White IV is on verge of breaking Ute records

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  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 24, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    A lot of credit also goes to Coach Chow. Even with Wynn, he had set up a power running formation for the Ute offense and this led directly to all the yards White is getting.

    Glad to have Chow and White with us. Taking us to the verge of the inaugural pac 12 championship if not all the way there.

    Gonna be fun listening to the game on Friday.

    GO UTES!

  • Nostradamus Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    Congratulations JW IV - doing all this while EVERYONE knows he is getting the ball. Simply amazing. Thanks for the great effort and talent.

    Looking forward to 3 more games this season!

    Go Utes!

  • MESOUTE Wandering, Earth
    Nov. 23, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    White has been great this year aside from a few games at the beginning of the year. Agree with KamUte, Asiata is laying some serious hits every week for White.

    I am really enjoying watching us abandon the spread and return to a solid running game.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 11:24 a.m.

    The unsung hero here is Sean Asiata. He is simply a bulldozer out there. When you only weigh 190 pounds, you only need about 13 inches of space to get through the hole. Sean punishes the linemen and linebackers. After a half of Sean, you see that John White gets stronger and a lot of that is because the defense is tired.

  • juangone SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    Great story this year of how he put the team on his shoulders and led them to the success they've had. I did find it interesting that in an article solely on breaking a record of total rushing yards in a season, and in a season where he is leading the PAC-12 in total yards rushing for the season, they say he is 2nd in the PAC 12 in rushing. I get that he is 2nd in yards per game, but if he is 1st in total rushing yards, also a recognized statistic, why would they not give him credit for that?

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    Easily the most pleasant surprise this season and definitely MVP for the Utes and should get some conference MVP consideration.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 23, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    What a great story.

    Go White!

  • Big J Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Ive watched all the great backs since Del Pop Corn Rodgers and I have got to give White the nod as the best for one reason only, defenses know he is coming and he still gets his yards. Carl Monroe was a fun back to watch, so smooth but I think even he would be happy to see White break his mark.

    Go Utes!

  • the REAL DEAL Sandy, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    I never saw Carl Monroe so I have no idea how good he was. 1,506 yards in a season validates him as being very good though. I started watching Ute football when Eddie Johnson was becoming the all-time career leader. Jamal Anderson, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala(if he had stayed healthy his entire career may have been the best), Mike Anderson, Dameon Hunter,Quinton Ganther and Brandon Warfield were probably the best along with the first two mentioned. John White IV may end up being the best of them all. He's small, everyone on the defense knows he's coming every time. The line blocking for him is adequate not great. That 56 yarder in horrible conditions last week will go down as one of the best and most clutch runs by a Ute all-time.

  • Turk Turkelson WEST JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    I keep hearing BYU fans say "If Riley would have played against Utah." Really? Was Riley going to tackle White IV? No one else on the BYU defense seemed to be able to do so.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 22, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    Big time in the big time.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 22, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    What's next for the little engine that could? 50 carries. I keep thinking the Utes are going run this guy into the ground but John White IV is game for the team.

    Schramn said when he checks White on the sidelines each series he comes off, he sees a RB ready for more. I can't believe what a tough guy White is. Resting up before the bowl game might just produce White's best game yet.