Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune

Gordon Monson

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Gordon:

Gordon Monson: BYU and Utah football are tethered, regardless of whatever pulls them apart

BYU and Utah have six football games on the books over the next decade. Even amid conference and scheduling changes, BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe says he hopes the schools will play all of them. And that's exactly what should happen, Tribune columnist Gordon Monson writes. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Utah Jazz can make their new yellow-and-black uniforms cool as cool can be

For all the criticism of the Utah Jazz's new look, whether the team wins in them will be the only thing that matters ultimately, Tribune columnist Gordon Monson writes. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Donovan Mitchell’s been given a lot of power. Will that hurt the Utah Jazz in the end?

Donovan Mitchell has a whole lot of say and sway inside Jazz operations, everything from the way the team plays on the floor to personnel decisions to strategies to culture to coaching hires to team branding. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Anyone who rides a bike in Utah

I was groggy and rather unsure I knew where I was, or who I was, or whether I was. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Saban vs. Fisher is a beautiful thing — college football coaches lobbing bombs at each other, revealing the truth

Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher, two of the big names in college football coaching, have now made it clear that they don’t like each other much. And in doing so they've accidentally revealed the truth about college football. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Utah Jazz should make Quin Snyder an offer he can’t refuse

In his eight years in Utah, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder hasn’t been perfect. But Tribune columnist Gordon Monson believes the franchise should do what is has to keep Snyder. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Hey, Yogi, hey, Boo-Boo, will the Utah Jazz crumble and collapse, again?

The Utah Jazz gave the Dallas Mavericks life, letting Game 2 slip away as superstar Luka Doncic watched from the bench. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Will Donovan Mitchell’s star keep burning bright as it must for the Utah Jazz to be a real contender?

Star players are judged differently than other players, given more glory when things go perfectly and given more blame when they go imperfectly, Tribune columnist Gordon Monson writes. That is certainly the case for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell as the playoffs near. → Read More

Gordon Monson: The Utah Jazz’s new uniforms are likely to mix happiness with unhappiness, optimism with grief, power with pain

What to make of the Utah Jazz's rebrand? Tribune columnist Gordon Monson lays it out in black and yellow. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Utah should let transgender girls play girls’ high school sports. And yeah, it’ll be OK.

A bill before the Utah Legislature would form an appointed committee to take measurements of transgender girls and make those judgments as to who is eligible to play girls high school sports and who isn’t. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Watching and waiting for the Utah Jazz’s Frankenstein to come alive

The Utah Jazz have lost nine of their last 11 games, leaving everyone to search for signs of life. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Do the Utah Jazz hear the words of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali? They should

Do the Utah Jazz need to make a trade to be title contenders? Or can you learn to be a champion? Tribune columnist Gordon Monson says the Jazz have enough talent already to win. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Utah fans are everywhere, worshiping at college football’s cathedral

There’s something about the Rose Bowl and its mystique, its history, its draw that brings people in. Thousands of Utah Utes fans are experiencing that now. → Read More

Gordon Monson: From across the pond, Utah’s Big Bam Olaseni is now playing his ‘pure game’

Utah’s Bam Olaseni — measuring 6-foot-8, 330 pounds — is a human collision, a pileup of flesh and bone and talent and diversity, some of it completely unexpected, a lot of it pretty cool. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Utah got only part of its just due, BYU got a raw deal, and Utah State could have gotten more

The College Football Playoff is a flawed format, Tribune columnist Gordon Monson says. We’ve heard the excuses, and none of them are reason enough to stay stuck on an abbreviated four-team mini-tournament. → Read More

Gordon Monson: I’m sorry, Ute fans. What I meant to say was, Utah now is where quarterbacks go to ‘thrive’

Cam Rising is an All-Pac-12 quarterback. So Tribune columnist Gordon Monson is apologizing. → Read More

Gordon Monson: At last, Kyle Whittingham is king of the Pac-12, and Devin Lloyd is the kingmaker

Kyle Whittingham, at long last, is headed to the Rose Bowl after the Utes secured their first Pac-12 championship. → Read More

Gordon Monson: A remarkable year it’s been for Kalani Sitake, Kyle Whittingham and Blake Anderson

With all the attention being paid to new hires among college football coaches in recent days, and how much money they’re being paid, we should compliment the coaches among the three FBS programs in the state of Utah, all of whom are having stellar years. (Weber State’s Jay Hill is a fine coach, too.) → Read More

Before he was taken by Jacksonville in the NFL Draft, Devin Lloyd was the biggest brother in a Utah football brotherhood

Utah linebacker has size, speed, strength, smarts, savvy, selflessness, sense, sensitivity and swagger. Before he leaves Salt Lake City, he wants to also have a championship. → Read More

Gordon Monson: Will Kalani Sitake stay at BYU? Or will Provo look beautiful in his rearview?

BYU coach Kalani Sitake's name is once again popping up in connection with job openings at other schools. Will the Cougars be able to keep their head ball coach in Provo? → Read More