Utah Utes football: Chaz Walker likes what he sees in Utes' defense

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  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    April 8, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    What's funny is that 13 of the 14 comments on this article aren't about Chaz Walker.

    I'm obviously a die hard BYU fan, but I have a ton of respect for some of Utah's players. Chaz seems like the type of player that anyone would want on their football team, just tough and hard working. He seems like someone who could provide needed leadership on the Utes defense.

  • Oregonian Sherwood, OR
    April 8, 2011 1:22 p.m.


    Don't be the BYU version of the hedgehog.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:55 a.m.


    Yeah, just like BYU's rolled last year? Actually some parallels can be drawn between what happened to Chow at UCLA and what happened last year at BYU. In both cases there was internal disagreements on the coaching staff. That discord showed on the field. Hence all the off-season changes in coaches. Chow had the same problem at UCLA. He wasn't allowed to install the kind of offense that has produced 3 Heisman trophy winners and won a national title. So, we're not worried. You might want to focus a little more on your own football team and how they're adjusting to the new coaches. How many years of coaching experience do your offensive coordinator and receivers coach have?

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    April 8, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    of course he does...better then what's going to happen to your O...chao will have your offense rolling just like he did ucla's...hahaha

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    My sone played with Chaz at Davis. It has been fun to see him develop into such a great player and leader.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 8, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    "He should convince his fellow Davis High boy and 4-star recruit, Troy Hinds, to come to Utah."

    Hinds is a must get for the Utes.... going to be tough though almost every elite team is after him.

  • andrewute1 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:46 a.m.


    Apparently Hines was at Utah's Junior Day in decked out in Utah stuff. Just what I have heard.

  • Thlete Draper, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    Walker is a great story as a walk-on freshman. He should convince his fellow Davis High boy and 4-star recruit, Troy Hinds, to come to Utah.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    April 8, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    I think of all the changes made with the offense, the O-line changes are most extensive. Not only do they have to replace 2 likely draft picks, but adjust to a new offense, new blocking scheme and new coach. I too am a bit concerned about it, but have confidence in Davis and the talent that is there.

  • andrewute1 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    The O Line looks worse than they actually are because Utah has 2 absolute beasts on the D Line that are flat out dominating. Joe Kruger (the younger Kruger) has been unblockable all spring. He is a freak of nature that is around 6"7' 255 lbs and has great speed for his size. He threw John Cullen on his back yesterday on a bull rush. He should and will be All-Pac 12 this year. The other dominator is Star Lotulelei. He is no match for the O Line. Definite All-Pac 12 this year. He will be in the NFL in a few short years.

    April 8, 2011 9:11 a.m.

    defense is looking good. But I'm still concerned about the "O". Line has some holes.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    April 8, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    Pac 12.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Cullen is practicing, there's a video on youtube of him being interviewed, go take a look at it

  • govt rocks Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    I think Cullen is out for spring recovering from surgery.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 8, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    What's up with John Cullen? Haven't heard his name all spring.