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Utah Utes Offensive Line Preview

Everybody knows that the success of an offense is determinant upon the success of the offensive Line. The run game and the pass game rely upon the big fellas up front to make the offense move. Last season this was an area where the Utes struggled mightily. The offensive line struggled to play consistently well, therefore the offense struggled. New offensive line coach Jim Harding...
Via TornBySports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 – Utah

– No. 8 – Utah – Note … This is the fifth in a series of previews for the 2014 season, ranking CU’s opponents from the easiest to most difficult. Previous posts … No. 12 Massachusetts; No. 11 Hawai’i; No. 10 California; and No. 9 Colorado State. – Overview There are very few players in the Pac-12 who have as much influence on their team’s prospects as Utah quarterback...
Via CU at the Game
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utah Tight Ends Preview

The tight end position has always been a big part of Utah’s offense over the years and it will continue to be a big part this season as well. With new offensive coordinator Dave Christensen taking on the role of tight ends coach, look for these big fellas to be relied upon in the passing game, especially in RedZone situations. With Jake Murphy leaving school early for the NFL,...
Via TornBySports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senior guard Delon Wright, Utah aim to end NCAA tournament drought

After reaching the Pac-12 tournament semifinals in 2012-13, Utah felt better about its chances of competing within the conference in 2013-14 for a variety of reasons. While the improved maturity of players such as Dallin Bachynski, Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor was certainly a factor, the addition of junior college transfer Delon Wright was another. Lauded for his versatility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes QB Travis Wilson glad to be back after health scare

Travis Wilson is familiar with just about everything at the Elite 11, from the schedule to the coaching staff he worked with at the event several years ago when he was a rising senior in high school. He has thrown the branded Nike footballs at the competition too many times to count and has stood out through several days of competition (and not just for his long, flowing hair). ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Preview: Wide Receivers

Another new season for the Utes will bring a new Offensive Coordinator, a brand new Wide Receiver Coach and another new Up-Tempo Offense being installed. The Wide Receiver group up on the hill will be utilized this season more than they ever have in season’s past. Dres Anderson (SR 6’2 190) and Kenneth Scott (JR 6’3 208) were supposed to form one of the best duos in the Pac...
Via TornBySports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football Quaterbacks Preview

Quarterback depth and injuries have been somewhat of a problem over the past few seasons for the Utes. Injuries to starters in particular has been quite a detriment on the offensive side of the ball turning the fast paced-high scoring offense into a slow paced-get us in field goal range type of offense. The Utes offense seems to go as the QB goes and when the QB’s are struggling...
Via TornBySports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football Position Previews: Running Backs

The 2014 group of running backs is one of the most talented and deep that we have seen at Utah in years. With many backs to choose from, all with different styles and strengths, look for the Utes to not only utilize this group in the run game but in the passing game as well. Bubba Poole 6’1 197lbs Junior: As a sophomore in 2013, Poole led the team in rushing with 607 yards on 149...
Via TornBySports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Utes officially lose QB, could gain ex-Gamecocks CB

A handful of days after it was first reported, Utah officials have confirmed to the Deseret News that quarterback Micah Thomas has left the football program and will transfer to an unknown university to continue his collegiate playing career. The decision to leave the Utes came down to playing time, or lack thereof. As he was buried behind four quarterbacks on the depth chart,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah QB turned WR has decided to transfer

Report: Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Utes’ Micah Thomas made the move from quarterback to wide receiver to gain more playing time. Now, Thomas has decided to transfer from the program. The move doesn’t come as a complete surprise as Thomas tweeted on May 23rd that he is “Planning these moves I’m about to make.” Planning these moves I’m about to make. The post Utah QB turned...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah QB turned WR Micah Thomas will transfer

After moving from quarterback to wide receiver this spring, Micah Thomas will transfer. The move, hinted at in Thomas’ tweets earlier this week, was confirmed by Utah’s program Wednesday. The program did not say where Thomas will go. A 6-foot, 194-pound redshirt freshman signal caller out of Houston, he was caught behind Travis Wilson, Conner Manning, Adam Schulz and Brandon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Wittingham, Mike Tyson Are Long Lost Pals Enjoying A Moment

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Wittingham and Mike Tyson are just two long last pals enjoying a moment.
Via Gamedayr
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Causey powers red-hot ASU baseball past Utah

TEMPE, Ariz. -- First baseman Nate Causey hit two home runs and starting left-hander Ryan Kellogg turned in his sixth consecutive quality start to lead the Arizona State baseball team to a 7-1 series-clinching win over Utah on Saturday night at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils (29-21, 16-10), winners of five straight, secured their seventh three-game Pac-12 series win of the season...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU baseball overpowers Utah for fourth straight win

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A six-run seventh inning and a sure-handed defense powered the Arizona State baseball team to its fourth consecutive win Friday night, a 9-3 victory over Utah at Packard Stadium. Right fielder Trever Allen hit a triple to left field to start off the seventh inning, and third baseman Dalton DiNatale broke a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring double in the next at-bat. A single...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Writer: This is what you’re getting in Trevor Reilly, Jets fans…

Today, a guest piece comes into OJT from Andrew Gorringe, Lead Football/Recruting Analyst for UteSportsReport.com, a University of Utah website (part of Scout.com). Thanks to Andrew for bringing his first-hand analysis to Jets fans.  One of the most beloved Utes in recent memory, and of all time, is without a doubt Trevor Reilly. The 6’5-255lb linebacker/defensive end was the...
Via One Jet At A Time
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Managing Expectations

Coming into last season the PAC-12 media had the Runnin’ Utes finishing ninth in the conference. The Utes sure proved them wrong by finishing in eighth. However, in early offseason talk, the media is showing quite a different opinion. The Utes looked like a sure fire pick to finish in the top half of the league standings, but the early departures of UCLA’s Jordan Adams and Colorado’s...
Via TornBySports
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Rebuttal and 2014 Predictions

In a recent episode of the Jockularity show, Hans Olsen from ESPN 700 predicted that the Utah Utes Football team would not make it to a bowl game in 2014. While I respect his opinion and understand his trepidation in light of the Utes’ impending gauntlet-like strength of schedule (ranked 11th in the country), I can’t see the Utes winning only 5 games for the third year in a row...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Players that should change positions

On the heels of hearing that Harvey Langi will be switching to defense when he returns home from a mission in June. I really like this move for Langi. It will be interesting to see if he was able to keep most of his speed and quickness along with the added size. In my opinion, I would love to see him drop down to a lean mean 225-230lbs. and assume a Jacoby Hale type role with the...
Via TornBySports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Have No Clue What Coach They’re Sending This Letter To

It's the thought that counts, right? Well, maybe. At least the Utah Utes got the "Coach" part right in this letter.
Via Gamedayr
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Utah Football will be Successful this Year

By: Dallan Forsyth The University of Utah football team has been through a lot over the first few years since joining the Pac-12. Wasn’t that what should have been expected though? The Utes were not recruiting Pac-12 athletes at the time and didn’t have the depth at key positions to stable us if injuries hit. It took a few years to get to where they are today but this is the...
Via TornBySports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Player who will be playing less

This offseason has been somewhat hard on Utah Utes basketball fans. First, the Utes lost Amhad Fields. Then we all learned of a crowd favorite, Princeton Onwas leaving the program. The second move was the shocker for most fans. Basketball fans in Utah always love their hustle and defense guys. This will not be the last thing that will shock fans. Playing time this coming season will...
Via TornBySports
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Onwas leaving, but why?

The statement is out and Princeton Onwas is not coming back to the University of Utah. Many may think this is to clear room for Chris Reyes or Jakob Poeltl, but such is not the case. Space is being cleared for another potential recruit. Many fans I have spoke with on Twitter thought Onwas was not to be leaving the Utes due to his proven defensive skill and slashing ability. However...
Via TornBySports
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Who Impressed During Spring Ball

Every year during spring football, I am always looking for some new names that I think could have an impact on the upcoming football season. Now I know that you can’t make any depth chart assumptions coming out of spring ball because a lot of starters are held out, injuries, some incoming players haven’t arrived yet, etc…. but you can still get impressions on who could possibly...
Via TornBySports
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Van Noy moving into first round of NFL Draft?

After losing to the rival Utah Utes last season, the BYU football team may still have the last laugh to wrap up the season. As NFL Draft 2014 draws near, one thing is clear: former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy seems to be a wanted man. Van Noy started out in most mock drafts as a mid-second-round pick but his interviews with various NFL teams -- as well as his versatility to play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Spring Football: Welcome back Wilson

The Utah Utes spring scrimmage yesterday left fans with an exuberance of hope for the season. The offense owned the day as Christensen’s impact has become apparent, the running backs continued to impress, and the competition at quarterback finally showed some separation. The most immediate impression that I took away from yesterday’s scrimmage was tempo – huddles have been...
Via TornBySports
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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