Utah Utes football notebook: Kyle Whittingham, Utes seeking solution to turnover issues

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  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 8:37 p.m.


    reality check:

    "Were [sic] just not used to losing that often."
    (Last nine games 3-6; two of those three wins against irrelevant BYU and the other against a non-FBS school)

    "Well [sic] give them one season where were [sic] out of the competition for the conf championship."
    (That's very gracious of you...is 10 turnovers in two games part of the "giving"?)

    "No one has beaten us in first half stats."
    (Then give Utah the undefeated first half stats trophy. Reference how BYU did the first half against U and see what that got them...right...54-10.)

    "They didn't look superior in anyway [sic] except they never once coughed up the ball."
    (I question your objectivity here because your own coach says you were beaten in every facet of the game.)

    "No calls though."
    (Last refuge of a fanbase in denial...at least that's what Utes have told Cougars for years.)

    Good luck in the PAC 12. Make the state of Utah proud.

  • dnsmith Salt Lake CIty, ut
    Oct. 9, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    There is no way anyone is giving up after 3 losses. Were just not used to losing that often. Especially back to back almost. The schedule is tougher for sure with a baptism by fire. Every pac team has it out for us especially to "put the new guys in their place" ok well give them one season where were out of the competition for the conf championship. Lesson one hang on to the ball and we can win against any of these teams. No one has beaten us in first half stats. Even with the turnovers against WA we beat them in nearly all first half stats. Then when the turn overs kept coming we doomed ourselves. Same against ASU. They didn't look superior in anyway expect they never once coughed up the ball. We had one of our worst outings in turnovers and they had their very best and they didn't run away with the game till the 3rd. Even then then they had to pass because they couldn't run with us. As a side story all of utahs defensive players got new jerseys because they were all stretched out after the game. No calls though.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Both Utah and BYU are learning what happens to teams with QB issues--turnovers.

    Time will solve that for both teams, although the Utes have less time to right their ship than does BYU.

    BYU is two wins away from bowl eligibility with several easy home games ahead. Utah has two tough road games next up that could leave them at 2-5. Not sure they could win four more after that.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    I loved seeing Brian Johnson get in the face of Jon Hays after that last interception. Too bad no one did that to Jake Heaps. Instead, they just kept stroking his ego. A little tough love can be very instructional for a young quarterback. That and a little time on the bench watching.