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High school football: Cottonwood Colts 2012 preview

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  • Old ball coach Sandy, UT
    Aug. 4, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    In watching c-wood last year, the talent was on the offensive side of the ball. Cate took the best and left Halbert with young kids. I often wondered why, the 3rd and 4th string running backs stayed on the sideline, when they could have played defense. If crowshaw plays his best on both sides of the ball, C-wood could surprise people this year....

  • footballisgood Holladay, UT
    Aug. 3, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Pretty hard for Halbert to run a good defense when the offense took the majority of the talent in a program that did not have huge numbers. The offense also got about 70% of the practice time. They started a bunch of young guys last year on defense - this is also the same guy who the year before coordinated a defense that often outscored the opponents' offense! Halbert is a heck of a coach.

  • Golden Helmet Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    @BigBenzo88

    Didn't you learn your lesson last year? I recall many of your posts from last year - very similar to what you're predicting now, claiming to have the state's top this and the state's top that. Where did you finish last year? Oh yeh, fourth in region, behind Oly, Skyline, and Westlake - all of which have a fraction of your enrollment. One constant remains, whenever there is an article with even a mention of Herriman, "BigBenzo" is quick to comment. Give it a rest dude.

    Regarding Cottonwood. Too many are counting them out. Don't be fooled into doing this. They still have top calibre athletes and a great staff.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 2, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    @CP72 - Don't worry about Herriman...their defense will be fine. The 3-3-5 defense that DC brought from Cottonwood actually fits this team perfectly.

    Herriman will have the best defense in 4A and one of the best defenses in the state...there will not be a better defensive backfield in Utah. Herriman sports 5 D-I recruits on defense.

    Regardless of how bad the Cottonwood defense was last year...Herriman's defense will thrive in the 3-3-5!!!

  • CP72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2012 3:14 p.m.

    Who was their defensive coordinator that had such a rotten defense last year? Oh yeah, the same guy that is heading up Herriman's defense this year. Like when he was at Alta and surrounded by talented kids, this DC should do well. I guess developing and coaching up kids to play outside of themselves isn't one of his strong points.

  • raisedaute Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 2, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Inoke Lotuleilei is a BYU commit??? I am sure UCLA would be interested to know this.