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  • Stone started the topic Verbal Commits in the forum Football 1 month, 1 week ago

    After seeing the discussion about Tavo Motuapuaka de-committing and the speculation that it was a mutual parting, I am curious how that process works in general (I saw this speculation with another recent de-commit, so the inquiry is not necessarily specific to Tavo).
    If the U offers a scholarship and a kid verbally commits, the kid is obviously…[Read more]

  • I was impressed with USC’s moment of silence tribute before the game. Most particularly, how every one of the USC players was lined up along their sideline, single file, helmets in hand, and head bowed. If anyone has a photo, please post it. 
    I know there was some fuss about them not wearing a tribute sticker or patch, but that does not bother…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic USC in the forum Football 3 months, 1 week ago

    A couple of key plays stand out in this game that had an outsized influence on the outcome:
    – The long pass to Howard in the second quarter. It was third and long, USC was up 10-7, and had USC stopped Utah there, it would have been the second straight 3 and out for the Ute offense. That completion was a huge boost to the offense’s psyche and…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Halftime adjustments in the forum Football 4 months, 1 week ago

    During last nights’ alternate Monday Night Football broadcast with Eli and Peyton Manning, they had a bit where they spoke about what really happens in the lockerroom during halftime (transcript below). Short answer: not much.
    It made me wonder what, if any, adjustments the Utah coaches make at halftime – because it doesn’t seem like they make…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Game thoughts in the forum Football 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    – Brewer is going to be fun. He seemed completely in control and confident. I realize it was only one game (against an FCS team), but I am really excited about him. In the past, when a Utah qb drops back to pass, I tend to get uneasy and doubting whether the pass will be completed (unless it is a swing pass). With Brewer, I did not feel that way.…[Read more]

  • Last year I signed up for YouTubeTV and had access to the Pac12 Network (and DVR capabilities) – but for some reason I am not seeing Pac12 Network as a channel on YouTubeTV anymore. Did YouTubeTV drop the Pac12 Network (or vice versa)? If so, what a joke. It should not be that difficult to make the channel widely available on different platforms…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Scalley in the forum Football 6 months ago

    blah blah “fire Scalley” blah blah “Scalley will never sign another good recruit” blah blah
    Scalley considered top recruiter in Texas

    On the question, “Which out-of-state schools do the best job of recruiting your players or the state of Texas?” a head coach in the Houston area responded, “Utah. I think (defensive coordinator) Morgan Scalley…

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  • Stone started the topic Game thoughts in the forum Football 1 year, 1 month ago

    We have great young players on this team. Ty Jordan is a baller – he runs with violence, love his stiff arms. They guy fights for extra yardage, sees the field well, has speed, and is just a beast to bring down. What a player. Also, Bernard looks really great, too (and has shown flashes this season). And both are freshman! Incredible.
    The…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Camera man in the forum Football 1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone know what happened to that cameraman that got knocked off his feet on the interception return at the end of the first half? It seemed like he got knocked out or something. Is he okay? 

  • Curious what the people making the decisions on cancelling the college football season would say. Regardless of what you think Covid’s risks are, there is and always will be risk for college football players (whether it be Covid, seasonal flu, some other yet-unknown-virus, death from a freak tackle, severe brain injury, etc.), so some amount must…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Scheduling in the forum Football 1 year, 5 months ago

    With most (maybe all) conferences going to a conference only model, this could get us closer to a system that actually works in terms of playoffs and national championship. One of the long-standing and valid complaints is how to evaluate conferences when they do not all play the same number of conference games. The SEC is now going to face the…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic In-state Recruiting in the forum Football 2 years, 1 month ago

    Utah did really well this year in-state. It is not always easy to keep local kids at home. Some see the merits of staying close to home and playing in front of family and friends–the home town hero. But others want to leave the nest, regardless of how nice the nest; they get starry-eyed. Interesting to have seen some of those latter types…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Musings in the forum Football 2 years, 1 month ago

    The two moments against Oregon that stood out to me as critical were:
    1. Utah’s first offensive possession. Granted, it was a quick possession, but everything was clicking so nicely to start. Running well, passing well, moving the chains…. Really tough to have lost that drive on downs close to the red zone. Frankly, I am pretty sure the spot on…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Jayden Daniels in the forum Football 2 years, 3 months ago

    I recall a lot of conspiracy theories about why Daniels chose ASU over Utah. But seems like the most likely reason he chose to play there over Utah is the most obvious–a chance for immediate playing time. And, based on what has happened this season, he chose well. 
    Had he chosen Utah, he would have been competing this year against: (a) a…[Read more]

  • Stone started the topic Jayden Daniels in the forum Football 2 years, 3 months ago

    I recall a lot of conspiracy theories about why Daniels chose ASU over Utah. But seems like the most likely reason he chose to play there over Utah is the most obvious–a chance for immediate playing time. And, based on what has happened this season, he chose well. 

    Had he chosen Utah, he would have been competing this year against: (a) a…[Read more]

  • I think Utah got a field goal on that possession (as opposed to the missed field goal on the first possession), so technically only 11 points left on the field, but unacceptable nonetheless.

    It is crazy how much difference a minor thing can make in a game. Looking back to USC, I wonder how much the whole dynamic might have changed if Lloyd sacked…[Read more]

  • @chinngiskhaan speaks truth. Look, I love seeing cool non-conference games as much as anyone. It is so much more fun to play Michigan or Notre Dame than Idaho State. So much more fun. However, while fun from a fan perspective, it also makes it far more likely that the team will suffer a loss and/or injuries… which decreases the ability to win…[Read more]

  • In other words (according to @whitlessham): Because Scott was commissioner when the Pac12 invited Utah to the Pac12, Utah is forever banned from criticizing Scott.

    Oooooookay. Please let us know when Utah fans are allowed to provide constructive criticism, Sir Whitlessham.

  • Stone replied to the topic Undrafted Free Agents in the forum Football 2 years, 8 months ago

    Not a Ute, but thought it was interesting that Jake Browning was not drafted. He was once touted as a Heisman candidate.

  • Stone started the topic Football Schedules in the forum Football 2 years, 11 months ago

    Although difficult to embrace from the perspective of fans that wants to see amazing non-conference games, this article nicely explains why it pays to schedule down.
    @Utah has been harping on this for awhile, and I tend to agree. Until Utah is winning conference championships and in the playoff discussion, there is very little reason to schedule…[Read more]

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