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    which 3 States celebrate Pioneer Day?

    by sweetgrass
    2016-07-25 15:02:19

    Utah obviously

    Missouri because they left

    California because they never made it that far West


    How can you not be in awe of what those Pioneers did. Incredible sacrifice and faith. I've never had this day off as a holiday, the only way I know how to celebrate it, is to take a few minutes and reflect on what they accomplished, appreciate it and be grateful I didn't have to make that trek.

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    Walking to my desk this morning and I had to do a double take at a sticker I saw in my co-worker's cubicle. It was a Cougar on top of the roman numeral XII.

    by UteFanatic
    2016-07-25 09:04:34

    I asked him if the they had been officially invited. His response was "No, but how can they pass us up?". Wow. They are really putting the cart before the horse on this one. Kind of reminds me of the yearly pre-season national championship talk.

    What a bunch of arrogant douchebags.

    I hope they are left out. I would laugh my ass off.

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    Position preview: OL

    by afro14
    2016-07-25 09:56:05

    The biggest (see what I did there) reason to be excited about Utah's prospects on offense is the offensive line, which returns a lot of talent and experience, and added even more talent in the off season in the form of several freshmen and one 5* JUCO transfer. As the offensive line goes, so goes the offense, and Utah has a really good one.

    JJ Dielman- 6'5", 300 lbs, SR
    Dielman earned all-PAC 12 second team honors in 2015 and returns as one of the top tackles in the conference. He is a two-year starter at right tackle, but with the injury to Hiva Lutui, there's talk that he may move to center if needed. Wherever he winds up, he'll continue to be one of Utah's best offensive linemen.

    Isaac Asiata- 6'3", 323 lbs, SR
    The recently-married Asiata is one of Utah's vocal leaders on offense. The big guard excels at both run and pass blocking, and is especially effective at pull-blocking for the run. He boasts a ton of experience, starting 30 games in his career and playing in 32 overall.

    Garret Bolles- 6'6", 296 lbs, JR
    Bolles is a five star recruit out of Snow College, and was rated the number one overall JUCO prospect by Scout.com. He looks to make an instant impact on the line, and although he is listed as the number 2 LT, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he wins the starting spot by the end of fall camp. His JUCO film is incredible, he's an absolutely nasty run blocker, sometimes pushing his defender 5,10, even 15 yards downfield. Bolles has the potential to push Utah's offensive line from good to great.

    Sam Tevi- 6'6", 305 lbs, SR
    A versatile player, Tevi started all 13 games at left tackle last year after originally coming in to play defensive line for the Utes. He currently sits atop the depth chart at LT, but with Dielman potentially moving to center, he may switch to the right side and Garret Bolles may take over the left tackle spot. Regardless of who takes the left tackle spot, Utah is in good hands, as Tevi showed last year that he's no slouch and is both a quality run blocker and pass blocker.

    Salesi Uhatafe- 6'5", 315 lbs, JR
    Uhatafe has shown flashes of elite talent during his time at Utah, but has been a little inconsistent at times as well. He has played in all 26 games since 2014, starting 12 of them at right guard. Right now Uhatafe is the returning offensive line player with the most to prove, but if he can put it all together this season, he will be one of the best guards in the conference.

    Lo Falemaka- 6'5", 300 lbs, JR
    Falemaka is back and fully healthy after falling victim to a shooting last year which left him in the hospital for quite a while. Before his injury, he played against both Michigan and Utah State. With the injury to Lutui, Falemaka has a chance to step up and win the starting center spot. He has the opportunity, but will he be able to capitalize?

    Nick Nowakowski- 6'1", 295 lbs, SR
    Nowakowski is another name popping up as a potential replacement for Lutui at the center position. In his time at Utah, he's played in 26 games, although that was mostly on special teams, but he did get some snaps in garbage time in both 2014 and 2015.

    Darrin Paulo- 6'5", 310 lbs, FR
    Paulo is not expected to start this year, but he will likely lock up one of the backup spots, probably at guard. A very highly sought after recruit, Paulo chose Utah over the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, UCLA, USC, and Wisconsin, all of whom had offered him. After red shirting in 2015, he looks to earn some snaps this year and start earning a future starting position.

    Jackson Barton- 6'7", 310 lbs, SO
    Barton was another very highly coveted recruit out of Brighton high school, he held offers from ASU, Washington, Michigan, and Oklahoma before choosing the Utes. After red shirting in 2014, he immediately proved he belonged in the rotation and played in all 13 games as a RS freshman in 2015, in 11 of which he played at LT.

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    they weren't all rough & ready frontier men

    by pangloss
    2016-07-25 15:45:43

    My G-G grandfather was an English, city man. He could read, write and play music. He rode in a wagon across the plains. His descriptions of the trek are remarkable, others are less so.

    A couple examples

    While fixing a chicken coop I struck my forehead with a hammer which disabled me from work the remainder of the day.

    We have never been out of sight of herds of buffalo today, and from where we are camped, I am satisfied we can see over five thousand with the glass. The largest herd, we have yet seen is still ahead of us. The prairie looks black with them, both on this and the other side of the river. Some think we have passed fifty, and some even a hundred thousand during the day, or have seen them. It is truly a sight wonderful to behold, and can scarcely be credited by those who have not actually seen them.

    Here's a portion of his journals that include the plains crossing.
    William Clayton's Journal

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    I still dont know why we are being forced to play those asshats after reading this article

    by Wild Ute
    2016-07-25 09:42:37

    http://archive.unews.utah.edu/news_releas es/state-economy-a-winner-from-university- of-utahs-pac-12-move/

    I should be compensated for the extra taxes I am being assessed from losing tax revenue from having to play byu-p.

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    Fallout - CEO of Ericsson Steps Down

    by Basketball Junkie
    2016-07-25 17:44:20

    Just one day after the global premiere of Clinton Cash, Hans Westberg, the embattled CEO and president of telecoms company Ericsson, stepped down as the head of the Swedish wireless equipment maker.
    Though the telecom giant’s announcement to remove Westberg is not confirmed as a direct result of the film’s online popularity, the company’s timing is an odd coincidence.

    The New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, highlighted that Ericsson — on Westberg’s watch — had come under heavy fire for selling telecom equipment to countries that were considered state sponsors of terrorism by Hillary’s State Department.

    The company had received a letter in late 2010 from the Securities and Exchange Commission, warning it about the sells to oppressive governments. U.S. diplomatic cables noted that State Department officials had “regularly and increasingly” raised Ericsson’s transgressions with the Swedish foreign minister.

    In June 2011, the State Department began drafting a list of specific goods and services that should be covered under expanded sanctions that were to be imposed on Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism.

    Meanwhile, Ericsson decided to pay Bill Clinton more money than he had ever been paid for a single speech: $750,000. In the previous decade, Ericsson had never sponsored a speaking engagement for either Hillary or Bill Clinton.

    During his November 12, 2011 speech at a telecom conference in Hong Kong, Bill Clinton spoke in general terms about the positive role telecom plays in our lives. One week later, on November 19, the State Department unveiled its new sanctions list for Iran. Telecom was not on the list.

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    Actually they left from Illinois.

    by UtahUte72
    2016-07-25 15:31:09

    And spent the previous winter in Council Bluffs Iowa, so you can add those two states.

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    I thought so too, but that's not the case according to the NFL.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-25 11:20:34

    On current NFL rosters, there are 45 Centers listed at 6'4" and above.

    6'6" = 2
    6'5" = 15
    6'4" = 28

    Among those 45, you will find the following Centers drafted in 2016.

    -Ryan Kelly 6'4" - Alabama - selected #18

    -Max Tuerk 6'5" - USC - seleced #66

    -Graham Glasgow 6'6" - Michigan - selected #95

    The most prevalent height for Centers on NFL rosters seemed to be 6'3" but I didn't count those. There were surprisingly few guys listed 6'2" and below.

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