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Yahoo generated a list of the best basketball player to come out of each state

Who was the one who came from Utah?  It has nothing to do with which college they played for.  They had to be born or grew up in the state.  So, it’s not Bogut, Van Horn or Andre Miller.

 

  • Bradley

    • ProudUte

      No.  He had a long NBA career and scored over 20,000 points in the NBA.

      Bytheway, Byron Scott was born in Utah, but it wasn’t him.

       

      • gothamute

        Arnie Ferrin?

  • Tom Chambers

    • Stone

      Yeah, I gotta go with Chambers. Maybe Jeff Judkins or Fred Roberts are in the discussion. Danny Vranes had a nice career.

    • ProudUte
      1

      Tom Chambers it is. He was born in Ogden. He played HS ball in Colorado. 

  • Tony
    2

    Enjoy it while he’s here. He’s so gone after this season.

  • UteFanatic
    3

    JJ is a stud. He comes across as very driven and intelligent in his interviews. It has always been his goal to become an NFL DB and he has worked very hard to achieve that goal. In an interview last year, he said he chose Utah because he felt it was the best path to the NFL (see, smart!!).

    He never talks crap or displays over the top bravado. He just puts his head down and goes to work, every single game. He has always been very complimentary of Utah and you can tell he has enjoyed being a Ute.

    He is going to have a MONSTER season. Can’t wait.

  • Tony
    4

    If you are this Ute fan, hats off to you

    Saw this car on the freeway the other day.  I was honking and giving a thumbs up, but the driver didn’t see me. If this is you, hats off.  You rule.

  • ironman1315
    1

    Can’t tell if phone is squishing pic or if smartcars are that squished these days.

  • GameForAnyFuss
    1

    That much drag on the engine in that car…I can’t believe it’s not moving backwards.

  • chinngiskhaan
    1

    I’m glad you took the time to get out your phone and snap a pic whilst driving down the freeway… I’m even more glad you are still alive to continue on running this site.

    • Tony
      4

      Got the camera out and ready before I was on the freeway. Saw him at the light when we were stopped on the onramp. All I had to do was hit the shutter button when I was by him.

      • BulgieUte
        2

        Law breaker!

         

  • Duhwayne

    Btw WTH is this?

  • RiseasUtes
    2

    We have some dumbass fans.  It seems the worst ones are on Twitter.

    • Duhwayne

      Smack talking a 20 year old player. How sad. There should be an NCAA rule.

      • BattleGroundUte
        9

        What kind of rule?  Don’t expose yourself to idiots online?  Sorry that is impossible.  Freedom of thought and expression no matter how stupid(see example above) is paramount to a free society. 

        • whitlessham
          2 3

          I have a trump joke…never mind

        • Duhwayne
          3

          Fans would leave student athletes alone if it resulted in a penalty on the field or in school. Specify in the violation record which username is responsible. Have the NCAA put pressure on the platform to kill the account. It’s not complicated. Adults should not be directly attacking or recruiting high school and college athletes. They’d stop with some consequences.

          • Central Coast Ute
            10

            So all I would have to do is create an account, pose as a USC fan, make fun of a Utah player and then USC gets penalized. Sounds like a sound and a fair way to deal with stupid adults.

          • Stone
            10

            Or we could all live by the timeless refrain of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

            College students are old enough that we should not need to shelter them from social media criticism. They can choose to get off social media, block the user, or just get over it.

          • BattleGroundUte
            5

            Fascists and totalitarians would agree with you. 

          • UtMtBiker
            2

            No… no they wouldn’t. Your plan would ramp up the harassment ten fold. Think it through.

          • noneyadb
            2

            Expecting fans/fanatics to act like civil human beings and not push their opinion on an unregulated format from the privacy of their own basement??? Yeah good luck with that.

  • beaslad

    I don’t know what this is trying to say

  • astUTE
    3

    Get a life – you’re all a bunch of lunatics.

    In 6 weeks, the actual football results will start to occupy everyone’s minds, and all of this pre-whatever non-sense will stop.

    In the interim, I’ll be (in no particular order):

    – training for this year’s Snowbird Hillclimb, and LOTOJA,

    – cleaning out my garage, so I can finally (once again) get some cars in for the winter,

    – looking for a software development job

    – watching RSL (although they remind me more each year of the frustrating Utah football teams of the 80’s and early 90’s)

    And most importantly, reminding everyone that while Ute football is the BEST “season” of all, we should be enjoying other things now, and commenting on them, so that we can REALLY obsess about Utah football, when it’s happening.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Dante Guardi
    9

    Moss added to Doak Walker Watch List

    Utah Football just posted it on their instagram story

    UteThunder
    1

    Zack Moss not on Doak Walker watch list but BYU RB is . . . WTF?

    https://kslsports.com/413376/lopini-katoa-doak-walker-watch-list-2019/

     

    Why in the world didn’t our AD nominate Moss?

  • UteBacker
    1

    Seems like a strange way to motivate one of your players.  Hope it works.

  • Anfernee
    8

    The Doak Walker list consists of players nominated by their school’s athletic departments. Schools have until the fall to nominate. Also, Katoa on this list is LOLOLOLOLOL.

  • UtMtBiker
    1

    Could have been as simple as asking him if he wants to be on it… maybe he said no.

  • chinngiskhaan
    1

    meh, the only people that really care about it are super fans. Doesn’t mean squat to NFL scouts.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      Measurables, film and combine scores. 

      For RB’s it is an even harsher reality. It is your load ability. It is your turnover ratio vs carries. It is basically if they can use you up and toss you out before your decline. 

  • Utah’s basketball non conference has been announced

    Non conference schedule

     

    Five home games, a road trip to Nevada and neutral court contests that include jaunts to Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, highlight the Utes’ 12-game non-conference schedule. Utah could face a total of seven teams that won at least 20 games a season ago, along with the possibility of facing up to six teams that earned 2019 NCAA Tournament berths.

  • Tony
    3

    Why isn’t Donny Tillman on the promo? Oh wait.

    • BattleGroundUte

      Well at least we ain’t bitching about the quality of the non conference schedule. So there is that.

  • UteThunder
    3

    Not bad. I’m seeing maybe 3 wins on that schedule.

    • Charlie

      7 and 5.

      • UteThunder
        2

        Seven?!?!?!

        Where in the world are we getting 7 wins with this schedule?

      • BattleGroundUte

        You must smoke a lot of pot. A LOT!

        • I want to smoke some of that too to get me through this season.

        • Charlie

          5 games are just sitting there to be had.  Two more will be winable.  If you focus on the two that left (I also wish they had not) there is every reason to wring your hands and worry.  That took us a step back no doubt.  But if you factor in the players we did not have last year and the development of others, the net  whould be progress.  It may take some time to get everyone playing together, however, there are ample teams on the schedule that will also be trying to mesh in new players and coaches.  Last year’s team would do better than 7, no reason this year’s team can’t do 7.  Spending half my time on the positives and half on the negatives gave me more hope than focusing on the negative.  Having Daniels come back may provide the balance to the old school culture that helped Majerus work.  I am going to expect the same.

  • AZUTE

    7 wins is not out of the realm of possibility.
    at Nevada – Toss up New Coaching staff. Entire starting line up graduated and remaining players on roster ALL put their names in the transfer portal when Alford was hired. If you go to the UNR B-ball website the current roster shows 5 players. They might be the only team in America in more disarray then Utah.

    Mississippi Valley St. – W
    Minnesota – W
    Costal Carolina – W
    UC Davis – W
    Weber St. – W
    Central Arkansas – W

    That’s 6 wins right there and maybe we steal one from Nevada or San Diego St. win the 2nd game in the South Carolina tournament. I’m afraid BYU and Kentucky will both beat Utah easily.

  • Hammer
    5

    About the Furlong article with Koolaid 11-1 prediction

    I’m ok if Utah has 3 or so losses but still makes it to the PAC 12 championship game with a healthy QB1, healthy RB1, healthy WR1, and the rest of the team generally healthy. I like our chances. Let’s get the P12 championship whatever way necessary then let’s plow through someone in a bowl game on the national stage and keep the momentum going for the program.

    Furlong article for reference: https://www.ksl.com/article/46596219/game-by-game-predictions-for-the-2nd-half-of-utahs-2019-season

  • Itacoatiara22
    2

    3 losses is too many for this team in my opinion.  Two is the cutoff for me.  I realize that would mean it is a special season, but I think it is very possible this year.

    • RiseasUtes
      7

      While it is possible, it is also premature.  There will be teams on our schedule that are better than they are expected to be.  I think 10-2 would be a great season but we would need a great season(void of injuries) for that to happen.  I’m assuming we will end up around the 9-3 mark, anything over that and I will be very happy with the season.

      • whitlessham
        4 1

        Correct – look at the schedule and you see atleast  two losses, THEN you need to add the WTF loss. 9 wins would seem to be an optomistic yet reasonable prediction.

         

        • FtheY
          1

          Huntley with a sip of koolaid in the pass protection gets us one loss, plus one wtf loss for a total of two, finishing 10-2. 

          Huntley having to run for his life and start pressing on throws comes down to interception risk and injury risk. 9-3 becomes the ceiling and the postseason becomes tougher. 

           

          Media Perception for season, ccg, bowl results:

          9-3, lose, lose – same as last year, underachieved

          9-3, lose, win – washington did them a favor by giving Utah an easier bowl, didn’t meet expectations 

          9-3, win, lose – PAC 12 champs checked off the list, but soft conference didn’t prepare them for the mighty big 10, met expectations 

          9-3, win, win – Utah trending up, PAC 12 champs but  have figure out wtf losses, exceeded expectations

          10-2, lose, lose – weak OOC schedule, Washington better, Utes getting better, but how meaningful is one extra win without a PAC 12 championship? Possibly met expectations 

          10-2, lose, win – trending up, the new monkey on whitts back is a championship, Peterson accounts for almost all of whitts postseason losses, Washington better, met expectations 

          10-2, win, lose – Utah has arrived as PAC 12 champs, got beat by a better big 10 team, exceeded expectations

          10-2, win, win – what a season, overachieved

          Perception is an uphill battle. 

          Sooo…let’s just exceed expectations and maybe we’ll start getting some of these guys with Utah in their top 5s to fall our way. This is our next step forward.

          I think 10-2 is the safest route in which we control our own destiny, with the chance for something special.

           

           

  • BattleGroundUte
    6

    One game at a time. Excited for Utah to go 1-0 soon enough. 

  • Distantute
    4 3

    11-1 is reasonable. The prior wtf losses were due to travis wilson being a very mediocre qb. Huntley is much better and the offense should be much better. If we have the offense that was rolling under Huntley before he got hurt then this can be an undefeated team. 11-1 is very reasonable.

    • noneyadb

      2016- Troy Williams was the QB- Cal and Oregon WTF losses. 

      2017- Tyler Huntley home vs ASU- 20+ point loss.

      2018- NorthWestern- completely outcoached 2nd half. ASU- both o-line and d-line were nonexistent.

       

      2019- I think UW is going to take a step back. Losing Gaskin is going to be difficult to replace and fans/media are overlooking it.

      Watch out for USC though, they have weapons and an OC that will throw the ball.

  • Charlie

    If Utah beats USC, they have equal chances to be a 1 or 2 loss team in the regular season.  Its a stretch, but doable.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      I feel like Utah at USC is a pivot point this season. Many of those players on USC will remember the drubbing they received. It will be a mental jump for our players. Potentially it could propel the whole season in a different direction. 

  • Duhwayne
    3

    Offseason avoidance: USC and Stanford games reviewed

    Hey we looked good in those games! They’re both on YouTube. Had fun watching them while doing busy work.

    Random thoughts:

    + I hope Ludwig keeps the bunch formation.

    + I hope Ludwig uses a blocking fullback. I loved what Shawn Asiata did for John White.

    + I hope Ludwig uses double and triple TE formations.

    + I loved last year’s D. Up with 2015 as my favorite in the last ten years.

    + If we use the three points above, we will have 10 yards a carry by the end of most games, even without sweeps and the read option. Add those and it could be 15 yards. Play action passing will be wide open.

    + I think a lot about Matt Gay. Mitch too until the new guy wins my heart.

    + Gosh we need better pass pro. Looked like just a regular team under blitzing pressure.

    Perhaps others might want to talk about the real meat of our schedule? I recognize TDS is the opener, but IT HAS NO MORE BEARING ON OUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ROSE Bowl THAN NIU. Both games suck from a national rankings and SOS perspective.

    Which games do you think will be a problem? Why does ASU seem to give us fits? 

  • therealu
    4

    Agree on the bunch formation and use of TEs. 

    Besides the 1st game, winning at USC will go a long way in shaping this season. 

  • FtheY

    Love the bunch formation. It provides so many options. 

  • FtheY

    While BYU and NIU are equivalent in terms of bearing on the rose bowl, I think both may still be impactful:

    -we need every single win we can get

    -meeting or exceeding a 10 win threshold is a big deal, beating BYU makes that more achievable

    -10 wins matters for recruiting and it may even help us land some local kids

    -a BYU win helps offset the proverbial WTF loss

    -if for some reason we don’t win the south, this win could help improve bowl selection odds

    I think this is why so many Utah fans dislike this game, more risk than upside. It matters none in terms of big boy football, but we haven’t yet arrived and can’t afford to drop any games because we will be dropping some in conference.

    Look at last year. 9-5 stung with how close we had Washington, twice. Say we lose to BYU and everything else stays the same. All of the sudden we’re 8-6, which feels much much worse. I don’t like it, but I think this game really matters.

  • Ute_tastic
    4

    NCAA rule changes for the 2019 season.

    Targeting:

    After a targeting call on the field the replay officials will either confirm or overturn the call, the “let the call stand” is removed. that means that for the replay officials the targeting has to be clearly targeting, this “removes” the if in doubt throw him out part of the call.

    Also, if a player is called for a 3rd targeting call during the season he is disqualified for the rest of that game and for the entirety of the next game.

    Blind side blocks:

    Forcible blind side block will receive a 15-yard penalty. targeting call may apply to this call as well.

    Overtime change:

    After the fourth overtime period, if still tied, the ball is placed on the 3-yard line for a 2-point conversion try. That continues until a team has won the game.

    Kirk will explain

  • BattleGroundUte
    7 1

    Everybody else:

     

    PAC12 be like:

    • utefansince79
      1

      And they have ruled a field goal.

       

  • UtMtBiker

    What is the definition of a “blindside block”? Where would I find it?

    • noneyadb
      1

      The block Bolles laid on Cam Smith vs USC a couple years ago is now a penalty.

      • ironman1315

        I’m not so sure about that. I just watched the play and Smith saw Bolles for much of the time. He just chose to focus on CBB.

        • Chidojuan

          I think it was legal as well, but Pac-12 officials like to let the rest of the NCAA know they are following the rules for some reason.  I remember yelling at Brady Quinn on my TV to shut up because he was saying something like “You could almost call that a block in the back.”  Or some BS.  I bet it would get called just because of the new focus.

    • BattleGroundUte

      I am assuming crack backs. Basically when you can’t see the block coming. 

    • KiYi-Ute
      1

      Hope that works as I’m posting on my phone. But it’s basically when a defensive player gets clocked without opportunity to defend themselves. Very similar to hitting a defenseless receiver.

      I think these calls have been subject to targeting in the past, but usually only if the act is extremely egregious. Sounds like they will just be tightening up, which I think is good.

      • UtMtBiker
        1 1

        So… how do you block someone that isn’t watching for you? Just stop and let him make the tackle? The game is getting softer every year.

        • BattleGroundUte
          1

          When it isn’t your body on the line it is easy to say that. I think pads and helmets have made the hits too brutal.  The game needs to return to what it was based on: Rugby.  And if you want to talk about tackling and hitting they get it right.  Making sure there is a future for the game.

          You can’t simply ignore CTE anymore.