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    Utah vs. Southern Utah

    Thursday, September 1 @ 18:00 pm MT
    TV: Pac-12 networks
    Radio: ESPN 700

    Hey Crew...

    by Senioritis
    2016-08-26 10:17:11

    Long time no see. I don't know if you guys saw Boney Fuller's USU letter to the Big 12 on Twitter, but that guy has game. It inspired me to write a poor imitation of one for BYU:

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    RE: Utah vs SUU preview

    by Riot West
    2016-08-26 14:58:07

    Oh, you mean:

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    Bell got rung, so its out for concussion protocol.

    by Maji Man
    2016-08-26 15:51:29

    or it could be like Texas Tech...

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    For Flyer...

    by Maji Man
    2016-08-26 17:06:20

    A woman decides to get a facelift for her birthday. She spends $4,000 on the procedure, and she’s very satisfied with the result.

    While on her way home after the surgery, she stopped by a newsstand to purchase a newspaper. Wanting to get a second opinion on her facelift, she asked the sales clerk, “I hope you don’t mind me asking, but how old do you think I am?”
    “About 30,” the clerk replies.
    “I’m actually 49,” says the woman, elated that her facelift was a success.

    While waiting for the bus home, the woman encounters an old man and asks him the same question. He responds, “I’m 85-years-old, and my eyesight is getting worse and worse. But when I was young, there was a sure way to tell how old a woman was, but it requires you to let me feel your breasts. Then I can tell you exactly how old you are.”
    The woman was stunned by the old man’s request. She waited in silence for a while, pensively contemplating whether or not to allow the old man to feel her breasts. Finally, her curiosity won out, and she said, “What the hell, go ahead.”
    The old man slipped both hands up her shirt, under her bra, and he began to feel around. After a couple of minutes, she says, “Okay, how old do you think I am?”
    He removes his hands from her shirt and states, “You are 49.”
    Shocked that he knew her real age, the woman responds,” Unbelievable! How did you know?”
    The old man cooly replies, “I was behind you in the line at the newsstand.

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    Well, go ahead and lose it then. You don't redshirt if you're the #2 QB and there's no other scholarship QB behind you.

    by afro14
    2016-08-26 16:29:54

    P.S., could you record your reaction and put it on YouTube when Huntley goes in in the 2nd half? I love a good freakout video.

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    The redshirt ship sailed when Huntely was named the #2 and Cox walked.

    by UteStuckInSeattle
    2016-08-26 16:04:56

    Given our recent history, Huntely will need to be game ready at some point this season.

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    FREE Bar Crawl - Tomorrow - PAC-12 Schools - Santa Monica

    by Riot West
    2016-08-26 13:37:17

    Booze it up (or not) with the other PAC-12 alumni in Santa Monica. Drink specials and food specials.

    Talk $#!+. Network. Find that special someone!

    And if you get there early enough, you can get some PAC-12 branded swag. We all know how much us Utes love putting that PAC-12 on EVERYTHING!

    One last point. If you don't show up, you are a real L7. Total square. Lame.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pac-12-footb all-preseason-rally-los-angeles-tickets-26 994467178

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    "D-line U"

    by 3UteDad
    2016-08-26 23:06:35

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    Utah vs SUU preview

    by afro14
    2016-08-26 14:39:50

    We're officially less than a week out from Utah football, which means it's time to start previewing the opponents! Here's my take on SUU and what to expect from the Utes.


    Troy Williams and the Utah receiving corps vs the SUU secondary:

    Over the space of spring ball and fall camp, Williams has proved himself to be the best quarterback that Utah has right now. He has earned the praise of his coaches and teammates alike with his work ethic and leadership, and was voted a captain after less than 8 months on campus. Tyler Huntley has proved himself a capable backup and is an exciting player for Utah's future, but there's no doubt that Williams should be the starter.

    That said, let's take a look at the SUU secondary. SUU had arguably its best defense ever in 2015, and that was due in no small part to the play of the defensive backs. However, gone are talented safety Miles Killebrew, LeShaun Sims, and CB Josh Thornton. The defense does return several key DBs, including INT leader Kyle Hanneman, Tyler Collet, and Mitch Dalley. They are going to have a hard time replacing the now-NFL safety Killebrew, though, who led the team in tackles and had more PBUs than any other SUU DB in 2015.

    Utah's outside receivers match up extremely well against SUU's DBs, as Tyrone Smith, Caleb Repp, Tim Patrick, and Raelon Singleton all have serious height advantages over all of SUU's DBs beside Hanneman, who stands at 6'2". On the inside, Fulks, Simpkins, and McCormick present a great combination of speed, quickness, and agility, plus the tight ends are big and fast enough that they present serious matchup problems for the SUU LBs and safeties. I expect the schemes to be pretty basic, but Utah's passing game should be able to gain yards at will against this secondary.

    Edge: Utah

    Utah's Offensive line and running backs vs. SUU's D-line and LBs:

    It's been fun to watch these running backs during spring and fall ball. While there's no doubt that Joe Williams should have the number one job, Troy McCormick and Zack Moss have been good in practice and should get some touches against SUU, especially if Utah is able to build a big lead in the first half. Armand Shyne may see some playing time as well. As for the offensive line, these guys look nasty. Bolles, Asiata, Uhatafe, Dielman, Tevi, are some of the best starting five in the PAC 12. Additionally, Paulo, Barton, Nowakowski, and Capra should all see playing time as well.

    SUU returns one of their top D-lineman, Chance Bearnson, but has to replace their other DL starters with guys who don't have a lot of experience. As for the LBs, they lose star OLB Matt Holley, who tallied ten TFLs and 3 INTs in 2015. Additionally, junior LB Zak Browning, who was expected to be a bigger contributor this season, was forced to medically retire. Utah's O-line should be able to move SUU's front 7 easily and the run game should also be able to gain yards at will.

    Edge: Utah

    Utah's secondary vs. the SUU QB and receiving corps:

    Utah's secondary appears poised to improve on last year's impressive efforts, and is loaded with experienced returners, such as Hatfield, Porter, Allen, Thomas, Hobbs and Williams. The main emphasis for spring and fall camp in the secondary was finding a new starting strong safety. Chase Hansen appears to have that spot locked down. Hansen is fast and hits hard, and I love him at the safety position. Backing up Williams and Hansen are Jason Thompson and Andre Godfrey, both of whom have quite a bit of playing experience.

    On the other side of the ball, either BYU transfer McCoy Hill or last year's backup Tannon Pedersen will be starting his first game for the Thunderbirds. All reports seem to show that Hill has looked best in camp and will likely start. As for the receiving corps, SUU returns its four top receiving threats, WRs Mike Sharp, Justin Brown, and Brady Measom, and TE Steven Wroblewski, plus they added former four star recruit Desean Holmes. Wroblewski especially presents an interesting matchup, at 6'7", he's attracted preseason attention from NFL scouts. He had a decent year in 2015, snagging 37 passes and scoring two TDs. SUU's passing game is a bit of a question mark, as neither Hill nor Pedersen have ever started a college football game, but they have plenty of athletes at the receiver position. In spite of this, I feel fairly certain that Utah's secondary should dominate this matchup as well.

    Edge: Utah

    Utah's D-Line and LBs vs SUU's RBs and O-line:

    Utah's defensive line appears to be possibly even more dominant than it has been the past few years. Not only are the starters all incredible, but the depth appears to be great as well. The LB position appears to be set, with Cody Barton and Sunia Tauteoli earning the top two spots and David Luafatasaga and Donavan Thompson backing them up. There is definitely some talent there, even if the experience is lacking.

    I don't know a whole lot about the SUU O-line, but they had some upperclassmen transfer to follow the old coach up to BYU, and the line has a lot of new faces. This matchup could get really ugly. As for the RB situation, SUU returns some of their top running backs from 2015. Malik Brown, Jarom Healey, and Pete Williams combined for over 1300 yards and 12 TDs in 2015, but they also didn't face a defense like Utah's. SUU is going to have a lot of trouble running the ball against the Ute defensive front.

    Edge: Utah

    Utah's special teams vs SUU's special teams

    Andy Phillips is arguably the best kicker in Utah history. The punting situation was a bit scary with Hackett departing, but Wishnowsky looked solid in spring practices, showing a strong leg and good accuracy. The return game should be effective as well with Kyle Fulks, Boobie Hobbs, Joe Williams, and Troy McCormick all looking like promising options. SUU is breaking in a new punter, but they do return kicker Keita Calhoun, who was 10-15 on FGs and 44-52 on PATs.

    Edge: Utah

    Kyle Whittingham vs Demario Warren

    This isn't even close. Warren is a first time head coach, having spent the last 8 seasons as an assistant at SUU, being the defensive coordinator for the past two years.

    Edge: Utah

    The bottom line here is that Utah should win this game easily and by a wide margin. SUU is a decent FCS team, but they're an FCS team. I expect Utah to build a big lead in the first half and put in the backups. My final score prediction is 58-6.

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    Not to mention he can use it at any point in the future

    by Utehawk15
    2016-08-26 15:34:20

    Williams will be back next year

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    This. I don't know what the fascination is with redshirting QB's around here, if he's good enough then #%!@ing play him.

    by PDXUtefan
    2016-08-26 17:05:28

    And if he really is that good then he's not going to stay here 4 years anyways. I'd rather a freshman get some game experience then do nothing, that doesn't help our QB progression. Better a freshman get some mop up game experience AS a freshman then have him come off a redshirt as a sophomore or junior and have zero game experience while everyone expecting to walk on water.

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