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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Linebacker Eric Striker of Oklahoma runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tom Hackett #33 of the Utah Utes watches his kick during their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

    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.

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