too late for that....because they didn't hire a SHARP offensive coordinator.
Speaks volume as to how SHARP the person was that hired, let alone recommended
it to him. wow pac 10.2, really? haha
The lose of shack and the injury of Wynn definely makes execution ( on offense)
a work in progress this spring.Also losing 6 Utes to the NFL last
year and probably an additinal 4 or 5 this year makes for a lot break in.I'm also excited to hear about those 3 CB studs coming in this fall.
nunyaStop trying to immitate hh and chris b. You're only
embarrassing yourself.Chow is a very good offensive coordinator who
knows the West Coast offense and the PAC 12. He's a great short-term hire to
help Utah navigate their first couple of years in their new conference, and to
mentor Roderick to eventually take back the reins of the offense.Norm is a little ham-strung having to deal with an injured starting QB, but
Wynn is a smart kid and a decent QB. I expect Utah's offense to be much improved
from last season, although it make take a few games to get it rolling.
I think we fans try to take to much out of practice, especialy Spring, we won't
know what the Utes have for a few games into the season. It's a big leap from
winning a spot in the rotation to being a stand out in the games.
In case no one has noticed, the QB position is an ongoing dogfight. And everyone
seems to be enamored with Wynn. This is the PAC 12! No slam on the MWC, but the
players in this conference are bigger, faster, and above all---they have blood
in their eye. Wynn is 6'0" at best and 190lbs(maybe). Show me another PAC12
school that has another QB smaller. He wont run, and if he does he's going to
get squashed!!! Remember--Size does matter in the PAC 12. You need a 6'4"
or a 6'5" QB in this conference to survive. NUFF SAID!!!
re: cbYou really expect utah's offense to be 'much improved' ? Last
year, the utes had two returning Sr RB's that each could rush for over 1000 yds,
a healthy starting QB with a Sr backup, and returning nearly the entire
offensive line. Add to that the utes are trying to learn a new offense without
their starting QB. Also, this is how zane taylor described last years offense
.."Oh my gosh. This spring ball was the best that I've ever
seen our offense, ever. We are completely loaded at every position. If you ask
me to tell you our biggest weakness, I couldn't tell you what it is because I
don't know what it is," said senior center Zane Taylor, one of four Utes
named to the MWC's all-preseason team. "Offensively, I'm just totally
excited to be a part of it this season because it's going to be unlike any
offense we've seen in the last few years."How exactly is this
year's offense going to be 'much improved' ? I expect it to be much worse.
What makes you think that Chow is short term?
I am stoked for the scrimmage today! I am loving the changes and growth in our
program. This is going to be a great year. Go Utes!
@UBOUND, you are so right about Wynn. I'm sorry Ute fans, but Wynnie is not your
answer and won't last for 1 game in the Pac. They better start looking into
someone else who has some heart to play in the WCO. Chow is not a
short term fix people, they are laying all their eggs into this basket and you
better hope this works out.
"Looking for" sharp offensive execution and "finding" it can
be a long way apart when there are so many new faces and a QB controversy
exists. I expect the Utes to struggle for bowl eligibility this year but if
anyone can succeed in this situation it is Kyle Whittingham.
" QB controversy exists" Huh????
For all of you who don't understand what the West Coast Offense is or how it
works and are worried about Wynn getting killed trying to run the ball. Educate
yourself about things! The QB in the West Coast seldom of ever runs the ball.
I'm not saying Wynn can take a lot of abuse with his size we know thats not the
case, but he shouldn't have to take any uneccessary hits this season.
Nunya... you are no chrissy or hedgie! hahaCompetition is healthy at
every position even QB. The problem comes when you have a head coach that can't
make the hard decisions. The Utes don't have that problem.Go Utes!
MMI is right. The West Coast Offense is correct for the personnel you have
coming back...a decent passing QB and good receivers. Utah's O-line has three
new guys and brand new running backs. You'll use the short passing game to set
up the run. A lot of this will depend on Wynn. Unfortunately, he's injured
right now. He'll have to pick up the rythm and timing which is crucial for a
West Coast style attack in the Fall. Your defense, on the other hand, will be
salty. They can play with anyone. If the offense can't score or maintain time
of possession...your defense will get tired. Especially the new secondary.
Then all bets are off. I still have you guys at 7 and 6 in a rebuilding year.
Coach Whit is making all the right moves, it seems to me.
nunya, If your going to be the first to comment on topic here at least
make sense and aim to be grammatically correct. The Utes will be fine. Thanks for your attention.
nunya, w/out Chow, we were still good enough to beat Hypes and co. last year,
with an injured Wynn. With Chow, and a healthy Wynn, it could be a long game
for you come 9/17! I wouldn't be bragging too much. The Y has still lost 2 out
of the last 3 and don't have the replacements coming in as in years past. In
fact, if we do beat you, it could be that it won't help our SOS at the end of
the year since there's plenty of other teams lined up to take it to the Y next
year too. The weaklings of your new quasi-WAC mates notwithstanding. ESPN
might have to drop you down to their #6 channel if you perform as you did last
Your backups are having some problems with the new offense (NFL Blog), ALL of
this hinges on Wynn returning and an offensive line that can perform weekend
after weekend protecting him... in a stronger conference.A lot to
prepare for. It will be interesting to see if it all comes together.
nunya ... these utes are lavishing high praise on you by saying 'you are no
crissy or hedgie'. You must be making sense.split personality ...
no one's worried that Wynn will get hurt running the ball. Everyone expects
he'll get killed by the opposing team's pass rush. utes are breaking in 3 new
Olinemen and rb's that won't be able to help so Wynn will be lucky to make it
through your second game in one piece.
The Utes have talent. But they will need time and patience to get the timing and
nuances of the new offense to work well. Wynn is better off in the WC offense.
BYU is also better at defending the WC offense than the Spread. Name one good to great Spread Offense that BYU beat in the last 2 years.
Bugoff is right on the point. BYU has only had 5 quality victories in the last
two years:Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, and San Diego
State. None of these teams play a spread offense or don't play a good to great
spread offense.Wyoming plays the spread per bleacher report but they
aren't at the good to great level yet.