hahahahaha this is a funny article
"USC suited just 52 scholarship players and used just three substitutes on
defense because of mounting injuries. Ten walk-ons saw action in the
game."Depth is so important in the PAC. When the Utes have this
kind of depth, they'll be going to the Rose Bowl.
What a waste of an article. No way the utes will go bowling.
I'm a Utah fan....and hate to say it but this team is going nowhere fast.
As long as they keep playing with the "eye of the bunny" when they go on
the road things won't change. These road trips aren't Laramie...Fort
Collins....and Albuquerque anymore.Utah's only quality win was
vs. Stanford which now looks like an aberration instead of a springboard win.
And taking BYU off the future schedule and the built in win that that game has
become... getting to 6 wins looks daunting for the foreseeable future.
Doesn't this article go in the comics section?
When is "week after week, it's an onslaught" & "the PAC12
is just so good" not going to be acceptable excuses anymore to ute fans
& more importantly, to Chris Hill? You're in your 3rd year of
competition & your 4th yr of recruiting to this league. When do we stop
hearing the excuses from Whittingham and start seeing results on the field?
I've said it before, I like Whit but I don't think he's the guy
that will take Utah to the next level in the PAC. It's obvious
Utah just doesn't have the horses at this point, but in this game neither
did USC. There's no excuse losing to this kind of team, but losing by 2
TDs? Ridiculous. For the 3rd year in a row we watch Utah digress
while everyone else is improving. There's only one place you can point the
finger...coaching. Not injuries, everyone has those and they're a lame
excuse...poor COACHING. You want to see a coach who motivates and knows how to
get it done...listen to Mora's press conference after the Oregon game...no
I hope the Utes go bowling, and play BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.I think
I know how that rematch will turn out.
And that Ute meltdown is gaining some intensity. Frustrations are rising.How can Ute fans criticize their coach after pulling off the biggest win
in their PAC lives a couple of weeks ago and before that pulling off another big
win over BYU?Some say Whit cannot motivate. Didn't I just read
two weeks ago an article that actually quoted Whit's inspiring motivational
words to his troops over Stanford?My, my... how things have changed
in two weeks yet they are no different than the past couple of years of QB chaos
in Uteville.Pretty funny to see these same things pan out again.Sigh... it looks to be another bowl-less season in the making again.
I thought this article was satire. I see people really think this is going to
happen. Playing for bowl eligibility won't be enough to take down my
CougarSunDevil, your devils' road play has been about as bad as Utah's
has been this season. I'd be more than a little concerned about that if I
The problem is, and will always be the athletes. Utah CANNOT compete with USC,
UCLA, Stanford, Washington, Oregon, ASU, etc. when it comes to getting quality
players. Occasionally maybe; on a consistent basis (which is required to win in
the PAC12) NO!To Utah fans, and I ask this sincerely, what does Utah
offer that is going to convince recruits to choose Utah over another BCS school?
Reputation? No. Facilities? No. History? No. Weather? No. Night life in
SLC? No. Academics? Maybe. Coaches? Maybe.Short of a few Utah
kids that have always wanted to go to Utah, I do not ever see Utah getting the
athletes they need to consistently compete in the PAC12.I've
said it before and will say it again, Utah got what they asked for when invited
to the PAC12. The flip side is that they will almost always find themselves in
the bottom third of the league.
sammyg claims "And that Ute meltdown is gaining some intensity. Frustrations
are rising."What meltdown? This summer, we knew that Utah had one of
the toughest schedules in the nation. That hasn't changed. Utah's
win/loss is probably right where it should be for the schedule we have. We
don't major in "what if..." like they do in Provo.Utah
fans aren't calling for a coaching change. That's a Cougar thing.
Even while on a winning streak, Cougar fans are complaining about Anae."No different than the past couple of years of QB chaos in Uteville.
Pretty funny to see these same things pan out again."You think its
pretty funny to see another Utah quarterback struggle with injury?? Wow.
Harsh. You need a two year break from the rivalry.
"Short of a few Utah kids that have always wanted to go to Utah, I do not
ever see Utah getting the athletes they need to consistently compete in the
PAC12."Interesting theory. Of course, that doesn't explain the
35 kids from California on the Utes roster...
If I was a Cougar fan or only a ‘cougar fan troll’ I would call for
KW's job too. His record against the Y speaks for itself.Both
teams have excellent coaches and the Pac-12 schedule is most challenging. Coach
Kyle has my complete support. 4-4 at this point is not the end of the world.
They will bounce back.Most of the BYU trolls aren’t even
graduates or former players for the Y. The same holds true for the U of U
trolls.With many family members being BYU and Utah graduates, a few
athletes and players, and a member in the BYU Hall of Fame we wish the Cougars
well.Try supporting and rooting for all the Utah teams.
@ SoonerUte"Of course, that doesn't explain the 35 kids from
California on the Utes roster..."In its bleakest, darkest,
losingest Tom Lovat days, Utah had 35+ California kids on the roster. It is
quality, not geography, that matters.
If the offense plays like it did against USC from here on out, there is no way
Utah goes to a bowl. That's just the cold hard truth, and it really hurts.
This team has the talent, buy between the offensive line, the horrible play
calling, and the QB position, this team has no chance. How depressing.
Who cares if you have a top 5 schedule if you can't win? That's all
that matters right? When utah was invited there was all this talk about winning
the rose bowl, now they are talking about going to any bowl. Utah fans can only
remember 1 thing, their wins over BYU, it is in almost every comment
@ USNGary "Utah fans can only remember 1 thing, their wins over
BYU, it is in almost every comment"Fail. Cougar fans like
yourselves are the ones who can only remember getting beat by the Utes year,
after year, after year..It's why you're obsessed with us
and comment on our articles.
"...Sharman coached the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA Championship."Bill Sharman played 10 years for the Boston Celtics, won 4 NBA titles,
is in the NBA Hall of Fame, coached the Lakers to the 1972 NBA Championship,
including a 33 game winning streak and even played in the Brooklyn Dodgers
organization for 5 years and the only comment he gets in this article is the one
noted above?Really, Dirk, really?
SoonerUte, I think you didn't understand Balan's comment. I'll
help you out. Balan doesn't say Utah will only get Utah kids. He says Utah
won't get enough great athletes to compete, and that the only great
athletes Utah will get will be some of the ones from the state of Utah.
That's not the same as saying Utah will only get kids from Utah. It's
hard having a conversation with Utah fans when Utah fans can't understand
the comments already made.
sandwich,the only time I remember is when I keep reading it. everyone
needs to grow up and only talk about the articles, myself included, I seem to
get caught up in it too. It is elementary age like to keep saying things like
we are better, we have a tougher schedule, we keep beating you, well my dad can
beat your dad..... who cares if you beat us 4 in a row, BYU beat utah 11 times
in a row. what difference does it make?
@Spokane Ute"This team has the talent, buy between the offensive line,
the horrible play calling, and the QB position, this team has no chance. How
depressing."Personally, I think Erickson has done a terrific
job, as did Chow when he was there.
USNGary,The difference that is makes is we are better than you. We
played and scored more points. Utah is better than byu. In fact, your own stars
Van Noy and Hoffman will go their entire careers not knowing what its like to
beat their rivals.That's a big deal. As much as byu fans
don't like to admit it.We are better than you.
Chris BVan Noy and Hoffmann will finish their careers with better
records and higher rankings than Utah in three of their four seasons.
Chris BUnfortunately for U, one game does not a season make:AP - BYU(6-2) #28 BETTER than Utah(4-4) - not a single voteCoaches
- BYU #30 BETTER than Utah - not a single voteBCS - BYU #28 BETTER than
Utah #45Sagarin - BYU #24 BETTER than Utah #39Composite - BYU #16
BETTER than Utah #40Despite Utah's narrow 7-point win in
September, it's quite obvious that the only fans who think that Utah is
better are those living on the hill.btw, of the 103 rankings
included in the Composite, only two ranked the Utes in the Top 25, the same
number that ranked the Utes 70+.By comparison, 84 ranked BYU in the
Top 25, while only one ranked BYU lower than 35th.
@RationalMaybe you are right I'm just very, very down on the
offense right now. 3 points in 4 quarters kind of speaks for itself. It's
really a downer considering how good the defense played. One things for sure, we
won't lose this week. Have a good one Guy!
Sooner UteTypical Ute homer response thinking that I or anyone else
would relish in the injury of a player. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Go find my earlier response to Wilson's injury will ya.Your
precious QB chaos is nothing more than a continuation of having NOTHING on the
bench IF there is an injury. Whit said earlier this year that he had the talent
in reserve.Where is it?I guess your coach has a hard
time learning some basics about these things and cannot get his head around a
simple concept like getting some extra talent now and then.I guess
since the Utes are tanking it's expected that uber sensitive Ute fans are
grasping for any narrative to debate.Feel better?
Yeah, the thought that Hoffman and KVN will have difficulty coping with "we
didn't beat the Utes ever" for the rest of their lives is laughable,
desperate, childish, boorish, etc.I'm sure an NFL shrink will
know what to do if it ever comes up. Funny how jealously and
obsession of these two great BYU players manifests itself on a Ute article.
@sammyg:"I guess since the Utes are tanking it's expected
that uber sensitive Ute fans are grasping for any narrative to debate.Feel better?"Take a look at this University of Utah article
and see how many negative comments are coming from byu fans. It's obvious
that after byu loses a game and "tanks" it's season, the only thing
that will satisfy the byu "fans" is seeing the Utes fail. What a sad
existence it must be since Utah left byu behind. Jealous and frustrated
much?Feel better?FYI, very rarely do I read byu articles
and the only couple of posts I have ever made have been congratulating a player
or the team. I would not post a negative comment in a byu thread, ever. I will
call out byu fans that post negatively on Utah articles because it is so
annoying.I want all of the teams in Utah to do well including the
mid-major programs in Logan and Provo.The Utes now have their backs
against the wall needing to win two of the four games remaining. In a power
conference there are no guaranteed wins.Go Utes!
Utesby5Seeing Ute fans call BYU a "mid major" while their
own "power conference" team is 1-4 kind of wreaks of sour grapes...... when BYU is in the Top 30 or better in all of the national polls.Some cheese with that whine?
Three years is a trend. Utah has to do something to get the win against Arizona
State. Snow machines pumping near RES might be the trick!