Is the carousel of players totally abnormal, or is it just a little bit out of the ordinary? Judging by the comments about transfers here I assume it's way out of line, but we tend to overreact so maybe it's not that dire? I followed college basketball a lot more closely fifteen or twenty years ago, but only catch Utah games (and the occasional March Madness matchup) nowadays, so forgive my ignorance.
College football has changed a ton just in the past few years with regard to transfer and eligibility rules, so I imagine that basketball has transformed a bit too, but Utah's constant outflux seems awfully excessive to this casual observer. Calling for a coach's head isn't really my responsibility or right, but I have to ask what the hell is going on?
Utah Football tweeting out "Back to back to back to back drives that have ended with touchdowns."
by 480ute 2019-04-13 13:24:03
Refusing to get overhyped, but that is refreshing for this time of year. Seems like every season since Wynn left we get all lathered up by crazy practice reports, then see scrimmages that end 7-0, so I won't complain.
Anybody else sorta hope measles mutates, and takes half of us out? Yeah, me neither.
by 480ute 2019-04-01 19:37:29
I mean, we kinda deserve it, seeing as how we (amazingly) eliminated it nearly twenty years ago, only to let it creep back into human existence by rejecting the thing that got rid of it in the first place. We've had more cases in the first three months of 2019 than in all of 2018. Is Jenny Mcarthy to blame? We need a scapegoat, and I feel like she's the one who kicked off the autism hysteria that led us here. Sfork, load her up on that rocketship, stat.
Was Devontae Booker always destined to be an off-the-bench back?
by 480ute 2019-03-29 11:41:55
I feared this for him coming out of college, as Utah leaned hard on him, giving him nearly 27 carries per game his senior year. He racked up the yardage, but it seemed like most of his rushing yards came later in the game after he wore down the defense.
The only NFL back to average more than 17.5 carries per game last season was Ezekiel Elliott, with 20.59. I figured teams saw unrealized potential in booker, or thought he might be a good change of pace type back, especially considering his phenomenal hands. So, I was a bit surprised when he won Denver's starting job, even if he did lose it quickly after.
Anyway, I'm seldom right about much, especially when it comes to football, so I'm just pondering the upcoming season and what it holds for the guy. Thoughts? Definitely one of my favorite Utes, so always rooting him on, but I just don't see him ever being much of an impact player. Really hope he proves me wrong.
If you can't stand Colin Cowherd, I mean "Gym Class Jerry", which I suspect is just about all of us, this video is for you. Even if you don't like or know Bill Burr, you should be able to appreciate it.
by 480ute 2019-03-25 08:14:59
"Over behind your big dumb desk, hiding behind your microphone."
Watching the Ted Bundy series on Netflix last night, and got curious when they started in on the part of his life he spent in Salt Lake (and at the U).
by 480ute 2019-01-25 06:58:40
This was all before I was born, but I started wondering if any of you had any personal interactions with the guy, and what your impressions of him were. What was the atmosphere in the valley like at the time? I was a kid living in LA when Richard Ramirez was terrorizing the city, and even though I was very young I remember adults talking about how scary it was and about the precautions they were taking. Was there that same fear here, or were people largely unaware?
The show is great, and there's a ton of footage of SLC and the university from that time period that lines up perfectly with their details of events (they even have footage from within a car driving through the Fashion Place mall parking lot). Also, I didn't know that he was actually baptized into the Mormon church. Maybe somebody out there belonged to the same ward as him?
Good for him. I haven't followed USU football enough to know how good of a hire it is. Some Aggie fans saying Yost had way more to do with the success this season than Wells, but he's taking his OC with him, so I don't know if we'll ever get a clear answer on that claim.
I once said that Lynn Swann may turn out to be a better AD than people expect. Like so many things football, I might be wrong.
by 480ute 2018-11-27 13:16:27
I understand the fear of creating a revolving door, but there appears to be a near total consensus among SC fans that Helton is not the guy for the job. Even worse, nearly every fan of every opposing PAC-12 team seems to be tickled pink over the decision to retain Helton. Even Jon Wilner seems to be on the same side as the masses, calling Swann's Notre Dame example in his memo to Trojan nation as bullshit (pointed out that Kelly had success as HC at other programs and was hust a couple of years removed from a NC game appearance, while Helton was completely untested). Swann better know something we all don't.
I'm still in the "never play them again" camp, but Shelley had some interesting words after the game.
by 480ute 2018-11-26 10:55:13
This game was the biggest game of the season for us, so we knew we had to keep the streak alive, and now we can worry about (next week).
Of course, this is patently false. Rivalry or not, this game had zero impact on the rest of the season. If we were vying for playoff consideration this game would have been big, but outside of maybe having a slight bearing on bowl consideration (assuming we lose next week) it means nada.
But, the team obviously talks about it, and it seems like it means quite a bit to them. Kinda hard to tell BYU fans that our program has evolved beyond the rivalry when your quarterback is saying otherwise.
They have been able to let loose knowing that very little people in America are watching. The pressure of knowing that they might have a national audience might cause them to make a lot of mental errors.
Despite all of my achievements, I routinely felt trapped, inferior and alone. This overwhelmed me internally and often left me mentally, physically and emotionally broken.
Sometimes the guys who appear to be the happiest and boldest harbor some of the deepest emotional pain and self-doubt. Maybe their constant feelings of inadequacy are what drive them to be ultra successful. It's great when people like Smith, who I'd say is one of the most confident and consistent athletes in recent history, open up and make others aware of the fact that depression and anxiety is a more widespread problem than one might realize. Breaking down the social stigma surrounding mental health is crucial in preventing suicides, and may even have an impact on mass shootings and the like.
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