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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013 8:45 p.m. MDT

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Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

And anderson is also leading the pac12 in dropped passes per game while mcgill is also probably leading the league in passes given up per game. Reilly is a stud.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter, oh really, you've watched each and every Pac-12 game and documented how many drops each and every receiver has, and also determined that one specific player on the team with the 4th least completions allowed has given up more completions than any other player? That would be impressive if it were true.

MountainMan25
Salt Lake City, UT

"Great attitude. Just as Utah is the best team in the state, that isn't enough anymore. It used to be enough to make a great season. But now our rivals are USC, ucla, Stanford, Oregon, Colorado, and the rest of the conference of champions. Only a few plays away from beating ucla and Oregon state. More than a few plays away from beating USC and Arizona. Beat top 10 Stanford. Such is life in a power conference. Still have full confidence Whittingham can take us back to the top 10, as he has already done so."

Drink the Kool-Aid much? I would love that this were the case. Do you think USC (or even UCLA, Stanford, etc.) considers us a rival? Look, USC considers us a rival much like Wyoming considered us a rival. Did you see the poor attendance at the USC game? For a "rivalry" game? Please.

The fact is, we have no rivals in the PAC 12. Our peers are Washington State and Arizona (we are a cut above CO). But nobody considers us a rival.

With our current leadership, I see Arizona football as our CEILING. Whit needs to go.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

StGtoSLC
Clearly, Duck has the Pac-12 Channel. Hey, Duck...thanks for your support!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

I've seen plenty of utah games and yes anderson has dropped a bundle of passes. Let's just go back one game shall we, the usc game, ball hits anderson squarely in the hands, ball bounces off andersons hands, usc player catches the deflection for an interception, and that is not the only time it has happened. You are right, I don't know if he leads the pac12 in drops but I do know he has dropped a LOT of passes so I guaranty he is up there in drops.

As for mcgill, well leading a league in passes defensed means teams are throwing your direciton a lot. Teams throw your direction a lot because they complete passes your direction a lot. You get more opportunities to knock passes down because more come your way because the result is more often good for the team throwing the ball than it isn't. That is an instance where a stat is misleading because it is more a product of how many passes are thrown at him.

@no perspective.

Yes I have comcast so I have the pac12 network. I watch games that interest me.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter, so the fact that Jordan Johnson led BYU (look at that, still able to capitalize names like an adult!) in defended passes last year actually makes it fortunate for them that he's not playing this year or he would just be thrown on and completed against more often? I think not.

Regarding Dres, I've said myself that he is prone to losing focus and dropping passes. What is pathetic is trying to disparage him and one achievement he has by simply pointing out one flaw. I've seen Hoffman drop several passes he should have caught this year, too. He's still a very good player. Trying to say otherwise would be just as pathetic as trashtalking a receiver with better stats than him.

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