Dear Utes:The game against Utah State is no longer a
"Gimme", a win will have to be earned. Chuckie Keeton is not only the
best quarterback in the state, but in the country as well. Please try to win a
few games in the PAC 12 so you don't continue to hurt our strength of
schedule at BYU.Thanks and good luck
Uncle Rico, I don't disagree with you that Utah State is a bigger worry for
the Utes than is BYU.
SoonerUteDon't over look my Cougs! They will have a much better
offense and quarterback then they have had recently and the Defense will be
strong and have a chip on their shoulder this year wanting to break the streak
before the two year hiatus in the Holy War!!!Go Cougs!!!Go
Utes except Sept.21stGo Aggies!!!
Utah 27usu 13Mark it DownI think this will be a
relatively easy win. Yes, we struggled last year. We probably overlooked usu a
little since they hadn't given us a challenge in 20 years. Aggies had a
fun little year last year.But they're got WAC talent on a
WAC/MWC team. We'll be fine.GO Utes!
Chris B, who is this "we" you're talking about? Are you on the
team? It doesn't seem like you learned your lesson last year about
overlooking USU, hopefully for Utah's sake, they don't make the same
mistake you are by overlooking USU again.Go Aggies
The Aggies are nobody's cupcake. I'll be one of their fans after the
SoonerUte"I don't disagree with you that Utah State is a
bigger worry for the Utes than is BYU."Ignorance is bliss.
I'm gong to make one prediction, right here and now...so "mark it
down". Utah will upset Stanford in RES. I called it when Utah beat Alabama
in the sugar bowl and I'm calling this for the same reason. Football is a
game of matchups, and Stanford is similar to Alabama in their offensive and
defensive philosophies. Stanford depends on being able to run the football
effectively (plays right into Utah's strength on defense). Stanford wins
with hard nosed play in the trenches (plays right into Utah's
hands...trenches will be Utah's strength this yr).I don't
know how the rest of the season will go (after losing to BYU of course lol), but
Utah will beat Stanford at home. You heard it here first.
@TroyTown"Ignorance is bliss."That's an
ironic comment coming from a BYU fan.
The Utes will not overlook USU this year. Like the saying goes It's not a
rivalry until the other team wins, well they poked the bear and now will get his
anger. I think this could get ugly, Utah is not happy how the game ended last
year and want some revenge. I think Utah could win by 14 or more. I
will be there to see if it happens and look forward to a very exciting season.
A nice Thursday night opener; can't wait. You can't take anyone for
granted in college football or you will get beat. This is especially true with
Utah's schedule. Other then Weber State, it's rough and tumble.GO UTES>--->
Come September 21st, there's going to be a lot of weeping and wailing and
gnashing of teeth by the ignorantly blissful hill crowd. Ignorant bliss will
quickly turn to shock and dismay.But at least you'll have the
pillow fight in the rockies left to salvage your bowl-less season.
@stillnotinmajorconference,Our seniors are about to complete the
career 4-0 SWEEP.When was the last time byu won 4 in a row?Yes, how the times have changed.byu football is done. And
Utah had this game circled a while back. USU used to be looked on similar to the
Idaho State's of the world. Utah will be prepared this year with a healthy
quarterback, a good defense, better offensive line and the game is in SLC. I
expect to see the Aggie section in the Southwest end zone to be half full of
blue and the rest in red. It should be a great game. My Utes will
win. Go Utes.
0 - 1 Utes! Mark it down.
Utah should be worried with USU and BYU. That will account for two of their
early loses and will keep them squarely in the basement of the PAC, again.Can't wait for the season to begin. USU's Chuckie will eat up the
soft Utah defense and BYU defense will eat up the soft Utah offense. It's
a perfect storm.
" .......... byu football is done. And it's great! .... "So, Chrissy, assuming (and I emphasize assuming) your utes get the win on the
21st, you would agree that it was a win over a real soft cupcake. You know, the
kind your utes like to pad their schedule with.On the other hand,
when (and I emphasize when) your utes get beat on the 21st by this soft cupcake,
that will end up being a real hard pill to swallow. Correct?? In
other words, in your world (and I emphasize YOUR world) there is not a whole lot
to gain, but an awful lot to lose no matter what the outcome is. Correct??Or is this logic all too hard for you to follow?
@midwacmajor: "a lot of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by the
ignorantly blissful". A perfect description of the aftermath of the last
three Holy Wars! I love all these BOLD predictions by the southies every
year.Besides, "ignorantly blissful" perfectly describes
9/10ths of all byU "fans". You know, the ones that: wear "Quest for
Perfection" on their chests; storm the airport after they are 1-0 with
aspirations of NC; think that a #25 ranking in one poll with a SOS at 80 means
something; think byU has the better team every year regardless of the outcome on
the field; etc.I do like Cougs prediction though. He must be part
of the other 1/10th!! Go Utes!! Can't wait for 8/29!!
Uncle Rico:"Chuckie Keeton is not only the best quarterback in
the state, but in the country as well"?Other famous Uncle Rico
quotes:"Ohhhh, man I wish I could go back in time. I'd take
state.""Back in '82, I used to be able to throw a pigskin a
quarter mile.""How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a
football over them mountains?"Go Utes! Onward and Upward!!
VegasUteThe worm is about to turn. As the saying goes, "revenge
is a dish best served cold".It's going to be a cold day in
September for the stunned, shell-shocked Utes.At least Hill was
smart enough to plan a bye week for AFTER the BYU game, to give his team time to
recover from the devastation.
The unfortunate truth little sister is:Our freshman are about to
begin a career-long winless streak versus BYU.While we beat our
chests about a four-year winning streak versus our rivals, which, incidentally,
will never happen, we completely ignore the fact that BYU just completed a
four-year AP Top 25 streak, an achievement that is inconceivable for our sorry
program. In fact, the U has never had more than two AP Top 25 finishes in row,
EVER.Except for a couple of recent lucky skin-of-our-teeth wins, and
a couple of quickly fading flash-in-the-pan seasons, nothing much has changed,
except we now play our bowl game versus BYU in September, rather than
November.If we're lucky, we'll be able to squeak past
Weber State to avoid an in-state SWEEP by our neighbors.At least
we'll have comfy couches in our new football facility from which to watch
The game 8/29 will be a true test for USU.They will not sneak up on
the UTES this year.They will be facing a highly motivated UTAH
team.They are favored to win.They are ranked.They have a Heisman Candidate at QB.The game is at UTAH.The game has all the makings of a trap game for USU.
Rockwell:Love your optimism. I really respect you being behind your
team. Unfortunately for you, the game is played on the field. The Utes are
very comfortable with fielding all the doomsday predictions from our little
brothers over the years and proving them wrong. This year will just be another
one of those years.byU "fans" predict a slaughter every
year, and have been sorely disappointed for the vast majority of the last twenty
years, including three straight. byU "fans" crowed that Utah would get
annihilated by Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Well we ALL know how that turned out!
byU "fans" have created so much spin on that topic that you could power
a B-52 around the world and back again. But it still doesn't change the
facts that Utah isn't phased by hype! What happened when Utah encountered
the king of Hype? Utah won 54-10 and the little brothers got free turnovers.
byU "fans" ran around with "Quest" t-shirts, but it was Utah
that perfected that Quest.You may hope that the worm will turn, but
in reality, it will get squashed before your very eyes.Go Utes!
Come on 8/29!
@Downunder "Utah should be worried with USU and BYU. That will account for
two of their early loses and will keep them squarely in the basement of the PAC,
again."Losses to a MWC school or an Independent can't put
Utah squarely in the basement of the PAC12. Just my take. The last time Utah
lost to both schools in the same year wss 1996. @Chris B,
Don't jinx us. There is only one guaranteed win on Utah's schedule in
2013. Maybe we should wait until we actually see this Utah team play before we
start making any predictions.
Rockwell:"At least Hill was smart enough to plan a bye week for
AFTER the BYU game"I believe you mean that byU is LUCKY they
have the bye week after Texas to recover from the Longhorn pounding they are
going to get for Harrison the the Independent Study Program fiasco!! The
"great Mormon grade-grab" has created quite a mess, is a distraction to
byU, and will create quite the incentive for Texas!Go Utes! Onward
Reno Cougs Fan 68 says "Don't over look my Cougs! They will have a much
better offense and quarterback then they have had recently and the Defense will
be strong and have a chip on their shoulder this year"I understand
that the Cougs are desperate to win against Utah this year. But they're
breaking in a new system against Virginia and Texas before they can get to Utah.
They can't look ahead. What happened the last time BYU played Utah after
playing Texas?Utah State has a new head coach, but hired from
within. The team is pretty much in tact, and all of fall camp they've been
able to focus on their first opponent. The Aggies are more dangerous.
Frankly the Aggies are more dangerous to the Utes than the Cougars. While I
believe both teams should beat Utah, BYU always seemed to get the best out of
Utah. That is why the rivalry game was so great. Ute players got pounded and
limped off the field to only return a few plays later and score. They
overachieved by tapping into some deep mana pool beating BYU in years that the
Cougars were clearly the better squad. The Utes also won the games when they
were supposed to win.USU is another matter altogether. The Utes are
in the cross hairs of Keaton and company, and it is they who are seeking
vindication for how they have been treated since beating Utah. Utah will be
much easier for USU to open at than Auburn or Wisconsin. Those places host
twice the fans. USU came in those games and almost came out the winner. Utah
isn't going to be so lucky.
Taking an article about the Aggies and Utes and spitting out comments about the
Cougars and Utes.....again? Seriously people, give it up. I suggest you all
look up a word: obsession. "We don't care about the Utes anymore. Why?
Because we won a national championship 30 years ago so that makes us better than
U."And "We don't care about playing the Cougars anymore
because we're in the PAC." Yet here you both are. You just can't
give it up or accept the fact that neither of you will ever win. Humorous, but
@Chris BCareful there, bud. U got WAC'd by little Utah State
last season on national television. If U can't stop Keeton, U will lose.
Mark it down. I love my MWC membership!!!@Steven S.
Jarvis You are a boss and you have my respect kind sir.
VegasUteThe Longhorn Harrison Independent Study Program fiasco was
caused entirely by Texas trying to bully BYU into changing the rules (which
rules, incidently, were precipitated, by the NCAA, NOT BYU).SoonerUteThe Utes would do well to follow their own advice about
looking forward. The last time the Utes were caught looking forward to BYU, the
Aggies shocked the over-confident Utes.This year the pressure is all
on the Utes; lose to Utah State and Utah's bowl chances could be over in
the first week of the season. Lose to Utah State, and the Utes are faced with an
absolute must win scenario against BYU.btw, aren't the Utes
also breaking in a new offensive system?
@ Steven Jarvis "Ute players got pounded and limped off the field to only
return a few plays later and score. They overachieved by tapping into some deep
mana pool beating BYU in years that the Cougars were clearly the better
squad."Denial is alive and well happy valley
Another Whittingham drawing a paycheck or schollie from utah football? Big
brother better win this year.
Pretty cool seeing the real U fans have enough with Chris B. Utah State is good
and will be ready to play.
When was the last time BYU blew out the Utes? Yeah, it's not going to
happen this year either.
Marked it Down:It doesn't matter what you or I think about the
Harrison matter, or how much you spin it, Texas will use the incident as extreme
motivation and will take it out on byU on the field. byU will need more than
one off week to recover the beating they will get from Texas.Hey,
but thanks for coming onto a Utah/USU story to post your spin.Go
Utes! Go Longhorns!
VegasUteSorry to burst your BYU hating crimson bubble, but BYU
isn't scared of Texas. The Cougars respect the Longhorns as an opponent,
but BYU is prepared to play just as physical as Texas.jeru0455In 1964, Utah won their first WAC championship, cracked the Coaches Poll
for the first time, and won their 2nd bowl game. BYU had never won a conference
championship, been ranked or played in a bowl, and had only beaten the Utes
twice.By the time Utah won their 2nd WAC championship, BYU had won
18 WAC championships, including 10 in a row, had been ranked in the AP and
Coaches polls 10 times, including back-to-back Top 7 finishes, had won a
Consensus National Championship, a Heisman Trophy, numerous national individual
awards, and had beaten Utah 18 of 20 times from 1972 to 1991, including 27-0,
56-6 and 56-28 back-to-back-to-back.Don't be so certain that
Utah's puny little 3-game winning streak (two by the skin of your teeth) is
all that significant.
VegasUteThe Harrison matter is all in the hands of the NCAA now;
they'll decide whether BYU was correct or not in rescinding the credit.
Either way, BYU will be vindicated because it was the NCAA that sparked the
initial rule change to not allow athletes to use BYU Independent Study courses
for NCAA eligibility credit.Much to your chagrin, any "ill
feelings" between BYU and Texas will be quickly forgotten as soon as the
game starts. The huge chip on the shoulder you're hoping Texas will be
carrying will turn out to be nothing but a crimson-colored figment of your
@Steven S JarvisUte players got pounded and limped off the field to only
return a few plays later and score. They overachieved by tapping into some deep
mana pool beating BYU in years that the Cougars were clearly the better
squad.-----------What years would that be? Since 1996 the only time Utah has trailed BYU by more than 7 points was in the
2009 game. Down 14 in the 4th Utah rallied under a freshman QB. Only to lose
in OT when two Utah NFL players missed a tackle. And that was your
best team (AP #12) in the BCS era, which was slightly better than our AP #18
team that year. BYU is 3-8 in the BCS era against Utah... that's called
talkinsports & DeepBlue:Thanks for hanging on to all stories Ute
and showing us your love and dedication! We truly appreciate your support. But
if you want to find a buyer for your wares, you'll have to stay inside Utah
County. That's where you'll find your only buyers!Go
Utes! Onward and Upward!
Uteology"BYU is 3-8 in the BCS era against Utah... that's
called being OWNED."Nope, BYU is 5-8 head-to-head in the BCS
era, but leads 5-4 in AP Top 25 finishes and 6-5 in Coaches Top 25 finishes.
Only in the delusional mind of a crimson-glasses wearing Utah fan would that be
considered being "owned"."Only to lose in OT when two
Utah NFL players missed a tackle."Classic Ute spin - the two
Utah "NFL players" tackled EACH OTHER, while George waltzed into the end
"the two Utah "NFL players" tackled EACH OTHER, while George waltzed
into the end zone untouched"Classic picture. Along
with Harline on his knees in the end zone, two of the all-time classics.
CordonBleu, Fail...3 times in a row...classic.54-10 vs
your shiny new top pick quarterback...classic...les empty of byu fans
@cordublue..."the two Utah "NFL players" tackled EACH OTHER, while
George waltzed into the end zone untouched"Classic picture. Along with Harline on his knees in the end zone, two of the all-time
classics."Exactly if not for the 4th and 19 miracle with these
two miracles it could easily be Utah 11-0 instead of 8-3 in last 11 games.
Pretty obvious who the better team is isn't it...LOL
CordonBleu:You can name all the pictures you want to TRY to make
Utah look bad. The sum total of all of them would still be less classic than
the Heaps Hot Potato play during "54-10"! LOL! That is that classic of
ALL classics!! That and 0-3 posting on this story about photos!
More classics- suspenders boy rushing the field 3 times- 27-0,
56-6, 56-28 back-to-back-to-back- 17 AP top 25 finishes to only 5-
26-14 during the last 40 years- 1 NC to none- 1 Heisman to none- 6 Nat'l HOF players to none- 15 Nat'l individual awards to
none- the utter dismay of Ute nation after 4th and 18, Beck to Harline,
and Hall to George
It is nice to see USU playing so well. They are so good BYU had to steal their
Swoop....all that and your Cougs still can't beat the UTES!