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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 7 2013 6:25 p.m. MDT

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AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Poutasi will straight abuse any/every defender placed before him! There's a reason Scout rated him a 4-Star recruit out of H.S. w/a long list of offers from the big boys of College Football [i.e., Oregon] and starting as a True-Freshman! W/even a mediocre O last season, we would've easily finished w/a winning record against a strong SOS!

I can't wait to see our enormously huge/athletic hogs up-front get to work in '13! Go Utes!

Top5Alive
salt lake city, UT

Well we don't know until game one! go utes

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

I hope all these guys can stay healthy. The Utes O-line was the biggest weakness last year so improvement is a must. I'm happy to hear that it is now a position where we have a little depth in case someone gets hurt or just needs to sit out a few plays. Last year we were plugging holes with guys that had no experience.

Keep it up Utes only a few more weeks until the season begins.

Can't wait.

Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

8-4 season and in contention for PAC 12 title and roses.

Mark it down

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Obviously this is great news for the Utes and I'm happy for them. It's precisely why I try to warn our Cougar fans to be careful with silly predictions. With a lot of inexperience JC transfer kids in the BYU offense this year, it's hard to even imagine them going against all those 300+ lbs poly kids in the Utes o line. I'm nervous about Sept but I also can't wait for it to happen.

Go Cougars beat the Utes! And good luck to the Utes too after we beat them, (I hope)

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The O-line depth is guaranteed to be a strength at this point with so many players vying for playing time. The actual weakness/strength of the O-line will only be proven in the actual games. That being said, I like what I am hearing. The O-line should be able to protect the QB and if he does well the team won't have as many problems as last year.

This is the year Utah finally beats Arizona State.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Hey Big Samoan! I like you. You're my kind of rival. Thanks for the constructive comments.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Poutasi is a Beast; it sounds like the Utes are loaded up front and that's a good thing. There's where it all starts.

GO UTES

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I remember last year before the season utah "fans", as well as utah coaches and media member's, were telling us utah had "the best set of wr's in the pac 12", the best defensive line in the pac 12", "the best running back in the pac 12", "the best defensive backs in the pac 12", "the best coaching staff in the pac 12", etc.

They were losers. Let's bring on more of that "best" stuff this year.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

I think the Oline will be better this year. I am hoping that it leads to more holes for York and Co to run through and more time for Travis to pick the D apart. Still not sold on Travis.

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

@duck

"They were losers."

How'd your team do when they had to face those 'losers' on the field?

It's why you're obsessed with us.

Poor ducky.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Duckhunter

More of the "best" stuff?

Yeah... how about another "Quest for Perfection"?

Oh, and losers? Not to the Cougars...

DFW40
Dallas, TX

Ducky, good to see you're back.

I will give credit to Duckhunter that the defensive line was tooting its own horn a bit too much last year in the pre-season with talks of "we're the best d-line in the nation."

That said, I feel like this o-line crew is young and hungry and will be pretty formidable. That and Whit seems to be adding an extra sense of urgency this year that will hopefully translate to improved play. Improved record, I'll have to see it to believe it given the tougher schedule. But August is all about fan optimism, right?!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Jeremiah is a man-child! I love to see the Vegas kid doing so well. Happy 19th to Poutasi, by the way.

The O-line will continue to get better in '14 as we pick up Barton and Frison. Home grown beasts up front - love it!

Can't wait until September 21 for the fourth annual Tulsa migration!!

Bigsamoan - keep it classy my friend. You're always welcome here!

Go Utes!

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Re: Duck

We won one game- let's have a parade!

We win three games- let's print "Quest for Perfection" T shirts!

I guess you're still on that quest. Try beating Utah at least once and then make your comments about who's alleging to be the best at anything. Go Utes!

Pastor88
Kearns, UT

I disagree with the weaknesses some say they had last year.
The major weakness is the constant revolving door with coaching staff. We need to maintain some semblance of structure to maintain lofty goals. New staff each year creates chaotic situations all season long.
There needs to be a clear and decisive leadership year in and year out. New OC each year does nothing to build trust and partnership of the future.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT
I remember last year before the season utah "fans", as well as utah coaches and media member's, were telling us utah had "the best..."

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How is that any different than BYU fans claiming preseason national championships every year... and then going on to win 7 games?

LOL

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

Hey Tomahawk, show us a legitimate example of a single BYU fan claiming preseason national championship this year in a context of seriousness. If you can show us anything legitimate I'll cease to ever say anything negative about Utah football ever again. Deal?

I'll give you examples of hilarity right in this very article's comments. "8-4 season and in contention for PAC 12 title and roses. Mark it down". How is that any more preposterous than a limited couple of BYU fans delusional enough to actually believe preseason that BYU will win a NC? And the same commenter has made the EXACT same comment on at least a dozen different articles (most of them BYU articles) in the past 2 weeks.

We'll wait for your legitimate BYU NC claim examples.

byufanman
west valley city, utah

My wish list. Utah's o-line, BYU's running backs and wide recievers. I think that would be a 10-2 team. Time to wake up! Good luck utes.

Go cougs!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@nosairwhatever

5-7 is the definition of losers, sorry to have to lend some reality to the utah "fan" delusion fest but by definition a 5-7 team are losers.

As for the rest, well we'll have to see if they are any better this year. Maybe, maybe not. One thing is for sure though, despite the utah "fan" hyperbole before last season utah did not have "the best" of anything, in the nation or in the pac 12.

@tomahawk red

The only "fan"base making national championship claims over the last several years has been utah "fans". Once again just go back to last season when one particularly delusional utah "fan" was posting preseason on here under the moniker "utahnatlchamps13" or some such silliness. Other's, like christina, naval, howie, etc. were telling us how last season was going to be "special" how utah was going to win the pac 12 south and go to the rose bowl.

Those are not claims I'm just making up, that is fact and you can go back and review it right here on the dnews.

I like how utah "fans" are the deluded ones but pretend otherwise. Funny stuff.

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