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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 11:40 p.m. MST

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Probably wont look good because they didn't hire roger Anae.

T.S.Zarathrustra
Salt Lake City, UT

Kelvin York had a very good Junior year backing up John White. Virtually everyone is expecting him to start, to get the bulk of the carries and to deliver an outstanding senior year. The situation is the opposite of clouded in uncertainty.

UteJunky70
midvale, UT

Whenever you lose a back as productive as White was your going to have some concern about the position. I liked what I saw out of York in flashes last year. you do have to question his durability. Jarrell Oliver is not mentioned in the article. last year he was the Fall camp sensation. Anyone know what happened to him?

I do love what I'm hearing from Erickson. He seems to have a clear vision of what he wants from the offense. That's been are biggest problem under coach Whit. No true offensive identity. Too much going back and forth. Hopefully those days are over.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

One word:

Rosey!

We now have 2 coaches that have led teams to top 2 finishes in the country, a combined 3 times!

I highly doubt there is another coaching duo in the country with such high accomplishments.

Lets just say I like where this is headed!

Already can't wait for football season

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Crazy to think that last year USC was supposed to steamroll everybody, and they turned out to be very average.

Now UCLA is the king of the Soutn.

But just as we saw with USC last year, early predictions dont mean anything.

I like our chances in the South as well as I like anyones. Thats what makes each week so exciting. Literally anyone in the south is capable of going to the Rose Bowl.

Go Utes! Show up tonight Muss!

Wookie
Omaha, NE

What will they look like? Pure Awesomeness :) (I hope ;)

Go UTES!!

Utah Fan2
Anaheim, CA

Utah will struggle.

The Utes lost most of their key players from a team that struggled to a five win season,

Having co-offensive coordinators is like having co-starting quarterbacks. As they say, when you have two starting quarterbacks, you don't have a starting quarterback.

Drum and Feather
SLC, UT

Chris B it would really be nice if you'd quit being such an embarrassment to the rest of us. Nothing we have done would indicate that we are capable of going to the rose Bowl any time soon. Why don't you just email all of the BYU trolls and ask them to come and mock us?

Erickson should improve the offense but whether or not we currently have the right personel for him to do what he wants is a very big question. Our line was not good last year, neither were our WR's. QB is still a very big question mark as well. The offense has been so down over the last several years that thinking it will immediately be great and Rose Bowl caliber is simply delusional.

Also his offense does not utilize the TE very much. Yes he gave it a little bit of lip service but it is not a TE focused offense. We have recruited quite a few good TE's over the last couple of years, I would bet they go underutilized.

Optimism is nice but reality is a bit more daunting.

Down under
Pullman, WA

Considering DE only sticks around for one year my guess to what they would look like; A train Wreck, just like last year and the year before.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Drum and Feather - thanks for reminding me that not all Ute fans are like CB.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

CougFaninTX - Very few of us Utah fans are like CB.

It's nice to have DE on board. His wealth of knowledge and experience will serve the team well. I am extremely excited about his recruiting skills and connections. We call only go up from here, it can't get worse than last year. I am optimistic about the upcoming season, but only time will tell how it all relates to the playing field.

Go Utes!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I like the hire, and really don't see how it could hurt. I don't see Erickson sticking around long though; does he ever? If he picks up a gig at UTEP and New Mexico he will complete his western football bingo card!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

It's way too early to tell how good or how improved the Utes offense will be but as UteJunky mentioned, I do like Erickson's vision.

I know last year was extra tough for Brian to configure the offense around 3 different starting QB's but even with that, he never laid out the offensive scheme as clear as Erickson has. I expect the Utes to be improved but they also have one of the most difficult schedules they have ever had so hopefully they can improve on both sides of the ball.

I'm excited about our receiving corps, I just hope they can get the ball to them this year. I also think there is some good talent at RB it will just take a while to figure out who is going to step up and taking the bulk of the carries.

Can't wait for spring camp to begin.

Go Utes!

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes are at or near the bottom of every offensive category, this will definately help. Hopefully the Utes can have a rebound year like Oregon State did last year.

fibonacci2112
Langley, VA

I think DE should bring some much needed experience to the OC position, but I don't know how having two OC's will work. I think you have to give it to DE and let Johnson learn during the next couple of years.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Drum and Feather, I agree with you for the most part on the tight end thing, but I think a few of the ones we currently have will still be able to be utilized pretty well. Last year, Moeai and Rolf were the only really traditional tight ends we had that got considerable playing time. Murphy has the body of a tight end, but is not a great blocker at the position, and is much more athletic than he looks, which poses a lot of matchup problems, especially lining him up out wide or in the slot. It sounds like Reese is pretty similar, and Handley definitely is as well, although he should put on some more size before considerable playing time. The analysts on the Pac-12 signing day special raved about Handley as possibly one of the gems of the class.

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

Don't think we know what it will look like but here's to hoping it won't resemble last year's offense. BJ ran about 5 plays into the ground.

couglifer
South Jordan, UT

I watched an interview with K-Whit and he said that D.E. was the final say on offense

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@Ernest T. Bass

"Probably wont look good because they didn't hire roger Anae".

haha, i just can't stop laughing at Y fans that are stuck with Robert Anae coaching again at BYU. The same coach who the fans and the other coaches ran out of town in 2010. Now all of the sudden Y fans think he'll be better than Dennis Erickson at OC. Keep dreaming!

4 in a row, 9 of 12, and 57-34-4 will happen this fall!

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

@CougFan TX

Hardly any Utah fans are like Chris B, in my experience.

I think most of us are holding off on predicting rose bowls until we get one win over a top tier Pac12 team.

I'm getting more optimistic about this season though. GO UTES!!!!

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