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GAMEDAY!! Super Six tonite. Let’s go, Rocks.

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Skinner wins another NCAA Title

  • Tony
    1

    Fantastic. She is awesome.

  • GAMEDAY!! Let's go, Red Rocks.

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  • UCLA won the first session and along with LSU and Nebraska, be in tomorrow night’s final.

     

  • PlainsUte

    Holding up despite a bad fall on beam.  Still in the top 3 with one more event (floor) to go.

  • PlainsUte
    5

    Utes go to Super Six!!

    Semi-Final  Oklahoma, Florida, Utah def California, Washington,  & Kentucky,

    NCAA Semi-Final Group II Scoring

  • gothamute
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    First press prediction of Utah-USC horserace for the 2018 South Division title..

  • Chidojuan
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    This presents a fun opportunity for a way too early over analysis of our division opponents. Hopefully many people will chime in. Let’s start with SC. Last year they were the CFB equivalent of OKC in the playoffs. They got by on individual star power, which interestingly is actually way more viable in CFB. I actually don’t know what to make of Clay Helton. I assume he is an offensively minded coach, but can you judge his performance without Darnold? Cody Kessler was decent, but he had JuJu to pass to. I’ve seen very imperfect offenses year after year from him. In the end, it’s SC and they’ll find the star power eventually, but SC has been simply above average and saved by conference cannibalism. This year will be no different. They’ll have at least one star player to rely on in each position group, but I feel like this is a rebuilding year for them. We’ll see how Matt Fink plays. I think they’ll compete, but I also think our offensive stability and strong defense will edge them out. What does everyone else think?

    • Tony
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      What’s funny is that some predict USC to win the south, yet they just lost their QB to the NFL and we haven’t seen whoever they have to replace Darnold in action.

      • Onlyu
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        USC is at Stanford in week 2, at Utah, at Arizona at Oregon St and at UCLA…They miss Washington and Oregon this year.  They have a very favorable schedule in that sense have the easiest path IMO.  

        That said, Stanford HAS to beat them and so do we for us to win the league outright.  If that doesn’t happen it’s gonna be very difficult.

      • gothamute
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        Completely agree – USC suffering a lot of key losses that it’s not clear how they’ll replace and I agree with others knocking Helton as a HC… he hasn’t shown yet that he’s all that great. Darnold is a huge loss but having watched several SC games last year I think Ronald Jones will be just as big a loss for them. Yes they recruited very well as always but this is Helton’s first rebuilding project and I don’t see him being able to put the pieces together each year like true “reloading” programs do.
        That said, SC’s schedule is definitely favorable, which might help them avoid an extra L or two making the race come down to the last week or two like it always does.

    • Utah
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      I think Helton is a poor coach. I don’t think they win the south this year. Probably go 9-4. They might start out 2-2 or 1-3. 

      If I were USC, I’d throw big money at Whitt. And if I were Whitt, I’d take it. Go win a national title at USC, retire a God. 

      • BattleGroundUte
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        I don’t think Whitt is SC material. Not knocking his coaching ability but there are a multitude of personality clashes I could foresee. Also Whitt has no desire at all to leave Utah. 

        • Utah
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          I don’t disagree with you. I think Petersen is the more likely choice. He can bring his staff, give them all raises, have better athletes, etc. 

        • homer
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          A couple years ago, Whit was packed and ready to become U$C head coach. Something changed that night and they went with Helton.

          • Utah
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            Yeah, I don’t think Whitt turns down 5+ million a year to coach at USC. Especially now in his career, where he knows it’s five years max. Plus, USC probably doesn’t force him into doing a lot of the “extra” stuff, knowing it’s short terms as well. 

            That being said, I think Petersen would be their #1 choice. Whitt should be #2. 

            And if Petersen was their #1, I don’t see why he wouldn’t take the job. He was set a few years ago and USC didn’t allow him to pick some of his coaches. That would be different today. 

          • Helton took less money then and the Whitt thing was complete smoke. I am telling you no way in hell do they want a guy like Whitt. 

        • They absolutely did have interest in Whitt, and have spoken with him in the past, but he was never going there, and I don’t know that they offered him anything.

          Whitts least favorite part of his job is the fame/notoriety and requisite elbow knocking that comes with it. That would all be magnified by 1000 if he went there.

          • Yes that is my point on both sides Whitt has no interest in what usc wants. USC wants something from a head coach that he can’t give. 

            • Utah

              Which is why USC isn’t completely dominating. 

  • Chidojuan
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    Next opponent: Arizona. Honestly they scare me more than SC, but more because of a fear of the unknown. Kevin Sumlin is yet another offensive minded coach, but he doesn’t use RPO’s like Rodriguez did. He likes the Air Raid. I’m not sure what Khalil Tate’s ceiling is as a passer, but we better hope it’s not that high, because Sumlin will find it and use it. Anyone else remember what happened when Sumlin had a talented dual threat QB? Realistically though, I think Tate is more of a run threat, and he won’t develop his passing game dramatically. The rest is a team in flux. A young defense with a lot of potential. I really hope Sumlin sticks to the Air Raid, because RPO’s have been our toughest challenge as a defense. I think our linebackers and ends will be able to at least contain Tate and make him beat us with his arm. Then it’s our secondary vs. their receivers, and I think that gets us by. This one could be a potential shoot out. I know I’m drinking the red Kool-Aid with a both of my posts so far, but that’s the fun of a way too early analysis.

    • gothamute
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      Totally agree with this as well. Arizona looks like the true wild-card game for me because I think Sumlin can really coach and they have some weapons coming back. It seems like once a few detailed scouting reports came out on Tate that he fell back to earth a bit but our LBs better be healthy and ready for that game… a loss to Zona could break the season.

  • KiYi-Ute
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    I’m here for the free Kool-Aid.

  • noneyadb
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    That’s the nail in the coffin. Utah going 7-5.

  • BattleGroundUte
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    Jordan only needed 36 attempts to get 53.. Mitchell needed 47.

  • TheNuschler
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    Who cares? Kid is electric and probably already one of the most clutch 4th quarter players in the NBA. He was 11th in the NBA in 4th quarter scoring average (which would have been higher around 3rd if you tossed out Oct and Novembers numbers). He currently 9th in the playoffs for 4th quarter scoring average. He gets better when the game is on the line. Utah is incredibly lucky to have got him at 13.

    Actually he really is 9th Marshwan Brooks and Jonathan Gipson played a combined 11 games ahead of him.

    • BattleGroundUte
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      Yes I know. But percentages do matter. No clue what you are arguing. I care that he compares with some of the great guards because a lot have rolled through and none have matched him. 

  • TheNuschler
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    Is he Michael Jordan? Ah, no…

  • Hammer
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    Michael Jordan didn’t win a playoff game his rookie season, maybe he should have shot more??? They lost 0-4 to the Bucks.

  • Jim Fassel Fan
    2

    Michael Jordan lost half of his fortune to Juanita. 

    • utefansince79
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      Hey there’s only ONE Michael Jordan, but Donovan is a pretty good player and has the potential to become something special over time.

       

       

  • chinngiskhaan
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    yeah… Mitchell is good, but 47 shots to get to 55 points is pretty meh as far as efficiency goes. Just means he shoots A LOT. Not that this is a bad thing, I mean, the Jazz have very little offensive talent, so it makes sense, but nothing to holler about IMO.

    1.17 PPS is pretty iffy… .84 pps for game 2 if you don’t include FT, but IMO FT should count

    • BattleGroundUte
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      Well if you compare OKC big three over the same span they were much worst. 0-14 with two points. Mitchel scored 12 points for the Jazz to comeback after being on the wrong end of a 19-0 run on the road. 

  • teepee
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    Mitchell’s scoring line: 21/47 (44.7%) 3/14 from three (21.4%) 18/33 everywhere else (54.5%) and 10/11 from the charity stripe (90.9%)
    MJ: 16/38 (42.1%) 1/5 from three (20.0%) 15/35 elsewhere (42.9) and 20/22 from the line (90.9%)
    Mitchell shot better from everywhere on the floor except free throws where they were exactly even. MJ got to the line more and Mitchell made more shots for their point lines to be almost exactly even in terms of per possession which is probably more important than per shot.
    Is Mitchell better than MJ? No. But he’s played two incredible games as a rookie that compare to MJ and might even be more impressive than Michael’s first two playoff games in terms of scoring (and certainly in terms of winning)

    • BattleGroundUte

      Exactly it is way more telling when you expand ALL of the stats. Also WHEN Mitchell made the shots to win is even more impressive. 

    • BattleGroundUte
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      One other stat Jordan 0-2 Mitchell got the win on the road.

  • Emily Potter signs a contract with the Seattle Storm

    BattleGroundUte
    1

    Well nice start from the Jazz 9-0.

    Jazz MUST win this.

  • quagmire

    George is making ingles into his personal bitch. Sad to see

    • BattleGroundUte

      Well I don’t think Ingles could outplay George.  You have to push him off the three which they are doing better at I think.  I am mostly disapointed in his tentative offense.  

    • BattleGroundUte

      Right now you can just see a lack of mental focus.  A backcourt time violation in the PLAYOFFS! Frustrating.  

  • BattleGroundUte

    Westbrook starting to take over. Mitchell needs to take over and push it.  

  • BattleGroundUte

    Four straight turnovers.

  • BattleGroundUte

    17-0fer run.  wow

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Weird decisions from Westbrook to want a three twice.  

  • BattleGroundUte
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    WOOOOO JAZZ!! Mitchell outplayed OKC in that Fourth quarter.  What a game. Gobert with some clutch free throws. 

  • ironman1315
    3

    What a game. And jerebko with the bounce back!

    • BattleGroundUte
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      Favors my goodness!!! What a beast.  Mitchell took over vs ZERO made FG’s for the big OKC three.  

      • ironman1315

        And this game wasn’t even close to as good as the jazz can play.

        • BattleGroundUte

          Yes for sure.  0-7 Three point for Mitchell and he still dropped 28.  Being on the wrong end of 19-0 run on the road and then coming back and winning is impressive.  

  • TheNuschler
    2

    OKC’s “Big Three” are a strange looking “Big Three”

    Donovan 13, “Big Three” 2 and the 0-14 in 4th combined. Ouch.

  • Larry B

    I can’t watch the Jazz game because of “blackout restrictions”??!!

    WTF???? Is there any way I can watch It? I have NBA TV but apparently that’s not happening!

  • Tim Juice
    1

    It’s on 412-34 if you have dish. Otherwise check reddit.com/r/nbastreams

  • Chidojuan

    FUBO is offering a free trial, stream quality isn’t very good, but I’m just cancelling the subscription after the game, since all the others will probably be on TNT or ESPN.

  • Tony
    5

    New Ute Hub App Approved On All Platforms!

    WOOOT! The newest version of the Ute Hub app has been approved by both app platforms and should be showing up for you to update soon! Here’s a list of what’s new:

    1. Threaded reply tree makes it easy to see who is replying to who
    2. Cleaner topic/reply layout
    3. Speed improvement in topic/reply threads
    4. Reply composition improved. Reply dialog now is in a full window.
    5. SEARCH6. More secure authentication/login/logout etc
    6. Double post fix attempt

  • sweetgrass
    3

    even Battleground’s Commodore 64?

  • KiYi-Ute

    Posting from the new version of the app! Looks nice and clean so far. Thank you for the continued dedication and support, @Tony. 

    • Tony

      I’m on the bride’s iPhone7 and there’s some weirdness.  Hope it is just an isolated thing.

      • Tony

        Need a fundraiser to get me an iOS device for testing to avoid this.  BOOOOO. 

      • Tony

        UGH. Major bug found. Fixing now. 

        • UteBrook

          I updated on my I7 and every time I try to look at the Latest Topics (or any in the menu) I get a red diamond with an i and it says “Error fetching data.  Internet connection required?  Check your connection , then click reload below.”  

          I’m connected to the internet.

          • Tony

            I just updated my device and something similar happened. I think I logged out and back in or something. Give that a try.  I found one other bug with the reply dialogs which are new.  If scrolled down a ways the dialog is opening off screen.  Dammit.  It seems the reply dialog is going to the top of the scroll instead of the top of the screen.  This update has been quite a PITA.

  • Tony

    I’ve had to squash several bugs on this new release this week. There have been two bug fix updates in the last two days which I’ve pushed up to the app stores.  As of this morning, all known issues are fixed and we should be good to go (knocks on wood).  Update to the latest version of the app today.  You might want to logout first.

    • gothamute

      Doesn’t work at all on Android…

      • Tony

        Running great on my Android. Maybe delete the app and reinstall it.  

  • Tony
    9

    Mike Leach does it again… this time its golf

  • ironman1315

    He’s right though.

    • Tony
      1

      Yes of course. That’s why it’s so fuuny.

    • PlainsUte
      1

      I guess I don’t golf with the people trying to shape their shots.   It’s more like, “Did you see where my ball went?” 😉