Linebacker situation


  • #92107
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    J-Cut
    Ute Fan
    @deseretgentlman

    Hans Olsen spoke on the linebacker situation at the U going into spring; things are sounding rather bleak. Donovan Thompson is in the transfer portal, and Francis Bernard is “injured”, but I have inside sources who report he’s in academic trouble. Not good. 

  • #92108
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    Utah5410
    Ute Fan
    @utah5410

    We will be fine. And until he’s ruled ineligible by OnlyU or Whitt I’ll
    Worry.

  • #92109
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    ironman1315
    Ute Fan
    @ironman1315

    Is it the annual the sky is falling spring ball time? I love that time.

  • #92110
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    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    Wouldn’t be Utah football if it wasn’t difficult. 

    • #92114
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      Pace Manyung
      Ute Fan
      @a2ute

      Or kwhit was able to land a couple of good LB’s… nah, that’s  impossible  

  • #92115
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    PlainsUte
    Ute Fan
    @plainsute

    Surely there must be some QB recruits that can slide over to the defense??

    • #92125

      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      That’s why they want Risings waiver…….

  • #92116
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    Hammer
    Ute Fan
    @hammer

    Utah has two starting LB spots (in most sets) and a massive front line with a two year starter At LB coming in from Penn State and Francis Bernard who was the leading tackler in multiple games last year. Utah has depth enough for two spots. D. Thompson was playing as a freshman but couldn’t break into the starting rotation unless there was an injury. Pirtle is a 4 star JC guy and Jakob Poeltl is in the NBA playing well, which is nice.

    • #92122
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      PhiladelphiaUte
      Ute Fan
      @philadelphiaute

      Don’t forget also that former 4-star LB/Stanford transfer Sione Lund sat out last year, and will be eligible for the 2019 season.

      Personally, I hope that Thompson doesn’t transfer, but since Utah moved to the base nickel defense (only 2 LBs on the field), we should have fairly decent depth at that position by the time Fall Camp rolls around.

      GO UTES!!!

      • #92124
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        Hammer
        Ute Fan
        @hammer

        Exactly, Jhav Guidry the nickel or the SS is the 3rd LB most of the time.

  • #92120
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    Utesbyfive
    Ute Fan
    @utesbyfive

    Hans wants ratings during the off-season.

  • #92155
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    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    Don’t forget about Devin lloyd, sione lund-hemuli, andrew maata’afa, Bryant pirtle, and bowens.

    We are fine. Especially with its only needing 2 to start

    • #92168

      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Thanks “crazy”- Ute. Or not so crazy.  More like sensible and intelligent. 

  • #92170

    UteCoop
    Ute Fan
    @utecoop

    I’m curious about Bryant Pirtle…he’s not on the roster. Covey, Rising, Benard and Moss are not playing Spring ball but still listed on the roster. I guess the good news is Pirtle wasn’t mentioned in the Spring Camp Notes as leaving the program.

    Anyone have any information on him?

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