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The day before Utah’s spring game, the Crimson Collective was launched.
And as coach Kyle Whittingham sees it, the Crimson Collective is a game-changer.
Now that the NCAA is allowing student-athletes to monetize and leverage their name, image, and likeness, the frontier is wide open — and fiercely competitive when it comes to recruiting.
Whittingham wholeheartedly supports efforts to help him and his staff compete for the best talent available to compete for the Championships.
What was the significance of the creation of the Crimson Collective?
“It was absolutely critical. If we hadn’t done that, the future would be very bleak. We’re late with that,” he said. two years. We had some catching up to do. I guess the saying better late than never applies here. It’s something that has to happen. If you don’t have NIL resources, you’re going to be a bottom -feeder and good luck trying to put a high caliber team on the field.
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Spring training is over and Utah enters the offseason eyeing a Pac-12 hat-trick this fall.
The Utes have been talking a lot about winning an unprecedented three consecutive conference titles. But entering the 2023 campaign, after back-to-back Rose Bowl losses, their goals are even higher.
“We want to be able to win (a Rose Bowl),” running back Micah Bernard said. “We want to be able to win something bigger than a Pac-12 championship. Those are nice. We want to get another one, but we want something bigger.
The Deseret News has compiled a projected depth chart coming out of the spring.
- Which Utah ties signed as free agents after going undrafted? (Desert News)
- What CB Clark Phillips III and OL Braeden Daniels bring to their new NFL teams (Deseret News)
- 2023 NFL Draft: Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III selected by Atlanta Falcons (Deseret News)
- Is the Wild West which is the NCAA transfer portal good or bad for college football? (Desert News)
- ‘They had a little chip on their shoulder’: How the No. 16 Utes ‘crossed the line’ from average to great (Deseret News)
- What Utah coach Kyle Whittingham says about Dalton Kincaid being drafted by the Buffalo Bills (Deseret News)
- How pundits rated Dalton Kincaid being drafted by the Buffalo Bills (Deseret News)
Josh Allen must have been all smiles as he went to bed last night. An attack that was really good just went to another level. Kincaid will thrive in the Bills offense!!! Now here’s something no one mentioned, a former Wyoming Cowboy throwing at a Utah Ute??? Go figure. People in upstate New York will love this!
As usual, Utah has a strong group of running backs, tight ends and offensive lines. If Rising is healthy, Utah can expect good things from him again. Barnes is a solid but unspectacular backup. But also as usual, the wide receiver group is lacking. There are good players there, but nobody impresses you. Hopefully Utah can get someone from the portal to help out. A breakthrough WR could be the difference between Utah winning a third straight conference title (and maybe getting into the playoffs) and losing a couple and ending up in Vegas or something.
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