NevadaCoug:You can't think of any players not-named Heaps who
had left the program recently?What about Stout or Quezada? And
that's just off the top of my head.And are Are Tayo Fabuluje,
Toloa'i Ho Ching , and/or Algrenon Brown still with the program?But great job at holding on to all those unheralded 2-star players though.
I think it's a good thing that roscoe wants to get his players out of their
comfort zones. Afterall, their "comfort zone" had always been lining up
opposite of the worst teams in the WAC. And now there IS no more WAC. And
while their upcoming schedule will still most likely be weaker than their big
brother's, it will definitely NOT be what they've grown accustomed to,
or had been comfortable with. So this might be good practice for them.
BigCougar:"Whitt followed Bronco's lead and
'off-loaded' the defense to Sitake after the 2008 season..."That's not the way it happened. In 2008, Utah's D.C., Gary
Andersen, left the program to become the Head Coach at Utah State. Sitake just
slid into his spot. Now it's true that Utah's defense
hadn't been the same since Gary Andersen left, but I don't know of any
Ute fans calling for Sitake's removal. You made that up. How frantic and
emotional of you.
@deuce"How long has Bronco been the head coach and he is just
understanding that he needs to off-load the defense?" Isn't that why
Whitt did with Sitake in December of 2008 AFTER Bronco did it earlier that
season with Jaime Hill?As history shows, Hill didn't work out
and got fired mid-season in 2010 after a 1-4 start and a very sub-par defensive
effort and Bronco took back the defense and over the final 7 games elevated them
to a top 25 defense by seasons end. Whitt followed Bronco's lead and
"off-loaded" the defense to Sitake after the 2008 season but hasn't
been smart enough to demote or can Sitake who has slowly been running the
defense into the ground since taking over (wait until next year!). Most ute fans I know are clamoring for Whitt to can Sitake and follow
Bronco's lead once again and take back the coaching of the defense until he
can find a suitable replacement.
"He is uncomfortable with great players with talent that need
training...they move on."Yes, great players with talent that
need training certainly have left the Y in droves. There was Jake Heaps
and...um....Jake Heaps and.....well, shucks. I can't think of any more.Fact is, good players leave teams all the time. Not just the Y.
Sometimes things just don't work out like a player and/or coach
envisioned.All the best to Mr. Heaps at Kansas. Here's hoping
he develops some touch on the ball.
Chris B. "We're 1-1 against our rival Colorado.
They're not a great team right now, but they give us more of a challenge
than our past rival."We’re all very impressed that you are
1-1 with your new Rivals… a team that since joining the PAC 12 has had an
average Saragrin ranking of 132, which is just lower than powerhouses like
Buffalo (131), Stony brook (129), and Wyoming (121). Indeed, mighty Colorado
would have ranked 7th in the WAC over the last two season behind USU, San Jose,
Boise State, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, and Hawaii. So good to see that
you’ve moved on to bigger and better.
Taysom Hill is a Steve-Young-style quarter back: excellent arm, but very mobile
when necessary. He hasn't even started to scratch the surface of his
potential. Staying healthy will be the biggest concern, difinately not his arm
or ability to throw the ball accurately. My suggestion, give the kid a chance,
and sit back and enjoy the ride.
Bronco thinks it is good to be uncomfortable...He is uncomfortable
with fans--he doesn't like it.He is uncomfortable with
media--he doesn't like it.He is uncomfortable with great
players with talent that need training...they move on.I am a
fan...I'm uncomfortable with the whole Riley Nelson theorem, but I'm
very fearful that the type of thinking that created the problem is still quite
intact.I, a paying fan, am uncomfortable--and I don't like
it...By the way, the real Ernest T. Bass--he died. I don't
know who the impostor is.
Throw the balll....run the dang ball.....just win me some games!
Game on with the trolls, since March Madness it out of the question for
everyone.Remind us again, 54-10 and Chris B, which two BCS bowls
were the ones the Utes won? And how long ago was it?It must be nice
to be 1 - 1 against your rival where you can wallow in the basement together.
Gotta love that PAC 12 Basement (P12B) and bowling at Orchard Lanes.
Note to Tom Holmoe: Better hope all this change- up tempo approach, official DC,
etc. works before extending Coach Bronco's contract. This "sounds
good", but let's make sure it's not a little too late for the head
Patriot: I thinks the most successful QB's in college the last few have
not been drop back passers. ATM, Oregon, and others have been very successful
without a drop back passer. We have also seen a change in the NFL.
patriot,You must be blind.
I love it when Bronco talks and the trolls and "torch and pitch fork"
crowd get all riled up. It's spring ball, folks. That's
all there is is talk. Sheesh, practices must be closed because we aren't
even getting much talk about on field stuff. I say, until the opening whistle,
keep the talk coming! I'm starving out here!Go COUGARS! RISE
BYU offense wouldn't be out of its comfort zone had Robert Anae stayed
along with Jake Heaps. Bronco mismanaged this entire thing. Jake left because
Anae left and BYU forgot how to throw the ball. I don't see a QB in the
program right now that can throw the ball - a drop back passer.
@Chris B - "How does it feel losing 3 in a row to your rival?"I can tell U that the feeling of lossing two out of three games to any team on
the final play of the game is not as bad as the feeling of finishing second from
the bottom and not qualifying for even the New Mexico Bowl. I'm so sorry U
have to endure this. Hopefully, U will get better next year.I'm very excited to hear how well Hill is doing and how much he is able
to participate in Spring. I really thought he would on the sideline healing.
There is no doubt he will be named the starter and lead the offense in the
off-season.I'm also very encouraged to hear how well Williams
and Hine are doing.If the offensive line comes together, the Cougs
will surprise a lot of people even with their most difficult schedule.
re: 54-10I'm sorry I overlooked you. No, they/you do not make
me crazy. Actually, I feel sorry for them. They want to move on but just
can't. I'd recommend therapy for you all. I'm sorry if I caused
you any angst by stating the simple facts about your team.
AltaHawkFanSandy, UTIf those people you mention have the
intention of making you crazy with their sarcasm and/or criticism, mission
accomplished by them. You've lost it dude.
Thanks to Chrissy, Ernie, YGPG, and Mildew (wait for it), we can all expect more
ute fan comments on a piece about BYU than BYU fans. Sure glad they've
moved on to Colorado as their rival. Enjoy beating your chests for the next few
months because when you lose to BYU in Sept, there will be absolutely no joy in
uteville as you stay home during bowl season once again.Question for
Stgeorgebyu. Is 'guarded optimism' the 'name of the game'
or is it 'improvement' ? I'm confused.
Chris B., thank you for being completely irrelevant and bringing the Utes into
this. You should know, rivals are not forced, they develope. Colorado is not
Utah's rival, despite the Pac12's efforts. But yes, reminding the
Cougars that they lost to losers that have split games with a bigger loser does
sting.Also, thanks again for reminding us of the Pac12's great
subtraction by addition experiment with Utah and Colorado. Now, if both teams
can contend at any point, a rivalry may actually happen between them (and no,
the astrisk year where USC was ineligible doesn't count as
Bronco was forced to make changes. Nothing about the over-haul of this offense
is in Bronco's defensive mind. Bronco will be hands off because Tommy
Holmoe brought Brad Anae to campus not Bronco. I know that the BYU just extended
Bronco's contract, but if they have another crash and burn season that
contract is as good as the paper its written on.The rebuild of this
team on the surface appears OK. I hope these coaches can bring this program back
in the 2013 season. Oh well if not we just find some new mechanics.
How does it feel losing 3 in a row to your rival?We're 1-1
against our rival Colorado. They're not a great team right now, but they
give us more of a challenge than our past rival.Good luck to all
Utah teams in this year.
Guarded optimism is the name of the game here. We have heard all this talk, not
just last year, but every year. I want to see better as do most cougs. That is
the name of the game, improvement. I do wish Bronco would figure it out a little
more, there seems to be no constancy from year to year about how he wants things
done. I would have wished by year nine he had more of a plan with a few tweaks
here and there.
This could easily be our best spring ever.
If they get more recruits from Texas, things may turn around.
re: Y GradYou must be Mildred's boy. A ute in Cougar clothing.
You can pretend but you'll never belong.re: DeuceNaming Howell as the DC is nothing more than giving him a title for the duties
he's already doing. I guess you missed that. Exactly how well would
saying nothing go over ? Also, ongoing on-the-job training should be the norm
for anyone in any job that wants to be at the top.
I am not sure we are seeing anything more than the same old confusion. How long
has Bronco been the head coach and he is just understanding that he needs to
off-load the defense? Is this on-the-job training in progress? I would be vary
careful listening to much of what is being said. We all heard the same thing
last year and it was not pretty when rubber met the road. I know Spring Practice
is a time to be optimistic. Would it not be better to say nothing and let your
message be what we see come September?
Sounds like exacting changes are being made. This is good. We're looking
forward to a great season in the Fall. Stay well.Go Cougars!
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