Despite playing an Alabama that team that either wasn’t ready to play or didn’t care, Utah looked impressive last night and hats off. It seems ages ago when the Utes visited Michigan for Rich Rodriguez’s debut and took down the Blue 25-23. Utah led 25-10 at one point and Michigan could have tied the game on had they converted a two pointed conversion.
I ran into a gaggle of Utes at Conor O’Neills pub on Main Street that evening, all in good spirits of course and very friendly. I talked to a guy for a little bit, and having traveled far for the game he clearly was a big fan. In the wake of this win he was genuinely excited about the prospect of an undefeated season, with the primary obstacle being then-ranked BYU (who they later dispatched 48-24).
I don’t care how disinterested Alabama was at the beginning or even throughout the game, Utah looked impressive and des. I probably wouldn’t vote them ahead of USC or Florida at this point, but I’d sure like to see them play.