Well earned preseason accolades; however, it is on the field the awards are
earned. Have great years and let the awards come after the season. The Utah
football team is on all Utah fan's "watch list" in person for home
games and on PAC-12 network (or others) for away games. Go Utes!
These two are on a lot of Watch Lists including coaches. "Watch" the
Wolfman juke defenses and gain another few yards. "Watch" Star get
double teamed again as he creates havoc everywhere he goes. Every
college football publication has these two as ones to watch and especially Star.
Look for White to rush for 1,200 yards this year as he will have two extra games
this year unless he gets injured. He also has another RB with him that has
potential to put up some huge numbers. I also expect Utah to throw the ball at
least 30-35 times per game rather than the 20-25 times like last year. I believe
Johnson will take more chances. Also look for two freshman to play in certain
packages. Chase Hansen will get some direct snaps and Travis Wilson will most
definitely see action if Wynn gets hurt or during big leads. Everyone knows that
Wilson is the future.
This is nice and all, but as has been stated before, let the awards pile up
after the season. Will be fun to watch both of these players this year.
Can't wait.Stay healthy! and.....Go Utes!
Not that it means a lot at this point, but an interesting tidbit: I counted 58
total schools represented between the two lists, 25 of which had players on both
lists, of which Utah is one.
Great news for Star, White IV, and Ute Nation.Go Utes!!
Have to admit, White is a stud. Go Cougars!
It scares me how high Star is predicted to go. Part of me wishes that he left
for the NFL last year. It's such a huge risk to stay another year just for
a degree in Sociology. Stay Healthy boys and have a good year!GO
Congrats to both of them for the pre-season recognition. It's nice to get,
but wouldn't it be even sweeter to earn that respect over the course of the
season?I'm excited to watch these gents play another season
with the Utes. I was glad that Star came back. I am hoping that these guys
take it to the next level!
PAC12Fan:"Look for White to rush for 1,200 yards this year as he
will have two extra games this year unless he gets injured. He also has another
RB with him that has potential to put up some huge numbers."I
don't see White getting 1,000-yds this year unless YORK gets injured.
White may be our premier back, but short of injury(s), I think we'll see
those 2 talented RBs splitting time in the backfield ala Asiata and Mack. Mack,
if you'll recall, rushed for 1,000+ yds back in '07 due to receiving
the bulk of the carries. And THAT was due to Asiata's injury. Once Asiata
returned to the field (2008), Mack's carries were halved, and thus, so were
his total yds. As for Asiata, he only had a little over 150-yds rushing more
than Mack for the season.If White and York split carries like that
-- which I think they will -- I don't foresee either hitting that millenium
mark. If they do, look to see us playing one-dimensional football.GO UTES!!!
"I don't see White getting 1,000-yds this year unless YORK gets
injured" York isn't quite at 100% yet from what I've
heard. He's healthy, but he hasn't gotten his full leg strength
and/or speed back. I could see White breaking the 1,000 yard threshold, even
with less carries. He'll be fresher and the defenses he faces will be more
off-balance because the Utes will be able to pass more effectively. I'm
hoping the Utes get out to some big leads and then grind out wins with large
doses of White and York.
Best wishes to the two Utes for successful, injury free seasons. Go Utah!
Proud Ute"The two what??" (My Cousin Vinny)
StGtoSLC TWO UTES! LOL .....Very fitting for this article also!....Can anyone tell me more about York? It sounds like he's going to be
awesome this year but I don't know too much about him..
Jenny, I don't know what you already know about him, but he was the top
JUCO running back last year and had committed to USC, but after an injury and
SC's scholarship reductions, SC pulled their scholarship offer. He visited
SLC, signed with Utah, was going to be the co-backup to JW4 along with Harvey
Langi heading into fall camp, but now with Harvey leaving in two weeks,
he'll be solidly at #2 heading into camp. This doesn't mean a lot for
the season right now. As we all know, JW4 was virtually unnoticed throughout his
first spring camp, and then exploded in fall camp to become the starter and the
season's hero. Let's wait til the season plays out before we crown
anyone Maxwell award winners or 1,000 yard rushers.