Congrats Cougars!Coming from 2-5 to playing in a bowl!
When do we get to find out who we are playing? Please be Fresno State, please be
Fresno State, please be Fresno State.....Congratulations to Bronco
and crew. Way to persevere.
Is this even real? A 6-6 team accepting a Bowl game invitation. This was
anything but a successful season. Yes, there are signs of improvement but there
is a long way to go and a bowl game does not make a lot of sense to football
fans for this team. A winning record should be required. The Cougars need a
better rushing attack. The passing attack looks like there is a sign of life to
it as players mature. But I would not be waving the flag high for this
invitation. It's time to get real, go back to the drawing board and reevaluate
players and coaches and start rebuilding. Yes, the team is moving in the right
direction but alot needs to be done before going independent.
I called it (six weeks ago). I was the prophet of doom. Cougs to the New Mexico
Bowl. Now if it's Fresno State, I'm a regular Nostrodamus.
Ummm.....Deuce. Do you know what "Bowl Eligible" means?Yeah...the NM Bowl is lame, but hey...it's an invite and it's a little bit of
$ in the BYU coffers. Also, the players get another game to play. They'll take
Relax The Deuce:The Cougs aren't the only 6-6 team going to a bowl,
they will have plenty of others as company. Their likely opponent will be
Fresno State or some other team of similar ilk, a team they should be able to
beat.The last team to turn down a bowl game I can remember was Notre
Dame under Lou Holtz, who was 8-4 or something like that. Of course, Holtz (and
his players who actually voted not to go) had higher standards of performance
than ND of today, BYU or the vast majority the other programs accepting bowl
invitations. But with 35 bowls needing 70 teams, BYU is going to be needed to
fill one of those slots and they are as deserving as many others.Now
if you want to reduce the bowls down to 20-25 like in former times, that is
A Bowl game does 3 things:1. It gives a team more practices for
their younger players. 2. It gives the players and fans a reward,
and a chance to end the season on a winning note.3. It adds money
and exposure to the program.
Just happy to see them get it. It has been a rough year. Last year I
complained about the LV bowl being held on Dec 20. Now we are going even
earlier. Still very glad for the team. Go get em Cougs.
programs play to go to bowl games so they can get more time to develop. Granted,
6-6 isn't something to brag about, but it allows a team to prepare for the
future and have some fun.Way to go Cougs (Especially in overcoming
the adversity from the start of the season)
It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
I am sure whoever the opponent is, based on who the possible opponents are, BYU
will beat them pretty easily. That will be good for this young team to end the
season on a winning note. I have a feeling next year will be awesome for BYU
Football. Go BYU!
After a 1-4 start its nice to see the Cougars finish with a bowl invite, even if
its just the New Mexico Bowl. This young team improved tremendously and finished
strong. They could of easily thrown in the towel after the utah state loss, but
instead they dug in deep perservered and finished 5-2 (just one play from a 6-1
finish). I am looking forward to seeing who BYU will play and look forward to
seeing byu continue their development and progress.
New Mexico Bowl huh???? I'd be pretty embarrassed about that.
I think Bingham high school could beat the coogs.
Congrats to the Cougars for becoming bowl eligible after the rough start. I'm glad they get valuable practice time and one more game under their
belt. They have shown great character to stay motivated when they knew halfway
through the season that this was their new goal.I didn't think Ute
fans would be eager to smack talk after their dominating, #5 ranked, NC2010
worthy stretch over the last four games.Enjoy the Vegas Bowl. Sounds
like the potential of a BYU/Fresno game would still have more appeal than Utes
and Mid-American Champ...regardless of the venue.Good luck with
i just heard on the radio....BYU will be playing UTEP...lol
Eagle actually last year Notre Dame went 6-6 and turned down their bowl.
Although that was primarily because they fired their coach.
Talk about sweet-n-sour or sugar-n-spice. This season was both bitter (1-4) and
sweet (5-2). I can only see two good things about this invite ... 1) practice
time for the Jr, So, and Fr. 2) a modest reward for finishing strong.
Otherwise, a 6-6 season is NOT the results this cougar fan wants to revisit any
time soon.Momentum for next year !!! Go Cougs
Pretty pathetic that a 6-6 team makes it to a bowl. Can you say way too many
irrelevant bowl games??
Mediocre teams going to meaningless bowls. A playoff is needed. College
football has been hijacked by the BCS. Instead of a playoff involving the
bowls, you get 35 Bowl Champions and 35 bowl losers, not to mention the
so-called title game that is 66% opinion based, and not earned in a playoff of
conference champions and a few at-large teams.
johnyutahYou would be embarrassed? Why? Are you playing in a better
Look at all these BYU haters on this blog. I remember at the beginning of the
season all of you Utes got on here telling all us BYU fans to enjoy the Vegas
Bowl then look what happens. The Cougs had a rough season this year and still
got a bowl game. The Utes are so overrated this year its insane. They are
projected to give TCU a good game and got beat by 40(BYU only got beat by 28).
Then they get run over by ND almost lose to SDSU and then steal a victory from
the Cougs. The Utes are Bunk and we all know it. I hope Boise takes that Vegas
Bowl invite so they can bring all you Utes back to reality.
The New Mexico Bowl might as well be the Mexico Bowl. How embarrassing.
Congrats BYU. After a 1-4 start, I think most fans and the team would have been
happy to know they would end up .500 and going to a bowl (any bowl). Those who
commented that bowl games are about rewarding the team and developing young
players have it right. Pretty much everyone agrees that college
football needs a playoff. But we are stuck with the system we have, and for die
hard fans, one more game is a god thing.
It is interesting that some Utah fans have criticized BYU for going to the Las
Vegas Bowl. Even a couple of fans indicated during this season that BYU would
be stuck with the Las Vegas Bowl, while they, the Utes, would be BCS bound. I
think several Utah fans need to tone down their enthusiasm a little bit and wory
about their own teem rather than BYU. I hope BYU draws Fresno State, too. My
wife & I served a FT mission there. We'll keep hoping that for you, too,
To: CBPapa | 7:38 p.m. Dec. 1, 2010 Cedar Hills, UT, eagle | 7:39 p.m. Dec. 1,
2010 Provo, UT, - your point is well made. Yes, it does give the team more
practice time and a chance to improve upon what they have been doing. It does
bring in extra $'s for the team and it is exposure.
Good to see the Cougars bowl eligible and bring a little bit of money to the MWC
before they leave. Would have been nice if they had brought in some BCS money
one of their years in the league, but that's a job for the big boys.
TBA had a better overall season but BYU played well toward the end. Should be a
tough matchup for the Y.WAY TOO MANY BOWL GAMES! Obviously. Oh well,
good luck to the Cougars.
I think I am in love with Fresno Girl. She is always positive and loves the
Cougs.BYU 42Fresno State 10or UTEP 0
Good Luck Cougs, make the state proud.
Just 1 field goal away from the Vegas Bowl, but that's alright.Good
luck bowling, BYU. Run up the score a little bit.
The New Mexico Bowl with BYU (6-6) vs UTEP (6-6)!Does it get any
better than this!?The eyes of the nation will be on you BYU! Do us
BYU fan here.If in deed it's UTEP that the Y plays.ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! I'm planning a root canal for that
day.Rather not go to a bowl game.NCAA is a joke. There
are too many bowls that mean absolutely NOTHING and dilute the fun of the post
season. Although my team would be left out I would say you should AT LEAST have
a winning season to qualify for a bowl. And I'm sick of them being named after
the sponsors.15 bowls MAX (leaving 34 teams out in the cold) would
be great, and make for a fun, meaningful, and worth while post season.What's nice though is that if it only takes a 6-6 season to qualify then our
little brothers on the hill should qualify 50% of the time for the Las Vegas
Bowl in the PAC 10. The other 50%....Waaa Waaaa Waaaa.
Oh man UTEP in the new mexico bowl will that be a epic matchup.... Watch two
mediocre teams duke it out in a mediocre bowl only on ESPN7.
It is the tale of two seasons. There is 1-4 and 5-2. I am happy for the NM
Bowl after a 1-4 start. I am proud that BYU did not fold on the
season. It would have been easy to do and could have taken a couple of years to
recover.I am happy for a bowl, for the extra team practice time, and
for the seniors who can have a bowl experience in their last year.
I don't care who or where BYU plays. I love watching BYU in HD. Extra practice
and one more game for all of the underclassmen and one more game for me to
watch.I love all those who think there are too many bowls. Maybe
you should become the CEO of a bunch of the bowl sponsors and bring an end to
all of these bowls. Business is business. If they don't make money, the bowls
I vote for 50 bowl games. Any reason to have more football is okay with me!
Wow, Congrats BYU, I guess? 6-6 going to a bowl to face maybe a UTEP Team 6-6
who loses 5 of it's last 6 games and going to the New Mexico Bowl and Coaches
are excited. Expectations seem a little low for a Team going Independent next
year. If you decline this invite you would save money. No way the
money made will cover your costs of taking all the team and their families. I
bet ESPN is excited to see you play in this bowl, just not sure this is what
they expected from their support of BYU going Independent!!!
Who cares...what a waste of time. The cougs football program is becoming or
better yet, has become, a pathetic annoyance. Anyone who can't see it is living
in a bubble.
Though BYU can certainly afford, most bowl invites are monetary losers for the
teams that go there. The pay out for the New Mexico Bowl isn't even a million
dollars per team. Usually all the conference teams get a share of this money
(so that's why the MWC is happy TCU gets to go to the Rose Bowl and Boise State
and WAC fans are crying about going from the Rose Bowl to the Vegas Bowl). By
the time you hold extra practices, travel, lodge, wine and dine (but not in
BYU's case, just dine) a lot of program, especially programs that have longer
distances to travel to said bowl game, they lose money. Usually, the big
winners in the non BCS conferences are the teams like Wyoming who just get money
from the other teams that go bowling, especially BCS bowling or going to a bowl
that has a decent payout which the Vegas and New Mexico bowls don't. It is true
that programs going to bowl games get some additional exposure, additional
practices, etc. and fans get a nice excuse to go to Albuquerque.
From a player stand point any bowl game is good since it provides another chance
to play. From a team stand point BYU can finish either 7-6 (winning
record) for the year or 6-7 (losing record) for the year. Also the program does
get some money after the 750k is divided amoung MWC members. From a
fan stand point and playing UTEP ... yuk!! I doubt alot of fans will even watch
this. I think this hi-lites the problem with college football and
the lack of a playoff system. This game means ZERO and playing in New Mexico is
pretty lame too. Finishing 6-6 BYU shouldn't even be playing post season anyway.
The vast majority of the bowl games mean nothing and the only people that watch
them are the local fans of the teams.
I agree to get rid of bowls there are to many and they have the stupidest names!
But we have a corrupt system so sit back and enjoy the pizza hut taco bell
dorito at&t delta google master card bowl!
Has the BYU Football program fallen so far that fans are EMBRACING and are PROUD
of a 6-6 season? This is the equivalent of graduating from pre school to
kindergarten. Let's celebrate mediocrity cougar fans!
Nice to be in a bowl game that is not in the terrible Sam Boyd stadium. Last
year the team up north dissed the Vegas Bowl, but it seems that now the Vegas
bowl is a real prize.
Utes21 - So your ranked team barely squeezed out a one point win on your home
field against a "mediocre" team. How embarrassing for you guys.
Lot's of clueless, jealous sniping from the peanut gallery, but the fact is
playing in any bowl game is beneficial to the program. 15 extra practices, plus
live game experience. A chance to give some bench players some playing
experience and another 3 weeks for Heaps to work on timing and reads with his
receivers.Disco Vega and fan29You two obviously don't
understand anything about college football. I'm sure ESPN is fine with BYU
having a down year while rebuilding. The bean counters at ESPN understand that
long-term trends also include a few declines in the stock along the way.BYU has been a perennial Top 25 team since 1977. ESPN execs are at all
concerned with one down year.Texas didn't even qualify for a bowl
this year. Florida, Miami, and USC also had down years, and Michigan and Notre
Dame have been mediocre for several years. You don't see anybody writing the
obituaries for those programs.The more the BYU haters rip on BYU for
one down year, the more they prove just how clueless they are about the cyclical
nature of major college football.
Ha HA Burton is still unblocked. Go Utes
The UTEP coach is a former coach of Weber State, right? That's a nice local tie
in.Say what you will about the New Mexico Bowl, it's better than the
one U of Texas is going to.
"Has the BYU Football program fallen so far that fans are EMBRACING and are
PROUD of a 6-6 season?"You need to read a little more carefully
my friend. BYU fans haven't been saying that at all.btw, has the
Utah football program fallen so far that fans storm the field for a lucky
one-point win over a 6-6 team?
Utefan56,My 4 year old daugher just called - she wants her
"lol" back.Ya it was a rough year, but losing with a
freshman QB(which was the yewties excuse last year) on the road(which was the
yewties excuse last year) by 1 point to a "top 2 team in the nation(see
zane taylor" is a sign of moving uphill hopefully.
UtahDerekAnd Utah is still feeling the after-effects of that 47-7
blowout to TCU.A ranked BYU team has NEVER lost a home game by 40
points or more.The blocked FG against Utah was a momentary
disappointment that will be quickly forgotten by BYU fans.Beck to
Harline still rips the heart out of Utah fans five years later.
I have criticized the Las Vegas Bowl, and now I criticize the New Mexico Bowl.
Who thinks New Mexico is a legitimate bowl? Who thinks people want to go to
Albuqueque in December? The money from this bogus bowl will not even come close
to reimbursing any team from participating in it. Who sanctions these bowls
anyway? The mere fact that any team winning 6 games to qualify for one of these
namby pamby post season games is a criteria is very dubious. Over 50 bowls?
Come on! This cannot add to the prestige of any football program. Can I create
a bowl game and invite teams to it? All of this just blows me away.
What's more prestigious, the New Mexico Bowl or my "cereal bowl?"
I look at this bowl as a HD-televised and glorified practice game for next year,
and worth watching.
Congrats to the cougars. Despite the fact you shouldn´t even
be bowl eligible because of the fraud in the replay booth, it is good to have
another MWC team in a bowl game. SDSU still made it to a bowl game, so little
harm done.Now go get a win for the conference.
Congratulations cougars. Sure 6-6 is not the best year, but for what they
overcame, I think it's great.
I did't get the whole rebuilding year idea at BYU. As if we just won a BCS bowl
and our coach went to the SEC and the starters skipped graduation to go to the
NFL. Didn't happen. The year is what we have. A quarterback that didn't get
the time he deserved at the beginning of the year and saved the team when the
coach finally picked the starters, three games too late, and got us to a bowl.
I happen to like ABQ in December and a ESPN Sat game. It's a great drive
and I'll be skiing in Durango on the way.
"Mediocre teams going to meaningless bowls..." I think
that pretty much sums up all most all of the history of Utah's participation in
College Bowl Season, doesn't it?This isn't a really exciting
match-up or location, but I will probably still TiVo the game and watch it
later.Two things are important: 1) 15 extra practices for the
youngsters to get ready for next year and 2) finishing with at least a winning
record.Bowl money contributions are made back to the conference
after travel expenses are paid, so there won't be much left to share anyway.
Congrats to the Cougars on making it to the bowl. The NM bowl actually has a
decent payout and anytime you get more college football---it's a good thing. While I don't think they should add more games (allowing sub 0.500 teams
in for instance), I think having all these bowl games is great for the coaches,
players and fans. If you don't want to watch UTEP vs BYU then do something else.
Trollpolice, there are a lot of things that ripped my heart out this
year: 40 point loss to TCU and the blown chance of beating ND. But let's be
realistic, just as Ute fans have some difficulty in letting go Beck-to-Harline,
there will be PLENTY of Cougar fans who will not let the "block party"
game go. Momentary disappointment? Doubt it. Go Cougars.---a Ute fan
Anonymous InfinityHave a little cheese with your whine.Bowl games are simply money-making schemes for local chambers-of-commerce and
television execs. Teams are invited based on how many fans they'll bring and how
many viewers will tune in to watch the games. Being "deserving" isn't,
and never has been, a requirement.The New Mexico bowl is just as
"legitimate" as any other bowl.If the New Mexico bowl
bothers you so much, simple solution, demonstrate a little self-control and
don't watch it.
Just shows what a tie-in with ESPN will do for this newly independent program
Albuquerque in December now that is a real reward for fans and players. Maybe,
next year, the Y can play Snow at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Dear cougar fan, Why is that embarrassing, your team still lost and we
won? Also you just admitted your team is mediocre? Wow good to hear from a
honest tds fan every once and a while. One more thing Burton is still unblocked!
Utes21 said Oh man UTEP in the new mexico bowl will that be a epic matchup....
Watch two mediocre teams duke it out in a mediocre bowl only on ESPN7. It will be better than watching Utah get thumped by BSU or Nevada by 3,4,5+
touchdowns.BYU-UTEP will be a good game although I think BYU will
win going away. It is about supporting your team. Do you put in as much effort
supporting your own team as you do hating on BYU?
Reality check to Utes bashing on BYU going to the New Mexico Bowl: #1, Utah is
a blocked field goal (or bad replay review, or bad bounce on a shanked punt, or
drop by Ashworth, or weird fumble by Q, or bad call on 4th and 1, or tipped ball
in the endzone) away from being in New Mexico. #2, until 3 weeks ago, you were
talking BCS bowl game and possible national championship and now you're heading
to Vegas (you know that bowl that you have bad-mouthed each of the last 5 years
when BYU was invited). #3, a 6-6 BYU got invited to a bowl; no way a 6-6 Utah
team would get invited to a bowl.
Remember when BYU was the Big Brother and Utah was just happy to go 6-6 and beat
BYU? Yep BYU, that is what you have become, the Little Brother. Pat yourselves
on the back for 6-6 and the one game you lost over replay and the one you stole
because that BYU brad flubbed the replay and got suspended for it.
I have ever said I hated byu? Its called trash talk my friend. I dont hate
anyone or anything just cant stand crybaby fans. And again the fan above me
proves my point you are still talking about the game are you that insecure? Your
team lossed take the loss with some dignity.
can any BYU fan honestly say that they are excited about BYU playing in some
obscure bowl in New Mexico (of all places) and against UTEP of all teams? Even
if they win it means nothing and UTEP could easily beat BYU with their passing
attack. I'm not suggesting BYU should have turned the bowl invite down but I
wouldn't be bragging about it. This bowl is a joke ... the only thing worse than
playing in the bowl is losing it. Nothing to gain and much to lose. Actually
there is some to gain - the 750k will be split amoung all the MWC teams so there
will be some small pay out at least... but not a whole lot.
Let's get some things straight. "whatever his name is' is still
unblocked" just doesn't resonate like "magic happens" or
"Harline is still open."And seriously, because most real
football fans respect Utah as a good, not great, football team; and because most
real BYU football fans are just pleased that our team is better now than we were
in Logan, that blocked punt just isn't as devastating as some of you are hoping.
And finally, many of us true blue BYU fans tuned in every week for
the beginning beatings, do I really believe that there are true blue BYU fans
that will skip the bowl game just because it is the lowly NM bowl and even if it
It always cracks me up how BYU fans needs to keep reaching back 5 or 30 years
into their football futility when there here and now is what got the Utes and
TCU into major conferences and BYU basically going to the WAC.Keep
breaking your arms to pat yourselves on the back for 6-6 Cougar fans, mediocrity
is a disease that lets you accept mediocrity as greatness and accepts losing as
To all you naysayers who do not believe they are worthy of a bowl invitation, if
you were on the team you would want to go to the bowl for another game. If not
you would not deserve to be on the team. It must be easy to judge from your
non-participation status. Also there is no irrelevant game when you are the
player. Most of you must have never played high level competitive sports.
JingleHeimerWhat bothers U more, that BYU has a history prior to
2004 that is worth remembering or that BYU's recent history nearly exceeds
Utah's entire history?BYU's four Top 25 finishes and four 10+ win
seasons in the last four years are only one shy of Utah's all-time Top 25 and
10+ win seasons.Bronco has two MWC championships. Kyle
one.Bronco leaves the MWC undefeated against New Mexico, Wyoming,
Colorado State and UNLV.Kyle has lost to every team in the MWC.Even with Utah's two BCS wins last decade, BYU still finished with more
Top 25 finishes.BYU 5Utah 4BYU had another player
added to the College Football Hall of Fame this year.Utah doesn't
have a single player in the College Football Hall of Fame.Utah fans
like to make a big deal about beating BCS teams and Top 25 teams, but the
reality is, those accomplishments are already factored into the only things that
really matter, final records, final rankings, national individual awards, and
championships.During the heyday of Utah football, the Utes are still
struggling to keep pace with BYU.
The NM bowl, like many others including Vegas, will likely cost BYU more than
they will receive in the payout...it is the playing time that is justification
for the expense.Quote of the day: "What do I know about
college football? I look like Orville Redenbacher. I have no business talking
about college football, I need to keep my mouth closed" -Ohio St. pres.
Why all the BYU-haters? Man, it would make you seem you are worried more about
the Cougs than your own team. A 6-6 record is what it is-50%. 10-2 is awesome
for the Utes and a well deserved top 20 finish. Good luck in Vegas.I
think the U would have gone to Vegas regardless of how last week's game turned
out. A 9-3 U team would be more attractive than a 7-5 Y team making it's 5th
straight appeance. I am proud that the Cougs fought off adversity
this year and finished strong. For that, I will be traveling to NM to support
BYU and not complaining-though I will freeze my tail off.Pulling
yourself up by your boot straps when you are down is a sign of the heart of this
team and that the program is in good hands. I am not satisfied, but it could
have been worse. I am thrilled with the last four years and happy how this year
is ending for the Cougs. Here's hoping for good things in the future. Go
it appears the cougar faithful have lowered their standards to the point of
rejoicing over being bowl eligible and getting the chance to play another 6-6
team. No need to raise them, as going independent will mean they can make the
New Mexico Bowl their home away from home like vegas was, as they play for just
6 wins each year to become bowl eligible.As for the opponent, didn't
want to play the Bingham Miners for fear of losing, Park City Miners must have
been busy, so that left the UTEP Miners. Ya!
re:"wwookie | 11:07 a.m. Dec. 2, 2010 Payson, UT Congrats
to the cougars. Despite the fact you shouldn´t even be bowl
eligible because of the fraud in the replay booth, it is good to have another
MWC team in a bowl game. SDSU still made it to a bowl game, so little harm
done."and to johnjacob;The hypocritical u fans are
out in full force again I see. Funny, how BYU is a blown call away from a
losing season, but by that same logic BYU is a blown call away from being right
back @ 6-6 with a win over a #20 over-rated u team. Funny, how many
of u were whining not too long ago that BYU should do the honorable thing and
forfeit that game if they had any integrity, and yet now it's ok for u fans to
rush the field after a 1 point win in a game they should probably be asking
their own team to forfeit if they had any integrity. (your argument, not mine).
The same standards should apply in both cases, but you're all too
blinded by hate to see the logic.
TheNunYou think you're only mocking, but the reality is, of the two
programs, only Utah counts wins, AND LOSSES, against high school teams and worse
in their lifetime record.YMCASalt Lake HighCrescentsDiamond Butchers9th CavalryAll HallowsCarlisle Indian
SchoolOgden HighFort DouglasHawaii National GuardOregon
Short LineUtah AlumniSt. Vincent's12th InfantryFort
WarrenHonolulu All StarsAll on the list of illustrious teams
the Utes count in their overall record.It's hilarious how Utah fans
are spending so much time and effort trying to put down a 6-6 team.If BYU is such a pathetic team, what does that say about the Utes who had to
have about half a dozen lucky breaks just to pull off a one point win against
the Cougars at home?
Say what you will Utah fans. The only game you ran out on the field for and the
high point of your season was beating the 6-6 Cougars! Welcome to the Vegas
SportsFan | 6:11 p.m. Dec. 2, 2010 "If BYU is such a pathetic
team, what does that say about the Utes who had to have about half a dozen lucky
breaks just to pull off a one point win against the Cougars at home?"I believe it means sometimes (11/27/2010 for instance) ist better to be
lucky than good.I've also heard that luck is preparation meeting
opportunity.bottom line; Utes have scoreboard this yr.
"I've also heard that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."Not in the case of a supposedly Top 25 team beating a 6-6 team starting
a true freshman quarterback, by one point, at home.U do have
scoreboard, but it's hardly worthy of any chest-beating.
Another year another non-BCS bowl for our Cougars. Updated BCS
Scoreboard:Utah 2BSU 2Hawaii 1TCU 2The rest of the independants and non-BCS conf teams 0
Interesting that all these ute fans are once again on a byu article putting down
a 6-6 team that shutout their overrated team for 3 quarters. Let me remind you
ute clowns that it took byu miscues, lucky bounces and a blown gift call for the
overrated utes to win by 1 point on their home field. You bashed on the Vegas
bowl and now your team is playing in it. Funny thing is the Vegas Bowl wanted
Notre Dame over utah, but settled on Utah when they couldnt land Notre Dame. It
will be interesting to see how many ute fans actually show up for their bowl
game. Byu fans will represent their team because they always do no matter what.
New Mexico Bowl, Vegas Bowl, it doens't matter BYU fans will be there and
support their team.
Ref: UTES21Of course they're mediocre... no one disputes that. Robert
Anae the O.C. is the reason why they are mediocre. But take out the blocked
kick and the disputed knee down calls as off setting and it boils down that BYU
gave you the game...no actually Anae gave you the game by going 4th and inches
in the opening minutes of the 3rd quarter and not taking the easy fieldgoal.
Regardless... Whitingham knows that the Utes really struggled and came out ever
so lucky. I'm not trying to take anything away from Utah. They're a good
team... but this was not their finest hour and anybody in their right mind could
see that. BYU has some really young and very good talent. It's just too bad
that right now they just don't have the coaching staff to match that talent.
The one positive for them out of this is that they get another two weeks of
practice and another game. All things considered...that is a real plus... even
if they wind up playing UTEP. Maybe they'll get lucky and Anae will take a job
with Portland State before 2011.
Another year; another dashed dream of even sniffing a national championship for
our jealous little brothers on the hill.Updated NC ScoreboardBYU 1Utah 0Updated College Hall of Fame ScoreboardBYU 7Utah 1Updated Heisman ScoreboardBYU
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5Updated 10+ Win Seasons ScoreboardBYU 15Utah 6As always, Utah's best is only 2nd best!Keep dreamin' lil'
Way to represent that new ESPN contract cougs!!
Poor residents of New Mexico. What did they do to deserve BYU vs. Texas El Paso
gas-o?Together those two don't have a winning record.Ouch.....
So when is it the game...next week?
Albuquerque High could stomp BYU.
Way to represent that new PAC 12 membership Utes!Destroyed, at home,
by a non-AQ team, and a lucky win, by one-point, at home, over another non-AQ
TheNun | 4:07 p.m. Dec. 2, 2010 Tooele, UT "it appears the
cougar faithful have lowered their standards to the point of rejoicing over
being bowl eligible and getting the chance to play another 6-6 team."Actually, more accepting the reality of the situation, rather than whine
about it.I'm fine withe NM Bowl. Looking forward to what Jake,
Juice, Van Noy, etc. will do, and give me another chance to watch Andrew Rich
and the res of the seniors.I mean, if I lived in Tooele (for
example), people might say that I had lowered my standards, I'd be fine.Sometimes we just need to accept our realities.
Hey Muss,That "Lucky" win was because the Y failed to come
out for the 4th quarter. The "lucky" Utes held BYU scoreless in
the 4th, and rallied PAST them.Then the "lucky" Utes amped
themselves up for a great play on arguably the most important play in their
history.The "lucky" Utes didn't find that win under a rock, they
made it happen.No wonder no REAL conference wants BYU.They want teams composed of real men, with fans who don't blame the refs after
Do you wonder why all the U fans are still beating their chests? It is because
they know what the next years will bring. Stand on their hill and shout loud
about how good they are knowing that they will never make it to another bowl
game in the foreseeable future. I can't wait until next year to see the
"Mighty Utes" in the middle, or lower, of the Conference of Champions.
By the way, How many from the Conference of Champions are going to bowl games
this year? That's what I thought.
There are some seriously disturbed Y haters on these boards.From my
point-of-view: 1) BYU fans are not "rejoicing" over going
to the New Mexico bowl. They see the game as a fitting end to a season of
struggle and adversity that will serve as a reward and springboard into next
year.2) BYU fans are not as devastated losing to the U this year
based on the reality of the seasons both teams experienced. They are however
disappointed in the vagaries of the bounce of the ball and the twists of the
calls.3) BYU fans are eager for independence from the MWC and its
restrictive coverage and understand that playing some WAC teams during the first
few years is simply a scheduling necessity.4) BYU fans are more
willing to put the animosity of the rivalry behind them as affiliations change.
They are dismayed that U fans seem to have a need to nip and pick at the Y's
heels as they leave to the PAC 12 with a grandiose sense of themselves which
seems contrary to the reality of their team's success as they end the year.
@Lia - You're pretty good at recycling old content over ,and over again. Too
bad it's all a fraud, like your #6 ranking earlier this year. Since
you mentioned scoreless, if you're keeping track...which i know you are, in the
last 8 quarters of football against BYU, Utah was held scoreless in 6 of them.
BYU and the Quest for Sports Relevance! Lose to UTEP and you will have a new
quest... a Quest for Sharp Objects! Nothing makes a statement about going
independent like a New Mexico Bowl berth! What, did the "Shamwow
Bowl" pass on your team? BYU looks less like an industrious football
machine trailblazing off on it's own to reinvent the game, and more like the
scrawny geek who snuck off to play with his Star Wars figures and fingerpaint.
good luck BYU....don't underestimate UTEP....and to Captain...your
statement...."UTAH stole a victory from BYU....how funny is that....geez as
bad as the utes played that day ....cougars had 5-6 chances to seal the deal on
that game...but couldnt get it done oh...and even if you play the fumble card
....you still got beat!
Burton's Still Soaring!!!
The Utes did not hand pick their opponents.. that was done by the bowl
committees.How is there so many soothsayers, crystal ball readers and
fortune tellers down in Utah County. All of these false profits seem to be just
playing Roulette.Alabama was legit, GT ranked 21 , USC was beaten 10-6,
Navy was a strong team.BYU , 2 bowl games in a row-Shazzaam, What a feat
!Utah -- going for 10-- Yep ten wins in post season.Don't forget
that, with all of your insults the University of Utah poured 1.5 MILLION $$$
into your ungrateful coffers. BYU's contribution 0-$You dish up lies and
criticism but you take the money without so much as a thank you.Show a
little courtesy on occasion and maybe, just maybe, the golden rule may find a
place in those teeny weeny hearts, or common courtesy may get a hand hold.I'm not holding my breath though---surprise me! Don't be giving the
Utes excuses about a one point win when you have lived by it..I.E
Washington.. excessive celebration on the Washington game and UCLA 17-16 one a
tip. Pathetic whiner posts. Again !!!!
Re: Jealous U | 12:05 a.m. Dec. 3, 2010Alpine, UT" "As always, Utah's best is only 2nd best!"***********************All those ancient accolades mean nothing in
the modern age of college football.If they did BYU wouldn't be on
the outside looking in for a place at the BCS conference table.But,
hold tight to those memories, you will need them as you watch the Utes take
their rightful place on the main stage of the college football.