If there's one player already on the Utes' roster that fans seem to think could actually help the 3-10 Utes, it's George Matthews.
The boy-faced freshman was former coach Jim Boylen's contribution to this class of Utes. A 6-foot-5 wing who was a three-star recruit out of Westwind Prep in Arizona, Matthews seems a natural to find the floor for a Utah team short on talent. But even on the worst team in program history, and one of the worst in the country, Matthews can't crack the rotation. He has been relegated to the bench and has been slow to get back into shape after missing the summer with a broken foot
For a stretch of three games before Christmas, Matthews did not record any time, and prior to Saturday's record-setting loss at Colorado, his season-high was nine minutes. He hasn't scored more than two points in a game and in practice he has often looked outmatched and bewildered.