Football is full of possibilities. Onside kicks, fake punts, hook and ladder
and the seldom used fumblerooski! These are plays that are
practiced and are in all coaches toolboxes!Great coaches pull them
out at great times and they work to turn momentum around! Other coaches run
"21 dive" and "32 dives"...and throw and risk interceptions late
in the game, because of there boring scheme.Fans in the great state
of Utsh saw both styles this weekend! Some fans will call those seldom called
plays "tricks or magical"...but really it is available to all and used
to perfection by the better coaches!
Why do people call Utah's onside kick gutsy? It is if you're
desperate and need the ball towards the end of a game.Whit and Hill knew
from game film that USU set up 15 yds back from the kick off. They also knew
from the past two kicks that the FOUR USU front men on the line would
immediately turn to start running back to block as the kicker approached the
ball.Hill's kick off team practiced that play. Its like practicing
any other offense or defensive play, when you want to use it and calculate that
the odds are in your favor, you run it.Good coaching, brilliant
call, great timing and excellent execution.
@Go RedPure conjecture? Love that insertion. You're right, BYU
fans are great at making statements like that. Going down that road never ends.
The flip side could be brought up that Utah would have won last year if the game
was in RES. It was an overtime game with a shady PI call that aided in
USU's victory in Logan. I was proud of Utah's play
Thursday night. The game could have gone either way. Chuckie Keeton is amazing.
USU will not be a threat once Keeton graduates. Utah is the best team in the
state and their record against BYU over the lat 20 years proves it. Kyle was one game up on Bronco until the PAC/Indy shift where BYU started
playing 5 YMCA teams a year and pumped up the better record over Utah who would
play one patsy and the rest legit opponents. I know Colorado and WSU are weak
but they have better athletes than Idaho, Idaho State, New Mexico State, Hawaii,
Tulsa, and Middle Tennessee State ect...Virginia is no better than
Washington State. The PAC 12 is head and shoulders above the ACC where Virginia
is a bottom feeder each year.
I don't care what anybody says. Kyle whittingham is a great football
coach, easily the best in the state, and he has been since the day he was made
the head coach (though Andersen definitely won that honor last season). Utah
should have a better than predicted year. I say they go at least 7-5 this year.
THEY CAN ACTUALLY THROW THE BALL FOR ONCE!
Pac 12 Football is the best!
Why so sour, sherlock? Enjoy the great game and the outstanding win against a
worthy opponent. The onside kick was a gutsy call and brilliantly executed by a
player who had never kicked in an organized football game in his life! You
can't make this stuff up. As far as your "probably would have lost in
Logan," that's pure conjecture and totally a non-issue. BYU fans are
good at making statements like that all the time. Reality is, Utah won. This
is even more significant, considering the embarrassing effort made by BYU
today.Enjoy the moment, which, for Utah fans, is pretty sweet right
We are the best in the state like I said. After watching byu I am
even less worried than I was before, which was almost not at all Go
utes!8-4 season guaranteed.
Nuff said about the fortunate bounce of the ball. Time to move on to the next
game. Utah was lucky to win. Probably would have lost at Logan. Hope the team has moved beyond Thursday nite. If the losses start and
continue, the comment 'but we beat USU' will mean little.