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    #14 Runnin' Utes @ UNLV

    Saturday, December 20 @ 9:30 p.m. MST / 8:30 p.m. PST
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    A little UNLV scouting . . .

    by bubbatheute
    2014-12-18 22:19:54

    I went to the UNLV game last night against Portland. UNLV was trailing a majority of the game, even down by nine with a few minutes remaining in the second half. The Rebs ended up winning in OT on a last second layup.

    Here are a couple of observations about the Utes upcoming opponent.

    1. While Coach Rice has done a phenomenal job of recruiting high school kids and JC guys with lots of athleticism, he has been terrible at developing talent and maintaining team continuity. Each year it seems that over half the team transfers away or enters the draft only to go undrafted. This team is incredibly young, yet talented.

    2. Partly because of youth, this team is very streaky. The team seems undisciplined on defense and does not rebound well on either end. The Portland bigs were eating the offensive glass all night long setting up second chance points.

    3. Three main players to know and focus on:

    Cody Doolin: Graduate transfer point guard and the teams senior leader. He is a smart, pass first player; however, really asserted himself at the end of the game to pull the rebels ahead offensively.

    Rashad Vaughn: a future NBA guy. I'm not sure if he is polished enough to be a one and done, but he is a freshman blue chip freshman that can really score the ball. Because the team lacks flow on offense the ball often ends in his hands to create his own shot.

    Chris Wood: Sophomore big man, about 6 foot 11 and 140 pounds. Good offensive skill and is being coached away from his preferred outside shot. He was getting pushed around on the block and Portland bigs were getting entry passes deep on the block at will. He moves like Kyle Anderson, slow and almost lazy looking.

    Anyways, I feel the Utes are strong favorites here due to the lack of continuity and poor defense/rebounding. The team is loaded with talent though, and if they get going with easy looks and the home crowd shows up it could be close.

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    BYU Football in 5 years

    by The_Target
    2014-12-19 08:32:06

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    His team went 1-3 vs the MWC, so he bases his pick on that little data point.

    by Puget Ute
    2014-12-19 08:16:40

    Booker hit 197 yards, Kaelin Clay breaks a few big catches and runs back one punt return, DoMo has a Pick-6, Jared Norris has 16 tackles (5 for a loss), Nate Orchard cements his status as a Lottery Pick with 5 sacks, and Travis Wilson has the game of his life with 320 yds passing and 68 yds rushing with 2 TDs. Kenric Young and Delshawn McClellon show that we still have 'Southern Speed' at WR. CSU plays against their first serious defense of the year and get waffle stomped.

    Utah wins by 18.

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    Best PR campaign for a crappy movie ever.

    by Milton Vanderslice
    2014-12-18 19:17:40

    There's no way Sony could have dreamed about this much publicity for their end of the year movie offerings.

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    If this hasnt happened already... can we all please reply and complain....

    by newmanscott22
    2014-12-18 20:58:43

    KSL post season football awards....These scumbags actually have a "Most disappointing player" award-----and give it to Dres Anderson.....Total Bull$#!+.........Why even have this? what #@%holes.........
    KSL is Douchey

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    Forgive me. I'm feeling a little special today.

    by JumpmasterUte
    2014-12-19 09:47:05

    It's not often that I get to hangout with the UFN daytime crowd.

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    That's 600 yards offense, 1 defensive TD, 1 special teams TD.

    by High Uintas
    2014-12-19 08:28:23

    We better win by more than 18!

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    RE: Drive there

    by lovetheutes
    2014-12-19 07:30:41

    we're not renting a car based on the fact we wont be sober.

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    This time tomorrow night I will be rolling into Sin City

    by FlyfishingUte
    2014-12-18 19:36:20

    To watch our Utes play their last football game of the season. I will enjoy a fatburger, a great steak dinner beifore the basketball game, play some cards, roll some bones and liberate some of those Harley black chips from their bonds of the blackjack table and craps table The only thing missing will be my mom there to enjoy the games.

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    RE: Trevor Matich picked Colorado State to win. So we got that in our favor.

    by Big Kahuna
    2014-12-19 08:09:03

    Has anyone picked Utah (other than the Vegas line)?

    It will be interesting. In the two games CSU lost both opponents blitzed hard and CSUs QB played poorly from his back. Potato Zoobs and AFA are good teams this year but I doubt CSU has seen anything like Orchard and Dimick?

    My gut says Kyle has our guys ready for this business trip

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    I now present to you my MVPs from the last 12 Utah-Colorado State games:

    by Kula Shaker
    2014-12-19 09:51:11

    2010- Jordan Wynn
    2009- Robert Johnson
    2008- Corbin Louks
    2007- (tie) Darrell Mack and Ray Stowers
    2006- Eric Weddle
    2005- Kyle Bell; homorable mention to Quinton Ganther, for scoring a clear TD on third down--even though the ref didn't see it
    2004- Morgan Scalley
    2003- (tie) Dave Revill and Arnold Parker
    2002- Bradlee van Pelt
    2001- The Ram player who intercepted Lance Rice at the end of the game
    2000- The Ram player who caught the game winning TD with a few minutes left
    1999- The Ram player who returned two punts for TDs

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    The Big Deal about it is that a major corporation got completely hacked and blackmailed.

    by Maji Man
    2014-12-18 18:23:39

    In some sense the "terrorists won" on this one.

    Sony should release the movie via Amazon.com or something. Hopefully Amazon has better security than Sony. My other marketing idea is to hire extra security for the theatres and then have it be a limited release movie, like for two weeks. The novelty and short-run aspect of it should draw a huge audience and at least pay for their production costs.

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    Bronco will have a revelation that the AAC is the promised land

    by Samak
    2014-12-18 17:26:10

    Cougarboard then will spend years trying to convince itself the AAC is light years better than the MWC and better than most if not all P5 conferences.

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