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    After watching Stanford get to the Sweet 16 and watching Oregon go toe-to-toe with No. 2 seed Wisconsin in the round of 32, I believe the Utes were a much better team than they showed in the last two games of this season.

    by 77ute
    2014-03-23 13:14:50

    Utah needs to develop some toughness and composure.

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    Not even sure where to begin with this one. Up until the Arizona game in the tournament I thought Utah had turned a corner and was gaining some serious momentum for next season.

    by 77ute
    2014-03-18 23:25:41

    But after these last two games Utah has looked no better than they did at the halfway point of last season. I don't get it.

    Let's be honest, St. Mary's had a few nice players, but that team would finish 10th in the PAC-12. Utah beat a handful of teams much better. Tonight was a gutless effort and horrendous coaching. What a gigantic disappointment.

    I'd love to know what was in Delon Wright's head tonight. The guy was incredible for 31 games this year. Against Arizona, and even more so tonight, he looked disinterested and lax.

    I'm sure the Zoobs are loving this. I don't blame them.

    And heading into the Stanford game I thought this team must might make the NCAA tournament.

    Our bigs are soft; no one seems to have a killer instinct; no one has heart; no wants the ball. How Utah can beat a good ASU team at home by nearly 30 and then choke away a game ultimately to lose by double figures against a fourth-place WCC team in a rec center gym is mind-boggling.

    I'm coping with this pitiful effort by watching the Utah-UNC Final Four game, which is currently on PAC-12 Network.

    It's going to be a long few months before football season.

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    It's no secret I loathe BYU, but I am going to try and speak objectively.

    by 77ute
    2014-03-16 17:20:36

    I struggle to see not only why BYU made the tournament, but more so, why they are a 10 seed (some of the pundits on TV agree).

    Please tell me why a mid-major team that didn't win its regular season conference title OR the conference tournament and that lost games to Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Portland and Pacific made it to the tourney. I know, I know: BYU played a tough non-conference schedule. But they lost most of those games. Do wins over Stanford (a good but not great team) and Texas (a good but not great team) offset the bad losses they had? I guess so.

    The selection process is a mystery to me.

    And for teams like SMU not getting in and UNM only getting a 7 seed, I just don't get it.

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    Obviously I was highly disappointed and disheartened by today's beatdown. But I'm trying to keep things in perspective.

    by 77ute
    2014-03-13 20:45:22

    Arizona is a great team, and today they played as well as they've played all year. Utah, conversely, played quite poorly. A great team playing its best ball and a decent team playing at its worst is not a good combination.

    It was easy to tell that U of A was dialed into this game. The coaches and players were well aware that Utah has gone toe to toe with them the past five meetings. The Wildcats were out to prove they are the class of the league, and they did just that. My hat is off to them.

    As for the Utes, I'm sure Larry has already moved past the game. I hope the players have as well. Considering where this team was two years ago, this was still a nice season—not a great one, but a nice one.

    And it's not over yet.

    Utah will surely get an NIT invite, and I suspect they will get a very winnable draw in the first game. It will probably be at home. I expect to see a solid effort and a W. It should (hopefully) be better than the last time Utah was in the NIT. That was in 2001 when a Dick Hunsaker-coached team (filling in for Majerus who coached just one game that year) put forth a listless performance at home against Memphis and first-year coach John Calipari. The previous NIT appearance to that, of course, was in '92 when Utah eased by Ball State and Rhode Island and squeaked by Arizona State to reach the semifinals.

    Again, I'm trying not to take this massacre too hard. Blowouts happen. They even happen to good teams. They happen in the postseason. Utah has been on both ends before, sometimes in even uglier fashion (believe it or not). Think back to 1994 at the (then) Delta Center when Utah lost by 31 to a BYU team not even close to as talented to this U of A team. Just a year later, Utah was on the other end of a shellacking when it gave New Mexico its worst-ever loss in the PIT (I think it still stands as the worst loss ever in the PTT) with an 86-50 bludgeoning.

    Utah will be OK. Wright will improve his jump shot; Loveridge will improve his toughness and consistency; one of the newcomers will prove to a significant contributor.

    The NIT is a positive step for the program. Yes, the NCAAs would be great, and we all want the Utes back on that stage, but I think Utah has a decent shot of winning a couple of more games this season.

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    Go Utes! Absolutely have to win this one.

    by 77ute
    2014-02-08 18:02:01

    I'm a little concerned about the return of WSU's Lacy. He had eight 3s and 34 points in the loss at Colorado. Hopefully he's ice cold tonight.

    Utes owe the Cougars some big payback. That game in Pullman was horrible.

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    I hate the "What if" game. I really do. But I can't help but wonder where this team could be if it had made just a few plays.

    by 77ute
    2014-02-07 11:36:56

    Right now, Utah is just two and half games away from going from ninth to second place. Five of Utah's six losses have come in the final moments (and the sixth, to Arizona, was close throughout). Just a handfull of plays puts Utah at 7-3 and in second place behind the Wildcats.

    Hopefully this team will learn from its late-game failures and make the plays next year.

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    Obviously, the WSU loss is haunting, but Utah shouldn't have lost to Washington. That's a mediocre team.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-25 16:13:14

    I love what Larry K. has done here, but I really hope Utah can take the next step soon. You've got to be able to beat mediocre/decent teams on the road (Washington, ASU).

    I guess we need to be patient.

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    Cool! All I need is a DeLorian and Gray's Sports Almanac, and I'll be a billionaire

    by 77ute
    2014-01-22 11:09:08

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketbal l/story/_/id/10328805/1-billion-offered-pe rfect-tournament-bracket

    This sounds awesome, but the chances of doing this are incalculably small.

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    Yes, the loss at WSU was head-scratching, and the close losses to Oregon and Washington were heartbreaking, but it's hard to be too disappointed about being 3-3 in conference play at this point.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-18 20:53:55

    Isn't this about where most of us thought the team would be at this point? I don't want to play the "what if" or the "if only" game. Utah has played some great ball and some not-so-great ball. They will learn and continue to improve.

    As for next week, I see no reason why Utah can't beat ASU. Arizona could be rough, but who knows, Utah could make it respectable.

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    USC may not be a good team, but that was still a nice win for the Utes.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-16 23:18:40

    Of course, after last week's heartbreaking loss to Washington and the pitiful effort against a bad WSU team, any win would've been good.

    Now Utah needs to somehow take the energy it had tonight on the road.

    I loved how the team came out in the second half. Utah basically put the game away halfway through.

    I can't remember the last time a Utah player had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Probably never. I'll tell you, if he can develop and outside shot, he will be unstoppable.

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    Decent half. Still poor 3-point shooting. Thank goodness Tucker made a few. And without Wright, where would this team be?

    by 77ute
    2014-01-16 20:54:40

    I'm worried about foul trouble. I'm also worried this Terrell guy is going to start heating up. Utah MUST win this game.

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    Everyone associated with Utah basketball is going to look back on the Washington State debacle with dread the rest of the year.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-15 22:24:04

    If that woeful performance keeps Utah from the NIT, I'm going to be ticked.

    WSU, by the way, just lost to what I thought was a rather pedestrian Stanford team by 32 today, 80-48.

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    Forgive me if this is a repost. But I saw that Kadeem Carey is going pro.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-14 08:18:36

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/ id/10287823/kadeem-carey-leave-arizona-wil dcats-enter-nfl-draft

    Thank goodness. This guy pretty much single-handedly beat Utah the past two seasons. He went for over 200 each of the last two years. Good luck to him. So glad Utah won't see him again.

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    Say what you want about Steve Fisher, what he has done at SDSU is pretty amazing.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-12 15:17:11

    When he arrived there in the early 2000s, that was one of the worst programs in the nation. Now, they are consistently a legitimate top-25 team. Pretty impressive how he has been able to sustain good to very good teams there.

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    Please remind me, when Wilcox was coming ou of Pleasant Grove High School, did Utah have a shot at him?

    by 77ute
    2014-01-12 14:41:17

    Or was the program such a disaster that he didn't even pay attention to the Ute program? I would have to believe that if Larry K would have been the head man five years ago, Wilcox very well could have been a Ute. He's a very good player. At least he didn't become a Zoob.

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    A couple of thoughts on the game and this team.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-08 23:14:01

    First off, I don't want to sound negative because there is no shame in losing by two points on the road to a team that just took the No. 1 team in the nation to the wire. Plus, Utah has lost three games by two points each time. One three pointer goes in each of those games and Utah is undefeated and probably ranked.

    However...

    Can this team please work on its last-second, game-winning/game-tying possession? I wish Delon could have or would have driven to the hoop.

    How many of these agonizing close losses do we have to endure? Last year at ASU and Arizona and at home against UCLA; this year vs. Oregon and then tonight. The bad luck has been uncanny. How many times since the three-point line was put in in '86-'87 has Utah gone 1-15 from the three-point line. Heck, just hitting 33% from deep wins this game by 10.

    This team is oh-so-close to being very good. Eventually these close games have to go Utah's way.

    Big game on Sunday against WSU. There's no reason Utah shouldn't come out with a win, though WSU did take Colorado to OT tonight.

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    Shooting 26% at the half, 0-9 from 3 on the road, and Utah is only down 5? Lucky, lucky, lucky this isn't a 15-point deficit (or worse).

    by 77ute
    2014-01-08 21:56:14

    The shots have to start falling, right?

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    Nice win today. Got pretty nervous when it got down to 4, but loads of credit goes to the coaches and players for putting the game out of reach.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-04 16:11:07

    OSU has some nice players. Certainly wasn't like playing Pepperdine or Loyola Marymount.

    Brandon Taylor and Dakari Tucker are the MVPs of this game. And how about Delon Wright? What a stat line: 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals! If he could develop a more consistent outside shooting game, he would be almost unstoppable (OK, maybe that's a bit over the top, but hey, the guy is the best all-around player we've see at the U in a long, long time).

    Utah should be able to split the upcoming road trip in Washington. I think sweeping it will be difficult, especially with Washington playing well in the first two conference games, but it's possible.

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    Thank goodness for this.

    by 77ute
    2014-01-02 15:40:07

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/ id/10232335/wr-brandin-cooks-oregon-state- beavers-declares-nfl-draft

    If Utah has any prayer of finishing at .500 next year, winning at OSU is a must. And that prospect just got more attainable with Cooks declaring his intent to go pro. That guy absolutely killed Utah last year.

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    I really hope Kadeem Carey goes pro.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-31 13:18:35

    Denker is a senior as well. That guy has improved considerably throughout the season.

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    ASU was woefully unprepared today. Pretty embarrassing performance against a Texas Tech team that entered the game on a five-game losing streak.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-30 23:59:57

    One thing I love about TT's game is that they have kept their foot on the gas all game long, something Whit refuses to do (I understand that Utah lacked the offensive firepower to do this effectively, but still...).

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    I thought this was a misprint. And I thought St. Katherine was bad. Yikes! How sad!

    by 77ute
    2013-12-30 20:34:21

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?ga meId=400504627

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    Oregon under Helfrich just isn't quite the same. The last few games, in particular, the Ducks aren't nearly as explosive and sharp.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-30 18:01:51

    Who knows how they will look next year, but I would suspect Duck fans aren't thrilled with Helfrich right now.

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    Seriously, I have never heard of a team outrebounding another team 71-12 . Delon Wright had 15 himself.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-28 16:01:18

    I felt really, really bad for St. Katherine. I guess at the very least, those players got to be on TV.

    In other news, BYU is about to lose to Loyola Marymount by double digits. That's pretty funny.

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    Congrats to Utah State for its win last night. The defensive effort was tremendous. You could see Gary Andersen's residual influence in that game.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-27 07:36:05

    But I must say, I'm so glad Northern Illinois didn't beat Bowling Green in the MAC title game. That team would have gotten absolutely pulverized in a BCS game. Utah State is a good team, and they were prepared for the bowl game, but Northern Illinois is not a top-25 team, let alone BCS worthy.

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    Thinking back on the season, I can accept the loss at USC. By the time coach O came around, that was a good team.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-21 17:31:07

    I can stomach the losses to UCLA and Arizona State, even though Utah was oh-so close to coming back against UCLA (despite six interceptions thrown) and even though they blew a 12-point fourth quarter lead against the Sun Devils. Those were two very good teams.

    But after seeing how CSU came back to beat WSU, it is inexcusable to me that Utah lost that game to the Cougars. Yes, I know it was on the road and that Utah dug itself an early hole and fought admirably to come back. But Utah absolutely has to be good enough talent-wise and coaching-wise to get by any team that chokes up a 35-13 lead to a mid-level MWC team.

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    A quick break in Utah-BYU bkb talk to bring some football news.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-15 09:30:30

    Looks like ASU's Eubank made a great decision to spurn the Utes and go to the Sun Devils. Now he's transferring.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story /_/id/10135433/arizona-state-sun-devils-ba ckup-qb-michael-eubank-transfer

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    OK, here are some thoughts on tonight's game.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-14 17:05:50

    I certainly think this is a winnable game, undoubtedly the best shot Utah has had since the win in 2009. Still, it's going to be very tough. I am nervous about this game.

    BYU is always going to be a tough foe under Dave Rose. This particular team in my mind is superior to last year's BYU sqaud because they have multiple options. As much as I can't stand any BYU team under any circumstances, I have to tip my hat to what Dave Rose has built there. A Majerus-era Ute program they are not, but BYU still wins a bunch of games and gets to the postseason every year.

    Here is what has to happen for Utah to break the seven-game losing streak:

    1- Don't let a "Surprise" BYU player beat them. Haws will get his points. He's going to drive to the basket and get to the foul line a bunch of times. He's going to his some difficult shots. He's simply a good player. What can't happen is someone like Bartley IV to go off for 15 points-plus or for some other usual role player to near or exceed career a high in points.

    2- Hope Carlino is off. The guy is very, very streaky. Sometimes he can't miss; other times, he kills his own team with poor shot selection and bricks from NBA range. Let's hope he's off tonight, because if he's hot from outside, I doubt Utah can win.

    3- Get to the line, and make the free throws! It would be a huge advantage to get Mika in foul trouble. The guy has a punchable face, but he is admittedly very good for a freshman. If he's on the bench, it's obviously to Utah advantage.

    4- Attack the zone decisively and hit the open looks. I am almost certain BYU will zone Utah much of the game. Utah can't be tentative and ultimately settle for 20-footers with two seconds on the shot clock.

    5- Get off to a good start. Yes, this is a Captain Obvious statement, but falling behind to BYU by double digits in the first 10 minutes or less is a near death sentence.

    6- Give the Ute crowd something to cheer about. I truly hope a loud and proud Ute crowd shows up and that they can help bring energy to the game.

    A seven-game losing streak and 11 losses in the last 12 to BYU is tough to swallow. Of course, this streak comes during Utah's worst stretch of basketball in program history and during what is possibly BYU's best. Nevertheless, I would absolutely love for the streak to end tonight. If nothing else, a win tonight will go far to legitimize Utah as an ascending program. A loss (particularly a convincing one) will only support the notion that Utah's success this season has only been due to a piece-of-cake schedule.

    Before BYU's streak of 11 wins in 12 tries, Utah had gone 22-5 against the Cougars, dating back to 1995. How nice would it be to return to a semblance of the mid-90s to mid-2000s dominance.

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    I happened to flip the channel to PAC-12 Network where the 1979 Rose Bowl was on.

    by 77ute
    2013-12-12 21:48:07

    USC beat Ohio State 17-16. A few interesting things about the game:

    1- O.J. Simpson was providing color commentary.
    2- There was a bizarre rule that I have never heard of. In the third quarter, USC was driving inside the 15. There was a pass completion near the goal line, but USC was flagged for offensive pass interference in the end zone. Apparently, in 1979 such an infraction at that spot on the field was a turnover--essentially a touchback, awarding the defensive team the ball at the 20. Does anyone know when that rule was implemented and changed?
    3- Boy, football sure has changed in the last 35 years. There was no shotgun, no hurry-up, a fullback on almost every down, no four- or five-wideout sets (rarely even a three-wideout set), and the defenses even seemed to be far less complex.
    4- I hope to see the Utes in the Rose Bowl someday.

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    A few thoughts on the game...

    by 77ute
    2013-12-10 21:02:24

    First: I was pretty critical at the half when Utah was down by nine (having cut that from 15). It was nice to the see the team wake up and come back for the win.

    Second: No way should Utah have found themselves down by 15 at home to a Big Sky team. First half defense was poor, and the offense was out of synch and listless. There were careless turnovers and an evident lack of effort.

    Third: Guys like Lenz and Onwas (though he didn't get much of a chance) need to be more consistent.

    Fourth: These slow starts will kill Utah. If Utah gets down by 15 early to BYU on Saturday or even more so to Arizona, UCLA, Colorado and Oregon in conference play, they're not coming back.

    Overall, disappointing showing for a good portion of the game. Nice job to pull out the victory. But this team still has a ways to go before I see them finishing above seventh or eighth in conference.

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    Am I reading the box score correctly: Utah had only three assists the entire game? Wow!
    (106 days ago, 1 stars)

    A couple of thoughts on the game and this team.
    (106 days ago, 1 stars)

    Shooting 26% at the half, 0-9 from 3 on the road, and Utah is only down 5? Lucky, lucky, lucky this isn't a 15-point deficit (or worse).
    (106 days ago, 0 stars)

    The point per game average is heavily inflated by the 70 points against a high school-level Weber State team.
    (106 days ago, 2 stars)

    Yes, All-PAC-12 caliber. Doesn't mean he'll get that (not likely), but he has the talent, I believe.
    (106 days ago, 0 stars)

    In the two games Utah has faced Washington as a PAC-12 member, Wilcox hasn't fared too well.
    (106 days ago, 0 stars)

    Kenneth Scott is an All-Conference-caliber receiver. Not having him last year hurt the team considerably.
    (106 days ago, 1 stars)

    One minor correction: Utah beat Cal in last year's tournament quarterfinal in OT.
    (106 days ago, 1 stars)

    Good luck to Still. But this is no big loss at all for the Utah football program.
    (108 days ago, 0 stars)

    This is great news...finally!
    (108 days ago, 0 stars)

    We heard rave reviews about McCormick in fall camp, but he never saw the field.
    (108 days ago, 0 stars)

    Nice win today. Got pretty nervous when it got down to 4, but loads of credit goes to the coaches and players for putting the game out of reach.
    (110 days ago, 2 stars)

    This is an absolutely huge game.
    (110 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: We're baaaccckkk!
    (112 days ago, 0 stars)

    Thank goodness for this.
    (112 days ago, 3 stars)

    Quite possibly the biggest regular season home game in a decade.
    (114 days ago, 6 stars)

    I really hope Kadeem Carey goes pro.
    (114 days ago, 3 stars)

    Playing in high school gyms is not easy.
    (114 days ago, 5 stars)

    ASU was woefully unprepared today. Pretty embarrassing performance against a Texas Tech team that entered the game on a five-game losing streak.
    (115 days ago, 4 stars)

    I posted it first!
    (115 days ago, 0 stars)

    I thought this was a misprint. And I thought St. Katherine was bad. Yikes! How sad!
    (115 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: I think there are a few things at play here
    (115 days ago, 1 stars)

    Oregon under Helfrich just isn't quite the same. The last few games, in particular, the Ducks aren't nearly as explosive and sharp.
    (115 days ago, 1 stars)

    Interesting thought, and you may be right.
    (115 days ago, 0 stars)

    Back-to-back 5-7 seasons, seven offensive coordinators in seven years, and a seemingly cursed and mismanaged QB situation doesn't help.
    (115 days ago, 6 stars)

    Late in his career? He was the primary punt returner as a sophomore in 2010. Had a TD against Iowa State that year.
    (116 days ago, 0 stars)

    I will add this: it's funny how some of us are bagging on Utah for scheduling this game and winning by 70-plus points when two years ago the team won just six games and routinely lost by 30, sometimes to bad teams.
    (117 days ago, 1 stars)

    Well, there were a couple of Utah natives on the St. Kats roster.
    (117 days ago, 0 stars)

    I will say this: two years ago, Utah beat NAIA Division 2 foe San Diego Christian by two points.
    (117 days ago, 10 stars)

    Agreed. If you're going to schedule an NAIA team, why not schedule Westminster.
    (117 days ago, 1 stars)

    Seriously, I have never heard of a team outrebounding another team 71-12 . Delon Wright had 15 himself.
    (117 days ago, 2 stars)

    Opinions: is this a good move for Jake?
    (118 days ago, 1 stars)

    I don't much about Mitchell's basketball coaching career, but I'll never forget his performance in the 1988 Holy War football game.
    (118 days ago, 1 stars)

    RE: clearly skurred about who he is facing in week #3 next year ... ;)
    (118 days ago, 3 stars)

    RE: Well, the UW play the zoobs tonight in the Kraft Hunger Bowl
    (118 days ago, 0 stars)

    There is probably no reason Wright, Loveridge or Taylor should even see the floor in the second half.
    (118 days ago, 1 stars)

    At best. I can't see how the kid is drafted, frankly
    (118 days ago, 0 stars)

    I have to admit, I am a little embarrassed as a fan that Utah is playing this team.
    (118 days ago, 3 stars)

    I have to believe that the MAC defenses must just suck big time.
    (118 days ago, 3 stars)

    Congrats to Utah State for its win last night. The defensive effort was tremendous. You could see Gary Andersen's residual influence in that game.
    (118 days ago, 8 stars)

    I think it's safe to say that if Utah beats Oregon and Oregon State, they will be ranked for the first time since 2009. Actually, were they ranked that year?I don't recall.
    (122 days ago, 1 stars)

    I was just going to post this myself.
    (122 days ago, 1 stars)

    RE: Wow - just looking at the standings and every PAC-12 team has a winning record so far
    (123 days ago, 2 stars)

    No defense played by BYU? Shocking!
    (123 days ago, 3 stars)

    Sorry, but I have to say that Denham's career at Utah was largely disappointing.
    (124 days ago, 2 stars)

    One other thing: And to watch Washington State beat Utah and win enough games to qualify for a bowl only to put that monstrosity on the field during the fourth quarter makes me even more upset that the Utes weren't good enough to even get to a bowl.
    (124 days ago, 4 stars)

    Thinking back on the season, I can accept the loss at USC. By the time coach O came around, that was a good team.
    (124 days ago, 5 stars)

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