Welcome to Friday! Let’s get things started right with some Utah links.
- Utah student-athletes are thriving in all aspects
Top-Four Departmental GPA Achieved By Utes In Fall 2021.— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) January 20, 2022
Read more below https://t.co/LVvy1h8Xbg
In Football News...
- Pick Six Previews places Utah’s 2021 adjusted defense as #14 in the country. I’m surprised to see Washington at #15.
Top 2021 Defenses— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) January 20, 2022
• Opponent-Adjusted, Per-Play
2 Oklahoma State
6 Texas A&M
8 Penn State
9 NC State
12 Iowa State
- DB Jocelyn Malaska, a recent Utah signee, shared this photo of him on Signing Day.
- If any of you are full-time Utah students and feeling particularly athletic, the football team will be holding walk-on tryouts soon.
WALK ON TRYOUTS ‼️— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) January 20, 2022
Tuesday, Feb. 8
▪️must be a full-time (at least 12 credit hours) student at Utah
▪️must complete and submit paperwork (in link below) by February 3rd
For paperwork and info: https://t.co/ETxugjn83S pic.twitter.com/K7XWz1rCIA
- The Morris Trophies were awarded yesterday to Nick Ford and Mika Tafua.
Congratulations to @NickFord55 & Mika Tafua from @Utah_Football - winners of the 2021 Morris Trophy. They were honored today at the WAC. That’s Nick with his coach Jim Harding. (Mika was unable to attend.) Thx to @UW_Football alum Mark Bruener who was our guest speaker. pic.twitter.com/uafqOnxsOZ— MorrisTrophy (@MorrisTrophy) January 20, 2022
- Jon Wilner released an article with some thoughts from Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network on why there is reason for excitement for the Pac-12 2022 football season. Yogi Roth shares his excitement for Utah in 2022, “... it’s their league based on what they did this past year, what they return and their culture”.
- Lander Barton putting in work.
- Former Ute and NFL player, Isaac Asiata, is bullish on our Offensive Lineman for 2022.
Taking a way too early look at how this OBLOCK starting 5 will be going into fall camp:— Isaac Asiata (@AsiataFive4) January 21, 2022
LT: Braeden Daniels
LG: Keaton Bills
C: Paul Maile
RG: Satoa Laumea
RT: Jaren Kump
THAT, is a line up I’m excited to see. These 5 with Rising and Thomas in the backfield?
In Basketball News...
- The Runnin’ Utes put up a valiant effort against a premium opponent in the game last night but came up just short. This team fights and as their cohesion grows I think we will start to see more wins stacking up. You can catch up on all the details of the game with our game thread and recap.
In Gymnastics News...
- Way to go Red Rocks!
- Deseret News did an article on the Red Rocks’ national title ambitions and how they are honoring Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe along the way.
- #2 Red Rocks take on #13 ASU tonight! you can find it on Pac-12 Network.
Other Utah Sports News...
- Swim & Dive Senior Day is this Saturday!