I like wly123's confidence but I wonder what evidence we have that the
o-line will be effective next year and that Tujague is an excellent coach and
motivator. Every analysis that I have read listed the o-line as the most
disappointing part of the team this year, and the biggest question mark for next
year.It's way too early to determine how good Tujague is.
Chrissy B,If BYU was playing the red and white almost dead last team
in the PAC 10 and little two next year, it would be 4, eh?
@ Chris B:Since you brought up the topic and possibility of BYU
running the table next year, let me add that I would sincerely bet a lot more
money on BYU's chances of running their table than Utah's chances of
even having a winning season... something Ute players halfway thru their
collegiate careers haven't yet experienced and may very well finish without
doing so.And no, that's not a "lol" situation.
That's just plain sad.
@ Chris B:If being the first one to post on a BYU article
doesn't say obsession, then what does? Actually, it's posting
the first 2 comments to a BYU article by an avowed anti-BYU person that does say
it. And you're right, Chris. I don't know how you forgot
Virginia in your assessment of BYU's schedule, since you obviously follow
BYU more closely than anyone else in the state. 2 predictions:1) Utah's coach will be begging to switch schedules with BYU before
next season is halfway done. By then it will be obvious to everyone that Utah
won't be going to a bowl game again and BYU will have locked in their 9th
in a row. 2) Utah will replace Cal at the total bottom of the PAC12
totem pole. Utah's been in the running since joining the conference. This
next season will finally put them there.BTW: Since schedules are
put together years in advance, no one knows how good or bad any particular team
will be by the time those games are played. Auburn recently went from one of the
worst to one of the best in a single year.
The O-line will be fine. How many yards did Williams and Hill get on the
ground? You don't do that with an ineffective O-line. Stringham played
injured most of the year and finally had to have surgery before the end of the
season, he will come back strong and healthy, and can play at tackle. Yeck also
battled nagging injuries from the Boise State game to the end of the year, and
since he only played in 2, 3 and out series against Washington in the Bowl
Game, it’s not fair to say he struggles against talented completion. He
will be healthy next year. Additionally, Wilcox, Yeck’s back-up gained
valuable experience during the year and should be able to compete for that
position this fall, if Yeck is still struggling. Tujague, inherited a group
that had floundered during the previous regime, but had talent, he is an
excellent coach and motivator and we should have every confidence in his ability
to get the most out of his O-line this coming year.
Tom in CA,I actually played with Nate Carter in high school. That
kid is unbelievably strong and has a legit 4.5-40. As a Junior in high school
he was benching nearly 400Lbs and squatting around 600lbs. Last spring game he
scored 2 TD's and had a great showing. He may be a little undersized at
around 5'9" 195ish, but he has a crazy work ethic, and I think its only
a matter of time before he is on the field.
Chris B just yearns to be a Cougar, who cannot talk about being a REAL member of
the PAC 12 yet, because they are one of the league's doormats, whose
recruiting class was DEAD LAST in the PAC 12 this year. Instead of knocking
BYU's schedule, why not spend time talking about the virtues of the
football program up north? Oh that's right, other than beating BYU and
Stanford, what say you?
Dont be too sure California will be dead last in the Pac12….there's a
team up north in Utah that is always in the hunt for that spot every year.
Again, Chrissy, how many times will you point to your schedule as meaningful
when you lose most all your conference games? Stop reading about BYU…you
have better things to do like counting your PAC12 money and worrying about your
annual USC pounding.
We will win are teams this year because we are in a prestegous power conference
and because of that it means we will win the rose bowl.Go Utes!
@cb - The mark of a good schedule is not about how many "power
conference" schools U play, but how many "power teams" U play and if
you can compete.I have no problem admitting that the 2014 schedule
is not as challenging as the 2013 schedule, but it's a good schedule.UCF, Boise State could beat most teams in a power conference next year.
Houston is always solid, and UConn has been to a BCS bowl more recently than U.
Utah State will be a contender as well with Chuckie back. U like to
slam BYU and their playoff potential, but I'd really like to hear your
prediction for Utah making the playoff in 2014. I don't expect BYU to be a
Top 10 team, but they have a shot at finishing in the Top 25 with 1 or 2 losses.
Utah's chance of even having a winning record is about the same as
BYU's chance of finishing as the National Champion.It's
not all about who U play, it's about being able to compete against the
teams U play. And Utah will prove again that U cannot compete in the PAC12.
"byu actually plays 3 power conference teams"Take away
Utah's gimme "Power conference games" (you know, the ones that USC,
Oregon, ASU, UCLA, etc. are forced to play against Utah because of conference
affiliation) and Utah has 1 (one) game against a "Power Conference
Program" and that program (Michigan) is going to dismantle the #70 ranked
recruited class of Utah up and down the field.
Man I'm glad that CB from the TUN is here to help us for the next 198 days
to critique and craft our season.
@ CBIt is very realistic that BYU will have more wins against power
conference teams than the utes will next year.Colorado and Washington
State look like the two best opportunities.
Anyone know why RB Nate Carter 5'9" 195 hasn't been given more
consideration?? - Prepped at Dixie High SchoolFirst Team
All-State two years All-Region three yearsThree-time First Team All-State
in baseball 2005 State Champion in baseballTwo-time State Champion in
wrestlingRecruited by Boise State, Utah, Colorado, Utah State and SUU
I forgot, byu actually plays 3 power conference teams. Texas, Cal(dead last in
the Pac 12) and Virginia(dead last in the ACC)How could I forgot
Virginia, a team that had exactly 1 division 1 win all of last year. Who was
that against again?LOL!
byu plays Texas and then the #12 Pac 12 team in CalThose are the
only power conference programs byu plays.That isn't just a bad
schedule, its horrible. Not even running the table(LOL it wont happen) would
qualify byu for the playoffs.Better call up the Big 12 again and beg
them, because with these schedules your chances of touching the playoffs are 0%.