Come on Utes! I am a BYU fan and have a hard time cheering for the Utes due to
the rivalry. But, this is getting too bad for even a rival to take delight. It
would be nice to show that we can in Utah play with the big boys.
I think the Utes are trying to lose, that way they'll have a better shot at
drafting Andrew Luck for next year. Oh, wait....
Isn't the Pac 12 wonderful? Don't fret over wins and losses Ute fans, your
school and team got the "BIG BUCKS"! Your up next Cougars!
It's still a great season. We killed BYU, who beat USU, who beat Weber State.
That makes the Utes the unofficial state champs. Unless Snow, Utah Valley or
Dixie wants to take a run at us.And the easy part of our schedule is
ahead of us with the bottom feeders of the PAC-12 to come. I still predict an
8-4 season and it looks like we have a real shot at the Las Vegas Bowl, which is
as good as we could have hoped for in the Mountain Worst Conference.Next year we can set our goals higher, but as for our first year in the
PAC-12, I am sure we are going to do better than our little brother to the east
the University of Colorado. Now there's a pathetic squad. Our Medical School
could wipe up the ER with your Medical School!By the way who can we
expect to play in the Las Vegas Bowl anyway?
I like it.
Shocking! I had expected a close game down to the wire. Coach Kyle will figure
things out for next week. Oregon St. played tough against Wash. St. though!
And so it goes... For every Texas, USC, and Florida there is an Iowa State,
Washington State and Vanderbilt. I was hoping the Utes would make waves this
year, as the stage was set so perfectly for them with USC's sanctions and an
"easy" conference schedule (no Oregon or Stanford). Unfortunately,
they have thus far shown that if they do belong, they belong with the latter
group of teams that are very much a part of a BCS conference, but irrelevant in
the BCS picture.
Ugly game. This season continues to disappoint. It's clear Utah needs more depth
to compete in this conference. That's apparent when first string players go down
and blowout after blowout is the result. Norm Chow's offense has not been as
advertised either, be it due to scheme or personnel, or as I'm afraid, both. The
easiest part of the schedule is now here (minus Montana St. and BYU, those were
earlier). Hopefully the ship can be righted to a degree and we can go into next
year with some momentum, health and greater depth.
Tough year for Utah. My local D.I. is already full of red clothing. Everybody
abandon ship, or maybe that should be bandwagon.
The PAC 12 is looking at exercising clause 34d in their contract with Colorado
and Utah...that clause states that if these schools can not cut the mustard,
they will be asked to leave the PAC12...hello WAC.
Gdog3finally.......you say depressing? Well someone out here in Nebraska who
follows the Cougs and the other team to the north of them thinks this is serving
the RED team well: just another drubbing!! Luv it because it is just what you
Where is Chris B.? He used to provide some comic relief.
Pretty easy to shut an offense down when the defense knows they only have to
defend 10 yards downfield. It's risky for Utah to open it up but what's happened
the last few weeks offensively continues to happen if they don't. And they can't
because their supposed "experienced line" can't keep the defense off
their QB long enough to run a pattern downfield (can't keep them off long enough
to run a 7 yard slant!) and can't open a hole for the RB. I can understand the
struggle with an inexperienced QB, what I don't understand is why that makes the
other 21 players on the field suddenly totally inept?To
"utesovertide" from last week - isn't this exactly what I said would
happen? Me, the guy you said had no college football knowledge (even though I
played D1 football while you sat in the stands)? How are those "red"
colored glasses working for you now? Utah has NO offense, you still going to
challenge that? Utah proves every week how much you know.
Wow, intersting!Keep fighting, Utes!
The Utes' QB depth DID become an issue, as many though initially, but hoped
wouldn't happen.I thought Hays was showing some progress and
ability, but this game shows he's still a rookie in this league. Even Wynn might
not have made that much of a difference this time.The Utes won't go
bowling. Arizona's come on strong of late, so that possible win (pre-season
projections) likely won't happen.There's still an outside chance of
getting to 6 wins, but I wouldn't hold my breath.I did predict at
the first of the season in a post to a Ute article that the Utes would get a
rude awakening to what it's like to play BCS teams week in and week out. Seems
it's coming true worse that I'd thought, though.Buck up. You've got
next year to right the ship.
Try getting a ticket to RES this season. Utah haters are so jealous. It's blue
in my closet waiting for a decent home game.So, without Wynn and
Christopher we know Utah needs more depth.On the other hand, if the
worst happens, Utah is still in the PAC 12.I would rather lose to
top conference teams than beat up a DIV II school during mid season. I have
really enjoyed the season so far.
My statement above does not make me a Y hater. If we get in the Big 12, I will
dust the blue in my closet.
It's hard to win a lot of games with a pitiful offensive line. No holes opened
for the run and no pass protection for an inexperienced QB is not a formula for
success. Most of us knew if Wynn went down the Utes would struggle. What we
didn't expect is a line that gives a new meaning to the word offensive, and Joe
Schmoe, I'll still be there Saturday cheering for my team the same as I have for
17 seasons. Even if Utah doesn't find an answer this year, we still pounded your
team 54-10. We also have just as many conference wins as BYU this year. Oh wait,
that's because no one wants you. So sad.
Utah is the nail to BYU's coffin. The BCS can now pat themselves on the back
and say, "See, the non-AQ's cannot compete week after week with our
Probably the worst thing that happened to Utah was to blow out BYU early in the
season. They got a big head and thought they were headed for the Rose Bowl. Who
would have ever thought that in the Deseret News October 23rd edition BYU would
rate overall an A- and Utah a D- in the games played on the previous day? And
that in the standings, BYU would be 6-2 and bowl eligible and Utah 3-4?
Come on Ute fans why does Whit and Chow get a pass here. They should have a lot
of heat on them right. I played at SUU and went to the Weber game yesterday,
glad i did, for some reason i care more about the Utes than my own team. When i
got in the car after the game and heard the score my first thougt was.1 both
Weber and Suu qb's could start for the utes easy. 2 this is all on Whit for a
terrble pathetic job in recruiting. 3 do something different on offense, your o
line is bad your qb is real bad, have u given up on the year or what. Try
something anything on offense.
Ouch. BYU has more Pac 12 wins this year than Utah.
The key to Ute football is recruiting JC transfers from California, in both the
SCFA and CCCAA. Focus on assimilating proven student-athletes who were unable
to make it academically into a FBS program as a freshman but have now proven
themselves on the field and in the classroom. This is the best way for the Utes
to quickly up their game to a competitive level in the Pac12.
mindgames said, "And the easy part of our schedule is ahead of us with the
bottom feeders of the PAC-12 to come."News Flash: UTAH is THE
bottom feeder of the PAC-12.I predicted 5 wins for Utah. And I am
hardly ever right, but Oregon State and Arizona are going to beat the Utes. Too
many problems to fix.Better luck next year.
@nothergame and bandwagon Utah fans"Come on Ute fans why does
Whit and Chow get a pass here. They should have a lot of heat on them
right."Let me just start by saying I hate Utah. Always have.
Having said that, PLEASE try to remember that just 10 years ago, nobody in the
country even knew who Utah was. Think about it for a minute. If you have
followed college football longer than ten years, you would know that Utah is
relatively new to the scene. To say that Kyle Whitingham should
have heat put on him is ridiculous. They ought to make a bronze statue of the
guy in front of the Stadium.
SIWow, I must have struck a nerve with you last week for you to
continue calling me out. True, I only played high school ball, and I watch from
the stands now, but just keep in mind it is because of tens of thousands of guys
like me who pay for seats and donate money to scholarships that you and your son
even had the opportunity to play at a higher level. For all the money we have
to pay for you guys to play, I think I can have some say in what goes on too.You say I have red colored glasses on, but I don't know what you're
talking about. My points last week were that ugly games happen all the time,
that ESPN commentators shouldn't be able to bash college players, most of whom
are just there to play and go to school (You should know that if you played D1),
and that Utah "can grow from this game if they choose to..." Keyword "choose". How is any of that "homerism"?
Obviously they didn't choose to grow from last week and got it rubbed in their
Si: one more thing. How's this for "red" colored glasses. At the
beginning of the season I told my group of friends and Utah fans that I thought
the Utes could muster a 7-5 season, maybe an 8-4 with some luck. That coming
from a diehard Ute fan. The interesting thing is we've beaten two teams that I
thought we'd lose to, and we've lost to two teams I thought we would beat. Want
to take any guesses as to one of the games I thought we'd lose yet we ended up
winning? Do you know anyone who wears red colored glasses who would think or
say the Utes could lose that game?
As a BYU fan, I was wanting to somehow remove the Utah Utes sign in my
neighbor's front yard...now I just think to leave it there, drap something black
over it maybe...I do agree that I pull for the Utes to play well
against out of state opponents, as reps of our great state...sorry for the
loss...get better, go Utes...and don't forget to do your family-history work,
your kindred dead are waiting..
I guess we can pretty much forget about the Utes being at the top of the
southern division of the PAC 12 this year can't we?Remember how
Arizona and Arizona State were going to take the PAC by storm a few years
ago?Boise State just keeps plugging along with their winning
So the real question is... how badly will Oregon State spank utah? Maniacal
laughter!!!!!Feel badly for the players and the coaches but the
fans...reap what you have sown. Further maniacal laughter!!!!!
A 1994 because it was UM that got the utes going. Now it's KW turn. I like him a
lot but if the cougers where gettin killed the fans would have his job by now.
You know the Utah fans are really scratching the surface for something to make
them feel better when they are still bringing up the game against BYU that
happened over a month ago and was really the ONLY good thing they've done this
season. That's like the High School bully reminding his victim of that one time
he beat him up in second grade but hasn't beat up on anyone else since. Come on
guys. Really? You walk around boasting about that still? I understand it's the
rivalry and all but you guys look down on us so much. To you we are nothing.
That would be like us parading around shouting from the rooftops that we beat
ISU and we are the best! Didn't you guys get so upset because we stormed the
field when we beat USU and you laughed because you thought that was dumb? If we
are so pathetic in your eyes, what's the difference? Come on, leave us
"little guys" alone and actually win a game for heaven's sake!
It all begins and ends with the coach. I love Coach Whit! However, coaches
like Gary Patterson of TCU, Chris Peterson of Boise St, and Urban Meyer when he
coached Utah, all have a knack for judging talent in a 3 star recruit and
recruiting the athletes they know will make an impact on the field. I don't
think Utah has those kind of coaches that can judge talent. They may have had
it before when Urban was coach and he could see it in those coaches on his
staff. As good as Coach Whit is, I think he is a good coach, not a great coach.
He trusts his coaching staff to do their jobs and that is what a head coach is
suppose to do, but not all coaches on the staff are good. Coach Whit will have
to go back to the drawing board and figure out something before next year comes
around. Go UTES!
The Utes will turn it around in the next game or two and become bowl eligible. I
still think it was a mistake to do away with the offense Urban Meyer brought to
the U and replace it with one that had stopped working in the PAC10 years ago.
There is a reason why UCLA paid for Norm Chow to take a hike.
I'm no Utah fan but I am surprised that Whittingham got caught with little or no
depth at the QB position. His O-line play has been below previous standards
too. I thought he would get some wins on coaching alone. I guess it is tougher
than getting a team ready for one BCS level game a year instead of every week.
Utah Football 2011 R.I.P.
I've been to all home games (and a lot of road ones) for 17 seasons now and this
isn't the worst team I've seen Utah have. and for those of you down south, I've
seen some BYU teams just as bad. I have never seen a team so decimated by
injuries on the hill though and they don't have the depth to compete in the PAC
12 right now. The O-line is horrible. I don't think Hays is bad but, it's hard
to tell when he has to run for his life on every play. I think Utah will be
lucky to get 6 wins this year but, it's still only one year. If you Cougar
trolls don't think they'll get better, just wait until next year. or do you not
remember the Crowton years?
I sure hope Chris B bought refundable tickets to the Rose Bowl....
We were at the game yesterday and were elated when the U finally scored. Even
the CAL fans sitting all around us cheered with us. It made a great ending to a
very miserable game. Go Utes!! Win or loose you're still our team and we love
you. We are so excited you are playing in CA once in a while--we will be there
to cheer you on! I know you couldn't hear us as much as the CAL fans but know we
are there for you. Keep working hard. You will get to be a great team again. And
coach--just keep working hard--this is the 1st year in the PAC 12--we will be
Kewgar fans are really piling it on. Good for you. How was that DII game? Fun
huh? It's funny how awesome you think your team is now that you are playing weak
competition. You're lucky to have recruited Nelson on his mission. The Y's
season ended with your first loss to UT. Utah's season ended when Wynn went
down.As a Utah fan, I would rather take a beating at the hands of a
PAC12 team than play byU's cupcake schedule.Utah will recover. They
will have depth at all skill positions moving forward. Utah fans have to take
their lumps this year, but I know K Whitt and company know how to win and they
"Nothing golden in Golden Gate City for Utes"Well other
than the shower Cal gave them. LOL!
Hey Duckhunter LOL
Did they look bad or what?I don't know what has happened, but I hope
the Utes get it figured out soon. I do know that Jon Hays is part of the
problem and it's too bad we don't have somebody else to turn to. Our offensive
line is also not up to par for the Pac 12. It's time to dig deep and find the
will to win.Keep you heads up Ute fans. True fans don't abandon
their team when they are down.
@bigutahfanTime to watch Star Wars instead of Ute football. Here's
some favorite lines of 'evil' Emperor to Luke Skywalker..."You
want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon.
Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each
passing moment you make yourself more my servant.and... "Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through
you." At 8-0 last year you were preaching the virtues of
'cupcakes'. Deny the same privilege to your opponents?So typical.