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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013 8:00 p.m. MST

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Highland, UT

Erickson also said he "doesn't know who will call all the plays" they might both do it. Huh? You are the offensive coordinator and you don't know who is going to call the plays? Really? Maybe you guys can trade off every other game? Or maybe each half? Or perhaps by quarter? Gee why not just every other play, that really should work well. Why don't you all just fraw straws and whoever gets the short one calls the next play?


cedar city, UT

I do think that was more a political answer than anything. Any answer would probably be considered a "bad" answer.

Salt Lake City, UT

Or maybe they could bring back an OC after he was fired. LOL! LOL!

Highland, UT


Or maybe they could keep taking back a guy that keeps quitting on them? Talk about co-dependent. LOL!LOL!

Las Vegas, NV

I just love how the Utah-obsessed "flock" to these Utah stories! It is entertaining to see the reactions!! Keep it up!

Where is Fangupo?

West Jordan, UT

Great Hire!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"You are the offensive coordinator and you don't know who is going to call the plays?"

He didn't say he didn't know who would call THE plays. He said he didn't know who would call ALL the plays. That means he hadn't determined -- before Spring training -- whether he would call all the plays, or if Johnson would be ready to take a few series. Don't be so frantic and emotional. "LOL"!

Highland, UT

@naval lint

So at what point does johnson start calling 'some' of the plays? Just more proof that whittingham just can't let other coaches do their jobs.

U 90
Corona, CA


The co-offensive coordinator situation at the U is no more weird than a program that runs it's OC out of town and brings in a young "prodigy" only to dump him after 2 years and then brings back the original OC. That's odd. Look in the mirror before lobbing your hand grenades, I would expect more from you given your track record of delivering hypocrisy speeches.

Salt Lake City, Utah

U 90

Spin cycle!

Utah's OC situation is much weirder!

How many programs have had co-OCs, fired one, demoted the other, brought in an old OC long past his prime for a year, promoted a 25-year-old QB coach with only two years coaching experience to OC (youngest OC in the country), then demoted him and brought in another old coach long past his prime to nurse-maid the youngster who obviously wasn't qualified to be an OC in the first place, ALL within a five-year period???

Utah has had FIVE OCs in FIVE years, and both demoted OCs are still on staff, included one who has left the staff TWICE, only to return shortly thereafter because he couldn't decide whether he wanted to stay or leave.

It doesn't get ANY weirder than what's going on up on the hill.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Isn't Dennis Erickson really the TRI-Offensive Coordinator?

After all, isn't a Passing Game Coordinator an Offensive Coordinator, by definition?

It seems Kyle is still overlooking a few key coaching positions.

Don't the Utes also need a Running Game Coordinator and a Scoring Game Coordinator?

How about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Down Coordinators?

If Kyle hires enough Offensive Coordinators he could have one for every offensive player. Wouldn't that be neat?

Of course with Whittingham micro-managing everything (word is he even tried to micro-manage Chow), you still have to wonder who will really be in charge of Utah's offense.

No wonder Dennis was confused when he was asked who would be calling the plays!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"...isn't a Passing Game Coordinator an Offensive Coordinator, by definition?"

No, a "Passing Game Coordinator" is not an O.C. Just because Roderick is a cougar alumnus, doesn't mean he's in charge of the offense. All the Passing Game Coordinator is responsible for are coordinating the passing plays. The O.C. coordinates ALL the plays that had been drawn up and put in the playbook.

Just so we're crystal clear on this...a "Passing Game Coordinator" doesn NOT coordinate the running game. All the running plays in the playbook were drawn up and coordinated by another coach. The "Passing Game Coordinator" does not decide on sideline when a "Passing" play will be called. That would be the O.C. Or in Utah's case, Erickson.

U 90
Corona, CA


Apparently not weird enough to stop the Utes from busting the BCS and BYU over the past 10 years

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Naval Vet

What on earth does Roderick being a BYU alumnus have to do with his responsibilities as a Passing Game Coordinator?

What exactly is he doing when he's "coordinating" passing plays?

Who's "coordinating" running plays, or do they just "coordinate" themselves?

If Erickson is in charge of calling plays, what exactly is BJ "coordinating" during games, those funny-looking signs to signal in the plays?

It all gets so confusing when U simply make up titles to save face.


U 90

Obviously weird enough that the Utes have been in steady decline for the last five years while they've been doing the OC shuffle.

U 90
Corona, CA


I can tell it bothers you that you team can't beat that declining program

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

U 90

Obviously it bothers U that the team that "can't" beat U continues to finish with better records and higher national rankings.

Unfortunately for U, even your spin is inaccurate. Bronco is 3-5 versus Kyle, so obviously BYU can beat U. More importantly, Bronco has FIVE Top 25 finishes compared to only THREE for Kyle, proving that on a national scale, BYU is still better than U.

Get used to it! That's been the case for the last 40 years.

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