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Monson: 2012 football started with promise, ended with a lie

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The challenge for the Utes has quickly leaned toward them. Nobody’s laughing anymore at those prognostications by some experts that it will take a decade or two for Utah to climb to the top of the league. That climb will be, they said, arduous and painful. And Utah’s struggles over the first two seasons didn’t include Oregon or Stanford, both of which are on the schedule next year.

All told, 2012 was a sobering experience, a season that makes you wonder when the celebrating will resume and who will cause it. We could just say, don’t worry, it will come quickly, somebody will prompt it. But that would be a lie, a throwaway line, something a coach would say. And who needs that?

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GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 1280 AM/97.5 FM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.

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