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    Update: Scott Mitchell on The Biggest Loser TV show

    by UteThunder
    2014-10-20 20:45:56

    I'm not sure if anyone has been following Scott Mitchell on the Biggest Loser. I thought I would give an update for anyone interested in how he is doing, but not interested in actually watching the show.

    He is still on the show and doing well.

    I believe they just finished week 6; after a starting weight of 366 lbs, Scott lost 7 lbs this past week and is down to 295 lbs for a total weight loss of 71 lbs so far. By the way, He is on the Red Team(woot woot!)

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    So USC stole 6 points from Arizona last night by 'icing' their kicker twice?

    by UteThunder
    2014-10-12 10:14:10

    I didn't stay up to watch the second half, but right before half, Arizona kicked a FG and made it, however, USC had called timeout. After the timeout the 2nd attempt was blocked.

    Now I hear USC pulled the same thing at the end of the game and the kicker missed the game winning 2nd attempt?

    Crazy.

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    Remember when people were questioning why Travis Wilson wasn't a team captain again? I'm pretty sure the coaches worried the current circumstances could come to fruition and didn't want the awkwardness of benching a team captain.

    by UteThunder
    2014-10-06 17:07:56

    Good foresight on their part, although, if KT is really the better option it would have been even better if the foresight had included picking the right guy to start from day 1.

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    Probably won't happen, but BYU could be facing a 5 game losing streak.

    by UteThunder
    2014-10-05 18:53:41

    After Friday night's loss to the Aggies, their next 4 opponents could be set-up to beat BYU.

    Thur. 10/9: @ UCF - The Knights played on Thursday, BYU played on Friday and it's a long road trip.

    Sat. 10/18: Nevada - The Wolfpack won't have the advantage of extra prep time, but they are 3-2 with the two losses coming on the road against undefeated Arizona(35-28) and at home to 4-2 Boise State(51-46).

    Fri. 10/24: @ BSU - The Broncos will play Fresno on the preceding Friday, BYU will play on Saturday; and the game will be on the blue turf.

    Sat. 11/1: @ MTSU - The Blue Raiders will be coming off of a bye and BYU has to once again fly across the country.


    All of these games are winnable, but there are circumstances which will give 3 of these teams an advantage over BYU. Throw in the injuries they suffered Saturday night and BYU could realistically lose all 4 of these games resulting in a 5 game losing streak.

    My prediction is 2-2 with losses against UCF and BSU.

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    Apparently ESPN doesn't think much of the B1G or the ACC. Previewing Stanford @ Notre Dame during halftime and the following graphic pops up on the screen:

    by UteThunder
    2014-10-03 22:09:04

    ND: 1st game vs Power Five team this season


    Notre Dame's schedule so far?

    Rice
    Michigan
    @ Purdue
    @ Syracuse

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    I have been one of Kyle Whittingham's most ardent supporters going all the way back to his struggles in 2005. I just can't do it anymore. I won't do it anymore.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-28 11:49:56

    Last night's loss was the last straw. I've always been able to explain away any loss as being understandable due to some set of circumstances beyond Whittingham's control.

    But not this loss. This loss can't be justified or rationalized or explained away due to circumstances beyond Whittingham's control. If anything, this loss sheds new light on the previous losses I have defended.

    Whit is a great man, but he is not the great coach I thought he was.

    He is an above average G5 coach; a below average P5 coach.

    I want a new coach.

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    Games that have my attention today, plus a few games that could help Utah jump into the rankings if Utah wins big today.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-27 09:33:44

    Games of interest . . .

    Utah vs. Washington State - Pac12 Network

    #6 aTm vs. Arkansas - CBS

    #16 Stanford @ Washington - FOX

    #18 USC vs. Oregon State - ESPN

    Michigan vs. Minnesota - ABC/ESPN2

    Games that could help Utah climb into the rankings . . .

    #21 Nebraska vs. Illinois(3-1) - B1G Network

    #22 Ohio State vs. Cincinnati(2-0) - B1G Network

    #25 Kansas State vs. UTEP(2-1) - Not Televised

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    Not very many likely or realistically possible losses for top 25 teams this week. Looks like Utah will need to beat Wazzu & UCLA to join the top 25.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-21 15:03:50

    Bottom 10 of the AP Top 25, realistic chance of an upset are in bold.

    #25 Kansas State vs. UTEP
    #24 Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
    #23 E. Carolina -BYE-
    #22 Ohio State vs. Cincinnati
    #21 Nebraska vs. Illinois
    #20 BYU -BYE-
    #19 Wisconsin vs. South Florida
    #18 USC vs. Oregon State
    #17 LSU vs. New Mexico State
    #16 Stanford @ Washington

    Maybe Utah can steal some votes this week from E. Carolina & BYU with both of them being out of sight, out of mind.

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    Michigan might be down, but I don't think they are nearly as down as many would have us believe.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-21 12:05:58

    Looking at their schedule, I don't think it is a stretch to say Michigan will make a bowl game.

    They're certainly capable of picking up wins in all of the following games:

    vs. Minnesota
    @ Rutgers
    vs. Penn State
    vs. Indiana
    @ Northwestern
    vs. Maryland


    The only games I would say are likely losses would be @ Michigan State and @ Ohio State. However, those are rivalry games with the whole "anything can happen" angle, and they do get a bye week to prepare for the Spartans.

    Unless the team quits on Hoke, or they face catastrophic injuries, I think Michigan finishes the regular season anywhere between 6-6 and 9-3. This was a good win and a better win than the 2008 2 point victory over what turned out to be a 3-9 Michigan team.

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    Tracking my Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) pre-season picks, Week 4

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-21 11:20:18

    Week 1: 12-2
    Week 2: 9-4
    Week 3: 7-3
    Week 4: 7-1

    Season: 35-10

    Games I missed on this week . . .


    Utah State @ Arkansas State

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    On the topic of Utah State saying they will only play Utah if it is on equal terms:

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-14 14:11:34

    It's fine if Hill wants to tell the Aggies no, but not if he is going to turn around and schedule home-and-homes with San Jose State & Northern Illinois.

    We should only be looking elsewhere from the Aggies for scheduling under a few scenarios:

    1) We get a 2-for-1 or a 1-and-done in our favor from another G5 team.
    2) We get a P5 team on the schedule.
    3) We get a G5 team from Texas or Florida or maybe even Hawaii on the schedule.

    Northern Illinois and San Jose State offer nothing to make them more attractive than playing Utah State. Not even the trip to California because we already play 1 or 2 games per year in California.

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    Tracking my Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) pre-season picks, Week 3

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-14 10:39:44

    Week 1: 12-2
    Week 2: 9-4
    Week 3: 7-3

    Season: 28-9


    Games I missed on this week . . .

    Houston @ BYU
    UCLA @ Texas
    USC @ Boston College

    A quarter of the way through the regular season, here are the teams I haven't missed on yet:

    Arizona
    Arizona State
    California
    Oregon State
    Utah
    Washington
    Utah State

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    Since it's our bye week, and we would be playing BYU today if not for the 2 year break, here are some fun rivalry numbers. Feel free to share them with your local BYU fan when they try to say Utah has only had 2 or 3 good seasons.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-13 09:31:28

    - Over the last 12 years, Utah has beaten BYU as many times as Utah has beaten Utah State: 9-3 against the Cougars; 9-1 against the Aggies. Nice company to be in BYU.

    - Over the last 3 years, Utah has posted a better winning percentage than BYU against P5 teams: Utah 11-18(.379); BYU 6-10(.375). But they would compete better than Utah if they were in the Pac-12 . . .

    - During the BCS era, Utah posted a better winning percentage than BYU against P5 teams: Utah 32-30(.516); BYU 23-31(.426). Before joining the Pac-12, Utah's record was 21-12(.636). But they would compete better than Utah if they were in the Pac-12 . . .

    - All-time record against teams currently in P5 conferences, Utah has posted a better winning percentage than BYU: Utah 114-175-6(.397); BYU 103-172-7(.378) - for BYU that includes all games against Utah. If we exclude the pre-Pac12 games, their record DROPS to 72-121-3(.375). But they would compete better than Utah if they were in the Pac-12 . . .

    - Over the last 20 years, Utah has posted a better winning percentage than BYU: Utah 161-80(.668); BYU 165-85(.664) - and that includes the past 3 years of Utah playing significantly more difficult competition. Taking out the last 3 years the numbers are: Utah 143-61(.701); BYU 139-72(.659). But we've only had a couple of good seasons while they have been having the same success they had in the 80s . . .

    - Over the last 20 years, Utah has had fewer seasons than BYU of .500 or worse: Utah 4; BYU 5.

    - Over the last 20 years, Utah has had a better bowl record than BYU: Utah 11-2, BYU 8-5.

    - Over the last 20 years, Utah has won just one fewer conference championship: Utah 5; BYU 6 - and both teams won the same number of MWC championships: 4.


    Looking at these numbers I find it hard to fathom how they can think their program has been so superior to ours over the last 20 years or where they get this notion that if they were in the Pac-12 instead of Utah, they would have won many more games than Utah has so far. Looking back at our last 3 schedules, there's no way they win more games than we did in any of those years. More probable, they would lose 1 or 2 more games each year than what Utah did.

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    Hilarious. Make sure you have the sound on for full effect.

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-08 20:05:39

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    Tracking my Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) pre-season picks, week 2

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-07 10:00:39

    Week 2: 9-4

    Season: 21-6

    Missed on the following picks this week . . .

    Michigan State @ Oregon
    Stanford vs. USC
    Washington State @ Nevada
    BYU @ Texas

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    My preseason Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) picks

    by UteThunder
    2014-09-01 09:34:29

    Thought it would be fun to keep track of how accurate my preseason picks were, so I will be tracking my picks week by week.

    Week 1: 12-2
    Season: 12-2

    I missed on Washington State vs Rutgers and Colorado vs Colorado State.

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    A little fun with numbers to share with your local idiot BYU fan who wants to tell you just how awful Utah looked against Idaho State

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-30 20:40:01

    Utah obviously opened with Idaho State this year while BYU played them last year in November.

    -----------Idaho State vs BYU

    1st Downs--------22--------22
    Total Yards-----287-------578
    Passing---------128-------157
    Rushing---------159-------421
    Turnovers---------3---------3
    Possession----35:41-----24:19
    Final Score------13--------59


    ----------Idaho State vs Utah

    1st Downs--------21------27
    Total Yards-----337-----589
    Passing---------158-----351
    Rushing---------179-----238
    Turnovers---------0-------1
    Possession----34:41---25:03
    Final Score------14------56

    The two games were nearly identical and really don't reveal anything about how good or bad Utah and BYU are. The only statistic of note would be Taysom Hill's 3 INTs against the Bengals last year.

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    Thoughts on Fan Fest

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-24 09:36:07

    Highlights:

    - Evening temperature was perfect! Great move Dr. Hill.
    - Throwing passes to my son all over the field, but particularly all of the TD passes in the NEZ.
    - Taking my son's picture with Kenneth Scott and Donovan Isom.
    - Having Donovan Isom throw a couple of passes to my son in the NEZ.
    - Walking through the tunnel the players come out of; my son could hardly contain himself when we came around the corner and he saw we could do that.
    - Fireworks. Great way to conclude an evening at the stadium.

    Lowlights:

    - Not a single one.

    Best Fan Fest I've ever attended.

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    On the topic of Utah being lucky to get into the Pac-12

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-20 20:21:02

    Obviously Utah was lucky to get in, but I don't think it was in this dumb luck, Utah just happened to be sitting on the right park bench to fall in to the Pac-12 when Texas stayed home.

    I have never believed, and I never will believe, that Utah wasn't part of plan 'A' all along. That doesn't mean Utah was target #1, or even target #2 or #3 etc., just that Utah was part of the plan all along.

    Think about it: Which group of teams would deliver the most markets to the Pac-12?

    a) 2 Texas schools, 2 Oklahoma schools, 1 Colorado school, and 1 Utah school?

    or

    b) 3 Texas schools, 2 Oklahoma schools, and 1 Colorado school?


    Obviously it is the first choice.

    I have no doubt Utah was taken off the table for awhile because Texas and Oklahoma would be so much more valuable that it would make more sense to take them even with the third TX school over not getting them at all and having to "settle" for Utah & Colorado only, but that doesn't mean Utah wasn't part of the original plan from the get go.

    I believe the Pac-10's targets were, in order:

    1) Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma State, and another Texas team.

    2) Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Oklahoma State & Two more Texas schools or One more Texas school and Kansas.

    3) Colorado and Utah.

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    Interesting quotes from former BYU player.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-18 20:37:34

    Former BYU player Tui Crichton after transferring to Weber State.

    “There were some things that were going on with the team -- a lot of guys getting in trouble, my name came up -- and he(Bronco) just didn’t want to work with me anymore, so he just sent one of his coaches to give me the hatchet.”


    With their new policy of not addressing Honor Code issues unless they become public by means beyond their control, I have little doubt that a great deal of issues have been swept under the rug these past few months and many more than usual will be swept under the rug in the future.


    I feel like players here are more sure of themselves, as opposed to BYU. People are more in their shells, I guess you could say. Not everything’s out and open and honest as much it is over here,” Crichton explained. “I went to BYU for three years, and coming from there to here is just day and night. I just feel like people here are more real.


    Nothing surprising there, but it does blow a hole in the "our players are special because of our 'higher standards' compared to other programs" B.S. they spew. Most of them don't even live their standards, they just pretend to.

    The whole article

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    Can someone explain to me what is up with Oregon State & Colorado scheduling?

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-14 20:42:13

    Colorado has a one-off at Michigan in 2016.

    Oregon State has a one-off at Michigan in 2015 and just scheduled another one-off at Ohio State in 2018.

    I understand it when someone like UNLV or BYU(snicker) signs up for these one-offs against elite programs, but why are a couple of Pac-12 teams signing up for these deals?

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    Cal just scheduled North Carolina & TCU. I'm slowly coming around to the idea of never playing BYU again, or only playing them a couple times a decade.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-13 15:12:36

    Looking at our future schedules and comparing to the future schedules of our Pac-12 friends leaves me wondering if it is time to stop scheduling BYU.

    Just look at the P5 teams the rest of the Pac-12 is scheduling:

    UA - Mississippi State
    ASU - Notre Dame, aTm, TX Tech, Michigan State, LSU
    Cal - Northwestern, Texas, North Carolina, TCU
    CU - Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota
    OU - Michigan State, Virginia, Nebraska, aTm, Ohio State
    OSU - Michigan, Minnesota
    Stan - Notre Dame, Northwestern, Virginia
    UCLA - Virginia, Texas, aTm, Oklahoma, Rutgers, LSU, Michigan
    USC - Boston College, Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee
    UW - Illinois, Rutgers, Wisconsin
    WSU - Rutgers, Wisconsin

    Other than Michigan this year and next, Utah has ZERO non-conference games against P5 teams. And our schedules are full through 2018 and we only need one more game in 2019(probably going to be BYU).

    If playing BYU every year means not playing P5 non-conference opponents, I'm really starting to lean towards not playing BYU. Fresno, San Jose, and Northern Illinois are nice G5 opponents, but I would rather see Wisconsin, Michigan State, Virginia, aTm, Mississippi State, etc.

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    I love the Blacklist. After seeing these promos, I can't wait for the new season to begin.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-12 14:57:36



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    Phil Steele ranks Utah's SOS #8 in the country.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-12 09:11:38

    SOS Rankings


    The Pac-12 leads Phil Steele’s rankings with eight teams in his Top 25 toughest schedules. They are followed by the SEC (6), Big 12 (5), ACC (3), Big Ten (2) and Notre Dame.



    Teams of Interest:

    #8 --- Utah
    #9 --- Cal
    #11 -- UCLA
    #16 -- Stanford
    #17 -- USC
    #18 -- Washington State
    #24 -- Colorado
    #25 -- Arizona State
    #29 -- Arizona
    #40 -- TCU
    #47 -- Oregon State
    #48 -- Oregon
    #52 -- Washington
    #53 -- Michigan
    #72 -- Wisconsin
    #73 -- BYU
    #81 -- Fresno State
    #106 - Utah State

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    Interesting angle I hadn't considered regarding P5 autonomy/stipends and BYU.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-07 16:09:32

    The P5 conferences will be setting their own standards for stipends and what-not, and it will be up to the rest of the conferences to follow suit or set their own lesser standards regarding stipends and what-not.

    For football, BYU can follow the P5 standards if they can afford to do so because they aren't part of any conference.

    But what about all of their other sports and the WCC?

    Will the WCC try to keep up with the P5 standards?

    Will the WCC even try to pay stipends of any amount?

    If they don't, how badly will this effect BYU's ability to recruit & compete in all of the other sports?

    I have a hard time believing the WCC would allow BYU to pay all of their other athletes just because they can pay their football players, while the rest of the conference would have to compete at a distinct disadvantage relative to BYU.

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    Another team of interest checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - #34 BYU

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-07 09:44:17

    They aren't good enough to be ranked this high in any poll, but their schedule is weak enough that they will probably win just enough games to justify this ranking.

    For this reason, I would actually like to see BYU get into the BigXII: Just so they can see what it is like to play a real schedule week in and week out every year.

    They would get pasted by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, & West Virginia almost every year. And they would be splitting games with Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Cincinnati(or whoever else the 12th team would be)most years.

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    Report: Another natural rock formation in Utah has toppled. Gobblin toppling Utah County douche bags sought for questioning.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-06 14:47:32

    Cobra Rock Formation Beheaded

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    Another Utah opponent checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - Michigan

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-06 12:20:39

    #66 Utah

    Opponents:

    FCS -- Idaho State
    #101 - Colordado
    #61 -- Washington State
    #52 -- Oregon State
    #51 -- Fresno State
    #47 -- Arizona State
    #35 -- Michigan
    NR --- Arizona
    NR --- Stanford
    NR --- USC
    NR --- Oregon
    NR --- UCLA

    Other teams of interest:

    #116 - California
    #76 -- San Jose State(future opponent)
    #46 -- Utah State
    #39 -- Northern Illinois(future opponent)
    #37 -- TCU

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    Team #14 in my countdown to the start of Fall Camp.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-03 12:37:30

    In case you missed it, I am predicting every Pac-12 team's game by game results(plus Utah State & BYU) working my way from worst record to best record on our way to the start of Fall Camp.

    Previous Teams:

    - Colorado 4-8(1-8)
    - Oregon State 5-7(2-7)
    - California 5-7(2-7)
    - Arizona 6-6(3-6)
    - Washington 7-6(3-6)
    - BYU 7-5
    - Washington State 7-5(4-5)
    - USC 7-5(4-5)
    - Utah State 8-5(5-3)
    - Arizona State 9-3(6-3)
    - Utah 9-3(6-3)
    - Oregon 9-3(7-2)
    - Stanford 10-2(7-2)

    Today's team, UCLA

    Record: 11-1(9-0)

    @ Virginia - W
    Memphis - W
    Texas(In Arlington) - L
    BYE
    @ Arizona State - W
    Utah - W
    Oregon - W
    @ California - W
    @ Colorado - W
    Arizona - W
    @ Washington - W
    BYE
    USC - W
    Stanford - W

    UCLA is a strange case. Sometimes I feel like they are poised for greatness this year, but other times I think they are going to fall flat on their face this year and could start 2-2 or 1-3. For these predictions I decided to go with the more positive scenario.

    The loss to Texas: Maybe I am overestimating the impact Strong is going to have with the Longhorns, but I see that as a likely loss for the Bruins. It's on the road and Texas has athletes. Plus, I think the Bruins just might come into that game feeling a little over confident.

    After the sobering loss, UCLA will take care of business in the Pac-12. A win in the Pac-12 title game will all but guarantee the Bruins a spot in the playoff as they will have one of the strongest 'PERCEIVED' strengths of schedule in the country - having played a total of 12 P5 opponents, half of which will probably finish the season ranked.

    Well, there you have it. Fall camp starts tomorrow.

    Go Utes!

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    Team #13 in my countdown to the start of Fall Camp.

    by UteThunder
    2014-08-02 10:42:41

    In case you missed it, I am predicting every Pac-12 team's game by game results(plus Utah State & BYU) working my way from worst record to best record on our way to the start of Fall Camp.

    Previous Teams:

    - Colorado 4-8(1-8)
    - Oregon State 5-7(2-7)
    - California 5-7(2-7)
    - Arizona 6-6(3-6)
    - Washington 7-6(3-6)
    - BYU 7-5
    - Washington State 7-5(4-5)
    - USC 7-5(4-5)
    - Utah State 8-5(5-3)
    - Arizona State 9-3(6-3)
    - Utah 9-3(6-3)
    - Oregon 9-3(7-2)

    Today's team, Stanford

    Record: 10-2(7-2)

    UC Davis - W
    USC - W
    Army - W
    BYE
    @ Washington - W
    @ Notre Dame - W
    Washington State - W
    @ Arizona State - L
    Oregon State - W
    @ Oregon - W
    BYE
    Utah - W
    @ California - W
    @ UCLA - L

    Once again Stanford will be a force in the Pac-12, but a couple of road losses will keep them out of the playoff. A North Division title with a great shot at the Rose Bowl will be their consolation prize. If they win, they will be guaranteed a spot in the Rose Bowl(because a 2 loss team isn't making the playoff). And if they lose, they will still probably go to the Rose because that means the Pac-12 champion is likely in the playoff.

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    Check out the lightning quick typist . . . What are you, a secretary?
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    I would be very surprised if ANY Pac-12 team ended up with a .500 conference record, ya know, since we play 9 conference games.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Pitt 2010 is the last time I can recall Whit doing it. It happened the way you described, but Utah didn't lose.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    And who tallies those votes? The coaches. If the team voted someone the coaches didn't want, they could very easily veto it and nobody would know.
    (26 days ago, 1 stars)

    Remember when people were questioning why Travis Wilson wasn't a team captain again? I'm pretty sure the coaches worried the current circumstances could come to fruition and didn't want the awkwardness of benching a team captain.
    (26 days ago, 1 stars)

    Nobody predicted it, but I remember someone(DJ maybe?) basically saying there was a high probability that all 3 would see time due to the injury history of all 3 starters and the offenses they run.
    (27 days ago, 0 stars)

    Instead, finds Mullett's dog under said bed licking himself while looking at a BYU cheerleader calendar.
    (27 days ago, 7 stars)

    I noticed that same thing, nice move by Neuheisel. Even though it can't all be blamed on him, the kicker just "lost the game" and doesn't need a camera shoved in his face to catch his reaction.
    (27 days ago, 5 stars)

    Probably won't happen, but BYU could be facing a 5 game losing streak.
    (27 days ago, 4 stars)

    What an idiot.
    (27 days ago, 0 stars)

    I can verify Tacoma's seer abilities. Just look for his post on Wisconsin beating South Florida.
    (27 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'd bet half of their 16 points in the poll are coming from Bronco voting his own team in the top 20.
    (27 days ago, 2 stars)

    YES!!!!!
    (28 days ago, 0 stars)

    How was that not a PF when they slammed Thompson to the ground well after the whistle, and someone else hit him after he was on the ground? WTF?
    (28 days ago, 1 stars)

    And they almost never play in Boulder either.
    (28 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think 3 things would need to happen:
    (28 days ago, 0 stars)

    Talked about this last week. Fresno could win out, and at worst, should only lose two games: @ Boise & @ Nevada. (they don't play USU)
    (28 days ago, 0 stars)

    I get what you're saying, but the point of that chant isn't to diminish your own victory, it is meant to belittle your opponent. I think it serves its intended purpose.
    (28 days ago, 3 stars)

    And BYU ends the game with an Illegal Chop Block on the final play . . . %) Dirty losers.
    (29 days ago, 16 stars)

    "Flip! Where'd we put the ticket stubs? They have a 3-for-1 coupon on the back!"
    (29 days ago, 3 stars)

    Maybe instead of making the last two weeks all about UTAH not playing BYU, Bronco should have made them about preparing for Utah STATE . . . Go Aggies!
    (29 days ago, 60 stars)

    Apparently ESPN doesn't think much of the B1G or the ACC. Previewing Stanford @ Notre Dame during halftime and the following graphic pops up on the screen:
    (29 days ago, 1 stars)

    Assuming he got a P5 HC job, I don't think he would be any more successful than he has been at Utah. I no longer believe Kyle is an elite coach; on the P5 level, he is mediocre at best.
    (34 days ago, 2 stars)

    I'll play
    (34 days ago, 6 stars)

    To your point of "we all just wanted to get to a bowl game" . . . Looking at the schedule, most people had this game pegged as a MUST WIN to get to 6 total.
    (34 days ago, 2 stars)

    I hope that's "her" tail . . .
    (34 days ago, 1 stars)

    Jim Tressel File
    (34 days ago, 2 stars)

    Lucky for us, UCLA gets a couple of extra days to rest & prepare for us coming into the Rose Bowl. This is sofa king awesome!
    (34 days ago, 0 stars)

    Tracking my Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) pre-season picks, Week 5 . . . . oh hell, after last night, who gives a $#!+ anyway?
    (34 days ago, 5 stars)

    I have been one of Kyle Whittingham's most ardent supporters going all the way back to his struggles in 2005. I just can't do it anymore. I won't do it anymore.
    (34 days ago, 5 stars)

    Thompson isn't any better.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    Here comes a dump off to the back for a 20+ yard gain.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    Dres is a mental midget. Pathetic.
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    #%!@ me. Could our offense be any more anemic?
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    I feel like Travis isn't even making a read. Just a predetermined decision 95% of the time.
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yep, I take it all back. Michigan will be lucky to win 2 more games this year.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    I've not seen any lightning or heard any thunder for the last couple of hours.
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    You can scratch Wisconsin off the list, Michigan doesn't play the Badgers this year.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    Michigan up 7-0 over Minnesota in the 2nd quarter. At a minimum, the Wolverines are a bowl team. Looking at their schedule, I won't be surprised to see them finish with 7 or 8 regular season wins.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: Who's the UF.N "Magic Eightball"?
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    I'd say top 12. Getting an at-large bid to the Fiesta bowl would be a pretty nice way to end the season for just about any team and SOS will help determine who gets the at-large NY6 bids.
    (35 days ago, 2 stars)

    The Oracle has spoken. So let it be written, so let it be done.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    After being tied 3-3 at the half, Wisconsin goes on to beat USF 27-10. Hey Tacoma, got any lotto numbers you'd be willing to share?
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    I guess I should have included Wisconsin vs USF in my list of games that could help Utah get ranked. Really didn't think USF had a chance though.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    As bad as Fresno has looked, they could realistically finish the regular season at 7-5 or even 8-4 and win their division in the MWC.
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    I had Washington starting 4-0 but finishing 3-6, 7-6 overall. Stanford wins today.
    (35 days ago, 0 stars)

    Games that have my attention today, plus a few games that could help Utah jump into the rankings if Utah wins big today.
    (35 days ago, 1 stars)

    You serious, Clark? Sounds like a great requirement to me.
    (36 days ago, 4 stars)

    The closest we have ever been was 2011. We were 4-4 going into the Colorado game.
    (36 days ago, 1 stars)

    Do you ever get the feeling that every life decision you make ends up being the wrong one? Yeah, that's awesome.
    (40 days ago, 0 stars)

    "This BYU team . . . just looks impotent against Utah." - Yep, that one is my favorite.
    (41 days ago, 5 stars)

    I really felt it was a mix of both. Michigan clearly didn't respect his ability to pass.
    (41 days ago, 2 stars)

    My Ute dreams usually involve me being on the team and being stressed to the max because I don't know any of the plays but they keep putting me in the game.
    (41 days ago, 6 stars)

    Considering Utah & BYU started from the same place and have ended up in very different circumstances, it is very natural to compare our current situation to theirs. As has always been the case, feel free to un-check the category.
    (41 days ago, 3 stars)

    Don't want to burst your bubble, but the bye week comes AFTER we play UCLA.
    (41 days ago, 3 stars)

    Not very many likely or realistically possible losses for top 25 teams this week. Looks like Utah will need to beat Wazzu & UCLA to join the top 25.
    (41 days ago, 1 stars)

    May God bless Collin for his good taste and bless your ward member for his awesomeness.
    (41 days ago, 1 stars)

    I can't help you out with a winning boat design. As for the DnF or Block U, I would say the DnF is the better option but it will be more difficult to get it right. Block U will be easier and more sensible choice.
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    I give him credit for putting the ball in the correct hand and putting out the correct arm & leg for the pose. Lucky he wasn't flagged.
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    I sure hope you're right. I had them going 7-5 or 8-4 with 2 of the losses coming in the first 3 weeks. They haven't looked amazing, but they have definitely surprised me to this point.
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    What list?
    (41 days ago, 1 stars)

    They very well could fold, but, how many of their remaining opponents have a defense with a pulse?
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    Michigan might be down, but I don't think they are nearly as down as many would have us believe.
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    Tracking my Pac-12(plus BYU & Utah State) pre-season picks, Week 4
    (41 days ago, 0 stars)

    Utah doesn't honor handshake agreements, just ask their fans . . . %)
    (41 days ago, 2 stars)

    I think they just throw their shortest WR in the backfield and call him a running-back.
    (42 days ago, 1 stars)

    Any idea where his winning pct. ranks? I would imagine it is second only to Urban.
    (42 days ago, 0 stars)

    No wonder Michigan is struggling. Hoke is coaching while unconscious . . . ;)
    (42 days ago, 3 stars)

    At least we didn't miss this one in favor of Harry Potter %) Stupid channel 4.
    (42 days ago, 4 stars)

    Thanks, it's that whole blind squirrel finding nuts business.
    (43 days ago, 0 stars)

    Hahaha but seriously, based on their declining win totals, and the absolute train wreck that was the RichRod era; I'd bet 75% of their 4 & 5 star recruit ratings are inflated due to Michigan offering.
    (43 days ago, 2 stars)

    How many of their 4 & 5 star recruits are only such because they were recruited by Michigan?
    (43 days ago, 2 stars)

    It is on abc for approximately 75% of the country(Utah included). The rest of the country will be able to see it on either ESPN or ESPN2; I forget which one.
    (43 days ago, 1 stars)

    Utah wins by a score that makes it look closer than it actually was . . . Utah 44 - Michigan 17
    (43 days ago, 3 stars)

    My understanding is that Pac-12 teams usually use Pac-12 officials for home games and use the other conference's officials for road games. I don't know what Utah typically puts in the contract.
    (46 days ago, 0 stars)

    I believe he was commenting on the stadium noise rather than comparing Utah in any way to Miami(OH).
    (47 days ago, 0 stars)

    If SOS is as important as we have all been led to believe, then yes, BYU will be very disappointed.
    (48 days ago, 0 stars)

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