uhsfb1975,If in fact Riverton has as much rebuilding to do as
Riverton, please tell me which 2 division 1 players Riverton has to replace.
Herriman lost Lupeimanu(Idaho) and Bernard(BYU). That is the tip of the iceberg
for key players that Herriman lost up to and including the positions of tigtend,
fullback, center, receiver, o-line, d-line, linebacker and secondary. Riverton returns 3 of their 4 starting linebackers and 2 of 3 starting
d-linemen. The rebuilding in the secondary is actually an upgrade. As for the
offense, the line and running backs are the strength. 4 of the 5 lineman started
on the soph team as freshmen. 2 of them saw varsity time as sophomores. As for
running backs, they have never been as deep as they are this year and they will
have a qb who started in all games last year. I believe they also have 4 or 5
Seniors who started as sophomores. I respect Herriman and believe
they have some of the best coaches in the state, but coming back to 5A is not
going to be as easy as the fans seem to think it will be.
Puuuullllleeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz. Beeno. Not another year of false optimism mingled
with stretched facts.Last year was your chance. You don't have
anywhere near the hardest schedule in the State. That was laughable.5th place is where H will be if they excel....
Herriman has a solid group comming up this year. The past 2 years our Sophomore
team has not been beaten and has handled almost every team easily. They expect
to win! There are no super stars, but the boys have played well together and I
expect them to continue to as well. I am not predicting a State title, or a deep
playoff run, but it is possible and I do expect a winning record. I also think
they will knock off at least one of the big boys "Bingham, Lone Peak,
Jordan, Riverton". I do look forward to welcoming Riverton back out to
Herriman though. Riverton has just as much rebuilding as Herriman dose if in
fact you classify this as a re-building year.
Big Benzo I would have to completely disagree with you. This is not a rebuilding
year for Herriman. They have more size than they ever have had they are a more
well rounded team. I have been to every practice watching in the stands and the
boys look ready they are fired up and the looks of it they have a chip on there
shoulders. They also have one of the best coaching staffs in the state with new
head coach Pearce, also jeff wilson, chris hathways, mike Humanick, Jim Freeland
back is huge, randy K and the new Ex Riverton coach Darron beyerle. These
coaches will have the kids prepared. Looking forward to the season.
BigBenzo,Although I like your optimism, I think you are being very
optimistic to think that Herriman will beat a Riverton team that will have 4 3
year starters and replacing talent that left with better talent. Herriman is
rebuilding, Riverton is not. The American Fork team that everybody seems to love
this year was beat 49-27 last year by Riverton.
@golden helmet - I appreciate your comments about Coach Paul Putnam - a great
man as well as a great coach. However, your comments are somewhat misguided
regarding the Herriman offense. The younger Wilson was actually coaching and
running this offense prior to Coach Putnam's involvement at Highland. This
offense was created by Coach Wayne McQuivey and Coach Larry Wilson. Coach Putnam
has been instrumental in helping refine it, along side younger Wilson as well as
another great coach, Eric Drage. This has been a collaboration that spans 18
years. The younger Wilson knows every aspect of this offense as he has been
involved with it from it's creation as well as it's refinement since
day 1. Where the challenge is for this offense and losing Paul Putnam will be in
the QB play. I don't think that there is a better QB coach in Utah high
school football than Coach Put (and there are some great QB coaches in this
state). He is equal to the best and better than most. I hope to see him back in
football in the future (just not at your alma mater! Looking forward to Fri
BigBenzo88 - correction on point #3. Herriman shared the region championship
with two other teams
Good article and looking to get back in the flow of Herriman Mustang football.
Some corrections: 1) Herriman was in 5A in 2010 and advanced to playoffs...so
Herriman is not new to 5A. 2) Herriman is 1-1 in home playoff games. 3) Herriman
won the Region 7 title last year.For all intents and purposes...I
feel this has to be considered a rebuilding year for Herriman. The article says
Herriman returns 5 starters on offense and 5 on defense...but I believe its only
3 on defense...but it might depend on how you look at it.Herriman
has the toughest schedule in Utah this year and will be challenged most games.
Look for wins against West Jordan, Highland, Westlake, Riverton and Lehi. The
toss up games will be American Fork and Pleasant Grove which will have region
playoff ranking implications. Games against Bingham, Lone Peak and Jordan will
be difficult and I hope Herriman can be ahead, tied or close in the 4th
quarter.I'm predicting a 6-4, 4-3 record with a #3 seed berth
in the playoffs. 2013 will be a springboard year for State Championship runs in
2014 and 2015!!!
Actually they are 1-1 in home playoff games, they won one at home over
Springville in year 2
Herriman's best shot was last year. Don't think they do much in this
region or 5A. Lot's of hype from Mustang fans as always.
I think an often overlooked component to Herriman's success is assistant
coach Paul Putnam. He has done well in mentoring the younger Wilson. Coach
Pearce was fortunate that he didn't return to his alma mater, Skyline. If
Pearce can effectively utilize Putnam's expertise, Herriman will have a
chance to compete with what he calls the big boys. Otherwise, we can expect
basically what we saw at Hunter. As for Skyline, we hope that we willget Putnam
to home next year!
I see Herriman in the fourth spot behind Lone Peak, PG and Riverton though
I'm not sure on the order of those three. It should be a dogfight between
them and AF for that final spot.
Felts facts is wrong. I think Herriman was beaten by East at home last year in
the playoffs. They are 0-1 at home.
Herriman was a co region champion last year, so that number should be 1 instead
of 0. Thanks for the article, excited to see this team get after people!