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Published: Monday, July 28 2014 11:08 a.m. MDT

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East Coast Ute
Storrs, CT

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.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Loaded!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@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.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

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.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

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 Lewis?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

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.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

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.

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

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.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

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.

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

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...

Scout
4 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)

ESPN
4 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.

ekute
Layton, UT

Black&Blue,

The proof is on the scoreboard.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

ekute,
last year, last year , last year does not the future make ! let us talk again about half way through this upcoming season !

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Black&Blue

You can keep the stars. We'll keep the wins.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@East Coast Ute

Thanks for the WR position pre-review.

@Black&Blue

NFL 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.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Stringer bell
Correct. 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.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Black&Blue
St 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.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

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.

Little Pete
South Jordan, UT

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!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

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!!

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