As much as I'd love to talk about the positives of that game, I won't. Okay, who am I kidding? There wasn't a single positive thing from that game for Ute fans. TCU looked superior in every way. I felt like absolute crap when I watched that game. I honestly thought we had a great team going into that game. I thought our offense had enough weapons to put up a fight, despite TCU's defense. I was wrong. We were awful. There's no way to put a positive spin on that game.
With that said, I think we Utah fans can take some comfort in knowing how far we've come as a program in the last few years. Our phenomenal start this year, combined with our extraordinary success the last several years have raised our expectations to a very high level. TCU is at a national-title level right now. We aren't. We shouldn't expect to be after our team lost 6 players to the NFL draft last year. It takes a very experienced, senior-laden team to bust the BCS. We don't have that. TCU does. However, we will likely finish in the top 25 this year, making it 3 years in a row. Has that ever happened in the history of Utah football? We have been extremely blessed as Utah fans to witness what we have the last 7 years. It's disappointing to lose that game, no doubt; but we are still a growing program. The PAC 12 will help accelerate that growth. It's unfortunate that our weak schedule tricked us all into thinking this team was better than it was. However, it's still a good team, and it will only get better in the coming years.