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hold freeman under 100 and we have a chance to beat the ucks

as usual, stop the run first. force their hand. mariotta is gone. make adams beat us. this is probably the best shot we’ve ever had at beating them. there are kinks in their armor especially on defense. also, don’t be p**sed off if we play ball control. gotta run clock on the ucks

  • SouthJordanUte

    I hope so. We held him under 100 last year and got killed. But, no Marriota does make a big difference because Marriota had over 100 yards against us.

  • Hockeybeard

    IF we can keep their ground attack under control, and IF we can keep Adams in the pocket, and IF we can continue our efficient, long, grinding, 12+ play drives for points, then I REALLY like our chances.

  • THEeyepatch

    I’m not sure about that if Adams Jr. throws for over 300 yards and has 50+ yards on the ground. Utah — to win this game — has to keep the Duck offense off the field and that means the Ute offense needs to sustain drives which means convert on 3rd down!

    Can the ‘D’ and Special Teams score TD’s Saturday? They’re gonna have to for Utah to have a chance.

  • Torg

    I think that with Adam’s finger being hurt, his throws wont be as sharp and the interceptions will continue for us. I dont think we win without the defense/special teams producing points.

  • oc_ute

    practicing posting a pic.

    edit. i give up. put the image on imgur, clicked on the “img” button above. pasted in the address but it’s not showing up

    • Hockeybeard

      Link the image url, lets see if we can see it.

      • oc_ute

        let’s try againautzen 50 yd line

      • oc_ute

        here’s the link to the image. i can’t get it to show on the site. hoping it’s just shows a bigger pic of my avatar for this week : )


        • oc_ute

          autzen 50 yard line :  )

          • Hockeybeard

            So when you’re on that page you linked, right click the image and select “Copy Image URL” or “Copy Image Location”, then paste that into the field with the tag on the top of the posting field.

            should read like this below (but with “<” instead of “[” at the beginning)

            [img src=”http://i.imgur.com/muqZtz8.jpg” alt=”” />

            • oc_ute

              SUCCESS ! never done that before.

  • JDub1942

    We need to keep adams in the pocket, I know occasionally we are able to keep mobile QBs contained ie. Taysom Hill 2 years ago. But sometimes they are picking up big yardage on broken plays ie. Chuckie all 3 times we played him. What’s the difference in defensive strategy that accounts for this?

    • Hockeybeard

      Having a spy. Either a SS or a LB that is required to spy the QB and make sure if he breaks contain that there is someone to route him into traffic or the sideline, or that can step up and make a tackle.

      • JDub1942

        We had a spy against Utah state, didnt seem to help

        • Hockeybeard

          Then the DLine needs to be more disciplined in their rush lanes. If its a definite passing situation, then the QB should not be able to break contain to gain yards…but there are athletes in this conference at QB who are capable of defeating even the best Defensive plans for them. I personally don’t think Adams is one of them, but we also can’t sleep on him either.

  • Tony

    Ute Hub Members Have Their Own URL & Hashtag

    When you sign up, your username functions similar to Twitter username. It gives you your own URL and your own hashtag.

    Here’s an example. I can hashtag @UteStuckInSeattle and this is his url: https://www.utehub.com/members/utestuckinseattle/


    Today is Kryskowiak's Birthday

    Happy birthday coach K, the real one.

  • UteStuckInSeattle

    Happy Birthday, Coach K!

  • SouthJordanUte

    Booker's Stats from last year's Oregon game

    He was the leading rusher and 2nd leading receiver. Just thought I’d share.

    View post on imgur.com

  • Clays numbers p**s me off. Still not over it but like to see Harrison Handley giving the ball to the ref before celebrating.

  • Wilson's Mustache

    Booker would have had more rushing yard, but we had to go away from the run a little playing behind all game.

  • High Uintas

    Heart attack! I saw your headline our of the corner of my eye and thought it said, “Booker’s status for Oregon game.”

  • SouthJordanUte

    Coach Mark Helfrich Talks Utah

    All about Utah.

  • ttexastim

    was this supposed to have a link?

    EDIT: DOPE! it loaded right as I hit the submit on this reply.

    • SouthJordanUte

      Cool. I was worried that it didn’t work.

    • mexiUte

      Gotta say, besides the fact that he’s at Oregon, I like this guy.

  • GadValleyUte

    I like what he says, but his body language makes me appreciate Kyle’s badass calm demeanor, his figiting is distracting.

  • ttexastim

    Very complimentary. Makes it hard not to like him. Also, just listening to him talk about Utah gets me pumped!!!

    GO UTES!!!!

  • Tony

    Thanks for posting this.

  • High Uintas

    PK's Anecdote

    If you’ve listened to 1280 this morning, PK has told an anecdote several times about being at Ute practice. Apparently, one of the staff said to him, “We’ve got this.” After PK looked at him disbelievingly, the coach (?) said to him, “NO, we’ve got this.”

    I’ll have to admit, it got me a bit excited that Utah could come away from Oregon with a win.

  • Samak

    Oregon’s coaches will probably be relating the story to their players later on.

  • UteStuckInSeattle

    I’m not surprised by the level of confidence. We had a solid game plan against them last year and, despite the “drop heard round the world” we fought and hung with them for 3.5 quarters.

    If we can avoid those big mistakes, limit Oregon’s scoring opportunities and keep them under 30 points, get some offensive progression in the pass game, and play a full 60 minutes then I like our chances.

    Let’s go Duck hunting, UTES!!!

  • Summit Ute

    Go Utes BEAT OR!!!!…we got this!

  • Tony

    My concern is whether we can score enough points.

    • Hockeybeard

      The years that Stanford was able to beat Oregon, they had ga me plans that kept Oregon from scoring a bunch of points. I feel this year’s Utah squad has the tools to replicate the smothering defense of those Stanford teams and keep Oregon from scoring…I hope.

  • SouthJordanUte

    We got this

  • Trolling Utah fans that is all PK does. To be fair he trolls all fanbases. But this is a long troll. I doubt the coaches talk to PK let alone like how he talks.

  • Here come the spam bots – Report Spammers Please

    Had to turn registration off temporariliy until I can install some countermeasures. Overnight about 400 spambots signed up. Please report spammers so I can delete/ban them.

  • UtahUteGuy

    Yeah, when I woke up this morning I saw that there were over 800 members. I was thinking, wow, this thing is exploding! Now I realize that it is exploding in an undesirable way. Hopefully that can be fixed.

    Oh, by the way, I’m not a spam bot, but I do like eating Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, eggs and Spam.

  • Tony

    We were at a legit 550 or so when I went to bed last night. There have been about 300+ registrations since then, so no way to know the legit number of real members until I clean the spammers out.

    Until then I’ve had to add some countermeasures like captchas and things to prevent them from loggin in and posting spam. There already are some spam posts within profiles I’ll have to get rid of.

    I’m trying to setup a registration security thing to prevent new spammers from registering.

  • MauchDawgUte

    This looks promising:

    Spam shield

  • Tony

    I enabled a multi question deal for registration which I use on another one of my sites and works very well. That should stop 99.9% of the spam registrations. I also put a match captcha on the login which will suck, but prevent spammers who did register from logging in.

  • Tony

    Just deleted about 200 unverified accounts which looked pretty spammy like zora987@yahoo.com etc…

  • BioUte

    Holy cow, did we just go from 900 to 573? That’s a lot of spammers.

  • homer

    PAC12 Parity

    Seems this season no team has it all together. Each one is showing vulnerabilities. Teams seem tightly bunched. Someone ends up conference champs, but will this be the year the PAC is left out of the “final 4”?

    After we finish clobbering each other, it looks like a distinct possibility.

  • UtahSig

    The problem with the 4 team format is every year a conference champ will get left out. I am really hoping after a couple of years of that, every conference will be p**sed off and we can see an 8 team playoff with the 5 conference champs and 3 at large selections.

    • FormerUteSax

      Possibly 2 if Notre Dame gets in

      • Hockeybeard

        Total Apocalypse scenario – 2 SEC, 1 non-SEC, and ND…

        I think we’d see a pretty immediate move towards an 8-team playoff at that point.

  • Utah man forever

    I don’t think ND ever gets one of the final four. They just don’t have a strong enough SOS. (same with TDS) That being said, the first time any two of either B1G, SEC, or PAC get left out will be the last time and change everything. The first time the SEC gets two in also will be the last. Everyone will want a play in game for anyone left out of the final four. Quick and easy answer play in game between #4 and #5 with all five P5 champs. This way it is only one more game for two P5 teams. Screw the G5 and Indy’s.

  • UteBacker

    My guess is an unbeaten SEC team would be the first team in the playoff and an unbeaten Notre Dame would be the second team (over any unbeaten Pac12, Big12, ACC, and Big Ten).

  • Tyler

    Utah Utes as Cinderella Team per Bleacher Report

  • Tyler


  • leftyjace

    Solid article. Love the Utah props and the acknowledgement that Whit is an amazing coach.

  • ttexastim

    Not a bad article!! I hadn’t realized that we only had 6 penalties in 3 games. That’s pretty impressive.

    • oc_ute

      i only remember paul’s giant bonehead play and his moderate bonehead play…. i think he learned his lesson