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Published: Friday, April 1 2011 11:28 p.m. MDT

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nunya
sacramento, ca

I too see the positive. That your offense will be and do the same thing ucla's did when chao was there. Hmmm, good luck lil bro's.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Joe Kruger is the real deal. Oregon and Cal wanted him bad (as did BYU) but he Utes won out again with another Kruger.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Nunya was breaking news yesterday referring to Chow at UCLA. It's nice to see him sticking to his theme. But obviously his mom hasn't logged on yet to recommend his post.

Magic Happens
Kaysville, UT

RE: nunya, Hey Mr. Harmon has a great article on weight loss regarding BYU's spring practice. Perhaps you can troll over there for some inspiration.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

I find it funny that the first comment on a UTE article is from a BYU Troll!! Can you say insecurity....

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Did I read this correctly? Was the leading rusher a rugby player that hasn't played football in years and the two superstud recruits averaged about 2 yds per?

This isn't how wedgie said it was going to happen. I'd be just a little bit concerned about the offense if I actually cared.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Why doesn't the dnews report how many drops the receivers had in Utah practices they way they do in byu practices?

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Duck

I know it looks a little weird, but Palomalo is a freak. He turned down a million dollar contract to play professional rugby and his combination of size and speed is impressive. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. Other reports from the scrimmage said White was good, but needs to work on his blocking, but the recurrent theme was that the RBs, especially White and Langi struggled with the speed of the game, I'm confident they'll adjust, and the O-line will come together under Davis. His hire is grossly undervalued.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Obviously you do care Duckhunter, you are on Utah stories like white on rice. In fact, due to you frequent posts I would say you are borderline obsessed with University of Utah athletics due to number of said posts. By the way, most rational football fans without an axe to grind would see yesterdays scrimmage as a positive with a relatively unknown player (at least in football) showing he has the stuff against a stout defense. White and Langi, based on on prior performance, have shown they are both great backs, Palamo may have shown he is in that league as well or possibly better. Dont worry Ducky, despite your prognosis of woe for the Utes they will do just fine in the PAC 12. Isnt there a BYU article you could go troll?

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"I would say you are borderline obsessed with University of Utah athletics"

Rock,

From what Ducky has said in prior posts, he's responsible for building several UofU facilities, dear friend of Coach Kwhit and has done yardwork for spence Eccles.

butters
Salt Lake city, UT

a lot better hearing about utah's live scrimmages than hearing about how many yards heaps throws against the air

Thriller
Saint George, UT

Duckie,

We must be in pretty good shape if the only thing you can find to rag on is our RBs. Not only that, you have to make up your own numbers about our RBs and then rag on them based on your false numbers.

Palamo averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
White averaged 2.9 yards per carry (much closer to 3 than "about 2").
Langi averaged 2.8 yards per carry (again, much closer to 3 than "about 2").

The 3 RBs combined for 136 yards on 38 carries. 3.6 yards per carry isn't bad for a group of RBs in their first spring scrimmage in their first year of football at the U.

Desperation is setting in early out in Highland it seems.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

The qb's looked really good and were even better than the stats suggest due to several drops by the wr's.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

sounds like a poor defensive effort.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

All the BYU trolls don't post 1/2 as many times on Ute article as Ute trolls post on BYU articles. One in particular has a real obsession with BYU.

Hard to determine the strength of the team from a few practices or a scrimage. Congrats to Langi for getting some valuable experience. He will be a stud down the road. But I'd be suprised if Palomalo isn't the guy this year.

I think the two keys to Utah's success will be Wynn's ability to get back into game shape, and the entire offenses ability to grasp Chow's new offense.

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

I think that having Palomalo in the backfield is going to surprise a lot of people. I do know that Rugby backs can take a hit and keep on trucking, also they he should have great experience when he sees an opening and in the open field.
Remember Ducunter, I'm saving some of your choicer rants for October so that I can put them on here and have you eat some crow instead of canard.
Utah will be fine, if I were you and the blue crew I'd be concerned about the new coaches with little experience and the Y fans built in excuse of a "rebuilding" year.
8 sacks is not a poor defensive error, blew Coug.

Bugoff
Houston, TX

I do not think you can tell much at this point. The new offense has only be in a couple of days.

There is no reason to assume that Utah will be really bad this year. For years they have had more talent that BYU. Talent eventually shows up on the field if coached well.

By the 4th game you will have some basis for the rest of the year.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@hailstorm

So who is obsessed with whom? LOL

8 sacks may not be a bad defensive effort but it sure doesn't speak well for the o-line.

@thriller

Yeah 2.8 and 2.9 is soooo much better than "about 2".

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Luigi is averaging over 40 yards per carry this spring. Although it takes time for traffic cones used for defense to catch up to the offense.

Jay Drew has an amusing video of kewgs hitting a tire with a sledgehammer....

No doubt Brocno and friends will have his team "ready" this fall. Just not sure it will be football.

Ibleedcrimson
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"From what Ducky has said in prior posts, he's responsible for building several UofU facilities, dear friend of Coach Kwhit and has done yardwork for spence Eccles."

Didn't he date one of Huntmans daughters too?

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