Pac 12 UtesIt just doesn't get old. The thought of playing
Stanford, Oregon, USC, UCLA, ASU, Michigan, and all in one season!WowI love being in the Pac 12!
@ Chris BWhitingham is under some pressure this year.I
hope Utah does well this year. It's been really embarrassing for all of us.
I don't see why we are putting soo much pressure on Kyle. Did anyone in
their right mind think we were going to walz into the Pac-12 and dominate the
other programs? We have had good and great teams. We played good and great teams
in the past. Most of them were just good with a few great. It's different
being in a conference where most teams are great and you get to play more
conference games. No padding the schedule.Of course we would like to
go undefeated every year forever. But, it's going to take time. We
definitely have had better players and teams than in years past. Give them some
@Rico, Who said he wasn't under pressure?I
certainly didn't.I think Utah will do well this year(7-5) and
go to a fantastic bowl game with that record.GO UTES!
Chris B.Just curious.Where will Utah's 7 wins come
from?Seriously, list them for me.Almost all your games
against "beatable" opponents are on the road. You will have to pull an
upset over either Oregon or USC at home. And you don't have BYU on the
schedule for an automatic win. Weren't you just predicting a
conference championship appearance last year?
@Fight On - asking where the 7 wins come from is silly. Do you cheer for an NBA
team or an MLB team? How about you tell me how many games your favorite MLB
team will win and where each of those wins come from. In all likelihood Utah
will get a few games they aren't "supposed to" and maybe vice
versa, so saying which ones are wins and which are losses is just silly. It
doesn't prove anything more than stating a belief that the overall quality
of the team can get 7 wins.You tell me how many games your MLB team
will win and which games they will win and which they will lose, and then
we'll have Chris tell us which games Utah will win.
I predict Utah will win every game that they have more points than their
opponents when the time runs out.Just looking at spring practice
there will be two players that rush for 3,000+ yards and 40 touch downs, 1
quarterback will be injured after an undefeated 5 game start, the other teams in
the pac will suffer from the stomach flu and Utah goes on to win the
conference.Who knows what really will happen 4 months from now. Who
knows Kyle could get a job offer from the NFL, figuring why sit here with this
fan base that keeps threatening his job over a few rough years. Quickly
forgetting the decade of great games and achievement.The team is
progressing and recruiting better. The question is how do we recruit better
talent? How many kids really dream of coming to play in Utah as opposed to USC
Chris B, Just what "fantastic" bowl game is a 7-5 record
going to get the Utes?
dk2, Whatever bowl Utah goes to, it will be better than byu's bowl. The
best big time byu could come up with was a game against an AAC opponent? Puts
things into perspective of what the power 5 conferences think of byu
@Liberal TedYES! Thank You. I agree with everything you have said
regarding Whittingham. I get tired of listening to fellow Utah fans bag on him.
TCU posted a worse record than Utah and in a weaker conference but no one is
talking about firing Patterson. Quite frankly, it's a little embarassing
having to listen to such ridiculous banter from fans. My only question: Once
Whittingham is fired who replaces him? And do people really expect this coach to
stick around after having the type of success that is demanded? Whittingham has proved his worth and loyalty time and time again ( turning
down many better coaching offers ). I don't think it's too much to ask
the same from the fans. He at least deserves to finish out his contract.
Pac12PrideStickerOnMyCar, nice apples and oranges comparison (NCAAF vs NBA vs
MLB). Fight On asked a legitimate question ... course, CB either won't
provide an answer at all or she'll come up with an equally comical one. I
will give her credit though - the past 3 years she's predicted the Rose
Bowl for the u. At least this year she's a lot closer to the reality end of
the spectrum, though likely still quite a ways off.My question is:
will KW get the going away gifts as he visits each out of town stadium during
the season? Or does NCAA rules require that all gifts to pink slip coaches be
held until after the season is over?
Utah will go 6-6 Wins:Idaho StateFresno StateWashington
@ken"Whatever bowl Utah goes to, it will be better than
byu's bowl."utah doesn't go to bowls but let's
say christina is correct and they do win 7 games and go to a bowl, do you know
which one that probably means? The new mexico bowl, that's right that is
the pac12's bowl tie in for its mediocre 7 win type teams, the new mexico
bowl.Going to albuqurque in december for a bowl game will not
"be better than BYU's bowl" which is located in Miami, Florida. You
utah "fans" really need to try to put in some actual thought before just
blabbing something that ridiculous. lol
I agree with Liberal Ted completely. Most of those who are critical don't
have a clue. Most of them have never coached beyond a rec league if they have
even done that. I love to see all of our Utah schools do well and right now we
have quality people at all of these institutions. Complaining fans are very
unrealistic in their expectations. Get a life.
@ Liberal Ted "Did anyone in their right mind think we were going to walz
into the Pac-12 and dominate the other programs?"You make a good
point Ted, but I think a large portion of Utah fans believed the Utes would have
competed better based on their W-L record against PAC schools. From 2003 - 2010
Utah went 7-3 against the PAC. However, what most of us came to realize is that
playing 1-2 PAC teams per year is very different than playing 9 per year.
@Duckhunter "You utah "fans" really need to try to put in some
actual thought before just blabbing something that ridiculous."I
agree, it's kind of like your statement a few days ago that Utah & BYU
played the same number of cupcakes in 2013. I'm sure you have come to
realize how baseless that assertion was, or are you still standing by it?
Pac 12 Pride,"Asking where the 7 wins come from is
silly."First of all, cute screen name Chris! And that was a
slightly feeble attempt at avoiding a very legitimate question. MLB and NBA
teams play over 100 games in a season, Utah plays 12. I know 7 wins
sounds like a nice number cause it's the only way you will see a bowl game.
But look at your schedule and tell me which seven games on it are likely wins
for the Utes.I can only see 4-Fresno, ISU, WSU, and Colorado are all
"Should wins" for Utah.Utah is a much stronger team at home, so I
do see a potential upset over Arizona. Your other home games include
Oregon and USC (Losses). So your whole 7-5 record pretty much rides
on the hope that Utah will upset some great conference opponents on the road,
which Utah has yet to do as a PAC-12 member. I would LOVE to hear a
rebuttal from you!
TedYou're spot on.
Fight On,The fact that the MLB has significantly more games
doesn't change the concept. If you're saying someone predicting a
certain number of wins should be able to do it in one sport, they should be able
to do it in another, even if it would take longer. The concept doesn't
change the longer the season. In both sports there are upsets going both ways.
But at the end of the day predictions on a team can be pretty accurate even if
someone misses some upsets one way and makes up for it the other way. If I predicted 7 wins and told you which ones and Utah did go 7-5, but I
picked a few wrong they would win and a few wrong they would lose, you'd
say my predictions were no good and I got lucky(if you're honest and admit
it). My point is that the concept is the same in baseball.
Chris, you are hysterical! You are still avoiding any attempt at
realistically analyzing Utah's football schedule and supporting your 7-5
prediction.Why?Could it be because you are tired of making extremely
optimistic predictions and then being ridiculed on these boards come seasons
end? I have given you my predictions and even presented information to
back up my predictions, Then I asked for you to do the same, and you responded
with an off based comment of how predicting the final record of Utah's 2014
season is the same concept as predicting a final record of an MLB team. Even if
they were the same concept, what does it have to do with you backing up your
prediction of 7-5 with a bowl game appearance?You predicted 7-5Now where oh where will those 7 wins come from?Humor me
I too thought maybe Utah could get to a bowl by at least being 6-6. Then I
looked at the schedule trying to count to 6 wins and couldn't get there.
Maybe Wilson will be completely healthy and play inspired ball threading it into
traffic (like we've seen him do) and pull some big surprises but it would
certainly make for "surprises." Hope you get there, Utes.
More coach speak from Kyle. That's all he has. I think this years team
may finish 3-8 Wins against Fresno State (maybe) Idaho State (for Sure) and
Colorado (50-50) Could be another long year.