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    BattleGroundUte

    Go Jazz!!

    Streaky Crowder is back. Mitchell dominate again. Nice win. @ironman1315

    Hammer
    10 3

    Big Recruit signing Feb. 6th

    4 star wideout Phil Indablank and possibly his cousin Johnny Nutless. Both hail from JC powerhouse Empty Promise C.C. which won th no risk no balls bowl last year.

    Totally could be an awesome day or not.

  • EastCoastUte
    2 1

    you my friend did what @john777 could not do. bravo.

  • Pace Manyung
    1

    What’s QAnon saying about this?

    • Hammer
      1

      Sum thing about wherewego1wegoall

  • PlainsUte
    2

    No word on John Gelding?

  • My mom went to Empty Promise back in the 60s.

  • AZUTE

    I heard that Utah got a commitment tonight from 6* Athlete Lirpa Sloof. 6”6” 280lbs 4.2 40 50” vertical leap 225 lbs bench press 50 times 25 with the right arm and 25 with the left arm. No position given cause he just plays everywhere.

  • john777

    Is there anything official, I don’t know if I can take your word for it.

  • john777
    3 1

    On a side note, Utah may also land 3* line backer alexander-Ocasio Cortez. A one time Florida State commit. Check out his video highlights on YouTube. Very impressive.🙌

  • PlainsUte

    U of A’s Book Richardson joins USC’s Tony Bland in pleading guilty…

    Read about it in AZcentral.com

    Book Richardson guilty plea story

  • Puget Ute
    2

    Per NCAA regulations, they MUST treat the HC as though he knew about this.  Will they actually do anything to Sean Miller and Andy Enfield now?  Probably not. At least not until after all the trials are concluded.

    • PlainsUte

      I weep for the coming demise of the Grand Canyon Antelopes.

  • http://www.beardownwildcats.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4675&start=4250

    Lol. Zona fans .

    • Yeah, their fans seem really good at rationalization. Saying that there is no proof. Saying, in the same sentence, that the article is all truth, but also sensationalism. Another dude was saying that coaches committing ncaa rules violations shouldn’t bring punishment upon the team or its head coach any more than if a coach gets a dui or some other personal offense completely unrelated to the team.

  • Skinner, Pac-12 Gymnast of the week

  • Tony

    I like her. 

    • PlainsUte

      MyKalya’s alright.

  • tarheelute
    10

    Utah repeats, and the importance of returning seniors

    The Mercury News chimes in (link), reviewing the 2019 PAC12 divisional races, making Utah the “Easy pick” to repeat and face Oregon in championship.

    Tyler Huntley, Zack Moss and Britain Covey are back to lead an attack that should function smoothly under new-old play caller Andy Ludwig. Defensively, the Utes were hit hard by attrition at linebacker and safety but should be outstanding on the edge and up front.

  • KiYi-Ute
    2

    And as we’ve said before. Manny Bowen and Francis Bernard are going to help reload our LB corps. Safety I am a bit concerned about.

    • tarheelute
      7

      Bowen and Bernard wish list.
      1. Contain Khalil Tate (UA), Eno Benjamin (ASU) & Jermar Jefferson (OSU)
      2. Pile drive JT Daniels (USC), Jack Colletto (OSU) & Zach Wilson (BYU)
      3. Cut down anyone that crosses into the middle Laviska Shenault (CO), Hunter Bryant (UW) & Matt Bushman (BYU)
      4. Intercept Justin Herbert (OU) over the middle (Championship Game)

  • chinngiskhaan
    7 1

    I gotta be honest, I have never been worried about the safety position at Utah, and I never will be. I mean, when was the last time we weren’t at least solid at the safety position? The guys that played behind Blair and Ballard have had more than enough playing time. I mean, with the amount of time that Blair spent suspended for targeting, whoever it was that played behind him has had ample time to acclimate to starting in the Pac 12. I also wouldn’t be surprised to have someone from CB move over to safety if necessary. I think that Blackmon would be better suited as a replacement for Ballard than he is as a CB. Blackmon gets his feet tied up in coverage rather frequently, and I would think allowing him to play like Marcus Williams did for us would really highlight his ability to go after jump balls and get picks.

    Whatever the coaches decide, I’m certain that our safeties will at the very least be above average for the pac 12.

    • KiYi-Ute
      3

      Very true. You have talked me down, sir.

  • Women’s hoops black-out game Friday…

    Men in Black get free admission (women too)

    Women’s BB Blackout Preview

  • pac-12.com giving Utah a little love

  • john777
    3 34

    recruiting

    If you guys are stoked about Rising, just wait until you hear who is signing with the UTES on Feb. 6th. You will not need VIAGRA for a while.

  • Pace Manyung
    3 1

    Gage Gubrud?

  • UteThunder
    5

    If you know, why not tell us?

  • Dante Guardi
    4

    hopefully Puka, Olaseni and Wilmore

  • Tony
    17

    Tell me now. My viagra prescription runs out before that. 

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      I don’t know why we would need viagra?? It will give us ED?  Is this a marketing guy for the NIU game commercials or something??

  • MineralUte
    18

    Lame – “Hey everybody, look at me. I know something but I’m not going to tell anyone else.”

  • SalUteopia
    1

    At least give us a hint.

  • BattleGroundUte
    9

    A ball-less man telling me how I should think?

    • EastCoastUte
      4

      Its Game of Thrones on Utehub. lololol

  • Onlyu
    19 1

    John you called your shot with Rising…I mean…if that’s what you’d call it.  Here’s your chance…enquiring minds want to know.  Who you got?

    • Utah5410
      2

      ONlyu Random question. But who do you like at the other safety spot opposite Burgess ?

      • Onlyu
        16

        Afia is a 2 in my opinion…capable but not a game changer.  Hubert is an exciting young player but not sure he’s ready quite yet.  A good Spring and Summer could change that though…he is extremely athletic and there is a lot to like…bright future.  King, Nurse or even a Ty Smith could play a role if they put it together.  Blackmon is probably a ballhawk but not the physical presence we normally see back there but on today’s roster it’s probably him.  Key phrase being “today’s roster.”  Still recruits in play that can change that.  

  • EastCoastUte

    well @john777 already made a thread on the hint of QB Gage Gubrud signing with utah so if hes making another recruiting thread…i’m guessing its got to be someone else? throw me a bone here john.

  • AlaskanUte
    1 1

    Hmmmm, waiting breathlessly for information on the rumored signing of high school kids to my favorite college football program, I think not. Get back to me when spring ball starts

  • john777
    2 1

    ok, here is a clue..”I GOT SUN SHINE ON A RAINY DAY.”

    • ironman1315

      The temptations?

    • cjd1

      I give up.

        • UtahFanSir

          The song is My Girl. I got sunshine on a cloudy day is a lyric.

          • Yup hundreds of comments on the video that I didn’t make. 

      • ironman1315
        2

        I figured it out. Zoe’s last name is Pollock. So we’re gettimg a Polish recruit.

        • FtheY
          3

          I’ll bite. 

          Song is by Zoe, who is British. So is bamidele Olaseni.

          Sunshine could also refer to the sunshine state, as in Florida. Breion Fuller is the highest rated and Utah offered FL recruit on 247. 

          Henry To’oto’o because his name rhymes with sunshine. 

          What else you got John777?

           

           

    • Pace Manyung
      7

      Stormy Daniel?

  • Duhwayne
    2

    Rock hard

    Feb 6? Rain? Viagra? No idea if she can spin the rock though.

  • Anfernee
    11

    DEAR GOD TELL ME IT’S A GRAD TRANSFER TANNER MANGUM 

  • GameForAnyFuss
    5

    Your left testicle, which was recently separated from the rest of your body?

    • ironman1315

      No no no, it’s Chido’s left testicle being wagered now.

      • Chidojuan

        Wait, was was wagered again?  I got lost when my testicles found their way into this thread?

  • Central Coast Ute
    4 2

    Lame thread.

  • noneyadb
    5

    Gubrud is going to Wazzu. Leach gives him the best shot at playing in the NFL.

  • Anfernee
    3 1

    john777 gonna end up with 777 thumbs down on this post.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      I think it is because he doesn’t know what viagra is actually for.  

      • Chidojuan

        Preventing pulmonary edema of course! Who doesn’t know that.

      • john777
        1 3

        Your wife know what Viagra is fore, she fills that prescription every week.🤣🤣🤣

    • john777
      1 1

      Keep the thumbs down coming guys, I need to get to 100 before Friday; I have $100 bucks on the line.

  • AZUTE
    5 2

    John777 You know nothing period end of story

  • john777
    4 2

    Easy there hater…it will come to pass in due time you will recognize my greatness.

    • AZUTE
      5 2

      Put up or shut up.

      Call your shot prove your greatness.

      Otherwise you’re just a loudmouth blowhard.

      What exactly did you predict?

      On February 6th Utah will sign somebody great?

      FYI everyone Utah signs is great.

  • leftyjace
    8

    John, you might as well fess up.
    If nobody signs on Feb. 6th, you’re screwed.
    If someone signs on Feb. 6th, it’ll come across as you just throwing something general out there like a medium looking into her crystal ball, and then you try to take credit for it.
    The only way you get any respect is if you specify exactly who it is that will sign on Feb. 6th.
    The side benefit there is that if they sign on the 5th or the 7th or the 8th, you’ll still get partial credit for your prediction.
    So… put up.
    Or shut up.

  • RiseasUtes
    6

    I don’t think this thread went the way John was hoping.

    • john777
      3 1

      Thread going exactly as expected.

      • Anfernee

        I’m pumped for hint #2! Which will probably be the equivalent of going #2.

        • john777
          2

          Ok hint #2 I never said this recruit was a QB, and also he will be arguably Utah’s best recruit at any position in this class.

          • AZUTE
            2 2

            BS clickbait 

            nothing more 

          • ironman1315
            2 1

            There’s always going to be a best recruit in a class. No matter how bad your recruiting is. Try again.

  • Stone
    9

    I appreciate insider info (and just generally info that is not in the local papers) on here, so glad to have you on the board and providing the information you have already provided. But what is the point of teasing this information? Are you bound by some non-disclosure agreement?

    If you have info, we all appreciate and welcome hearing it (you do not need to make any promises or even commit to cutting off your balls if wrong). Frankly, I am fine with people saying stuff that is unconfirmed but based on a decent source (pure speculation is fine, too, so long as it is premised as such). If wrong, so be it. But at least put the information out there for consideration. If your source is consistently wrong, you and we will learn not to put much weight on stuff from that source; but if correct, we can act accordingly. @OnlyU has been great about that. Teasing information serves no purpose

    • Uphoric
      2

      I love the tease. . .  Tyring to figure it out is where the fun is.  Thank you 777

      • Distantute
        2

        John – has this recruit ever been in my kitchen?

        • Pace Manyung
          2

          When you’re getting closer you’re getting colder

        • john777
          1

          Not unless you like chickencabbabs on a “sunny day.”

  • Brettski
    1 3

    Fake news.

  • Utesbyfive

    Former Ute Jason Kaufusi to take over as OLB and DE coach for UCLA.

    Just an update on a former Ute. Coaching against us. Fun.

    https://www.bruinsnation.com/ucla_bruin_football/2019/1/21/18192459/report-jason-kaufusi-to-join-ucla-football-coaching-staff

  • BattleGroundUte

    Chip Kelly the genius. He will be gone in a year and a half. 

  • Anfernee
    6

    Is there more Kaufusis or Osmonds?

  • Tony
    9

    Coming up on the Ute Hub app

    Here’s what I’ve been working on for the Ute Hub app.  Polls! I’m getting close. Should be soon! Go Utes.

  • sweetgrass
    2

    I’m saving my $1 bills, I hear BattleGround looks amazing in a G-string.

    • Tony
      1

      Ya lost me on that one. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Damn I enjoy the Jazz and the style they play.

    Good hell though the NBA is hard to watch. Blazers are stone cold frozen not hitting shots. Jazz are getting hacked and pushed around. You can’t even touch the Blazers. 

  • ironman1315

    Nah, NBA refs ain’t biased. /s

  • ironman1315

    Nurkic hip checks foul on O’Neal.

    • BattleGroundUte

      If you called all of the fouls on Nurkic he would be gone. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      Nurkic can do no wrong.

  • ironman1315

    Refs are testy with the Tsw

    • BattleGroundUte

      Call it both ways is all I ask. I mean after that Mitchell 3 Lillard immediately starts bitching. Just shut it down refs. They let them talk and talk until they say no you can’t anymore.

  • ironman1315

    Call half the actual fouls on nurkic and he fouled out 30 minutes ago.

    • BattleGroundUte

      Well you got two on him now. Holy hell he is like James Harden can’t get him in foul trouble. 

      • ironman1315
        1

        He gets all arm and nothing. Shoves. Nothing. Do the same to him and it’s a foul every time.

        • BattleGroundUte

          Nurkic gets the five steps like Harden to. 

        • BattleGroundUte

          Well game over. Portland starting to shoot well. Way too many turnovers from the Jazz. Be nice when Mitchell gets the foul calls. 

        • BattleGroundUte

          Nice move by Lillard unless you give him a pivot foot. Seemed like it was his right then left then right underneath Oneale. 

  • ironman1315

    Sure would be great if we didn’t turn it over all the damn time.

    • BattleGroundUte

      Mitchell finally heating back up. Seems too little too late though. Nurkic gets to 5 fouls finally. I am shocked 😮 

  • ironman1315
    1

    Donovan is so dang good.

  • BattleGroundUte

    Ingles and Korver. Liability defensively and can’t make s**t tonight. That’s the trade off during this run one has been on at least to cover for their terrible d. Not tonight. 

    • ironman1315

      And INgles D is usually pretty strong, not this year though.

      • BattleGroundUte

        No I don’t know if the All star break will help him or not. He seems to be on a rapid decline. Korver was so bad on both ends tonight. That run by Nurkic when he should have been in foul trouble really hurt the Jazz. 

        Mitchell not getting two dumb fouls he probably drags the Jazz to a win. Drops like 40 or so probably a win. That is mostly his fault on those two fouls I can remember.