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    I want the Utes to go back to a bowl game as much as anyone, but the fact of the matter is that we now -- about 10 times a year -- have regular season games that are as exciting as bowl games.

    by ex'dute
    2014-07-21 20:40:47

    Maybe Tacoma was just trying to troll the board on the post a few down from here, but I haven't met a single Ute fan who wishes we would go back to the MWC -- even if it meant that 10 win seasons would be the norm.

    Think about it for a second -- we have USC AND Oregon coming into Rice-Eccles Stadium this season. How amazing is that?!?

    Road games include Michigan, UCLA, ASU and Stanford. With schedules like that, you aren't going to win 10 games a season -- but the games are much more fun, win or lose, than all but a couple MWC games per year.

    Yes, back-to-back 5-7 years were frustrating -- but really looking forward to each week's game during a 12-game season makes it worth it. Frankly, if we sneak into a bowl game this year with a 6-6 or 7-5 record, our bowl opponent is likely going to be less exciting to us than playing Washington State or Colorado.

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    You talk like we are losing by 30 each week.

    by Milton Vanderslice
    2014-07-21 21:59:43

    That's just not the case. The loses hurt, but they also hurt because we know that we had a chances and opportunities to win.

    Utah is not the New Mexico of the Pac-12. Utah is not a guaranteed W when they come up on the schedule. To paint them otherwise is just not accurate.

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    I have enjoyed the last three years more than any year pre-Pac-12, including 2004 and 2008.

    by 89ute
    2014-07-21 18:56:32

    In my opinion, every conference game has the intensity of Utah vs TCU 2008. I want to watch top quality, intense football ... and we got it in spades.

    It has nothing to do with our record.

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    RE: Why stop there??? 12-0!

    by Vegas Ute
    2014-07-21 15:38:16

    We're heading for #1 Baby!

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    by ex'dute
    2014-07-21 22:10:19

    The Utes BEAT the PAC-12 champion last season.

    The Utes had a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter against the South Division champ last season. The UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona and Washington State games went down to the wire.

    Utah can play with these teams. We even beat them occasionally. That makes for a fun season.

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    Never! I would never trade where we are now for anything.

    by Red Don
    2014-07-21 18:58:48

    Not even the opportunity to go to the Big 12 with TDS, as enticing as that is.

    Our time will come. Now that we have some QB depth I believe we are finally on the move up. The last several years, while frustrating at times, have still been a ball. We have a key to the clubhouse and that's the important thing to me. The rest will come in due time.

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    Just for....

    by Crafty Ute
    2014-07-21 17:36:29

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    Try and go buy season tickets

    by Milton Vanderslice
    2014-07-21 21:41:12

    They were fairly easy to get when we were in the MWC.

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    Patience is required.

    by ocgreg
    2014-07-21 18:41:35

    ask Arizona.

    Fight On!

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    by Duhwayne
    2014-07-21 19:01:10

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    Jesus, I would be THRILLED with 6-6, any way we get it. I have hoped that our fans would have matured a little bit by now and realized that getting to 6-6 with our current team would be a fantastic achievement.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-07-21 17:24:14

    The way we are built, with the questions in certain positions, getting to 6-6 would be great. Right now I'm expecting either 4-8 or 5-7 with a 3-6 conference record or there abouts. That's the reality of our team right now and until they can prove otherwise I don't see this team having a winning record in the Pac-12. We aren't even a mid-level Pac-12 level team right now, starting with the coaches all the way down. It's going to take a special season or one with a lot of luck and dominoes falling our way to get above 6-6.

    What makes you think we've turned the corner from the last 3 years? Seriously. We have developed MAYBE a Pac-12 level starting squad, but we still don't have Pac-12 level depth across the board. We have an injury prone QB and absolutely zero experience behind him. We have almost no proven playmakers on offense in key positions and a historically conservative coaching staff with a head coach who would rather reign in his players than let loose. Defensively we are looking at another solid, but not fantastic team and with our ridiculous schedule it would take a massive, probably historical defensive performance to get us to 7 wins.

    Just not seeing it.

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    I refuse to believe that any fan actually thinks this way.

    by 480ute
    2014-07-21 19:03:13

    I can't fathom how anybody would prefer life in the MWC over the PAC12. The teams are tougher, the games are bigger, the cheerleaders are hotter, the weather is better, the paydays are richer, and the destinations are overall superior. Losing sucks, but once in a while Utah will have a day in the sun, and it will be more glorious than anything we've yet known.

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