ProudUte


  • proudute started the topic Misc off-season ramblings in the Misc forum. 1 week, 6 days ago

    I feel that there is a lot of potential for our football team to be very good.  However, it doesn’t appear that a solid Oline has yet to come together.  This concerns me.  We have a great RB and two expeienced QBs, a stable of good receivers; but if we don’t have a good line – we will struggle on offense.
    I understand giving KW a raise; although…[Read more]

  • When Andre Miller was a rookie, I went to a game where he played against the Jazz.  I sat on the third row and cheered for him.  I got into an arguement with a loyal Jazz fan who said it was wrong for me to be cheering for him.  Miller was a local hero and I loved to watch him play.  I wanted the Jazz to win that night; but I still cheered for…[Read more]

  • But, he isn’t going anywhere with the buyout he has.  We simply cannot afford it.  However, I think he should be on a very short leash.
    We did see improvement from November to the end of the season; but we cannot score against teams with aggresive defenses.  I blame this mostly on our coach.  He should have had a better gameplan for Oregon.  
    If…[Read more]

  • However, I believe that USC, Arizona and UCLA will be much better than last year.  I think Colorado will be similar and I don’t know about ASU.  We will be replacing Oregon and Stanford with OSU and Cal, and that should be in our favor.  I think BYU will be better than last season.  I have no idea about NIU and ISU should be a gimme.
    In the end,…[Read more]

  • We had a good team last year an many returning players.  But, our weakness is at offensive line.  Anybody who knows football will tell you – your offense will be nothing without a good line.  We were fair to good last season and we lost three of those guys.  Help me out – why should we feel like the Utes are a top 15 or even a top ten team.
    I…[Read more]

  • Are we looking better as a team because:
    A – We have improved since the first of the year
    B – The PAC12 is so bad, it make us look better
    C – A little bit of both
    In mid December I was hoping for 6-8 wins in PAC12 play.  I wanted to see some improvement.  We were simply bad.  Now it is viable that we could go 12-6 in conference play.  We could…[Read more]

  • proudute started the topic Good luck to Puca Nacua. in the Football forum. 2 months ago

    I wish he would have picked Utah.  But, I totally understand why he didn’t.  When we lose a local D lineman or D back, it’s a surprise because of the number of kids we put in the NFL.  However, our offense has not been very effective.  Puca may have been able to change that.  What comes first – the chicken or the egg.  I would have loved to have…[Read more]

  • This board may soon become another UFN.
    Let’s please leave religion and politics of this board.  I can go to alot of places to get that stuff.
    I love Utah sports (especially football).  I come here to read about that.  I don’t really care what any of you think about religion or politics.
    Go Utes

  • But, every now and then he comes up with a gem.  They were talking about recruiting and DJ asked if it would help teams recruiting against BYU if Sitake isn’t given an extension.  PK’s response was, “If you have to negaitve recruit against BYU you are in a world of hurt!”
     

  • Is that – it’s going to be a long 8 months.  I am very excited about this year’s team.  If we can add Nacua to the team, it will be even more exciting!
    Can’t wait – Go Utes!!!

  • But, I hate the new transfer rules.  We are seeing all kinds of transfers especially at QB.  
    QBs are typically the alpha male in high school.   Any QB that is good enough for us to recruit has to beleive that he is the “man.”  He has to believe he will be th starter, maybe even as a Freshman.  
    So, in the spring of 2020, if Rising is the…[Read more]

  • The thing that bothers me is that this hire is once again – someone under the KW/Utah/BYU umbrella.  I hate that most of his hires are people he knows.  He keeps things so close to the vest.
    Now, if KW did indeed try to hire RRod, Sark or McCoy and it didn’t work out – good for him.  But, does anyone really know that?
    On the other side of…[Read more]

  • You aren’t going to beat good teams when you have 5 turnovers and you are totally incapable of running the ball.
    We can fix the turnovers, but I am not sure what we will do about the running game next season without Moss.
    I hate to see this season end like this.
    In the end – this is just a football game.  Life goes on.
     
     

  • We need to keep passing it. If go to the run, I’m afraid we will have a bunch ogpf thee and outs. 

  • Oregon didn’t even get 100 yards of offense in the first half.  Stanford looks horrible. 
    I hope that things change starting at 5:00 MST today. 

  • proudute started the topic Thanks OnlyU in the Football forum. 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your insights all season long.  You have been spot on with everything you have posted.  You have been a great source for information.
    Go Utes!!!

  • Let me preface this by saying this just one old man’s opinion.  I’m not saying any of this is a fact.
    First, there is no one who was happier that he decided to stay on to coach the Utes after the 2004 season.  I was grateful to players like Casy Evans, Madsen and others who went to his house the night he was ready to accept the BYU job.  These…[Read more]

  • I thought it was funny yesterday when some posted that Zach Wilson is not that good.  I know that his perfect passing performance was against a MAC team.  I don’t care if it was against Dixie College, it really was a great effort.  Now, does this make him Tom Brady?  No, it doesn’t.  Will he be a Heisman candidate?  I highly doubt it.  But, it was…[Read more]

  • The top ten were:

    1. Chase Hansen

    2. Blackmon

    3. Bushman

    4. Moss

    5. Huntley

    6. Covey

    7. Anae

    8. Gay

    9. TakiTaki

    10. Love

    So, now the season is over, who doesn’t belong in top ten and who should replace them?

    IMO – Blackmon, Bushman, Huntley do not belong in the top ten.  The other 7 had great seasons and belong in there.  I think Chase…[Read more]

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