July 28, 2010

July 27, 2010

Led by savvy commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-10 rebrands its image - Andy Staples - SI.com

Awesome Article about PAC-10 Commissioner Larry Scott and some of the inside details about the new conference logo and making of the PAC-10 brand. Anybody who doesn't think Larry Scott is a visionary conference commissioner hasn't been paying attention. This guy is an absolute stud.

Led by savvy commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-10 rebrands its image - Andy Staples - SI.com

July 23, 2010

The Cowhide Globe - The Way I See it . . .

The Cowhide Globe - A Utah Jazz Basketball Blog

Training Camp Battles: Ed Dickson vs Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Beatdown

Training Camp Battles: Ed Dickson vs Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Beatdown

A Look at Utah's Defense.

This is a really old post, but for the slightly more inclined college football fan, knowing some of these terms and schemes is helpful. I'd say this is totally outdated, but I don't think Utah's defense has changed much in the time Whittingham has been there.

UteZone.com - The 4-3 Defense

Breakdown of the Jazz Roster – 2010 | Utah Jazz 360

Good, but really really long. I admitedly only read a few parts of it. Some of the highlight videos are good though.

Breakdown of the Jazz Roster – 2010 | Utah Jazz 360

July 22, 2010

Perhaps Gordon Hayward chose the wrong profession?

Gordon Hayward, the Jazz first round draft pick this year apparently does a little rapping on the side. This smash hit entitled "Too big yo" is a pretty fine piece of work. If things don't work out with the Jazz, it must feel good for Gordon knowing he can always have rapping as a fall-back plan.

YouTube - Too Big Yo


July 21, 2010

Utes Roderick visits Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen about improving the running game

There isn't anybody I'd rather have Roderick visiting about playbooks with. As far as I'm concerned, Mullen is one of the best. With two outstanding backs and a better than usual offensive line this year, Utah's running game had better be good. Utah's running game has gotten to the point where you can tell they're trying to generate yardage by "out scheming" and thinking too much. I'd like to see a smash-mouth running game a la 2004. Say what you want about McBride, but the Utes always had a smashmouth running back and running game during his years at the helm. If Asiata can actually stay healthy this year (an admittedly big IF), then I like our chances.

Shhhh. No sharing allowed — except in the spring | The Salt Lake Tribune

Blazers video: The Wesley Matthews introduction | OregonLive.com

Blazers video: The Wesley Matthews introduction | OregonLive.com

Three Good questions for this years Jazz team

From a blog poster over at UtahJazz360.com

3 Questions, 3 Years Until Title Contention

What's going to happen to the BYU-Utah Rivalry?

A Post from a friend of mine over at Block U. Currently the poll results show 63% of Ute fans favor keeping the rivalry, 30% say let it die, and 6% are indifferent.

Continuing the Utah-BYU rivalry - Block U

QB Nelson honored for service, Loyd Jr. bound for D-II Midwestern State | BYU Sports | The Salt Lake Tribune

Do we ever know why Lloyd transfered in the first place? Honor code, or just wanted to play with his brother? That dude was a baller. Can't say I'm sad to see him leave. My Utes need all the help they can get.

QB Nelson honored for service, Loyd Jr. bound for D-II Midwestern State | BYU Sports | The Salt Lake Tribune

July 20, 2010

Monson: The Jazz can win a title, if ...

This is the third time I've heard someone mention that the Jazz are going after a shot-blocking big man. I wonder who that would be at this point? I've heard this from the Jazz beat writer at the Trib as well. The Jazz are seriously heading over the Tax this year if they're really targeting another player.

Monson: The Jazz can win a title, if ... | The Salt Lake Tribune

Vitale Names Fredette Preseason All-American

BYUCougars.com - BYU Men's Basketball Feature Article

Utah recruit wins title

Utah recruit wins title

The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Jul 10, 2010 02:36PM MDT
Ryan Henderson, a corner out of Moreno Valley, Calif., who is committed to Utah, distinguished himself at a SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness) rating camp, claiming the inaugural national champion title. He finished with an overall rating of 134.79. Henderson was among 25 athletes who were rated in such tests as the 40-yard dash, agility shuttle, kneeling power ball toss and vertical jump.

Basketball: Clemson offers BYU target DeMarcus Harrison

Basketball: Clemson offers BYU target DeMarcus Harrison: "

The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Jul 20, 2010 09:46AM MDT
It's no secret that BYU basketball coaches have two out-of-state stars on their wish list from the class of 2011 -- Washington shooting guard Brett Kingma and DeMarcus Harrison, a 6-foot-5 wing from South Carolina who plays high school ball for Christ School in Arden, N.C. But both players are getting serious offers from other programs, and earlier this month Harrison got an offer from the ACC's Clemson. According to Scout.com, Harrison got the offer from the Tigers after earning MVP honors at t...

Raja Bell Joins the Utah Jazz

This is mainly to test out the new blog and see what things look like.  I'm excited about having Raja Bell on the Jazz, except for how old he is.  He honestly hasn't played much lately, but I think he could be a good influence on many of the Jazz players who lack anything resembling toughness.

Raja Bell joins the Utah Jazz