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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    by UtahFanSir
    2014-11-27 14:40:07

    Let's put down the tomahawk and smoke the peace pipe over Utah's FB offense.

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    by JumpmasterUte
    2014-11-27 14:23:53

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    Jakob Poeltl is the real deal!

    by Forever Crimson
    2014-11-27 10:52:14

    I am pleasantly surprised at how agile and athletic this 7 footer is. Amazing how quickly he runs the floor, quick jumps for rebounds, and moves his feet on defense. Coach K has recruited a diamond in the rough.

    If Jakob developes his inside scoring moves, and some short range shots, it will do so much for the Utes outside scoring, something like Washburn was giving us his last year. Also, it will be killer if he can shoot a high percentage at the foul line. No hack a Jakob at the end of games.

    At the same time, evaluating our depth at the Center position, Bachynski looks serviceable for providing rebounding, defense, and a little scoring.

    The one that is a little troubling is Olsen. I know he is playing limited minutes, but I see no improvement at all for the years he has been in the program. If you have weak areas of your game, work on them. If nothing else play defense like a mad dog and rebound.

    Go Utes!

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    Heck No...

    by Vegas Ute
    2014-11-27 09:04:19

    Reyes is doing things Kuzma can't (or doesn't), Reyes is playing Power Forward and Kyle is playing Small Forward and those are two different positions.

    It is like the Football in the old days of the I-formation... Some coach in the stands would always say something like "Our back-up Tailback is pretty darn good and our Fullback never runs the ball much. Let's replace the Fullback with the back-up Tailback then we will really run the ball well."

    Missing the fact that Tailbacks and Fullbacks are picked for different duties... To put it another way, sometimes you want piano players, sometimes you want a piano mover. Kyle is a piano player, Reyes is a piano mover...

    That is not a knock of Kyle at all, but for now why screw with a formula that seems to be working. The player in front of Kyle is Loveridge, not Reyes.

    Besides, don't you like the idea of having instant offense off the bench.

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    Gobble gobble bitches!!

    by binjanjino
    2014-11-27 14:37:12

    Thanks for being my daily entertainment and distraction.

    Long time lurker

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    Colorado game get together.

    by UTE98
    2014-11-27 20:27:16

    My wife and I will try to be in lot 436/494 around 8:30a.m., we have a red van with a Pac12 U on the back, and will be flying a Utah flag, black on one side with a football helmet and red on the other side (DnF).

    We're bringing our cornhole game, two burner stove, 5 gallons of water, hot chocolate packets, and some OJ.

    We don't mind if anyone needs to use the griddle as long as we get help cleaning it all up.

    We will probably be eating muffins, though I've heard there is a good donut shop up there, can't remember the name.

    So bring what you can, what you will and join us for some pre-game cornhole cage matches, hanging out, and getting pumped up for the game.

    BM me if you have any questions. Sorry with an 11:00 start regretfully we can't do too much but swing on by and say hi. We should have enough Hot Chocolate for everyone so at least you'll start out warm.

    Speaking of warm the news said game time temps should be around 70. So layer up it could be cold in the morning and then warm during the game.

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    RE: Nope. Reyes is the better player and the better option at the 4. He's got the size to compete and he's also got a deft scoring and shooting touch. I do like the spark of Kuzma coming off the bench though.

    by Big Kahuna
    2014-11-27 07:33:20

    Agree. That said Kuzma and Champman are the real a deal We picked up a ton of talent and that now equates to depth. D Wright and Loveridge will not be gassed at the end of conference. I really like how the team is shaping up. Will be interested to see how we do versus Wichita, Kansas, the Zoobs and UNLV.

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    Russell Wilson is a role model for how pro athletes should carry themselves

    by FlyfishingUte
    2014-11-27 20:16:43

    The guy goes to the children's hospital in Seattle every Tuesday to visit kids on the cancer unit very likeable guy.

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    If you're not watching Live From Daryl's House on Palladia, you're missing out. Start with the one with Joe Walsh. WOW, kick ass!

    by 89ute
    2014-11-27 14:40:06

    My wife and I stumbled across this show about a month ago.


    TUF, if you're out there, Todd Rundgren and Billy Gibbons have been on the show.

    Enjoy. Unless you're one of those young-punk-know-nothing-totally-missed-th e-album-making-era of music, ... you will enjoy this.

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    Imagine what Kuzma will be like when he is the star, go-to guy.

    by 'ZonaUTE
    2014-11-27 09:31:57

    Hope we continue to give him some free rein.

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    I am grateful for the Utes...football, basketball, womens volleyball, gymnastics, all other womens and mens sports. grateful for the administration and coaches. Grateful for all the fan faithful at all levels. Here's to many more years of success!

    by Hammer
    2014-11-27 14:23:51

    FYI - I am preparing my "airing of grievances" in preparation of FESTIVUS. It will be centered around Brian Swinney and I will have a rough draft out this weekend or early next week for your review.

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    Was thinking the same last night, Bogut II.

    by UtahFanSir
    2014-11-27 10:28:26

    Notice how he plays the paint compared to DB. DB plays the edges near the basket, moving from side to side. Not a bad place to be. But Lurch plays in the paint, frequently pushing the 3 second rule. He anticipates the shot much better and crashed the board so quickly that he gets more blocked shots, rebounds and/or put backs. His Euro-time has him playing at Soph level already to my seeing...he could use another 20 pounds of muscle, but I think he will hold his own with Pac-12 centers based on his speed, timing and finesse that is rare in a big man.

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    Preseason, if someone suggested to me that two new recruits would play serious minutes and actually start, I would have doubted it. And I sure wouldn't have guessed it would be Reyes & Poeltl. What a nice surprise.

    by pangloss
    2014-11-27 12:55:09

    Not only that, Kuzma, Chapman and Wright are better and seem to all have a greater upside than I would have guessed.

    Add Tucker to the mix and they go twelve deep! Last year Delon averaged a brutal 38.6 minutes/game, Loveridge 36.3, and Taylor 32.8 In the conference tourney those three had 38, 35 and 38 in the opening game against Washington. They won it but ran into an Arizona buzz saw playing their first tourney game. This year, the Utes should be able to avoid that killer first round game. And if they make it to the championship they'll have plenty of depth to compete like hell in the final, third game in three nights.

    It's not only all good, it's fantastic.

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