with Tom Hackett & Andy Phillips

Special Forces Gang

Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after winning the CFP National Championship presented...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

The Answer To Fixing College Football Bowl Season Is In Vegas

How the NCAA could create a more exciting postseason.
3 years ago
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Utah In Peach Bowl Leads Way For Local College Football Postseason Predictions

It has been an amusing season for college football in the state of Utah, but where will all of our teams end up? The KSL Sports team has some ideas.
3 years ago
Running back Zack Moss #2 of the Utah Utes rushes the football against the Arizona State Sun Devils...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Moss Underwent Concussion Protocol: Here’s What The Protocol Entails

Zack Moss was targeted midway through the second quarter from a hit that is deserving of a multiple game suspension. He entered concussion protocol.
3 years ago
Isaac Asiata #54 of the Utah Utes holds the trophy up to the crowd after a win against the Indiana ...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Former Ute, Dolphin Assures Fans Utah’s O Line Issues Will Work Out

During the first episode together, we talked about the struggles on the offensive line and where it all went wrong.
3 years ago
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Andy Phillips, KSL Sports

Why A Former Ute Kicker Is Concerned (And Not) With Utah’s Kicking Woes

If all else fails, Ben Lennon can put it through the pipes.
3 years ago
Tom Hackett #33 of the Utah Utes watches his kick during their game against the Michigan Wolverines...
Madisan Hinkhouse, KSL Sports

Former Utah Punter Included On Greatest-Ever College Football Team

Tom Hackett received honorable mention.
4 years ago
BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Steven Montez #12 of the Colorado Buffaloes is is sacked by ...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Pac-12 Teams Should Learn From Utah’s Newest Defensive Brain

The newest coach on the University of Utah defensive staff Colton Swan is having his way luring recruits to the hill.
4 years ago
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Austin Facer, KSL Sports

Andy Phillips Experiences Summer Activites At Utah Olympic Park

Former Utah kicker Andy Phillips took a visit to the Utah Olympic Park to enjoy some of the summer activities that the facility has to offer.
4 years ago
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 16: The Utah Utes MUSS section cheers during the second half of an c...
Madisan Hinkhouse

Cougar Tails & Crazy Ladies: The Best College Football Traditions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tradition is what makes college football one of the most popular sports in America. From “Roll Tide”, to the “Sooner Schooner” there are plenty to choose from. We often hear about the deep football tradition in the SEC, but what about our local traditions? The MUSS As a former member […]
4 years ago
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Tom Hackett Takes On Larry Krystkowiak On The Hallowed Grounds

On this weeks episode of The Hallowed Grounds, host Tom Hackett took on Utah men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak on the par 5, 10th and the par 3, 11th at Willow Creek Country Club.
4 years ago
Isaac Asiata #68 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates the Dolphins' win as he walks with Tani Tupou #74...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Isaac Asiata: Leadership Will Determine Utes Success For 2019 Season

Isaac Asiata joined Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips on the recent Special Forces Gang podcast and the boys discussed everything from why Asiata was recently cut from the Miami Dolphins to how to handle expectations for this 2019 Utah football season.
4 years ago
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Jim Harding Leads Rich Offensive Lineman Tradition With Utes

Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips discussed a number of hot topics on this week's episode of Special Forces Gang, including the work Jim Harding has done on the offensive line and how it is paying off for his players.
4 years ago
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BYU, Utah Rivalry Renewed In Boxing Ring On Saturday

FitCon is Utah's premier fitness expedition held at the Salt Palace on Friday and Saturday. Founded by former Utah football player Dallin Rogers in 2015, FitCon brings energy and offers a range of different events to keep you entertained from key note speakers, sumo wrestling and the main event on Saturday night, the Utah vs. BYU boxing matches.
4 years ago
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How Jay Hill Turned Weber State Football Program Around

Jay Hill was an assistant coach at the University of Utah for 14 years before deciding to take over the head coaching duties at Weber State University. His coaching career started in 2001 as a graduate assistant (GA) but it did not take long before he found the trust of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and became a full time assistant in 2005.
4 years ago
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Mitch Wishnowsky Reveals He Played The Pac-12 Championship Game With Appendicitis

During a recent episode of Special Forces Gang, Wishnowsky joined Tom Hackett and Andy Phillips and divulged that he played in the Pac-12 Championship game against Washington with appendicitis.
4 years ago
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NFL Combine Preparation With Ute Linebacker Cody Barton

Former University of Utah middle linebacker Cody Barton was one of six Ute players who were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He stopped by the Special Forces Gang podcast to talk about his routine leading up to the combine.
4 years ago
Linebacker Eric Striker of Oklahoma runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at L...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

What Locals Can Expect At The NFL Combine

Every year the best 335 collegiate football players gather together in Indianapolis, Indiana to showcase their talents in front of NFL executives.
4 years ago
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Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Why The College Football Recruiting System Is Broken

The college football recruiting process itself is flawed, in that it favors what are often multi-million dollar institutions, and not always the best interest of the individual themselves.
4 years ago
Former Utes Andy Phillips and Tom Hackett don Cougar gear after losing a rivalry bet on the golf co...
Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

Tom Hackett’s Love Letter To BYU Faithful

For me personally, coming to Utah was difficult. Not only did I have to leave my family on the other side of the world to pursue a dream I had only had for 12 months, but I also had to learn a new culture that was vastly different from where I was coming from.
4 years ago
Tom Hackett #33 of the Utah Utes watches his kick during their game against the Michigan Wolverines...
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How Recruiting At Utah Has Changed Over The Years

Since former Ute punter Tom Hackett arrived in Utah just seven years ago, the recruiting process has changed drastically. It's now more than just making sure recruits are content with their photos posted social media.
4 years ago
Quarterback Travis Wilson #7 of the Utah Utes calls a play prior to snapping the football against t...
Madisan Hinkhouse, KSL Sports

Former Utah QB Travis Wilson Tries Out For Salt Lake Stallions

Former University of Utah quarterback, Travis Wilson, might be playing at Rice-Eccles Stadium again sometime soon, but with a different team. He was recently in Salt Lake City to work out with the Salt Lake Stallions, Utah’s new professional football team.
4 years ago
Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) smiles after scoring a touchdown as Utah and Stanford play a f...
Austin Facer, KSL Sports

Zach Moss Could Have Difficult Decision Ahead

Due to an unfortunate injury that will likely end his junior year campaign at Utah, running back Zach Moss’ collegiate future in is doubt.
4 years ago