Lots of rumors and drama swirling around about who may or may not be playing, who may or may not have left the program, and how the Utes are going to wrap up one of the strangest seasons I think any of us have ever witnessed.
Regardless, it’s looking like this will be a battle of the backups…or the backups backups…or the backups backups backups. This is either going to be the most entertaining game of the year, or an absolute dumpster fire. I’m still undecided on which way it’ll go.
Definitely the strangest season ever. It begs the question: what is going on with the injuries? Has it simply been horrendous luck, the likes of which we have never seen? Is it practice habits and routines? Is it the strength and conditioning? The nutrition? Wimpy players (I’m kidding)? It’s just unbelievable.
The coaches and those players who have played in the injured players’ places deserve the utmost praise. Even being 7-4 at this point is a huge accomplishment.
Haven’t heard whether Shedeur is playing for CU this Saturday. I watched the WSU game last week; the Buffs’ backup QB sucks. But they do have some playmakers. Hunter and Horn can be dangerous, but they have no running game.
If Barnes and Johnson are indeed not available, and if Shedeur is out, this will be a very low-scoring game.
This may be a crazy question, but I am just throwing it out there. Win or lose Saturday, is it possible Utah would decline a bowl invite. I mean, is anyone left to play in it? I guess there would be a few weeks for some people to heal up. Maybe. And the extra practice time is good. I’m not being flippant. Just a thought.
I think there’s still enough players to play, would be good to practice and basically start the process for next year. A couple extra weeks to heal and practice would be good, but wouldn’t be surprised if offense comes out flat in a bowl game and the defense doesn’t go full tilt to avoid big injuries