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    Kyle Kuzma – that is all

    the dude is kinda blowing my gourd wide open right now.  far better than i could have ever expected.

    Top Rated PAC12 Games For The Season

    4.4: USC-Notre Dame (5 p.m./ABC)
    3.2: Washington-Auburn (12:30 p.m./ABC)
    2.6: Washington-Utah/FCG (5 p.m./FOX)
    2.5: Stanford-Oregon (5 p.m./ABC)
    2.3: Washington-Washington State (5:30 p.m./FOX)
    2.2: Oregon State-Ohio State (9 a.m./ABC)
    2.1: Stanford-Notre Dame (4:30p.m./NBC)
    2.1 Colorado-Nebraska (12:30 p.m./ABC)
    2.0: Washington-Colorado (12:30 p.m./FOX)
    1.9: Washington-Oregon (12:30 p.m./ABC)

  • Takeaways from Jon Wilner:

    • All of the top 10 were on broadcast television (FOX or ABC).

    • Half of the top 10 involved Washington.

    • None of the top 10 were night games.

    • Also: Only one game involved USC, and the 4.4 for the Trojans’ finale assuredly had more to do with Notre Dame’s bid for an undefeated season than anything else.

  • astUTE
    1 1

    But… But… But…  what about all those Spectacular games on the PAC-12 network at 7:30 PT?  No one watched them?  I.. uh.. I don’t understand?!?   I would have watched them, I was interested… oh yeah… I don’t have PAC-12 network.

     

     

     

     

  • Hellhound152

    Uh, we are running a media company over here.  If we put the most compelling and impactful games involving ranked teams late in the season on the PAC12 Network people will have to watch!  #ratings #realvalue

  • rbmw263

    Boylen has been HC for 1 week today…

    https://sports.yahoo.com/inside-turmoil-jim-boylens-chicago-bulls-193241523.html

    In fairness, this generation is soft as hell. You think theres a mutiny for too much practice in the 90s? 

  • palos_verdes_ute
    1 1

    I’m still baffled how Chris Hill hired him.  

  • AZUTE
    1

    In Boylen’s defense Chris Hill made it impossible for him to recruit. Which in turn made it impossible for him to compete.

    JB is a good Coach and well respected in nba circles.

    Hill tried to place the same recruiting restrictions on Larry but he said no and wouldn’t have taken the job if Hill presses the issue

    • IglooDweller
      4

      Can you be more specific?  I’ve heard things to this effect before, but people have been light on details. 

    • Hammer

      Recruiting restrictions? How so

    • astUTE

      I’m extremely interested in the details – specificity please!

  • AZUTE

    After Big Rick left Chris Hill was terrified of ncaa sanctions and probation so when it came to recruiting he tied Giac’s and Boylen’s hands behind their backs

    To be specific he forbid them from recruiting AAU players. They could have zero contact with any AAU Coach or player. They couldn’t attended any of the big AAU tournaments.

    Hill wanted nothing to do with the pay for play scene that was running wild.

    They were limited to recruiting HS kids and JCs only. Which at the time was like trying to play the Yankees with a rookie league team

    Both Coaches were also limited on the number of official visits they could bring in.

    He tried to place some of the same limitations on Coach K but Larry said he wouldn’t take the job with those restrictions in place

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      I agree with Hill but NCAA basketball is so meh I don’t even care. 

      • IglooDweller
        1

        I’m to the point now that I only watch the first weekend of the tournament. 

        I couldn’t tell you which team won it last year. Basketball is ruined for me. 

  • too bad hoops arent good this year

    @kentucky would be very gettable and top 5 Nevada at home would be fun

  • rbmw263

    Wonder how good we would be with a Wright Daniels Tillman Chapman Johnson starting 5

  • UteROCK

    Holiday Bowl tickets are in my account from the Utah ticket office

    FYI – My Holiday Bowl tickets are in my account and they look decent.   I was worried going through the ticket office but they did ok.   For those that ordered through the ticket office, I assume you have yours by now too.

    Anybody hear how our ticket allotment sales are going?

  • sweetgrass
    2

    I went through Stubhub the day they got the bid.  I feel bad for not going through the U but they make it a hassle.

  • MineralUte
    2

    My understanding was that all the tickets given to the U were in the lower bowl.  For the most part, any tickets between the endzones are obstructed view in the lower bowl because there is hardly any slope to the stadium – you can’t see over all the players on the sideline.  

    I also went with stubhub and got tickets on the first row upper bowl on the 40 yard line for $60.00.  I would have loved to have gone through the U, but I didn’t want to got through the long delay in preorder and wanted the ability to select my own seats.  They need to get with the times and offer the tickets immediately and have the ability to select your own seats rather than just have them distributed at what seems to be random based on CC level.

    Agree with sweetgrass – I think a lot of tans went straigt to ticketmaster or third party sellers (vividseats, stubhub) to avoid the hassle and to get confirmed tickets.

  • AgouraUte

    Just got my tickets from the U, they suck! Going through stub hub next time.

    • tarheelute

      Same for me!  I won’t be fooled again.

  • I always buy singles from scalpers at 70% off their asking price.  Then I move to the front in an NFL size stadium.  Never fails.

  • Utahute72
    1

    We’ve been there a couple of times for games and the seats are fine. We’ve been either in the plaza level or club level though. We probably could have done better or cheaper through stub hub, but we went through the ticket office just because.

  • highlandute7
    13

    Sione Po’uha to take over DL

  • sweetgrass
    1

    I wonder if Gary will try and poach any of Utah’s staff?  The name I’ve heard as a possibility is Justin Ena.

  • Utesbyfive
    1

    Well, then we need what’s his name back. Chad Kauha’aha’a

    • Puget Ute

      USC is going after Chad K.

    • Utahute72
      1

      Why? He pretty much trashed Utah on his way out last time.

  • Sione was a stud at Utah, and he had a solid career in the NFL as well. He’ll be just fine. He is not Gary Anderson, but he will do great.

  • Puget Ute
    1

    Fantastic hire!  He used to be a GA here, plus he played in the NFL for a 8 years, and coached D Line with Ken Niumatalolo at Navy this last year.

  • Recruiting doesn’t stop you better be quick on the draw. 

    • Utahute72
      4

      Sione has been recruiting Utah for Navy, so already in the state.

      • I am referring to why the hire happened quickly. Yes I get that. 

  • GameForAnyFuss
    3

    The timing of this is fascinating. They announced the hire before the ink on GA’s contract was dry. That tells me Whit knew GA was leaving a long time ago. 

    • RiseasUtes
      2

      I’m sure Gary kept Kyle in the loop, they seem to be pretty close.

      • GameForAnyFuss
        2

        Great leaders always have a succession plan for every one of their employees, so you have something ready to go whenever any one of them leaves. Looks like Whit’s got his. 

  • KelVarnsen
    6

    Coming back?

     

  • Hammer

    Did Ricky Williams stay for his senior year in Texas or something? Is Moss suggest he will be back for his senior year?

    • NarfUte
      2

      Yes, he finished 5th in the heisman voting his jr. year (1997) then came back his sr. year and won the trophy

    • IglooDweller

      Didn’t he win the Heisman in 1998?

      • Pace Manyung
        3 1

        Dude loved to smoke the chronic

        • IglooDweller
          3

          Who doesn’t?

          • Utah
            5 9

            Anyone who says they don’t, is lying or hasn’t tried it. 

            • Utah
              1 6

              I want to know what zealot is following me around thumbs-ing down all my posts. Ha ha. 

              • PorterRockwell
                1

                Always one in every group Utah .  I like your posts.  Hope your new gig is treating you well 

        • KiYi-Ute
          3

  • KiYi-Ute
    4

  • chinngiskhaan
    7

    yeah but… he was looking at his phone on the sidelines that one time it showed him for that one second though… so I don’t want him back.

    /s

  • IglooDweller
    10

    Can you imagine if Zack stays, and that starts a chain reaction where Anae and Fotu also stay?

    With the way the Offense was humming along?

    damn. 

    • UtesRock
      5

      I’ve been meaning to say this.  Something about your avatar makes me want to hit the thumbs down.

      • IglooDweller
        3 3

        My avatar is in response to anticipated down votes. 

  • Utah5410
    1

    I’m assuming he’s gone until I hear otherwise. I think Fotu comes back. Anaes 50/50 according to OnlyU.

  • Utesbyfive
    1

    I feel tingly and optimistic if Zack is back.

  • Big aspirations there. You would have to be pretty amazing to get a Heisman as a RB in this era. Like Bryce Love junior year plus lead the nation in TD’s, Undefeated season just to name a few. 

    • PlainsUte

      At first I thought, he really expects to compete for the Heisman?  Then I realized he may just be referring to the fact that Ricky Williams came back when noone expected him to because he had already made a big name for himself and had good NFL prospects as a junior.  After winning the Heisman he went #5 in the NFL draft, behind 3 QBs and RB Edgerrin James.

      • Pace Manyung

        And he was a huge bust with the Bears….blame it on the chronic 

        • IglooDweller

          Yeah, but he was back to being great with the Fins. 

      • Yeah what is he grading out at?   I think he has to have an amazing pro day run really fast to rise to a first or second day guy.

        • Utesbyfive

          I don’t know if he’ll even be ready to perform on Pro Day. I heard that he probably wouldn’t participate, because he won’t be full speed. If he doesn’t, his draft stock could drop a lot. Maybe he’s hearing that he’s not even a day 2 pick. If so, he’ll be back.

  • Well that escalated quickly.

  • I’m just waiting for the Bulls to become the shortest and least athletic team in the NBA under his tenure.

  • sweetgrass
    1

    more insight on Alex Smith injury

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/profootballdoc/sd-sp-pfd-alex-smith-injury-recovery-career-1209-story.html

    at this point I’m just hoping he can keep his leg

    meanwhile he gets to turn on the TV and watch the kind of year Mahomes is having, while simultaneously witness the Redskins implode. Insult to injury.

  • PlainsUte
    2

    Sounds kind of scary, hope they get that infection knocked out.   Here is the team snail-mail address:

    Alex Smith
    c/o Washington Redskins
    21300 Redskin Park Drive
    Ashburn, VA 20147-6100

  • Oh yeah Gary Andersen is gone again

    Aggies have a good one. Zoobs have two losses a year as long as they schedule the State schools. 

  • Utah
    8 1

    USU will win 10+ every year. They will own the MWC, GA and Kyle won’t play each other, and BYU will now have two guaranteed losses a year. 

    Gary will be USU’s LaVell Edwards. He will go undefeated a time or two, get to a couple of NY6 Bowls and retire with a statue. 

    • BattleGroundUte
      5

      Logan is nice I would live there for GA’s salary live like a king until you get tired of winning. Well those are the dreams anyways. Let’s hope he doesn’t go crazy again. 

      • Tony

        Logan is a nice place to visit, maybe once a year but that’s about it.

        • BattleGroundUte
          1

          If you don’t like the cold yeah winters can be tough. I want to live in Heber probably first if I could choose. Second Logan third probably anywhere around Hatch or Panguitch or Ceder even. 

          I hate the heat so that is why I like those places. I am really starting to hate the inversion along the Wasatch front and the people. Far too many people in Salt Lake.  

  • GameForAnyFuss
    3

    The big loser in all this is BYU-P. Their already sparse recruiting pool will get even more sparse.

  • chinngiskhaan
    3

    Gary has been good for our defense, but losing him doesn’t hurt us too much. 

    This hurts BYU more than anything. He is a much better coach than Kalani. He is coaching a more talented team, with a deeper recruiting pool. His team plays in a conference that is reasonably competitive… lower academic standards… I could go on and on.

    • Utah
      2 1

      I agree. This is a big blow to BYU. And if we flip a couple of their recruits…ha ha. 

  • Stone
    6

    Happy for USU, a bit sad for Utah. It gave me a lot of confidence having Gary on staff – the more smart, experienced coaches, the better. Plus, I was really looking forward to having a few recruiting cycles with him on staff. He is a really strong recruiter.

    • Stone
      3

      Plus, what if @OnlyU is actually GA? We will now only have insider info at USU.

      • Mr Chainsaw
        1

        I’m pretty sure OnlyU was posting last year before GA came back to Utah.

      • IglooDweller

        Onlyu is not Gary. I know who he is.