Rick


  • Love the position group of the year add on – and from your lips to God’s ears.

  • If he stays healthy I vote for Connor O’Toole to tie Barton for defensive MVP. I also think that Tafuna will push for consideration on the defensive side.

    Surprise player – Tao Johnson at safety

  • Another U of A vote here. That needs to be a butt-kickin’. Second for me will be Oklahoma State. I wish that I could travel there this season. Stillwater is a terrific college town during football season. Their fans are passionate and create one of the great college environments in college football.

    By the way, if any of you are going to the game…[Read more]

  • Filinger is an interesting one. The body and athleticism are there. Injuries seem to be the excuse. I hope he’ll stay healthy and perform like he did against Washington State against Big 12 opponents. I do think the talent is in the room to give us more consistency on the edges and the tackles are good to great. I don’t agree with those that are…[Read more]

  • I can tell you that Andre’s interest is high. The U’s (Smith’s) is not.

  • Thanks Krindorr. I took a look at this list with my sons tonight. Lots of fun to see and track some Utes.

  • Rick replied to the topic Anthony Woods in the forum Football 2 months ago

    I’ve posted this before. Woods arrived at Utah with a partially torn ACL. I don’t know what has happened by way of surgery or not to repair the ligament. He played his final game at Idaho on the injured knee. I’m not sure that they (Idaho) knew how serious the injury was at the time.

  • Rick replied to the topic RB room in the forum Football 2 months, 1 week ago

    I guess that I’m more positive than many on the board about Mitchell. I don’t think we saw near enough from him Saturday to sit in judgement. Reports I’ve received from practice are quite positive. To my eyes, there were no holes to hit yesterday on his runs. He still managed to follow blockers who got a strong push twice for first downs.

    Anyway,…[Read more]

  • Rick replied to the topic Update on week two of Spring ball in the forum Football 3 months ago

    Come on Red,
    Hope springs eternal. It’s part of being a Utah football fan.

    Actually, I do think we have reason to be optimistic with Singer, Lyons and Pittman. Although, their success largely depends on a healthy Cam Rising. I noted something Vele said yesterday at the Pro Day. He spoke of a “vanilla offense” last year. That cannot be the case…[Read more]

  • Rick replied to the topic OnlyU in the forum Football 3 months ago

    I wonder about news on Woods – the runningback. Nothing in the press about him. Kyle was effusive about Mitchell and he named a few others. Is Woods injured? I would have expected something about him given his success last season.

  • Rick replied to the topic New CFP Payouts in the forum Football 3 months, 1 week ago

    What’s interesting is that the ACC would get a larger payout than the Big 12. Absolutely crazy.

  • The jubilation that day in the student section was special. Because of the offense, I thought we’d be in the game. What I didn’t expect was the aggression of the defense that day. Thanks for bringing back a sweet memory.

  • Rick replied to the topic Branden in the forum Basketball (Men) 3 months, 1 week ago

    Game time decision – announced on by Bill Riley this afternoon.

  • Matt,
    Perhaps the best setting for a stadium in college football. Washington on a beautiful day is quite a setting as well.

    Like MD said, not a good actual stadium and I’ll take Utah’s game day over the Y’s, although I only get to a game once every other season or so. I understand the Y’s been working on the experience so I’m certainly not as…[Read more]

  • Rick replied to the topic Fire his Ars… in the forum Basketball (Men) 4 months, 1 week ago

    Yes Eagle – sorry, I get ahead of myself too often on the keyboard.

    You are correct that Alex did a courtesy interview. I can also tell you that Harlan, under pressure of several key alums, tried for another conversation. Alex was so underwhelmed from the first interview that he declined.

    That was tough to know at the time but no fault of Coach…[Read more]

  • Rick replied to the topic Fire his Ars… in the forum Basketball (Men) 4 months, 1 week ago

    It won’t happen now but another candidate emerged when Harlan fired Smith. Porter Moser reached out and got no response. The word that got to me is he wanted the Utah job over Oklahoma. Harlan proactively pursued Smith, which certainly makes some sense; but he was blind to the interest of Moser and Randy Bennett (who also reached out through…[Read more]

  • Rick replied to the topic 2024 Polynesian recruiting in the forum Football 4 months, 1 week ago

    Can I quibble with your language a little Proud?

    I’d say it’s “a foundation” not “the foundation.” I had a conversation with a coach a few years ago about team construction. He commented that coaches try to be aware of a “thirds construction.” They try for a balance of Caucasian, Black and Polynesian. One of his comments was that if they get too…[Read more]

  • Candidate for the all-name team at Utah if he commits. That’s as fun to say for a broadcaster as Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala or Nate Fakahafua. Come on up to the mountains Bulabalavu.

  • I agree with you tanute. The foul issues alone warrant bringing Keita off the bench besides the need for scoring and even a little different play coming off the bench. Worster with Keita brings a five that can punch people in the mouth.

    Of course, I never take Smith out of the game except perhaps a minute before the 8 minute television timeouts each half.

  • I’m listing Kuithe because I think he’ll play all over the place and, in the end, may be considered more of a receiver than a tight end. That said, it’s absolutely correct to include Ryan and King. Utah has all kinds of playmakers in the pass game.

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