Tough schedule. Not only are the road games not easy, they are on consecutive
weekends. Utah should be a really good team next year with lots of returning
players so it will be a fascinating test. Didn't I just see this photo on
Let the games begin!!!
I had hoped they would play Oregon at Oregon next year. Just too bad about the
soft non conference schedule Pitt? Montana State?It will be fun to
watch... thats for sure
Now let's not soil the sheets next year, Kyle, Jordan and the bunch . . a solid
year would reflect well on the poor saps you left behind, but a mediocre or
lousy record gives the BCS more ammo to keep the status quo.
Challenging schedule. Starting their PAC 12 introduction at USC
seems appropriate. Playing Colorado at home in the season finale seems like an
afterthought.It's too bad the PAC 12 couldn't work out a deal with
BYU/Utah, Colorado/CSU to play on the last Saturday in November. Utah and
Colorado could play in September to open their PAC 12 seasons each year.All of the other PAC 12 teams have traditional rivals. Playing Colorado
to end the season will be like playing Air Force, but without the flyovers.
Several Pac 12 teams will also get better next year.I'm not worried about
Utah holding it's own though.It's gonna be a real crowd draw when they
play in AZ.The game against USC will tell alot about both teams.Go
Utes and Sun Devils!
This could produce a 10-2 or 9-3 schedule realistically with the returning
players Utah currently has. Not bad during the first year in the Pac 10.
Welcome to the Pac 12! With love, the mighty Trojans! Seriously, this is such a
no-brainer move for the Utes. They easily fit in well with the conference. Can't
wait to see how Utah does and how those "terrific" & "humble" Utes Fans respond
to this type of schedule-- week in and week out!!
A 10-2 or 9-3 season by the way puts Utah in the Rose, Alamo or Holliday bowls.
That assumes losses at USC and Arizona and perhaps against either Pitt on the
road or Oregon State at home. Not worried about BYU if the worst QB (QB rating)
in division 1 is still their starter. Not bad. Remember if USC is on probation
even a loss to USC if it is the only conference loss allows them to go to the
Pac 10 Champ game. How good is that.
Looks like the BYU game is not much more than an early season afterthought for
the Utes next year, the USC game will be a lot bigger. As for playing the CU
game last, they are our new conference rivals. What good is moving conferences
only to attempt to hold on to a game with an old rival.
Looking forward to December 3, 2011, when the PAC-12 Championship will be held
in Salt Lake City!
My nightmare has become reality!!! My two favorite schools are going to play
each other annually..... I've still gotta say......GO UTES!!! Followed very
closely by... Go Devils!!!!
MAN that's a tough schedule!Our toughest game used to be BYU... now
they look like the easiest game on the schedule.I wonder how long
it's going to be before the Utes are bowl elegable again? I don't see 6 teams
we SHOULD beat on the schedule. And even with 6 wins... what
top-teir-bowl wants to take the #5 or #6 team from ANY conference?
Not sure the home schedule is much better than it was this year. Mont State,
Washington, ASU, and Colorado are not much to get excited about. Let's hope
Oregon State and UCLA are decent or it will be a boring home schedule yet again.
Well if we take 6th place in the pac 12 we can play in the Vegas Bowl. If we
win the MWC we can play in the Vegas Bowl. This is definitely a no brainer. It
is definitely going to be a change in mindset to get used to seeing a schedule
like that. In the past we hoped for 1 or 2 of those teams to be on our schedule
to be able to prove ourselves, now it will be every Saturday.All I can say
is WOW! I can't wait for the MWC to be in our rearview mirror. It is a
double-edged sword this year. I want the U to beat TCU and be in the discussion
for BCS NC game, yet I look at next year's schedule and I have to say a team
surviving that schedule unbeaten, or even 1 loss, definitely deserves to be
ranked ahead of a team scooting along in the MWC or WAC playing cupcakes week
after week. Go Utes!
Wow, look at that tough schedule.BYU game looks like a cupcake on
Utah's schedule next year.Go Utes!Win tomorrow's game!
Typical Schedule(when Utah plays 5 PAC home games)MONTANA
STATE - winat USC - lossat BYU - lossWASHINGTON - winARIZONA STATE - winat Pittsburgh - lossat California - lossOREGON STATE - winat Arizona - lossUCLA - winat Washington
State - winCOLORADO - win7-5, 6-3 PAC, Kraft Fight Hunger
BowlTypical Schedule(when Utah plays 5 PAC road games)IDAHO - winUSC - lossBYU - winat Washington - lossat Arizona State - lossPITTSBURGH - winStanford - winat
Oregon - lossARIZONA - winat UCLA - lossWASHINGTON STATE -
winat COLORADO - lossTypical Results6-6, 4-5 PAC
The Utes probably aren't going to win the division next year with the more
challenging games on the road. However 2012 looms large when they get the
tougher stuff here.I am going out on a limb by saying that 2012 not
2010 is the year the Utes will make the NC game. I don't see a shot at the
title without this sort of challenge even if they manage to win out.
Long term with the big money TV deals and better recruiting, the level of the
twos and threes will be better and stand up for a long grueling season. Also,
playing in a BCS conference lets the University of Utah more easily retain their
coaches plus provide better pay for retention. Utah is good now, just wait for a
few years when all of the PAC-12 money starts flowing in!!
Impressive schedule for the U. Has BYU booked Dixie and SUU for their
@ Deductive ReasoningI'm assuming your name is satirical based on
your actual deductive skills?At BYU next year- loss? Apparently
you're unaware that BYU has been terrible this year and Utah will be returning
plenty of talent next year. Also, your predictions on Pitt and Cal are
questionable at best. The Big East is terrible, and Utah will roll Pitt there
next year. Cal stinks. USC and Arizona are toss ups. 11-1 or 12-2 next year, and
Utah goes to the PAC-12 championship game. Your next group of games
is even mroe ridiculous.
Sorry, not 12-2, 10-2.
Utah will have a great schedule next year. Three tough games - USC, Oregon State
and Arizona,and of course California and Pitt will be tier 2 teams.The rest should be easy pickens. Keep your eye on that USC debut.
what a way to open the season!Go UTES!!
Great schedule! In the PAC its always hard to know what teams start fast and
will do well. My predictions are that you will do quite well this next year.
There will be plenty of returning starters as well as the belief and excitement
that they can win.Hopefully now, we can all get along and cheer for
each other UoU and BYU when we split ways.Good luck this weekend!!!
Challenging, brutal, - certainly a change. Wow, I new it would be different;
but to see it in writing.I'm not smart enough to deductively or
reasonably assess wins and losses. But notably a tougher road to 10 or 11 wins.
Something I (we) Utah fans have gotten used to. Utah will continue
to be tough at home, and will come into next season with a good run in 2010.
This team is young, still rebuilding, and should be much better next year. And
is any team on the schedule as good a TCU this year? probably not. However USC;
Utah first PAC 12 game, first away game. What a buildup - very exciting.Go Utes.
Hey livin large, I hate to break it to you, but Montana State is nothing to brag
about. It really hurts their strength of schedule. BYU and Pitt don't help all
that much either. You don't prepare for USC by scheduling Montana St.,
UTAH MAN AM II assume you're a college football newbie and unaware
that young teams often make dramatic improvements from one year to the next.The predictions are probably based on Utah's history of almost never
beating good teams, especially good PAC 10 teams, on the road.
I think it just hit me that Utah is actually going to the Pac10... Well good
luck and it'll be fun to watch
@ Deductive ReasoningDream on. Utah has a better chance of losing
to BYE on Sept 24th then to BYU on Sept 17th:
It is funny becuase BYU has a down year how all the Utah fans keep talking about
them being cupcakes. Has anyone seen their record against BYU? You can call them
cupcakes becuase there not having your season but, if I remember right, it has
been pretty even the past decade. Utah is not going to beat BYU every year,
though a lot of silly Ute fans think they are. It's OK, keep riding high on your
horse, it will hurt more when you fall.
You have to play the games before you are anointed PAC12 Champions.National Championship 2012???Conference Championship game in
Rice-Eccles next year??You guys kill me...a dose of humble pie
tomorrow versus TCU might be serve you well.Riding off half the
PAC10 as has-beens or automatic wins does not sound like gracious new comers to
teams like ASU and UofA...or for that matter the rest of the league. Warning: It is a season of attrition. Middle of the PAC teams will not be
like playing CSU, SDSU, or Wyoming. Hope you have what it takes to handle it
week in and week out.Looking forward to hearing from all of you
about week 6 next year and see if things are as "rosey" as you are already
claiming them to be.You all provide excellent bulletin board
Reality Check 7-5 next year! May all the fans of the Over-rated Utes this year
enjoy your swan song and your last top 10 ranking for years to come... May TCU do what Air Force and Pitt should have done, no wait a minute I hope
TCU destroys the Utes and then may they also lose to Notre Dame, SDSU and BYU!!!
lehi, somehow I don't think posts on the dnews message board becomes bulletin
board material.I think Jarvis has a good point about 2012 maybe
being the year with Wynn as a Senior. Next year will be
interesting. . Cal should improve and are always tougher at home. As of now USC
isn't in the Pac-12 south mix because of sanctions. It could get interesting if
their appeal went through and they were allowed post season play next year.Arizona looks like the toughest team right now, and their Pac-12
schedule isn't a cake walk with roadies to USC and Oregon St. Also if Foles
goes pro, I don't see them as dangerous.All that being said, we've
got a pretty big game tomorrow, and I know my beloved Utes will be ready to
What a bunch of balonee (that's bologna phonetically for you Ute fans)!NC for 2012? NC for 2010? In your wildest dreams.It is truly
amazing how some of you Ute fans can think that a winning season in the Hostess
Cupcake League will just magically occur in the PAC 12.Talk about
arrogance. That's a brutal schedule. It will be great to see the match ups but
let's be realistic. 7-5 maybe 8-4 at best first year and then a NC in 2012. Got
be a conference champ first and that won't happen if ever!Tomorrow's
beat down just might knock some sense into some of you. I'll be here
serving crow after the game.TCU by 14.
Lehicoug: Who's bulletin board, TCUs? Are you serious? Unless you are suiting up
tomorrow, delusions of granuduer posted by some Ute fans (or BYU fans for that
matter) mean nothing to those playing the games. So it matters not
that some Ute fans think they will finish 10-2 and it matters not that some BYU
fans think the Utes will finish below 0.500. Personally, I have afeeling the
Utes will be in a much "rosier" position than BYU come week six next year...but
What a great schedule! Finally, some real games! I hope the Utes do
well....who was on BYU's schedule oh, that is right, just like this year -
nobody will care. Get used to being in the shadow!
That schedule looks incredibly difficult! I just hope Utah continues to attract
great talent and we are able to keep our coaching staff together.PAC
12 is going to be amazing, but I fear there will be some growing pains. PAC is
not MWC...trust me!Go Utes!!!
1-11 next year. Just think if they didnt get scared and run away from the Boise
Series they would be 0-12. But I guess you can say it was a smart move to
schedule the Big Sky Power house Bobcats.
Deductive:It's interesting that you think Utah will only manage one
road win in two years...