@ SammygPublished: Friday, April 1, 2011 11:28 p.m. MDT"SALT LAKE CITY Thretton Palamo was surprised to learn he was the
leading rusher in Utah's first spring scrimmage."I didn't even
know that," Palamo said after rushing for 73 yards on 16 carries Friday
afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium."You're right, It wasn't the
spring game. I still stand by the fact that this kid will be a punisher-whether
as a runner or a blocker- it doesn't really matter.
@AltaHawkFanWow. Is a BYU fan calling a Utah fan sensitive? Are you
re: RockAre we a bit hyper-sensitive ? SammyG didn't badmouth the
ute program at all. He just pointed out the Langi had the best Spring game
performance and is probably your best option at RB. Try to be a little
objective before responding.
Wow that was brutal to read about the bee sting on Blechen's throat. Glad to
hear that he was back at practice. He is a difference maker for the Utes.
Personally, I see the running back spot at Utah as a current weakness with a
potential for quality and down the road real strength. If you read Chow's
comments and others it is obvious they are concerned. They know they have
talent, but experience will come with time. I see Langi emerging as the primary
ball carrier with White getting the secondary carries.
Thanks Sammyg, always look forward to your knowledgeable insights.
SammyG says "Keep dreaming!" Well SammyG I would say to you "Quit
Trolling" every U of U article like your life depended on it. Seriously,
there are bigger and better things out there; called a life. Aim higher little
@ flynnCould not help but notice your comment about Thretton...(had
best performance in the spring game)... far from the truth.From the
D-News April 16th report on the high scoring 7-0 Red / White game."Langi, the freshman from Bingham High School, was the offensive star as
he rushed for 63 yards on 12 carries, bulldozing his way through defenders for
extra yards. John White led the White team with 36 yards on six carries, while
Lucky Radley ran for 28 yards for the Reds and Thretton Palamo had just four
yards on two carries for the Whites."Thretton might be a very
good rugby player but Langi knows football, maybe Thretton will get the hang of
Good report Utes, nice place to be in! Good luck in all of your conference
games and most of your OOC games too. Although Coach Whit doesn't
usually leave too much to luck...
As much as i think Palamo is the man (had best performance in the spring game),
he's built more like a full back. He'll probably be used for short yardage, and
picking up the blitz on obvious passing situations. He could be used as the
lead blocker with Langi as tailback. The opposing LB's will be in pain by the
3rd quarter with that combo.
I'll be interested in seeing how Jarrell Oliver shows. The Texas recruit had
offers at Michigan, Arkansas and AZ. St.
My long shot has to be Thretton Palamo. I played winger on the Ute Rugby
squad and the backfield with Palamo should be a hard hitting one , those Rugby
backs are TOUGH plus he's a great blocker. I think that he could be a beast as
he is only a Sophomore.
RB talent, gotta love it! HOpe the O-line can open the holes for them.Also, watch out for the little fast shifty guys, ala White. Watched Dexter
McCluster (5ft8) tear things up at my daughter's high school, then at Ole Miss,
and now for the KC Chiefs. They can break things open. GOOOO
I'm with AntelopeValleyUte. I know all the attention is on
Thretton/White/Harvey, but don't count Lucky out. I've loved his enthusiasm.
So excited for Utah football to start!
We have a good plethora of strong and fast RBs! I know the top three RBs are at
the top of the depth chart, but they should try and get Lucky Radley some reps
to work on his game despite last year's struggles with holding on to the
football during Spring/Fall camps. He has untapped potential and speed to go
per yesterday's 60 yard jail break for the end zone. Nonetheless, I feel
confident with the three guys battling it out for the 1 and 2 spot! I also
believe we will have a good secondary! That is my belief! Go UTES!
A lot of programs are rotating two running backs, rather than featuring one.
Having a strong 3rd back in the rotation is great. Its not like the quarterback
position where if you have 3 quarterbacks, you have none.
I like all of our options, but I would love to see Thretton Palamo tear it up.
Between Langi, White, and Palamo I think we have a good future at RB.
Love having a competition of highly talented guys pushing each other to get
better to win playing time. Best way to prepare for the season IMO.
I just watched a bunch of Langi. I know it was against highschoolers but he is
fast! He takes the pitch and he is gone. On the chance that the D catches him,
he lowers head shoulder and takes them out.This should be a fun year to watch