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    The curse of Max Hall is real. And it is alive and well.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-12 19:29:02

    With our latest win over BYU, I decided it was time to dust off this post of mine from 2013 and update it a little bit. Updates are in bold.

    Since November 2009, when Max Hall went on his hate-filled rant . . .

    - BYU landed the #1 QB recruit in the nation only to run him out of town.

    - The Pac-12 invited Utah & Colorado.

    - BYU's plan to join the WAC blew up in their face.

    - Harvey Unga missed his senior season due to an honor code violation.

    - BYU got crushed by Utah State in Logan prompting the firing of their DC.

    - Brandon Burton blocks the game winning FG attempt in the final MWC matchup between Utah & BYU.

    - BYU fired arguably the best OC they've ever had, replacing Anae with Doman.

    - Utah crushed BYU 54-10 in the first non-conference meeting between the two.

    - Riley Nelson transferred to BYU and became their starting QB.

    - Big XII talks with BYU break down. Big XII officials call BYU "a real piece of work" and move on to TCU & West Virginia.

    - Big East comes to the same conclusion as the Big XII.

    - Utah beat BYU 3 times in one night.

    - Scheduling difficulties: A seemingly endless stream of 2-for-1s and 1-and-dones. While Utah gets a home-and-home from Michigan in addition to the perpetual home-and-homes that comes with Pac-12 membership.

    - Rivalry game took a two year break. Utah's decision.

    - BYU is no longer getting 3-for-1 or 2-for-1 from Utah State. Now they play the Aggies on equal terms.

    - BYU fires their new "best OC ever!" and brings back the other guy who had become stale and predictable. The only difference now is that he will be stale and predictable at a much faster pace.

    - Taysom Hill transfered to BYU and became their starting QB.

    - Utah beat BYU 20-13 in Kyle Van Noy's "Super Bowl".

    - Utah State stomped BYU in Provo using a LB as a RB.

    - The Memphis Brawl exposed BYU for the dirty punks they truly are.

    - Utah has regained control of the basketball series, winning 3 in a row followed by the cancellation of a game in Provo.

    - Jamaal Williams missed an entire season for “undisclosed honor code violations”.

    - Utah beat BYU in the Vegas Bowl, a match-up they begged for but that Utah did not want at all.

    - One of the best coaching staffs they’ve ever had left for Virginia and was replaced by a bunch of Uncle Ricos with little to no coaching experience.

    - LGBT and Title IX issues related to their precious honor code are likely going to keep them out of the BigXII during this round of expansion.

    - Utah beat BYU 20-19, stuffing their hero, super-senior Taysom Hill, on a 2 pt attempt. And Utah gifted them 6 turnovers!

    - 6 straight losses to Utah.

    Max Hall lied. The curse is real. Get used to it Cougar fans, things are only going to get worse for BYU.

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    Utah still not ranked, picked up votes in one poll, lost votes in the other.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-11 15:24:30

    AP - Utah moved from 4th among others receiving votes with 43 points to a tie for 1st with 62 points.

    Coaches - Utah remains 3rd among others receiving votes, however, our point total has dropped from 61 last week to 52 this week.

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    Have you guys seen this?!?! (link)

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-10 21:30:48

    So glad we won!

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    Reasons to be confident and causes for concern.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-07 20:55:26

    Causes for concern:

    1. QB experience - BYU has a 26 year old QB with a lot more D1 experience than Williams. If the game is tight, this could be tough to overcome.

    2. RB play - BYU's RB is really good, better than Joe Williams IMO. If he gets going, BYU will just run clock to play keep away and hope they can win a low scoring game like they did against UA.

    3. Lack of game film - Our coaches only have one actual game of film to go off of. They are pretty much guessing at what to expect. The element of surprise could be difficult to overcome.

    Reasons to be confident:

    1. Defensive talent and experience - Our defense is pretty damned talented and aside from our LBs, they have a ton of experience.

    2. QB play - I'm not sure how good Troy Williams is, but he looked like he could be better than Wilson. Having a competent passing game could turn what has been a "too close for comfort" type game most years into a blowout.

    3. Coaching experience - Our coaches have been working together and coaching these players for years. BYU's coaches have been working together and coaching their players for less than a year.

    4. Home field advantage - RES is going to be rocking.

    5. Hill has lost a step - This doesn't make him one-dimensional, but he seems like less of a dual threat than before. If we don't have to commit one of our defenders to spying him for the whole game, our defense will be that much better.

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    Sitake and Tuiaki's familiarity with our program not as much of a factor as BYU fans would like to believe.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-06 19:00:12

    They left the program after the 2014 season, the same time that Dave Christensen left. We have new Co-OCs(A-Rod and Harding) and have replaced our DC twice since they left(Pease and Scalley). We also have new position coaches in Powell, Ena, and Holliday. And though it has been less than two years since they left, there has been a lot of roster turn over since they were with our program. Obviously all of the seniors who were on the team in 2014 are now gone as well as nearly every junior. In total, approximately one third of our roster is new.

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    24-0 over SUU didn't impress voters. Utes lose votes in both polls.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-06 12:45:45

    AP - we went from 3rd among others receiving votes to 4th and our point total dropped from 74 to 43.

    Coaches - we remain at 3rd among others receiving votes but our point total dropped from 73 to 61.

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    As week 1 winds to a close with Ole Miss vs Florida State tonight, here are the week 2 games that will have my interest in addition to Utah vs BYU.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-05 14:33:44

    Utah State @ USC - The Aggies did what they were supposed to against Weber State and USC looked very vulnerable against Bama. I doubt USU can pull the upset, but I think there is more of a possibility now than I did a week ago.

    Arkansas @ TCU - Big matchup between SEC & BigXII teams. I root for the Razorbacks as a secondary team and I have admired TCU's program ever since we were in the MWC with them.

    Texas Tech @ Arizona State - If Graham can get his offense revved up, this could be a real shootout.

    Washington State @ Boise State - There is little doubt the Cougars were looking ahead to this game when they lost to E. Washington and you know the Broncos have had this game circled all summer. Should be exciting.

    Cal @ San Diego State - Cal took care of Hawaii but they will get a real test in the Aztecs.

    UNLV @ UCLA - How do the Bruins recover from the tough loss at aTm? The Rebels should be just what the doctor ordered.

    Virginia @ Oregon - Virginia lost to Richmond and Oregon didn't exactly look like "Oregon" against UC Davis.

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    LSU's Josh Boutte suspended one game for cheap hit at end of Wisconsin game. Just right? Or not enough?

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-05 11:03:04

    If he truly thought the play was still live, then I think it is enough. If he didn't, and based on his reaction after the hit I don't think he did truly believe the play was live, then it isn't enough. Should be 3 games minimum.

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    Re-watched the SUU game. Some thoughts and observations.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-05 10:36:49

    We were much more basic on defense than I had previously thought, which is good. But, we went with 5 D-linemen quite a bit and still couldn't put a lot of pressure on their QB. Also, our tackling was not very good. Williams will have a career day against us if we tackle the same way against BYU.

    The OL was about as bad as I had thought they were initially, both in the pass and the run. Several of TW's passes were designed to be quick throws and he still had pressure getting to him just as he released the ball. Considering it was an FCS opponent, there were too many times where our RB was being hit at the line of scrimmage. If both of these things aren't dramatically improved this week, we will be seeing a lot of Wishnowsky.

    Williams ran very hesitantly throughout much of the game and still had a good ypc. If he is hesitant this week, we will struggle big time. McCormick was good, but I don't think he can carry the load.

    I'm hoping our struggles can be explained by us overlooking SUU just a bit. If not, this could be a rough game Saturday.

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    More numbers on Whittingham teams.

    by UteThunder
    2016-09-04 22:28:00

    Whittingham is 8-3 in week 2 games.

    Whittingham is 7-1 in week 2 games played at home.

    Whittingham is 3-0 in games played against BYU in the month of September.

    Whittingham is 5-0 in *notable games against BYU.

    Notable games:
    2005 First game against BYU and Bronco Mendenhall.
    2008 Matchup of highest ranked teams - #7 Utah vs #14 BYU.
    2010 Final game for Utah and BYU as members of MWC.
    2011 First game for Utah as Pac-12 member and BYU as independent.
    2015 First matchup in a bowl game and last time facing a Mendenhall led BYU team.

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    Aggies and Cougars sign a home and home.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-30 18:31:48

    The Cougars will play in Logan in 2020 and the Aggies will visit Pullman in 2021.

    Good for the Aggies, but I don't like this. If other Pac-12 teams give the Aggies home-and-homes, it makes it that much harder to ask for lopsided deals when we schedule them in the future.

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    Brett McMurphy tweeted out a quote from WVU coach Dana Holgorsen advocating for P5 teams to play only other P5 teams in non-league games. I was curious if he puts his money where his mouth is, so I looked up their future schedules.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-29 20:07:51

    Gotta say, I am impressed.

    In addition to their 9 BigXII games, they also play the following P5s in future seasons.

    2016 Missouri
    2017 Virginia Tech
    2018 Tennessee, NC State
    2019 Missouri, NC State
    2020 Maryland
    2021 Maryland, Virginia Tech
    2022 Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech
    2023 Penn State, Pittsburgh
    2024 Penn State, Pittsburgh
    2025 Pittsburgh

    That gives them 11 P5s in 6 of the next 10 seasons. And they still have one opening each year from 2018 to 2024, two openings in 2025.

    I can't imagine they will fill those remaining spots with P5s though I suppose they might with Holgorsen's comment, but good on them for making the move to schedule more P5s and fewer G5/FCS teams.

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    Season predictions for Utah, BYU, and Utah State

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-28 10:34:14

    Utah

    W vs SUU
    W vs BYU
    W @ San Jose State
    W vs USC
    W @ California
    W vs Arizona
    W @ Oregon State
    L @ UCLA
    W vs Washington
    W @ Arizona State
    W vs Oregon
    W @ Colorado

    Record 11-1(8-1)


    BYU

    W @ Arizona
    L @ Utah
    W vs UCLA
    L @ West Virginia
    W vs Toledo
    L @ Michigan State
    W vs Mississippi State
    L @ Boise State
    W @ Cincinnati
    W vs SUU
    W vs UMass
    W vs Utah State

    Record 8-4

    Utah State

    W vs Weber State
    L @ USC
    W vs Arkansas State
    W vs Air Force
    L @ Boise State
    W @ Colorado State
    W vs Fresno State
    L vs San Diego State
    W @ Wyoming
    W vs New Mexico
    W @ Nevada
    L @ BYU

    Record 8-4(6-2)

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    Week 1 games that will be receiving my attention.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-21 10:55:30

    I will be keeping an eye on all Pac-12 games, but I've only listed the ones I will attempt to watch all, or part of, plus a bunch of other games I find interesting.

    Fri. August 26th
    Hawaii vs Cal in Australia - Pac-12 team and it is the first game of the year.

    Thur. September 1st
    SUU @ Utah - Can't wait to see our new QB.
    Weber State @ Utah State - I almost always take an interest in the Aggies.
    Oregon State @ Minnesota - I am interested to see the improvement Gary's team has made.

    Fri. September 2nd
    Colorado State vs Colorado - Opening week rivalry game.
    Kansas State @ #8 Stanford - How good are the Cardinal this year?

    Sat. September 3rd
    #3 Oklahoma vs #15 Houston - Top 15 matchup.
    Rutgers @ #14 Washington - Solid opener for the Huskies.
    #16 UCLA @ Texas A&M - Big opener for the Bruins.
    #18 Georgia vs #22 North Carolina - Top 25 matchup.
    #20 USC vs #1 Alabama - Huge opener for the Trojans.
    #2 Clemson @ Auburn - Should be a good game.
    Arizona vs BYU - How good are these two future opponents.

    Sun. September 4th
    #10 Notre Dame @ Texas - It's Texas and Notre Dame.

    Mon. September 5th
    #11 Ole Miss vs #4 Florida State - Top 15 matchup.

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    AP Top 25 Poll came out this morning.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-21 09:17:06

    AP Top 25

    Utah is 3rd among others receiving votes, so basically #28.

    Other notables:

    #8 Stanford
    #13 TCU
    #14 Washington
    #16 UCLA
    #20 USC
    #24 Oregon
    #28 Utah
    #29 Washington State
    #30 Boise State

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    Memo to BYU fans regarding Honor Code and LGBT:

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-16 17:08:41

    Ok BYU fans, if you claim that BYU is not discriminatory to LGBT, then try this little exercise.

    Take whatever reason or argument you would typically make about why BYU is not discriminatory towards LGBT, and insert African American/Black in place of LGBT. Then tell us how BYU's honor code isn't discriminatory.

    "It's our religious belief, being [African American] is a sin."

    "It's ok to be [black] at BYU, [blacks] just aren't allowed to kiss, hug, or hold hands with other [black] people. [Blacks] aren't allowed to be married to other [blacks] while at BYU."

    "If [African American] people don't want to live by our rules, then [African American] people shouldn't come to BYU."

    I really can't believe they try to defend their policies regarding LGBT as being non-discriminatory. Certainly, as a private institution, it is their right to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. But, it is absolutely asinine to try and claim BYU doesn't discriminate and it is equally asinine to expect others to tolerate BYU's discrimination.

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    With football season quickly approaching, does anyone have a way for me to watch Fox 13 without switching providers?

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-14 14:34:48

    I have Dish Network and they dropped Fox 13 back in early June. At this point, I'm thinking both sides think they can use viewer demand for football as the impetus to get the other side to cave on negotiations. The problem is, if both sides are thinking that way, then neither side is going to cave and I am going to miss out on a lot of NFL and college football.

    Any suggestions?

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    Who says the BigXII doesn't have any decent options for expansion? They have a list of several schools who have a history of being in what amounts to a P5 conference.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-14 13:59:05

    BigXII candidate schools with a history of being in what amounts to a P5 conference.

    Central Florida - AAC 1 year

    South Florida - Big East 8 years, AAC 1 year

    Cincinnati - Big East 8 years, AAC 1 year

    Connecticut - Big East 9 years, AAC 1 year

    Houston - AAC 1 year, SWC 20 years

    Memphis - AAC 1 year

    SMU - AAC 1 year, SWC 78 years

    Temple - Big East 15 years, AAC 1 year

    Tulane - SEC 34 years

    Note: The AAC, formerly the Big East, retained the Big East's AQ status during the 2013-14 football season.

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    PSA: There is going to be a huge meteor shower tonight.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 21:54:50

    Shooting Stars

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    More Utah football scheduling news: Southern Utah added to 2022 schedule.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 13:18:59

    2022 Utah Non-Conference Schedule:

    9/10 - vs Southern Utah
    9/17 - vs San Diego State

    There goes my theory from earlier today that Oregon moved their game with BYU to make an opening in the Cougar's schedule to play Utah on 9/10/22.

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    Spoke with a former BYU player.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 13:02:18

    He is from the Lavell Edwards era and was a starter.

    Asked his thoughts on BigXII expansion. He thinks it is over as far as BYU is concerned and they aren't getting in. Doesn't see anyway BYU gets in with how things have unfolded since the BigXII meetings.

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    Utah Football Scheduling

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-11 10:04:46

    Get ready for an announcement of an extension to the Utah/BYU series.

    Oregon moved a scheduled game with BYU in 2022 back a week creating an opening on BYU's schedule that matches with an opening on Utah's schedule.

    Maybe it's not related, but I'm guessing it is.

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    Oh, the irony! There are few things more amusing than watching BYU fans try to accuse other groups of bigotry. :D

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-08 18:42:11

    Newsflash BYU fans: LGBT groups aren't against you for being Mormon. They are against you because you, your university, and your religion have a history of being bigoted against blacks, gays, and women.

    If you want tolerance from LGBT, then you need to be tolerant towards them. You can't expect others to be tolerant towards you when you are intolerant towards them.

    LGBT is simply fighting fire with fire.

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    For your viewing pleasure, video from the first day of fall camp.

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-05 10:08:57

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    Time and time again, people around here say things like "if we just average (insert ridiculously low number here) yards per game, we will win the division/conference."

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-02 12:25:09

    We will not win the Pac-12 without a significant increase in offensive production

    Folks, in our best season(2015), we averaged 386 total yards/game and 30 points/game in Pac-12 play. Averaging those same numbers or LESS is not going to result in us winning the division/conference.

    A little while ago I posted a write up comparing the North/South division winners and their total offensive production. The lowest was last year with USC at 406 yards/game and 32 points/game. The typical division winners averaged 450+ yards/game and scored 35+ points/game.

    We will not win the division with 200-250 yards passing unless that is accompanied by 200-250 yards rushing.

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    Stat of the day . . .

    by UteThunder
    2016-08-01 19:42:16

    The last time Utah had a Juco transfer at QB, a highly regarded freshman QB who graduated early to come in for Spring ball, and Aaron Roderick as a Co-OC . . .

    Utah passed for 2980 yards, 19 TDs, 9 INTs and won 10 games.

    The following season, the trio put up 3069 passing yards, 24 passing TDs, 12 INTs, and 10 more wins.

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    Did you know . . . ?

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-31 18:13:47



    Arkansas, Alabama, and Ole Miss purposely refuse to play non-P5 in-state opponents.



    Arkansas has never played Arkansas State or FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    Alabama has never played South Alabama, Troy State, or UAB. They have also never played FCS teams Alabama A&M, Alabama State, or Jacksonville State, and have not played Samford since 1944.

    Ole Miss has not played Southern Mississippi since 1984 and has only played them 24 times dating back to 1913. They have also never played FCS teams Alcorn State, Jackson State, or Mississippi Valley State.

    Who knew state schools could do such a thing?

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    Cal and Hawaii kick off the football season one month from today.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-27 14:50:02

    Side Note: What the hell was Hawaii thinking when they scheduled the first two weeks of the season? They fly 5,071 miles to play Cal in Sydney, Australia in the opener. Then have to fly 4,442 miles to play at Michigan the very next week. That is 19,026 miles round trip for the two games. For context, Utah plays 6 road games this year and will travel a grand total of 8,290 miles round trip.

    At least Cal had the good sense to schedule a bye after the Hawaii game and then they only have to travel to San Diego State the week after that.

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    Heard an interview on 1320 with an Austin reporter while driving this evening.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-26 19:21:19

    I've gone back and forth on whether BYU is going to get invited to the BigXII because they have a lot of positives, but they have a lot of negatives as well.

    After hearing this Austin reporter, I am leaning heavily towards believing BYU does not get invited to the BigXII, and it is for two reasons.

    1) He mentioned that any team receiving an invite will have to be approved by at least 8 votes: I'm not sure BYU has the votes. It seems like WVU would vote against adding BYU considering their motivation for expansion is to make themselves less geographically isolated. Adding BYU does nothing to help that. And if Texas & TX-Tech are really pushing for Houston, they would probably be willing to give up any Western expansion to get UH into the league, which means they would likely endorse whatever Eastern candidates are proposed. If that is the case, then that is 3 votes against adding BYU. Obviously, if they expanded by 4 teams this could all become moot as WVU could get 1 or 2 travel partners, Texas could get Houston, and there would still be room to add BYU. But then he said this next part.

    2) There are schools in the BigXII who don't want to add "another Texas": He went on to explain that what he meant by 'another Texas' was a school with an ego like what Texas has. This is where things could get dicey for BYU even if the BigXII expanded by 4. If even just 3 BigXII presidents view BYU as being a high-maintenance school with a huge ego(which BYU definitely is), they won't have the votes to get in even as a 3rd or 4th option.

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    While I am hoping BYU doesn't get into the BigXII, there are a few reasons I wouldn't mind it.

    by UteThunder
    2016-07-22 13:06:59

    1. The BigXII would not let BYU's dirty play go unpunished. They would no longer be able to handle things "internally" when one of their players throws a punch or leads with their head.

    2. Stabilization of the BigXII can help prevent the formation of super-conferences. This is more of a general concept, as the BigXII doesn't necessarily get stabilized by adding BYU. In fact, whatever stabilization they can accomplish by expanding will happen regardless of which G5 teams they choose. So whether it is Houston and Cincinnati or BYU and Memphis, the resulting stabilization will be the same.

    3. BYU in the BigXII basically guarantees that BYU will never be in the Pac-12. I know we like to think that is already the case, but with the threat of super-conferences looming there will always be a sliver of a chance that BYU could become an option with the lack of good expansion options in the West.

    4. It will be nice to see BYU finally have to face the week-in and week-out brutality of a P5 schedule. Since going independent, they have never faced more than 3 P5s in a row and have never played more than 6 in a regular season.

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    May I introduce exhibit A . . .
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    You are going to have to give more information than that, otherwise I'm calling B.S. I frequently saw Kalani making the play calls while Whit stood their stoically looking on.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    Went back and checked my recording of the game. The broadcast starts with them in the booth of RES.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    Yep, I cringed every time they called it the Battle of the Brothers. I think they were in the stadium though, on more than one occasion Gus mentioned that the building was shaking from the crowd going nuts.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    While you may have a point, I think you are wrong. The ruling was confirmed via video review, AND THEN Sitake went nuts.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    Here's where I come down on this: Sitake lost his mind when Nacua was ejected for targeting. And he clapped sarcastically when McChesney was ejected on the next play. Clearly he has no problem with the headhunting of his players.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    You're welcome? I feel like I'm missing a joke here . . .
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    College and NFL.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    Utah still not ranked, picked up votes in one poll, lost votes in the other.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    Here's a look at Taysom Hill going against our prevent D all the way up to the 2 point conversion attempt.
    (17 days ago, 2 stars)

    You can't argue with crazy.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    A bad decision from a QB doesn't compare to a ballcarrier being careless with the football.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    While not desirable, it is understandable that a QB will throw INTs on occasion. Throwing the football comes with risks. Fumbling the football is never understandable because there is no risk associated with holding the football.
    (17 days ago, 3 stars)

    Considering we had 6 turnovers(-3 in turnover margin) and still won, we handled BYU just fine. We just need to clean up the turnovers and we will be okay.
    (17 days ago, 2 stars)

    They did, but Hman is saying Hill should have been flagged for taunting prior to entering the endzone. It would have been a 15 yard penalty from the spot of the foul which would have taken away the TD.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    I thought the same thing. On the last drive, there was also a short pass completion in the Redzone and the WR fell down next to the sideline, but in bounds. The refs stopped the clock at :40 as though he made it out of bounds.
    (17 days ago, 3 stars)

    And Boise bats down the final desperation heave. Broncos win 31-28.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    Ha! Boise trying to run the clock out, in FG range and they throw a pick in the endzone. Wazzu has the ball 1st and 10 from the 20, :53 seconds, 1 timeout.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    Kyle Fulks Stat Line: 51 for 65, 455 yards, 4 TDs
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Wazzu pulls within 3 of Boise. Just over 4 minutes left.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm guessing it was that big hit by their LB, Pau'u I think.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Hell no we shouldn't have gone for it. If we go for it there and don't get it, we are all lamenting a loss right now.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think he was too worried about holding on to the football to consider diving.
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    They made at least as many bad/no calls against us as they did for us.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Have you guys seen this?!?! (link)
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    What the hell is up with all of these TV timeouts? This is worse than a NFL game.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Has big stones.
    (18 days ago, 4 stars)

    Let's kick some BYU ass! Go Utes!!!
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    I wouldn't mind being ahead 31-7 at the end of the 3rd quarter. My score prediction is Utah 38 - 10.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    Breaking News on KSL: There is a hostage situation in one of the RES bathrooms right now. A group of Ute fans are holding a family of 12 captive.
    (18 days ago, 7 stars)

    No doubt an out of touch executive came up with this gimmick of an idea and none of his yes-men had the guts to tell him this would be horrible for the fans in attendance.
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    I can believe they spent much of Fall Camp preparing for Utah. Hell, their coaches admitted that they started preparing for Utah on Wednesday before their Arizona game. However, I don't believe they held back against Arizona.
    (18 days ago, 2 stars)

    Our coaches have an equally difficult task, maybe even more difficult, as far as game planning.
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    What father leaves their 7 year old at the urinal by himself in a crowded restroom? Another hint this is a lie: He says this happened during the Urban regime. Urban had been gone for 4 years by the time this game happened.
    (20 days ago, 3 stars)

    Uuuuhh . . . You support BYU's hate but don't understand the hate directed at them for their hate?
    (20 days ago, 3 stars)

    They are so gullible. I bet if someone claimed Ute fans killed a member of their family at the game, the majority of those dolts would believe it.
    (20 days ago, 4 stars)

    I do.
    (20 days ago, 0 stars)

    Before you fall all over yourself talking about the respect P5 conferences have for BYU, just realize that teams like Army & UConn are also considered P5 for scheduling purposes by some P5 conferences.
    (20 days ago, 5 stars)

    I would take Jamaal Williams over Joe Williams in a heartbeat.
    (20 days ago, 0 stars)

    JC experience doesn't compare at all. JC ball is a step below FCS ball. Hill has way more experience at the D1 level.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Never in doubt? Are you crazy?
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    Reasons to be confident and causes for concern.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    I think Gary Andersen and Morgan Scalley would have something to say about that.
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    Interesting. And how accurate is it?
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    What are these predictions based on?
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    Sitake and Tuiaki's familiarity with our program not as much of a factor as BYU fans would like to believe.
    (22 days ago, 1 stars)

    24-0 over SUU didn't impress voters. Utes lose votes in both polls.
    (22 days ago, 1 stars)

    Something doesn't add up here. 13 + 18 = 31 not 33. So he is 31-11 for 73.8%
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    So you have no interest in going to the CFP?
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    I will never understand why coaches start chasing points so early. If Ole Miss had just kicked the PAT after their last TD they would only be down 7. But they failed on the 2 pt conversion and are now down by 8.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    Maybe, but I'm guessing it is due to how far out those games are. I'm guessing more tickets will come available for those games as they get closer.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    And you would be wrong.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    We better beat BYU.
    (23 days ago, 6 stars)

    Lutui had a career ending knee injury in the Spring game. Dielman was moved to C from T in Fall Camp.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    As week 1 winds to a close with Ole Miss vs Florida State tonight, here are the week 2 games that will have my interest in addition to Utah vs BYU.
    (23 days ago, 2 stars)

    The low snaps have me concerned as well. My biggest worry is that Dielman is going to start snapping higher and under pressure he will launch one or two over Troy's head.
    (23 days ago, 2 stars)

    I can't help but think this is a psychological warfare play by Sitake.
    (23 days ago, 2 stars)

    LSU's Josh Boutte suspended one game for cheap hit at end of Wisconsin game. Just right? Or not enough?
    (23 days ago, 2 stars)

    Re-watched the SUU game. Some thoughts and observations.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    We don't need to worry about Red Zone offense because we will be scoring a ton of points on big plays!
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    Yes. It will be Whit's first game against BYU with a coach other than Mendenhall.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    More numbers on Whittingham teams.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: Where are the inaccuracies?
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    We didn't even try to flip him because if we had he would be ineligible this year.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    There are some inaccuracies in your info. See my post below for a complete write-up going back to 2005.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: Can any of you research junkies find out what Whitt's record is on Saturday games following a Thursday game?
    (24 days ago, 3 stars)

    Considering BYU tried to hire Kyle away from us, I don't think so. We'll probably never get the truth on why Kalani went to OSU, but it certainly was not to pave the way for him to go to BYU.
    (24 days ago, 3 stars)

    Doubtful. We struggled to get pressure against SUU.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    Speaking strictly for myself, I saw a defense that did something Utah's defense hasn't been able to do in any of the last 4 seasons: Stop Rich-Rod's offense.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    Several meaning 3 or 4? I agree. In case you missed it, their schedule is nowhere close to as tough as the name recognition suggests with many of their opponents losing or looking less than impressive in week 1.
    (24 days ago, 1 stars)

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