Morning links: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox delivers quite the pitch; Ute football gets national respect

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  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    May 8, 2019 9:22 a.m.

    Mike:
    "Do you thunk Alabama HC Nick Saban isn't afraid of Utah?"

    No, I don't think Saban is afraid of anyone. You don't win 5 nattys in 10 years being afraid.

    I know this W over Bama is the feather in Utah's cap, but it happened early in Saban's tenure (they lost to Louisiana Monroe a little more than a year before losing to Utah). They have since had the top recruiting class 8 of the last 9 years.

    I can't stand them either but this fear nonsense from Utah fans is laughable. I know you are more honest about Utah's talent/chances than most U fans...do you honestly think Utah gets over in a championship bowl game against the gumps now? If you had money on it?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 7, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney:

    Utah finished the 2018 season with a better record, despite playing a tougher SOS than Ariz St, and you're suggesting that it was Utah who was lucky? How frantic and emotional of you.

    Your WACish and midmajory tears are delicious though.

  • Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney Kaysville, UT
    May 4, 2019 5:50 p.m.

    Your two losses "out rank" a bowl win? Ha ha---yes, folks, moral victories and u spin, and it started with utes themselves, right here, by those who have always bashed the other two schools in the State for believing in themselves. Unbelievable---but after all, it is utah---the PAC12 Wonder! (Which means "'Wonder' if they'll finish above their usual 5th place in the Southern Division or if they happen to luck out and back their way into the PAC12 South championship when ASU loses, will they score more than a field goal in their conference championship game before they lose their bowl game?")

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 3, 2019 6:20 p.m.

    According to the College Football Playoff Utah is nationally respected program on par with LSU and Mississippi State.

    Top 10 CFP rankings, listed in order of most weeks ranked, then playoff appearances:

    1. Alabama 31 5
    2. Clemson 31 4
    3. Ohio State 31 2
    4. Oklahoma 29 3
    5. LSU 27 0
    6. Utah24 0
    7. Mississippi State 22 0
    8. Notre Dame 21 1
    9. Michigan State 20 1
    10. Auburn20 1

    Go UTES!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    May 3, 2019 6:18 p.m.

    IJ - Hyrum, Ut
    May 3, 2019 1:18 p.m.

    It is amazing to me that you are so full of yourself. I would venture a guess that most of the top teir programs in this country are not only not afraid of the Utes, but are not afraid of anyone in the Pac-12. Look at the head-to-head matchups and you will see that you are just not that good.

    ——-

    The CFP poll disagrees.

    Which team do you cheer for?

    Go Utes!

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    May 3, 2019 5:14 p.m.

    If only we had a “national brand” we might still be at number 12 in that ranking.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 3, 2019 4:21 p.m.

    Next years the year!

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    May 3, 2019 1:52 p.m.

    @ IJ,

    Do you thunk Alabama HC Nick Saban isn't afraid of Utah? Every game Utah played in this decade, EVERY coach exclaims fear and worry in every interview and all comments.......Except, BYU coaches Roscoe Mendenhurl and Sheriff Sitake. Do you you follow Utah football kind sir?

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    May 3, 2019 1:18 p.m.

    It is amazing to me that you are so full of yourself. I would venture a guess that most of the top teir programs in this country are not only not afraid of the Utes, but are not afraid of anyone in the Pac-12. Look at the head-to-head matchups and you will see that you are just not that good.

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    May 3, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    I just hope the Utes don't drop too many spots, which has happened, after beating BYU yet again @ LES. WhY are we playing BYU?

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    May 3, 2019 1:08 p.m.

    Utah football is a SCARY team to all they face, other than one team who is the best(BYU). EVERY FBS coach fears Utah, except BYU, because they are a very special conglomeration of folks that are divine.

    I hope Utah can muster-up a FG kicker.........if they do, they'll be tough in 2019 if frightened KWhitt can be consistent and not fearful.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2019 1:00 p.m.

    toosmartforyou - "He ignored that the utes are also on a 2-game losing streak."
    A 2-game losing streak is easier to overcome than an 8-game losing streak.

  • Bobby Peru Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    It has been odd. Number 12 on several polls and not even mentioned on others. I'd like to see us start the season out ranked rather than from obscurity and then having to break into the polls. Hopefully a healthy, productive fall camp will help with that. Should be a fun season.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 3, 2019 9:29 a.m.

    And our 2 game losing streak outranks your little bowl win. lol.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    May 3, 2019 8:56 a.m.

    He ignored that the utes are also on a 2-game losing streak.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 3, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    Utah football has been consistently legit and gets national respect even when they're temporarily not in the polls. Unlike with another in-state school, the DN doesn't have to scour the internet to find little mentions of our program.