The article talks about this season being a bad dream. Actually it is their
Uteanymous“Sounds like a lot of wishful thinking.”——-Correct, it is indeed some wishful thinking on my part.
I’m pretty sure that’s what fans do, wish the best for their
team. “Whatever happened to next man up? Utah fans have been
claiming for years that P5 programs are so loaded with talent that there's
no drop off when a backup is called on to replace a starter.”——I’d say my comment pretty clearly indicates that
Utah is NOT loaded this year. I wish they were but reality is that Utah is
rebuilding and can’t afford the injuries they’ve had to deal with
this year. “Besides, don't other teams also have to deal
with injuries and other issues?”——Of course they
do, but then I don’t remember talking about “other teams”.
I’m pretty sure I was commenting specifically about Utah so if you’d
like to break down what UCLA or any other team is doing or needs to do to be
successful then please feel free to do so.Thanks for your
antagonistic comments and questions, please let me know if I can help further
clarify the obvious for you.
@motorbikeIf Tillman, Johnson and Seeley can all get (and stay)
healthy then Utah could get on a roll as conference play winds down and the
conference tournament begins. ---------------Please...if
you're pinning the hopes of your season on role players like those guys it
means you're not going anywhere. That's pretty sad.You
guys aren't hurting in the frontcourt, it's the backcourt that
you're getting schooled in game after game. Bringing in more mediocre big
man talent won't solve your issues, you need guards who can score
consistently, especially from deep. Barefield is more up and down
than an elevator, Bealer does mostly nothing while on the court despite some
nice athleticism and Bibbins is just too small (a more modern version of Glen
Deans). Your team is just not very talented or athletic in the
backcourt and that's why you're going to continue to struggle even
when you get back your role playing bigs. You need a talent upgrade.
motorbike"If Tillman, Johnson and Seeley can all get (and stay)
healthy..."Sounds like a lot of wishful thinking.Whatever happened to next man up?Utah fans have been claiming for
years that P5 programs are so loaded with talent that there's no drop off
when a backup is called on to replace a starter.Besides, don't
other teams also have to deal with injuries and other issues?UCLA
was missing three players who have been suspended or left the team:Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, and Jalen Hill
A lot of Ute fans are down on the team right now but to those individuals
I'd say keep your chins up. Why? While we all know this isn't the
greatest Ute team ever, I do see the following positives...1) The
UCLA loss was ugly but Utah was without Jace Johnson and Donnie Tillman, two of
the teams best defenders and rebounders.2) Chris Seeley finally got
back on the court and looked pretty good, better than he looked in the early
games he played in this year. If he's finally healthy and gets more game
minutes he may end up helping the Utes both size-wise and athletically.Bottom line is Utah has had a rough year with injuries and therefore
continuity. If Tillman, Johnson and Seeley can all get (and stay) healthy then
Utah could get on a roll as conference play winds down and the conference
tournament begins. While Utah still won't be world beaters the good news is
there's really no team they couldn't beat in the conference tournament
outside of Arizona. But it's not all about this year, my optimism is that
there's some good talent on this team that will be adding a great
recruiting class next year.
ConradGurch"The Ute will not be attending the NCAA tourney this
year as it is not safe!"--------------Not only is the
"safe" thing extremely played out, but you're really stretching
when trying to apply it to the tourney. By all means keep bringing it to us Utah
fans, I'm simply issuing you a challenge to come up with better material.
I’m pretty sure the Chris Hill rant was the result of him being told that
Bill Walton would be on the UCLA-Utah broadcast.
Jumbojimbo"Big BYU fan here, but BYU needs Utah to keep
winning."Prospects are not good, especially if Tillman
doesn't return at 100%.Best guess, looking at the likely
wins/losses for the remainder of Utah's season:16-13 overall;
8-10 PAC 12; first round loss in the PAC 12 tournament.No NCAA bid,
but an outside chance of a first round road game in the NIT.
utahute69,I love Bill Walton. He gets off topic real easy but it never
gets old to hear him talk about how BYU crushed the utes. He talked about this
the last three games he has done and will most likely mention it a few more time
if he does anymore ute games.And don't worry about the bad language.
if the AD can use vulgar language you can too.Spokane, I doubt the
NIT will take the utes this year.I personally think the Utes have
great talent and can shoot lights out sometimes but they cannot defend and make
stupid mistakes and when things start to go bad they crumble. But on the bright
side 4 of those starters will be gone next year.
Big BYU fan here, but BYU needs Utah to keep winning. Best win BYU has right
now. The committee will be looking at good wins vs bad losses. We have two that
are just terrible. I'm rooting for ya Utah, not that I like to, but I need
Not a lot of talent on the Ute team this year and can't rebound worth a
The Utes desperately need an upset win over USC on Sunday and a sweep of the
Washington schools at home next week, or their season could be toast.A five-game losing streak entering the WSU game is a real possibility.
Love Bill Walton! The Ute will not be attending the NCAA tourney this year as
it is not safe!
The Utes are in free fall, looking lost and leaderless, and any hopes of an NCAA
berth are fading fast.A loss to USC will pretty much seal the deal.
good luck Utes, bounce back.
Watching the Utah game tonight was a bad dream especially at the end of the
game. Having to suffer through Bill Walton through the entire game was a bad
dream from the moment he first said a word and lasted painfully throughout the
game. He makes me rant and use vulgar words.
NIT here we come, maybe