Mentioned that 4 were competing for RB, but left out mentioning the 4th, a local
UT kid from Layton that is raising eyebrows, including that of Coach Whit. Karl
was part of the Layton team that played Alta in the state championship game just
a few years ago. Soph Karl Williams, spent a year at SUU but transferred
because he wanted to be a Ute!!! He's also competing at FB, which wasn't
mentioned either. Either way, I see Karl getting carries and who knows, maybe
even on special teams where he can hit some people. He played excellent defense
in high school too!
With two deep at RB, any chance the Utes will redshirt Langi?
Thanks for the info True Blue Layton Fan (aka Karl's dad).
Layton Fan,you are correct, I have read a lot about him coming in
and opening eyes.Txcoug:I would think it is all but a
forgone conclusion that Langi will redshirt. Nothing has been announced but I
doubt they will burn a year of eligibility stuck in the 3rd or 4th spot.
Actually the 4th RB the article was referring to I'm quite certain is Thretton
Palamo. But yes, Karl Williams is one of the surprises from fall camp.
I can;t see Utah as a supposed Pac-12 team, starting against Montana State. It
like playing down at the YMCA------with the girls swimming team. Montana State
is good in their own right, but against Utah they are ina mixmatch, I hope
all the voters see what Utah is up too. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth, as
a former Ute fan.
Duck,name one team in the country that doesn't have at least one
game like this on their schedule.
duckhouse:It's more an exception to the rule these days for teams
NOT to have an FCS opponent.Notable western examples:BYU vs
Idaho State (1-11 last year)Utah State vs Weber StateTCU vs Portland
StateAir Force vs South Dakota AND Tennessee StateArizona St. vs UC
DavisOregon St. vs Sacramento StateArizona vs Northern ArizonaWashington vs Eastern WashingtonOregon vs Missouri StateWashington
State vs Idaho StateCal vs PresbyterianNotable western teams
WITHOUT an FCS opponent:Stanford and UCLA (both play San Jose
State---arguably not much better, if at all, than Montana State).USCBoise State Montana State, 9-3 last season, is not a bad team. An
FCS team yes, and one the Utes should beat handily. If they do not, the voters
will be all over it. Last year Virginia Tech lost to James Madison and they paid
for it for for weeks despite impressive wins throughout the ACC.So
if Utah leaves a bad taste in your mouth, the other teams mentioned should
likely do the same.Do yourself a favor: enjoy the football.
Duckhouse -"...starting against Montana State...it leaves a bad
taste in my mouth, as a former Ute fan."Please...don't pretend
to be "a former Ute fan" and complain about the greatest schedule in
the schools entire history by pointing out the one lower division game. You're going to have to do better than that, we can all see right
People that complain about cupcakes on a schedule including a full slate of
PAC-10 games obviously does not understand the nature of college football.
Playing 12 top-level opponents would certainly make the team tough until it
collapses. At the end of the season a 12-0 record gets a lot of attention and
leads to a pretty decent bowl invite. An overly ambitious schedule leads to a 6
and 6 season and a bowl game prior to Christmas. I fully expect Utah
to have a decent season and fight it out with ASU for the Southern Division
championship - IF Jordan Wynn stays healthy.
@ AltaHawkFan. Sorry, I'm not Karl's dad. Hope to not disappoint you. :-)
Kickoff is almost here!!!!