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  • It’s not an easy thing to ask Jason Shelley to make his first ever career start on the road in a total blizzard. Shelley showed he’s got a little gamer in him during last week’s game, so that’s a good sign, but today’s game will be a totally different type of game. We need our defense and running game to come up big. We need to hang on to the…[Read more]

  • iamthepreacher started the topic Stadium in the Football forum. 6 days, 9 hours ago

    I am always amazed at how many people’s inclination is to complain after hearing the news about the stadium. The expansion is too small, too expensive, not enough bleachers, blah, blah, blah.
    If your reaction is anything other than this is a MASSIVE WIN for our football team, fans, recruits, etc. then you seriously need to check yourself.

  • It’s crazy that a player of his talent and depth can’t get on the field, goes to show the depth we have.
     

  • iamthepreacher replied to the topic Clear as mud?? in the forum Football 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    They need to relabel that video “How to Ruin Football.”

  • Who knows how Cal will be this year. They were 5-7 last year (2-7 in conference). They are 2-0 now with some decent wins over NC and BYU on the road. Whatever they are doing differently seems to be working so far.

    15 years ago someone could have said “show me a top 25 team running a spread offense…there aren’t any, so clearly it doesn’t work.”…[Read more]

  • Teams use 2-3 different running backs depending on the situation. Same with WR’s. Same with DB’s. Same with just about every other position on the field.
    It’s conventional to only use one QB, but if you want to be innovative, you’ve got to be willing to break convention.
    If you have two guys who are solid and bring different wrinkles, why not…[Read more]

  • I brought up that AZ had no O Line. BYU was going to force Tate to beat them with his arm, and Tate isn’t a passer. And AZ doesn’t play defense. Those are HUGE red flags, but sometimes you have to be willing to take off the crimson glasses to see things clearly.

  • I’m confused as to why Arizona is favored so much in this game. Arizona is breaking in 5 new offensive lineman against BYU. I don’t care if Tate is the second coming of Michael Vick…if your O Line is a disaster, your offense will be a disaster. Combine that with the fact that Sumlin’s offense is all about the pass, but their QB is all about the…[Read more]

  • I think you’re way over simplifying things. In many cases, probably most cases, if a player medically retires he actually is closing the chapter on playing football for good reasons. It’s a physically taxing game, so it’s understandable for a player to retire. If they wanted to keep playing the game (on scholarship, no less), they would just trans…[Read more]

  • Folks need to stop with the excuses of how Whitt is in such a tough spot when it comes to recuiting to the U. Why is recruiting a kid to come play in Salt Lake City more difficult than getting a kid to come to Pullman, WA?
    Is location a factor in recruiting? Sure it is. Are the school’s football tradition and brand a factor in recruiting? Sure…[Read more]

  • I labeled last week’s game against UCLA a must-win, and thankfully the team read my post and took care of business 🙂
    I’m going to label this weeks game a must win as well. Here’s why:
    Looking ahead, we have play at #12 Washington next week. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we’re not going to win that game. We might even get blown out.…[Read more]

  • I’m guessing that tomorrow’s game will be closer than many are expecting or hoping for. With so many new players and the new offensive scheme, I’m expecting numerous miscues. I could also see UND capitalizing on some missed assignments in our inexperienced secondary.
    We do have an extremely athletic team so I’m also hoping to see more explosive…[Read more]

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  • I was thinking about the various aspects of being a head coach and for kicks and giggles decided to grade Coach Whitt across each these categories:

    Recruiting: B+ (Recruiting has been pretty solid under Whitt, and it’s certainly on an upward trajectory. The only knock would be securing more of the top local talent and perhaps landing a few more e…[Read more]

  • Larry B owes us all drinks.

  • iamthepreacher replied to the topic Pathetic Local News in the forum Misc 1 year, 7 months ago

    What concerns me is that supposedly a big portion of the valley isn’t LDS or not actively involved, and yet it’s the only thing the news organizations consistently push on the population–as if it MUST be important to everyone. Of course I’m against discrimination. But that word gets used a little too loosely in today’s society. A group or…[Read more]

  • iamthepreacher replied to the topic Pathetic Local News in the forum Misc 1 year, 7 months ago

    What concerns me is that supposedly a big portion of the valley isn’t LDS or not actively involved, and yet it’s the only thing the news organizations consistently push on the population. Of course I’m against discrimination. But that word gets used a little too loosely in today’s society. A group or organization, by its very nature, is…[Read more]

  • iamthepreacher replied to the topic Pathetic Local News in the forum Misc 1 year, 7 months ago

    Ok, so why not create a separate forum for folks like you that want to discuss Mormon policies, history, bloggers, etc. Why masquerade as a newspaper if that is not your purpose? That is the point of my post. The people in this state that are looking for actual news deserve better.

    It’s like watching a week of Steven Colbert and realizing he’s…[Read more]

  • I clicked on the Salt Lake Tribune website for a moment today, and the front page article is “Mormon blogger trumpets alt-right racial views, but is out of tune with her religion.”
    Seriously? This is what it’s come down to now at the Tribune? A front page story about the views of a Mormon blogger. So small time. You could chalk it up to a slow…[Read more]

  • Last night was the first time all year that I’ve been legitimately worried about the direction of our program due to the man at the top. All year I’ve dismissed the struggles of the team to being young and going through growth pains. That is, untill I watched us get dismanted at home by a Mountain West team that is even younger and more…[Read more]

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