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    ironman1315
    1

    Smith is looking good again this game

    4-4 51 yards and 2 tds.

  • BattleGroundUte

    He is on an MVP pace. He has never had these kind of weapons in his career. After that embarrassing display in London I love me some Chiefs 

  • PlainsUte
    1

    Chefs are tearing it up in all phases!

    • ironman1315
      1

      Their sous vide game is on point! But I am a big fan of their confectionaries. Damn perfect!

  • PlainsUte

    National Anthem

    I think its hilarious that the National Anthem, and who was doing what during the song, makes the highlight reel for each NFL game.

  • Utahute72
    1

    I think we need to go back to not having the teams on the field for the anthem. It’s that way in college, why not go back to it in the pros.

    • RedLine
      2

      Went to a movie in Thailand years ago. Before the film started they played the national anthem – a recording which as custom you stood up in the seats for.  I stood up not one to be disrepectful – not that anyone there would have really cared if I didn’t but everyone there stood up.  I’ve never forgotten how odd it felt participating in forced nationalism in a nation not my own.  That feeling is exactly what I feel for sports events.  It’s somehow normal to play the national anthem in sports events but not movies.  Is it any less contrite forced nationalism? 

  • BattleGroundUte

    No one cared until the media made a big deal about it. Then to have a sitting president making divisive comments on it. Just ignore that s**t and get politics out of my football please. 

    • ironman1315
      1

      I may disagree with BGU from time to time but when he’s right he’s right. And he is right.

  • KiYi-Ute

    Agree that it wouldn’t be a thing if the media didn’t make it one. It does make me laugh that when they have the giant flags on the field, all of the people holding it are on their phones Snapchatting/Instagramming etc. but nobody considers that “disrespectful”. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      The same people saying respect that flag bitch about the Confederate flag. 

      Although I have to say props to Alejandro Villanueva for coming out and respecting something he understands. 
  • Utahute72
    1

    I keep watching the end of the Detroit game

    And it still looks to me like Detroit got screwed on the replay overturn.

    rbmw263
    4

    MARCUS WILLIAMS ONE HANDED INT

  • rbmw263

    His first career int would have come against tom Brady had there not been a hands to the face penalty on the LOS

  • ironman1315

    Still second to the AZ snag last year.

  • Does the Utehub app have Chat?

    If so where is it? And where is the chat room normally?

  • Tony
    1

    Currently only on the www site. It’s on the roadmap for the app. Perhaps 2018 on that one. www users can find it at https://www.utehub.com/chat or select chat in the Hub menu.

    • Hammer

      Thx. My perspective is that the app chat will give UteHub a strong competitive advantage over the competition. Glad to see it’s in the works.

  • SalUteopia
    2

    Week 4 bowl projections for Utah

    Valero Alamo Bowl — Hale: Oklahoma State vs. Utah

    San Diego County Credit Union Howliday Bowl — Bonagura: Iowa vs. Utah

  • leftyjace

    Barring a Rose Bowl appearance, I’d take either of those – with a preference for the HOWLiday Bowl, of course. 

  • Grimmetal

    I’d much rather go to San Diego than San Antonio.

  • cjd1
    7

    Utah now #19 in Coaches Poll.

    Let’s not be too hard on ourselves.

  • justaute

    Better that than other alternatives. Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks. In the end, only the on-field results and performance matter.

  • SalUteopia
    1

    The other U has won only two games — Bethune-Cookman and Toledo, and they’re #13???

    • PlainsUte
      1

      At least Florida State is finally out.

  • Tony
    3

    Our brand of football hasn’t been pretty, for a long time. But they’re either wins or losses and we win a hell of a lot more than we lose.

  • SalUteopia
    2

    AP #20

  • ProudUte
    4 3

    We have played 3 horrible and one bad football team

    It’s hard to asses our football team based of who we have played.  If you look at how these teams have perfomed the last few weeks, it’s not good.  North Dakota has been destroyed two weeks in a row and SJSU got demolished by a horrible USU team – an then there is BYU.

    What does this all mean?  It means we have played very poor teams and at times have not looked very good in these games.  We are 4-0 and thats where we want to be.  But, IMO if you look beyond the record, we have some problems and KW and staff know it.

    My thoughts on what I have seen:

    Huntley looked good, but he is gone.  Williams is experienced and that helps, but he is what he is.  We lose a lot IMO

    The offensive line has been average at best and maybe not that good.

    We don’t have any standout running back.

    We do have an amazing receiver in Carrington.  He is our biggest asset on offense.

    Our D line is very solid.  Losing Fitts is not good, but we do have some depth.

    Our linebackers are okay but don’t seem real fast.

    Our DBs are young and look good at times and bad at other times.  But, I think in time they will be very good.

    Our kicking and punting game is amazing!!!  If we can get inside the 40, we are almost assured 3 points.

    I don’t honestly think that we are a top 25 team right now.  Can we be?  Maybe if the O line and DBs develop.

    At this point, I think we may win 3-4 more games (in ugly fashion).  This is mostly because the PAC 12 South has a ton of problems right now and not because we are great.

    In the end, I knew that this would be a challenging year after losing so many players to the NFL.  Let’s make the best of it and have fun, prepare for the future, …

     

  • Utah
    7 1

    First, we have won 10, 9 and 9 games by leaning on our NFL offensive star. We need to do that more, which makes Troy’s second half more unacceptable. We don’t have a great RB, but we do have a great WR. Like Booker and Joe, he needs to be our 1st, 2nd and 3rd option on offense. 

    That is Troy’s job. If he can’t get the ball to Carrington, then find someone who can. If Carrington can average 100+ yards recieving a game, we will be in every game. 

    Our DL is solid? No. Our DL is amazing. Arizona is a top 5 rushing team. We did a solid job on them. 

    Our LB’ers are just fine. 

    Our secondary is very young and very talented. Next year they have a chance to be top 10 in the country. 

    I think this is Utah fan’s funnest thing to say: “I don’t think we are a top 25 team”

    We are. We have been the last three years. At this point, top 25 is 100% based on not losing AND reputation. We are a top 25 program nationally. We should start out ranked 8 out of 10 years. We should have started the year ranked. 

    Now, going forward, we may lose games and we may drop out, but as of right now, we are a top 25 team. If WSU, South Florida, etc are top 25, we are. 

    3-4 more wins with this schedule would be AMAZING. We have the HARDEST schedule in college football from today to the end of the season. 

    4 more wins plus a bowl win gets us back to 9 wins and most likely ranked again. Hell yeah, enjoy that. 

    And then realize we bring back our entire offense (we lose Carrington but gain Covey) and our secondary and Anae, Repp, Fotu, Penisini, etc. 

    We will compete for the PAC-12 title next year, especially if Darnold, Browning, Dawkins, Falk, and Rosen all leave for the NFL. And if Huntley puts on 20 lbs. 

    • Utahute72
      2 1

      “First, we have won 10, 9 and 9 games by leaning on our NFL offensive star. We need to do that more, which makes Troy’s second half more unacceptable.”

      I swear no matter what Troy does some of you will be on his case. His first throw was to Carrington, who made a great catch. He continued to target him, but for the most part he was double covered and when he did get a pass he dropped it.

      • Yep. That’s how I remember it.

      • Utah
        3 1

        It’s funny how Huntley has 70+ completion percentage, yet Troy has 50% due to “drops”. 

        I highly doubt our WR’s are trying to sabotage Troy. After seeing our WR’s catch ball after ball for Huntley, I put the drops more on Troy than our WR’s. 

        • Tony
          3

          Perhaps they’re dropped because they’re not delivered in the right place? Seems like Huntley leads his receivers very well, right in stride. 

        • The Carrington drop was a strip by the DB I thought. Again we give no credit to our opponents at times. Zona is young and should be a pain soon 

        • St George Ute

          I’ve noticed on the “drops” that when Troy throws the ball it wobbles. Even if it’s a bullet, I see a wobble in his throw, like it’s not spinning the way it should. I can’t imagine that’s an easy ball to catch, especially if it’s coming fast.

      • humpbackchub

        Actually Carrington caught two, and dropped two of Troy’s passes. One drop was on a deep ball down the sideline. It was a tough catch but probably one that you would expect a reciever like Carrington to haul in most of the time. And even though it was a better deep ball than we’ve seen thrown thus far this season, it was probably an incompletion because . . . Troy Williams. 

        Carrington actually caught the other “drop,” but he caught it with his hands, away from his body, and the defender made a great play to strip it away. But you know, that was Troy’s fault as well. 

        In all seriouseness though, I was a little nervous to see that the drops seemed to return when Troy got in the game. But I think i’ll wait to see more than two and half quarters of football before I put that blame on the QB. 

         

  • IglooDweller
    5 1

    I disagree. Sure, our guys have made some mental errors, ok, A LOT of mental errors, but we have the most talent on this team than ever before in the program. If you’ve been paying attention to other teams and leagues you would’ve seen how some of the other teams are playing.
    The SEC looks like two teams and a bunch of scrubs.
    The ACC looks how they always look, like Chaos on wheels.
    The B1G looks deepest right now with four good teams, and maybe five.
    The BigXII looks like two teams.
    The PAC12 looks like four teams, maybe five.
    If the standard is, do we reload with 5 stars every year, then no, were not up to that.
    If the standard is relative strength, we are right there.

    • Utah
      10 1

      I agree here. I think are too hard on our team while overlooking other team’s failings. If USC was our team right now, we’d be talking about how bad we suck because we barely beat Cal and Texas. 

      This is college football. Most teams don’t have any NFL players. The top teams usually have 5-10. We have Carrington, Uhatafe, Lowell, Mokofisi, Fitts, Luafatasaga and Hansen. We are a top 25 team in talent. We have problems, but we are a lot better off than most teams. 

      Plus we have Whitt. 

  • ladyinred
    4

    After the game Friday night, I was feeling a bit down on the team like you.

    Then I watched a little football on Saturday, especially in the pac 12, and I feel better now. All the teams have deficiencies, even U$C looks beatable.
    Also disagree that Arizona is a bad team. Their QB play is poor, but beyond that they looked good.
  • crazyute
    1

    If only we could win 100-0 every time. Maybe some would be satisfied

    • phhh, why haven’t we progressed.  We should be hitting 120 per game but Whit took control of the offense again and played it safe.  I’m sick of winning by only 100.

      • ironman1315

        I don’t think I like the way you think on this one.

  • I think we should have a top 15 poll on this site

    We should start with football and basketball and see where it takes us. Blogs and other sites do it, why not us?  It would be top 15 for football and top 30 for basketball. Here’s mine.

    1. Alabama
    2. Clemson
    3. Washington
    4. Oklahoma
    5. USC
    6. Penn St
    7. Wisconsin
    8. Georgia
    9. TCU
    10. Washington St
    11. Ohio St
    12. Auburn
    13. Miami
    14. SDSU
    15. UTAH

  • If people want to submit ballots I will do a composite ranking. My only ask is that if you submit a ballot in any week, you stay the course throughout the season.
    Ballots submitted on Sundays and rankings out on Monday morning.

    • Utah
      2

      Can I be the Wilner of the site? Ha ha. Only top 15? Not top 25? I’ll bite. Here is my top 25: 

      rank – team – top win – P5 wins

      1- Clemson 4-0 (#13 Auburn, #14 Loui) (3-0)

      2 – Georgia 4-0 (#24 ND, #17 Miss St) (2-0)

      I put Clemson and Georgia 1 and 2 because they have done the most. Two ranked wins, undefeated. 

      3- Oklahoma 4-0 (#2 tOSU) (2-0)

      4- USC 4-0 (#14 Stanford) (3-0)

      USC and Oklahoma are tough. USC has three P5 wins, but I gave the edge to Oklahoma because they beat #2 tOSU. I’m not a big Stanford believer yet either. 

      5- Alabama 4-0 (FSU) 4-0 (#3 FSU) (2-0): Alabama gets penalized because FSU is 0-2. 

      6- TCU 4-0 (#6 OKSt) (2-0): Great win for TCU. They get OKSt’s spot. They get penalized over Alabama because they aren’t Alabama and #6 is too low for Alabama. 

      7- Michigan 4-0 (#17 Florida) (1-0)

      8- San Diego State 4-0 (#19 Stanford) (2-0): I don’t expect them to stay here, but they belong here based on what they’ve done this year. 

      9- Virginia Tech 4-0 (#22 WVU) (1-0)

      10- Memphis 3-0 (#25 UCLA) (1-0): Here is where I will have a problem moving forward. How do you weigh teams that were ranked vs where they are now? Should Memphis get credit for beating a “ranked” UCLA team that is now 2-2 and 0-1? Well, as for right now, yes. 

      11- Duke 4-0 (NRW) (3-0): This is where the first debate comes in. What is more important? SOS or undefeated? Should Duke be this high because they have no losses or should a one loss team come in here who lost to a team ranked above them? Well, the playoff committe has shown that losses hurt more than a good SOS helps. So, I will grade the same way. Duke has zero losses and has beaten 3 P5 schools. That is a better resume than anyone else, so they get #11. 

      12- Washington 4-0 (NRW) (2-0)

      13- Penn State 4-0 (NRW) (2-0): Washington goes above Penn St because Penn St is the moral garbage hole of the universe. 

      14- Washington State 4-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      15- Utah 4-0 (NRW) (1-0): Utah has a better resume than South Florida or Wake Forest. 

      16- South Florida 4-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      17- Wake Forest 4-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      18- Texas Tech 3-0 (NRW) (1-0): Texas Tech is 3-0. The other teams above them are 4-0. 

      19- Minnesota 3-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      20- UTSA 3-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      21- UCF 2-0 (NRW) (1-0)

      22- Miami 2-0 (NRW) (0-0): Here comes the “no P5 wins” group of ranked teams. 

      23- Wisconsin 3-0 (NRW) (0-0)

      Now we are out of undefeated teams, outside of Navy. BUT Navy has not played a P5 school, and they won’t until Notre Dame and one P5 school won’t keep you ranked and knowing that Navy has zero shot at being ranked at the end of the season, I will not put them into my early rankings. 

      24- Mississippi State 3-1 (#12 LSU) (1-1)

      25- Florida 2-1 (#23 Tennessee) (1-1)

      Other teams considered: 

      Navy 3-0 (NRW) (0-0), Ohio State 3-1 (NRW) (1-1), Oklahoma State 3-1 (NRW) (1-1), Auburn 3-1 (NRW) (0-0), Louisville 3-1 (NRW) (2-0), Oregon 3-1 (NRW) (1-1), LSU 3-1 (NRW) (0-1), Florida State 0-2 (NRW) (0-2)

      Some surprises left off: Ohio State: No ranked wins, one loss. Remember, playoff committee has shown that undefeated/less losses is more important than tough SOS. Miss St and Florida both have losses, but better wins. Same with OKSt, Oregon, LSU and Louisville. Auburn has no P5 wins. FSU has no wins. 

       

      • I’m only doing 15 for football, because really, who gives a s**t after that? Top 15 teams have a reasonable chance to control their own destiny, after that, not so much.

        • Tony

          Fans give a s**t, IF there team is #24…

  • ladyinred
    5

    Woah pac 12 after dark

    Still wrecked from staying up too late Friday night for our game, I couldn’t keep my eyes open last night and crashed around 10. At that time, CO was looking good, and Stanford looking lost. Woke up to find Stanford racked up 50+ on fUcla, and buffs couldn’t get another TD. Plus the ducks get forked in the desert. Craziness!

  • Tony
    2

    Yeah I was quite surprised when I woke up too. I was hammered from the big yard sale so I couldn’t hang with the late games.

    • YodaUte
      4

      So if we in the Mountain time zone aren’t watching these games, how can we expect people in the east to pay any attention to our conference?Yet we bemoan the fact that the PAC12 doesn’t get national respect.   Idiotic,  this is. 

      • Tony

        Correct you are.

      • justaute
        2

        Pittsburgh here — stayed up past 2 am. 🙁

      • UteFanatic

        No casual fan east of the Mississippi River is watching P12 After Dark.  It is what it is.  

        • Utah
          1

          I’m ok with that. What makes me mad is that people who vote on rankings do not watch the games either. They wake up Sunday Morning, look to see if USC won, then take the other four teams from the PAC-12 and put them 20-25. It’s pathetic. 

      • zeous
        1

        Care too much what others think, you do. Play the games the media does not. Verbally self-important the media makes itself. Important it is not.

        • ironman1315
          2

          Hmmm, agree with this I do. Dumb the media is. egotistical tools journalists are. Understanding of the game they do not have. Hmm?