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Its Utahs World

Former University of Utah punter, Tom Hackett, alongside Utah insider Steve Bartle join forces to deliver the most informative, entertaining and enjoyable Utah Football related podcast. From recruiting news to inside the locker room stories, Hackett and Bartle will keep you up to date with the happenings of Utah football. A serious podcast about men strapped in protection that can occasionally turn frivolous, well, only if local Salt Lake City food destinations gets brought up. We digress, if you are a fan of Utah football, or just football in general, click subscribe and let the good times roll!
May 18, 2022

Tom's CFL Experience & Utah Preseason Hype With Michelle Bodkin

tom hackett and michelle bodkin talk CFL and utah football   (22:58)
April 28, 2022

NFL Draft Thoughts & Dalton Kincaid Chaos

What should you expect ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft and what did we learn following the recent controversy surrounding Dalton Kincaid and the Alabama rumor mill? See for privacy information.   (26:34)
April 22, 2022

Spring Football Finale

What have we learned throughout spring camp? What would you change about the Spring Game? See for privacy information.   (38:15)
April 13, 2022

Youngsters Impressing In Spring

Utah Football is flying following its Rose Bowl appearance and the youngsters are showing up in Spring football making the excitement levels ahead of the 2022 season immense.  See for privacy information.   (34:37)
December 2, 2021

Pac-12 Championship: It All Comes Down To This

Here we are again. Is this finally the year Utah gets over the hump and secures the first silverware of it's Pac-12 era? See for privacy information.   (40:37)
November 24, 2021

Utah Football On Cloud Nine Following Duck Massacre

Utah Football may be playing the best football in the Kyle Whittingham era, despite the trials and tribulations this team has endured. Nothing short of spectacular.  See for privacy information.   (42:40)
November 17, 2021

Duck Soup Season

For as much heartache as Utah has endured, it only seems fitting that Utah hosts Oregon in one of the biggest games in the country this weekend.  See for privacy information.   (45:51)
November 12, 2021

Light Jog In The Park Before Duck Season

Utah is rolling. Utah will roll Arizona & then worry about a potential college gameday fixture against the Ducks.  See for privacy information.   (36:44)
November 4, 2021

Utah Clinches P12 South...Basically

The Utes are humming. After a slow start to the season, they are now officially playing their best football, according to Steve & Tom anyway.  See for privacy information.   (29:28)
October 28, 2021

Second Half Collapse Explained With Bruins On The Horizon

What led to the 2nd half collapse? Utah's run defense and special teams were woeful.  How can they turn it around quickly and beat the Bruins? See for privacy information.   (36:57)
October 19, 2021

Utah's Energy Unlike Anything Seen Before Under Whittingham

It is almost impossible to talk about or explain, but Utah is playing with an energy that has never been seen in the Whittingham era and it is culminating in special performances.  See for privacy information.   (41:25)
October 14, 2021

No Program In CFB Like Utah Football

Last week's win over USC exemplified the Utah Football spirit. What new challenges does ASU bring this week? Is the Pac-12 South on the line when the Sundevils visit Rice Eccles? See for privacy information.   (45:45)
October 7, 2021

Utah's Recipe To Beating USC

USC has lost two conference games at home and in both losses similarities arise.  Utah has a recipe, can they execute? See for privacy information.   (48:37)
September 30, 2021

Another Tragedy Rocks The Utah Football Family: RIP Aaron Lowe

A senseless act of violence has cost University of Utah defensive back, Aaron Lowe, his life.  Rest in peace, Aaron.  See for privacy information.   (53:46)
September 22, 2021

Ciao Charles

Charlie Brewer departs. Cam rises to number one.  Utah Football is in a pickle early to start the 2021 season.  See for privacy information.   (57:10)
September 17, 2021

You Will Learn Everything You Need About This Utah Team This Week

This Utah team is either what we saw last week; good but not great. Or the loss propels Utah into another gear and the season starts with a W against SDSU.  Only time will tell.  See for privacy information.   (44:52)
September 9, 2021

Rivalry Week

Morgan Scalley vs. Aaron Roderick Jaren Hall vs. Utah's defense Charlie Brewer vs. Cougars defense Kyle Whittingham vs Kalani Sitake Utah vs BYU.  What storylines are Tom & Steve keeping close atten...   (40:40)
September 3, 2021

What We Learned Against Weber State

Utah Football has provided insight into what to expect during the 2021 season with a comfortable victory against Weber State.  See for privacy information.   (56:22)
August 27, 2021

Utah Football Depth Chart Released Ahead Of 2021 Season

Charlie Brewer QB1 & a full back?! See for privacy information.   (32:12)
August 20, 2021

Should Utah Play Both QB's To Start The 2021 Campaign?

What if Rising & Brewer were still neck and neck as Utah took the field on September 2nd against Weber.  Could Kyle Whittingham continue his QB battle into the non-conference slate of games? It may ...   (38:14)
August 13, 2021

Utah Football Continues To Progress

New locker room, what we have learned through camp thus far and a big step in NIL deals.  See for privacy information.   (43:15)
August 7, 2021

Safeties, Tailbacks & QB's

Position groups to keep a close eye on during Camp. Also, remember the name Tavion Thomas, he is special.  See for privacy information.   (45:12)
August 1, 2021

The Time Is Here

Utah Football is poised to make yet another run at a Pac-12 Championship. Can they capitalize? See for privacy information.   (28:52)
July 24, 2021

Fan Pod!

True Utah fans share their thoughts on their beloved Utes.  See for privacy information.   (30:04)
July 16, 2021

The Keys To The Kingdom Must Be Handed Over

How much responsibility will the leaders of the 2021 Utah Football team have? A lot will be learned as the season progresses.  See for privacy information.   (01:00:54)
July 10, 2021

A Message For Mark Harlin & Utah Football

Care to hear how Tom Hackett & Steve Bartle believe Utah Football gets better immediately? Enjoy! See for privacy information.   (40:52)
July 2, 2021

The Internet Remains Undefeated

Always understand the power of the internet and the people. Gamesmanship is now a thing of the past.  See for privacy information.   (37:15)
June 25, 2021

Utah's Recruiting Strategy Is Working & What To Make Of The Recent Supreme Court Ruling

Utah's roster is only gaining talent, as has been the case for many years now at Utah.  Also, what is going to happen when July 1 rolls around? What should we expect to change within the college football landscape? See for privacy information.   (33:18)
June 18, 2021

What Do We Know About The Arizona State Scandal? How Will It Affect Utah?

Arizona State is in big trouble after an anonymous person leaked valuable information regarding the Sun Devil's recruiting ploy.  See for privacy information.   (40:23)
June 11, 2021

12 Team Playoff? Expectations Ahead Of The 2021 Season...

College Football considering adding 8 teams to the current playoff system?! What are realistic expectations for Utah Football ahead of this season? See for privacy information.   (46:43)
June 4, 2021

Charlie Brewer Can Do No Wrong, We Hear

Incoming transfers galore and has Charlie Brewer already won the QB1 job? See for privacy information.   (36:01)
May 28, 2021

Director Of Player Personnel Robert Blechen Discusses How Utah Handles Recruiting

How does the transfer portal work?  How do they distinguish what players they like? Get to know Robert Blechen, Utah's man in charge of recruiting, and go behind the curtain of Utah Football's recruiting world.  See for privacy information.   (35:45)
May 21, 2021

Ever Thought About Becoming A Licensed Sports Agent?

Jill McBride Baxter joins the show to discuss everything and anything as it relates to sports law and being an agent.  Be sure to visit her website at for more information regarding her work.  See for privacy information.   (58:21)
May 14, 2021

The Pac 12 Has A New Commissioner. Now What Changes & When?

George Kliavkoff. Can he be the hero we all need? Or will he be forever be known as a villain that helped kill the Pac-12?  If he fails, the conference is dead.  See for privacy information.   (14:32)
May 6, 2021

Who Will Coach Utah When The Utes Travel To Wisconsin In 2028?

Assuming Kyle Whittingham has won his Rose Bowl and hung up the whistle, Tom and Steve decided it would be fun to discuss who they believe will be the head coach when Utah travels to Madison, Wisconsi...   (51:34)
April 30, 2021

Why Is Scouting Such A Difficult Task?

The NFL Draft reminds us all that scouting is a job very few exceed at.  See for privacy information.   (51:20)
April 16, 2021

Position Groups To Watch At Utah's Spring Game

What position groups will you be watching closest? See for privacy information.   (28:48)
April 6, 2021

Charlie Brewer Is Excelling During Spring Football

Newly signed transfer QB Charlie Brewer is receiving praise from Kyle Whittingham, which is exciting, to say the least.    See for privacy information.   (35:17)
April 2, 2021

Spring Football To Allow Fans At Spring Game

Stop it. Is the world slowly returning back to normal? 6500 fans will be allowed at this year's spring game, hooray! Coach Shah's wife was also arrested, and Craig Smith has rejuvenated the sleeping basketball program.  See for privacy information.   (23:07)
March 24, 2021

Spring Ball Is The Absolute Worst

Tom and Steve have both decided that Spring Ball needs to alter itself. Utah State needs to come to SLC and practice against the Utes, what is holding them back? See for privacy information.   (34:46)
March 12, 2021


Spring Ball & the 2021 Utah Football schedule.  What are we watching for in Spring? What will Utah's record be in 2021? See for privacy information.   (38:45)
March 9, 2021

Bartle Is Back & The Utah WR Room Just Got Younger

Wide receivers are a different breed. We love them but boy are they different.  What happened to former coach Guy Holliday? And what to expect with Chad Bumphis? See for privacy information.   (37:45)
February 26, 2021

A Look At Spring Ball & What We Are Watching

Charlie Brewer and Ja'Quinden Jackson will have a lot of eyes on them, while, the pass catchers will be looking to create great chemistry.  How much will Utah's young defense grow?   See for privacy information.   (36:47)
February 19, 2021

Why Would Bryan Thompson Transfer To A Division Rival?

It seems strange that Bryan Thompson would transfer to a division rival. Does he despise Utah that much?  See for privacy information.   (20:48)
February 12, 2021

Utah's Quarterback Evaluation

Jack Tuttle over Zach Wilson Peter Costelli over Jaxson Dart How does Utah evaluate quarterbacks? And is it correct? See for privacy information.   (36:12)
February 5, 2021

Transfer Portal Chaos, Urban Meyer Followers & EA Sports Delivers

The transfer portal is a hot mess that Utah has benefited from over its recent history. But the loss of Bryan Thompson stings for more than one reason.  Former Utah great joins Meyer in Jacksonville...   (44:17)
January 27, 2021

Lets Pump The Breaks On This Transfer Portal Hype

The transfer portal is fun, albeit a tad chaotic, now fans must learn to lower their expectations for high profile transfers.  South end-zone update, recruiting news, and Brian Johnson has finally made the NFL! See for privacy information.   (44:34)
January 22, 2021


Now that we can finally count down the days of the Larry Scott era, what changes must take place once his replacement takes office?  Could former Utah AD Dr. Chris Hill be a legitimate candidate? See for privacy information.   (40:56)
January 14, 2021

New Year, Transfers & Kyle Whittingham's Coaching Philosophy

Utah has picked up a number of big transfers in 2021.  Nick Saban has transformed his coaching philosophy going from defensive master to offensive juggernaut, can coach Whittingham follow in his lead? See for privacy information.   (01:04:39)
January 8, 2021

How Much Longer Will Utah Fans Have To Wait For A Pac-12 Championship?

Kyle Whittingham's coaching tenure is in its later stages, will he win a Pac-12 title before he hangs up the headset? Ty Jordan will forever be missed, Tom & Steve share their thoughts on the tragic ...   (39:29)
December 23, 2020

The Utes Could Be A Force In 2021

Season wrap up and final episode of 2020.  Utah found themselves some players in just five games during 2020.  But, why are so many players transferring?  See for privacy information.   (48:59)
December 17, 2020

National Signing Day Recap, WSU Cougars Preview

Steve Bartle shares his insight into the recent signees.  What to expect from a new look WSU Cougars outfit?! See for privacy information.   (25:33)
December 16, 2020

The Emergence Of Ty Jordan Has Emptied An Entire Running Back Room

The future of college football is already here as two of Utah's top running backs have departed the program in search of greener grass.  The Colorado game was a complete team effort.  Oh, and also...   (38:23)
December 10, 2020

The Battle Of The Ground Game Will Prevail In Boulder, Colorado

Can Utah upset the undefeated Buffaloes? A revamped Colorado team looks to go 5-0 in 2020 by pounding the rock down Utah's throats. But.  Utah has been very good at stopping the run in 2020.  See for privacy information.   (58:57)
December 8, 2020

Rejoice! Utah Won & Found The Next Big Tailback, But It Wasn't Always Pretty

Ty Jordan is the real deal. But can he handle 27 carries a game as just a true freshman?  Short yardage execution was poor, so who is to blame? Jake Bentley is struggling but improving every week....   (58:00)
December 3, 2020

Beware Of The Beavers

How will Utah handle the best running back in the conference?  New QB for the Beavs provides more uncertainty for a young Utah defense.  Big game for Utah. Can they limit the turnovers?  See for privacy information.   (43:57)
December 1, 2020

The Fear Of Turning The Ball Over Is Having A Big Effect On The Offense, Hence The Zero Second Half Points

No points in the second half for a second consecutive week. No WR reception in the second half.  Is the fear of turning the football over starting to become a bigger issue? Well, at least things ar...   (56:23)
November 26, 2020

Utah's Chances Against Washington Are Better Than You May Think

Hackett & Bartle discuss Washington's offense and defense. Where and how will Utah have success against a young Husky team? Will Britain Covey play? News and notes from the Utah camp!   See for privacy information.   (38:50)
November 23, 2020

Our Hearts Are Heavy

Although it is not official, reports suggest Cam Rising's season could be all but over.  What we liked and what we didn't like against USC.  Plus, Bartle gives us his grades on the O, D, and Special Teams! Enjoy.  See for privacy information.   (51:04)
November 19, 2020

What To Know About The Trojans...

Utah isn't a happy team at the minute, despite what Whittingham may want the media to think.  USC is still waiting to get clearance from local state officials... Players on USC to keep an eye on. ...   (58:52)
November 13, 2020

What Is Going On With Utah? Why Are There So Many Positive Cases On The Hill?

Utah is yet to play a game in 2020, they are zero for two.  So why? What is happening within the Utah football program that is hurting them so much?  See for privacy information.   (30:10)
November 4, 2020

Arizona Wildcats Preview: What To Expect This Saturday

Hackett & Bartle break down the final Utah Football depth chart while also discussing the players from Arizona that could cause Utah problems this upcoming Saturday.  Can you believe it's game week?!? See for privacy information.   (45:23)
October 30, 2020


Dalton Kincaid, remember the name.  Jaren Kump transitioning from offensive line to wide receiver?!?! Offensive line fears. Are they good enough? Tom is worried.  See for privacy information.   (38:40)
October 23, 2020

Answers Are Just Around The Corner

Just how close is Utah to securing 5 star talent at linebacker? Fall camp updates. Separation at QB position? Arizona Wildcats preview. Expect Utah to be tested early.  See for privacy information.   (58:06)
October 16, 2020

Dixon Transfers, Whit Takes Big Pay Cut, Utah Picks Up Local TE & Fall Camp Lock Out

How will the Jaylen Dixon transfer affect Utah in 2020? Coach Whitt takes a massive pay cut Local Pleasant Grove tight end chooses Utah Why is Utah Football not providing highlight videos from camp? See for privacy information.   (49:31)
October 9, 2020

The Most In Depth Breakdown Of Utah's Fall Camp Depth Chart You Will Find

Want to learn more about the players listed on Utah's 2020 Fall Camp depth chart? This is the episode for you.  Quarterback battles, offensive line changes, Britain Covey in the backfield...!?!? S...   (01:15:23)
September 30, 2020

Here Is What We Know About The Return Of Pac-12 Football

Utah's upcoming home and away games Mark Harlan is a leader BIG recruiting news. Defense continues to dominate on the recruiting trail.  See for privacy information.   (50:18)
September 18, 2020

The Band Is Back And So Is Football!

REJOICE! Pac-12 football finally looks set to begin in 2020.  Steve Bartle updates Utah fans on recruiting and the lads also discuss locals in the NFL.  See for privacy information.   (42:58)
September 11, 2020

Utes In The NFL & November Football?

Could Utah be playing Pac-12 football as soon as November? And did you catch all the former Utes that made NFL rosters? See for privacy information.   (17:21)
August 31, 2020

New Developments In COVID Testing Brings Promise To Pac-12 Fall Football

The Big 10 has begun discussing whether they should reconsider playing football in the fall. But the Pac-12 is yet to budge.  A development in COVID testing has emerged as a significant factor in he...   (35:33)
August 21, 2020

Will Players From The Pac-12 Transfer To Conferences That Are Still Intending On Playing A Season This Year?

How is it that the SEC, ACC and Big 12 medical advisory boards still think it is best to play college football in 2020 when the Big 10 and Pac-12 have already decided against it? Will players from Ut...   (42:11)
August 13, 2020

Have The Tears Dried Up Yet? Utah's 2020 Football Season Is Cancelled

There will be no Utah Football, but Tom and Steve will be here with you every week to share some laughs and inform you of the recent happenings.  College football is a wreck. Enjoy the episode!  See for privacy information.   (48:23)
August 7, 2020

Travis Wilson, Isaac Asiata, Kenneth Scott and Tom Hackett Reminisce On 2015 Season

Want to hear stories from the 2015 season? The season when Utah was ranked number two in the country following back to back victories against Oregon in Eugene and California with College Gameday on ca...   (01:21:16)
July 31, 2020

Utah Football's Conference Only Schedule Has Been Announced!

How well does Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle think Utah will do now that their schedule has been released?  Can Utah start their season 5-0?!? See for privacy information.   (19:16)
July 23, 2020

Can Utah's Wide Receiver's Live Up To The Hype In 2020?

For the first time since Utah joined the Pac-12 their offensive strength falls in the hands of their wide-receivers. Can the pass catchers take Utah back to their third consecutive Pac-12 Championship...   (46:25)
July 18, 2020

Are The Oregon Ducks Coming To Rice Eccles To Open The 2020 Season?

Rumor has it that the Oregon Ducks are coming to Utah on September 12th to play the Utes in the teams' first games of 2020.  Will Utah land a highly touted linebacker off the transfer portal? They c...   (45:18)
July 10, 2020

BYU vs. Utah Cancelled

Pac-12 conference eliminated non-conference games, meaning that BYU and Utah will not play each other in 2020.  How long until the NCAA has a governing body?  How do college coaches recruit? How m...   (41:51)
July 1, 2020

Reaction From Morgan Scalley Breaking News!

Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle share their reaction regarding the news that Morgan Scalley will return to Utah Football following the conclusion of a month-long investigation into his use of a racial slur from back in 2013.  See for privacy information.   (42:04)
June 26, 2020

Could Yet Another Barton Brother Join The U? Scalley Update & Tom's Interaction With Coach Whitt

Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle talk football.  Bartle watched a 7 on 7 tournament last week and gives an update on yet another Barton brother.  Tom ran into Coach Whittingham during the pandemic.  ...   (39:05)
June 19, 2020

Would Kalani Sitake Take The Utah DC Job If Scalley Does Not Return?

KSL Sports BYU Insider Mitch Haper joins Tom Hackett to discuss a topic matter that ruffled some feathers midweek.  Assuming Scalley does not return to Utah following the pending investigation regar...   (27:09)
June 12, 2020

Morgan Scalley Update: What We Know

Steve and Tom discuss what they have learned in the week since the news broke regarding the suspension of defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley.  Information on the situation that you will find nowhe...   (36:31)
June 5, 2020


Bartle & Hackett touch on the issues facing the world currently. Including the sensitive subject of racism and social injustice.  Utah and BYU will square off in less than 3 months! Learn why Hacket...   (57:31)
May 29, 2020

What Will Utah Football Look Like Post Kyle Whittingham?

Tom and Steve discuss what the future of Utah Football will look like following the Kyle Whittingham era? Would it be a mistake to hire anyone but Morgan Scalley? Utah seems poised to pick up yet an...   (57:14)
May 22, 2020

How Will Utah's Offense Look With No Clear Cut RB?

For years, and we mean years, the Utah Football program has relied heavily on their running back production to win them football games. This year, however, they do not have a clear cut back who will b...   (55:00)
May 15, 2020

Will The Pac-12 Have A Season?

What will USC and UCLA do following the news that Los Angeles will likely be in lockdown for the next three months? What will happen when players do not feel comfortable returning to the practice fac...   (47:18)
May 8, 2020

How Does Not Having Fans (Presumably) Change How You View Utah Football's 2020 Schedule?

The Utah Football team has a clear and distinct advantage when they play at home, however, assuming that when CFB returns there will be no fans allowed inside the stadium, how does that impact the upc...   (46:45)
May 1, 2020

What Will It Take For Utah To Become A CFB Powerhouse?

Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle discuss the upwards trajectory that Utah has been on the last handful of years.  However, they are still a ways from being crowned as one of CFB's elite programs.  Wha...   (48:25)
April 24, 2020

Why Was Jaylon Johnson Not Selected In The First Round?

What were our favorite moments from the inaugural virtual NFL Draft? Jordan Love created the most buzz online after being selected to the Packers. There were 6 CB's taken in the first round and Jayl...   (37:46)
April 16, 2020

The Utes Have A New 4-Star QB Commitment!

Steve Bartle shares his insight into why Peter Costelli, Utah's latest 4-star QB commit from Mission Viejo was the top priority for Andy Ludwig and the Utes to secure.  Tom Hackett and Bartle dive i...   (55:34)
April 8, 2020

How Does Utah Get Over The Hump? What Needs To Happen For Them To Bring Back A Championship In 2020.

Steve Bartle and Tom Hackett discuss what they think needs to happen for Utah to win a Pac-12 Championship in 2020.  Former Ute and public figure Isaac Asiata was recently sworn in as a Provo Police...   (53:32)
April 1, 2020

What Does The Future Of College Football Really Look Like?

Hosts Tom Hackett & Steve Bartle discuss the future of college football and whether or not Utah fans will be able to watch their team this season.  Tyler Huntley released footage of his personal Pro...   (48:21)
March 25, 2020

Did Cam Rising Have Something To Do With The Arrival Of Jake Bentley?

The boys are back! After a short break, Tom Hackett and Steve Bartle talk about all of the fallout from the worldwide pandemic regarding the coronavirus.  Updates on the players and how they are han...   (55:42)
March 10, 2020

Position By Position Breakdown, Who Will Start At QB? What Are Steve And Tom Hearing?

Spring football is well and truly underway, but Tom Hackett has been away on paternity leave. He returns with questions and, fortunately, Steve has answers to them. Click play to hear the insight on ...   (52:20)
March 2, 2020

Happy First Day of Spring Ball & NFL Combine Results With Paul Toala

Steve Bartle and former Utah OL Paul Toala are back again.  On today's episode, the two share their thoughts and opinions on the results of the NFL Combine for the UBoyz in attendance.  How specif...   (54:32)
February 24, 2020

Utes In The NFL Combine, Workouts, Spring Ball Award Nominations FT. Paul Toala

Paul Toala joins Steve Bartle (Tom Hackett is out on paternity leave). The guys talk Utes in the NFL Combine. They predicted Leki Fotu and Jaylon Johnson will shine at the NFL Combine.  Paul Toala s...   (59:14)
February 18, 2020

Recruiting Insights. Scalley at the helm? Eric Weddle's retirement. Trust us, click play.

The questions that you need answers to...👇 Recruiting What are recruits interested in nowadays? What makes Coach Shah such a beast on the trail? How has Coach Whittingham transformed into the recr...   (01:01:17)
February 11, 2020

Welcome To It's Utah's World

The name may not necessarily roll off the tongue. However, if you're a Utah football fan, you should recognize the reference.  Regardless, during the inaugural episode, host Tom Hackett and Steve Ba...   (57:08)
December 13, 2019

Post Championship Game Therapy Session

Consider this episode of SFG a therapy session. We know that it is not easy, and some of you may still be unable to comprehend what happened against Oregon in the title game.  However, Tom Hackett a...   (48:17)
December 3, 2019

Utah Football Awaits Biggest Game In Program History

Utah is the Pac 12 South champions for the second time in as many years. Feels good to say doesn't it Ute fans. How will Utah fair against a two-loss Oregon Duck outfit?  What are the keys to beati...   (38:00)
November 26, 2019

Will Utah End Up In The College Football Playoff?

The Arizona football program is in disarray. Utah has blown out opponents since the week 4 loss against USC, which has to mean something to the CFB Playoff Committee... *New Segment* Isaac's Twitter...   (49:44)