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  • boise fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:01 p.m.

    as a bsu fan last yr we had a freshman qb and we went 12-1, i really like watching wynn play he was offered a scholarship by the broncos but turned it down, i think that the utes should prepare for the future and that means starting jordan wynn.


    BY THE WAY the broncos will go 13-0 this yr and be the first non bcs team to win the bcs title, so utah your sugar bowl wont mean squat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i also would like to say the wac has more bcs appearances then the mwc.

    WAC- 2006 BOISE STATE THUMPS OKLAHOMA

    2007 HAWAII LOSES A TUFF GAME TO GEORGIA

    MWC-2008 UTAH BEAT AN OVER RATED ALABAMA TEAM THAT BOISE WOULD HAVE DOMINATED,

    WAC 2 BCS GAMES MWC 1 BCS GAME


    GO JORDAN WYNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Option
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:06 p.m.

    I don't think there's been a time in Utah football history we've had this kind of depth at QB. Depth, coupled with the speed and athleticism of these QB's, I believe we'll see much more of the option this year. And a good smash-mouth running game from Asiata.

    The defense will be solid as ever, and the offense will be more consistent. The real question mark for next year is the playmaker factor: BJ, Kruger, Sean Smith... they made those 7-10 big plays throughout the year that separate a great season from a perfect season.

  • The_Kaiser
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    If Coach Whit had chosen a QB back in spring, the new QB may have not worked as hard this summer, knowing he got the job. Coach Whit did the right thing by having all three struggle through the summer, that way they will all be that much more prepared.

    GO UTES! September 4th is coming!

  • Quaterback U
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:15 p.m.

    Wow....I'm really impressed with all the talent the U has at quaterback this year. Talk about a storm, the perfect storm. Hope all the cougies start crying just by looking at those handsome young gents. Cause tears are starting to fall down my face already....tears of joy!

  • Does not matter.
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:28 p.m.

    Barely above .500 regardless of who starts.

  • Go Newts!
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:29 p.m.

    Good luck Yewties. Looks like this year your in for a rocky road. It will take another 4 years befor you have a good season again.

  • Go Newts!
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:31 p.m.

    Good Luck!

  • QB
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:41 p.m.

    Really hoping that Cain steps up and takes the job early into camp. He reminds a lot of Utah fans of Johnson. He is the safer bet compared to Louks. With Louks, you could either get a spectacular play, or a turnover, on any given down. That inconsistency is too risky, especially for a team with the talent that Utah has around him.

    Continue using Louks as a running threat. That is where he can make a difference.

    Of the 3, Wynn has the best potential. You could see in spring the kid can read a defense. He has his mind set pre-snap on many plays, that is very rare for a freshman. He can redshirt and compete next year after building his strength.

    With the return of Robles from his mission, the QB situation is in good shape.

  • Will & Winky
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:43 p.m.

    We hope we get everything straightened out. There are alot of question marks. The school to the South is looking awfully good. We hope we are not in for a long year of disappointments.

  • itsajelly
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:48 p.m.

    I don't think there has been a time in Utah football history you've had this kind of width at QB. What the crap is up with Corbin Louk's spare tire in that picture. He looks like he has the gut of a 50 year old. If you are going to come into camp 25 pounds overweight at least suck it in Corbin for the picture. Nice teammates you have that they don't tell you you have some toilet paper hanging out the front of your shorts. Start him, please start him.

  • GO! NEWTS!
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    You need a QB? you need more than that. How about a good team this year. The newts avrage a good team about every 4 years. What you need is a good program not just a good team or good qb. Go Newts!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:53 p.m.

    Boise fan your an idiot. I'm a byu fan but I know that utah has been and dominated two bcs games. You only won by a miricle and hawaii got stomped. I'm predicting a 1 loss cougar team gets to the bcs game over a perfect bsu... That is if you don't get killed by oregon... The rest of your schedule could be won by a highschool team of cheerleaders

  • Red Rover
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:53 p.m.

    Who is our photographer, that we had to get Louk's belly looking like he just walked out of Chuck-A-Rama. That is poor PR work. He's looking a little couch potatoish. Hope he's been working hard this summer. We shall see. I vote Cain just cause he looks bad.

  • Re Boise fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:55 p.m.

    I guess the Idaho standards for math and history aren't very high. You seem to forget or ignore 2004 when the Utes became the original BCS Busters. So when you add it up it's MWC 2-0 in the BCS and WAC 1-1. Leaving Hawaii as the pretender from the group. Then last year the undefeated broncos got punked by TCU in the bowl game. You need to check whats in your koolaid Boise fan.

  • RE:boise fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:57 p.m.

    Utah has made it to 2 BCS games and won both. Also Boise State will never get into the National Championship Game. You play Oregon and then that's it for the WHOLE season. Your whole season is one game. Weakest schedule I have ever seen. Boise State is a very good team but you will need more than a win over Oregon on the smurf turf to get a shot. Ill be rooting for Boise State in the BCS game though if you go undefeated. Last year the Utes beat 4 teams that finished in the top 25. By the way are you ten years old?

  • to bsu fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    hey dude remember when utah went to two bcs bowl games, fiesta and sugar. bsu went to one. so looks like you need to learn math better pall

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    Wow, 10 comments and the majority are not Utah fans. I can't speak for other Utah fans, but if an article is about BYU (or if someone wastes internet space with talk of BSU) I don't bother reading it. I can only guess that the clowns commenting with trash talk in here are simply nervous, or flat out scared. OH yeah, and to the ridiculous BSU fan, Utah, TCU, or even BYU would destroy you on any day. Also, is the Fiesta Bowl considered a "thumping" if you win in OT? I would guess not. Too bad such an entertaining game is promoted by a tardo like yourself.

  • RE: Boise State
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:00 p.m.

    Please check your facts before posting here. The MWC and the WAC have the same number of BCS appearances. Utah in 2004 and 2008. So both conferences have 2, except we have to remember Hawaii got drilled in their game. Touche...

  • In the picture
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    LOL. I love the toilet paper comment.

    Jordan Wynn looks like a tooth pick. Cosmo could clean his teeth with him. Probably will.

  • Rivalry
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    TDS? NEWTS? Can't we all just get along?

  • Re: boise fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    Apparently you are forgetting Utah's FIRST BCS appearance in 2004 (the original BCS busters) when they went to the Fiesta Bowl. So for your argument:

    WAC: 1-1 BCS record
    MWC: 2-0 BCS record

    And as far as winning the BCS title next year, how can Boise even think of doing that? The only tough game on their schedule is vs. Oregon, and after that it's a cakewalk through the WAC. No team with that SOS will ever get a crack at the BCS title as long as the current system is in place

  • Uh Oh
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:14 p.m.

    If they can't tell by now who the starting QB will be, it likely means that all three are mediocre. If they are all about the same, how likely is it that Utah has three superstars on its hands? (Not very.)

  • Re: Boise Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:14 p.m.

    Maybe you forgot that Utah has 2 BCS bowl game appearances. Because math is not a strong point for BSU fans, that gives 2 appearances for the MWC, which equals teh two for the WAC. Difference is that the MWC is 2-0 while the WAC is 1-1.

    Each non AQ school victory in a BCS game paves the way for a non AQ team to eventually win a BCS title. On your logic, I guess when Utah beat Alabama it meant that the BSU victory over OU is now meaningless. Of course you would argue against that. Even this Utah fan acknowledges that game as one of the best college games ever played. They all mean something until their is equality in college football.

  • Bosie Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:15 p.m.

    I believe the Utes went and played Pitt in 2004 and beat them so that makes the MWC 2 WAC 2. The only difference is that the MWC is 2-0 in BSC games whereas the WAC is 1-1 with a thumping of Hawaii courtsey of Georgia. Get your facts straight!

  • To boise fan...
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:16 p.m.

    you must be kind of new to BCS history...especially BCS-busters. Utah has been to the BCS twice...and won both times. In fact, they were the FIRST BCS-busters. Here's the standings so far for the BCS-busters:

    MWC (2-0)
    WAC (1-1)

  • Hmmm...
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:19 p.m.

    boise fan | 2:01 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009
    "WAC 2 BCS GAMES MWC 1 BCS GAME"

    Um, no. The MWC (Utah) has been in TWO BCS games now. And won both. So a more correct claim would be:

    WAC 1-1 in BCS games
    MWC 2-0 in BCS games

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:22 p.m.

    I don't think utah has it's head out of the clouds yet, this team no matter who starts is a third place team at best in the MWC. Whit has not proven to be consistent at all plus he's breaking in a new D and O coordinator. The team is living on the past. The Sugar was sweet but it's just empty filler.

  • MADRYBEG
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:25 p.m.

    re: boise fan

    Good job. Boise St. went 12-1 with a Freshman QB!! Impressive. To your point, though. Boise St. BETTER go undefeated this year because their schedule rank is 116 out of 120 teams!!

    BCS appearnces:
    1. Hawaii loses a "tuff" game to Georgia. Georgia embarassed an OVERATTED Hawaii team in the BCS.
    2. Boise St. beats OK in a great game.

    1. Utah is insulted by BCS to have to play Pitt when even more than half of the country wanted an Aburn/Utah matchup.
    2. Utah beats an AL team that was ranked #1 for 5 weeks out of the year. Unmotivated or whatever the case, Utah wins handily.

    WAC: 1-1
    MWC: 2-0

    While your comments are too ignorant to be serious that you are a Boise fan it was fun to rebuttle them. I hate Boise St. just as much as you do! I had the misforune of driving through there 2 weeks ago. It smells worse in Idaho than any state I have been through.

  • Re: Boise Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:25 p.m.

    Let me help you my little farmer from the North. I guess you need to be reminded of the beat down the Utes gave Pitt in 04. I guess that makes the WAC 2 BCS games and the MWC 2 BCS games as well. However the MWC has 2 wins might I add 2 blow out wins not some statue of liberty trick play or a trashing of Georgia to the Hawaii boys oh well who's counting.

  • Re: Boise Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:27 p.m.

    Re: boise fan

    WAC 2 BCS GAMES MWC 1 BCS GAME

    ------

    That's not right. The Utes played in both the Fiesta Bowl AND The Sugar bowl. Do some research before you post stupid comments.

    So, it's really MWC = 2 BCS Bowls; WAC = 2 BCS Bowls

  • Boise fan?
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:37 p.m.

    I agree that Jordan Wynn is a great quarterback, and it's fantastic that the Utes have such great depth in the quarterback position. On the other hand, let's be real here. Even if Boise state goes 13-0, they won't be winning any BCS titles because they won't be going to the national championship game. The BCS won't let a non-BCS conference team go to the national championship even if they were undefeated. The best they can do is a normal BCS bowl game.

    In 2006 I don't think "thump" was the right word for the Boise State, Oklahoma game. They won on the last play of the game to win by 1 point. 2007, however, was a thumping for Hawaii, no doubt. They got creamed.

    Alabama was ranked #1 for several weeks, and was leading the eventual national champion Gators 20-17 in the 4th quarter when they played Florida. Don't know how you can call that overrated. Finally, the MWC has two BCS games also. The Utes in 2004 and 2008. If my counting is correct, that is the same amount of BCS games as the WAC has.

  • RE: Boise State Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    I agree that it really doesn't matter which QB is used the little yewties will go 7 and 5.

    They will lose their 1st 2 games, TCU, BYU and AF.

    We will go 13 and 0 and again be invited to the BIG DANCE!!!!!!

    Sorry yewts, it will be a very difficult and trying year for you.


    GO BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Walker
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    While I am a BYU fan, I really hope Utah does well this year. I would love to see the MWC thump everyone during their nonconference schedule. I wish BYU would face Utah earlier in the season, before the QB situation is totally nailed down, but that is the nature of the beast. Save the biggest game for last, when each team has figured out what works and doesn't work. I think Utah will have two losses this season, at the most. I think it will be tight this year between the top three in the MWC. And if BSU was in the MWC, I think BSU would actually finish 4th this year, cause the MWC has a lot more talent than the WAC.

  • Boise Fan put out the bate
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    and you guys bit big time.

  • Corbin Louks is LAME
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:45 p.m.

    Could he try to look any tougher? My favorite is when he gets to play and scrambles for 2 yards, then starts trying to pump up the crowd. Umm, thanks we can do it without you Corb. Let's hope he's option #3.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:45 p.m.

    Boise St fan just got pwned by pretty much everyone on here

  • Inferior Ute Fans
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    Here's a fun game for anyone to play. Read any article that talks about the Utes but doesn't mention the Cougars. Then go to the 'Comments' and see how long it takes for a U fan to reference the Cougars. The longest it has taken me is 7 comments.

    Their team has a better season and yet they still feel the need to reference the Cougs. Definitely INSECURE.

  • Re: Boise Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    Boise fan was wrong, but the Utah win over Pitt in 2004 shouldn't even be considered a BCS victory. Pitt was like 9-3 that year out of a week conference.

  • Whittingham Strategy
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    I think Coach Whitt is a genius by telling all three QB's that they are in the running for the starting position. All three will work for it, all three will get better. Louks most likely has the position, but I'm sure that he has worked a lot harder this summer knowing that the starting job was uncertain than he would have if he had been given the position in the spring.

    I believe that this Utah team is much more talented than many think. After last year, they at least deserve the benefit of the doubt.

  • Poor "jelly head"! You
    Aug. 5, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    must be related to Forrest Gump?! Your comments are right in line with his favorite comment about people who can't find their way.........

  • u-nbelievable
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:05 p.m.

    u still can't beat boise state...

    the last time u played u got thumped on your own turf and that goes for byu also...

    so start talking as soon as you come up to the smurf turf and win a game in our backyard...

  • RE: The_Kaiser
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:10 p.m.

    "If Coach Whit had chosen a QB back in spring, the new QB may have not worked as hard this summer, knowing he got the job. Coach Whit did the right thing by having all three struggle through the summer, that way they will all be that much more prepared."

    yeah? is that why Corbin Louks looked like he's wearing an inner tube around his mid section? Either that or he gained 30 lbs from eating at Krispy Kreme all summer. That will help make him more elusive.

  • Quarterback P U
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:12 p.m.

    In looking at the picture, I know who the pudgy boy is on the left, and who the scary linebacker looking dude is on the right, but is the skinny guy in the middle the new freshman punter or the equipment manager?

  • He's a myopic BSU fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    Too bad the guy has to give such a bad impression of BSU football fans. Most are more knowledgable about BCS history.

    The Utes do have some rebuilding to do on the offense and making that decision on a QB is important. But, I think it's the Utah defense that carries them. The Utes defense is good... but may not be as good as the TCU defense. As much as I like BYU, I'm not sure that they have the speed to play with Utah and TCU. If the Cougars win against Utah, TCU, Florida St.,or Oklahoma - it's going to be because of Max Hall's experience and execution.

    BSU... I'm glad the Cougars have a multi-year series against the Broncos. I think that the games over that period will finally show where the Broncos fit in mid-major football.

  • Truth about BSU
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:16 p.m.

    BSU never...NEVER Plays a tough schedule so they are always having a winning season. The teams they play are less than tough and therefore BSU keeps their players injury free and less damaged than real conference's players. Be Honest everyone the WAC is really a DIV II - Bowl sub-series conference... BSU = Lucky fat fish in a really small pond.

    Doncos... play a consistently tough schedule and see how that beats you down and see how you would be mediocre at best in the MWC.

    By the way Utah State will take you down this year and your lie will be over.

    As far as Utah's QB selection. I think they have three awesome people to choose from. Loucks is the master of short distance runs and adaptability to any play. I don't know about the others play.

  • RE: Whittingham Strategy 3;57 p
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    It's obvious that most yewts have not read the morning paper about all of the players suspended or ineligible to play this year. Your more "talented players" need to take remedial math to qualify to be playing on the field.

  • reddog
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:19 p.m.

    Dont worry so much about our quarterback, ybu fan - its defense that wins. Remember that Ratliff won in provo.

  • It Kills Me.....
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:21 p.m.

    How uncreative BYU fans are. Every year there is one insult that keeps coming back..... First, and I think everyone knows this one, Harline is still open. Yup, sure is. His cell phone kiosk at the mall is still open, regular hours and some holidays. The next, Collie is still open. Sounds STRANGELY familiar to the previous year's chant. And that brings us to THIS year's comment. That Utah only has a good team every 4 years. How many BYU fans have latched onto this gem? Apparently the TDS is starting to see the national pundits selecting Utah as a top program (CBS- #10 in the past decade, ESPN- #17 pick in top 40) and is getting jealous! Good luck vs. Oklahoma, zoobies. Try not to embarrass the conference. 66-17, Oklahoma.

  • Jimmy
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:21 p.m.

    Obviously BSU fan is an idiot, but one thing hasn't been mentioned yet. I believe it is MUCH easier to go undefeated in the WAC than it is in the MWC. I think BYU, Utah, and TCU would all go undefeated in the WAC most years, maybe one loss at most. No way does BSU dominate in the MWC like they have in the WAC.

  • RE: Inferior Ute Fans
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:31 p.m.

    Apparently you're unfamiliar with how it works. Like it or not, Utah and BYU are intertwined and always will be. Look at the great rivalries in college football. I challenge you to go to an Ohio State or Michigan message board and not see derogatory comments about the other team. Same with Auburn-Alabama, or any of the others. Part of the fun of being a fan is HATING the rival. So get off your high horse and stop being so myopic. I could play the same stupid "game" you recommend by going to BYU articles and finding digs against Utah. Besides, BYU sucks and as you've beautifully shown, it's fans are very arrogant and easy to make fun of!

  • whatever
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Those three QBs look more like basketball players, all kinda skinny. They don't look very happy either. They probably looked back at what happened after the 2004 season and know it's going to be a down year.

    I can't believe all of the repeat comments that yoot fans posted about having been in TWO not ONE BCS game. On second thought, maybe I can believe it. Please continue showing your intelligence by posting another 50-100 similar comments.

    I'm not too sure that finding a starting QB is Whitt's top priority. I think his top priority is being a pitchman for that company that rents ATVs and other fun toys and also renting them himself to create lots of great memories with his family. Hey, don't jump on my case I'm just telling you what he said.

    Geez, quite a few freshmen were listed in this article as new starters. Four losses for utah this year. Maybe even five.

  • Haha great pic
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Corbin needs to share some of his donuts with Jordan Wynn

  • Good Every 4 Years???
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:36 p.m.

    If Utah has a "good" team every 4 years, I guess BYU hasn't had a "good" team since 1984.

    Way to destroy your own team by trying to attack your rival.

    Guess that BYU education is showing through.

  • RE: RE: Whittingham Strategy
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:36 p.m.

    Let's see.... reading the morning paper..... not seeing anything about suspended players...... Hmm.... One player not able to play due to academic reasons....... Three players day-to-day.......Nothing else......

    But thanks for trying. Too bad links aren't allowed, you could post your version of the "morning paper" where all of this mystical information is contained.

  • Re: Poor "jelly head" You
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    I told you once to get off the comment sections if you can't say something intelligent. Go back to your couch and put the video game controller back in your hand. You comment in the trib and in the des news and you are just as uninformed in both. you don't even have to sign your real name and it is apparent. Tell your boss at Arby's that there is no more 15 minute breaks for you. Love, itsajelly

  • Boise Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:40 p.m.

    I guess the best way to approach this Boise (BYU) fan is to say....nobody cares.

    Your team had a dream season a few years ago, beat a below average Oklahoma team by a point, and lost to the 2nd place MWC team last year. You play in the WORST conference in America, hands down. National Title? Hahahahahahaha. You play 1 game this year, Oregon, a team you held on to beat last year when their 4th string walk-on QB started. After that you play the worst schedule in America. Boise fans had better hope that TCU/BYU/Utah all lose more than 1 game, because a 1-loss MWC team would be invited to a BCS game before an undefeated BSU would.

    Time to step up and play someone Boise. All you've proven is you can continually beat up the garbage in the WAC. Had you been in the MWC last year, you'd have lost 2-3 games and battled BYU for 3rd place.

  • Ute's in need of QB
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:43 p.m.

    The Ute QB position is still open. And so are all of BYU's receivers when they play the Ute’s.

    When its true, its true.

  • re: 4:17PM
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:43 p.m.

    You mean like Manaese Tonga, who was suspended last year for flunking classes and is now being welcomed back to the Y? Or the DT you had to kick out of school this summer because of grades? Or the recruit from Vegas who is "redshirting" this year after picking up TWO DUI's in the last year?

    It must be nice living in the bubble and being so oblivious.

  • re: whatever
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:47 p.m.

    Wow, doesn't BYU teach a basic reading class anymore? Exactly ZERO freshman will be starting for Utah this year. A few redshirt's will be backups, the rest will be returning starters and players who were backups last year.

    You really shouldn't post before having your mom check your comment. It makes you sound very unintelligent to spout blatantely false statements.

  • RE: GO! NEWTS!
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    The Utes have a good team every 3-4 years? Although I could argue injury years, etc, I won't. What I will ask is if BYU enjoys 4 straight Las Vegas Bowls enough to trade those appearances for 2 BCS games sandwiched by a couple of mediocre bowls, similar in national stature to the Las Vegas Bowl? By the way, since Coach Whit came along, you remember, the same guy you tried so hard to hire, the Utes are undefeated in Bowl games, to include a whipping of Alabama. How does that 2-2 record in the Las Vegas Bowl against the dregs of the Pac 10 feel? In fact, the Utes have an 8 game winning bowl streak, that includes 2 BCS games. Since December of 1999, the Utes are undefeated in bowl games, while BYU is a lowly 2-4.

    In fact, before BYU starts spouting off that they're one of the best in the nation, how about helping carry the banner of the conference in bowl season, or maybe focus on just trying to unseat the Utes as the best in the state?

  • It Kills Me..... Update
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:57 p.m.

    I posted at 4:21 that BYU fans have had one insult each year for the past three regarding Utah. Notice "Ute's in need of a QB" at 4:43. Recognize the insult? It's from the previous two years!!!! Apparently he didn't get this year's cougar club memo, that the insult of choice is, "Utah only has a good year every fourth year". But at least it validates the fact that BYU fans enjoy living in the past!!!

  • Only U
    Aug. 5, 2009 4:59 p.m.

    Boise Fan...2004 Utes went undefeated...and were the first non-BCS in the party - beat Pitt. Utes 2-0, Wac 1-1. Your offense looked less than impressive against TCU last year. The WAC sucks and the overall conference rating will never allow for a NC. The broncos are good but the MWC had 2 teams finish in the top 10 last year...one ended your season and the other ended ranked 2nd with a win over former No. 1 Alabama. Even BYU ended up ranked and they can't stop a real team.

  • Oregon duck fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:01 p.m.

    I can't wait till the Ute’s come to Eugene. Who ever the QB is, I hope they like a beat down.

  • RE Ute's in need of QB
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:05 p.m.

    Hey you're right! I think they were open about five times last year! Wait....

    Quest for Interceptions

  • BSU
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:05 p.m.

    I can hardly wait to play Utah again. Remind me, when was the last time Utah beat BSU???

    Aaaaaaaah - silence is golden!

  • re: Utes in need of QB
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:14 p.m.

    The BYU WR's were open because the Utah defense was busy catching passes from Maxie and running the other direction.

    When it's true, it's true

  • re: BSU
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:29 p.m.

    How'd that TCU game go for you last year? You know, the team Utah beat?

    1-4.

    Know what that is? It's Boise's record in Bowl games the last 5 years.

    Yeah your best football team every beat up on the Utes a few years ago. Sadly, that might be the last good win you had!

  • TDS fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:37 p.m.

    I'll admit the past 5 years, Utah deserves to be looked at as the better program. But growing up in Utah's back yard and having the chance to go to any Utah game...BYU by far takes the cake as the better team with tradition, fans, stadium, environment, and all around football. Utah deserves this, but it won't last forever. BYU will always be the rock. I love football and can't wait for Sept 4.
    Let's go Cougars!

  • Are there no news sites that,...
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:45 p.m.

    cover Boise State?

  • UT County School Kids Rebelling
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    Q: Why are all the Utah County elementary school kids ticked off?

    A: Because their principals keep intercepting all the Hall Passes!

  • re: Anonymous | 3:22 p.m. Aug. 5
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:49 p.m.

    'I don't think utah has it's head out of the clouds yet, this team no matter who starts is a third place team at best in the MWC. Whit has not proven to be consistent at all plus he's breaking in a new D and O coordinator. The team is living on the past. The Sugar was sweet but it's just empty filler."

    I'm a BYU fan, but Whit is incredibly consistent. The common factor in both of Utah's undefeated seasons is Whit. The common factor from now until the McBride years, which totally turned around a program which was mediocre at best, inconsistent for sure, and horrible for many years, is Whit.

    You take Whit out of the Carpetbagger years, and the Carpetbagger would still be having roller coster years at Utah instead of collecting the big check at Florida.

  • just gotta say..
    Aug. 5, 2009 5:49 p.m.

    .. yall should go check out the story under SPORTS: BYU that talks about the BYU grad breaking stereotypes. She's an ex Zoobie head cheerleader. WOW! that's one reason not to go to a zoobie football game. I'd rather look at the Bronco cheerleaders for 4 quarters!!

  • Living in the pac 10
    Aug. 5, 2009 6:04 p.m.

    I came accross this post after doing a google search for Utah Utes. After reading all the comments left by Ute fans. I have come to the conclusion that you’re not all very nice. You'r kind of lame fans.

  • SBU
    Aug. 5, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    Bring it on Utes. Until you beat us, you got nothing!

  • re: SBU
    Aug. 5, 2009 6:48 p.m.

    Who is us? Wildcats? Aggies? oh Cougars you say? Please! Cougs- Win a BCS game for the conference at some point or better yet win a bowl game against a quality opponent, or even better- win a bowl game your supposed to win- and do it convincingly- against someone better than the PAC 10's 4th best team.
    Honestly, I and many Ute fans like me hope you beat OK, FSU and do well in the conference. But until then.... stop printing T-shirts exclaiming your dominance and branding your program as elite. Elite happens on the field. Just win baby!

  • Re: Living in the Pac-10
    Aug. 5, 2009 7:22 p.m.

    Wow buddy. Why are you reading UTAH posts. Get a life...Utah would dominate your silly one team (USC) conference as well.

    GO UTES

  • Urban Meyer
    Aug. 5, 2009 7:26 p.m.

    Utah will be good but they cant make it in the SEC. Also I am the only one who can keep The U of U ranked two seasons in a row, so set your standards a little lower.

  • Lavell
    Aug. 5, 2009 7:40 p.m.

    Lavell always said, If you have a QB challenge, you really dont have a QB. I am afraid he is right on with this Ute team.

  • Observer in Neb
    Aug. 5, 2009 7:53 p.m.

    yewtzzz

    stop saying the mwc is that much better than the wac. in the national perspective they are one in the same.

    so get off your high hourse.

    last time I knew, bsu destroyed on your own field!

  • Re: boise fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 8:58 p.m.

    great win over OU but you hardly killed them, thought the game went into OT...great game!

    Also, the UTES have played in two BCS bowl games beating Pitt in the 2004 Fiesta finishing undefeated and then beating Alabama last year. Great wins for sure as yours was also. Hawaii was a pretender, that game wasn't even close...

  • Husker
    Aug. 5, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    Nebraska will win the BCS championship this year. The WAC and MWC are mid (low) level conferences and always will be. There are high school teams in TX that would win out in both conferences. Zoobies, Yewts, Smurfs what sissy names given by their sissy rivals. HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'd laugh if it weren't so pathetic!

  • yewttzzzz
    Aug. 5, 2009 9:47 p.m.

    the 20,000 ute fans

    and the other 20,000 that show up every 4 years come up and play on the smurf turf.....

  • max
    Aug. 5, 2009 9:53 p.m.

    Nebraska football died when Tom Osborne left. They are a second rate Big XII program now and would be a middle of the pack MWC team battling it out with Colorado State and New Mexico.
    The would be the #2 team in the WAC because everyone on the WAC except BSU is mediocre to awful.

  • BSU rules Utah
    Aug. 5, 2009 10:04 p.m.

    Did you forget, the last BSU came to SLC - we thump a weak Utah team and wipe your face all over the field that day. We would clean up the MWC because good teams will consistantly be good, not just every four years... and before that, who know how long it was before yoU had a decent team. LOL

  • RE: Observer in Nebraska
    Aug. 5, 2009 10:23 p.m.

    Thanks for for the "national" commentary from the ghost of football past in NoWhere Nebraska. You guys are on the weak side of the Big XII and still can't even wish for a title or a BSC bowl. Question: home many BSC bowls has Utah been to in the past 5 years. Answer: 2. How many Big XII North team have been to BSC bowls in the past decade? The Big XII North is just the WAC of the big XII except you don't even have anyone as good as BSU. Thank UT and OU for all your BCS $ and pray that you will someday return to glory.

  • Re: BSU rules Utah
    Aug. 5, 2009 10:53 p.m.

    BSU: Play somebody!! One game a year with a top 25 team proves nothing. BTW... you lost to the #2 MWC team last year so - a team that had played REAL top 25 teams in Texas, Utah, and BYU. You beat Utah once in a down year after they had lost their top players and to the NFL and had lost most of their coaching staff as head coaches to Florida and UNLV. Just because you beat Utah once a few years ago doesn't really matter much today.

  • 2009?
    Aug. 5, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    What is up with a story about a 2009 team? No 1984? No 1990?

    Oh, THAT'S RIGHT- this story is about UTAH, who is worth writing about this decade. If this story were about BYU, it would be about a team from two or three decades ago.

    I'm hoping Terrance Cain is the real deal.

    Go Utes!!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 5, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    ok lets end all this discussion about BCS games blah blah blah FLORIDA 2 national championships in 3 years Utah-0 Boise-0 thank you try again
    oh ya Florida goes undefeated and wins games by average of 40 this year so make in 3NC in 4 years

  • RE: Boise State Fan
    Aug. 5, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    The little yewts are such a JOKE!!!!!!

    BS would mop you the same as Southern Baptist whipped your basketball team.

    It's too bad we aren't playing you right at the first and then you would be 0 and 3 after the first three games!!!!

  • Re: 2009?
    Aug. 5, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    You're the "only team worth talking about this decade," and yet here you are hoping that Terrance Cain is the real deal?

    That's kind of depressing, really.

  • BYU + BSU = #@%!
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:11 a.m.

    Wow, BYU fans and BSU fans must REALLY like this article about the Utes since they can't stop posting about it! The more you run your mouths the more you make your schools look stupid.

    I'm surprised that those of you calling Louks fat were able to push the potato chips aside for a few minutes to go type some words on the keyboard.

    The dude runs a 4.4 in the 40. You can't do that if you're fat. If Louks is fat then Max Hall is a Sumo Wrestler. Get a grip on reality people.

  • Re: Observer in Neb
    Aug. 6, 2009 1:37 a.m.

    Haha ... you're one to talk. In the eyes of the Big 12 South (and rest of the nation), the Big 12 North is no different than the MWC and WAC.

    p.s. Use grammar and spell check before you post so we can understand your drivel.

  • que te importa
    Aug. 6, 2009 3:55 a.m.

    So i heard a funny story a bit ago about a u of u football player. rumor has it that after summer work outs he started to watch videos of the offense byu should run this coming year. He got nervous about it and asked coach W if maybe he should get moved to offense so he wouldn't get hurt by byu or just let him finish his playing days and become a part of the coaching staff. Anyone else heard this?? honestly?

  • DUH
    Aug. 6, 2009 4:45 a.m.

    Some great comments and some really stupid comments.

  • Utah-BYU-Boise
    Aug. 6, 2009 5:01 a.m.

    Utah had a tremendous season last year - acknowledged by this BYU fan. I think the Utes deserved a spot in the National championship game. They did what champions do - beat all their opponents.

    BYU had a good season. Most teams (including BYU) consider 10 wins a successful season. But, for most BYU fans, if you don't win the conference and you get beat by Utah then you're disappointed. I'm sure Ute fans feel the same way.

    Boise - I feel for you. You're in the same situation that BYU was in during the 80's. You beat nearly everyone, but don't get the respect because of your conference and lack of press coverage around the country. Yes, you lost to TCU... but that was a top 10 team - no shame in that.

    It cracks me up to see Ute fans beat down BYU fans for their education?? Hmmm... I wonder where Kyle got his education? There is more BYU influence on the Utah coaching staff than most Ute fans would like to acknowledge. It's great to have the BYU-Utah rivalry mean something again with two really good teams competing against eachother.

  • 4 years vs. 25 Years
    Aug. 6, 2009 7:10 a.m.

    Front and center on the national stage:
    2004 and 2008
    vs.
    1996 and 1984


  • RE: Boise Fan
    Aug. 6, 2009 7:31 a.m.

    boise fan | 2:01 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009
    BY THE WAY the broncos will go 13-0 this yr and be the first non bcs team to win the bcs title, so utah your sugar bowl wont mean squat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    --------

    Yes indeed right before Smurfett becomes the 2009 Boise homecoming queen.

    This isn't 1984 when a WAC team playing in a weak conference wins a title. See today SOS counts, your about 25+ years late.

  • re: BSU rules Utah
    Aug. 6, 2009 7:58 a.m.

    You're forgeting some very important facts. Boise lost to the SECOND place MWC team last year, on a neutral field.

    Boise would have been fighting BYU for 3rd place in the MWC last year.

    Enjoy the cushy JV league you play in, because if you stepped up to the MWC, you showed last year what we can expect.

  • Depressing
    Aug. 6, 2009 8:08 a.m.

    Re: 2009? | 11:57 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009
    You're the "only team worth talking about this decade," and yet here you are hoping that Terrance Cain is the real deal?

    That's kind of depressing, really.
    ----------

    Depressing is when you have to print "Quest for Perfection" t-shirts in the PRESEASON just to fit in with what Utah has done now twice in the post-season.

    Depressing is when a Jr from a 3-A high school Heaps is throwing press conferences and talking about titles when the fact is a 0-12 Washington has a better chance at the title then ANY non-BCS team.

  • que te importa
    Aug. 6, 2009 8:12 a.m.

    que te importa | 3:55 a.m. Aug. 6, 2009

    Yes its true just like fairies and unicorns and BYU's 2009 Quest for Perfection.

  • RE: que te importa
    Aug. 6, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    So with this 'story' you heard, did the person you heard it from mention where Utah got tape of the offense BYU 'should' run? Looks like either the person who lied to you or you in your efforts to make Utah look bad, overlooked one important detail.

  • QB Situation is Ute's Downfall
    Aug. 6, 2009 8:53 a.m.

    Whit made the right decision to keep all 3 QBs pushing and working hard. But it is inevitable that by sharing reps this month the eventual starter will have a big learning curve this season. The Ute's will be solid but still a step behind TCU and Utah largely due to a brand new QB.

    BYU has the advantage of a senior QB who will take every meaningful fall camp snap. However, next season the Cougars will be in exactly the same QB dilemma the Ute's are in now while the Utes will have an experienced QB.

    Regarding BSU - it's true they do not play a strong schedule. But let's all be careful about ripping them too quickly. Prior to the TCU game last season BSU was something like 7-0 against MWC teams including a couple of recent spankings of BYU and Utah. They are an excellent program end of story.

  • re: que te importa
    Aug. 6, 2009 9:14 a.m.

    Actually I did hear a similar version of that story, but you're not quite on to the facts. After reviewing the tapes from last years BYU game, coach Whit was bombarded with requests from DT's, Linebackers, and players on offense, to move to either a position in the seconardy or one of the DE spots.

    They figured that with Maxie still at the Y, their best shot of being spotlighted during the BYU game was to get in a spot that Max was likely to throw passes to.

    Of course during the actual film session it was difficult to hear or speak, as the players were overcome with laughter watching Max complete passes to guys in RED jerseys, and watching Matt Asiata throw more TD's than Max did.

  • To BSU FAN
    Aug. 6, 2009 9:17 a.m.

    Check your facts first Utah went to the BCS Twice 2004 and last year and won both by a big margin and BYU has a National Championship so take your WAC talk somewhere else.

  • Here's the thing....
    Aug. 6, 2009 9:19 a.m.

    while BYU has had a good, highly publicized recruiting year (it helps sell tickets, good work by the Cougar marketing team again), Utah has had recruits who were bound for other schools falling into their laps after the Sugar Bowl win. If you look closely the kids they're signing were recruited by the PAC 10 schools and are choosing UTAH. It's not like in the past when they had to pound the pavement with dozens of top recruits to get just one to sign, now they have their much more of a chance to pick and choose the best players and it will translate onto the field. The new OC and DC will have very little impact, it will be the top notch recruits coming in as a result of the Sugar Bowl who will make the difference.

  • It'll takes a Y grad
    Aug. 6, 2009 10:05 a.m.

    I think utah will be ok after all they are coached by a BYU graduate and former player. The Y really is the big brother in the state. You're welcome Utah.

  • To it'll take a Y grad
    Aug. 6, 2009 10:45 a.m.

    Yes, how bitter you must feel. The coach the Y past up on to get their "coach", goes to Utah and continues to do nothing but win bowl games. Hey BYU have fun in the Vegas Bowl again.

  • Re: BYU vs BSU
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    Times this article by about 1,267 and that is what most BYU articles look like except with 4/5 of the comments coming from Ute fans.

    Welcome to our lives.

  • UU grad & Phins fan
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:40 a.m.

    re: boise fan | 2:01 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009

    //MWC-2008 UTAH BEAT AN OVER RATED ALABAMA TEAM THAT BOISE WOULD HAVE DOMINATED,//

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda, didn't. Darn it!

    And the smurf turfers and to use trickeration to beat the true overrated team. Then, they had to turn everyone's stomach by having the RB propose to his cheerleader GF.

    Bama's only weaknesses were a coach who refused to adapt and a noodle armed QB.

  • Bender Rodriguez
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:44 a.m.

    re: RE: Whittingham Strategy 3;57 p | 4:17 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009

    Gee! Maybe they can get all the future CPA's on TDS to tutor them.

  • re: It'll takes a Y grad
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:45 a.m.

    And you're welcome for the $1.2 MILLION that Utah has passed down the ladder to each of the other MWC conference teams who can't get to a BCS game themselves. Including BYU.

    You're welcome for Utah funding your recent renovation to the field in LES with our BCS money.

    That's some little brother. Wish my little brother would hand down MILLIONS of dollars to me.

    Why would coach Whit choose little brother over big brother?

    Simple, he didn't.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:46 a.m.

    re: RE: Inferior Ute Fans | 4:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009

    Amen. Though, I would have added USC/UCLA & Texas/OU to the lost but the point was made.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:49 a.m.

    re: Ute's in need of QB | 4:43 p.m. Aug. 5, 2009

    Its funny that there is always competition for the U QB spot and there is always an anointed one for TDS. Yet, the U is currently the better program.

    Coincedence or not?

  • re: Re: BYU vs BSU
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:51 a.m.

    Silly Cougar fans. Posts #5, 6 & 7 on this Utah article are from BYU fans hating on the Utes.

    Y fans who constantely think they are above the rest of the sports world. Who think their program is really more highly regarded outside of the bubble than it is.

    Welcome to our lives.

    FYI - Boise has also accomplished your "Quest," while you have not.

    FYI - Article about the "Golden Boy" Jake Heaps has 120 comments, roughly the same as this article.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 6, 2009 11:53 a.m.

    re: Re: BYU vs BSU | 11:17 a.m. Aug. 6, 2009

    A zoob w/ a martyr complex or are you just playing the victim card? Boo hoo! I feel so bad for you?

    Here's a piece of advice: Its the nail that sticks out furthest that gets hammered down the most.

  • Mike Johnson Fallon NV
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:00 p.m.

    Utah's 2004 breaking into the BCS, despite the quality of the opponent, was more meaningful than the 2006 BSU, 2007 Hawaii, and 2008 Utes. That is because it was under the old rules with only 2 at large bids and a non-BCS conference champion needing to be in the top 6 to get in. Under the current rules, in effect since 2006 there are 4 at large bids and a non-BCS conference champion needs to only be in the top 12.

    Because it is unlikely that four of the six BCS conferences will have two qualified teams for the BCS, it is even possible for a non-BCS conference champion to get in as an at large bid in the top 16.

    2004 and 2008 not only have Utah going undefeated and beating a BCS conference champion in a BCS bowl game, but Boise State was undefeated going into their bowl game each year, but lost close games in the Liberty Bowl to Louisville in 2004 (44-40) and the Poinsetta Bowl to TCU in 2008 (17-16).

    I continue to favor the WAC and MWC champions playing, winner to the BCS loser to Las Vegas.

  • zack
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:00 p.m.

    i agree with boise fans to an extent. they did beat utah. but that was the year they beat everybody. ill give you that. but in the past season utah was the better team. it would be great if the NC game this year was between an undefeated utah, boise team. now that would be something worth watching. utah and boise are the only two schools who deserve to talk about being part of the bcs considering they are the only two who have actually won a bcs game from a non bcs conference. kudos to byus nc in 84, but sorry this is 2009 not 84. step up your game and get out of vegas before bashing these two schools, theyve risen the bar for all conferences, bcs or non bcs. about the qb situation. all 3 are better than johnson was, if thats so, id be worried if i were utahs oponents this season. should be great, hopefully byu can rep the mwc in dallas.
    Go Utes

  • Actually
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:07 p.m.

    Coach Whit passed up on BYU. He was offered the job and turned it down to stay at the U. Thanks Coach Whit!

  • Mike Johnson Fallon NV
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:12 p.m.

    To: Inferior Ute Fans

    >>>Here's a fun game for anyone to play. Read any article that talks about the Utes but doesn't mention the Cougars. Then go to the 'Comments' and see how long it takes for a U fan to reference the Cougars. The longest it has taken me is 7 comments.

    You picked an interesting threat to make this comment. BYU isn't mentioned until the 9th comment here and that in a positive manner that BYU is going to be good this year.

    On another note, it appears that Boise State has no worthy rivals in their own conference and their fans are coming on here trying to create a rivalry between Utah and Boise State. I wonder how many Ute fans post on Boise papers.

    In my mind, other than football--which Boise State has been a good team for several years--Boise State is a mirror of Weber State. Similar size schools in terms of faculty, students, and campus size. Similar academnic programs. Parallel histories. Similar sized metro areas. A significant branch campus in a neighboring county. In my mind, a Utah-BSU rivalry is like a Utah-Weber State rivalry.

  • re: 4 years vs 25 years
    Aug. 6, 2009 12:26 p.m.

    Man, are you wacked. Typical hyper-myopic yoot fan perspective.

  • RE: re: 4 years vs 25 years
    Aug. 6, 2009 1:45 p.m.

    re: 4 years vs 25 years | 12:26 p.m. Aug. 6, 2009
    Man, are you wacked. Typical hyper-myopic yoot fan perspective.

    ----------

    Utah's every 4 year vs. BYU every 13-25 years argument is a hyper-myopic perspective? Don't think so, its reality.

    Correct me if I am wrong but in your great years winning 10+ wins and winning the MWC yet losing in your annul Vegas Bowl won't get you national respect.

    To prove this point CBS Sportsline and ESPN in the BCS era has Utah #10 & #17 and BYU #23 & #27.

    Sure we can go back 20-30 years but that's irrelevant in this era. BYU WAS the best program in the State in 80s but no more.

  • RE: Actually 12:07
    Aug. 6, 2009 2:39 p.m.

    He has lowerd his standards.

  • Sounds like
    Aug. 6, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    Kyle is having second thoughts about naming Loucks as the starter. He probably thinks Loucks spent more time telling the local media how good he is and that the job was his, instead of working out.

  • Wow
    Aug. 6, 2009 3:32 p.m.

    It is amazing that an article about an 18-21 year old QB to be elicits so much anger and hatred. Most of us who post on these boards have never even played beyond High School sports. FACT: Every single article involving Utah or BYU whether is regarding a coach, player, stadium, administrator, etc. always involves abusive, offensive, off-topic, misrepresentative comments.
    Maybe everyone would be a little less stressed out if we didn't get so worked up over what is to take place. Let the players on the field do the talking. I honestly feel that we should have some sort of battle royal cage style fighting outside of LES and RES whenever the game is to be played at that particular stadium. That way we could get some of the pent of frustration from both sides of the rivalry out and we all might just live longer in the process. Just my two cents.

  • re: Sounds like
    Aug. 6, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    Nobody has been named the starter. Not after last season, not before spring ball, not after spring ball, not during the summer, and not before camp opened.

    Get your facts straight before you chime in please.

  • Crimson Club
    Aug. 6, 2009 5:58 p.m.

    I was just at the last practice and have to say that from what I saw the advantage goes to Jordan Wynn. Jordan was head and shoulders above Louks and Cain in terms of accuracy, completions and reading the defense. However, Cain had a couple of impressive runs.

    It will be very interesting to see how this pans out. Utah hasn't started a true freshman at quarterback since the 1940's. It may be a real interesting year at quarterback!

  • BSu Fans
    Aug. 6, 2009 6:01 p.m.

    I love reading these posts from supposed Boise State fans. "Boise State is going to go 13-0 this season." So Boise fans, are you going to print quest for perfection t-shirts too? Pride goeth before the fall ring a bell? Any time you expect perfection you need to expect disappointment. Such as a 3 loss season.

  • Not convinced :Coach Whit
    Aug. 6, 2009 9:55 p.m.

    We are really going to see how good Whit really is, he has been riding the coattails of what Urban Myer built and Brian Johnson bailing him out. I am not yet convinced he is that great of a coach. The Utes had alot go there way last year and easily could of lost to at least TCU and Oregon state. Both TCU and Oregon state blew those games and should of won,utah wont get those breaks this year and without Johnson to lead them on last minute drives, it will be extremely difficult for the utes to come close to even matching what they did last year

  • Middle guy
    Aug. 7, 2009 9:09 a.m.

    So true, I hope he gets the job! He'll snap in half by the first hungry Aggie to touch him!

  • Hey that was a great idea!
    Aug. 7, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    12:00 pme Aug 6

    MWC champs vs WAC champs for bid to a BCS game! What an awesome idea. That game should be the Vegas bowl! Winner to BCS and loser to Humanitarian Bowl.

    about Boise being like Weber State - No Way! Boise is much better in all sports. The Boise metropoliton area is much larger than Ogden (and a whole lot nicer too.)

  • Re: Actually
    Aug. 7, 2009 6:38 p.m.

    When coach Whitt made his choice between Utah and BYU he didn't look back, he looked forward and saw where each program was going and that's why he chose Utah.

    Provo Ute

  • re: Not convinced :Coach Whit
    Aug. 7, 2009 9:41 p.m.

    Please! Only fifth year Seniors were left from Urban Meyer's tenure! The team that killed Alabama was basically all Coach Whit's! If you want to talk about riding coattails, one could say that Urban Meyer was the one to do it. He wasn't in Utah long enough to recruit anybody. He pretty well excelled on McBride's recruits. Last year's Florida team was almost all Urban Meyer recruits for the first time. Both have shown they can win based on their own recruiting talent.

  • Utey
    Aug. 9, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    Everyone talking about the picture and Louks being fat cannot be real Ute fans. That is an old picture, take from before spring ball! Used in an article way back then! I am sure Louks has been working hard to get on pounds because he is a small guy but I promise there is no way he has a belly!

  • Ernest T. Bass
    Aug. 10, 2009 8:19 a.m.

    To Utey,

    I believe it's called a Muffin Top.