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Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 8:35 p.m. MDT

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Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

"Poutasi led the Utes in knockdowns last season as a TRUE freshman."

Wow!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This year will be interesting. Other than Colorado I could see any team winning the South Division.

I think Utah, USC, UCLA, Arizona, and ASU each have the talent needed to win. It will come down to things like injuries and coaching in my opinion. I like our chances as well as anyones.

Go Utes!

ExecutorIoh
West Jordan, UT

"Poutasi led the UTES in knockdowns last season as a true freshman."

Meh...

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I'd have to say UCLA has the clear advantage in the South this year. Lots of key returning starters, including a great QB. Everyone else has way too many question marks, although ASU and Utah each have QBs returning that started as frosh last year. USC has talent close to UCLA at the top of the depth chart, but very little depth and no returning QB (Wittek was awful in the games he played, I don't expect him to start).

ExecutorIoh
West Jordan, UT

The Utes had a below average year, last season and then they lost Star and another Kruger, as wells as some offensive talent. The co-offensive coordinator is like having two quarterbacks, it doesn't work. In terms of recruiting and coaching, I don't think the Utes are keeping up well with the California or Arizona teams in the division. It looks like this next season will finish much like last season did. BYU has improved drastically over the mess that was last year, plus with Utah's addition of Oregon and Stanford to the schedule. I see Utah finishing 4-8. With wins over Weber State, Utah State (because game is in SLC and with new HC at USU), Washington State, and Colorado (again because this game is in SLC).

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

Odd headline for the story -(Poutasi considered an All-American candidate), when the story points out that's how he's "being billed in preseason press releases by the university’s sports information department". Is that all it takes for a player to be considered an all-American? Just have your school's P.R. team tell everyone that you are an all-American, and that makes it true?

The next thing you know, they will designate themselves PAC12 champs and national champions.
Wait a minute, come to think of it, Chris B already did that the last two years.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

ExecutorIoh:

"BYU has improved drastically over the mess that was last year, plus with Utah's addition of Oregon and Stanford to the schedule."

In what way had the Indy-WACers "improved drastically"? Not via returning a starting QB. Not via offloading Ziggy Ansah. Not by reloading with an agglomeration of unheralded 2-star level talent. Whether Utah plays Oregon and Stanford or not makes no difference to the losers of 3 in a row, and 8 of the last 11. Your post smacks of frantic and emotional bitterness.

Actually, they BOTH do.

Poor Indy-WACer.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@ NavalVet

Can you please define the term "agglomeration"? It is a term I'm not familiar with. I can't seem to find it in any dictionary. Perhaps it is only taught at the U? Better yet, it was probably put out by "the university’s sports information department". Since they are so good at just making up what they want to be true, maybe they made up the word and it's definition.

Which is worse, frantic and bitter, or fantasy and delusion? I don't know - tough call.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Mr. Poutasi was "honorable mention" all PAC-12 last year. Let's see.... Oregon, USC, Stanford, Washington, UCLA, .... are in the PAC-12. How does that compare with "All Independent" - Last year ND, Army, and Navy. With Navy and ND joining conference affiliations in the next 1-2 years and with Idaho and New Mexico State joining a conference in 2 years that leave BYU and Army. I like BYU's chances of having, what?, 22 first or second team "All Independent" selections!

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

I'm curious about several of the posters on this article Do you have nothing better to do than wait for an article about Utah football and then make some obscure comparison to the Y or rack your brain for some negative comment about the U.
This is an article about a great young man that became a starter as a true freshman, received all conference recognition, and looks to do even better this year. There is nothing about the team from Provo, no predictions about the season record, nor a focus on which team will win the rivalry game. Your same old comments repeated over and over again make no sense.
I think Utah has found a great lineman that will have another strong year this year. He has already accomplished a lot for an 18 year old and will accomplish even more.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Nice job Cedrick!! Great get from Vegas!! It was a happy day for me when you signed your LOI.

For all you trollers - must be sad to be so obsessed with big brother!!

Go Utes!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Uh....utah's sports information department wanting to start a hype machine for a player certainly does not make him "considered an all-america candidate" unless it is just utah's sports info dept. that considers him one. No one else does.

But that is actually how the game is played, the school decides who they want to try to hype and they start doing it but some honesty in the article would be nice. What the headline should say is "utah football, poutasi to be hyped as all america condidate by university".

He may be a potentially great player but claiming a guy that was an honorable mention conference player is "considered an all-american candidate" is more than a stretch and deserves to be mocked.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

IRS Agent:

Don't look it up in your "Dick & Jane" dictionary. It's a real word. I tried to provide you with the definition, but for some reason, the moderators didn't approve it.

Try dictionary dot com.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"The next thing you know, they will designate themselves . . . national champions."

IRS:

Nah, you're thinking of how Roscoe and some of his players do things before the season.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"He may be a potentially great player but claiming a guy that was an honorable mention conference player is "considered an all-american candidate" is more than a stretch and deserves to be mocked."

I agree. As does a claim that someone named to one source's honorable mention freshman all-american team makes them an all-american and likely a future professional player.

As far as Poutasi goes, I'll give him the same credit I gave Wilson for last season: he played well...for a freshman. But there is no "for a sophomore, junior, etc" suffix that he will get to carry anymore; he'll either play well, or he won't, which would be disappointing after the potential he showed. If he continues progressing and becomes as productive and humble of a player as Tony Bergstrom or Jordan Gross were, then he'll have a very bright future and deserve every label the media gives him.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

“So to me, I’ve just got to stay more humble and believe in my faith in God.”

Kudos for keeping things in perspective. Great Faith and Great Football can co-exist in the same player, in contrast to one infamous Ute commenter who likes to negatively refer to such players as "sunday school boys".

Best wishes for a great season (except against the Cougs)!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

IRS Agent- That's quite funny. "Can you please define the term "agglomeration"? It is a term I'm not familiar with. I can't seem to find it in any dictionary. Perhaps it is only taught at the U?"

Google had no problem pulling up dictionary entries for agglomeration. Maybe BYU has google blocked to protect you from the world? Nah. I'm pretty sure they have googel in Provo. Maybe you were absent that day?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@magna ute "fan"

What's "googel"? Do you mean "google"? Maybe you were absent that day?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

"What's 'googel'"

It's called a "typo". He used the word "google" 3 times in that post, and only misspelled it once. It's pretty obvious he knew what he was talking about. You were just acting out in your signature desperation mode.

I'm curious as to why you'd call out Magna Ute Fan for a clear typo, but fail to do so likewise for IRS Agent, who was clearly in the wrong. No wait...on second thought, I'm not that curious at all. I already know the answer. "Hypocrisy" is another one of your signature approaches.

P.S.: Did you know that if you typed "googel" instead of "google" in your URL browser, it'll still take you straight to the "Google" homepage? No? Didn't do your research before frantically and emotionally attacking Magna Ute Fan? I thought not. Don't worry though. "Reseach" isn't the characteristic modus operandi of your standard Indy-WACey fan, so I'd presume that your cougar club membership is still safe.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Look at Ducky, the new typo police.

Too bad poor vocabulary skills has exposed so many y "fans" lack of education. According to Webster: "Agglomeration: 1. the action or process of collecting in a mass, 2. a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements."

Naval Vet used the second definition to accurately describe the 2-star recruits down south.

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