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  • Ute Fan Board

    bblake21
    5 1

    Pro Style

    I think by now we can all see that Tyler Huntley has made no progress.  We always try to have an offense and coordinators who want to get more RPOs and option runs with quarterbacks. Our offense clearly needs to become like Stanford’s of Washington’s offense.  Washington for example has arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and their pass to run ration is around 40-60. Utah traditional has really good backs that can help the offense to get going after some runs. We need to become more of a pro-style team to start producing a better offense.  Jack Tuttle needs to be the starting piece to that.

  • Tony
    2

    All I’ve seen of Tuttle, which is the spring game, is a QB who is not ready yet.  He threw some unwise throws for interceptions. 

    • Larry B
      1

      But at what point do we start planning for the future? I know it’s early in the season and we’re 2-1 with a shot at the South but Huntley has shown that he’s not the guy. So in my opinion, we either lose a bunch of games with Huntley and then next year we just hope Tuttle is ready OR we get Tuttle as much playing time as we can this year, probably still losing a bunch of games.

      • UtMtBiker
        1

        At least not until we are out of the running for the south.  We’ve lost a single Pac12 game and honestly, it looked worse than it was.  If we take the FG before half instead of force a throw down the sideline (Terrible play call) and we don’t drop a walk-in score we would have lost 17 to 21.  Throw in 2 targeting calls that extended drives, targeting calls that don’t get called 90+ percent of the time, and we were probably in another tight battle with UW. 

        I think we’ll bounce back this week and start putting some points on the board. Still, think we lose but maybe something like 31 – 38.  

         

      • jrj84105

        The future could be the QB we’re trying to sign this year, and he’ll be looking elsewhere if Tuttle gets the start.  Tuttle hasn’t even beat out Shelley despite the fact that Tuttle is a better system fit for Taylor’s offense.  That should put a big damper on Tuttle expectations.

        • ironman1315

          Or it’s because he’s a freshman.

          • jrj84105

            Shelly has one less camp* than Tuttle and a hell of a lot less coaching prior to entering college.  Whatever experience advantage Shelley has is negated by having a pass-first offense.

             

            *pretty sure that Shelley wasn’t an early enrollee.

            • ironman1315
              1

              I wouldn’t discount a whole year’s worth of practice and film review.

            • BattleGroundUte
              1

              I want to see Shelly. 

      • Tony
        1

        All of last year we were “playing for the future” by starting Huntley. This is the future.

        • He regressed or defenses know how he works this season. Utah needs a spark something to ignite the offense. Not a great example but Terrence Cain against Wyoming Halloween night 2009. He gets benched and thus begins the Wynn era. 

  • WhiteyFisk
    1

    Ya this whole running option QB fad has become so played. Huntley can’t make throws downfield. Skinny post, seam, fade, back shoulder are all out of the question for him. All he can throw is swing, curl, quick slant, and only sometimes. Our offense is so hampered by his lack of throwing accuracy. 

    I want Tuttle, but probably not until next year. Let’s just try and get to 6-7 wins this year. 

  • BD
    1

    Wash St. student group urges fans to not refer to Utah as “Utes”

    Good grief .

     

  • BD
    6

    A few funny responses in the comments to the tweet:

    Can we PLEASE end the use of the term Cougar/Coug. Its a disgusting term that reinforces patriarchal stigmas against womyn who r attracted to younger men.”

     

    UW needs to stop using Husky because it’s insensitive to young boys who wear husky size jeans.”

    • Puget Ute
      3

      I’m curious to know where the ‘many’ of the people in the tribes they refer to are complaining about the use of the name? Is this from the one or two people who complained about it a few years ago? The actual tribe continues to endorse the U and will continue to provide the halftime show on occasion.

      The official Ute tribes endorse the use of UTES for our team name. This isn’t BS like Florida State, where a tribe in Oklahoma who (*centuries ago) was historically tied to the Seminoles has endorsed the use of the name, whereas the remaining Seminole tribes in Florida do not.

  • BattleGroundUte
    6

    SJW’s the devolving of Humans before our very eyes. 

    • And what an incredibly stupid thing for them to say. They know that we have PERMISSION from the Ute Tribe to use their symbols and name right? What a bunch of hypersensitive nincompoops!!

      • SkinyUte
        10

        Not just “permission”, but an active endorsement from the tribe.

        I’m all for using more respectful language as we move through the world, and even I think this one is just stupid.

        • Puget Ute
          1

          The difference is we RESPECTFULLY use the symbols and name.  WSU appears to want to prevent students from using the symbols and name in a derogative fashion on signs, posters, chants, etc (a la the zoob chick with the ‘Go back to the Reservation!) sign a few years ago.

          Respectful use of the team name should be just fine.

  • ironman1315
    5

    I am dumber for having read that.

  • Tony
    5

    They should focus on their strengths, like pot smoking. Idiots.

  • TheNuschler
    5

    “As coaches we failed to make our coaching points and our points more compelling than their fat little girlfriends.” – Mike Leach

    Anytime this guy opens his mouth the students must run to the nearest safe space on campus

    • Puget Ute

      Nah, Mike Leach buys beers for students in the bars.  THey love him as a dude, though they are less impressed with him as a coach.

  • COFfrom83
    5

    “vikings” is offensive to my scandanavian ancestry, “celtics” to my british ancestry, “fighting scotts” to my scottish ancestry, “trojans” to my…..”wildcats” to my love of old warplanes, “sundevils” is religiously insensitive, etc ad naseum.

    I guess they have nothing better to do in the palouse (or however it’s spelled)

    hopefully they will eventually grow up, get a life, and become productive members of society – not looking good, though.

  • WEEN-Ute
    9

    I guess the university of Utah should change the mascot name, marginalize the Utes back to their reservation far away from society and stop sharing their rich history with the country.

    funny how these sjw pussies think they know what’s best for the tribe when they know nothing of their heritage and the fact they endorse the U using their name.

    This country is turning into a bunch of pussies and this WSU group can go f**k themselves.

    • WEEN-Ute
      4

      Seriously though, isn’t it ironic they’re speaking for the Ute nation as if the tribe can’t speak for themselves?

      • GameForAnyFuss
        6

        Nothing worse than people who feel like they owe it to society to speak for a group that can speak just fine for themselves.

        It’s actually most offensive to assume that the Ute tribe can’t handle their own affairs. 

    • Tony

      Actually our “mascot” is a red tailed hawk… 🙂

  • darklightning

    I did notice both ESPN and the PAC 12 Network dropped the drum and feather. The “offensive” war feathers will be gone soon enough, I fear. 

    • Puget Ute

      The U already bans feathers, headdresses, etc, on the request from the Tribes (although Whittingham’s mom sometimes forgets).  

    • jrj84105
      2

      The feathers suck.  They make our logo tiny in digital media and they tie us to the stupid Swoop mascot.  The circle defines our logo and brand identity more than the feathers.

       

      <- see featherless avatar

      • The second best logo is the UU interlocking also has more tradition than the DnF. The generic U with a circle is ok. 

    • RUUTES

      Get your tattoo now!

  • Jim Fassel Fan
    5 2

    Liberals. What do you have to say for yourselves? This kind of crap is why Donald Trump won the election and will win a second term. 

    • SkinyUte
      5 1

      Liberals. What do you have to say for yourselves? This kind of crap is why Donald Trump won the election and will win a second term.

      I’m the libbiest lib that ever libbed. I’ve already said that these Wazzu people are idiots. But in case that wasn’t a strong enough answer, I’ll add that I find their response to be ridiculous, and think they should justifiably be mocked for it. That said, I don’t claim to speak for all liberals.

      I will add that, in my experience, those who scream the loudest about “political correctness ruining the country” are generally just upset that they are no longer allowed to be a**holes to people and treat them like garbage without society calling them out on it. YMMV

      • BattleGroundUte
        4

        People are still assholes though. This liberal SJW crap of taking on causes that no one gives a s**t about is just virtue signalling. 

        • SkinyUte
          3

          In this instance, I absolutely agree with you. However, I don’t agree that any time someone stands up for minority populations that are traditionally met with disrespectful behavior, it counts as “virtue signalling”.

          That’s a political discussion for another time and place though, so I’ll just leave it at that. Cheers.

    • RUUTES
      3

      This isn’t a liberal position.  This is a hyper and extremist position.  Hyper PC idiocy on the wildly far left is about like neo-Nazi bs on the far right.  80% of normal people in the middle think they are all idiots even if we disagree about education funding, healthcare, or tax rates.  I’m proud of my liberal bonafides and those SJW idiots can shove it up their tunnel vision asses.  That is all.

  • Hellhound152
    2

    If the captains saw this perhaps they could give off the ultimate “eff U” to show “the university claims to have permission of the tribe”.  They should wear the original Ute Proud helmets that had the drum and feather on one side and the official seal of the tribe on the other.

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      They probably think the Ute tribe seal is racist. 

  • jrj84105

    PAC-12 Seasons Ranked by Efficient Use of Personnel

    Not which was the best performance, but which season got the most out of the available talent.

    1: 2013 2: 2011 3: 2015 4: 2014 5: 2016 6: 2017 7: 2012 8: 2018

    I give the nod to 2013 over 2011 because we were more talented on O-line and at RB on the 2011 team (an injured James Poole was our 2011 RB).

    chinngiskhaan
    7 1

    ASU’s amazeballs offense didn’t do much better than we did against UW

    and they also lost… so we are now one of 3 south teams to lose to Washington.

    Translation: The loss to Washington means virtually nothing in the south race

    Translation of the translation: RELAX

     

    ASU had two fewer fumbles lost, and got screwed by officials much less than we did (didn’t watch the game, just making what I assume to be a safe assumption).

    Wilkins: 104 yards passing on 17/27… ZERO TDs

    Benjamin: Just over 100 yards, 4 ypc, 1 TD… Wilkins also with a rushing TD.

    268 total yards

     

    UTAH

    261 yards

    1 INT thrown by Huntley, and significantly worse completion percentage.

    3 lost fumbles

    Moss had over 5 ypc, but only had 13 damned carries (and he was playing on two bum ankles)

     

    WE ARENT THAT BAD GUYS! Our defense is way better than ASUs… and our offense isn’t a ton worse if we can just hold on to the damn ball.

  • ironman1315
    1 1

    The problem is that our O just looked absolutely inept and they were inept not because they got beat, but because they beat themselves with drops, bad reads, and fumbles. Those things just shouldn’t be happening and they are. And drops and bad QB reads have been a decade-long problem. If we had a competent offense we would be so much better off, but we don’t our offense is bad. But, such badness can be corrected.

    • chinngiskhaan
      2

      I’m not arguing that our offense doesn’t stink… but there is a possibility that it isn’t nearly as bad as it seems. Run the ball a little more, catch a few more of those dropped balls, don’t throw stupid picks in scoring position… That game is a whole hell of a lot closer and the offense looks much less inept.

      This season is not over. The south is just as much in reach as it was last week.

      • ironman1315
        1

        True. But, there does seem to be a pattern in Taylor’s offense to not feed your best player on offense, ZM. Feed Moss and make it look like ZR and then bust out the ZR when needed in the red zone or for a critical first down.

  • chinngiskhaan

    2 lost fumbles… so so so sorry

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Well some would say the PAC12 is protecting it’s ranked teams. Just sayin. 

    • chinngiskhaan
      1

      could be true… Seems like they have it out for Blair

    • ironman1315
      1

      UW hasn’t really been subject to questionable calls, but at least two have gone against their opponents at critical times. Not saying it’s true but it is an odd occurrence.

  • Tony
    5

    Looks like they just about tripled the number of points we scored against UW, and on the ROAD.  So….

    • ironman1315
      2 1

      The thing is ASU has better athletes. Also, they still lost and yeah they nearly tripled the score but, barring some mental mistakes, Utah could have roughly the same score.

      I think the point is ASU’s O didn’t fair significantly better than Utah’s.

      • Hellhound152
        1

        Correction: ASU has one superior athlete (compared to Utah or anyone else in the conference not named Stanford), the “athlete” grade for the rest of their offense looks more like Utah/Cal than Oregon/USC.  Speaking of ASU last night wasn’t it good to see the 2015-2016 Utah playbook dusted off and ran by someone else.  haha

  • Puget Ute
    1

    NOpe.  All hope is lost, and we need to fire WHittingham and the entire coaching staff or else we will not be satisfied! 

    /s

  • Puget Ute

    UW has a really good defense, every frigging year.  I don’t know why people can’t take that into account.

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      Yet Utah knocked on the door and had chances. Many were wide open with drops and poor passes. That is why we are p**sed off we have seen this game film before. 

    • Hellhound152
      1

      No! I refuse to beleive that any outside variable beyond the coaches or teams control could possibly be the cause or part of a cause of something that could be perceived as an actual cause of problems with our team!  #burntheboats  (haha)  We seriously need to see if the conference could allow us to play a FCS school next year before the bye week just for the mental health of the fanbase.  Based on the current tenor of the board I am pretty sure last week some of the posters had to explain to co-workers that “Jamie is going to be staying at her parents for a while, we are just figuring some stuff out.” haha

  • BattleGroundUte
    6 1

    Coach Shaw

    Love that guy. Gracious in his post game remarks. I covet him because he is an amazing guy. Coaches real “student” athletes.

  • chinngiskhaan
    2

    yeah… and kyle whittingham is a douche.

     

    Whitt is every bit of the “good guy” that shaw is.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      Good guys have an offense that come back and win in OT at Autzen stadium. 

    • ironman1315

      Huh? BGU wasn’t denigrating Whitt as a person, just saying Shaw is a good dude.

      • BattleGroundUte

        No the second post was he got me. I covet the s**t out of his complete team. 

        • ironman1315
          1

          Don’t we all.

      • chinngiskhaan
        1

        and I quote, “I covet him BECAUSE he is an amazing guy.”

         

        Not because he is a good football coach… Coveting something generally means you think that what they have is better than what you have. His specific reason was because of Shaw’s personal character (even though he probably knows little to nothing about who Shaw actually is).

         

        Don’t tell me I misunderstood him when that is literally exactly what he said.

        • ironman1315

          I didn’t read it that way. But, I can see how it can be read that way.

          • BattleGroundUte

            It is more than just I consider Shaw to be better than Whitt. Not that Whitt is bad he just isn’t better than Shaw. It’s like the difference between Taco Bell and Red Iguana. You wish you could drive down town and buy a delicious burrito but Taco Bell is right there at 2 am and you don’t have much self esteem so you think why not it won’t hurt just this once so you order and it worked you ain’t hungry anymore and you drive back home and get in bed but then your stomach rolls and you think man why did I do that now you won’t ever be able to look at your toilet the same way again. 

            • chinngiskhaan

              Yeah… cuz Taco Bell has won a national championship and a COY award.

              • BattleGroundUte

                Taco Bell is more popular than Red Iguana has more stores and sells more. 

                This was mostly TIC post late at night and I was hungry for mole. 

  • BattleGroundUte
    5 1

    Oregon loses

    YUS!!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tony

    They had the game under control. Then they turned it over.

    • BattleGroundUte
      2

      I actually watched the sad Oregon fans faces again on my DVR.

  • ironman1315

    Much pot will be smoked in Eugene tonight to take away the pain. Too bad Prop 2 wasn’t on the ballot two years ago. Could have used it last week. 😉

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      “I only smoke for my anxiety and when Oregon chokes at home.”

  • Tony
    1

    Pac-12 Refs Oregon Stanford

    Blatant PI missed in the end zone on Stanford in the overtime.

  • BattleGroundUte

    No way. 

    (Stanford wins #sowhogivesaf**k

    • Tony
      1

      Way.

      • IglooDweller
        1

        The hand fighting no call?

        Both players have an equal “right” to the ball. 

        If both players are hand fighting the refs will never call that. 

        • BattleGroundUte
          1

          Herbstreit bringing up not turning around. LOL. Not the NFL dork. 

          • Itacoatiara22
            1 1

            Um…you have to turn your head in college. 

            • UtMtBiker

              Why does everyone believe this is the case? Turning your head to look for the ball as a defender isn’t a requirement to avoid pass interference and it never has been! There are no rules that require you to do something in order to avoid a penalty.  All penalties are for committing an illegal act. There is no penalty for running down the field and not turning your head. This is the most misunderstood rule in football. Everyone from casual fans to longtime broadcast commentators makes this mistake and continue to misinform viewers.  

              Is it more likely that a ref will flag a player that doesn’t look?  Yes, probably.  Is it mentioned anywhere in the rulebook?  No. 

              The rulebook for each season can be downloaded for free at:http://www.ncaapublications.com.

              • BattleGroundUte

                NFL had or has faceguarding though you have to make a play on the ball I believe. With PAC12 refs who knows what you will get. 

  • Hammer

    The perfect recruit to run the 3 yard route for Tyler Huntley

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Too fast of throw to.  

  • SalUteopia
    1

    For kicks and giggles.. co-HCs Whitt and Leach

    Can a team have 2 Head Coaches? We have seen 2 QBs, 2 co-OCs, but how about 2 co-Head  Coaches? I don’t know how this would work, but can you imagine the possibilities if Whitt’s D and Leach’s O come together? That team would have a legit shot at CPF. How about Patterson and Kiffin? Sitake and Detmer, anyone?

    Is this the dumbest post you’ve ever read?

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    No I have said some dumber stuff lately. 

  • UteThunder

    When has Co-OCs ever worked? 

    2 QBs? Tebow and Leak doesn’t really count, Tebow only ran a few plays per game. Any other examples of it working?

    Co-HCs would be a complete disaster. I do like the idea of a Leach offense with a Whit defense, though. 

     

    • ironman1315
      1

      If our WRs can’t get separation and can’t catch it when thrown to them, why would a Leach system work here?

    • Hellhound152

      Teams all over the country have used co-coordiantors.  Most notably TCU when they had their offensive Renaissance in the Big12.

      • UteThunder

        I’m sure lots of teams have done it. I asked for examples of it working. You provided one, so thanks, but I would bet it isn’t successful very often. If it were, everybody would do it.

        • Hellhound152
          1

          I apologize that my general answer with an example to your universal question was insufficient UteThunder but I am busy living my life.  If you would like to do some research on the topic and get back with us I am sure we would all be enlightened by your findings…

          • ironman1315
            1 1

            Don’t be dismissive. It really p**ses him off.

  • Tony
    4

    It’s like we’re drinking our own urine now.

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      Sterile and I like the taste. 

    • SalUteopia
      1

      Better to speak up and be thought a genius than to remain silent and remove all doubt.

  • UO v ‘Furd

    Great game!

    QBs making throws. Receivers catching the ball…

    (le sigh 😔)

  • Tony

    Yes it was/is a good game.

    • IglooDweller

      (Don’t know how the dp happened)

      • Tony

        Don’t hit refresh or the back button after posting. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Wow Oregon choke PLEASE!!!