How can Utah build a program like this but CU can’t?


Viewing 7 reply threads
    • #160966
      5

      UTE98
      Ute Fan
      @ute98

      CU alum who won a Super Bowl in Denver, now a sports radio guy.

      Some funny stuff in the replies.

    • #160971
      1 5

      Johnny
      Ute Fan
      @johnny

      Since the Barnett situation their football program is under a microscope. I feel bad for them, but not too bad. Definitely the biggest douchebag fanbase in the PAC12. Not sure why, but they are up there with BYU.

      • #160972
        13

        SkinyUte
        Ute Fan
        @skinyute

        Weird, I’ve never met a d-bag Colorado fan.  All the ones I’ve interacted with have been pretty chill.

         

        ASU, Oregon, and Washington top the d-bag list for me.  

        • #160975
          11

          CoyoteUte
          Ute Fan
          @coyoteute

          I’m with Skiny… Forks down baby.

          • #161007

            Johnny
            Ute Fan
            @johnny

            Been to 3 ASU tailgates. Very hospitable as well. And probably the hottest women in the PAC12. 

            If your argument is from the keyboard, step out your bubble.

        • #160999
          2

          Charlie
          Ute Fan
          @charlie

          I noticed when we entered the Pac most all teams were very welcoming. The exceptions I noticed was Washington was the one that was least welcoming and pushed the little brother thing. ASU was just ASU and treated us like they do everyone. Colo was the FNG along with us so there was natural competition to blend in. All the Cali schools have to much history to be threatened by us. As it sits now the FB teams has respect from everyone, the BB team still has work to do.

          • #161009

            Johnny
            Ute Fan
            @johnny

            Washington probably my 2nd favorite experience tailgating after Eugene. They are great and it’s funny that they talk smack about one another. 

            That said, here’s my ranking of PAC12 tailgating experiences:

            1. Utah

            2. Oregon

            3. Washington

            4. Washington State

            5. Arizona State

            6. California

            7. Oregon State

            8. UCLA

            9. USC

            10. Arizona

            11. Stanford

            12.  Colorado

            Been to at least 2 tailgates at every one. Hope to see you guys at the Swamp next year.

            I think Wazzu might be #1, but as I’ve discovered, most people I’ve met through tailgates there are in Seattle. They follow the Utes more than any fanbase in the PAC12. Love those guys. Could you imagine driving to St George from SLC for every game? They’re definitely diehard fans.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

        • #161005

          Johnny
          Ute Fan
          @johnny

          I’ve been to 2 tailgates in Boulder. They bag on us for not having a championship. Much like the BYU fans. Surprised with Oregon fans, after 3 tailgates in Eugene, by far the most hospitable.

      • #160978
        4

        UteManX
        Ute Fan
        @utemanx

        Every CU fan I’ve met has been wonderful. Even some that live here in SLC. I’ve not missed a Utes vs CU game in person since we joined the PAC and because of their hospitality out there, I will continue to go. ASU is by far the worst for me, wsu in Pullman, fans were a little rough but overall good people. Aside from that I’ve had great experiences at games. 

        • #160979
          3

          MauchDawgUte
          Ute Fan
          @mauchdawgute

          I have never had a bad interaction myself but never been to a game in boulder. Used to work with a huge Nebraska fan and he said they were the worst so idk. 🙂

    • #160980
      2

      Dugway
      Ute Fan
      @dugway

      Interesting replies:

      No NFL competition nearby

      Ding ding ding! Just like Bama, Oklahoma &  Clemson.

       

      I’ve never considered it before, wonder how much of a factor it is…

      • #160983
        1

        Central Coast Ute
        Ute Fan
        @flip2848

        I don’t know, UW has been good and USC definitely can be, even ASU has been better than CU.

      • #160984
        1

        stbone
        Ute Fan
        @stbone

        Conference realignment has probably also hurt CU. Losing ties to history and an excellent and long standing rivalry with Nebraska, I would guess, led to alumni being less engaged. Interestingly, Nebraska has also only been a husk of its former self since realignment.

        • #160989

          Central Coast Ute
          Ute Fan
          @flip2848

          I expect we’ll see the same happen with OU and UT in the SEC. Time will tell I guess.

        • #161023

          RedRocks
          Ute Fan
          @hypodactylus

          “… husk of its former self” – 😉

    • #160982
      3

      SouthernUteFan
      Ute Fan
      @craig

      Not an answer to the question directly, but I would like to take this opportunity to echo some of the comments saying ASU fans are the worst. Absolutely my least favorite fans in the PAC-12.

    • #160988
      1

      UteThunder
      Ute Fan
      @utethunder

      Colorado’s success in the 1990’s & 2000’s Big XII North is what I thought Utah could become when we joined the Pac-12, with only USC standing in our way most years.

      There’s really no reason Colorado can’t do the same, other than the fact they seem to be incapable of hiring/keeping a good coach. Mel Tucker might have been the guy, but Michigan State stole him.

      • #160998
        1

        stbone
        Ute Fan
        @stbone

        It is interesting to note that there are many similarities between 80/90’s CU and Utah. Bill McCartney was HC at CU for 12 years and slowly build and developed the program. They had a very physical (option) style and recruited specific players for that style. I hope Utah can become as successful as those CU teams.

    • #161024
      2

      RedLine
      Ute Fan
      @redline

      Not to beat a dead horse, or buffalo, but I also have only had good interations with Buff fans.  

    • #161042
      1

      W16Ute
      Ute Fan
      @w16ute

      One reply: “They take 2 and 3 start recruits and make them NFL talent. Coaching matters”

      Great take man. You wonder if outsiders notice this. How do guys like Lloyd not get more attention from other programs? Our coaches have an eye for potential and then get all the development out of them.

    • #161065

      bombastic
      Ute Fan
      @bombastic

      This one was funny

Viewing 7 reply threads
BACK TO TOP

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Hello Vegas! Forums Utah Utes Sports Football How can Utah build a program like this but CU can’t?