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Doug Robinson: Best and worst of the college football season

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12 2013 2:54 p.m. MST

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Matt Wells. He took over as head coach after the departure of Gary Andersen and led Utah State to the Mountain West Conference championship game despite losing star quarterback Chuckie Keeton to injury at mid-season. The Aggies are bowl bound with an 8-5 record. This marks the first time in 33 years the Aggies have produced three consecutive winning seasons.
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relientk
Saratoga Springs, UT

This article was a waste of time. Terrible, absolutely terrible.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Here's another "worst": Hiring Anae (again) who installed a pointless "hurry-up" offense that only sped up bad play calling and execution.

One other: Chris B's prognostications which had the U. in a major bowl with few losses. Actually that was the best - seeing him off by a mile and starting to be elsewhere vs. posting on every single BYU story.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Careful what you wish for if you want Kyle Whit to get fired. I still like him and HOPING to have him at BYU as a coach only if Bronco M. would be okay to move over to D Coach and HC Cordinater for recuiting (yes, he should do the Fireside too).

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

DEW Cougars, the "Fire Whit" comments only come from Cougar fans (like you) who want Kyle as their new HC, and from local media trying to drum up a story.

It drives both of those groups nuts that Utah fans and administration are so patient. It is absolutely valid to examine an organization and see where it can improve. But to have a starting point of "someone needs to be fired", well, that's kind of a Bronco thing. Hasn't he fired more coaches than anyone else in the state?

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Robinson is just another Whittingham apologist who can't take an objective look at the state of the Utes.

Look at all the negative you posted about Utah in that Best of/Worst of slideshow. And you somehow think Whittingham isn't at fault for any of it? Please.

Urban Meyer made this program Pac 12 worthy. Whittingham is just running it into the ground.

Time for a competent coach here.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Its funny that the "fire Whittingham" thing continues to be anything at all. And lets get one thing straight, there are hardly any Utah fans in the "fire Whittingham" camp. This was something contrived by the media and more particularly the DNews. Nothing more pathetic than the media trying to make something a story versus sticking to reporting on actual stories.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Why does Robinson only come up with mostly negative things for BYU? I mean he even rips on BYU' s great win over Texas. What Robinson, no award for running all over that program. No award for going bowling? Does he realize Uyah is not going...again! Hmm I wonder if that has anything to do with ute fans wanting Wh

schmed
Mission Viejo, CA

Here's another "worst": Hiring Anae (again) who installed a pointless "hurry-up" offense that only sped up bad play calling and execution. You've got that one right "eastcoast" ! The 3 pt stance. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. First thing I thought, this has to be Mendenhall's idea. We need Monson to write an article on it. What a laugh that would be !

cougs108
South Jordan, UT

Give Taysom a break! Yes at the first of the year he struggled with his passing but felt he improved greatly as the season progressed. He is going to one fantastic QB and a lot of people are going to have egg on their faces in the future.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

I'm amazed at the number of people who think that Whittingham is untouchable. And no, I don't want him at BYU.

OHBU
Columbus, OH

Couple of notes:

For offensive player of the year, there were plenty of people. How about Hoffman? His QB's arm isn't much to sing about, but that guy hauled in everything remotely in his vicinity. As to Hill, most of the country found him pretty impressive, though I feel BYUs coaches somehow made him a worse thrower in the off-season.

I also came into town for the Texas game...stayed through the end, never heard a single chant of "over-rated." In fact, we sat in the North endzone with most of the Texas fans (who, it turns out are very gracious guests) and they were saying thank-yous as they exited. If anyone did it, it was a small section of the stands where the majority didn't hear.

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