Jordan Wynn won't finish out the year as QB, just doesn't have what it take to
"The bad news: Nobody left on the schedule looks remotely as beatable as
Montana State."...Except Oregon State, who lost to a team worse
than MSU at home.motorbike, I'm with you on the BYU articles. But I
hope you caught enough of the SC game to realize that both teams need vast
improvements to beat Arizona, ASU or Cal. This week will be a big tune-up week
and hopefully Utah is at least a little more tuned-up than USC. UW and OSU
looked very beatable against FCS opponents yesterday. And BYU lucked out big
time. Heaps was erratic and scared and was lucky that the corner finally guessed
wrong on where a pass was going. Week 1 was not the look from any of the tough
teams that anyone expected.
Of course, they are ready to play in the PAC-12 even with the poor offense.
Utah will have the best defense in the league. The PAC-12 like all of the
supposed super conference are made up of one or two very good teams and the rest
would struggle against the Montana States of the world. The media pumping this
"jump" into the conference of champions is the media buying in to its
@motorbikeYou know what? If you didn't have some optimism you
wouldn't be much of a fan. Good luck to you and I hope it isn't all down this
season. They may not have looked good yesterday, and they may not have instilled
alot of confidence in anyone, but they did win, and that, afterall, is what you
want at the end of the game.
Duckhunter -Best point I've heard all day. I concede that there are
probably some Ute fans on these boards that will jump on a bad BYU loss and
could conceivably amount to 10 of the first 12 posters on a BYU article in that
event, unfortunately.I can however guarantee I will not be one of them.By the way, I'll also admit to some of that trepidation you mention. I'm
sure Chow held back a bit, but the truth is I don't think he has a lot of
confidence in Wynn's arm either.I see a loss at USC almost for sure.
However, my trepidation only goes so far, if Wynn and the gang stay healthy
through that game, the rest of the season will be intriguing and I still think
the Utes could compete for the Pac12 South. COULD.
@Motorbike"The first game is not going to tell you much folks, but I
understand fans like you grasping at straws...at least you have a little bit of
a straw to grasp onto after a not-so-hot performance by the Utes."No actually....I got several big handfuls of straw with this one."Go find one article on BYU in the last week that has 10 out of 12 Ute
fans as the first posters.Good luck with that one."Why,
is last week the only week in the past 52 that it hasn't occurred? I'll bet you
can't find one week in the past 52 that doesn't have a BYU article that Chris B,
Hedgehog, Uteology, Naval Vet, mgr63, Howard S, Kamute, etc haven't trolled
on.But, to your credit, you did have the courage to show up and post
after such a shoddy performance. That's more than I can say for Chris B,
Hedgehog, mgr63, Howard S, etc.
@motorbikeI'm not interested enough to try but I'll make a guaranty
that the 1st time BYU underperforms that is exactly what we will get. Trying to
pretend otherwise doesn't reflect well on yourself. Funny but I haven't seen
this much bitterness and trepidation from utah fans after a win since the Air
Force game last year and we all know what happened begining the next week. I saw
it on whittinghams face in that post game interview and I saw it on his face in
last nights post game interview.
Utah had 292 (iirc) yds of total offense in the game but 54 of those yards came
in the form of 2 meaningless runs by White padded on at the end of the game (a
29 yd run and a 25 yd iirc) during garbage time.Taking the garbage
time yards out (those 2 runs) and the Utes managed 238 yds of total offense
against a defense that last year allowed that football juggernaut Sacramento
State to score 61 points.I think the worst fears (or the denied
fears) of many ute fans are going to be brutally realized next week when they
Veracity -Regarding: "Now you can see how every BYU post is
like from Utah fans...so it is easy to give but hard to take..."Go find one article on BYU in the last week that has 10 out of 12 Ute fans as
the first posters.Good luck with that one.
motorbike | 11:59 a.m. Sept. 2, 2011 Cottonwood Heights, UT Hilarious that 10 of the first 12 posts on a Utah article are from BYU fans
and at least one BYU fan posing as a Ute fan which is extremely pathetic.It looks awfully desperate of each of you. We all know what you hope
happens to Utah, but regardless of anyone's opinion on the first game...it was
still THE FIRST GAME. The first game is not going to tell you much folks,
but I understand fans like you grasping at straws...at least you have a little
bit of a straw to grasp onto after a not-so-hot performance by the Utes. Enjoy it while you can.But I'd spend more time worrying about
Mississippi right now. Now you can see how every BYU post is like
from Utah fans...so it is easy to give but hard to take...
Does anyone know if next weeks game is one of the 4 Ute games on TV? I have got
to watch that one. After putting up a massive 30 yards more total yards and 3
more first downs and just over 100 yards total in the air, I have got to watch
the next one. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away.
Welcome to the Norm Chow conservative play calling show. Watching that game last
night, my thought was that this was what Cougar football was the last three or
four years that Chow was in Provo. It is like he lost his nerve to try anything
creative or exciting. Maybe he thinks he has to bring Wynn along slowly, or
maybe he's just completely lost his pedal to the metal fire.There is
a reason Chow wasn't given the head coaching job in Provo. Part of it, no doubt,
had to do with the lameness of his play calling. Crowton had the same disease.
Hilarious that 10 of the first 12 posts on a Utah article are from BYU fans and
at least one BYU fan posing as a Ute fan which is extremely pathetic.It
looks awfully desperate of each of you. We all know what you hope happens
to Utah, but regardless of anyone's opinion on the first game...it was still THE
FIRST GAME. The first game is not going to tell you much folks, but I
understand fans like you grasping at straws...at least you have a little bit of
a straw to grasp onto after a not-so-hot performance by the Utes. Enjoy it
while you can.But I'd spend more time worrying about Mississippi right
"While the winning margin was good enough, the disconcerting part for Utah
is that MSU outscored the Utes 10-3 after the early second quarter.""They didn't do anything that overwhelmed us," said MSU
linebacker Clay Bignell.Ouch...FCS smack can be brutal.I
think Rock nailed it on the head about Jordan Wynn with this line:"Mostly he played like a guy protecting a secret."That
secret is what Ute coaches have been lying about and living in denial over all
summer, Wynn's shoulder is shot and he can't throw the ball over 40 yds. He
didn't even attempt one longer than 15 yds against the junior college team from
Montana. If anything, that would be the time to work on getting your mojo back
if it was just a confidence issue. The reality is, the reason he
didn't throw it further wasn't because of confidence issues, it's because his
shoulder is shot and Whitt and Chow have been covering it up.
"Are Utes ready to step onto the big Pac-12 stage?"Based
on last night's performance, No. If they play like that in the Pac-12 they are
gonna get killed. A Pac-12 offense should be able to muster more than 3 points
in the entire second half at home against an FCS opponent. Only 34 yards of
total offense separated by the Utes from Montana State!! If you take away the 3
easy scores in the 1st quarter that came off of interceptions and a blocked punt
that game would have gone into OT!! Better step it up next week at the Coliseum
USC would be foolish to think like a Cougar fan and believe that the Montana
State game film reflects everything the Utes can do.
Wow. That was underwhelming to say the least. The thought I keep getting stuck
on is the lies that we've been hearing from both Coach Whittingham and Coach
Chow about how everything is great, Wynn is great, his shoulder's fine, he's as
good a QB as Detmer.I guess I should have realized that they were
lying all along because their lips were moving.Thank Heavens for
John White and Brian Blechen. What would this game have been like without their
contributions? Brrrrrr....I shudder to think (Apalachian State).The
sad thing is, now that we all know we're going to get killed next week and every
week there after, in years past we could always say, "Oh well...at least we
have basketball season to look forward to." Truth be told, I think
basketball will be an even worse bloodbath than football is shaping up to be."Oh well....at least we have girls gymnastics to look forward
For more than a year now, Cougar fans have been hearing all about the big time
from fans to the north. So, from PAC country, "welcome to the big
time." You play like you did last night and you will be lucky to win a
game for the rest of the year.
Yep, the team has a lot of work to do. At this point, I just hope they can keep
it respectable against USC. I've never expected a win, but now respectability
is in question.Hopefully they'll improve enough over the next two
games to be ready for the rest of the conference schedule.If Wynn
can't get his head in the game, he's going to have to be pulled. Wittingham
said last night after the game that the shoulder isn't the problem, it's in his
head. That's really bad news. It's easier to fix a physical injury than a head
case. Hopefully Norm Chow has some psychology experience.
I posted before that playing a Pac-12 schedule won't be nearly the same as
playing a Mtn West schedule, and that this year will be a rude awakening for the
Utes.After seeing how inept the Utes were against an FCS school, and
knowing what happened to the Utes in their final games last season, I'm sticking
by my 6-6 projected record for them, but am wondering now if that is too
generous.White and Blechen were the only highlights. Should have
been more. Not very encouraging.The USC outcome will set the tone
for the rest of the year. Either the Utes make that big 2nd game leap that many
teams make, or it'll be a no-bowl year for them.
This morning, Dr. Hill has been realigning his opening 2012 football
schedule...from reports, he has been in contact with Snow College for the
opening game, but Snow College wants a two for one committment. At Snow twice
and Utah once. Don't play around Dr. Hill, take the deal while you can.
Nope. Not ready. 27 points and 100 yards in the passing game speaks loudly. It
is going to be a long year. The only sports program at the U of U that is ready
for PAC-12 competition is womens gymnastics.
Why all the hype about the patsy 12. Except for oregon, there is nothing great
about this conf.
ESPN Sports Center made it look like the Utes got a comfortable lead and then
tried a bunch of things like it was practice. Then how did Wynn get sacked
um...do you really want me to answer that question? Ok I will....UM that's a
big NO about the pac 10.2 stage. this is going to be a great year. hey chris
b...where you at? hahaha