• Tough loss. Shows where the program is now in terms of talent and depth. The DB room is going to be crazy good next season. Coach Shah and Scalley can’t get enough credit. Shah should be the next DC when KW moves into his consulting role at Utah. Go Utes!

  • Offseason football filler alert.

    Wondering if Craig Smith is being set up to succeed at Utah? Not sure why more light isn’t shined on Harlan who was not well liked by the fan base in his later years at USF. Under Harlan’s watch at USF the already bad BB program declined and Harlan was criticized for mismanaging the known academic scandal at USF…[Read more]

  • Agree, IF Utah beats Stanford, as much as I want to see Utah beat UofA through my Crimson beer goggles, that is not happening. Carlsen has carried a big load for this team for most of the season and the wear and tear is showing. Seems whatever the Saunders situation is it continues game to game. Saunders goes off for 25 in the UCLA game scores 8…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Future UO and Wash in the forum Football 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yup, Utes are in good shape. P10 staying together is the right plan. Plenty of time to sort out the short term media deal until the deck gets reshuffled in 2030. No way the BIG pulls the trigger on either of those schools before they see how the USC/UCLA experiment plays out. Makes no financial sense to pay UO and UW equal revenue shares for media…[Read more]

  • Great insight here all around. Seems the media and fans reacting are the main groups all worked up about the P12 not locking down a media deal yet. Patience is key IMO. There is no rush. Big 12 Commish has his social media hit men blasting the P12 trying to scare the four corner schools into a knee jerk decision. I have no problem with the P12…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Men's BB in the forum Basketball (Men) 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Agree on CS support. Doubt it was an oversight of talent and ability. Guessing there’s more to it. Team ran out of gas last half of the season with injuries, young players, and lack of contributing depth. CS needs a couple more years to solidify the culture, recruit some more athletic players, and clean up the mess he was handed. NIT is a step in…[Read more]

  • If games play out as they should, Utah ends up 7th overall in the P12, 3 spots above the predicted 10th place by the media, coaches??? Starting with the UO game, Utah went 5-10 in the last 15 games (counting last CU game a loss). Two more wins compared to the last 15 games from last season.

    After the UO game at home the team pretty much slid down…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Apple TV in the forum Football 7 months ago

    Agree, however, Utah has no where to go. Apple, Prime, whatever network is only a stop gap for the next 5-6 years or sooner before the entire system blows up consolidating into a 40 team super conference (or some variation) divided by regions run by Fox, ESPN, and NBC. What does this all mean for Utah, who knows? IMO, the current instability is a…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Walker Lyons commits in the forum Football 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good for him. Safe choice while his body atrophies over the next two years. I’m sure NIL played a factor. This kid won’t even be BIG game ready for three years from now. Two years off the field and one year to get back into to playing shape. Other than some of the local fans, most of us won’t even remember his name especially with USC playing in…[Read more]

  • Solid breakdown. My 2 cents from the coaches couch. If Utah is to contend for the P!2 Championship they need to do more than break even in key positions. My biggest concerns noted below are Edge, WR, and LB.
    QB: Rising healthy by game #1. Johnson and Rose battle for QB2. Spring focus giving these guys reps.
    RB: JJ keeps improving, Curry back is…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic 2023 Schedule Released in the forum Football 8 months ago

    Utah not getting out of the Baylor game is a head scratcher. Thankfully Baylor is in rebuild mode. Looking at the schedule collectively, I don’t see one team in the P12 having a significant advantage. The USC end of season bye week is no big deal, USC has a grind to the end. Williams could very well play his last game in the P12 on 11/18. No way…[Read more]

  • Agree, should be interesting to see how Caleb stays focused next season having already won the Heisman and established his NFL value. Top priority has to be not getting hurt. He really has nothing more to prove other than winning a P12 Championship which NFL teams really don’t give a sheest about. I highly doubt we see the same CW running down the…[Read more]

  • In a matter two years, with the rapid emergence of NIL, Rising may make in 2023 through NIL close to what Huntley made in 2022 as a third year NFL QB. Huntley is a free agent after this season so should get a solid contract bump with a new team if his agent takes care of business.

    Rising will spend most of 2023 making commercials, spinning donuts…[Read more]

  • 8-4 (not including the bowl game loss :)), Three in conference losses on the road and loss to Baylor on the road. Still a lot of questions in a few position groups. I get a very few teams go a full year playing their best every week.

    Utah needs to improve in a few areas if they take the next step to winning another P12 Championship.

    Edge rush:…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat started the topic Post game rant in the forum Football 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    A lot already covered after the game.

    Solid showing by Ute Fans. Props to those of you making the long road trip from SLC. That’s a big drive and an even bigger one after the loss. My experience with PSU fans was overall good. Rose Bowl trip win or lose is an amazing experience. PSU fans brought the noise for being outnumbered. Rising going out…[Read more]

  • Agree with Proud. Kuithe would do just fine with a new QB at Utah if Rising leaves. Kuithe would have solid support at Utah during his rehab and the team would not overload him early in the season allowing him to ease back to game shape as the season goes on.

    Comes down to if Rising still has his heart set on playing college football. A lot of…[Read more]

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Dorian Singer is a U$C Trojan in the forum Football 9 months ago

    A boat load of WRs on the roster right now, maybe some of these guys step up that have been working with Nate Johnson on the scout team similar to Vele and Rising. A lot to play out after Rising makes a decision. Interested to see what Kuithe does if Rising leaves Utah. Does he go to the NFL, stay at Utah, or hit the portal?

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Dorian Singer is a U$C Trojan in the forum Football 9 months ago

    No surprise. Utah WR recruiting is a tough sell with next season QB uncertainty.

  • Trailgoat replied to the topic Paging OnlyU in the forum Football 9 months ago

    Really comes down to Rising having a big game and Oline taking care of business. Kincaid is by far IMO the most impactful loss. Huge Yasmin fan, great story. Kincaid had four catches in the CCG that kept drives alive and got a lot of attention from USC when he was on the field. Utes need Yasmin to continue blocking and making the same type of big…[Read more]

  • Rising indecisive, and quite frankly seems checked out ready to move on to a new adventure, but no pressure to decide until 1/15, higher level transfer portal QBs finding schools, back-up and Frosh QBs currently in Utah’s system. Why would a high level WR take the risk and sign with Utah? Singer’s going to a program like USC or other high profile…[Read more]

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