I just don’t understand why Shelley would be allowed to play in Saturday’s game.


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      Ute Bc
      Ute Fan
      @utebc

      If he were to go down and not be available for the Conference Championship – that would be horrible.  Frankly, there are others I would sit out as well. We just don’t need to risk it and we don’t need them to win.

      Seems like a no-brainer. 

    • #79623
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      hnoseguard
      Ute Fan
      @hnoseguard

      100% agree. No starter should play that game.  Any injuries in a meaningless non-conference game could significantly hurt our chances in a very meaningful conference championship game.  Even beyond injuries, but personal fouls and/or targeting, especially in the second half, could have serious repercussions.  e.g. Imagine losing Chase Hansen for the first half of the CCG game because of a phantom targeting call against BYU.

      • #79624
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        javadave
        Ute Fan
        @javadave

        I agree with this completely, but it seems to be an unpopular opinion around here.

        • #79634
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          Chidojuan
          Ute Fan
          @chidojuan

          Don’t know if it’s unpopular, it’s just not happening. Whitt said he’s not resting the starters, so there’s really nothing else to discuss.

          • #79682

            homer
            Ute Fan
            @homer

            Listening closely I heard Kyle answer a question with a question.  

            I heard from someone,(yeah I know sister in law’s boyfriend’s barber), not to be surprised if some starters rested this game. 

            A compromise might be let senior start and play a series or the 1st quarter. Tell them that for the team’s good, they need to get it done in a small amount of time if they want to make a statement this game.

    • #79626
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      Tacoma Ute
      Ute Fan
      @tacomaute

      The elephant in the room is that this game should NEVER HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED!

    • #79630
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      Larry B
      Ute Fan
      @larryb

      I agree and disagree. On one hand, it’s dumb to risk injury. On the other hand, you’re dealing with a bunch of competitive kids who WANT to play. Like Kyle said yesterday, how are you going to tell your guys they won’t be playing? Hopefully we can just get a big lead and sit players in the 2nd half.

    • #79631
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      AgouraUte
      Ute Fan
      @agouraute

      He needs live game practice, sitting him would be foolish.

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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      I see both sides but also if the kids want to play it is their bodies. Also telling kids NOT to do something usually has unintentional and unpredictable consequences. 

    • #79669

      mokus
      Ute Fan
      @mokus

      Once there is a 5 touchdown lead in the first quarter, we will bench him.

      (Vegas Bowl Precedence.)

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