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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7 2014 3:40 p.m. MST

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UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Well, here goes nothin'!

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Christensens Wyoming team was 52nd in the nation last year in points per game.

A local program with a prolific go fast go hard offense was 56h.

So in other words, Ute fans, get ready for a go fast go hard offense that puts up a TON of points next year!

Go Utes!

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Good enough for 4th place in the PAC 12 North.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

This is a really good hire. He could really help the Utes make a big step.
He should have beaten Nebraska. Injuries decimated his team throughout the year.
He has also taken very average qbs and turned them into NFL prospects.

CaptainCougar
Sandy, Utah

Congrats to Utah. That got a good one in Christensen. Hopefully they can find a healthy QB to help them get that offense to the next level.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

That 27-35 record before being let go at the end of the 2013 season wil get us a bowl game next year for sure for sure! We are becoming even more prestegous than we already are!

Go Utes!

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Welcome to the Pac 12 coach.

Great to have you on board.

Go Utes, onward and upward

daviscoug
Syracuse, UT

@ Christopher B:

LOL man!! Is there anything you can't spin into a positive for the Utes and a negative for the Cougs?!
Tell you what.. I may not agree with hardly anything that you post but if I ever need a spin doctor or head of PR you are THE man. Mark it DOWN!!!

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

"I don't need titles, I just want to help the University of Utah win."

Props to Erickson.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

No disrespect for Mr. Christensen but this is a horrible hire.

Time will tell and I am hoping I am wrong but I think this may be the straw that breaks the camels back. Or at least it should be.

Here's to hoping we at least make it to a Bowl Game next year.

samuel h wiscomb
Sun Lakes, AZ

So, as I read it, the blame is ALL about the coach not getting the job done. IO take exception to that. He does not put on a uniform. The players are the ones who do or do not get the job done. Why not get new players each year(sic)?

sherlock holmes
Eastern, UT

When there are as many coaches as there are first teamers, you know the team is getting ready for big-time football.

ute alumni
SLC, UT

anae's still open.....how many offensive coordinators can a team have in a year? I think this makes about three in the last 12 months

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Posters were posting the same negative comments about U B-ball and coach K not long ago. To some people the sky is always falling. They either hate the U or have a fatalistic view about life in general. Good hire.

Horrible Stumper
Hyrum, UT

@daviscoug Couldn't agree with you more. However even the most ardent Ute fan can't see this as a positive. Replace a coach who has won a national championship with a man who has won....nothing. Can't be a good sign. Coach Whit can't decide what kind of offense he wants to run. I am not a Cougar fan, but at least Coach Mendenhall takes responsibility, and has a clear vision of where he wants his team to be. Whittingham seems like a man on a hot seat grasping for straws....any straws.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm thinking this is a good hire. Christensen is a tough, hard nosed coach who appears to be unafraid to say what he thinks. That said, I'm looking for some indication, any sign whatsoever, that Christensen will make this offense his own. If he does, the near term future could indeed be bright.

Note to Christensen: If you want to make the Ute fans believers in your system, start with finding your own offensive line coach. Then, take a hard look at the receivers coach. Is the Ute offense really yours or are you simply going to play the hand you have been dealt with the personnel already in place? Change for the sake of change is not needed or wanted just to get the fans to the beginning of the next season with hope that the results will somehow be different. That shell game won't work any longer.

As for the remarks at the press conference, we've heard it all before...almost verbatim. Don't bother saying the offense is yours...show us.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

Interesting to see that you are NOW a Go-fast Go-hard fan. I guess it all depends on which team it is who implements it.

Oh... Congratulations on posting a comment that doesn't end with a silly "LOL".

I do wish the Utes well with this latest change and hope that it increases their competitiveness in the PAC12. Doing so next year with the schedule the Utes have won't be easy.

Horrible Stumper
Hyrum, UT

One thing about the Utes you can question their coaching hires, and their teams ability to compete in the PAC 10+2, but no one can knock their schedule. 1 - 11 is a real possibility next year. Seriously that is one tough schedule. 1 sure win, 3 or 4 toss-ups, and 6 sure losses.

Guam_Bomb
BARRIGADA, GU

The Ute football program has largely squandered the opportunities made available to them by joining the PAC 12. It all points back to the loss in the Colorado game in 2011 and their inability to win when they should have. The theme continued this year in their close loses to Oregon St, Arizona, Arizona St and Wazzou. The last meaningful win for the Utes was against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I have all the respect in the world for Whit. But just like McBride, it looks like his time has come. It the Utes don't make it to a bowl this year, his inability to successfully coach an offense should be the reason enough for the Utes to head in a different direction.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

USA Today's 2014 top 25 is out, BYU at 25, USU receiving votes, utah nowhere to be seen.

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