We are getting a lot of national attention


  • #96782
    10

    ProudUte
    Ute Fan
    @proudute

    and that is good for the program.

    But, let me ask this question – Who here on the board thinks we could compete with Alabama or Clemson?

    As for me, I don’t think we could.  I have watched these guys play and they are bigger, stronger, faster and deeper.  They have so much talent at every position.  They have few if any weaknesses.  Our defense could possibly compete for a while, but I honestly think they would wear down.  I am not sure our offense could do much against those two defenses.  Our offensive line would be overmatched.  Moss is as good as it gets, but he could not be successful without some holes.  This is just my view.  I am not saying I am right, just how I see it.

    All of that being said, I think we can compete with any PAC12 team and most any other team in the Big 12 / 10 or ACC.  Georgia looks very talented and also may be a team we would not match up with.

  • #96783
    1 2

    Hellhound152
    Ute Fan
    @hellhound152

    Good morning Craig James.  I was wondering what you have been up to.  Or are you Trev Alberts?  How are things going at UNO?

    • #96784
      1

      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      I guess I am getting too old to get it.  But, I don’t want to be either of these guys.

      • #96788
        6

        Hellhound152
        Ute Fan
        @hellhound152

        James famously quipped after Utah’s 2008 victory over TCU.  “What would happen if you lined that team up against Alabama, it wouldn’t even be a game.”  He was right… Alberts made similar comments in 04′.

        No the Utes aren’t Bama or Clemson but currently neither are Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma, Texas, need I go on. Enjoy the sun while it shines because it will get dark again eventually.

  • #96785
    3

    chinngiskhaan
    Ute Fan
    @chinngiskhaan

    I think we can keep it close against any team in the country. The issue would be scoring enough to win the game.

  • #96786
    1 1

    UteThunder
    Ute Fan
    @utethunder

    We could compete with them but we would most likely lose. Last year, Texas a&m lost to Clemson 28-26 and Syracuse lost 27-23. Those teams won 9 & 10 games respectively. I would think we could keep it within a couple of touchdowns, at least.

    If we could have an offense that is even close to as good as our defense, I would say we have a better chance than most at actually beating them. 

  • #96789
    6 1

    GameForAnyFuss
    Ute Fan
    @gameforanyfuss

    A better question to ask would be “who here on the board thinks we could compete with our next opponent?” Because that’s all that matters here and now. IF we were to play Bama or Clemson (and that’s a gigantic “if”), it wouldn’t be until January. Lots of football to be played between now and then. Lots of injuries bound to happen to all teams in your hypothetical. Lots of guys who will step up and outperform expectations on all teams. Lots of guys who will underperform on all teams. Lots of coaching successes and failures on all teams. The question is so far out in the future that it’s pure pie in the sky.

    So, to answer the relevant question, I would say yes, we can compete with our next opponent.

    • #96797
      2

      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      Let the coaches have this attitude. We’re fans, and we’re free to speculate on anything we choose to discuss. Thanks.

      I hate forum “normers,” i.e. the ones who tell us how to think.

      • #96811

        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        Whoa, I think you forgot to take your Paxil this morning, son.

        I’m not saying you can’t speculate or look ahead. I’m saying it really isn’t meaningful to do it because things change so much over the course of the season. Any matchup between Utah and Clemson/Bama would have to be assessed at that time when we see how everyone emerges from the regular season.

        I’m sorry I’m normal. I guess.

        • #96821
          2

          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          Judging by your post history (Posting your graduation date) I’m a bit older than you, son.

  • #96794
    3 1

    Duhwayne
    Ute Fan
    @duhwayne

    This is likely the best roster of the next five, or the five before that. We are positioned perfectly to make a run at CFP if we win big all year. I doubt that is what will happen. Injuries are a thing and our OOC schedule is awful. It’s reasonable to hope for a repeat as South Champs but beyond that, we should not be talking too big unless sounding delusional is okay with all of you. 

    We know we have a DL, a secondary, a QB and RB. We don’t know how the OL meshes, and I haven’t seen a WR unit that hasn’t had the drops since 2008.

    Maybe we earn a chance to play a team like Clemson, but probably not. How about we focus on the next game, and see what we have. 

    • #96798
      1 7

      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      Again with “the next game” crap. This is a FAN BOARD, not a coach and player board. They’re the only ones who need laser focus on the next game. I don’t. But so many fans think they have to have the same attitude, and never talk about future games. It’s silly, and quit telling the board to emulate your opinion.

      • #96801
        6

        KiYi-Ute
        Ute Fan
        @kiyi-ute

        quit telling the board to emulate your opinion

        I mean, isn’t that what you’re doing? You’re entitled to your opinion just as Duhwayne and some of us who choose to see things a bit more realistically are. I didn’t think Duhwayne was trying to tell anyone else how to think, he was just simply stating what he feels.

        • #96802
          1 3

          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          Over and over and over we get these posts. Is there some superstition of these posters we’re violating by looking ahead?

          I will never get it.

          • #96805
            2 1

            ironman1315
            Ute Fan
            @ironman1315

            No. But I think they’re taking a wait and see approach. No need to be a dick.

            • #96808
              3

              Utesbyfive
              Ute Fan
              @utesbyfive

              I’m sorry for being a dick.

          • #96809

            UteThunder
            Ute Fan
            @utethunder

            I agree in theory, but the problem with fans looking ahead is that it can rub off on players. Believe it or not, our players see things fans say on Twitter, Instagram, and fan message boards like this one. 

            • #96817
              1

              Utesbyfive
              Ute Fan
              @utesbyfive

              Sigh. Sorry, I’m gonna say that’s not my problem. If the coaches and players can be that distracted, perhaps they shouldn’t be on social media, at least during the season.

  • #96807

    ironman1315
    Ute Fan
    @ironman1315

    We’ll give em as good as we get, but I am not sure we will win. Probably lose by at least 10 pts.

BACK TO TOP

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Utah Utes Message Board Forums Utah Utes Sports Football We are getting a lot of national attention

This topic contains 18 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Utesbyfive 2 weeks, 1 day ago.