Rank #1: Rumble in Rockies and the PAC-12 South Crown
Nov 16 2018
Rank #2: Predicting games, projecting the divisions: Game Week minus 1
Then, the fellas go game by game through the season, picking Ws and Ls and seeing where they wind up.
Finally, Joseph unveils his new Division Odds model and predicts the chance of each team winning their division.
Aug 21 2019
Rank #3: What's got you nervous? Talking fall camp.
First, Grant and Joseph start with the quick hitters- some housekeeping in the PAC 12 and what is the deal with the half-shirts at practices, really. Then they touch on the premier QB recruit Utah is targeting before hitting the meat of the show.
Grant's poll showed Ute fans the most concerned about OL and WR, so the fellas break down those positions- where they mostly don't share your worries. Listen, rate, and tell us what you think!
Aug 09 2018
Rank #4: Is this still Utah?! Talking the Utes gangbusters start to 2019
Then they discuss football in depth, giving their full assessment of the Ludwig hire, picking over Utah's incoming transfers and some late signing day targets, and set (sky high) expectations for 2019.
Finally, they turn to basketball, where they talk about the progress of the freshmen talent and the emergence of senior leadership
Jan 17 2019
Rank #5: Gameday- Utah at NIU with Eddie Carifio
There's a lot to cover, so give us a listen and as always please rate and review the show, or drop us a line if there's something you would like to see us fix!
Sep 05 2018
Rank #6: Grant Returns! Football, though... still a wait ahead.
First, they discuss gymnastics and the meet against UCLA- unfair judging continues to plague the Utes' gymnasts.
Second, they dive into basketball, and Grant shares his perspective on what needs to change for the Utes to take a leap forward.
Finally, they touch on the massive expectations for Utah football- will the team be able to keep the chip on their shoulder that's been a key part of their success now that they are expected to contend for a playoff berth?
Feb 24 2019
Rank #7: One More Pod Before It's GameDay
Then they hit the quick hitters- Davir Hamilton's transfer, what's on the schedule, and it turns out those half shirts aren't just for showing off the abs!
Next the guys make some predictions- Joseph tests Grant's instincts against his mathematical talent projections, and they hit the schedule and come out with specific win loss records- Joseph has the Utes at 9-3 while Grant thinks they go 10-2.
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Aug 24 2018
Rank #8: Utah Basketball is Flaming Out and Which QB Should Start The Holiday Bowl
First up is Larry Kryskowiak and the desperate state of Utah basketball. Grant and Joseph rate Larry's hot seat from 0-10 and talk about what's different from this year with tough years in the past.
Next, they look back at the season and in particular the contribution and toughness of the "badass little elf" (Joe's term) Britain Covey. Then they discuss who should start the Holiday Bowl against Northwestern, and if there's a quarterback controversy in spring.
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Dec 12 2018
Rank #9: All Aboard the Hype Train?!
First, we go into the award watchlist, which is a heck of a rundown.
Then we discuss the props Utah has been getting from PAC 12 media, including five Utes on the all-conference team and prevailing in the divisional (by a mile) and conference wide (by a whisker) media votes.
Finally we turn to the national buzz- Phil Steele, Pick6 Previews... what does it all mean?
Taking that together, Joe muses on how we should handle this new, national brand. Will the Ute Talk Podcast hop aboard the hype train or see if there's another leaving the station in September?
Jul 24 2019
Rank #10: Camp is HERE
Then we dive into the quick hitters, including some media news, a laughably bad preseason projection for the Runnin' Utes, and a new watchlist for Chase Hansen.
Next is recruiting, with new recruits to discuss in both the football and basketball landscapes.
Finally we hit the information from PAC 12 Media Days, including some nuggets Coach Whittingham and Chase Hansen's interviews revealed about what's coming for Utah.
It's a good one, so give us that five star rating on your podcast service of choice!
Aug 01 2018
Rank #11: Talking the Utes' Front 7
Joseph and Grant talk about the LBs, particularly Chase Hansen's moving up to the position full time and what that could mean for his production.
Then they hit the DEs- Bradlee Anae is a known quantity, but who is going to be lining up next to him? Grant gets three guesses- but will it be enough?!
Finally, they talk about DTs and things get a little uncomfortable as Joseph goes full heart eyes emoji for the Man, the Myth, the Legend Leki Fotu. Who will stand next to Leki and make him look like the demigod he is? We discuss.
Football is SO CLOSE! Can't wait!
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Jul 18 2018
Rank #12: Gameday- Big Time Matchup as Washington visits Utah
Then, the guys chat briefly about NIU, keeping it short and sweet as we've been over it a million times and no one wants to talk about a game like that anyway.
Finally, they talk about Washington- have they really been playing at the high level their hype deserves? How many points will Utah need to score to be in this game? There's so much to dig into and discuss and the guys discuss as much as they can.
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Sep 12 2018
Rank #13: Position Preview- QB/WR
First, Joe breaks down some recent '18 and '19 commits and takes a look at what seems to be a new, more aggressive strategy for Utah recruiting. Utah's extensive offer sheet also gives insight as to what positions the Utes are most interested in.
Then, Joe dives into the QB situation (it's Huntley) and starts to break down the bevy of weapons he has available to target. After discussing wide receivers, Joe hits on tight ends, where there are two exciting new possibilities. In one of two exciting newcomers, have the Utes finally found their prototypical tight end?
Jul 03 2018
Rank #14: It's a great day to be a Ute: the Ute Talk Podcast is BACK!
First, the guys will dig into the never-ending game of musical chairs being played with Larry's roster, and what it means for the Utes now and moving forward.
Second, they touch on Utah's strong returns in June on the recruiting trail for 2020, including multiple defensive back commitments and another exciting Florida QB.
Finally, Joe reveals his win projections for the 2019 season- are the Utes the class of the conference? Title contenders? Listen and find out.
Jun 27 2019
Rank #15: The month-of-game has arrived! Are we all ready for FOOTBALL?
Then we dive into the position previews for the defense, addressing the talent and depth at every position on the field. It's an embarassment of riches on that side of the ball so there's no shortage of conversation.
Aug 08 2019
Rank #16: Tracking the Utes' National Buzz
Next, we talk about the Sports Illustrated top 100 players list and the four Utes who made the cut.
Then we talk about the Utes schedule, and Grant tries to find a loss somewhere- ANYWHERE.
Finally, we chat about the big national buzz around the Ludwig hire and the disconnect with fan perception of the move, which has been pretty negative.
Jul 12 2019
Rank #17: National Signing Day Part Two: The Sequel
Don't let Joseph's loneliness get you down, join Ute fans all across the country in learning more about Utah's big signing day haul!
Feb 07 2019
Rank #18: Bye Week- Fixing #PAC12 Refs... and Utah's Offense
First, they talk about PAC 12 officiating and the persistent problem of bias and general inadequacy, coupled with Commissioner Scott's apparent total lack of concern. This problem stretches beyond consistency and cranky fans and includes competitive balance, national reputation, and the entertainment product.
Second, they discuss Utah's offensive issues through the first two FBS games. Joseph goes in depth on what he thinks the problem is and at whose feet it lies- and it's not Troy Taylor's. Joseph and Grant bring the heat in this segment- definitely worth a listen.
Please listen, rate, and enjoy.
Sep 26 2018
Rank #19: Signing Day Brouhaha and More
Grant and Joseph discuss the coaching moves the Utes have made- Gary Anderson, Troy Taylor, and Justin Ena are all headed to different (although perhaps not greener) pastures.
Second, the guys discuss each signing and Joe gives his perspective on each commit and class as a whole.
Stick around for the whole thing- Joe was watching live when Quandre Mosely made his head-scratching decision to attend Kentucky.
Dec 19 2018
Rank #20: Wow those ladies can BALL, an equal-opportunity edition
First we discuss the quick hitters, including rumors that gymnast MyKayla Skinner might be taking a year off to compete in the olympics.
Next, Joseph breaks down the prospects available to the Utes for the second signing day.
Finally, Grant digs into basketball on both the men's and women's sides, talking about the remarkable success of the Lady Runnin' Utes and the Men's struggles with the full court press against Oregon.
Feb 01 2019