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        gandalf
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        @gandalf

        Any word on Hubert’s recovery? It would be nice to have a safety with a little experience back there. I could see Hubert and Ritchie as the starting safeties. Phillips and Broughton as the starting corners. If Phillips plays nickel, who starts on the other corner? Boyd? To me, shoring up a young and inexperienced defensive backfield is the key for success this year. I think we will be ok at most other position groups, but the DBs are so vital to the scheme and we have so much to replace this year.  I would have loved to have Guidry one more.

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        UteBacker
        Ute Fan
        @utebacker

        USC Receivers:

        Tyler Vaughns

        Amon-Ra St. Brown

        Drake London

        Our DB’s better grow up fast.  Thank God Michael Pittman is gone.

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        PhiladelphiaUte
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        @philadelphiaute

        Don’t we have Nephi Sewell returning at Safety?

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          Central Coast Ute
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          @flip2848

          Correct me if I’m wrong but I think they’re thinking Sewell is more of a LB than a safety.

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            Hellhound152
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            @hellhound152

            Sewell, you mean the guy responsible for Verdell’s 120+ rushing yards and two touchdowns in the 4th quarter of the Pac12 championship game?  If they don’t have anyone better on the roster to play safety it is going to be a long year.  I think you just activated my PTSD mentioning his name.  Run fit!   

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        CB_Ute [Execute Podcast]
        Ute Fan
        @solidhobo

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Nate Ritchie starts at Safety after a few games. Have heard nothing but praise about his football intelligence and athleticism. I’m not too worried about the safety position, but I am concerned with the CB spots simply because of a lack of experience. I think CP3 starts potentially at nickel, but the lack of experience on the outside concerns me a bit.

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          Shashasha
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          @shakyute13

          I wish Javelin would have stayed

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            CB_Ute [Execute Podcast]
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            @solidhobo

            I do too, but at the same time while Javelin was appreciated, I think with him being gone it opens up opportunity for CP3 to start and get more playing time. CP3 would have gotten some reps regardless even with Jav on the roster, but I think CP3 gets a lot more playing time with him gone, and let’s be real, CP3’s ceiling is probably a lot higher than Javs.

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              tanute3
              Ute Fan
              @tanute3

              Curious why people think CP3 will be playing at nickel instead of corner?

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                Hellhound152
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                @hellhound152

                Agreed, hey look at our 4 star Justin Thomas!  Nickel at Utah is reserved for talented but vertically challenged players to protect them from high point routes without help.  Phillips will start at corner unless he isn’t good enough, and Guidry being on the roster would not impact that.

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                claus
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                @salty-ute

                Most scouting reports on him say his natural position is nickel. Who knows what Utah will do with him.

                From Athlon Sports:

                Junior Bronson Boyd and sophomore JaTravis Broughton were the early favorites at each cornerback spot, but freshman Clark Phillips III was on campus for spring practice and was already in the mix to start. The highest-rated recruit in program history, Phillips could see time at cornerback, but nickel is his natural position.

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                  EagleMountainUte
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                  @battlegroundute

                  He came to play on an island in the defense Utah runs. 

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                Central Coast Ute
                Ute Fan
                @flip2848

                Tenute, I think the reason being is his size. If anyone knows better, please correct me.

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                  Hellhound152
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                  @hellhound152

                  He is 5’10″/5’11” which is tall enough to play outside.

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        AZUTE
        Ute Fan
        @azute

        Hellbound do you mean the Sewell that hadn’t played all season? The Sewell playing out of position that game? Give me one team in college football not named Clemson or Alabama that has 4* depth down to the third string? I’ll wait while you look.

        Sewell will be a SS/LB This season

        You get down to the third string and any position you’re gonna be in trouble especially today with being limited to only 85 scholarships.

        The biggest thing that concerns me with Hubert is what kind of access has he had to quality rehab during this whole C19 shutdown? If he’s been trying to rehab from home on his own that could really slow down his progress.

        Vonte Davis, Aaron Lowe, and Nate Ritchie can all play FS. If Hubert isn’t ready to go.

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          Crazyforu
          Ute Fan
          @crazyforu

          This. 

           

          I think it is really easy to be critical of guys, without keeping in mind the context that goes along with it. In this case, we were down to our 3rd string, at a position that had been strong all year long. The injuries to Blackmon, and then Hubert can’t be understated.

           

          Yes, the Oregon and Texas games weren’t fun to watch. You have to remember what injuries took place, also who saw out of the Texas game. Also, keep in mind some of the fluke things that happened at the beginning of that Oregon game. Painful, yes. A bunch of non characteristic plays, also yes. 

           

          It really does stink how that is how we will remember last year, rather than the run this team went on after the SC game.

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          Hellhound152
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          @hellhound152

          I was triggered, what do you want from me.  I still wake up in a cold sweat yelling run fit.

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          Yergensen
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          @yergensen

          Sewell is a 2* 75 rated Nevada transfer just to keep things in perspective.  We are fortunate to have 4* starters let alone backups.  However, we’ve gotten to the level where our depth is 3* +85 rating.

          Like Hellhound, I saw numerous missed reads and missed tackles from Sewell in the last 2 games that lead to big plays.  Circumstances weren’t good and competition was blue blood, but I’m not sure why his name comes up so quickly as heir apparent at Safety and LB.  Maybe it’s only because of his name, but I think it’s clear he doesn’t have close to his brothers’ talent.

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        AZUTE
        Ute Fan
        @azute

        Hell I understand talk it out it helps.

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        AZUTE
        Ute Fan
        @azute

        Sewell will be a career back up at Utah. He just got put in the wrong place at the wrong time last season

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