Utah Utes football: Ute newcomers see 'bonus' in starting college early

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    April 3, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    Duckhunter, bitter? No, bitter would be refusal to be happy for a kid somebody professes to have coached their entire life when they make a decision to attend school somewhere the other person doesn't like.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 3, 2012 10:55 a.m.


    Sounds like you're bitter about something. Hansen's injury is not a secret as I have now told you multiple times. Just because you didn't know about it doesn't mean most of the rest of the state didn't. Then of course there is the small fact that it is just another reason he won't eventually be a qb at utah and utah's coaches know that. In my opinion the unethical thing is telling a kid he can have a shot at something when they know he really won't play that spot eventually.

    April 2, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    I never said I hadn't heard about anything. I hear about and see a lot of things from a lot of teams and schools, but as an ethical person, professional and former coach, I don't exploit personal relationships with athletes to show off how much more I know than someone else.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 2, 2012 2:49 p.m.


    I'm not the media. Besides it is well known, publicly. Just because you haven't heard about it doesn't mean anything.

    April 1, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    Duckhunter, it's not a comeback, it's simple ethics. Regardless of whether "pretty much everybody" already knows about it, what right do you have to post it publicly? It's nothing against you, personally, either, I would call out anybody who would so blatantly abuse a personal relationship to disclose private information. For example, take my thoughts on the Glen Dean incident earlier this year:

    "'Out of respect for privacy, Glen and his family have asked university officials not to release any additional information on his condition, prognosis or surgical procedure.
    On Thursday, a source close to the situation said Dean is doing well by all indications and is in good spirits. His condition was described as "non-cancerous" and "non-life threatening.''

    Glad to hear he's ok, but a great example of exactly what I hate about the media. "Glen and his family didn't want to let us know any information, but after some careful prodding, we got around that!"

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 1, 2012 8:51 p.m.


    Really? That is your comeback? It is more than common knowledge to pretty much everyone down here, just because a bunch of blind utah "fans" haven't heard about it doesn't mean it isn't well known. Now you know and now you have another excuse when he is moved.

    April 1, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    Duckhunter: "on top of that he has a torn labrum in his throwing arm and has had it for the last couple of years."

    You realize it is entirely unethical and senseless to publicly throw out people's medical information that hasn't been press released, right? I'm sure you had a perfectly good reason to, though.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    March 31, 2012 9:49 a.m.


    "Chase made his choice and he did it based on some promises made to him."

    Maybe those promises were that he would play a major college schedule and not a WAC/CUSA schedule...

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 31, 2012 9:03 a.m.


    You accidently fell into one correct thing there, it does bother me that he chose utah. But you are incorrect about most of the rest of it. I do know for a fact BYU told him he would not be a QB for them and I do know for a fact utah told him he could try to play qb for them. Those are facts and they have actually been reported in the papers so even slow and dim utah "fans" should be able to read and comprehend them.

    As far as my thoughts on him ultimately being a qb are concerned, well no I do not think he has a strong enough arm but on top of that he has a torn labrum in his throwing arm and has had it for the last couple of years. Ultimately he will play defense and ultimately utah will be better off for having him as a defender.

    Go ahead and think whatever you want to think, Chase made his choice and he did it based on some promises made to him. We'll see how it all ends up.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    March 31, 2012 2:38 a.m.

    Nice to see the kids transition to college life. Yoga helps. Avoid Geology 113 as a frosh at all costs.


    Trouble is, your comments on this matter have been stated like facts, not opinion or borderline conjecture, as they trult are.

    Those that question your previous posts on this matter simply don't believe you can read Coach Whit's thoughts on this matter, nor do we believe you were in attendence at Chase's home when the recruiters stopped in, yet you make your statements with such conviction, that it would appear that you are indeed privy to information that elude us regular folk. Again, it is what you believe happened that allows to to say that it actaully happened.

    But the bottom line is it doesn't matter.

    I the end, I think it has bothered you that he chose the U over the Y. But then again, probably just conjecture on my part, which is why I used the word "think."

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 30, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    @naval lint

    hansen will not play qb for utah. He isn't good enough even for the low expectations of a utah qb. His arm is to weak. After his mission he will play defense.

    But you and co ute are both wrong about what I said by the way. He went to utah specifically because they told him he would have an opportunity to try and be a qb whereas BYU told him he would not be a qb for them, that is what I said. I also said he would wind up playing defense at utah and I stand by that. The utah coaches have known that all along, they just said what they thought they had to say to get him there. Once he is there, and they give him his shot, they will move him.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    March 30, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Correct you are CO Ute. I wonder where that Indy-WACey "fan" Duckhunter is now? I'm sure he's desperately working, as we speak, to invent something to explain away this disturbing turn of events. There MUST be SOME way to spin this! Isn't there?

    March 30, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    I seem to remember comments from a certain poster that claimed the U lied to Hansen and would never "really" give him a shot at QB. He may or may not ever play a down at quarterback for the Utes but he is certainly getting a opportunity to earn a spot at that position.

  • ExDixieIte Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    Taking classes like bowling and yoga? In other words getting the tough stuff out of the way first?

    Just kidding guys, welcome to the team. Great things ahead for the Utes.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 30, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    @Real Bass

    Did you actually read the article to see why he is taking yoga and bowling this semester, or are your blue glasses so thick that you're just digging for something that you think you can make fun of so you seem witty?

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    March 30, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    Yoga and bowling? Typical BCS courses.

    March 30, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    Watched a little bit of practice today. The two frosh definitely have a ways to go in blitz recognition and such, but they looked good. Jordan's throws looked just as solid, possibly more, than Poinsettia Bowl form. I can't see it as anything but a positive for these guys to finish high school early and get a jump start on a degree, on the depth chart, and in an elite level strength and conditioning program. Good choice.

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    March 29, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Was there a non BSC school that thought Chase would play for them?? Chris B. Be nice to our little sisters!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    Welcome Chase! Great choice of school. You'll love the BCS!