Great to hear Langi is doing well but I can't help but hope the other guys step
up enough to enable the Utes to comfortably redshirt him. I doubt it happens
that way, but I'm still hoping.Very happy to hear McGill's name
Wow, is Utah that thin in talent?
Exactly what I thought would happen. I expect to see Langi keep that spot and
possibly widen the gap between himself and #2.
Langi looks very, very promising. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Palamo
getting the ball either. He looks like he could be an absolute beast at
fullback. Just imagine short yardage plays with him running the ball.....
Goosebumps.Any way you look at it, there is a lot of talent at RB.
A true freshman. When BYU had that situation they were "talent thin."
But we'll see if that holds true for the Utes. Playing in the PAC 12 ought to
be a bit harder than playing at Bingham High. Good luck.
No matter who starts, I take comfort in knowing that Langi, White, and Palamo
> DiLuigi, Kariya, and Quezada.Doubters can think what they want,
but this years running back situation is definitely not "talent thin."
But can Langhi run patterns and catch the ball or feel comfortable pass
blocking...the other skill's that he's going to have to have in order to fully
fit into Chow's offense. Jordon Wynn's success will just as likely be in
Langhis' and the other RB's hands as it is in thier feet. I have no doubt that
he can run....the whole Langhi picture is still to be completed before it can be
miami nike football camp 2010"Harvey Langi earned the MVP award for
the camp not because he traveled the farthest, but because the big back out of
Utah brought the total package. The 6-1.5, 228 pounder showed a versatile blend
of quickness, mobility, balance and body control. Langi flourished in the
blocking drills and competitions against the linebackers. It was his receiving
ability however that separated him from the rest. He was able to create
separation from defenders and finish the play with a nice set of hands. Langi
carries all the attributes to be a major force on the next level, whether as a
pure power back or a receiving/running H-back/fullback depending upon the
offensive system. Listed Miami, Florida, USC, UCLA (offer), LSU and Alabama as
his favorites and also has offers from BYU, Utah, Stanford, Colorado and Wyoming
after rushing for 1,517 yards and 25 TDs last fall."
I think Langi will be a good rb. I also think this year will be a little bit
tough. But eventually he will be a good one.
Love the quote "forreal" - very cool. Also agree with
Duckhunter...2011/12 will be tough.I am very excited for this season
- whatever the outcome (although I prefer many, many wins) this will be a fun
year. I hope Jordan can stay healthy...it sure sounds like his coaches think he
is a player. Really excited for summer to end and football season
to start (it's just too hot right now and it should be a fun season) - GO UTES!
I like the Langi Palamo combo. A bit to learn, but both are very hard workers
and will improve throughout the season...and both are dangerous on the swing
pass as well as up the middle. That's a lot to handle for USCs soft linebackers.
Can't wait to see that matchup. Chow loves to own the middle, create a vortex,
then swing it out. Plenty of speed on the edges too...like it. Will love it when
it's fully baked.
Running back is the easiest position on offense for a player to step in without
experience. Harvey Unga did it at BYU.
To bad they Don't have him as the starter in NCAA 12 I think they should have
took the time to find out who was going to start!
Langi is legit, the other two guys are solid, but barely D1 players. Wanting
them to get loads of carries is similar to the backup qb always being the most
its going to be a looooong season for Utah. Utah's running backs are gonna get
eaten alive by BYU's defense. 5-7 for Utah this season and a score
of Utah loosing to BYU 28-13
Re: afro 14Not if they don't have an offensive line to block for
Portland,***Utah's running backs are gonna get eaten alive by BYU's
defense.***It's more like BYU's defense is going to get ran over by
the high-speed freight train's in Langi and Palamo. Both are huge running backs
and are hard to take down. They have great speed and can move very well. Unless
your team is Oregon, it is hard to find a better pair of running backs. It is true that Langi, White, Palamo are barely D1 players and yet they
will probably beat out a senior who would be starting at any other school in the
state, Vakapuna. Langi is a highly recruited true freshman. White is a top JC
transfer. Palamo was a professional rugby player. This is hardly news though.
Re: afro 14btw, I believe that Di Luigi and Quezada had more yards
and a higher ypc average than your mighty all-conference backs last year in Matt
Asiata and Eddie Wide. That was also with you having cupcake schedule and BYU
actually having a tough schedule! How is that even possible? You think that a JC
transfer, a freshman, and a rugby player are somehow going to be better? Nice
try.Also, Bryan Kariya has started and won against the #3 team in
the country in Oklahoma. How many D-1 teams have Langi, Palamo, and White
started against, oh yeah, zero.Oh yeah, and classless Ute fan"Unless your Oregon there aren't a better pair of backs in the
COUNTRY?"You're joking, right? That was easily one of the
biggest Ute homer comments I've ever heard in my life. First of all,
no they don't have outstanding speed. They might have decent size and some speed
for their size, but they are hardly close to having top end speed.At
Oregon, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner are easily the best running back pair
in the country. Teams like Wisconsin, Oklahoma, even Stanford have better
backfields than Utah.
@Portland,BYU cannot stop the run against decent teams. Plus, Wynn
and our deep, gifted receiving corps will eat alive that weak new secondary at
BYU. You should speak softly.....BYU hasn't thumped Utah in years. But, Utah has
pounded you guys badly is this century a few times.
@classlessYou say, "Both are huge running backs..."The University has Langi listed at 6-1, 225 lb. Sorry dude. That is
not a huge running back. He doesn't match up against any of BYU's front 7
defensively. Even BYU's place kicker (Sorensen 6-1, 232) is a bigger dude.
I think you can make the argument White is in the same conversation with James
and Barner from Oregon as far as SPEED is concerned (the conversation ends
there, however). Between Langi and Palamo, they have the beef and speed to be
very effective running up the middle. White/Lucky Radley will add top end speed
to get to the edge and stretch a defense. Not having an experienced back
is something to be nervous about, but this position will not be an area of
concern as the season gets going. I believe utah will be more than ok at RB.
ExecutorIoh,Go look at the depth chart for any team in the nation,
and see if any of them have the size and speed that Palamo has. Even Langi is a
bit taller than your proto typical running back. I think Langi needs to add 10
lbs of muscle, and keep his speed. Redshirting him might be a good idea if
Palamo, and White can carry the load. I am glad that your kicker is
huge, is that going to help him kick balls through the upright? I highly doubt
it. It might help him hit the player that is running the ball back for a TD
after it is BLOCKED! That is about it though.
@hymn to the silent: Really? USC's soft linebackers? Chris Galippo, and Devon
Kennard are not even close to soft. Galippo will be the hardest hitting
linebacker you will see(besides Burfict). You guys probably won't even see him
because you won't even get past SC's D-Line. Langi and Palamo are versatile but
not enough to scare me against SC.
@Papa Smurf Ute: Just thought of some guys in my head and came up with 5 other
running backs with Palamos size and speed. Lattimore from South Carolina, Knile
Davis from Arkansas, Marcus Coker from Iowa, Cody Johnson UT, and Lacey from
@smurf"Go look at the depth chart for any team in the nation,
and see if any of them have the size and speed that Palamo has"That litterally means nothing. There are alot of guys that are physical freaks
that never pan out on the football field. I won't claim to know if palamo will
turn into a good rb or not, no one knows, but considering he has barely played
any football at all in his life, did not perform well in the spring game, and is
behind Langi on the depth chart, I would say the ute coaches are probably not
sharing your over zealousness about this guy.No doubt he is a
physical specimen and a great athlete, but those attributes have been shared by
alot of guys that never turned into great football players. A guy like that is
worth giving a chance on the offhand chance he pans out, but claiming he will be
some sort of stud before he has ever done anything and rating him as part of one
of the "top backfields in the country" is laughable. Langi
will be the stud of that bunch, he is the real deal.
I love the talk about how fast people are until the numbers come out. Scouting
and NFL Combine sites list Harvey Langi's speed at 4.7, 40 yd. That is
offensive lineman speed. Shave a couple tenths off and he compares to other
I have to say that I find the rantings of fans of a mid-major independent (which
has to go by it's initials because it's alumni can't spell out the whole
name)highly amusing, but highly inaccurate. Lot's of luck beating football
powerhouses like San Jose State and Idaho State (do they even have a football
team?) in the coming year. Who knows, you might just qualify for the Tidy Bowl
if your team can pull off those victories.
Congrats to Langi. I can't wait to watch him this year. I hope the Utes
perform well and prove to the Pac12 that they belong. Still wish Langi was a
cougar but I wish him well at the U.
Isn't anyone seeing the main story developing? The Utah secondary is going to be
much better than anyone expects. These guys might not have all the tangibles
(mostly experience), but they obviously have that intangible "Feel"
for the position and "just keep making plays". Remember Eric Weddle?
Highest paid safety in the NFL who also lacked the tangibles when he became a
starter. Utah D should be great. There are three important questions
left to answer during the pre-season 1) Will Jordan emerge as the offensive
leader that we need; 2) Will out kick game be sufficient to pull us through the
close games; and 3) Will we have enough depth at all positions.Expecting a great season and conference championship game coming up. Lets stay
What Harvey runs a 4.7? Bingham had him running a 4.4.