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Published: Sunday, Jan. 29 2012 10:45 p.m. MST

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

What an exciting week ahead, National Signing Day and announcement of a new OC.

Drum and Feather
Salt Lake City, UT

Maybe we can get Craig Ver Steeg back?

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

Mike Sanford?

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Gary Crowton!
That is why the announcement won't come until Wednesday afternoon, after the letters have been signed.

uteowl
Sunnyvale, CA

Awwwww come on Dirk! "Utes to hire offensive coordinator, replace Norm Chow" Really? How 'bout some real news, like a short list names? Or maybe even the name of the person with whom they're negotiating. We're out here starving for red meat already!!!

govt rocks
Salt Lake City, UT

It is not Crowton, he just got hired by a CFL team. I would love it to be Sanford, but I think the bridge was burnt between him & Witt. Ver Steig, please no. That guy couldn't come up with a successful short yatage run play to save his life.

dknight68
Ogden, ut

It must be a slow news day to run a story telling us that Utah is going to hire an offensive coordinator and they will announce it sometime in the future!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Well whoever it is I can't wait to hear how he is "the greatest ever" or "an up and coming star" or whatever other overhyped stuff you utah "fans" come up with. Afterall, and just like with the recruits, whittingham is the "most awesomest judge of talent ever in football history" and there is just no way he would ever hire a coach, or recruit a kid, that could in anyway be anything other than a "future NFL guy". Based on what utah "fans" have been telling us it won't surprise me one bit when every single player on utah's current roster, and every single recruit they are about to sign, and will sign for the next millenium, and every single coach whittingham hires, will all be in the NFL and not just in the NFL, they will be STARS! STARS!

But of course despite turning every recruit and coach into NFL HOFers whittingham himself will never leave utah because of the love he has for it. utah is the pinnacle of football, college or pro, and anyone associated with it in anyway is a for sure superstar.

MLH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

drum and feather

How about Jack Riley

Duckhunter

Dang, Dude you guys think of Bronco the same way and the players and the program. Going for the y's second Idaho state championships this year you've got to think this way.

Have fun Wednesday and quit throwing your sprite cup on the MC floor,

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

@ Uteowl

No doubt; at least throw out some names. Although, I would rather coach Whit take his time and make the right decision. Seems like it will be a fairly easy offense to run next year though: give the ball to John White IV and watch him run wild.

Drum and Feather
Salt Lake City, UT

@MLH

Or maybe Anae? That would hold true to form.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

There are many great offensive coordinators out there available. It is simply a matter of executing the plays and reading the defenses. The defense will be solid again and we we have 18 starters returning next year. The passing game was abysmal last year so it won't take much to improve. Our schedule is virtually identical as last year. I expect USU to be good and I expect another win against BYU although it won't be a blowout like last year.

I just read that Gary Crowton is no longer available. I'm sure Kyle has someone picked out already and is simply negotiating at this point. I'm sure they will be good. They have great talent returning on offense.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Interesting that Crowton declined the position with Utah for the CFL job.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Sigh"
Duckie is still here, putting off his promise not to post on Utah articles for a year.

I think he cut and paste this latest rant from one of his old posts--when he used to be a y fan--on one of Dick Harmon's many articles from last year that extolled Roscoe, Heaps, Doman, et al.

When you got it, reuse it, eh Duckie?

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Interesting that Crowton declined the position with Utah for the CFL job."

CFIT:

He didn't have a choice--you can only decline when an offer was made. If that had happened I think even the DNews would have sniffed it out. Unless, of course, you have some late-breaking inside scoop straight from Cougarville, Texas.

parrothead
orem, ut

@ Duckie
Sounds like someone is a little insecure with what is going on with the Utes. Don't worry, your Skyline High boys Dupaix & Doman will come up with good enough players ( that you will for sure know their families) to beat Idaho & New Mexico State !

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

K-Whit is obviously waiting until after signing day to announce his new OC so he doesn't frighten off his new QB recruits.

uteBusters
Park City, UT

Utah kept they're offer to Crowton secret to avoid being embarrassed when he turned down the Utes for the CFL.

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

The comments about Crowton are too funny. I'm sure he turned down an 'offer' from Utah so he could go to Canada instead. That is really funny.
I do have one for Ducky - Rivals just announced that Hiva Lutui commited to the U today. He was a de-commit from UCLA and his final 3 choices were Utah, USC, and BYU (he also had offers from a lot of big name schools - Michigan, Iowa, TCU, etc.). Nice addition to our future offensive line.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Great time to be a Ute.

I'm excited to see how the recruiting class shapes up. Right now Rivals has 11 schools from the PAC 12 ranked in the top 50 recruiting classes and Utah is right up there. Hopefully a few last minute guys will go Utah's way, if so the Utes could end up with their highest ranked recruiting class ever.

Oh and I agree with duckboy - I'm sure there will be some future NFL players in the mix. Maybe even some future hall of fame players. The Utes did have 3 former players in the Pro Bowl this weekend. I couldn't find any cougs on the list - the NFL must be "delusional" to not include anyone from the y.

I'm very interested to see who the next OC is going to be as well. For the record Crowton sent his resume to Kyle and I'm sure if there was an offer extended to him, we would have heard about it. Kyle keeps these decisions pretty close to the vest but there are enough sources around Crowton that something would have come out.

Just a few more days and all our questions will be answered.

Go Utes

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