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  • Back to Back Pac-12 Champs!

    UTE98

    UteHub seems to be stocked with level headed posters so far

    I cannot believe some of the out of touch posts I see sometimes. Ute2004 seems like he sleeps with a Mariota doll, sits outside Mariota’s house with binoculars, and rummages through Mariota’s garbage.

    My M-in-law said once a guy reaches 40 he’s finally hit his peak. Mellowed out but yet experienced enough not to be totally irrational when it comes to many things.

    I’ve loved the lack of posts on UteHub which marginalize the Utes, and spend too much time on the periphery of teams and players which don’t matter to me.

    Thank you all.

  • Wilson's Mustache

    I’ll say one thing, I will be much more inclined to come here after a Utah loss than other sites.

    I usually avoid going to fan forums like the plague after a loss, but I think I’ll stop by here.

    • Jumpmasterute

      I normally stay away from UFN for 24 to 48 hours after a loss. Members come out of the wood work who only seem to post after a loss and it’s never good.

      • AZswayze

        The one thing I don’t like about the running format is that even during wins it’s a non-stop bitchfest. I cannot stand the posters who think they know more than the coaches, especially when it comes to play calling. How in the f**k does somebody grow the balls to question the calls when they have spent ZERO time with the players/personnel, and ZERO time scouting the opposing team or studying film (outside of maybe watching some games)? Once in a while a weird play will come in out of left field that makes you scratch your head, but I’m talking about the guys who sit there the entire game, and rail the OC for every single f**king play. It’s so goddamn exhausting.

        They made it painfully obvious how little they know when they complained during the Michigan game. Roderick called a brilliant game, and they had the nerve to jump on him for not airing it out more. Have they not watched any Utah football over the past four years.? Travis has been incredibly accurate with the short to mid range passes this season, but he’s never been one to put a bomb on the money. You need to know the limitations of your personnel, and adjust accordingly, but they want to force things because Utah’s style of play apparently isn’t entertaining enough for them. Funny thing is these are the same guys that will bitch about the playcalling the moment the first pick is thrown from a quarterback being too aggressive.

        Sorry, off my soapbox now. Just needed to vent a bit.

        EDIT: This is not an indictment of ufn posters, or anybody in particular as this is something that is seen often within every fanbase, and on every board. I just was pointing out that the format of ufn makes visiting that site during games quite frustrating.

  • UteStuckInSeattle

    I think that Ute2004 gets a bad rap because he tends to be a bit optimistic about Utah, but in his defense he usually posts with a pretty good set of information to back up his claims.

    That being said, I do agree that things can get a bit intense on UFN on occasion when some users don’t agree on a topic.

    • Tacoma Ute

      I’ll take Ute2004 any day of the week over the Chicken Little, Debbie Downer sky is falling crowd. I noticed one certain poster who bashes the hell out of TW has disappeared since our 3-0 start and after seeing how much better the offense looks with Travis.

      If the Ducks beat us handily he’ll be all over UFN afterwards.

      • UteStuckInSeattle

        Yup. Sadly, he gives Ute fans in your’s and my state a bad name. =)

      • Rick

        What the SeaTac are you talking about?

      • NorthEZUte

        I know of who you speak.

    • UtahSig

      Agreed. I like Ute2004. He makes some bold claims, but he has stats to support his argument and I think it makes for fun debate to have someone take a strong stand. And, as you said it is refreshing that stand is actually pro-Utah. I hope Ute2004 makes his way over here. I will welcome him.

  • THEeyepatch

    Seems to be losing steam. I was just on UFN, and it’s going stronger than ever before. Some new names that I’ve never seen before. Suspect?

    • Hockeybeard

      I actually think this site is doing really well – topics and posts keep cropping up, and it seems like we have several stalwarts that always try to contribute with more lurkers making the plunge into posting everyday.

      Resistance is futile

  • Uteified

    I enjoy that people are actually talking about football on this site. I could get used to this.

  • Tony

    Football? Never heard of it.

    • Hockeybeard

      You one of those rare Utah Baseball fans? #ShotsFired

  • High Uintas

    Seems to be losing steam.

    Really? The Oregon/Utah game poll just got 384 votes.

  • Tony

    It seems that with regards to this site people see what they want to see. It’s almost like politics. 600 members in 5 days seems awesome to me. Certainly that pace will slow and I hope that the base continues to participate as fantastically as they have so far.

    I’m glad to NOT see a bunch of personal attacks between users. I’d like to avoid that and keep the focus on the UTES!

    Just getting started here. The sky is the limit.

  • I found Ute2004 to be insufferable. I mean the guy literally posts responses to himself. But my real problem was how he literally would trash certain Utah QBs in public with posts stating that Jon Hays or Adam Schulz were not D1 or PAC 12 level players. These guys were playing their hearts out for Utah and deserved better.

    The fact is that Jon Hays took Utah to a Bowl Game and lead them to a bowl win over a P5 team, something his beloved Travis Wilson has yet to do. Furthermore, both Jordan Wynn and Jon Hays still have higher career passing efficiency ratings than Travis Wilson and it’s not really close. He dismissed Jon Hay’s season as simply handing the ball off to Jon White IV. Uh, hate to point this out, but without Booker, we’d be staring at 18 INTs if we looked to Travis Wilson’s arm to win games. Reality is Utah is a run oriented game management type offense and that is what they’re looking for the QB to do. Utah will never win meaningful games relying on the arms of any of the current QBs they have. They just need the QB to keep the defense honest which will open lanes for Booker.

    • UteStuckInSeattle

      Wynn and Hays did some good things for Utah, but I would argue that Wynn played against a lower level of competition for the most part and Hays had the support of Norm Chow who was a wizard with getting the most out of sub-par talent.

      Wilson may not be that great but you can’t deny that he’s won us some big games, and Wilson has done it against tougher opponents and with a lot less coaching support and consistency.

      • Honest assessments, I’m fine with that. Just do not like statements belittling OUR PLAYERS when they’re out there risking their bodies and have OUR INTEREST at heart.

        • UteStuckInSeattle

          Totally agree with this.

          Discussing our opinions on the team and players is part of what makes sites like this interesting to participate in but we need to remember they are young kids and playing their heart out for the team and we should respect that.

  • Tony

    Wilson is a gamer and has great agility for his size. He’s not the best raw QB out there be for the most part he is a winner. Tough for us to find that gem of a QB, but then again, there aren’t many out there.

  • All pending users activated

    Whew I think my arm and forefinger are going to fall off. All pending users who didn’t activate their accounts, have been activated and an email manually sent out to them from a non-site email address in hopes they receive notification.

    656 users now.

  • Tacoma Ute

    I think I speak for all of us when I give you a huge THANK YOU for all of your efforts. I hope you are able to catch a break to sleep once in a while.

    Your work is much appreciated sir!

  • Tony

    Thanks Tacoma. You’ve been a great supporter for the 4.5 days the site has been running!

  • Astute Ute

    Job well done, I don’t know how many users are on the other forums. I think utehub is off to a pretty dang good start.

    • Tony

      Job well done, I don’t know how many users are on the other forums. I think utehub is off to a pretty dang good start.

      Thanks. I do too. I hope we can keep the momentum going! We have a great base now.

  • High Uintas

    I’ve been doing a little bit of recruiting by sending board mails to a few excellent posters on other sites that I think would be great additions. I don’t want to do it too much but I think if others did the same we could bring in some of best contributors on other sites.

    • Tony

      Yes yes exactly. Just a couple of invites here and there, nothing spammy. Thanks for doing that.

  • UTE98

    Interesting tidbits from looking at ESPN

    First there are only three games with ticket prices higher, maybe four, than the Oregon – Utah game this weekend, according to their “XX tickets available on Stubhub for $83”

    Two or three are SEC games between an unranked opponent or two unranked opponents. Then Maryland – WVU, there is nothing else to do in Morgantown. However some of those games with higher ticket prices have less tickets available. There are about 840 available for the Utah game.

    Second oddball bit I picked up, Utah has offered quite a few players for next year who also have offers from SEC, BigXII and Pac-12 schools. I hate the fact they list offers alphabetically, because if I see that stupid A of Alabama on one more recruit we’ve offered I’m gonna barf. However it seems there are quite a few players from TX, FL, LA, and CA which are “considering us” so that is good.

    Problem is I didn’t see many visits scheduled to Utah for these “offered” kids. Is that a problem?

  • Hockeybeard

    If we keep winning it will do a lot for those kids to start looking for visits into SLC. Unfortunately, I (and many others) believe Utah has a lot of negative recruiting ground to make up to even get to a point where a kid would consider us.

    That said, this staff is very capable of getting and signing classes that help us compete in the Pac12, and we’ve seen our depth continue to increase year after year. So I’m not too concerned – a lot of those kids on that list on ESPN wouldn’t have even blinked at an offer from Utah 5 years ago, and now we’re at least getting a bunch to take serious looks.

  • UTE98

    Having Dennis Erickson on the staff does not suck!!! I credit the Southeast recruiting to him.

    • UTE98

      Hey idiot^^^ hit reply next time so it doesn’t look like you’re a crazed lunatic talking to yourself. The previous post was in response to Hockeybeard. Imagine it is indented. I need to go to bed.

  • My brother and I will be guests of a good friend for the Utah @ USC game. I checked StubHub and the tickets in his section are going for $400. We reciprocate and host him at the USC @ Utah game where my brother has seats on the W 50, midway up. Hard to get any better. Oh and I went to USC for my MBA.

  • RedLine

    Athlonsports – Five Burning Questions for Utah Entering Pac-12 Play

  • Hockeybeard

    Good read – I have a couple answers/rebuttals to his 5 questions:

    1) KScott’s numbers need to include the 4 targets that came down as PIs that helped get first downs. Yes, it would have been better to have an actual completed pass on those plays, but I’ll take the yards just the same.

    2) Our defense has been playing with the lead – that means teams are going to get pass-happy going into the 4th Quarter. Yes, our pass defense can improve, and I don’t think anyone is doubting that, but I also think it needs to be mentioned that our defense has been able to keep everything in front of it when it counts the most.

  • Tacoma Ute

    My week 3 NFL picks

    Redskins 24 Giants 21

    Bills 24 Dolphins 13

    Seahawks 41 Bears 0

    Falcons 27 cowboys 16

    Bengals 31 Ravens 24

    Saints 27 Panthers 21

    Raiders 17 Browns 13

    Texans 23 Bucs 20

    Vikes 31 Chargers 28

    Pats 34 Jags 17

    Eagles 42 Jets 10

    Rams 28 Steelers 27

    Colts 45 Titans 20

    Cards 27 49ers 13

    Lions 28 Broncos 24

    Pack 35 Chiefs 17

  • Wilson's Mustache

    The Chiefs pick hurts, but its probably true.

    • Tacoma Ute

      Believe me, I would LOVE to get that one wrong. I don’t think I will though.

  • Hockeybeard

    The Steelers have Le’Veon Bell coming back – I think he’s good for a few more points to put them ahead of the Rams.

    Don’t know if the Cowboys are going to score all that much…

  • Wilson's Mustache

    Also, the Eagles scoring 42 is crazy. Maybe this is the week they finally put it together, but I’m expecting an ugly game between two teams that are not good.

    • Hockeybeard

      Are they still trotting out Bradford at QB? Not sure that kid has ever quite healed right from his injury against BYU…

      • Wilson's Mustache

        I actually think Bradford has looked pretty good considering he has zero run game to work with. The interceptions are a problem, but when they know you’re going to throw the ball and its always long yardage situations that is going to happen. Especially in a new system.

  • UtahUteGuy

    Hey, how about my Giants beating your Redskins. Nice pick (he says with an evil grin)!

    • Tacoma Ute

      Yeah. The G Men owned them. I just wish the Skins hadn’t blown a 10 point lead at home against the awful Dolphins. They could be 3-1. Oh well, they aren’t going to do anything.

      With Philly’s struggles the division my be there for the taking for your Giants.

  • I agree with most of your picks except the Steelers will win. Saints will lose. Bills will lose. No way the Seahawks shut out the Bears and score that many.

    Going with my heart the Ravens will finally avenge themselves of the Bengals.

    • Tacoma Ute

      Bills, Bengals and Seahawks proved me right, including the shutout of the Bears which was far from a far-fetched pick. I think they were more likely to be shut out than not up there. Bills made the Dolphins look like an Arena league team.

      I didn’t do so well on many of my other picks though.

  • execUTEioner

    Colts putting up 45 on the road when they have 21 points in two games seems unlikely. They are a bad team right now.