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Ute Talk Podcast: Providing unbiased opinions on all things Utah Football and Basketball. Join us weekly as we breakdown games and discuss what lies ahead.

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Ute Talk Podcast: Providing unbiased opinions on all things Utah Football and Basketball. Join us weekly as we breakdown games and discuss what lies ahead.

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By UtahUtes - Dec 07 2018
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Good listen. Grant and Joe have a unique approach to discussing Utah football and basketball. Good one for Ute fans.

Fun, interesting and informative podcast.

By TPBu - Jun 20 2018
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I listen to a few podcasts from local to national sports, mainly baseball and football. Grant and Joseph are as well prepared as any national podcast I listen to.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
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1
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2

Good listen

By UtahUtes - Dec 07 2018
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Good listen. Grant and Joe have a unique approach to discussing Utah football and basketball. Good one for Ute fans.

Fun, interesting and informative podcast.

By TPBu - Jun 20 2018
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I listen to a few podcasts from local to national sports, mainly baseball and football. Grant and Joseph are as well prepared as any national podcast I listen to.

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Ute Talk Podcast

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Ute Talk Podcast: Providing unbiased opinions on all things Utah Football and Basketball. Join us weekly as we breakdown games and discuss what lies ahead.

Rank #1: Rumble in Rockies and the PAC-12 South Crown

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Joseph and Grant are back together to talk all things Utah Utes. Starting with the quick hitters, they review the schedule coming up for Utah atheltics. They also talk about football recruiting, and the #FireWhitt tradition continues. They then get into basketball and new expectations. Have you lowered your expections? Then it is time for some football. We talk about the Utes vs Oregon, Utes vs Colorado, and the PAC-12 south division.

Nov 16 2018

41mins

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Rank #2: Predicting games, projecting the divisions: Game Week minus 1

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First, a few quick hitters as the guys discuss the hype train and Grant tries to knock it off the rails. Is there a difference between a playoff caliber team and a championship caliber team?
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

38mins

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Rank #3: What's got you nervous? Talking fall camp.

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We open the show discussing our yards and whether Ute Daddy's 'process' can hope to save us and then hit the show-
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

37mins

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Rank #4: Is this still Utah?! Talking the Utes gangbusters start to 2019

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The guys start with their quick hitters, talking about Utah's 40th victory in a row over BYU and progress in other non-revenue sports (also when will the Lady Runnin' Utes be ranked this is RIDICULOUS)

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

41mins

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Rank #5: Gameday- Utah at NIU with Eddie Carifio

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Grant and Joseph discuss the popular reaction to Weber State and whether or not it's reasonable to be down on the Utes offense after game one. Then they introduce guest Eddie Carifio, Sports Editor of the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Illinois. Eddie shares his insider knowledge of the Huskies and then Grant and Joseph down a full glass of Kool-Aid and make daring predictions for the game this Saturday.
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

40mins

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Rank #6: Grant Returns! Football, though... still a wait ahead.

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Grant is back on the show and the guys are in fine form.
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

40mins

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Rank #7: One More Pod Before It's GameDay

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First, Grant and Joseph discuss the Ute Daddy lawn process- Grant is respecting the process more than Joseph right now and seeing better results.
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.
Please take a minute to rate and review the podcast so we get more listeners!

Aug 24 2018

44mins

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Rank #8: Utah Basketball is Flaming Out and Which QB Should Start The Holiday Bowl

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The guys start with quick hitters, covering some great success in women's olympic sports, Utah football's All-American talent, and a bit of recruiting news before turning to the big issues of the day.
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.
Enjoy and please rate and review us!

Dec 12 2018

39mins

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Rank #9: All Aboard the Hype Train?!

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Grant is spending the holiday with his family, so Joe gets the microphone to himself (who had THAT idea) and talks about the hype building around Utah's upcoming season.

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

14mins

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Rank #10: Camp is HERE

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The fellas, both new homeowners, open up with a discussion of the sad states of their lawns and their new adherence to the @UteDaddy 'Process'. We'll be posting photos and touching on the Process and how trusting it is going for us regularly from here on out.
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

42mins

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Rank #11: Talking the Utes' Front 7

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After a few quick hitters, talking about the women's basketball schedule and the awards lists Utes are popping up on, the guys dive right in to the final part of their position preview.

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!
If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a rating on your service of choice.

Jul 18 2018

39mins

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Rank #12: Gameday- Big Time Matchup as Washington visits Utah

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First, some quick hitters- Grant runs through the olympic sport schedule and Joseph puts on his tin foil hat and comes up with a wild conspiracy theory about Saturday's black out uniforms.
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.
Please remember to share, rate, subscribe, and retweet!

Sep 12 2018

30mins

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Rank #13: Position Preview- QB/WR

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Joe is flying solo today, because Grant is building a happy, successful life for himself. Hurray home ownership!
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

23mins

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Rank #14: It's a great day to be a Ute: the Ute Talk Podcast is BACK!

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Joe and Grant return for their first full length episode of the summer, and there's plenty to talk about.
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

39mins

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Rank #15: The month-of-game has arrived! Are we all ready for FOOTBALL?

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This week, we're devoted to getting ready for the rapidly approaching first game of the season. First, we celebrate the news that the Zack Moss injury rumors were overblown, and then we check in on the Hype Train, chugging merrily along with the Utes continuing to pop up on numerous national radars. 
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

36mins

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Rank #16: Tracking the Utes' National Buzz

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First, we do our quick hitters, including a shoutout to UtahUtes.com, who is doing a great series that tells you a lot about their players.
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

35mins

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Rank #17: National Signing Day Part Two: The Sequel

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Joseph is on his own today, hitting on subjects large and small in Utah sports. Of particular interest is Utah's splashy finish to signing day, signing multiple four star talents including some big surprises. He also touches on Utah basketball and his deep jealousy of the men's golf team spending the week in Hawaii.

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

21mins

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Rank #18: Bye Week- Fixing #PAC12 Refs... and Utah's Offense

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The guys start with the quick hitters- touching on some olympic sport successes both on the course and in the boardroom, then they dive in to the real meat of an extra-long show.

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

51mins

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Rank #19: Signing Day Brouhaha and More

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First we do quick hitters, not a heck of a lot to talk about so we dive into football feet first.
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

39mins

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Rank #20: Wow those ladies can BALL, an equal-opportunity edition

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It's a packed week for Utah athletics with high profile matchups incoming for a variety of revenue and non-revenue sports, and signing day just around the corner. Grant and Joseph break it all down for you in this episode of the Ute Talk Podcast.

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

33mins

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