Solomon,I think Coach Whitt gambled on Wynn making through the season. A
wise gamble.....not so much in hindsight. Whitt has been successful at
recruiting the QBs like Griff and Shreeve (comparable to those carrying
clipboards at the Y) and teaching them in another position where they and the
program can be successful long term. (example: Paul Kruger). Gary Patterson does
the same at TCU. Unfortunately this year it appears to make him look unprepared.
It would be interesting to ask Lark or Munns or your scout QB what they would do
given the opportunity for do-overs.Ducky, If they lose
tonight are you going to disappear again?
Ducky,What is sad was your travel time from your seat in LES to your
car after the 3rd quarter on 9/17. Even sadder is your feeble attempt to
belittle a team that beat yours by 44. 44 POINTS!Keep posting. We
enjoy each post you make more than the one before.
The Utes have to do something different. With a pro style offense everyone is
tight so blocking schemes are harder. With the spread offense its a lot easier
to see to block. With 4 wideouts the defense at least have to go cover them. Go
back to the spread for the rest of the year. It would give Jon a better chance
anyway. The athletes we have are all recruited for the spread.
daddman54"You know injuries have taken their toll on the
Utes..."Injuries are part of the game and everyone knew when
the Utes joined the PAC 12 that their biggest hurdle to being competitive was
lack of depth. It's when first line players going down, that depth is put to the
test. The fact that Utah's coaches didn't have an adequate backup prepared to
replace their injury-prone starting QB is a serious blunder that can only be
blamed on Utah's coaching staff.When BYU's starting QB was
ineffective, BYU had a reliable replace. BYU has another very good QB who's next
in line, Lark, and another good QB behind him, Munns. BYU even has a scout team
QB who is better than Hays.Blame Utah's collapse on injuries if it
makes you feel better, but the real problem is lack of preparation by
@duddmanI'm enjoying the utah "fans" reactions to this
entire season. As far as the injuries are concerned, well, that is
simply part of football. To bad for utah but I don't feel any sympathy for you.
That was a pretty pathetic attempt on your part to make it seem as if that is
even a reason. But I'm not surprised that is what utah "fans" like
yourself are resorting to. "We have injuries, that means if you
criticize our fans you're sad."Weak.LOL!
jarka-rus: I believe Chris B used the words "fighting for Roses".
Fighting for a conference championship/rose bowl is not a prediction. That
should be ever team's goal. You wouldn't know anything about that however, as
the cougs have no championship to fight for. Ah, the beauty of independence. But
at least you have been able to experience a BCS conference vicariously though
Ducky, That's really pretty sad and even beneath you little brother. You
know injuries have taken their toll on the Utes, is that what you're enjoying?
@Duckhunter, what ride was that. The 54-10 ride. Go Utes.
@motorbikeNo "worry" on my part. I'm simply enjoying the
Maybe Whit should play himself at QB; afterall he's responsible for creating
such a disaster at QB that the Utes are considering not even playing a QB.
It wouldn't be a Utah article without Duckhunter and Jarka-rus.Always
worried about the Utes. That's good guys, keep up the good work.
Chris BAlready predicting about roses next year, wow, I would have
never guessed. With whom at QB Mr. Prognosticator?
Sounds like some real desperation is setting in.
Obviously this has been a disappointing season. However, I haven't lost the
least bit of confidence of Whittingham in terms of our future Pac 12 play.
There is no doubt we'll be an above average Pac 12 team in the years to come.
The amazing things Whittingham has accomplished year in and year out with this
program are not flukes. There can't be 10 college coaches that currently have
better winning percentages than him. Yes, the quality of opponent has
increased. I'm convinced our quality will as well in the coming years. Bad year
no doubt - but still stoked about our future. We'll be back to fighting for
Roses next year!
I hope we do use the wildcat formation. I think Blechen might be the best
choice, but if he got hurt that would be a big blow to our defense so it may not
be worth the risk. Christopher would probably be my next choice. An injury is
less of a problem for him, because Hays can't complete a pass to him anyway.
Whatever they decide, I just hope they have a plan to turn things around. I can
live with a 6-6 season, but a 3-9 season would be a hard thing to take.