After a couple of anemic offensive performances the previous two weeks, despite wins over UNLV and Air Force, the Utes made a change Saturday night.
And we're not talking quarterbacks.
To shake things up for the Wyoming game, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham decided to put offensive coordinator Dave Schramm on the field to "work with the quarterbacks" and put receivers coach Aaron Roderick in the press box to call plays.
"We were trying to create a spark offensively, so we made a move," Whittingham said. "I like Dave Schramm's fire and energy on the sidelines, but I demand that we call the game from upstairs. So we flip-flopped A-Rod and Dave.
"A-Rod has a couple of years of experience calling plays at Southern Utah and did a nice job."
Whittingham pointed out that was the original plan last January when Andy Ludwig left the program and Schramm and Roderick were named co-offensive coordinators. Roderick was going to call the plays, but when he left for the University of Washington, briefly, Schramm was given the O-coordinator job by himself.
"Dave's still the coordinator and still has final say," Whittingham said.
Whether the change made a difference, Whittingham couldn't really say afterward. However, it looks like Roderick may be calling the plays from now on, with Jordan Wynn as the likely quarterback.