Brad Rock: Stadium is getting a renovation; how about the Utes?

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  • JNOV77 South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 12:53 p.m.

    @ Uteofferouus

    "How bout all of us fans root for BYU and Utah to finish the season strong? I hope Utah does make a bowl game so we get to watch at least one local team in the post season."

    Wait a minute. You do realize that the Aggies are 5-5 with a very winnable game this weekend against Hawaii. Is USU not "local"?

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:54 p.m.

    Honest question: how big will the stadium be after the remodel? Article didn't say.

    (Can I tease you guys in saying it still won't be as big as LES? Like I said, no, I didn't see a number in the article but I know it won't be > 64,000-65,000 like LES.)

  • DRUBUS59 Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:30 a.m.

    Future offensive recruiting will be the difference if there is one...time will tell...

  • DRUBUS59 Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    Future offensive recruiting will be the difference if there is one...time will tell...

  • Idaho forever South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:27 a.m.

    "I am a Utah man, sir, and will be till I die.".................do what you want with the stadium. You win some, you lose some......and a few get rained out. Not worth getting anxious over.

  • killarney Lincoln Park, IL
    Nov. 13, 2017 7:53 a.m.

    CO Ute

    "Utah didn't play a team with a losing record in a bowl game last year. Indiana was 6-6 when they played."

    As Utah fans constantly remind us, it doesn't matter what a team's ranking and record are "when you play them", the ONLY thing that really counts is their ranking and record at the of the season.

    Not only was Utah's 2016 bowl opponent, Indiana, a weak team with a losing record (6-7), the Hoosiers were an even weaker bowl opponent, not having won a bowl game in THIRTY years.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:05 p.m.

    Uteology:

    "Focus Cougar Nation, you have a chance to pass Weber State:

    #44 Utah
    #89 Utah State
    #93 Weber State
    #111 BYU"

    Haha! You forgot SUU at #103!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 6:47 p.m.

    sorry Uteoffer

    M y post was for CO Ute

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 6:44 p.m.

    @Uteoffer

    you wrote:

    "Then there are a couple of posters that just flat out lie and make up things. While that is what I find the most annoying, I also expect that. But c'mon MarkedItDown - Utah didn't play a team with a losing record in a bowl game last year".

    Actually, Indiana finished with a losing record..... 6-7.
    Therefore, Utah played a team with a losing record.

  • Uteofferouus Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 4:57 p.m.

    Don't worry be happy folks. BYU is having a down year and SO is Utah. A lot of Utah fans have belittled BYU this year and I asserted that when you are so negative about another instate team sometimes the negatives can fall back on your own team. Alas, I was proven right and now the Utah fans know how much these losses leave a really bad feeling in your stomach. Not making a bowl game and having a losing season just takes the joy our of your season doesn't it? - we BYU fans know that all too well.

    How bout all of us fans root for BYU and Utah to finish the season strong? I hope Utah does make a bowl game so we get to watch at least one local team in the post season.

    Remember folks it's just a game (entertainment) it has no impact on whether or not you make it into the celestial kingdom, but being a negative and boorish person might have an impact?

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 4:56 p.m.

    @uteology
    and you're right behind at 5 and 7

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Nov. 12, 2017 4:43 p.m.

    Always a bunch on BYU fans that rush in to make negative posts about Utah. That I expect.

    Always a few BYU fans with inane comments about P5 conferences, about the quality of the Utah program, and the future of the Utah program. Pretty bold for fans of a horrible 3 win team to talk trash, but that I expect as well.

    Then there are a couple of posters that just flat out lie and make up things. While that is what I find the most annoying, I also expect that. But c'mon MarkedItDown - Utah didn't play a team with a losing record in a bowl game last year. Indiana wass 6-6 when they played. And the 8 win SEC teams don't all get top 25 matchups, ask Texas A&M.

  • Hillbilly Willie Los Angeles, CA
    Nov. 12, 2017 1:38 p.m.

    The Utes offense has been pretty average for many years. I think the difference this year is a weaker defense and O line.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 1:22 p.m.

    @ Uteology

    you wrote:
    "Focus Cougar Nation, you have a chance to finish 5-8. Good luck" !

    I retort:
    "Focus Ute Nation, you have a chance to finish 5-7. Good Luck" !

    More likely 6-6, but still.....

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 1:11 p.m.

    May I Remind you that the Whitt is right on course for 3 seasons at 5-7 in the last 6 years of pac12 play ... Now that is indeed an under achiever .....

  • Elkhorn Loveland, CO
    Nov. 12, 2017 12:07 p.m.

    Tomahawk Red

    "Utah won 9, 10 and 9 the last three seasons before this one in a loaded Power 5."

    You mean weakest P5 - the only P5 that has already been eliminated from 2017-18 CFP contention.

    #10 USC is the PAC 12's only Top 10 team (just barely) and the Trojans were destroyed 49-14 by a Notre Dame team that was just destroyed 41-8 by Miami,

    and the Trojans only have a miserable UCLA team left on their schedule to "impress" the CFP voters.

    USC's "signature" OOC win was by 3 points over Texas (5-5).

    Bottom line, the Utes are 2-5 in a very mediocre conference,

    and could easily finish 5-7 with no bowl for the third time in the last 6 seasons.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:48 a.m.

    To the handful of BYU fans jumping onto the Utes after their loss yesterday, you do realize that your team is 3-8 and have lost to 3 Mountain West teams, as well as a previously 1-6 East Carolina? And your team has lost to Utah 7 games in a row, 12 of 15, and overall 34-60-4.

    Not a whole lot of room to talk there.

  • Stringer Bell Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:43 a.m.

    Taylormade: “Time for a complete new makeover for this ute program ... Maybe the MWC ..”

    Sorry, but all of of jealousy in the world still won't make that happen. However, your BYU-P might, providing the MWC has room and actually want you. And that’s a very big “however.”

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:27 a.m.

    Uteology

    "Focus Cougar Nation, you have a chance to finish 5-8. Good luck!"

    Focus Ute Nation, you have a chance to finish 5-7!

    --------------------------

    Tomahawk Red

    "Utah won 9, 10 and 9 the last three seasons before this one in a loaded Power 5."

    The PAC 12 is THE weakest P5 conference.

    Winning 9, 10 and 9 games in the SEC or B1G would have earned the Utes a chance to play a Top 25 opponent in a major bowl instead of playing a team with a losing record in the Foster chicken bowl.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:24 a.m.

    I did think the Utes were going to do much better after the first 4 games.

    @Uteology "First three posts from an obsessed ..fan base....."

    Pot meet kettle-- Utah man. One of the certainties in life has been that I can always count on seeing you and certain others post negs to pretty much every article about BYU, especially when they flounder.

    The truth you hate to face is that the difference between Utah & BYU has been, and continues to be one score. It has been this way for the last two decades.

    Conference affiliation has not made the ute football program any mightier or prestigious. That must be earned.

    Both programs continue to be paired.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:00 a.m.

    Bluto - Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 6:45 a.m.
    Well, it's now safe to say, that the perpetuated and short lived myth of Utah now being a perennial "Top-25" football program, is out the window.

    Time to remove the Masks of False Bravado.
    Welcome to Earth Ute fans.... Reality bites!

    -----

    Focus Cougar Nation, you have a chance to pass Weber State:

    #44 Utah
    #89 Utah State
    #93 Weber State
    #111 BYU

    Comming from you that is priceless!

    "Just accept the fact that BYU is a unique institution with a National Brand and a "Genuine Legacy".

  • dbowe Costa Mesa, CA
    Nov. 12, 2017 10:58 a.m.

    Many of the experts also said because of losing so many to the NFL and having a new offensive coordinator that we'd only win 4 games. So we've done one better in winning 5 and though it's been rough, I'm not ruling out that we could win the last two. It won't be easy, but it is absolutely possible based on how everyone has played this year and the losses they've had. Go Utes! Believe!!

  • dbowe Costa Mesa, CA
    Nov. 12, 2017 10:11 a.m.

    It is depressing. There is so much potential, but with injuries and young offensive line and offensive group as a whole is tough. That said, even with the injuries the defense is impressive and I see great future potential. However, let's face it since Sitaki left there really has not been a Sack Lake City. Coach Pease was more about stops, and Scalley hasn't really brought is back to the last two years either. Special teams is also pretty darn good too. Look at where our punter and kicker are ranked in the country.

    I record and watch every PAC-12 game and we have lots of positives. The weakest area is the young offensive line. They do need to do better at protecting the QB to give him more time to pass. That being said there are also huge offensive coaching and communication issues. Never have I heard Utah receive so many ineligible receiver penalties that end up negating positive yardage. When I hear that call I want to scream.

    Regarding coaching, do we need changes? No. It would ultimately hurt Utah in 2 ways. One, like it or not, especially on offense, it's a rebuilding & learning year. New coach new line. Two, recruiting. Give them another year. I have faith.

  • Talon 9 Oceanside, CA
    Nov. 12, 2017 9:07 a.m.

    A lot of negative Nancys out there. I get the DN is owned by LDS so more Y fans will comment and nice win by the way. Utah out gained Wazzu with "just" 367 yards. The QB ran more than Moss because Moss was hurt. 50 sellouts justifies a RES Stadium expansion and it's more infrastructure than adding seating capacity. Utah lost 15 players to the NFL from last years team. 4 of 5 from the O line alone. Utah can beat the Huskies in Seattle and that is reality.
    Is it frustrating to not play well and still be in the game - yes. We don't need a new OC Taylors system is fine - a lot of dropped balls and obviously coaches don't turn the ball over players do. Here's to getting to six wins so I can make a roadie to PHX. Brad Rock why all the hate? Nobody is calling for KWhitts head. Get six wins and with it some extra practice time and a necessity for recruiting.

  • Tomahawk Red Miami Beach, FL
    Nov. 12, 2017 8:58 a.m.

    Tone it down Rock.

    Utah won 9, 10 and 9 the last three seasons before this one in a loaded Power 5.

    If they could keep sellouts going through 2012 and 2013, they can weather this stretch.

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 8:42 a.m.

    Rock is correct .... Time for a complete new makeover for this ute program ... Maybe the MWC ..

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 6:45 a.m.

    Well, it's now safe to say, that the perpetuated and short lived myth of Utah now being a perennial "Top-25" football program, is out the window.

    Time to remove the Masks of False Bravado.
    Welcome to Earth Ute fans.... Reality bites!

    To paraphrase the great philosopher Karl Malone... "U" is what "U" is.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2017 6:43 a.m.

    First three posts from an obsessed 3-8 #117 fan base.

    Focus Cougar Nation, you have a chance to finish 5-8. Good luck!

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:37 p.m.

    What is going on? What do we play for now? There must be something we can do . Come on guys take one game at a time. At the start of the season we had a chance to play for the national championship. Now we just get to play and maybe get into a bowl.

  • JD Tractor Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:54 p.m.

    Goodbye to another OC. A stadium at this point is not exciting, usually stadiums are announced when teams are and crowds are amazing. Nothings been amazing for years. Announce a stadium rebuild in a 5-5 season, desperate.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:49 p.m.

    What, the Utes have nothing to play for except a minor bowl? And they need to beat Colorado, who has a bye before the game, to avoid the basement in the PAC12 South? How can that be after we heard how great they were after going 4-0? I suppose they should be thanking the official that flagged BYU for offense pass interference and nullified a touchdown; a PAC12 official to be sure. Well, good luck against the Buffalos---they seem to have your number when all the marbles are on the line.