The Utes will once again be left on the outside looking in at the Big Dance if
they don't dramatically improve their pre-season schedule.They
need a lot more Kansas's and BYU's, and a lot fewer Evergreen
State's, if the Utes are going to have any hope of getting an at-large bid.
"It's pretty astounding that the Utes don't have a player coming
back who had an interception in 2013." -- Ted Miller, ESPNConsidering
the Utes only had 3 interceptions all year, that is not astounding.If the Utes had their usual numbers for a Whittingham defense (19 during their
first PAC12 year), we'd have more players back with "interception
experience". Still, kind of an odd stat for Miller to focus on. I'm
more worried about the high number of interceptions our QBs had in PAC12 play.
Several NBA caliber guys on the roster? I can think of one and possibly two.
Hopefully Chapman can keep out of trouble and produce on the court.
The future really does look bright with Utah's returning starter, returning
key reserves, and two outstanding 4-start recruits. Brekkott Chapman was
offered scholarships at PAC 12 champion Arizona as well as Arizona State and
BYU. Next year's our year! Go Utes!!
Going .500 in the Pac 12, the second best league in the country and a league
that had 25% of its team go to the sweet 16(and 6 to the dance) was great
progress.Coach K has worked his magic as we had all hoped, just as
we hoped Boylen would do. A lot of promise for this team, several NBA caliber
guys already on the team and still Brekkot and some other studs to join the
program in the future.Onward and upward