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Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:10 p.m. MDT

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Christopher B
Ogden, UT

If we can get our Nascar offense up and running I think Dres will have a monster year. Coach Christensen has proven he can lead offenses that regularly put up 35-40 points. I think our defense will be good as usual. If we can just get even a moderate improvement in our offense we'll have a solid season.

Onward and upward to pac 12 glory

South Jordan, UT

Dres is fun to watch. Too bad he won't go over the middle.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Nascar offense? The Utes are at a disadvantage when it comes to gimmicks. They are better off served by sticking to the basics. Its how they beat Stanford and Alabama, not some new-fangled made-up on the spot gimmick like go fast and go hard.

Dres is by far the most credible offensive threat on the Utes. He has to be respected. He has a chance to play at the next level, most likely in the CFL. If he has a fantastic year he may still get drafted. His speed and off the ball skills are out of this world.

Lindon, UT

Chase is a clone of Taysom Hill who is on a number of Heisman watchlists. I think the Cougars will likely promise him a shot at the QB position and he will transfer to BYU. He is a perfect fit for BYUs new offense and he would have gone there in the first place if they would have promised him a shot at QB. With the logjam at QB at Utah coupled with his skillset matching the offense at BYU he will be wearing Blue before you know it. You are right UPAC, he is legit and is better than anyone on the current Utah roster. The kid is a monster.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


Hansen is a great athlete. He will most likely play defense for the Utes. He's way too small the be a D-end though. He'll play LB or SS

Salt Lake City, UT

Dres is a force on the field and a class act. The Utes are stacked at the receiver position and have the schemes to utilize all of them. Best of luck to Dres and the receiving crew. I think the Utes will surprise some teams this year.

Go Utes!

Lindon, UT

Chase loves to run the ball and at BYU he'll get that chance. If Taysom makes some noise on the national scene it may make a big impact on where Hansen lands. He wants to play QB although he was a monster on defense when he did play it in high school. He was alot of fun to watch play, even in jr. high and everyone who saw him play knew he was going to be a great player. I hope he plays QB where ever he ends up after his mission. I think he could be an NFL QB some day if he is in the right system and gets the coaching to prepare him.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


I'm not sure what you consider scrawny, but Paul Kruger showed up on campus 6'5" and 235 pounds. Kruger had the foundation for a D-lineman.


UPAC, nobody knows what Hansen looks like throwing the ball right now. If you don't remember the articles in 2012, he redshirted his first year at Utah due to a shoulder surgery, then left on his mission once he recovered. Watching him live in HS, he was definitely electric with the ball in his hands, and I thought a capable but not excellent passer. I'd personally rather see him play offense than defense because he looked unnatural and out of place on defense, but obviously great offensively. Whether that's at QB, WR or TE, I'm more optimistic about him adjusting to those positions in college than on defense. But, just like PG FAN (although he won't admit it), there's a distinct possibility I could be wrong.

Payson, UT

If Scott can stay healthy and the other receivers prove themselves as capable WRs, the field will be opened up for Dres and he'll push 1500 yards this year.

I would love to be a TE in the Utah offense this year. Lots of catches from second or third options. Safeties playing deep, even possible double teams on a WR. Wish Murphy would've stayed one more year)

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We are good and we will win our teams because Dres is real good to so that makes us go forward and upward to the rose bowl.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


I can't see Chase Hansen tranferring to BYU, but you never know. That alure of playing in the Miami Beach Blanket Bowl (vs. the American Conference) has to be quite tempting though.

Actually, I would love to see one of the other QB's step up and take control. I like Wilson's heart, but I just don't see him as a prolific QB who can quide Utah to a stellar season. Maybe the tranfer from OU will step up. We shall see; Go Utes!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Too bad the ute coaching staff will put all their eggs in the Wilson basket so Dres will never see the ball. Hansen will lose interest and leave the u and look for a team that will be bowl eligible year n and year out. BYU would be the place for him.

Salmon, ID

Who's going to throw him the ball - a jugs machine?

Herriman, UT

@ Steven S Jarvis
Utah beat Alabama because of a no huddle fast-paced offense.

Highland, UT

Hansen transferring to BYU is a far more likely possibility than most utah "fans" care to aknowledge, in fact there is more to that than most people know. I guess we'll all find out in a few months when he returns from his mission.

As for u-pac's analysis of him as a passer and a player, well let's just say he obviously doesn't know what he is talking about and just shows how ridiculous his youtube evaluations really are.

Hansen is 6'2" and extremely solid but he is not TE height, is not d-end sized, and is not all that good a passer. In fact his passing deficiencies are exactly why BYU DID NOT offer him a scholarship as a qb and recruited him strictly to play defense. He is basically a Taysom Hill clone, same approximate size and build, similar speed, really they are almost identical in build and abilities including the ability to throw the ball except that Hill has a stronger arm.

But Chase already redshirted one year at utah so that is burned and that could be the hang up in a transfer.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

Dres and K Scott will annihilate opposing PAC 12 secondaries. 1-2 knockout punch. BANZAI!!

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

But it requires a good QB to deliver the ball to said receiver.


Regarding Dres, his speed and explosiveness is apparent. Last year he made major strength and size gains without sacrificing any of speed (I loved watching him drag Sorensen for an extra ten yards after a grab in Provo last year). He's got great ball skills and has made some phenomenal one-handed grabs through his career. What he's lacked at times is focus on some of the easier and some tougher balls he's been able to get his hands on but failed to pull in. Fixing that could be the difference maker in some close games this year and prove he's worthy of a team spending an early draft pick on him next spring.


@ Duckhunter
Hansen transferring to BYU is a far more likely possibility than most Utah (sic) "fans" care to aknowledge,(sic) in fact there is more to that than most people know. I guess we'll all find out in a few months when he returns from his mission.

But Chase already redshirted one year at Utah (sic) so that is burned and that could be the hang up in a transfer.

This Utah "fan" wants to know if you're going to quit talking out both sides of your mouth and actually make a prediction for the record.

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