2019 Utah Football Schedule is out. 2 BYE weeks for each team this year
by TheRealU 2018-12-04 10:29:48
Sucks as a fan, but smart for the conference to do this.
2019 Utah Football Schedule
Aug. 29 (Thur.) at BYU Provo, Utah
Sept. 7 Northern Illinois Salt Lake City
Sept. 14 Idaho State Salt Lake City
Sept. 20 (Fri.) at USC* Los Angeles
Sept. 28 Washington State* (hc) Salt Lake City
Oct. 5 Bye
Oct. 12 at Oregon State* Corvallis, Ore.
Oct. 19 Arizona State* Salt Lake City
Oct. 26 California* Salt Lake City
Nov. 2 at Washington* Seattle
Nov. 9 Bye
Nov. 16 UCLA* Salt Lake City
Nov. 23 at Arizona* Tucson, Ariz.
Nov. 30 Colorado* Salt Lake City
*Pac-12 game; hc-Homecoming
I think it is fair to say our season hinges on this weekend's game
by TheRealU 2018-09-24 13:07:10
And that isn't hyperbole. If Utah is going to get their shit together this season, they have to win at WSU. Can't fall to .500 with a trip to Stanford the following weekend (and falling to 0-2 in the P12).
Huge game, and based on how we have started this year offensively, and our past 3 games against Wazzu, I don't have a great feeling about it.
Hope I am wrong. Anyone feel confident in the Utes this weekend?
Been watching some games from last year - our OL play was atrocious.
by TheRealU 2018-08-07 18:13:11
I think they are all still having nightmares of Hercules Ma'atafa. Still not sold on Barton at LT, but think overall this unit will be better. We all like to talk about the importance of the QB play, but the OL will be just as important this year in determining whether the offense takes a big step forward.
This is going to be the best football team Utah has had in at least a decade.
by TheRealU 2018-03-28 11:41:37
I still have concerns about the offensive line, especially LT, but the Utes are stacked pretty much everywhere else.
The skill positions on offense are loaded. Even with the loss of Carrington, the WRs will be better than last year (with the addition of Covey, and Boyd being eligible to play). And Shyne will be an upgrade over McCormick at RB with Henry-Cole able to provide a change of pace.
Anae is going to be a first team All-Pac player, and Fotu is going to be a beast in the middle.
We lose both starting LBs, but really excited to see what Hansen can do, and guys like Sione Lund and Bryant Pirtle are uber talented. D. Thompson hits like a dump truck, and even Barton played pretty well towards the end of the year.
The secondary may be one of the best we have ever seen at Utah - and that is saying something. As long as Johnson and Blair come back healthy, this is a really strong unit on defense.
Not to mention two of the best specialists in the country, and Covey back to return punts.
Need to stay healthy, but it has to be South Champs or bust this year.
I think Utah has a great chance to make a big leap in the win column next year.
The schedule should be easier, and the offense is no longer new.
QB - Huntley should be better after a full year of game experience.
RB - Should be better assuming that Armand Shyne is able to get healthy. Moss and Shyne are a pretty damn good 1-2 punch
WR - We obviously lose our best WR in Carrington, but overall I think we should be at least on par with this year, and most likely better as young players got experience this year (and assuming Huntley takes a step forward). Plus, we get Covey back from a mission.
OL - I still worry about the OL, as they were the weak link on offense this year (although they did get better the last few games). Agasiva and Paulo should be better after a full year of experience, and there is a rumor that Falemaka may get an extra year of eligibility. Left tackle is still the primary area of concern - Utah would really benefit from a stud JUCO LT, a la Bolles or even John Cullen.
DL - Even with the loss of Mokofisi and Lowell, the DL will be better next year. Anae was a beast the last half of the season, and Leki Fotu has all-conference ability. Fitts was never himself this year, and guys like Maxs Tupai should be able to fill that spot. Where we may not be as strong next year is our depth.
LB - We lose our top 2 LBs, and my hope is that we see either Blair or Hansen move up from safety.
DB - Our secondary should be dominant next year. Tons of young, talented guys got experience this year, and Ballard and Hansen or Blair at safety will be a great duo.
P/K - Assuming both come back, huge advantage for Utah in every game at the special teams positions
PR/KR - Covey is an upgrade over Hobbs
On paper, 2018 should be a season where Utah is competing for the South title until the end.
Crazy that we are down to the 2nd to last game of the season
by TheRealU 2017-11-16 14:11:58
Always amazes me how fast the college football season goes by. I think it is fair to say this has been a pretty forgettable season - hoping that an upset win this weekend will provide a spark for players and fans alike.
As meh as a 6-6 season would be, 5-7 is much worse when we get into late December and realize we don't get another football game for 9 months.
Here is to finishing the regular season out on a 2 game winning streak, and getting ready to face-off against another middle of the road team in a mid-tier bowl game - it sure as hell beats the alternative.
** I want to preface this post by saying I do no mean for it to come across as insensitive **
by TheRealU 2017-10-31 10:07:56
I was surprised by the coverage last night from our local news stations regarding the shooting in Red Butte Canyon.
I turned on the news last night to see BREAKING NEWS flashing across the screen, and reports of gunfire on campus. Seemed legitimate and appropriate news response. As the night went on, they had interviewed the police spokesman who indicated there was one fatality, that the suspect was still on the loose, but no active shooter scenario - this was ~ 10:45, and the two local stations I had flipped back and forth between had not reported on anything else.
I figured at this point, they would wind down the coverage, cover the weather, and call it a night. Nope. Local news coverage on ABC continued until ~ 1 AM.
So my question is this: why did this shooting garner so much additional attention when we regularly have multiple shooting in Utah that take the lives of numerous people, and it is just a 30 second blip on the local news. Was it because of the "shelter in place" order that impacted so many? Was it just because of the location? Or is this just local news stations following the lead of their larger 24 hour counterparts and pushing the story?
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