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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

“Utah has always been my number one choice,”

Hearing a lot of that these days.

The future of Pac 12 ute football is bright!

Go utes!!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Sounds like a good kid with solid ability. Glad to have him aboard, and hopefully it turns out like the transition from Louie Sakoda to Joe Phillips. Special teams can often be the glue a team needs for a complete game. 2011 saw two games (at Pitt and at Wazzu) won from good special teams play, and three games (at USC, UW, CU) lost partially due to poor special teams play. Good luck this year and on your mission, Chayden!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

68 yards? That's from the opponent's 32 yard line! Lol!!

Welcome to Utah and the Pac-12, young man. We're glad to have you!

Go Utes!!

johnnyb
South Jordan, UT

@ MyPerspective

Only if he kicked from the line of scrimmage and the goal posts were at the front of the endzone.

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

A 68 yard field goal would be from the teams 42 yard line with the 10 yard endzone.

Rose Bowl call yet?
Salt Lake City, UT

Chayden looks like a nice get for the Utes.

btw, a 68-yard FG is from your own 49-yard line (distance minus 17 yards).

Max-was-right
springville, UT

Guess the though on never kicking in a bowl game didn't deter him at all. Good for him.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Max:

Perhaps he thought playing against all the Idahos and Savannah States just to get to a bowl game was not much of a challenge.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

JohnInSLC

So what you're really saying is that all of Utah's pre-PAC bowl games were meaningless since the Utes didn't even play a top 60 schedule to qualify for a bowl, even during Utah's glory seasons of 2004 and 2008.

btw, you seem to be ignoring the Idaho States, Weber States, Montana States, Northern Colorados and Colorados on Utah's schedule.

btw, BYU played a tougher schedule in 2013 than ANY schedule Utah had played prior to 2013, including 2004 and 2008.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

johnnyb
South Jordan, UT

"Only if he kicked from the line of scrimmage and the goal posts were at the front of the endzone."

Yeah, I realized that right after I hit Submit. Still, the offense doesn't even have to cross the 50 to score. Here's hoping that Chayden's skills never have to be tested short of the 50 yard line. Lol!

The SL Trib posted some videos of Chayden kicking the ball. They are posted in the Ute Blog section...check it out. Flat out amazing!

Max-was-right
springville, UT

"Guess the though on never kicking in a bowl game didn't deter him at all. Good for him."

With the steady diet of Savannah State-esq teams that Holmoe has lined up for byu-provo, Chayden's field goal services would never be needed.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Marked it Down,

You must have forgotten that Utah beat more ranked teams than any other team in the country in 2008.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Marked:

So what you're really saying is, in 2013 Utah still played a tougher schedule than anything BYU has EVER played, including 1984.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah played a tougher schedule than BYU last year, beat BYU and finished ranked higher than BYU.

Mark that down with a Sharpie.

LOL!

UU
Provo, UT

@max-was-right "Guess the though(t) on never kicking in a bowl game didn't deter him at all"

Or he decided that becoming bowl eligible by scheduling Middle Tennessee State, UNLV, Cal, UConn, Savanah St, Nevada and Virginia who went a combined 26-60 was embarrassing.

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

@Marked

"BYU played a tougher schedule in 2013 that ANY Utah has played, including 2008."

In 2008, Utah beat 4 teams that finished ranked, including 2 that finished ranked in the top 10.

In 2013, BYU only played 1 team who finished ranked, (22)Wisconsin, and lost.

Cool story bro.

UU
Provo, UT

Marked it down,

I'm surprised you want to talk scheduling considering Utah's SOS has been tougher than BYU's 5 of the past 6 years.

Utah will likely have the #1 SOS in 2014, BYU will probably come in around 70-80

UU
Provo, UT

@ marked it down "Utes didn't even play a top 60 schedule to qualify for a bowl, even during Utah's glory seasons of 2004 and 2008.

Saying stuff just because you like the way it sounds doesn't make it true. Perhaps a quick review of the facts might help. Sagarin only goes back to 2008:

2008 #56 SOS Sugar Bowl
2009 #75 Poinsettia Bowl
2010 #50 Las Vegas Bowl
2011 #49 Sun Bowl

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

motorbike

"... Utah beat more ranked teams than any other team in the country in 2008"

Even so, Utah only played the 56th toughest schedule in 2008, which is obviously easier than the 38th toughest schedule that BYU played in 2013.

#38 (2013) > #56 (2008) or #67 (2004)

Gary Crowton's 2004, 5-6 BYU team with a #11 SOS, you know, the team that finally got Crowton fired, actually had a better record than Kyle Whittingham's 2013, 5-7 Utah team with a #3 SOS.

BYU might have played in a bowl in 2004 if the Blue Cougars had played one more game against the Red Cougars at the end of the season.

Let's not forget, BYU opened the 2004 season beating Notre Dame(6-6) 20-17 in LaVell Edwards Statium.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

Spokane Ute

"Utah played a tougher schedule than BYU last year, beat BYU and finished ranked [ONE PLACE]higher than BYU."

Yet, BYU once again went bowling, while Utah was once again playing couch potato.

Whine all you want to about scheduling, but it's still not going to help you get to a bowl.

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UU

Sagarin goes all the way back to the mid-90s and prior to 2013, Utah had never played a tougher schedule than BYU's #38 2013 schedule.

Bottom line during the Independent/PAC 12 era:

BYU 3 bowls (9 straight bowl seasons)
Utah 1 bowl (2 straight bowl-less seasons)

UU
Provo, UT

@ Snack PAC "#38 (2013) > #56 (2008)"

Using you logic then, #3 (2013) > any BYU schedule in history. What's your point?

Or are you simply pointing out that BYU went 8-5 on the #38 SOS in '13 while Utah went 13-0 on the #56 SOS in '08?

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