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Utah Utes Season Preview with Joseph Silversweig

Grant Bagby is joined by Joseph Silversweig from BlockU to preview the coming season. Not surprisingly, they discuss the offense and defense. Joseph reveals the magic number for the Utah offense. They also review the schedule, predicting every game, and decide which game on the schedule has trap game written all over it. The post Utah Utes Season Preview with Joseph Silversweig appeared...
Via TornBySports
1 day ago

Utah Football: Running Back – The Booker Race To Replace

The Race to Replace Booker: Breaking down the running back position There are big shoes to fill, at running back. So big, in fact, that it’s going to take multiple people to do so. Booker did everything. He had more touches than he probably should have over the last two years. That was evidenced by the fact the he missed the last couple games of last year with a “wear and...
Via TornBySports
2 days ago

Utah Utes Football: Did the Utes do the right thing by partially reinstating Butler-Byrd?

Going into the 2016 season, myself and A LOT of my fellow Ute fans had high hopes for one player in particular- Cory Butler-Byrd Butler-Byrd, a Senior, was making the switch to full-time slot receiver and was projected to be one of the Utes “go to” guys on Offense. Butler-Byrd was expected to be the type of player that could put some excitement into an offense that could...
Via TornBySports
3 days ago

Utah Football: 5 Things to Look Forward to This Season

The following was written and submitted by Greg Foster: 5 Things to Look Forward to This Upcoming Utah Utes Football Season Step foot in any canyon along Utah’s Wasatch Front and you’re bound to notice a few things. Outside of the alpine beauty, prominent peaks and lush forests, you’ll see a myriad of colors resembling a painter’s palette. Deep auburns, burning scarlets...
Via TornBySports
4 days ago

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has a surprise answer on the Pac-12's most talented team

Simply put, there might not be a more underappreciated program in college football than the Utah Utes, and there might not be a more underappreciated coach in the country than Kyle Whittingham. In 11 years in charge at the school, Whittingham has led the Utes to nine bowl games, and helped transition the program from a Mountain West power, into the much more rugged Pac-12, where...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Video: Utah Utes football players hilariously struggle to make extra point

The Utah Utes football program has to be thrilled to have All-Pac-12 kicker Andy Phillips returning for his senior season, because the rest of the team leaves a lot to be desired in the kicking department. With the start of the 2016 season just around the corner, the Utes decided to unwind with a fun and friendly extra point kicking competition after practice. As you would have...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah football: 5 things to watch in 2016

1 of 6> The Utah Utes had a solid 2015 campaign, just missing the PAC-12 Championship Game after they were co-champions in the South Division. It certainly seems like this team can make a huge impact in 2016, especially with a dominant defense returning many key components. The offense has to deal with losing four-year starting quarterback Travis Wilson and two-year starting...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Football: Defense Part 3 – The BIG Men

Defense Part 3: The Line If you’ve watched more than one Utah Football game in the last couple decades, then you know this is the heart and soul of our program. They make the linebackers look better, and the life of a defensive back significantly easier. The starters are pretty much set in this group, but the backups battles should be fun. I really don’t need to do a huge lead...
Via TornBySports
5 days ago

Who Is the Biggest Offseason Loss for Utah?

While this offseason was relatively quiet for the Utah football team, they have lost several key players. Senior offensive lineman Hiva Lutui and junior tight end Siale Fakailoatonga (ACL injury) were both lost to injury. Senior defensive lineman Stevie Tu'ikolovatu and junior quarterback Brandon Cox both opted to transfer in an attempt to get more playing time. One other player...
Via Block U
6 days ago

Preseason AP Poll Released Utah Outside Top 25

The preseason AP Poll came out today, and the Utah Utes are outside the top 25. The Utes received 74 votes, which puts them at No. 28. The defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide claimed the top spot. Rounding out the rest of the top five is Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State, and LSU. The Pac-12 is led by Stanford at No. 8, followed by Washington (No. 14), UCLA (No. 16),...
Via Block U
7 days ago

Utah Football 2016 Team Captains Named!

The season is upon us, fall camp camp to a close on Saturday, and the voting for team captains by the Utah football players was completed. To be voted as a team captain by about 100 of your teams is an incredible honor, and something that anybody should be proud of. Here are this year’s captains: Your 2016 Utah Football Captains are...Hunter DimickTroy WilliamsJJ DielmanJason...
Via Block U
8 days ago

Utah Basketball Hires Chris Jones

The Utes have filled out their coaching staff with the addition of Chris Jones, who will assume responsibilities of Director of Basketball Operations. The hiring of Jones is a welcome one, as he’s familiar with the program, and the state when it comes to recruiting. To see more about the hiring of Jones, check out the press release below: SALT LAKE CITY – Chris Jones has...
Via Block U
8 days ago

Brandon Cox Will Transfer

The decision comes with less than two weeks before the season begins. Kyle Whittingham reported today that Utah quarterback Brandon Cox will be transferring out of the Utah football program. Cox was in the competition for the starting quarterback position to begin fall camp, but had slipped to third in the competition in the past week. The announcement comes with less than two weeks...
Via Block U
9 days ago

Utah's X-Factor

The official definition of X-Factor is "a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome." In football, the term is used describe a player on any given team whose performance most heavily factors into whether or not their team is successful. For the past couple seasons two players stood out as x-factors for Utah, both Devontae Booker on offense...
Via Block U
11 days ago

Utah Football: Defense Part 2 – The Secondary

Defense Part 2: The Secondary Some of the highlight plays of last year are owned by these guys. Jared Goff was the number one pick in the NFL Draft, but his five picks against Utah are a lot more memorable to a lot of us Utes fans. I was watching my Lion’s preseason game Friday night and saw Jake Rudock making some good NFL throws. When I think of the season opener last year,...
Via TornBySports
11 days ago

Utah Football Fall Camp Final Scrimmage Recap

The Utah football team took their last significant live reps in fall camp today with the final scrimmage of fall camp. The biggest position battle, between the quarterbacks, has started to show signs of sorting itself out with Troy Williams edging ahead of Brandon Cox and Tyler Huntley. The scrimmage today aimed to help solidify the team’s starting lineup for the first game of...
Via Block U
12 days ago

Utah Football: Defense Part 1 – Linebackers

The Defense Part 1. We’ve all heard it a million time, “Defense Wins Championships”. I hope this is true with Utah’s D this year. We should be one of the best in the nation and, in a very defensive minded Pac 12. Woah! Those are words I never thought I would read, much less type myself. The Pac 12 is famous for the offense. Hires like Mike Leach, Rich Rod, Graham, Helfrich...
Via TornBySports
15 days ago

Utah looking for new quarterback for first time in 4 years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will have a new full-time starting quarterback for the first time in four seasons this year and the competition could go well into camp. The three-man race was led by junior Troy Williams early in the spring before he suffered a shoulder injury that ended his session. Williams was the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the country coming out of high school...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Basketball picks up forward Chris Seeley for 2016 roster

Among all of the football news that is coming with the start of Camp Kyle on Thursday, there was a little bit of basketball news. The Utah basketball team continued the process of reworking the roster from this past season by picking up a commitment of Chris Seeley, a 6-8 forward from Fresno, California. Seeley will be taking the vacated scholarship left by Kenneth Ogbe, after...
Via Block U
24 days ago

Joe Williams trying to fill Booker's shoes in Utah offense

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Once Joe Williams turns on his full speed, few people have a realistic chance of keeping up with the Utah running back. Williams hammered that point home during the spring. He blew away all other returning Utes players in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.35 seconds. The next-fastest 40 times were posted by receiver Kyle Fulks (4.44), fellow running back Troy...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: We're Back: Utah Football Opens 2016 Fall Camp

The Utes practiced for the first time in the fall as they prepare for Southern Utah on September 1.
Via Utah Running Utes Athletics
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 QB Jason Shelley II Commits to Utah

2017 Frisco Lone Star High School (Frisco, Texas) quarterback Jason Shelley II committed to the University of Utah today. Shelley, a three-star recruit, is rated the rated the No. 12 dual threat quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. Thank you God for this blessing #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/qT81QEhzlx — Jason Shelley II (@jason18shelley) July 31, 2016 ...
Via Block U
28 days ago

Utah Utes: The QB Battle

The following was written and submitted by David Elmer: The long and tedious time between The Red and White game and SUU is almost at its completion. Finally! With Fall camp mere days (rather than months or even weeks) away, I can quit pretending to care about Golf, Tennis, Summer League Basketball, Nascar, and to an unpopular degree, Televised Baseball. I love a day at the Park...
Via TornBySports
July 29, 2016

USC adds Utah grad transfer DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu

The USC Trojans have bolstered their defensive line depth with the addition of a graduate transfer from within the conference. Former Utah Utes defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu announced he will be joining the Trojans for his final year of eligibility. Ready to get back to work, FIGHT ON!!✌
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah WR Kenric Young cited for assault at pool party

The Utah Utes are looking to compete for the PAC-12 championship going into the 2016 season. However, they may have to deal with some off-field issues first after wide receiver Kenric Young was cited for assault at a party on Monday. KSL.com reported that Young allegedly punched another individual several times at the pool party after throwing his beer in the person’s face. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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