GO UTES

rbmw263
4

take this for what you will

  • Tony
    7

    14-1 odds. Might slap a hundy down on them next time I’m in vegas. (Fixed your link by the way).

  • This is the diamond in the rough that I’m excited about

    High ceiling, long defender, good rebounder:

  • Johnny
    2

    This is kind of hot

  • Duhwayne
    16 1

    Tyler Huntley playing well in camp.

    In practice Wednesday, Huntley outperformed not only McSorley, but Jackson as well. He threw some really tight spirals to receivers Deon Cain and Tylan Wallace, and a perfect long ball to Jaylon Moore down the right sideline for a touchdown.

    LINK

  • MFury
    1

    Love to see him shine.

  • ProudUte
    7

    TH is one of my favorites.  He committed to Utah as a junior.  He was the Florida Gatorade player of the year as a senior.  He was then recruited by many big-name schools and kept his commitment to Utah.  He worked hard while he was here to learn and strengthen his body.  I hope he has a good pro career.

     

  • Duhwayne
    3

    He beat Lamar Jackson in high school. Jackson knows what he can do. He is friendly and supportive but I think he knows Tyler can be a threat. I hope they thrive this year.

  • rbmw263
    3

    dont understand why he is still slept on. Kid can play. Cant wait for him to get his chance

  • Johnny
    2

    What a talented young man. I love him.

  • Where will our scoring come from?

    Imagine our team from two seasons ago minus Timmy’s ability to get to the FT line. That offense was so bad that I’d bet good money that showing it is satan’s go to method of torture these days… now just imagine that horror show without Allen. Even Satan can’t be that cruel.

    let this sink in… Both Gach is going to be our go to scorer. You know, the guy that missed like 40 threes in a row. The guy who is basically a walking, breathing bad offensive possession.

    if Carlson doesn’t get consistent from three, and put on 15+ pounds we are so beyond screwed.

  • chinngiskhaan
    10

    Two things need to happen to make this coming season tolerable.

    1. Gach must suddenly learn how to run the PnR, and not mishandle the ball in traffic.

    2. Carlson needs to beef up and become a viable pick/pop/roll option.

    if these things happen this season will be worth watching.

    • dwainegf
      7

      Love your positivity. It is always spot on.

      • chinngiskhaan
        4

        Am I wrong?? I suppose Gach might not be option 1… but he’ll be close

        • UtahFanSir
          8

          Definitely Craig Smith needs a sit down with you if not putting you on staff. I think you can make a huge difference to Utah basketball. Maybe get the Utes another six wins per season. I’ll ask him to reach out…he’s clueless that such great insights are available from the fan base. 

          • chinngiskhaan
            1

            I think I’m hardly the first fan of a team to think their roster isn’t going to be fun to watch… does that mean I think I know better than the coach? No. Did I imply in any way that I did? No. 

            I did not say anything about our coach, or his recruiting. The current state of the program is not his fault in the least.

            instead of arguing like a child by putting words in my mouth, and mocking me for things I neither said nor implied, why don’t you contribute to the discussion? 

        • Ute Dub
          6

          Fundamentally, you don’t understand the bigger picture. In 1998 Utah was 2nd in all NCAA in defense and rebounding, and 127th in scoring. That’s the model Craig Smith is trying to build and the offense will focus on the post more than what Larry did. Last year Utah State’s top 2 leading scorers were the center and power forward. That might not happen this year but it will be a focus to work inside out more than what Larry did. In 1998 the leading scorers were 1) Doleac 2) Miller 3) Hano 4) Jensen – 3/4 were the bigs.    You mention Gach in the pick and role as if that will be a major focus of the offense…I’m not sure it will be a major focus  through Gach. I could see the leading scorers being some combination of the posts and Anthony….and then one or two of the guards. Anyway, I think your not in the ballpark in understanding the type of system  Utah will be running. I welcome the style being brought to Utah. 

          • chinngiskhaan
            6

            Here we go with another genius who doesn’t seem to be able to stick to what is actually being written.

            please point to where I criticize Smith in any way.

            It’s not his fault our program is in shambles. As bad as this team may be, it’ll be better than LKs first year.

            This roster is low on scoring. Unless Smith is a much better offensive coach and/or a few guys step up big time, we will struggle to score. That is the just of what I said. Try actually commenting on that mmkay.

            • Ute Dub
              7

              Pretty sure I detailed where the scoring will come from with an emphasis on getting the ball to the bigs and working out from there. Carlson, Dusan, Anthony will be featured in some way. Have you watched any film on Dusan to evaluate his post moves? Would love to hear your feedback there. Craig Smith focuses on defense first so you fretting about scoring when scoring is not Craig Smith’s primary focus is relevant.

        • Johnny
          1

          You are wrong

  • Fred
    5

    I’m not buying Gach being the go to scorer. Jenkins is much better shooting the 3 and getting to the bucket.

  • UtahUtesRock
    4

    But we have a new coach who supposedly has a better track record so I guess we just need to give him a chance right? We haven’t made the NCAAs for quite a while so I’m not really expecting to make it anyways. 

  • Stone
    3

    Good thing we have a different coach and almost an entirely new team from two years ago. Wouldn’t want to repeat that.

  • ironman1315
    5

    You are fun at parties.

    • chinngiskhaan
      1 3

      I would be if anyone bothered inviting me. haha

      • dwainegf
        1

        Host your own party. That way you don’t need an invitation.

  • Ex'dUte
    2

    It will be scoring by committee for sure, but that’s not a bad thing. We relied too much on Timmy the past two seasons. And Gach won’t be the focal point of the offense. He may not even start.

    My guess is that Jenkins will be our leading scorer at 13 or 14 points per game followed by Carlson (12 ppg), Anthony (10 ppg), Mahorcic (10 ppg), Worster (9 ppg), Gach (9 ppg) and Battin (8 ppg) as out top 7 scorers.

  • Anfernee
    2

    Kinda neat Dwight Schrute has an account on here. 

  • pedro
    3

    For hells sake people, can we at least see the product before we decide not to buy it?  I can’t believe so many of us have our panties in a wad over this given what we’ve put up with the last 20 years.  Worst case scenario is we go 4 more.  Best case is we break from that and suceed.  

    • Tony
      1

      Can we talk more about panties?

      • MDUte
        3 1

        Maybe the majority on here have higher expectations than I do for this upcoming season. I’m just glad to finally be able to tune in and follow Utes basketball again regardless if they win 6 games or 20. Apologies to all of you who have stuck with the program through thick and thin…I just completely lost interest the past 5 years with the way things were going.

        Seeing the roster Smith has to work with, my expectations are very low. I’d be shocked if he’s able to succeed (finish in the top 1/4 of the PAC and go to the tourney) with this team in his first year. Trying to be realistic…I’m just hoping for slow and steady progress back to the top.

  • Boom Mahorcic is coming

    https://twitter.com/DMahorcic/status/1400911783892750338

  • PAC12Teams
    1

    Dusan Mahoric 6’10”  240 lbs Looks like 3 years to play 

    Mahorcic transferred to Illinois State from Moberly Community College for the 2020-2021 season. In 22 games, he averaged 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. The Serbian’s best performance of the season came early on against Ball State, recording a 14 point and 13 rebound double-double while shooting 70% from the floor

    • Ute Dub
      1

      2 years to play 2 per KSL

      https://www.ksl.com/article/50180139/runnin-utes-add-depth-in-post-as-smith-picks-up-6-foot-10-transfer-from-illinois-state

  • PAC12Teams
    1

    Dusan Mahoric 6’10”  240 lbs Looks like 3 years to play 

    Mahorcic transferred to Illinois State from Moberly Community College for the 2020-2021 season. In 22 games, he averaged 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. The Serbian’s best performance of the season came early on against Ball State, recording a 14 point and 13 rebound double-double while shooting 70% from the floor

    • Ute Dub
      4

      7.2 RPG much better than Carlson’s 4.6 RPG. I would love to see Carlson moved to a stretch 4. Damn the haters!

      • chinngiskhaan
        6

        Fills a need for a big body rebounder. Other than that he won’t help us much.

  • chinngiskhaan

    Meh… I liked mikki better. 50% free throw shooter. At least he isn’t a complete twig like our other two bigs.

  • GameForAnyFuss
    3

    6’10” 240 lb?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/lrJBFfUOwrCJwQYpHB/giphy.gif

    • chinngiskhaan
      6

      That’s about all you get with this guy. A 240 lb body

      • Tony
        4

        You can’t coach size. 

      • Ute Dub
        2

        Have you watched any of his film on his post game?

  • Fred
    1

    9.9 ppg and 7.7 rpg in only 24 mpg is impressive until you ask why was he only getting 24 mpg at Illinois State. No bagging on the get, but doesn’t bolster my expectations for Year 1 of the Smith era.

  • fosternano
    3

    Considering he had offers from Texas and Clemson that’s really good for Utah. Hopefully he can deliver.

    At the very least we won’t see the first year coach K team with only 6 wins!! Some standards right there 😅

  • This confuses me. Gach is Back.

    Tell a friend.

  • Utah5410
    13

    Doesn’t confuse me. He disliked K. Didn’t like the way he was being used. Went to mini. Coach got fired and figured. Why not. I’m familiar with utah, it’s a fresh start. And they need a point guard playmaker. I’m happy to have him back.

  • Ute Dub
    1

    If he commits to playing tough defense, he will be on the court and I will welcome him with open arms. 

    • LetItRide
      3

      Lots of Ducks highlights!!!! Love that. Didn’t he also have a solid game vs Kentucky?
      Kid is a big time gamer. All in.

  • Ute2
    5

    Called it!

    Color me stoked about this!!

    • EagleMountainUte
      4

      I knew someone had called it. Good call excited for his return.

      • Ute2
        1

        Thanks! I’m still enamored with his potential athletically.

        He’ll need great coaching and leadership to get him there. I do believe in Smith as the right man for the job!

        In a bad situation he’d probably fall off the map. But in a good one he could be a star!

  • CincyUte
    4

    Weird.  But I’ll take it!

    GO UTES !!!  They are my favorite team!

  • Stone
    8

    Well this has got to be a real mind f**k for the Coach K defenders.

    *I have no ill will to Coach K, I liked him, thank him for his service, and wish him well. But I also feel confident that it was time to move on.

  • Utah5410
    5

    Coach K apologists just don’t understand basketball. Allen, Plummer were gone no matter what. Sure the kids left after their dads were fired. But it is what it is. He was done two years ago. Very glad he’s gone. I believe Smith will be great. Time will tell.

  • dwainegf
    1

    I liked Larry as a person and coach. I liked that he stuck to his principles. Having said that, he did fail to make the adjustments necessary in today’s world. I’m not sure he knew how to even approach the problem. Enter Coach Smith, he seems to have the right kind of mentality to win now. He is a player’s coach that gets his teams on the same page. He also is very enthusiastic which really helps with boosters and parents. I am looking forward to seeing if this translates to wins at this level. I truly hope it does.
    Welcome back Both!

  • Minnesota Ute
    6

    I’m happy he is back, but I’m neither confused nor do I understand.  Peoples individual choices are complex.  If I had to guess, I would say that it appears there was a lot he liked about Utah and obviously something he didn’t like.  The thing he disliked is either gone, or been put in perspective.  Given the circumstance, it seems likely its the latter.  

    My armchair guess on K, was that he was very rigorous on the idea of the ‘team guy’, like the old Bobby Knight idea of having no name on the jersey.  There is no individual, only the team, and everyone is an interchangeable part of that machine.  That individuality is devisive and destructive because being an individual just naturally means that person stands out from and therefore divides and weakens the team.  As a result, K continually punished players that stood out, restricted their development, and thus strong willed and exciting players felt stiffled in his system.  Meanwhile steady-eddy workhorse lunchpail players, like Timmy, thrived.  And mild mannered but very talented players like Kuzma did fine, but never blossomed.  Overall, a recipe for tunrnover and mediocrity.

    I hope Smith is more in line with the more modern (and I think true) model that a team is made up of individuals.  And allowing each individual to be the best they can be by leveraging their strengths.  Finally, let the game be fun. 

    Just my $0.02, I’m sure many will disagree.

     

    • UteBacker
      1

      ^^^this^^^  My initial impression of Coach Smith is that he’s going to let these boys play.  I think having fun is high on his priority list (a 180 from the Bobby Knight’s of the world).  Intrigued to see how it works out…

      • utefansince79
        1

        If when I first picked up a basketball, I didn’t have fun, I would likely have put it right down again.