BYU, Utah Utes football: Cougars, Utes bring struggling offenses to the table

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  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 17, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    "UTahis who we though they were, you wannago ahead and crown then crown'em"

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    Heaps is a good QB. BYU just has NO running game. The O-line is terrible and the backs are slow and nonathletic. Sorry BYU fans but the BYU offense is the worst its been in 30 years. The D-line is HORRIBLE. Holy cow, Wynn sets back there with a bum shoulder and has 10 seconds to pick out a receiver. A high school QB could find a receiver with that much time. BYU doesn't have the athletes to compete in D1 football anymore and after a couple more losing seasons and embarrassing losses I suspect the brethren will determine enough is enough and pull the plug on the program just like they did with track and swimming.

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Sept. 17, 2011 5:25 p.m.

    I want to see Jake run the ball today. I remember one attempt in the first two games. Seems like it was a two yard run followed by an awkward slide on third and 4 against Texas. He has the training and talent to be among BYU's best quarterbacks. The offensive line has done a commendable job protecting him. I am anxious to see him take a risk, pull the ball down and salvage a broken play. He has not put himself in a situation that he could be injured all season.

  • svutility Des Moines, IA
    Sept. 17, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Re: Pipes
    I agree with you, Doman needs to better utilize his tools.
    I also think that Doman needs to be up in the press box. Him being on the field is like trying to play chess with your eyes closed and having somebody else tell you what the board looks like. It's much more difficult to work properly as a coordinator when you can't see the formations. He has some serious changes to make quickly if we want to be successful.

  • PerfectCougar Payson, UTAH
    Sept. 17, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    BYU has the talent. Utah has the talent. Both can perform better than they have to date. This is the reason we like to see the game played at the end of theseason, when the teams are hitting on all cylinders. With the exception of injuries, the teams are better at the end of the season.

    Texas and USC are good, not great, opponents. Byu and Utah are good, not great teams at this point in the season.

    both can be much better and enter the ranks of great, if the offenses can find their potential in that messy closet.

  • thewholetruth West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    Four observations:
    1. IF the Utes run QB option, game over! The Cougs have not yet--after FSU (twice), Nevada, and 2nd half of the Texas game--found a way to stop them; they can't solve nor consistently stuff option quarterback plays.
    2. O-line: Let's face it--when it comes to run-blocking especially against good and great defenses--both last year and this, can't control the line to consistently OPEN-UP holes for our talented backs, making our offense predictable and easier to figure out. Dominant? Not...yet.
    3. Heaps still IS a work in-progress. Passing-play after play--this year, has yet to see the full field to i.e. pick out his 3rd and 4th option receivers--who TOO OFTEN are wide open. Accurate?--yes! Experienced at seeing the field--he's still under development (like Coach Doman said just before the beginning of this season).
    4. Conservative play-calling, and no-confidence decision-making i.e. remember Riley Stephenson whose supposed to be a "weapon"--was ignored at end of half last week!
    Advantage [hope I'm wrong!]: Utah
    Game prediction (this hurts): Utah - by a touchdown

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    BYU has the offensive tools, makes you wonder where the struggles come from. Coach Doman, are you listening?

  • hohum Saint George, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 7:14 a.m.

    Reading on ESPN about all of the conference's switching etc. OU looking at the pac12 possibly. Thought it funny that the OU dean said and I quote:

    "(Oklahoma President, David) Boren, an Ivy League academician to the core, is eager to hitch OU to such revered research institutions as Arizona, Cal-Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington."

    Where is the u??

  • Rumors Fort Mill, SC
    Sept. 17, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    Hey Cris B,

    I'm a die hard Ute fan but how about if we lose you stop posting on y articles and if we win you stop posting on Utah articles? Your post are embarrassing.

    I'm glad to be in a conference and have something to play for but let's win one game at a time before we start building any trophies. Can't wait until today's game. Beating the y in their house is awesome and 7 out of 10 years even better.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Sept. 16, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    "If byu wins I wont post on a byu article for a month."

    This will not only encourage BYU players to win this game, it will encourage some of your Ute players to purposefully lose the game just to keep you quiet.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    bcs vs non-aq

    athletes vs. kids who play sports

    program with quests vs program that talks about quests

    Utah 31
    byu 17

    If byu wins I wont post on a byu article for a month.

    I'll be posting all month.