Utah Utes football: Harvey Langi to get some carries for Utes

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  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Sept. 9, 2011 6:41 a.m.

    Wake me up when the rugby player goes in.

  • BallJunkie South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Thanks Watchfuleye. In talking about pure athletic ability, I do not think I am off. Listened to a couple of coaches from BHS tell me how Anderson would beat Langi in a head on head 40 YD by 2-3 yards time and time again. I think the kid had more speed, leaping ability, and ability to start and stop fast than I have ever seen in this state. Do not know about the attitude but seemed to be a competitor and I guy I would want on my side. Did not loose much when on the football or baseball field but they sure did not do good without him. I think to count the kid out as not reaching potential is a bit early. I heard he signed to play Baseball at Utah after his Soph year at at JC. They want him for a Center Fielder and Lead Off hiiter. I'd say that's pretty good at a PAC 12 Baseball School. I'll keep my eyes and ears open.

    Best of luck to Harvey he is a good one.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 8, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    TJ, you have the Utes losing 34 to 6. So it appears, a very good offensive effort would be 6 x what you are expecting.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 8, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    USC's D will us this as a statement game since all the down press on their struggling D.

  • watchfuleye Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Re: BallJunkie - I think you are off a bit on the Anderson kid. Decent player but never really reached potential because of attitude. How about Holt, Sorenson, Pritchard, Pikula, and others? They are all better than Anderson alhtough he was pretty good.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    There is a reason Langi diddn't get any carries last week. First, White was successful and second, Langi was the 3rd string RB. I did love what he did in high school. He was a man among boys, which was why I was a little surprised he did not come out of camp in the top 2. If Utah can have the same success running the ball against USC, I will be convinced they have a legitimate D1 running game. USC is not nearly as good as they have been in the past 5 years. The Utes could win with a very good offensive effort.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    This is good for our running game now and in the future.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    I don't know when Vakapuna got injured, but he looked slow against Montana St, he never once got around the corner and he tried to bounce everything to the outside instead of just running down field, 10 carries for 16 yards was not good. I'm not surprised that coach Whit is making a change here. I hope Langi does well especially considering that he almost went to USC.

    I'd like to see Palomo gets some carries too, USC linebackers are really fast, but they are also small and I think the 240 LB Palomo could really punish them; it would be fun to see the rugby star run the wildcat.

  • Bingham MOM South Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2011 7:35 a.m.

    I can harldy wait .... GO HARVEY!!!

    The article says it wasn't planned Vakapuna has a high ankle sprain. Harvey is just next in line.

  • TheFitz Murray, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 7:13 a.m.

    I dont think this was necessarily planned. I think Langi is going to get some reps because Vakapuna is down with an injury. Langi will be a great change of pace RB to John White IV. Hopefully he can secure that #2 RB spot and be a contributor all year long!

  • pittsburgh Ute West Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    I dont know if they planned on this. If they did, I wonder why Langi didnt get any carries last week against MS. I think this kids is a beast and he will do great things for this team, but your first ever game is at USU, that is baptism by fire!

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Wouldn't it be great if Langi could run all over the other PAC12 team that wanted him? I hope he does very well against the Trojans. Here is to the start of a great Ute running back's career.

  • BallJunkie South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Hope he does well. Watched him play all three years at Bingham and would rate him in the top three of athletes I have seen there in the last 20 years.

    #1 - #2 Pendleton #21 or Anderson #9
    #3 Langi

    They have had their share of Line Players and Linebackers Types but those three really stood out with their athletic ability.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    This is great news for Harvey and for the Utes. White is a really nice RB, Langi's just a freshman, but really came on late in camp.

    Can't wait to see #21 run hard in LA!