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utesfan100

  • joined Jun 16, 2008
  • last login Aug 11, 2012
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Ben Prather earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1998 and has been a Utah fan since 1995.

His accomplishments include having self taught himself GWBASIC and writing his first (NFL) computer ranking program by age 14 and representing the University of Utah in the 2000 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (while pursuing a second BS degree that was not completed). He was also captain of the Gulf Coast Community College (Florida)'s "Brain Bowl" team in 1995, where he graduated cum laude.

He began blogging on college football for Fanblogs.com in the spring of 2004, just in time to watch his team's historic breakout season.

He is currently employed as part of the Gulf Coast Community College's Success Center and adjuncts for the mathematics department.

Since June 2008 he has spent his spring, summer and winter breaks examining the BCS vs. playoff debate while honing and present his own postseason ideas. These designs led to the formation of "BCS Evolution" in October 2009, which he maintains in his spare time.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAF Utah Utes
  • NCAAB Utah Utes
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8 Teams 'til Kickoff: Oklahoma

Thank you, Matt, for taking the time to answer a few questions about the 2010 Oklahoma football season!

9 Teams 'til Kickoff: Alabama

Thank you, Todd, for taking the time to answer a few questions about the Crimson Tide's upcoming season!

BCS Evolution: 12 Teams 'til Kickoff: BYU

Thank you, Markell, for taking the time to preview the BYU Cougars! Excerpt: What areas might take a step back this year? #2 Linebacker. This unit was responsible for the change to a 3-4 to get the most talent on the field a few years back. This year the dynamic has changed slightly. With an solidified spot opposite Jordan Pendleton and no clear leader at the Mike (think Bauman, Poppinga, Jensen) I get a little worried. Calming me down is the work of new OLB coach Nick Howell. He is the real deal, and should have his guys whipped into shape for Washington."

11 Teams 'til Kickoff: LSU

Thank you, PodKATT, for your take on the 2010 LSU season! Oh, and for introducing my to the Golden Girls.

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Predicting the Season: BCS Summary Week Nine

This post is being promoted to the front page.  It is from BCS Evolution who is adding BCS ramifications each week to be posted here. Make sure to visit their site. As each week of previews...

13 Teams 'til Kickoff: TCU

Thank you, Ben, for taking the time to preview the 2010 TCU football team!

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Predicting the Season: BCS Summary Week Eight

This post is being promoted to the front page.  It is from BCS Evolution who is adding BCS ramifications each week to be posted here. Make sure to visit their site. As each week of previews...

19 Teams 'til Kickoff: Utah

Thank you, Sean, for the surprisingly optimistic preview of the upcoming Utah campaign! (Usually you are doom and gloom about how our defense is going to be the ruination of us all by now :)

BCS Evolution: 20 Teams 'til Kickoff: Boston College

We sat down with BCS Evolution to preview the upcoming BC football season. We talk about BC's offseason improvements, issues yet to be addressed and expectations for the season. Not much new here, but be sure to check out the preview.

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Previewing the Season: BCS Summary for Week 7

This post is being promoted to the front page.  It is from BCS Evolution who is adding BCS ramifications each week to be posted here. Make sure to visit their site. As each week of previews...

Take Two: Nebraska

Thank you, Jon, for taking the time to preview Nebraska for the Teams 'til Kickoff series!

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Previewing the Season: BCS Summary for Week Six

This post is being promoted to the front page.  It is from BCS Evolution who is adding BCS ramifications each week to be posted here. Make sure to visit their site. As each week of previews...

23 Teams 'til Kickoff: Texas Tech

Thanks you, Seth, for taking the time to answer a few questions on the upcoming season!

24 Teams 'til Kickoff: Clemson

Thank you Dr B. and FIGUREFOUR four your help in previewing the 2010 Clemson football team!

25 Teams 'til Kickoff: Wisconsin

Thanks again, Adam, for taking the time to provide this insight regarding the 2010 Badgers football team!

Take Two: Wake Forest

I would like to thanks Martin, once again, for taking the time to preview the 2010 Wake Forest football team.

Take Two: Ole Miss

Thank you Ben and Bob One Man and Ghost for taking the time to preview the Rebels for BCS Evolution!

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Predicting the Season: BCS Summary for Week 5

This post is being promoted to the front page.  It is from BCS Evolution who is adding BCS ramifications each week to be posted here. Make sure to visit their site. As each week of previews...

34 Teams 'til Kickoff: Tennessee

Thank you, David, for this preview of the 2010 Tennessee Volunteers! That is all.

Kentucky 2010 football preview

Thank you Gle Truzenzuzex for taking the time to answer some questions about the 2010 Kentucky football team.

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Predicting the Season: BCS Summary for Week 4

Predicting the Season: BCS Summary for Week 4

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Predicting The Season: BCS Summary For Week 3

Predicting The Season: BCS Summary For Week 3

36 Teams 'til Kickoff: California

Thanks again to Kodiak and NorCalNick for your insight regarding the Golden Bears upcoming season!

37 Teams 'til Kickoff: Auburn

Thanks again to Acid Reign for previewing the 2010 Auburn football team!

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Divisions, Revenue Sharing and USC Independence

By popular executive demand, this comment has been forged into a fanpost. Divisions The alignments should be announced after the media day, as that is when the discussion is planned. The zipper...

46 Team's til Kickoff: Air Force

Previewing Air Force over at BCS Evolution.

47 Teams 'til Kickoff: Northwestern

Thank you, once again, Ro(editors note:d)ger for takikng the time to preview the Northwestern football team!

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Predicting the Season: BCS Summary for Week 2

Predicting the Season: BCS Summary for Week 2

58 Teams 'til Kickoff: Mississippi State

Thanks again to Jeremy Flint for providing this preview of the 2010 Mississippi State football team!

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59 Teams 'til Kickoff: UCLA

BruinsNation Q&A with BCS Evolution re. upcoming UCLA football season.

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