Hey Mike, just a slight correction, according to today's official PAC12
standings, Utah is 2nd (tied) in scoring defense and 3rd in total defense, not
last as you report.
Hey Mike a second time. My error, the latest latest conference standings have
Utah as 1st in scoring defense, not tied for 2nd and still 3rd in total defense.
Magic Happens, thanks for correcting him. Washington State may win
one more game this year, but it's a long shot at winning both. I think you can
pretty well count UCLA in, with Colorado on the schedule. If they don't beat the
Buffs though, they won't get past USC either.IF Utah can manage to
finish 8-4, they will get the Sun. Would be nice!Go Utes!
He meant last in total offense, not total defense. Utah is averaging 307.3
yards per game in offense.
Holiday Bowk in San Diego would be great. Also has a 2 million payout.
RE: Mike Johnson. When I reviewed the PAC12 stats, it was easy to see he meant
total offense. My comment was only a reminder to do a better job of proof
reading, after all this is the D News and he was talking about Utah. Remember
what Reagan said to Gorbachev, "Trust but verify."
Football accomplishments are becoming commonplace. There are simply too many
bowl games.How about we just give every team and player a trophy for
"Pac-12 notebook: Conference has a chance of 8 bowl-eligible teams"Yes. That's true.And it's also true that every dog in town
gets to go bowling.Putting it into the proper perspective, I'd
rather watch my grandson's high school scrimmage than the majority of bowl games
in today's world; that's a lot more exciting.
El Paso sounds exciting.
A year ago I don't think the Pac-10 was embarrassed. Did you talk to them?
Most likely they were relieved because they lose money on the bottom 3 or 4
bowls. It saved the conference and all of the schools money to not fill those
bowls. That is the one of those secrets you don't know about. Coaches all want
to go to bowls because they get bonuses and there is some prestige to say you
went to a bowl, but administrators who worry about budget would prefer to not go
to a lower tier bowl where they are going to lose money. The conference doesn't
really care either way, but there is less money to distribute to the schools
when the lower bowls don't pay out enough to cover costs. Schools are obligated
to purchase a set amount of tickets, use a certain number of hotel rooms, etc.
Colleges should vote to only allow teams with 8 wins to go to a bowl instead of
permitting a 6-6 team to play.
PAC 10.2 Doormat,I think you're right. It's too easy to qualify for
bowl games now days.Maybe teams that get beaten by 44 on their home
field shouldn't go to bowls...
PAC 10.2 Doormat,Oh yeah, I forgot. The Cougars don't lose to the
Tues. They just beat themselves.With increasing frequency.....
I agree that there are way too many bowl games. They should be cut down by 10 at
least. Then you will get better match ups and do away with the worthless bowls
that nobody watches. If you cant finish at least 2 games over .500 you dont
deserve to go to a bowl. Some of these teams if they lose their pecious bowl
game finish under .500! Look i get that most if these coaches dont care about
what bowl they go to. What it means for them is more practice time. If you go to
a bowl you get another month if not more of practice which in utahs case gives
chow a chance to work with some of these younger kids and have a chance to get
them even more familiar with his new system. But with that being said I can do
without the Beef O'Bradys St. Petersburg Bowl or that big Belk Bowl. Instead
give me college basketball where at least to get to see powerhouses play
eachother every week and worry about a loss and if it will take them out of the
BCS race. Go Utah win out 8-4 would look good!
No way Pac 12 gets 2 BCS teams...especially with OU and Alabama ahead in the BCS
standings....Utah will be headed to Las Vegas....play TCU!
Old Ball,Remember, OU has to play OSU, giving them 2 losses and
dropping them below Stanford and Oregon.
Old ball coach,Virtually every reporter in the country has Stanford
and Oregon getting BCS bids.