Brad Rock: How Utah is going to try to cope

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  • flintrock Rigby, Id
    Oct. 12, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    At what point is someone going to call out Whit for an absolutely horrible decision to rely on a 155 pound high school QB who added 45 pounds just to look like he wasn't twelve years old when he was recruited.

    Where in the book of recruiting does it say you have to trust your entire football reputation on Wynn who injured himself in the Spring football game his freshman year just falling on a ball he fumbled.

    My 120 pound wife can run faster and carry more children on her hip
    than Wynn can with a football running for his life when the play breaks down.

    What was Whit thinking. Wynn is a Junior. Andrew Luck from Standford is a Junior. Need we say more. Our QB play has ruined last year and this year also.

    Want a coach who knows how to pick talent. Coach Peterson from Boise State.
    His program has kicked our behind for as long as I can remember.

    Whit does not walk on water? Utah's play for the last 2 1/2 years has been very poor when you take the cupcakes out of our schedule

  • kevin4byu Santaquin, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    Even as a fan of the Cougars this seems like gloom and doom for no reason. I thought Hays held his own against a good team and can't see the utes losing more than a couple of their future games. I think Hays has more upside than people realize and the hard part of the PAC-12 schedule is past.

  • hmth8tr TOOELE, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    "Twixt pessimist and optimist, the difference is droll...The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole." - author unknown

    Fitting quote for Mr. Rock and his article I think. Go UTES and prove him wrong!

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    With all due respect, Rock is one of the so-called experts who raved about BYU's talent two years ago and told us all Jake Heaps was going to have a break out season this year and eventually break all the QB records at BYU. As a result, his opinion of the Utes talent level at QB doesn't carry much weight with me.

    I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw from Hays on Saturday. He was playing against one of the best teams in the conference in his first D-1 start. He took a beating at times and kept getting back up. Yeah, he made some mistakes, but he still showed more composure and confidence than Heaps. I do believe Wynn has more football smarts and knows the offense better, but Hays is tougher and is more athletic. I like our chances of winning 5 of the next 7 games.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    Wishful thinking isn't going to help a juco transfer who didn't get a single offer from a D1 school turn Utah's struggling season around. The Utes will be lucky to finish above .500 and a 4 or 5 win season is not out of the question.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    "Realistically, it probably won't avert a losing season."

    Rock is on record.

    Glad he's not suiting up for the team.