"BYU needs a major overhaul in our Revenue Sports Programs and as long as
the status quo is accepted don't look for any improvements."Revenues are up since Independence.Way up from what the MWC
had.Also, while the Utes come in and jeer us about who we
aren't, we're not having games live streamed on facebook and our ugly
prize of a bowl game is close to equal to the grand prize as a MWC team.It's not so bad!
"Off the hot seat"... Hmmm. We beat UMass, McNeese State, Hawaii and NMS
to barely qualify for a Bowl game in Idaho and it is determined that Sitake is
"off the hot seat"... Please.If that is true then it would
be more accurate to say that Sitake is off the hot seat as long as Holmoe is the
AD... And Holmoe will not be replaced as the AD (which is badly needed if we are
to ever see a resurgence of a quality Revenue Sports Programs again at BYU,
meaning Mens FB and BB) as long as the BOTs and the Administration continue to
pay little to no attention to the fact that these programs and attendance
continue to circle the drain under Holmoe's watch.BYU needs a
major overhaul in our Revenue Sports Programs and as long as the status quo is
accepted don't look for any improvements.
@johnslc"...The game was in the middle of a storm and drew
20,507. A few years before, Washington and So. Miss drew 20,229. "*************Snow storm in Dallas? I lived there for 20 years and
don't remember any snow storms.And there is no way that there
was 20,500 people there... Local companies may have bought advertising for it in
advance and received tickets that they didn't use, but there was not
20,000 people there.And, comparing the game to the Washington vs
Southern Miss game is far different than the utah vs WVU game ... utah is from
the big bad pac 12 conference (which is inappropriately labeled a P5 Conference)
and UWV is from the Big 12 (which is also a P5 conference)... And ironically
Washington is also from the pac12 Conference while Southern Miss is from
Conference USA which is considered a lowly G5 Conference.Who would
have thought that a game between 2 P5 teams would be so poorly attended... but
then, who wants to go to Texas and watch utah play?
I guess that expectations at the once proud BYU-P have fallen so far that a 6-6
season and a birth in the potato bowl is enough to get the coach off the
"hot seat". Sad.
Let's not forget that the first wave of "Kalani's recruits"
are due to start arriving home this coming season...or that Detmer had a lot to
do with recruiting them...possibly a fortuitous circumstance.As far as
I'm concerned, boot Kalani and hire Ty as HC. Within a few years, Ty would
have a self perpetuating football program humming along the way we all know it
could, without a stable of beginners and amateurs trying to learn their jobs all
at the same time. Had he been let alone to complete what he started, we'd
be looking at a much more complete and branded product with players recruited to
it coming on in 2019. The most valuable football asset BYU has in it's
association is this man, and it's tragic and wrong not to have him on staff
or better yet, in charge.
The mere speculation that Sitake might be pursued by USU is delicious!
It's not an indication of how far the USU program has grown but rather how
far the football program in Provo has fallen!USU is Utah's
version of Washington State...Logan is Utah's version of the
Palouse...situated neatly between lost and nowhere...closer to the Idaho border
than any other town in Utah.USU is at best a slightly above average
mid major program. Yes, this year was their best, but even at their best, they
couldn't beat a BSU that was not among that school's best.If it had not been for ESPN, most likely our little blue brothers would not be
bowling...given the mantra that any bowl is better than no bowl...when going to
Boise and battling for a large mound of famous potatoes defines success in your
program, there's an urgent need to step back and ask yourself hard
questions. The $19.253 million they spent on football had a low ROI. In
contrast, Utah spent $24.483 million on football with a total athletic budget of
over $70 million vs $62.6 for our little blue brothers.
“the lowest attendance ever in a college bowl game that the utes and west
virginia recorded in the history books last year !”INDYmidmajor:Hahaha! How long is the DNews going to let you repeat
that lie? The game was in the middle of a storm and drew 20,507. A
few years before, Washington and So. Miss drew 20,229. A BYU-P fan
talking false bowl attendance smack is beyond hilarious, as the coogs drew
20,761 at the inaugural 2014 Miami Beach Brawl, when the weather was decent.
(Where were all the traveling coog fans?) The game did not long survive that low
bar, as two years later Tulsa and Central Michigan drew 15,262 and the bowl
folded. That makes two bowls the coogs have helped put out of business just this
I love how the blue faithful wear the "P5 Equivalent" moniker as some
sort of a badge of honor. It's a made up classification so P5
conferences can get credit for playing a G5 opponent, but they don't have
to count it as such in their scheduling. 😹
Yeah. Boise in December. Wonderful. The Potato bowl. Great. Exciting
opponent. Navy Mormon/Saint doesn't want to come coach to Provo as it is a
requirement, think his job was secure anyway.
london_josh:"Isn't it ironic that these obsessed Utah fans
are discussing whether or not people will watch BYU's bowl game?...This
obsession certainly boosts the numbers!"What a frantic and
emotional thing to say. In what way does folks talking about how pathetic your
television viewership numbers for the Potato Bowl will be boost your viewership
numbers?"I'm not actually too concerned whether or not the
TV in the room beside me is tuning into the game..."Oh yes you
are. If you weren't concerned about the pending bush-league viewership for
your bowl game, you wouldn't have made an issue about it. You care. In
fact, you care a LOT! And I'll bet that it's primarily because you
care what Ute fans think of you. Too bad for you.....we don't think much
of you. We think you're WACish and midmajory. So go get some Kleenex, and
wipe your tears, then get over it.
65PowderPuffBowl:"And even fewer watched that cure-for-insomnia
game called the Pac-12 CCG. So what does that say about Utah? Hilarious."What a frantic and emotional thing to say. Per the Nielsen Ratings, the
BSU-USU game drew fewer than 1.1 million viewers, whereas the Pac-12
Championship game drew nearly 4.1 million. That's nearly 277% MORE viewers
than who'd watched the Broncos vs. the Aggies. So what does that say about
your level of education? I remember mendenmidmajor talking about that once
65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, IDDec. 7, 2018 9:22 a.m."The Utah
State-Boise game had almost twice the television viewers as the BYU-Utah game.
"And even fewer watched that cure-for-insomnia game called the
Pac-12 CCG. So what does that say about Utah? Hilarious.-------Wrong! The P12 CCG had 3M more viewers.*USU vs
Boise: 1.1M* P12 CCG 4.1MACC CCG 4.2MSo what does that
say about Clemson?Hilarious!
He is off the "hotseat" in the Deseret News only because they found out
he is in the running for the USU job.Don't give up, Sitake, an
independent BYU is a sinking ship. You know it and so does everyone who
isn't drinking the Koolaid of independent Cougar Nation. You
are not going to be able to recruit well enough as an independent to pull off
winning seasons over the next two years. And then, whose side do you think they
will take? Yours? Don't kid yourself, the powers that be and
the majority of delusional BYU fans still think that independence is a GOOD
thing. It is not a matter of "if", it is a matter of "when" you
have another losing season -- they WILL fire you instead of Holmoe. At this point, BYU independence is a sacred cow. Forget the fact it makes it
impossible for the Cougars to compete long-term. Better to leave now while your
reputation is still in-tact.
Isn't it ironic that these obsessed Utah fans are discussing whether or not
people will watch BYU's bowl game?This obsession certainly
boosts the numbers! It's an odd argument to pay such close
attention to something you claim won't get any attention. For
me, it's a good matched game, I hate that ugly blue turf, but if it's
a good game then that's great. I'll enjoy it. I'm not actually
too concerned whether or not the TV in the room beside me is tuning into the
game - what does that matter to me?
"BYU's Kalani Sitake off the hot seat; Potato Bowl rankings and
previews"So, maybe it should be called the "Hot Potato
"The Utah State-Boise game had almost twice the television viewers as the
BYU-Utah game. "And even fewer watched that cure-for-insomnia
game called the Pac-12 CCG. So what does that say about Utah? Hilarious.
CougarFever "Boise State - Win (BSU loses Rypien + other key players and we
stole Wilson from them). "Interesting. You have Wilson making it to
game 7 despite his reckless running style. What is the last BYU quarterback to
start every game in a season?
Pretty certain that there will be more in attendance than at the utes bowl game
last year .... The Cougs certainly do not want to take away the dubious honor of
the lowest attendance ever in a college bowl game that the utes and west
virginia recorded in the history books last year !
I for one am glad he is off the hot seat several more straight wins for Utah.
Some.Midmajor.Forever:"Will a lot of people watch it?
Idk."I DO! They won't! They'll watch the Holiday
Bowl, but not the Potato.
Cougar forever - I love your optimism!BYU has a bear of a schedule
next year.If BYU wins 10 games, then I think the SEC offers us an
invite. Hey, let's dream! Would be nice.
CougarForever - Holladay, UtahDec. 6, 2018 7:03 p.m.Sitake's
position is secure. For the short-term at least, he is the best HC option for
us.Next year's schedule is not as daunting as it would have
appeared several years ago:Utah - Win (but close); Wilson pulls it
out this time with Utah missing key players from this year and having poor QB
play.At Tennessee - Win; normally one would predict a loss against a
pedigreed SEC team on the road but Tennessee is a mess (only Arkansas is a worse
SEC team) and next year doesn't look promising (lost coordinator and asst
coaches, players leaving, prospects de-committing, etc).USC - Wildcard;
eventually the Trojans will be dangerous next year but this will be only their
3rd game with a new OC.WASHINGTON - Loss (despite losing Browning and
Gaskin they will be potent)......2019 Record: 10-2 or maybe
9-3 (but then the Hawaii Bowl).-------Not even in your
dreams.* P5: 0-4 or 1-3 at best* USU, Toledo, Boise,
USF, SDSU: 2-3 or 3-25-7 or 7-5 at best
“Utah - Win (but close); Wilson pulls it out this time with Utah missing
key players from this year and having poor QB play.”BwhahahahaThen you wake up.Your assessment
skills/fantasy world are astonishing.What we have, including our
superior depth/QB play, blows byu’s away, across-the-board, most recently
to the tune of 35-7 in 1 half, after we decided to take byu seriously.Besides, our Coach KW stated we’d never lose to byu ever again w/him @
the helm—8 straight & counting.Carry on.Go
“Sitake’s recruits are Freshmen and Sophomores.”FYI—byu’s last recruiting class ranked #94 nationally & his
previous one ranked in the same ballpark.....He’s unequivocally killing it
on the recruiting trail.Carry on.Go Utes!
“In 2016, BYU was 9-4, but only 8 points shy of a 13-0 season.“byu was equally 8 pts away from going 5-7, but this fact obviously
doesn’t fit into your narrative.Carry on.Go Utes!
Just to pile on regarding our low bowl game ranking -- YahooSports ranks our
bowl at 39 out of 39.But, it's still a bowl game, right?!
Sitake's position is secure. For the short-term at least, he is the best HC
option for us.Next year's schedule is not as daunting as it
would have appeared several years ago:Utah - Win (but close); Wilson
pulls it out this time with Utah missing key players from this year and having
poor QB play.At Tennessee - Win; normally one would predict a loss against
a pedigreed SEC team on the road but Tennessee is a mess (only Arkansas is a
worse SEC team) and next year doesn't look promising (lost coordinator and
asst coaches, players leaving, prospects de-committing, etc).USC -
Wildcard; eventually the Trojans will be dangerous next year but this will be
only their 3rd game with a new OC.WASHINGTON - Loss (despite losing
Browning and Gaskin they will be potent).At Toledo - Win; the Rockets are
cooling off.At USF - Win; Bulls in decline.Boise State - Win (BSU
loses Rypien + other key players and we stole Wilson from them). At USU -
Toss-up (regardless of HC).Liberty - Win.Idaho State - Win.At
UMass - Win.At San Diego State - Win, SDSU crashed during the last three
games of this season (even losing to lowly UNLV).2019 Record: 10-2
or maybe 9-3 (but then the Hawaii Bowl).
BYUtah Fan - Herriman, UT "The only reason that BYU was invited to any bowl
game is because the team is certain to draw fans to the stadium and to the the
TV."Ah, that old tired urban legend.The Utah State-Boise
game had almost twice the television viewers as the BYU-Utah game. Boise State
was originally supposed to be in the Potato Bowl, but ESPN swapped them and BYU
from the First Responders Bowl. Why? Because ESPN knows (actual numbers) that
BYU doesn't travel and doesn't bring the viewers anymore. They know
that Boise State will.
truenorth3 - Draper, UT“9-4 (*with Bronco's team,
players)”Yes, and 2017 was with the empty cupboard Bronco left
behind.Sitake’s recruits are Freshmen and Sophomores.With time for missions included, the full picture of Sitake’s recruiting
and coaching won’t be seen for a couple more seasons.
@marked it down"In 2016, BYU was 9-4, but only 8 points shy of a
13-0 season.In other words, ONE play in each of 4 games, could have
resulted in a season that was MUCH better than a 10-win season."Similarly, in 2016, BYU was 9-4, but only 8 points on the right side of a 3-10
season.In other words, ONE play in each of 4 games, could have
resulted in a season that was MUCH worse than a 6-win season.It cuts
9-4 (*with Bronco's team, players), 4-9, 6-6..still on the hot seat in my
view. #demuycaliente #cleanhouse
It is good to have hope. Almost wins are called losses.
96 U - Flower Mound, TX“Given program specific limitations
that are at least half self imposed and half dictated by not being a P5 member,
Vince Lombardi couldn't get 10 win seasons at BYU today”Despite the gloom and doom constantly claimed by the haters and naysayers,
there’s absolutely no evidence to prove you farcical claim.In
2016, BYU was 9-4, but only 8 points shy of a 13-0 season.In other
words, ONE play in each of 4 games, could have resulted in a season that was
MUCH better than a 10-win season.
Given program specific limitations that are at least half self imposed and half
dictated by not being a P5 member, Vince Lombardi couldn't get 10 win
seasons at BYU today (in an alternate reality where that was an option). The
"forward pass" is not so unique anymore in the college game to make up
for glaring shortfalls almost across the board. Welcome to long term mediocrity
When the Vandals took the Potato Bowl us here in Idaho were quite pleased.
Re: BlueCoug"Fake Cougalum" You nailed it - that imposter
was not very clever.I don't care that much about the bowl game
itself - I care about the 15 practices. Glad to hear that Sitake plans to use
the entire allotment.
If the intent of an article is to create interest this one did it. I had to see
which bowl was considered less watchable. Answer: The Cure Bowl - if anyone
else was curious.
Some BYU dude: Take what you want from the spelling. You are right, history
will record that BYU only lost by a little to average and good teams. What a
stellar recommendation. I am not a Detmer homer just an observer with the fact
that 6-6 is not much better than last year when you factor in the numerous key
player injuries of last year. By the way, Detmer was told who would be on his
staff. Our LSU godsend hasn’t improved the team much. The fact that you
have to go back to the Mendenhall years to ID most of your wins is telling. Yes
I am a BYU lover, I hope they go undefeated next year. To suggest that 10 wins
in 2 years, against mostly mediocre teams acceptable would imply that it is you
not I that doesn’t understand college football.
I'm amazed that there's anybody left that doesn't see the
problems with firing Detmer, who was 8-4 the previous year with the losses by a
combined eight points to Utah, UCLA, West Virginia, and Boise State. Of course
people will say, "But he had Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams!" But
people ignore the fact that the freakish running ability Taysom previously used
to make up for his mediocre passing wasn't there his final year; if it was,
there would have been even more wins. *Everything* that happened the
next year should be attributed to someone else. Both running backs and wide
receivers were highly ineffective for the first few games. Tanner Mangum
couldn't see open receivers and often missed the ones he did; Detmer talked
about the possible need to replace him before he was injured (and he was
replaced this year, remember?). Suspensions to valuable players like Francis
Bernard and Ula Toluta'u combined with injuries the likes of which
I've never seen previously to make it impossible to find any continuity.
But it's a good thing they fired Ty--I mean, if they
hadn't, Top 10 QB Tanner McKee would have come to BYU instead of going to
Stanford, and we wouldn't have wanted that.
By making it to a bowl and showing clear improvement from last year, Sitake made
his job safe for another year. I definitely do not agree he should be off the
hot seat now. If the team only has 6 wins next year then Holmoe should seriously
consider firing Sitake. Less than 6 wins ever again and Sitake should be gone
for sure. Also Holmoe himself should be on the hot seat but that's a story
for another day I guess.
Potato Bowl, huh? I was sure you had the lofty Gasparilla Bowl locked down
tight. Oh well, as the old saying goes: "when life gives you potatoes, make
Was Sitake ever actually on the "hot seat"? Although, stumbling to a
6-6 season after a 4-9 season would get a person fired at any University that is
serious about getting into the CFP.
Fake Cougalum - “Remember when UT State scheduled teams like Nebraska
regularly to take a 70 point drubbing in exchange for a big payday?”The fact that BYU has beaten Wisconsin, Nebraska, Mich St, Ole Miss,
Miss St, Texas, Oklahoma, and many other P5 teams in recent years proves that
the entire premise if your post is bogus.
Wait wait so both USU and BSU from the MWC got better bowl invites than
independent byu? ... Hmmm.
@UtahBruinRemember when BYU was going to go 1-4 in September this
year too? We went 3-2. Remember when Auburn was a top 10 team? Remember when
Wisconsin was a CFP team? Remember when USC was supposed to easily win the
PAC-12 South, and now they're not even bowl eligible? Just wait and see
what happens. We know nothing about how next year will pan out. BYU could go
12-0, they could go 0-12, and anything in between. There are so many factors
that nobody knows. That's what makes sports, sports. You go out and play
the game and see. ASU is my 2nd team, and I would've been on
the floor laughing if someone told me Herm in his first year would go 7-5 and
ASU would be 2nd in the PAC-12 South. I'd also be laughing if someone told
me Utah would win the PAC-12 South. You have no idea how to do that
win/loss column. The ones for BYU this year were laughable. Nobody thought BYU
would beat Wisconsin, and lose to Cal instead. Most people thought BYU would
lose to Arizona and Beat Cal. Did you think Utah State would be 10-2 with a
prolific offense, and Matt Wells would leave for TTU? So, please,
let's just remember we have no idea how things will plan out.
@CougAlumThe fact that you never got Sitake or Holmoe right shows
you lack even basic knowledge about the program, how it operates, and conference
alignment, lol. You're another "independence is bad" and
"Detmer was a scapegoat" homer. 1. Detmer ran an awful
offense. Get over it. He sucked as OC, and hired an awful coaching staff TBH.
2. We don't really get drubbed much by other teams. Compared to
most teams, if BYU loses, they lose by far less. Stats will show this. BYU has
few loses greater than 7 points over a long period of time compared to a lot of
other teams.3. Idk if you really know anything about the Big 12 and when
and if they'll take anyway. Idk if anyone knows that, including the Big
12, haha. 4. We get more money, better TV ratings, more TV exposure, and
better schedules being independent than any G5 conference we go to, not to
mention we have P5 equivalence with everyone except the PAC, because they have
no official scheduling requirements to say who is P5 and who isn't. Please, go learn more about college football and the program before
spouting off nonsense.
Got to agree with water rocket on this one. BYU is still mediocre at best and
downright terrible at worst. A loss to NIU and almost give away losses to Utah
and Boise State demonstrate very poor coaching. Sataki produces good defensive
teams. But the offense is pathetic. It is offense that requires the most
coaching. Defense is mostly played with talent and instinct. Granted, I was at
BYU for the glory days of maximum offense. But the current level of offensive
football is completely unacceptable. Likewise, BYU's ability to find ways
to lose games is ridiculous. The only reason that BYU was invited to any bowl
game is because the team is certain to draw fans to the stadium and to the the
TV. The mediocre team is not the reason. I would give Sataki one more season to
produce a decent offense and if he can't, offer him the defensive
coordinator spot and find another head coach.
@ekuteThe PAC went 1-8 last year in bowl games. They likewise
struggled OOC this year. Compared to TV ratings, the PAC was awful
in CCG. The attendance was awful. 52% of the stadium filled with 35k people
(still question there were really 35k there). Next CCG was 66k, and the rest
were 89+% full. The TV rating was 3.1. The next lowest was 5.6. Stop worrying about BYU's exposure and worry about Utah and the
PAC's exposure. The PAC went 1-8 in bowl games last year. They were
absolutely pathetic in the NCAA tourney. This year, they look like a pitiful
conference, their OOC was laughable. You realize that MSU (7-5) was the
PAC's best OOC win with ASU? After that, it's arguably SDSU or BYU.
So, laugh all you want about exposure, but the PAC has its own
exposure issues that maybe you should be thinking about.
Next to last is better than the S&I ranking of the bowl games which was dead
last. With BYU ranked #71 and Western Michigan #72 it should be even but I think
that BYU could have a break out game. Here's hoping for no snow that day.
Who cares what a newspaper ranks games in watch-ability? SBNation put the
Holiday Bowl as one of the bottom in watch-ability, and BYU slightly above
average. So, who cares? Will a lot of people watch it? Idk. Will it be a
good game? Maybe. Will a lot of people watch the Holiday Bowl? Idk. Will it
be a good game? Maybe. These are just writers throwing things out there to get
clicks and comments, much like this article. There is nothing really to write
about at the moment, so they have to do something. I mean, a lot of
people thought that the PAC-12 CCG would be something entertaining, and it was
probably the worst football game I've ever watched in my life. Wish I had
those 3 hours back. Granted, I didn't watch the Colts-Jags game this last
week. I appreciate good defense, but holy shoot that CCG was boring as boring
gets. So, let's just wait and see what happens, ratings, etc.
Re: UtahBruinIf you're not Johnny Raincloud, then you are
Debbie Downer. USC is a grease fire - so that game is in play. Tennessee is in
play. BSU has no quarterback with experience returning - that is a win. UMass
is a win. SDSU is a win.That schedule is absurd. Holmoe is
convinced that BYU is an Independent P-5, but they are really an Independent
G-5. The person who should be on the hot seat is Holmoe.
@65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, IDDec. 6, 2018 9:24 a.m.No need for BYU
fans to be uppity about playing in Boise in December. Some pretty good teams
have played in Humanitarian/Potato Bowl.Miami (yes - that Miami -
the real "U")Clemson (yes - that Clemson)Georgia TechVirginiaMarylandBuffalo (ok - Khalil Mack)THE Idaho Vandals
(3-0 Baby!)= = = = =The "REAL U" had their block
"U" on a mountainside 31 years before "Miami" became a real
UtahBruin,"UTAH - Loss"...Nope. It will be the
9th-should-have-been-victory-in-a-row. go cougs.
I don't mean to be Johnny Raincloud here, I'm not a Ute fan. But what
are they going to do next year when BYU could potentially start 1-7 to 0-8UTAH - Loss - A win is always possible in this game, just not lately, I
will be rooting for BYU, but it is getting old watching the same game for the
last 8 years. I am starting to think BYU can't get it done. Utah has
evolved into more while BYU has declined.@TENNESSEE - LossUSC -
LossWASHINGTON - Loss@TOLEDO - Win/Loss@USF - Win/Loss - Bulls
are not a pushover.BOISE STATE - Loss - BYU is 2-6 since 2003, But both
wins were at home.@Utah State - Win/LossLiberty - WinIdaho
State - Win@UMASS - Win/Loss, leaning more towards Win.@San Diego
State - Loss, just don't it happening.Best - I will give them
6-6, wins over UMass, Idaho State, Liberty, A win vs either Boise or Utah State,
USF, and Toledo. I don't see anymore wins than 6.Worst - 3-8,
wins over UMass, Idaho State, and Liberty. Yep, its possible. So
does the hot seat then open back up. I was a fan of BYU going independent.
It's time to get back into a conference, beg the Mtn. West to take you
back. And then schedule great games in the 3 out of conf games.
Because when you're livin' large in Bountiful, you've really made
If the cougies lose to Western Michigan this will be one of there all time worst
losses. My prediction is BYU 38 WMU 13Please don't
"second to least watchable"...not exactly the exposure that's been
touted throughout the last 7 years. I expect that attendance will end up right
there in the same neighborhood.
Sitake was never on the hot seat. Honestly - the list of guys who would want
the BYU gig isn't very long and the list of guys who could qualify is even
shorter. Indie purgatory, the missionary carousel, Honor Code quirks, an
uber-conservative culture make recruiting talented athletes a daunting task.
I'm thankful that Sitake took the job and hasn't bailed.
"The Washington Post ranked the bowls, and the Cougars’ bout with
Western Michigan came up as the second to least watchable. Nevertheless, the
publication focused heavily on BYU in its preview."Left out of
the story, ESPN and the WaPo ranked the Potato Bowl at 38 of 39 bowl games.
No need for BYU fans to be uppity about playing in Boise in December. Some
pretty good teams have played in Humanitarian/Potato Bowl.Miami (yes
- that Miami - the real "U")Clemson (yes - that Clemson)Georgia TechVirginiaMarylandBuffalo (ok - Khalil Mack)THE Idaho Vandals (3-0 Baby!)
Why do you say Sitaki is "off the hot seat"? Winning a game or two that
he wasn't expected to, losing games he shouldn't have, and blowing a
20 point lead in a big rivalry game is still pathetic. The offense showed some
signs of improvement, but it is still the boring run game. The defense
couldn't hold water in a bucket, let alone stop teams like Utah when they
needed to. Now going to a bowl game with a 50/50 record that may not pay out
enough to cover their costs? I am still not a believer.
Potato Bowl is in Idaho. The Pot Bowl would be in Oregon.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl played in Boise.Usually features the MWC
Champion but Boise State and Utah State got better offers.I hope
this is not a night game - that will be COLD.
Potato Bowl? At first I thought this was a joke...I assume it is played in
Idaho or Oregon, not really sure. Regardless, good luck Cougars!