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    West coast craziness.

    B1G is rolling.

    Green is what they are rolling in and I am certainly green with envy. 

  • why would anyone thumbs down this?  meaning… I no likely Larry Scott?  Or is it “I love overpaid assclowns”?

    • I have another theory.  Larry has spies on all of the message boards.

  • BattleGroundUte
    4

    I didn’t thumbs you down but the officiating in the PAC sucked before Larry got here. Kind of hard for me to care about what they have to say. It’s like when politicians try to play the moral high ground. 

    Or like that one corrupt nba official who tried to say all this additional stuff. As if it made him less of a slimeball. 

    • the issue is knowing there is a smoking gun versus surmising there is a smoking gun.   ……….letting non-officials into the replay booth is knowing seeing the smoking gun……

  • astUTE
    6

    It may very well be true that PAC officiating was bad before Larry arrived, but incidents like the Dixon thing during Larry’s tenure certainly indicate no intention on his part to improve things, but rather a tolerance of things getting much worse.

    I have no idea why any of the college presidents are supporting Larry at this point.  I hope they are waiting patiently for his contract to expire with no intention of renewing it.

    Larry will for ever be my hero for bringing Utah into the PAC, but my respect for him ends quickly thereafter.

     

    • Brichaute49
      1

      I am definitely on the get rid of Larry bandwagon but the only thing that is going to bring relevance and recognition back to the conference is starting to get back into serious CFP conversations and then winning. Hopefully the basketball teams can make some noise here in the tournament. That will help. If they all fall flat, then there’s another dagger.

  • Tony
    3 1

    No interest in March Madness

    Now that the Utes are done, my interest in college basketball is zero. Maybe I should just put a game on and see if it will tickle me in a good place, but I’m ready for summer.

  • GameForAnyFuss
    4

    Meh. I guess I’m lucky that I can appreciate the beauty of sport regardless of whether my school’s/city’s/state’s/country’s team is good at it.

    Enjoying sports for sports’ sake – try it sometime!

    • Tony

      Yeah, I hear you.  I have tried to get into the Aliance of American Football, especially since we have a team here in SLC now.

      • Do you enjoy any of the so-called minor sports? I know you golf, but any others? Personally, becoming a fan of sports besides the “big 3” has greatly enriched my sports viewing life.

        • NarfUte

          Playoff hockey starts next month. IMO the second best sport (Not regular hockey. regular hockey is much more boring)

  • How can officiating be so horribly subjective?

    Nba product is very difficult to watch at times. Especially when you see officials swallowing the whistle then calling touch fouls the other way. Ncaa is that way stretches of just bad officiating. 

    Go Jazz!! Gobert a total non factor in these three point shooting games. 

  • Tony

    Humans are involved.

  • Belmont Coach

    Worse than Coach K, anyone who watched Belmont vs Maryland can confirm that

    BattleGroundUte
    1

    Suns haven’t been losing enough.

    The Jimmer coming back to the nba.

    They want to finish bottom three so badly. They currently sit in second worst and have been winning games they shouldn’t. 

  • Itacoatiara22
    2

    It’s basically a 10-game tryout for him.  I highly doubt they keep him for the second year of the option they have.

  • sweetgrass
    1

    seems like a marketing ploy by the Suns.  100k mormons in the Phoenix area, sign Jimmer and the Suns can sell 25 extra tickets a night for their remaining home games

    • BattleGroundUte
      1 1

      I don’t buy this because we all know the whole Mormons are tds fan theory is s**t. 

    • PlainsUte
      1

      ‘cept they will only buy discounted Groupon tickets 

      • BattleGroundUte
        1

        And free hot dog night. Preferably if they could feed their entire brood. 

      • astUTE

        I always loved Lavell Edwards quote about Mormons going the the Holaday Bowl, he said something like,

        “they show up with two things in thier pockets, a 50 dollar bill, and a copy of the ten commandments, and they leave town having broken neither”.

        And he knew what he was talking about 🙂

         

  • fosternano

    Well they can’t get any worse 😂

    • PlainsUte

      Ploy to get more of those draft lottery balls?

  • cjd1

    PAC12 now seeking $750 million from investers, up from $500 million.

    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2019/03/21/Colleges/Pac-12.aspx

  • Chidojuan
    1

    If any of the Huntsman Children are on this forum, I beg of you, please offer a conditional endowment requiring that Larry Scott is fired and that targeting is properly enforced.  Pretty please?

    • Guido

      Wrong family.  Eccles pay for football.  Huntsmans pay for basketball.  Just sayin’.

  • SalUteopia
    3

    ESPN chose Dixon as the most dynamic game-breaker for Utah. Who’s your pick?

    ESPN: The most dynamic game-breaker on each Top 25 team

    Dixon made an interesting combination with Utah’s leading receiver, Britain Covey, because he provides more of deep threat. As a redshirt freshman in 2018, Dixon ranked second in the Pac-12 in yards per catch (18.4), finishing with 32 receptions for 589 yards. It was an encouraging debut season for Dixon, but the next step will to see him find ways to get into the end zone. Despite the explosiveness he showed, Dixon scored only two touchdowns. — Bonagura

  • Tony
    2

    Huntley

  • cjd1
    1

    Covey when he is 100% healthy would be in the conversation.

  • dystopiamembrane
    2

    Bogut

  • Trailgoat
    1 2

    Covey took a beating last season. I would be pleasantly surprised if he plays next season. Dixon is a gamer. Hopefully 2-3 of the young guys step up, Enis, Thompson, Boyd, maybe Periman etc. If Nacua and Simpkins see the field in the Fall it will be an indication the younger guys have not progressed to the next level. Utah will need to pass the ball effectively to achieve the lofty predictions.

  • BattleGroundUte
    3

    Huntley could never find Dixon consistently it felt like. Covey was most definitely his crutch. 

    I am hoping for Moss. Moss has an insane year I smell 🌹 🌹 

    • noneyadb
      2 1

      Not without an NFL capable QB. Huntley is dynamic, but won’t sniff an NFL roster as QB.

      • BattleGroundUte
        1

        Uhhh ok I guess. I would say it depends on the Oline. Plenty of dynamic runners have had success without an nfl level qb. Stanford being a quick example.

        • ironman1315
          3

          Booker, Joe Williams, Jamaal Williams, John White, etc.

          • BattleGroundUte
            2

            Yeah I didn’t want to offer the obvious answer on this. Utah is at its best when they protect the ball, chew the clock and rush the ball. 

            • noneyadb
              1

              Your not winning the Rose Bowl without an NFL capable QB. Exact reason why Utah wasn’t in the Rose Bowl 2015, 2016… You can win 8-9 games with a good RB, but if the QB can’t keep a defense honest Rose’s won’t get a sniff from Utah… But good luck.

              • BattleGroundUte
                1

                They very nearly already went to the Rose Bowl doofus with a backup QB and RB. Good hell why are you a fan?

  • Toopup
    2

    I’m going with Enis to have a breakout season. 

  • loyter

    Woody Dixon?

  • Chidojuan
    11

    Vickers

    Apparently he was granted an additional year?  I didn’t hear anything about this, but I’m glad he’ll have his chance to shine.  

  • Pace Manyung
    5

    Glad to hear Vickers made a the comback from head trama.

    Image result for deangelo vickers

  • AZUTE
    2

    He is practicing with the team this spring but I don’t think any is official yet. Still waiting on the ncaa to make a decision

    • TheJuggernaut
      3

      They must be pretty confident, he’s listed on the Spring 2 deep at WR behind Simpkins.