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  • morganh Orem, Utah
    Jan. 30, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Great post Samoan Y fan. I also should add that Utah got tired of the many beat downs suffered from the legendary Lavell who brought in pro-style QB's such as Detmer,Young, and others while Utah was content with their outdated running game. They finally got wise and brought in Urban Meyer who installed a spread/gimmick offense. I can understand they are envious of the mighty Cougars who have the National brand to go independent while Utah needs to belong to a conference since the only time they get noticed is their two undefeated seasons sandwiched between mediocre MWC finishes. Also before you all predict a run for the roses next year realize that it is a lot harder when your PAC-12 buddies are now concerned about you since a loss could ruin their run for the roses. So if you are hoping that your run for the roses gets you a nice fat BCS check you had better hope that the BCS keeps the status quo cause they are considering changes that could make you just as irrelevant as your Big Brother B.Y.U. was this year.

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2012 7:50 p.m.

    MiP

    Utah fans are always whining about living too far in the past, so how about just the Bronco/Kyle era?

    Bronco 5
    Kyle 3

    As for Top 15 finishes

    Bronco 3
    Kyle 1

    If that doesn't work for you, why not just count lifetime Top 25 finishes?

    All-time Top 25 Finishes
    BYU 18
    Utah 7

    When it comes to football, Utah fans are the only ones who have to twist facts by playing the "we're only going to count records from 2003 to 2011" game.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 15, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    I don't see the Utes going with Crowton, but they could do worse, I suppose. Now, Jim Fassel, not that he would do it...but boy wouldn't the

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    Cougars - Wise Older Brothers | 1:43 p.m. Jan. 13, 2012
    Anaheim, CA
    ImaCaMan
    "BYU #25/#26 (ranked 5 of the last 6 seasons)
    Utah unranked (ranked 3 of the last 6 seasons)"

    Once again: There is no "#26", otherwise the Utes would have been "#23/#26" last season, and no cougar would recognize their position in the AP---it's always "unranked" for 2010 and "Top-15" finishes of each year not ending in a "5."

    Oh, and why "the last 6 years"? Why not the last 8 or 9 even? Oh yeah, it wouldn't work out so nicely. Is it really wisdom, or simply the ability to twist stats to prove any point you wish?

    ====
    And a word about "Little Brothers." Nephi was a little brother. Just sayin'.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    Crowton won a national title in 2007 with LSU-----and he may have helped them win another last week if they had retained him.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 6:18 p.m.

    @SamoanYfan 2:53

    You said - "I think this would be so awesome. Whittingham continuing to hire former BYU coaches/alumni with himself being one too. Coach Whit had such an awesome experience at BYU that he wants to make Utah just like it. Then Utah can be filled with arrogant, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, nah nah nah in yo face, and chest puffin' fans/alumni too...just like BYU right?"

    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    I think probably Gary crowton is too good for utah.

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Jan. 14, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    I think Whit interviewed Crowton as a favor, nothing more. It gets Crowton's name in the news and makes him seem slightly more desirable to other employers. Whit is not going to actually hire Crowton.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    These Crowton type rumors, are merely something for the newspaper and talk radio people to blather on about until the time comes for coach Whit to hire his O.C.

    I've said it before, he's waiting for Adam Gase, Q/B coach for the Denver Broncos, but with them still involved in the playoffs, he's waiting until after their season is finished so as not to interfer with the Bronco's preparation.

    As soon as Denver is out, coach Whit and coach Gase will finalize the deal.

    So in the mean time, keep talking about Crowton and others who don't have a chance. Here's a rumor, Doman is thinking of switching, it makes about as much sense as Crowton.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 14, 2012 3:58 a.m.

    Why do so many people keep mentioning Sanford. Yes he was a successful Offensive Coordinator at Utah under Urban Meyer, but it's well known in Ute circles that Whittingham and Sanford did not get along and had a few run ins. I won't be to specific on those because it can't be proven here in this forum.

    Anyway, although Gary Crowton did not find success as a head coach, he has been a very successful Offensive Coordinator. He was fantastic at the highest level of the SEC while at LSU. While there, his offenses were atop the nation, and LSU won a national title.

    Also, Crowton did a fine job at Oregon.

    Yes, the Maryland job did not go well last year. That's understood, but I think Crowton would do a fine job at Utah.

    Remember, Chow had a rough couple of years at UCLA before coming to Utah. Despite Utah's offense not being prolific last season, Chow worked some magic revamping the offense for the players he had left after the onslaught of injury.

    Crowton would be a good choice as far as I am concerned.

  • dinkndunk MORGAN, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 1:26 a.m.

    PUH-LEASE NOT THAT GUY!!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:03 p.m.

    I've thrown it out before, and think there is likely no possible way to pay him enough to pull him away from broadcasting, but it would be the ultimate hire to coach against BYU, where he played, and Utah State, where he coached: Brian Billick.

    Broke NFL team offensive records with the Minnesota Vikings, and before that turned a terrible Aggies team into an unlikely offensive juggernaut in only 3 years. Of course he's best known as head coach of a team with decent offense and stellar defense (sound familiar?), and leading them to win it all. Will likely never happen, but could you imagine??

  • stonewall Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    That's a tough call. The reality is that you may not have a potential coordinator with a more complete and distinguished resume than Crowton. National champion at LSU as coordinator, was the coordinator who first began to instill that spread scheme that made Oregon the explosive offensive machine it is today (although obviously Chip Kelly took that to a whole other level), has been a coordinator at the NFL level with the Bears (which means if Utah still wants to have a pro-style system, he has the experience obviously). And even at BYU, that train sure derailed his last couple seasons, but that was a record-breaking team his first year there. He also brought in some big prospects as a recruiter there, namely Collie, Beck, Brown, Olsen (who was the #1 QB in the nation, impressive at the time even if he didn't pan out). He got commitments from Ngata and Mohateau, the top OL and DL in the nation even if they ultimately ended up elsewhere... so there's a lot to point to as positives, but like many others it's still very difficult to shake the bad vibe associated with him due to his BYU fiasco

  • daddman54 FARMINGTON, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    One of the funniest things ever is to listen to Coach Mac, when he was still at the U, tell the story of Lenny Gomes calling him for a job.

    I wonder when Bronco calls Coach Whitt if he'll show up for the courtesy interview, Whitt will be gentlemen enough to give of course, wearing one of his ratty Band of Brothers T-shirts.

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:31 p.m.

    Fassel would be a cool hire. Hiring Detmer would just be hilarious.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    Crowton is one of around 70 candidates. Because he was previously HC in Provo, it makes for a nice article and lots of discussion. Kind of silly to start all the banter until an actual hire is made.

    Speaking of silly, this is for Chris B and Hedgehog who continue to predict that the Utes will be 'bottom feeders'. Several sports writers (yes those that actually are paid for their knowledge) disagree. Yahoo Sports' Mike Huguenin lists Utah at #24 in his pre season 2012 ranking. Ted Miller from ESPN projects them as the 3rd best team in the conference behind USC and Oregon. Brett McMurphy from CBS Sports has them at #21 in his 2012 way early top 25. There are others as well but this should suffice for now.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:37 p.m.

    @Whoa Nellie
    American Fork, UT

    "If a departing coach is replaced by Mike Locksley, what does that tell you about the departing coach?"

    My thoughts exactly! That is why he will not be the next Utah OC.

    Go Utes!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    All this talk about bYu rejects by the little brothers down south is just outright hilarious. Some people just don't see the irony in their own remarks. bYu's football "glory" under the direction of a head coach with a bachelor's degree from USU and master's degree from Utah; and an OC with his degree from Utah. All football glory you earned was at the hands of Utah and USU graduates. But don't let a little knowledge discourage you from posting on Ute articles, by all means. We need good entertainment!!

    Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    The very fact that this story is being reported is evidence that Crowton will not be the next OC. Every one involved is extremely tight-lipped. Sounds like Crowton is blowing hi own horn to get his name back into the public. Any one who is a serious contender is not talking.

    Go Utes!!

    BTW Chris B, you left Jake Murphy off the list. You know, bYu's only 4 star recruit for 2008!!

  • UTEFAN12 Grantsville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    I believe Gary Crowton was given a courtesy interview by Coach Whittingham. That is all there is too this story. Crowton is unemployed looking for his next 2-3 year gig. Crowton is a one hit, one year wonder. He has a great first year. Teams study and figure out the offense and then it slowly depreciates.

    I would like to see A-Rod get promoted. Coach Whit loves to promote within. I think A-Rod learned many things from coach Chow. He is ready, great recruiter and if he isn't hired, he will leave. I hope the spread offense has seen its last days in Utah. I loved seeing Asiata at fullback and the Wolfman run the ball down the field. With the possibility of Utah playing a freshman quarterback next year, a very effective running game, will greatly help that quarterback.
    That's my $.02

  • CDNLVUTE LAS VEGAS, NV
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    for all of you that think Sanford would do well think again! he took no responsibility and always blamed players, facilities or someone else when he didn't get it done in las Vegas. Not sold on Crowton either, when Staley went down and left he was done at BYU

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    WA_Alum&Dad | 12:55 p.m. Jan. 13, 2012

    First Chow, and now Crowton? What are little brothers for if not to give them your hand-me-downs?

    -----------

    How about giving your little brother beat-down once in a while just to to show him who's the boss... wait, 7 of 10 isn't really a "once in a while" beat-down now is it.

  • Fully Exposed Irvine, CA
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Otis...
    ...What is not being reported is that Coach Brocno Mendenhall just applied for the Utah job...

    precisely, Bronco is applying for the Fashion Coordinator for Utes

    With his experience of t-shirt design, ie 'Quest and 'Band, he is qualified

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    This article, and more specifically its title, is a desperate attempt at reaching for fans' emotions. They may as well have titled it: "Will the Utes hire Brian Schottenheimer?" or "Will the Utes hire Raheem Moore?" The only thing that is certain is that the Utes will not hire Norm Chow or Charlie Weis. Nobody outside the program really knows who is interviewing. What a nonissue.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    You're all crazy!

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    That's funny! A die hard Ute Fan? Was that a serious question? Wait a minute, I can't stop laughing! I know there are BYU haters, but die hard Ute Fans? Now that is Hilarious!

  • SamoanYfan WEST JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    I think this would be so awesome. Whittingham continuing to hire former BYU coaches/alumni with himself being one too. Coach Whit had such an awesome experience at BYU that he wants to make Utah just like it. Then Utah can be filled with arrogant, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, nah nah nah in yo face, and chest puffin' fans/alumni too...just like BYU right? Because none of that ever exists at Utah, so I applaud Whittingham for trying to make it like BYU.

  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    byu rejects like Kyle Whittingham, who rejected byu's offer to be their head coach? Hahahaha

    Rejects like Norm Chow, who went on to coach two more National Championship teams, and two more Heisman Trophy winners? Hahaha

    You're killing me.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    Can Utah football survive without BYU rejects?

  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    If byu is "creating their own light," why is Provo so dark in November these days?

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    It's really funny how cougar fans like to chide the Utes for hiring former cougars. I think cougars should be a little embarrassed about the firing of Coach Chow, and the firing of what was, at the time, their winningest B-ball coach in history, Roger Reid.

    We Utes have done quite well with former cougars, who obviously prefered to coach in a different environment than byu. If Gary Crowton fits the bill for Coach Whit, I say bring him on board.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    Though Sanford's name has been kicked around, he won't land the gig. One main reason ... he's a spread guy. Utah is already neck deep in recruits fitting the pro-style offense.
    Side note, Dan Mullen was the man behind the magic in 2004, not Sanford. Mullen was incredible with Alex Smith and then look what he did with Urban Meyer as O.C. with Florida. Too bad Mullen is now the head coach with Mississippi State ... of course he's a spread guy as well.
    I'm with others on this thread that are worried about Crowton ... something's awfully fishy about a guy that's never in one place more than 2-3 years. That being said, I'll bet he's got a decent shot at landing the gig.
    Last person to throw out there ... I've heard from someone very close to the situation that Brian Johnson is being considered. That news shocked me, but apparently he has a legitimate shot at it.
    My prediction though, Aaron Roderick gets the job. I almost don't know how Whittingham will keep him happy if he doesn't get the job and I've got to think that will play into the decision.
    I hope A-Rod's ready!

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:44 p.m.

    I don't see Whit pulling the trigger on Crowton, but stranger things have happened. Like the Y players claiming they would play in a BCS game or the NC game. Crowton may be an OK offensive mind, but he is not the right fit here at Utah. I heard that his last year at LSU his passing offense was 86th in the nation & 106th overall. That is with the best of the best high scholl recruits. While the Utes have some good offensive weapons, they don't have the talent at every position & depth that LSU has. We need to get an ex NFL offensive coach, or a young up & comer from a smaller school like we did with Urban Meyer to be the next OC. I am sure Whit will make the right decision. He learned his first time of going in house for the OC, & wont make that mistake again. A Rod could be much more qualifeid now, & if he gets the job, UTE fans will back him. Too bad Mike McCoy is a hot NFl coach right now. He would fit in perfectly here. I think after last years O in Provostan, Crowton should go back there.

  • Cougars - Wise Older Brothers Anaheim, CA
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    ImaCaMan

    BYU #25/#26 (ranked 5 of the last 6 seasons)
    Utah unranked (ranked 3 of the last 6 seasons)

    Not sure what you're talking about in regards to football conference affiliation; BYU is independent in football, so rather than living in the reflected light of more successful conference members, like Utah does, BYU creates its own light.

  • Th Tooele, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    I think someone mentioned not to let him get involved with recruiting. Wouldn't this be one of the reasons Whit would hire him? Crowton is well known around the country with recruiting. He's won a national title, etc.

    That said, I personally would like to see Utah go in another direction. Yeah Sanford sounds okay, but I'm not sold on Sanford either.

    I liked the thought of Jim Fossel, or maybe even Mike McCoy if he were willing to depart from Tim Tebow.

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Whittingham has the guy he needs already on his staff. Aaron Roderick has experience, and had decent success as an O.C. at SUU before he took his current position Utah. He also served as Co-O.C. at Utah before Norm Chow was hired last year.

  • ImaCaMan Oceanside, CA
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    I love all of the jealous ASU and Arizona references being predicted. We'll see. However, the facts don't lie.

    54-10
    7/10
    WAC and WCC vs. Pac-12

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    That would be quite a pairing. Kyle Whittingham, who doesn't think the QB position is important enough to have any quality depth and moves all his best QB's to other positions combined with Gary Crowton who can't ever decide on who his starting QB should be.

    That will make for an exciting encore season to Utah's first disastrous season in the Pac 12.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Coach Whit should look at Tony Franklin at Louisiana Tech. He has put together an offense that moves the ball against any school Louisiana Tech has played the past two years and did it with lesser talent. With a group of talented athletes around him, he could do extremely well.

    Sanford was a good coach but said some things after he left the program. Crowton is a good offensive coach but appears that he may have too much ego and stirs the pot after a while.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    Is true that Hill has already interviewed Roger Reid for the next runnin' Utes head coaching vacancy?

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    First Chow, and now Crowton? What are little brothers for if not to give them your hand-me-downs?

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    Chris B

    Crowton was fired as much for character issues as for creating a train wreck of a perennial Top 25 team. If that's your cup of tea, enjoy.

    btw, you can count Chow in the list of former Utes turned Cougars who wanted nothing more than to beat Utah for over a quarter of a century.

    The future of Utah football is much like the past 30 years for Arizona football, a perennial PAC 12 lower tier team with occassional seasons of moderate success, but never anything worth writing home about.

    The Utes are off to a good start with that - 8th in a very mediocre PAC 12 in their first season.

  • MLH SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    I personally think that Coach Whit is going to try and pull someone from the NFL. He wants to run that type of offence and we all know he's not going to just jump at the first person. Also coaches on his staff now need a couple more years in the conference, oneday they will be ready (Rodick or Johnson). With the money coach Whit has now we should get a pretty good OC. As much as I hate to say it Crowton might not be to bad, he has moved a number of times which is strange but I think that Oregon and LSU brought in new coaches and he was'nt rehired.

  • Jo Nampa, ID
    Jan. 13, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Crowton's statement about pretty much running whichever system KWitt wants sounded a bit desperate. Of course I have no idea what goes on in those interviews.

    He may be great for Utah, he may be a bust. The reasons for hiring coaches are as varied as reasons recruits pick certain schools.

    Chris Peterson at BSU keeps having his assistants hired out and he still puts out a great football team. Good head coaches seem to find the right people.

    Using assistant smack-talk is as useless as arena-size, and bowl game commentator smack. Utes have bragging rights until we can beat them. I hate that, but love it when the table is turned.

    And p.s., BYU should look into Detmer as quarterbacks coach. Riley needs mechanics help.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Jan. 13, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    niners:

    "[Sanford] was a great offensive coordinator and after his stint at UNLV I haven't heard anything about him."

    Last I heard, Mike Sanford was at Louisville. I thought he was a great O.C. while he was here at Utah as well, but Sanford runs a Spread, while Whittingham is looking to install a Pro-style offense. Sanford might not be the best man for that.

    Crowton runs a Pro-style offense, but I don't think he'd be a good option either. In fact, I'd rather have Sanford. Sure LSU won a National Championship while he was there, but they ALSO won an NC a couple of years BEFORE he got there, and another a couple of years after he LEFT. I think it would be safe to conclude the NC wasn't won BECAUSE OF Crowton. It was most like won BECAUSE they're LSU.

    Hopefully, Whittingham passes on Crowton, and also passes on promoting one of our assistant coaches to the coordinator position. We have great asst. coaches, but they're just not ready to take that step yet. At least not in the Pac-12 anyway.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 11:08 a.m.

    What is not being reported is that Coach Brocno Mendenhall just applied for the Utah job.

    Although I think Brocno would do a fair job working under Coach Whitt, Coach Bornco comes with too much baggage to be a Ute.

  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    "Crowton won a National Championship at LSU in 2007."

    Why is not there still? Seems odd that he moved on, doesn't it?

    I am opposed to this hire. I would like the Utes to make a bigger splash or hire within. Why re-tread? I guess you know what you're getting. Or do you, given his erratic performance?

  • News For U Sandy, Utah
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    @ nothegame

    "I say no on Crowton. He didn't even do that well at LSU. Not a fan at all. His offense is like draw it up in the dirt and call it".

    Crowton won a National Championship at LSU in 2007.

  • Canyontreker TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Pavalova "aren't all the comments from U fans in the positive the same people who were..."

    prej·u·dice
       [prej-uh-dis] Show IPA noun, verb, -diced, -dic·ing.
    noun
    1.
    an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
    2.
    beliefs without knowledge of the facts[1].
    3.
    irrational suspicion of a particular group, race, or religion.

  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    THIS is the best we can do???? I sure as shootin' hope not.

  • Dougedug Henderson, NV
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    I seriously doubt Sanford is being considered for the OC possession he and Coach Whitt are not that close, Sanford made some comments back in 07' (27-0)after UNLV shutout Utah that Whitt didn't take to kindly to. Sanford was always a bit jealous of Whitt getting the Utah job.

    Crowton would be a great hire for Utah, he has always done a great job where he has gone to except for Maryland.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    I say no on Crowton. He didn't even do that well at LSU. Not a fan at all. His offense is like draw it up in the dirt and call it.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Jan. 13, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    aren't all the comments from U fans in the positive the same people who were blasting crowton when he was at BYU and making fun of the "down" years at BYU? If you disliked him then, it stands to reason you would dislike him now.

    If he does land at the U I, for one, wish him well. I highly doubt his main motiviation is to "beat BYU" since no one knows what the future schedule looks like...but keep spinning.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    Hire him to run the offense, just don't let him get too involved with recruiting and he should do well.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    If a departing coach is replaced by Mike Locksley, what does that tell you about the departing coach?

    Go Thunderbirds!

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    Interesting comments so far. I hate to break bubbles, but Gary is unemployed and looking for a job. To date, he does not have a good track record, he had been many places but can't seem to stick.

    His track record for staying power is about as good as the many "I called this one" and "mark it down" comments we get on from our friendly commentor. Not sure if Gary wants those odds.

    He really needs a job. I think he would love to coach at Utah, especially if they will pay him. He would also love to coach at Utah State, Colorado State and yes, even BYU. Actually, most anywhere if he can be paid so he can feed his family.

    I really like Sanford. Also, what about giving the job to an in house coach? Whit has some great assistant coaches.

  • Mid-Major Cougars San Diego, CA
    Jan. 13, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    Well...let's think about this

    We saw what former-BYU-OC Norm Chow did to them--54-10

    So, it may not be a bad choice--bring Crowton and a 49-3 9/15/2012 blowout of our sisters.

    hahaha

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:46 a.m.

    Exactly what the Utes need.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:39 a.m.

    I called this one the day Norm's departure was announced. Add Crowton to a list of former cougars who want nothing more than to beat them(Whittingham, Sitake, Chace Hansen, Star Lotulelei, Vainuku, Zach Lindsay)

    Question..

    How many people who were once die-hard utes are switching to byu these days?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again:

    The future of football in Utah,

    IS UTAH

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:18 a.m.

    Ugh - I'm not sure what to think of this.

    Crowton has been a pretty successful OC over the past few years but he hasn't stayed at any of those programs for more than a couple years. I'm not sure if that has been by choice or not. To me, it seems like he would come with too much baggage to be worth bringing him on.

    From what I heard, Crowton sent his resume to Whitingham - so I'm not sure if too much should be read into this.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Anyone know if Sanford is being considered? He was a great offensive coordinator and after his stint at UNLV I haven't heard anything about him...Sanford would be a great replacement for Chow!