Monday, August 25, 2008

Ute Preview


And, this guy who looks like he ate some of those magic grits that cook up in 5 minutes. As Vincent Gambini asked the eyewitness who saw the Utes:

Vinny Gambini: Are we to believe that boiling water soaks into a grit faster in your kitchen than anywhere else on the face of the earth?
Mr. Tipton: I don't know.
Vinny Gambini: Well, I guess the laws of physics cease to exist on top of your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?

While you might think you know what Yutes look likefrom afar, I doubt they'll look the same in person, at the Big House. For a primer of what some yutes looked like last year:

BlockU also has some insight into the Utah scrimmages, mostly pulled from the official Ute site here.

Jopprus in the House. Bennie Joppru was a tight end at Michigan. Bennie was an all american for those of you who don't remember:

A four-year letterwiner and two-year starter at tight end, Bennie Joppru played in 46 career games and made 24 starts. An All-Big Ten second team selection in 2002, Joppru caught 85 career passes and eight touchdowns. He was named to the All-America first team by Pro-Football Weekly and was a member of the Associated Press third team as a senior after setting a team record in receptions for a tight end (53). Joppru ranked second on the team in receptions in receptions (53) and in receiving yards (579) in his final season at Michigan. Joppru capped a spectacular senior campaign with a career best 80 receiving yards in the 2003 Outback Bowl victory over Florida. The Wayzata, Minnesota native was the first of six Wolverine selected I the 2003 NFL Draft, joining the Houston Texans with his second-round selection.

Bennie's younger brother plays for the Utes:

"I was really excited. It was big news. I called my brother right away and talked to him about it," Chris said. "We were both pretty excited. I think he's probably going to go to it."

Prediction tomorrow.