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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1 2012 11:00 p.m. MST

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Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Wow! Gutsy, gutsy move, if it's true. Way to go Brian!

Salt Lake City, UT

How will A-Rod respond to being demoted for Chow and then passed over for BJ?

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wow. Now we know why there's been talk about going back to more of a spread offense.
This is a gutsy move by Whittingham, I hope he knows what he's doing.

Las Vegas, NV

Why not! BJ was like having a coach on the field, a master of the spread offense, and a winner. How can anyone question a Kyle Whittingham decision, he obviously knows what he is doing, and I think having a younger OC just might be worth the risk, imagine the bond he can develop with the players that sometimes isn't possible with big age differences. I am not sure who we thought we were going to get, but this is a surprise, but BJ has my vote!

Bountiful, UT

Wow, that's going to be brutal. I'm guessing the pickings were pretty slim then? Oh well, here's to another season at the bottom of the conference offensively.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Shock and awed at the move. A 25 year old leading a PAC 12 offense?

I hope everything turns out but I'm not sure if he's ready!

Congrats BJ!!

Frisco, TX

I wish I could resurrect every comment U made about Doman last year, contrasting him to the experienced Chow. It seems the chickens have come home to roost.

Did U wait to announce Johnson as the new OC after signing day for fear of scaring off some new recruits?

I'm sure Johnson will do fine, but like Doman (or any of us starting a new job) there will be a learning curve.


Shocked and amazed!

You would have thought Kyle learned something from watching BYU's inept offense after promoting Doman to O.C. this year.

I give it 2 years max, and the failure to reach another major bowl game, and the change will be made.

The PAC-12 is NOT the best place to start a career as an OC. Though talented, BJ should start somewhere like at the JC or Division II, maybe Div-I FCS, but not experiment at Utah.

sports fan
Provo, UT

This could be a make or break move, I trust Coaches talent for finding talent however and i think that Brian will bring a lot of new wrinkles to the offense that nobody has ever seen before.

Go Utes!

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

What happened to Roderick?

17-14 Hurts Don't It?
Springville, UT

I can sense the disappointment already from UteNation.

The fans wanted a 'big' name for their 'big boy' program and this is what they get?

Was the only other candidate the coach from Hays' cancelled program back in Omaha?


South Jordan, UT

Sounds to me like a move that another team made last year and has been questioned over and over and over again.

South Jordan, UT

I cant wait to see how the Utah fans spin this to make it sound like a great move.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I would much rather have seen Brandon Doman get this job, but this would have been my second choice. I think it will work out very well.

Highland, UT

Oh there is a LOT of good stuff here.

1) Obviously there weren't many decent candidates for the job.

2) Love the typical ute "fan" hypocrisy i.e. "gutsy move", "coach on the field", of course when BYU promoted Doman, a man with many more years experience, that played in the NFL, that is more mature, that actually had success developing qb's and putting them into the NFL, utah "fans" mocked it non stop.

3) utah's qb's have actually gotten WORSE since johnson became qb coach. wynn still throws submarine balls and is terrible. That certainly inspires confidence.

4) utah's offense will be absolutely abysmal this next season, and that is really saying something considering it was one of the absolute worst in D1 last season.

5) whittingham is losing it.

6) This is a sinking ship.

7) LOL!

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

What!?!?!?!?! I hope this isn't true. BJ was a decent QB, but even when he was playing I thought he was overrated. He feasted on the prevent D. Now Utah will surely lose A-Rod. I really just don't understand this move. Shocked. Could be terrible, upside is minimal.

Gilbert, AZ

Huh...this seems like exactly the big-time move that all Ute Fans expected from their high profile, Pac10 program? Not so much...I guess you're just not as relevant as you thought that you were?

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT


This is awesome.

Wait until all of your recruits have signed their letter of intent THEN announce that you couldn't get any big name person to even take a sniff at the job, hand it over to someone with no experience. Totally classless way to handle the situation. Not fair to any of the recruits but I wouldn't expect anything less.

Don't worry LDS recruits. You can go on your mission and then see what is going on two years from now.

These guys couldn't write the script any better than this.

I've already heard from two different utah fans apologizing for all of their "Doman has no experience" comments from last year.

Good stuff.

Herriman, UT

BJ's hire as the OC for the Utes is a gutsy move by Coach Whit. The kid is only 24 and yet when he came on to the Utes as a freshman he was only 17. Obviously his intelligence level is pretty high or the Utes would not be entrusting him with the keys to Dad's Lincoln Continental. Looking forward to a great season!

Salt Lake City, UT

As member of Crimson Club we were promised that being in PAC12 would mean great coaches would be wanting us. Now we have coach that is younger than some players and doesn't even have experience doing it. We were told things that we believ and then we were given worse stuff that isn't good. We will lose many games now, and often, because our offense will be bad.

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