Runners are only as good as their O-lines. Because the Y concentrates on the
pass so much, they do a better job at pass protection than blocking for the
run. On the other hand, backs who can get to the line quickly will
do better because the blockers only have to hold their blocks for a few seconds,
enough time for a small back to scat through. Win, lose, or draw,
it's going to be an exciting season. 8-4 would be great, given the opposition.
Anything above that would be gravy.
Re: hedgehogThat's funny, because JJ didn't have 1 fumble last year!
Interesting. Don't kid yourself. EVERY back fumbles, even the best backs don't
go their entire careers without fumbling. Harvey fumbled too but fans were
pretty quick to forgive him.
Re: BP It's because our run defense IS that good. The BYU defense
doesn't get a lot of credit but one thing BYU has been a total rock at has been
stopping the run. I don't worry at all that our running backs had a tough time
gaining yards against OUR run defense. I'm super excited for J.J.
DiLuigi! BYU hasn't had a starting running back like him for a very long time. I
love his speed and his smaller size he'll be similar to a LaMichael James or a
Jacquizz Rodgers type back for the offense.
@ArchieI wonder which fan base will blink first? My guess, it will
be years before BYU fans truly lose interest in the Utes and what might have
been for the Cougars.Wow, what world do you live in? BYU fans never
have been and never will be interested in the Utes. Most BYU fans are not from
Utah and our interest in the Utes is no greater or less than any other team on
the schedule. If Utah and BYU stop playing each other, the interest level in
Utah from BYU fans immediately goes to zero. On the other hand, I'm quite sure
that many Ute fans like you, will still be so insecure that you will feel the
need to continue posting anti-BYU garbage on every BYU article that is written -
just like you do now!
DiLuigi is the speedster, Kariya is the bull who will get the tough yards
running inside, and Quezada is a combo of both. Pretty nice committee of backs
to have to go along with a very good experienced OL.
In three weeks we may be all singing the blues. Can anybody beat TCU?
Re: Hedgehog: I don't know. I'm not the hedgehog. I would guess it's a
running back running on his fours because he loses his balance. I guess that's
why you like the utes.
Utes ! Cougs ! It is all in state football. Grow up people both schools have
football programs that represent this state and all of its querks and oddities.
Both programs have national respect and will both do very well in there seperate
leagues come 2011. So keep your little league comments and grad
school play ground attitudes to your selves it is boring and lame."POLY" Cougar Nation
Do you guys realize that by this time next year we should be as interested in
each others boards as BYU and Utah fans are with USU today? Isn't
that a wonderful thought? Three major universities in Utah each
belonging to a different conference. Utah fans will be anxiously anticipating
match-ups with USC, Stanford, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, etc. and BYU fans will be
all abuzz with talk about heading back to Laramie. Won't that be special?I wonder which fan base will blink first? My guess, it will be years
before BYU fans truly lose interest in the Utes and what might have been for the
Cougars. Utah's recruiting will continue to strengthen at the
expense of BYU. And that will be both special and fun to watch.
"At least DiLuigi doesn't run like a hog"Worlf,Wow
pretty insightful. Please, if you would, can you tell me how a hog runs?If you’re referring to the size and power the Utes running backs
have, well, then I’m sorry they intimidate you.Get used to it.
At least DiLuigi doesn't run like a hog.The utes will give up yardage liberally
as he flames through the line.The utes will never win a pac-10
I was at the scrimmage Saturday...the rushing game did not look good (with the
exception of Riley...he's got wheels). I don't know if I should be happy because
our run defense is good, or be nervous that our backs weren't getting anything
done. IF the running game is good this year (i.e. over 100 yards rushing 8 games
or more), BYU will be better than 8-4. If not, I will be satisfied with 8-4.
@hedgehog@Flaming Liberal:Both of you need more hugs from your
mommy and tissues to wipe your nose.DiLuigi will clean your clock in
due time, i.e., 27 November. But let's focus on the here and now -
Pitt will clean your clock on 2 September. I know you both are addicted to
Cougar Football, but you should stay focused on your pUkes.
Flaming Liberal: You are a piece of work...obviously a front-runner Utah fan.
Is there anything positive you can say about your mighty Utah Utes?
Immaculate shape...does that mean he doesn't sin anymore? Was Harvey in
immaculate shape last season?
Change is always exciting to say the least, Harvey was terrific, but it is time
for DiLuigi and Kariya to step into the leadership role as the upper classman
and set another standard of excellance. Keep your eye on the goal
and your hands around the rock and you both will create a new standard in the
2010 season."Poly" Cougar Nation 2010 .
re:pipes. Nice try. But you're referring to two years ago. He cleaned that up
easily last year. He's going to have a stellar year.
Pipes,I agree with you. In fact, if the the Dnews would be so kind
as to show the next sequences of photos, you would see the ball (held like a
loaf of bread) being jarred loose.
But can he hold onto the football? Every time he touches the ball, Cougar fans
hold their breath worrying whether or not he is going to fumble!
Instead of Harvey, it may be running back by committee, but DiLuigi and company
are going to have a great year.Good luck J.J.!Thanks for
all of your hard work.