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Archives: Sep. 2011

Sep.
30th

Steve Sarkisian on 950 KJR

Head coach Steve Sarkisian joined Dave Mahler and Hugh Millen, who apparently were broadcasting from a closet in the Mormon Tabernacle.

His biggest concern: “I don’t want to give Utah a short field on offense.”

Sep.
30th

Know your enemy: Utes have been waiting for this Pac 12 home game for a long time

Columnist Steve Kragthorpe writes about the the first Pac 12 home game to be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium. It’s something that’s been a long time in the making for the University of Utah.

Here we are, 16 months after the Utes accepted the conference’s invitation, eight months after Norm Chow was hired as the Utes’ offensive coordinator/Pac-12 resident expert, six months after Pac-12 logos were painted on the field, three months after the official membership celebration at the capitol and a month after Utah opened the 2011 season.

A genuine Pac-12 football game finally is about to be played

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Sep.
30th

Morning reading: Are UW students being snubbed?

Two writers and friends – Jim Caple and Alex Akita – both of whom have different backgrounds and writing styles, and two writers I really respect offer some thoughts on the students being moved to the end zone when the new Husky Stadium opens.

Caple, a proud Husky grad, wrote this story a few days ago …

The athletic department is doing this so it can sell the current student-section seats for a lot more money to older (i.e., wealthier) non-students who aren’t on daily macaroni-and-cheese diets. Worse, athletic director Scott Woodward insulted the

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Sep.
29th

Timu among 70 Huskies traveling to Utah

The Huskies are off the practice field for another day. Tomorrow, they’ll fly to Utah for their Saturday game with the Utes.

There will be considerable pageantry in that one, which will mark Utah’s first home Pac-12 game. However, coach Steve Sarkisian said the visiting Huskies can’t afford to get caught up in any of that:

“We can’t be distracted. “We talked at length about this after the first road game: No distractions. This is about us. Let’s control what we can control and lock in and focus at the task at hand, and that’s the ball game. And then

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Sep.
29th

Know your enemy: Utes defense trying to find ways to stop Husky offense

AUDIO: Kyle Whittingham talks about the Huskies following a practice this week with KFAN. …. Linebacker Brian  Blechen also talks post practice.

The Utah defense which is one of the best in the Pac 12 — at least stastistically – now must try and slow down a Husky offense that has been very efficient this season. The offense is so multiple in its looks, personnel groupings, formations and motions can be a nightmare to prepare for.

Preparing for that variety is proving to be the Utes’ biggest challenge, coach Kyle Whittingham said.

“They

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Sep.
29th

Morning reading: Fogerson lost for the season

Here’s my story about Johri Fogerson being lost for the season to knee surgery.

Initially, it was hoped that it was simply a severe bruise to a nerve on the outside of the knee. But a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on Monday revealed a tear where the hamstring connects with the lower leg.

“I wish I could give it to you in doctor’s terms, Sarkisian said. “He’s going in for surgery Friday morning, and he’ll be out the remainder of the season. It’s somewhere around an eighth-month recovery.”

Because Fogerson is a fourth-year senior, the Huskies can petition

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