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Utah Utes Football: TODAY IS A GOOD DAY

Two in the mornin got the Fatburger
Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
And it read, “DENNIS ERICKSON’S a pimp” (yeah)
Drunk as hell but no throwin up
Half way home and my pager still blowin up
Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K.
I got to say it was a good day

You know it’s been a long year Utah Ute fans in football and basketball.  But today feels like a fresh start, at least in football.  First if you’ve been reading Hoyo’s Revenge and I know you have, you know that I was all over this Dennis Erickson story like stink on a monkey.  And I have to say it feels really good to be out in front of the Salt Lake Media on this one.  Erickson has coached one back and sperad offenses longer than anyone in the MUSS has been alive.  He’ll be a great mentor to Brian, help Brian see some things and at the end of the day make him a much better coach.  Despite initial reservations I feel like this is a great kick in the ass for Utah Football.

Next up, Utah is moving to the 3-4 on defense and I think this is a great move.  We have a lot of great young linebacker talent and we need to get it on the field.  Plus with all the offenses in the Pac-12, it’s something we’re going to have to do in order to compete.  I applaud Kyle for pursuing change in these areas.

Finally Dan Sorenson at Utezone/Rivals reports that Ute commit Jackson Barton has been ranked 62nd in Rivals Top 100 making him Utah’s highest recruit ever.

So yes, today has been a long awaited good day for Ute Fans.

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  • The U of U

    The problem with Dennis Erickson is that he’s older than shit. He aged a ton his last couple years at ASU and who knows how much he aged in the year he was out of football. We needed an up and comer from outside Kyle’s circle of friends with experience but also some youth. Billy Gonzales would have been a great hire.