UteFanatic


  • UteFanatic started the topic "Colorado…" in the forum Football 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Guys, I’m still baffled CU beat UW.  CU pretty much shut UW down and easily controlled the game.  What the hell is happening?  Has CU significantly improved or has UW completely imploded this year?  Is it both?  I’m honestly less surprised by ASU’s win over Oregon than I am with CU’s win over UW.  Oregon showed signs of weakness this year and I…[Read more]

  • Does anyone know how one would predict the outcome if Utah were to play Minnesota?  It seems likely that if Utah goes to the Rose Bowl, they have a very good chance of playing Minnesota.  I’m just wondering what that theoretical match up would look like.
    I know there are ways of doing this using Sagarin, FPI, and SP+ rankings – but I don’t know…[Read more]

  • I was careful not to use the word “poor” in my original post because that’s not accurate. I think mediocre still applies here because everything is relative, and compared to what we’re used to, it is very much a downgrade and we’d be upset about it if the offense was like those of years past.

    My only point was that we’ve barely even noticed the…[Read more]

  • For the first time in a long time, Utah’s placekicking and punting are mediocre.  However, we’ve barely even noticed because our offense has been excellent, therefore, we don’t punt very often and now score touchdowns instead of field goals.
    It’s weird as a Ute fan to have a very good offense.

  • They had a good win last week, so the AP voters have some recency bias.  Their schedule is horrendous and they still have to play two ranked teams in the regular season and a very tough Ohio State (or rematch with Penn State) in the B10 Championship.
    If Utah wins out and beats Oregon, we’ll be ranked ahead of Minnesota.

  • A couple of observations:

    1. Our HC and coaching staff are amazing.  Enjoy it while it lasts, because there is no guarantee the next HC will perform like this.

    2. The fact that USC isn’t on this list is an embarrassment to their institution.  I don’t know without looking, but I would be willing to bet they have a similar number of 4/5 star…[Read more]

  • UteFanatic started the topic UCLA in the forum Football 1 month, 1 week ago

    Just venting here for a second…
    I’m a little annoyed that a garbage UCLA team is still in the running for the division title given how horrendously bad they were the first half of the season.  It’s a bad look for the conference that such a poor team is still in the mix for a division title this late in the season.
    Furthermore, it adds to the…[Read more]

  • UteFanatic replied to the topic UCLA in the forum Football 1 month, 1 week ago

    The scar tissue from the 2011 Colorado loss is still tender.  Nobody would have thought that Colorado, a team that was 2-10 and hadn’t won a road game in 4 years would keep us from the inaugural P12 title game.

     

  • Doubt it. It’s rare for 18-year-olds to think 2 weeks ahead, let alone years.

  • Our biggest obstacle in getting to the CFP is our next game against UCLA.  I’m not even going to entertain the thought of making the playoff until we win out.  Even if we win out in the regular season, Oregon is a tough matchup.  So much football left to be played.

  • …their fans have no respect for Utah at all. 90% of their fans think they will easily win and that Utah is overrated trash.
    Can’t really blame them. UW owns Utah in general, and Petersen has been owning Whitt since 2006.
    I would love nothing more than to blow out UW and humble their arrogant fanbase. 

  • EagleMountainUte made a very astute observation earlier today.  Utah’s defense is being described as “elite” this year by many football analysts (and the stats back up those claims).  However, I agree with EMU in that Utah’s defense isn’t markedly better than in year’s past. 
    The differense is that we finally have a good offense to go with the…[Read more]

  • UteFanatic started the topic Utah opens at -3 in the forum Football 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    LFG

  • UteFanatic started the topic Tyler Huntley vs ASU in the forum Football 2 months ago

    Tyler Huntley has had a rough time versus ASU.
    2017 – 19/35, 155 yds, 0 TD 4 INT, 11.6 QBR
    2018 – 7/15, 88 yds, 1 TD 2 INT, 46.3 QBR (injured in the 3rd quarter)
    For some reason, Tyler has played extraordinarily bad against ASU.  Add in the frustration he must feel from sustaining his season-ending injury last year against them, I hope he is…[Read more]

  • I wasn’t impressed with ASU last year either. I honestly thought Utah was going to roll, and well, we all know how that game turmed out.

    The problem with ASU is they typically have 2-3 really good athletes. This year it’s Daniels, Benjamin, and Aiyuk. Between those three, they are able to stay in every game until the end, and Herm has been…[Read more]

  • The ranking takes into consideration total number of recruits. Utah has 5. This ranking means absolutely nothing right now. But you already know that.

  • UteFanatic started the topic Huntley in the forum Football 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Huntley is the type of QB I get so frustrated with when their on the opposing team. So glad this guy is on our team. That little pitch to Brumfield on 4th down as he was in the process of being sacked was CLUTCH.

  • UteFanatic started the topic Huntley in the forum Football 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Huntley is the type of QB I get so frustrated with when on the opposing team. So glad this guy is on our team. That little pitch to Brumfield on 4th down as he was in the process of being sacked was CLUTCH.

  • This is a terrible take. His mom is not a helicopter parent and she has been amazingly supportive of Utah. She is simply advocating for her son, like any parent would. A lot of people are making the same observation, so it’s not just her.

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