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    Hammer
    5

    Lander Barton (Soph) made the game winning basket tonight for Brighton at State

    Scored 17 points and I’m sure he led the team in rebounds, he’s twice the athlete of Cody, with all due respect, it just seems that way to me. Max preps has him listed as 6’4″ and 205 lbs.He’s the season point leader and rebound leader for Brighton, again, as a Soph. Brighton won region 6 regular season. He’s not that skilled of a basketball player either, he’s just way more athletic and stronger than the competition. He has no left hand and realy doesn’t dribble a lot. He makes it look pretty effortless. My son is a freshman on the basketball and football teams and says Lander has verbally said he’s going to Utah. We’ll see. A lot of time left on the clock before signing day. It certainly makes sense, every family member has played and excelled at Utah. 

  • Tony

    Moved to men’s basketball category.

    • Hammer
      3

      He’s a football recruit.

  • Tony
    1

    Moved to football category. 😐

  • Utesbyfive

    So is he gonna start as a WR, and move to DE?

    • Hammer

      He plays OLB and is being recruited as OLB

  • sweetgrass
    2

    Air Forces Troy Calhoun is a finalist for CU job

    Ouch, chop blocks

    Uteusmc
    2

    Not sure if this has been posted yet but it looks like we ha

    Jon Wilner announced it today on his hotline report. Of course I will be close to retirement age before the series begins it is great to see these types of games being scheduled.

  • Hammer
    2

    What is? Utah schedules home and away football games with LSU?

  • Tony

    If you’re wondering if something has been previously discussed you can use the search.

    • PlainsUte
      1

      scrolling to page tWo is sometimes not a bad idea, either 😉

  • I do not have a problem (zero problem whatsoever) with the basketball transfers

    What DOES p**s me off re: our basketball coach is that the offensive philosophy is and always has been flaming hot garbage.

    I don’t know if any of you remember what things were like when he took over and our team was full of division II players? I remember. His entire strategy was to have the players pass it around the perimeter and waste as much time as possible before throwing up a contested shot (sound familiar?). It was awful to watch, but I assumed we did it because we were so devoid of any talent whatsoever and he wanted to keep games at least respectable while also conserving energy for defensive effort.

    Well, fast forward however many years and guess what our offensive philosophy is? Pass the ball around the perimeter until the clock runs out, then jack up contested shots. We, for the umpteenth time, do not have a single guard on the team that can penetrate and finish in traffic. Gach can, but he’s hurt, and often reluctant to do so for some crazy reason. Jones can get into the paint but finishing once he gets there is not an option.

    The way the college game is called today the way to win is to have bruising, athletic guards that can force their way into the paint and get to the free throw line. We have had ZERO of those in the current coach’s entire tenure.

    I digress… My point is, IDGAFF about the transfers. Not one of those dudes would have made us a tourney team this year. What I do GAF about is our anemic and outdated offensive philosophy. Its like he knows we can’t win, so he’s just back to running as much time off the clock as possible. If that is a result of players not having confidence to pull the trigger when open, rather than an actual offensive philosophy, then this needs to be addressed. 

    The ball needs to get into the paint so we can either score, get to the line, or get a kick out for an open shot. This can be done by a dribble drive, or a pass into the post. Either way, this sort of action is what makes the perimeter passes work. Get it inside, kick it out, swing the ball, open shot EVERY TIME down the court. That is how you beat zone defenses, plain and simple. There is NO OTHER WAY to do it. This is basketball 101.

    We have guys to make this work. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why it isn’t happening. Are we afraid to turn the ball over? Please give us a coach that knows how to get his players to run an offensive system that doesn’t suck assandballsack please!!!!

  • ReconUte
    1

    Don’t hold back! Tell us how you really feel??

    lol….I agree with what you’re saying. If things don’t change drastically after next year with all the talent we’ll have then yes we need a new coach and direction. 

  • noneyadb

    God help us all when the football team takes a nose dive, Chinngis will pull out the freshly forged scimitar and heads will really roll!

  • rbmw263
    3 4

    Devon Daniels has rattled off 6 consecutive games in double figures at NC St

    would be a nice player to have around these days.

  • sweetgrass
    3

    meanwhile Donnie Tillman has fallen out of favor at UNLV.  He’s played 7 mins and has 2 points in the last 2 games.

    • rbmw263
      1

      We’ll see. Hed be a good depth piece.

      • utefansince79

        UF.N had a comment earlier today implying Tillman suffered a season ending knee injury.  (ESPN doesn’t mention it on their team page yet). 

        Meanwhile Devon apparently having some consistency lately.  Showed he had some game from time to time while at Utah and may be starting to live up to his potential.  

  • EagleMountainUte
    2

    And?

  • Pace Manyung
    3 2

    If the Utah AD ( whatever his name is) had a set of balls he would go after John Beileind.

    I know Dr. Chris Hill would agree with me. 

  • noneyadb
    2 5

    Do you also fantasize about your ex’s? The kids moved on. Move on as well. 

    • gonzoute
      5

      Devon was a cancer on the team. No way I would want him back. Love Tillman but couldn’t do it academically here, having all sorts of trouble now been suspended two times this year and can’t find playing time, These kids don’t leave for no reason. They left because they wouldn’t follow team rules and Larry’s expectation.

  • TheJuggernaut
    5

    No thanks, Daniels was a locker room cancer who liked to punch his teammates.

    • EagleMountainUte
      1

      Yes but look what he is doing at another school. Important to note that totally useless fact. 

      • utefansince79
        2

        Marshall Henderson had a bit of a temper, had incidents not getting along with teammates, opponents, and opposing fans, once got himself tossed out of a game in the Marriot Center (going to throw a punch at one of the Emery brothers, might as well connect with the punch and make it worth getting kicked out and suspended).

        Left Utah and ended up lighting it up for Ole Miss, but still we were better off without him.  

        Same thing goes for Devon.  No hard feelings and I hope he’s on what is a successful path in life on/off the court, but he just wasn’t getting along with teammates or with the coach.

         

         

         

  • TheJuggernaut
    1
  • cjd1
    4

    Preseason FPI Rankings. Utes #24. Not all gloom and doom.

    Preseason FPI Rankings

     

    RANKING TEAM CONFERENCE
    1. Clemson ACC
    2. Ohio State Big Ten
    3. Oklahoma Big 12
    4. Alabama SEC
    5. Penn State Big Ten
    6. Wisconsin Big Ten
    7. Texas Big 12
    8. Texas A&M SEC
    9. Notre Dame Independent
    10. Georgia SEC
    11. Florida SEC
    12. LSU SEC
    13. USC Pac-12
    14. Oregon Pac-12
    15. Auburn SEC
    16. Michigan Big Ten
    17. Oklahoma State Big 12
    18. North Carolina ACC
    19. Tennessee SEC
    20. Minnesota Big Ten
    21. UCF American Athletic
    22. Nebraska Big Ten
    23. Florida State ACC
    24. Utah Pac-12
    25. Virginia Tech
  • PhiladelphiaUte
    5

    Preseason FPI polls are really more a reflection of one’s schedule than one’s team.  Even their midseason polls look hinky.  

    Let’s see how we do with the new QBs, RBs, DBs, DEs, and LBs during Spring camp before we start looking up cherry-picked polls.  I still have no idea who between Bentley and Rising will start under Center, and who between Brumfield and Wilmore will be taking the handoffs.  I can’t wait to see….

  • Usc at 13?  Helton gonna get ya. 

    • Pace Manyung
      1

      careful what you wish for..

  • Prediction. Helton will be fired September 28th. 

  • Utah5410
    5

    It shouldn’t be. We have almost our entire O back. And again Love T Huntley one of my favorite Utes. But he was limited. If these QBS are what everyone says with Ludwig. I think we are in good shape. Whitt and Scalley with get the D ready to roll again.

    • Pace Manyung
      6

      never heard you say Huntley was limited during the season….just a lot of Huntely knob gobblers all season long.

      Don’t get me wrong, Huntely was a gamer, but there is a real reason why he won’t be drafted. And if he finds a way into the NFL it won’t be as a QB.

       

      • astUTE

        ya know pace, I don’t really think you are a troll, as many on this board believe – just someone who has ZERO clue about how to fit in

        • Utesbyfive
          1

          As much as I respect you astUTE, you’re wrong. He’s a sophisticated troll. He intentionally pushes buttons, trying to get a reaction. He does pretty much always, and it’s always a reactionary post. That’s exactly what he wants. That’s the definition of a troll.

          • astUTE
            2

            You maybe right, not sure, but it’s a moot point now – I just used the ignore feature for the first time ever, on any site. No more Pace.  

            I’ve never felt the need to use an ignore feature, as it is easy enough to simply not read an annoying user’s posts.  In this case, it will be an improvement to my day NOT to see that idiotic picture.

      • PhiladelphiaUte

        There IS a real reason why Huntley won’t be drafted.  But that rain won’t be due to his performance.  It’ll be due to his size.  6-1 is on the shorter side for NFL QBs, and 205-lbs is on the lighter side.  Being too short OR too light makes getting drafted difficult.  But Huntley is 0-for-2 on the height/weight scale.

        • Pace Manyung
          1

          Drew Brees says hold my beer. 

        • Utesbyfive

          I think Huntley could play WR. We know he can catch. Remember that arrow shot from Covey. One of my favorite Utah plays ever.

      • AlohaUte
        1

        I didn’t think he was limited during the season until the last two games when he reverted to his old self. I don’t know if he got the yips or what but he stopped keeping his eyes down field when he scrambled, lost some accuracy, and over regressed those games.  It was a big bummer.  Prior to those games he was great.

        • Tony
          3

          That was because the o line was getting blown up.

          • Hellhound152

            Tony, they are trying to dilute themselves and have for a couple of months now, just let them work the steps.  haha

            • AlohaUte

              First you mean delude. We aren’t diluting anything.

              Second, you do realize we can both be right. The loss wasn’t all on Huntley at all. It was on the O-Line getting lit up and the D-Line getting dominated. Football is won in the trenches. However, Huntley when scrambling was looking down and for running lanes as opposed to keeping his eyes downfield, which he did so well the whole season until the end.

              • Hellhound152

                Thanks Bran, you know I don’t want to leave the Goon Docks.

                Second, it isn’t about being right or wrong, it is how different people process disappointment and/or explain outcomes. If placing it at Huntley’s feet is how some people can convince themselves it will be better next year more power to them. I happen to agree with Tony about the cause and effect and will be shocked if Rising or Bentley is a 1st team all conference performer next season, and that was what “limited” Huntley provided.

  • Tony

    That’s fine but I’d prefer to earn it first.

  • rbmw263

    Obviously the way the season ended there is doom and gloom outlook with all the players we lost. But there was a sentiment before the p12cg that some didnt see a reason we would take a step back and that was bats**t asinine. I still think we CAN put together a good team going into next year. It will and always was going to be a step back from last season. Just a question of how big