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    #14 Runnin' Utes @ UNLV

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    May a quote my late Father?

    by Vegas Ute
    2014-12-18 06:36:46

    Never be surprised when a shopkeeper tries to sell you what he has on his shelves.


    If he was on the hill Gary would be talking about how Salt Lake City has the advantages of a big city while retaining "that small town feel."

    Recruiting talk...

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    Utefans.net loves players who've yet to play....

    by annarborute
    2014-12-18 11:25:09

    If TW was a redshirt he'd be the second coming of Tom Brady.

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    I feel like I'm one of a small camp with this opinion, but I think our best shot of success next year...

    by FountainofUte
    2014-12-18 10:29:08

    Is to build the offense around TW. And give a ton of snaps to his heir in preparation for 2016.

    If Travis wants out, I guess there's nothing the coaches can do about it now, but if he wants to stay, then make a go of it. I just can't imagine that an offense catered to his strengths would be less effective than starting over with an underclassmen.

    If we miss a bowl again next year (or even significantly step back, like a 6-6 record and losing conference record), it will undo almost all of the gains we made this year. So, I'll say this: whatever needs to be done next year to get us at least eight wins needs to happen. I think that means putting the offense in the hands of our senior who's been starting games for three years.

    He may not be Kessler or Hundley, but I've followed Ute football since the mid-80's, and Wilson is no worse than our fourth best QB in that time. Maybe third. He's a capable QB, and no one behind him will exceed what he can give us next year, IMO.

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    I can't speak to the local talent issue since I live 500 miles away but I do contend that comparing a 15 man roster with a football roster is unfair.

    by Flyer
    2014-12-18 11:54:37

    I don't have a problem with transfer talent either. If you choose to see a difference enjoy your anxiety.

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    Cougartown is evolving.

    by High Uintas
    2014-12-18 14:37:16

    Now it's accidental sex

    I swear bishop, there was this bar of soap and the next thing I knew.....

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    A little UNLV scouting . . .

    by bubbatheute
    2014-12-18 22:19:54

    I went to the UNLV game last night against Portland. UNLV was trailing a majority of the game, even down by nine with a few minutes remaining in the second half. The Rebs ended up winning in OT on a last second layup.

    Here are a couple of observations about the Utes upcoming opponent.

    1. While Coach Rice has done a phenomenal job of recruiting high school kids and JC guys with lots of athleticism, he has been terrible at developing talent and maintaining team continuity. Each year it seems that over half the team transfers away or enters the draft only to go undrafted. This team is incredibly young, yet talented.

    2. Partly because of youth, this team is very streaky. The team seems undisciplined on defense and does not rebound well on either end. The Portland bigs were eating the offensive glass all night long setting up second chance points.

    3. Three main players to know and focus on:

    Cody Doolin: Graduate transfer point guard and the teams senior leader. He is a smart, pass first player; however, really asserted himself at the end of the game to pull the rebels ahead offensively.

    Rashad Vaughn: a future NBA guy. I'm not sure if he is polished enough to be a one and done, but he is a freshman blue chip freshman that can really score the ball. Because the team lacks flow on offense the ball often ends in his hands to create his own shot.

    Chris Wood: Sophomore big man, about 6 foot 11 and 140 pounds. Good offensive skill and is being coached away from his preferred outside shot. He was getting pushed around on the block and Portland bigs were getting entry passes deep on the block at will. He moves like Kyle Anderson, slow and almost lazy looking.

    Anyways, I feel the Utes are strong favorites here due to the lack of continuity and poor defense/rebounding. The team is loaded with talent though, and if they get going with easy looks and the home crowd shows up it could be close.

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    Best PR campaign for a crappy movie ever.

    by Milton Vanderslice
    2014-12-18 19:17:40

    There's no way Sony could have dreamed about this much publicity for their end of the year movie offerings.

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    Sometimes we fail to see alternative values in life.

    by Flyer
    2014-12-18 08:29:21

    An engineer crosses a road when a frog calls out to him, If you kiss me, Ill turn into a beautiful princess.

    He bends over, picks up the frog and puts it in his pocket.

    The frog speaks up again and says, If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.

    The engineer takes the frog out of his pocket, smiles at it and returns it to the pocket.

    The frog then cries out, If you kiss me and turn me back, Ill do whatever you say!

    Again the engineer takes the frog out, smiles at it and puts it back into his pocket.

    Finally, the frog asks, What is the matter? Ive told you Im a beautiful princess, Ill stay with you for a month and do whatever you say. What more do you want?

    The engineer says, Look, Im an engineer. I dont have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now thats cool!

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    Gary is talking to recruits... OF COURSE HE WILL SPIN HIS ANGLE!!!!

    by BaldHatu
    2014-12-18 09:15:57

    If Utah was his job he would be all over the benefits of the mountains, the yada, yada, yada. Quit being so sensitive about it.

    Coaches play their angle ALL the time.

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    my dad was an LDS Bishop ,,,

    by vUUdoo
    2014-12-18 16:04:47

    One of the stories he told me was that he was counseling with a pregnant teenager, the teenage father and the girls parents. They were trying to convince my dad that her pregnancy was accidental and that semen had made its way through 2 pairs of Levi's and had fertilized the egg.

    My dad went Greg Wrubell on them, ... 'Impossible.'

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