It’s Utah’s World

Former University of Utah punter, Tom Hackett, alongside Utah insider Steve Bartle join forces to deliver the most informative, entertaining and enjoyable Utah Football related podcast. From recruiting news to inside the locker room stories, Hackett and Bartle will keep you up to date with the happenings of Utah football. A serious podcast about men strapped in protection that can occasionally turn frivolous, well, only if local Salt Lake City food destinations gets brought up. We digress, if you are a fan of Utah football, or just football in general, click subscribe and let the good times roll!

Episodes

  • June 18, 2021

    What Do We Know About The Arizona State Scandal? How Will It Affect Utah?

    Arizona State is in big trouble after an anonymous person leaked valuable information regarding the Sun Devil's recruiting ploy. 

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  • June 11, 2021

    12 Team Playoff? Expectations Ahead Of The 2021 Season...

    College Football considering adding 8 teams to the current playoff system?!

    What are realistic expectations for Utah Football ahead of this season?

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  • June 4, 2021

    Charlie Brewer Can Do No Wrong, We Hear

    Incoming transfers galore and has Charlie Brewer already won the QB1 job?

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  • May 28, 2021

    Director Of Player Personnel Robert Blechen Discusses How Utah Handles Recruiting

    How does the transfer portal work? 

    How do they distinguish what players they like?

    Get to know Robert Blechen, Utah's man in charge of recruiting, and go behind the curtain of Utah Football's recruiting world. 

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  • May 21, 2021

    Ever Thought About Becoming A Licensed Sports Agent?

    Jill McBride Baxter joins the show to discuss everything and anything as it relates to sports law and being an agent. 

    Be sure to visit her website at jillmcbridebaxter.com for more information regarding her work. 

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  • May 14, 2021

    The Pac 12 Has A New Commissioner. Now What Changes & When?

    George Kliavkoff. Can he be the hero we all need? Or will he be forever be known as a villain that helped kill the Pac-12? 

    If he fails, the conference is dead. 

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  • May 6, 2021

    Who Will Coach Utah When The Utes Travel To Wisconsin In 2028?

    Assuming Kyle Whittingham has won his Rose Bowl and hung up the whistle, Tom and Steve decided it would be fun to discuss who they believe will be the head coach when Utah travels to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the Badgers in 2028. 

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  • April 30, 2021

    Why Is Scouting Such A Difficult Task?

    The NFL Draft reminds us all that scouting is a job very few exceed at. 

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  • April 16, 2021

    Position Groups To Watch At Utah's Spring Game

    What position groups will you be watching closest?

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  • April 6, 2021

    Charlie Brewer Is Excelling During Spring Football

    Newly signed transfer QB Charlie Brewer is receiving praise from Kyle Whittingham, which is exciting, to say the least. 

     

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  • April 2, 2021

    Spring Football To Allow Fans At Spring Game

    Stop it. Is the world slowly returning back to normal? 6500 fans will be allowed at this year's spring game, hooray!

    Coach Shah's wife was also arrested, and Craig Smith has rejuvenated the sleeping basketball program. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    Spring Ball Is The Absolute Worst

    Tom and Steve have both decided that Spring Ball needs to alter itself. Utah State needs to come to SLC and practice against the Utes, what is holding them back?

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  • March 12, 2021

    SCHEDULES

    Spring Ball & the 2021 Utah Football schedule. 

    What are we watching for in Spring? What will Utah's record be in 2021?

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  • March 9, 2021

    Bartle Is Back & The Utah WR Room Just Got Younger

    Wide receivers are a different breed. We love them but boy are they different. 

    What happened to former coach Guy Holliday? And what to expect with Chad Bumphis?

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  • February 26, 2021

    A Look At Spring Ball & What We Are Watching

    Charlie Brewer and Ja'Quinden Jackson will have a lot of eyes on them, while, the pass catchers will be looking to create great chemistry. 

    How much will Utah's young defense grow?

     

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  • February 19, 2021

    Why Would Bryan Thompson Transfer To A Division Rival?

    It seems strange that Bryan Thompson would transfer to a division rival. Does he despise Utah that much? 

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  • February 12, 2021

    Utah's Quarterback Evaluation

    Jack Tuttle over Zach Wilson

    Peter Costelli over Jaxson Dart

    How does Utah evaluate quarterbacks? And is it correct?

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  • February 5, 2021

    Transfer Portal Chaos, Urban Meyer Followers & EA Sports Delivers

    The transfer portal is a hot mess that Utah has benefited from over its recent history. But the loss of Bryan Thompson stings for more than one reason. 

    Former Utah great joins Meyer in Jacksonville. 

    EA Sports delivers Christmas in February. 

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  • January 27, 2021

    Lets Pump The Breaks On This Transfer Portal Hype

    The transfer portal is fun, albeit a tad chaotic, now fans must learn to lower their expectations for high profile transfers. 

    South end-zone update, recruiting news, and Brian Johnson has finally made the NFL!

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  • January 22, 2021

    LARRY SCOTT NO MORE! REJOICE!

    Now that we can finally count down the days of the Larry Scott era, what changes must take place once his replacement takes office? 

    Could former Utah AD Dr. Chris Hill be a legitimate candidate?

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  • January 14, 2021

    New Year, Transfers & Kyle Whittingham's Coaching Philosophy

    Utah has picked up a number of big transfers in 2021. 

    Nick Saban has transformed his coaching philosophy going from defensive master to offensive juggernaut, can coach Whittingham follow in his lead?

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  • January 8, 2021

    How Much Longer Will Utah Fans Have To Wait For A Pac-12 Championship?

    Kyle Whittingham's coaching tenure is in its later stages, will he win a Pac-12 title before he hangs up the headset?

    Ty Jordan will forever be missed, Tom & Steve share their thoughts on the tragic passing of Jordan. 

    Who will quarterback Utah in 2021? The QB room is, yet again, stacked with talent. 

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  • December 23, 2020

    The Utes Could Be A Force In 2021

    Season wrap up and final episode of 2020. 

    Utah found themselves some players in just five games during 2020. 

    But, why are so many players transferring? 

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  • December 17, 2020

    National Signing Day Recap, WSU Cougars Preview

    Steve Bartle shares his insight into the recent signees. 

    What to expect from a new look WSU Cougars outfit?!

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  • December 16, 2020

    The Emergence Of Ty Jordan Has Emptied An Entire Running Back Room

    The future of college football is already here as two of Utah's top running backs have departed the program in search of greener grass. 

    The Colorado game was a complete team effort. 

    Oh, and also, Britain Covey is back to his usual dominant self. 

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  • December 10, 2020

    The Battle Of The Ground Game Will Prevail In Boulder, Colorado

    Can Utah upset the undefeated Buffaloes?

    A revamped Colorado team looks to go 5-0 in 2020 by pounding the rock down Utah's throats.

    But. 

    Utah has been very good at stopping the run in 2020. 

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  • December 8, 2020

    Rejoice! Utah Won & Found The Next Big Tailback, But It Wasn't Always Pretty

    Ty Jordan is the real deal. But can he handle 27 carries a game as just a true freshman? 

    Short yardage execution was poor, so who is to blame?

    Jake Bentley is struggling but improving every week. 

    How good does it feel to win?!?

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  • December 3, 2020

    Beware Of The Beavers

    How will Utah handle the best running back in the conference? 

    New QB for the Beavs provides more uncertainty for a young Utah defense. 

    Big game for Utah. Can they limit the turnovers? 

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  • December 1, 2020

    The Fear Of Turning The Ball Over Is Having A Big Effect On The Offense, Hence The Zero Second Half Points

    No points in the second half for a second consecutive week. No WR reception in the second half. 

    Is the fear of turning the football over starting to become a bigger issue?

    Well, at least things aren't nearly as bad as what Utah State is apparently dealing with. Hope you guys enjoyed your Thanksgiving (in a safe manner of course)!

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  • November 26, 2020

    Utah's Chances Against Washington Are Better Than You May Think

    Hackett & Bartle discuss Washington's offense and defense. Where and how will Utah have success against a young Husky team?

    Will Britain Covey play? News and notes from the Utah camp!

     

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  • November 23, 2020

    Our Hearts Are Heavy

    Although it is not official, reports suggest Cam Rising's season could be all but over. 

    What we liked and what we didn't like against USC. 

    Plus, Bartle gives us his grades on the O, D, and Special Teams! Enjoy. 

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  • November 19, 2020

    What To Know About The Trojans...

    Utah isn't a happy team at the minute, despite what Whittingham may want the media to think. 

    USC is still waiting to get clearance from local state officials...

    Players on USC to keep an eye on.

    Recruiting news and notes. Colton Swan is a machine on the trail. 

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  • November 13, 2020

    What Is Going On With Utah? Why Are There So Many Positive Cases On The Hill?

    Utah is yet to play a game in 2020, they are zero for two. 

    So why? What is happening within the Utah football program that is hurting them so much? 

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  • November 4, 2020

    Arizona Wildcats Preview: What To Expect This Saturday

    Hackett & Bartle break down the final Utah Football depth chart while also discussing the players from Arizona that could cause Utah problems this upcoming Saturday. 

    Can you believe it's game week?!?

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  • October 30, 2020

    WE KNOW WHO THE STARTING QB IS

    Dalton Kincaid, remember the name. 

    Jaren Kump transitioning from offensive line to wide receiver?!?!

    Offensive line fears. Are they good enough? Tom is worried. 

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  • October 23, 2020

    Answers Are Just Around The Corner

    Just how close is Utah to securing 5 star talent at linebacker?

    Fall camp updates. Separation at QB position?

    Arizona Wildcats preview. Expect Utah to be tested early. 

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  • October 16, 2020

    Dixon Transfers, Whit Takes Big Pay Cut, Utah Picks Up Local TE & Fall Camp Lock Out

    • How will the Jaylen Dixon transfer affect Utah in 2020?
    • Coach Whitt takes a massive pay cut
    • Local Pleasant Grove tight end chooses Utah
    • Why is Utah Football not providing highlight videos from camp?
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  • October 9, 2020

    The Most In Depth Breakdown Of Utah's Fall Camp Depth Chart You Will Find

    Want to learn more about the players listed on Utah's 2020 Fall Camp depth chart?

    This is the episode for you. 

    Quarterback battles, offensive line changes, Britain Covey in the backfield...!?!?

    Stacked at DLine, new faces at linebacker and plenty of questions in the secondary. 

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  • September 30, 2020

    Here Is What We Know About The Return Of Pac-12 Football

    • Utah's upcoming home and away games
    • Mark Harlan is a leader
    • BIG recruiting news. Defense continues to dominate on the recruiting trail. 
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  • September 18, 2020

    The Band Is Back And So Is Football!

    REJOICE! Pac-12 football finally looks set to begin in 2020. 

    Steve Bartle updates Utah fans on recruiting and the lads also discuss locals in the NFL. 

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  • September 11, 2020

    Utes In The NFL & November Football?

    Could Utah be playing Pac-12 football as soon as November?

    And did you catch all the former Utes that made NFL rosters?

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  • August 31, 2020

    New Developments In COVID Testing Brings Promise To Pac-12 Fall Football

    The Big 10 has begun discussing whether they should reconsider playing football in the fall. But the Pac-12 is yet to budge. 

    A development in COVID testing has emerged as a significant factor in helping college football safely compete in the fall. Why is the Pac-12 not taking notice?

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  • August 21, 2020

    Will Players From The Pac-12 Transfer To Conferences That Are Still Intending On Playing A Season This Year?

    How is it that the SEC, ACC and Big 12 medical advisory boards still think it is best to play college football in 2020 when the Big 10 and Pac-12 have already decided against it?

    Will players from Utah leave the program with the hope of playing football in 2020?

    How will Utah make the most of the spare time this fall?

    Utah football recruiting is taking it to the next level...or so we have been told. 

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  • August 13, 2020

    Have The Tears Dried Up Yet? Utah's 2020 Football Season Is Cancelled

    There will be no Utah Football, but Tom and Steve will be here with you every week to share some laughs and inform you of the recent happenings. 

    College football is a wreck. Enjoy the episode! 

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  • August 7, 2020

    Travis Wilson, Isaac Asiata, Kenneth Scott and Tom Hackett Reminisce On 2015 Season

    Want to hear stories from the 2015 season? The season when Utah was ranked number two in the country following back to back victories against Oregon in Eugene and California with College Gameday on campus. 

    You are going to like this episode!

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  • July 31, 2020

    Utah Football's Conference Only Schedule Has Been Announced!

    How well does Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle think Utah will do now that their schedule has been released? 

    Can Utah start their season 5-0?!?

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  • July 23, 2020

    Can Utah's Wide Receiver's Live Up To The Hype In 2020?

    For the first time since Utah joined the Pac-12 their offensive strength falls in the hands of their wide-receivers. Can the pass catchers take Utah back to their third consecutive Pac-12 Championship Game? 

    Tom Hackett & Steve Bartle discuss.

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  • July 18, 2020

    Are The Oregon Ducks Coming To Rice Eccles To Open The 2020 Season?

    Rumor has it that the Oregon Ducks are coming to Utah on September 12th to play the Utes in the teams' first games of 2020. 

    Will Utah land a highly touted linebacker off the transfer portal? They could desperately use him...

    Ryan Lacy has continued to push his narrative regarding an incident with Morgan Scalley in 2008. The story took a turn for the worst overnight.

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  • July 10, 2020

    BYU vs. Utah Cancelled

    Pac-12 conference eliminated non-conference games, meaning that BYU and Utah will not play each other in 2020. 

    How long until the NCAA has a governing body? 

    How do college coaches recruit? How much time and effort do they spend on a recruits parents?

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  • July 1, 2020

    Reaction From Morgan Scalley Breaking News!

    Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle share their reaction regarding the news that Morgan Scalley will return to Utah Football following the conclusion of a month-long investigation into his use of a racial slur from back in 2013. 

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  • June 26, 2020

    Could Yet Another Barton Brother Join The U? Scalley Update & Tom's Interaction With Coach Whitt

    Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle talk football. 

    Bartle watched a 7 on 7 tournament last week and gives an update on yet another Barton brother. 

    Tom ran into Coach Whittingham during the pandemic. 

    Update on Morgan Scalley, the investigation is complete. 

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  • June 19, 2020

    Would Kalani Sitake Take The Utah DC Job If Scalley Does Not Return?

    KSL Sports BYU Insider Mitch Haper joins Tom Hackett to discuss a topic matter that ruffled some feathers midweek. 

    Assuming Scalley does not return to Utah following the pending investigation regarding his use of a racial slur from 2013, would current BYU head coach Kalani Sitake contemplate a return to Utah Football?

    Utah vs BYU is still slated to kick-off on September 3rd, Mitch Harper goes in-depth on the Cougars and the upcoming week 1 game. 

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  • June 12, 2020

    Morgan Scalley Update: What We Know

    Steve and Tom discuss what they have learned in the week since the news broke regarding the suspension of defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley. 

    Information on the situation that you will find nowhere but right here!

    Rate, review, subscribe. Thank you!

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  • June 5, 2020

    BLACK LIVES MATTER

    Bartle & Hackett touch on the issues facing the world currently. Including the sensitive subject of racism and social injustice. 

    Utah and BYU will square off in less than 3 months! Learn why Hackett believes this game is as daunting as any game against the Cougars has been in recent history. 

    Massive recruiting news from Bartle and Utah continues to climb the Pac-12 recruiting rankings. 

    & more!

    Rate, review and subscribe. We love you!

     

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  • May 29, 2020

    What Will Utah Football Look Like Post Kyle Whittingham?

    Tom and Steve discuss what the future of Utah Football will look like following the Kyle Whittingham era?

    Would it be a mistake to hire anyone but Morgan Scalley?

    Utah seems poised to pick up yet another 4-star prospect, Steve informs. 

    The boys react to the news of Utah Football slowly returning to the practice facility. 

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  • May 22, 2020

    How Will Utah's Offense Look With No Clear Cut RB?

    For years, and we mean years, the Utah Football program has relied heavily on their running back production to win them football games. This year, however, they do not have a clear cut back who will bear the brunt of the load. 

    In fact, the strongest aspect of the offense this year is their pass catchers, headlined by tight-end Brant Kuithe. 

    How will Andy Ludwig, in year number 2 as offensive coordinator, conduct the offense in 2020?

    Plus, do not miss the insight Britain Covey shared on a recent interview with Tom Hackett and the latest recruiting news from insider Steve Bartle!

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  • May 15, 2020

    Will The Pac-12 Have A Season?

    What will USC and UCLA do following the news that Los Angeles will likely be in lockdown for the next three months?

    What will happen when players do not feel comfortable returning to the practice facility?

    The NCAA desperately needs a commissioner.

    Is this the start of the end of power five conferences under the NCAA umbrella?

    All that and more with Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle!

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  • May 8, 2020

    How Does Not Having Fans (Presumably) Change How You View Utah Football's 2020 Schedule?

    The Utah Football team has a clear and distinct advantage when they play at home, however, assuming that when CFB returns there will be no fans allowed inside the stadium, how does that impact the upcoming schedule for the Utes?

    Steve was sent a video of Clark Phillips III dunking and we talked about it. 

    What did newly committed 4 star QB Peter Costelli's HS coach have to say about the incoming Ute?

    Join Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle on It's Utah's World and do not forget to rate and subscribe! We appreciate it!

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  • May 1, 2020

    What Will It Take For Utah To Become A CFB Powerhouse?

    Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle discuss the upwards trajectory that Utah has been on the last handful of years. 

    However, they are still a ways from being crowned as one of CFB's elite programs. 

    What will it take for the Utes to take the next step?

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  • April 24, 2020

    Why Was Jaylon Johnson Not Selected In The First Round?

    What were our favorite moments from the inaugural virtual NFL Draft?

    Jordan Love created the most buzz online after being selected to the Packers.

    There were 6 CB's taken in the first round and Jaylon Johnson was not one of them...why?

     

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  • April 16, 2020

    The Utes Have A New 4-Star QB Commitment!

    Steve Bartle shares his insight into why Peter Costelli, Utah's latest 4-star QB commit from Mission Viejo was the top priority for Andy Ludwig and the Utes to secure. 

    Tom Hackett and Bartle dive into why it is important to not get too excited, however. Patience is a virtue, especially at the QB position. 

    Also, the NFL Draft is less than a week away! The two dive into who they think from the Utes will get drafted and what round they will go in. 

    Rate, review and subscribe as always! Thank you!

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  • April 8, 2020

    How Does Utah Get Over The Hump? What Needs To Happen For Them To Bring Back A Championship In 2020.

    Steve Bartle and Tom Hackett discuss what they think needs to happen for Utah to win a Pac-12 Championship in 2020. 

    Former Ute and public figure Isaac Asiata was recently sworn in as a Provo Police Officer. 

    How much does having players get drafted really help Utah's recruiting pitch to prospects?

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  • April 1, 2020

    What Does The Future Of College Football Really Look Like?

    Hosts Tom Hackett & Steve Bartle discuss the future of college football and whether or not Utah fans will be able to watch their team this season. 

    Tyler Huntley released footage of his personal Pro Day, how did he look?

    Clark Phillips III is still working out as hard as he would be at the practice facility. How much of an impact will he have in a Utah uniform over the next couple of years?

    Kyle Whittingham spoke on the impact not finishing spring camp will have on his team. 

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  • March 25, 2020

    Did Cam Rising Have Something To Do With The Arrival Of Jake Bentley?

    The boys are back!

    After a short break, Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle talk about all of the fallout from the worldwide pandemic regarding the coronavirus. 

    • Updates on the players and how they are handling the new schedule.
    • What if we told you that Cam Rising had an impact on bringing Jake Bentley onto the team?
    • Does the extended break help or hurt Utah?
    • Recruiting updates.
    • Your questions answered!
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  • March 10, 2020

    Position By Position Breakdown, Who Will Start At QB? What Are Steve And Tom Hearing?

    Spring football is well and truly underway, but Tom Hackett has been away on paternity leave. He returns with questions and, fortunately, Steve has answers to them.

    Click play to hear the insight on the highly touted quarterback battle. What have the boys heard and more importantly what has Steve seen at practice? 🤔

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  • March 2, 2020

    Happy First Day of Spring Ball & NFL Combine Results With Paul Toala

    Steve Bartle and former Utah OL Paul Toala are back again. 

    On today's episode, the two share their thoughts and opinions on the results of the NFL Combine for the UBoyz in attendance. 

    How specific results will impact players like Javelin Guidry, Terrell Burgess and Zack Moss. 

    Next, they turn their attention to spring ball and what needs to happen for certain groups and players. 

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  • February 24, 2020

    Utes In The NFL Combine, Workouts, Spring Ball Award Nominations FT. Paul Toala

    Paul Toala joins Steve Bartle (Tom Hackett is out on paternity leave). The guys talk Utes in the NFL Combine. They predicted Leki Fotu and Jaylon Johnson will shine at the NFL Combine. 

    Paul Toala shares inside information about the strength and conditioning of the Utah Football team during winter workouts. 

    The guys nominated players for the offensive and defensive players of spring camp. 

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  • February 18, 2020

    Recruiting Insights. Scalley at the helm? Eric Weddle's retirement. Trust us, click play.

    The questions that you need answers to...👇

    Recruiting

    • What are recruits interested in nowadays?
    • What makes Coach Shah such a beast on the trail?
    • How has Coach Whittingham transformed into the recruiter he is today?
    • What makes Eugene, Oregon such an attraction?

    Future Coaching Staff

    • If Coach Scalley does eventually take over, what would his staff look like?
    • Will Eric Weddle join the Utah coaching staff?

     

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  • February 11, 2020

    Welcome To It's Utah's World

    The name may not necessarily roll off the tongue. However, if you're a Utah football fan, you should recognize the reference. 

    Regardless, during the inaugural episode, host Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle discuss:

    • The recent (and best) recruiting class of all time
    • 9 Utes headed to the NFL Combine but 2 players got snubbed
    • The pending QB battle between Rising and Bentley
    • Recent transfer news
    • Will Andy Ludwig stay? Or will he head to Baylor? 
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  • December 13, 2019

    Post Championship Game Therapy Session

    Consider this episode of SFG a therapy session. We know that it is not easy, and some of you may still be unable to comprehend what happened against Oregon in the title game. 

    However, Tom Hackett and Isaac Asiata share their thoughts on how to move forward, where it all went wrong, and what is next for Utah Football.

    As fellow fans of the Utes, we can get over the trauma together. 

     

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  • December 3, 2019

    Utah Football Awaits Biggest Game In Program History

    Utah is the Pac 12 South champions for the second time in as many years. Feels good to say doesn't it Ute fans.

    How will Utah fair against a two-loss Oregon Duck outfit? 

    What are the keys to beating the Ducks?

    Tom went to church and Isaac has beef with USC fans. 

    Do. Not. Miss. Out. Click play.

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  • November 26, 2019

    Will Utah End Up In The College Football Playoff?

    The Arizona football program is in disarray.

    Utah has blown out opponents since the week 4 loss against USC, which has to mean something to the CFB Playoff Committee...

    *New Segment* Isaac's Twitter Wars debuts!

    Why you need to show up to the Colorado game early. These seniors have given you (the fans) more than you could have ever asked for. Now they need you to arrive 15 minutes earlier (5:15 p.m.) as they say goodbye to Rice Eccles Stadium. 

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  • November 20, 2019

    Tyler Huntley Has A Heisman Campaign. How Has He Become The QB He Is Today? #HuntleyForHeisman

    #HuntleyForHeisman has been started. The campaign is happening and moving swiftly along. 

    How has Utah QB Tyler Huntley evolved over the years? Starting in 2016 to where he is now. Nobody envisioned Huntley to have the season he is currently having, so how has it all happened?

    Isaac Asiata was apart of the program when Huntley was a freshman and shares some insight into the matter. 

    A recap of the UCLA thrashing and a preview of the Arizona Wildcats as well. 

     

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  • November 14, 2019

    Why this team is the best Utah Utes team of all-time...

    FIRST THINGS FIRST LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Popeye's or Chick-fil-A??? 

    Utah is #7 in the playoff rankings and opinions are flying around everywhere but the bottom line is — this is the greatest Utah Utes team of all-time. We also dive into Britain Covey's status and whether or not Post Malone would ever play a half-time show at Rice-Eccles.

    Then we go over some senior bowl invitations, why Tyler Huntley isn't in the discussion for the Heisman Trophy, the latest uniforms and we preview this week's match up against the UCLA Bruins.

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  • October 31, 2019

    Cal recap, Washington preview, and the Utes' historic defense

    First things first, is chili a soup? Isaac Asiata and Tom Hackett recap last week's win against the California Golden bears, look ahead to this week's Washington Huskies matchup, and this year's historic defense.

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  • October 23, 2019

    ASU recap, Utes' biggest rivals, Cal preview, and concussion discussions

    In this episode of SFG, former Utes Tom Hackett and Isaac Asiata, recap the latest win against Arizona State University, some of Utah's biggest rivals, and Utah's defensive success behind Bradlee Anae's three sacks. 

    Then we preview this week's game against the California Golden Bears and the key takeaways for the Utes. We also dive into concussions and some of the worst we've had and whether or not QB Tyler Huntley should play at all this week in preparation of the Washington Huskies.

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  • October 17, 2019

    Utah Prepares For Biggest Game Of The Season Against Arizona State

    Since the loss to USC, Utah has been on a mission dismantling Washington State and more recently, Oregon State.

    How will they respond when they host the number 17th team in the nation, Arizona State?

    Why is this team now playing its best football? Is it sustainable?

    Former Utes Isaac Asiata and Tom Hackett get you ready for the blockbuster. 

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  • October 11, 2019

    OSU preview, Jaren Hall's potential, Britain Covey redshirting, and the Utes moving forward

    On this episode, we're joined by Isaac Asiata to preview the upcoming game against Oregon State University, how the team has performed in Oregon throughout the years, and Joe Williams' retirement.

    We also dive into BYU interim QB Jaren Hall's potential and what it means for Zach Wilson. Then we talk about Britain Covey redshirting for the season, his ACL injury, and complications surrounding the surgery.

    Lastly, we preview what a win in Oregon will mean for the Utes moving forward this season.

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  • October 1, 2019

    Washington State vs Utah recap, Tyler Huntley hype, Bam Olaseni updates, and SB 206

    This week, Isaac and Tom are recapping Washington State and the different energy that the Utes were able to bring this week. Tyler Huntley is thriving with the help from the o-line and now it's got us talking where he ranks in the conversation of great Utah QBs.

    Then we talk about what Bamidele Olaseni's inclusion to the line could mean for the Utes. We also dive into SB 206 and what it means for California collegiate athletes and how the legislation is going to change major college sports for the better.

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  • September 27, 2019

    Isaac Asiata joins the show and talks about Utes vs USC, Tyler Huntley, AP Poll, and Utes struggles

    On this very special edition of SFG, we welcome our new co-host, former NFL guard, Isaac Asiata, to recap the Utes vs USC game, Tyler Huntley's performance, how the team can improve after the loss, and dropping in the AP poll.

    We also dive into UCLA's win against Washington St and why Utah struggles against the air raid. Plus, we preview the upcoming game against Washington St this weekend.

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  • September 19, 2019

    First Big Road Test Awaits Utah As They Travel To The Coliseum And Take On The Trojans

    Will Utah break their 103 year curse and beat the Trojans? It is the first big road test for the Utes in what will be a fascinating match up. Zack Moss and Tyler Huntley are entering the Heisman conversation and the Utes are back to full health. Join Andy Phillips and Tom Hackett as they discuss what to expect this Friday evening. 

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  • September 11, 2019

    Josh Henshaw on flying to New York for a possible Jets tryout and latest Utes updates

    On this special episode of SFG, Tom interviews Josh Henshaw, the Utah man who flew out to New York to possibly get a tryout for a kicking position for the Jets. We also talk about the Utes fans clapping-back towards the latest Utes gear, Idaho State preview, and how trash UCLA is right now.

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  • September 6, 2019

    Utah/BYU recap, updates around the Pac-12, and the continued kicking woes

    We're live at Tim Dahle INFINITI to recap the Utah/BYU game and how the Utes are shaping up after we get our first look of the team. We dive into Zack Moss' and Tyler Huntley's stats for the game and how the kicking is stacking up.

    Then we take a look around the Pac-12 and see who all stood out. We also preview the NIU game on Saturday and what it's going to take to ensure a win.

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  • August 28, 2019

    Rivalry Golf Tournament, Andy is livid at Carli Lloyd, Utes' depth chart, and score predictions

    Andy ditched Tom in this year's Rivalry Golf Tournament and Carli Lloyd is getting NFL offers and Andy is not happy about it or the new Chicago Bear's locker room. We also dive into the Utes' depth chart and read the latest Cougar Board tweet about Coach Whitt.

    Then we predict Utah/BYU scores and talk about the Utes' running back core.

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  • August 23, 2019

    More fall camp/health updates, the latest AP standings, and Coach Whitt's lawn

    This week, Tom is joined by fellow former Ute, Chris Van Orden to talk about the latest Utes Fall Camp updates, Britain Covey and Zack Moss being cleared to play, Urban Meyer visiting the Beehive state, and the latest AP Poll standings.

    Then we dive into Chris' tales of mowing Coach Whitt's lawn, Mitch Wishnowsky destroying a man which led to an increase in his Madden tackling rating, Matt Gay's game-winning field goal against the Dolphins, and what Chris' expectations are for the Utes this season.

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  • August 15, 2019

    Kicking struggles, changing practice, new uniforms, and bucket list travel spots

    On this week's episode of SFG, we're talking about the places we'd like to travel to, the struggles coming out of the U.

    Tom also breaks down a practice idea he had, the new uniform teaser, and Andy's Godfather vs. the Departed take.

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  • August 2, 2019

    Fall camp updates, Manny Bowen's departure, Mitch Wishnowsky's Madden numbers and Isaac Asiata's retirement from the NFL

    Fall camp is officially underway and we're taking a look at Britain Covey and whether or not he's expected to be ready for BYU. We're also diving into the o-line positions and depth, along with Manny Bowen's decision to leave and pursue a business opportunity.

    Then we dive into Mitch Wishnowsky's Madden numbers for the upcoming season, as well as Isaac Asiata's retirement from the NFL.

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  • July 26, 2019

    Fall Camp college vs NFL, NFL signings, PAC 12 media day recap, and Urban's return???

    The gang is back and Andy Phillips and Tom Hackett are breaking down the differences between fall camp in college and fall camp in the NFL, as well as the latest in local signings in the NFL.

    Then we recap PAC 12 media day, Nicole Deitling getting vocal on Twitter, whether or not Chris Van Orden and Coach Whitt are beefing, and Utah DE Bradlee Anae being asked what it's like to play in Provo.

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  • July 18, 2019

    Doak Walker watch list, position previews, best college fan bases, and MUSS talk

    Tom is joined by KSLsports.com Digital Producer, Trevor Allen, to talk about Zack Moss not being on the Doak Walker watch list, position by position previews, and expectations for the Utes this year.

    Then we have on KSLsports.com Executive Digital Producer, Madisan Hinkhouse, to talk about the best college fan bases, what being involved in the MUSS was like, and who her favorite Utah football player is of all time.

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  • July 9, 2019

    USWNT win big, 4th of July celebrations, and what the national media is saying about Utah

    The gang is back and we're recapping the USWNT's road to dominance, our 4th of July celebrations, Tom playing golf with Utah coach Sharrieff Shah, and how ESPN is judging Utah's upcoming season (25:52).

    We also dive into the SB Nation article describing Utah's window of opportunity, Tyler Huntley's ups-and-downs, and the growing mentorships between NFL players and college players.

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  • July 2, 2019

    Andy recaps his eventful weekend, more Utes hype, and the excellent state of Utah sports

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips, are recapping Andy's weekend at Eric Rowe's wedding in Houston, the latest commits to join the Utes, and how Utah has never been better as a sports state.

    We also talk about how Utah can learn from Alabama on how to handle the hype of the season and BYU's attempt to stay relevant. 

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  • June 26, 2019

    Latest on Chase Hansen, Bruce Feldman tweets RE: Utah, Alex Smith's return, and FanDuel odds for the Pac-12

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips, talk about Chase Hansen winning Utah's male Tom Hansen Conference award, Bruce Feldman's tweet about Utah, and Miami Central QB Katravis Marsh committing to Utah.

    We also talk about Alex Smith's hopes of returning to the NFL after suffering a compound and spiral fracture last fall, BYU's media day, and FanDuel's odds for the Pac-12.

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  • June 20, 2019

    Coach Ron McBride on the talk surrounding the Utes, planning around BYU in the 90's, and coaching philosophies

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Ute, Tom Hackett is joined by former UofU/Weber State coach, Ron McBride, to talk about the Ron McBride Foundation, the hype surrounding Utah this year, what makes a good coach, whether Utah can win the PAC 12, and Ronnie's philosophy behind his focus on beating BYU.

     

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  • June 11, 2019

    Zane Beadles retires, Utah favorites against BYU, Tyler Huntley hype, and golf updates

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips, send their congratulations to Zane Beadles, who has retired after nine seasons in the NFL. We also dive into the Utes being +6.5 point favorites heading into Lavell Edwards Stadium in week 1, and whether or not Utah can handle the pressure that's on them this season.

    We also talk about the position that could be eliminated in football, the hype surrounding Tyler Huntley, and the latest golf updates.

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  • June 7, 2019

    Mark Harlan on his first impressions of Utah, the PAC 12 championship game, and stadium updates

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Ute, Tom Hackett is joined by Utah Athletic Director, Mark Harlan, to talk about his first year at Utah, the PAC 12 championship game, and his philosophy surrounding the athletics at the University of Utah.

    We also get an update on the new stadium and how his athletic career started as an equipment manager at Arizona.

    Tom also breaks down the recent Athlon Sports article previewing the Utes season where they rank Utah as the #13 college football team of 2019.

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  • May 31, 2019

    Summer workouts, change in the schedule, TV times announced, and national vs. local media

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips are talking about the LA traffic, taking a look into summer workouts and why it's important in setting the tone for leadership.

    Then we talk about the tv times being announced for Utah and why the national and local media are contradicting each other when it comes to the success of the Utes.

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  • May 24, 2019

    Isaac Asiata on being waived by the Dolphins, the NFL Draft, Utah players in the NFL, and Utes expectations

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips are joined by Isaac Asiata to talk about Utah's best burger joint, the story behind him being waived from the Miami Dolphins after a minor injury, and how Nate Orchard can seize an opportunity with the Dolphins.

    We also talk about the highs and lows of the NFL Draft and some of the weirdest fines and bets in the NFL.

    Then we take a look into how Matt Gay is doing down in Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers, Marquise Blair's potential upside in Seattle, and Cody Barton's journey to success.

    Lastly, we break down this year's expectations for Utah football and how the D-line and leadership can take the team to the next level.

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  • May 14, 2019

    Utah's insane streak that no one is talking about, Mique Juarez comes to Utah, and BYU honor code updates

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips are talking about Utah's streak of every starting offensive tackle being drafted since 2014. Then we dig into the return of Bradlee Anae and what he's going to be able to contribute and dive into the news of former five-star recruit, Mique Juarez, transferring to Utah.

    We also interview Deseret News sports writer, Amy Donaldson, about the news of BYU announcing changes to their Honor Code Office after student criticism and outrage.

    Lastly, we break down Coach Whittingham's golf swing, tease the PGA championship, and look forward to the Utah State AM.

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  • May 7, 2019

    Rookie mini-camp, the kicking battle at Utah, and locals in the NFL

    Tom Hackett is out for the week but Andy Phillips is in talking about  rookie mini-camp over the past weekend and previewing what this week is going to look like, as well as what it's going to take for rookies to be successful under so much scrutiny.

    He also takes a look at the kicking battle that's going to take place at fall camp in Utah and how worried we should be.

    Lastly, we break down the hype surrounding Troy Williams in Seattle, how Chase Hansen can perform down in New Orleans, and what Matt Gay can contribute to the Buccaneers.

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  • April 30, 2019

    Utah excels in the NFL Draft, breaking down signing bonuses, and a way-too-early look into next year's draft

    The gang is back and former University of Utah Utes, Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips are talking about the Utes that were drafted over the weekend including Matt Gay, Mitch Wishnowsky, Cody Barton, and Marquise Blair. We also break down how Utah has become a hotbed of talent when it comes to the NFL draft.

    We also take a look at the special teams foundation that has been built over the past decade in Utah which allows kickers and punters to flourish.

    Lastly, we talk about NFL signing bonuses and take a way-too-early look into next season and see which Utes are going to be drafted next year!

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