Commentary: Brian Blechen is expected to lead Utah's linebackers — if he gets on the field

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  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    I hope Blechen can play this year - I know that a medical redshirt is a real possibility for him this year, but the Utes could really use him on the field.

    If he does play, I wish him all the best and hope that he has a great year. It would be awesome to see a former QB lead the PAC12 in tackles.

    Go Utes!

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Aug. 29, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    USU 24
    Utah 17

    The Utes are going down to the lowly Aggies for a 2nd straight year.

    Utah's 4-8 season and no bowl game will once again give the kids on the hill plenty of time to spend with family and friends during the holidays.

    Go Aggies!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Utah 30
    usu 17

    Mark it Down

    Utah 8-4 season and in contention for Rose Bowl within last 1-2 games of season.

    Go Utes!

  • u25 West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    Whats up with all the walk on insinuations. All of Utahs LB's were high 3 stars, and 1 was even a 4 star. Now they need to pick it up and bring this position up to acceptible standards.

  • 86&90UTE Holladay, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    If Blechen plays, Utah will most likely get a couple of personal fouls a game just based on how Blechen targets other players helmets, especially with the new officiating focus this year. Him taking a year off for a redshirt year may be the best medicine for him and the team!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    I've enjoyed watching Blechen play. The kid plays as hard as he hits. He would have been a stud at QB. I'm hoping to see him on the field and healthy. The utes don't need any more excuses when they lose against the Aggies and the Cougars!

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    If he gets on the field is correct. It is unlikely he will play a few downs in a handful of games. There are more important things than football. He has a lifetime ahead of him and good knees will come in handy.