I think any team other than Colorado has a chance in the South. Arizona and
Arizona State are both good, but not great. UCLA and USC have the talent, but
are unpredictable. I could see us being very good or just average too.With that said, I like our chances of being in the South race the whole year.
It'll be a competitive race between several teams.
I like York and Oliver for our primary ball carriers. It's been a while
since we featured a one-back set, but both of these backs have power and speed,
and can spell each other much like the Mack-Asiata rotation.Dear
Wilson,Please hit the gym hard in the offseason. We've had too
many injuries at the QB spot since Bret Eliot gave way to Alex Smith back in
2003. Our only seasons with a healthy QB from start to finish was in '04
and '08. A stronger QB is a healthier QB.Go Utes!
I'm hopping Wilson adds some wight to his frame. If not I'm looking
forward to seeing what Brandon Cox can do this Spring.If York can
stay healthy I think he will be able to fill the hole left by John White.Can't wait until April 20th, Utah Spring Game!Go UTES!!
The Utes will take a step backward at RB and DL, but will be better at every
other position on the field in 2013
From what I saw last spring and summer... Schulz really could put up a fight if
the coaches let him. The kid has a rocket for an arm, can literally throw the
ball out of the stadium. If Wilson loses the spot, I wouldn't be surprised
to see Schulz really push for it. Given, I don't really know much about
Cox... But I'm excited to see what he can do too. Fingers
crossed that we luck out like Oregon State did last year, with a sophomore QB.
I really hope Wilson adds some lbs and last years experience gives him an extra
edge. Would love to develop him early and get to keep him as a starter for the
next 3 years. One more week til we get some real football news!
Can't wait!!GO UTES!
Kelvin York is an absolute beast! His physical tools are astounding and if he
can wrap his head around the new offense he will have a special season. This is
a kid with USC talent that has been recovering from a knee surgery in 2011, and
showed that he can still cut, accelerate and hammer. With better cerebral skills
I think he could be all conference and have an impact like Johnathon Franklin
did last year for UCLA. I also like Radley as the change of pace back. I think
he has shown elite speed and would nicely complement a bull like York.
Don't get me wrong Oliver is a nice peice too and kind of blends the other
two's attributes, but I love it when a tandem is polarized with opposite
styles. Either way, can't wait too see what these boys can do against a
defense that has to play honest and can't stack the box(like we've
seen for 3 years).
@WhatMadeTheRedManRed?"Kelvin York is an absolute beast! His
physical tools are astounding...he will have a special season...This is a kid
with USC talent...he can still cut, accelerate and hammer...he could be all
conference...have an impact like Johnathon Franklin did last year for
UCLA."No need to wait for December then, just engrave that
Heisman right now!
Fact is Utah has returned to prominence and left YBU in the dust. I think this
has all come from the fact that that "The Gathering of Israel Era" has
come to its close in Provo. You are seeing the top LDS athletes snub the cougs
and make their marks elsewhere in the world. (ie Jabari Parker) You also have
witnessed the paradigm shift of TOP talent in Utah like Loveridge, Hansen and
Langi taking their talents up to the hill. The U will facilitate Utah's top
talent to display their skills on the national stage in the PAC 12, USU
won't be far behind taking a good chunk of utah's top talent and then
TDS will always have a spot for the guys who might just want the opportunity to
play at a college level.
The RB position concerns me. Last year White IV was hurt half the year after
being one of the nations premier RBs the year before. When White got healthy,
Whit went with Travis Wilson. At that point White ran well enough to win but
Wilson was awful. I am not sold on him at all. The Defensive Line
is my other worry. I think the talent might be there, and with depth again.
Still, nobody is known to have star power and we will need game time with the
new faces to see what we have.I actually like the Offensive Line a
lot. But they need chemistry and experience. Plus they have new schemes and new
coaches to work with. A lot of question marks for me. I love
Utah's TEs but don't know how they are to be utilized under Erickson.
The WRs are good. Will the QB finally be able to deliver the ball to them this