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    Intriguing recruiting story and an example of why stars don't always tell you everything you need to know.

    by TheBaron
    2017-01-22 12:23:32

    On the aggregate, stars matter in recruiting. In fact, as long as you are looking at the aggregate, star ratings matter a lot and are a very strong predictor of on-field success. When you look at individual players, however, some 4 star guys are ridiculously overrated and would be nothing special at a place like USU while some 2 star guys are studs that could play absolutely anywhere, but simply slipped through the cracks for whatever reason.

    This year's example of the two star stud - BJ Thompson.

    http://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/105 289

    http://www.scout.com/player/207851-b-j-th ompson (3 stars on Scout)

    He slipped through the cracks because he is from a small town in Arkansas. He has been committed to Washington State for a while with no major programs after him. Recently, however, other teams caught wind of him, watched his film, and were blown away. In the past month, he has gotten offers from Utah, Baylor, and Texas. Florida State is after him very hard and scheduled an official visit for 1/24, but technically they haven't offered yet. Schools like FSU are often afraid of the optics of offering a lowly 2 star recruit and then not even being able to get him. If they think they have a good shot of landing him, the FSU offer will come on his official visit.

    The good news for us is that Thompson is on a plane back to Arkansas from his official to Utah over the weekend. Rivals may say he's one of those two star recruits that people love to hate, but if Utah can beat out Texas and Florida State on a recruit that blue bloods are after this late in the game, that's a 4 star victory regardless of the Rivals rating.

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    Remember a few years ago, when the provincial portion of our fan base that spends far too much time hanging around zoobs, badly wanted to hire Dave Rose and were upset when we hired Krystko?

    by TheBaron
    2017-01-14 23:48:55

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketba ll/game?gameId=400915829

    I'm guessing that guaranteed "LP3" Final Four isn't happening anytime soon.

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    If you pay attention, President elect Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho makes a cameo around the 1 minute mark:

    by TheBaron
    2016-12-14 01:36:58

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    This one is going to be a 20-30 point blowout loss. Butler's defensive effort is 500+% higher than Utah's. It really is something else to watch how much harder their players play and how much more than Utah they want to win.

    by TheBaron
    2016-11-28 19:46:44

    Hopefully Collette and Barefield are able to turn things around when they join the team.

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    The PAC-12 should send Utah an early invitation to the Cactus Bowl with a note that tells Whitt "Your offense is an embarrassment to the conference. You've been pathetic on offense for the better part of a decade

    by TheBaron
    2016-11-27 01:25:18

    and it's a malignant cancer for your program. Stop sucking and we'll consider inviting you to a real bowl."

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    Realizing in this moment that Cal is very unlikely to even make a bowl game...

    by TheBaron
    2016-11-12 21:42:01

    WHY THE FUCKING FUCK does Whitt have to lose a complete head scratcher every. single. year? I know, I know - we were absurdly injured going into and during that game. Still, though. EVERY SINGLE YEAR Utah loses a game that makes zero sense in hindsight. Imagine where we would be, both title race-wise and bowl game-wise, if Moss simply followed Asiata like the play called for. Ugh!

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    Don't worry. We've got this. We're just sucking to lull the Sun Devils to sleep...

    by TheBaron
    2016-11-10 20:09:28

    ...then BLAM!

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    On the subject of intent:

    by TheBaron
    2016-10-31 21:58:39

    Soft Jazz and a couple of other people have made some good points about intent. If you intend to offend, don't be surprised if someone is offended. I also think most will agree that people that set out with the goal of offending others are typically douchebags, regardless of the vehicle they use to piss people off.

    Before I make my point about the tray and its creator's intent, I want to clarify that I don't agree with anything done by anybody with the intent to upset a particular group of people. Even if that group has been controlling, domineering, and in some cases persecutory of non-members in the state for many decades, I say keep it classy. I don't like the outward appearance of ex-Mormons manufacturing what is (apparently) an LDS-style shot tray, even though I am not personally offended by it. I think it's always best to just be nice; even to Mormons.

    From what I understand, the two photos from the tailgate lot on Saturday that totally "prove" every last Utah fan - from infant to senior - is vile anti-Mormon scum, were taken by a couple of cougarbored members that went up to the tailgate lot to look for items or situations they deemed offensive or embarrassing, in order to take photos to post to twitter, etc. It appears their goal was to embarrass and shame Utah's fan base; I don't know for sure what they were thinking. I do know, however, that (from what I was told) a couple of fucktards with a persecution complex went searching high and low for something to get worked up over and the tray/beer bong were the worst they could find. Apparently, they are so proud of themselves that they bragged about their quest via cougarbored's private message system. Oops!

    That brings me to my point about intent. While I don't personally agree with the whole sacrament tray thing and think it's lame, it's easy to argue that it was in poor taste, but hard to argue that it was done with the intent to offend. He made it for himself and his buddies to giggle at while tailgating; an activity that almost never involves the presence or proximity of active LDS.

    If he expected the tray to never be seen by LDS people, it's hard to argue that he set out to offend LDS. On the flip side, if he made the tray and went out of his way to make sure LDS people saw it, it would be quite clear that offending LDS people was his goal. I'll bet that he never imagined a couple of pathetic zoobs would one day roam the tailgate lot incognito, looking for something to get offended over, find his silly tray, and post photos of him holding it all over social media. The whole episode is a farce that, in my opinion, exposes how pathetic zoobs are and the depths they'll go to in order to weakly justify their rabid persecution complex.

    I don't see evidence that tray dude set out to offend people that he never intended to see his tray. I do, however, see evidence that the zoobs roaming the tailgate lot absolutely set out to offend fellow LDS, but at the expense of "yewt fans" instead of themselves. They have a ridiculous narrative of Utah's fan base being anti-LDS, supported by something like 5 fairly weak examples over many years out of hundreds of thousands of Utah fans. At best, they have demonstrated that as much as a couple of dozen (I know it has to be more, but we're talking about cases with supporting evidence) Utah fans - among many tens of thousand - are LDS insensitive. It's not a good thing, but BIG FUCKING DEAL. Some of our fans are undoubtedly racists or rapists. I'm sure we have a murderer or two, too. Large groups of people have every kind of bad apple in the basket.

    I don't like it when people set out to offend. I'll even go so far as to say that I don't like it when people do offensive things because they think nobody from the target group will ever see or hear it. That said, I see a bunch of unjustifiably self-righteous morons on twitter/cougarbored working each other into a lather over something that was sought out, photographed, and posted by a couple of secret Sherlocks looking to piss LDS people off at the expense of what they see as their enemy. The whole thing is dumb, but 1000x moreso on the zoob side.

    I am certain that no matter where I move to and who I interact with in life, I will NEVER encounter persecution complex anywhere in the same universe as severe as the zoob persecution complex. My good god, BYU folk. Have some levity and get the sand out of your vaginas. The worst possible case scenario (one random anti-Mormon that happens to cheer for Utah tried to get your goat by mocking your trays) doesn't justify 1/100th of the response this has gotten. Grow the fuck up. You are one of the least persecuted groups/religions of all time. Mormon history is extremely tame relative to virtually every single major religion. The PAC-12 is not out to destroy you. Some random drunk tailgating dude is not out to destroy you. This is a tray, at a private tailgate, that one of your faith warriors proactively went sleuthing for.

    Like Soft Jazz wrote - if you intend to offend, don't be surprised if someone gets offended. By the same token, if you intend to be offended, don't be surprised if you find something to blow out of proportion.

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    Why is there always some random mediocre team that plays their game of the year against Utah, perfectly coinciding with the week that Utah decides to sleep walk? It happens EVERY DAMN YEAR.

    by TheBaron
    2016-10-27 21:13:12


    If Utah doesn't win the south, I guarantee that not shitting the bed against Cal would have changed the outcome. How many times is Utah going to fall one game short?

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    I would be floored if Utah isn't literally the single most injured team in all of college football.

    by TheBaron
    2016-10-15 16:54:07

    Now Marcus Williams and Sunia Tauteoli? Wow.

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    With Utah's offense, that's game, set, match. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

    by TheBaron
    2016-10-01 18:59:18

    This team simply can't hang with "explosive offense" teams, defense be damned. Cal's defense is a joke within a joke, upon a joke, and we are probably gonna finish with something like 24 points. That's impressive against Alabama, but it's downright embarrassing against Cal, even for MWC teams.

    *Sigh.* I still think this team can win the south if they get their shit together and some of our league leading number of injured starters get healthy. This loss hurts.

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    Two tickets available for the USC game.

    by TheBaron
    2016-09-17 14:30:29

    I'm posting this for a friend that doesn't have a UF.N account. She has two standing room (SRO) tickets for the USC game that she can't use. She is in a hurry to sell them and is only asking $50/ticket. I did a quick search of the usual suspects (Stubhub, KSL, Vivid seats, Utahtickets.com) and $100 for two tickets to USC is a better deal than anything for sale on any of those sites.

    If you are serious about picking them up tonight, shoot me a message and I'll send you her contact info.

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    In case anyone missed it...

    by TheBaron
    2016-07-26 15:12:23

    USC is set to play what looks to be easily THE single toughest schedule in the entire country. This schedule is such a beast that it might legitimately be the toughest schedule any school has played in quite a few years.

    I'm not sure how the season is going to go for the Trojans, but hopefully they manage to rep the PAC-12 well OOC while finishing behind the Utes in the standings.

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    Another layer of the rotten onion gets peeled.

    by TheBaron
    2016-04-15 15:25:52

    http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-county-sh eriffs-deputy-denies-allegations-in-byu-ra pe-case

    A Sheriff's deputy says he intended for BYU to investigate male student athletes, not a female rape victim, when he turned her rape case over to the school's Honor Code Office.
    "Deputy Randolph never intended that BYU take honor code action against the female victim," the statement reads. "Rather, he intended that BYU investigate male students, particularly male athletes, who may have victimized women or otherwise violated BYU standards regarding sexual conduct."
    So the police turn evidence of athlete sexual misconduct over to the honor code office and instead of using it to investigate or punish athletes, they use it to punish and expel a likely rape victim. That's similar to the jokes like "Birmingham A&M better watch out" because the NCAA has evidence of a violation by Alabama. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the honor code office (allegedly) protects athletes and punishes victims.

    BYU privately hides athlete crimes and misconduct while publicly pretending to have "higher standards"? In other news, water is wet.

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    If Oregon isn't a #1 seed this year, the system is clearly rigged with anti-west coast bias.

    by TheBaron
    2016-03-13 13:40:50

    If Utah is anything lower than a 3 seed, ditto. It will be interesting to see how Holmoe and friends seed things. Lord knows nobody hates the PAC-12 quite like a zoob. Hopefully Holmoe has a modicum of integrity and reps the west.

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    Either Oregon is going to the Final Four this year or Utah might not be tournament worthy.

    by TheBaron
    2016-02-07 15:26:30

    The gap between these two teams, especially the intelligence and mental toughness gap, is Grand Canyon wide. Oregon looks flat out amazing every time they take the floor against Utah. They are as athletic as any team in the country this year. Their effort level is relentless. It's scary that they have a lot of young talent getting minutes on this team.

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    Right now is simply too entertaining NOT to spend a few minutes laughing at cougarbored until your sides hurt.

    by TheBaron
    2016-01-06 21:13:15

    Some cougardouche:

    Why we won't see Kristo in the Marriott center again.

    The reality is that while BYU is in the WCC and Utah in the PAC, Utah has little interest in playing BYU. They get 11 quality home games each year. We get 3-4. They know they have all the card in this game. You could tell before the rivalry game this year that Kristo was definitely nervous. I think that the game took a huge emotional toll on him. If he won't play this year, it is unlikely that he will play the game during the next 6 years, Unless Rose agrees to a 2-1 deal or similar. He knows that BYU will have the most talented teams in the next 6 years. There is really no benefit for him to risk getting beat. It's obvious that Kristo and Hill have been looking for an exit to the series. The fighting excuse is pretty opaque to most savy sports fans and sports media, but Emery's punch (as weak as it was) provided the perfect excuse. If Kristo is nervous about coming to Provo next season, the pressure on him will only increase every year thereafter. That is why he won't be back to the marriott. I expect that he will move on to another program.

    Now if you only think that this will cost Utah 80K for the buyout then you don't understand how big this is for the State, the region and to Utah politicians. From talking to a legislator, it may be a little more difficult to get funding for some of Utahs capital projects in the coming sessions. Of course Utah has a lot of money but Utah also spends (wastes) a lot of money. This decision will cost them a bit more than they have calculated.
    http://www.cougarboard.com/boa rd/message. html?id=15251913

    This gem has it all -

    *Larry K and Utah are nervous and scared to play the WCC powerhouse that is BYU.

    *It is already an established fact that the Final Four bound Lone Peak All-stars would sleepwalk to dominating victories over the Runnin' Utes.

    *Larry K is so scared of BYU and the Marriott Center that he will never coach a game in Provo again.

    *Larry will literally change jobs to get out of the state of Utah, just to avoid the certain death that is stepping on the court against the mighty Cougars of Provo.

    *The Mormon Mafia will use the legislature to financially damage the state's flagship university if the U doesn't get on its knees and fellate the LDS church's college basketball program.

    I get a ton of pleasure out of the fact that unconstitutional political corruption is the only potential leverage BYU has over Utah in 2016, and even their craziest fans know it. "We should have the gerrymandered LDS state legislature threaten to defund a public university if they don't bow to the athletic desires of a private religious school!" Everything about that is so typical of the way this state is ran that I half expect it happen.

    The Big 12 is wise not to get in bed with such corrupt sociopathic zealots and the U would be wise to sever ties once and for all.

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    Sometimes life makes no sense.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-10 18:05:13

    2015 body of work -

    Jaylon Smith - 113
    Gionni Paul - 109

    Jaylon Smith - 9 for -25 yards
    Gionni Paul - 12.5 for -42 yards

    Jaylon Smith - 1 for -8 yards
    Gionni Paul - 3 for -21 yards

    Fumbles Forced:
    Jaylon Smith - 1
    Gionni Paul - 2

    Fumble Recoveries:
    Jaylon Smith - 2 for 17 yards, 0 TDs
    Gionni Paul - 3 for 54 yards, 1 TD

    Jaylon Smith - 0 for 0 yards, 0 TDs
    Gionni Paul - 4 for 30 yards, 0 TDs

    And the 2015 Dick Butkus Award for the nation's best linebacker goes to...

    Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

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    I've been holding onto this one for a while, but now seems as good of a time as any to post it.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-09 16:33:52

    These are the bubble dwelling, arrested development mental midgets that Utah's coaching staff has to outsmart on the 19th. I like our odds.

    Before anybody asks, no; I am not a 3D artist for Pixar. Sadly, this footage is very real, not staged, and all parties involved were dead sober. If Utah loses to these guys, the entire coaching staff should be forced to walk home ass naked.

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    There are many possible outcomes for the game tonight, but the most likely outcome is Utah cruising to 3 in a row.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-02 15:12:28

    People have been giving BYU-Provo far too much credit. Here are BYU-Provo's opponent rankings according to Ken Pom -

    Utah Valley - 335
    Long Beach State - 206
    Mississippi Valley State - 349
    Belmont - 90

    Provo's current SOS? 345 out of 351 total D1 basketball teams. If that doesn't sound crazy enough, they actually lost to #206 Long Beach State.

    BYU-Provo's best win came at home against #90 Belmont. Belmont has also lost games to Arizona State and Evansville.

    But wait! There's more! Their game in Provo against Mississippi Valley State - yes; 0-8, ranked #349 out of 351 teams, Mississippi Valley State - went down to the wire. It was a 5 point game with 30 seconds to go.

    Folks, BYU-Provo is not a good basketball team this year.

    Utah, on the other hand, has several key players that have inexplicably played like hot garbage, yet has managed to go 5-1 against:

    Southern Utah - 316
    San Diego State - 44
    Texas Tech - 78
    Miami - 17
    Temple - 64
    Idaho State - 330

    While not exactly murderers row outside of Miami, Utah has actually played against and been tested by real competition. The odds are tonight's game isn't going to be nearly as close as many of you are assuming. If the players that tore it up last season but look like hot garbage this season actually show up to play tonight, it will be a blow out.

    I see only two ways BYU-Provo wins this game:

    1) Poeltl gets into deep foul trouble very early in the game, forcing Utah to sit him for multiple 10+ minute stretches. BYU-Provo is now able to absolutely dominate inside with rebound and put back after rebound and put back, winning in a close one.

    2) One of the Provo allstars goes absolutely incredible hulk, Steph Curry unconscious and has literally the game of his life; hitting stepback 3s through the double team from 5 feet behind the arc, making out of control scoop shots under the defender while falling down 15 feet from the basket, etc. en route to a 30+ point performance.

    Barring those two scenarios or something unforeseen and outlandish, Utah is about 7 hours away from 3 in a row.

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    When I listen to KW talk about the Utes, he sounds exactly like most Ute fans - beyond frustrated with the offensive incompetence to the point he wants to scream and start smashing $#!+.

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-28 14:16:25

    The difference is that it's Ute fans' job to get drunk and have a good time, while it's literally Kyle's job to fix the offense regardless of whatever excuses are out there. He's clearly as frustrated with the offense as we are and yet he's been woefully incapable of fixing the offense. New year, same shit and he knows it better than anybody.

    That should piss me off, but instead it softens my perspective of Kyle. He really is trying his hardest to fix the offense and he's drowning like a quadriplegic in the Mariana Trench without a life jacket.

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    This is me watching Gionni Paul play football:

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-08 03:24:48

    What blows my mind is that when Norris is healthy, Gionni is probably only the second best LB on the team. At the same time, Gionni is probably a top 3 all-time LB at Utah. How in the Gayle "Clit Dozer" Ruzicka did we manage to get 2 of the top 3 all-time Utah LB's on the same team?!?!

    It's a crazy, crazy world we live in when Utah's strongest position group is LB.

    Our D-line is nationally elite. Our secondary is nasty. At the same time, our LBs are several steps better than both.

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    College Football Playoff committee? Pffft. Everybody knows that Weighted Win Paths is the only methodology America can trust.

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-03 22:28:54

    http://football.kislanko.com/2015/WWP_cur rent.html

    I'm pretty sure this utilizes the same methodology that God used to create the universe. Is there a math nerd on here that cares to break down the formula and give their opinion?


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    Bad news for the Utes - neither Juju Smith nor Adoree Jackson are eligible to declare for the draft after this season.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-31 15:17:24

    USC is going to be insane next year if they hire even a half decent coach. They are mind-blowingly stacked right now. Probably the most future first round draft picks of any team in the country.

    It's criminal that USC isn't challenging for the CFP every season. There are probably a couple dozen coaches that could coast that Ferrari into 11+ wins most years. Hopefully USC finds a way to screw it up and hires another Sark/Kiffen.

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    For those unaware, you can stream the NWTRU jumbotron feed:

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-21 18:45:56


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    I visited a couple ASU message boards and cougarbored for what I call Schadenfreude Sunday.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-18 20:29:05

    The buzzword on cougarbored right now? "Lucky".

    Most posters can't for the life of them figure out how Utah keeps getting so "lucky". Of course, if you watch every game with a sincere belief that Utah is overrated and that every opponent is clearly, undeniably superior to Utah, I can see why you'd think it's crazy that the inferior team keeps winning every single week.

    An intelligent person would realize that they had severely underrated the supposedly inferior team and be forced to admit to its superiority. A moron chalks it all up to "luck" and continues to repeat the same mistake week after week. BYU-P fans are mostly morons, so every other post over there has the word 'luck' worked into it multiple times.

    Of course, the two luckiest plays I've seen all season were close your eyes and say a prayer Hail Marys and both happened to involve a certain parochial school, in back-to-back weeks, against blah opponents that turned out not to be nearly as good as was assumed at the time. If it wasn't for some incredible, almost unheard of luck, said parochial school would have started the season 0-4.

    You have to appreciate the irony of the fans of arguably the luckiest program in the 2015 college football season pointing their fingers at arguably the #1 program in the 2015 college football season and shouting luck. It's a classic case of psychological projection; also known as every damn day on cougarbored. All you can do is laugh at these ass clowns and keep it moving. 0% chance they will ever get it. That fan base is a black hole of cognitive dissonance.

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    Just walked to RES with dozens of Ute tribe members. More than half were wearing drum and feather gear that clearly wasn't purchased this season.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-17 19:39:21

    Sometimes liberal white people need to stop trying to decide what's best for the rest of us.

    Freedom. 'Merica. Ute proud.

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    I hate... loathe... DETEST when religion is shoehorned into college football.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-09 15:47:17

    I'm not talking about the Mormon choir singing "Utah Man" (although I do find a choir of teetotalers singing a drinking song somewhat amusing), but rather the response it elicits from LDS Utes, non-LDS Utes, and the zoobies. It's unfortunate - understandable, but unfortunate nonetheless - that a large number of people around the state can't just listen to it and say "that's a very talented choir singing an interesting rendition of 'Utah Man'" and move on.

    Instead, it makes some non-LDS Utes think "Oh, great. Another log on the bonfire of misconceptions about the demographics of Utah." It confuses some LDS Utes into falling for the zoob trap of mixing football pride with religious pride. It leads to gnashing of teeth from the zoobies that see it as a slap in the face for their choir to support such a filthy, vile "anti-Mormon" university.

    Why can't football just be about football and religion about religion? Is there any other place in the country where religion constantly gets shoehorned into secular places and events that it has no business being shoehorned into?

    There is one thing I am certain we can all agree on - all the blame lies with BYU-Provo and its horrible fan base that takes every possible opportunity to shoehorn religion into %^#@!ing EVERYTHING. If we woke up tomorrow to news that BYU-P and all of the zoobs had been wiped from the face of the earth, the mixing of religion and football would disappear with them. Utes of every creed, color, and conviction would be better off for it.

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    As I type this, Coach Krystko is discussing basketball recruiting in an hour long forum at the Hinkley Institute of Politics.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-16 12:08:48

    The U is streaming it live on periscope. Click the link below to watch.

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/aMmljjkwODE4Nz h8MVBsS1FSYnJSbFpHRRusRY0hKhe0Q5vBjcoo2t4 g -zYyDCfoFJ6JKli6zuAF

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    If you consider all positions to be of equal value (obviously, they are not), Norris is probably the best player on the team.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-11 20:35:53

    This game is turning into one of the most costly in a long time, and on top of that we are playing slow, dumb, and timid. WTF is going on?

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    The constant delusional cries about real, honest news being "fake news" on social media, on message boards (including from you personally), and FROM THE GOD_DAMN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES have me on a hair trigger.
    (64 days ago, 9 stars)

    To the shock of no one, the guy that likes to call legitimate news "fake news" gets his news from... fake/dishonest news sources.
    (64 days ago, 10 stars)

    Reality is literally the exact opposite and always has been.
    (64 days ago, 5 stars)

    The Moos decommit was expected when Utah hired Troy Taylor as the new OC. Utah needs TE recruits to be jumbo receivers rather than run blocking specialists like Moos.
    (65 days ago, 0 stars)

    Intriguing recruiting story and an example of why stars don't always tell you everything you need to know.
    (65 days ago, 2 stars)

    Are you delusional or are you just being a dick for fun?
    (66 days ago, 6 stars)

    It seriously makes no sense. The only possible explanation I can find is that multiple different realities exist and we live in separate iterations. Nothing else makes much sense without you being certifiably delusional.
    (67 days ago, 9 stars)

    Real talk - you live in a reality I have never visited; never seen.
    (67 days ago, 6 stars)

    I see Colorado's best case scenario as 4th place in the South, and it is extremely unlikely that they finish that high.
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    It's not even close to being true. I have no idea why they would print such a ridiculous falsehood without doing even 5 minutes of fact checking.
    (70 days ago, 2 stars)

    Don't get your hopes up for this one.
    (70 days ago, 1 stars)

    So you suggesting that Utah should hire an unqualified jerk (you should hear the stories from people that have actually observed him "coaching" ) to coach QB's because he played here once upon a time - perfectly fine to post.
    (70 days ago, 3 stars)

    EXACTLY! It sounds like you get it and you don't even know it.
    (70 days ago, 7 stars)

    Scott Mitchell would be a really dumb hire for Utah. If anybody wants to give him his first ever college coaching job, it should be a desperate FCS program.
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    That is completely untrue.
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    Remember a few years ago, when the provincial portion of our fan base that spends far too much time hanging around zoobs, badly wanted to hire Dave Rose and were upset when we hired Krystko?
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    I just want to say that being in the PAC-12 is still everything I ever imagined it would be.
    (73 days ago, 8 stars)

    Except that objective analysis supports that Utah has never really had any higher than 10% of football scholarships occupied by former LDS missionaries.
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    Lumping Utah in with BYU is a ridiculous false equivalency. Please stop.
    (77 days ago, 2 stars)

    Having a player mature mentally and physically for two years is a major advantage and only a moron would argue otherwise.
    (77 days ago, 7 stars)

    You sound like a perfectly normal, well adjusted guy with a rational, non-binary worldview and no deep-seated misplaced anger towards a liberal bogeyman of your own creation.
    (77 days ago, 15 stars)

    That will be a fun change of pace around the time Alabama wears Clemson down and starts imposing their will in the second half.
    (78 days ago, 0 stars)

    FYI - flipping a coin and asking Siri are about as accurate as 24/7's "crystal ball" predictions. Nobody that closely follows recruiting checks or cares what they list, good or bad.
    (78 days ago, 0 stars)

    They also lose plenty of talent to graduation.
    (84 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yeah... not a chance. McCoy is done in San Diego, but he'd laugh his ass off if Saban or Meyer offered him an OC job, let alone Utah.
    (93 days ago, 2 stars)

    I hate the Madrassa in Provostan as much as anybody, but Jamaal Williams will almost certainly be paid by and involved with the NFL next season in some capacity.
    (97 days ago, 0 stars)

    Just make sure when you switch that you tell DirecTV when you cancel and Dish when you sign up that the ONLY reason you are cancelling/switching is for the PAC-12 Network.
    (98 days ago, 3 stars)

    Are you trolling me Poe's law style, or are you seriously this obtuse?
    (99 days ago, 0 stars)

    I could fairly easily post 100 examples of lies and misinformation from all of the aforementioned extreme right propagandists and it would convince you of fück all.
    (99 days ago, 3 stars)

    Don't hurt your shoulder with that epic reach. My argument wasn't an "appeal to authority", but rather an appeal to objective reality and reason.
    (99 days ago, 0 stars)

    So I'm a dumbass, but you've got it all figured out.
    (99 days ago, 2 stars)

    Is that because it's redundant? Islamists by definition advocate for sharia law, which is extremely radical any way one looks at it.
    (99 days ago, 5 stars)

    You do realize that percentages and multiplication are two related, but separate math concepts, right? Ten thousand percent of 1 = 100; not 10,000.
    (99 days ago, 3 stars)

    RE: Wow, impressive mind-reading super powers you have.
    (100 days ago, 3 stars)

    I'm not surprised. So that's two confirmed incidents, spanning decades, from a single entity. Not very damning when I guarantee I can find a hell of a lot more than two confirmed lies in under 10 minutes of browsing Mark Dice's YouTube channel.
    (100 days ago, 7 stars)

    What I saw in that video:
    (100 days ago, 12 stars)

    Also this from over a year ago:
    (104 days ago, 2 stars)

    If you pay attention, President elect Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho makes a cameo around the 1 minute mark:
    (104 days ago, 5 stars)

    ...Or disappear. Yeah, the guy who is literally the #1 three-point shooter in the entire country will simply choose to disappear. I called that one like a champ. %)
    (112 days ago, 1 stars)

    Ogbe is either going to waste a lot of shots on trash, trying to be a hero, or he is going to go off and light us up.
    (112 days ago, 0 stars)

    That is VERY different from how your original post came across, which was something like
    (113 days ago, 3 stars)

    You're "happy" to be musically ignorant? I can't imagine living that way and sincerely hope I never find myself feeling like you, even when I'm 80.
    (113 days ago, 2 stars)

    Nielson clearly changed the way they calculate TV households and rank DMAs sometime between 2014 and 2016.
    (117 days ago, 0 stars)

    It certainly isn't New York or LA, but the Salt Lake metro area is the 34th largest media market in the United States and growing faster than all comparables.
    (117 days ago, 6 stars)

    All bowl money from every single team - whether from making the playoffs, the Rose Bowl, or the Vegas Bowl - goes into one big pot.
    (118 days ago, 1 stars)

    Most faux conspiracy theories are. Seeing who's dumb enough to believe them is a big part of what makes them fun to the people that fabricate them.
    (118 days ago, 4 stars)

    *to serve behind a #%!@ing retarded "zion curtain" instead of their antique bar.
    (119 days ago, 10 stars)

    You are right and my 20+ point spread prediction was hyperbolic, but
    (120 days ago, 1 stars)

    Your post is like Jeffery Dahmer calling someone out for licking a guy.
    (120 days ago, 9 stars)

    You clearly haven't been watching the same game I have.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    This one is going to be a 20-30 point blowout loss. Butler's defensive effort is 500+% higher than Utah's. It really is something else to watch how much harder their players play and how much more than Utah they want to win.
    (120 days ago, 2 stars)

    (121 days ago, 0 stars)

    The PAC-12 should send Utah an early invitation to the Cactus Bowl with a note that tells Whitt "Your offense is an embarrassment to the conference. You've been pathetic on offense for the better part of a decade
    (121 days ago, 5 stars)

    We are not a basketball school; never have been.
    (121 days ago, 2 stars)

    God, you're such a zeoub.
    (121 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yes, but as far as I know they don't have any logos available that are as bad as Utah's supremely $#!+ty Swoop logos.
    (123 days ago, 0 stars)

    3rd party companies are allowed to create practically any product they want, no matter how unselllable, as long as they register it with the school's licensing company (CLC in Utah's case).
    (123 days ago, 2 stars)

    You can't begin to imagine how much worse a "free market" health care system would be. First of all, an unregulated market will always be the least free market of all.
    (125 days ago, 10 stars)

    This calls for a contract extension. Larry gets it, even if Pershing and some of our LDS boosters and fans are blinded by their association with BYU and it's alumni.
    (126 days ago, 10 stars)

    How would anybody consider me a leftist or a liberal? Give me even one example to support such a claim.
    (126 days ago, 2 stars)

    You seem to get more extreme every day. His "breath" was being used in response to someone that is:
    (126 days ago, 3 stars)

    Ignoring inconvenient and uncomfortable truths don't make them go away.
    (126 days ago, 5 stars)

    So far this has mirrored my experience, even since Dan Sorensen switched over. I thought Dan would clean Scout up and make it at least as good as the Utah Rivals site, but sadly he's changed pretty much nothing.
    (126 days ago, 1 stars)

    Elections have consequences.
    (126 days ago, 0 stars)

    That's a stretch. %)
    (128 days ago, 1 stars)

    He was talking about the 2014-15 off-season; not the 2015-16 off-season.
    (128 days ago, 1 stars)

    Not steep at all when you consider that Vegas lines aren't predictive, but rather set to get even money bet on each side.
    (128 days ago, 5 stars)

    WTF are you talking about? Those were all advantages Utah has enjoyed over CU; not the other way around. Read my posts again and you'll see that I'm basically saying the opposite of whatever you think I was saying.
    (129 days ago, 0 stars)

    Better coaches, larger, more committed fanbase, better atmosphere, better talent, more football revenue, better recent tradition, better facilities, better EVERYTHING.
    (129 days ago, 2 stars)

    OOC is about the same. BYU is on the road, but they will be worse without Taysom and Jamaal.
    (129 days ago, 0 stars)

    Yet here he is - doing something that Whittingham has never once done after six seasons in the PAC-12, in spite of Utah possessing significant built-in advantages over Colorado at every turn.
    (129 days ago, 2 stars)

    I wish I knew you in real life so I could bet you that Utah goes into November with a chance to win the south and then $#!+s their pants and cries like a baby. Free money for me.
    (129 days ago, 2 stars)

    Colorado is getting what they deserve. They had coaches that couldn't get the job done, so they replaced them and endured $#!+ty seasons until they found a coach that could.
    (129 days ago, 2 stars)

    There is a PAC-12 rule that prevents the same team from playing in the same bowl 3 years straight. Utah is going to the Cactus Bowl this year.
    (129 days ago, 0 stars)

    Nah. This is just what Whitt does towards the end of every single season. Oregon did nothing special today. The ducks simply showed up and did their best and it was better than Utah.
    (129 days ago, 10 stars)

    So a "tireless" Trump campaigner in Utah county is a white supremacist that was convicted for sending racist death threats and hate speech to professors?
    (131 days ago, 5 stars)

    Seriously, though - what is your username on cougarbored? Certain aspects of your posting history make so much more sense now.
    (132 days ago, 2 stars)

    Unfortunately, he already looks like he's going to be better than Poeltl.
    (132 days ago, 0 stars)

    Did you seriously just use "yewt"? Now your ridiculous viewpoints and frequent defense of zoobs make a lot more sense.
    (132 days ago, 2 stars)

    I don't mean to trivialize today's tragedy, but it reminded me of something I've often wondered.
    (133 days ago, 3 stars)

    I understand your perspective, but I can't agree with you and be honest with myself at the same time.
    (134 days ago, 1 stars)

    You're just fishing for red stars with that one. :D
    (134 days ago, 2 stars)

    I understand your point, but I completely disagree. I want Utah to have every possible advantage to see my dream become reality - the Utes playing in the Rose Bowl.
    (134 days ago, 4 stars)

    This is a really easy question to answer.
    (134 days ago, 7 stars)

    "Pretty weak" compared to what?!?! Other conferences are loaded with weaknesses of their own. Compare the PAC-12 to any other conference and I fail to see how you come to your conclusion.
    (136 days ago, 1 stars)

    In fairness, if Utah was in a different P5 conference, the playoff door would be wide open at this point. Under Utah's exact circumstances, 3 more wins would = playoffs in the SEC or the B1G; probably the ACC, too.
    (136 days ago, 2 stars)

    These torrents really mean something to me and all of my friends. I know how to rip and encode games, too, but I sit on my lazy ass and drink beer instead. You are a Ute hero for doing this.
    (136 days ago, 3 stars)

    Realizing in this moment that Cal is very unlikely to even make a bowl game...
    (136 days ago, 2 stars)

    Ohio State WILL be in the top 4 with Alabama; that much is guaranteed. Very likely that the Buckeyes are #2.
    (136 days ago, 2 stars)

    After watching an SEC team lose to schools with losing records in back to back weeks, it's going to be really, REALLY hard for the playoff committee to decide whether or not to place A&M ahead of icky west coast Utah.
    (136 days ago, 2 stars)

    If you look at his accomplishment to talent ratio, it's hard to argue that Miller is anything more than a mediocre coach.
    (137 days ago, 1 stars)

    I bet it'll be at least another year of dealing with the wristband goblin. We're talking about ASU; not USC.
    (137 days ago, 4 stars)

    How do YOU know? I have evidence they were assaulting him for voting for Trump. You have zero evidence they were assaulting him for being white.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    Don't worry. We've got this. We're just sucking to lull the Sun Devils to sleep...
    (138 days ago, 2 stars)

    Stop that nonsense. They weren't beating him because of his race.
    (138 days ago, -2 stars)

    I don't care whether the guy did or did not say something inflammatory to start trouble.
    (138 days ago, 1 stars)

    It's like Trump is scouring America for the 15 biggest douchebags to assemble his cabinet.
    (138 days ago, 3 stars)

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