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    2018 NCAA Football Season

    The NCAA tweaks kick-off rules again. Im not sure why they just dont eliminate the kick-off all together. They keep trying more and more incentive to for the fair catch. I dont know that I notice that many injuries on kick-off.




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    Utah vs. Iowa St Dec. 26th in Cactus

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/amp/...71i8te9nlkk3bb


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    Utah vs. Iowa St Dec. 26th in Cactus

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/amp/...71i8te9nlkk3bb

    Another day after Christmas bowl that we won't sell tickets to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    The NCAA tweaks kick-off rules again. Im not sure why they just dont eliminate the kick-off all together. They keep trying more and more incentive to for the fair catch. I dont know that I notice that many injuries on kick-off.




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    Have to allow for on-sides kicks. I suppose you could allow them if you ask for them, which would cover 90% of on-sides kicks when everyone knows it's coming, but I'd be bummed to lose out on the surprising on-sides kicks.

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    This is nice. Were #25:

    Top 25 College Football Programs of the Last 25 Years

    https://thebiglead.com/2018/05/18/to...st-25-years/5/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.

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    week 1 betting lines are out: no line yet for Utah vs. Weber

    UA -14 vs BYU
    ASU -17 vs. UTSA
    CU -6 vs. Colorado St.
    OSU +38 at Ohio State
    UO -28 vs. Bowling Green
    Stan -14 vs. San Diego St.
    UCLA -15 vs. Cincinnati
    USC -27 vs. UNLV
    UW +3 vs. Auburn (tempted to put money on UW )
    WSU -4 at Wyoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    week 1 betting lines are out: no line yet for Utah vs. Weber

    UA -14 vs BYU
    ASU -17 vs. UTSA
    CU -6 vs. Colorado St.
    OSU +38 at Ohio State
    UO -28 vs. Bowling Green
    Stan -14 vs. San Diego St.
    UCLA -15 vs. Cincinnati
    USC -27 vs. UNLV
    UW +3 vs. Auburn (tempted to put money on UW )
    WSU -4 at Wyoming
    Wow. A few of those lines really stand out.

    14 points to Arizona over BYU.
    CU only 6 over the Rams.
    Even given WSUs game 1 history, only 4 points over a Wyoming who is replacing their once in twenty years quarterback.




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    NCAA passes change that no longer requires student athlete transfers to get permission from coaches before contacting other schools.

    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/...ontact-process


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    The NCAA also updated the red shirt policy, allowing players to play in four games before losing their red shirt. We will see Tuttle this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    NCAA passes change that no longer requires student athlete transfers to get permission from coaches before contacting other schools.

    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/...ontact-process

    I think this is a positive change although I notice that conferences can still enact more stringent requirements.


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    I think this is a positive change although I notice that conferences can still enact more stringent requirements.

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    Phil Steele has Utah at #22 in his power rating

    7. UW
    10. Stanford
    14. USC
    22. Utah
    26. Oregon
    27. Boise St
    41. Arizona
    47. Colorado
    53. Asu
    54. SDSU
    57. Fresno
    58. Cal
    59. UCLA
    66. Utah St
    68. WSU
    78. BYU
    81. Wyoming
    83. Air Force
    91. Nevada
    100. Colorado St
    104. UNLV
    114. OSU

    https://twitter.com/WestcoastCfb/sta...36706213003264

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    2018 NCAA Football Season

    Sounds like Brandon Burton is back. Now on staff.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    Sounds like Brandon Burton is back. Now on staff.

    Just for fun:


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Just for fun:
    Couple of thoughts on this video ...

    1. I miss James Bates and Todd Christensen. RIP Todd. Always treated us fairly, despite his BYU background. I could say the same for Blaine Fowler. There were others who weren't nearly as professional.

    2. Unbelievable way to finish our time in the MWC. And it was about time we had an out-of-the-blue play to beat BYU.

    3. For all of our excellent STs play under Kyle, we still commit a major mistake on this play. Since the blocked kick went past the line of scrimmage, there is zero need to fall on it. Touching it makes it a live ball, and downing it at that point on the field costs you field position, because otherwise you'd spot the ball at the LOS. Now, one time wouldn't be a big deal, and since we touched it with no time on the clock, there was no harm that could be inflicted. Still a scary thought as the ball bounded backwards.

    Here's the most famous instance of such a blunder ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrU8z4w8T-4

    In 2012, when we beat BYU three times, we could've avoided the second kick by covering the ball after we blocked BYU's first FG attempt. That ball was already live, since it went behind the LOS. Yet you see two Utah players run away from the ball (Go to 17:20 in this clip to see it). Had we recovered it, the 15-yard penalty wouldn't have mattered, because we would've had possession. We take a knee and the game is over. But because BYU recovered it, it extended their possession and forced us to "win" the game a third time, with the FG attempt that bounced off the upright.


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