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    Wilson's Mustache
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    Former Ute quarterback Travis Wilson not afraid of hard path to NFL

    While quarterback remains his first love, Wilson said he wouldn’t be against the idea of switching positions. In fact, there’s a very strong chance he will have to. For the 6-foot-7, 233-pounder, tight end is a possibility.

    A position change wouldn’t be unprecedented. Several quarterbacks over the years have switched things up. Denard Robinson and Julian Edelman — among others — are converted quarterbacks. More recently, Auburn’s Nick Marshall switched to defensive back and was picked up as an unsigned free agent by Jacksonville.

    “I’ve yet to play the best game of my career,” he said. “There’s a lot I still want to learn to be able to grow at the position. I’m hoping somebody at the next level will give me that opportunity and I’ll be able to exceed expectations. I don’t want to just make it to the NFL. I want to say I not only made it, but stayed.”

    Read more at ESPN – Pac-12 Blog

  • Tony

    Can he catch? I think he’d need to hit the weight room to be a TE.

    • Wilson's Mustache

      “Obviously we only had experience with him as a quarterback and that’s all he ever played for us,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “He won a lot of games for us. But that’s a good question, where he fits in at the next level? There are probably a couple of places that would be possibilities outside of quarterback. He’s got the big frame. He’s got great hands. He can catch very well. That’s interesting if someone can put 10-20 pounds on his frame and make him a tight end.”

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    I think he’d make a great FG blocker.

  • Week 15 PacHoops Pac-12 Power Rankings. All Quiet on the Western Front.

    3. Utah

    Here’s my Utah hot-take: The Utes have effectively locked up a top-3 seed for Las Vegas with a really nice shot at actually winning the whole damn thing. They’ve got 3 home games to close out the season and if Jakob Poeltl has a big game against Arizona on Saturday he will be the conference’s Player of the Year.

    I’m pumped for the Arizona game. Seems like a lot is on the line. Share of the regular season championship, 1 or 2 see in the Pac-12 tournament, Poeltl’s player of the year award, high seed in the NCAA tournament….ect.

    PacHoops – Week 15 Power Rankings

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    I held up my end of the bargain, attending both the UCLA and USC games and rooting them on. I will be watching the next 3 on TV.

  • Tony
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    Stevens and Wynn added to football staff for recruiting

    Well I’m not sure what to make of this. Wynn didn’t seem to interact much with the players in the times I saw him and the team together. Plus he was made of balsa wood. SO are we going to recruit balsa wood players now?

  • Wynn doesn’t even look like a former Football player.  Love the kids heart when he played for Utah, you could see him take hits and it just scared the hell out of me.

    • Wilson's Mustache

      I’m at a “wait and see” mood right now. He’s had a lot of experience coaching since he left Utah. How that translates into recruiting I don’t know. Not to mention there are a number of his former teammates that really do not like him.

      Jordan gave it his all and had the skills to be a good QB and for that I’m thankful and will be interested to see what he makes of his time back at Utah.

  • rbmw263
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    For those who feel like agreeing with Gary Parrish

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25492197/poll-attacks-let-me-explain-why-you-cant-leave-utah-off-of-a-top-25-ballot

  • Good stuff and I do agree with him on Utah being under rated and Arizona being over rated. Can’t help but think that the ACC schools get an over rating.

  • rbmw263
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    with this incredibly asinine audit going on

    we should schedule, and announce, Weber and USU on the schedule, for multiple seasons, just to troll the crap out of the zoobs

  • Wilson's Mustache

    I would actually like to get USU or Weber St back on the schedule. I really don’t know why they don’t play each other. I would like to see Utah establish a long term contract with USU in both football and basketball to be honest.

    • Jumpmasterute

      Agreed. But lets drop playing SUU in football forever. Reminds me of the SEC and I troll my SEC friends about games like this all the time.

      • Yeah I hate that game. I don’t think it does anything positive for the team at all.

    • rbmw263

      I wouldnt mind playing them at all. Dont think it needs to be a yearly thing though. Never understood this “you are obligated to play the local teams every year” thing.

      • Wilson's Mustache

        I don’t think either team should feel obligated to play each other, but from my experience, a good spirited rivalry makes games a lot more fun. I’d much rather play USU than San Jose State or Northern Illinois.

        At the very least I would like to see us put more former Mountain West teams on the schedule (though maybe not Air Force). CSU, New Mexico, or Wyoming could be fun.

        An annual game against TCU would be awesome though I doubt either school would agree to it.

    • GadValleyUte

      I know from a money and national exposure perspective playing USU yearly is bad for business, but I’d take that game every year over scheduling TDS-P and other in state “rivals”.  Its low cost to travel and keep s a nice traditional rivalry going. Doing it in both basketball and football would be acceptable.

      I agree though that rushing out and doing it in response to this audit would be silly. I think we wait until it shows nothing, then set something up that starts after the TDS football series ends, and then never go to Provo EVER again.

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        I like the idea of Salt Lake Tourney held at the Jazz arena. All of the locals invited.

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    Doing anything in a response to this would be equally asinine.

     

    Schedule a team that helps Utahs RPI.

    • rbmw263

      nothing is as asinine as state legislature spending time on sports

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        @rbmw263  Sports is probably one of the least asinine things the Utah legislature has spent time on as of late.

        • rbmw263

          Absolutely agree. But that shouldn’t mean we should be OK with it. Shouldn’t be happy when a super low bar is surpassed.

  • Wilson's Mustache

    Favorite/Least Favorite team in the Pac-12

    I’ve spent a lot of time lurking on other teams forums just to see what they are saying about the Utes and matches against our teams. I’ve decided there are fans from certain fan bases that are pretty volatile to interact with and others that I enjoy speaking with.

    I have to say UCLA might be my favorite fan base in the Pac-12. They have had a lot of success in both football and basketball, but overall seem to be able to display humility that the other LA school doesn’t. Obviously this is just my personal perception and could just be depended on the forums/boards I visit. It’s unlikely that it is an accurate representation of every fan base. I’d hate for people to judge all Ute Fans by some of the posters on Ute websites.

    Anyways, I think I least like Washington/ASU fans. Ironically those were the two schools we had the longest losing streaks to in football.

    I’d like to add too that Oregon Fans have a really bad reputation in conference, but I heard a lot of good things by those that attended the game. Yes, even before the Utes blew the ducks out of the water.

  • rbmw263

    can confirm, Duck fans were incredible. Was really impressed with how they were both pre-game, and after we were beating them by 50. Handled it well. Gotta say USC easily takes the cake for me. Their fans are arrogant jackholes. By far my least favorite stadium to visit that ive been to so far. Arizona schools following behind.

  • Jumpmasterute

    I like most Pac-12 teams. I do think Stanford fans could get behind their team a little better and Arizona does annoy me at times.

    • rbmw263

      fan support could be better at every school, including Utah. But yeah, Stanford is especially bad

      • Wilson's Mustache

        Really can’t blame them. They’ve had long stretches were both football and basketball have been bad. Their school is ridiculously small (only about 7,000 undergraduates) which doesn’t help build up an alumni or fan base.

        Not to mention that there are many other schools in California that people can grow up beings fan of and have a much better chance of attending.

        They just have too much working against them. Though I suspect their recent success in football has improved things some what.

  • Tony

    My only exposure to Duck fans was some serious douches at the Huntsman I think last year, after they won. Total asses.

    That said, in general I’d have to say my most disliked teams would be Arizona and USC.

  • jamarcus24

    Oregon fans are funny.  I didn’t like them too much after the Kaelin Clay fumble but then they were actually pretty chill after we throttled them in Eugene last year.  I guess when you make it a habit of running up the score on teams you play you’re more understanding when it happens to you.

    I can’t say that I dislike any one fan base in particular.  I did wander over to one of Washington’s boards after we beat them in Seattle last year and man, those guys were salty.  Some of the things they said about their own players and Chris Peterson were very extreme.

    • Wilson's Mustache

      The Washington forum I’ve been too is by far the worst. They were trashing Peterson, Browning, and their RB. All of whom are young. They were calling for Peterson’s job half way through the season. They will have a great year this year and its wasted on that group of fans.

  • Tony

    I’ve read some pretty offensive stuff said about Utah, our fans, and the Utes by USC fans on some of their boards. It was beyond just being a fan or any kind of rivalry smack.