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    Utah @ Michigan

    Saturday, September 20 @ 3:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. MDT)
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    It appears Steve Smith had an elevator incident of his own recently

    by SigEp Ute
    2014-09-18 11:22:31

    Steve Smith Sr @89SteveSmith

    The last time me and my wife were in elevator heading to our hotel room!!! We got this guy 9 months later.. #Realtalk

    Steve Smith's Twitter Page

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    Yes. I'm excited for hoops.

    by Hammer
    2014-09-18 14:38:04


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    Remember a couple of years ago when vUUdoo reconstructed the SEZ?

    by San Diego Ute Fan
    2014-09-18 15:55:59

    Make it so, Dr. Pershing and Dr. Hill.

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    I'm freaking out here

    by OregonUte
    2014-09-18 17:01:05

    Four years ago, #5 Utah hosted #3 TCU in a November blackout game in Salt Lake. I love our Utes, but I felt going into that game that Andy Dalton and Co. was THE best team in the country (ended up beating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl) and that Utah was maybe a bit over-rated at #5. I did not expect that game to go well at all for Utah and unfortunately, the game turned out to be the beat down I feared it could be. After the game, I remember thinking that loss might have a lasting impact on our program. Utah followed up the TCU debacle with a dismal performance at Notre Dame and hasn't really looked or felt the same since - especially on the road. There have been good times and bad, but we haven't sniffed the realm of greatness since before that game. And the best thing that's happened to the program since then happened off the field - when our school was invited to join the PAC-12. Yes, that was HUGE! - but was built on the shoulders of the then-recent past.

    In-conference games are obviously more important to a team's standing during any given season, but I think this game on Saturday has the potential to set Utah on a trajectory that could go well beyond this season. Maybe I'm being fooled by the low level of competition Utah faced in the first two weeks, but I have the same feeling about this game Saturday that I had going into the 2004 Texas A&M game when Utah pasted the Aggies. (not calling this year 2004)

    I'm freaked out about this upcoming game at Michigan. Not so much because I think Utah is any sort of lock - we could just as easily lose, but because of what a potential win, specially a big win, could do for the program. IF Utah wins, the path to a bowl game and maybe a whole lot more, is much, much closer. Wittingham will likely remain our coach for a long time to come and Utah will become a legitimate competitor in very tough conference. You can take that to the bank!

    No, It's not the end of the world if Utah loses this Saturday, but I think a HUGE opportunity will have been missed and in that sense a loss this Saturday will hurt very badly given all of the upside that I believe is resting on this game. For Utah, this really is a super bowl game.

    Michigan is no Idaho State or Fresno, but I've got a feeling about Utah this Saturday. A feeling I haven't had in a long time. A very good and very scary feeling.

    We are at a point of inflection here.

    Go Utes!!

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    Biggest proof that Lombardi has no idea what he's talking about when he picks Michigan?

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-18 10:26:01

    Four turnovers were primarily responsible for the Wolverines' 31-0 loss at Notre Dame, a game in which they actually outgained the Irish 289-280.

    Nope. The score was 21-0 at halftime. How many turnovers did Michigan have at that point? 0. None. The 4 turnovers helped ND seal the deal, but ND was WELL in control of that game before Michigan started coughing the ball up. ND was up big and just started pounding the ball to burn clock, hence the reason they were outgained by Michigan.

    Sometimes I wonder if these ESPN honks even watch the sport they are writing about.

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    Nope. Ghost of Majerus. Or maybe even this guy...

    by San Diego Ute Fan
    2014-09-18 15:45:44

    Look at the left window. (Utah Football, 1900)

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    Is it an honor code violation to be drunk at your own jersey retirement ceremony?

    by SigEp Ute
    2014-09-18 10:44:29

    Bryan Fischer ‏@BryanDFischer 28m
    He hinted about it already but Jim McMahon’s No. 9 jersey will be retired at the BYU/Utah State game on Oct. 3

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    Gorringe's "Armchair Quarterback" Writeup

    by HCHooligan
    2014-09-18 09:53:16

    Breakdown of every pass play in 1st half against Fresno St.

    He made the correct decision 85% of the time he dropped back to pass and didn't try to force any passes that could result in interceptions. Some of his throws could have been better - 21% of his throws are what I considered to be bad throws - while 68% his passes were either good or perfect. Certainly nothing catastrophic, but there is definitely room for improvement in the third game against Michigan.

    Free from Scout.com

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    If anyone, besides me, follows cycling (still)...

    by Carolina Cycling Ute
    2014-09-18 11:20:37

    Jens Voigt is going for the Hour Record today. Currently live on Velonews.

    Jens is and always has been an incredible rider. His personal slogan is, "shut up legs." It is fitting that he's going after the hour record as his last event before retiring.

    He has been known for suicide breakaways from a long way out. He was once quoted saying, "I get paid to make other people suffer." I'm going to miss him. He has been a classy rider from day one.

    So, "Shut up legs" and good luck Jens.

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    Why don't you just pop open the back of the phone and add a cheap 64gb micro-SD car......oh wait, ya, sorry about that.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-18 14:19:12

    Apple has been pulling this crap for years, with my 4s I just stopped downloading the new updates because while the features were nice it was almost guaranteed to brick my phone within a few months. There are so many user created options/software/OS's for Android I never have to worry about that again. In fact, my phone is almost faster now with updated user-created custom kernels and OS's than when I bought it 15 months ago. Never looking back at Apple again.

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    Meatchicken will just be a road bump for Utah.

    by ocgreg
    2014-09-18 13:29:54


    Fight On!

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    I guess I'll have to be the one.

    by 3UteDad
    2014-09-18 11:52:24

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