Defensive linemen are a different breed. From the days of Pancho Negrete,
Eugene "Geno" LaRoque and Mike "the Snake" Kinsella in the
1970s, Utah has had a long list of quirky personalities who clog the middle and
ensure that quarterbacks' sleep is low quality.This year, Sese
Ianu is known as "the hulk" and last year benched 475 lbs... six times.
If he gets his technique down, he has a very good chance of playing on
Sundays.Wallace Gonzales played several years of minor league
baseball, but definitely looks like a defensive end. Gonzales belted homer
after homer after homer in an impromptu homerun derby after football practice
last week, causing Whittingham to blow the whistle to end the
"competition", exclaiming "somebody drug test that guy!"
pointing to Gonzales, in jest.Dimick is a nice blend of size, power
& technique, much like Christian Cox of the 2008 team. Stevie T. is just
plain scary.Move Pita Taumoepenu up as a speed rusher on obvious
passing downs, and this group could be very, very good.
That's a great picture of Nate Orchard posterizing Taysom Hill. Hill was
hit hard by Utah's defense so many times in that game, that I wouldn't
be surprised if he's still feeling the effects. Utah's
D-line should be strong like always.
Condescending Wonka, in that BYU loss Taysom had 100 yds rushing on 20 carries.
Not much containment to speak of by the Ute D-line. Hill's very durable
with a lot of weight room conditioning. Don't cry for him.Good
luck Ute D-line. That's a tough schedule.
Our d-line has never been the problem.From what I'm hearing,
coaches are VERY excited about the offense. Coach Christensen has NASCAR up and
running like we've been waiting on for years. The guy has PROVEN he can
put up 40 points a game, against big boy conferences none the less.7-5 this year - and Coach Christsen will be the reason why.Go
D line never seems to be the issue for the U. Looks to be a strong point
We will dominate the pac again this year because nobody can stay with us not
even close.Go Utes
I think Dimick will end up being the best d-lineman of this group.
Orchard is a beast and a great kid to boot. His stock will blow up this
This year, you’ll likely need a program to figure out who is playing on
the Ute D-line. Aside from Nate Orchard, who was known as Nate Fakahafua his
first two years at Utah, the rest of the Utes’ defensive line features
guys you’ve probably never heard of--------------------Nobody has really heard of Nate Orchard either because he hasn't
done much in 3 yrs. 6 sacks in 3 yrs and around 100 tackles despite starting or
playing extensively most of that time. We've heard ute fans over-hype him
for years.No worries. The utes will dominate the Pac12, win the CCG
and get to the Rose Bowl for the 4th year in a row! Pac12 stickers for everyone!
Go Pac12! Win Pac12! Hooray for the Pac12!
Chris B"7-5 this year - and Coach Christsen will be the reason
why."Uhh, Chris, please tell us which 7 games the utes will
win.Also, is UCLA one of them? If they are, you may
want to change that to at least 6-6. LOL
BlueNtheFace:"in that BYU loss" - you can stop right there.
Nothing you say after those words matter.BigCougar:Orchard - honorable mention all-PAC team as a sophomore along with three
fumble recoveries (9th in nation), five career forced fumbles so far, National
defensive player of the week against #5 Stanford (2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and
5 tackles) as a Junior along with three forced fumbles (4th in PAC), 98 tackles
in sophomore and junior years (Ansah only had 72 in three years at byU along
with only 1 forced fumble). All that playing in the Conference of Champions. It
appears that you left out quite a few things when describing Nate.Hey, but thanks for showing your love and support for Nate. We always like to
see you post on Utah articles to prove the fact that you can't live without
Utah!Go Nate! This is your breakout year!Go Utes!!
Utes will go 4-11, and that's stretching it.Continued pounding
from the big boys will hurt recruiting, and the program.Should have
stayed in the MWC.
@ worfYou think Utah should have turned it's back on over $20
million dollars per year to stay in a conference that paid about $2
Two For FlinchingSalt Lake City, UT"You think Utah should
have turned it's back on over $20 million dollars per year to stay in a
conference that paid about $2 million/year?"You are assuming
that they will spend that money wisely. Five will get you ten that the
Utes' Athletic Program will still not be running in the black. I hope the
Utah legislature does [and thus the taxpayers do] not bailout the irresponsible
management of funds.Smart money would bet that Chris Hill and others
have already spent those funds two or three times. Sad, but that is what tends
to happen within unaccountable bureaucracies.
Worf: "continued pounding by the big boys will hurt
Utah..."Your cougars should do well as they do not very many big
boys to pound an them this year.Happy home coming.
@vegas uteAnsah played part of one year, that's it. He may have
been on the team but he didn't play so your "truth" is really a
falsehood, but I expect nothing less from you.orchard has actually
played in just about every single game in his career. I liked the way you added
2 years worth of tackles together to make it seem better than it really is
though, the was a nice touch but still a failure on your part. So
let's see, Ansah had 72 tackles playing 3/4 of one season, orchard has 98
tackles combined in those two complete season. Then there is the
inconvenient fact that Ansah was the #5 overall pick in the NFL draft and lead
all rookies in the NFL in sacks last season whereas orchard will be nowhere near
the #5 overall pick in the NFL draft and will not lead all NFL rookies in sacks
if he even plays in the NFL. But hey, you tried. Slap another pac12 sticker on
your car for your effort. lol