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Spring game ticket availible

Got four tickets to the spring game that I am not going to be able to use.  HMU if interested.  I paid $40 and that is all I am asking for them.  

As a joke, if Burgess leaves TDS for Utah, Mark Pope should tell him he let down

XX million members of the Church Of Jesus Christ of LDS (again) ala what Roger Reid did back to him in 1996 when he initially chose Duke over TDS? Mark Pope is married to Lynn Archibalds daughter, perhaps there’s a connection there to get this on Pope’s radar? 

SUUte
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Just curious…

Have we heard from @onlyU since Guy Holliday was dismissed? Could there be a correlation?

  • UteThunder
    3

    I remember him posting a few times in the days immediately following his dismissal, but can’t recall anything else since. Seriously doubt there is a correlation, other than possibly Whit has clamped down on any possible leaks or insider information making it out of the program since Holladay was let go.

  • mfaulk80
    2

    I looked at this awhile back, and he posted shortly after it all happened….but I don’t think he had since that time.  His last post was about Holliday, so it seemed like there wasn’t a correlation at the time, but it’s obviously very suspicious now.

  • radioUte
    1 18

    I hate to burst everyone’s bubble but OnlyU is not a football insider.

     

    • Crazyforu
      10

      Really? He’s been pretty spot on with a bunch of insight. Seems to have eyes and ears inside the building.

    • Dwight89
      6

      Yeah I’d like to hear more about why you think he isn’t a football insider. 

    • Dallas
      11 1

      Call him what you will, but his track record shows he knows more than most.

      • radioUte
        1 11

        I’m aware that he hangs around some folks close to the program and picks things up here and there, but there are people here who think he is actually on the staff or in practices, etc. and it bothers me a little that he does nothing to dissuade that impression. In fact, he kind of plays it up.

        • Utesbyfive
          17 1

          He’s mentioned many things before they hit the news. He knows things before the rest of us. Whatever he is, his information has proven legit many times over. So your opinion, or knowledge is really irrelevant.

          • radioUte
            3 4

            Carry on then.

        • Stone
          16

          He has said before that he is not on staff, just knows people in the program and has access. I have not been given the impression that he is trying to play anything up. I think he is great, has good insight, and has been very fair.

        • I have seen him day exactly what you are saying. His own words were that he is not on staff, he only knows people who are in the know.

  • Sunspot
    8

    I specifically remember a post a year or so ago where he explicitly stated that he was neither on staff nor at practices. Rather, he said he was just a guy who happens to know some people and picks stuff up here and there. At the time, I got the impression based on responses to his post that no one on here believed him.

    • ironman1315
      5

      It’s because he’s really Whitt. He just refuses to admit it. 

      • PlainsUte
        3

        LoL.  

    • radioUte
      3 8

      Yes, no one believed him because he carefully crafts his posts to imply that he is involved, going beyond the typical use of “we” that the common fan uses when discussing “their” team.  But I’m done on this topic. I’m sure he will continue to share here what he picks up from others, and it will be appropriately valued.

       

      Go Utes.

  • No, there isn’t a correlation. If you want to hear from him regularly, you will have to pay monthly. 

    • mfaulk80

      I know he’s on 247 because Bartle has mentioned it, but I haven’t figured out who he is.  I assume that’s the site you’re referencing…

    • I pay yearly. Can I get a DM?

    • OldAsDirtUte
      6

      So, he is in the Portal now?

  • Utah5410
    6

    For what it’s worth he’s always seemed to be very credible.

  • Yes we have

  • BD
    2
    • PlainsUte

      I am sure if a guy (or gal) is really close friends with someone on the staff they can occassionally get a field VIP pass.

    • Onlyu
      48

      Wow…a thread dedicated to whether or not I’m on staff. Ridiculous. I’ve said it multiple times but I’ll say it again. I am not a coach at the U. That said, I have been to practices when no one, including media is allowed, I have been on the sidelines for multiple games, I do have personal relationships with coaches and players and I love Utah football.

      I would say over the course of 4-5 years I’ve been wrong maybe a couple of times…maybe. I will always put the program first and if there is info that could be considered detrimental I won’t share it. I am on 247 (since before the last BYU game) but don’t share a ton there. Rather I pass info along to the mods to do with what they choose. I love the program…I attend in person between 8-10 games a year typically.

      I came on to post the other day but was kind of bummed with some of the reaction to Brewer. People bitching about Bentley and the expectations that came with him as if it were the same situation. He didn’t have a Spring with the guys and barely had a Summer. He lost the job to Rising in camp by the way and wasn’t supposed to be the starter. It was clear that Rising was the guy.

      Brewer threw for like 10,000 yards in the big 12, started like 40 games in a P5 conference and was right next to Tyler with his team in the top 10 the final week or two that season but some act like he is a retread. QB play is key but so are the surrounding pieces…It’s clear he is the guy today and it will be a battle if Rising is fully healthy in the Fall. By far the best QB room we’ve ever had when camp opens in the Fall…by far.

      Vele…yeah you’ve heard it before, has the best ball skills on the team IMO and will be a guy provided he’s healthy. We’ll bring in a few guys (one has already been locked up for the most part that you’ll be happy with but not here about for a while). You know about Covey and Enis and the tight ends. I’m very bullish on the O-line. Another source of angst on the board. We have 3 guys (min) that will play on Sunday’s on this roster up front. I won’t be wrong on that one either. The RB room is in great shape and Ricky makes that even better. DL looks great, DB’s look great and the backers are deep and talented to compliment the Beast in Lloyd.

      We will be in the mix the next 4-5 years…have some chances to be special if things go our way and we stay healthy.

      Other than that call your Crimson Club rep (assuming you put your money where your mouths are) and buy some hoops tickets. Let’s get those guys back to where we’re used to them being.

      • ironman1315
        4

        Thanks Whitt. 😂

        • UTE98

          Jamie or Melissa?

           

          Maybe Tyler? Or Kylie?

           

          Melissa was my daughters favorite. They knew King Louie, Melissa and that was about it back then.

      • mfaulk80
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        <span style=”color: #333333;font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;text-align: justify;background-color: #fcfcfc”>People bitching about Bentley and the expectations that came with him as if it were the same situation. He didn’t have a Spring with the guys and barely had a Summer. </span>

        <span style=”color: #333333;font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;text-align: justify;background-color: #fcfcfc”>^ I’m surprised this isn’t brought up more. Bentley obviously didn’t live up to expectations, but he was also thrust into a tough situation. I feel bad for the kid, and I hope he does great next year. I don’t think he has the talent for the next level, but from everything I’ve read, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him excel on the coaching end of things….</span>

        • Ute2
          3

           

          Agreed 
          I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.  Bentley for sure missed some but he also won us games with other stuff he brought to the table.  (His escability and ability to keep a play alive was key to some victories last year).  (I know he got yanked in the last game so don’t bring that up.  Don’t change nothin)

           

          also, let’s not p**s of onlyu.  He’s the wisest among us.  I insinuated he was guy Holliday once, but only to coax him out for some football updates since it’d been awhile since we’d heard from him(which worked I might add).  He’s been wrong only once that I can remember but then ended up being right on the issue like three days later…(latu)

           

          Last thought.  There are so many factors that go into success on a football field or are at play for whatever is going on.  It’s a complicated game.  I’ve noticed that most complainers on here or Twitter or wherever GROSSLY oversimplify when they complain amd it makes them look like dudes dripping nacho cheese on themselves in an 80s arm chair watching the game.  Don’t be that guy.

           

      • Chester Copperpot
        19

        You’re always welcome here whether you actually exist or not. 😜

        • ironman1315

          Are you saying Whitt is a figmentation of our imaginations?

      • utahby05
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        OnlyU : Your Insight and Contributions to this board are Invaluable.

        Anyone that questions that you have “insider information, and or sources,” is mistaken. 

        I am certain, 99.9% of those that read this board Greatly Appreciate You and look forward to your posts. 

        Thanks for sharing what you can. 

        GO UTES !!

         

         

      • BD
        10

        OnlyU, I deleted the content of my post because it is obvious that it bothered you and I don’t blame you. So so sorry. I should have thought first before posting.

        You come here and post incredibly valuable information for our benefit and you don’t have to take the time to do so, but you generously do it for us anyway, and if I have posted something that I shouldn’t have, then I will gladly own it, and apologize for it.

        Family on three!! One, two three FAMILY!! Go Utes!

      • DocPimp
        5

        Have always appreciated your insight and passion for all things Utah. Love your posts, keep them coming. 100% agreed on the silliness of Bentley/Brewer comparisons. Go Utes!!!!

      • SUUte
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        Thanks sir!! Appreciate as always the info.

  • Utah5410
    2

    I literally said that same thing, people comparing Bentley to Brewer don’t understand football. We all assumed Bentley. But writhing COVID we know the story. I was amazed we got Brewer. Brewer is a beast. I expect him to beat Rising and win the job.

    • Sanders
      10

      I’m glad OnlyU has the relationships he does with the Utes. We all have our fun buckets to fill and that’s a great one. The one thing about OnlyU I’m certain of is his age. He’s close to my age (50) because he hangs with some coaches and like me he still places two spaces after each period. Thanks OnlyU for all your reads.

      • BD
        7

        I am in my 50s also, and it is so hard to break the double space habit! 😆

        • UteCoop
          5

          OnlyU, U R the Donovan Mitchell of this board…we’re very fortunate to have you posting your knowledge here and appreciate when u do
          post. Please keep it coming!!!

          Side note, just found out about the double space after the period. WTH…impossible to break that habit 🙂

          • Utesbyfive
            3

            It’s a relic of learning to type on an actual typewriter. I still remember my type class. For whatever reason I had a very hard time with it, but am damn glad I took it. Touch typing is invaluable.

        • krindor
          1

          34 and also use the double space, despite never learning on a typewriter.  Just the way I was taught and can’t break the habit.

      • Charlie
        3

        50?    That doesn’t narrow it down.  I learned to type in the mid 60s addressing envelopes for dad’s insurance business.  Touch typing numbers was a skill no one else in data processing (IT) had the entire 70s.  I never heard of one space after a period.  He could be 80.

      • Tony
        2

        I double space too. Some people get really bent out of shape about it. I don’t care about that but folks please don’t hit the return key a bunch of times at the end of your post and insert blank space! 

  • concerned
    4

    Real men double space and use the Oxford comma.

  • This would be great news…

    Duhwayne
    2

    Utah football media sources?

    Hi there, how do you scratch your itch for info about spring football? Espn700’s website seems to lack interview recordings. Twitter has been disappointing this year on football info too. Where do you find interviews and media?

    Thanks! 

  • UteBacker
    2

    Try podcasts: Locked on Utes and UBoyz. There is some decent content on those…

    It seems like info on our football team becomes more and more like an issue of national security each year.

    Whitt likes to keep things on the down-low.

    • CB_Ute
      2

      Also the “It’s Utahs’ World” Podcast. Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle put it on every week and they do a pretty good job of keeping you updated with Utah Football.

  • Are you looking for free options only? 

    • Duhwayne

      Thanks everyone for tips. Podcasts were relatively unexplored. I have paid a subscription in the past. If you think that info is worth it I am willing to look again.

  • Ute2
    7

    Incoming bball transfer?

    Smoke out in the Twitter verse that Rollie worster is coming down from usu.  (his impending transfer is widely reported)

    He’d be a good pickup if Utah is his destination…

  • Chester Copperpot
    7

    If I’m an Aggie fan, can it get any worster?
    I think you actually pronounce it Wooster, like rooster.

    • ironman1315
      3 1

      He could certainly be a booster for our presently undermanned team!

  • PlainsUte
    6

    Makes SLC Worster shire

  • Sanders
    3

    Per USU website:
    HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Montana Gatorade Player of the Year… Led Hellgate High School (Missoula, Mont.) to a share of the Montana state AA title as a senior, averaging 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game… Scored the most points in Hellgate history and finished second in school history in assists and third in career rebounds… Four-time all-state and all-conference selection… Led Hellgate to a state runner-up finish as a junior, leading the state in scoring and averaging 22.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game… Also excelled on the football field, earning first-team all-state honors as a safety and honorable mention all-state honors at quarterback… Threw for 3,400 yards and rushed for more than 2,000 yards in his career.

    • PlainsUte

      With a name like “Hellgate High” its gotta be good!  Are they the Hellgate Hellians?  Cerberuses?  Devils?

       

      [answer is Knights.  boring.]

      • ironman1315
        2

        Hell knights are pretty cool.