Utah Utes Fan Board

PlainsUte
3

Interesting speculation on Pac-12’s football schedule…

  • NarfUte
    8

    No, because the conference head office is inept

    • PlainsUte
      2

      Very. Good. Point!

  • UteBacker
    7

    The SEC took care of their elite programs with this year’s schedule.  They might get TWO entrants into the playoffs.

    On a side note: did anyone catch yesterday’s interview by Bill Riley with the new Pac12 Director of Football Operations, Merton Hanks?  When he got hired for this new position I was intrigued.  Maybe this is what the conference needs to get our football programs back on track I thought.  After listening to the interview I came away thoroughly discouraged.  I don’t know what I really expected… I mean this guy has to be handcuffed by Uncle Larry, but I was so hoping to hear him admit the problems with our national perception, our horrible refereeing situation, our lack of playoff participants, our lack of nationwide TV exposure and our scheduling marquis teams and games after everyone back east goes to bed.  There was none of that.  It was rah-rah we’re in great shape and will continue to do the same old thing.  Until Scott is replaced (and I think he will be soon), we will continue to lag behind the other P5 conferences in so many facets.  It’s disappointing, but I guess that’s what I get for hoping.  

    I still love this conference and am so glad we’re part of it.  It’s just that it could SO much better and everyone knows it.

    • I listened and yeah it was bad. He even went so far as to talk about how great of a job Larry Scott is doing…

      • Utesbyfive
        3

        C’mon man. Who comes into a new job and s**ts on their boss in one of their first interviews? You can’t write him off for just that. Now if he says he wants to keep the status quo, that’s a problem.

        • UteBacker

          That’s sort of what was conveyed, Utesbyfive.  I remember thinking that if everything was so great why did we need him?

        • I wouldn’t think he should come in and s**t on him. But dont come in blowing smoke. We’ve all been watching what’s going on and it hasn’t been good. So to tell it is good, is BS. Yeah don’t s**t on Larry Scott, but maybe tell us what’s going to get better without s**tting on him.

  • ironman1315
    6

    Alright bitches it’s prediction time

    7-0 15 sacks per game. Book. It.

  • CB_Ute
    8

    Also CP3 with 10 interceptions a game. 20 if he’s on the same field as Zach Wilson

    • Just heard on 1280 that KSL is already talking about the Heisman for Wilson. Every time he plays Utah, he throws more TD’s for us than he does for them. These people will never stop🙄

  • SalUteopia
    5

    #6 Utah beats #5 Oregon to win P12 Championship

    #4 Utah beats #1 Ohio St in CFP semifinal (Rose Bowl); other semifinal – Texas ekes out a victory against Alabama

    Utah beats Texas to win NC!

    NC – check, Rose Bowl – check, P12 Championship – check, Revenge (Oregon, Texas) – check

    Next question.

    • Tony
      3

      #approved

  • Tony
    6

    Chairs from Rice Eccles Stadium for sale

    Offered to Crimson Club members for $300/pair:

  • I just dropped $18k for a number of these chairs. I’m going to install them on the roof of my apartment.

    • utefansince79
      1

      Our family bought 4 chairs when they did the remodel back in the last 90s and they are on the deck of our summer cabin.

      They were a bit cheaper ($20 or $25 each I believe) as there were a lot more available at the time.

       

  • Tony
    12

    Sweet Utes tailgating rig

    Spotted this beauty around the block from Ute Hub headquarters, while walking the dog:

  • Never seen the feather on the right side. Looks odd, no?

    • PhiladelphiaUte
      3

      Not odd at all.  Just look at the Drum & Feather on the left side of the Utes’ football and lacrosse helmets, or the left side of our swim team’s pool caps.

      • Thank you.

      • dystopiamembrane
        3

        We have a swim team?

        • Remember when we had that women’s basketball team posting debacle a couple of years back?

          • Tony

            Yes. 

            • I wonder if, back then, some people were surprised by the fact that we had a women’s bball team, just as I was with the swim team. Also, I wonder if the people who thumbs downed my surprise could name any athlete on the swim team or recount any of the last season’s results.

              • Tony

                No way.  Football, gymnastics and MBB are kings.  I’d put skiing next. 

  • Hellhound152
    1

    They still got it up for sale or is this the new owner?

    • Tony
      1

      Didn’t see a for sale sign on it.

  • Hammer
    1

    Will it be hard for new walk on Rob Bonar to run down field on special teams?

  • UteBacker
    2

    I’ll be you wait patiently for the weekends we play Oregon State ;).

    • Tony

      Beavers!

      • GameForAnyFuss
        3

        Headline: “Bonar Nails the Beavers”

        • PlainsUte
          3

          Bonar Busts Trojans

        • Hammer
          2

          That headline will be hard to swallow for some. 

  • COUte
    13 1

    Haha Tayson Hill sucks

    When are the Saints going to give up the gimmick

  • Tony
    3

    I’m watching, but completely missed it. 

    • Tony
      3

      Oh wait I did see it. 

      • COUte
        6 1

        Lost the game for them 😂

  • Sir Potsdam
    2

    I missed it. Anyone have a clip of it?

    • COUte
      7 1

      Tie game in the 4th with the Saints marching into GB territory. Completely shifted the momentum, GB scored on the ensuing possession and never looked back. https://www.nfl.com/videos/za-darius-smith-forces-crucial-midfield-fumble-from-taysom-hill

  • HoosierUte
    6

    It is a wierd gimmick for sure. Definitely a right place right time team for Hill. The kid is far exceeding his talent level and making the most out of his one shot.

    • Central Coast Ute
      2

      Just signed a nice contract too

      • Utah
        2

        What a great deal for Hill. He gets 16 million guaranteed, but he has not security, football wise, with it. It’s just a two year deal and the Saints can walk away from him anytime. 

        But to have 16 million…sheesh. 

        • Central Coast Ute
          1

          Exactly. Not bad at all. If he’s smart with his money, he and his family will be financially secure for the rest of their lives.

          • Utah
            3

            Athletes get screwed. Big time. So, in 2018 smart asset did an article on NFL players and taxes. They went over Brees, who made 17 million and took home just under 10. 

            If Hill makes 16, he’d take home about 9 million after taxes. He buys a house for 1 million, he buys a car, some clothes, mom some stuff, wife some stuff for another million. If he just went super conservative and VTSAX’ed the remaining 7 million…hell, let’s say 6 million, he could live on 4% of that forever….

            Which comes out to….drum roll….$240,000 a year for the rest of his life. And his house is already paid for. So he’d have about $15,000 a month after taxes to pay property taxes, health insurance, food and fun. 

            Not bad. I’d find a way to make that work.

             

            • Central Coast Ute
              5

              You can almost live on that

            • belli1976

              VTI would be better. No capital gains tax unless yoU actually sell shares.

  • ProudUte
    12 1

    I do not understand the “hate” for Taysom Hill.  When he was a Cougar – it was different because he played for our rival.  He seems like a standup guy who has found his niche in the NFL.  I do not believe he has the skills to be an “every play QB” in the NFL as numerous Cougars seem to think.  But, he does a lot for that team.  A fumble like that could happen to any QB.

    As for this Ute, I wish Taysom well.  I think he is fun to watch.

    There are Cougars who I have never liked because of their rhetoric when at BYU.  However, there are others like Hill, Young, Sorenson, and others who I have enjoyed watching in the NFL.  Attending BYU is not a reason for me to dislike someone for their entire future.  That’s just me.

     

    • dystopiamembrane
      3

      I attended BYU.

      • I always felt a bit thumbs-downsy there, myself.

        • Dallas

          Keepin’ it classy. Good job.

        • Central Coast Ute
          2

          Just throw in some coke (the white powdery kind) and I’d think you must be Max’s friend.

      • Utebeam

        I gave you a thumbs down but only in jest considering I attended the Y as well. To be clear I graduated from the U and hated my stint at tds.

        • PhiladelphiaUte
          1

          Utebeam:

          I too attended the Y, hated it, transferred to the U, and graduated.  My only regret was ever attending the Y in the first place.

        • The BYU International Cinema’s quarterly collection of films was dreamlike.

    • Central Coast Ute
      9

      I agree. I think most of the hate towards Hill from Ute fans is due to BYU fans and Utah media treating him like he’s the next Steve Young.
      Yes he’s a niche player but he’s making a good living doing it so I say good for him.

      • dystopiamembrane
        3

        That shows a maturity in you that I’m certain I will not achieve.

    • Tony
      17

      I grew up on Utah football getting their asses kicked by byu. I watched byu run up the score against us. I watched them throw bombs late in the 4th quarter when the game was already won while their arrogant, holier-than-thau fans celebrated.  I loathe all byu sports players. If byu had a women’s chess team, I’d root against them. So if some former zoob player fumbles and loses the game for his team, I’m entertained. 

      • ProudUte
        7 1

        Tony, I appreciate what you have done to make this great site available.  Also, I understand how you feel about the BYU games from the 70s and 80s.  I lived through those games too (as an adult).  It caused me to dislike BYU sports as well.  However, I cannot hate someone just because they attended BYU.  I have too many friends and family who have attended there (mostly good people).

        There are former BYU players I will likely never like because of their arrogance and holier than thou rhetoric.  But, I never saw Taysom Hill that way.  He is an amazing athlete, but not a great QB IMO.

        I am not trying to convince you to feel differently, because that is not possible.  Everyone feels differently about things and I respect that.

        in the end – GO UTES!!!

         

      • dystopiamembrane
        1

        Amen.

      • Central Coast Ute
        1

        I get it. Fortunately for me, I was pretty young in the 80s and don’t have many memories of the games themselves. I remember the outcomes, however.

      • Charlie
        2

        I grew up in Provo when no one took BYU seriously.  In the late 50s the Utah vs USU game was the big game of the year.  In HS Wyoming was the class of the conference behind ASU.    As kids, we walked to the games in Provo and paid 25 cents to get in and that came with a candy bar.  Back then everyone felt bad for BYU football.  In the mid 70s they began a streak of good seasons and become arrigont for some reason.  I think it was Wayne Howard that coached a Utah loss in Provo, took the long walk up the steps to the pressbox for post game talk.  As he got almost to the top of the steps, a Y fan spit in his face.  He walked in to do the radio show and the first thing he said was he hated BYU.  That was about the time BYU moved from being ignored by Utah (football) to much dislike.  Not many pleasant moments until Mac made it competative again.  Another low when Max Hall had his rant.  So now we are back to the 60s as no one really takes BYU seriously.  Looking forward, I don’t expect much to change for decades.  For me, it is entertaining to tune in and watch BYU lose. 

    • GameForAnyFuss
      2

      Oh I get the hate for Taysom Hill. It’s the way the local media treats him. My circle of friends refers to him as “football Jimmer”, in reference to the amount of press he gets. It’s funny too because I don’t even think he’s close to being the best player BYU-Provo has in the NFL. So it’s not his fault, but I totally get the hate.

    • UteDuke
      4

      He doesn’t seem like a bad guy, but I’ve been soured to Hill because of the BYU fans who legitimately believe he is carrying the Saints. I find it especially ironic that the media in Utah writes so much about him while virtually ignoring Marcus Williams, who is an actual STARTER and considered one of the best young safeties in the league.

    • PhiladelphiaUte
      4

      I don’t “hate” Hill.  But I don’t like him either.  I always saw him as the “Jimmer Fredette” of their football program — a talented player who’d never reach his potential because he’s a selfish, ball-hogging, glory whore.  Anyone who’d ever played a lot of team sports had met guys like that.  They’re not “team players”, and you always hope THAT guy is on the OTHER team.