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Comment 20 Sep 2015

Tough to pick out a starting 5 with so many new faces and so many older faces coming off of a disappointing season.  All I really hope is that we don't try to play small ball again with a team that cant shoot from outside.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

After reading the OP...  I have noticed similar trends on here and other message boards.  Last year, the overuse of the words/phrases "Relax" and "I trust Urban" in response to threads about the slow start in recruiting was getting to be just as annoying as the excessive number of threads on the topic.

Another one I noticed was during bowl season. Whenever someone wanted to make fun of a lower tier bowl game they would use the  "Something called the _____ bowl" line.  The first couple of times I saw that line in skull sessions or articles, I thought it was pretty funny.  After a while it started showing up in the comments sections of this and other sites enough that it got stale.

I am a big fan of the 11w community as a whole.  I honestly feel like the community does a wonderful job of policing itself.  We really don't see the worst of the worst in terms of bad internet forum behavior.  I never worry about posting an opinion that run contrary to what the majority believe.  People might disagree and challenge my assumptions but they rarely (if ever) turn things personal. The examples I noted above are annoying to me but if they are the worst we have to deal with here, then we are in pretty good shape.

Comment 05 Sep 2015

If they returned over 80% of their offense including 60% of their OL then they are fine on O.  Utah is predicted to finish 7th in a league that many were saying was going to be better than the SEC this season.

Comment 05 Sep 2015

I am watching Nebby/BYU so I cant really comment on Hackenburg but I did just see the highlight of the sack off of the 2 man rush.  That OL in front of him is hot garbage.

Comment 04 Sep 2015

What I will say was that I expected a bit more out of the OL for the bad guys.  I was not expecting them to be dominant since Utah is supposed to have a solid front 7 but I expected them to look more competitive.

Comment 04 Sep 2015

Utah is one of the most experienced teams in the country, with 20 players expected to start tonight who started at least four games last season — eight on offense, nine on defense, plus the long snapper, punter and kicker. There are 11 senior starters. The Utes return 82% of their yards from 2014, and quarterback Travis Wilson will be a four-year starter.

Comment 04 Sep 2015

Whoops was looking at last years ranking.  Even so... Utah is still a pretty good team and the bad guys kept things close enough.  They have problems but they also have some potential. 

Comment 03 Sep 2015

Been watching a bit.  I was really hoping she would make fun of Harbaugh but she is too professional.  I don't normally watch the talk segments on ESPN but I wanted to see what she had to day.  I actually recorded this so I can watch the whole thing later.  Always need to support the 11w community.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

To be clear up front...  Beckman deserved to be fired but...

Illinois did improve each season under Beckman.  Better than quite a few coaches out there.  I don't think he was ever going to have them be contenders but at last he had the program moving in the right direction in terms of wins and losses.  Even so, he still deserved to be fired. (Yes, I said it twice.)

Comment 14 Aug 2015

To be fair, Dinich and co were bascially calling the Big Ten a two team league for next season with OSU and MSU.  This was after the piece on Harbaugh.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

I have had their BBQ.  It was really really good.  I was lucky.  A friend of mine went and had extra. I didnt have to wait in that long long long long long line