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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Utes defensive end Nate Orchard (8) sacks Idaho State Bengals quarterback Justin Arias (18) during PAC 12 action in Salt Lake City Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Utah won 56-14.


Score one for honesty.

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While most coaches go directly to the respect-everyone, fear-no-one rhetoric, Idaho State’s Mike Kramer plows forward unrestrained. Addressing the chance to end a 44-game road losing streak (now 45), last week, he said, “Opening up at Utah and next week at Utah State, I’m sure that streak’s really not in danger.”

After losing 56-14 to the Utes, Kramer said, “We fell in the well. We set a goal to get a drink out of the bucket and we fell all the way in.”

Note to Utes: Please schedule Idaho State every single year.