It would be a huge long shot of wishful thinking. But it would be great if Utah
could get Gary Anderson to be head coach and for Kyle to stay on as defensive
In my opinion Kyle started to be Homer when he recruited locally too much and
hired Johnson as OC.Be a man, face your mistakes, change as needed
and remain a great coach who had a bad experiment. Or...stay with your bad
choices and be replaced by a Mora, Rodriguez, Leach type.... The PAC 12 is too
good to allow a Homer to compete.Add to it that we have a very weak
AD and its even more reason for Whit to self evaluate.
Two undefeated seasons within 4 years of each other. A dominating offense and
defense. The difference................We have gone away from the
Vertical downfield offense we use to have. The defense as with any defense is
struggling because it is on the field all the time. We must get a quality
proven coach as the OC and let Brian learn in the wings like everyone else. The
offense is no fun to watch. Bubble screen after bubble screen. 4 yard pass
plays. We must go vertical which then opens the run also. Tight ends must be
used even more. Vertical....Vertical.....USU hired two SEC coaches
this year and we hired a graduate assistant to take us to the next level. Not
enough experience.NEW OC is the key. Kyle's dismise might be
the hiring of Brian Johnson as the OC. Let's move forward we are in the
Big leagues now.
gdog,Wow, wishful thinking is an understatement. There is no way that
would happen. Gary Anderson has done a great job and I'm happy for him but
just because the utes have a bad year in the PAC-12 and Utah State has a 10-2
year against a 7 team WAC conference that is literally ending next year
doesn't mean he is all of a sudden a better coach. Utah State had a much
better year, no question. But when Kyle Whittingham led the Utes to a sugar boal
victory, was he going to replace Mack Brown at Texas because the utes had a much
better year? Ute fans probably had too high expectations going into the
PAC-12. It's going to be tough but it doesn't mean they need to demote
Whittingham. This 5-7 team is probably as good as the 10-3 team in the last
season in the Mountain West. Now when the utes have a mediocre year, they
don't have Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico and UNLV.
As one who bleeds blue, I believe Whittingham is a fine ciach. Going to the PAC
12 is a huge change. It took ASU and the U of A years to build up their programs
when they joined. Ute fans are going to have to be patient while BYU has about
the same number of PAC 12 wins as Utah.
@runninuteWhy do you assume utah will finish 5-7? They aren't
very good and they lost to colorado last year, at home, which allowed colorado
to break a 3 YEAR road losing streak. Why would you assume they are going to
beat colorado on the road when they couldn't even beat them at home? The
assumptions that utah was going to be good were a huge part of the failure and
disappointment of this season so making assumptions seams to be what leads to
utah "fan" heartache. I'm not predicting a win or a loss for utah
this weekend because frankly I have no idea what will happen. colorado is
terrible but utah isn't much better and they've already proven they
can lose to colorado, and any other number of terrible teams. You
need to hope for a win but prepare yourself for more disappointment ebcause the
odds of being disappointed once again are pretty high.
Hey foulkiller,What terrible teams have the Utes proven they can
lose to? Besides CU?Tough year, Utah had to go to a 3rd string QB
and their LB's are Turrible. Utah will bounce back and all the complaining
about coaches will dissappear.GO UTES!
@bigutahfannew mexico, wyoming, unlv, csu, just to name a few. If
there is one thing whittingham has proven it is his ability to lose to some
really bad teams. Once again I'm not making any predictions about the game
this week but utah "fans" already chalking it up as a win ought to take
pause and maybe consider whittingham's history before they do so.
Yes we need PAC-12 talent and depth, but we also need PAC-12 coaches. Bring in
a real OC and let BJ develop under him.
If Utah wants to be successful in the PAC12 they cannot get away from what made
them successful in the first place. Number 1, recruit and sign the best Utah
kids. Number 2, keep building the missionary pipeline. If we continue to get
away from what made us successful in the first place, we will never win in the
PAC12. You can recruit all the 5 star recruits you want, but if they are
knuckle heads that care more about how they look in their uniforms on game day
and less about the work it takes in the off season to be successful, we will be
mediocore. From where I was sitting this year I saw a lot of players who think
they have arrived and not a lot of players with much heart. And the receivers
need to learn how to catch the ball and run routes.
@ Uteology - "Yes we need PAC-12 talent and depth, but we also need PAC-12
coaches. Bring in a real OC and let BJ develop under him."Okay,
okay . . . you're welcome to take Doman.
Cougfanintexas and I finally agree...Brian Johnson v. Brandon
Doman....that would be an extremely even and futile trade.I hate it
when coaches name assistants because they are local, on staff in another
capacity or associated with someone in the program.Interview studs
and make the decision based on the best candidates....Johnson wasn't that