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Ute football: Nine unresolved issues face the Utes going forward

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  • dumprake Washington, UT
    April 16, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    "face the utes going forward" is redundant.Why do writers continue to use this inane and redundant phrase "going forward"; nobody does anything "going backward", no football team has "issues" "going backward". This phrase should be removed from the english language forever.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 16, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    Utes need to find teams which are compatible to their talents.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 16, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    worf, it will be interesting to see BYU's season since they decided to go away from that very tactic this year for the first time in a long time.

  • tshakes SLC, UT
    April 17, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    I understand there has been some struggles in the kicking game with consistency during the spring.. From what I have heard is Jon Halliday, a sophomore transfer from Palomar College, a top Junior College in CA will join the team in the summer and should be our starting kicker for the 2013 season is from what i have heard from insiders. He was the top JC kicker this past season and from what i have heard, kicks with nice consistency, something we have been lacking for quiet some time now. I look forward to to seeing him out there on the field for the 2013 season and hopefully he can win some games for us this coming year.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 17, 2013 1:19 p.m.

    dumprake:

    "...nobody does anything 'going backward'...,"

    Y fans do. They always jump into their "wayback machine" and pedal all the way back to the 1980s. During one offseason, they even laid on their backs on the field at LES and dreamed of cougar years of yore. A couple of days ago, Y fans were bragging about having already played in the Fiesta Bowl.

    That was back in the early 1970s, back when the Fiesta Bowl was about as prestigious as the Poinsettia Bowl today.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 17, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    tshakes:

    Please let that be true.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 17, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    Going "forward"

    2008 #2/#4/#5 13-0
    2009 #18/#18/#24 10-3
    2010 unranked/#23/#26 10-3
    2011 unranked/#39 8-5
    2012 unranked/#61 5-7 no bowl

    Time for a little pedaling into your own way back machine, because the present is looking mighty grim - U just aren't good enough to compete in a big boy conference.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:05 p.m.

    Snack

    That was funny and too easy.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 19, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    Maybe "going forward" utah should focus on...oh....I don't know....maybe beating a pac12 team with a winning record? Or maybe having a winning record of their own? Or maybe, just maybe, going to a bowl game? "Going forward" they should try to do one of those things.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 19, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    Duckhunter:

    Utah HAD tried "going to a bowl game". In fact, we've been more successful in them than your WAC-ish and mid-majorey program. We have a .750 winning percentage...highest in the NCAA for programs having played in more than 10 bowls.

    Isn't your record one of the lowest?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 20, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    @naval

    No one cares what utah did, remember? Ancient history. Right now they are a losing team from a losing program that can't even make it to a "3rd tier" bowl. Just what they are.