Utah football: Erickson ready to return to the box after 32 years

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  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Aug. 16, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    Given Ericksen's rather pithy work at ASU, it's easy to conclude that the tanks empty. He was truly a waste for the Devil's, setting the program way behind the rest of the PAC. It doesn't take a genius to see that the Chow's and Ericksen's are merely around to hold Johnson's hand hoping through osmosis he'll grow into the job. As with BYU promoting Brandon Doman too early Whitt has the same mess on his hands with Johnson, but he's chosen a different solution. If anyone overestimate's Dennis's value consider where ASU AD Lisa Love found him: at Idaho, he had fallen that far from his Miami days. Now after blowing that opportunity to become relevant again HE'S BACK.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Glad to have Dennis Erickson's experience and expertise at the U.

  • RealBlue Holladay, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    I am Still wondering why they have to have 2 Offensive Coordinators and it looks like Brian is wondering the same thing.

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    Aug. 16, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    Hmmm. I'm thinking more and more that D Erikson was a good hire. BJ still seems kind of lost -- in a bit over his head....

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
    "TWO coaches with undefeated seasons, BCS bowls, top 5 teams.
    Its just a matter of time before they do it again"

    It's extremely unlikely that you'll see it again any time soon Chris. Maybe you ought to start with baby steps. Wish for a victory against a pac team with a winning record first, then sprinkle pixie dust on your hopes to return to a bowl game, any bowl game, etc.

    Be sure and let us all know when you're undefeated and top 5 again, OK Chris?

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 16, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    DE will be fine as long as the ice holds up.

    Aug. 16, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    I hope this works out. Love the addition of Erickson to the staff as a mentor to BJ. I'm sure we will see a couple of situations where there is confusion on the play calling but once that gets smoothed over, the offense should be much better this year.

    Don't be surprised if one of the new kids ends up as the backup QB, especially if there is an opportunity to have a dual threat QB as Wilson's backup.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 15, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    I do think Erickson will improve the offense, but I don't think he's the coach he was 10 - 20 years ago. I also applaud Johnson who recognizes he is co-coordinator in name only. Erickson is the real OC. This could have turned into a power struggle and been ugly, but Johnson was very professional.

    I love the names of the RBs - Lucky and Bubba. It doesn't get better than that. I'm looking forward to KVN meeting them.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Aug. 15, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    TWO coaches with undefeated seasons, BCS bowls, top 5 teams.

    Its just a matter of time before they do it again