EdGradyI'd be bitter, as well, if I lived in Idaho Falls.Have a wonderful winter!
EdGrady, For an example of a truly special special teams
contributor, see Greg Bird.
Ed, "Special teams contributor" means exactly what it says it means.
He appeared in 20 games (meaning he was actually on the field), I believe it
says, and made 7 tackles. That's special teams contribution. It has nothing to
do with playing on the scout team.
"special teams contributor." Translation: scout team player.
I respect Whit even more now because of this story. Most Dads will play their
sons whether or not they deserve it.
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool BYU fan, but have always been a huge fan of Coach Whit.
He is absolutely a class act. Clearly his son is following in his huge foot
steps. Go Coogs...Go Coach Whit.
Congrats to the Whittinghams. Nice story. I do believe that Randy Reid started
for Michigan his last two years of college Bball. I think there were more folks
than his Dad that knew he was qualified to be a starter.
Congrats to father and son. What an experience together. Memories to talk about
forever. I agree w/ Y Ask Y, class act all around.
You gotta' respect Whittingham. What a class act.And I am a
(pre-Indy) BYU Cougar Fan!
There is a great story here on how to handle coaching one's own sons. Roger
Reid, while at BYU, elevated his two boys to starting positions probably before
they deserved it. The recruiting mess that followed took BYU basketball to its
lowest depths. Whittingham realized the true talent of his own son and made him
earn his stripes which Tyler did. I have huge respect for that. We didn't see
Tyler out there starting because he was the coach's son but he made the team
(deservedly) and took advantage of the opportunities given that he earned
through his hard work. Great story, great example of how to coach one's own
family. I wish more coaches that had sons playing would learn from this great
example. Ultimately, I think it made Tyler's teammates respect him and his
father even more. Best of luck to the Utes in their bowl game.
What a awesome article, I'm sure it would be hard being a walk on and also the
coach's son. What a great family, I can't wait for the Sun Bowl!!go
I'm not a big Ute fan, but this is a great story. Gotta love the kid's desire to
work hard so he can get an opportunity to try and make his dad proud. I'm sure
his dad is proud regardless of whether he played footbal for him or not.
Where's the article on the 2 utes that made the pro-bowl?Weddle was much
improved this season with his interceptions and Steve smith was simply amazing.
Tyler won't be moving to the next level, but he can claim the same
great heritage as these two nfl greats.