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  • Ute Fan Board

    Where’s Barefield?

    Haven’t seen him in there since the beginning of the game.

  • BattleGroundUte


  • Utah5410

    He’s hurt ? what happened ?

  • Utah5410

    Rebounding is terrible tonight. Half the team isn’t even playing.

  • crazyute

    Where is Seeley?

    • Tony

      On the bench, I assume.

  • Report from Pullman

    Some good, some bad

    Good three point shooting, decent ball movement – Bibbins is having himself a game – some questionable passes and fumbles.

    As uncoordinated as Collette looks on tv, it is worse in person.

    I don’t think Wazzu has the horses to get the W, but this game shouldn’t be as close as it is. Seemed to fall asleep for the last five minutes of the half.

    Go Utes!

    Hot shooting but bad rebounding

    Gotta keep the former and fix the latter.

  • Tony

    Utes up 33-13 with 5 min left in first half. 

    • ironman1315

      Well, when I posted it their rebounding looked like me trying to rebound. (non existant)

      • BattleGroundUte

        Boring game. 

        • Tony

          The utes are now trying to make it more “interesting” for you.

          • BattleGroundUte

            I am still bored but annoyed.  

  • ironman1315

    Random aside. If I have to hear that person scream rebound one more time I will murder my pie.

    • PorterRockwell
      1 1

      She’s just cheering for her team.  You can hear her because the place is at best a third full 

  • ironman1315

    Now we are sucking. Come on Utes. Play clean.

  • Tony

    We are now in love with the 3 instead of running plays.

    • ironman1315

      And we cant get a board.

      • Tony

        How annoying.

  • ironman1315

    Mitchell wins the dunk contest. yay


  • Utah

    1 – The gold/red uniforms are much better than the blue/purple/green/gold. They need to change to that full time.

    2 – The Griffin shorts were sexy. 

    3 – His Carter dunk was awesome. I love this kid. I’m quickly becoming a Mitchell fan over a Jazz fan. If Mitchell leaves ala Gordon, then I think I’ll be done with the Millers. 

  • Careful

    See the source imageCarefull.

  • PlainsUte


  • dystopiamembrane

    If it’s close at the half, we should worry.

    • alharmon

      Nah, not necessarily, Wazzu might fight for a little while.

      • I hear you, but what fight should RPI#173 have against #51?

  • GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!! SWEEP THE ROADIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    See the source imageClobber the Cougs.<u></u>

  • UtesRock

    Let’s focus on one at a time. Go Utes, Beat the WSU Cougs.

    • bopahull

      That’s what sweeping the roadie would do. I think.

  • noneyadb

    2018 pac12 season

    Based on the recruiting rankings to date for 2018, the five-year aggregate rankings predict the following conference standings for next year:

    1. USC
    2. UCLA
    3. Oregon
    4. Stanford
    5. Arizona St
    6. Washington
    7. Utah
    8. Cal
    9. Washington St
    10. Arizona
    11. Colorado
    12. Oregon St


    Here are the year-by-year trends for each team in the study. Keep in mind that higher standings are worse, so you want to stay closer to the bottom of the chart.

    Projected average: 5.1

    Standings average: 5.6


    Projected average: 4.5

    Standings average: 6.8


    Projected average: 10.6

    Standings average: 10


    Projected average: 9.9

    Standings average: 6.4


    Projected average: 7.9

    Standings average: 7.2


    Projected average: 3.8

    Standings average: 5.9


    Projected average: 3.7

    Standings average: 3.4


    Projected average: 1

    Standings average: 2.8


    Projected average: 5.7

    Standings average: 4.7


    Projected average: 8.9

    Standings average: 7.1


    Projected average: 5.3

    Standings average: 6.9


    Projected average: 10.2

    Standings average: 8.2


    PAC 12 North – Projected 2018 Standings

    (1) Washington Huskies

    (2017 record: 7-2 / 10-3)
    Washington’s fan-voted predicted 2018 finish
    Chris Landon

    Key Losses: DL Vita Vea, OL Coleman Shelton, WR/KR Dante Pettis, LB Keishawn Bierria, TE Will Dissly, K Tristan Vizcaino

    Key Returners: QB Jake Browning, OL Trey Adams, RB Myles Gaskin, DB Taylor Rapp, DL Greg Gaines, DB Byron Murphy, LB Ben Burr-Kirven, OL Kaleb McGary, WR Chico McClatcher


    (2) Stanford Cardinal

    (2017 record: 7-2 / 9-5)
    Stanford projected finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: OL David Bright, DL Harrison Phillips, LB Bobby Okereke, TE Dalton Schulz, DB Quenton Meeks, DB Justin Reid, LB Peter Kalambayi, LB Joey Alfieri, QB Keller Chryst, OL Casey Tucker

    Key Returners: RB Bryce Love, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, OL Foster Sarell, QB K.J. Costello, OL Nate Herbig, DL Dylan Jackson, LB Curtis Williams


    (3) Oregon Ducks

    (2017 record: 4-5 / 7-6)
    Oregon projected finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: RB Royce Freeman, OL Tyrell Crosby, WR Charles Nelson, DB Tyree Robinson, DL Henry Mondeaux, RB Kani Benoit, DB Arrion Springs

    Key Returners: QB Justin Herbert, LB Troy Dye, WR Dillon Mitchell, OL Calvin Throckmorton, DB Thomas Graham Jr., DL Jalen Jelks, LB/DB Lamar Winston

    (4) Washington State Cougars

    (2017 record: 6-3 / 9-4)
    WSU projected finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: QB Luke Falk, WR Tavares Martin, OL Cody O’Connell, DL Hercules Mata’afa, OL Cole Madison, RB Jamal Morrow, K Erik Powell, DL/LB Frankie Luvu, DL Daniel Eukale

    Key Returners: WR Kyle Sweet, LB Jahad Woods, WR Davontavean Martin, LB Peyton Pelluer, OL Andrew Dillard, DB Jalen Thompson, WR Jamire Colvin, WR Renard Bell, DL Logan Tago


    (5) Cal Bears

    (2017 record: 2-7 / 5-7)
    Cal projected finish

    Key Losses: RB Vic Enwere, LB Devante Downs, RB Tre Watson, WR Jordan Veasy, DL James Looney, LB Raymond Davison, K Matt Anderson, DB Darius Allensworth


    (6) Oregon State Beavers

    (2017 record: 0-9 / 1-11)
    OSU projected finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: RB Ryan Nall, LB Manase Hungalu, QB Darell Garretson, WR Jordan Villamin, RB Thomas Tyner

    Key Returners: QB Jake Luton, DB Jalen Moore, TE Noah Togiai, WR Timmy Hernandez, LB Bright Ugwoegbu, RB Artavis Pierce, DB David Morris, LB Andrzej Hughes-Murray


    PAC 12 South – Projected 2018 Standings

    (1) USC Trojans

    (2017 record: 8-1 / 11-3)
    USC’s predicted finish per UW Dawg Pound reader survey
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: QB Sam Darnold, RB Ronald Jones, OLB Uchenna Nwosu, S Chris Hawkins, DL Josh Fatu

    Key Returners: RB Stephen Carr, LB Cameron Smith, WR Tyler Vaughns, OL Chuma Edoga, DB Iman Marshall


    (2) UCLA Bruins

    (2017 record: 4-5 / 6-7)
    UCLA’s predicted finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: QB Josh Rosen, DL Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, OL Scott Quessenberry, WR Darren Andrews, LB Kenny Young

    Key Returners: WR Theo Howard, RB Soso Jamabo, RB Bolu Olorunfunmi, DB Adarius Pickett, DL Jaelan Phillips, DL Boss Tagaloa


    (3) Utah Utes

    (2017 record: 3-6 / 7-6)
    Utah’s predicted finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: WR Darren Carrington, DL Kylie Fitts, DL Lowell Lotulelei, QB Troy Williams

    Key Returners: QB Tyler Huntley, DL Bradlee Anae, DB Chase Hansen, LB Cody Barton, RB Zach Moss, LT Jackson Barton



    (4) Arizona Wildcats

    (2017 record: 5-4 / 7-6)
    Arizona’s predicted finish.
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: QB Brandon Dawkins, RB Nick Wilson, DB Dane Cruikshank, LB Deandre’ Miller

    Key Returners: QB Khalil Tate, LB Colin Schooler, RB J.J. Taylor, LB Tony Fields, DE Kylan Wilborn, WR Shun Brown, OL Layth Freikh


    (5) Colorado Buffaloes

    (2017 record: 2-7 / 5-7)
    Colorado’s predicted finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: CB Isaiah Oliver, WR Bryce Bobo, RB, Philip Lindsay, WR Shay Fields, WR Devin Ross, OL Jeromy Irwin, DL Leo Jackson III, TE George Frazier, LB Derrick McCartney

    Key Returners: QB Steven Montez, LB Drew Lewis, LB Rick Gamboa, WR Jay MacIntyre, WR Juwann Winfree, OL Isaac Miller


    (6) Arizona State Sun Devils

    (2017 record: 6-3 / 7-6)
    ASU’s pedicted finish
     Chris Landon

    Key Losses: RB Kalen Ballage, RB Demario Richard, DL Tashon Smallwood, QB Brady White (transfer to Memphis), DL Alani Latu, LB D.J. Calhoun, LB Christian Sam

    Key Returners: WR N’Keal Harry, QB Manny Wilkins, WR Jalen Harvey, P Michael Sleep-Dalton, WR Kyle Williams, DB Chase Lucas, DL Rennell Wren


    Outside perspective from UW on Utah

    Comments: Utah had a crazy season in 2017. They pulled off just three wins in conference play. However, four of their six losses were all within a single possession. They are also the only team in the conference to have won a postseason game.

    The Utes project as a more balanced team in 2018. They have most of their key offensive pieces coming back including Huntley, Moss and WR Raelon Singleton. The offensive line looks fairly well set. They are, however, going to have to do some defensive rebuilding. Anae, Barton, DB Julian Blackmon and DL Leki Fotu look like the key building blocks.

    UW fans are spread all across the board on Utah. While there is a clear convergence around 2nd and 3rd place predictions, nearly 13% of respondents thought that Kyle Whittingham has what it takes to lead the Utes to a division title in 2018. We shall see.

  • Wow.

  • Utah

    This is really cool. What the three year trend look like for Utah? 

    • noneyadb

      2015 class was pretty weak. 2yr would be better, but still middle of the PAC.

      • Utah

        I agree. I’d argue that this fall will be our first year as a full fledged, fully loaded and stocked, power five team. 

        This year is our first year, that from top to bottom, we have pac-12 players from #1 to #125 (or whatever the number is). 

  • ironman1315

    It look like Utah overachieves pursuant to its rankings. Or am I reading too much into a ~2 place difference between projected and actual?

  • Red Rocks are currently first nationally on floor and 2nd on vault. Go, Utes!


    So Mitchell

    This ain’t the dunk contest.

  • BattleGroundUte

    Yeah a little hyperbole in that twitter post title. I mean it was  cool dunk and all but good hell all star games are so dumb.  They are basically Award shows.

    • Utah

      But when the Jazz actually have someone who can look good in that game….I still don’t watch. 

      Gobert and Mitchell might be the most athletically gifted players Utah has ever had. Fun stuff. 

      • BattleGroundUte
        2 1

        Malone was pretty damn athletic people forget his moves were smooth.  In his prime, in todays NBA he would score 50 a night.

  • PAC-12 News

    USC’s Bennie Boatright out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. We play them next week. 

  • Hammer


    • ironman1315
      2 1

      Shut it down, Hammer wins best gif of the week.

      • UteDownUnder

        He always does.

        • ironman1315

          I disagree. And I think ladyute would agree.