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    rbmw263
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    I’m not saying nc state paid yurtseven, but they definitely did

  • Utah
    1

    They were talking about him a lot yesterday. About how he chose the wrong school as he was not featured at all at NC State and “the other school he was considering has done a great job featuring big men.”

    Him going to NC State was as dirty as dirty comes. 

    • Coreyc04
      2

      If we landed Yurtseven, Jackson and Markkanen last years team is a final four team.

      • Utah

        Very true. BUT, if instead of putting all our eggs in those baskets if we had gotten some next level down kids, we would have been a tournament team with a lot coming back. 

        I wish we could have landed them, but I think what Larry is doing now is smart. Go after the big kids, but have a backup plan as well. Larry is a good enough coach that he can coach these kids up. 

  • rbmw263
    1

    Kuz crushed the combine workouts yesterday. Cool little piece of additional info

  • Coreyc04

    I think he can push his way into the first round if this continues. He’s a solid second round pick. I hope that he keeps this up. 

    I really hope he proves me wrong by getting into the first round. I said he will be a second round pick and will then have an uphill battle to make the league if that happens. 

    I think the Jazz should take him if he is available at 30 with the Warriors pick they got.

    • Utah
      1

      I’m going to sound total zoob here, but I really think that Kuzma and Frank Jackson would be quite the haul for this Jazz team this summer. 

      • Coreyc04
        2

        meh I’m there with you. Kuzma would be the perfect replacement if we decide that Trey Lyles is  not a fit for the Jazz. Jackson could develop as well into a great guard in the league. Both are very draftable for the Jazz. So it may be zoobish but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

  • rbmw263

    BOLLES gets 4yr/11+ mil

    Fully guaranteed. Something many players would kill for in pro tossy run 

  • rbmw263

    Oh and a $6million payday for his signature 

  • Utah
    1

    Back to the game (I recorded it and have returned).

    Kuzma with a big rebound, pushes it up the floor and a great pass for an assist. 

  • Utah
    1

    Kuzma has 15 points in the first half so far. The NBA suits him. He will do just fine, especially if he can hit threes like he is today. He will be a long time starter if he can hit threes. Make 100 million. IF he can hit threes. 

    • Utah
      1

      Kuzma with the post up, sweet sky hook to end the first half. 17 points. 

  • Utah
    1

    “Kuzma has impressed. Scoring, an exceptional pass. He can do it all.”

    7/7 in the first half. 3/3 from three. 

  • Utah
    1

    Kuzma takes the charge. Somewhere, Larry looks up and smiles. 

  • Utah
    1

    Kuzma with another three.

    • Utah

      Then he has the sweet, technically sound inbound pass off a foul. Thinkg of beauty. 

  • Utah

    Kuzma with the deep three…heat check…airball. 20 points so far. 

  • Utah

    Kuzma in the post, backs down, great pass to an open shooter 

  • Tony
    2

    Kuzma gets drafted, thanks to Utah…

  • iamthepreacher
    2

    Am I the only one thinking “where was this performance during the past season?!”

    • Daedalus
      1

      No, you are not the only one.  I decided to keep my mouth shut about that.  🙂  Maybe he just never recovered from his injury, maybe the team culture just pulled him down.

      Making it to the bigs is quite the motivator. 

    • Rick
      1

      He had many games where he was clearly the best player on the floor.  There were some obvious teams that could counter and actually dominate his athleticism like U of A, Oregon, etc. but if you compare him to guys like Ivan Rabb he held his own pretty good.  I think he may be playing himself into the late first round depending on how he does today.

  • Utah
    2

    Kuzma hits an early three at the combine.

    And he just hit another. 

  • Utah

    Kuzma with a pull up jumper. 

    • Utah
      1

      Kuzma with the layup.

  • rbmw263
    1

    one week (give or take 100 days) until CFB

    as we launch into the deep and dark abyss that is “baseball only” season. At least its golf season so I can pay a lot of money to suck and throw clubs and curse in a beautiful setting

  • Tony

    If you’re in slc we can tee it up.

  • TigerUte
    5

    Geaux Utes!

    To reintroduce myself, I am an avid LSU fan who is fortunate enough to have a condo in Park City. I have really grown to love the beautiful State of Utah and its wonderful people and I have adopted the Utes as my second favorite team. My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend the Utah-Arizona game last year and had a great time before, during and after the game. We expect to be back in Park City the weekend of November 3-5. LSU plays at Alabama on November 4 which I will be watching on TV. I was very pleased to see that the Utes are at home on Friday, November 3 against UCLA. Obviously, that shapes up to be a big game. My questions are this: how hard will it be to buy tickets for that game? Will there be any big difference in atmosphere since the game will be on Friday?
    Thanks in advance and I hope to see you this fall.

  • Utah

    Id check early and often. I saw a stat the other day that said Utah has the highest secondary market prices in the PAC-12. 

    I’d bet buying directly from the school would be option #1. 

  • KiYi-Ute
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    Agreed with what Utah said regarding ticket prices/purchasing options.

    As far as GameDay atmosphere, that’s a toss-up right now. It will depend on the division race and if Utah has a shot at a division title with a win over UCLA, I would bet my bottom dollar that RES will be rocking on a Friday night. The only difference might be that tailgating may start in the afternoon as opposed to first thing in the morning. Then again, if we’re in a good position, I’m sure many people will try and take the day off work to spend the day at RES.

    Another thing to consider would be the November collapse. Utah football tends to fall flat on its face in the month of November. Being that it’s early, you might just witness the beginning of the collapse. Or, maybe we get that monkey off our back this year with a new OC.

    Regardless, I would definitely keep my eyes peeled for tickets and keep tabs on how the Utes are doing throughout the season and in the few weeks leading up to that game.

    Glad to have you around the board! A close coworker of mine is from Baton Rouge and has gotten me into LSU football, they’re the only team in the SEC that I’ll ever root for.

  • Ute Bc

    We should be smack dab in the middle of our annual November losing streak, so tickets should be easier to find.

  • Tony
    2

    Welcome @TigerUte glad to have you.  Let’s talk about that condo. I hear Ute admins love vacationing, even if it’s just 40 mintues from home LOL.

  • TigerUte
    2

    What is it about November? LSU usually does the same thing. The Tigers typically play well until the Alabama game (always first week in November), lose that game and then just mail it in the rest of the season. Like Utah, LSU is hoping its new offensive coordinator will make a big impact.

    Thanks for the ticket advice. My first choice is always to buy from the school; I would rather the university get the money than the secondary market.

    Congrats to the Utes on the NFL draft. If I remember correctly, there were eight players from Utah drafted. A very good showing.

  • Utah
    4

    Biggest defensive surprise?

    I think it is Luafatasaga or Ballard. Why? 

    Our last two games, Luafatasaga had 22 tackles, 18 solo. It appears that his mind has caught up with his body in regards to upper echelon football. He will be a monster next year, especially with Anae, Mokofisi, Fotu, Lotulelei and Fitts in front of him. 

    Then, why Ballard? Well, he ain’t no Marcus Williams…but, he is freaking really good. Defenses will gameplan around avoiding Hansen, which will create opportunities for Ballard…and he wants to shine. 

  • pedro
    2

    You must have watch a different Utah team then I did last year.  Teams were NOT avoiding Hansen.  If fact they were picking him.  The last four opponents ate him up.  They sucked him in time and again on play action and burned him.  I love Chase and he’s getting better all the time, but even he stated at the end of the year that he was getting exposed.  

    I think Ballard will be good, but mainly because, well, he is good.  That’s going to put all the heat on Chase.  I just hope he’s improve his read skills and will be ready.  

  • KiYi-Ute
    1

    No more two-a-days

    New NCAA regulations prohibit teams from having two-a-days going forward. I know Whitt is a big fan of them. Not sure how many people listened to Hackett and Andy’s podcast where they address the traditional November collapse of the football team; but they specifically cited a rigorous practice schedule that included two-a-days and the resulting burnout as a possible reason for the end of season dip in performance.

    My guess is that two-a-days happen in pre-season only, not after the season has kicked off. But maybe this will affect how Whitt approaches mid-season practices.

    Or maybe it’s just the offseason and I’m grasping at straws for any/all football related news…

  • PlainsUte

    I thought Hackett said he was a work-out slouch?  Still collapsed due to 2-a-days?

    Actually I am surprised to hear Whitt was doing 2-a-days into the season (sorry, I guess I wasn’t paying attention if this was discussed previously).

  • Utah

    The PAC-12 already banned then a couple years ago so this doesn’t affect us at all. 

    Two a days is an antiquated way of doing things. 

    • Utah

      From what I understand, you can still have two practices in a day, but only one contact/padded practice, which is what the PAC-12 rules already were. 

      I do think the new rule allows helmets and footballs in the second practice which is more liberal than the PAC -12…i think. 

      • KiYi-Ute

        Ah, I had no idea that the PAC had already regulated this. The article I read made it sound like Whitt was slightly upset about losing two-a-days, but appreciated being able to use footballs in the second practice to make it more than just a walk through.

        Appreciate the info. The more you know!

        • Utah

          Yeah, I think the PAC-12 went to these rules a year or two ago. 

          Hey, never feel bad about football talk! We need more!

  • Season ticket renewal rate

    Does anyone know what this year’s football season ticket renewal rate is. It’s been in the high 90s for the last six or seven years.

  • Utah

    I’m not sure about the renewal rate but the new season ticket but in price was raised to $9,000 so it can’t be that low. 

    • Edutecator
      1

      Those must be the best season tickets in RES.  I have decent tickets, chair seats about the 30 yard line, above the concourse and they are a little below $800 each and that includes the CCAF donation.  

      • Utah

        I wasn’t clear. The $9,000 is a donation you make. You then but buy seats after that. 

        • Edutecator

          That still is a high priced ticket, my seats’ price of a little below $800 each includes the donation.  Yours must be for a bunch of tickets?  My friends and I have 3 tickets and the total is about $2400.  Not great seats but again, 30 yard line about 15 rows above the concourse.  

          • KJU

            I think you are missing the point. The $9k is to jump to the front of the line to have the option to buy season tickets.

            • Utah

              This, it’s $9,000 for the chance to pay the donation and buy tickets. So, your crimson club donation and seat costs would be in addition to the nine grand. 

              • Milton Vanderslice
                1

                I only had to pay $2500 to jump the line in 2010.

  • Tony

    Not sure of this year, but I think the rate has been around 98%.