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Published: Friday, May 10 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

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mindgames
Aurora, CO

Tough coming in with a lot of new faces, especially in the case of offensive lineman. But last years performance warrants change and it sounds like coaches are taking the approach that they have a good crop of players and it will be up to them to see if they can coach them up and get them ready for the new offensive calls.

We will need high performance from this group to accomplish things this year. This is one area we will improve on over last year.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Offensive line play was probably the worst I've seen in a long time for BYU last year. I hope this group can make the adjustments and hit the ground running so the offense can be more solid this year. We also MUST get better passing from the QB position. Taysom Hill is a great runner, and good athlete, but his passing will need to be greatly improved to make him a true duel threat QB and run Anae's offense efficiently.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

There are so many Utes pulling for Brayden Kearsley! Here's hoping he can get into the Utah/BYU game! I know all of the Utah players don't want to have to wait until 2016 to let Mr Kearsley know what we think of him!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

New offensive linemen who aren't even on campus yet...

New offensive coaches some of whom have never coached a division 1 game...

An inexperienced QB coming back from a serious knee injury...

And a brand new offense...

Sounds like a formula for success against one of the toughest schedules BYU has ever played.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

...Sir

I am sure you are right. Lots of Utah players and student envy Kearsley. It is special to make it to BYU...he did...they didn't. I know they must be disappointed.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We are going to have the best O-line in the country.

manaen1
Buena Park, CA

@ Howard S. - 10:59 p.m. May 10, 2013
You make it sound so risky. Don't worry, it's not like this program would do something stupid like give the OC position to someone with no experience.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

manaen1
Buena Park, CA

Something stupid?

Well, let's let the results of stupid speak for themselves... against BYU Utah has won 3 of the last 3, and 8 of the last 11.

Oh, and if inexperienced offensive linemen and coaches running a new system with an inexperienced/injured QB doesn't worry you... well, then you're just not facing reality.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Ute lessons learned from stupidity...

1) Don't play a quarterback who's not fully recovered from an injury.
2) Don't have an empty quarterback bench
3) Year two... don't play the same quarterback who's not fully recovered from a previous, previous injury.
4) Don't have an empty quarterback bench
5) Don't rush the field until the game is over
6) Don't rush the field until the game is over
7) Don't hire a kid off the street to replace Norm Chow and say it's a great move. We knew it wasn't. (oops my bad, no one else wanted the job, beggars can't be choosers)
8) Year two, hire a second OC to really replace the kid and say it's a co-OC when we all know it's not.

So howie, how many repeats of 'stupid' do we have running concurrently in Uteville?

And how's that new offense, new quarterback,new o-line, new defense and new OC thing working out?

It's going to be great seeing you guys choke in Provo and singing Christmas carols again.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

sammyg
Springville, UT

You're really going to mock Utah for playing an injured QB with an empty bench... Really...
Do the initials RN mean anything to you.

As for rushing the field... when the Utes win all is good.

As for Brian Johnson... the guy holds a 4-1 record against BYU as a player and coach. I'll take that brand to stupid every day of the week... and so would you.

As for next year... The Utes aren't relying on o-linemen that have yet to show up on campus, the Utes aren't relying on coaches who have yet to coach a division 1 game, and the Utes aren't relying on an inexperienced/injured QB.

But if inexperience and uncertainty on the offensive side of the ball make you happy... then enjoy because you have it in abundance.

Oh, and hold on to next year because when it comes to Utah, "wait until next year" is all the Cougar Nation has.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Re Howard: "Oh, and hold on to next year because when it comes to Utah, "wait until next year" is all the Cougar Nation has."

Lately, Utah hasn't even had "wait'll next year." Granted, you have had BYU, three years running, but in the U's slow, painful decline, you've reached a point where that is all you've had. Last year, your season was over the evening of September 17th.

So we're inexperienced in some key areas, Utah returns experience at losing out and sitting home. I have a good feeling this year, the tide changes, and u will have to live with a BYU victory for a few years. I think I should be in Provo this year, just to show Utah fans again the right way to rush the field.

pacificblue55
SANDY, UT

The only reason a BYU hater dedicate his life commenting on byu related articles is because BYU gotten under his skin. It's like an addiction. A very unhealthy one.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

If it wasn't for hoping to beat Utah, Cougar Nation would have no hope at all.

As for bowl games and sitting home... The Utes choose to shoot for the the stars, even if it means falling short, than to have a third tier bowl game as their ceiling.

Hang on to that good feeling... it was probably the same feeling you had just before mid-night on September 15, 2012.

Oh and as for rushing the the field on September 21, 2013... it's really not good form to rush the field when you've lost the game.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Howie:
I'd worry more about Utah's inexperience on a defense that wasn't very good last year when it had experience. Utah has their own problems that will asuradly have them sitting home again for the holidays. As far as bowl games..."shooting for the stars"? Most people realize when they can't see the stars anymore they come down from the clouds and shoot for something more realistic. Ute fans are the exception with many of them still holding the rose bowl and a PAC CC as realistic in the near future. Instead of shooting for the stars, try shooting for .500. The PAC12 honeymoon is over, either start producing or join the ranks of irrelevant teams in big conferences. I'm sure Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Iowa St, wash St, northwestern et al would love the company.

sammyg
Springville, UT

howie... speaker of UteNation

"Utes choose to shoot for the stars"...

Really?

I'm sorry howie, the harsh reality of the Ute Christmas break was a summary lockout for miserable performance brought on by poor coaching, poor recruiting in certain ignored positions and some performance issues on the field, etc.

To suggest "falling short" was planned for "shooting for the stars" is pretty funny and a complete denial of reality.

Can we expect more 'planned' "falling short" moments from the Utes?

The continuing descent of your Utes to below mediocrity (aka < .500 conference showing) accelerates.

Enjoy the ride!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Cougsndawgs
@sammyg

Shooting for the stars is fraught with challenge.

Sometimes lofty goals result in stumbling and falling short of the mark.

Some prefer the satisfaction of modest goals that are easily achieved.

Enjoy the satisfaction of third tier bowl games.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"Oh and as for rushing the the field on September 21, 2013... it's really not good form to rush the field when you've lost the game."

I will have to bow to experience on this one. Utah certainly knows about losing games. Also Utah is expert in bad form when it comes to rushing the field.

ekute
Layton, UT

"falling short" 3 times in a row (2012) is "bad form".

Claiming superiority over a team that owns you on the field is "bad form".

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

ekute
Layton, UT

Lets establish some details. Yes, Utah owns scoreboard, has for three years, may for three more. We will see.

No, the universe does not revolve around a team, or its fan base, that has had progressively worse records, culminating most recently in a losing season and failure to participate in a bowl game.

Your ownership of scoreboard, temporary or not, does not relieve you of the fact that your team has gotten worse and that your fans very nearly cost their team another loss in a season of which those were had in abundance.

U got the better end of the stick with your invitation to the PAC whatever. There, I said it. U've squandered it miserably.

ekute
Layton, UT

Things are lush and green in the tri-cities right now, but quickly turn dull and brown as we get into summer and then fall. Will it be the same for byu when they are confronted by their overwhelming schedule?

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