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Thursday Morning Thoughts...

We’re getting to the point in the season where all the factors are already known.  Utah heads to Washington on Saturday and we know what needs to happen.  The offense has to do what they’ve done for two games and not make mistakes while the defense needs to limit Bishop Sankey and not let a freak explosion happen from the Washington passing game.  What is different is attitude.

Once Utah dropped to 0-4 in the Pac-12, I think a great many people packed up and thought that was it.  But here we are, a couple of wins under our belts and even the people betting cold hard cash are liking the chances of the ol’ Runnin’ Utes.  I can tend to be a Kool Aid drinker, at least in football, but if Matt Scott isn’t ok for Arizona, I might not hate our chances at running the table.

That said, I’m pretty sure I don’t want to start the Pac-12 0-4 anymore…

After the Simon Fraser exhibition game, I took more than a little heat when I wasn’t making final four plans about this team.  I guess it’s just me but the fact that Utah is better than last year does nothing for me. How could we not be better than last year.  And I think it’s a legitimate question to wonder what it might be like when we play teams that can put some talent on the floor.

Sadly we probably won’t have that answer until December 5th-December 8th.  Boise St. comes to town picked dead last in the MWC.  Yet they are quite likely the 2nd best team in our pre-Pac-12 schedule.  BYU picked 2nd in the WCC is clearly the best.

So my theory is that that we won’t know anything about this team until then seems pretty sound.  And I wonder how this team will react, going from a Cupcake Buffet to getting punched in the mouth by Arizona…

Finally, can we win a Pac-12 title in anything, soon, please?

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