At this moment I'm reminded of an old Wendy's Old Fashion Hamburger ad
slogan.Come Saturday, weather permitting (ha ha), I believe a lot of
Ute fans are going to be asking the same famous Wendy's question about the
offense."Where's the Beef?"
I can see Coach Witt's concerns, but it is way to early to panic. First, we dont
have Wynn out there so it is hard to say how well the true starters will
respond. This is also a brand new offensive scheme and it will take some time to
get everyone together on this. This first year will be interesting and I cant
wait for it to get started!Go Utes!!
Excited to see how the offense has improved during the spring game. Glad to
hear that Vyncent Jones is only going to be out 3-4 weeks. He is going to be
the back up center, but you always need everyone healthy. I wonder
how many, if any, of the recievers will transfer. Going from a lot of 4-5
receiver sets to a lot of 2-3 receiver sets will mean less playing time. But,
in the long run, the new offense will greatly benefit the team. This defense, from top to bottom, is going to be awesome this year. The
offense needs to pull its weight to keep the defense fresh. Great
day to be a UTE!
oh sammyg, you are the hedgehog of byu fans.I'm particularly excited
to see the progress the young quarterbacks have made, I also want to see what
our running backs have got. We already know the defense will be good, that's a
given with a Kyle Whittingham, but I want to see who really stands out at DB and
on the defensive line. Football season can't come soon enough! GO
Wish I could be there Saturday, but I will be anxiously awaiting Duckunter's
report on it.
"I will be anxiously awaiting Duckunter's report on it."I'm sure Ducky's recap will be dire. Full of gloom and doom. Remember he has
very close connections with the UofU athletic staff...he knows what he's talking
hedge;You seem to have a lot in common with Duckhunter. Your BYU reports
are Dire, full of gloom and doom and you seem to know everything about BYU well
enough to have a prediction about every subject that is discussed.Neither
of you has an intelligence quotient higher than the mid 60's which allows you to
function reasonably well in most settings.Did your Grammy ever say
anything to you about twins being separated at birth?
Everyone say hello to TJ!He is today's troll!
No! Defense showing signs of weakness. No bowl game this year.
"We challenged them after the scrimmage," Whittingham said. "They
watched the films yesterday. They understood what their deficiencies were and
they came out here and worked hard on it."This sounds earily
similar to Boylen's constant "we're working hard and getting better"
Let's give the u offense a rest. They will surely need it this fall!
I didn't think Salt Lake City (or Provo for that matter) had that many bridges.
Where, oh where, do all the trolls crawl out from? Wherever it is, I wish they'd
crawl back and wrap themselves in the warm snuggly feeling that comes from
dreaming of the National Championship that Jake Heaps is going to bring them in
this, their first year of independence. Freed from the shackles of conference
affiliation they can chart their own course to relevance and - dare I say it -
their first BSC bowl. But nay! They must still focus their little troll brains
on the hope that their hated nemesis to the north - you know, the one that left
them behind - stub their toes and have a bad year.The Utes are going
to do just fine in the Pac-12. Chow will have the offense firing on all
cylinders by the time the season starts.
@ Sportscenter Sorry dude, there are Absolutely no similarities between
Whit and Boylen. Whit knows how to coach, and produces what he says, Boylen
doesn't, he just talks.The Utes Offense and Defense will be great
when the season starts. This is only spring practice. They have only a couple of
weeks to work on it.The Coaches and the players are not panicking, why are
TJ! I couldn't have said it any better.
It is great to have so must interest in U of U football! Of coarse that is what
2 BCS wins in the last 6 years will do for you along with the switch to the PAC
12. I cannot blame people for ignoring other in state football teams. When you
consider one local team will play the likes of Central Florida, Utah State, San
Jose State, Idaho State, Louisiana Tech, Idaho, New Mexico State and Hawaii, who
can blame them?By the way, did you see the espn article about the big 12's
new TV deal? Apparently it secures the status quo for them for the next 13
years. Although Utah has been the bigger football story in Utah for
several years now, it seems cemented in that position now. I welcome more
attention on Utah football from fans of other in state teams.
Sammyg: I've got a big challenge for you buddy. Let's see if
maybe, just maybe, you could not comment on a Utah board for a least a day. Oh
heck, let's make it a week. I know it will be extremely tough for you, but I
have confidence that you can do this. We all know how obsessed you are with the
Utes. But we understand, most byU fans are in fact "closet" Utah fans
anyways. Afraid to be a Utes fan for they may not fit in. Especially in Utah
County. Let go of the obsession and hatred, possibly call your bishop or seek
therapy. I know you can do this sammyg of Springville, I have the faith. Can't
wait for the scrimmage Saturday...Go Utes!
The MWC logo is tons better than the PAC 12 logo. Not everything is better being
in the PAC, but we'll overlook that as we rake in cash and get a good opponent
every year in the bowl game.Excited about the D this year!GO Utes!
If Clara was here watching this Saturday I'm sure she would say "Where's
the Beef!". Of course we all would know that she was referring to Jordan
Wynn's absence, wouldn't we? Or is this something she would say after Coach Wynn
lines out the problems of the offense?You poor guys are just so
insecure that you can't take a little ribbing. I would be a sensitive too if my
team had been hyped so much and then lost the big games and seeing coach's
comments in these articles. I'm cautiously optimistic about the Utes
and not so much on BYU but you Utesies keep on saying that the PAC is going to
be your new playground all the way to the Rose Bowl and all the while saying BYU
is going to the dumper. Well I'm just here to be a 'devils' advocate on that.So at 1:30 am the Diet Coke hadn't worn off and a Wendy's hamburger just
sounded so good and then this article popped up right before I went to bed.
Amazing how inspiration comes when it comes to comedy and the Utes.
"So at 1:30 am the Diet Coke hadn't worn off and a Wendy's hamburger just
sounded so good and then this article popped up right before I went to
bed."Samyg,Admit it, the Coke wasn't
un-caffeinated. It's ok, it's ok.
SoCalUte"The Utes Offense and Defense will be great when the
season starts."I'll buy that the Ute defense will be great, it
usually is, but what do you base your optimism for the offense on?Utah has two young, very inexperienced backup QBs, who have performed poorly
in practice, and an injury prone starting QB who struggled in every big game
last season. Add to that inexperienced players at every other skill position,
and a banged up offensive line.Regardless of the coaching, that's
not a recipe for having a great offense to start the season and, unlike last
year, the Utes only get one creampuff to start the season.
sorry, meant to say Coach Whit, not Wynn, duh!
"The defense dominated [Utah]... They tallied seven sacks, broke up six
passes, had four interceptions, recovered a fumble and scored on a
safety."I suppose if there's one less sack, broken up pass,
interception, or fumble THAT'S what can be called "Offense showing some
signs of progress".I'm sure it will be better than this but how
is this team going to recover in August? I think Coach Whit is preparing Ute
Nation mentally for a mediocre season with his comments.
Sammyyou mean his comments like he made on ESPN that Utah's goal was
to win the southern division. To me it sounds like Whit sees the team
progressing like it needs to and actually knows what's going on.
pocyUteGoals and expectations are not always the same. I'm sure
Coach Whit is optimistic that things will come together next fall, but
realistically, there's a very real possibility Utah's offense could struggle
early.USC and BYU are both very familiar with Norm Chow's WCO. It's
an offense that relies heavily on timing and precision, and if the Utes don't
get that timing between QB and receivers working smoothly, they're in big
trouble. Utah's defense can only do so much to keep Utah in the game, but if the
offense is constantly going 3 and out, even Utah's stout defense will eventually
SportscenterGoals and expectations may not be the same, but if they
aren't, it is a recipe for failure. Don't get me wrong, I'm not
saying that Utah's offense won't struggle, but I'm not using reports from spring
as a reason to say it will struggle. In my opinion, success of
Utah's offense early in the season will depend on the O'line. If Utah is able
to establish the run, it will give the passing game time to work out the kinks.
This is a great time for college football in this state. Both Utah and BYU will
get more national exposure in the future. The great thing is that many Utah
high school players are helping both of these programs to be successful. Good
luck to both Utah and BYU in the future.
What difference does it make if Wynn is out there or not? How hard is it to
watch a qb trip over himself and throw to the sidelines?