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    by Vegas Ute
    2014-11-27 09:04:19

    Reyes is doing things Kuzma can't (or doesn't), Reyes is playing Power Forward and Kyle is playing Small Forward and those are two different positions.

    It is like the Football in the old days of the I-formation... Some coach in the stands would always say something like "Our back-up Tailback is pretty darn good and our Fullback never runs the ball much. Let's replace the Fullback with the back-up Tailback then we will really run the ball well."

    Missing the fact that Tailbacks and Fullbacks are picked for different duties... To put it another way, sometimes you want piano players, sometimes you want a piano mover. Kyle is a piano player, Reyes is a piano mover...

    That is not a knock of Kyle at all, but for now why screw with a formula that seems to be working. The player in front of Kyle is Loveridge, not Reyes.

    Besides, don't you like the idea of having instant offense off the bench.

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    From the obvious dept.- Gordon Monson is a full-blown prostate-pinching nose-hair brushing $#!+head.

    by Homer_Crimson
    2014-11-26 23:23:47

    I'm guessing Whitt would love to cave his face in and I'd pay to hold GM down for him.

    I was waiting for a friend they had the trib's sports page on the counter. I haven't read an actual paper in months. Gordo had this bitchy piece about the team screwing Travis up and over. I actually agreed with some of it, but instead of just doing analysis about how to improve TW's game, Monson adopted that pissant condescending tone and called out the U coaches for being pansies and was full of plays they should be running to help Travis win. Doesn't that dick know that only we get to call out the coaches?!

    GM sounded kind of like us, but waaaay douchier and presumptious. I think he's plagiarizing from some of the posters here. What an #@%hole.

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    RE: Nope. Reyes is the better player and the better option at the 4. He's got the size to compete and he's also got a deft scoring and shooting touch. I do like the spark of Kuzma coming off the bench though.

    by Big Kahuna
    2014-11-27 07:33:20

    Agree. That said Kuzma and Champman are the real a deal We picked up a ton of talent and that now equates to depth. D Wright and Loveridge will not be gassed at the end of conference. I really like how the team is shaping up. Will be interested to see how we do versus Wichita, Kansas, the Zoobs and UNLV.

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    Jakob Poeltl is the real deal!

    by Forever Crimson
    2014-11-27 10:52:14

    I am pleasantly surprised at how agile and athletic this 7 footer is. Amazing how quickly he runs the floor, quick jumps for rebounds, and moves his feet on defense. Coach K has recruited a diamond in the rough.

    If Jakob developes his inside scoring moves, and some short range shots, it will do so much for the Utes outside scoring, something like Washburn was giving us his last year. Also, it will be killer if he can shoot a high percentage at the foul line. No hack a Jakob at the end of games.

    At the same time, evaluating our depth at the Center position, Bachynski looks serviceable for providing rebounding, defense, and a little scoring.

    The one that is a little troubling is Olsen. I know he is playing limited minutes, but I see no improvement at all for the years he has been in the program. If you have weak areas of your game, work on them. If nothing else play defense like a mad dog and rebound.

    Go Utes!

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    Was thinking the same last night, Bogut II.

    by UtahFanSir
    2014-11-27 10:28:26

    Notice how he plays the paint compared to DB. DB plays the edges near the basket, moving from side to side. Not a bad place to be. But Lurch plays in the paint, frequently pushing the 3 second rule. He anticipates the shot much better and crashed the board so quickly that he gets more blocked shots, rebounds and/or put backs. His Euro-time has him playing at Soph level already to my seeing...he could use another 20 pounds of muscle, but I think he will hold his own with Pac-12 centers based on his speed, timing and finesse that is rare in a big man.

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    He could end up being the best recruit from last years class...

    by Converted Coug
    2014-11-27 11:55:47

    He was the recruit I was the least excited about. Elated that we got him.

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    Gobble gobble bitches!!

    by binjanjino
    2014-11-27 14:37:12

    Thanks for being my daily entertainment and distraction.

    Long time lurker

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    I think you may be missing the point...

    by Vegas Ute
    2014-11-27 10:45:46

    No Coach, Football or Basketball would think my post was something they didn't know... Every Football Coach worthy of the title knows he needs players that block in order for his "playmakers" to perform. Every Basketball Coach knows he needs players on the court to rebound, defend, and screen.

    I am not claiming to now more than Coaches...

    I guess you could accuse me of thinking I know more than some naive fans... I guess I would even admit to being guilty about that, sorry.

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    Preseason, if someone suggested to me that two new recruits would play serious minutes and actually start, I would have doubted it. And I sure wouldn't have guessed it would be Reyes & Poeltl. What a nice surprise.

    by pangloss
    2014-11-27 12:55:09

    Not only that, Kuzma, Chapman and Wright are better and seem to all have a greater upside than I would have guessed.

    Add Tucker to the mix and they go twelve deep! Last year Delon averaged a brutal 38.6 minutes/game, Loveridge 36.3, and Taylor 32.8 In the conference tourney those three had 38, 35 and 38 in the opening game against Washington. They won it but ran into an Arizona buzz saw playing their first tourney game. This year, the Utes should be able to avoid that killer first round game. And if they make it to the championship they'll have plenty of depth to compete like hell in the final, third game in three nights.

    It's not only all good, it's fantastic.

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    If you're not watching Live From Daryl's House on Palladia, you're missing out. Start with the one with Joe Walsh. WOW, kick ass!

    by 89ute
    2014-11-27 14:40:06

    My wife and I stumbled across this show about a month ago.


    TUF, if you're out there, Todd Rundgren and Billy Gibbons have been on the show.

    Enjoy. Unless you're one of those young-punk-know-nothing-totally-missed-th e-album-making-era of music, ... you will enjoy this.

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    by JumpmasterUte
    2014-11-27 14:23:53

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    Ha! I finished my last bottle last week. I'll grab more in Sayulita in a few weeks. One of my favorites so far.

    by Homer_Crimson
    2014-11-26 22:57:41

    But tonight, we're kicking off the holidays with nog and Jerry's.

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    RE: Loiter also likes the low spark of high-heeled boys.

    by Big Kahuna
    2014-11-27 07:34:46

    Red one for Traffic reference

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