Brad Rock: Rock On

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  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Moreover, he won't be down there to talk and talk and talk to his boys, making them right this loss off with the unsound notion that they "can be good..."

    I'll bet Chow never even sees what Utah's defense does. I'll bet between series he is studying still photos of the pre-snap formations, talking with the other coaches, analyzing what defensive front was used on which down, which coverages, planning the next series.

    Chow has been a lineman, a receivers coach, a QB coach and has the advantage of understanding line play. Doman's comments in other articles show he is clueless. "The most important thing is who is running the ball, next is scheme." Eight in the box it doesn't matter if Earl Campbell or Jerome Bettis is running it. The back is going to be punched in the mouth and dropped for a loss.

    As a fan, your team wins some, loses some. A loss is one thing. Incompetence another. Doman is the Peter Principle incarnate, which is bad enough. Denial is worse.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    National Coach of the Year
    Whittingham-- 1
    Mendenhall--- 0

  • liberty has its price MORGAN, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    Brandon Doman needs to join the rest of the OC's in the country up in the booth so he can see the other teams' defense. Moreover, he won't be down there to talk and talk and talk to his boys, making them right this loss off with the unsound notion that they "can be good..."

  • true observer Cedar, Utah
    Sept. 20, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    BYU made a mistake in not hiring CLARK who is SUU offensive cordinator. The other mistake was not keeping Sorensen who is the SUU QB. The offense for SUU has been fun to watch this year scoring 30 plus points per game to BYU 10. I am sure most BYU fans would now agree!

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Sept. 20, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    There does appear to be multiple cases of denial within the BYU coaching staff. I cannot remember too many teams whose offensive coordinator is on the sidelines, where it is difficult to see the field and what is happening. Since this idea to go independent, there has been way too much talk from BYU and little if any results on the field. The writer has this pegged just right today. The offense is dismal with only brief signs of possibility. No running game at all. BYU seems to be a 1-half team. They seem to play only the first half and then fold. Regarding exposure, well, you got exposed on national TV. I really cannot see too many fans continuing to watch the remainder of the schedule with such powerhouses as Idaho State Univ. The athletic department needs to take a close look at this coaching staff and make some changes. When the head coach says that his primary focus is not putting together a competitive team, it's time to decide if BYU athletics is going to be around. I am still looking for that "bigger purpose" to show up.

    Sept. 20, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    DEW, 2 of them were "give-aways" more than takeaways (and one of those when the game was getting out of reach), but even then, the Ute D forced 5 turnovers on top of that. Give credit where it's due and realize your team was vastly outmatched.

    Sept. 20, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    Never mind, right after I posted, they put it in a different article. Nice work.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Sept. 20, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    @DEW Cougars

    Unlucky is when something bad happens once. When it happens 7 times, it is due to poor execution, not bad luck.

    And you're right - they were fumbles, not funbles. Although I had fun watching them happen...

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    "Grand Theft & count the seven Ute takeaways"


    "Gift - seven lucky giveaway"

    they were not funbles!

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    "Rock On would have to call a false start on that. Three touchdowns and 145 rushing yards in three games doesn't look good to him."

    Why would it be clear to ANYONE that BYU "can be really good?" Where is the evidence?

    Remember three running backs saying "Our goal is to rush for 300 yards a game?" The debate online was "is that average 300 yards," "Have a 300 yard game?" It is clear now that they should shoot for 300 yards for the season, and if they get to that, 300 yards for the year each. Right now they are on pace for 580 yards for the SEASON.

    I've been saying this since the day Bronco came on board: Shut up and play. Please. You embarrass yourselves and you embarrass BYU alumni. The most embarrassing part of Saturday wasn't the performance, as bad as it was, it is most embarrassing in comparison to the incessant pre-season bragging -- before anything is earned.

    That talk runs from Bronco, through Doman, to the players. Interesting you don't hear it from the old-school-LaVell-guy, Lance Reynolds, though I will admit you occasionally hear it from his boys.

    Sept. 19, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    DN has not made any mention of Utah LB Trevor Reilly being named Pac-12 Player of the Week? Must still be too embarrassing for the staff to bring up.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 19, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    Pretty funny stuff Brad.
    The funniest is Brandan Doman's comment: "I think it was pretty clear that we can be pretty good.""
    He really said that?

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    Sept. 19, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    ...In evaluating his team's condition, BYU offensive coordinator Brandon Doman said, "I think it was pretty clear that we can be pretty good."...

    To improve yourself, you must recognize your weaknesses first.

    Living in denial will not help.

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    Sept. 19, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    BCS bowl wins:
    Kyle 2
    Bronco 0

    Head-to-head record:
    Kyle 4 wins
    Bronco 3 wins

    Head-to-head total points:
    Kyle 224 pts
    Bronco 160 pts

    Kyle: 60-21
    Bronco: 57-23

    Fashion Designer:
    Kyle: 0
    Bronco: 2 ('Quest and 'Bands)