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    Starting OLine guards are Freshman, kinda

    Johnny Maea is a return missionary, and probably older than Braden Daniels. Daniels played in two games last year and was able to Redshirt. Ford is a sophomore, Umana a Junior and Paulo the lone senior, so it is a very young line.
    Current starters per K-Whitt:
    LT Darrin Paulo 6’5 315 lbs Sr https://utahutes.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9064
    LG Johnny Maea 6‘4 302 lbs Fr https://utahutes.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9114
    C Orlando Umana 6’4” 340 lbs JR https://utahutes.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9091
    RG Braden Daniels 6’4 300 lbs Fr https://utahutes.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9000
    RG Nick Ford 6’5 324 lbs So https://utahutes.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9011

    Got a kick out of Nick Ford bio, a pretty well rounded kid. “PERSONAL: Enjoys piano, guitar, science, surfing and horseback riding … heritage includes black Portuguese and native American … son of Michael and Maria Ford … father played wide receiver for California from 1986-89 … two brothers and one sister … older brother’s heart condition inspired him to take up football … psychology major … full name is Nicolas Ford.”


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    Moss’ hand in scholarship video

    Utah twitter posted another scholarship video and you can see moss in the first row…he’s got a pretty big hard cast on his hand. Looked big for just a finger or two.

    Hopefully they’re just beIng extra cautIous!

    As an aside, I love coach whit in this video: “Malik, you think that you’re a badass now that you’re on full scholarship?” 😂

  • WingUTE

    Hand cast and an iced up leg.  Heal up Moss, we need ya man!

  • Anfernee

    OnlyU use your wizard powers and heal him please. 13 days.

    • J-Cut

      Someone needs to send the missionaries over to give him a blessing ASAP

  • rbmw263

    My guess is that Moss has a broken hand, and that hes going to play anyway and be fine. Im worried about teams going after it, esp that desperate team in week 1.

    • zoob players will go after his hand like maggots to an open wound

  • Utah5410

    ONLYU- Based on what we all saw with Moss. Where is he at ? Is he going to be ok for the BYU game ?

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    Offensive line

    Per Whittingham Johnny Maea will be the starter at LG. So the Offensive line is set LT-Paulo LG-Maea C-Umana RG-Daniels RT-Ford. Along with Washington transfer Alex Locklear, Marshall transfer Noah Osur-Myers and of course Bam Bam (who I assume will start after game 1). Whitt says they have more scholarship O-Lineman now than he’s ever had in his time at Utah. Most are all freshman and sophomores. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    I am not even worried about the Oline anymore. This is a solid group. Moss is going to run wild behind this line. 

  • Chidojuan

    Just don’t count on the NCAA to complete Bam’s eligibility review anytime soon.

  • RiseasUtes

    I know he went on a mission, but that’s impressive for a true freshman to take that spot.  Add in a sophomore in Ford and another freshman in Daniels and we will have a pretty young Oline.

  • Grimmetal

    Wilmore is going to grow up fast behind and with those guys. Can’t wait to see it unfold over the next few years.

  • J-Cut

    Apparently we’re starting the year off with Bama & Clemson

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  • J-Cut

    Saw BYU fans are predicting that not only will Utah lose their first game, but also their second.

  • CincyUte

    Seriously, though–

    Is there honestly a BYU fan that is confident about the Utah State game in 11 weeks?

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