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MDUte
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Spring Camp – 1st scrimmage

A little bit of news out of Spring Camp. Sounds like Micah Bernard is our RB1. I know there has been a lot of great things said about Bernard but it surprises me that Pledger isn’t living up to the hype. Nice to hear that Bishop is doing well and filling the void Ritchie left.

Anyone with inside info that you can share from Spring Camp? OnlyU?

First Scrimmage

  • mfaulk80
    12

    If you listen to the full interview, Kyle explains that Micah’s biggest leg up is that he knows the offense so he has zero hesitation.  He said Micah’s stepped it up as well.  It sounds like Pledger and Curry are still learning the offense and that’s giving Micah a bit of a leg up. 

    I’ve read little things here and there that make me think all 3 are playing great.  Seems like I’ve read a little more about Curry than Pledger though. 

    • mfaulk80
      6

      Oh, and he said Micah added like 10 lbs or thereabouts, and he’s now a better size for P12 football.

      • MDUte
        5

        Whitt sounded like both OL and DL are really good. Usually a given for DL but great to hear the OL getting some love from Whitt. I was surprised to hear that Nick Ford has moved to center but that must mean we’ve got solid options at tackle?? I know Jaren Kump has emerged as a star at tackle but not sure who else?

        • chinngiskhaan
          10

          The OL was much better with Ford at center last year. He belongs there for sure

        • UtahMan17
          9

          I’ll believe our OL being much improved when I see it. But the word from camp is that Bamidele has taken a big step forward and is a very real threat to take Simi Moala’s spot opposite Kump.

          • Hellhound152
            2 1

            Bwhahaha, then he can line up at TE in goal line situations or any of the other nonsense people have spouted the last two years.  That guy is first off the bus and last off the bench.  Didn’t pan, sometimes that happens to Juco’s.

  • Ghost of the HEB
    5

    WR depth is a problem. Enis is reliable, but not a big YAC guy. Covey is great at YAC, but slot guy can’t be you’re go-to WR. Vele looks good (which is something we’ve said for years) but can’t count on him till we see it in a game under the lights. Plan is to add a transfer WR this summer. Coaches have been in contact with Theo Howard. We need him for depth and experience.

    • Gilly Boy
      5

      Isn’t Jalen Dixon back? That should help

      • MDUte

        Question. How similar is CP3 to Jaylon Johnson?

        • UtahMan17
          6

          Just my opinion- They’re both very smart, physical, and fast with good enough ball skills, and are very competitive, confident, and driven to become great. They also both are a tad bit stiff for a high level CB. The main difference is length…JJ had fantastic length and excelled at man covg on the outside from day, CPIII is shorter and has shorter arms which limits him some – hence Utah playing more zone last year and CP being viewed as a nickel potentially in college and definitely if he makes it to the NFL. Clark also has proven to be more physical as a tackler than JJ, which may just be a product of JJ’s shoulder injuries but regardless is an area where Clark projects as better. 

          • MDUte
            1

            Great comparison, thanks so much!

        • Hellhound152

          One is 5’10” (so 5’9″ in real life) and one is was a full grown man at 6’3/4″.  Never going to change.

          • Jake

            Jaylon measured about 5’11/6’0 at the NFL combine, not 6’3/4

            • Hellhound152
              1

              The point remains.  Stand the two of them next to each other.  They are completely different builds and sizes.  It is beyond me the constant need to compare the two, it is like compairing Matt Asiata and John White to each other because they played the same position.  Clark doesn’t have to chase Jaylon’s ghost to be great.

              • Jake
                1

                Agreed, Johnson was a different breed, extremely physically and mentally gifted, two different types of corners, just pointing out that Johnson was actually smaller than most assume, because he plays bigger than he is.

  • PhiladelphiaUte
    1 2

    I still think Pledger will overtake Bernard for #1 by kickoff in our season opener, and Curry will slide into #2.  Bernard will hold off Parks for the #3 spot, and then battle him for that 3rd spot in 2022.

    • Rick
      2

      I love this stable of runningbacks – but I’m betting on Micah Bernard to get most of the carries. He earned the backup role in 2020 over Brumfield and Wilmore. Now that he’s added some weight and more reps I think he’ll be number one.

      Regardless, I think we’re in for another terrific season running the ball.

    • Jake
      1

      I bet I can guess your reasoning for your statement, recruiting stars. Just like how you thought we were gonna bench ty jordan for jordan wilmore despite Ty getting almost 3 times the amount of yards per carry than wilmore, but Wilmore has 4* out of high school so he still must be better. You think that just because Curry and Pledger are 4* that they’ll be ahead of micah because he’s a 3*. Whit said that Micah is the clear RB1, and that’s saying a lot at the moment. Yes, Curry and Pledger don’t have as much time in the system, but if Micah is a clearly better runner, that won’t change very much.

  • More NCAA coaching hires …

    Porter Moser reportedly landed by Oklahoma.  Moser will have quite a bit of cupboard restocking with several players graduating or exiting to draft, perhaps via transfer portal.   I thought at one time for sure he’d be heading to Indiana. 

    Chris Beard introduced as new Texas coach today, jumping from Texas Tech.  Grant McCasland from U N. Texas may make the intra-state jump to Lubbock, but UNT re-upped his contract so it will cost TTech.

    Gabe Madsen to the U via portal

    Coach Smith landed his first transfer
    KSL

  • Ute2
    1

    Played very very little as a freshman.

    good size though.  

    We’ll just have to see!

  • Yergensen
    2

    Will we get his twin brother as well?

  • cjd1
    3

    https://247sports.com/college/utah/Article/Gabe-madsen-Craig-smith-transfer-commit-utah-utes–163560357/

    More info.

    Averaged 26 points a game in high school.

  • chinngiskhaan
    9

    Replacing Norbert thilessen who never set foot on campus, and was originally recruited as a replacement for lohner who also never actually joined the team in the first place. Seems like a nobody placeholder tbh. Thelissen is the guy who was a higher rated recruit than Lohner. This is not a good thing fellas

    • Ghost of the HEB
      5

      Thelissen was higher rated than Lohner? 247 shows Thelissen as a 3 star whose only offer was from Utah. Madsen was a top 300 recruit in the 2020 class in 247’s rankings.

      • chinngiskhaan
        1

        Yes, I’m not sure how or why, but he was. Basketball recruiting rankings are terrible IMO. I vividly remember Larry apologists pointing out Norbert and his higher ranking when I jumped of the Larry bandwagon after he lost lohner.

  • Redrocks 197.5 to win first session of NCAA regional.

    First live sporting event (besides my kids games) I’ve been to since gymnastics meet vs Kentucky on Jan 3, 2020!
    Redrocks advance with Arizona State to tomorrow night’s regional final at the Maverick Center (likely vs. LSU & Kentucky).
    These ladies are such incredible athletes! If they can put together a perfect vault rotation, they’re going to win the National Championship.

  • homer
    2

    I’ve been surprised by their inconsistency on bars, and low scores on vault. Clean up those two rotations and stay the course on beam, floor and they could have a podium finish.

    • NarfUte
      2

      Their beam scores are insane this year. You’re right, solid performances from the two rotations we’re usually strong at and it would be a podium finish.

  • Ghost of the HEB
    8

    This is pretty good

    Here’s to hoping Smith gets us back to where we should be as a PAC-Venger.

    [Gif War] PAC-Vengers Assemble! from CollegeBasketball

    kazute
    3

    Bummer – Spring Game Tickets

    I had scheduled to buy tickets to the Spring Game this morning and had even blocked off time on my work calendar.

    I was 5 minutes late getting to the website – 10:05 am.

    Immediately, I was number 412 in line.  I waited about 35 minutes to get to the front of the line.  I went to login with ticketmaster/utahutes and it made me reset my password.  Another couple of minutes inputting the confirmation codes sent to me.

    I go to select the spring game tickets and nothing.  Blank page.  Over and over.  Nothing tells me that they are sold out, just no tickets added to my cart.  After another 20 minutes, I get the hint.  No tickets for me.

    I guess I will catch it on the PAC-12 channel.

    Between this and closed scrimmages, this spring has been a bummer.

  • AZUteFan
    2

    Try calling the ticket office at 801-591-8849.  I had to call about 20 times to finally get through, but was able to buy tickets.  This was about 15 mins ago and there were still tickets available.  Good luck!

  • UteDuke
    2

    I had the same issues! The tickets may be sold out now, but if you can get back in the secret is zooming in on the section and locating the available seats. It took me a solid 10 minutes or more to figure it out and cost me the opportunity for much better seating!

  • kazute
    2

    Thanks all. After I submitted my pity post. I went back and tried the process all over again. I was able to get one of the few sets of seats left.

    I have no idea how ticketmasters would handle a large concert if the website can’t even handle 6.5K tickets. So strange to be overwhelmed by such limited volume.

  • BD
    3

    I had a similar experience. Zooming into the sections – no seats to select. Tried and tried. Finally, it just decided to work, and I was able to select seats, and I got the tickets.

    And I had to change my password before I could pay, also.

    Horrible user experience.

  • NarfUte
    3

    I bought 4 tix at 1:53 this afternoon – terrible user interface but I got some