy feet, he is
dangerous. The Ute's defense still has no pass rush. Morgan had
to send the house to even chase Browning out of the pocket. But the D kept them
in this game and even kept them in a game last week with seven turnovers.Progress is being made, but unfortunately it is a little to little and a
lot too late.
It's interesting to read the comments of those 40 miles south of Salt
Lake.After seeing the Provo loss to UMass the thought crossed my mind
that BYU would not have won a game this year were they in the PAC10.
Yetthe criticism of Winningham continues while the staff in Provo looses a
game to a team that I'm not sure could be Bingham or South Summit.
I thought they had it. A heartbreaker indeed. Don't underestimate
Colorado, they are tough at times.
Ouch! Tough loss for the Utes! They played tough only to choke in the last 2
1/2 minutes. Hard pill to swallow!
This was a tough loss. The guys played with a lot of heart and gave it
everything they had. While predicted to lose by 17 it was fun to watch the team
keep fighting for the entire 60 minutes. We scored in every quarter - first time
this year in PAC 12 play. Did not mind the TO, but I do think we are
running Huntly way too much. I understand the need for a running game, but it
was clear that we were not going to get it there with Washingtons D line. So
with 3 minutes to go why did we shift from being aggressive to conservative and
run. they had to know that we would get stuffed and it would be come up short.
we did. I wish that we would have continued the run and pass game.At
the end of the day it was a good game - fun to have the score so close and good
to see the team working hard. We have a lot to work on Defense needs
to stiffen, O-Line need to stop the blitz and give auntly more time or open a
hole. while they played better neither of these happened very well.Here we go again. both CU and Utah are 5 -6. One will be 6-6 and bowl eligible
and the other will be 5-7 and clean out their lockers. I am all in on the
Ute's! it is the last game and the last opportunity. Go Ute!
Utah over the years could have a pretty decent story if they could have just
figured how to get Whittingham off the field during the last two minutes. Put him box somewhere, with 2 to go. How many times do we have to watch
this?I still have nightmares of watching him put 10 guys on pass
defense against BYU with no time left and let the quarterback just roam around
for what seemed like an eternity until one of the 8 BYU players popped open.
Timeouts to "ice" kickers, a millisecond before they miss a
field goal.The list goes on and on.
Give Washington credit for executing a couple of risky plays perfectly after
Whittingham called timeout. If Washington had messed up, we'd all be
singing Whittingham's praises, and the math-impaired fans in Washington
would be all over Chris Petersen the same way they pounced on Pete Carroll at
the end of the Super Bowl for playing the percentages and making a smart call
that had a bad result.The timeout call was the right one in that
situation. Even ESPN's commentator said so at the time.
Utes FanUtah just gave up 10 points in the final 2:25, to an
“over-rated” team, without that team even having to
attempt an on-sides kick.
This time out was only the second dumbest call in college football, after the
fake punt on 4th and 19 from your three yard line. However, it was a very close
there were 2 first and goal series in this game where utah did not take one shot
into the end zone, and settled for 3. then the inexplicable timeout near the
end of the game, that gifted washington time to set up plays.thought
huntley threw a lot of good passes this game. would have like to have seen
some more throws to the tight ends, who were open all game.
It will be tough, but I hope Utah can dust off and show up for a game where both
the Utes and Buffs are playing for a bowl next week. One more win along the way
would have made bowl match ups more intriguing. But now with just 6-6 as the
relative scenario, I think even the Vegas Bowl is out, which I would have loved
to exercise old demons against Boise State there. What's left the Cactus
Knowing the record number of players put into the NFL from last year's team
and looking at the schedule to start of the season, I was hoping for just 7-5.
But then the PAC 12 was down and it looked like Utah was in the mix. Bottom
line, Utah lost to USC and Washington on the road on the last play of the game.
Worse, they gave those games away. Even Stanford was a winnable game, along with
Wazzu. Two games lost at home by one score, but inexperience showed in those.
Not having Oregon State on the schedule might be the difference in a bowl
appearance. I see a carryover into the Colorado game from the heartbreaking
defeat in Seattle. Remember Colorado has the late season bye and two weeks to
prepare to play Utah. The Rockies is a familiar climate to both and Utah will be
licking their wounds all week. The players will need to forgive coach
Whittingham and care enough to go bowling and build for next year. Big name
recruits have taken visits and shown interest, but Utah has laid an egg each
time in their presence. Fan passion/fire will be as hard to come by as player
motivation this week. Do we all want to go to a bowl and give more practice time
to build the team for next year? Yes!
And it's down to the this... the last game of the season, against the
Buffs, it's do or die for a bowl game for both teams...Two
teams enter, one team leaves, kind of like that post apocolyptic movie
'Thunderdome'. Imagine a thundering herd of buffalo on
this massive movie set and the natives ready for that one climatic moment to
unleash their attack, a promise of a succesful hunt, winter's approaching
fast, they really need this last hunt to go well. A quick flash back to the
desperate women, children and old people in the village, it's been a lean
year... The braves are moving the herd into their territory and... Then Mel Brooks yells... "Cut, cut, cut! I've got an idea! Let's
get a campfire scene next, go get Slim and Alex !" lolGo Buffs!
Missed it by that much. We're what, 11-0 in moral victories this year?
Washington is overrated. The battle for last place in the south, and 11th
place overall is set for the great pillow fight in the Rockies next week. Last
place battles are what rivalries are made of.
Do not understand the Utah time out near the end of the game.If they had
not called that TO and just let the clock run down chances are they would have
sent the game into OT.Can anyone explain that call?The Utes played
well. tough to lose on a questionable call by the coach.
Whittingham needs to go. Nothing left to say.
Tough loss for Utah. Washington is overrated. Bounce back next week
Utah. But watch out for Colorado. They always play tough the last game of the
Well...... Another let down, but i never thought it would be due to a bone head
decision to hand a time out to Washington with seconds to play when they were
clearly just running the clock out. Whitt says he called it becasue it was
clear they were coming out agreesive....? What?Sorry to all you die
hard supporters but I hate our play calling as well. Our offense is really no
different than it has been over the past several years and several offensive
coordinators. Our offense will not change at all over the years to come as long
as Whitt is there. It really doesnt matter who our coordinator is, it will be
the same. We dont have killer instinct, Very little discipline and very little
creativity. I was very encouraged tonight as i finally saw some risks being
taken with the onside kick, the fake punt and going for it twice on 4th down and
short. But we all could feel it tonight, i was not comfortable with 3 mintues
remaining with the ball. We called it, we would be very conservative and not
get the first downs. We run the same first down play almost every series.
I was proud of our team tonight though, they played hard, this one is on
the coaching staff.
How much did Chris Peterson pay for Utah to take that TO? Give up ten points in
final 2:25.Who passed on the last offensive possession with second and 1?
Free timeout for UW.A first down wins it, 2 shots to pick up a yard and we
pass. Watched some SEC this morning and Washington is a sixth place team in
that conference. This loss was self inflicted.
Whittingham needs to go. He has blown TWO very winnable games this season with
idiotic late game calls. That timeout was the worst call in the history of
Sorry Chris b even I feel sorry for you on that one
Wow!The Aggies may be the only Utah team in a bowl.
Washington votes Whittingham MVP of the game for calling the last minute time