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Published: Sunday, April 13 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

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pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

The real QB battle begins this fall. I'm excited to see what all these guys can do, and how it translates on the field.

Go Utes!!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks, Dirk. I'd like to know a little more about Cox. He seems to be a tremendous athlete and I have to wonder just how far back he is on the depth chart.

GO UTES!!

BigBear38297
Clinton, UT

My perspective.

I agree Brandon Cox is going to be an awesome player. It drives me nuts that he is behind Shultz on the depth chart. The other day when Whit was asked who did better between Manning and Shultz he said they were both awful but Cox was amazing. His YouTube videos show how athletic he is and what a good player he can be. I wish Shultz would just transfer to Weber state already and make room for these young guys that were so highly recruited. Can't wait till this fall so we can get the season started!

GO UTES!

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

CB and the rest of the crimson crew....

I thought you guys ridiculed your rival's (?) "Go Fast, Go Hard." model and tactic. Sounds to me like Wittingham and the offensive coaches finally got the memo.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

The Utes played up tempo last year but they weren't so up tempo that they were out of control and they certainly don't have cute terminology to describe what they are doing.

Thanks for stopping by.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

old,

We do ridicule it. Not the concept, but all the talk from byu fans about it.

When will you byu fans learn that you should start talking AFTER putting it up on the field

We heard for months about how go fast go hard was going to work out great and turn byu into a big time team.

And what happened? Flop.

You weren't even in the top 50 in points scored per game.

Notice our coaches aren't saying we'll have a go fast go hard offense.

They haven't said we're on a quest

They just get the guys ready to play - we may start to play at a faster pace, but any talk is coming from the sportswriter.

Not the coaches and fans.

We show on the field and then point to the scoreboard. byu fans talk for months and then pretend the scoreboard doesn't matter.

Go worry about your WCC games

Go UTES!

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Old

This is something Utah has been trying to do on offense since the days of ShramRod as OC.

Last season the team called it Nascar, but we STILL didn't ever see it. It's been 4 years (minus the Chow year) of hearing that the offense will move faster, but without any results during the game.

It sound like Christensen is committed to the philosophy and will make sure it happens.

Go Utes!!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Going faster means nothing if you don't have the muscle to compete. Utes will be fortunate to win half their games.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

worf
Mcallen, TX

"Going faster means nothing if you don't have the muscle to compete. Utes will be fortunate to win half their games."

With the scheduled that Utah has again this year, 7-5 or 6-6 would be fantastic. The cougs will rack up a bunch of this year and fool themselves into thinking they are something special. Isn't independence grand?

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

worf,

Especially without a gimme win over WCC byu, it will be tough to win half our games.

I guess we could always just go independent and play a bunch of nobodies.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

As a fan I'm just looking forward to seeing this team on the field in the fall. Go Utes!

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Nascar? Even I can admit that's as bad as what they come up with in Provo.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

Like most people, including ute fans, I find the utes offense very offensive.
Just all little brothers they copy what the big brother does.
Nascar saw a lot of tire burning but little else last year but it was a cute name for a cute team.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Yeah, I saw the detail provided by pocyute and I forgot about "Nascar." However, Pocyute correctly stated that the it was a term the players used. DE certainly wasn't in front of the press referring to it as Nascar. I will take issue with your assertion that they failed to achieve an up-tempo offense last year under DE. The number plays per game certainly increased.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

"Like most people, including ute fans, I find the utes offense very offensive.
Just all little brothers they copy what the big brother does."

Offensive? The Ute offense has kept byu in its place for more than a decade. I'll let you decide what that says about byu. As far as copying "big brother" goes...are you referring to byu or Utah? Let's look, shall we...

1) Utah's uptempo offense (apparently long before the arrival of Bob A. at byu)
1) Black uniforms (Utah 2008)
2) Student section (Uhat - MUSS - 2003)
3) MUSS traditions being copied by byu student section (on-going)
4) Utah stepping up to an elite conference (byu utterly failed to copy)

So, your reference to big brother is Utah, right?

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

worf

"Utes will be fortunate to win half their games."

And with Utah's schedule BYU would win maybe a quarter of them. Maybe.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Save it, Duckhunter. Until your cougs are playing with the elite, the only relevant basis for comparison is head to head. That said, I will simply refer you to the scoreboard for the last 12 years.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

I am impressed with Whit and the effeorts that he has made to make the Utes competative in the PAC. I go into the season more hopeful than ever before.

Good luck Utes!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@biasedperspective

"I will take issue with your assertion that they failed to achieve an up-tempo offense last year under DE. The number plays per game certainly increased."

utah had worse offensive statistics than BYU, much worse. Scored less points, had less yards rushing, less yards passing, less first downs, more turnovers, overall they were much worse. Yes I know you're going to whine about their schedule, it doesn't matter, they were worse at everything. Yes they "failed to achieve" whatever it was they were trying to accomplish unless just running more plays was some kind of accomplishment?

BYU can at least claim to have gotten its offense installed and ready for improvement this year but utah brought in a new offensive coordinator for the 7th time in 7 years and is starting all over from scratch so yes whatever it is they did last year they "failed" or else they wouldn't be starting all over gain for the umpteenth time

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@noperspective

"The Utes played up tempo last year but they weren't so up tempo that they were out of control and they certainly don't have cute terminology to describe what they are doing."

Well not according to pocyute

"This is something Utah has been trying to do on offense since the days of ShramRod as OC.

Last season the team called it Nascar, but we STILL didn't ever see it. It's been 4 years (minus the Chow year) of hearing that the offense will move faster, but without any results during the game."

So it appears that they have been trying to do it and failed and they do have "cute terminology" for it.

"Thanks for stopping by." lol

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Oh and biasedperspective, according to whittingham utah is trying to snap the ball in under 20 seconds, that is the same benchmark BYU was trying to accomplish so this little comment by you

"Utes played up tempo last year but they weren't so up tempo that they were out of control"

takes on some extra humor. The truth is utah just failed to do it, and is still failing to do it according to whittingham, whereas BYU is getting it accomplished and will be even better at it this year with a year of it under their belt. So who is following who? lol

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