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    When he was healthy......

    by jrj84105
    2014-04-19 20:32:10

    Do you mean mentally, coming home from his best friend's funeral or physically running a 100+ degree fever from his flu? Or do you mean his hand? Or maybe you just don't know.

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    Gymnastics will never gain the respect it deserves because of crap like this.

    by H-man
    2014-04-19 22:03:32

    This was the most disgusting display of SEC circle jerking I've ever seen.

    HTF can you give a FALL ON BEAM a 9.4? Pathetic.

    Co-Champions?!? Might as well award the title on a game of paper-rock-scissors.

    Boomer-Sooner. They earned it.

    I'm glad we got out last night, they wouldn't have let us through the door tonight. It was SEC or no one.

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    It was great to see everyone at the stadium today.

    by Greginslc
    2014-04-19 17:19:55

    We had the honor of having Webmonkey and Monkey's Girl hang at our tailgate. It is always good to see them, and of course they are always welcome to hang out.

    It was good to see LadyUte and LTU as well. Just remember guys, we are normally out on Tailgate Island during the season. I hope you enjoyed your time hanging out with us too. Newbomb dashed by a couple of times. He is looking prepared to defend his HAP title.

    Per a secret agreement, I got Big Z the couple of Garlic Burgers that had been negotiated. I hope he enjoyed those while shamelessly pimping "The North."

    Oh, and who decided to let Vampires judge the food competition? Rumor has it when they all took their bite of the Garlic burger, they spontaneously combusted. When I left the stadium at about 4:00pm, they were still cleaning up the aftermath.

    The scrimmage was fun to watch, too. Nothing to see that gives me any ideas on how good we will be. It was just a nice excuse to end winter and get ready for summer.


    GO UTES!!!

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    Pics from today's game.

    by Officer Swoop
    2014-04-19 21:38:34

    I was lucky enough to get on the field for today's and was able to capture some images. I'm too busy right now to crop/edit, but please enjoy these shots from today.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a .741391565892573.1073741921.1634065436910 8 1&type=3&uploaded=85

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    U might Try This...

    by Basketball Junkie
    2014-04-19 20:12:02

    The bartender asks the guy sitting at the bar, “What’ll you have?” The guy answers, “A scotch, please.”

    The bartender hands him the drink and says, “That’ll be five dollars,” to which the guy replies, “What are you talking about? I don’t owe you anything for this.”

    A lawyer, sitting nearby and overhearing the conversation, then says to the bartender, “You know, he’s got you there. In the original offer, which constitutes a binding contract upon acceptance, there was no stipulation of remuneration.”

    The bartender was not impressed but says to the guy, “Okay, you beat me for a drink. But don’t ever let me catch you in here again.”

    The next day, same guy walks into the bar. Bartender says, “What the heck are you doing in here? I can’t believe you’ve got the audacity to come back!”

    The guy says, “What are you talking about? I’ve never been in this place in my life!” The bartender replies, “I’m very sorry, but this is uncanny. You must have a double.”

    To which the guy replies, “Thank you. Make it a scotch.”

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    Play of the Day. Schulz lighting up Pita, just like Wilson vs Cal.

    by Crimsonute
    2014-04-19 16:14:29

    Sadly, probably the most memorable play. Manning has an arm, but...urg...Schulz is the #2 QB. Wilson didn't light the world on fire. I hope K Thompson is good. Cox either threw a horrible INT, or someone ran the wrong route.

    Micah Thomas from the WR position took a direct snap from the wildcat. So look for that. He also looked to throw on a sweep, but the D sniffed it out and tackled him for a big loss.

    It was basically 2's, 3's, and 4's.

    Tevin Carter on the sideline #9 is a big dude. Thought he was Nate Orchard for a second.

    Booker is the #1 back. Poole will see some time also.

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    Notice they are going down to the size ours would be with expansion.

    by UtahUte72
    2014-04-19 22:34:06

    I think that 55 to 65K is about right.

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    My ramblings.

    by EducatedUfan
    2014-04-19 17:59:55

    Sunscreen never works on this day. I layered it on but I get to wear red for church tomorrow.

    Can't really tell much from the qbs. But I still dont like any on the current roster. Isom or the transfer has a great shot to start. Competition is great thing for Wilson and it should push him this fall. Cox had a two wideopen guys but spun around and made a pretty good play. Could have had a bigger one if he could see the whole field.

    Booker is the real deal reminds me of White when he came in. Love the depth at this position wonder where Langi will fit in this fall. I like Young a lot I see him splitting snaps with Poole.
    Receivers. ..well a few nice catches with some poor throws. Drops and drops.

    Overall offense was so so. Offensive line got after it.

    Defense needs to wrap up. Saw loads of hitting and a few guys got trucked. But most of them were not starters. Nice to see some interceptions even though Cox gave an easy one away. Two dropped interceptions and quite a lot of silly penalties.

    Deseret Dual thing was amusing a few cheers but no one paid attention really at all. I actually felt awkward when they started going on about the score. This will be the best two years.
    Prediction: Booker will be Utah's best player next season.

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    Kendall Thompson is a 2 to play 2 guy.

    by Crimsonute
    2014-04-19 17:02:12

    Wilson 3 to play 2
    Schulz 2 to play 2
    Manning and Cox 4 to play 4
    Isom 5 to play 4.

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    It was merely an observation on a conference member action regarding their stadium

    by FlyfishingUte
    2014-04-19 23:17:13

    I wasn't stating that we should act based on what someone else is doing
    I do think that Chris and the U admin are being deliberately conservative in their approach

    Do we have a waiting list for season tickets of 5000? 10000? I would be surprised if we do

    Does Nebraska have to compete with another decent football school within an hours drive? Is there anything to do in Nebraska besides shuck corn, hunt pheasants, fornicate, drink and go to football games?

    Lighten up Francis it was an observation no more no less

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    Kendal Thompson vs Jason Thompson.

    by flopeedo
    2014-04-19 21:51:44

    I just wanted to share this because its been posted on here, Facebook, and other sites. Kendal Thompson did not play today. That was Jason Thompson, a qb transfer from Wyoming. Also, for those that are saying Wilson is not the guy, he can't get us to a bowl, etc...please don't follow that up with Schultz is the guy or manning is the guy, and here is why. First, we saw what Schultz gave us, a good arm and 200 yards on average, a game. Yes he could have some games here and there, where a receiver makes a play but he is not better then Travis. Manning, who knows. Maybe he is the guy, but he has never played a PAC 12 game ever. Stop believing freshman are always the answer because if you do he will have a bad game one time and then it will be Isom is the guy. If we would have cut Brian Johnson after his sub par sophomore season, then we would have never had the sugar bowl. I believe that Wilson is the best qb we have in the program right now. To get to six wins next year it will not be all on the qb. The entire team is going to have to step up, cause turnovers, protect the ball, create blocks, etc...

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    Dear Chris Hill,

    by Milton Vanderslice
    2014-04-19 22:44:26

    If you don't want to expand the stadium with spectator seats then I can accept that decision.

    BUT, not adding additional restrooms is completely unacceptable.

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    By your logic, Nebraska made a mistake by expanding their stadium in 2013 for like the 10th time or whatever it was.

    by TheBaron
    2014-04-19 23:04:57

    Every fan base is different and every school has unique capacity to demand ratios. ASU is downsizing because their capacity is typically far greater than demand and their stadium is a dump that needs to be renovated regardless. Demand for ASU football tickets has never necessitated a ~75K stadium, but their AD went the field of dreams route back in the '70s, which in a way paid off because the Arizona Cardinals (then Phoenix Cardinals) ended up playing there for 18 years in addition to the stadium hosting the Fiesta Bowl for 35 years, both of which made use of the high capacity that ASU never really needed.

    Utah's situation is nothing like ASU's situation, so it would be foolish to base expansion decisions on what ASU is doing now that their stadium doesn't host NFL or bowl games, just like it would be foolish to expand RES to 100K based on what Alabama is doing.

    It's all about present capacity to demand ratios and realistic projections of future demand. Both point to a modest expansion (~10K seats via SEZ rebuilding) being a prudent long term decision. Adding 19K seats just to one-up BYU would be imprudent, but alienating thousands of fans that can't currently get season tickets because ASU, et al. happen to be downsizing would be just as foolish.

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