• Dwight89 started the topic Coach Whit Snips in the forum Football 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Now that Whitt has locked down Spring practices to the media he’s become the ultimate thirst trap for me. Anytime I see a snip of his from media availability it’s like….gah…..
    Fall can’t come soon enough. 

  • I’m sorry but until Larry is gone I have ZERO interest in Ute basketball. The dude is a tool and Utah will languish in .500 b-ball til he’s gone. 
    So…moving on… Spring ball! What do we hope to see learn from Spring ball? Personally for me its the following:
    1) QB depth chart – who is making moves? 
    2) Receiving corps – do any of the…[Read more]

  • Utah was hit hard with Covid throughout November, with even a player being hospitalized. What, if any, responsibility do you all place on the players/coaches for allowing the spread to get so bad? It basically ruined their season. 
    What got me thinking about it is that I’m in an essential business and I help oversee operations of over 120…[Read more]

  • It’s a damn shame this virus has been politicized the way it has. If we had all taken this seriously Utah would be playing tomorrow. Downvote me all you want. It’s the truth. 

  • Any word on why Gay was released from Buccaneers? Did he have a bad 2019 or something? For some reason it’s in my head he had the job locked down. 

  • I’ve been off the grid for a week, so imagine my sadness coming home to the news that the Pac-12 shot itself in the foot and cancelled the season. Perusing the board I haven’t seen this mentioned so I thought I would bring it up now.
    The Pac 12 was in no position to be an “innovator” or an “early adopter” with regards to football cancellation.…[Read more]

  • It’s looking like starting in 2021 CFB players can profit off their likeness. What are everyone’s thoughts on how this will impact Utah recruiting in the future?
    For me, i think it will create an even larger “the rich get richer” scenario than what already exists. Teams with larger fan bases in bigger markets will have access to more…[Read more]

  • 2020 will be an interesting year, for sure. I think there is a lot to like about 2020 along with a lot of pretty big red flags. As objectively as possible I’m going to try and point out the most important factors for 2020:
    The Good
    1. We’ve got a great stable of running backs, even without DHC. I don’t think we will have as much production as…[Read more]

  • Dwight89 started the topic Offensive Line in the forum Football 1 year, 3 months ago

    My three takeaways:
    In the three games we lost our offensive line got utterly exposed. In my mind that’s the main reason why we lost, especially against Oregon and Texas. 
    Additionally, I don’t think the defense had as much mental toughness as teams of years past. Meaning they wilted and got disheartened at the offensive ineptitude and couldn’t…[Read more]

  • I’m sorry guys but I wouldn’t look forward to a matchup against Ohio State. I think they would beat us handily. They are just on a whole different level. I think we would have a chance against anyone but them.

  • Let’s say these are the two realities in front of us, which would we prefer? I think I would rather win a Rose Bowl and dream about the what if’s than go and get curb stomped by LSU and have to listen to “see? Pac 12 just isn’t on the same level as the SEC” for the next 9 months. 
    Now, whether those are the two realities or not, no clue. But,…[Read more]

  • Looks like most statistical models have USC winning every game except Oregon, which means even if we go 10-2 USC will likely win the South. We’ve got to get over the hump with Washington and walk away with a W. 

  • CFB parity is one of my greatest frustrations with CFB. I have a plan to fix it. A CFB Draft, folks. Here’s the rough sketch of how it would work:
    A month before the draft recruits have to submit a top ten list of schools they are willing to play for. Teams can only draft players that put them in their top ten. All 130 FBS teams are in the draft.…[Read more]

  • Dwight89 started the topic Ugh in the forum Football 1 year, 7 months ago

    I know this is going to get downvoted to the seventh circle of hell but whatever. ESPN’s FPI was on the money, just like I tried to warn y’all today. I also said Utah would need to play pitch perfect if USC came out on fire. Well, Utah made lots of mistakes and looked like the JV squad in the secondary. 
    This game boiled down to talent. USC’s…[Read more]

  • I’m quite confident that the only way Utah isn’t hurt in all this is if nothing changes. Here’s why:
    Scenario 1: CA passes the law. The NCAA holds firm and kicks CA schools out of the NCAA and no other states follow suit.
    In this scenario the PAC 12 essentially folds and Utah has to find a conference. Maybe the BIG 12 picks us up, maybe not. No…[Read more]

  • What does everyone think the fallout will be if CA ends up signing this new law onto the books allowing players in the state to profit off endorsements and such? 
    Will the NCAA move forward with their threat to ban CA schools from participating in collegiate athletics? Will they fold and change their rules to level the playing field…[Read more]

  • Some musings regarding the rivalry game on Thursday:
    1. This year’s game is perfectly placed from a competitive standpoint. There’s no one Utah will be looking ahead to and Whitt has had all summer to prep for the game. There really is no excuse to lose this game.
    2. This year’s game is also perfectly placed from a fan’s standpoint. The…[Read more]

  • Dwight89 started the topic Pac 12 Media Poll in the forum Football 1 year, 9 months ago

    Pac 12 Media has only correctly guessed the eventual Pac 12 South Champion twice in the first seven years of the Pac-12. 2/7 is 29%. For all the love we’re getting, the media really isn’t that good at picking the eventual champions out of the south. It’s a nice preseason award, sure, but I sure hope Whitt makes sure his guys stay grounded and…[Read more]

  • FPI has Utah winning 8.42 games. S&P has Utah winning 8.9 games. They aren’t too far off this year. Here are the biggest differences between the two metrics:
    FPI only gives us a 45% chance to beat USC. S&P gives us a 55% chance
    FPI LOVES UCLA this year. Only gives us a 57% chance to win while S&P gives us an 80% chance of winning
    Other than…[Read more]

  • Check out Bill C.’s preview of Utah. He’s projecting a 9-3 season for us. Seems about right to me. If we beat USC again it will likely be a special season, as they are projected to be our second toughest opponent.
    Also, we only have a 66% at beating BYU. So….when we only win by a touchdown let’s not freak out. Looks like the stats show BYU…[Read more]

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