It's hard to argue that the Utes should be considered the better team the
last 6 years but winning a particular game doesn't always make the team
that won the better team. That game they did enough to win but sometimes the
better team loses. Many of the games BYU has lost to Utah during this losing
streak have been close and could have easily gone to the Y if a few things had
been different. Last year a stupid 2 point try when we had momentum, the year
before you couldn't script a more ridiculous error filled first quarter
that gave the Utes all their points and we dominated the last 3 quarters and
nearly made it all the way back. Point is winning or losing a particular game
doesn't always determine which team is the best. Last year the Y lost 4
games by a total of 8 points and all were close . A few things go the Y's
way and they would have been highly ranked. I think they were better actually
than their record. The offense was the weak link last year and it's the
offense that needs to prove they are good, the defense! I think will be better
than last year and that was pretty good. In reality the Utes and BYU have been
pretty close when considering how good each team is.
"Azute never gets tired of this rediculous talk."josh-er:It's not just AZUte. Most Ute fans never get tired of coog fans
ridiculous talk that optomistically--and inaccurately--predicted victory every
year for the past 6+ years. Even 2014, when you all said Utah was chicken.
That was just as ridiculous.
I remember when Miami, Texas, MSU, etc were unstoppable. Trends end sooner or
later. I can't imagine all the chest thumper believe that BYU will never
win again vs. Utah. Every Cougar has it's day.
I'm with burningblue. I'll wait for games two and three to start being
optimistic. In the meantime, I wish the U and USU all the success in
the world with all their games except one.
BYU only needs to be 2 points better than Utah. With the Uoopla over star
ratings etc, BYU is doing really well.
AZUTE said“Fyi--We're 6-3 @ les over the last 2 decades, soon
to be 7-3.We're superior in depth/talent/coaching,
period.” .... don’t forget superior in following and
commenting on a team you supposedly don’t care about either. Cougs by 21
Azute never gets tired of this rediculous talk. It's been a
long time since any BYU and Utah game had certainty, last year a single point
was the nail-biting difference. So should BYU fans assume that all
games will have true same outcome? Trends in sports are rare and often broken,
besides, BYU is improving as a team. This will be the first real
game for Troy Taylor running a Ute offense with an unknown qb and a new line at
BYU - I like our odds! How long will I be a fan of BYU? Been a fan
my whole life, and when I read comments like yours it doesn't exactly sway
me your way, nobody reads your drivel and thinks "that's what I want to
be". BTW - I'm also a Utah fan, so I hope Utah has a great
season, there are far more wildcards at Utah than BYU this year. Good luck with
"I guess it is best to prepare the fans early and set the tone so the
disappointment is not too overwhelming when U come to Provo."It's Groundhog Day every year w/you people.How many times in
a row must we beat byu before you people cease w/this annual talk about what a
certainty it is we'll lose?Fyi--We're 6-3 @ les over the
last 2 decades, soon to be 7-3.We're superior in
depth/talent/coaching, period.Go Utes!p.s. The
"Kalani effect" has resulted in a drop in avg star rating in recruiting
per Scout, from 2.71 to 2.55.
mightymite"Not to [sic] encouraging any way you look at
it."From a BYU hater's perspective, I can understand your
angst.I guess it is best to prepare the fans early and set the tone
so the disappointment is not too overwhelming when U come to Provo.
Not to encouraging any way you look at it. I guess it is best to prepare the
fans early and set the tone so the disappointment is not to overwhelming when it
burningblueMight as well say I'm waiting till February to
declare myself. If we're prognosticating, we don't have the luxury
of experience. So feet off the breaks, drink the kool-aid and ring
the bells. Time enough for reality if and when it gets force fed to the boys in
blue. In the mean time, here's to a defense that should be
better than last years, and an offense that can't help but be better.
There's plenty to be optimistic about, but I'm pumping the breaks
here. I can't remember an offseason when Y fans didn't have a reason
to be optimistic. I'm waiting until I see them play a real team (Not
Portland State) before I decide if this team is going to have a good year.