UtahUte16:Duckhunter has also been known to show his desperation
when describing Norm Chow's promotion from Offensive Coordinator to Head Coach
as "bailing out" on the Utes. Nope, it's obvious what is happening
here. Coaches leave for a promotion [Chow, Shramm], or for better programs in
better conferences, and for more money [i.e. Davis to Florida]. Just because
we're in a top league now doesn't mean we can't get poached by THE top league in
college football. And the article was pretty clear that Davis had his eye on
Florida even before he came to Utah. It isn't as if Davis is
leaving Utah for Florida Int'l or Fla. Atlantic. He's not even leaving us for
UCF or USF. It's Florida. More money. Better recruits. Better recruiting
grounds. SEC. REAL national championships...not dubious ones where one backs
into it after playing a mediocre 6-6 team down to playing their 4th string QB,
then finishes as the only undefeated team in the country because all they played
were weak-SOS WAC teams and the 104th ranked SOS out of 108 D-1 teams. It's
obvious that Utah either gets the kinds of coaches top programs from all across
the nation covet, or refines them into one. It's also obvious that nobody
leaves the Y because where else would they go? Florida? Please. Don't make me
laugh. Their coaches are like their team....nobody from an AQ conference wants
"We still have one position left to fill on our staff and we will begin the
search immediately. Our goal is to find the best fit for our program."Hmmm....I wonder who they'll hire this time? I'm sure cullen isn't going
anywhere and he wasn't very good and doesn't have any experience. Sounds like a
Duckhunter keeps using this line "leaving Utah, Davis explained, was
easy".Too bad those were Dirk Facer's words an not Davis'.
Notice the lack of quotation marks. Pulling at strings as always.
This is just more evidence that Utah is the breeding ground of great coaches.
Whittingham has never made a bad hire and Utah coaches are probably the most in
demand coaches in the country.
P. U.Ducky can often be a little erratic at times but he's definitely dead
on on this one...Once Chow was lured away it's been a stream of abandoning ship
for Utah Coaches...Keep trying to ease the ensuing pain by reaching
out for straws about BYU's coaching...which is still coming up with 10 plus
seasons... (7-7 under Bronco)...and top 25 finishes despite 54-10...4-3 between
Whit and Bronco... or 7-10 from the low point of the Crowton years. A young
coaching staff still intact and gaining experience is a step ahead of reloading
two years in a row.
@proud "lol" uteAll I see is utah coaches bailing in
droves. Go ahead and tell yourself that it is somehow a positive, it isn't, they
don't want to be there so they are leaving. "Leaving utah,
davis explained, was easy"That's not the comment of a guy that
was simply looking to move up, afterall utah is in the pac12 isn't it? That is
the comment of a man that can't wait to get out of there. I love how
utah "fans" try to spin things. Last year when davis and chow were
hired we were told utah was hiring a "dream team" of coaches. Those
were real comments by hedgehog, naval vet, chris b, and other utah
"fan" luminaries.Now those same guys are getting out as
fast as they can, after only one very mediocre season at utah. Of course the
utah "fan" spin on here is that these coaches are so great that school
are beating down the doors to take them. It must have been that stellar 4 - 5
conference record huh? Keep spinning, it is really all you have left.LOL!
Just curious..... when was the last time ANY program, let alone a top program
like Florida showed an interest in any of Bronco's staff? This quote
from one of the cougar trolls is just never going to get old when it comes to
the blue skewed nonsense they continue to post; hypocrisy, justification,
rationalization, spin, desperation, excuses, deflection, etc....."
"Leaving Utah, Davis explained, was easy"But doesn't davis
realize utah is in the pac12? Coaching at utah in the pac12 is the pinnacle of
college football. Isn't it?
A 25 yr old OC and now this!I wonder if the HS coach down here in
Springville is being considered for the new opening.What's hilarious
is that the Dnews could not print the 'other' statements flying around.
Perhaps its just the fact that I don't like Florida.. but I found Davis'
comments felt a lot like backhanded compliments. Am I the only one who feels
that way? I think there are better ways to phrase what he said and I just don't
appreciate the way he said it. But like I said... Maybe I'm just sensitive about
the fact that its Florida... I hate florida... lol.Thanks for your
help, Coach. Wishing you the best of luck... but from my own personal point of
view... Good riddance. Good Luck Coach Finn!!
Tim Davis was instrumental is the run schemes the opened holes for John White
IV. I have wanted a down hill run game for awhile.Now it looks like
Brian Johnson will go back to the spread. I wonder if that is part of the reason
why Coach Davis is leaving (Florida pocket books aside). With Davis gone along
with the downhill run attack, that could hurt John White IV. Jordan
Wynn and Jon Hayes are not suited for the spread offense at QB (not mobile). I
am excited about Chase Hansen and Travis Wilson, but please tell me the 24 year
OC (Johnson) is not going to go with a freshman QB next year.
Hire McBride to coach the O-line, he would be great!
I am a Ute fan and I can't believe what's happening to the coaching staff. The
first thing is Utah gives the O.C. job to someone who has never called an
offense at any level and now you lose one of the best OL line coaches around, a
very big problem. I understand taking care of the people around you but hiring
guys with no experience and losing coaches with all the experience is something
to worry about. Playing at the college level and coaching at the college level
are completely different. Maybe the next sideline reporter for the Utes played
college football and he'll be hired to coach the O-Line (the most important
group on the field), nothing against the guys that have been hired but I do know
that playing in the Pac 12 there should be coaches knocking down the door to get
a job with a Pac 12 team, no excuse that there isn't any coaches out there. I am
a Utah fan and I have a feeling it's going to be a long season.
@notthegameCoach Davis isn't just bailing on the Utes for another
team - he is headed to Florida! They have some of the deepest pockets in all of
college football.As far as Brian Johnson goes, he has the respect of
his peers and I suspect after the next rivalry game some coug fans will too.Tim Davis was a great coach for the Utes and he will be missed. I wish
him and his family the best.
It looks like Florida knows where look to find great coaches. Davis did a great
job on Bergstrom and Cullen, and coaching them up to a shot in this year's NFL
Combine.Great job while you were here Coach Davis. And good luck at
Florida. You will be missed.GO UTES!!!
Anyone who doesn't think this is a significant loss is kidding themselves.
Understanding and keying on line play are critical to offensive dynamics and
wow it was easy to leave i have never heard a coach say that. Maybe he didn't
want to work for a 24 year old OC. I think that KW must not be to mad about it
though he didn't sign 1 recruite this year.
I expect the current assistant position coach who worked with TEs last season to
be promoted to the full-time position. Chad Lewis would obviously bring a
reputable playing experience to the team, but don't know that he has real
Thanks Tim for all of the good work you did up on the hill. I wish you and the
family the best of all that life offers. It was good to have you as a Ute.
Calling Chad Lewis. Calling Chad Lewis. I'm a Ute through and through but have
always admired Chad. He's personable and his brother is a former Ute ... and I
do like former Cougar turned-Ute coaches.