I'm certain that after tonight's stellar performance the Ute big-money
boosters are going to be more than willing to pump millions of dollars into that
If I heard the numbers correctly there were about 10,000 empty seats in Tempe
for tonight's game. Nice to see the Utes inspire their opponents fans to
want to watch a good football game. It was a good game, wasn't it?
Not fun to lose. Feel the pain.
Looking at the schedule, I see Utah going 0-4 to start PAC 12 play again. I do
see them winning 4 of their last 5 though (losing @ Washington). If that
happens, Utah finishes 6-6 and 4-5 in the PAC 12 again. 6 wins would mean a bowl
game. A good match up and win there would be a tolerable season for me. I would rather be a 500 team in the PAC 12 tha a 10-2 team in the MWC.
Utah had better recruit a QB. They also need Brian Johnson to grow into his job.
The Utes will lose some key defensive players to graduation this
year, but such is college football. Utah and BYU aren't the only teams with
one solid unit (defense) and a bad unit on the flip side. BYU had so many great
QBs in the past. Back in the day when the Cougars were ahead of the curve in the
passing game, they capitalized on innovation. That resulted in recruiting more
stud QBs. Now the college football has caught up and the game has become what
BYU once was. The Cougs don't get the great QBs anymore.
@gdogBYU sings a top 20 qb recruit almost every year, sometimes they
sign 2. They signed the #2 qb recruit in the nation this year. BYU's
problem appears to be coaching, not the caliber of qb's they sign.
@DuckhunterI sort of agree with you except it's always the
coaches until they go away. You would be better served with Robert Anae.As far as the top 20 thing. You know I don't put much stock into
all of that. BYU used to be able to choose between top 20 recruits. Now they
take what they can. Taysom Hill was recruited by Stanford but he is not your big
time QB. Heaps had some tools and wanted BYU. It became a circus and he was not
the leader you needed. Bronco and Whittingham have some similar
problems. They focus on the defense too much, hire a questionable OC, and then
let them run things on that side of the ball too heavily. Lavell did this but he
had Norm Chow. Whittingham hired Andy Ludwig, who fans crucified,
but Andy was a pro set and west coast offense guy under Tedford. Whittingham
asked Ludwig to coach a post Urban spread attack. That is silly. It's like
hiring a painter to play guitar. Bronco does some of the same stuff and with
less hours of work at BYU, it keeps Bronco more isolated from the offense.