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  • GoUtes replied to the topic Predictors of success in the forum Football 1 day, 6 hours ago

    Great article. Thanks for sharing.

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Predictors of success in the forum Football 2 days, 3 hours ago

    Yeah, I’m never worried about returning starters on the D-Line. We are so stacked there.

    About the OL, you’re right. It’s easy to say that we only have one returning starter there, but we do have some guys with great experience given all of the injuries we had last year. It’s not like those four draftees played every snap last year and we have…[Read more]

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Predictors of success in the forum Football 2 days, 3 hours ago

    Agreed on it being just one data point. We all agree on this, I believe, but it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Williams is a returning starter but I’m not terribly confident given the mediocre performance of the offense last year. Hopefully, that had to do with coaching and we will see some improvement there. Maybe with a system in place…[Read more]

  • I agree with you, particularly on Jaylon Johnson. Can he be a day one starter at corner as a true freshman?

    Any others coming in we expect to contribute right away? I don’t anticipate TJ Green playing much given the RB depth we have. Marquise Blair will be expected to play, right? There’s always somebody who surprises us. I’m thinking one of the…[Read more]

  • goutes started the topic Predictors of success in the Football forum. 3 days, 2 hours ago

    I believe on the Phil Steele website, I saw that we have the lowest number of returning starters in the conference with 11. Oregon had the highest with 17. I hear it said often that this is a great predictor of success. Has anybody found a good source that shows that this is actually true from a lookback perspective? Do actual results bear this…[Read more]

  • I really like “How I Built This” from npr about entrepreneurs and their stories. Also, Freakonomics Radio is interesting to me as well.

  • I noticed that. Pretty hilarious. haha.

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Football Coaching Staff in the forum Football 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Agree that it needs to be the right hire. I’m confident that Whitt will hire the right guy. I guess that the recruits they are after are identified and offered at this point and there isn’t much of a disadvantage not having a RB coach since Whitt hasn’t hired one yet. I did see someone retweet one of the RB recruits we are after where he said…[Read more]

  • Does anybody know why Whittingham is not in any rush to hire a new member of the offensive staff? It seems like it would be a disadvantage to be one staff member down during a critical recruiting time.

    Is the idea just that it’s more important to take your time and get it right than rush into a new hire? Or is Kyle too busy recruiting himself…[Read more]

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Chase Hansen as LB? in the forum Football 5 months, 1 week ago

    All good points. It would be great to have his knack for creating TOs, etc. at the LB position as well. IMO, Gionni Paul had that same knack and was incredible last year. Also, with his versatility you could put him in different spots depending on opponents/matchups/etc.

    As far as NFL chances go, it’s possible he could be an NFL linebacker.…[Read more]

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Chase Hansen as LB? in the forum Football 5 months, 1 week ago

    I’m not sure he has said it every time he talks about Chase, but you’re right. I just searched and he mentioned it in a DesNews article that it would be hypothetically down the road if he put on 20 lbs. but then he followed it up with saying that it wasn’t imminent and that he was all safety all the time. I’m sure he has mentioned it in radio…[Read more]

  • GoUtes started the topic Chase Hansen as LB? in the forum Football 5 months, 1 week ago

    I was reading a post the other day (can’t remember by who) but they mentioned Chase Hansen would move to LB. I’ve heard this a few times over the past year. Why does everybody think this will happen or want this to happen? Is it because of his size? Or the lack of great LB play we had this past season after losing Paul and Norris?…[Read more]

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  • I’m going to get killed for this but I enjoy the BYU game every year. I would much rather play BYU than some lower tier P5 team just so we can say that we had a non-conference P5 team on our schedule. I think this year’s game, being a hard-fought highly emotional game, prepared us well for conference play. I also think that traditional rivalries…[Read more]

  • It’s amazing that he has been doing it for this long, and all for the Dodgers. Unbelievable longevity. As a Dodger fan, I have loved reading all of the tributes and memories that have been written about Vin this week. It sounds like he was as good of a guy as he was a broadcaster.

  • I’ll admit that this game scares me. Everyone is piling on USC but they lost to two of the toughest teams in the nation in Bama and Stanford and handled the Aggies with ease. It’s easy to look in disarray when playing Bama (except the 08 Utes, right?) This is such a huge game for us to get started out well in the conference and have a leg up on…[Read more]

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Predictions for Thursday? in the forum Football 9 months ago

    I heard Pease on with espn700 and he was saying that you hold some things back week 1 regardless of the opponent. He said that they didn’t show everything against Michigan last year either. Do you think that this is due to trying to withhold some things for the benefit of surprising future opponents? Or just that you can’t possibly use…[Read more]

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Troy Williams Interview in the forum Football 9 months ago

    I love that Williams has a little bit of swagger/cockiness to him. I’m really excited to see what he can do this year.

  • This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing! I’ve never been to one of these luncheons. Is Whitt usually this positive and optimistic?

  • GoUtes replied to the topic Another defector from UFN in the forum Misc 9 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve been a long-time UFN lurker but am tiring of the tone over there. Decided to register here and try to contribute a little bit. Love me some good Utes talk. Thanks for setting this place up.

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