Ute football: Kelvin York is back to bolster Ute rushing attack

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 19, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Gone fishin:

    Let there be no mistake here. UTAH is the big brother in the series. We won 3 in a row, 8 of the last 11, had been the better team over the last quarter century, and have a generation gap in the all-time series. No "little brother" has had that kind of success over their big bro, so quit pretending. Big brother had also only missed 1 bowl game in a decade, whereas little bro had missed 2. Big brother went to (and won) 2 BCS bowls this past decade, whereas little bro hadn't ever even SNIFFED an invitation to get blown out, like Hawai'i and No. Illinois.

    And the ONE postseason we missed these past 10 yrs....who won that rivalry game?

    That's what I thought.

    We only missed a bowl because we played a substantially tougher SOS. You only went to a bowl because you played a bunch of weak WAC teams.

    Utah = your big brother.

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    April 18, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    2BCS wins,
    Not really, maybe a very small stream. Let's remember who went bowling lst year, again, and who sat at home on the sofa. I will say that Utah can get up for the game when they play their big brother but that does not make a season. Shall we talk basketball or would you rather tke your lumps and stay quiet.

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    April 18, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    @gonefishin..."There is an ocean that seperates the top programs of the conference with the bottom scolls of Utah Colorado."

    So I guess that means there is two ocean's that seperate top programs and the cougies then.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    April 17, 2013 11:36 p.m.

    Wow it's starting early this year and despite the unseasonably cold weather it's already getting hot.

    I am definitely a U fan, but I haven't seen either team demonstrate that they have a quarterback that can be a true leader. The only apparent upgrade from spring drills is on the U's O-line, but that's against a D-Line that is trying to replace their two best linemen. Both teams will be a disappointment again unless 1.The O-lines improve drastically and 2. They find a quarterback that can effectively run the offense.

    I'm setting my sights on a mediocre year and will be happy for anything above 500.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    April 17, 2013 5:30 p.m.


    That is such a perfect name for your football team. It is also quite descriptive of your argument.

    Occasional close games do not speak to BYU coaches "getting more" out of their recruits, I thought winning mattered more, but apparently BYU fans can now only take pride in "keeping it close." If you call a combined 166-97 over the past 5 games close, well, more power to you and your fantasy world.

    And while we are on the topic of recruits, wasn't the last 56-10 beatdown in a game started by your most recent 4 star recruit. How'd all that chest pounding go for you guys? But hey, he can throw a football into a basketball hoop at the Marriott Center.

    Congratulations on your latest April to August championship. I look forward to another Utah victory at our home away from home come September.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 17, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    I'm more worried about the QB then the RBs.
    Let's hope we reload.

    GO UTES!

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    April 17, 2013 4:00 p.m.

    Nice try. There is an ocean that seperates the top programs of the conference with the bottom scolls of Utah Colorado. Don't kid yourself. Having York back means nothing with ab O-line that cannot open up holes and protect the quaterback.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 17, 2013 1:05 p.m.


    "Y does more with these 2 star recruits than the U,..."

    The Y "does more" with 2-star recruits because they "have more" 2-star recruits. The vast majority of OUR 2-star recruits are buried in the depth chart; thus don't see the field as much.

  • clehman Sandy, UT
    April 17, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    @Ute4Ever.... at least Dirk is reporting something.

    Over at the SLTrib, Lya has been recycling the same information for a week.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    @ Irrelevant

    "the Y does more with these 2 star recruits than the U"


    Paul Kruger, Eric Weddle, Alex Smith, Zane Beadles, Derrick Shelby (all formerly 2 star recruits now enjoying successful NFL careers.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:02 a.m.

    @ Irrelevant

    Your comment about U taking the battle but the Y taking the war is a little off base. What exactly do you define as "the war"? Is it the all time record between the teams? If that is the case, Utah has won the war with a 56-34 record. Do you count the last decade? Again Utah wins the war with a 7-3 record. Do you count just the time since Utah and BYU hired their coaches? Ok, then Utah still wins with a 5-3 record. Is it the current win streak? Then Utah wins 3-0.

    I'm not sure which "war" you are referring to, but it is pretty clear that, unless you define "the war" as just the 80's, then Utah owns BYU and the war is all but over. The only war that BYU wins is the spring football war where BYU fans and media alike make BYU to be a national championship contender....only to be exposed by the first quality team they play in the fall. You can keep the spring war wins, Utah will keep the fall wins.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    April 17, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    ”the U takes the battle, while the Y takes the war... year after year.”

    I'm sorry but this makes no sense.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 17, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Irrelevant & Max are right, Utah will never be as good as byu and the scoreboard proves it.

  • Irrelevant Provo, UT
    April 17, 2013 10:27 a.m.


    The Dnews doesn't really care about Utah you're right. U fans believe the premier program in the state, that may be true but the U can't compare in the fan base of the Y. BYU articles get more 'hits' than U articles (just look at the amount of comments that they get compared to the U's articles). The truth is the U recruits better because they have a bigger pool to draw from, but the Y does more with these 2 star recruits than the U, which results in close games between the two programs.

    the U takes the battle, while the Y takes the war... year after year.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Exhibit A on how much the Deseretnews cares about Utah football....the premier college football team in the state. "Jerel Oliver" as it is spelled in the article (before they undoubtedly see this comment and fix it) is actually Jarrell Oliver and was in the 2 deep last year during spring. Is is SO hard to look at a Utah roster when you publish an article about Utah and just check the spelling of a guys name?

    I'm sure they got BYU's 4th string punter's name correct though. I guess they play to their audience.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    re: GoRed 4/17 at 8:58a

    "I'll never understand a fan base who continually gets pounded by their rival, and yet continues to dish trash talk. Only in Utah."

    Lets call it the beehive version of the Stockholm syndrome.

    April 17, 2013 8:58 a.m.


    And one of those victories will be in Provo. At last check, we owned you 3 in a row, 4 of 5, 8 of 11, and 56-34-4 overall.

    I'll never understand a fan base who continually gets pounded by their rival, and yet continues to dish trash talk. Only in Utah.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 8:49 a.m.


    Utah has as good of a chance to win the South as anyone. That's the beauty of being in a BCS league. Just as last year the winner of the south had 2 division losses, there isn't much that separates USC from UCLA from ASU from Arizona from Utah.

    I would say only Colorado realistically does not have a shot at the Pac 12 Championship game from the South division.

    I think Wilson still has a steep learning curve to go through, but his physical traits are impressive and could lead us to some big wins.

    Go Utes!

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    April 17, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    With him back, the utes are going bowling for sure. 6-7 here we come.

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    April 17, 2013 5:23 a.m.

    It sounds like you know what you're talking about. Jay Hill is a great recuiter. I know he does a great job in Texas recruiting!

    April 16, 2013 9:58 p.m.

    That's great that the runningbacks actually have an offensive coach coaching their position now. Jay Hill is a great guy, good special teams coach, and decent corners coach, but he was a stop-gap solution as RBs coach last year. Hopefully, an increase in receptions and yards per carry will result.