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BattleGroundUte
7 1

Not going to lie kind of a weird post by Utah Football

But yeah Huntley has got bigger.

Link

  • sweetgrass

    hot! in a completely heterosexual kind of way

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      The back area you can see the most improvement. You could iron a shirt on those traps.

  • Oggie_UTE15
    4

    Although size is a factor I hope to see better descison making from him this year.

     

  • Brettski
    4

    Weak.  Max Hall go HUUUUUUUUUGE going all nat-ur-all.

    • PhiladelphiaUte

      I’ve seen those pictures of Max Hall.  I can assure you, that WASN’T “nat-ur-all”.  It was “P-E-D”!  All moon-faced and disproportional.  And it isn’t as though Hall shies away from drug use.

  • chinngiskhaan
    1

    The nervous feet is what I would like to never see again.

    • UteThunder
      1

      I know it was just spring ball and he couldn’t be hit, but Tyler looked night and day better in the pocket in terms of not getting happy feet during the Red & White game.

  • Tony
    2

    Got more paint too.

    • W16Ute

      Working… Thanks Tony!

  • More background on Juarez

    I’m worried about his health as I am sure he is and everyone.  Here is an article of interest on that:

    https://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/07/mique-juarez-leaves-ucla-program-still-plans-return-to-football-despite-concussions/

    “After working through the concussion protocol, which includes different exercises that increase in intensity and must be performed without symptoms at each stage, he received word from the UCLA medical staff that he has no damage.”

  • Anfernee
    2

    Going back to his recruitment in the class of 2016, Juarez was ranked the No. 11 overall player in the country and No. 1 OLB according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, and held a .9924 composite rating as well. I trust Whitt and the staff at the U.

  • Utesbyfive
    9

    With the transfers, it’s clear: Whitt and Harlan expect a championship run.

    I can’t wait. GD BYU could f**k up our whole season, and they intend to. Beware Utes!

  • BattleGroundUte
    3 9

    Hahahahaha…oh man we really are funny. Even after what 8 in a row we still feel like we can trip on our dicks with TDS?? Whitt should be fired if he loses that game. Like literally don’t even let him leave the lockers expecting a job. 

    • Uphoric
      4 1

      BGU.  You’re an idiot!  I hope you’re kidding. . . 

      • BattleGroundUte
        5 1

        Hyperbole….mostly. But seriously do we believe Utah will lose to TDS in the opener? I am not even worried about that game. Now that isn’t to say I wasn’t worried at half in that debacle of 3 quarters of football we witnessed. It still took mostly a quarter of football to beat them with our backups. If Utah is healthy it shouldn’t be close.   

        • ProudUte
          3 2

          No, it shouldn’t be close.  I totally agree with that statement.  However, it almost always is.  This is BYU’s Super Bowl.  They will do anything possible to win.  They desperately need to get this monkey off their back.

          On paper – we should be at least a two TD favorite IMO.  However, we never seem to put these guys away.  I am also worried about this being the first game.  KW typically doesn’t have the team at their best for game 1.  Michigan was an exception.  We will be starting a new offensive line with NO experience playing together.  BYU does have a very good QB.

          So, should we be worried?  Yes, I think we should.  (No that it matters what I think.)  I was not at all worried about our last game with BYU and it was not a pretty game until the last 15 minutes.  We were not healthy, but neither was BYU.  They were playing with a 4th string running back and had many defensive players out.

          • Chidojuan
            1

            I feel like it’s always the offense that takes a few games to wake up, and the defense almost always comes ready to play.  I wonder if that had anything to do with the coordinators.  I bet Ludwig addresses this from the get go.

          • BattleGroundUte
            3 1

            Wilson got raped when his RB went down and Utah played the ones more. I loved Wilson at the time but @Utah is 100% correct on our misplaced love on the kid. 

          • PhiladelphiaUte
            3

            I’m not too worried about it.  The Michigan gamw wasn’t a fluke at all.  Utah has long played down to the level of their competition, and I think that this is more a facet of not practicing at the same level of intensity as we do when we know we’re about to face blue-blood program — like Michigan.  Or Alabama.  Or USC.

    • KiYi-Ute
      5

      Anything can happen on any given week, that’s why we play the games. If I were a betting man, I’d obviously bet on Utah. But Utah is notorious for coming out slow in the first game (hell, sometimes the first few games) of a season. The game is in Provo, and TDS-P wants this more than any other game on their schedule.

      On paper it shouldn’t be close. Whitt usually has the guys prepared for this game. I’m hoping that’s the case again this year.

      • BattleGroundUte
        5

        I hope after 9 in a row we don’t play the game anymore. Point proven I think. 

  • Charlie

    This will not be a typical first game.  Ludwig will want to quickly establish the offense, not the usual saving everything for league games.  The players remember the game from last year and don’t want to repeat any of it.  This will not be a game between winning the southern division and the championship game.  The last 25 years have included pleanty of wins in Provo.  The utes could stumble next year, it just will not be when coming out of the gate.

  • 97.5 talking about Urban to USC with an Associated Press member

    Someone that dreams of coaching Notre Dame? Seems ludicrous. 

  • Johnny80
    7

    While I completely love what Urban did for our program I believe he just needs to go away.

  • TribUTE
    2

    Is there anyone on this board that doesn’t think that Urban would return USC into the juggernaut it should be given the recruits it gets every year?  Bad coaching at USC levels the playing field.  I’d like Urban to stay away.

    • BattleGroundUte

      I think of Urban as a Fan of college football and a Coach. Like he wouldn’t ever coach for Michigan. Just like I don’t see him coaching for  Notre Dames rival.  

    • Chidojuan

      Their President and A.D. won’t touch Urban.

  • astUTE
    1

    The miracle of the vanishing migraines…

  • BD
    5

    Is Mique Juarez coming to Utah?

    Here’s a tweet:

    Didn’t he have to quit because of concussions?

  • I thought he was up in the air about coming back to UCLA this year. The tweet sounds weird. I wouldn’t think he wo8ld be graduating this year but maybe next.

    He’s a talented kid, I’m just not sure if his head is right.

  • Utesbyfive
    2

    It seems he’s going to grad transfer. Very interesting. Hope he is OK, and works out.

  • KiYi-Ute
    1

    If he comes, I really hope our trainers/doctors take good care of him (as I’m sure they do with all of our athletes). But his track record of concussions is scary. Wish him all the best in whatever happens.

  • ayoriver

    One of the biggest reasons I love Utah involves their ability to develop players, as we can see in the numerous examples who have made it to the League without much of a recruiting pedigree pre-Utah. In recent years, we’ve seen a DT transfer to USC to get playing time. If all plays out like it should, we currently have a top DB recruit who will be able to show how top talent can not only make it to the league, but also get national recognition while doing it. Knowing that’s the type of program we are speaking with here is enough to get one excited by itself, but if our guys can resurrect the career of a 5 Star athlete like Juarez, what does that do for future classes? Has there ever been an example of this happening previously? It feels significant.

  • Duhwayne
    14

    Attention OTs with an offer from Utah. 5 tackles drafted in the last 5 years.

  • Duhwayne
    2

    See also

  • Noah Myers was the 5th best…

    Olineman in the spring at WSU, via 247’s WSU homepage:

     

    Before Osur-Myers missed the last three practices, he was the top performer on the second-string offensive line this spring, according to CF.C beat writer Braden Johnson”

    “He was the most consistent guy on that No. 2 o-line at right guard,” says Johnson. “Being on the second-string probably has something to do with Jarrett Kingston, Cade Beresford and other young guys improving and just being good athletes. But it was also surprising to me he didn’t get a look on the first-string offensive line because he was the best performer with the 2’s all spring before missing last week.”

     

    Not bad…

  • whitlessham
    2 5

    Image result for meh

    • well typically there are not a lot of starters in the transfer portal. It’s typically full of players that are looking for playing time. So getting the best of the non-starters on a pac-12 team that, incidentally, we are playing is not so bad. Hurts their depth and helps ours.

  • BattleGroundUte
    4

    I feel like it is the media buzz. Utah was pretty damn close to winning the PAC. Players took note and see what they return. Maybe this is the difference maker so to speak. Utah gets a little leg up. 

  • BD
    3

    Well, Washington State typically has good pass protection. So maybe he has good skills in that – something that Utah could use.

    • BattleGroundUte

      That is exactly what I hope for. Wazzu has had some underrated Oline blocking. 

  • Anfernee
    10

    Academic Progress Rate

    The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates. College athletic programs have to maintain a minimum 930 or they will face penalties. 1000 is highest possible score. Utah football had a single year score of 1000. Also, Utah athletics as a whole averaged a multi-year score of 985.

    Duhwayne
    6

    Grad transfers and double rainbows: what does it mean?

    We added one year players at our holes in OL, LB and kicker.

    This is probably a structural shift in college ball anyway, but I take it to mean our coaches know this is the year for a big run. 

    Choo choooooooooooooooo

  • Puget Ute
    4

    This will be a fun year!

    OL is a 2 to play 2 guy, fwiw. 

  • Riley Martin
    10

    another grad-transfer OL Noah Myers from WSU

    O-line gets stronger! 

  • Hammer

    Weber State?
    Washington State?

    Western Sacramento?

    Wendover South?

    Edit: Google say Washington St.

    • EastCoastUte
      1

      Washington State

    • gothamute

      Wazzu

    • FtheY
      1

      I guess we’ll take it. Wendover South has one hell of a program though. 

  • Puget Ute
    3

    Looks like a great pickup. 

    He is a 2-to-play-2 guy, and wants to earn a Masters in Info Systems (a smart guy, as OL tend to be).  6’4″ 310#, can play Guard or Center.  Played a fair amount 2 yrs ago, and missed last year due to injury.

  • Chidojuan
    5

    I really love that we are getting some more “road-graders.”  Should be a really fun year for the offense.