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Crazy as it sounds, I think Utah might be the best team in the Pac 12 - South

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Let's look at the contenders:

    USC - Well, yeah. Historically, and especially for the last 10 years or so, USC has been the gold standard of college football dominance. But wait, they're on four years probation, will have 30 fewer scholarships to give out over the next three years, and can't play in a bowl game, so they'll be automatically eliminated from playing in the 2011 CCG even if they win the South.

    UCLA - Skippy is running things - nuff said. They'll likely be on probation, right along with their USC bretheren, in another two years.

    UofA - Interesting situation here. They are definitely on the upswing, but I'm still not convinced they're as good as Utah.

    ASU - Dennis Erickson has already over-stayed his welcome in Tempe. Probably gone before 2011 anyway. Even if he's not, I don't see them making much noise. It could happen, but Utah is better, IMO.

    CU - we suck. Until Hawkins is fired, and then likely for a few years after, we're going to be terrible.

    That leaves ... Utah.
     
  2. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    That's just crazy....
     
  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    What about UW? I think they take the pac-10 next year.

    Nevermind i'm an idot. I can't read
     
  4. B1Buff

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    so you're saying we have a chance...
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Actually, I'm saying we're probably the worst team in the division, but yeah, we have a chance.
     
  6. rodrigo

    rodrigo Well-Known Member

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    Still, I wonder how Utah will fare playing a full-on conference sked in a conference that isn't made up of 2-3 decent-to-good teams but rather 6-8 decent-to-top 10 teams?
     
  7. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    The parity in the Pac is what has me excited! As much as SC has dominated this conference, there have been 7 different teams go to the Rose bowl from the Pac in the last 20 years. Oregon, USC, Washington, Washington st, Stanford, UCLA and Arizona st. If you want to count BCS berths, you can add Oregon st in there as they went to the Fiesta a few years back. That makes 8 out of 10 different teams with bcs berths the last 20 years.

    Compare that to the Big 8/12 the last 20 years and you have 6 teams. Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Kansas st.
     
  8. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I think both Colorado and Utah will take their share of lumps with teams welcoming them to Pac football.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    And Kansas.
     
  10. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I think ASU might have a chance to beat us out on that
     
  11. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Oh ya forgot them.
     
  12. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Love the division. Playing USC, and UCLA every year is huge. This will make it much more convenient for CU fans to get to away games. Direct flights from DIA to each place (not sure about Tuscon).
     
  13. JimmyBuff

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    Take a look at some of Utah's commits right now, we have a long way to go to make this some sort of "rivalry" between the schools. We are going to get pummeled by them but hopefully that will be in the short term once we get a coach that is halfway decent.
     
  14. CSU Husker

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    You also have to factor in the MAJOR jump in $ they are taking. You think CU is getting a boost coming to the PAC, its nothing compared to what Utah is getting. And Utah has had some damn good teams in the last few years. I expect them to be a VERY good team in the PAC.
     
  15. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Utah could win the conference in their first year.
     
  16. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    UA is turning a corner and on their way up. Right now I'd say USC or UA if it was next year.

    Having said that, ... perhaps it's best to see how the conference is aligned?:smile2:
     
  17. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Bohn was quoted today that it would be divided in North and South divisions as are being discussed here
     
  18. Portland Ute

    Portland Ute New Member

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    You better believe it.

    We're gonna beat you guys just like we beat your little brothers at CSU. We might even abuse you like we abused BYU back in 2008 right before we went to the Sugar Bowl.

    Speaking of which, when is the last time you guys went to a BCS bowl? Utah has been to two in the last 6 seasons.

    I'm just playing - thought I'd get off to a good smack-talking start with you.

    I'm just so dizzy with excitement about finally getting out of the crappy MWC and into a nicer neighborhood. We can't wait to start playing some real competition instead of the patsies in our old conference.

    Welcome us to the Pac-12 Buff Brothers! Let the Good Times Roll!
     
  19. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That was pretty strong for a first post.

    How many Heisman and NC do you have?
     
  20. MellowBob

    MellowBob New Member

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    Ute fan here.
    Appreciate the respect.
    We don't know how well we'll do but in Kyle we trust. Coach Whitt will never let the team look beyond the week let alone the year.
    One thing we do know, coach Whitt will get our players ready each week.
    Looking foward to 2011!

    Good luck Buffs!

    Go Utes!!
     
  21. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    How do you think your team will adjust to playing real teams every week?
     
  22. Portland Ute

    Portland Ute New Member

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    Ute-strong! Boo yah!

    You sound just like a BYU fan bragging about NCs and Heismans I thought we were getting away from trophy case smack when we left those loosers behind
     
  23. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    How is bragging about a BCS game victory that didnt get you a trophy better than National Championship smack?
     
  24. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    must be nice to believe in your head coach please describe it to us
     
  25. 13Buff

    13Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Ease up on the copy/paste, come up with something original instead of posting the same thing 3 times so far.
     
  26. Portland Ute

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    Because our BCS game was last year not decades ago and it was with our current coach.

    Nobody cares about the past or tradition - all that matters is what have you done for me lately.
     
  27. Portland Ute

    Portland Ute New Member

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    Sorry I'll only write new stuff now but you guys have got to meet me halfway and come up with some original smack and not the same tired old stuff I've been hearing for years from BYU fans.
     
  28. 13Buff

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    Some of the "Same old smack" you've heard is coming from some of your same old rivals, a CSU fan
     
  29. Portland Ute

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    You mean real teams like Alabama, Cal, Michigan, Oregon and Oregon State, TCU and (yes) even BYU? Those are all very good teams and we've beaten them all.

    Meanwhile, you've been beating up on Iowa State and CSU and losing to everyone else in the Big 12.

    I like our chances.
     
  30. Portland Ute

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    CSU blows - our scout team could beat them.
     

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