ProudUte


  • Who was the one who came from Utah?  It has nothing to do with which college they played for.  They had to be born or grew up in the state.  So, it’s not Bogut, Van Horn or Andre Miller.
     

  • He picked his top players in the state at each position group.  I don’t disagree a lot, but I do have a problem with LB and D-Line.
    Dbacks – All 3 were Utes – Johnson, Guidry, and Blackmon
    LBs – Only one Ute and that was Bernard at number 3.  Hans says the top LB by far is some dude from USU and he has Andersen at 2. (I do disagree…[Read more]

  • I believe we can (in time).
    Look at Nebraska that won 3 championships in the 90s.  They are located in Lincoln Nebraska.  Not hardly an attractive place for young men to live, party, have fun, etc.  Yet, Nebraska under Osborne ended up in the top ten for like 20 straight seasons.  They were in a power conference and we were not in those…[Read more]

  • proudute started the topic 60 in 60 in the Football forum. 1 week, 5 days ago

    I know some of you think that the 60 in 60 deal on 1280 is a joke.  However, I think the players like the recognition.  In the end,it is meaningless.  However, it can be fun to speculate and disagree with the local media.
    My prediction for the top ten in no particular…[Read more]

  • and that is good for the program.
    But, let me ask this question – Who here on the board thinks we could compete with Alabama or Clemson?
    As for me, I don’t think we could.  I have watched these guys play and they are bigger, stronger, faster and deeper.  They have so much talent at every position.  They have few if any weaknesses.  Our defense…[Read more]

  • proudute started the topic My dream 2019 season in the Football forum. 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    In a perfect storm this is what would happen in 2019:
    Moss averages 200 yards a game and wins the Heisman
    Our defense hold teams to an average of less than 10 points a game
    Our offense averages over 450 yards a game.
    We go through the regular season undefeated – Our closest game is a two TD victory over UW.
    We play undefeated Oregon for the…[Read more]

  • Why?
    BYU is putting everything into this game.  They have been preparing for us since December.  They are currently having player-run practices with total focus on the Utes.  They are watching film every day.  They will know every move and every tendency.  Our former Defensive and Offensive coordinators are coaching the Cougars.  Few people know…[Read more]

  • proudute started the topic Thanks Tony in the Misc forum. 1 month, 1 week ago

    I had not been to UteFans since last fall.  I had been a long time visitor/poster over there.  It just became a political board.  I thought I would login this morning just to see if anything had changed.  The answer is NO.  Most every post had something to do with politics.  If you want a place to go to voice your opinions on national politics,…[Read more]

  • Player Development – A
    Recruiting – B
    Defense – A-
    Offense – C-
    Special Teams – A
    Public Relations – C+
    Academics – A
    Game time X & Os – B-
    I understand that these are very subjective and are only one old man’s opinion.  They are neither right or wrong.  Just something to stimulate conversation while we wait for fall camp to begin.  Four…[Read more]

  • South:
    Utah
    Arizona
    ASU
    USC
    UCLA
    Colorado
    North:
    Washinton
    Oregon
    WSU
    Stanford
    Cal
    OSU
    I have to believe when the PAC12 media day is over, the Utes will have received at least 80% of the votes for first place in the south.  I don’t see a strong argument for any other team in the south.  The north is a totally different story.  There…[Read more]

  • I have been a Ute football fan for over 50 years and I have never seen expectations so high, including my own.  Some seem to think that anything less than a conference championship will be a failure.
    On the positive side, we have:
    A ton of starters returning
    A senior QB and an experienced backup
    One of the top returning running backs in the…[Read more]

  • I will be disappointed if the Utah football team …
    For me it is “doesn’t win at least 10 regular season games.”  If we do that, things will take care of themselves.
     

  • I personally don’t like the idea a lot.  If a kid isn’t getting the playing time he wants or a coach gets after him – he just leaves.  That’s not a good life lesson IMO.  There is something to be said for sticking in there.  However, I understand that there are times when it just isn’t a good fit for a kid.
    On the other side, I think Utah will…[Read more]

  • he could be two or even three.
    Jordan Love from Utah State is a great QB in the MWC.  I am not sure what he could do in the PAC12, but I like him a lot.
    I know it is considered a crime on this site to say anything nice about a BYU player.  Wilson is not an All American.  However, he is a skilled QB with what appears to be a lot of confidence.  I…[Read more]

  • he could be two or even three.

    Jordan Love from Utah State is a great QB in the MWC.  I am not sure what he could do in the PAC12, but I like him a lot.

    I know it is considered a crime on this site to say anything nice about a BYU player.  Wilson is not an All American.  However, he is a skilled QB with what appears to be a lot of confidence.  I…[Read more]

  • Moss – 125 yards rushing per game
    75 – 100 yards rushing for the remainder of the team; i.e. DHC, Huntley, Green, Covey, Simpkins, etc.
    Huntley 225 – 250 yards passing per game
    450+ yards total offense average
    35 points scoring per game average
    If we can do this week-in-week-out, we will win a lot of games.
    The key will be the offensive line…[Read more]

  • proudute started the topic Our first opponent in the Football forum. 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    There are some things I like and I dislike about playing BYU first this fall.
    I am glad we will get this game over right off the bat, so we can move on to what is really important in our season.
    I do not like playing first because the local media will have all summer to discuss it and over-analyze the game.  Also, KW has not shown well in first…[Read more]

  • 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]

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