The future of football in Utah, is Utah.I'm guessing 10-2 record,
certainly with no losses to any "non-AQ" teams.
My prediction is 8-4 with losses at USC, Pittsburgh, Arizona State and
California. Losing to BYU would feel like losing to Utah State. Not going to
You have to be kidding. Utah would cancel the game with BYU (just like they did
with Boise State) just to avoid another loss if they could. They are going to
get a heaping tablespoon of beat in sept.
6-6 and the vegas bowl
Alterego,6-6 helecopter bowlor11-1
however it pans out; this will be Utah's toughest season ever. 8-4 would
be a good season. Anything more would be a bonus.I see there are
those who still have a TDS inferiority complex. Probably won't change soon.I predict they will lose the BYU game by at least 10.
I think every Utah fan hopes we go 11-1 and play for a Rose Bowl berth. If
Jordan Wynn plays 100%, our running backs pan out, and the secondary is strong
(which it always is at Utah) There is a definite possibility to have a great
season.No predictions for me. Just one Utah fan who is excited for
the priviledge to watch the Utes to take on such a great league.Go
UTES!!!! The future is Rosey!!
Larry Scott's interview on a San Diego Sports radio program proves how highly
regarded Utah is in the PAC-12.Question: The PAC-10 had always been
considered a strong conference of very respected teams. Does the addition of
these two teams make the PAC-12 conference more prestigious?Scott:
Not really.So, Utah is nothing more than a place-filler to make a
championship game possible.
I'm optimistic about the Utes, overall, and very excited to see some great games
and new traditions in the Pac-12, but to think that this team is going to waltz
in and go 10-2 or 9-3 is a little too optimistic, I believe. I'm a die-hard Ute
fan, but I think we need to consider that Utah is not as deep as most of the
Pac-12 teams and doesn't yet have the full impact of the newly-garnered Pac-12
recruiting prowess. It will take time to develop that depth. Wynn
has a lot to prove after struggling the entire second half of the season last
year (anyone remember the TCU, Notre Dame, and BYU games, in particular?) and
the backup QB situation is tenuous. However, I love the new talent coming in,
the addition of Chow, the pro-style offense that is geared more for a QB like
Wynn, and the fact that Whittingham is still the head guy. He knows how to
win.Finally, I caution fellow Ute fans about dismissing BYU. They
will always be THE major rival and a tough competitor, even without conference
Oh Vegas, you do make a fine whine from your sour, sour grapes!
Vegas,A credible post if ever there was one.
Utah is scaring a lot of people in the Pac right now. They are well coached
from top to bottom. Their recruiting has been stellar. Coach Whittingham has
them in perfect position to make a run at the PAC and possibly the BCS. And
before any snarky comments come my way let me qualify my statements: I bleed
blue, Cougar blue. As a high school coach, I've been able to observe both BYU
and Utah this year. They'll both give us great football in the state for years
UW fan here. Utah is hardly space filler. They may take the South Division
outright. Those in the know will nod their heads; ignorant clowns will say it
is because the PAC-12 is a weak conference. I believe that the USC game will be
an interesting test. USC will be out coached and I also believe the emotional
factors will be with Utah. Unfortunately, USC's offense is much more potent
(talent wise) than Utah's offense. Defensively, I might have to give Utah the
edge. they are well coached with good athletes, whereas USC's defense, despite
having a who's who of highly recruited talent, was pretty inconsistent last
year. I think I read somewhere that they were pretty weak against the pass. My
Dawgs beat'em last year in LA. Anyway, your Fall pratices start on Thursday!
(Huskies start next week on the 8th). First year of the new PAC-12 is here!
Why do we have to go to the Denver post to get decent Utah articles? Desnews
needs to step up their game as far as stories on the Utes are concerned.
Vegas and Chris Bryant,With a conference that already includes
Oregon and Stanford, who are both in the top 10 if not the top 5 currently, and
the tradition and multiple national championships of the likes of USC and
others, of course Utah is not going to add to the prestige that already existed
for the Pac-10. However, to say that Utah doesn't add value to the conference
as the top BCS buster in the country (more wins against BCS teams than any other
non-BCS school up to this point) is ignorant.The future is very
bright at Utah. Obviously, there will be some growing pains now that the
program is eating at the big boys' table. But wouldn't you rather have the Rose
Bowl to shoot for every year, rather than the mighty Las Vegas Bowl (or worse)
as the MWC champ or an independent?
Chris B and KamUteStart getting your excuses ready for the beatdown
your Utes will suffer on Sept. 17. (We all know how Chrissy's predictions go in
regards to BYU). I predict that on Sept. 18, while sitting on a 1-2 record with
defeats to USC and BYU, some Ute faithful will already begin the call for
Wittingham's and Chow's heads.
@LehiUteI guess my sarcasm wasn't thick enough for you to catch
@ KamUte | 10:59 a.m. Aug. 1, 2011 Interesting. I say 8 wins but w/
losses to USC, Pitt, UAz, & Oregon St.Then a trip to the
Utah had a couple of good seasons, but now it's back to reality:Utah
6-6 - with a humiliating loss to BYUBYU 10-2THE
university of Utah is indeed Brigham Young University!
There are way too many questions concerning Jordan Wynn to expect anything
better than a 7-5 record this year.
Two interesting news articles today:#1 Two Utah Students were
awarded Fullbright scholarships.#2 BYU was again named the nation's
#1 stone cold sober university.
@DutchmanWell, we now know there are 2 sober Utes.
Re: VegasNice comments from an obvious jealous little brother!!
This jealousy thing is thrown around about as much as a trillion dollars in a
budget debate in Washington D.C.There's very little a BYU fan would
be jealous of, especially going to Las Vegas each year.
All this needless banter with BYU fans.........? I think Utah should curtail the
BYU games after 2012. There are a ton of more worthwhile schools the Utes can
play against on the east coast. We shouldn't play ALL our games against west
coast programs. Go Utes!
"There's very little a BYU fan would be jealous of, especially going to Las
Vegas each year."Wasn't it byu that went to the vegas bowl four
years in a row? You probably shouldn't bash the bowl game that defines your
team. You speak of Utah going to the Vegas bowl each year based on
your prediction alone and nothing else. Yet byu has gone to the vegas bowl four
years in a row. The only reason they didn't go to the vegas bowl this year was
because they weren't good enough. They went to a lesser bowl. You
should think your comments through a little bit more.
mgr63"I think Utah should curtail the BYU games after 2012.
There are a ton of more worthwhile schools the Utes can play against on the east
coast."Wishful thinking.Just be grateful BYU isn't
demanding a two-for-one to play in that cute little stadium on the hill.
KHUtah defined the Las Vegas as a place PAC 12 teams go to get
destroyed -- see Oregon, Oregon State, and Utah.
Can the byu/Utah game end after this year, please? It has to be the most
annoying rivalry in sports.
@anti BCSBigger and better times for the Utes. Playing BYU isn't
prestigious anymore, yesterday's news, so why do it? The Utes have moved into
the big time. Enjoy all those WAC home games.......yawn.
Go to any of the sports boards and see how many football fans despise BYU
fans......sad. Utah should say goodbye and good luck.
Anti Bcs The tiny little stadium has been sold out for 5 straight
years. The tiny little stadium is already sold out this year. The tiny little stadium will expand multiple times to over 70,000 as the
local fence sitters want the better product and the locals that move into our
community adopt the team that has more in common. Most of our population influx
is coming from the Western States and our state is growing quickly. Your Cougars will always be popular but the items many mock are changing. Utah
will always be the minority but the Utah contingency is growing. it will happen.
Question: Is it better to be invited as a stranger rathern than not
having been invited at all?
@mgrWell if you'd prefer to play "east coast" teams then
prepare yourself to play on the east coast. None of them will come to utah's
quaint little stadium. None of them ever have. Ever. utah will go to thier place
and then that will be it. No return trip. No chance.
12 tweets about the Utah being in the Pac 12 article. All those Utah fans
outside the state getting the word out about Utah's next BCS season, I guess.
And zero comments. Zero. The article is 2 days old. Nobody outside of Utah
really cares about the Utes. This doesn't change the fact that they have a
great opportunity before them. They do, but nobody outside of Utah really cares
much. It's a good thing Utah has a rivalry with BYU or else no one would say
much about them. Or see them this next season.
@ DuckhunterI would prefer the Utes play on the road back
east.......people get to see them play. However, there are already plans for
expanding the stadium and I'm sure any team back east would love to come to
PAC-12 Utah. I would just like to dump BYU and their fans.......absurd!
@Duckhunter, I'm pretty sure Pitt is an "east coast" team. We are
doing the return trip for the home and home this year at Pitt. You do remember
they opened at Utah last September, right? Please try to tell me that Pitt
isn't a prestigious east coast team.
Duck hunter, Pitt played at res last year. North Carolina played here a few
years ago. So did a crappy team from Florida back in the Ronnie Mac years.
Don't come often, but they do come. I think the point is that Utah fans want to
see east coast teams on the schedule more often.
@DC: If you don't care why did you bother posting a comment? It's about time
you come to grips with the reality that you really do care and you really do
harbor some jealousy about the UTES and our entrance into the conference of
DuckhunterI thought you weren't to post on Utah articles anymore?
Obsessed much?DC"Nobody outside of Utah really
cares about the Utes."And yet you are commenting on this Ute
article all the way from Virginia. Hmmmm
@KHAntiBCS simply nailed it.After the Utes lost so badly
last year and after Coach Whit made his remark about the Las Vegas Bowl a couple
of years ago and along with all the snarky comments about BYU playing there I
think it's quite fitting that the LV Bowl could become a regular thing for the
Utes. Instead of the Las Vegas Maaco Bowl we can call it the PAC Doormat
Bowl.I don't see how a team that rarely won conference championships
is going to succeed in a bigger, supposedly better conference on a weekly basis.
I don't buy it and I don't think that all the money in China that the Utes will
be getting in the future will make a difference and allow them to catch up to
the likes of Stanford, USC and Oregon.Welcome to Las Vegas, home of
the PAC Doormat Bowl.
PAC12Fan"The tiny little stadium will expand multiple times to
over 70,000 as the local fence sitters want the better product and the locals
that move into our community adopt the team that has more in common. Most of our
population influx is coming from the Western States and our state is growing
quickly."Dr. Hill isn't going to waste millions expanding RES
so it can become another HC -- just another place where fans come disguised as
empty red chairs.
Sammyg,***I don't see how a team that rarely won conference
championships is going to succeed in a bigger, supposedly better conference on a
weekly basis.***Same thing could be said about your team. How are
they supposed to succeed not being in a league? They have only won the same
amount of championships in the MWC as Utah, 4. So, are you predicting a failure
on your teams part?Welcome to the helicopter bowl, home of... really
I'm not sure anybody's ever heard of it before. Of course, that is if your team
can become squeak by and get bowl eligible again this year.
sammyg | 6:14 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011 Springville, UTThis jealousy thing
is thrown around about as much as a trillion dollars in a budget debate in
Washington D.C.There's very little a BYU fan would be jealous of,
especially going to Las Vegas each year.----------Yes!!!
I can always count on you pal, for an easy slam dunk.You are so
right... us Ute fans desperately want to be a mid-major indy with no bowl ties
and a guaranteed BCS game only if we finish in the top 2. We also want your
reputation as the number one most-ridiculed college in the nation, thanks in
large part to your honor code and annual "cold sober" trophy you
always win.Yeah... we desperately want that. Ha ha ha!Here's some more truth for ya...BYU fans the world over would LOVE
to trade places with Utah right now. Meanwhile, not one single (let me
emphasize, one single) Ute fan on the planet would want to trade places with
BYU.Game. Set. Match.
@Tomahawk Red,It's haters like you that makes me cheer the more for
BYU to be wildly successful. Nothing will be sweeter than to see them achieve
great success with their newly independent course. And if it makes your eyes
redder with rage, so much the better. And like I said several times
before in previous posts, I do hope the Utes will kick some serious tails in the
Pac 12 and then loose to BYU every time they meet. Of course that's not
realistic but if it ever happen, it'll be yummy sweet.
@thebigsamoangrow up dude. He has no "rage", he isn't a
"hater". He is expressing an opinion. if you don't like it, feel
free to not troll Ute articles.
@Chris Bryant,So why is his comment an opinion and mine is not? Go