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    Holiday Bowl 2018: Utah Utes vs. Northwestern Wildcats

    This is the first time either school has been in this bowl. Have at it!

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    Rumor has it that ticket sales through the Utah ticket office have been disappointing. I almost purchased tickets on the secondary market, but I know how the game works and a school that fails to sell its allotment is not looked upon favorably for future bowl selections. As a result, I attempted to purchase four $125 tickets in the prime seating area. I have been downgraded to $75 tickets in the corner because of my priority level. LA, I should have taken you up on purchasing tickets.

    I have no doubt that there will be many Ute fans at the game who purchased tickets from an outlet other than the U and I don't blame them for doing so. However, we cannot complain about bowls overlooking us if we don't sell out allotment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Rumor has it that ticket sales through the Utah ticket office have been disappointing. I almost purchased tickets on the secondary market, but I know how the game works and a school that fails to sell its allotment is not looked upon favorably for future bowl selections. As a result, I attempted to purchase four $125 tickets in the prime seating area. I have been downgraded to $75 tickets in the corner because of my priority level. LA, I should have taken you up on purchasing tickets.

    I have no doubt that there will be many Ute fans at the game who purchased tickets from an outlet other than the U and I don't blame them for doing so. However, we cannot complain about bowls overlooking us if we don't sell out allotment.
    If you got downgraded to the $75 level, doesn't that seem to show that we're selling a lot of tickets?

    Also, I'm sorry that I'm apparently partially at fault for bumping you, because I got 27 of the $125 tickets for my group. I was surprised there were no limits placed on the number of tickets you could buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    If you got downgraded to the $75 level, doesn't that seem to show that we're selling a lot of tickets?

    Also, I'm sorry that I'm apparently partially at fault for bumping you, because I got 27 of the $125 tickets for my group. I was surprised there were no limits placed on the number of tickets you could buy.
    I had a limit of 20 tickets. I bought only 4.

    "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.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    When I lived in New Orleans, I went to the Sugar Bowl every year. In the years that Utah did not play in the Sugar, I just showed up 10 minutes after kick off and bought $10 tickets from scalpers. That was fun. I wish I lived in a bowl city now - I'd go every year.
    We met a few locals on the train in Santa Clara that did this for the PAC-12 Championship game. They said they can't afford tickets to the NFL games or the National Championship game in Levi Stadium, so they go to events like this where they can get cheap tickets.
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    Chris Hill retires and the Utes end up in the Championship Game and the Holiday Bowl?

    Coincidence?

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    /sarcasm

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    Huntley is hoping for clearance to play in the bowl game, and has stated he will start if he is cleared.

    Chase Hansen is questionable to play due to injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Chase Hansen is questionable to play due to injuries.
    That is not good. Are these just nagging injuries, or something new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    That is not good. Are these just nagging injuries, or something new?
    From a DesNews article:

    ABOUT CHASE: All-America linebacker Chase Hansen is “a little beat up” according to Whittingham. The coach said “we hope so” when asked if Hansen is on target to play against Northwestern.
    “It remains to be seen,” Whittingham explained.
    However, Whittingham said that no players, to his knowledge, plan to miss the bowl game for NFL Draft reasons.
    “Nobody has approached me about that and so as of now the answer would be no,” he continued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    From a DesNews article:

    ABOUT CHASE: All-America linebacker Chase Hansen is “a little beat up” according to Whittingham. The coach said “we hope so” when asked if Hansen is on target to play against Northwestern.
    “It remains to be seen,” Whittingham explained.
    However, Whittingham said that no players, to his knowledge, plan to miss the bowl game for NFL Draft reasons.
    “Nobody has approached me about that and so as of now the answer would be no,” he continued.
    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Chase Hansen is apparently out.

    Word is he suffered a dislocated hip in the championship game.

    One tough kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Chase Hansen is apparently out.

    Word is he suffered a dislocated hip in the championship game.

    One tough kid.
    Damn. Some arrogant poster in the Facebook group bragged about knowing that Chase wouldn't be playing and I really wanted him to be wrong. More to rub his nose in it than actually missing Chase, but yeah, that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Chase Hansen is apparently out.

    Word is he suffered a dislocated hip in the championship game.

    One tough kid.
    Dang, forget the bowl game, I hope he is ok long term. Hopefully it's not a Bo Jackson type situation.

    Hips have a hard time healing sometimes. My boss's 11 year old son dislocated his hip in a freak hiking accident. He is resigned to never being able to be an athletic person, and walking with a limp the rest of his life.
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    It ended Dennis Pitta's NFL career as well.

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    Ordinarily I'd be very confident in our team going into the bowl game, with Kyle's track record of having them prepared to play. But this year feels a bit different.

    Britain Covey and Chase Hansen are out, not to mention Moss.

    Quarterback uncertainty. Will Huntley play? If so, will he be rusty or hesitant? If not, will Shelley be able to perform better than the championship game? Will the uncertainty mess with the QB's heads, or offensive continuity (is that even a thing at Utah)?

    How effective will the offense perform under Troy Taylor as a lame-duck offensive coordinator?
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    At this point in the season, the team is led by the players. This morning on the radio Whitt said they've been having excellent practices. Taylor obviously is on *great* terms with Whitt and the players. I suspect Shelley and Huntley are absorbing the finer points.

    The seniors unquestionably want to leave the Utes bowl game legacy intact, and the younger players are getting invaluable practice time and are learning the nuanced aspects of their positions. The culture within the program is deep and strong.

    Whitt also said you'd be surprised at the names who've expressed interest in the OC position, which has become a more attractive job than just a few years ago. Troy Taylor has left the offense in better shape than he found it.

    I saw Sione Pouha today, talked to him briefly. He's really stoked to be back and coaching the DL, working with Scalley. I don't think there's a DL coach in the nation who can teach by example better than Pouha.

    Northwestern deserves a lot of respect, they have the Utes' attention. (You don't have our bowl record by taking this game lightly).

    I expect us to take care of business.
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    Northwestern will be a little depleted as well.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...221-story.html
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    I have a single very good Holiday Bowl ticket available. Let me know if you’re interested. You’d have to sit by my sons and me, but we’re well-behaved and we don’t smell bad.

    "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 sancho View Post
    Just arrived in San Diego. I've already seen a dozen Utes. Let's do this.
    We’re here too. Took a stroll through Old Town late tonight.

    "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
    We’re here too. Took a stroll through Old Town late tonight.
    We may have just missed you. Ate at Cafe Coyote just before dark. We saw a lot more Ute year tonight than yesterday. I have only seen two groups with NW gear on.

    Looks like Ike it may rain before and even during the game tomorrow In San Diego, where it is sunny 300 days a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    We may have just missed you. Ate at Cafe Coyote just before dark. We saw a lot more Ute year tonight than yesterday. I have only seen two groups with NW gear on.

    Looks like Ike it may rain before and even during the game tomorrow In San Diego, where it is sunny 300 days a year.
    We didn’t get in until 9:30. How was Cafe Coyote?

    "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
    We didn’t get in until 9:30. How was Cafe Coyote?
    Pretty good. I would have rather gone to a smaller, more authentic place, but those places had long lines, and Cafe Coyote is so big we were able too get in right away.

    If if anyone is in the mood for seafood, Blue Water Grill and Market just south of Old Town was amazing. Had to wait a bit, but the food was worth every minute standaring in line.
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    Why is dixon wearing a sweater? You are in san Diego hells sake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Why is dixon wearing a sweater? You are in san Diego hells sake
    It seems that all the wrs are wearing bibs.

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    I have yet to see shyne convert a 3rd and 1.

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    Maybe this will go down as the "glove game."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    I have yet to see shyne convert a 3rd and 1.
    I don't think he can be our #1 back next year if moss leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    I have yet to see shyne convert a 3rd and 1.
    Swish

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I don't think he can be our #1 back next year if moss leaves.
    No way. He has no vision.

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    Ancestry advertising on a college football bowl game. Weird. I wonder why.
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