Teeples: Title sharing for Ute, Aggie & Cougar football coaches about more than on-field responsibility

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  • Logan in Layton LAYTON, UT
    March 8, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    The title of Assistant Head Coach is not that unusual. I can remember one of John L Smith's assistants, OL coach Art Fowler, having that title clear back in 1995. And the offensive coordinator is not the coach of the "entire offense." He is the coordinator of the offensive attack-- running and passing. The position coaches on both offense and defense are much more independent than most people think.

    As for all of this title sharing, it makes you wonder if Coach Whittingham and made the right hire of his OC in the first place, and not given a complete ingenue the position, maybe he wouldn't be going though all of this now. Aaron Roderick, where have you gone . . .

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    re: chrissy

    DE's national titles (89 and 91) were no different than BYU's in 1984. All 3 were bestowed by voters in the polls. Miami didn't play the #2 team in either of their bowls and was not considered the national title game.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    March 6, 2013 11:20 a.m.


    Dennis Erickson did indeed win a couple of national titles, but let's also not forget that the last time he brought one of his defending national championship, #1-ranked teams to Provo, he helped launch Ty Detmer's Heisman Trophy-winning season.

    Let's also not forget, that that much maligned Michigan team that BYU played in the 1984 Holiday Bowl, BEAT another defending national championship Miami team.

    Utah's "Miami" connection may be a harbinger of doom for U.

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    March 6, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    It's funny... This article says it's about money. And that argument makes sense for BYU and USU. But what about the U...? downgrading their OC to Co-OC isnt about money... Hmmm...

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 10:42 a.m.


    Dennis Erickson has mutliple national titles I believe. And national titles that are respected, having won national title games.

    Unlike the 1984 season

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 6, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    "There are two coaches in the state that have taken teams to top 2 national rankings and undefeated seasons"

    Unfortunately for U, neither of those coaches has taken U to the Top 1, which is what U have to do to become the proud owner of one of those magnificent Crystal Football National Championship trophies.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 6, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    There are two coaches in the state that have taken teams to top 2 national rankings and undefeated seasons

    And they both coach at the same school.