Friday, December 31, 2010

Podcast: MAACO Vegas Bowl recap and 2011 season outlook with bold predictions

Utah Football show with guest fan Scott Everitt, discussing the MAACO Vegas Bowl loss to Boise State, what to do about Utah's offense, and looking forward to the Pac-12, BOLD predictions about next season, and more!





Thursday, December 30, 2010

Podcast: Runnin' Utes basketball show with guest fan Scott Everitt recapping the dismal performance in Hawaii, team break down, and the coming games

Runnin' Utes basketball show with guest fan Scott Everitt recapping the dismal performance in Hawaii, breaking down the Ute offense and defense, analyzing the talent level of the players, the concept of the stun, find and fetch method of rebounding, upcoming games at Portland and Air Force, and more!



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Podcast: Runnin' Utes basketball show recapping Boise State victory and Diamond Head Classic preview with Raven and Monkey and guest VandalUteFan

Runnin' Utes basketball show recapping Boise State victory and Diamond Head Classic preview with Raven and Monkey and guest VandalUteFan, discussing the improvement of the team, the HUGE come-from-behind victory over the Broncos, the emergence of Will Clyburn and Jason Washburn as team leaders, keys to victory over Butler and the field in Hawaii, and MORE!!!


Will Clyburn




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Podcast: Vegas Bowl preview with Boise hater VandalUteFan and your hosts

Vegas Bowl preview with Boise hater VandalUteFan and your hosts discussing Utah's chances, Terrence Cain vs. Kellen Moore, Keys to the Game, BOLD predictions, booing from the peanut gallery when Raven and Shane pick against the Utes, and MORE!




Friday, December 17, 2010

Podcast: Utah Utes vs. Boise St. Broncos MAACO Vegas Bowl preview with Bob Behler, voice of the Broncos, and Ute fan Michael Dunbar

Utah Utes vs. Boise St. Broncos MAACO Vegas Bowl preview with Bob Behler, voice of the Broncos, and Ute fan Michael Dunbar discussing the matchups, trick plays, strengths and weaknesses, the Terrence Cain factor, Boise moving to the MWC, BYU's independence being a "head scratcher," and more!




Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Podcast: Runnin' Utes basketball preview of Boise State with Bob Behler and guest analyst Michael Dunbar

Runnin' Utes basketball preview of Boise State game with Bob Behler, the voice of the Boise State Broncos, and basketball analysis with guest fan Michael Dunbar

- What went wrong at Michigan?
- How good are the Broncos?
- Who are the leaders on this Utah team?
- How important is Jason Washburn?
- And BOLD predictions for the game...



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Podcast: Utah Football pre-bowl discussion with Raven, Shane, and fan guest Kristen Jolley

Utah Football pre-bowl discussion with Raven, Shane, and fan guest Kristen Jolley discussing the bowl matchup with Boise State, will Ute fans show up?, Terrence Cain the QB, Wynn's injury shedding light on the offensive woes, Kyle Whittingham's job offers, and more!


Player profiles from utahutes.com:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Podcast: In-depth Runnin' Utes basketball chat Dir. of Basketball Ops. Jon Dykema

In-depth Runnin' Utes basketball chat with Dir. of Basketball Ops. Jon Dykema discussing the departure of Jace Tavita, Jason Washburn vs. David Foster, scheduling local vs. national names, how Boise State got on the schedule, getting Utah Basketball back "on the rise," and more!


Player profiles from utahutes.com:

Observations from the Dec. 7 Utah vs. Pepperdine basketball game

1. Will Clyburn

Many Utes fans bemoaned the loss of leading scorer Carlon Brown, but Will Clyburn is better, a complete player. Clyburn is second in the MWC in both scoring and rebounding. Against Pepperdine, the JC transfer recorded 23 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3-PT), 13 rebounds, 7 steals, and 4 assists. He is one of the most fluid players I've seen and can score in a variety of ways. For any Utes fans who haven't seen Clyburn play, you're missing a real talent on the Huntsman Center floor.

2. Josh Watkins

Josh "Jiggy" Watkins is kind of PG Utes fans have been wanting. He's a pass-first leader who makes the other players better. He's quick off the dribble and can penetrate defenses. He's a decent shooter, but needs to improve there. He also needs to improve his decision making, occasionally making risky passes in traffic. But Jiggy has all the pieces in place. He's strong, good driving the ball, has a good ball-handling skills, sees the floor well, and scores in traffic like former Utes guard Andre Miller. If he improves his defense, he could be the Player of the Year (in any conference).

Against Pepperdine, Watkins put up 9 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds. It wasn't a good night shooting, but 6 assists in college is very good.

3. Jason Washburn

Washburn is developing into a good young center. The seven-footer turned in his best all-around performance of the season: 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 FT), 8 rebounds, 3 blocks. Washburn's 4-5 performance in the second half, including a couple of electrifying dunks, helped Utah push the lead out to as many as 10 points. If Washburn can be a consistent second option for Watkins, as well as improve his defense and be more consistent rebounding the ball, Utah could have the triumvirate it needs to be competitive with the upper echelon of the Mountain West Conference.

4. Passing

Utah must improve it's passing, especially in the lane. Against Pepperdine, there were too many needless turnovers that were caused by poor decisions, lazy passes, or basic mistakes like cross-court or high passes through traffic. (Cross-court passes, bad. Bounce passes, good.) If Utah just improves its passing, it will almost certainly cut down on turnovers and wasted possessions, which would lead to the kind of runs that will result in some impressive blowouts.

5. Missed layups and short jump shots

Against Pepperdine, Utah missed too many layups and shots inside five feet. Occasionally, Utah players tried to reverse the shot to protect the ball instead of going hard to the strong side. If the Utes go harder to the basket, Utah will be getting more and-ones, along with drawing more fouls. In any case, the higher percentage shots have to be made, especially when Utah is struggling from the perimeter.

6. Utah has the makings of a tournament team.

Generally, good college basketball teams have three solid scorers, good guard play, at least one star, and 2-4 role players. Utah has the makings of all four. Clyburn and Watkins are consistent scorers. If Washburn can be that third reliable scorer, Utah's offense will markedly improve and make it difficult for teams to double the obvious star, Clyburn. Washburn's emergence will also improve Watkins ability to drive and dish. Watkins is an excellent guard, and there are several candidates for that second, including Chris Hines. And David Foster, Shawn Glover, Antonio DiMaria, and J.J. O'Brien are talented role players.

7. Outside shooting

Utah is currently shooting .281 from behind the 3-point line, which is dead last in the MWC. No player other than Clyburn (.400) is shooting above 30%, and teams are beginning to zone Utah more and more. What's more concerning is that Utah's offense seems to stall against the zone, and after the Pepperdine game, Coach Jim Boylen admitted he's concerned with his team's execution against zone defenses. With Friday's game against Michigan and their 1-3-1 base set, that will undoubtedly be a point of emphasis for the week's practices, but, until they can shoot an opponent out of it, Utah will probably need to get used to a steady diet of zone.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Podcast: Runnin' Utes Pepperdine and Michigan preview with Utah Director of Basketball Operations Jon Dykema

Runnin' Utes basketball update with Utah Director of Basketball Operations Jon Dykema discussing the season so far, Saturday's victory over Bradley, looking ahead to the Pepperdine and Michigan games, scheduling in the Pac-12, and more!



Friday, December 3, 2010

Podcast: All-MWC teams breakdown with Raven, Shane, and H-man

All-MWC teams breakdown with Raven, Shane, and H-man, discussing who deserved it, who didn't deserve it, and the big shafts given to Shaky Smithson, Brandon Burton, and Utah players in general.


The U Fan Cast Temporary Studio

Podcast: Mountain West Conference roundup with Raven, Shane, and H-man

Mountain West Conference roundup with Raven, Shane, and H-man, discussing TCU's national title chances, conference bowl speculation, MWC post-mortem, as well as the Cam Newton scandal and censuring the entire SEC.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Podcast: Recruiting Update with Brian Swinney of Scout.com

Recruting Update with Brian Swinney of Scout.com discussing the voids to fill, recruits the Utes are chasing, surprises in store, the effect of John Pease retiring, did the big losses to TCU and ND hurt recruiting, and more!






Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Podcast: Rivalry game recap with Raven, Shane and H-Man

Rivalry game recap with Raven, Shane and John Smith, The Legendary H-Man, discussing the 17-16 Utah victory over BYU, the origin of H-man, the controversial calls and no-calls, some rivalry smack, and more! Thanks again to ESPN 700 for highlights.




H-man Saves the Day