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Utah Utes football notebook: D-line is as deep, talented as ever

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  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    One thing you can always cound on at the U is great defensive linemen. It will be fun seeing them play this year. Should be a real battle between them and BYU's OL on the 17th.

  • TheFitz Murray, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Agree TJ - BYU usual has some serious beef on the OL and Utah's DL is almost always solid. I'm excited to see if Utah can get some pressure on Heaps and rush him into making some poor decisions. If Heaps sits back there with time in the pocket it could get ugly in a hurry.

  • forreal people SLC, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Heaps will in trouble on Sept 17 if indeed the Utah D-line is better than the were last year.

    In the last game of the reg season in 2010, heaps was not pressured. Utah had trouble getting past that byu o-line. Even without the pressure, Heaps had almost identical stats as Jordan Wynn, who only played 3 quarters -hurt. That was only two games ago.

    Unless heaps is a lot better than he was against utah last year- byu will loose. That is of course, as long as the Utah offense can score about 17 points again.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    When Utah uses that formation bringing the outside LB's up to the line is when I think they'll have some success getting to Heaps and other opposing QB's. That should put some real stress on even the best OL's.

    Good news about the new O-lineman.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    6 days and life begins again.

  • UBOUND SAN BERNARDINO, CA
    Aug. 26, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    The game on the 17th will be incredible. You can cut the anticipation and the exitement with a knife. Can't wait!

  • JCH San Diego, CA
    Aug. 26, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    But it was the O-line that was miserable last year, especially in the second half of the season. That performance against Notre Dame was atrocious.

    I was at the SDSU game down here in San Diego. A runt little team like that Aztecs murdered the Utes' line and if it weren't for a few miracles and Wynn's last good throwing game, the Utes would've lost that one, too.

  • govt rocks Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    JCH, but those things did happen. So your point is completely moot. Woulda shoulda coulda is the mantra of losers.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 26, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Can't wait, can't wait.