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    Football thought of the day:

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-10 22:28:39

    Being ranked #23...I think it is fair. Maybe a little bit low, but very fair. We beat #3 USC, we held our own vs #4 Washington and #17 Colorado...BUT we did lose to Cal and Oregon.

    I'm happy with our season. Not satisfied, but happy. We are living in the golden age of Utah football. There will come a time in our lives...ok, maybe my life (some of you are OLD), when we will have a coach that runs this program into the ground and we will wish for 6 wins.

    I'm going to enjoy this run we are on...especially with next's year's schedule. There are six potential losses on the that schedule.

    What a year! Joe Williams was a terrible then amazing story. Troy Williams was solid for his first year here. Luafatasaga came on strong and Hansen lived up to the billing. Our OL received a lot more experience for next year than originally thought. Garrett Bolles was a beast. And Isaac Asiata...what a pro. What a man. If you were to design the perfect man, it may just be Isaac Asiata.

    Any year we end up ranked is a great year (for reference, those people haven't been ranked in 7 years. lol).

    This year should be an A to an A-, but due to the collapse I give this year a very, very solid B+.

    And I can't freaking wait for Spring Ball.

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    It was posted before that if missionaries was such a huge advantage, BYU would be winning a lot more than they are right now.

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-10 16:11:43

    The obvious fallacy in this argument is that missionaries that can actually play are a small percentage of total football players.

    BUT, missionaries are a big advantage for BYU and Utah and whoever else uses them. Missionaries are men playing a boy's sport. They are bigger, stronger, thicker. Would Steve Tui'kolovatu start at USC as a 21 year old JR or 22 year old SR? Probably not. BUT, as a 25 year old SR, he is an instant starter at USC.

    Here is my retort to that hypothesis:

    How many games would BYU win every year if they didn't have any returned missionaries on their team?

    It is a HUGE advantage for BYU. Like I mentioned below, a 25 year old two star OL/DL is equal to a 3-4 star 20 year old OL/DL in a lot of cases just because of how much more mature a 25 year old's body is.

    The other obvious issue is the way a mission brainwashes you (and it does and to argue otherwise is silly). How many of their best players have been returned missionaries that actually started out at other schools?

    If BYU lost returned missionaries from their disposal, they would turn into a pretty average MWC team really fast.

    Returned missionaries might not be a big advantage for certain schools, but to BYU, the advantage is HUGE, because without returned missionaries, their program would fade away into irrelevancy overnight.

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    Man, there is a clear top 3 in the PAC-12: Arizona, Oregon and UCLA...maybe USC as well.

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-05 22:02:00

    The biggest question is how does the next group shake out? We need to be the best of the rest to make the tournament. We need to do really, really well vs the rest of the PAC-12. Then, win a game or two in the tournament. I think we can do it.

    We will see.

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    Why are people so worried about our DL next year? We are freaking stacked again at DL. We probably have a top 10 DL again.

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-05 11:51:56

    Fitts, Lotulelei, Mokofisi. We return three starters.

    Then, we add Anae, who was incredible this year.

    Then Maxs Tupai, Leki Fotu, Chris Hart, Havili-Katoa, Tonga, Vainuku, Pututau...

    And that doesn't into account any recruits we might land...Tufele...

    And our LB'ers will be very good as well. Luafatasaga was a beast to end the year. He will be incredible next year.

    Our safeties will be fine with Hansen, Ballard, Fogal, etc.

    Our only weak point will be CB, and Shah has shown that he can coach kids up.

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    Man, our road games are hellish next year:

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-04 12:09:06

    @ Oregon
    @ Washington
    @ Arizona
    @ USC

    Wowza. The scheduling gods are paying us back for the easier schedules we have had.

    Home: ASU, Colorado, Stanford, WSU, UCLA.

    If I could hope and pray for any schedule, it would look like this:

    North Dakota
    @ BYU
    @ Arizona
    @ USC
    @ Washington

    shit. we might be a six win team next year. There is no good way to schedule this.

    At some point, we will have USC/Stanford/Washington/UCLA in back to back weeks. With WSU surrounding that.


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    P5 teams with more wins than Utah the last three years:

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-03 14:44:56

    1 - Alabama - 40
    2 - Ohio State - 37
    3 - Clemson - 37
    4 - Florida State - 33
    5 - Wisconsin - 32
    6 - Stanford - 30
    7 - Oklahoma - 29
    8 - TCU - 29

    P5 teams with the same number of wins the last 4 years as Utah:

    9 - Baylor
    10 - Georgia

    So, the last three years, Utah is AT WORST, the 11th best program in the country.

    Pretty damn fantastic if you ask me. Pretty fucking fantastic in fact.

    Imagine if Whitt can improve the offense with Taylor?

    Holy shit.

    P5 teams with less wins than Utah the last three years:

    Notre Dame
    Penn St
    Mississippi State
    Ole Miss
    Oklahoma State
    Virginia Tech
    Kansas State
    Georgia Tech
    Arizona State
    North Carolina

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    I love listening to Norm Chow.

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-03 10:29:06

    On Whitt as Utah's OC, as many claim:

    I never saw Whitt. He told me to go to work and I worked. He'd talk to me about situations during the game, if he liked the tempo or whatnot, but every coach does that. During the week, Whitt left me alone. I've not heard he treats anyone else differently.

    On Saban/Whitt's philosophy of protecting the defense:

    Defense wins championships. I've heard that Saban tells his offense, "just don't screw it up." It's the smart way to coach. It's the smart way to win games. If your offense protects your defense, you will win games.

    Chow on Lane Kiffin:

    My god. Someone tell Kiffin to just keep your mouth shut.

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    Ha ha.

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-23 09:14:24

    BYU Football 2011-Present. The University of Utah was invited to the Pac12 in 2010. As a result, BYU threw a fit because they weren't invited and went Independent to try and prove equal footing. Now the highlight of Independence is being considered a P5 opponent by a few major conferences & being an ambassador (whatever that means) in college football. While going back to the MWC would offer so much more to the school, fans & administrators try to put on a show that Independence is the bees knees.
    See also[edit]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutting_off _the_nose_to_spite_the_face

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    Man, what the heck happened last night? No rebounding and no defense won't get you far in life.

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-23 08:17:26

    I don't know if I've seen such a poor effort since K has been here. It was BAD. Also, why didn't we offer Childs? Man, that was a miss, even if he is nothing more than a bench player. Jakob is nothing.

    Holy cow, we were terrible. I am not optimistic at all.

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    Honeycutt has his own clothing line. Check it out.

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-21 22:16:55


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    What I want to see from our bowl game:

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-21 10:02:42

    1 - Bowl prep gives you extra practices (there are no limits to how many or how few practices you hold. You can only do 20 hours a week and four hours a day). Spring ball limits you to 15 practices. That means that bowl prep practices can actually be the same if not more prep time than spring ball. That is HUGE. So, I expect some big jumps from certain players.

    2 - Zach Moss. I'd like him to get 20 carries this game. He should be fully healthy by now. Let him run. Let's get him ready to be the MAN next year. Give Joe Williams about 10 carries.

    3 - Troy Williams. A bad MCL tear usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal. Williams should be as close to 100% as he has been all year. I expect to see a much, much better QB out there. A true dual threat guy.

    4 - ARod/Harding. I don't know who the frack calls plays or how they do it, but I expect a big jump in these guys. The team will be healthy.

    5 - Smith, CB. Let's see what this big boy can do. He is a younger McGill/Rowe in our system. Let the transformation from WR to NFL CB begin.

    6 - Luafatasaga. He was incredible the last couple games. I want to see him go from everywhere guy to playmaker guy. Let's see him channel his inner Paul. I'd like to see a TO from him this game.

    7 - Hansen. Put Hansen at LB'er the whole game. Let Fogal play FS and move Marcus to SS. If Marcus stays next year, he will play SS. Let's see what he can do there.

    Indiana is a tough, physical team. BUT, we are much more talented than they are, and they play our style of football. IF JC guys need a year to improve and take a big jump after spring ball and IF ARod/Harding are getting better and IF Troy is healthy....

    We should win by two scores. 38-24 Utah.

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    My Owls lost their head coach to Baylor. Sucks to be a mid major. Temple was getting rolling and now they have to start all over again.

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-06 10:05:06

    I loved Temple's offense. Temple is what Utah could be if Whitt ever decided to play offense. Tough, hard hitting defense, an offense that was physical but used a lot of under center which allows you to run play action off the run very effectively.

    I wonder how he will do recruiting there. One thing that no one talks about is Briles coached high school football, so he had connections up the wazzu and could find all those diamonds in the rough in the 1,000+ Texas high schools.

    Will another Baylor coach have that advantage?

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    Why I wouldn't be surprised if only Marcus Williams leaves early:

    by Ute2004
    2016-12-03 09:52:18

    1 - I outlined the money below. Marcus, Garrett, Kylie, Lowell all have first round potential.

    2 - Marcus is an athletic freak. He should test out amazing at the combine, which will help his draft stock. He will and should leave early. Go get paid my friend.

    3 - Lowell's stock has slipped a little. I think people were expecting Star, and Lowell was amazing, but he wasn't Star level. I bet his draft grade comes back as a 2nd rounder or go back to school.

    I'd give Lowell a 50/50 shot at coming back.

    4 - Garrett Bolles. He has two bad strikes and one amazing strike. His technique SUCKS. It is TERRIBLE. BUT, he is so athletic and such a FREAK, that he is still amazing. And he has his past. It is very checkered, and because of that, I could see his stock slipping.

    I'd lean towards Bolles coming back, because he has first round talent, he can clean up his footwork and become a much better pass blocker, and he can show the NFL that his past is in the past.

    If he leaves early this year, he could slip due to his past and footwork.

    If he comes back and cleans up his technique, he might be a top 3 pick.

    That is no guaranteed money, a 4 year, 2.5 million dollar deal vs a 25 million dollar FULLY GUARANTEED deal.

    That is money you come back for.

    5 - Kylie Fitts - he is not drafted right now due to his injury. If he comes back, he will be drafted and may get up into the second round territory.

    He comes back.

    It wouldn't shock me if Lotulelei, Bolles and Fitts all return next year.

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    Why Ohio State will be left out if Alabama, Clemson, Washington and Penn St win out.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-28 18:42:19

    Here is the criteria in ranking the teams:

    When circumstances at the margins indicate that teams are comparable, then the following criteria must be considered:
     Championships won
     Strength of schedule
     Head-to-head competition (if it occurred)
     Comparative outcomes of common opponents (without incenting margin of victory)

    Ohio State, Penn State, Alabama, Clemson and Washington are all comparable.

    Ohio State won't have a Championship.
    SOS will be comparable, especially after everyone plays one more game.
    Head to head...well, Ohio State lost already.
    Comparative outcomes, Ohio State and Washington both blew out Rutgers.

    If you go by the Playoff Committee's criteria, Ohio State needs someone to lose to get into the playoffs.

    Here's the crazy thing: If Washington, Penn St and Clemson win and Alabama loses, you could argue that Alabama should be left out in favor of Ohio State. Ohio State will have the better win, Oklahoma will be ranked higher than USC, and both will have one loss.

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    If Clemson, Washington and Penn St win and Alabama loses, I'd put OSU in and leave Alabama out.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-27 18:39:16

    Ohio St didn't win their conference and neither would Alabama. That alone puts Penn St, Washington and Clemson in.

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    Whoa. Penn St has two losses. I change my opinion.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-27 16:17:03

    If Washington, Clemson and Alabama win out, they are locks.

    The fourth spot comes down to who beats Wisconsin by more: Penn St or Ohio St. Hell, I'd even put Alabama and the PAC-12 champ down as locks. Clemson is a lock if they win out.

    If Penn St barely beats Wisconsin, it wouldn't shock me if they get left out for Ohio St.

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    Today's game: Watch all the other games and try to find a worse OC than ARod/Harding.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-26 15:26:18

    It can't be done.

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    Our LB'ers will be much better. This is the last position group to catch up from the MWC days. We lucked out that Norris ended up being so amazing and Paul came from Erickson. We have lost 3? players to injury from that position.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-21 18:14:44

    That being said, we return Tauteoli, Luafatasaga, Davr Hamilton, Thompson, and quite possibly Chase Hansen next year.

    We are fine at LB after this year.

    It just sucks that we don't have Masina or Hooker or that freaking Tui'kolovatu left then Fitts was hurt so we weren't able to slide Mokofisi out to DE and move Pita T to LB (his position in the NFL if he makes it).

    If we have one or two of those three players this year, our LB'er situation is completely different.

    There is a reason why the coaching staff wish no fortune or success on Tui'kolovatu. He screwed Utah over big time, after Utah kept him eligible and helped him become such a good DT.

    That loss may have been our biggest loss of the year.

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    Let's go get 10 wins!

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-21 00:00:52

    The ending wasn't what we hoped for, but 10 wins would be amazing and much better than 8.

    Let's go get 10 wins! And pay Colorado back for 2011.

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    I think Oregon has the longest streak in college football of scoring 20+ points a game.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-19 09:43:58

    That ends today!!!!

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    by Ute2004
    2016-11-10 23:14:49

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    Calm down. This is vintage ARod. Come out every game, throw the ball around, try some stupid ass trick play, commit a couple of TO's, have Utah go down 7-14 points...

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-10 20:26:42

    Then ARod wakes the fuck up, runs the ball, plays Utah football and we win.

    It's almost like Whitt tells ARod, "You have the first quarter. After that, we don't throw the ball anymore."

    ARod has to be the worst offensive coordinator in football.

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    Where does ASU sit defensively?

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-10 15:37:56

    Total Defense: 10th overall
    Rushing Defense: 1st overall.
    They give up 116 yards per game rushing. Average 3.5 yards per carry.
    Pass Defense: 12th.

    Conference only stats:
    Total Defense: 11th
    Rush Defense: 3rd
    Pass Defense: 12th.

    Not too bad with the rush defense. Their pass defense is awful. Let's look into the rush defense a little more:

    Cal ran the ball 47 times for a 4.3 ypc and 159 yards. Not too bad.

    USC ran the ball 33 times for a 4.8 ypc and 157 yards.

    UCLA ran the ball 23 times for -1 yard. Wow.

    Colorado ran the ball 52 times with a 6.1 ypc and 315 yards.

    WSU ran the ball 19 times for -52 yards.

    Oregon ran the ball 46 times for a 5.3 ypc average and 245 yards.

    My point? Their rush defense is a myth. It is not indicative of how good they are. When teams committed to the run, they ran the ball effectively vs ASU. When teams passed the ball 100 times and took sacks from that blitzing defense, it made their run defense look a whole lot better.

    USC, Colorado, Cal and Oregon ran the ball for these averages:

    44 carries a game.
    219 yards per game.
    5 yards a carry.

    We will run the ball tonight, and we will be very good at it. Especially if Moss is healthy. If Moss is healthy, it wouldn't shock me if both Williams and Moss were close to 100 yards.

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    by Ute2004
    2016-11-10 10:08:14

    ASU will bring the heat. They will try to stop the run and hit Troy. This game will come down to ARod going back to his MWC days, pulling out the Jerome Brooks-quick toss to the WR plays. Let Butler-Byrd get the ball in space and make something happen. So some quick slants with Patrick. Maybe even a couple max protect, two route pass plays where we send B-B across the middle of the field and Patrick on a post route. We can/should beat them easily, but this is the type of game (see Arizona last year) where we seem to let a vastly inferior team stick around.

    And Scalley needs to dust off the Arizona game plan. He was fantastic vs Arizona. Do that again. Do the 3 down linemen-hybrid defense again. Let Pita T play some OLB, where he is much better rushing the QB.

    I'm so freaking glad there is football tonight. It feels like it has been forever.

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    So, Nebraska is ranked #10 with one loss. We were ranked #17. Shows you how little the "experts" know and how #%!@ing lazy they are at their jobs. Nebraska is currently getting worked over by Ohio State, while it took Washington getting some terrible

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-05 21:39:40

    calls in their favor for them to beat us.

    How much do you want to bet that Nebraska will be ranked higher than us come Monday?

    What a freaking joke.

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    Three wins from a Rose Bowl. Three, very winnable games, from a Rose Bowl. Go get it fellas. Let's go smell some roses.

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-04 22:53:14

    We are getting healthy, we have extra time to get ready for Oregon and ASU, and Colorado, while tough, is a very winnable game.

    Let's do this.

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    How is Michigan ranked #3 and Washington #5?

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-02 10:12:30

    Michigan's best win: Wisconsin, a two loss P5 school. Their OOC was Hawaii, UCF, Colorado. Colorado is a decent team and ranked right now.

    Washington's best win: Utah, a two loss P5 school. Their OOC was Rutgers, Idaho, Portland State. No team as good as Colorado on there.

    Now, Texas A&M: Their OOC is PV A&M, New Mexico St and UTSA. They have by FAR the worst OOC schedule. Oh, what about UCLA you say? I don't count that as an OOC game for one simple reason: Michigan and Washington both play 9 conference games. A&M only plays 8. So, UCLA becomes their defacto 9th conference game, you know, to even up the schedules.

    At the end of the year, Michigan will have played 10 P5 schools. Washington will have played 10 P5 schools. If Michigan and Washington both make their conference championship game, both will have played 11 P5 schools. Texas A&M? It looks like they will end up playing a whopping 9 P5 schools. Yet, the committee thinks they have somehow done more to earn a playoff spot over Washington.

    The rankings are a joke.

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    Why is Utah so disrespected in the polls? Look at the rankings of teams 12-16. All have two losses. Let's look at each team, with no names:

    by Ute2004
    2016-11-02 09:41:57

    Team #1.
    They lost to a G5 team in their OOC. That G5 team has two losses vs G5 schools and cannot win their conference. They did get destroyed by a one loss P5 school as well. So, two bad losses.

    Team #2
    Their OOC they went 2-1. They beat a FCS team, a bad G5 school and were boat raced by an undefeated P5 school. They also played a conference mate who had a losing record, had a plus 3 TO margin and lost. One good loss, one bad loss.

    Team #3
    They lost on the road to a two loss P5 school. They lost on the road to a very good conference mate. Two good losses.

    Team #4
    They lost a game in conference, but in the first half were decimated by injuries and went down by two scores. They battled back and had a chance to win the game at the end. Their second loss was a game where a punt return where there were multiple illegal blocks late in the fourth quarter gave the opposing undefeated P5 school the win. Two good losses.

    Team #5
    Two losses to P5 schools. One loss to their rival on the road. They lost by 39 to an undefeated P5 school. One good loss (the rival) one bad loss (being blown out by a very good team).

    This is how they should be ranked:

    #12: Team #3 - LSU
    #13: Team #4 - Utah
    #14: Team #5 - Penn St
    #15: Team #2 - Colorado
    #16: Team #1 - Oklahoma

    How did the committee rank them?

    Penn St

    This is what happened: Oh, we have 5 good two loss teams. How should we rank them? Well, I know the names of Penn St, LSU and Oklahoma will get us more clicks. Let's put them 1, 2, 3.

    We are now left with Colorado and Utah. I saw Colorado get boat raced by Michigan but didn't see Utah almost beat Washington.

    Let's put them in this order: Colorado and Utah.

    It's a sham. This ranking system is just as bad, if not worse, because they rank teams in a way to drive clicks and mentions (see A&M over Washington. If Michigan is ranked higher than A&M the Washington should be ranked higher than A&M.).

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    Here's my question: why do we throw so much to start every game? Our offense was terrible yesterday. Then we started running the ball, the back end softened up, and Troy looked a lot better after that.

    by Ute2004
    2016-10-30 11:12:05

    Run the damn ball.

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    GREAT NEWS. BYU game extended through 2022.

    by Ute2004
    2016-10-27 09:48:37


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    I've seen nothing to suggest there is any plan.
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    It was posted before that if missionaries was such a huge advantage, BYU would be winning a lot more than they are right now.
    (7 days ago, 1 stars)

    Sitake is all in with missionaries. He isn't even hiding it. He knows he can't recruit to BYU and win how he wants to win. He knows his best shot is missionaries and transfers. He is putting the full court press on all missionaries while they are on
    (7 days ago, 2 stars)

    Why can't BYU fans realize this? YES, it is an advantage to have a kid go on a mission especially when it comes to the OL/DL.
    (7 days ago, 1 stars)

    I heard that Troy Taylor had head coaching offers at G5 programs this year. He's a smart guy. He likes stability but wants to be on top as well. He's a great fit for Utah.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm not sure what the point of my reply was. Sorry if I came off rude.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    One thing I love about the PAC-12 is that I really don't care about the other conferences anymore.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'd bet we hear more after tonight's game. He should stay and get his ring.
    (8 days ago, 1 stars)

    We moved from Washington last year and that was what my wife and I have noticed the most: how fat everyone is here. It's crazy. Maybe us Mormons should give up meat and funeral potatoes and start smoking.
    (8 days ago, 1 stars)

    I think you misunderstood me.
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    Why now, Chip Kelly to Cal? Seems like that would hurt recruiting.
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    Which is also why expecting us to win the south anytime soon isn't smart thinking. It also shows how amazing Whitt is as a coach.
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    Watching "A Football Life - Steve Smith Sr". What an amazing guy. Same with Isaac Asiata. Fantastic Utes.
    (11 days ago, 1 stars)

    It all depends on consent. What did the ski resort tell the family as far as bad things that could happen on the line. If the ski resort properly consented them, and they still chose to do it, then it is on the family. If the ski resort did not
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    I don't think it changes anything, especially with the new OC. Our OC had Browning and Browning threw for over 16,000 yards and like 400 TD's or some obscene
    (11 days ago, 2 stars)

    Yeah, how huge would a committed Chapman be for Utah? It's a shame.
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    Wouldn't it just be easier if you unchecked the category?
    (12 days ago, 3 stars)

    I agree. I think we can be the fifth team in the PAC-12. I think 5 and 6 make the tourney.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    Man, there is a clear top 3 in the PAC-12: Arizona, Oregon and UCLA...maybe USC as well.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    I've said this a ton, but if there were any sort of effort put into this place, it would sink the others overnight.
    (12 days ago, 4 stars)

    Even with losing Bolles, we still have Falemaka, Uhatafe, and Barton. Anytime you bring back three starters, you are doing pretty good on the OL.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    We do and we don't. Kalani is recruiting those guys BIG time. I think Kalani realizes that he can't recruit to BYU to kids out of high school. I'd expect most of his classes moving forward to be poached missionaries and transfers.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    Why are people so worried about our DL next year? We are freaking stacked again at DL. We probably have a top 10 DL again.
    (12 days ago, 3 stars)

    I'm not mocking anything. I'm not the one that created the scam. I'm not the one who said God helped my kids. I'd bet bet got up in sacrament
    (12 days ago, 1 stars)

    Which makes this scam even more disgusting, that they would prey on your fears that way.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    What do you get when you mix Vivint and Utah County LDS Folk?
    (13 days ago, -3 stars)

    Gunther is just pissed that his friend got fired.
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    Holy cow. That is crazy.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    I agree with everything you said as well. I think both are right. I would have been ok keeping ARod and I'm ok with the new move. I am eternally optimistic with my Utes, so here is to Taylor.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think Kiper has him as the #3 tackle. If he is athletic and fast as everyone says, he probably bumps up to the #2 tackle. If that is the case, that is a top 10 pick.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    Quinton Ganther.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Bolles just announced he's leaving. Lowell is staying.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    In his defense, he had Wilson for one year and Troy for one year. Now, he didn't light the world on fire, but he didn't really get the best chance to prove himself.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm not ok with what Trump did. He didn't say it was wrong, he just said the timing was wrong.
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    Actually, I think Oregon State goes bowling next year. Gary Andersen is a hell of a coach.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    Did that FBI agent kill 30,000 Americans?
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    That is a great point. We gotta beat the bottom as well as the top.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    It's fantastic. A bit surreal.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Ha ha. I got depressed and quit. I do think Colorado takes a big step back next year. Back to the 5-7 win range. They lose a lot.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Toss in the guys we currently have...that could be the nastiest DT group in the country in 2 years.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    Holy shoot. So, Nixon is currently residing in hell. Is he our country's greatest traitor?
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Man, our road games are hellish next year:
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    p.s. I hope you are living it up! Have a happy vacation.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: Hey little help please. I'm in Maui and can't seem to find
    (13 days ago, 5 stars)

    RE: I was thinking the exact same thing. Damn, she's hot.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    True. But I don't want to get banned by the modera... never mind.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Sorry about that mate. I just sent my wife out to shovel. If you walk by a smoking hot lady with a Ute sweatshirt, say hi.
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    How long can they ignore?!? Holy shoot, your schtick is getting old. Why do you think we have a new OC?
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yeah, no kidding.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think the top 3/4 in the North next year will be Stanford, Washington and/or Oregon and WSU.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'd love to see that too. I'm not going to do that though. lol.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    I don't think anyone disagrees with you.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think they announced it in December last year. So, I'd assume they will announce it pretty soon. They probably didn't announce yet because Washington was in the playoff.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    P5 teams with more wins than Utah the last three years:
    (14 days ago, 8 stars)

    This post has got to be a joke, right? Do you realize that you can be fantastic (like winning 28 games in three years) AND still improve? Maybe, it's because Whitt feels the same way you and I do, where 28 wins is an amazing achievement, but he wants
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    We have a transfer from Montana (I think). DB, had to sit out a year. Is that him?
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    And all Sark guys. Let's see who Petersen has recruited in. Hasn't worked out too well for Mora, RichRod, Graham...
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    28 wins isn't good. It's fantastic. I'd bet we are top 10, at worst, in wins the last three years in P5 conferences. 28 wins is amazing. It's incredible.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    Taylor was just on 700. He's different than our previous OC's. He knows what he wants to do. Go listen. Can't wait for spring ball.
    (14 days ago, 2 stars)

    The fact that Whitt has won 28 games the last three years makes it excusable.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    As far as California vs Texas goes, here is my opinion:
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    Other than the fact that both Taylor and Fred Whitt said that Kyle did not have a strong relationship before December....
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'd love for the "Whitt always interferes" crowd to show some proof. I'll change my tune if you give me a reason to.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    I'd bet he did and that's part of the problem. What does Whitt say constantly? Don't turn the ball over.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I love listening to Norm Chow.
    (14 days ago, 4 stars)

    Our offense has been the best under BJ.
    (21 days ago, -1 stars)

    I don't get why people are so anti bowl games. Imagine if the 5-7 rule was in place our two crappy years. Who wouldn't have loved a final win, and a way to end the season on a high note.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

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