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Published: Thursday, Dec. 22 2011 6:23 p.m. MST

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Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I'm pretty sure Leach is coaching in the pac12 north, not the south.

Ken
Sandy, UT

I think it's most likely Gary Crowton. He was just demoted at Maryland. Like Chow, a great offensive mind. Also like Chow, he'll like nothing more than beating up on his previous employer.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

Maybe he should look at some of the folks who post on articles about Doman's work at BYU.They seem to know quite a bit about what needs to be done.

Portland Beavers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@duckhunter

WOW, first up on a Utah article again. Thanks for clearing it up where Leach is going to coach, since Riley did not say one thing about it in the article other then he was one of the new PAC-12 coaches. We get to see Washington State in our place next year a little bit later in the season, you guys open up with them I have heard.

Have a great Christmas, lots of things to discuss in the upcoming year.

Portland Beavers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

One name that wasn't mentioned, Mike McKoy he's going to come home.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I wouldn't be surprised if Whit picks someone with true blue experience. On the hill, U seem to really like folks who have ties to BYU to fill your coaching vacancies.

I'm betting on Crowton.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck coach Chow it's very well deserved and we wish you the best. I'm sure he will do great things at Hawaii.

As far as his replacement goes, I'm sure Whit will do a good job in finding a good coach. He has had to deal with replacing coordinators a number of times now and I'm confident he will make a good choice.

I still love to see how many byu fans post on Utah articles. It speaks volumes to how satisfied you are with your own program. I'm not asking for debate it just is what it is.

Go Utes and good luck in the Sun Bowl

che loco
Springville, UT

Crowton doesn't run the West Coast Offense. Though I'm not totally ruling him out, I don't think that it's likely.

chicagoborn
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@CougFaninTX
Yeah it's funny how people associated with BYU are so willingly to leave that program for Utah. It seems that they outgrow the football program at BYU and want something better.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Please...not Crowton!

nothegame
Saratoga Springs, UT

Good luck to Chow. I hope that the offense is more open then just the pro style. With the pro style offense it seems to me that you have to have more talent to be good. With the spred u can get away with less talent. We are never going to get better athlets than USC, UofO or a lot of other pac 12 teams.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

chicagoborn

Yeah it's funny how people associated with [Utah] are so willingly to leave that program... It seems that they outgrow the football program at [Utah] and want something better.

--see Chow(Hawaii), Anderson(Utah State), and Ludwig(SDSU)

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@the beav

"Thanks for clearing it up where Leach is going to coach, since Riley did not say one thing about it in the article other then he was one of the new PAC-12 coaches."

Actually that is what the article said and it has now been edited after I pointed it out in my post.

Thanks once again with your obsession with me.

LOL!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@TroyTown

Nice try, but let's take a closer look at your examples, shall we?

Chow - Took a promotion to go to Hawaii...key word there being "promotion".
Anderson - Took a promotion to go to USU...Key word there being "promotion".
Ludwig - Didn't outgrow Utah. He got fired. Not quite the same thing.

So it looks like all the coordinators who leave Utah either (a) take a promotion, or (b) left because they got fired.

Now contrast that with all the BYU coaches who make lateral moves to other schools. Seems pretty clear that Utah is a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Also seems pretty clear that people will leave Provo for just about any other job out there.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

Brave Sir Robin

Regardless of your spin, they all left Utah for something better.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

timid robin

"Utah is a stepping stone to bigger and better things"

Unfortunately for you, you don't see the irony in your own statement.

Juice Box
Eureka, UT

Coach Whit knows what he's doing, he's a no nonsense guy. I look forward to seeing where the program goes.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

CougFan, if we were to hire a guy with BYU ties, my hope would be Brian Billick. It's doubtful he'd get back into coaching with how well he seems to like the broadcasting business, but I think he would be a great fit with his success on similar teams: ball-control offense with a great defense. BYU was definitely a low point for Crowton and he's a much better coordinator than how he coached down there, so I wouldn't be unwilling to have him, just not a favorite.

Portland Beavers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@Ducky

Your welcome, the obsession is mutual.

@redfeather

Anybody that understands the game knows that both Utah and BYU are stepping stones to something better.

@And good old Sports Authority

Regardless of your spin, they all left Utah for something better.

So have all the BYU coaches, even the fired ones.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Utah did not fire Ludwig. Ludwig accepted a lateral position to work on Snyder's staff at the Big XII's Kansas State. However, weeks after accepting the KSU job, Ludwig accepted ANOTHER lateral position, this time with Tedford's Pac-10 California. Ludwig struggled at Cal, then took the O.C. spot at SDSU. I don't know if he was fired at Cal, or if he left on his own accord.

I hope Kyle doesn't look internally to replace Chow. Neither Roderick nor Shram are ready.

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