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    Utah @ Michigan

    Saturday, September 20 @ 3:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. MDT)
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    by Hammer
    2014-09-18 14:38:04



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    Remember a couple of years ago when vUUdoo reconstructed the SEZ?

    by San Diego Ute Fan
    2014-09-18 15:55:59

    Make it so, Dr. Pershing and Dr. Hill.

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    I'm freaking out here

    by OregonUte
    2014-09-18 17:01:05

    Four years ago, #5 Utah hosted #3 TCU in a November blackout game in Salt Lake. I love our Utes, but I felt going into that game that Andy Dalton and Co. was THE best team in the country (ended up beating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl) and that Utah was maybe a bit over-rated at #5. I did not expect that game to go well at all for Utah and unfortunately, the game turned out to be the beat down I feared it could be. After the game, I remember thinking that loss might have a lasting impact on our program. Utah followed up the TCU debacle with a dismal performance at Notre Dame and hasn't really looked or felt the same since - especially on the road. There have been good times and bad, but we haven't sniffed the realm of greatness since before that game. And the best thing that's happened to the program since then happened off the field - when our school was invited to join the PAC-12. Yes, that was HUGE! - but was built on the shoulders of the then-recent past.

    In-conference games are obviously more important to a team's standing during any given season, but I think this game on Saturday has the potential to set Utah on a trajectory that could go well beyond this season. Maybe I'm being fooled by the low level of competition Utah faced in the first two weeks, but I have the same feeling about this game Saturday that I had going into the 2004 Texas A&M game when Utah pasted the Aggies. (not calling this year 2004)

    I'm freaked out about this upcoming game at Michigan. Not so much because I think Utah is any sort of lock - we could just as easily lose, but because of what a potential win, specially a big win, could do for the program. IF Utah wins, the path to a bowl game and maybe a whole lot more, is much, much closer. Wittingham will likely remain our coach for a long time to come and Utah will become a legitimate competitor in very tough conference. You can take that to the bank!

    No, It's not the end of the world if Utah loses this Saturday, but I think a HUGE opportunity will have been missed and in that sense a loss this Saturday will hurt very badly given all of the upside that I believe is resting on this game. For Utah, this really is a super bowl game.

    Michigan is no Idaho State or Fresno, but I've got a feeling about Utah this Saturday. A feeling I haven't had in a long time. A very good and very scary feeling.

    We are at a point of inflection here.

    Go Utes!!

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    Nope. Ghost of Majerus. Or maybe even this guy...

    by San Diego Ute Fan
    2014-09-18 15:45:44

    Look at the left window. (Utah Football, 1900)

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    Why don't you just pop open the back of the phone and add a cheap 64gb micro-SD car......oh wait, ya, sorry about that.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-18 14:19:12

    Apple has been pulling this crap for years, with my 4s I just stopped downloading the new updates because while the features were nice it was almost guaranteed to brick my phone within a few months. There are so many user created options/software/OS's for Android I never have to worry about that again. In fact, my phone is almost faster now with updated user-created custom kernels and OS's than when I bought it 15 months ago. Never looking back at Apple again.

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    Meatchicken will just be a road bump for Utah.

    by ocgreg
    2014-09-18 13:29:54

    Settled.

    Fight On!

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    I guess I'll have to be the one.

    by 3UteDad
    2014-09-18 11:52:24

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    If someone 15 years ago would have told me that Utah would be playing a home and home with Michigan and we were going to their place with the expectation to win I would have said not a chance.

    by Junior Ute
    2014-09-18 17:27:14

    Also, if you would have said that Michigan is not one of the toughest teams on our schedule I would have thought you were crazy.

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    Now seven of eight experts at SI are picking Utah over Michigan

    by West Coast Bias
    2014-09-18 13:30:57

    I don't know if this means that national observers are optimistic about Utah or pessimistic about Michigan.

    http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/0 9/18/college-football-picks-week-four

    I hope these guys (and everybody else picking Utah) is right, but my anxiety about this game increases with every one of these positive picks. Michigan is a lion in winter, but that program is still packed with talent and will be playing at home. This game is going to be a brawl at best, and I would be thrilled with even a one-point victory. There will be nine more games to worry about style points.

    Go Utes!

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    I think the Wazzu game is a ten on the importance scale. If we're gonna do anything this year that is a must win. For the first time ever we'd have a winning record in conference. If we can't beat them at home the season will look bleak. Spare me....

    by Tacoma Ute
    2014-09-18 18:16:10

    ...the Halliday will throw for a billion yards and Mice Leach and the phenomenal receivers and blah blah blah. We hear that every year about Wazzu.

    I desperately want us to beat Michigan and can't wait for the game, but Wazzu is a must win. If we can't beat them at home who can we beat in the conference? Go Utes! Beat Michigan and slaughter WSU!

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    ECU's most famous alum?

    by Kula Shaker
    2014-09-18 14:40:26

    Our very own Blue Edwards.

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    It also looks like a weather map.

    by DownhereUte
    2014-09-18 12:12:09

    "We have clear skies and sunshine for the Union states. And the Confederacy can burn in hell. Also, parts of Montana."

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