Utah Utes football: Utes' defense grounding opponents

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  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Oct. 20, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Every time BYU eeks past a terrible team, the D-news acts like they (byu) just won the National Championship.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    The Ute's defense has improved with every game, especially against the run. Polk was the only running back who put up decent yards against them this year. I believe one reason why they've been so effective against the run is the dbacks are doing a good job in man coverage on the receivers. That pass defense could be put more to the test against Cal so I hope they prove me right. It's time for a Pac 12 win! Go Utes!!

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    Naval Vet,

    The Dnews can't wrap its collective brain around a recruit picking Utah over BYU. It took several days for them to say anything about Chase Hansen when he committed to the U. They will eventually accept it and it might get mentioned by Dirk Facer in one of his little updates on the Utes.

    I don't buy all this stuff BYU fans are spouting about Lindsay having to switch for academic reasons. BYU has always made exceptions for athletes. The average incoming freshman gpa at BYU is 3.8, but they are bringing in athletes with 3.0's and they are currently recruiting one they hope gets his up from a 2.7 to a 3.0 in time for graduation. I don't know Zach's gpa, but I'll bet it's in the 3.0 range. BYU fans just have to find an excuse outside of a kid just deciding the U is better for him.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Oct. 18, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    It appears that OFFENSIVE recruits are taking notice of Utah's program as well. Rivals is listing OL Zach Lindsay as having given the Utes a verbal commitment. Lindsay had previously committed to the Y last November, thus inspiring "BlueSaint" to boast, "The premiere program in the state just keeps it going...The problem is these kids have way too much character to go to Utah". Black Shirts taunted that Zach had been "...recruited by Utah and picked BYU."

    Evidently, this commitment reversal occurred 2 days ago, but I hadn't read about it here in the DNews. I wonder why?

  • Pac12Proud SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    "Four opponents were held to double-figures on the ground BYU (11), Pitt (70), Arizona State (74) and Montana State (75)."

    That pretty well sums it up, the Ute D is for real. Prospective recruits should take note...