Mr. Heaps played very well Saturday and there was a difference that one could
observe from his early season efforts. He hs improved a great deal and I
personally cheered for him during the game.
Don't worry Jake, they will replace you at a moment's notice to beat another
lousy WAC team again since they were more interested in winning than your long
term development. Try not to look over your shoulder too much.
Here we go, the beginning of the build up to next year's BCS run.GO.
Well, a nice win...but beating high school teams is just not in the cards for
excitement. I gave my tickets away, and I had several friends call
and offer me their tickets...uh, that just doesn't happen friends.
BYU may be in a "heap" of trouble, and I mean long term.I
love BYU, but I can't stomach these games.
Two questions: 1) will Matt Reynolds sit this week because he allowed a tackle
from Idaho to launch an untouched missile at our QB? and 2) why are we playing
games in late November that start at 8:15 pm? That is nonsense, and it bothers
me. Sure if the weather's perfect, but this is Late November in the mountains of
Utah, and it could be 5 degrees and snowing that night--and nobody will come to
the game. ESPN should apologize, pay BYU there money anyway, and let the game
start at noon.
I would like to hear Bronco and Doman publicly apologize to Jake for making him
take the heat for Doman's inexperience in the first 5 games.
I think their coaching staff needs more wisdom and leadership talents to notice
abilities and to develop talents much better than they do now. Perhaps new head
coach for a start.
"As I've said many, many times, I think Jake is an NFL quarterback." -
BMNormally a NFL QB wouldn't be backing up a QB that wouldn't be
starting at Utah State.Maybe BM needs to stop telling Jake he's an
NFL QB instead ask him to show that he's a college QB.
Hey 54-10 How does it feel to be in the middle of the PAC 12. Just like the
Ute fans of old, the season is a success if you beat BYU.Jake Heaps
looked better last night. I know we played a pretty bad WAC foe, but Jake hung
in the pocket and looked more poised than ever. Keep it going Jake.
Whatever pioneer blood remains in BYU fans has been severely watered down, and I
mean severely. It's too cold for football?Put on some winter
underwear, put a couple hand-warmers in your gloves and socks. Seriously. Never
been on a winter campout with the Scouts? Never slept out in sub-zero weather?
A Wyoming fan wouldn't complain about the weather. A Colorado State
fan wouldn't complain. A Utah State fan wouldn't complain, and they don't even
have benches or chairs in their end zone, just concrete to sit on. (What's up
with that?) A Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Buffalo, Montana, etc, fan
wouldn't complain. You get my drift.
We have to be brutally honest, BYU needs to be in a serious league, very soon.
Heaps still looked at the 2-3 yard pass instead of the 7-9 yard pass. He failed
to notice wide open recievers and threw the ball with mustard EVERY time. No
touch. He will throw a bullet to a back doing a screen pass. His body may be
an NFL body and arm, but he does not yet possess even a college level mind for
football. Look at the difference in Yard Per Pass with Riley. You will see a
big difference.I was on his bandwagon at the start of the season and
excited, but his first 5 games and now this one cause me to eagerly anticipate
So BYU beats a horrible Idaho Vandals team and many notice a change of
"Leadership"????! Always good to start Monday mornings off
with a laugh!!
"As I've said many, many times, I think Jake is an NFL quarterback."
This line will be repeated over and over in an attempt to keep Mr. Heaps from
I see our jealous little brothers have been spamming the blogs again with their
inane comments.Jake played much, much better coming off the bench
cold than their DII QB with weeks of starters reps. Don't kid yourself little
brothers, pathetic UCLA isn't that much better than Idaho.True BYU
fans are proud of Jake for the way he's handled himself with honor and dignity
through what has certainly been a more difficult and disappointing season than
all of these jealous naysayers could possibly imagine.
Fairweather Cougars?@dumprake"and 2) why are we
playing games in late November... and it bothers me."Unless you
are a fan that drove up from Washington, UT and had tickets for the game, I
really don't think you have a valid complaint. Would you like to
lodge a complaint for UCLA for playing in the snow in November in Utah as
well?@CWEB"...BYU may be in a "heap" of
trouble, and I mean long term.I love BYU, but I can't stomach these
games."Is waiting a year or two really that bad? As this
schedule improves 2013 is really shaping up to be something great. Or I suppose being in a conference at half talent year end and year out is
what you really pining for?Independence will work out quite nicely
in a year or two.
Rational, I agree, if I lived there I would be there. Bundle up, buy lots of hot
chocolate and cougar tails, and watch the Cougs light it up against NMS.Patience fans, it won't be long till bigger games will be happening in
LES. If you can't wait that long, get to the hill and watch the Utes lose to
some quality PAC 10.2 teams.
Article Title; Jake Heaps showed different leadership this time.Yes,
"Will Matt Reynolds sit this week because he allowed a tackle from Idaho to
launch an untouched missile at our QB?"Good point...I hope
Reynolds is man enough to own up and apologize to Nelson. Reynolds certainly got
caught sleeping and allowed his quarterback to get zinged.I noticed
Heaps didn't look like a doe in the headlights (this game). Maybe he learned
that a quarterback is also a "footbal player" from watching Nelson at
work this year. Hopefully the kid will remember this important lesson if he
wants to be a good football player.
What is the mentality of people posting classless comments on here demeaning
Jake Heaps or anyone else? Why do they feel inclined to ridicule other's
successes and rejoice in other people's struggles! Maybe Max Hall had a point?
Was it really anything that Heaps did or was it the fact that they were playing
Idaho High School? I love BYU and want more than anything for Heaps to pan out;
however, I'm not jumping back on that train until he shows the toughness I think
we all want to see!
The man I really on the football field is James Lark!
COACH.Why would you use the user name "Coach" and make a
comment like that? My bet is that you have never been a coach in anything.Ute trolls or byu trolls seem to have the same goals in life. That is to
look at the negitive side of everything. How much fun can it be to pull
everytning down so you don't have to rise up?How do you come up with
a better schedule than BYU has this year, when you have a few months to put it
togrther? Some of these comments are???
@ Weber State GraduateOf course he didn't look like a doe in the
headlights this game. It was lowly Idaho after all and not Texas or Mississippi
or Utah putting unrelenting pressure on him. And since there are no other
big-time opponents with the possible exception of Hawaii this season, we
probably really won't know about Heaps true improvements until sometime early
next season when they face off against Georgia Tech or Utah or Manti Te'o at
Notre Dame.Hopefully by that time the combination of maturity,
experience, and humility will have worked their magic and transformed Mr. Heaps
into a fearless leader and future NFL prospect.All the continued
best to Jake and his teammates in their quest. In the meantime let me repeat
Morpunkt's plea for our pressing need to soon be a part of a serious league.
And as we say here in Oklahoma, the "sooner the better!"
Jake WILL be an NFL QB -- at least he will get a shot. Is he ready now? Of
course not. Are there many college sophomores who are? Still on the learning
curve, but he's scoring well in many of the NFL scouting metrics -- arm
strength, footwork, release, etc. His game management (excellent at the end of
last season) is getting back to where it needs to be. Needs to stay with the
mid-range patterns a bit longer to let them develop, but he can complete the
7-yd out pattern ALL DAY to keep the chains moving -- a tough pass for most
college QBs. So mock Bronco all you want for his statement, but just maybe he
knows a bit more about it (and about Jake) than most of us know.
New Mexico State is going to be a tough game for the Cougars, with or without
Nelson. I really hope Nelson gets better, I'd hate to see his career end, like
Pendlton's, when both are NFL material.
@CWEBI was at the game. We bundled up are whole family and headed off to
watch the Cougars. We had a blast! There were about 15,000 less than usual
(still 15,000 more than go to Ute games) but it was fun to be there with true
fans. All the whiners and downers "gave their tickets away" , well i
say, "YEAH!" Shorter lines at the consession stands and bathrooms. Thanks Cougars cant think of a better night out, beats going to movie.
Jake did great! Michael Alisa's production has added a real run threat that did
not exist at the beginning of the season. That also helped Jake do well.Jake, Glad to see you set up and show is how it is done.@JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt "Don't worry Jake, they will
replace you at a moment's notice to beat another lousy WAC team again since they
were more interested in winning than your long term development. Try not to look
over your shoulder too much."Now that wasn't very nice.
Football players are people. How would you feel if somebody said that about your
son?Now go say something nice about Jake.
I agree with We wear Blue. Bundle up Cougar fans and enjoy the game. To the
fairweather fans, please give you tickets away to someone who really appreciates
the opportunity to go to a BYU Football game whether against Idaho or anyone
else. Where is worse weather than Provo? Get a clue folks, Utah
Valley and the Salt Lake Valley is not really the Garden of Eden. The northern
teir states easily play in the snow and cold. I was at a Nebraska game 20 years
years ago with 6 inches of snow and a cold rain during the game. Great game
anyway, with lots of very appreciative fans who loved being there. Non fans whine about the team, the schedule, the coach and now the weather in
November? It is supposed to be cold in the middle of November. When will the
whining end? Here is to hoping Riley gets well and rejoins
the team in Hawaii. An Renolds heals his leg and is back in action at NMST.
My wife and I attended the game. Loved it! Anyone willing to give up their
tickets - we'll take em'. We've 4 boys and they're always begging to go to the
game. I know that most of the complainers are Utes but there were 15,000 empty
seats. Usually we do have people offer their seats but for some reason no one
did this past week. Anyway, football games are fun! Go and enjoy it. It
doesn't have to be a Big 12 or SEC team every week for it to be enjoyable
stay with Heaps Bronco - BYU is a passing team, not a running team.
Heaps looked good against Idaho. He'll also look good against New Mexico St and
a down Hawaii team, as well as a mediocre UTEP-like team in the Armed Forces
Bowl.If that is the case, please don't start talking Heisman this
It is indeed a cold, cruel world of critics out there...it was my feeling that
Riley would be hurt in the Idaho game, and he was, and that Jake would take over
for the remainder of the season, if he has learned his lessons.The
offensive line has had difficulty all year of protecting the quarterback. I do
not know if it is there lack of skill, or poor execution, or the coaches who are
not teaching them well or not putting them in the right schemes?The
best indicator as to the caliber of a football team, in my opinion, is the
strength, or lack of it, in the O and D lines. Great teams have great centers,
nosegards, gaurds, and takles. Recruit, Recruit, and spin no more!
does this mean we get six more weeks of quotes from Heaps talking about
himself?I really haven't missed those...
Mr. Mendenhall, don't say Heaps is an NFL QB (he may very well be), it adds to
Seriously? Different leadership? Yeah, because it was against Idaho.
Heaps played well last year against Wyoming, UNLV, CSU and UTEP as well. He
hasn't faired quite so well against good teams.
Still can't get excited about BYU football, but glad to note that Mendenhall is
giving Heaps some kudos.This season has not been as much a
disappointment as a worry. I don't see BYU positioning itself to get into a
legitimate position to move forward in its sports -- although intercollegiate
athletics is not the biggest thing in the world to worry about. I just don't
see quality leadership directing a plan of action that is well conceived.I don't particularly feel smug about having written several weeks ago
that I thought Nelson would get hurt and that Heaps would be back. BYU's big
games this year have already been played. I would be surprised if the Cougars
finish the season without losing another game (or even two).But, as
Mendenhall said so appropriately, there's not a lot to do in Provo beyond
cheering on the Cougars. I miss the days of yore and will never forget the game
against SDSU when Marc Wilson's first four passes were for touchdowns.
DR HallI see UTEville is back to their "Fire Bronco"
In StitchesAgreed. I was in another state and had to watch the game
on ESPN instead of in the stadium. The ESPN commentators couldn't say enough
about how impressed they are with Bronco (both as a person and as a coach). It
is only the sorry Ute trolls who don't like him -- and that has more to do with
his firesides than football. You all are not fooling anybody. Please
feel free to "leave us in your rear view mirror" like you promised.
I didn't keep watching the whole game, but from what I saw Heaps didn't do much
different than he did before. He was still taking a three step drop and firing
the ball quickly almost every snap. I don't know why Doman can't tell Heaps to
be a little more patient and let the play develop. Give your receivers a few
more seconds to run their routes. Stop rushing everything!! Your line is giving
you time!! The one or two times I saw he wasn't too urgent turned out to be big
plays for us. I still feel like I'm watching a QB who only knows how to check
down to the easy targets. That got it done against Idaho, but it won't work
against any real opponent. If Heaps figures that out, he has a chance to be
great because of his extraordinary arm. Hopefully he can make the switch.
The ute trolls berate Jake while their team runs up the score on PAC-12 bottom
dwellers. Go utes, please.
"Normally a NFL QB wouldn't be backing up a QB that wouldn't be starting at
Utah State."Tell that to Steve Young.
Anyone who reads anything into a game against Idaho doesn't know anything about
football.Heaps looked good. Idaho looked bad. Tomato-tomahto.
It truly is unfortunate that we don't have a fair evaluation of Heaps with the
quality of Idaho, and this week's opponent is no different. I would've liked to
see Heaps against TCU, who is easily the best team on BYU's schedule this year.
(yes, the Utes are decent, and Texas is very average- I was in Austin for the
game- but the rest are very weak). My feeling all along was that
Heaps is better than Nelson, and I still feel that way. Nelson can't throw the
ball, and is fortunate that his receivers have prevented several int's during
the past few games by making great plays (just like the duck to Hoffman for TD
vs Idaho). If you want to pattern your game after the Denver Broncos, then
Nelson is your man. If you truly want a "pro style" offense like
Doman claims, Heaps is the long-term solution. I'd like them to stick with him
through the bowl game when we may see a ranked USM team...
Watch the game again to see how many open receivers Heaps missed against a
severely out-manned Idaho defense. Heaps is still the guy who has
lost a lot of games for the Cougars. I hope Nelson heals quickly! A broken rib
is a bear to live with.
So if the WAC standings end up with both Nevada and BYU undefeated, do they just
share a conference title, or is there a tie breaking procedure? Not saying its
likely BYU beats the powerhouses NMSU or Hawaii, but I am just curious how this
will play out... Maybe BYU will get another one of those WAC championships BYU
fans constantly brag about?
AK Cougar and We wear BlueCouldn't agree more; lots of whimpy fans
and whiners out there.We took our two-year-old daughter and
10-month-old son to the Miracle Bowl 30 years ago and everyone had a blast. Our
son, several daughters and our 8-month-old grand-daughter were with us for the
Idaho game and everyone had a blast. Idaho wasn't the stiffest competition, but
then again, MWC teams like New Mexico, Wyoming, UNLV and Colorado State haven't
been much better over the last few years.Die-hard BYU fans aren't
going to be deterred because of a little cold weather or a less-than-spectacular
opponent. The whimps and whiners will be back when the weather and competition
improve.BYU's late season schedule will be much better in coming
years. Boise State will replace Utah as BYU's late season finale. The Broncos
will never replace the Utes as a rival, but they'll still be an interesting
opponent to look forward to at the end of the season.Go Cougs!
Jake Heaps is now poised, confident, and truly accepted as the one and only true
leader of the Cougars. He has his priorities straight, no more press
conferences with his pr staff (until the NFL combine that is), just Jake the
leader.He showed why he was the greatest high school player ever recruited
to a Utah college, and we've just seen the tip of the iceberg that is Jake's
greatness. Riley, thanks for helping Jake through this tough time and for
filling in for him while he re-examined his priorities, you've been a big help
for him and his team in making it through the past few games, but as of now,
Jake's got this!Now it's the beginning of Jake's run to the national
For those afraid to be cold this Saturday night: Lava Buns brand seat cushions.
You microwave the inside and it stays warm for a few hours. Loved it the other
night! We stayed for the whole game.Best wishes to Riley for a
speedy recovery.Jake did well and looked more relaxed. This was a
good confidence builder. NMS will be a little tougher and Hawaii
ninersThe reason Utah fans don't brag about their WAC championships
is because the Utes don't have any to brag about (well, almost none) - Utah
football was practically non-existent between 1964 and 1994.And,
from the looks of things in the PAC, it'll be a long time before the Utes sniff
another conference championship considering Utah won't even come close to a
championship this year even with the top three teams in the conference
eliminated from the competition for the mediocre south "championship".
Cougars- Dumber Older Borhters,Don't kid yourself for one minute if
you think that UCLA is as bad or on the same level as Idaho. Heaps has not
played that well against a team of UCLA's caliber, and he wont get the chance to
this year. In the games Heaps has palyed agaisnt teams with a winning record, he
is less than stellar. However, he is lights out against the high school teams he
plays on the Y's schedule. New Mexico St will also not be the test Heaps needs.
He will have to wait until next year to play a good team, and prove himself.
That is if he doesn't transfer out of the inept program.
Jake did everything he was called on to do. He came into a situtation where the
starting quarterback was injured an engineered 5 scoring drives. He has a
little rust, but it is a challenge to take it from the practice field to the
game. The next question will be in the next game will Doman be able to put in a
game plan that will match the NMS hig scoring team. By the way Timp the Armed
Forces Bowl should be very entertaining.@Timp "Heaps
looked good against Idaho. He'll also look good against New Mexico St and a down
Hawaii team, as well as a mediocre UTEP-like team in the Armed Forces
Bowl."The third place team in the C-USA will be the invitee to
the Armed Forces Bowl. And no matter who that is it will be a pretty good
team.The top three teams in the conference are:#11
Houston 10-0#20 Southern Mississippi 9-1Tulsa 7-3And
Tulsa's three loses were to #5 Oklahoma, #2 Oklahoma State, and #10 Boise
State.Playing any of these three teams would be a real challenge and
a game worth seeing.Facts speak loud.
Hey guys! There is a great article on our ute basketball team. Let's all run
over there and make a comment or two!
Papa Smurf UTEUCLA is a very mediocre team that was destroyed by the
worst team in the PAC 12. The Bruins may not be as bad as Idaho, but beating
them at home is still nothing to beat your chest about. BYU would have handled
the Bruins just as easily as the Utes did, but it's doubtful Utah would have
generated as much offense against Idaho as BYU did. There's not a team on Utah's
entire PAC 12 schedule that BYU wouldn't have had a very good chance of
beating.The only thing 54-10 proves is that BYU can't beat Utah when
they give up seven turnovers.
@ Robert(rexburg)Heaps went 15-20 and one long pass was dropped by Jacobsen and
one by Apo. So it looks like you need to watch the game again and see how open
receivers he missed. Also, Jake has 2 losses, while Riley has 1. Not much of a
difference. Jake still has a battle ahead of him, but he looked better,
especially after receiving practically no reps in practice. So wake up, stop the
man crush on Riley and embrace Jake Heaps as the QB of the future!
I don't give a rip about the "long term development" of anybody on
this BYU team. Any QB on the BYU roster could have led the team to victory over
Idaho. Heaps did this last year in the soft part of the schedule. I'm very tired of how everyone is so concerned about the development of Heaps.
We are here to win now and give the starting job to the best QB now, not to a
supposed "NFL quarterback."
"Just like the Ute fans of old, the season is a success if you beat
BYU."Big Pappy:And just Y fans of old, you're still
happy to win the WAC.
I ran across an interesting comment on the Nittany Lines regarding candidates
for a new coach."Mendenhall: 45 years old. 62-24 since taking
over at BYU in '05. In his six seasons, they've won four bowl games and have
finished the season ranked four times. A defensive coach. Been coaching since
1989, mostly at schools around the pacific coast. Blonde hair, looks younger
than 45 (let's be honest here, if they're gonna hire an "unknown,"
then hiring a younger, clean-cut, energetic coach WILL help in restoring the fan
base ... same idea in Penn State's hiring of men's hoops coach Patrick
Chambers). And Mendenhall has a phenomenal first name.
"Whittingham: 51 years old. Took over at Utah when Meyer left at the end of
the 2004 season. 62-24 in six full seasons coaching the Utes. 6-1 in bowl games.
A defensive coach. Last three seasons: 13-0 in '08 (beat Alabama in the Sugar
Bowl), 10-3 in '09, 10-3 in '10. Turned down an offer in 2010 to be head coach
at Tennessee. Has been at Utah since 1994, and was defensive coordinator from
1995 until he was promoted to the head job. Has the kind of longevity with and
loyalty to a program that is admirable (sound familiar?)."
It is obvious the Ute trolls are still suffering from very low self-esteem. If
Utah is in a great conference, has climbed to a much higher status, why are the
trolls even bothering with the lowly BYU Cougars? Since when did
"royalty" every concern themselves with the peasants? BYU and Utah
are no longer in the same conference; the BYU-Utah games are meaningless except
for in-state bragging rights and they won the last one convincingly. So why are
they so concerned with BYU? It's obvious that deep down, they are not convinced
of the very things they keep beating BYU into the ground about. It's true that
you only try to lower those you feel are in a higher position than you. So the
very comments they make are proof that their new status is in their imagination.
I believe BYU's future success in football will depend on Jake. In the long run
he will be the better quarterback. I still believe that no matter how well he
plays Riley will start when he is well enough. I just don't think coach
Mendenhall will replace Riley because of an injury. That is just what my crystal
ball tells me.GO BYU!!!!!!!!!!!!
"So why are they so concerned with BYU?"BigRich:I can't speak for anyone else, but as a Ute fan I monitor comments on BYU
stories to correct the tripe and spin from Y fans that take shots at the U. So,
maybe you'd better address your "obsession" comments to the U-obsessed
Y fans such as Bluto, Duckie, sammyg, (thinks he's)smarterthanyou, SnackPAC, et
al, that have little else to do now except try to make the Y look good by
comparison. You are right, it can't be done at this point, because since 54-10
it's no longer apples to apples.
oh man, Jake was awesome! Loved watching him perform at the highest level, his
position mastery was formidable. Utah only wishes they had qb's in their system
who were half as good as Jake is. Rooooaaaarrrrr!
Amy: I appreciate your opinion. But it is wrong.
JohnInSLCSo glad that Mom is here to "correct" us when you
think we are wrong. What would the world do without Super Troll to save us?!
JohnInSLCStill reliving your glory days as hall monitor?The problem with Utah trolls is the entire Utah fanbase only has a knowledge
base of a half-dozen years of top calibre football.Get back to us
when you've been a perennial Top 25 program for over a third of a century.Until then, you're simply wasting our time with your clueless
BYU is at a cross roads and I don't think Nelson is going to inspire any
confidence nationally. Nelson will win the Idaho's and New Mexico states but
that's it folks. Top 20? Forget it. Is BYU settling for mediocrity? Seems like
BlueCoug: "Idaho wasn't the stiffest competition, but then again, MWC
teams like New Mexico, Wyoming, UNLV and Colorado State haven't been much better
over the last few years."---------Every schedule
has its cream puffs. The SEC routinely plays FCS teams and lower-tier FBS
teams, always at home. Utah's schedule, according to Sagarin, includes the
numbers 59 (Pitt), 61 (UCLA), 70 (Montana State), 77 (Wazzu), 80 (AU), 99
(Oregon State) and 111th (Colorado) ranked teams. Ironically, #70 is Montana
State. Four Pac schools are worse. All are rated below BYU.
Mussing:Still stuck in the 80's, eh?
JohnInSLCUnlike U, BYU fans don't have to pretend that college
football began the same year college basketball ended.The Cougars
have had as many AP Top 25 finishes in the last decade, as the Utes have had in
their entire football history.
Its unfortunate Riley, didn't have the adequate protection from the season or
vetern offensive line against a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team.
Heaps did go as the backup quarterback, just like he did last year replacing
Riley went Riley was injured.BYU will experience a tough test in
Hawaii and New Mexico State, is a FCS team that hasn't been to a postseason bowl
game. It will be interesting to see who BYU plays in the Armed Forces
Bowl.Hopefully the opponent will be ranked because BYU won't be based on our
schedule this year of playing a majority of FCS teams and losing to two teams
)Utah and Texas) from BCS conferences and one (BSU) that will be in a BCS
conference next year.
Jake played well, probably the most efficient he has been this season. However
it was only one game and the opponent was not very good so I donno how much we
can take away from this one. I just hope it was a confidence builder for him and
we see him build on his performance in the coming weeks if Riley isnt healthy
enough to play. ute trolls, I find it funny your posting on a BYU
article about a BYU QB. I guess when you have a FCS level QB like Hays you would
envy BYUs QB situation. BYU has two capable QBs that can get the job done.
Utesies offense consists of John white the 900th and nothing else LOL
Wait,Was I watching the right game?Heaps did throw an INT on the
goal line right? Against Idaho? Heaps did have three turnovers in one play
against Utah, right? Then several more later on in the game?TCU is
better than Utah, but Riley had over 250 yards, some touchdowns and 3 turnovers.
Heaps had nothing against a lesser Utah team.Who are these people
who continue to spout "Heaps!" I mean, he still can become a good qb,
but there isn't anything yet to support it.
I usually refrain from posting on BYU articles, but I have to say that some of
the comments on here are downright laughable. People laugh at Utah fans for
getting excited about a conference win streak, and I have to admit that all the
talk of the possibility of going to the Rose Bowl is a little bit ridiculous,
but to seriously believe that UCLA is a worse team than Idaho is the definition
of delusional. If you don't believe me, just look at the Sagarin SOS ratings.
The better team this year between the two schools was decided back
in September. Get over it and hope that next year the cougars actually show up
to play. BYU will finish the season with 9 or 10 wins and look good on the
surface. Utah will finish with 8 or 9 wins and look like the lesser of two
schools, but personally, I would rather back a team that loses its starting QB
and still manages to find ways to win against a tough schedule than a team that
schedules cupcakes to ensure a nice win loss ratio.