ProudUte


  • So the Clippers sit everyone out and tank it against the worst NBA team, the Rockets, so they don’t end up with the third seed and possibly play their cross-town rivals in round 1.  What a joke!
    The Jazz could end up with the 1 or 2 seed and play any one of five different teams in round 1.  It’s crazy that with 36 hours left in the regular season…[Read more]

  • And I believe the NCAA knows this, especially in basketball.  It is NOT good for college basketball.  What can be done to fix it?  I have not researched this thoroughly, but here are a few ideas.
    – Guarantee the player at least a two-year scholarship unless the kid breaks a school or team rule. (This gives the kid some protection.)
    – The portal…[Read more]

  • I am disappointed that our new coach has not been able to keep most of the old players.  I have no idea what has happened behind the scenes and it could be by design if he wants to start fresh.  Nonetheless, we had some talent that would have been nice to keep.
     

  • Which team would you rather play?  I don’t like either choice much.  You could play the hottest shooter in the NBA who has proved himself in the playoffs many times OR you could get a healthy, well-rested Lakers and their two superstars.  
    In the end – I guess I would choose the Lakers, hoping that the team will not be in sync after not playing…[Read more]

  • This board is dead.  So, I thought I would post something about Ute football.
    How I rank our football team by position.  1 is the worst and 10 is the best.
    QB – 8 – I think we have a solid starter and we have three 4-star backups.  I just haven’t seen Brewer play in this offense yet.
    TE – 10 – We may have the best TE room in the nation.
    WR – 7…[Read more]

  • It’s fun to see a couple of Utah kids do well in the NFL draft.  I do not like the college teams they played for, but I hope they both do well.  Wilson likely would have gone to Utah had we offered, but we didn’t and the rest is history.  I admit that I do not like ZW’s mom.  But, ZW seems to be an okay kid, just played for the wrong college team.…[Read more]

  • They may have had the best college football team ever in 2020.  They will likely repeat because they truly reload.  The same goes for Clemson and OSU.  I hate it that there are a handful of college teams that dominate football.  I wish there was more parity.  Of course, if Utah was one of those teams – I would likely love it.  I hope that things…[Read more]

  • But, a guy on Cougar Board recently pointed out that it’s worse than that.  He posted that the last significant BYU victory in the rivalry came in 1996 when the Cougs beat the Utes 37-17.  That was 25 years ago.  This made me think about what has happened with Utah football in the last 25 years:
    1999 – Left WAC for Mountain West Conference.
    2002…[Read more]

  • Many starters did not play.  The top players were not all playing together.  Don’t get too worked up good or bad.
    We will see what they have when they play the team from Provo in September.
    Go Utes.

  • When the spring game was played against the alumni?
    It would be fun to have Eric Weddle playing safety against our starters.
    Back in those days, Utah did not have many players in the NFL.  So most of the alumni were available to play in the game.
    Also back in those days, the first NFL preseason game was the previous year’s NFL champion against…[Read more]

  • ProudUte started the topic Whitt's presser in the forum Football 1 month ago

    I jumped in my car to run some errands.  The presser was already going on, so I didn’t hear everything.  A couple of things I picked up:
    – He said they have or will have 10 scholarship corners in fall camp.
    – We have three running backs fighting for playing time.  He is not sure if they will have a single guy getting most of the playing time or…[Read more]

  • They have the lead and the best schedule going forward.
    The bad news is that the Lakers will likely get the 4 or 5 seed.  They will have two well-rested superstars and difficult to stop in the playoffs.  I was hoping they would end up in the 3rd or 5th seed.  I don’t think they will be able to catch the Clippers for the 3rd seed and I don’t see…[Read more]

  • ProudUte started the topic I want to talk football in the forum Football 1 month ago

    I love Utah football and am looking forward to a complete season in 2021.  It’s tough to know what we will be IMO.  Just a few thoughts.
    We know we have some very good receivers like Covey, Enis, and our tight ends.  But I suspect we will have some depth issues, especially if someone gets hurt.
    I trust Only.  If he says Brewer is a stud – I…[Read more]

  • I do not want this to be a political post.  I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican.  I just don’t like politics in sports.
    I grew up in the 1960s.  It was a time of great turmoil in our country.  There were at least 4 major assassinations, we were involved in a war that few people liked, and there were riots in the streets.  I enjoyed getting…[Read more]

  • For me:
    – More consistent play
    – Do not lose big leads
    – Better play down the stretch
    – Assuming we play an 18 game conference schedule – a record of 10-8 would be a nice start for our new coach
    By season two I would like to get back to the big dance and by season three or four get to the sweet 16.

  • Two PAC12 teams playing for the national championship.  Doesn’t get any better than that!
    Now if the PAC12 can return to its glory days in football …
    Go Utes!!!
     

  • I do not like the portal as it now stands.  It is out of control.  
    For football – I would give the players 4 months (January – April) to enter the portal.  No portal from May 1 through the end of the year.  A player could choose to go into the portal after a season ends through the end of spring practice.  No portal changes in fall camp.  This…[Read more]

  • ProudUte replied to the topic Coach Shah in the forum Football 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I only wrote “her” because that is what the news reported. They said it was her Lehi home. They may have more than one home, I don’t honestly know.

  • ProudUte started the topic Coach Shah in the forum Football 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    How much does this disaster that coach Shaw’s wife is involved in, affect him?  It sounds like they are repossessing her home and that if convicted, she may be doing some major jail time.
    I have to think that this is a very difficult time for him.  It would be hard for me to focus on my coaching responsibilities.  I wonder if he is even involved…[Read more]

  • ProudUte started the topic Final Four in the forum Basketball (Men) 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A play-in team (UCLA) makes it to the final four.  One of the last few teams to get an invite makes it to the final four.  
    Not one team east of the Mississippi is playing in the final four.  This probably happened sometime, but when?
    The whole tourney started out odd when Duke, Kentucky, and NC didn’t get invited.  Not sure when that last…[Read more]

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