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    Rebuttal to SeaTac regarding Wilson's 6 INTs against UCLA

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-23 21:36:04

    SeaTac and I differ on the cause/blame for Wilson's interceptions.

    I say they were the result of tipped passes, quarterback pressure, and a WR running the wrong route.

    SeaTac says they were the result of bad throws by Wilson.

    I tried to let the video do the talking, but he still can't see what I see. So I figured I would let the man who knows more about football than both of us combined do the talking.

    Whittingham's comments in the post game before reviewing film.

    I know a few of those interceptions were fluke circumstances balls being tipped, off receivers' hands so it wasn't all on Travis.


    Whittingham's comments the following week after reviewing the film.

    Very few were on Travis. He got hit a couple times just as the ball was coming out, which changed the direction of the football, and the flight. A couple of them were right off receivers' hands. One was a great play by the defense, a play that the ball just kind of bobbled around and (the defender) ended up making the play at the end before it hit the ground. A broken route structure - one time you would have a slant and go dialed up, but didn't get the whole signal on the outside, so we just ran the slant aspect of it and put the ball up. That was the one the safety intercepted in the half.

    If its bad decisions, bad throws, it's one thing. You still say, 'There were six interceptions,' which is a huge negative, but it was not all on Travis, in fact, very few were on Travis. One or two.


    I love ya, SeaTac, but I think you are dead wrong about Travis. He is going to do great things for Utah, I'm certain of it.

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    Interesting tweets regarding Langi & Whit - The last one doesn't make it sound too good for Langi ending up back at Utah.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-23 14:48:27

    Confirmed with Kyle Whittingham that he met with Harvey Langi last Tuesday, contrary to what was reported. Decision still pending.


    Whittingham said "No comment" when asked his feelings about the way the Langi situation went down.


    "Wherever he ultimately decides to go, we wish him well," Whittingham said of Langi.

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    Team #3 in my countdown to the start of Fall Camp.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-23 10:17:27

    In case you missed it, I am predicting every Pac-12 team's game by game results(plus Utah State & BYU) working my way from worst record to best record on our way to the start of Fall Camp.

    Previous Teams:

    - Colorado 4-8(1-8)
    - Oregon State 5-7(2-7)

    Today's team, California

    Record: 5-7(2-7)

    @ Northwestern - W
    Sacramento State - W
    BYE
    @ Arizona - L
    Colorado - W
    @ Washington State - L
    Washington - L
    UCLA - L
    Oregon - L
    @ Oregon State - W
    BYE
    @ USC - L
    Stanford - L
    BYU - W


    Cal returns a ton of starters and contributors which will lead to a huge improvement over last year's 1-11 record, with the lone victory coming against Portland State. The problem is many of those who are returning were Freshman last year. In a strange way, experience will lead to their improvement, but youth will keep them from making a bowl game. Cal is still a year or two away from returning to the top half of the Pac-12, but a 4 win improvement is a huge step in the right direction.

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    Team #2 in my countdown to the start of Fall Camp.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-22 10:09:58

    In case you missed it, I am predicting every Pac-12 team's game by game results(plus Utah State & BYU) working my way from worst record to best record on our way to the start of Fall Camp.

    Previous Teams:

    - Colorado 4-8(1-8)

    Today's team, Oregon State

    Record: 5-7(2-7)

    Portland State - W
    @ Hawaii - W
    BYE
    San Diego State - W
    @ USC - W
    @ Colorado - L
    BYE
    Utah - L
    @ Stanford - L
    California - L
    Washington State - W
    Arizona State - L
    @ Washington - L
    Oregon - L

    Having a senior returning starter at QB should mean a good year for Oregon State, but I don't think so. OSU lost to an FCS team and ended the regular season on a 5 game losing streak. Losing Cooks is going to be a big blow to Mannion's effectiveness and OSU is going to struggle this year as a result. The Beavers could pull out an extra win against Cal to become bowl eligible, but I will be mildly surprised if that happens.

    I know the win over USC will have many of you thinking "WTF?" but it's just a gut feeling I have. Part of it is because OSU seems to win a game or two they shouldn't as well as lose a game or two they shouldn't. See: E. Washington & Boise from last year. I also think Sarkisian will still be getting things going early on in the year and Riley will be able to take advantage of USC miscues.

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    There is only one correct answer on the poll.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-21 14:36:49

    Sorry to anyone picking 6-6(5-4), but you are wrong.

    7-5(4-5) is the better option, no question.

    7-5 guarantees Utah a bowl bid & a winning record and it leaves potential to finish 8-5.

    6-6 could mean Utah doesn't go to a bowl game. If Utah does get a bowl bid, there's a chance they could finish with a losing record.

    I realize 5-4 puts us higher in the South standings, but does anyone remember who finished 3rd or 4th in the division? No, but people remember going to, and winning, bowl games.

    Plus, a winning record feels & looks much better than a losing record, even if it is just 7-6 vs 6-7.

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    Another Utah opponent checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - This time it is Fresno State

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-21 13:41:44

    For those keeping track at home, so far we have . . .

    FCS -- Idaho State
    #101 - Colorado
    #61 -- Washington State
    #52 -- Oregon State
    #51 -- Fresno State


    Utah is #66 in this countdown.

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    14 day team prediction countdown

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-21 10:31:19

    With 14 days left until the start of Fall camp, I will be posting a daily game by game prediction for each team in the Pac-12, plus Utah State and BYU. I will work my way from the worst predicted record to the best predicted record.

    First up, Colorado

    Record: 4-8(1-8)

    Colorado State - W
    @ Massachusetts - W
    Arizona State - L
    Hawaii - W
    @ California - L
    Oregon State - W
    BYE
    @ USC - L
    UCLA - L
    Washington - L
    @ Arizona - L
    BYE
    @ Oregon - L
    Utah - L

    Year 2 of the Mike MacIntyre regime will be just as frustrating as year 1 as I am predicting them to finish with the same 4-8(1-8) record from a year ago. Even though the record won't show it, the Buffs can still find signs of improvement. Two of their wins last year came against FCS opponents Central Arkansas and Charleston Southern. All 4 of this years wins will come against FBS competition. Another sign of improvement could be average margin of defeat. After losing to Pac-12 opponents by an average of 29 ppg last year, it's hard to imagine the Buffaloes won't be able to improve on that number just a little bit. However, by season's end, MacIntyre's seat will start to warm up with talk of needing to make a bowl game in 2015 if he plans on sticking around for more than 3 years.

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    Utah appears to have quietly added a game to a future schedule.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-18 14:19:43

    Future Non-Conference Opponents: 2019

    When I checked this site on June 26, Utah didn't have anything scheduled beyond 2018. Now they show Utah vs. Idaho State - August 29, 2019.

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    Another Utah opponent checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - Oregon State

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-18 09:43:53

    Utah opponents:

    FCS -- Idaho State
    #101 - Colorado
    #61 -- Washington State
    #52 -- Oregon State

    For comparison . . .

    Utah State opponents:

    FCS -- Idaho State
    #123 - Hawaii
    #111 - UNLV
    #110 - New Mexico
    #105 - Wake Forest
    #103 - Wyoming
    #102 - Air Force
    #76 -- San Jose State
    #73 -- Colorado State
    #68 -- Tennessee
    #63 -- Arkansas State

    BYU opponents:

    FCS -- Savannah State
    #116 - California
    #111 - UNLV
    #95 -- Virginia
    #93 -- Connecticut
    #82 -- Nevada
    #70 -- Middle Tennessee State

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    Link: Kaelin Clay tweets out a video of him beating DeAnthony Thomas in a race.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-17 21:59:45

    #Speed

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    USA Today Ranks all conferences.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-16 21:48:57

    Conference Rankings

    And they include Utah when addressing the depth of the Pac-12.

    . . . don't be surprised if 10 teams all but California and Colorado end up with seven wins.

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    Had a thought on the new jerseys.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-16 19:28:27

    Remember those gray jerseys from a year or two ago? They weren't official team jerseys and were for fan purchase only.

    We've heard these latest jerseys aren't the official team jerseys. But we've also heard these are similar to the official team jerseys.

    With all of that in mind, I'm guessing we will see a much more understated silhouette of the mountains on the sleeves and possibly no black.

    So maybe just red sleeves with the jagged white mountain-top line? Maybe they keep the solid black above the line, too?

    Regardless, these aren't an upgrade over the previous design.

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    So we're now the University of Utah Jazz circa late 90s?

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-16 09:07:14

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    Visited CB tonight. According to a few posters over there, BYU suspensions on the horizon. Key players. Possibly for multiple games. Posts are too vague to get anything more than that. Fun stuff, though. :)

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-14 21:06:49

    *****EDIT*****

    And now almost all of the posts talking about the suspensions have been deleted.

    They delete anything that is negative about their program. What a bunch of head-in-the-sand sissies.

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    Was curious who had a better home schedule. Utah State or BYU?

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-14 16:23:54

    USU/Idaho State vs. BYU/Savannah State: Two crappy FCS opponents, should be EVEN but BYU plays Sav. State in November. Edge - USU

    USU/UNLV vs. BYU/UNLV: Edge - EVEN

    USU/Wake Forest vs. BYU/Virginia: The Demon Deacons went 4-8, (2-6 in ACC) last year while the Cavaliers went 2-10(0-8 in ACC) and the 2 wins were over an FCS team and BYU. Edge - USU

    USU/San Jose State vs. BYU/Utah State: The Aggies have been much better the last few years and SJSU fell back to reality after losing their coach(6-6). Edge - BYU

    USU/New Mexico vs. BYU/Houston: Houston is easily the better team here. Edge - BYU

    USU/Air Force Academy vs. BYU/Nevada: Both teams were bad last year. The novelty of playing a service academy is the deciding factor. Edge - USU

    Totals: USU 3 - BYU 2 - Even 1

    Their schedules are virtually identical with a slight edge going to the Aggies, which says a lot about the supposed "upgrade" of going independent.

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    What is this BYU fan "Kyle is being petty and won't release him" talk based on?

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-07 19:14:19

    "As far as I'm concerned, he's a Ute," he told me. "I'm not releasing him."


    That reads to me as though Vai's question is the first Kyle had heard of Harvey's plans to transfer. Langi hadn't yet told Kyle or any of the Utah coaches he is transferring, so as far as Kyle is concerned, Harvey's a Ute and KW isn't releasing him.

    In other words: Why would Kyle release a player that to his knowledge isn't transferring? Kyle could say the same thing about every other player on the roster - "I'm not releasing player X" because there is no need to because they aren't transferring.

    I really don't think Kyle is attempting to block Harvey from transferring, at least not at this point. I'm sure Kyle will meet with Harvey and his parents, discuss his future with the program, and if Harvey wants to transfer, Kyle will most likely release him.

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    The effects of Utah's PC song change are being felt on a national level.

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-02 22:33:54

    Disney is reportedly recalling all copies of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and will be re-releasing the classic film with a slight change.

    The mirror scene in the new version will now say: "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the finest of them all?"

    Disney has released a written statement apologizing for the previous version's perceived racism while noting the term "fairest" had nothing to do with race and referred only to beauty. Disney hopes this change will appease all white people who were offended on behalf of black people.

    A Disney spokesperson said there are no plans to address the use of the term "Dwarfs" at this time.

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    Chris Petersen should have no trouble finding success in year one @ Washington.

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-30 16:23:22

    Earlier today I listed each Pac-12 team's non-conference schedule with teams that have been ranked so far in USA Today's College Football Countdown, including Pac-12 opponents.

    Washington plays the following non-conference games:

    FCS-- Eastern Washington
    #125- Georgia State
    #123- Hawaii
    #84-- Illinois

    Only Hawaii is on the road.

    In addition to this cupcake non-conference schedule, the Huskies play at:

    #116- California
    #101- Colorado

    They skip USC & Utah this year while getting 3 of their 4 toughest conference games at home(Stanford, ASU, & UCLA at home with Oregon on the road).

    Remaining games not mentioned:

    @ Arizona
    vs. Oregon State
    @ Washington State

    Petersen should be able to roll out of bed and get 6 wins with this schedule, and could easily get the Huskies to 10-3 or 11-2 in the regular season.

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    Looks like I was right . . . USA Today ranks Utah #66 in their College Football Countdown.

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-30 09:30:29

    USA Today Countdown

    Utah ranked #66, just ahead of Minnesota and right behind North Texas.

    Colorado is the only Utah opponent that has been ranked so far.

    Pac-12 teams ranked so far:

    #116- California
    #101- Colorado
    #66-- Utah

    MWC teams ranked so far:

    #123- Hawaii
    #111- UNLV
    #110- New Mexico
    #103- Wyoming
    #102- Air Force
    #82-- Nevada
    #76-- San Jose State
    #73-- Colorado State

    Other P5 teams ranked so far:

    #112- Kansas
    #108- Purdue
    #105- Wake Forest
    #104- Ken+ucky
    #99-- Iowa State
    #98-- Rutgers
    #95-- Virginia
    #89-- Arkansas
    #88-- NC State
    #84-- Illinois
    #81-- Boston College
    #78-- West Virginia
    #75-- Syracuse
    #74-- Vanderbilt
    #69-- Indiana
    #68-- Tennessee
    #67-- Minnesota

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    Following the USA Today College Football Countdown pre-season rankings; looks like Utah might be up next tomorrow at #66

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-27 15:49:37

    Today is #67 Minnesota with a clue for tomorrow's team.

    UP NEXT:

    Who's No. 66? This program hasn't suffered three losing seasons in a row since 1975-77.


    The last time Utah had 3 consecutive losing seasons was 1975-77 and was also the last time they had 4 consecutive losing seasons(1974-77.

    1973: 7-5
    -------------
    1974: 1-10
    1975: 1-10
    1976: 3-8
    1977: 3-8

    -------------
    1978: 8-3

    Here's hoping we don't see history repeat itself.

    USA Today Countdown

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    Future Pac-12 Non-conference Scheduling

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-26 13:10:08

    Looking at future Pac-12 schedules from 2014 and beyond, I wanted to see how many non-conference P5 games each team had scheduled. The results are listed below in order.

    USC - 15
    Stanford - 14
    UCLA - 13
    Oregon - 9
    ASU - 8
    Colorado - 7
    Washington - 5
    Washington State - 4
    Cal - 3
    Arizona - 2
    Oregon State - 2
    Utah - 2

    Some notes:

    - USC & Stanford have more partly due to their annual games with Notre Dame, however they both have an additional P5 game scheduled most years.

    - In Utah's defense, some teams have games scheduled all the way out to 2025 while Utah doesn't have anything scheduled beyond BYU in 2018.

    If we as fans hope to see a variety of games against other P5 conference teams, something is going to have to change regarding our scheduling philosophy.

    We could . . .

    . . . drop BYU and/or Utah State from the schedule, something many here are in favor of, but not myself. By only playing Utah State it would make it easier to play a Michigan type team, however, only playing BYU will likely prevent us from playing a P5 team because Chris Hill considers them an 'A' type game for scheduling purposes. Dropping both would obviously make it easy to schedule a G5 and a P5 that fits Hill's A, B, C scheduling model, but we won't be dropping both for more than a single season anytime soon.

    . . . stop playing FCS teams and schedule 'up' but that seems unlikely given that we have found bowl eligibility tough to come by in the Pac-12 and we have scheduled an FCS team 8 out of 12 seasons from 2006-2017, including 3 of the next 4.

    . . . the Pac-12 could drop to 8 conference games which would open up an additional slot to play an ACC, SEC, BigXII, B1G team while filling out the rest of the schedule with BYU, Utah State, and an FCS team or some other low level G5 team.

    I know, it's very unlikely that the Pac-12 would drop to 8 games, but I think it is just as unlikely that Utah will drop both BYU & Utah State from the schedule for longer than a year or two. Aside from 2014, we will probably always play one of them, and BYU will be the one we play more often.

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    Utah game makes ESPN Top 25 Games from 2013

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-26 09:25:23

    Utah vs. Oregon State checks in at #16 on ESPN's countdown of Top 25 games they will be replaying next month. The Utah/OSU game won't be re-aired though, I'm assuming because ESPN doesn't have the rights to the game.

    #16: Utah vs. Oregon State

    I'm surprised Utah's upset over Stanford didn't make the list. It was an entertaining game from start to finish, came down to the final play, and was an enormous upset.

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    USA Today college football countdown rankings have 6 byu opponents ranked 70 or worse. And that doesn't include FCS Savannah State.

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-24 16:16:42

    116 - Cal
    111 - UNLV
    95 - Virginia
    93 - UConn
    82 - Nevada
    70 - Middle Tennessee State

    Utah has only 1 opponent ranked so far, #101 - Colorado.

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    Ethics of job hunting:

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-19 14:23:38

    Is it okay to continue searching for a "better" job after accepting a job?

    Assume the following: The job that has been accepted is in your field, but isn't exactly what you were looking for, and it doesn't start for several weeks. Also, any other job offer would have a similar start date.

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    Pac-12 Blog: Best wins of the last 4 years(3 for Utah & Colorado)

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-18 14:11:51

    Pac-12 Blog

    My list would be:

    1. 2013 vs. Stanford - Stunning upset over a top 5 team and easily our best Pac-12 win since joining the conference.

    2. 2011 @ BYU - First meeting as Pac-12/Independent. Utah went on the road and absolutely crushed what ended up being a ranked, 10 win BYU team, 54-10.

    3. 2011 vs. Georgia Tech - Sun Bowl OT victory over an 8-5 ACC opponent in our first year as a member of the Pac-12 and was one of the conferences 2 bowl victories that year.

    4. 2013 vs. Utah State - Beat a 9 win Aggie team that won the Mountain Division in the MWC and beat Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl.

    T5. 2011 @ Pitt - Big East team that went to BBVA Compass bowl. Finished 6-7.

    T5. 2011 vs. UCLA - Represented the South Division in the Pac-12 championship and went to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Finished 6-8.

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    No surprise to see Utah on this list.

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-15 11:43:08

    Most winning opponents on schedule

    One of the only 2 programs we face that had a losing record last year still went to a bowl game(WSU)

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    Pac-12: 8 game conference schedule

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-11 11:26:45

    With the ACC looking to schedule non-conference games against opposite division ACC teams not on their conference schedule in a given year, it got me wondering if the Pac-12 might consider doing the same and move to an 8 game schedule.

    One of the main reasons the Pac-12 plays 9 conference games is to allow the 4 California schools to play each other every single year despite North/South scheduling rotations. Unfortunately, this 9 game model is giving the Pac-12 six guaranteed losses that the SEC & ACC don't have.

    If the Pac-12 went to an 8 game model and allowed USC, UCLA, Cal, and Stanford to play each other in non-conference games in years they don't play conference games against each other, that would cut the conferences extra guaranteed losses while still allowing those schools to maintain their rivalries.

    It would also give the rest of the conference more flexibility in scheduling non-conference games. This particularly helps Utah who, like it or not, is going to be committing 1 or 2 non-con games to BYU & Utah State nearly every year.

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    I did not expect to see Utah on this list . . .

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-09 14:20:51

    Longest P5 Scheduling Droughts

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    Predictions for this season . . .

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-09 12:55:20

    I was typing out reasons why I think Utah will win or lose each game, but then I decided "Ain't nobody got time to read all that $#!+" so I just went with my picks.

    vs. Idaho State Win

    vs. Fresno State Win

    BYE

    @ Michigan Win

    vs. Washington State Win

    @ UCLA Loss

    BYE

    @ Oregon State Win

    vs. USC Win

    @ Arizona State Win

    vs. Oregon Loss

    @ Stanford Loss

    vs. Arizona Win

    @ Colorado Win

    9-3 regular season

    Cue the "I'll have some of what you are smoking" posts. I'm admittedly optimistic, but I don't think it is without reason. Over the last 3 seasons there have been 12 games that were right there for the taking, but for one reason or another Utah just couldn't make the key play when they needed to most. I believe that changes this year and Utah has a break out year in the Pac-12.

    The 12 games if you were wondering:

    2011 - USC, ASU, UC

    2012 - USU, UCLA, OSU, UA

    2013 - OSU, UCLA, UA, ASU, WSU

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    Utah has a top 10 schedule in 2014

    by UteThunder
    2014-06-06 10:33:01

    Tough Road Ahead

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    BYU would still get around it, even if the LDS leadership told everyone to stop.
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    Rebuttal to SeaTac regarding Wilson's 6 INTs against UCLA
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    Sorry, SeaTac, you are wrong and the video proves it.
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    Wilson was 6/21 for 121 yards that game and you think he could throw just fine?
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    Actually, aTm got caught in a bit of a scheduling bind when they went to the SEC in 2012.
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    And the fact that they are hoping he gets fired is very strong evidence that he should be kept around.
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    Team #3 in my countdown to the start of Fall Camp.
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    And my mother is the Queen of England.
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    Close. It is your mother's head board.
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    Not with the provision that all 7-5 teams must be off the board before 6-6 teams can be selected for a bowl. There is a chance a 6-6 Utah team could be left home for bowl season.
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    Not to mention, at 6-6, there is a chance we would miss out on going to a bowl game. And even if we did get a bowl bid, if we lose, we drop to 6-7 and talk turns to it being 3 straight losing seasons and KW is firmly on the hot seat if not fired.
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    I still disagree. Fans, media, & recruits all like shiny things and 7-5 is shinier than 6-6.
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    I guess if they can't get into the BigXII they will just try to join Region VII.
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    High center of gravity makes him easier to tackle.
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    RE: National Championships
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    When I say we need to be competitive, I am talking about wins & losses, not margin of defeat.
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    I love being in the Pac-12 and never want to go back to the MWC. But, to borrow a line from someone else on here: "It is no longer an honor and privilege to lose week in and week out to USC, UCLA, ASU, etc." We need to start winning more often . . .
    (3 days ago, 6 stars)

    I've heard Kareem has a reputation for being that way most of the time.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    7-5 could mean multiple wins over a ranked team, too.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    There is only one correct answer on the poll.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    I'm guessing Oregon, Stanford, & UCLA will all be top 10; ASU & USC will check in between 11 to 25; Washington & Michigan will be 26 to 40; Arizona will be 35 to 50. And yes, I realize we don't play UW this year.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    Another Utah opponent checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - This time it is Fresno State
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm sure the local guys will take the opportunity to ask them about not playing BYU this year.
    (3 days ago, 10 stars)

    Home vs Road is why I went the way I did regarding Cal & Oregon State. Plus, I think Cal is going to be much better than the 1-11 team whose only win came against Portland State a year ago.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    14 day team prediction countdown
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    But replace the label with one from a Martinelli's Sparkling Apple cider bottle first.
    (4 days ago, 2 stars)

    Roscoe love him Longy time.
    (4 days ago, 6 stars)

    They're too cheap to buy new gear. They would just turn their $5 vivint sponsored t-shirts inside out and become Aggies.
    (4 days ago, 2 stars)

    No, I don't.
    (4 days ago, 1 stars)

    Ok, I'm in favor of that part of the plan.
    (4 days ago, 1 stars)

    They would be competing with the NBA, NCAA basketball, & MLB.
    (4 days ago, 1 stars)

    BYU's pride won't allow them to be so distinctly separated from Utah.
    (4 days ago, 4 stars)

    June Jones is an idiot.
    (4 days ago, 2 stars)

    If true, it confirms what I've suspected for a few years now. After spending several years repairing their image that was ruined by Crowton's recruits, they are relaxing their punishments for athlete HC violations in the name of winning.
    (4 days ago, 2 stars)

    This is the scene that plays in my head every time I wonder why Andre and Damian don't get the coverage from the local media Jimmer has gotten.
    (6 days ago, 1 stars)

    Person with special needs!
    (6 days ago, 2 stars)

    I'm inclined to agree with OCgreg, and I voted for Obama the first time around.
    (6 days ago, 1 stars)

    Utah appears to have quietly added a game to a future schedule.
    (6 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm not sure I follow, but it was a 4x100 - not a 4x400, and Thomas has a head start on Clay and yet KC still pulls ahead and beats him soundly.
    (6 days ago, 0 stars)

    He transferred here from Oklahoma! Okla-freakin-homa!!! What else does anyone need to see? ;)
    (6 days ago, 3 stars)

    Now you have to be on trade watch . . . ;)
    (6 days ago, 0 stars)

    Another Utah opponent checks in on the USA Today College Football Pre-Season Rankings Countdown - Oregon State
    (6 days ago, 2 stars)

    Link: Kaelin Clay tweets out a video of him beating DeAnthony Thomas in a race.
    (7 days ago, 16 stars)

    Yes, they have established guidelines they follow.
    (7 days ago, 1 stars)

    USA Today Ranks all conferences.
    (8 days ago, 4 stars)

    Wow. So Liz Abel and whoever runs the University of Utah twitter account intentionally mislead Ute fans to believe the real things wouldn't be as bad as what was posted earlier today? That's bush league.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    Obligatory "That's what she said!"
    (8 days ago, 1 stars)

    Had a thought on the new jerseys.
    (8 days ago, 1 stars)

    Hard boiled eggs.
    (8 days ago, 7 stars)

    She didn't say "fruits" . . . ;)
    (8 days ago, 3 stars)

    On a roll out, until the QB winds up to throw, he is fair game. I suppose he could still be fair game even when throwing in that scenario because he wouldn't be in a "passing posture" as he would be throwing on the run.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    Key phrase: "offensive player in a passing posture" - If the QB is scrambling he isn't in a passing posture and won't be protected by the rule. If he is standing in the pocket looking to pass or is in his throwing motion he will be protected.
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    BYU has already addressed this.
    (8 days ago, 8 stars)

    What does Orcs mean?
    (8 days ago, 0 stars)

    So we're now the University of Utah Jazz circa late 90s?
    (8 days ago, 4 stars)

    As many posters here who served missionaries have said, it took a few days or weeks for them to shake their mission mentality.
    (9 days ago, 5 stars)

    Assuming the story is true, I know, a huge stretch but stick with me for a second. Assuming it is true, maybe they could take a lesson from the GA who was a grownup & wasn't bothered by the naughty words.
    (9 days ago, 1 stars)

    Matthew Piper tweeted that HL's meeting with Whittingham has been postponed to an unknown date/time.
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    Get a load of this jerk off. Even though the info regarding suspensions & transfers is coming from the same people, he scoffs at the negative and laps up the positive. Some how these people's sources are only credible with half their info.
    (9 days ago, 6 stars)

    This is the point I was making. They knew it was illegal. But they felt it was fine for them to do it anyway.
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    I get the feeling Swallow and Shurtleff truly believe what they did isn't wrong.
    (9 days ago, 1 stars)

    To a certain extent, yes, he can.
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    I doubt we will see a headdress helmet design. I remember seeing a report stating the tribe approached Utah with an idea for a headdress helmet design and the university shot it down. Maybe with the renewed agreement between the two, that has changed
    (9 days ago, 0 stars)

    I like this recruiting strategy.
    (9 days ago, 3 stars)

    Nice diagram. Made the incident you described much clearer in my mind.
    (9 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yes he did, but Bronco said at the time he was aware of Williams' arrest, it had been dealt with and Williams is in good standing with the program. So I doubt this latest stuff is related to that.
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    According to the posts I was reading . . .
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: In other words they have a built in excuse for all of their losses this year? So nothing has changed.
    (10 days ago, 3 stars)

    Visited CB tonight. According to a few posters over there, BYU suspensions on the horizon. Key players. Possibly for multiple games. Posts are too vague to get anything more than that. Fun stuff, though. :)
    (10 days ago, 5 stars)

    There are similar rules for Peace Corps & military service.
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    Title IX is a red herring.
    (10 days ago, 2 stars)

    Was curious who had a better home schedule. Utah State or BYU?
    (10 days ago, 8 stars)

    Could be that. I fear we are in for a major change and possibly one most fans won't like.
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    I thought basketball got their new uniforms last year?
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    I agree it is unlikely, however, he has spent the last 3 years practicing at Oklahoma. I would imagine he is better than an incoming Freshman like Isom.
    (10 days ago, 0 stars)

    I agree, but with one caveat: If Kendal Thompson steps on campus and is clearly better than TW, not just slightly better, but night & day better than TW, then KT will be named the starter.
    (10 days ago, 2 stars)

    The closer we get to the season, the more I'm starting to think UCLA may take a step back rather than a step forward.
    (10 days ago, 2 stars)

    Ha! What a dumbass.
    (10 days ago, 4 stars)

    You are correct. New B-Ball uniforms last year, new Football uniforms this year. I don't know when we can expect to get a look at them other than the season opener.
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    MJ wasn't put back in the game because Indiana cut the lead to 21. He was put back in because he was a few yards away from breaking the single game rushing record at Utah.
    (12 days ago, 1 stars)

    Of course Utah teams 4+ years ago expected to win on the road. We were playing MWC teams.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    This shouldn't surprise anyone. With KW being so willing(desperate even?) to bring A-Rod back both times he has left, it's obvious he is a good coach/recruiter.
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    RE: If I understand correctly Coach Whitt has 2 years left on the contract...
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Assuming the investigation is still on going, I'm surprised bits and pieces haven't leaked out here and there.
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    So whatever happened with the NCAA violations/investigation? Were byu fans right and it was just socks(and other minor stuff)? Or is it far from over yet and there will be much more to come?
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

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