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    Here is the number 1 reason why the offense will never get better under Kyle, even if he fires A-Rod & Harding.

    by UteThunder
    2016-11-27 16:01:38

    Kyle has never let his OCs bring in their own staff.

    Ludwig is the only one who has ever come close to having that luxury, and even he had guys who coached with GA at SUU forced on him.

    When Ludwig left and A-Rod and Schramm were named Co-OCs, their staff was made up of guys who had coached for Ludwig.

    When Chow came in, nearly the entire offensive staff remained in place.

    When Johnson was promoted, it was the same thing.

    When Erickson was brought in, he didn't bring a staff with him(though, as it turns out, he wasn't actually brought in to be OC).

    When Christensen came in, he only brought in Harding.

    When A-Rod and Harding were promoted, again, the staff didn't really change. The changes to their offensive staff that we have seen were made by Kyle, not the Co-OCs.

    When Anae was rumored for the job a few years back, the supposed hang up was that Anae wanted to bring in his own guys but Kyle wouldn't allow it.

    Each OC change has seen 1, maybe 2, new coaches coming in but nobody has had the power to bring in their own guys.

    So, we can hope that Whit fires/demotes A-Rod/Harding, but whoever he brings in will be stuck with the same position coaches we already have. On top of that, Kyle's practice of preventing OCs from bringing in their own guys is going to prevent us from bringing in anyone good.

    There are other reasons our offense won't improve under Kyle, but I believe this is the biggest.

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    Questions for the "keep Harding" crowd.

    by UteThunder
    2016-11-27 09:55:54

    All year, there has been a portion of fans who think Harding is great and we just need to get rid of A-Rod. What are you people basing this opinion on?

    These fans say Harding is an amazing recruiter. Who have we gotten due to Harding recruiting them that we otherwise wouldn't have gotten?

    These fans also say Harding has done great things with the offensive line this year. What has he done to make the line great this year? Williams faces constant pressure in a pocket that collapses faster than broken lawn chair. Our O-line has been decent, but certainly not what I would call great. In fact, they don't seem to be any better than they were last year, they're maybe even slightly worse than they were last year when it comes to pass protection.

    I've not been impressed with Harding one bit and I thought he should have left with his buddy Dave.

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    Sadly, this is the performance I was expecting. Utah has very little to play for and Colorado is playing for the division title. We are deflated and unmotivated. Couple that with our inept offensive scheme and we have a recipe for being blown out.

    by UteThunder
    2016-11-26 19:13:22

    I expect things to get much worse in the second half.

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    Here is one way to look at our coaching staff . . .

    by UteThunder
    2016-11-20 13:41:01

    After joining the Pac-12, Kyle's number one priority was to upgrade the talent and depth on the roster. Why not the coaching staff?

    Roderick has been with Utah since Kyle took over. Other than his buddy Sark offering him to be his WR coach at Washington, has A-Rod ever had another P5 program try to hire him?

    Harding came from Wyoming. Other than his time as a GA at Missouri, all of his experience has been coaching high school and Wyoming. Other than coming to Utah after being fired by Wyoming, has Harding ever had a P5 program try to hire him?

    Scalley has been with the program since 2006. Has a P5 program ever tried to hire him?

    Shah has only been with us since 2012 and was an attorney prior to that. Has any other P5 school ever tried to hire him?

    Ena is in his second year of coaching but his coaching experience is limited to FCS, having coached at Southern Utah and Weber State prior to coming to Utah. Has any other P5 programs ever tried to hire him?

    Powell has only ever coached at Hawaii and Utah. Has any other P5 program ever tried to hire him?

    Fred Whittingham is in his first year of coaching football. Do I even need to ask the question?

    Dennis Erickson and Guy Holliday(4 years at Miss. State) are the only coaches on this staff with P5 coaching experience.

    I'm not saying the coaches suck, but I do wonder . . . If no other P5 teams have interest in these guys, are they P5 caliber?

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    Picnic sites in the canyons: Does anyone have recommendations for where to go up Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons? Do I need to reserve a site?

    by UteThunder
    2016-10-18 19:16:59

    I'm thinking of going up into one of the canyons for a little picnic in the next couple of weeks. We would be looking to have a campfire cookout type deal.

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    Just because you know it is coming . . .

    by UteThunder
    2016-10-16 11:10:58

    For when the office idiot tries to brag about BYU beating a Pac12, B1G, and SEC opponent all in the same season.

    2004 Utah
    BigXII -Texas A&M
    Pac10 - Arizona
    ACC - North Carolina
    Big East - Pittsburgh

    2008 Utah
    B1G - Michigan
    Pac10 - Oregon State
    SEC - Alabama

    2011 Utah
    Big East -Pittsburgh
    Pac12 - Oregon State, Arizona, UCLA, Washington State
    ACC - Georgia Tech

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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


    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)


    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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    And how is making that claim a threat to democracy? It seems that having the election rigged is what would be the threat to democracy.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    Funny thing, Trump's detractors are still mad despite him backing off on the issues that had them so dead set against him in the first place.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    Maybe Kyle views the situation different than we do. Maybe he thinks he has reached his ceiling at Utah and would need to move on if he wants to win a P5 championship or go to the playoff. He could get what Utah is paying him from some other schools.
    (120 days ago, 1 stars)

    Here is the number 1 reason why the offense will never get better under Kyle, even if he fires A-Rod & Harding.
    (120 days ago, 2 stars)

    My prediction: Yes, but it won't be the coaching change many are hoping for. In fact, it will be the one nobody wants to see happen.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    Anyone who would rather see Colorado instead of USC in the Pac-12 title game this year is extremely short-sighted. Especially if you are a Ute fan.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    There's a couple of factors you're not considering.
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    I'm not just saying it now. I was predicting 10-11 wins this year.
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    RE: Harding recruited Garrett Bolles. The #1 JUCO O Lineman in the country and turned him into the #1 run blocker in the country.
    (120 days ago, -1 stars)

    Why do you want to keep him? What has he done that makes you say you want to keep him? Be specific.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm not old enough to recall him, but at this point I would settle for bringing back Tommy Lee or Craig Ver Steeg.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    Wrong. This was not a rebuild year other than starting a new QB, but even then we were starting a junior QB who had played in the Pac-12 before.
    (120 days ago, 1 stars)

    Questions for the "keep Harding" crowd.
    (120 days ago, 0 stars)

    Just like Booker and Williams split carries? Just like Williams and Moss split carries? Don't hold your breath.
    (121 days ago, 1 stars)

    RE: Yost - - - - - Do we really want someone who can come in and run our offense without missing a beat?
    (121 days ago, 3 stars)

    Make that 4 defensive stops.
    (121 days ago, 0 stars)

    Hey guys, all we need is 3 defensive stops and 4 trips inside the Red Zone and we will win by 1.
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    We do NOT run the read-option. We PRETEND to run the read-option. I guaran-damn-tee you the read is pre-determined when the play call is sent in.
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    Maybe Harding will get his wish after this game . . . "Then #%!@ing fire me!"
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    Sadly, this is the performance I was expecting. Utah has very little to play for and Colorado is playing for the division title. We are deflated and unmotivated. Couple that with our inept offensive scheme and we have a recipe for being blown out.
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    Well, that would be a different reason, but I still don't buy it. You realize this was a Pac-10 bowl before we joined the conference, right?
    (122 days ago, 1 stars)

    I would buy that if we had gone more than 3 times while in the MWC. ('99,'01,'10) At best, this is a tertiary reason.
    (122 days ago, 1 stars)

    How is that a stretch?
    (126 days ago, 0 stars)

    Regardless, Scalley was not Kyle's first choice.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    I wouldn't say the team has a chip on their shoulder right now. I would say the mood of the team is probably just an overall feeling of being deflated.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    Jay Hill's own mouth in a radio interview during the off-season. He said Kyle asked him about coming back to be DC but he didn't feel right abandoning Weber State and his players after just two years.
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    Not calling for Scalley to be fired, because the defense has been pretty good this year. However, he wasn't Kyle's first choice for the job. That was Jay Hill. I don't know what that says, if anything, just something to ponder I guess . . .
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    It all comes down to 3 things for me.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    3-7, we didn't play Cal at home this year.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    Having seen Colorado play several times this year, I don't think Utah stands a chance against them this week. We ain't going to the Rose Bowl.
    (127 days ago, 1 stars)

    I don't know if other P5 teams have interest in them, that is why I was asking the question and ended by saying "If" no other P5 teams have interest in them. And I'm not freaking out, just looking at our coaching staff and asking some questions.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    Here is one way to look at our coaching staff . . .
    (127 days ago, 4 stars)

    Air Force & New Mexico back in 1994.
    (127 days ago, 0 stars)

    Even if you take away Hunter's stats vs ASU, he still has twice as many sacks and I would bet his total tackles and TFL's would be the same or better.
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    Re: the focus on lost keys - When you launch an audit out of spite and don't find the dirt you hoped to find, you're going to harp on the small things you did find.
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    Would you say the same about the 'N' word? There are plenty of black people who refer to themselves and everyone they know with that term, so that makes it not racist, right?
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    It certainly didn't help his image, but he has had haters for about a decade now.
    (133 days ago, 0 stars)

    That's true, but I interpreted it to mean that because so many people do hate him or cheer against him.
    (134 days ago, 0 stars)

    I will never understand the Brady hate. Hating Brady is like hating Jordan, Bird, or Magic. You don't have to cheer for him, but I can't believe people would hate the greatest QB of all time.
    (134 days ago, 0 stars)

    And that is where we will have to agree to disagree because my perception is much different than yours.
    (134 days ago, 0 stars)

    Is that what I said?
    (134 days ago, 0 stars)

    I disagree. Calling someone a racist means the person making the accusation feels resentment towards the accused. As for the accused, either they are racist(which is bad) or they will feel resentment toward the accusers for making a false accusation.
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    The black lives matter movement is much bigger than just blacks vs cops.
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    As the saying goes . . .
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    Matt Wells has to be on the hotseat. They just lost in one of the most ridiculous ways I have ever seen and they just seem to be getting worse every year.
    (135 days ago, 2 stars)

    Those are some "pretty weak" reasons.
    (135 days ago, 1 stars)

    You're probably right that there is no point in continuing, so I intend for this to be my final words on the matter.
    (137 days ago, 1 stars)

    How many times are you going to edit and re-edit your posts?
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    It is fear-mongering. If he has said plenty, then discuss that. But to throw out extreme hypotheticals as though they are real possibilities when nothing supports it, that is pretty much the definition of fear-mongering.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    High school bathroom vandalism? That's what you're going to build your case on?
    (138 days ago, 2 stars)

    Or he's doing what every politician does, speaking in vague generalities. I don't think he has any intention of trying to revoke citizenship. Anyone who claims otherwise without proof is just fear-mongering.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    Was your co-worker born today? I didn't say anyone who WAS born here, I said anyone who IS, as in from this point forward.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    No. If Trump has said that, I must have missed it. I am in favor of preventing future offspring of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship just because they were born here.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    Oh lord . . . %)
    (138 days ago, 3 stars)

    Yes. Good to see that you are getting it.
    (138 days ago, 2 stars)

    I agree with him, and yes, there are plenty of ILLEGAL immigrants who should be worried. But, they are here ILLEGALLY so yeah.
    (138 days ago, 4 stars)

    (138 days ago, 1 stars)

    Are your latino friends here legally? If so, then why are they terrified?
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    It's absurd in that the only privilege that exists in this country is the privilege that is created by having money and to a lesser extent an education. Nothing to do with skin tone.
    (138 days ago, 5 stars)

    That sounds good, but I suspect that if Clinton were the victor you wouldn't have a problem with it. Maybe I'm wrong, but that is my guess.
    (139 days ago, 2 stars)

    The common tactic this election seems to go like this: Bash Trump, followed closely by saying Hillary would be awful too. Why are you upset by a Trump victory then?
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    Oh for sure. I don't think they are going away. I'm just saying I think we are at a plateau as far as new charters opening. Those that are "successful" so far will stick around with their hands out for public money, but they will have less competitio
    (139 days ago, 1 stars)

    Fortunately, the tide is turning against charter schools. Enrollment numbers are down, their testing results are inferior (in general), and in the last legislative session there were multiple bills that favored charter schools that were shot down and
    (139 days ago, 2 stars)

    Cal didn't have it too bad. They played on Friday the week before, and had a bye the week before that.
    (144 days ago, 0 stars)

    You misspelled "Written" . . . It was written by mom.
    (144 days ago, 1 stars)

    There's not a chance in this world that was written by a 13 year old.
    (144 days ago, 6 stars)

    If it means exposing wrong doing in our electoral process, then HELL YES we want anyone who is willing to shed the light on the wrong doers.
    (145 days ago, 0 stars)

    So what if there are more teams in the Eastern half of the country? Teams aren't randomly drawn out of a hat where having more teams from one part of the country increases the chances that a team from that area gets picked.
    (146 days ago, 1 stars)

    East Coast Bias generally refers to the Eastern Time Zone, and even includes much of the Central Time Zone.
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