UteThunder


  • UteThunder replied to the topic Thanks Tony in the forum Misc 3 days, 19 hours ago

    The lack of civility is what drove me away from that site a couple of years ago. I wouldn’t have minded the political discussions at UteFans if they were respectful, but without exception, any political discussion there always turned into one side bashing the other (typically liberals doing the bashing) and it just wasn’t fun to interact there…[Read more]

  • Who is the best offensive player on this year’s team?
    The obvious candidates are Moss, Huntley, and Covey, but maybe Dixon, Simpkins or Enis jump up there, especially with Covey coming off of multiple injuries.
    I say Moss is our best offensive player. He is the only sure-fire NFL skill player we have right now and he is just a beast. Huntley has…[Read more]

  • UteThunder replied to the topic 60 in 60 Fan Vote in the forum Football 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    No doubt Shelley has played a tougher schedule than Wilson, but watching the two play, Wilson looked like the better QB and posted better stats. Maybe Shelley would have looked like an All-American against BYU’s schedule while Wilson would have struggled to complete a pass against Utah’s schedule. We will learn a lot about just how good Wilson is…[Read more]

  • I’ve been too busy lately to sit down and watch the Spring game but finally got around to it. 
    Huntley looks much improved. He does look bigger, as someone else mentioned before, but he will always be slight. He’s just not a big frame guy. I was most impressed by the touch on his passes. He wasn’t just rifling the ball in there every time. He…[Read more]

  • UteThunder replied to the topic The BYU Honor Code Protest in the forum byu/tds 2 months ago

    Didn’t BYU already change the rape shaming portion? And I’m sorry, but if you join a private club that requires you to abide by some weird rules like not growing a beard, then as long as you knew about them when you joined then you really have no business protesting those rules. This is one of the big problems in society today – too many people…[Read more]

  • utethunder started the topic The BYU Honor Code Protest in the byu/tds forum. 2 months ago

    I can’t help but laugh at the people protesting. They CHOSE to attend that university knowing full well about its honor code and the way it is enforced. If they don’t like it, then they should transfer to another school. Period. End of story.

  • Ron Mcbride is the most BELOVED football coach in University of Utah history. He restored Utah football to a consistent winner and he was just so likeable. To many, he was like a father or an uncle or grandfather. And it seemed quite clear that Utah is the place he wanted to be.
    Urban Meyer is the BEST football coach in University of Utah…[Read more]

  • utethunder started the topic AAF Problems in the Football forum. 4 months ago

    First of all, the name of the league. AAF? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
    Second, the team names, logos, and uniforms all remind me of the fake teams you would see in a football movie like Any Given Sunday. So ugly and lame.
    Third, and most important, is the talent level. A bunch of fringe NFL guys playing with a bunch of washed up NFL…[Read more]

  • UteThunder started the topic AAF Problems in the forum Football 4 months ago

    First of all, the name of the league. AAF? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

    Second, the team names, logos, and uniforms all remind me of the fake teams you would see in a football movie like Any Given Sunday. So ugly and lame.

    Third is the weird rules. Is this American football or a mutated pro-bowl version of it?

    Fourth, and most…[Read more]

  • UteThunder replied to the topic Pace v Battleground in the forum Misc 4 months, 1 week ago

    Which one is Gandolf? And more importantly, who is Gandolf?

  • No, I think y’all are missing the point. I’ve laid out how, while Ludwig’s offense didn’t score 37 ppg it was a full TD per game better than Taylor’s which would be a huge improvement and people are acting like I’ve said Ludwig sucks and will be worse than Taylor. The reaction to my OP is quite bizarre.

  • It didn’t happen!
    Utah did average 36.9 ppg that year AS A TEAM, but when you take out defensive and special teams touchdowns the offense averaged only 33.7 ppg. Ludwig’s offense was also gifted 5 FGs that year. What I mean by that is, the offense took over in FG range due to defense or special teams play and his offense wasn’t able to get a…[Read more]

  • utethunder started the topic Thoughts on Ludwig Hiring in the Football forum. 5 months ago

    After having a little more time to digest the news of Ludwig being hired, here’s how I see it.
    It’s not the most exciting hire, but I’m glad we didn’t go with Harding or some unproven/inexperienced guy.  We were hoping for a homerun big name hire. Ludwig feels like a single stretched into a double off of a fielder error.
    Quite possibly the best…[Read more]

  • After having a little more time to digest the news of Ludwig being hired, here’s how I see it.

    It’s not the most exciting hire, but I’m glad we didn’t go with Harding or some unproven/inexperienced guy.  We were hoping for a homerun big name hire. Ludwig feels like a single stretched into a double off of a fielder error or maybe a ground-rule…[Read more]

  • When will the new OC announcement be made?
    If it is Ludwig, my money is on tomorrow or Saturday which will tell us a lot about how even they view this hire. 

  • Which part?

    Only slightly better than Harding? I haven’t checked the stats, but I would bet Ludwig’s offense the first 4 years he was here was only marginally better than Harding’s, statistically speaking.

    Risky proposition with Whit’s fate tied to Ludwig’s? It’s just one man’s opinion, but look at the facts. Ludwig was viewed as not good enough…[Read more]

  • ….. and Harding would be VERY disappointing.
    Not only would Ludwig be a very underwhelming choice, but I think this hire would put Whittingham on very thin ice. Going from 4 years with Ludwig to the 10 year OC carousel we’ve been on to then ultimately end up back with Ludwig who was fired/encouraged to leave originally would cement the idea…[Read more]

  • utethunder started the topic New OC in the Football forum. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Whittingham needs to hire someone like RichRod AND THEN let that guy clean house on the offensive side of the ball!!!
    I don’t want a single one of these offensive coaches to come back.
    IMO, this has been one of the problems with all of the OC turnover. Kyle hires a new OC but then only lets them bring in maybe one of their own guys and keeps the…[Read more]

  • It would be funny if it wasn’t on full display during our biggest bowl game since the Sugar Bowl.
    And people here want this man to be our next OC. SMH
     

  • I mostly agree, but going from P5 coordinator to G5 head coach back to P5 coordinator isn’t a career killer, even if he isn’t wildly successul. If nothing else, I think he could easily get another G5 HC job by pointing to his time at Houston.

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