Utah Utes football: Utes hope to get WR DeVonte Christopher back on track

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 25, 2012 3:49 p.m.


    His career statistics would tend to contradict your assertions about him. Great wr's have great statistics, he does not. Nor has he ever. He has had some good games occasionally but that is all, occasionally. I think StG's assessment of him is pretty accurate although I'm not so sure I agree that he is as gifted as any wr or has NFL potential. It is obvious he is very athletic, but any coach can tell you there is more to it than atheltic ability.

    I don't know what position he may have excelled in but it is fair to say at this point that he has neverbeen more than ok with occasional good games as a wr.

    Oct. 24, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    Duckhunter, athletically, D Chris is as gifted and skilled as any WR with NFL potential, but his problem is more cerebral, which would indicate that any other position, particularly QB, would be out of the question for him. I'll never forget some of the great games he's had, the catch he made to beat BYU in 2010, his catch on 4th and 14 to tie the Sun Bowl, at the Coliseum last year when even the USC coaches called him the best receiver on the field that night, but all of that cancels out when a guy just won't grow up mentally. It sets a bad example and hurts the rest of the team.

  • Utefan7 Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    They actually have done a great job because Christopher has been a great receiver apart from this one game. He had a really bad game, everyone has them once in a while.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    @WHAT NOW?

    Could it have anything to do with the fact he was a QB and they moved him to a position he hadn't played in HS? Just being a great athlete does not make one a great player. For whatever reason some people only excell at one position in football. Good coaches are able to figure out what that position is and put them there. It does not appear that whittingham and his staff were able to do that in this instance.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Recruiting is not an exact science.

    DeVonte could be one of the poster children for that reality.

    When I saw DeVonte play in LV, he was the man among boys.

    He has had his moments at UTAH.

    However, it appears he left his best consistent playing days on the turf, at Canyon Springs, as well as elsewhere in the LV area.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    I to was understandably upset at DeVonte's performance last week!

    As StgtoSlc stated, it is this teams senior leadership that needs to step up and make plays. whether it's a dropped ball, missed block or lowering one's head when tackling. Those mistakes need to be corrected if this team is going win a game.

    I really like Travis Wilson stepping up and accepting the blame for the turnovers it shows great leadership on his part however it is the seniors who need to be picking him up not the other way around.

    If DeVonte wants to see the field again this year, I say give him a shot at kicking field goals! It can't get any worse than it is.

    Go Utes!

    Oct. 23, 2012 12:04 a.m.

    Sorry to hear about Quade. He performed well in his spot duty for Blechen. Hopefully he has the resolve to come back next season and be a better senior leader than DeVonte has been this year. One of the two longest tenured starters on the team, and your true freshman quarterback is the one that has to pick you up after wrongly taking responsibility for your mistakes in what should have been one of the year's premier upsets in college football? Leaves little room to wonder why the season has gone the way it has. Quit moping and be a leader when your team really needs it.