What happens if TCU shows up in all black? Is that even possible?
I used to work in the Equipment Room at the University of Utah. The home team
dictates the color and the visitor knows what color to bring. There is no
possible chance of this happening.As for the idea, I never thought
Utah would go for it. Chris Hill did not want black in any uniform. But, I
think it will make a fun environment for the game! Utah 17 TCU 14.
If Utah's football team has underestimated TCU as much as Utah's fans have,
it'll be black & blue night for Utah's BCS and MWC championship hopes.
No. Since they're the road team, they'll be wearing their light uniforms.
It will be fun to have black jerseys. The only way to know who they are is by
their helmets. So all you'll be looking at is the helmets all night long. It
should still be a tough game whether we wear black, red, or white. It doesn't
make a difference. Go Utes!
Why didnt we fo for the opposite and actually use one of our traditional colors,
White? I mean we are a state known for our incredible snow conditions and this
is the holiest place on earth right? Well maybe we can do it against the
holiest team on earth when the little boys from down south come to town.
TCU's colors are Black and Purple. Good idea Utes to use one of their colors. It
will be like practice for them as they dominate Ute football in every aspect of
Good plan to deck out in mourning colors for this game. May be needed. C'mon Curious George, what rock did you crawl out from under?
Blackouts are awesome!Signed,The Georgia Bulldogs
Red - as in "We'll fight for dear old crimson for a Utah Man am I!"Black - the color of despair!Should've stuck with Red.
Yeah out much did the blackout work for Georgia, oh well!
"Some have wondered if the Ute players might get confused with black home
jerseys, instead of the usual red." That's awesome! I knew ute
players were, should we say, academically challenged, but I didn't know it was
this bad.Good luck utes...just take things slow and try not to get
The black uniforms look terrible in my opinion. Why are the Utes dressing in a
uniform that isn't even a team color. At best black is an outline for the Utes
logo. Alternate unis are just ploys to get more money off jersey
The blackout gimmick will be nothing but a distraction. If the players insisted
on doing it, Whittingham should have scheduled it for the Weber State game.
The ugliest uniforms I've seen are San Diego State's black uniforms. Let's hope
Utah's black uniforms don't drop SDSU to 2nd most ugly.
How many teams have changed uniforms for one game and lost? More times than not,
Way too big a deal is being made of this. It's a promotion. However, for those
of you citing the Georgia blackout this year, actually Georgia did it before
this year and won, and Texas Tech did it last week and it worked out pretty
well.Utes win no matter what color they wear.
it will be you guys 35-21 for sure!
If it goes bad in the first half can we come back out in RED at halftime? LOL
Utes win by 10. Go UTES! I'm hoping for snow!!
Distraction to team. May work for first 5 minutes. I'm worried but excited. This
will be the true test for Whittingham to see if he is an elite coach.
You are right on the mark with those comments. If Georgia had worn their
"normal" home jersey's they obviously would have won the game becuase we all
know that the uniforms are the reason teams win or lose. Maybe Utah should just
steal another teams colors and change their uniforms to that. I got it, how
about "Aggie" blue.
The biggest game of the year, well except for the white helmets down south...and
the team has so little to focus on that they need a decoy with strange ideas
about what color of uniform to wear. Talk about lack of genuine focus and what's
most important and in your face. I agree, it will be a nice excuse for
losing...guess it's just to hard to just focus on a TCU team on a mission...and
I don't mean the kind of mission the white helmets go on! What a bunch of screw
"If it goes bad in the first half can we come back out in RED at halftime?"That might not stop the bleeding, but it might disguise it a little
always wears black uniforms at home. Their alternate is a red uniform. As for
the fans to wear black, you are digging your own grave. TCU 24 Utah 17.
Remember the score, It will be on the BCS gravestone near Rice-Eccles.
The only blackout will be the Utes crying after the game. TCU 31 Utah 24
You zewbie fans are just jealous that your quest for perfection is no more and
your defense could not stop Idaho if it had to. Utah might not beat TCU, but
will crush BYU and you know it.
byu fans dont even have the right to talk smack about the utah and tcu game. BYU
LOST TO TCU!!! if you guys would of beat them then you would have a reason to.
now your wishing and praying that tcu beats utah so you dont look as bad. GO
UTAH!!, lets shut up tcu and the zoobs
"Utah might not beat TCU, but..."Already conceding that Utah might
not do any better against TCU at home than BYU did against the Frogs on the
road???Utah has every imaginable advantage for this game - playing
at home, cold weather, altitude, short week, much less of a target for TCU than
was BYU, Top 10 BCS ranking. If the Utes lose this game by even a single point,
it'll be a much bigger upset than the beating BYU took in Texas a couple of
The P-Utes will wish they would have just turned out the lights in the stadium
after TCU puts the hammer down on them. Only the P-Utes need to try some gimmick
to get their fans amped for a game like this. I am sure TCU is quaking in their
purple cleats, Oh no they are wearing all black!!! What do we do?!?!? Whatever.
As much as I hate to say it, the future of the 2008 BYU Football Team is
squarely on the shoulders of the UTAH victory on Thursday Night. If UTAH wins,
BYU once again has control of their destiny. If UTAH beats TCU,
then if BYU can find enough Defense to beat UTAH (this is admittedly
questionable), all three will end up tied for the MWC Championship with BYU
ranked the highest in the Polls. Unless BSU stumbles against Fresno State
(doubtful), this will not provide a BCS opportunity for BYU. However, I would
be happy with an 11-1 Season and MWC Co-Championship.So, I find
myself reluctantly hoping that UTAH can find the mustard to defeat a very good
TCU Football Team. Be warned, it won't be easy. These guys are better than the
thumping they took at OU. In fact, I don't think UTAH can do it, but I will be
watching and hoping.Go UTES!!!! (at least until 22 Nov)BKB
RE Nutt, Want to talk about a marketing gimmick eh? Yes the blackout is a
marketing gimmick to get the fans amped, do you really not recall the whole
"quest for perfection" though. How many shirts were sold? Aparently the Utes
aren't the only team that has gimmicks. Way to think that one through though.
First of all 1:44 hater, it won't be an upset if Utah loses because TCU is
favored. Duh! Do your research. And bakerb if there is a three way tie for
the MWC championship between those three teams, I think the BCS might pick TCU
or Utah. Now, my dad said and I think it is how they do this. Since BYU won it
just barely and TCU won it the year before them, Utah would go to the Las Vegas
bowl if not a BCS game. Sidenote: Air Force is still 4-1 in the
conference and they still play BYU and TCU. So Air Force could actually end up
having piece of the Championship too! Like this:Utah beats Air
ForceTCU beats BYUUtah beats TCUColorado State beats Air
ForceAir Force beats BYUAir Force beats TCUSan Diego State
beats UtahBYU beats UtahUtah 10-2 (6-2)BYU 10-2 (6-2)Air Force 9-3 (6-2)TCU 10-2 (6-2)In this case they would pick Air
Force for the Las Vegas.
I AGREE BUT TCU IS FAVORED TO WIN
Switching to new uniforms for a match-up with the best team in the conference is
simply a bad idea. With the physical and mental exhaustion that sets in at some
point in a game, very brief, but potentially signficant, confusion is not out of
I am not a U or a Y fan but I think Utah will win because.1. Home
Field Advantage2. Short week3. Weather4. Not at Fort Worth5. TCU doesn't have much of an offense
"Already conceding that Utah might not do any better against TCU at home than
BYU did against the Frogs on the road???"I know that to a TDS fan,
being objective and not counting your Ws before the kickoff (nor making
reservations for hotel and airfare to the NC game prior the commencement of the
season) is akin to insecurity about your team's chances. However, it's quite
the opposite. Being objective allows us to be a bit more focused, thus enabling
us to perform at a higher level.As far as playing TCU at home being
a more favorable arena than playing them on the road, I'd have to agree to it's
advantageous nature. However, when you lose on the road 32-7, we can pretty
much conclude you would have also lost at home. Ha ha.
Let's see how well you thought it through, One: The quest for perfection was a
quest for the whole "season" not just one game, are P-ute fans wearing black the
rest of the year? Two: The quest shirts are blue not black. And the players
don't wear quest jerseys when they play. Three: Why didn't they have a blackout
game for Oregon State? Oh that's right, it is a lame gimmick cuz Ute fans can't
get amped for their team, You were probably one of the amped "fans" that left
early during the OSU game right?
I personally do not like this ploy. Anytime you go away from tradition and
routine, you are asking for trouble. This is just a big marketing gimmick--all
about making some money marketing new merchandise. Heck, black is one of TCU's
colors, so now we are making them feel more at home. Besides, Utah has never
worn black, so this might be a distraction to the players and take them out of
the comfort zone.
Bitter BYU fans, sheesh. Sorry you're 'Quest for Perfection' didn't work out.
Holy cow, don't be bitter it's not becoming. Besides you will lose to Utah
also, your turn is coming be patient.
Yeah BYU fans, I have never seen a blog where Ute fans were derogatory towards
BYU, I know that is a big word for you.
if utah beats tcu and byu can find a way to beat utah byu goes to vegas simply
based on fan attendance never would air force go ahesd of any of these teams
unless they win it outright.
It was very tough for me to cheer for Utah tonight, but I did---because it's the
ONLY chance BYU has to have a piece of the championship. Well, it happened, so
Black uniforms? YUCK!!! Why don't ya just wear PINK and really get the fans