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Published: Saturday, March 22 2014 10:55 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Whit is one of the best in the nation at finding the right fit for players. Several successful players under coach Whit were QB's and ended up starring at other positions.

The future of Ute football is bright and I'm proud to be part of it

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

It is going to be very interesting to see how the depth charts pan out. I don't think anything will be decided in spring at either position. Thompson coming in, and Langi returning from his mission is going to make for a lot of competition at those spots.

Go Utes!!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Out of the five RBs mentioned in this article, how come none of them was named Jarrell Oliver? Is he not practicing? Is he not measuring up to the aforementioned five? Is he even still with the program? He looked like he was going to be the heir apparent to the Wolfman two years ago until a foot injury sidelined him for all of 2013. So what happened to him?

WhatMadeTheRedManRed?
Woods Cross, UT

Oliver is still with the team, now wearing #25. Saw him in a video from day 1. I thought the same as you though, that he would make some noise. But RBs usually start seperating and climbing depth charts when they put the pads on. So maybe we'll hear his name today.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Whit's the best coach in the nation to dash your dreams of being a Div 1 QB. We've seen the results of Whit's bait and switch QB recruiting.

I'm betting if the Utes go bowl-less again something other than the QB switch-a-roo will change.

umanami
Draper, UT

@ Naval Vet

Oliver is in camp and has been taking reps. Utah's depth has just grown and the media is not picking up on everyone. I think Oliver's injuries have slowed him down a bit.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sammy,

Those recruits don't get too upset when whit switches their position and then puts them in the nfl.

Your coach could learn a thing it two about putting guy in the nfl.

And why are WAC fans commenting on Utah articles? Don't you have a Virginia game to be worrying about?

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

sammy

I think I would say that up until a few years ago, Kyle and company didn't have a good QB recruiting philosophy. Guys like Manis, Louks, Robles, and Shreeve just weren't good enough to be legitimate D-1 QBs. Guys like Blechen and DVC were QBs in HS (Blechen moved to LB as a senior) because they were the best athletes on their teams (a philosophy that Patterson used a lot at TCU). Up until Wilson and Chase Hansen, the argument could made that the only 2 true QBs that Whit and Co have recruited were Wynn and Cain.

The position battle will be fun to watch. I'm sure there will be some position changes and transfers, but that happens, especially at the QB position.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

"Whit is one of the best in the nation at finding the right fit for players. Several successful players under coach Whit were QB's and ended up starring at other positions..."

Leaving Utah's quarterback cupboard (the most important position on the field) BARE!

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"The future of Ute football is bright and I'm proud to be part of it"

How bright? Rose Bowl on New Years bright? Just what "part of it" are you?

jpc53
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@sammyg...This is not something limited to Utah. Most schools recruit a lot of QB's because they are usually the best athletes on their high school teams. If you look through the top college teams you would be surprised to see how many high school QB's end up being wide receivers and defensive backs. BYU does the same thing.

plyxply
SLC, UT

Despite the naive optimism which seems to prevail the Utes are going to struggle for a long time in the pac 10. They had a chance to get some of the better recruits right when they joined the league, but that window is closing rapidly with the mounting losses.
I think Whit is great, but he's in a no win situation and frankly the Utes are in over their heads. A bowl game is so far away for this team it's amazing to think that not very long ago they were always in a bowl and almost always winners. At least I have the rest of the pac 12 to cheer on to carry the banner.

Yankees24
SLC, UT

Chris,

I think you are the last one to ask why a Y fan is posting on Utah articles. I think you may very well hold the record for posts on BYU articles.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Whit's the best coach in the nation to dash your dreams of being a Div 1 QB."

sam:

Go ask James Lark if he'd agree.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to plyxply

Which is it? Are the Utes going to struggle in the Pac10 or will you cheer for the rest of the Pac12? Even Stanford!??

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Old,

If you knew what going to a huge bowl game and beating an sec powerhouse with the whole nation watching felt like you would know what I mean by being a part of it.

But you guys would just settle for a win over your rival wouldn't you?!

81Ute
Central, UT

@plyxply

If you are going to refer to the PAC 12 in binary it is 1100 not 10, which equals 2 in decimal. So for future reference PAC 1100 = 12.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Thinning herds... isn't that something cowboys do in Wyoming?

Oh yeah, Wyoming 'Cowboys'... they thin coach herds too.

So the Ute program has now been relegated to the cattle industry, complete with Wyoming cowboy coaches, etc.

It seems that Whit is more interested in taking 2 and 3 star prize bulls, having steers for QBs and getting slaughtered with his milk cow program.

I recall the TV commercial said the 'Happy Cows' are in California making cheese.

It must be true.

Yeehaw!

plyxply
SLC, UT

81 Ute, wow did you learn that smart talk at the Y?

yes I'm still cheering for the rest of the pac 12, otherwise my cute pac 12 flag and bumper sticker and t shirt and license plate cover all go to waste.

truth in all its forms
henderson, NV

The Real QB University!

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