I expected a bit better research than this. No mention of Kenneth Scott, the
projected No. 2 wideout who broke out in limited time behind Devonte Christopher
his sophomore season before being injured in the first game last year. No
mention of Harrison Handley at TE, who redshirted last season, but as a better
receiver, will probably see more time in this offense than Fakailoatonga. Kenric
Young's size isn't the exciting attribute he's bringing to the
team, it's his blazing speed. The guy was one of the fastest 100m and 200m
runners in the country last year.
@East Coast Ute"I expected a bit better research than this,"
Are you kidding me? This is a Deseret News article about the University of
Utah. I was shocked it was positive.
This should be a strong position for Utah this year. With this type of speed,
Utah will surprise some folks this year. PS-before you waste your time,
I'm a Coug and a high school coach. Utah has great speed in the receiving
corps this year. They will stretch the field easily. The real question is if
they can run the ball with some balance.
Scott doesn't have the wheels Anderson has, but he's got the better
hands. Additionally, at 6-3/208, he'll be a good situation receiver who
will go up and contest all balls. Clay will be an exciting WR, but so too
should Andre Lewis....who I didn't hear mentioned in this article. Lewis
possesses all the size and hands of Scott.East Coast Ute already
stated as much, but perhaps the cougar-coddling DNews writers can give us a
little more depth coverage on what we Ute fans can expect from Handley? And
Nice to know we have a group of talented guys that can all step up.If Wilson stays healthy we'll go 7-5. Coach Christensen has a proven
track record of putting up big time numbers - and our defense was never the
problem.Onward and Upward to Pac 12 glory.
Hopefully Dres has gotten over his fear of hearing footsteps. I am a huge fan
but there were at least 5 interceptions off of his hands when he wasn't
watching the ball into his hands. These interceptions ended up in close losses.
Looking forward to the new offense.
Not a lot to be optimistic about. I think the passing game will be average. Utes
will win 4-5 games and there will be a coaching change. Too bad because I like
Whittingham. It is just too difficult to get wins against pac teams with MWC
level talent which is what the Utes are getting.
The Utes look pretty solid at WR. But their production will be greatly
determined by who is throwing them the ball and the improvement of an O-line
that has struggled against PAC-12 defensive fronts. There is plenty of talent
and depth, but the rotating door of OC's and scheme changes makes the
Ute's offense an unknown. The key to Utah's offense will be balance
and avoiding turnovers. Unfortunately, I don't know if it will be enough
against a grueling schedule. Conference road games will be the deciding factor.
From a BYU fan hoping Utah is able to make a dent and climb the
ranks of the PAC-12.
Tj " Not a lot to be optimistic about."I believe most will
disagree with you. You should be more concerned with what your team has to work
with. I can assure you, it's nothing on the talent level of the Utes.
Stringer Bell,"You should be more concerned with what your team
has to work with. I can assure you, it's nothing on the talent level of the
Utes."Now that is a pretty bold claim. Do you have any facts to
back that up? Cause I've got some that prove otherwise... Scout4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 3 (Poutasi, Lutui, Barton)4
star recruits on BYU's Roster = 12 (Warner, Langi, Kearsley, Hinds, Mangum,
Apo, Stout, Rowley, Kaufusi, Wilson, Bills, Hine) Rivals 4
star recruits on Utahs Roster = 8 (Lewis, Hansen, Salt, Thomas, Poutasi, Langi,
Barton, Scott)4 star recruits on BYU's Roster = 10 (Warner, Kurtz,
Kearsley, Langi, Hinds, Mangum, Apo, Kaufusi, Bills, Matthews)ESPN4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 2 (Lotulelei, Law)4 star
recruits on BYU's Roster = 9 (Blackmon, Nacua, Warner, Kearsley, Hinds,
Pauu, Mangum, Apo, Kaufusi) BYU recruits much better talent than
Utah pretty much across the board, even with your PAC-12 membership. Granted,
better talent does not equal wins obviously. But stating that BYU's talent
is inferior to Utah's is simply not true.
Black&Blue,The proof is on the scoreboard.
ekute,last year, last year , last year does not the future make ! let us
talk again about half way through this upcoming season !
@Black&BlueYou can keep the stars. We'll keep the wins.
@East Coast UteThanks for the WR position pre-review.@Black&BlueNFL disagrees, 2 BYU players have been drafted in 4
years. Of which, one was recruited by Dave Rose. The stars were
earned in high school, the right to play in the NFL was earned at the college
level. Your talent is on par with Colorado.
Stringer bellCorrect. It appears that BYU is a little above the Utes level
with current roster. In my opinion, the last 3 recruiting classes have been
about equal as far as scouting services. BYU had a very slight edge last year
and appears to be heading in that direction again this year. As I stated above.
I do not feel the Utes have reason to believe that their overall talent level
has improved from the last two years and I feel that their depth may be slightly
lower. The other two teams, USU and BYU seem to be on the rise in these areas.
Just the way I see it. I would love to see Whitt on the BYU sidelines next
season but his relationship with Bronco probably won't allow that. I would
not be surprised to see him somewhere else as a HC or even a D-coordinator in a
power conference next year.
Black&BlueSt George, Utah"BYU recruits much better
talent than Utah pretty much across the board, even with your PAC-12 membership.
Granted, better talent does not equal wins obviously. But stating that
BYU's talent is inferior to Utah's is simply not true."Really? So, I don't know where you are getting the players you list,
some are on missions one of them is both Utah and byu (Langi). Recruiting
classes have not even been close for several years.byu's 0-4
record against the Utes does not bode well for your assertion.
Black& blue is right we would have tons more Nfl players to but the Nfl has
a hard time seeing how much more talented we are.
I'm so excited! We are going to be explosive! KABAM! Chris B -
7-5 really? 12-0 for sure! Mark it down!Go Pac 12!
TJ:"I would love to see Whitt on the BYU sidelines next
season"That's what you cougars have been saying for a
decade! I guess it is always good to dream!Go Utes!!
Vegas Ute. I was actually saying that Whitt would be a good D Coordinator or
position coach at BYU working under Mendenhall had he not burned some Bridges. I
would have chosen Whitt several years ago but believe now that Bronco was / is
the better fit for BYU. When the Utes fail to make a bowl this year and Whitt is
gone, I believe he has had enough success to land another job and eventually end
up as a HC at some point in the future.
It is so weird getting on a Ute article and seeing a bunch of silly nonsense
comments from coug fans. Us Ute fans are the ones who are "obsessed with
everything BYU" because we comment on BYU articles. This is the first I have
seen of those same coug fans who make those ridiculous remarks about Ute fans
doing just that on a Ute article. Weird
@Black&Blue:You lost all your credibility in your post about
Langi being on BYU's roster. Langi hasn't officially declared to the
media or any other credible source yet, on where he is going to school.....Last
week he was visting California PAC 12 Schools....he hasn't officially
declared where he will be going to school.
@ positivethinkerThere were pictures all over social media last
night with Langi hanging out with two BYU players saying it was official.