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After Gary Andersen goes back to USU, Utah hires Sione Po’uha

After Gary Andersen goes back to USU, Utah hires Sione Po’uha

When Matt Wells bolted from Utah State to go to Texas Tech, it’s not big surprise that Gary Andersen found himself back in Logan as the headman at USU. Andersen was an associate head coach for the Utes this past season, and I think a very big key for Coach Whitt and the staff. Him going back to Logan makes a ton of sense, since it’s the program that he rebuilt almost 10 years ago, before going to Wisconsin and Oregon State. I love Coach A and wish him the best of luck up there, and I’ll be rooting for him like crazy. That left one opening on the Utah staff, and the Utes welcomed home...
Dec 8, 2018
Utes fall to BYU 74-59 in Beehive Classic

Utes fall to BYU 74-59 in Beehive Classic

It was a tale of two halves for the Utes, as they dropped the rivalry game to BYU for the second straight year by a score of 74-59. The Utes had a very good game plan, and executed it well in the first half. BYU is back to being a run and gun type team, that plays limited defense. The Utes were able to lock up the Cougars well in the opening half, holding them to just 37% shooting. The Utes were also able to be patient on offense and got plenty of open looks, and trailed by just four points going into the half. It was the Utes’ pace of play, but things swung in the second half, especially...
Dec 8, 2018
How to watch Utah take on BYU + Open Game Thread

How to watch Utah take on BYU + Open Game Thread

The Utah and BYU rivalry opens up another chapter this Saturday at noon in the Beehive Basketball Classic at Vivint Smart Home Arena in downtown Salt Lake. The is a bit unique for the rivalry game to be going down at a neutral site, especially outside of any kind of conference play. The young Utes are a week removed from a win against Tulsa, and have had a solid week of rest and practice to gear up for a tough remainder to their non-conference play. It will be interesting to see how well the youngsters battle in a rivalry game. There will be opportunities for the Utes to score, because...
Dec 7, 2018
Utah Punter Mitch Wishnowsky Named Walter Camp All-American

Utah Punter Mitch Wishnowsky Named Walter Camp All-American

He didn’t win the Ray Guy, which didn’t come as too big of a surprise to me, but he was named to the 2018 Walter Camp All-American team. Considering some of the issues that the punt team had this year (inconsistent snapping and blocking), it was a great season for Mitch as he became the first three-time All-American in Utah football history with his announcement as a second-team Walter Camp All-American at Thursday’s Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards. After a bit of a down 2017 where he was a bit beat up, Mitch had a nice 2018 where he ranked second in the Pac-12 and ninth in...
Dec 7, 2018
Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics Preview Tonight

Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics Preview Tonight

For your first opportunity to catch the 2019 Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team, make sure you are at the Huntsman Center tonight at 7:00 p.m. MT for the 16th-annual Red Rocks Preview. The meet will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks and ESPN 700 radio. Joining ESPN 700 play-by-play announcer Mike Lageschulte for her first season as color analyst is former Ute All-American Maddy Stover. The first half of the Red Rocks Preview will run one event at a time with seven to eight gymnasts competing on vault before moving to bars. The team will split into two groups for beam and floor, with four...
Dec 4, 2018
Seventeen Utes named to All-Pac-12 Football Teams

Seventeen Utes named to All-Pac-12 Football Teams

A record 17 total Utes (9 first team) have made the @pac12 All Conference Team #UBoyz @utahathletics https://t.co/S0dCZS85zr pic.twitter.com/qgt8CoZOKZ— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) December 4, 2018 After a great season by the Utah football, some post season honors are coming out now, and on Tuesday the Pac-12 named their all conference teams, and the Utes were all over the lists. The Utes had 17 total players on the various teams, and nine on the first team, most in the Pac-12. Here’s how it broke down: 1st team:Special teams:Mitch WishnowskyBritain CoveyMatt...
Dec 4, 2018
2019 Utah Football Schedule Announced

2019 Utah Football Schedule Announced

While the 2018 season is not quite over with the Holiday Bowl against the Northwestern Wildcats looming, let’s take a brief look at the 2019 season with the announcement today of the Utah Utes’ football schedule. The full schedule is in the table below: Utah has seven home games and five road games next year. They open the season at the BYU Cougars for the first time in the Pac-12 era, which is Utah’s lone away nonconference game in 2019. The Utes open Pac-12 play on the road at the USC Trojans on Friday Sept. 20, 2019. They close the year at home against the Colorado Buffaloes. Utah...
Dec 4, 2018
Grading out the Utes’ performance in the Pac-12 Championship

Grading out the Utes’ performance in the Pac-12 Championship

It was the biggest game of the decade, and maybe in program history, for the Utes as they came into Santa Clara hoping to get revenge against the Huskies on their way to the Rose Bowl. Unfortunately for the Utes, however, only two units played as if a birth in the Rose Bowl and a conference championship was on the line. It was a defensive battle that featured two of the nation’s top defenses and as a result, we failed to see a single offensive touchdown. Ultimately the Utes fell short of their goal of a Pac-12 Championship and will not be headed to the Rose Bowl. Here are my grades for...
Dec 3, 2018
Utes ranked No. 17 in final College Football Playoff Poll

Utes ranked No. 17 in final College Football Playoff Poll

After losing a disappointing Pac-12 Championship Game against Washington on Friday night, the Utes have been ranked No. 17 by the College Football Playoff committee, which is where they were a week ago. Three losses and No. 17 is probably pretty fair, but with some three loss teams ahead of the Utes, I think there are a few slots they could probably fit. Here’s the final #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for the 2018 regular season. pic.twitter.com/VgAFRaQP4K— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2018 The Pac-12 took a bit of a beating, at least one team did,...
Dec 2, 2018
Utah to Face Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl

Utah to Face Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl

The Utah Utes are headed to the Holiday Bowl to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Coming into today, the talk was the Sun Bowl was likely for Utah with the Holiday Bowl having interest in the Oregon Ducks, but it sounds like there was a lot of lobbying from Utah to get the Holiday Bowl. (Way to go Utah administration and fans for making this happen!) The Holiday Bowl in San Diego on New Year’s Eve is a great destination, and Northwestern is a great opponent. I really like this matchup. Northwestern won the Big 10 West but fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big 10 Championship. The...
Dec 2, 2018
Utah tops Tulsa 69-64

Utah tops Tulsa 69-64

It wasn’t the prettiest of performances, but the Utes got a win at the Huntsman Center on Saturday afternoon. The Utes topped Tulsa by a score of 69-64 after a pretty ugly first half, where the Utes shot just 35 percent in nine field goals and took at 23-17 lead into the half. Fortunately, for the Utes, things picked up for them in the second half, especially from beyond the arc. Sedrick Barefield was held scoreless in the first half, but he got things rolling in the second, and was one of the key contributors that helped put Tulsa away. He scored 15 points in the final 20 minutes,...
Dec 1, 2018
Game Balls for the Pac-12 Championship

Game Balls for the Pac-12 Championship

Offense - Jaylen Dixon My honest opinion? No one should get a game ball on the offensive side after a dreadful performance. But I guess when I really look at it, Dixon’s performance was a bright spot for an otherwise abysmal offense. Dixon is good, very good. And the freshman is just going to keep getting better. Dixon was the leading yard-getter for the offense with 68 receiving yards in 7 catches. It wasn’t a spectacular stat line but Dixon’s 68 yards was 44 more yards than the next leading receiver. The good news for Ute fans is that Utah will be returning Dixon along with Covey,...
Dec 1, 2018
How to watch Utah basketball take on Tulsa + Open Thread

How to watch Utah basketball take on Tulsa + Open Thread

If you’re like me you have a bit of an emotional hangover from last night, with that said there’s some basketball that will be played at the Huntsman Center today. The Utes are back after a less than stellar Wooden Legacy a week ago. After those three games, it will be interesting to see how Coach K makes adjustments with this team and what the squad may have learned. I still stick to the thought that this needs to be a small ball focused team, and rotate in the bigs, but we’ll see if that thought prevails with the coaching staff. If that does happen, the Utes can’t turnover the...
Nov 30, 2018
Utah Falls 10-3 in Pac-12 Championship Game

Utah Falls 10-3 in Pac-12 Championship Game

I am going to keep this one short... The Utah Utes fell 10-3 to the Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Utah defense made key stop after key stop, but the offense played their worst game in the Pac-12 era. Utah managed no points in the first half and only scored on a 53-yard Matt Gay field goal in the second half. The offense was without Tyler Huntley, Zack Moss, and Britain Covey who injured his knee on the second half kickoff. T.J. Green was also limited with an illness. Missing that much talent was killer for Utah against Washington’s elite defense. Jason Shelley...
Nov 30, 2018
Pac-12 Picks: Pac-12 Championship Game

Pac-12 Picks: Pac-12 Championship Game

We actually have two Pac-12 games this week. The Big Game between the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal will take place tomorrow after it was delayed due to the terrible wildfires in California. We will pick that one first before we dive in depth to the Pac-12 Championship Game between the No. 17 Utah Utes and No. 11 Washington Huskies. AJ - Cal Alex - Cal Shane - Stanford With that out of the way, let’s dive into what you all came here to read, the Pac-12 Championship Game predictions. The winner gets a trip to the Rose Bowl. If UW wins, it will be their first Rose Bowl...