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    Jordheim Wins, Seven Finish Top 10 as Utah Leads Colorado Invitational

    utahutes.com article and Day 5 Results — Note: Due to poor conditions on Day 3, the final event, men’s slalom, will take place January 19 at Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, Mont., after the conclusion of the Montana State Invitational. However, Utah does have a significant lead going into that final event.

    PlainsUte
    3 1

    Ethnic Dads and Andrew Bogut

  • PlainsUte

    Tough crowd here?  What’s not to like?  You’re tall you canna come picka my figs!

  • sweetgrass
    2

    I guess this was to be expected ….

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/247sports.com/nfl/cleveland-browns/Article/Browns-interview-Utah-offensive-line-coach-Jim-Harding-127770455/Amp/

    Hoping we can keep him, but I dont blame him for looking elsewhere

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    The Northeast division really likes Harding. Browns is such an awful organization though. Just awful.

  • Larry B
    2

    I figured he would try to leave if he got passed over for OC.

  • AgouraUte
    6

    Your coaches getting hired by NFL teams is usually a good sign.

    • sweetgrass
      2

      and he’s from Ohio, played at Toledo and doesn’t have ties to Utah.  Harding seems to be a good recruiter and a solid coach.  He’s one of the coaches outside of Whitt’s internal circle thats been very succesfull here.

      • BattleGroundUte
        1

        I would count Harding as one of the best on staff personally. Kind of bummed if we lose him.

        Hopefully they bring in a recruiter type position for his replacement if it happens. 

        • Pace Manyung
          13

          Not sure how many “bubble” buddys or relatives kwhitt can find in Utah or Idaho…I’m sure there’s a few more.

          We’ll be fine. 

  • Central Coast Ute
    1

    If my memory serves me correctly, a year or two ago he interviewed for the Bengals job. Seems to be trying to make the jump to the NFL. That doesn’t necessarily mean he hates Whitt.

    • Utah
      5 1

      He likes Utah. A lot. 

      BUT, if he could get to the NFL AND the Midwest, he’s gone. 

      • Utesbyfive
        1

        I don’t blame him after not getting OC. I love him and wish he’d stay, but all coaches have to look out for #1. i.e. themselves and their families.

  • crazyute
    2

    Austin Kendall

    Apparently utah has reached out to Oklahoma transfer Austin Kendall.

    UPDATE: #Duke is still the leader in the clubhouse for #Sooners QB transfer Austin Kendall, but I hear #WVU #Auburn and #Utah have all been in touch today. @RJ_Young @Keith247Sports @mikecasazza @UteZone

  • Pace Manyung
    11

    Right about now it would be nice to have a rock star OC…

    • ironman1315
      13 4

      And I wish we could have better fans, yetbhere we are.

      • john777
        3 8

        I could bet my left nutt that ironman 1315 is a BYU troll. Anyone else got that filling?

        • ironman1315
          5 2

          Well that’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. 

        • RiseasUtes
          2

          Feeling* and that’s something a zoob would say.  Anytime someone disagrees with one of them they call that guy a “yewt troll.”

  • Larry B
    9

    You’re not planning on coming back in a few weeks to call us all basement dwelling smart asses if we don’t pat you on the back for mentioning this kids name, are you?

    • Anfernee
      2

      Give me some “rock star” OC coordinators we should have, Pace.

      • BattleGroundUte
        3

        • FtheY
          1

          Real guitar is for old people, Dad. 

      • Pace Manyung
        2 6

        Sounds like kwhitt went after a few… but failed.

        Coffees for closers.  You either make it happend or you don’t.  Instead of the sports car the Utes got the steak knives..

         

        Image result for second place steak knife

        • ironman1315
          2 2

          Or Whitt didn’t have the money to give. Just s thought. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    https://youtu.be/QDOhECr9S2w

     

    Highlight reel. Maybe this is just the way things are done now but why would any of these kids want to play behind Huntley for a year?  I just don’t see the logic in going after these PLAY ME NOW COACH kids. Maybe they stick with it?

    • crazyute
      1

      I think both the guys would have to sit a year per transfer rules. Unless kendall is already graduated? That would be Huntley senior year

      • BattleGroundUte

        Rising is immediately available I think.  

        • crazyute
          2

          How? He hasn’t graduated being a true freshman

          • BattleGroundUte
            1

            You right I don’t know why I read something incorrectly. I don’t understand the minds of these transfers honestly. It just doesn’t make sense. Look at Tuttle he could have been starting in four or five games with a chance in CCG to make a difference. 

            • crazyute
              1

              I agree. I don’t understand the Tuttle decision. There has to be an underlying issue not talked about.
              Taking transfer can be sketchy. You worry about a selfish attitude

  • john777
    1 4

    Which means that Rising was never interested in coming to Utah, why else would KW. be looking at other QBs?

    • ironman1315
      1 1

      No it doesn’t. It means whitt is likely hedging bets.

    • cwatkins02

      Uhh…Tuttle? Daniels? Why do you think he would be contacting other QBs… is that a serious question?

    • crazyute

      Maybe something about eggs and a basket?

      I’m glad Kyle learned from Tuttle unlike you

  • Hellhound152
    3

    The Utes have had so much success turning OU washout QB transfers into “Uncle Rico” like mythological creatures who became backups.  Why not go back to that well?

    • pdogphil
      2

      We are learning our lesson from Jack Tuttle. Get as many top qbs in as you can then let them fight it out. Also both qbs have to sit.

      • Anfernee

        John777777777, why you so obsessed with Rising?

  • john777
    1 2

    Because it p**ses me off that these entitled pricks take advantage of a decent program for their own benefit. We could be recruiting someone like Alex Smith or someone who actually want to be here lime Zack Wilson.

    • Pace Manyung
      1 5

      kwitt didn’t want Zack Wilson. He chose Tuttle instead

      • Anfernee
        5

        Buuuuut, Pace. Tuttle was a “rockstar.” Gotta get those rockstars. 

        • Pace Manyung
          6

          Almost there…you gotta get the rockstars…. AND KEEP THEM.  and if they leave… GET MORE.

          Are you starting to get it?

           

      • BattleGroundUte
        4

        Now that just demonstrates how asinine you really are. You do what it takes to get Tuttle in the moment. Wilson is a bigger gamble. 

        • GameForAnyFuss
          6

          Exactly. At the time, if Whit had pushed Tuttle away in order to recruit Wilson, every single one of us would be calling for Whit’s head. Pace would’ve doubled down on calling for Whit’s head, saying that Whit was only recruiting “within his circle” and not “going after rock stars.”

          You can only work with what you knew at the time, and at the time every single sign indicated that Tuttle was a better QB than Wilson – past, present, and future.

  • john777

    My point exactly!

  • Anfernee
    3

    The Tuttle Wilson debate is a total case of hindsight is 20/20. Everyone was on board and pumped about Tuttle. He left. It set back our qb recruiting. But it is what it is. People claiming we should have gone for just Wilson all along are lying.

    • Pace Manyung
      4

      we’ll be fine

    • UteThunder
      1 4

      Here’s the problem I have with the Tuttle debacle. It appears to be a case of poor talent evaluation. If Tuttle blows up at Indiana, then you could argue the coaches got it right, but even then, I would say they got it wrong because they had Tuttle 3rd string. If Tuttle had been 2nd string, would he still be here? My guess is, yes. I know you don’t want to hand anything to a freshman, but if he was the better QB then he should have been higher on the depth chart.

      People think the coaches made the right call because Tuttle was higher rated than Wilson, but the coaches should be better talent evaluators than the recruiting websites. Tuttle may prove to be the better QB when it is all said and done, but so far, Wilson has proven to be the better QB. 

      • SkinyUte

        Maybe that’s the case, but Utah wouldn’t be the only one who mis-evaluated him. Lots of programs were drooling over Tuttle, not just Utah.

        • UteThunder

          Other people’s errors don’t negate you making the same error. Like I said, right now, it looks like our coaches did a poor job of talent evaluation on Tuttle vs Wilson. 

          • Puget Ute

            Jack Tuttle had offers from Alabama, Arizona, ASU, Boston College, Colorado State,  Indiana, LSU, Mizzou, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State, and Wisconsin. Are you saying all of those programs did poor jobs at evaluating his talent?  Note that one of his offers was from perhaps THE BEST evaluator of QB talent in CFB, Mike Leach.  And Tuttle was recruited to Alabama by Tosh Lupoi, who found and brought Tua Tagovailoa to Bama.  We were in very good company on this one.

            And as much as I love Zach Wilson (and have known his family for years), he still would have been #3 or MAYBE #2 at Utah this year.

            Your take is extremely wrong on this one.

  • john777
    1

    Totally agree.

  • Hal Evans
    2

    To me Tuttle was a bad fit from the beginning. Utah’s offense has bee RPO and Tuttle was a straight drop back pro style quarterback

    • Puget Ute

      Kellen Moore was fabulous at RPO, and he was a Pro Style QB. Same with Brian Johnson and Jake Browning.  RPO does not automatically require a running QB. 

      It just requires a quick read of the Defense before and at the snap, and an even quicker decision to hand off or pass. It has as much (or more) to do with reaction time as it does physical abilities.

  • crazyute
    1

    Steve Bartle on the bill riley show said rising is down to us, Washington state and san Diego state.

    I like our chances. Washington state has a big group of sophomore and freshman QB’s.

  • FtheY
    1

    What Will Ludwig Do?

    I was just reading an article about how Vandy fans felt like Ludwig was too conservative. This made me realize how much I appreciated Taylor staying aggressive in games, particularly going into the half.

    Nothing frustrates me more than having 1:00 left in the half and kneeling to head into the locker room. 

    Not getting the ball back after half? Great, be smart, attack and try to squeeze in some points. Do everything you can to score. We have Matt Gay (not anymore).

    Getting the ball back after half? Great, two chances in a row to seize the momentum and put the game away. 

    With one minute left in the half and two timeouts, what will Ludwig do?

  • BattleGroundUte
    2

    I always felt like that was Whitt’s call. It used to be rush up the middle twice and limp into the half. Past few years when you have some playmakers you take the shots.  

    Ludwig will do what Whitt wants to do. 

  • Anfernee
    2

    Well, when your all-time greatest football alumn is Jay Cutler, it’s understandable why they have such lofty standards for OC.

  • Pace Manyung
    1 1

    Answer: Whatever kwhitt tells him to do.

  • UteThunder
    2

    A lot more goes into this decision than just “try to get points because there is still time on the clock.”

    Field position, number of timeouts left, momentum, weather conditions, how well your offense has been moving the ball, defensive alignment, etc. 

    I think Whittingham has done a pretty good job of knowing when to chase some points prior to halftime and when it would be best to take a knee so you can regroup for the 2nd half without risking a costly turnover. My guess is Whit will continue to do that with Ludwig. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      Don’t forget you have kicker with the potential of a 50-60 depending on conditions. Not sure if Whitt has that luxury anymore. 

    • FtheY

      Agreed. Lots of factors at play for those decisions. However, all else being equal, it seemed like we kept our foot on the gas this year more than years past. Or am I missing something? 

      Gay was a big part of it first sure. 

  • Puget Ute

    Get Zach Moss 1500+ yards rushing and get 3100+ yds passing for Tyler Huntley (or whovever ends up at QB). 

  • Utah5410
    5

    Sark New OC @ Bama

    Makes sense. I had heard he was the guy until about a week ago. This makes sense. Totally happy with Ludwig. Go Utes 

  • BattleGroundUte
    7

    I thought it was done deal Green Bay?? 😂

    /sarcasm Well if Whitt can’t beat out Alabama for coordinators why even bother?  Shut it down….

     

    • Utah
      4

      Ha ha. Stinking Whitt. 

  • john777
    3 7

    Rising QB

    I will cut my balls off if Rising comes to Utah, that mofo just wants a free vacation before he signs somewhere else.

  • RiseasUtes
    4

    And he chose Utah in the middle of winter for that vacation?  Please, tell us more.

    • ironman1315
      5

      He really likes riding ski lifts. Because he likes to rise. Get it. I’m so funny.

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Bold!  Eunuch’s are en vogue right now. 

  • john777
    1 2

    YES, He came to SLC to see the lights at temple square. and hit on the Mormon missionaries.

  • Johnny
    5

    When in doubt, rub it out. I’m not a message board geek, but you’re coming in a little too hot with the rhetoric.

    Some of us are old and not shocked when things happen. Some of those viewing posts may be 8 years old and take the rhetoric a little more intensely.

    That said, what coffee shop would you like your teabag to be served at if Rising joins the Utes?

    • ironman1315

      I’ll take em for $10 and a frisbee, I’ll sell them as hackysacks later that day.

  • john777
    1 4

    MY BALLS WOULD HAVE TO SOLD AS BASEBALLS, CAUSE THEY ARE THAT BIG, BUT IF IM GOING DOWN, MIGHT AS WELL GO IN STYLE. I’D LIKE TO BE CHOPPED AT BEANS&BREW IN PARK CITY.

    • ironman1315
      2

      Might want to get that checked out, nuts shouldn’t be that big.

      • BattleGroundUte
        3

        Yeah really limits your choice of underwear. 

    • UtesRock
      2

      May want to get some antibiotics for that. Epididymitis!

  • UtesRock
    1

    That will get you a Darwin Award every time. Automatic elimination from the gene pool. 😆

  • ironman1315
    2

    UTah v. WSU 1/12/19

    So, our defense looks much improved and Johnson is on a short short leash it looks like.

  • ironman1315
    2

    Van Dyke with a monster jam!!

    • Charlie Foxtrot
      2

      How many layups has PVD had blocked over the years?  Tonight he throws down a two-handed flush with ease?  Dude, dunk that thing all the time from now on.

      • ironman1315
        4

        He should change his name to Parker Van Dunk.

  • palos_verdes_ute
    2 1

    seriously, does utah have a chance to finish in the top 4?  or am I disillusioned?  this conference has a lot of bad teams…

  • Tony
    1 1

    That was a horrible team we just beat. I wouldn’t read too much into this win, other than we aren’t the worst team in the league.

    • BattleGroundUte
      1 1

      Pac12 is so bad. 

    • I actually think that Utah is not that bad of a team. Both of their conference losses were against probably the top two teams in the league right now (Arizona is 13-4 (4-0) and Washington is 12-4 (3-0)). I actually think that the Utes have a chance to be a Top 4 team in the league. Sorry, but I’m tired of the negativity. Utah’s going to beat Colorado next Sunday (the Buffs are not a good road team). In fact, with how well they played at the Arizona schools, I wouldn’t be surprised if Utah sweeps the Bay Area road trip. I sorta expect Utah to be 5-2 going into the next homestand against the Oregon schools.

      • I totally agree.  I feel like we are on the precipitous of 1 or 2 things happening that could change the chemistry of the team:

        1.  C. Jones starts to play well and wakes up from this shock ‘n awe of D1 – particularly hammers the 3’s

        2.  Tillman breaks out and starts playing like PAC12 2nd teamer

        3.  Allen and Gach step up and plays like sophmore in midseason

         

  • I agree about Utah’s defense being improved. They even showed that against Washington Thursday night (they held UW to only 69 points). It’s just that the Huskies’ defense was even better. Washington is also proving to be one of the best teams in the league. They just won @ Colorado as well, which is the Buffs first home loss this year. Utah’s actually tied for sixth place right now. If the season ended today, they would be the #6 seed in the tournament due to their win @ ASU.

  • Q
    13

    Funny

    I asked about Rising about 2 weeks ago. I think the day he put his name on the transfer list, and all I got from you guys was a bunch of smart ass answers. Now it looks like you guys have grown up and actually given some real thought to it. Havent even visited the site sense then because of all u basement living smart asses. For those that arent that way, sorry to vent, but I thought I found a better forum here for a while, but then realized it’s just everyone from the “other” cite. So now that he is actually visiting and you actually know his name. Let’s here all you smart guys break down the film on this guy!

  • BattleGroundUte
    4

    Since, you, site

    I think you are doing a fine job of jacking yourself off, assistance from us would make it crowded. 

    • Q
      6

      How’s the basement? I knew you wouldn’t disappoint. Answered less than a minute after I posted. What a loser!

    • Larry B
      2

      You missed one. “Hear”.

    • Central Coast Ute
      1

      You missed haven’t and aren’t.

      • ironman1315
        4

        Also, he is missing a ton of introductory clause commas.

        • BattleGroundUte
          1

          At least a paragraph to break it up a little. 

  • Larry B
    6

    I just don’t think anyone realized how honored we should be to have you here.

  • ironman1315
    2

    Smells Moosey.

    • BattleGroundUte
      2

      Claims he hasn’t visited the CITE but then immediately is triggered by recent discussions?  Yeah it is some weak ass trolling that’s for sure. 

      • Q
        1 4

        Damn, just checked the date I last logged on, and you were right, it wasn’t 2 weeks ago. It actually says 21 days ago, that’s how excited I was to get back to you losers. Hear from ya never! I actually did find another place with actual in depth and enlightening college football conversation. Hence, the reason for not coming back to your guys basement. I decided to check, when I heard Cameron’s name mentioned as a visit this week, and to see how many of you losers were acting like you love and know college football, now that you “know” his name.

  • RiseasUtes
    1

    No reason to act like a little bitch about it.  There are too many names entering the portal to have a thread on each one.  Hurts, Martell, Rising and about 10 others, it makes sense to have a thread once there is some connection between the player and school.  

    • Anfernee
      2

      That’s a lot of name calling and insults for such a trivial thing. Congrats on the Rising scoop I guess but Jesus Christ relax. 

      • ironman1315
        1

        He didn’t even get a scoop, just asked if he was going to go to UTah as pure speculation. Then this Q douche called Tuttle an Uncle Tom. WTF is wrong with this guy?

        • Q
          1 1

          I would have told ya’ll my scoop, or at least the guys wanting to chat that particular day, if we would have gotten to it, but the conversation went pre K before anything intelligent could be discussed.

          • ironman1315
            1

            Because you were throwing out racial slurs and overall douchebaggery. Calm down, smoke a joint, and learn how to not be a dick.

            • Q
              1

              I’ll give you my last name. You t ell me if it’s ok or not to talk about Uncle Tom. Quaale Does that last name sound white to you? Uncle Tom played a particular part in black culture.

              • ironman1315
                2

                I’ll take you at your word, but you’re still acting and acted in that thread, like a total douche. Stop being a douche.

                • BattleGroundUte
                  1 2

                  This guy is wild. Giving Pace a run I think they are the same. 

              • Being that Quaale originated in Scotland, yes it sounds very “white” to everyone.

      • RiseasUtes

        Yeah, not sure why the I told you so’s are necessary.

        • ironman1315
          1

          I think Anfernee was referring to the OP.

          • RiseasUtes
            1

            Yeah, I miss read it. Just looked at it again and noticed that, my bad. I agree with both your posts.