Sorry to hear about Quade. He performed well in his spot duty for Blechen.
Hopefully he has the resolve to come back next season and be a better senior
leader than DeVonte has been this year. One of the two longest tenured starters
on the team, and your true freshman quarterback is the one that has to pick you
up after wrongly taking responsibility for your mistakes in what should have
been one of the year's premier upsets in college football? Leaves little
room to wonder why the season has gone the way it has. Quit moping and be a
leader when your team really needs it.
I to was understandably upset at DeVonte's performance last week!As StgtoSlc stated, it is this teams senior leadership that needs to step up
and make plays. whether it's a dropped ball, missed block or lowering
one's head when tackling. Those mistakes need to be corrected if this team
is going win a game.I really like Travis Wilson stepping up and
accepting the blame for the turnovers it shows great leadership on his part
however it is the seniors who need to be picking him up not the other way
around.If DeVonte wants to see the field again this year, I say give
him a shot at kicking field goals! It can't get any worse than it is.Go Utes!
Recruiting is not an exact science.DeVonte could be one of the
poster children for that reality.When I saw DeVonte play in LV, he
was the man among boys.He has had his moments at UTAH.However, it appears he left his best consistent playing days on the turf, at
Canyon Springs, as well as elsewhere in the LV area.
@WHAT NOW?Could it have anything to do with the fact he was a QB and
they moved him to a position he hadn't played in HS? Just being a great
athlete does not make one a great player. For whatever reason some people only
excell at one position in football. Good coaches are able to figure out what
that position is and put them there. It does not appear that whittingham and his
staff were able to do that in this instance.
@DuckhunterThey actually have done a great job because Christopher has
been a great receiver apart from this one game. He had a really bad game,
everyone has them once in a while.
Duckhunter, athletically, D Chris is as gifted and skilled as any WR with NFL
potential, but his problem is more cerebral, which would indicate that any other
position, particularly QB, would be out of the question for him. I'll never
forget some of the great games he's had, the catch he made to beat BYU in
2010, his catch on 4th and 14 to tie the Sun Bowl, at the Coliseum last year
when even the USC coaches called him the best receiver on the field that night,
but all of that cancels out when a guy just won't grow up mentally. It sets
a bad example and hurts the rest of the team.
@utefan7His career statistics would tend to contradict your
assertions about him. Great wr's have great statistics, he does not. Nor
has he ever. He has had some good games occasionally but that is all,
occasionally. I think StG's assessment of him is pretty accurate although
I'm not so sure I agree that he is as gifted as any wr or has NFL
potential. It is obvious he is very athletic, but any coach can tell you there
is more to it than atheltic ability. I don't know what position
he may have excelled in but it is fair to say at this point that he has
neverbeen more than ok with occasional good games as a wr.