RIP #22

Cam Gardner transfers from Utah


Never heard of him, was he on scholarship or a walk-in?

  • ironman1315
    1

    Walk-on.

    https://utahutes.com/sports/football/roster/cameron-gardner/10684

  • NarfUte

    Interesting accounting in the season ticket invoice

    I’m a NEZ’er and the overall invoice is the same as last year but the Crimson Club obligation is 5x what it used to be. Are there advantages to the AD for them doing that?

  • Tony
    1

    Huh. That makes the tax deductible portion of our tickets bigger.

    • Charlie

      Is the tax deduction still around?

      • NarfUte

        I’m pretty sure those contributions are no longer tax deductible, but I’m not a tax professional 

        • Tony
          1

          Then I wonder why the change… 

          • MFury

            I wonder if it impacts how the AD is able to use the funds – suspect revenue likely allocated different than donations.

  • Shashasha
    11

    Ale Kaho transfers to utah

  • Shashasha
    2 1

    Really surprising, I didn’t think we would take another defensive player

    • Bmar

      Is be immediately eligible? Or does he have to sit a year?

      • Utesbyfive
        3

        Like all transfers this off-season, he should be immediately eligible.

  • SalUteopia
    6

    Holy!!! Color me impressed! Original offer list — Bama, Washington, ND, USC, Texas, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Tennessee, BYU (😂😂😂), etc.

  • UrbanLiar
    1

    Great news! I read he was part of 2018 recruiting class, signed at UW, then transferred to Alabama without ever playing at UW. NCAA is allowing unrestricted single opportunity to transfer right now, and last fall didn’t count against eligibility, so does he have 1 or 2 years of eligibility? I can probably explain the mid level NBA salary cap exception quicker than analyzing this one…

    • MDUte
      1

      I’m not sure this is all that great of a transfer. According to OnlyU he was first committed to BYU, then decommitted, then committed to Washington, then last minute backed out of his NLI to be closer to home. And then he goes off to Alabama. In 40 games (playing almost exclusively on special teams) he’s logged a total of 33 tackles. Seems like he could be a bit of a head case…hopefully not. But I hope he’s coming in as a PWO vs tying up a scholie.

      • Onlyu
        8

        Big time surprised by this one…love his potential but he’s bounced around a little. Bama used him at FB and TE a little too so who knows. Physically incredibly gifted but I’m interested in seeing how he’s matured. Loaded LB room…let’s see how he fits in. Welcome to the family! 4/5 star transfer…clearly a big time talent. Should probably push forward to next years class but will be on scholie

  • Show15time
    3 2

    Can’t say I’m super excited. Was hoping for the OU corner radley or an offensive player. Or even To’o To’o. Our linebackers are not and will not be the problem of this team next year. But it is nice to see that some bigger names are starting to head to Utah. 

    • MDUte
      2

      OnlyU, @show15time raises a great point…does this mean we aren’t in the mix anymore for Radley-Hiles? If Kaho’s scholie is pushed to next year’s class, doesn’t that mean we still have room for Radley-Hiles in this class if we can land him using the scholie Veltray Jefferson vacated?

      • Onlyu
        2

        Depends on how they ultimately decide to use it. Kaho won’t be here until summer so I feel like they could push him into next year easily. Would allow us to pick up another player still if we chose to including Radley. Questions about Radley’s overall speed being an issue. If that is a real concern we’ll pass but if we can verify he can still run we’ll take a shot at him. Speed is kind of a non-negotiable with Scalley/Shaw recruiting. If you don’t have it they’ll pass in a hurry. If it’s deemed he has technique issues they can coach him up.

        Holding that initial wouldn’t be terrible to use in next years class either.

  • Stuff the Bruins

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    GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Let’s do this!

  • Tony

    or not.

  • We suck soooooooooo bad.

  • HCHooligan
    8

    JQJ

    https://twitter.com/leg3ndaryjaay/status/1364977809978875904

     

  • Hellhound152
    3

    He looks like a goddamn bulldozer.

    • MDUte
      1

      Agreed. IMO, without question he should be QB1.

      • Utesbyfive

        There’s always the question of can he make the reads and the throws?

        • MDUte

          Totally agree. But I’d rather give JQJ the reps/experience than a 1 and done grad transfer and fully develop him now vs later. His athleticism is off the charts. He can make up for so many mistakes on athleticism alone. And if we’re really being honest, we don’t even throw the ball that much anyway. Thinking back to all those games where Huntley went like 17/21 passing. And that’s not taking anything away from Huntley. He was amazing that year and super efficient with the limited amount of throws he had each game. But with JQJ and Pledger we can really pound the rock in the RPO game while mixing in the passes when needed.

  • gandalf
    1

    I love the idea of Brewer as QB1 with JQJ providing a wildcat package.

    • MDUte
      2

      Not me. I love the idea of Brewer as QB3, with JQJ as QB1 and Rising as QB2. It’s all about our future. I think any of these 3 have the ability to provide us with a great year in 2021. But after that, who takes us the furthest….that’s the big separator IMO. Nobody has the upside that JQJ has.

      • Utesbyfive

        JQJ has the highest ceiling that’s for sure. He has four years to do it in.

      • Costelli has loads of upside as well. Both are exciting players.

      • Charlie

        JQJ is a beast, no doubt.  There are many spots on the field for a very physical athlete.  QB1 must be able to read the defense, make great decisions and make the tough passes.  Clearly, he needs to see the field.  We have so little yet to know if he is QB1.  Trust the process, we will get the first hints in spring ball.

      • AlohaUte

        Is it about the future though. We have a chance to compete for the P12 Championship this year.  Why sacrifice that for the future. When does the future become now?

  • GAMEDAY: BPI#80 Utah Basketball hosts BPI#43 UCLA tonite

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah men’s basketball team returns home to the friendly confines of the Jon M. Huntsman Center this week as it entertains UCLA this Thursday, Feb. 25, for a 6 p.m. (MT) tip-off on PAC12NAT/LA/MT.

    The last time these two teams squared off, Utah got off to a torrid start before going on a scoring lull that it eventually came out of in the second half. A late turnover by the Utes at the 28-foot line saw UCLA sneak away with a 72-70 win.

    Let’s get ’em tonite, boys.

    utahutes.com preview

  • Tony

    We seem to play UCLA better than I expect.  So there’s that. 

    • Do you think it’s the uniform color?

      • Tony

        It might be what I ate for lunch or what shoes I’m wearing.