This is great news for Harvey and for the Utes. White is a really nice RB,
Langi's just a freshman, but really came on late in camp.Can't wait
to see #21 run hard in LA!
Hope he does well. Watched him play all three years at Bingham and would rate
him in the top three of athletes I have seen there in the last 20 years.#1 - #2 Pendleton #21 or Anderson #9#3 LangiThey have
had their share of Line Players and Linebackers Types but those three really
stood out with their athletic ability.
Wouldn't it be great if Langi could run all over the other PAC12 team that
wanted him? I hope he does very well against the Trojans. Here is to the start
of a great Ute running back's career.
I dont know if they planned on this. If they did, I wonder why Langi didnt get
any carries last week against MS. I think this kids is a beast and he will do
great things for this team, but your first ever game is at USU, that is baptism
I dont think this was necessarily planned. I think Langi is going to get some
reps because Vakapuna is down with an injury. Langi will be a great change of
pace RB to John White IV. Hopefully he can secure that #2 RB spot and be a
contributor all year long!
I can harldy wait .... GO HARVEY!!!The article says it wasn't
planned Vakapuna has a high ankle sprain. Harvey is just next in line.
I don't know when Vakapuna got injured, but he looked slow against Montana St,
he never once got around the corner and he tried to bounce everything to the
outside instead of just running down field, 10 carries for 16 yards was not
good. I'm not surprised that coach Whit is making a change here. I hope Langi
does well especially considering that he almost went to USC.I'd like
to see Palomo gets some carries too, USC linebackers are really fast, but they
are also small and I think the 240 LB Palomo could really punish them; it would
be fun to see the rugby star run the wildcat.
This is good for our running game now and in the future.
There is a reason Langi diddn't get any carries last week. First, White was
successful and second, Langi was the 3rd string RB. I did love what he did in
high school. He was a man among boys, which was why I was a little surprised he
did not come out of camp in the top 2. If Utah can have the same success running
the ball against USC, I will be convinced they have a legitimate D1 running
game. USC is not nearly as good as they have been in the past 5 years. The Utes
could win with a very good offensive effort.
Re: BallJunkie - I think you are off a bit on the Anderson kid. Decent player
but never really reached potential because of attitude. How about Holt,
Sorenson, Pritchard, Pikula, and others? They are all better than Anderson
alhtough he was pretty good.
USC's D will us this as a statement game since all the down press on their
TJ, you have the Utes losing 34 to 6. So it appears, a very good offensive
effort would be 6 x what you are expecting.
Thanks Watchfuleye. In talking about pure athletic ability, I do not think I am
off. Listened to a couple of coaches from BHS tell me how Anderson would beat
Langi in a head on head 40 YD by 2-3 yards time and time again. I think the kid
had more speed, leaping ability, and ability to start and stop fast than I have
ever seen in this state. Do not know about the attitude but seemed to be a
competitor and I guy I would want on my side. Did not loose much when on the
football or baseball field but they sure did not do good without him. I think to
count the kid out as not reaching potential is a bit early. I heard he signed to
play Baseball at Utah after his Soph year at at JC. They want him for a Center
Fielder and Lead Off hiiter. I'd say that's pretty good at a PAC 12 Baseball
School. I'll keep my eyes and ears open.Best of luck to Harvey he is
a good one.
Wake me up when the rugby player goes in.