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On a positive note, it was nice of us to loan TJ Green to Northwestern after Thorson got hurt. I can see why we don't play him at QB

Posted By: The Thrill
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 10:31 am

1 player in the box score on offense is a senior. (Field)
3 players in the box score on defense are seniors (Ballard, Blair and Barton)
3 special teams players are seniors (Vickers, Gay and Wishnowsky)

Throw in the OL guys (Agasiva, Amaana, Jackson Barton, Falemaka, Katoa) and Chase Hansen and 13 players will be missed.

But without saying, just wait until next year....just wait until next year.

Linebacker might actually improve with Bowen and Bernards.
Huntley and Shelley will have a battle in April.
Utah might have the best WR core they've ever had next season (Mariner, Simpkins, Covey, Nacua, Thompson, Boyd, Dixon, Enis)...throw in one of Puka Nacua, Darren Jones or Donte Banton or all 3 and they are finally up to speed with other Pac12 teams. Not even mentioning the tight ends, Jackson, Fotheringham and Kuithe.
If Moss comes back the running back crew is stacked. They also get back Devonta'e Henry-Cole along with Shyne, Brumfield and Green (who isn't a quarterback) plus throw in Micah Bernard.

Defense should be another Utah defense. Not one senior on the defensive line. Pirtle, Tafua, Fotu, Penisini, Tonga, Cravens, Anae, Repp, Tupai...solid.
In the defensive backfield it's next man up. Aaron Lowe is legit, so is Pleasant Johnson. A lot of speed, Guidry, Johnson, Lewis, Burgess, Afia, Blackmon. Who will be the next Marquise Blair? By that I don't mean lead the team in targeting, but big hit capability? Vonte Davis?

Offensive Line is leaving the biggest holes, 5 seniors. To fill in are Umana, Ford, Capra, Dixon, Paulo. Will Braeden Daniels step it up? The two highest rated signees so far are both guards. Laumea and Talavou. Will they step in an play right away? Will Felix-Fualalo be in the mix? What about guys like Jake Grant, and Simi Moala? Their success will key in everybody else's success, especially the run game. Shelley had a great first half last night because that OL was awesome.

The biggest holes on the team are special teams. Gay and Wishnowsky. I don't know a lot about Ben Lennon but he's from Australia, that's enough for me. We forget that Chayden Johnston was a top 5 kicker recruit out of HS and Bingham. It's time for those guys to shine. Notably, the Notre Dame SR kicker Justin Yoon was the #1 kicker that year 2015. He is currently the all-time scoring leader at Notre Dame, for all scoring breaking RB Allen Pinkett 33 year record for the Irish.

Some notable missionaries. Chad Hekking, QB, punter, tight end. All everything. Is he the next Chase Hansen? Will he play?
Quinn Fabrizio, a year after mission legs. Will he contribute?
Keaton Bills, defensive tackle. Next Leki Fotu?
Semisi Lauaki, defensive end. Turned down USC for Utah. Could be the next Bradlee Anae.
Johnny Maea, offensive guard. Depth is very needed at OL

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The Thrill icon NEW: On a positive note, it was nice of us to loan TJ Green to Northwestern after Thorson got hurt. I can see why we don't play him at QB
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Tuesday 1 January 2019, at 10:31 am [ID# 1935154] [reply]
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loyter icon NEW: Our receiving corps sucks. Are they going to learn to play during the off-season? (nm)
loyter - Top 25 Poster -- Tuesday 1 January 2019, at 07:06 pm [ID# 1935184] [reply]
o NEW: We’ve had the worst WRs in the PAC since joining the conference.
UteBrave - -- Tuesday 1 January 2019, at 11:44 pm [ID# 1935205] [reply]
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UtahFanSir icon NEW: On Utah receivers...
UtahFanSir - -- Tuesday 1 January 2019, at 07:20 pm [ID# 1935186] [reply]
Crimson Kid icon NEW: I thought Chad Hekking had to retire from football earlier this year because of injuries. (nm)
Crimson Kid - -- Wednesday 2 January 2019, at 11:04 am [ID# 1935221] [reply]
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