UTAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL Draft 2016: Devontae Booker called a ‘mid round’ sleeper

On Thursday, CBS Sports’ Rob Rang released a list of middle and late rounds steals in this year’s 2016 NFL Draft. Among those listed was Utah running back Devontae Booker. Booker was described as a mid-round sleeper who never really got the chance to show his full potential. The running back, who Rang claimed to be his top rated senior at the position, was sold short by a torn...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah offense to be more 50-50 run-pass without Booker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah's offense is in transition after two years of being placed squarely on the shoulders of running back Devontae Booker. The program had the fifth and sixth-most rushing attempts in school history the last two years as the coaching staff openly gave Booker as many carries as he could handle. The former Ute is expected to be an early-round pick in the NFL draft...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Utah OLB Jason Fanaika

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Utah OLB Jason Fanaika appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah defense overcomes slow start during second spring scrimmage

After a slow start in allowing five total passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns, Utah's defense locked down in two-minute drills — picking up six sacks and two interceptions (one for a TD). HC Kyle Whittingham, DC Morgan Scalley and DE Hunter Dimick discuss afterward on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Via DeseretNews.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah Utes look for strong season at defensive line

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley, and senior defensive ends Hunter Dimick and Pita Taumoepenu discuss the strengths and goals for Utah's defensive line in 2016.
Via DeseretNews.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah center Jakob Poeltl declares for NBA draft.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah center Jakob Poeltl is leaving school to enter the NBA draft. He made his plans known Wednesday during a news conference at the Utah basketball practice facility. Poeltl was named a second-team All-American and was the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 with 17.2 points per game, No. 4 with 9.1 rebounds per game and No. 1 with a...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah looks for new full-time QB for 1st time in 4 years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) For the first time in four years, Utah will have a new full-time starting quarterback. Travis Wilson set the school record with 38 starts during his four seasons and is second with 24 career wins, but now he's hoping to catch on with an NFL team. That leaves two newcomers and a three-year backup vying for the top job. The Utes wrapped up their second week...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Devontae Booker’s knee checks out as ‘OK’

Former Utah running back Devontae Booker is looking to make an impact in the NFL as he is expected to be drafted in the second round in April’s Draft. It looks like he has taken some pretty big steps towards recovery when it comes to his knee. Booker injured his knee late in the season last year and missed the team’s final three games. This injury came when he was at just under...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah vs. Fresno State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.  The Utah Utes out of the Pac-12 earned the No. 3 seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the 14th-seeded Fresno State Bulldogs out of the Mountain West Conference. Utah (26-8) lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament finals, while Fresno (25-9) beat San Diego State to win the MWC tourney.  The winner of this match...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas A&M and Utah return to the rankings

Texas A&M and Utah both return to the Top 25 this week, replacing Dayton and Providence. The Aggies (20-7) return at No. 21 after wins over Mississippi and Kentucky last week. They had lost five of six before those games, knocking them out of the poll for the first time since the third week of the season. Texas A&M, which was ranked as high as fifth this season, was out...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Football Recruiting: The biggest win was…

Utah Football recruiting and Runnin’ Utes hoops. In this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I speak with Brian Swinney from the Ute Sports Report and ESPN 700. He breaks down the recruiting class and assigns his grade, including the surprises and disappointments. Then we talk some Utah hoops covering the lack of depth, what to expect the rest of the season, and looking into...
Via TornBySports
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham gets extension through 2020

In 12 seasons with the Utah Utes, head coach Kyle Whittingham has been one of the coaches in the country. He has led the Utes to ten bowl appearances, a 9-1 record, and a conference championship. He was already guaranteed to be with the Utes through the 2018 season, but on Friday, the team announced that Whittingham had signed a two-year extension through the 202 season. Kyle Whittingham...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Krystkowiak cites safety for cancellation of BYU-Utah game

When Utah and BYU are on the same athletic field, it’s usually a fierce and intense meeting. However, it’s that nature that is the reason behind the next men’s basketball game between the two schools being cancelled. The two teams met in early December. During that contest, BYU’s Nick Emery was ejected for punching Utah’s Brandon Taylor. However, it’s not just the players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Utes Basketball: 4 Key Causes for Utah’s Losses

Before Utah loss to Cal, this article would have been titled: The One Improvement Utah Must Make. Sure, Cal could just be considered an outlier or anomaly, but as I looked at the stats more, I came to a conclusion that there is more than just one key cause to the Utes winning or losing a game. The four critical stats are: Pace of Play, Free Throw Rate, Offensive Rebound Rate, and...
Via TornBySports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah calls for halt in basketball rivalry series with BYU after most recent incident

BYU-Utah is perhaps one of the longest and most heated rivalries in college sports, but the basketball rivalry is of particular importance. To say these two programs don’t get along would be an understatement. Sometimes those emotions boil over, and they did just that this season as BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for throwing a punch at Utah’s Brandon Taylor late in their...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star JuCo Offensive Tackle Garett Bolles Commits To Utah

Coming off of a strong 2015, things are looking up for the Utah Utes. This afternoon, Kyle Whittingham’s program landed one of the top junior college linemen in the country, 6-foor-5, 300 pound tackle Garett Bolles out of Snow College. I am proud to announce that the Bolles family has committed to the University of Utah! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/oC5n4ydDzr — Garett Bolles (@gbolles74...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah wins a bowl, BYU wins a new head coach, but both schools face uncertain times

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had a lot to prove on Saturday. Had this game been suspended or called after one quarter, Whittingham would have looked pretty good. As it is, though, teams have to play four full quarters. Yes, Utah still defeated archrival Brigham Young in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, but the way the game unfolded, a victory is the only thing Utah gained. Whittingham proved...
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT Viliseni Fauonuku Calls BYU A “Dirty Team” On Stage Ahead Of Las Vegas Bowl

Utah vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, given the rivalry between the two over the years, was already shaping up to be one of the most entertaining postseason contests of the season. Utes defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku kicked things up a notch Wednesday night, however. In the below video, which was shot by Jeremiah Jensen of KSL 5 TV, Fauonuku takes the microphone on stage during...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: BYU-Utah 'a battle for the souls of the world'

Bill Walton is the best. This is a fact that is without a counter-argument. His introduction to last night’s BYU-Utah game seemed to be well-reasoned and logically thought out with proper perspective regarding the importance of an early season, non-conference college basketball game. Mainly, the fate of the universe was riding on it. ICYMI: @BillWalton said BYU-Utah is "a battle...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC WR tosses Utah defender with nasty stiff arm

USC knocked Utah from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 42-24 victory tonight. During the win, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster knocked a Utah defender clear out of the field of play with a nasty stiff-arm.    It’s been speculated that Smith-Schuster was pointing at the defender to call him out to come get stiff-armed, but it looks like he was just trying to signal for...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah paying tribute to past with throwback jerseys

The undefeated Utes are taking on California in this week’s College GameDay matchup, celebrating their homecoming week on a national stage. As if that weren’t exciting enough, Utah has also decided to unveil its new uniforms and show them off to the nation. The Utes’ new swag has a classic look to them as you can see in the photos tweeted out by their equipment room staff...
Via Gamedayr
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Utah a legit Pac-12 contender?

Ever since Utah joined the Pac-12 in 2011, many have wondered if they really belong. Sure, they had previous success in weaker conferences, but could they really compete in a Power 5 conference? If doubters needed an answer to that question, Utah's 62-20 road win against Oregon was certainly a strong case.  Welcome to the Pac-12, Utah. After starting their season unranked...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah a Victim of Arbitrary Polls

Polls are fun for the people doing and consuming them. However, for the people whose lives are directly altered by them, well, not so much. With the latter being at the mercy of the former for reasons mostly still unknown, the Utah Utes find themselves in Still Disrespected Land, USA — population 10 or 12… depending on census takers. Show me a team in the nation which has started...
Via The Student Section
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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