Strange article. Written in the past tense when there was still almost an entire
half of the game left to play.
Colorado 1 and 4Utah 2 and 3Can't wait for the Rumble in the
Yeah and the democratic party is on its way to controlling Utah politics. LOL!
Look, a loss is a loss. One point, 44 points, whatever. I'm not going to
get on here like a typical Y fan and say ya, but IF there wasn't a penalty
on the TD pass, or IF, we didn't throw a pick 6. Fact is it happened. Utah
played a superior opponent tonight and was soundly beaten. I believe Davis is
correct Utah WILL compete in the PAC 12 but it will take time. ASU has been to
what 3 Rose Bowls in 40 ish years? Arizona has been to 0, WSU, Ore.ST have been
to a few I believe, but the point is, these schools have been part of this
conference for like 40 years. 99% of Ute fans never believed we would win PAC 12
titles and go to Rose Bowls in the first few years. I honestly believed however
that we would be a little more competitive than we currently are, but things
happen sometimes that set you back. Better recruits will come and so will more
wins. I don't care if it takes 20 years, it's better than the MTN.
If recruiting is the answer, where are all these marvelous recruits going to
come from? Utah is now going head-to-head with USC, UCLA, Oregon, etc. as well
as BYU for the best West Coast and Polynesian players. While Ute fans continue
to boast about their recruiting advantage against BYU and Utah State because of
their PAC membership, that advantage will be short-lived as Utah becomes a
cellar-dweller in the PAC. LDS players, especially those who prioritize mission
service, will continue to lean toward BYU. As Utah State continues to improve,
with better coaching as well as better in-state recruits, they will also pose a
challenge. Recruiting nationally, how will Utah compete with the other PAC
programs? A four-star recruit from Texas, for example, if he decides to leave
Texas for a PAC school, is unlikely to choose Utah, which will struggle to get
tv time as well as bowl eligibility. Utah's greatest athletic achievement
was its invitation to the PAC. It may also become its worst.