Winning the south. If not us, who?

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    • #245

      Ute Fan

      Hard to make a case for anyone right now. Up until yesterday, the south was going to be taken by USC with maybe UCLA giving them a fight.

      For the life of me, I can’t come up with a good argument for any team to win the south based on what we have seen so far.

      I doubt CU can do it, but that is about the only prediction I’m comfortable with.

    • #250


      CU definitely has no hope at anything. But I’ll eliminate some others as well.

      USC has the most talent but Sarkisian is a train wreck, as evidenced by getting worked by an average Stanford team at home.

      UCLA’s QB is Ben Olson II. Not going to happen.

      ASU looks to have serious issues stopping the run.

      Arizona is solid.

      I believe the South Division championship will be decided by our game with Arizona in Tuscon. Hopefully they will continue to be plagued by serious injuries.

      • #263

        Ute Fan

        Arizona’s problem is their schedule and injured Scooby Wright. Arizona has no byes. They could be a totally different team my November 14th.

        • #268

          Ute Fan

          Agree they could be very different by November. Hard to tell exactly how good they are since their OOC is altogether weak – as usual. They only beat UTSA by 10 points with Scooby playing part of that game.

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        • #275

          Ute Fan

          We could be a very different team by November too. Maybe I was just expecting too much from this team, but I feel like there’s every chance we get totally worked and do the 2011-2013 0-4 (more likely 0-3) freefall to start P12 play. Then again if we play hard and win or even keep it close in Eugene that could light a fire setting on course for a rematch. I sure hope we come to play next week.

        • #610

          Ute Fan

          I want to beat Arizona straight up. I don’t wish injuries on anybody.

    • #264


      Not Colorado is all I can think of. Everyone has a chance this year outside of that team. It is so early I don’t have a feel for any team.

      • #278

        Tacoma Ute
        Ute Fan

        Colorado doesn’t have a chance but I think they will upset at least one of their fellow South members this year. I hope so as long as it’s not us.

        • #630

          Big Kahuna
          Ute Fan

          USC’s D did not look like it did the past few years. Losing Leonard Williams hurt U$C more than I first thought. I have similar visceral concerns on Utah losing Orchard and our lack of subsequent pressure although Fitts had a monster game versus Fresneck and was disruptive to put things mildly (2 blocks, fumble for TD, etc.)

          First post in a brighter world?

          • #743

            Ute Fan

            When you lose a guy that just eats blocks for lunch like big Leonard they are hard to replace unless you are Utah.

    • #287

      Ute Fan

      Utah. No one else. Except maybe Arizona, USC, or UCLA. 🙂

      Seriously, I think Utah has a good shot. But until we play some decent Pac-12 competition, I feel a little like a blind man trying to hit a moth in a closet. (Thanks, Coach Pease.) There’s a lot of guessing going on, but I like our defense a lot, and our offense just might have enough traction on its wheels to grind out some good wins.

      • #298

        Ute Fan

        I know stars encourage weird behavior, but I always liked it as a way of recognizing wit and humor. Like the first line of the previous post. I would red star that. Gonna miss that.

        • #328

          Ute Fan

          Greetings Ute_fans! I like up and down votes.

          • #331

            Tacoma Ute
            Ute Fan

            Welcome Duhwayne. I would red star your post if I could.

            • #613


              I just gave you a thumbs up.

              • #634

                Ute Fan

                This is weird…when I went to thumbs up a post the little number next to the thumb went from a 2 to a 1. Is my up thumbing technique lacking?

                • #636

                  Ute Fan

                  same…but when I refresh and come back it appears to fix itself.

    • #762

      Ute Fan

      i think usc is still the team to beat. they are talented everywhere. defense somewhat suspect but they’ll get it together. i think utes and ucla are a close 2nd.

    • #623

      High Uintas
      Ute Fan

      I think we’ve got as good a chance as any but my pick might be USC just because of Kessler. Rosen looked so green and Berkovici has never impressed me like he has others.

    • #635

      Ute Fan

      I’m not actually convinced CO can’t win the South, they play hard and have lost a few squeakers. But I think it is more likely that CO will be last. The South is just too tough to call. But this could be Utah’s year, it should be Utah’s year, dang it guys just win! Open up the playbook this week and show the Nike Duck’s who’s boss!

    • #659

      Ute Fan

      It’s not going to be ASU. Saw them play Los Lobos and Bercovici is not good. Their D leaves a lot to be desired as well.

      My guess is Arizona, then UCLA, then USC, then Utah, then ASU, then CO.

      I would love to be wrong though…

      • #660

        Ute Fan

        It will be interesting to see how UA’s line holds up coming into conference play. They lost a lot of their guys from last year, and they rely upon that run game to get things done. RichRod seems to be a wizard for the offense though, so maybe they won’t have any dropoff.

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