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Published: Monday, Aug. 8 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Great to hear Langi is doing well but I can't help but hope the other guys step up enough to enable the Utes to comfortably redshirt him. I doubt it happens that way, but I'm still hoping.
Very happy to hear McGill's name consistently mentioned.

Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, is Utah that thin in talent?

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Exactly what I thought would happen. I expect to see Langi keep that spot and possibly widen the gap between himself and #2.

Hurricane, UT

Langi looks very, very promising. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Palamo getting the ball either. He looks like he could be an absolute beast at fullback. Just imagine short yardage plays with him running the ball..... Goosebumps.

Any way you look at it, there is a lot of talent at RB.


Farmington, UT

A true freshman. When BYU had that situation they were "talent thin." But we'll see if that holds true for the Utes. Playing in the PAC 12 ought to be a bit harder than playing at Bingham High. Good luck.

Sandy, UT

No matter who starts, I take comfort in knowing that Langi, White, and Palamo > DiLuigi, Kariya, and Quezada.

Doubters can think what they want, but this years running back situation is definitely not "talent thin."

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

But can Langhi run patterns and catch the ball or feel comfortable pass blocking...the other skill's that he's going to have to have in order to fully fit into Chow's offense. Jordon Wynn's success will just as likely be in Langhis' and the other RB's hands as it is in thier feet. I have no doubt that he can run....the whole Langhi picture is still to be completed before it can be presented.

forreal people

miami nike football camp 2010
"Harvey Langi earned the MVP award for the camp not because he traveled the farthest, but because the big back out of Utah brought the total package. The 6-1.5, 228 pounder showed a versatile blend of quickness, mobility, balance and body control. Langi flourished in the blocking drills and competitions against the linebackers. It was his receiving ability however that separated him from the rest. He was able to create separation from defenders and finish the play with a nice set of hands. Langi carries all the attributes to be a major force on the next level, whether as a pure power back or a receiving/running H-back/fullback depending upon the offensive system. Listed Miami, Florida, USC, UCLA (offer), LSU and Alabama as his favorites and also has offers from BYU, Utah, Stanford, Colorado and Wyoming after rushing for 1,517 yards and 25 TDs last fall."

Highland, UT

I think Langi will be a good rb. I also think this year will be a little bit tough. But eventually he will be a good one.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Love the quote "forreal" - very cool. Also agree with Duckhunter...2011/12 will be tough.

I am very excited for this season - whatever the outcome (although I prefer many, many wins) this will be a fun year. I hope Jordan can stay healthy...it sure sounds like his coaches think he is a player.

Really excited for summer to end and football season to start (it's just too hot right now and it should be a fun season) - GO UTES!

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

I like the Langi Palamo combo. A bit to learn, but both are very hard workers and will improve throughout the season...and both are dangerous on the swing pass as well as up the middle. That's a lot to handle for USCs soft linebackers. Can't wait to see that matchup. Chow loves to own the middle, create a vortex, then swing it out. Plenty of speed on the edges too...like it. Will love it when it's fully baked.

Salt Lake City, UT

Running back is the easiest position on offense for a player to step in without experience. Harvey Unga did it at BYU.

Ogden, UT

To bad they Don't have him as the starter in NCAA 12 I think they should have took the time to find out who was going to start!

Unbiased Viewpoint
Draper, UT

Langi is legit, the other two guys are solid, but barely D1 players. Wanting them to get loads of carries is similar to the backup qb always being the most popular guy.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

its going to be a looooong season for Utah. Utah's running backs are gonna get eaten alive by BYU's defense.

5-7 for Utah this season and a score of Utah loosing to BYU 28-13

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: afro 14

Not if they don't have an offensive line to block for them.

Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT


***Utah's running backs are gonna get eaten alive by BYU's defense.***

It's more like BYU's defense is going to get ran over by the high-speed freight train's in Langi and Palamo. Both are huge running backs and are hard to take down. They have great speed and can move very well. Unless your team is Oregon, it is hard to find a better pair of running backs.

It is true that Langi, White, Palamo are barely D1 players and yet they will probably beat out a senior who would be starting at any other school in the state, Vakapuna. Langi is a highly recruited true freshman. White is a top JC transfer. Palamo was a professional rugby player. This is hardly news though.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: afro 14

btw, I believe that Di Luigi and Quezada had more yards and a higher ypc average than your mighty all-conference backs last year in Matt Asiata and Eddie Wide. That was also with you having cupcake schedule and BYU actually having a tough schedule! How is that even possible? You think that a JC transfer, a freshman, and a rugby player are somehow going to be better? Nice try.

Also, Bryan Kariya has started and won against the #3 team in the country in Oklahoma. How many D-1 teams have Langi, Palamo, and White started against, oh yeah, zero.

Oh yeah, and classless Ute fan

"Unless your Oregon there aren't a better pair of backs in the COUNTRY?"

You're joking, right? That was easily one of the biggest Ute homer comments I've ever heard in my life.

First of all, no they don't have outstanding speed. They might have decent size and some speed for their size, but they are hardly close to having top end speed.

At Oregon, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner are easily the best running back pair in the country. Teams like Wisconsin, Oklahoma, even Stanford have better backfields than Utah.



BYU cannot stop the run against decent teams. Plus, Wynn and our deep, gifted receiving corps will eat alive that weak new secondary at BYU. You should speak softly.....BYU hasn't thumped Utah in years. But, Utah has pounded you guys badly is this century a few times.

West Jordan, UT


You say, "Both are huge running backs..."

The University has Langi listed at 6-1, 225 lb. Sorry dude. That is not a huge running back. He doesn't match up against any of BYU's front 7 defensively. Even BYU's place kicker (Sorensen 6-1, 232) is a bigger dude.

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