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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 9 2011 11:26 a.m. MST

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TheFitz
Murray, UT

No mention of Lucky Radley? I like the talent at RB, we just need to get these guys some experience!

Golfhack20
West Jordan, Ut

Can someone clarify if Vakapuna and Asiata are still with the team? I had heard that they were both leaving the program. Thanks!

TheFitz
Murray, UT

Golfhack I have heard the same... I dont think they are still with the team.

Big_Ben
Centerville, UT

Interesting notes there: I hope That Asiata and Vakapuna are back. They are both bruisers. Both were walk ons, so maybe they didn't get scholarships?

Otherwise, its going to be fun to see who comes out of it. I imagine that White and Langi split time. I would imagine that Oliver redshirts. Feel bad for Beau Bruton.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Lots of raw talent.

I look forward to seeing how Chow uses these backs. Hopefully they can establish the starters early though.

Can't wait for football since bball is a mess!

Go Utes!

govt rocks
Salt Lake City, UT

Seriously, does the D News writers leave their desks to write stories? two of the players listed are no longer on the team, and one who has a great shot at getting playing time is not even listed. Isn't the first lesson of journalism to ask questions?

The lack of experience has to be a major concern for Utah. We all know how the last 5 games went for Utah. No running game means no wins. Hopefully one of the new guys can step up and play. I like Langi, but I think the JC kid is where the best chances of success area, at least until Langi can prove himself on this level.

B C
Park City, UT

Why would the Utes give up so easily on a player who had a 24-yard run against the Lobos and finished the year with 79 yards on 19 carries?

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

If you want up to date information on the Utes I suggest you look to the other newspaper. Honestly, is Bronko hiring the news staff as well?

ESPN ranked the Utes the 4th best running backs class in the NATION.

He tds, remember the name John White; he'll be haunting your dreams this fall.

Utes might have some issues next year but the running game is not one of them.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

A 24 yard run against the Lobos! Really? Now that is saying something! Whoever lands this guy should really have something! I mean, like how many running backs had at least that against the Lobos?

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Check out John Whites youtube video....sick.

It's a pitty that the tds can't get this type of "athlete".

Langi will get the blue collar yards but White will be a NATIONAL star.

pocyUte2
Pocatello, Id

Chow has also mentioned Luke Mathews to get a look at RB.

Fitz, I wonder if they aren't looking at Lucky as more of a hybrid type player.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

Anything to take the focus of your basketball program i guess.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

hedgy

Aaron Rodgers didn't receive a single scholarship offer from a Division 1 football program.

The only thing that matters is how a player performs once he gets onto the field.

Aren't the Utes always bragging about their diamond in the rough walkons?

You should be careful about annointing any untested player a star until he's actually done something.

btw, BYU's non-athletes are anxiously awaiting Utah's visit to RES in September.

Big_Ben
Centerville, UT

I really wanted to see more two back sets with Wide and Asiata last year. It happened, but not nearly enough. I hope this year we can get more of that, with Langi and White.

I think it would be fun to see Langi line up as a fullback and then White at the tailback. Then have them both run to opposite flats. Have one sweep outside, one dive inside.

A lot of possibilities.......

coachcarter
Cedar City, UT

SportsFan, read your post. Utah can't visit RES, that is their home field. Utah can only visit LES, which they will do in September

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

utes are 'loaded' at running back ? hahahahaha riiight

When your top 3 running backs are a JC transfer and 2 freshmen, you should be very worried. MAYBE you'll get lucky but more likely the utah running game will be a bit down this coming year.

hedge - you should change your name to Crow because like they say 'you are what you eat'.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"btw, BYU's non-athletes are anxiously awaiting Utah's visit to RES in September"

Sportfan,

Ohh I'm sure donko and gang wouldn't be happy about that.LOL

Just be happy the Utes threw the struggling tds a bone this year and gave them a worthy home game

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

wedgie

No bone at all.

The Utes are going to need the $$$ from playing in LES so they can afford to get rid of Boylen.

Kinda like Utah State playing at Oklahoma for a money game.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

hedgehog

Your 2 All-Conference backs couldn't combine for 100 yards rushing against BYU's defensive front and you think a JC transfer and a freshman will do that?

If you guys were repeating a Mountain Worst schedule again I would be less worried about Utah's running game if I were a Ute fan. But having a JC transfer and a freshman breaking in as your new starters going into a Pac-10 schedule would have me a bit scared. But, they are good athletes, and I think they'll have good success in the future. They might just struggle this first year. Just don't expect them to have great success against BYU's defense.

MichiganCoog
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hey Wedgie,

LOL about all this awesome talent that is: UNPROVEN...as for the coogs you say we are salivating to have...WE HAVE! How about Drew Phillips, a 5000 yard rusher 2 years ago, from the thick of SEC country, 3 other upper classmen in DiLuigi, Quezada, not to mention Adam Hine (?) and other EXPERIENCED players that have already played Division 1 football for 2-3 years already...Your UTES? NO EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER! We'll see all these supposed allstar RB's get eaten up by one of the best DL's and LB's corps in the Western US that did an awesome job stuffin your overrated Utes last September.

Lookin forward to the butt-kickin your freshman RB's and good ole "deer-in-the-headlights" Wynnie in LES next September.

Get ready for the hurtin on Sept 17th. Tell Chris B to not waste his time commenting!

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