"Poutasi led the Utes in knockdowns last season as a TRUE freshman."Wow!
This year will be interesting. Other than Colorado I could see any team winning
the South Division. I think Utah, USC, UCLA, Arizona, and ASU each
have the talent needed to win. It will come down to things like injuries and
coaching in my opinion. I like our chances as well as anyones. Go
"Poutasi led the UTES in knockdowns last season as a true freshman."Meh...
I'd have to say UCLA has the clear advantage in the South this year. Lots
of key returning starters, including a great QB. Everyone else has way too many
question marks, although ASU and Utah each have QBs returning that started as
frosh last year. USC has talent close to UCLA at the top of the depth chart, but
very little depth and no returning QB (Wittek was awful in the games he played,
I don't expect him to start).
The Utes had a below average year, last season and then they lost Star and
another Kruger, as wells as some offensive talent. The co-offensive coordinator
is like having two quarterbacks, it doesn't work. In terms of recruiting
and coaching, I don't think the Utes are keeping up well with the
California or Arizona teams in the division. It looks like this next season
will finish much like last season did. BYU has improved drastically over the
mess that was last year, plus with Utah's addition of Oregon and Stanford
to the schedule. I see Utah finishing 4-8. With wins over Weber State, Utah
State (because game is in SLC and with new HC at USU), Washington State, and
Colorado (again because this game is in SLC).
Odd headline for the story -(Poutasi considered an All-American candidate), when
the story points out that's how he's "being billed in preseason
press releases by the university’s sports information department". Is
that all it takes for a player to be considered an all-American? Just have your
school's P.R. team tell everyone that you are an all-American, and that
makes it true?The next thing you know, they will designate
themselves PAC12 champs and national champions.Wait a minute, come to
think of it, Chris B already did that the last two years.
ExecutorIoh:"BYU has improved drastically over the mess that was
last year, plus with Utah's addition of Oregon and Stanford to the
schedule."In what way had the Indy-WACers "improved
drastically"? Not via returning a starting QB. Not via offloading Ziggy
Ansah. Not by reloading with an agglomeration of unheralded 2-star level
talent. Whether Utah plays Oregon and Stanford or not makes no difference to
the losers of 3 in a row, and 8 of the last 11. Your post smacks of frantic and
emotional bitterness.Actually, they BOTH do.Poor
@ NavalVetCan you please define the term "agglomeration"? It
is a term I'm not familiar with. I can't seem to find it in any
dictionary. Perhaps it is only taught at the U? Better yet, it was probably put
out by "the university’s sports information department". Since
they are so good at just making up what they want to be true, maybe they made up
the word and it's definition.Which is worse, frantic and
bitter, or fantasy and delusion? I don't know - tough call.
Mr. Poutasi was "honorable mention" all PAC-12 last year. Let's
see.... Oregon, USC, Stanford, Washington, UCLA, .... are in the PAC-12. How
does that compare with "All Independent" - Last year ND, Army, and Navy.
With Navy and ND joining conference affiliations in the next 1-2 years and with
Idaho and New Mexico State joining a conference in 2 years that leave BYU and
Army. I like BYU's chances of having, what?, 22 first or second team
"All Independent" selections!
I'm curious about several of the posters on this article Do you have
nothing better to do than wait for an article about Utah football and then make
some obscure comparison to the Y or rack your brain for some negative comment
about the U.This is an article about a great young man that became a
starter as a true freshman, received all conference recognition, and looks to do
even better this year. There is nothing about the team from Provo, no
predictions about the season record, nor a focus on which team will win the
rivalry game. Your same old comments repeated over and over again make no
sense.I think Utah has found a great lineman that will have another strong
year this year. He has already accomplished a lot for an 18 year old and will
accomplish even more.
Nice job Cedrick!! Great get from Vegas!! It was a happy day for me when you
signed your LOI.For all you trollers - must be sad to be so obsessed
with big brother!!Go Utes!!
Uh....utah's sports information department wanting to start a hype machine
for a player certainly does not make him "considered an all-america
candidate" unless it is just utah's sports info dept. that considers
him one. No one else does.But that is actually how the game is
played, the school decides who they want to try to hype and they start doing it
but some honesty in the article would be nice. What the headline should say is
"utah football, poutasi to be hyped as all america condidate by
university". He may be a potentially great player but claiming a
guy that was an honorable mention conference player is "considered an
all-american candidate" is more than a stretch and deserves to be mocked.
IRS Agent:Don't look it up in your "Dick & Jane"
dictionary. It's a real word. I tried to provide you with the definition,
but for some reason, the moderators didn't approve it.Try
dictionary dot com.
"The next thing you know, they will designate themselves . . . national
champions."IRS:Nah, you're thinking of how
Roscoe and some of his players do things before the season.
"He may be a potentially great player but claiming a guy that was an
honorable mention conference player is "considered an all-american
candidate" is more than a stretch and deserves to be mocked."I agree. As does a claim that someone named to one source's honorable
mention freshman all-american team makes them an all-american and likely a
future professional player.As far as Poutasi goes, I'll give
him the same credit I gave Wilson for last season: he played well...for a
freshman. But there is no "for a sophomore, junior, etc" suffix that he
will get to carry anymore; he'll either play well, or he won't, which
would be disappointing after the potential he showed. If he continues
progressing and becomes as productive and humble of a player as Tony Bergstrom
or Jordan Gross were, then he'll have a very bright future and deserve
every label the media gives him.
“So to me, I’ve just got to stay more humble and believe in my faith
in God.”Kudos for keeping things in perspective. Great Faith
and Great Football can co-exist in the same player, in contrast to one infamous
Ute commenter who likes to negatively refer to such players as "sunday
school boys".Best wishes for a great season (except against the
IRS Agent- That's quite funny. "Can you please define the term
"agglomeration"? It is a term I'm not familiar with. I can't
seem to find it in any dictionary. Perhaps it is only taught at the U?" Google had no problem pulling up dictionary entries for agglomeration.
Maybe BYU has google blocked to protect you from the world? Nah. I'm
pretty sure they have googel in Provo. Maybe you were absent that day?
@magna ute "fan"What's "googel"? Do you mean
"google"? Maybe you were absent that day?
Duckhunter:"What's 'googel'"It's called a "typo". He used the word "google" 3 times
in that post, and only misspelled it once. It's pretty obvious he knew
what he was talking about. You were just acting out in your signature
desperation mode.I'm curious as to why you'd call out
Magna Ute Fan for a clear typo, but fail to do so likewise for IRS Agent, who
was clearly in the wrong. No wait...on second thought, I'm not that
curious at all. I already know the answer. "Hypocrisy" is another one
of your signature approaches.P.S.: Did you know that if you typed
"googel" instead of "google" in your URL browser, it'll
still take you straight to the "Google" homepage? No? Didn't do
your research before frantically and emotionally attacking Magna Ute Fan? I
thought not. Don't worry though. "Reseach" isn't the
characteristic modus operandi of your standard Indy-WACey fan, so I'd
presume that your cougar club membership is still safe.
Look at Ducky, the new typo police.Too bad poor vocabulary skills
has exposed so many y "fans" lack of education. According to Webster:
"Agglomeration: 1. the action or process of collecting in a mass, 2. a heap
or cluster of usually disparate elements." Naval Vet used the
second definition to accurately describe the 2-star recruits down south.
@IRS Agent M-W Dictionary defines agglomeration as "a heap or cluster
of usually disparate elements." I'm sure you will be familiar with the
word in the future. Is the apology to Naval Vet forthcoming? BTW, that is a
real word, not one "made up" by the Utah Sports Information Department.
JohnInSLC:It's interesting that the moderators approved your
post. I provided the definition from dictionary dot com 2 days ago, but
received an email notifying me that my comment wouldn't be approved.
Naval Vet:Maybe the mods only know about Webster, which IS more than
Ducky or IRA.