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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 16 2011 12:06 p.m. MDT

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BaneOfHedgehog
Bothell, WA

:-) - and KVN and JP are just licking their chops. Muuuhwahahaha

TheFitz
Murray, UT

Not a good report coming out of Utah Camp... Lets hope this OL situation gets better as the season approches because this is not a good sign of things to come.
On the other hand, I am confident that Utah's D will keep them in a lot of games this year, which is a great thing especially if their offense continues to be average (at best).

JustGordon
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Things are slow in Provo when the first to comment seeming wears blue.

If the offense had dominated, there still would have been wailing and gnashing of teeth by some.

No, Coach Whit is not happy....but one can never have too much defense. Fall camp is alway like this, one time one side is up the next time the other side is up...all that matters is wins once the season begins. Lots of offensive firepower and a very experienced OC, the kinks will be smoothed out and the offense will be just fine.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Utah defense against BYU offense ought to be a good battle. BYU has a very good OL this year and Utah always has a good DL. I think the difference will be BYU's defense being too much fot the U's offense.
With each team playing two games before 9-17, both teams should be sharp and ready. It should be a great game.
Can't wait.

sports fan
Provo, UT

Defense on the Hill will be scary good this year i think. we will see what the offense is made out of when we get into games.

WoahTurbo
Murray, UT

BB and MM are going to team up with CW and DK to lick some chops and gnash some teeth over KMG and ER stepping it up at safety. Who knows, maybe even JW4 and TP will go all TV on the RB sitch. sweet!

N.C.Y.
Iowa City, IA

11 sacks?!

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't remember a Utah fall camp where the Ute defense wasn't way ahead of the offense at this point in camp. In 2008, the defense was killing the offense all throughout camp and look how that turned out.

If we can learn anything from previous camps it's that by the time the first game arrives Utah's offense will have caught up.

The Utes are installing a new offense with a banged up QB and offensive line, if the defense wasn't dominating the offense right now I'd really be worried.

drivebyute
SLC, UT

I am worried. 11 sacks in a srimmage is not just bad execution and chemistry going on, on the offensive line. It looks like it could be a sign of some very weak links (athletically) on the line. let's hope not. I'm sure some of the Pac12 defenses have similar athletics, strenghth, and size on thier defensive lines.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

Attention Utah Fans:

"The defense dominated the Utah football team's second scrimmage of fall camp Tuesday as quarterbacks Jordan Wynn and Jon Hays were running for their lives... The defense came up with 11 sacks as Wynn finished with minus-45 yards on the ground and Hays minus-37 yards. The lack of offensive line protection didn't make coach Kyle Whittingham too happy... Whittingham called the performance of quarterback Jordan Wynn "pretty average" as he completed 9-of-16 passes for 120 yards with one touchdown and one interception."

Get used to the above, because this will be Utah's theme for 2011.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

byronbca:

The Defense is always ahead of the Offensive in the Spring, and at the start of Summer camp, but by now, things should be evening out. Eleven sacks does not reflect that expectation. This is likely why Whittingham is not happy with the OL's progress. Plus, if our OL can't stay healthy, how will it keep Wynn healthy. Our Offense isn't looking too good right now. We'll be fine vs. Montana St, but we're going to get poned at USC if we don't right that ship. Right now, I'm not sure our lineman could hold back a sneeze, much less our Defensive Line. Let's hope we get it together.

GO UTES!!!

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

I've officially hit the panic button with the offense. Our O-line does not inspire confidence. I know the D is usually ahead at this point, but the coaches also like to put them in a few situations where they get beat by the offense to keep them motivated.

Let's find something positive. Um... Jordan didn't drop any snaps.

Come on guys; the line has to step up. Let's hope that the injuries heal quickly and the line is okay. Hopefully the additional reps for the 2's will help them close the gap.
The good news is that it sounds like the secondary will be fine.

WestCoast1
Escondido, CA

BaneOfHedgehog and mussingaround,

You byu trolls have enough to worry about with your own weak defense, over-hyped offense, and weak, boring schedule that includes a 5-7 Texas team, a lower-tier SEC team, and 6 games against the bottom of the WAC. But if you go over .500, we will all be hearing how you deserve to be playing in the national championship.

Such is life in Utah.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Reality is 2 weeks away. Montana State is predicting a win.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

byronbca

"If we can learn anything from previous camps it's that by the time the first game arrives Utah's offense will have caught up."

Sorry, but if we've learned anything from previous camps it's that it takes lots and lots of practice to fine tune an offense. How are you going to do that with your starting QB standing on the sidelines most of the time?

Wynn is now a combined 18 of 33, 272 yds, 2 TDs, 1 int, and a bunch of sacks and fumbles, in Utah's two scrimmages.

That works out to a 137.72 rating.

Utah fans are delusional if they think Kyle is going to wave a magic wand and Utah's offense is suddenly going to start firing on all cylinders after spending all spring and fall camps misfiring.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

11 sacks is concerning but I don't think either of the starting guards played today, in fact I believe even their backups are still hurt so it's likely that both guards who were playing with the first team were actually 3rd stringers.

Bergstrom didn't give up a sack all season last year and Cullen was solid, if the o line can get healthy and get decent guard play then the o line should be adequate.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

WestCoast1

You have no proof that BYU's defense is going to be weak or that BYU's offense is over-hyped.

But, you have plenty of evidence that Utah's offense is in BIG trouble.

New offense, decimated OL, a wounded QB that still isn't completely healed, and new receivers and running backs that have never played a down of major college football.

It all adds up to a train wreck in the making, with NOTHING to suggest that Utah's offense can be fixed before the season starts.

BYUCOLORADO
Castle Rock, CO

Truth is, nobody has any idea how Utah or BYU will perform. It is all conjecture and chest pounding. You can't tell how people will perform by playing against themselves.

I am excited for September.

WestCoast1
Escondido, CA

PAC man,

You posted "You have no proof that BYU's defense is going to be weak or that BYU's offense is over-hyped." Judging from last year (Florida State, TCU, Air Force,Utah, Nevada, and Utah State) and an overall record of 6-6, you guys are in big trouble.

Rather than hoping and praying that the Utes will fail, you should spend more time supporting your own team and its challenges against a very mediocre schedule.

B C
Park City, UT

Chow's offense is starting to feel eerily like Boylen's offense.

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