Utah Utes 2015 Preview and Prediction

Utah should be feeling pretty good for 2015. The Utes are coming off their best season as Pac-12 member, winning nine games for the first time since...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utah's Devontae Booker is officially on the 2015 Heisman radar

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is all in on Devontae Booker. Unlike most of his colleagues who try to temper expectations for a star player, Whittingham envisions his prized running back having "a huge year for us" in 2015. And unlike most coaches who avoid invoking the "H-word" until absolutely necessary, Whittingham has already begun promoting Booker's candidacy...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2015

The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Whittingham ranked the 5th-best Pac-12 coach

Utah faced an uphill battle when it joined the Pac-12 Conference in 2011. The Utes went from being the big fish in a small pond (Mountain West Conference) to the small fish in the big pond.But in just four short seasons, Kyle Whittingham has elevated expectations in Salt Lake City. Utah's breakout season in the Pac-12 happened just last year.In addition, Whittingham navigated through...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Center Jeremy Olsen Decides to End Career

Significant injuries in sports has caused a recent trend of players deciding to call it quits over the past few years. Most of those life-changing decisions are football due to repeated concussions. However, basketball players can fall into this category as well. Utah center Jeremy Olsen decided it was time to walk away from the game of basketball due to hip issues. He will be placed...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devontae Booker among top senior prospects for 2016 NFL draft

Devontae Booker flirted with declaring the 2015 NFL draft, but the running back ultimately opted to return to Utah for his senior season. That's proven to be a wise decision.Booker is among the top 15 senior prospects for next year's NFL draft, according to NFL.com's Chad Reuter.The draft analys had some very nice words to say about Booker, the former junior college transfer."His...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: 9-4 Again

With spring ball all wrapped up, football season is just a few months away from starting. Pretty soon summer conditioning will start, then fall camp will begin and before you know it Jim Harbaugh will be throwing his sharpie down on the sidelines of Rice Eccles Stadium crying to the officials about a call. Football is upon us my friends, fall CANNOT come soon enough!!! The 2015...
Via TornBySports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor beefs up future non-conference schedules with Utah series

Through all the defiance and defense of its lightweight non-conference scheduling, the Baylor Bears have added a Power 5 team to their future slate.A home-and-home series with the Pac-12's Utah Utes is now on the books for 2023 and 2024. The Bears get the first one at McLane Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023, followed by a Sept. 14, 2024 meeting at Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium.The Bears...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Man Podcast – Utah Utes Review

Now that spring football is over, what do we know about this Utah Utes football team? We also get you ready for the NFL draft, discuss the recent news on the stadium video replay screen, and we talk about the great news for the Utah Basketball team. The post Utah Man Podcast – Utah Utes Review appeared first on TornBySports.com.
Via TornBySports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense continues to lead the way for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Kyle Whittingham's teams at Utah are known for their defense and 2015 should be no different. The unit returns nine starters from last year's roster and was sharp throughout spring practices. The Utes ended their spring session Saturday with a game that was dominated by defense despite several starters being held out on both sides. ''Time will tell where this...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah RB Booker ready to prove breakout 2014 was no fluke

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Devontae Booker's football career could have easily ended years ago - on more than one occasion. Now he's the centerpiece of the Utah offense and a year away from a possible selection in the NFL draft. The Utes running back was eight yards shy of setting the school's single-season rushing record in his first year with the program. That after sitting out all of...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah ramps up recruiting efforts with ‘Furious 7′ spoof video

Kyle Whittingham and his Utah Utes coaching staff are doing their best to ramp up recruiting efforts for the football team. In their latest attempt, Whittingham and company channeled their inner Vin Diesel for a “Furious 7″ spoof video that the coaching staff decided to use to highlight their recruiting efforts. In the video, we see the Utah Utes coaching staff driving around...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Utes Basketball: Moving on from Delon

That darn third foul call against Duke probably cost Utah fans another season with Delon Wright. Now that Delon has been crowned the best college point guard in college basketball, his stock is high and he’s moving on the the NBA. Losing a player of this caliber isn’t easy to recover from, but here are three reasons the Utes will be just as successful next year. 1. No Identity...
Via TornBySports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the “One and Done” Rule Bad for the NBA?

Brekkott Chapman #0 of the Utah Utes takes a shot over Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils during a South Regional Semifinal game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) During Monday night’s, National Championship, post-game press conference Wisconsin head coach, Bo Ryan, made...
Via The Sports Journal
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah, Krystkowiak agree on extension through 2022-23 season

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak has received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The extension announced Wednesday calls for the fourth-year coach to make $2.4 million per year. The Utes advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2004-05 season before losing to eventual champion Duke. The team finished 26-9 and spent...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Utes can win 10 games in 2015

By Nate Mathis As the 2015-2016 college football season rapidly approaches (though not rapidly enough for many of us), Kyle Whittingham and the Utes will be looking to not only maintain the level of success from last season (winning Pac-12 record, sweep of the Cali schools, undefeated non-conference record, Top 25 ranking), but to also build upon that success. With the loss of players...
Via TornBySports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Friday’s Spring Practice Thoughts and Observations

For the majority of practice I paid attention to the Defensive side of the ball. I was mostly interested in watching and listening to Coach Pease and seeing how he taught and interacted with the players. Towards the end of practice I gravitated towards the Offensive side of the ball, paying close attention to the Offensive Line and the Wide Receivers. After that I observed the Offense...
Via TornBySports
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Eagles held private workout for Utah safety Brian Blechen

This offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have made it a priority to address the secondary as the 2014 season showed that they must upgrade both cornerback positions and safety spot. Thus far, the Eagles have addressed the cornerback position by signing Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond but could still use another corner for more depth. But, they have not addressed the safety position...
Via Total Sports Live
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

University Of Utah Utes Baseball

With their 57-63 loss to the Duke Blue Devils, The Runnin’ Utes season has come to an end, it was a sweet ride to be on this year and if all goes well it’ll be even better next year… Now its time to Play Ball!! Thats right, University of Utah Utes Baseball is underway and has been for a while. Utah sits at 9-17 overall with a PAC 12 record of 3-6, good for 7th in the Conference...
Via TornBySports
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Eagles put Utah offensive linemen Salt, Poutasi through workouts

The Philadelphia Eagles have a hole at right guard with the departure of offensive lineman Todd Herremans and last season had Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce missing significant time with injuries. With those factors, the Eagles need to draft an offensive lineman to provide themselves with some more depth. According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the Eagles along with the Dallas...
Via Total Sports Live
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Spring Football: Backup Quarterback Report

The Utah Utes Football team practiced at Rice Eccles Stadium for the first time this spring and many eyes were on the backup quarterback spot. Travis Wilson has a lock on the one spot right now with his experience (despite still putting a few passes low or in the dirt today) with Kendall Thompson likely to contest him for the two spot in the fall. However, most fans want to know...
Via TornBySports
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke’s Meaningless Free Throw vs. Utah Costs Bettor Big Win

Duke free throw costs this guy about $2,000 (H/T @tanesurf) pic.twitter.com/TIazRI4YFg — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 28, 2015 That has to hurt. The Duke Blue Devils were five-point favorites in their Sweet 16 matchup against the Utah Utes. Up five with time nearly out on the clock, the refs called both teams back on the... The post Duke’s Meaningless Free Throw vs. Utah...
Via The Garbage Time
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Vertical Routes

After last season, many Ute fans may have forgotten what a vertical route looks like. (see image above). Fans became accustomed to 2 and 3 yard outs and 3 and 4 yard curls even when it was 3rd and 14. It’s not that the Utes didn’t have the athletes to perfect these downfield passes last season, it’s that for some reason the downfield passing game just wasn’t part of last...
Via TornBySports
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Beating Duke the Irish Way

Breaking news: The Utah Utes play the Duke Blue Devils in the Sweet 16! Okay, I know that isn’t news unless you have just returned from being stranded on an island, Cast Away style. But, that isn’t the point. The Utes need to find a way to win against the Blue Devils. To do that, I looked at the three close battles Duke lost – twice to Notre Dame and once to NC State. I don’t...
Via TornBySports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet the 2014-2015 Utah Utes Cheerleaders and Dance Team

Meet the 2014-2015 Utah Utes cheerleaders, a criminally underappreciated Pac-12 cheerleading squad. While schools like UCLA and Oregon get most of the West Coast national media attention, Utah’s busy making the NCAA Sweet 16 and finishing in the Top 25 in college football. And who’s there all the while spurring them on? The Utes cheerleaders. Cheerleaders of the 2015 NCAA...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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