Utes' fans were living large this week from the win at UCLA, after such a downer of a loss to Washington State. In this edition of The U Fan Cast, we chat about some numbers that jumped out to us (10 sacks, anyone?), who got our game balls, and some of the youth that filled in for Tevin Carter.
We opened the episode with Joseph Silverzweig going over some of his advanced metrics, and what really stood out from the UCLA win. Check out Joseph's write-up from earlier this week for more on his analysis.
Listen to the audio only version of the podcast right here:
We also had some boots on the ground at practice on Friday to talk to the coaches and players. Adia and Daniel stopped by and got some great interviews, and talked to the team about going into the Oregon State week.
Here is an interview with Coach Kalani Sitake:
Here is an interview with Coach Kyle Whittingham:
Here is a post practice interview with starting corner Eric Rowe:
Here is our interview with defensive lineman Hunter Dimick:
Here are some post practice reactions from Daniel on Twitter. Give Daniel a follow @Dspizzy18 for some great Utah insight and reaction.
Utes had a good practice today. Good work everywhere. Players I talked were glad to have a little break.— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
Scott said "it feels great 2 be back on the field in general." Last weeks win in his home state felt amazing W/Friends and fam in attendance— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
Fun Fact about Scotty, He has inspirational msgs written on the tape on his wrists. Among them "Blood and Guts" a la @89SteveSmith— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
Talked to Hunter Dimmick today. That is a home grown Utah boy. His nickname amongst his peers is "Lunchroom". Dude likes to eat...a lot!— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
Also talked w/ E rowe. He said he feels like he starting to settle in playing DB. Has a better feel for WR tendencies.— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
Regarding the black out, an official told me that it will be determined by game times. Black outs are reserved for night games.— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014
The blackout is undetermined at this point.— Daniel (@Dspizzy18) October 11, 2014