More 'happy' football for the Utes in 2012!And the
'greased' schedule and fast track to the Rose Bowl takes a sharp turn
to the cliff.I can't wait to hear the cheers for this schedule
and rationalization of mediocre PAC12 performance... "I'd rather see
the Utes in the PAC12 and play great teams like Stanford, Oregon, USC, etc. and
lose to them than win against WAC teams etc."Funny thing is that
these so called 'lesser' conference teams will have as much chance to
play a decent bowl as the Utes.Dream on Ute fans, dream on.
Re: sammygAt least Utah knows one game they are going to win
(against BYU).and at least Utah isn't signing home and homes
They may want to rethink that Weber St. game. Stay with me here; if they win the
last two games and finish 6-6 and go to a Bowl game, they will have used an FCS
victory to gain bowl eligibility. You can't count one of those games
towards bowl eligibility in two consecutive years. This means that they would
not be able to count a victory vs. Weber St. next year towards bowl eligibility,
which is why they play these games in the first place. If they finish 6-6 this
year, they have to schedule an FBS team in Weber St.'s place or risk the
chance they go 6-6 next year and not be bowl eligible. Unless they've
recently changed the rules.
@Uncle Rico - "and at least Utah isn't signing home and homes with
UNLV."But U are doing home and homes with Colorado. It's
about the same.
@CougFaninTXWe didn't schedule CU. See the difference?@SammyUtah football is playing another tough schedule next year
and I'm excited to watch them compete against some of the best teams in the
country. It's weird that you mock football for playing great teams, when
you also mock Utah basketball for not playing great teams. Haters gonna hate I
Sweet! Next year's schedule is sweet. Brink it on.
@sammy/duckhunterJust can't resist, can you? While Utah is
playing top 20 teams regularly such as Oregon, Stanford, and USC, your team and
fan base can get excited about playing the likes of New Mexico State, Idaho, and
now.....UNLV! Enjoy the "challenge".P.S. I notice you
never comment on BYU articles---just Utah. Obsessed, are we?
gored"While Utah is playing top 20 teams regularly such as
Oregon, Stanford, and USC, your team and fan base can get excited about playing
the likes of New Mexico State, Idaho, and now.....UNLV!"Sorry
dude, but Utah fans are going to have to update their whining about
schedules.BYU will NEVER play another WAC team in football after
this season.While Utah is playing teams like Oregon, Stanford and
USC,BYU will be playing teams like Texas, Notre Dame, and
Wisconsin!BYU's 2013 Football Schedule8/31 at
Virginia9/7 Texas9/21 Utah10/4 at Utah State10/12
Georgia Tech10/19 at Houston10/26 Boise State11/9 at
Wisconsin11/16 Middle Tenn St11/23 at Notre Dame12/7 at
HawaiiTwo ACC, two Big East, two MWC, one PAC 12, one Big Ten, one
Big 12, one Sun Belt, and one Independent, with one or two additional games to
Looks like another bloodbath season for the mightly utes as they once again
battle Colorado for bottom feeder glory.
@RockwellThat is a good schedule lined up but don't be surprised if
your struggling to even make a bowl game like we are this year. There are
potential losses in at least 7-8 of those games. You will notice the difference
once you step up and play some of these big boy teams like we have the past
couple years, and then who will be laughing?
The utes should save themselves the embarrassment, and apply for the Big Sky
conference. Finishing third isn't all that bad.
Utefan7The difference between Bronco and Kyle, is Bronco
doesn't lose to the bad teams on his schedule. As far as noticing the
difference "when we step up and play some of these big boys", sorry to
burst your arrogant, delusional crimson bubble, but BYU has been playing the big
boys since the 80's, long before the Utes even dreamed of getting a team
like USC or Notre Dame to come to RES.
@utefan7"You will notice the difference once you step up and
play some of these big boy teams like we have the past couple years, and then
who will be laughing?"BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including a
win in 2010Utah is 0-8 versus Washington, including losses in 2011 and
2012BYU fans have already noticed the difference.
Last season, with a gift-wrapped division title there for the taking - USC
ineligible, no other PAC south teams with a winning record, 5 conference home
games, and Oregon and Stanford not on the schedule - the Utes still
couldn't get past lowly Colorado, at home, and finished 8th in the
conference with a 4-5 conference record.This season, even IF the
Utes get past Arizona and Colorado to become bowl eligible, Utah will once again
finish with a losing 4-5 conference record, and will have to count D1-AA
Northern Colorado in their win total just to qualify for a bowl.Add
now the Utes are replacing California and Washington (teams Utah finished 1-3
against) with Oregon and Stanford?Good luck with that!The chances for the Utes climbing out of the PAC 12 cellar anytime soon grow
slimmer and slimmer.
Show class, BYU "fans".
goredBYU fans are simply stating the truth, so why throw out the
"class" card?As many BYU fans predicted when Utah was
invited to the PAC 12, Utah was destined to be a middle of the PAC program.Utah would be good enough to beat up on some (but not all) of the
conference bottom feeders, but not good enough to beat ANY of the top tier teams
of the conference with any regularity.
@ Swoop"BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including a win in 2010Utah is 0-8 versus Washington, including losses in 2011 and 2012""BYU fans have already noticed the difference".Obviously!
BYU is 6-9 all time against San Jose StateUtah is 6-1 all time
against San Jose StateSure BYU has a winning record against
Washington but have a losing record against San Jose State.
I'm so excited. Chris tells me we should win the conference and play in
the rose bowl next year. Isn't that great!