Meyer's Utes on the move

Originally Published: October 22, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to
The good news -- a 28-10 victory against Nevada-Las Vegas, a record of 6-1 overall and 3-0 in conference, breaking into the Top 25 rankings for the first time this season -- was overshadowed this week by the news of another suspension.

Offensive lineman Chris Kemoeatu is suspended for this week's home game against New Mexico for a flagrant foul against UNLV. The previous week, he was kicked out against SDSU for fighting. Kemoeatu -- who will undergo anger-management counseling -- is the fourth player (all inherited by first-year coach Urban Meyer) to be suspended this season.

"(Kemoeatu) has a temper issue," said Meyer. "If you don't get it corrected now when a young man is 20, 21 years old, you find yourself in jail later in life. People who commit these violations in this program will not play. I'm disappointed we've had (suspensions). It does take away from our (success), absolutely. People who find themselves in these situations won't play and if they continue to do it again won't be around."