Posts Tagged ‘utah football’

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports went through 20 guys he likes better than the NFL scouts do, and Utah offensive lineman Isaac Asiata made the list.

Talking about Asiata, Prisco wrote, “This 6-3, 330-pound guard is a power player who excels in the run game. He would be a nice addition to a team looking to get tougher inside. He is limited some in pass protection, even though he was a right tackle some in college. At 25, he’s a little older, but also more mature.”

Some other names listed were USC’s Adoree Jackson, Iowa’s Desmond King, Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel and San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey.

Jimmer ranked the most famous athlete from Warren County

New York Upstate ranked the most famous athlete from each of New York’s 62 counties, and former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette was the representative for Warren County.

Of Fredette, they wrote, “Born in Glens Falls in 1989, Fredette became its high school basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, and 16th in New York State history. Despite his high school accomplishments, none of college basketball traditional powers recruited him. He attended BYU and averaged 22 points a game as a junior, and 28 as a senior. He was named the national player of the year and holds most of the school’s offensive basketball records. He was drafted tenth in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He recently scored 73 points in a game for the Shanghai Sharks.”

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Michael Pixley of I Sports Web looked at why a possible reunion between the Chicago Bulls and former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette would make sense.

After talking about Fredette’s path from the BYU to China, Pixley wrote, “With a Chicago Bulls team ranked No. 25 in scoring and most likely to miss the playoffs, moves are going to have to be made this off-season. A reunion between Chicago and Fredette would make sense.”

Pixley then looked at Fredette’s success in the CBA before discussing how he would fit with the Bulls, saying, “With only two true scorers in Jimmy Butler and Wade, Fredette who seems to be in his prime would add a nice piece for this Bulls team. Whether it would be coming off the bench or starting spot which would be unlikely, Fredette could add a boost in scoring for this weak Bulls team.”

Fredette also recently announced that he will be featured in an episode of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” which will air Sunday.

ESPN released a preview on Wednesday of the episode. Click here to watch the preview.

The Kyle Whittingham defensive coaching tree

Ian Boyd of Sports Treatise examined the roots of the defense that produced coaches Dave Aranda and Todd Orlando, who fall under the coaching tree of Utah head coach, Kyle Whittingham.

Boyd wrote, “To count as a part of this tree a coach ideally builds his defense around zone blitzing and uses the ‘rover, mac’ language that I believe traces ultimately to Kyle Whittingham at Utah.”

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Athlon Sports ranked the best football-basketball coaching duos in the Pac-12 for 2017 and Utah came in at No.1.

Talking about the duo of Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak, Athlon Sports wrote, “After a relatively rough transition from the Mountain West to the Pac-12, the Utah football program has averaged 9.3 wins over the last three seasons and is 16–11 in league play over that stretch. Krystkowiak has done a masterful job rebuilding the Utah basketball program. The Utes went 13–5 in the Pac-12 in each of the last two full seasons and could be headed back to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year with a strong finish.”

Oregon came in second place, followed by Colorado, UCLA and Arizona.

Jamaal Williams breaks down game film

BYU running back Jamaal Williams was featured in the 100th episode of the RSP Film Room with Matt Waldman.

During the video, Waldman and Williams go through game film and break down what kind of player Williams is as a blocker and a runner while getting an in-depth look at what Williams sees on the field.

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